Saturday, September 5, 2015


"If you’re carrying the whole world on your shoulders, there’s no reason to carry your sleeves too”.

Welcome back FI readers!
I can't believe we just blew through another week and September is here! What are your plans for Labor Day? Hosting or being hosted? Wardrobe wise, are you retiring your white outfits until memorial day weekend rolls around or are you snobbing the unspoken rules of fashion and hugging your white ensembles even tighter? I say that 'no white after Labor day' belief went right out the door a long long long time ago and I will don my whites whenever I feel like it. Both crisp whites and warmer Winter whites. In my book, wearing white is a year round trend.

While crop tops have been the 'go to' for showing off some skin as well as staying cool in the hot summer heat, off the shoulder dresses and tops that bare beautiful shoulders have also been trending this summer. I read in a fashion magazine that the shoulder is the new belly button, hehe.

While this dress offers this great built in ventilation in the form of bare shoulders, I also like to protect my skin from the sun. First time I wanted to shoot in it back in early summer, the weather was 104 degrees and I thought no way am I exposing my skin to all that. And then I saw Aimee Song from over at Song Of Style wearing it on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards the same day (here). Huge coincidence but not very surprising since this off the shoulder trend has permeated a lot of big brands and as you can imagine, trend setters hit the ground running with it. What better than this cute lil blue dress to embrace it and show off those lovely shoulders.

The mercury levels have dropped a tad lately and I thought perfect timing to show this dress some love. The fit and flare silhouette was very flattering and gave an illusion of curves. The sleeves were perfectly snug so I wasn’t fussing and adjusting them the whole time. A mini pink lucite clutch and colorful heels added pops of color.

You? Been baring your shoulders lately? The cool thing about it is that any and every gal can rock it. "Does it make my shoulders look fat" ?, said no girl so far, hehe.
Your thoughts?


Deets
Dress - Carven
Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Clutch - Jimmy Choo
Sunnies _ Q/A

Thanks a whole lot for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo...
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169 comments:

  1. I have not worn them this summer, but off shoulder tops are on my top 3 favorite kind of tops! I agree with you, they flatter all bodytypes!

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    1. I wasn't a huge fan of the trend but I just couldn't pass on this one. Glad you stopped by.

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  2. I think I would order this dress if I could afford it. It looks spectacular on you, especially matched with those amazing heels and clutch. This outfit is smoking hot! Bare shoulders are a trend that really appeals to me, but I have only a few off shoulder tops and I don't have an off shoulder dress....but I think this trend will last for a while, so no need to hurry with the shopping:)

    You really do look fantastic! I love this look from head to toe<3

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    1. Well lucky you it's on sale now, I paid full price :(. But yes i don't believe it's going anywhere anytime soon. Thanks a lot and have a great rest of the week love.
      Xo

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  3. I still can't get over how fast the days and weeks seem to go by. This dress is very pretty,I love the cut and the off shoulder design . You look gorgeous as always. Happy weekend Dear.

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    1. Thanks a lot girl. It's such a cool (literally) dress. I had a great weekend albeit being sick as a dog with a cold. Enjoy your week.

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  4. funky senorita! Such a cool look, so stylish and just fab! Love it

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    xoxo

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    1. Hello gorgeous! Glad you like it, thank you.
      Xo

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  5. you look so gorgeous, such a great blog
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Very kind of you to say that, thank you and keep reading, :).

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  6. Deat Idu, this blu off the shoulder dress is really so so chic and its a perfect mix with Louboutin sandals.
    Kisses

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    1. Summer may be fading away but I'm holding on to the brights, hahaaa. Thanks darling.
      Xoxo

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  7. Now that's one beautiful chic, but expensive dress. Damn!! Fits you to the T and you look gorgeous. Cheers to the weekend, gal. :)

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    1. Girl thank you. I love it and felt beautiful in it, :))).
      Xo

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  8. Idu, you look STUNNING. I am so there with you on how Off The Shoulders are the best way to bare with style, and YES to the fact that everyone can rock it! I love the colour on you; you look stunning!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Thank you May. I've never been a die hard fan of off the shoulder trend but this dress had my name written all over it. Great color, great style, love it.

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  9. Wow this dress is really fab!!! You look great!
    Xx
    Chiara
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  10. That dress look amazing such a stunner

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  11. That off shoulder dress looks so perfect on you Idu!!! That color is really amazing!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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    1. Hello Eni! It's been a minute, I have to stop by your blog soon. What have you been up to in the past 2 or so months? Have a great week darling.

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  12. You are simply amazing... I love your blog . Very informative!

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    1. Glad you love my blog. Thank you Chy and by all means become an avid Fashionably idu stalker, returning often, :))). Kisses and thanks again.

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  13. Gorgeous look dear, royal blue suits you great !
    xoxo

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    1. I love blue, it is one rich color. Thanks Sorana
      Xo

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  14. I don't have to worry about retiring white clothing after Labor day because I never wear white lol. You look lovely in that shade of blue.
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    1. Hahahahaha you kill me Latoya. I'm pretty sure you look amazing in white. Thank you darling.

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  15. OMG! Dear Idu you look fabulous!! Love this color and the dress si perfection on you, beautiful detail, so classy as always. Definitely way better than the lovely Aimee Song, I love her too.
    Have a Happy long weekend.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. How kind of you Arely. Thank you very much darling. Rock the rest of your week.
      Xo

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  16. I just love this look, You wear it sooooo well! I would love to wear off the shoulder dresses and shirts but my "chess area" says other wise haha I need your secrets!!! I seen this on Aimee Song and thought it was so gorgeous...P.S I think you rocked it better hehe! I love your shoes and purse with it! Gosh I just love all of your styles haha!!!

    Jasmine :)
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    1. Owww super kind of you. Hahahahaaaa no secrets, you got all it takes Jasmine darling so just roll with it. And blog the look, I want to see, :).
      Xo

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  17. I think you look stunning and your skin is flawless. The color is perfect on you. Btw blue is my best color..lol

    Tega Enai
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    xoxo..

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    1. Is it really? Nice, I love it too. Thank you Tega, :))).
      Xo

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  18. Chimezie Udom-OkwuosaSeptember 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    You look very lovely in this off shoulder dress. Like how you wore it with the Christian Louboutin shoes. Nice blog.
    Chio

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    1. Thanks a mil my darling sis. So glad you enjoyed reading it, :))).

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  19. I saw this on Instagram and thought it was incredibly beautiful, but seeing the whole look? Wow!! So beautiful, Idu! And those shoes...I'm seriously drooling.
    Debbie
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    1. You saw the teaser on Instagram huh, haha. I'm one girl that holds on to summer colors way into Fall so you'll probably see the shoes a few more times this season lol. Thank you love, enjoy your week.

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  20. you wear everything so well! & I'm also one of those who wear white all year round !

    have great weekend !

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    1. Thats great! We'll be rocking our whites in the cooler temps then, perfect! Thanks Tamika, :))).

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  21. That bright blue is so perfect for you and the style of it makes your lovely breasts pop!! The shoulders are indeed the star of the show though, so sexy!! Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. The shoulders sure are the star of the look. I'm loving this trend. Thank you.

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  22. you're rocking the blue colour! love everything, this is just gorgeous! <3
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  23. I like heels so much!
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  24. I absolutely love the cold shoulder look and this dress is so unique! Actually my latest blog post is a cold shoulder tee, check it out and let me know what you think? :)

    Danika Maia
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    1. Really? I've got to check that out asap. Thanks for stopping by Danika.

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  25. Hi dear. Your blog is so cool.
    If you would like to follow me back, that would be so nice :)

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  26. I been rocking off shoulder trend lately too and you're right is so flattering on everyone. I do remember Aimee wearing this dress also, but I think you deserve being on a red carpet too ;) xoxo

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    1. Au, thank you darling. Roll out the red carpet and I'll gladly walk, hahahahaaaa.
      Kisses

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  27. We don't celebrate the Labor Day over here. So I don't have any plans :D Omg that off shoulder dress looks amazing and the heels are to die for. Stunning outfit!

    xx

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    1. The day off went by very fast and it's back to the grind this morning lol. Thank you darling.
      Xx

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  28. I love the gown but the shoe more.... A christian louboutin so kate is one of my birthday wishes

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    1. May your wishes come true Gloria. Thank you love.
      Xx

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  29. You look so gorgeous in that dress... I do like wearing off-shoulders too!

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    1. Awww! You are so gorgeous! amazing outfit. love it! awesome post :)

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  30. Love this look! And your make up looks amazing!

    Kisses
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    1. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving love, thank you.
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  31. Amazing look! Love that dress and your make up is fantastic!

    Wanna follow each other?
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    1. Hi there Katy, thank you. Have a fantastic day.

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  32. WOOOW! GEORGEOUS! The dress is so beautiful! Please, visit my blog: http://vitafonte.blogspot.com.es/

    ¡KISSES!

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    1. You bet Vita! Thanks a lot for your visit.
      Xo

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  33. Amazing dress and totally in love with your heels!
    xx

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  34. Awesome post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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  35. Awesome post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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  36. Perfectly styled look, in love with your heels!!!

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  37. You always look so amazing in bold colors! This dress is beautiful :)

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    1. I do love colors a ton and wear them pretty much year round regardless of the season, LOL. Thank you Christina, :).

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  38. I can't believe it's already September. Time just seems to fly by.

    You look absolutely stunning. That shoes are divine.

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    1. Well hello Izabela darling! Time does fly. The reason why we must use it wisely on things and people that truly matter. Thank you very much.
      Xo

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  39. It's a gorgeous dress, but I don't think my body has the required curvature to do this dress justice! You on the other hand look amazing in it! :)

    As for Labour Day, in the Netherlands we don't have that.. so the weekend is already over! :P

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    1. Oh come on Natassia. You can wear just about anything and look fab in it. This outfit included. Happy first week back at school darling. Our much coveted 3 day weekend is over as well, back to the grind it is, :(.

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  40. great post :) kisses!

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  41. You again?!?! I seriously need to raid your closet. You are lucky I don't live in your town..lol You amazing as always my dear. Such a beautiful look.
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    1. Hahahhaaa, you again. That is hilarious girl. But please raid away anytime, you are always welcome. If only you didn't live so far away. Thanks a lot, :)).
      Xo

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  42. OMG You are the best Idu. I love this dress and your style is amazing
    Divine look
    kisses
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    1. No you are the best Maggie darling. Thanks for always sprinkling love.
      Xoxo

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  43. you look amazing in this outfit.mind checking out my blog?
    byangchee.blogspot.com :)

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    1. I sure will check out your blog. Thank you and have a great week.

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  44. Neat post and really cute!!
    Check out my recent post: 3 Ways To Style
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    1. Hello and thank you Harija. Have a great week.

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  45. So Diana and I are coming to raid your closet. What say ye? How beautiful is this outfit Idutastic. I swear angels wear purple too. You just took bare shoulder to a higher level. As for the make-up, have you considered doing youtube beauty videos? I know, I know, selfish me wants to pinch your makeup routine hahaha. Have a lovely week milady. xo

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    1. It will be so fun with you and Diana coming over. I await you two darlings. I'd love to do tutorials, have thought long and hard about it but with a full time job and all the hours that go into the blog, I worry about biting more than I can chew. But thank you for believing in me darling. Nah you not selfish, I don't mind sharing my routine, not at all, :))). Rock your week beautiful.
      Xo

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  46. No your shoulders definitely don't look fat,they're awesome.
    and that shoes,ugh to die for.
    xoxo Bing.

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  47. you look gorgeus as always my dear! love that shoes!!!!

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    1. Thanks a bunch Desiree, have a great week darling.
      Xo

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  48. Love love love...... I love the dress, I love the sandals, I love the makeup and the hairstyle too. Such a perfection!
    kiss
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    1. Hello darling! I'm glad you love them all. Thank you and have a fantastic week.
      Xo

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  49. Amazing doll, love those shoes and dress, stunning. The last shot with the pink background is my favourite :)) Love blue and pink...perfect xx

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    1. Hey doll! Thank you. You know I had to stop for that pink wall, haha. I love that shot too which is why I have it as the opening image and closed with it as well, :))). Have a great day.
      Xo

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  50. OMG I'm in love with those shoes! You look perfect in that dress! Great and sexy as always!
    xx
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  51. Yeah it is nice to be fashionable during the heat <3
    Better wear outfits that show some skin to be breezy
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    1. Thanks Alyssa, have a great day girl.
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  53. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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      Xo

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  54. OMG, how do you manage to look so stunning every time?!!! Love that dress, so classy & elegant!!! And the heels are absolutely marvellous!!

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    1. Hmm, I wonder hahahahaa. Thank you darling, what are you up to this week?
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  55. I agree, and absolutely love off-shoulder pieces to wear, they are just so flattering. You look amazing and what a great colour dress too! Wishing you a lovely week Idu. xx/Madison
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    1. Madison thank you darling. Yes they are amazing and trendy. I fell hard for this one. Have a lovely week too love.
      Xo

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  57. Those shoes! Such a cool look! Xx
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  58. I also remember readin about this timeless trend and you rock it, Idu! Love this beautiful color on you and the design of your dress, lady! Agree with you on white as well though I'm not wearing it constatly because of the baby but at least on the blog and for the job sometimes. :)
    Happy Monday, Idu!

    xoxo Ira
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    1. Hi Ira, thank you darling. I love the color too, much as it's not purple haha. Yes, lets keep rocking our whites. I understand about the baby, it's so hard to wear whites when you have one that young. But you still rock it hard darling. Awesome.
      Xo

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  59. This dress is gorgeous and it looks so much better on you than on Aimee Song! I'm definitely one of those girls who wear white in all seasons... especially since it's usually really warm here at least until mid-October, so why not? ;)

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Haha, thank you Anett darling. Cali stays pretty warm almost into December. So I'll be rocking my colors and whites for a long long long time, lol. Have a fun week love.
      Xo

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  60. You look incredible!KISS
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    1. Thank you, kisses and have a fantastic week.

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  61. My dear, you absolutely glowing in this remarkable fashion peaces!
    That sandals are fabulous and intensive blue dress suit you perfect! I am very big fan of the sunnies, and those are too cool :)
    Lots of kisses <3

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    1. Thank you darling. So kind of you! Kisses and have a great week.

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  62. Gorgeous such a great quote to start a post !! loved it :)
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  63. Stunning as always.
    Lovin this dress :)

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  64. Your outfit pictures are just perfect and I love the outfit! You are my today inspiration :)
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  65. Stunning and sophisticated! Idu you look spectacular, gorgeous and so, so beautiful.
    kisses
    Lenya
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    1. Hi Lenya, thank you. I felt beautiful in this dress :))).
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  66. Looking amazing as always. I love how unique and bold your fashion choices are but how they are never over the top. The structured cuts you wear are incredible and these shoes are amazing!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. My style is bold and unique. Even misunderstood sometimes haha. Glad you love it. Thanks a lot Rae.
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  67. oh wow, this blue looks so perfect <3 Love your style, it's always extavagant and unique :)
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    1. It is a gorgeous piece. First time I saw it I knew right away I had to have it, :)). Thanks a lot.

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  68. aaww... sweetiiee!!!... you did this dress justice !!.....i call this look" the pretty girl next door"...lol... u know..the pretty colors... the cute dress.. and of curse the evergreen beauty called Idu..... you have this chicky look about u darlin.... ure built for just about any kinda outfit darlin... sweet kisses...

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    1. Owwww darling but you are so kind!!! The girl next door pretty much sums up this look. Thanks a lot love, always a delight to read your comments. Have a fab day as I know you would.
      Xoxo

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  69. awesome look! i love the color of the dress!

    xx closetchronicle.blogspot.com

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  70. You look stunning by the way. I have also been a lover for off the shoulder tops and dresses, for it it just create that sexy and stylist look especially with off the shoulder frill tops. Mmmm I like that shoulders are the new belly buttons...

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    1. I know, right? Who ever came up with that was spot on, haha. Thanks a lot.
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  71. Fabulous in Blue..really a true Royal colour that clutch is to die for.. wooow check out the pink wall. Love it girl.
    xoxo
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    1. I am so drawn to pink walls it seems, hahaaa. Thank you Kartia.
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  72. The blue is such a beauty and the cut of the dress is stunning. I love off-shoulders or no shoulders at all. You look amazing as always and your makeup needs a Facebook page already :).

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    1. Hahahahahhaaaa, that is hilarious darling. Thanks a lot , have a fantastic week.
      Xo

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  73. amazing outfit...such a pretty dress and the shoes are F A N T A S T I C!

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  74. Love the dress, definitely a great way to show some skin during the summer months

    Adaora
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    1. For real tho, it sure is. Thanks Adaora.
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  75. off shoulders are my favies and you look fab and chic in that dress
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  76. Gorgeous dress. I love the fabric and the sleeve.

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  77. Wow! I bumped into your blog today and I must say am impressed!! Your fashion sense is on fleek, your oratory skills are great, your make is amazing and your style out of this world!!! I love everything you've worn from from head to toe, the fringe detail on the shoes gives me life! Great post!!
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  78. Muero de amor por los zapatos. Que originales y que maravillosos. El vestido es precioso y el azul te queda muy bien. Un beso

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  79. I absolutely loved your shoes and the clutch. The dress looked so good in you, but then again what doesn't. Keep doing you!

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  80. Preciosa!!! Me encanta el vestido y los flecos de los Zapatos!!!
    Kisses

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  81. You look super chic my dear, your elegant outfits are always perfect!I love this color combination, your heels are amazing <3 Happy weekend :-)

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  82. Hi, nice blog :) Do you want to follow for each other? Let me know and i will follow you back! :)
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