Saturday, September 12, 2015



It’s the dawn of a new school year and that means new kids, new families, new ideas and getting back into the swing of things. I met my 25 now down to 22 new students whom I expect to make huge gains in all areas of the curriculum a little over two weeks ago, and I’m looking forward to a fun filled year in Kinderville with them.

Pretty much every one knows the September ritual aka ‘back to school night’ that marks the official start of the school year. Teachers get to meet, greet and connect with the new crop of parents and talk about the goals for the year, programs, any new adoptions, classroom management, volunteering in and out of the classroom, district policies, available resources, how wonderful their little darlings are and all that good stuff. Well this informational night happened last night on Thursday Sept. 10th. If it wasn’t quite clear that summer vacation was over, it is now. 

This event typically happens between 6 and 8pm so Thursday was a long long day as you can imagine. And Friday was a busy busy day as you can also imagine if you are familiar with kinder land. All the kinders get to come in the morning instead of the usual am/pm sessions. Meaning there were 44 kiddos in the classroom. I love a challenge, so I really do enjoy a big group but it’s so draining. Feeling like I was run over by an 18 wheeler doesn't begin to accurately describe how I feel. So I will keep this post short and sweet so I can go catch up on much needed rest. Thank goodness for the weekend. 

Today I’m showing my back to school night look which is typically classic, professional, modestly stylish and generally well put together. No bold colors. I tone it down, hehe.  I'm loving the angled images btw. 

As you know, on weekdays I’m up pretty early and in the classroom before 6:30 am especially this early in the school year. I use this great product to set my makeup and that keeps it looking at 2:40pm when I get off work, exactly the same as it looked at 6am when I applied it. Nothing shifts, bleeds, gets oily, fades or loses intensity. These images show my makeup set with this product about 6am with no re apps all day not even oil blotting albeit looking exhausted. A review will be up in a few weeks. I love it, you will too.

I trust you’ve had a great week. Have a lovely weekend. 
Your thoughts?

Deets
Jacket - Theory
Skirt - H&M
Shirt - INC
Pumps - Christian Louboutin

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

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159 comments:

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  2. This look is really beautiful..the jacket added a classy twist and that so kate pumps is one of my birthday wishes for monday..

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    1. Haahahaaa, be careful what you wish for darling, these So Kates are not the most comfy shoes out there but thats a post for another day. Happy Birthday love.
      Xo

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  3. Hi beautiful Idu, you look wonderful.
    I love this color combo.
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  4. Such a lovely post!! You radiate elegance. Those sunglasses and those pumps.. my oh my!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I'm addicted to sunnies, :)))..
      Xo

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  5. Chimezie Udom-OkwuosaSeptember 12, 2015 at 5:47 AM

    Very nice blog. The outfit is really nice and was just made for you. Love the colors. Your make up is flawless. I am glad the back to school night went ok. Looking forward to your next blog.
    Chio.

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    1. Thank you sister dearest, you are the best!!!
      Xo

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  6. Omg so elegant and classy! The perfect outfit for the back to school night. So many kids are truly a challenge :) Our teachers never looks so stunning :D Happy Saturday Idu :)

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    1. Happy week darling. Yes, it does have the office perfect touch. Thanks a lot.
      Xo

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  7. This is just another gorgeous outfit. Keeping the colors down wasn't bad coz it suits the season. Please rest o, I can imagine what the kids put you through at school. Lol

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    1. In my book brights are in season year round hahahahahahhaaaaaa. Thanks babe, I did catch up on rest, :)).

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  8. So I come over to your blog to read the post and I am all wowing over another fabulous outfit my dear Idumazing :). Your make up sweet sister is beautiful. Can't wait for the product intro. I love this outfit, who am I kidding I love all your outfits. You bring it always and you bring it hard! Elegant boss lady outfit. xoxo

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    1. Idumazing, hahahahaaa. Now that sounds great. You come up with the best names for me darling. Love you girl, thank you.
      Xo

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  9. Your back to school outfit is very feminine, classy and glam <3
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    1. It's fun yet professional. Thanks Alyssa, :).

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  10. I always cry for your foot, but you do it so well. Wow!! I want to see you in flats on the blog some day.Ha!!
    This is a great outfit. I love the soft shades, girl. Beautiful photos! :)

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    1. I'm laughing so hard. But you will see me in flats soon, very soon. I'll do it for you darling. Thank you.

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  11. Love, love, love, the your color combinations. .....very Elegant and Classy. Great job, Fashionably Idu....much love always!

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    1. Well hello gorgeous! Kind of you to stop by. Kisses and thank you very much.
      Xo

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  12. what a girl! I totally adore the shoes!

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  13. You look stunning!!! Everything is perfect in your look, beautiful colors<3

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    1. I probably wear too much black for school events. Last week I said 'Oh well, nudes it is. Thanks Alice.

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  14. This is such an inspiring look for back to school. Yes September is all about getting into the swing of things. I love how toned down this look is and we'll put together. Your sunnies are giving me life.. You look gorgeous dear and happy weekend .

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    1. Yes it is. Chic, glamorous and professional at the same time. You know I'm in a love affair with sunnies, :)). Thank you girl.
      Xo

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  15. So gorgeous baby! You are truly the queen of style! That heels and jacket are fantastic! Super, super chic :))
    Enjoy the weekend :*

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    1. Pastels are so beautiful. I love the jacket as well. Thanks Hajdi
      Xo

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  16. Hi beautiful,
    From head to toe you look fab. You show elegance.
    Happy weekend.
    xx


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    1. Thats really kind of you, thank you Kelpa.
      Xo

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  17. Hi beautiful,
    This is such a fab look. You show elegance.
    Happy weekend!
    xx

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  18. These heels are stunning!
    xx

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  19. Dear Idu, wow! You were definitely the Queen of this night! I adore your perfect look and I'm convinced again that in fact you are not a teacher but at least a very successful model. Here in Bavaria I don't know the habit of the "back to school night" - it is amazing which difference are still between Bavaria and the USA. And I'm convinced you teach even 44 children very successful.
    Enjoy your weekend!
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    1. Very kind of you Rena. Those are my two loves, teaching and styling. Yes it is amazing how things differ from one country to another. Thank you darling.
      Xo

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  20. Wooow! Beautiful post my dear!!! My new post on the blog!!! http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2015/09/all-colors-of-autumn-at-sammydress.html please write a comment! Thank you so much!!! ))

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  21. You look very beautiful and very cool! Wonderful outfit and gorgeous you :) xoxo

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  22. Simply elegant! I like the pastel color...

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  23. Hi dear, your look is fab!1 The pumps are awesome! I love this color!!
    XX
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  24. Wow I love your outfit, you look stunning. The colour combination is great and I'm in love with the bag and shoes. :)

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    1. Those were the perfect accessories for this outfit. Thank you, :))).

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  25. You look amazing in this outfit! So do you actually teach in this outfit? And those heels?

    I would do that too.. but I think my students would be way too distracted! :P

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    1. Yes Natassia, I actually do teach in heels. Flats too. My students are too young to be distracted like that, haha. Although they do give me the greatest of compliments, those little darlings. Thanks a lot love.

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  26. Now that has to be pretty much the most moderate look I have ever seen you wear on the blog, but it still looks very chic and elegant. I would be pleasantly surprised to see a teacher dresses so well for my daughter one day.

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    1. Why, thanks a lot girl! Amen to that, :))).

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  27. I had no idea you were a teacher! I hope those kids pick up some of your amazing fashion sense, they could learn so much... You look amazing in these pastels, it's definitely my kind of look :)

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    1. Yes I am, proudly so too love, :))). But yeah some of my girls and even younger sibblings ask their parents to dress them up like Ms Idu, hilarious to say the least. Thanks a lot.
      Xo

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  28. great post ! :) you look amazing !
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  29. I'm in love with pastels...i think this pink is my favourite colour! great post! :) :)
    Kisses

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    1. I love pastels too, a lot. Kisses and thank you.

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  30. Perfect bussiness elegance! killer legs! I love the pastel tones of your outfit and you sure do always look stunning.

    more than 40 kids in the classroom? kudos to you!!!

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    1. For 3.5 hours. Fun but draining. Thanks a lot Ivana.

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  31. You look super chic, Idu. It's a shame teachers didn't dress like you when I was back at school.

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    1. Hahahahah they were probably in other classrooms not yours. Have a great day love.

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  32. You look marvelous, Idu, I really love these soft colors on you, so beautiful. You always look amazing. Hope your week is bliss, darling.
    kisses
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    1. You know what Lenya? My week is going phenomenally well. Lots of laughter, and happy things. Thank you darling.
      Xo

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  33. i totally adore your back to school outfit. you look stunning.
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  34. This is gorgeous! Your photos are always so chic and elegant, your outfits are so put together and smart too! The peach tones work so well with your skin tone too! GORGEOUS!

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    1. I think peach is such a lovely color. Thanks Lorna.
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  35. I have spent all evening reading your blog, thanks for the great post, lovely as per usual! xx



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    1. That's awesome that you caught up in my blogs. Thanks a lotTalisa.
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  36. I think you always have that special taste about fashion. Look how you have matched the colours altogether! I love them!

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  37. Elegant, classy, sharp, majestic and in charge #bosslady
    Very clean look from head to toe. You know your stuff my friend :)

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    1. Heyyy doll! I think I do know my stuff too, hahahhaha. Thank you.
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  38. Classy look

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  39. Such pretty colors. So chic! Ca't wait to hear what product you used to set your make up! Your make is always perfect! Just flawless.

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    1. Hey darling, thank you! And yes that's coming up soon..

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  40. you look amazing dear, very beautiful and chic outfit!

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  41. Love the color coordination of this outfit
    So feminine and chic
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  42. As usually you look so chic Idu..
    Love these pastel colors and they look so great on you..
    Amazing bag.
    Kisses

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    1. Thank you darling? Ready to rock Milan Fashion a Week? I bet you are, :))).
      Xo

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  43. Aww this is definitely my fave outfit of yours! So elegant, the colors are so beautiful and you styled them perfectly! you are such an inspiration! You are gorgeous!
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    1. for real??? Thank you darling, so kind of you.

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  44. this look is rely so elegant!
    I love the baby pink!
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  45. Beautiful, elegant, adorable with these soft pastel shades ! So feminine ! You rocked this look dear Idu =) Kisses

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  46. love it!
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  47. i love this outfit!!! u look amazing...and i love this neutral color!u have a lot of style
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  48. oh wow, I'm in love with that style :) You dress up so chic but cool , too :)
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    1. Nice to know that you love my style. Thank you very much, :))).

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  49. This is a really great entry! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  50. Fabulous! Amazing look!
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  51. Dear Idu, I read your post carefully and I think this "Back to school night" is really great and important event for a new school year. This light colour makes your combo more feminine but although it gives some soft touch I see in you strong woman with attitude.
    Best wishes, Sily

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    1. It sure is, you're right. But yes, behind the soft shades hides a very strong woman... ME, lol. Thank you very much for reading Sily.
      Xo

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  52. Great images, and what a polished back to school look. I wish you a great new school year, I'm sure you will have your hands full, but hopefully with amazing students you inspire. xx/Madison
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    1. Thank you very much Madison dearest. So far so awesome, I'm very very very pleased. Totally blown away by how much they've soaked up in only 21 days of school.
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  53. Amazing pics as always, those colors look great on you! Xx
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    1. A lot of people told me that at work, thank youTania.
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  54. I had no idea that you teaches children and in kindergarten, I know how tiring it can be because I was a Montessori teacher for almost 5 years. The job is so fulfilling because I absolutely adore children!

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    1. I do work with children and I love it. They totally keep me young and carefree, :))). It is the most fulfilling job ever, you're right.
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  55. wow!! your heels are beautiful!! I'm in love with them!!

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    1. They are pretty sexy but uncomfortable, very sad. I can only wear them for short periods of time. Thank you Enrica.
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  56. Beautiful how you played with neutral shades, Idu! And I can also imagine how exhausting the entire process must have been for you. Hope you've enjoyed your well deserved weekend, darling! Love the killer heels!

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    1. It was a most restful weekend. I spa'd with a friend too and was properly rejuvenated by the time Monday rolled around. Thank you Ira darling.
      Xo

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  57. Love the soft colours here! Such a classy look. I`m sure all eyes were on you. You always look stunning and love your back to school look. Waiting patiently for that PRODUCT
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    1. Hahahahahhaaaaa I don't about that darling. But you'll totally love the product. I'm always amazed at how intact everything is at the end of the day.
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  58. Very lovely look; I like the neutral colors and the simple and yet sophisticated look.
    Have a great week.

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  59. I am so in love with this outfit! It's so well put together. these pictures are so beautiful!
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  60. You look classy and beautiful the outfit is perfect my type of style.

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  61. Lovely look! This heels is amazing <3

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  62. Chic and elegant look that is perfect for the office.
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    1. Yes yes yes, the perfect office look. Thx Latoya.
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  63. My Queen Diva,...i can imagine the stress of back to school,
    regardless. your combination is super love everything about the look

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    1. Heyyy girl! I spa'd, I rested and I'm 100% again. Totally bounced back. Thanks a lot.
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  64. absolutely beautiful and chic look
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  65. you look exceptionally beautiful darling!!... i love that jacket!! it just brings the whole look together .....

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  66. Idu, your pictures are truly amazing! They seem fresh out of a magazine! Hope you have a great school year xx

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  67. wow.. Pastels, neutral all together.. Slayed, Slayed, Slayed..
    Thank you so much for the comments on my blog. I truly appreciate.
    Hows your fam and school? I guess you doing great.

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  68. Just love this outfit! All these colors looks amzing on you!
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    1. I love this look as well . Thank you love.
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  69. I'll probably say this forever on your blog but you look so gorgeous!!! I wish I had a teacher like you in school so stylish! I love the nudes, pinks with the white its so classic but still gives off a fashionista edge! Ahhhh and your makeup, LOVE IT!!!!!

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  70. Seriously loving everything about this outfit! You look amazing! Would love you to come and join my weekly fashion link up is you get a chance.

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  71. Idu, you look so beautiful... I love your outfit here... very classy and pretty... I wanted to thank you for you very kind and sweet comment on my blog, I hope you are having a lovely week xox

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  72. This look suits you perfectly, you look lovely! <3

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  73. such a lovely outfit...you look perfect my dear! kisses

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  74. What a lovely combination of colors!!! Very stylish!!!

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  75. 40 little kids? Oh my! Lol! My new school started in a pretty good note. I felt very comfortable with our open house and other parents meetings so far and really enjoy my students. Great style as always and I love the colors!

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!
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  76. Marvelous shades ! You are gorgeous, very feminine and elegant :)

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  77. Pink & nude look so classy together!

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  78. Absolutely adore the pastel shades. You make outfits and clothes look amazing!.

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  79. Increíble con los tonos pasteles. Todos los colores te quedan de 10. El bolso me encanta y los zapatos son una maravilla. Un beso

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  80. Effortlessly fashionable always. You were born to do this. Love your blog and have got inspired to try so many outfits and colours...

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  81. You're a very bright person and exceptionally beautiful women. Accidentally I found your blog and I can`t tear myself away from your photos. It's nice to relax a bit seeing something wonderful as this after hard work at UK Top Writers. Thank you for this material. Will come here more often!

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