Saturday, August 8, 2015





Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz

Welcome back FI readers!

Floral looks are classy, fresh, chic and feminine. They were a big hit as recently as 2010 and fast forward to 2015, this vintage /grandma inspired trend is still enjoying a moment in the fashion spotlight, a definite proof that everything comes back eventually. Shout out to all the hoarders in the house, hehe. 

They are as lovely as they are refreshing. From high end designers to the lower end brands, flower power made it’s case along side ginghams at fashion weeks. Have a look at this Valentino (here) or at Chanel (here) and (here). You’d agree that these looks are phenomenal. From gowns (here) and (here) to separates like this gorgeous Alice and Olivia skirt (here) to lingerie (here), bathing suit (here) hair accessories (here), and shoes (here), fashion is in full bloom. 

Much as flowers have always fascinated me because I’m in awe of nature and all its beauty, I am not a huge fan of floral clothing. But when a good friend of mine wore a floral print dress to a baptism last Sunday it looked so cute, screamed high summer and inspired me to go digging for one of the only two floral pieces in my closet and voila! A very casual yet chic everyday look. Florals are synonymous with Spring. The last time I wore this was over Easter and here I am wearing it again in the final full month of Summer. They are so fabulous and depending on the colors they are set on, subdued darks or cheerful lights, will take you right into Fall and beyond.

So what do you have blooming in your garden? Cute little designs or bold in your face patterns? How are you serving them? I served this gorgeous floral blazer as a main dish over a monochrome white look with a side dish of a 3D floral necklace. The appetizer was a blue cross body bag and blue pumps made for really great dessert.

If you’re like me then you're not a huge fan of this trend. For fear of looking like wall paper maybe? Then don’t go all hot and heavy / overboard with this. Forget fast and furious, and get your feet wet like I did by pairing them with solids. A floral full midi skirt paired with a solid top. A floral dress with a solid color blazer is such a girly and chic look and so is a floral skirt with a camisole and a denim crop vest. Floral shorts with a lace top, oh so dainty! Still not your cup of tea? How about a bag, or even just a hint of floral in the form of a patch pocket or heels? 

Who are you taking your floral style cues from? Who is your sartorial muse for the floral trend? Will your garden keep blooming well into Fall, creating a cheery contrast to the warm Autumnal hues or will it wilt, tumble down and be done at the end of the season? I’d love to hear all about it, do spill please if you may.


Deets
Top - Forever 21
Skirt - Michael Kors
Blazer - H & M
Pumps - Christian Louboutin
Cross body Bag - Jimmy Choo
Necklace - Oscar De La Renta

Thanks a lot for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo...



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153 comments:

  1. awww idu this white outfit just inspired me...style style...love the shoes more....stilling hoping for a shoe mail...*fingerscrossed*

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    1. Haha, its coming right up honey, thank you.
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  2. great post, nice weekend!

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  3. you look amazing dear!!!

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  4. You look so beautiful. I love every single thing you're wearing and yes o floral still lives. Trends will always come back but with a slight transformation.
    I must have missed the giveaway winner announcement. Have you announced yet?

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    1. Uhh, loving the "menu" Idu! Especially the really great dessert! Looks so yummy with monochrome white. Such a harmonic lady outfit! Idu, looking fierce from head to toe!

      Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    2. Hahhaaaa, glad you love what I served Ira. Thanks darling.
      Xx

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    3. They always do. Fashion is cyclical. And yes I did announce last week or so. Check the giveaway post. That gorgeous piece is on it's way to Serbia. Thanks a lot Doreen.
      Xx

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  5. you are beautiful, and really stylish ..
    very empowering. . love it.

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    1. Au! Kartia thank you my darling. Glad you love it.
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  6. Perfection, love this so much <3 <3

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  7. beeeaaauuttiifuuullll as always !!

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  8. You're always looking sooo fabulous
    where do I even start with your outfit?
    I love everything you're wearing here
    when I'm a wife and mum I want to look as good as you (you're perfection) Xxoxox

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    1. Very kind of you Winfred. But you already look fabulous darling, very fabulous!
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  9. That floral blazer is wonderful...such a perfect colour pop for that white top and skirt combo...and those pumps are such an eye candy..you look stunning!
    I also really like the accessories. The necklace is simply divine and that cross body bag is so chic.

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    1. Didn't realize how much I love florals. Very eye opening, :))). Ivana thanks darling.
      Kisses.

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  10. White is everything. Lovely idu


    Mmaflawless

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    1. Mma thank you darling. You are the best!!! Kisses...

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  11. Cute fashionista... you look fabulous. The blazers 😍

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    1. Hey darling! Thank you. That blazer huh? I'm loving it too, :))).

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  12. I am a huge fan of bright floral prints and I feel that one should not be limited to wearing them only in the summer season. You styled this ensemble so well I don't know which I like more - the shoes or the floral jacket, you look stunning! My garden is pretty much blooming at the moment wishing summer should never end because I enjoy looking out my window in the mornings to see how they make my surroundings beautiful. Have a lovely weekend dear.

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    1. I had a better than lovely weekend darling. It was perfect. You? I'm discovering my love for florals so my garden will stay blooming way into fall too, hahaaa. Thank you love.
      Xo..

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  13. Aww Idu, you look fabulous. You nailed these flowery looks. I think I'll take a cue from you and get myself a floral jacket. Oshe muse.

    Tomorrow 9th of August is my birthday :)


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    1. Hahahahaaa, go for it Grace darling. I can't wait to see how you style it. Happy Birthday love, I hope you had a ton of fun.
      Xo

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  14. I love the pure white mixed with the printed blazer, a fantastic combination! Just Stunning!

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    1. I love this look too. Perfect street style. I must invest in more florals, :))). Thank you Katie.

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  15. Beautiful and elegant, and the colours on the blazer, along with the necklace, accompany the outfit nicely. You look radiant, and I like your taste.

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    1. Glad you like my taste Linda as some don't really get it hahaaa. But hey it's not for everyone and is uniquely me. Thank you darling, kisses...

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  16. Todas las piezas de tu look por separado son preciosas y en conjunto forman un look espectacular!!!
    Besitos, Emi

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  17. I think to fall completely in love with the necklace and the jacket *.* I love so much your style! Outfit and make up absolutely perfect :)
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    1. Thanks a whole lot Rosa. I truly own my colorful style and I'm glad you like it, :))).
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  18. Pretty!

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  19. You sure know how to do your makeup, it's flawless!! wish I knew...lol

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    1. All it takes is practice. I've loved makeup since I was a little girl and I get better at it each time. Thanks a lot love.
      Xx

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  20. That necklace. Breath-taking! Love the floral blazer on the white canvas. That skirt is beyond. Want! Glam as always.

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    1. Florals were hugely at play here. The blazer, the necklace too. It's all yours darling, thank you very much.
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  21. That blue bag upon the white skirt is remarkable!

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    1. Such a great contrast right? Thank you very much, :))).

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  22. Oh wow, you look absolutely stunning. I love this outfit so much, the necklace, skirt and top. To be honest, for a moment I thought it was a dress as the top and skirt look so well when worn together.

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    1. The top is actually a bodysuit so it stays tucked in, Thanks a lot Izabela darling.
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  23. You're so elegant ! And that make up...OMG ! Beautiful !

    Follow me on GFC, I always follow back.

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    1. Hi Hekyma, thanks a whole lot, :))).
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  24. I finally see my favourite colors! Your style is amazing

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    1. I take it you are a blue lover? Nice, I love it too. But wait, I haven't shown blue love lately? Oh no! Lol, thank you so much.

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  25. Florals are so fresh and feminine, I like them a lot. And paired with all white they really stand out.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  26. I love this look!!!! I'm so into floral but I dont want to look like wall paper, like you said haha! I think I'll definitelyl carry this into fall and winter! I love bright colors and standing out so florals are always my go to! lol I think I wear them more in the fall and winter weirdly enough! I love everything about this outfit from the white outfit pairing it with that GORGEOUS blazer to that incredibly amazing necklace! I need to invest in nice pieces of floral necklaces just for that subtle hint! LOVE!

    Jasmine :)
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    P.S Thank you for always stopping by my blog leaving such wonderful comments have a great week ;)

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    1. Hahahaaa wall paper. I will be wearing them right alongside you in the colder months. I'm in love! Thank you darling and of course, you are a regular on FI and I appreciate you. It's the least I can do, :))).

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  27. Chimezie Udom-OkwuosaAugust 9, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Another very nice blog. Well put together. It's really amazing how you are able to put this together. Love everything you are wearing and you look great. Keep it up sis.
    Chio

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    1. My darling sister, my heart sings every time I read your comments. You know me, a look pops into my head and I hop up even if it's in the middle of the night and rummage for all I need to create it. I'm still that way hahahaa. Thank you, love you!!

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  28. Wonderful post, can't wait to read the next one!!
    Thanks a bunch for your support on my blog,I am glad you liked my recent post on My Pan AM Experience:
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    1. Hi Harija I was lost last time cos I hadn't seen your Pan Am post. Thank you very much for all the love and support.

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  29. I'm drooling over your necklace! Like how the heck do you find these pieces?!!? Love your tips on how not to look overboard with floral and you look stunning as always!!
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    1. I was drooling the 1st time I saw it too. Just had to add it to my arsenal, haha. I'm glad you found the tips helpful. Thanks a lot darling.
      Xo...

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  30. You look so beautiful! I absolutely love the bold colors and prints of this look :)

    Best,
    Christina

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    1. I do too, thanks a lot Christina, :))).

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  31. Idu dear, another immaculate outfit and makeup. You are such a beautiful woman and you definitely know how to serve your best outfits/dishes and this my gorgeous is no exception. I have to come over for some makeup tutoring or something. Have a lovely week milady :). xoxo

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    1. Hey darling! Thank you very much. Glad you love the dishes I served, :))). And yes, we're on for the tutorial. Why not?
      Xo

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  32. Aren't you just a breath of fresh air Idu? The pictures are giving me life as usual.
    I looooooove floral prints, but I always ensure that I pair them with solid colors or less loud prints (once in a while).
    I love the white color palette you chose, makes the look more neat.

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    1. The whites made for a chic and very clean look. Thank you darling, have a great rest of the week.
      Xo...

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  33. OMG! Such a stunning look! I totally love your shoes!!
    Baci,
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  34. Love everything you’re wearing – and I love those extra photos!
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  35. Gorgeous floral jacket, necklace and dress.Pure loveliness from head to toe. I really love your photography as well. Have a nice day dear! xoxo

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    1. Hey Michelle, thanks love. I'm glad you love it all, :)))
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  36. A really pretty and elegant look indeed. Greetings!

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    1. Greetings and thank you very much, :)).

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  37. Oh Idu this total white look with touch of blur is really fantastic and your necklace make shine you like a star.
    Kisses

    NEW OUTFIT

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    1. Dania darling, thank you very much. I trust you are having a fantastic holiday.
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  38. We are same-- as i have a taste for floral and currently obsessing too
    Love this blazer on you-- great styling on white dress
    So pretty as always.

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    1. Aren't florals so cute? Thank you Jane, :))).
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  39. You look amazing and those shoes are so nice. I also really like your makeup. Great post.

    LEJA

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    1. One of my oldest heels, thanks a lot Leja.

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  40. Omg! your makeup style and everything is FLAWLESS!! i need to feature you on my blog.
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    1. Go for it D'Journae. Please let me know when the feature is up, I'd like to read it, :))). Thank you very much.

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  41. Stunning outfit and I love your makeup!
    Kisses from Lithuania
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  42. I love this outfit on you Idu. It looks very polished and yet casual and fun at the same time. The electric blue against the fresh white, gorgeous, just gorgeous. The floral jacket is TDF! You are a never ending inspiration, Idu. Happy start into a new week.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Lenya darling, how lovely! It did feel like a fun outfit. Made me happy, kept me happy, :))). That piercing contrast between the blue and the white was so amazing. Thank you very much.
      Xo..

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  43. The blue and white is fab! Your style is stunning as per usual. Do you ever get it wrong?! X

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    1. Hahahaaa, I do get it wrong sometimes I promise. Just not this time, :))). Thank you darling. Kisses...

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  44. amazing post ang blog! :)
    Greetings

    follow?
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  45. Beautiful post dear! Hope you have an awesome day.

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!

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  46. Dear Idu, as usual you look simply fantastic and the idea was wonderful to combine this so chic floral blazer with white! I personally do not always love floral patterns - and in the past I wore them more often :) Maybe I stopped wearing floral so often because I'm not able to create such a wonderful floral look like you :) Happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. I'm sure you look absolutely stunning in florals Rena darling. How is your week going? Honestly mine couldn't be better, :)))). Thanks a lot love.
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  47. I mean ok, you are always flawless but that necklace this time. Gorgeous!!

    Eleni xo - Bijuleni

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    1. Why thanks Eleni. Pics do the necklace no justice, it's a stunning piece. Leave it to Oscar De La Renta to WOW. I fell hard for it too, :)))
      Xo..

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  48. Love your blog :) Happy Monday!

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  49. Ah look at her rocking the outfit aain! Perfect


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    1. Look who's here! Well hello darling! Kisses and thanks a lot...

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  50. You have a gorgeous figure in that outfit! :)

    And do I need to say that I love those heels?! :)

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  51. I'm a blazer girl, so this one you got on is calling my name. Love floral -such a cheerful print. Classy lady! :))

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    1. It is a very cheerful print indeed. Girl you know I was digging in my closet haha. Thank you, :))).

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  52. You have rocked this look totally, I love all the blue glams and specially your blazer :)
    chk out my new post - http://sapphireziva.blogspot.com/

    love,Kanchan

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    1. Blue glams is a great way to describe them, haha. Thanks Kanchan, :))).

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  53. OMG that skirt is sooooooooo beautiful! I love you in white! You look GORGEOUS with the perfect style and a great choice of accessories! The makeup is flawless. Aw the whole look is wonderful!
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    1. I've been told that white looks great on me. Thanks a lot darling.
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  54. Que luxo look, make e acessorios arrasou.
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  55. lovely blue touches, can you put links to the products?
    Check out our new post : http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/08/sheer-lace-dress.html

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    1. Hey babe, I wish I could. These are all oldies from my closet. I'll see if I can link the necklace and bag at least. Thanks a lot.
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  56. You look adorable in this dress Idu. Love this look. Have a wonderful day

    Nina
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    1. And you do the same Nina darling. Thank you, :).

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  57. I'm soo loving the white and blue colour mix darling.... U look soo BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Heyyyy darling!!!! Always a treat when you stop by. I'm smiling big. Kisses and thank you..

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  58. Woww...what really a amazing outfit dear Idu.I love everything from this look.The necklace and the the bag so matched perfectly.
    Ohh love the shoes as well,so gorgeous.Have a great summer dear.
    Kisses from DE.xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kintan. I appreciate you stopping by and I'm glad you love the outfit.
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  59. The cobalt clutch bag looks incredible as a great accent, especially with your flawless makeup. I love the floral jacket, of course! Beautiful week to you dear. x/Madison
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    1. Madison darling, thanks a lot. I'm having one of those weeks where everything goes as planned. I hope your week is going great too.
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  60. wow! Idi you look fantastic as always, I have to asked you this., Do you do your own makeup? it looks so professional!
    Love the color palette of this look. Have a happy week dear.
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    1. That would be a yes Arely. Every once in a while I get it done but I'm scarcely satisfied. I guess cos I know my face best and know what works best for me. Not quite feeling my highlighter though, it totally changed my appearance to doll like, haha. Thanks darling.
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  61. I'm the biggest fan of the optical white + cobalt blue combination and, as always, you look flawless!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. For real?? I'm loving it too actually. Thanks a lot Anett love.
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  62. White and blue is so pretty and I am just in awe of your mad make up skills!!!

    Alice
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    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Hey Alice, thank you. Yes I will link up tomorrow, :))).

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  63. Fab ! look! love it! Amazing shoes!

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    1. Hi Wioletta, thanks a lot. This blue Maggie is one of the oldest in my CL collection but she still looks great.

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  64. OMG!!! Everything is so beautiful, the blazer, the bag, the shoe, love it all. Your make up is fleek!!!

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    1. Sprinkles of blue is all you see, hahhaaa. Sweetheart thanks a lot, :))
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  65. Beautiful look. The necklace and jacket are to die for!
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  66. You look stunning and very feminine, you should wear florals more often. I would love to invite you to my weekly link up called "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me." Every Tuesday I feature my favorite 5, so I would to have you come by and check it out in the link below.
    Rachel xo
    Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me is now LIVE here
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    1. Hi there Rachel! I plan on wearing florals more often. I am inspired, lol. I sure will stop by. Thank you very much for the invite, :))).
      Xo..

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  67. The necklace and the shoes are so beautiful and you look fantastic in that dress. Your body is so gorgeous, so exciting to see them shown off so well :) Lovely lady and wow!!! Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  68. i love your photos...so much goodness in your blog..

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  69. Extremely chic and elegant! Looking amazing in this whit & blue edition! Loving the floral jacket and necklace. Your make up is just perfect! Kisses beautiful :***

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  70. You have inspired me with this look. I have a blue blazer that is very similar. I love love this look but then again I have not seen anything that I don't like. Your rock, sis!!

    BTW..have you noticed that I am catching up on your blog posts??

    Delilah
    pumpsandstudz.blogspot.com

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