Saturday, October 17, 2015


Well hello from sunny California! 
 I'm assuming you had a great week. I did too. Service for Gary on Tuesday was amazing. If I wasn't 100% convinced of my good fortune to have worked with one of the few good men on earth, I am now. Beautiful celebration of a beautiful soul. A gentle giant that planned out his own funeral service down to the pastor that'd preach, names on program, time /length of service etc. Even though the tears still flow freely, the service was an initial very little baby step towards healing. His son shared that the very last words his dad spoke to him before he passed on were 'God's got this'. Pretty powerful you'd agree. So I echo Gary. In any and every situation. God's got this. 

If you’re like me then snagging up and adding cute RTW runway pieces to your arsenal is your darn thang too. I'm totally giving this one bonus points for being so cute, so flirty, so feminine, so fun : all the things we gals naturally gravitate towards in an outfit and of course so Fall. I love the playful pleat detail. For me it was one of those 'Omg I want this so bad' looks from the Alexander Wang SS 14 collection (video at the bottom).

Even though it's making it's debut on FI today, I've worn it a couple times prior and styled it differently each time. This time I paired my perfect neutral color dress with a pair of purple calf hair pumps and a structured puff style sleeve black blazer cos It's Fall Y'all. After all grey is the perfect neutral, the color of compromise when you can't decide between black/white and one that truly represents the young three week old season aka Fall.

While I'm heralding the arrival of Fall with it's rich and beautiful oranges, reds and yellows, and literally squealing with sheer delight (Does it show? Can you tell?) at the thought of shopping for new Fall/Winter staples, I am by no means done with my brightly hued summer clothes, hehe. Transitions always take me forever. In other words, I'm not a fan of in between seasons. So roll not your eyes when you see I'm still in brights come November haha. You? Still holding on to Summer? For how much longer? I am, for as long as possible, :))). Or are you pulling out those fun layering pieces already?

Oh and you guessed it. I am wearing my Christian Louboutin lipstick Eton Moi reviewed here. It's that time of the year for dark vampy lippies.

Your thoughts?

Thank you for all the love for my hot off the oven new column 'Fab on a Dime'. My gosh I received a lot of messages from last week's post. I guess we all love looking fab on a  fashionista 'frugalista' budget, haha. If I haven't replied your message please bear with me, I'll surely get to them all. It's been a crazy past two weeks. But all the product links are on that post though, :)).


Deets
Dress By Alexander Wang (here) (here)
Blazer By Yves Saint Laurent (old)
Shoes By Brian Atwood (here)

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo..

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98 comments:

  1. wow this is beautiful..i love how you can combine some busy cloths wit blazer jazkets.. eyeing the shoes tho..

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  2. Forever powerful fashion statements.. Gorgeous dress, tailored to fit that body, you always bring out the best of styles

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  3. You have the most amazing pieces! The shape of the dress with the blazer is phenomenal. Another amazing look!

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  4. Whoa you look amazing Idu. I have really enjoyed your last fab on a dime post. You're a true fashionista. You don't have to spend much to look fabulous. Wow that lipstick matches the heels perfectly :) and the dress is gorgeous. So glad the service made you feel a bit better.

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  5. Chimezie Udom-OkwuosaOctober 17, 2015 at 6:14 AM

    Another nice blog. Love the outfit. As usual, everything looks great. Keep it coming. Always looking forward to Saturday mornings to see the new blog.
    Chio

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  6. Idu I adore this great look on you.. grey is one of my favorite colors and I like the pleats... very feminine and pretty. I adore the gorgeous purple pumps with this dress too ♡ xox

    It's good to here that the funeral was therapuetic... he definitely sounded like an awesome man.

    Although I love the Fall... I don't look forward the Winter season following it xox

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  7. Looking amazing as always. I love how flirty and the pleat details on this dress. Perfect!!
    Happy weekend, girlie.

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  8. Amazing photography & your sunnies are so cool (;
    Nati xx
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  9. Wow, what a fantastic outfit! You look stunning!

    Hugs & Kisses
    LIANA LAURIE

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  10. Your look is divine! Kiss
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  11. Pretty woman killing it as ever xxxx mo

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  12. CARINISSIMA!! :)

    Stefania
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  13. Oh very gorgeous dress darling
    xx

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  14. This is beautiful :) Amazing look :)
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  15. I love dark colors, especially in fall and winter. Such sexy dress to spice up this season, darling! And we don't wann miss your fave color on you: purple! Loving the make up and heels - sooo chic!

    xoxo Ira
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  16. Stunning outfit as usual. Your sense of style never ceases to amaze!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  17. You look beautiul! Love your dress:)

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  18. Ah! Another stunning look! You never disappoint. Totally loving this pleated dress and you rock this look. That lippie is to die for!
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  19. Go Fashionista! every single piece is on point

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  20. So lovely, dear! Very cool dress, fun shoes and those gorgeous, sexy legs on full display!! Always so wonderful for me :) Wishing you a happy Sunday!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  21. Super duper fashionista! You got it and I'm loving the whole being

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  22. Super duper fashionista! You got it and I'm loving the whole being!

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  23. Idu....you're a breath of fresh air. ..love the ensemble 😍and yes I love Fall season💖💖

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  24. Aww! You have some clothes to die for! Congrats for the photos, you look awesome! Love your blog!
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  25. You look amazing Idu. Love everything about this outfit! Yes, God's got this!!!

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  26. I love your dress, such a stunning..your blog is awesome
    xoxo

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  27. Wow Idu, this dress is gorgeous ! You do look amazing my friend, you got killer legs and wow, your makeup is always so perfect, you rock !!! Kisses

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  28. Hello Idu,

    grettings from Germany to Cali...;-)

    another great Outfit post from you!!! I love your "Killer" Heels - gosh, they are good looking stuff. These clutch looks amazing as well. And your Legs are just stunning - surely, you must wear a such short skirt...!!!!

    I wished, i could see in you in Leggings or Tights - do you have a Link to a post from you???

    Bye.

    Jennifer

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  29. oh wow, you just ppull that outfit off :) perfection :)
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  30. Dear Idu, so relieved to read that the service for Gary consoled you at least a bit and that it was that service Gary deserved. You are still in my thoughts!
    Despite this dram you look perfect in your outfit and beautiful as always. Love the garment and how you put it together <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  31. Estás impresionante!! El vestido, con los detalles desflecados del bajo y su patrón, es perfecto. La maravillosa chaqueta y esos espectaculares zapatos con ese color tan divino!! Perfecta...
    Besitos, Emi

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  32. Hi my beautiful Ide!
    I rember thus Alexander Wang's collectio, it s great!
    Love your grey dress and it s a perfect mix with purple heels.
    Fantastic look and make up as usually.
    Wish you a great sunday, kisses

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  33. I love the cut on side of your dress
    Pretty amazing!

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  34. Gray is absolutely the best neutral...and wow, Idu, this dress is killer! The cut, the style, I'm in love! And the unfinished edges are just so cool. Beautiful as always my friend. :)
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  35. These vampy lips really suit you. I love wearing them for autumn and winter too.


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  36. I'm glad to hear the services went well. & I'm all for wearing bright clothes regardless of the weather/season so go for it!

    -M
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  37. Awesome outfit. These heels are to die for!!
    xx

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  38. you SEXY CHIC! Look at the dress you were wearing!? GORGEOUS!

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  39. Killer heels dear , this look is simply amazing !! You look perfect !
    xoxo

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  40. You are just so fashionable! !
    I love the shoes...
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  41. I love colourful cloths all year round. I think we need a pop of colour when it's dull out there.

    Gorgeous outfit, Idu.

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  42. love fall, love fall fashion and Halloween so looking forward to pumpkin carving lol... and I love your style as it's always on point xxx

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    xoxo

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  43. Amazing dress and your heels are marvelous ! Kisses :)

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  44. Glad to hear that you had a great week.. and let's hope the coming week will also be great! My week was very busy.. but this weekend was quite nice and peaceful! :)

    I do love that dress.. and of course.. you make it look spectacular! Also love the purple heels and the matching lipstick! :)

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  45. Looveeeee it!! Great dress dear Idu, I love the structure and the color!! Gorgeous look , always Bella.
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  46. your style is always on point! Your photographers taking amazing pictures!

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  47. Such a gorgeous outfit!!! What a model! Love this look girl!!! Happy Sunday! ;=)
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  48. Your makeup is so on point. Boy, the lippie was made for you!! Beautiful as always. Hahaha, i am still throwing in colorful pieces no matter what time it is.

    I am so sorry about your friend again.

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  49. ok so I need to come over some way some how...I need to raid your closet :)
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  50. I love violet touch!!!!
    Kisses

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  51. You have the most amazing pieces!
    you look stunning. i need to come and raid your closet!
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  52. you look so beautiful in this grey and pleated dress. Fabulous the match with those purple heels.
    xxx
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  53. Fabulous dress darling! It has very original shape! You are absolutely gorgeous in it! Lovely violet heels, breathtaking combo!
    Lots of kisses <3

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  54. Really lovely post dear! Hope you have a fabulous day.

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  55. Such a cute and fun dress! Love your lip color and pop of purple!! So gorgeous my friend!

    Xoxo
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  56. Your style is so unique and one i truly admire. The sunnies are so cool.
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  57. Lov' your dress, modern and elegant at the same time!

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  58. Smashing outfit, love the entire look especially the dress. You look stunning! :)

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  59. Wow, you look great!!
    This OOTD is so chic and particular, very cool!!!!
    Chiara
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  60. You look stunning dear!

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  61. I am one of the many who fell absolutely in love with your 'Fab on a Dime' post! Yes, I want to look stylish but hell no I don't want to break the bank while doing it. LOL! You look absolutely fabulous in this dress and that lipstick shade is gorgeous!

    ps: Again, am so sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Hugs! xx

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  62. That dress is a work of art...such a modern and unique cut...I love how you styled it with those purple heels...that match that vamp lipstick nicely...you look divine!!!

    Having a good service can really help us to say goodbye to our loved ones in the right way...God got this is a powerful statement indeed. We should always be aware what a blessing is to have a precious person by ourside, no matter for how long or how short. Love is everything.....

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  63. Love love love !

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  64. Beautiful dress dear! xx

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  66. You look gorgeous! Love it!
    xoxo Lynda
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  67. i love this dress and the Brian Atwood shoes! u look fabulous dear
    a big kiss
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  68. Idu you just took my breath away....you look stunning, sophisticated and so beautiful. You are gorgeous. That purple lipstick suits you perfectly, darling.
    kisses
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  69. I love d cool color palette darling... Its not a loud mix.. Yet it pops!!

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  70. Fabulous outfit as always! The heels are gorgeous!:)
    xxM
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  71. Wow the pleating of this dress is out of this world! I have yet to see you in an outfit that is not 100% perfect ;)

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  72. fantastic outfit my dear, you look stunning as usual!! :D so chic and elegant, xoxo <3

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  73. THOSE SHOES. I'M DYING. I NEED THEM.

    love the blog too girl! if you get the chance i would really LOVE if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think (maybe even follow if you like it!) so i can get some opinions on it! :)

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  74. So amazing outfit Idu. I like very much that dress and your shoes are to die for!!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  75. That dress is so unique! I haven't seen one like it before, so pretty!

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  76. you look amazing dear, perfect as always! love this outfit!

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  77. I totally enjoyed this post :) Kisses!

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  78. Hello,

    Perfect dress ! :D

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  79. I'm super jealous of your closet. I feel like you always have these pieces that are really fashion forward and you rock every look. Would love to see you at my link up tomorrow!

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  80. God Got this such a powerful words and words to remember a passing soul. And you got this look covered dear. Beautiful colours.

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  81. Amazing as always, darling!
    Kisses,
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  82. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing honey...:-)

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  83. Absolutely stunning. The pleats on the dress.......tres fab

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  84. Your dress is really flirty and cute and the lipstick is totally perfect for fall.
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  85. Beautiful, gorgeous and you look amazing in this . The colours in this look are giving me so much life , love it!

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  86. You and your makeup look fabulous. Purple is definitely your color.

    Blessings,
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  87. You and your makeup look fabulous. Purple is definitely your color.

    Blessings,
    Kaisha
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  88. Great dress ! Your are very chic :)

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  89. This dress is so unique and those purple heels - just stunning!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

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  90. love the pleats on the dress. Your purple lippie is gorgeous!

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    xoxo..

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