Saturday, October 10, 2015


Hello style lovers, welcome to another post. How was your week? Fabulous? Yes!! Mine? A good mix of happy and sad. Happy because I celebrated my twins’ birthday on Tuesday the 6th and sad because my partner teacher, a great friend of mine passed away. That was the breaking news on Monday morning the 5th of October. My principal and vice principal walked into my classroom about 7:30am both wearing long faces and I was like uh oh, I must be in trouble. They broke the news and it felt like the walls caved in. All three of us sat on the rug and I sobbed my heart out. 

When I got myself together, I went down my contacts list and called or texted everyone that knew him directly or indirectly and told them the news in hopes that someone would say ‘well that’s not true, I just saw him, or I’m here with him or that was a bad joke they played on you, he is ok. No luck, the reaction was the same with each conversation, text message and voice mail. It was either (and I read this off of my phone) 'Wow, what a loss’, ‘You are kidding right’, 'You are lying, OMG', 'No way!!!!!!’, ‘So sorry for your loss’, that must be hard, are you ok?, ‘Unbelievable’, ‘He was so full of life’, 'He was a great teacher’ etc. Really guys, no one was going to say the words I hoped to hear. Bummer. Bummer. Life sucks sometimes. All I could utter was 'it’s so surreal'. Words failed me time and time again and my response stayed the same, 'its so surreal. I must have said that at least a million times. It still is so surreal.
Great support from the school district sending out substitute teachers to relieve the kinder team that day and all week as back up for whenever we felt like we needed to step away to breathe, talk, cry or do whatever. Councillors have been on site all week as well. 

Gary was different things to different people, to me he was great friend, my confidant, my prayer buddy, a selfless friend, a good man and an amazing colleague. My heart bleeds. A gentle giant that gave his all to everything/everybody. Jeez God must have needed an extra angel.

  Gary Golden, you will be missed forever. This post is for you. Not sure if I'll be able to speak at your funeral on Tuesday the 13th cos I'll be a wreck.  But I thank the Lord for the opportunity to know and work with you. 
Rest in Peace.

My wonderful principal, my amazing colleagues, so glad we have each other to lean on as we try to make sense of this craziness. Juaneta you are a rock and a blessing, love you always girl! What a week! I've turned to food and candy for comfort. What comfort foods do you turn to when challenges hit? 

On the style diary, it's another Fab on a Dime look. You know what’s funny? Last year when this lip print dress in a beautiful shade of pink from the Alice McCall RTW collection hit the runways of Australia SS 14/15 fashion week here, I was one of those that ooh’d and aah’d, drooled and couldn't get enough of it. Hard as I tried and believe me I did, I couldn’t resist it so as you can imagine I snagged one and added it to my arsenal as soon as it hit stores. Oh to be a fashionista, nothing passes you by!!! 

I wore it to an event in San Diego last summer and everyone loved it. I was totally shocked to see it at Shein, and thought it'd be great for another installment of fabulous on a dime and to promote breast cancer awareness this October. After all even though it's officially Fall, Summer weather persists in my lil corner of the planet. And that Summer sunlight hit and lit me all the way up as you can see, hehe. I paired the dress with pink bow shoes, a pink bag and a blazer to ward off the mild Fall chill direct heat of the sun on my skin.
Your thoughts?


Deets
Lip Print Dress - Shein (here)
Shoes - Shein (here)
Bag - Old (similar below)
Blazer - Karen Millen (old, similar below)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo...
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110 comments:

  1. Hello Idu,

    gosh, your such a beautiful Model!!!

    I love all of your here showing Outfit. This Dress is awesome, the Blazer as well!!! The Print of the Dress looks very funny - great Design. The colour of the Blazer is one of my favorite (fashion) colours.

    Your Heels looks stunning!

    My favorite pic of your post is No. 3 - gosh that´s amazing!!! I like how you "manage" your heels - that looks so great.

    Bye.

    Jennifer

    P.S.: Thanks for visting my blog!!!

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  2. Oh dear i'm so sorry to hear about your colleague ,my condolences to his family and yes God indeed must have wanted an Angel.May his soul rest in peace. On the happy note ,happy birthday to you twinnies , hope they had a blast. I can't stop staring at this cute pink dress on you the jacket also gives it an elegant look too,I love it! ,perfectly styled. You look amazing.

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  3. That's a really pretty dress! Fab, fab as always!

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  4. Adorable dress and your shoes are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  5. I am very sorry for your loss. it is very bad to lose friends and important people. Idu courage, hold on.
    Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  6. Oh Idu dear, sorry for your loss. Life is really a gift my sister no one knows when the good Lord will call, may his soul rest in peace. Loving your pink ensemble. Very beautiful. xo

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  7. Chimezie Udom-OkwuosaOctober 10, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    It is really sad about Gary. I know we talked about him so I feel I know him. May his kind soul rest in peace. I know you are really struggling with his loss but the Lord is your strength.
    I love the outfit. Looks very lovely on you. Nice colors. Well put together sis.
    Chio

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  8. I'm sorry for your loss I know how terrible you must feel. I hope you are able to handle this okay. Your dress is a work of art, love love it! :)

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  9. You look so amazing in this dress... beautiful ♡

    I'm sorry for your loss, I understand how surreal that day was... 13 years ago my very best friend was driving to the valley to see her parents and another car hit her head on and killed her. I remember the day, thinking it can't be real, it couldn't have been her... they were wrong, she was going to call me... she never did of course. It was one of the hardest things I dealt with... I got through, so will you. Death never makes sense, especially when you're younger and if it's sudden... (((HUGS))) ♡♡

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  10. Perfect look!!!!
    Amazing dress, shoes incredible!
    Chiara
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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss! :/ You look incredible nonetheless, I'm always amazed by your sense of style and your perfect taste!

    Bella Pummarola

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  12. Great look

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  13. Awesome dress, awesome shoes, awesome YOU.

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  14. I'm sorry about your loss. It is always hard to loose somebody we are so close to....a close friend is always dearly missed but those we love still stay with us in a manner of speaking. Love is a great power and sincere friendship doesn't end when life ends...it lives on in our memories. This week I attended one funeral, so my week was also a mixture of sad and good. We lost a distant relative, he was old but in good health so it was a sudden loss...but as my husband says, death is a part of life.

    You look absolutely fabulous in this dress...it fits you perfectly! Such a fantastic pink outfit...so well put together...and that purple blazer is match made in heaven with that dress....and I must say those heels are gorgeous! Incredibly stylish way to support Pink October.


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    1. You always have the nicest things to say darling. Thank you,
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  15. You look stunning in pink, Idu. Love the complete look, from head to toe. Wishing you a happy weekend, dear.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  16. My fabulus Idu!... You look perfect in everything you put together!!.. U can't believe how proud I am... buzzed my friend how saw me today.. To go see ur blog!!.. Just to show off dat I put similar strapless dress and bow pumps!!!... I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. My fabulus Idu!... You look perfect in everything you put together!!.. U can't believe how proud I am... buzzed my friend how saw me today.. To go see ur blog!!.. Just to show off dat I put similar strapless dress and bow pumps!!!... I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. this is incredibly beautiful and oh the shoe, never really liked it cos of the bow thingy but i love the way you rocked it
    idu darling..take heart you friend is in a better place.

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  19. Oh my goodness, your makeup is stunning ! Xx you look so gorgeous in those purple shades lovely xx Check out my latest blog post at http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk !! Xx gfc followers are desperately needed xx

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  20. Amazing post..Well done! I really love your blog. Keep going.
    Many kisses
    Lady Fur

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  21. Very sorry to hear about your loss! I hope he is able to rest in peace. You look gorgeous by the way, I love all the pretty shades of pink! <3

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss Idu. I have lost dear ones too and I know how it feels. Words don't help much but it gets better with time. You look totally marvelous. Boy I love that dress and the heels so much. Esp. the dress looks exactly like the Alice McCall dress.

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  23. everything is perfect!! The lips print, your sunglass and your heels!!

    xo, Monique
    moniqueegalang.blogspot.com

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  24. Awwuu, so sorry for the lost of your colleague. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
    woow what can i say about this amazing looks, you are forever flawless, huum those shoes are out of this world, love the girlie look

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  25. Its very sad when you've bonded with colleagues from work and suddenly one of them pass. Its like missing a family member. So sad and may he r.i.p.
    You look wonderful in that dress. So fun and lovely! :)

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  26. Oh you look beautiful! Totally the Fab on Dime! I love your pink and purple outfit, so beautiful and so feminine especially the lips dress! Woah!

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  27. You look like a barbie doll babe
    I love your dress

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  28. beautiful look! I love the dress!!

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about your colleague.
    You look stunning and your dress is gorgeous.
    xx

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  30. oh wow, fabulous outfit my dear! you look stunning :D xoxo

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  31. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. I'm sure he would smile if he could read your post.

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  32. What a faboulous and funny mini dress Idu..it looks absolutely great on you and love so much also your bag.
    Kisses

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  33. Beautiful! Amazing dress!

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  34. So sorry for the loss of your colleague.

    Gorgeous printed dress, love the bag too!

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  35. I am so sorry for your loss. That must really be hard to swallow but i hope you find comfort in any which way. You look so good in this dress. It just has that milky look to it and the blazer is such a perfect match. Stunning as always.


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  36. So sorry about your friend, he sounds so kind and it is such a loss. Very sweet words! Your outfit is so beautiful, what a pretty and fun dress. And those bare shoulders throw in so much sexy as well :) Lovely lady!! Kisses

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  37. Oh no Idu. That is so sad. I'm awfully sorry for the loss of someone deeply important to you. I can't imagine the pain but I'd like to be sure that you have an extra angel looking out for you.

    Sxx
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  38. I am so sorry to hear that. People llive through the memories of the people that loved them. Kinda cliche but I truly believe that.
    You look fabulous today. This dress is amazing!

    Dora
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  39. you look so lovely my dear!!!

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  40. Lovely dress, beautiful eyes and great legs babe!!!!
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  41. Hi Idu,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. :(
    I love your dress and so perfect with those heels! You look flawless!
    My goodness! I can't believe you have twins!! That's so amazing! :)

    Xoxo
    Ro
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  42. Idu this dress is so lovely, looks like a dress for barbie girls! You look incredible in it <3
    Loving the pink heels, so chic and fabulous! Gorgeous style babe :*

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  43. You have such an amazing wardrobe! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

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  44. This outfit is so on-point! Amazing :) That dress with those shoes is perfection 😊

    - Che

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  45. This lip print dress is the cutest thing I've seen. You look like a princess in this dress, Idu. Lovely look.

    Nina
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  46. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  47. You are so sweet and lovely you dress
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  48. WOW! this is soo dreamy and beautiful! I love how you styled the dress it matches so well with everything your wearing...very pretty! x

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  49. This is such a sweet look of you. If I got this dress too my world would still be experiencing sunshine as well
    Enjoy your Week
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  50. Amazing shoes and dress!kiss! 💜💜

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  51. Dear Idu, I'm so sorry for you. This must be such a huge loss for you and I got tears in my eyes during I read your touching text. May God bless his soul at least he doesn't suffer - but I know this isn't a console in such cases. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow ...
    Nevertheless happy belated birthday to your twins and congratulations to your again perfect look.
    Take care, dear Idu, this world isn't unfortunately always that friendly one like you it only deserves.
    Kisses from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  52. Oh very gorgeous style! I love it your dress
    xx

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  53. OMG this dress looks divine on you.
    Your daily post is a beautidul dream Idu.
    kisses
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  54. I'm so so sorry that you had to go through that and I'm sending plenty of well wishes to all that knew him. On a lighter note - I love the color of your blazer!

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  55. Absolutely love the styling here! How comfy and casual this outfit is! And I love the color palette you’ve chosen. Gorgeous!

    Diana Cloudlet
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  56. So sorry for your loss! I cant believe this dress is from shein! You look amazing in it and transform this dress, it doesn't even look like the dress on the website. Super look.
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  57. so beautiful,you look like a million dollars
    Such a stunning dress and shoes too

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  58. I am so sorry for your loss, I can only imagine how devastating it is for you and everyone who knew him. You're right, maybe God needed the extra angel. :-( On the fashion front, that dress is absolutely stunning, it's understandable why you couldn't refrained yourself from buying it, I would totally snag it too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  59. Hello dear Idu! So sorry for your lost,a big hug my darling. i love this dress so much specially because is so feminine and the color pink during October month is a must.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  60. Your dress looks wonderful, I love the lady-like print and colour. I'm very sorry to hear about your teacher friend. Sending hugs and prayers your way. <3/Madison
    Workout & Inspire

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  61. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Losing a friend can be so tough.
    I do love this outfit. The lip print dress is absolutely stunning and I just adore those sweet pink bow shoes! Stunning!

    Rebecca
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  62. You are gorg!
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  63. nice :) kisses!

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  64. Ah babe sorry to hear that , sorry for your loss. I have lost my friend a year ago...and still I can't believe I can't call him or speak to him...ever...so hard to get my head wrapped around it. Time will heal your heart. However you look stylish, love the dress and the glasses are wow!

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  65. Great outfit, so colorful! You look so happy and confident =) Really liked the post!

    Love, Héloise
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  66. So sorry for your loss!
    Congrats to your kids! And your look is adorable, loving your shoes! Xx
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  67. I'm so sorry for your loss, it must be such a hard and surreal time for you. The comfort food I turn to is definitely chocolate! I love your outfit, it is so lovely and I love all the bright colours! x

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  68. Que luxo vestido maravilhoso amei o sapato e a bolsa,
    amei a postagem tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  69. I'm soooo sorry for your lost I can understand how you just wanted at least one person to say it was all a bad joke!!! I hope God will comfort you all with peace in knowing he is doing ok! Your outfit is absolutely stunning and for a fab on dime I love it!!!! I have got to get those shoes they are absolutely amazing!!!!

    Jasmine :)
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  70. I´m so sorry about the loss of your friend... I send to you and all the family a big hug! and I hope the funeral was not to tough. About the look, all I can say is "spectacular". I know I repeat myself, but every time I come here my face it´s a poem, can´t close my mouth!! you´re unique.
    Kisses
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  71. impresionante!!
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  72. Totally adorable, love love it! :)

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  73. this look very chic, love the dress
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  74. i love your dress and your heels...wish i could have them..xoxo

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  75. What a stunning look darling! You're so beautiful!!
    Baci,
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  76. Hello,

    Amazing loook ! :D

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  77. Girl! You look so sweet! that dress suits your look so well!

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  78. You look gorgeous ♥♥

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  79. Gary sounds like a wonderful person, and I have no doubt he had a great impact in people’s lives. It is always hard to find the right words to say when someone passes away. I find the first weeks no matter what people say it won’t make you feel any better, but it is nice to have that support. It is cliché but time does heal the heart. You will cry here and there, and always remember the wonderful memories you had together, but it does get better.

    On a lighter note, I love your fab on a dime series, and girl you still look a million dollars even wearing an outfit that is inexpensive. How do you find sizes for Shein? I always want to order from them but I am paranoid the clothes won’t fit properly. I like going to the store and trying on outfits. I am a very traditional shopper in that sense.

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    1. I go for the largest often times. I figure I can have it altered down to my size if it's too big. I love traditional shopping as well but cos of time constraint, I resort to online shopping 95% of the time. Thank you for stopping by.

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  80. So sorry about your loss and RIP to your friend... You do look amazing in this outfit and your picture quality is always amazing!!!

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  81. sorry for your loss gorgeous...stay strong.
    I love the lip print...pink is so yummy and it suits you real good.
    xo!

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  82. Love the first photo :)
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  83. This dress is stunning dear and you look gorgeous !
    xoxo

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  84. Sorry for your loss, stay strong. Looking good as always, Love the pink lips. Coocoo4coco.blogspot.com

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  85. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs!

    You look amazing on this dress, you make it look like a million bucks!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

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  86. The dress is so beautiful! And you look so glam in this outfit too :)

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  87. Oh my god, you look sooo amazing! What camera and lens do you use for your pictures? It's so bright and HQ :)
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  88. hy darling, i love this style u look great but my favourite pieces are the pink shoes!!!
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  89. Wish you a great week end Idu
    Kisses

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  90. This dress is absolutely amazing and your styling of it is so on point!

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  91. Lips all over the place - so fab, Idu! Phenomenal woman, phenomenal high fashion style!
    Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

    xoxo Ira
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  92. Que look maravilhoso arrasou puro luxo, bom final de semana.
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  93. I love stopping by your blog because your outfits are absolutely stunning! Have a great weekend xo
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  94. Estoy enamorada de tu estilo y de tu blog. El vestido y los zapatos son una maravilla. Me quedo como seguidora y me subscribo para no perderme ningún look. Un beso y feliz fin de semana

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  95. You look amazing, I love your makeup so much.
    I'm very sorry about your friend, R.I.P

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  96. lovely
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  97. The dress is beautiful!
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  98. Super cute dress & heels!

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  99. I am so sorry about your fiend's passing. You look great in that pink dress. Beautiful!

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  100. So sorry for your lost. May he RIP.
    You look fabulous.. I am crushing over the entire outfit.

    Tega Enai
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    xoxo..

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