Saturday, January 9, 2016


Don’t dresses have that special tendency to look adorable and oh so cute in the Winter when everyone is covered up h2t? Want to look cute without freezing your biscuits off? Add tights, leggings, boots of course, chunky scarves .. preferably knit, knit socks, hats, fur stoles, and cardigans to the mix. Temps were just a tad mild so I got away with sheer tights but added a fur stole for a cozy effect and to keep me from fur-reezing. 

Hello FI readers! 
Ready to slay 2016? Let's do it!


All the holiday hype is behind us now and it’s back to 'life as we know it'. Create your own excitement or stay bored, hehe. I’m creating mine as you can tell, starting with this gorgeous dress that is made for twirling. With its deep V neck and layered flouncy full skirt this one is sure to turn heads wherever you go. The added jewels make this seasonless LBD perfect for your evening out. It is as fun as it is flirty. Named Nightingale and designed by the very creative and very artistic Dwight Anthony of Vindictive, this piece is so couture and so chic.

Burgundy is such a statement color. Fall after Fall, Winter after Winter, it takes center stage in the form of clothing, accessories and of course beauty. It’s a popular Fall/Winter tone for a really good reason. <<drum roll>> It makes you look instantly chic. I used Nightmoth lip liner and the beautiful burgundy lipstick Sin both by Mac to infuse the trendy color into this look. This combo looks great on just about anyone regardless of your undertones and is a great go to for those that find bright red lipstick overwhelming. Btw have you figured out your undertones? I wrote about that here infact. So are you on board with this hue? No? Pick up one and play with it, you’ll love it I promise. Not a fan of Mac Cosmetics? Revlon Black Cherry or NYX High Voltage Lipstick Feline are great dupes.

My pretty in pink plaid pumps that's now on sale after I paid full price (don't you just hate that :-( )  and a red clutch (for a pop of color ) both great autumnal/ winter hues completed this look. 

Your thoughts, yay or nay?
Thanks again to Life and Times magazine for featuring me in the Fashion and Style section of their Winter 2015 edition.



Deets
Dress - Vicdictive By D Anthony
Fur Stole - Marni (similar here)
Plaid Pumps  - Prada (here)
Clutch - Saint Laurent (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.
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86 comments:

  1. That dress is just so bold and lovely... and you carried it too well! That clutch is a must have!

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  2. Hello Idu,

    love your outfit - so elegant. Your (black) tights looks beautiful and awesome! these little red clutch is my taste - just stunning.

    Perfect perfomrances from you, my dear.

    Bye.

    Jennifer

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  3. Omg you have the most amazing looks. Love your dress and heels. Haha yes I hate to pay the full price but sometimes I wait too long and the stuff is gone :) Happy weekend Idu!

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  4. So nice post dear, love your ootd..
    if you want we can follow each ether on gcp, google+, facebook page, instagram and bloglovin
    just start and let me know i will do the same..
    ..keep on touch...kiss from
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  5. I love how bold this outfit is ♥

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  6. I really love you :) Happy New Year!

    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)

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  7. Those shoes...crying...I need them badly!! You always look so chic and this is no exception. I love the v-neck of that dress, You nailed it my dear.
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  8. this dress is everything, VBA is such a talented designer.! love all his outfits.! again, you slayed this outfit, the shoes and bag really completes this look.! fashion GOALS inspiration for 2016 :).
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  9. Your dress is super fabulous, you look gorgeous.
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  10. If there's anyone in the "blogging world" who looks amazing in each of their posts it's you! You really are amazing!!

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  11. Definitely in love ! Dress is fab & your pics are always perfection !

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    xoxox

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  12. I like what you wrote about creating our own excitement...and you certainly excited us with this fabulous outfit...this dress is a dream. I love its cut...and your legs look a mile long!!! (stunning heels btw) Such a fashion forward look!!! You look divine!!!!!!

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  13. Very cute dress and nice sunglasses :)
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    Maria V.

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  14. Gorgeous as always. Loove the deep V and the jewels..keep climbing! Yes, let's slay differently this year = Innovate..

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  15. Great look and you look so classy .I love the shoes, and the scarf has the right mix of texture for this look.Good day dear.

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  16. Lots of congrats for the magazine Idu, but i m not surprised..you are a great fashion icon!
    Your peplum top is absolutely amazing.
    Kisses

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  17. I love the colour burgundy in general and your lip combination is amazing! It suits you so well :)

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  18. Idu, who could say nay to this outfit? You look beautiful... I love everything about it... the flouncy twirly dress and the plaid shoes are so pretty. You have such amazing style, I enjoy seeing each new outfit you showcase.

    I'm glad to hear you are having such nice weather...we have been enjoying decent weather ourselves... snow is on the way this week though ♡

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  19. Idu, who could say nay to this outfit? You look beautiful... I love everything about it... the flouncy twirly dress and the plaid shoes are so pretty. You have such amazing style, I enjoy seeing each new outfit you showcase.

    I'm glad to hear you are having such nice weather...we have been enjoying decent weather ourselves... snow is on the way this week though ♡

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  20. Oh very gorgeous style darling (Like always)
    xx

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  21. Hey covergirl! Do a twirl! Love the ruffle on that dress and your lipstick! You have a wonderful spirit!
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  22. I think most of us have a problem with paying full Price for fabulous, but some shoes are so worth every penny. I love, love the dress!!

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  23. You look amazing! !!
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/2016/01/burgundy-long-sleeve-lapel-ruffle-coat.html

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  24. This dress is just gorgeous. Love the design and the sewing quality and how amazing it looks on you. Also love the color of the lipstick:)
    xxM
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  25. Me quedo alucinando con ese vestido. Es fantastico!!!!!! Me encanta! Estas muy guapa

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  26. Wow Absolutely stunning dress!!! I love it!!!!
    Amazing make up!!!
    XX
    Chiara

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  27. You look gorgeous Idu.
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  28. I absolutely hate when the things I paid full price for go on sale. This outfit is amazing.I love how you styled the dress with plaid pumps.

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  29. VaVaVoom!!! You have killerlegs, girl!!! OMG! that dress is PRECIOUS- you look so, so amazing in it, Idu.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  30. Happy New Year beauty !
    Your outfit is wonderful, this dress is perfect ! Kisses :)

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  31. Hello,

    Perfect dress ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  32. Un maravilloso diseño de vestido y por supuesto tú lo luces espectacular!!! Estás guapísima...
    Feliz semana, besitos, Emi

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  33. Legs for days and a personality bar none. There is so much Awesomeness here I can't pick one. I love everything you are wearing here head to toe. Happy Everyday my dear.

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  34. You look fabulous! Love the dress!

    xo
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  35. this whole post looks like a cover magazine, girl, love the outfit and the way you rock it...
    kisses
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  36. I'm in love with your dress!

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  37. Fabulous look darling! That dress on you is truly stunning. I adore flounces, and it playful shape.
    Amazing little red clutch and tartan heels. Incredible mix and you are glamourous as always <3

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  38. Why yes this dress is indeed made for twirling. It looks fabulous on you Idu!

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  39. What a gorgeous dress and I love that lip color on u!
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  40. Amazing as always! This dress is absolutely stunning. Love the silhouette!

    Best,
    Christina

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  41. This dress <3 <3

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    Federica

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  42. Wow with my chin touching the floor just looking at this dress. Amazing ensemble Idu. Love the shoes too and stole and bag. I mean everything. Hugs darling.

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  43. Wow with my chin touching the floor just looking at this dress. Amazing ensemble Idu. Love the shoes too and stole and bag. I mean everything. Hugs darling.

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  44. You look fantastic dear, love, love your dress and heels, your makeup is superb here <3 Kisses
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  45. You look absolutely gorgeous, hun!!!
    Love your dress and shoes, really a killer look! :D
    xxx
    S
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  46. Love this!


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  47. First of all, congratulations on being featured, Idu, very much well deserved! And omg, that would have cheesed me off so much; paying full price and then seeing it on sale. Ugh! But then again, I'm a cheapskate so I count right down to the last penny. LOL!

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  48. It's impossible to be more chic and trendy... Awesome! Love the pop of plaid.
    xx

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  49. Dear Idu beauty, one thing is sure: you will never be bored with yourself. Honestly it is difficult for me to imagine a woman who is more creative and interesting thank you <3 Your outfit of today is another proof for my thesis!
    Wish you a happy January!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  50. Great tips, but I don't know the cold over at your end. BUT the cold here is no ordinary cold my sister. Lol!! You know that cold that makes your nipples freeze under your layers? Yeahhh that's the damn cold here. Lmao!!
    This dress! I'm speechless for here. FABULOUSITY as Kimora will say. :)

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  51. Oh no I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Even worse when you buy something on sale, only to have it slashed even more 2 days later :o( major boooooo! That just happened to me last week! Looking at your photos you wouldn't think it was an "extreme" winter, more like one of ours. Tights with dresses are not uncommon. And not usually needed to be paired with anything warmer lol!

    Sxx
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  52. That dress is beyond stunning Idu.
    I love your versatile style as always.

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  53. Love the dress!

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  54. I love those layers of the dress! Also, the detail of the top part. You look absolutely beautiful :)

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  55. This beauty is always up to something! I just can't always wait to see what next! I really love the dress and with your long beautiful legs it couldn't get any better than this. You are MEGA. Burgundy also worked so well along with the black.
    Enjoy your Evening
    x

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  56. Idu the 'Smiles' makes you look so resplendent!

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  57. what a lovely post my dear
    your style is amazing and so inspiring
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  58. OMG, those pumps are so gorgeous. I love the texture of your dress too, it's truly something special. Hope you have a great rest of the week doll. <3 /Madison
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  59. That dress is certainly made for twirling! I love all the embellishments. It looks like it would be so much fun to wear.

    -M
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  60. love that dress soooooo much...

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  61. This whole look is amazing, your style deserved to be featured! Congratulations on the publications, so dreamy.

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  62. Woww super stylish and sexy as usual! That dress is gorgeous! I'm in love with YSL bag! Just perfect!
    xx
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  63. Spectacular,you look breathtaking

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  64. you are wonderful!! I always love your looks!

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  65. Love this look! The dress.. and the sexy heels! :)

    And I love that burgundy lip colour! But I think you look glam and classy in every outfit with all your make-up looks! :)

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  66. Idu 2016 is sure looking good for you...the plaid pumps looks pretty on your feet

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  67. Your makeup and outfit has defo slayyyyeed
    You look like you entered 2016 before it even began
    lovely post dear
    xxx
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  68. Waaaoooo!!!
    I always love your flare for the dramatic darling..... You are my best Fashionista anyday sweettie!!
    That dress... Gosshh... You wow me!!

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  70. The dress is so beautiful! And you look so glam in this outfit too :)
    Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  71. Oh wow, so very chic, this dress is everything, love love love!

    xx,
    Liz Lizo
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  72. This coat is just made for your ... legs ;) perfect look. Margot www.iameverywoman.eu

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  73. So glam. That dress is WOW. Beautiful!

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