Saturday, February 6, 2016



Hi readers, how was your week? Mine totally put the 'b' in busy. It was the 100th day of school on Tuesday. Groundhog day too. So it was unending activities and boy do I feel like I was run over by a truck. And then there's Valentine's day and Presidents day coming up next week. Life of a teacher.

But I'm glad you are here, welcome back!

 I did mention here that I'd start 'Work Flow' a new series that'd show my work looks in response to messages I receive on my Facebook page. I thought I'd share the first work look in a few weeks but following a few compliments on this look on Wednesday, I thought, 'why not now'. I got home from work, touched up my face, popped the lashes on and clicked away.

It’s still all about layering at this time of year. How about a skirt over look? To work on Wednesday I wore a layered poncho, waist pants and a skirt over. Ponchos are hugely popular at this time of the year and this one gets bonus points for being layered and super cute.

I personally love skirts over dresses but today I’m showing how I styled it over pants. This trend is far from new but influencers all over are taking it from runway to street. If you’re just getting your feet wet with this trend, then skinny pants are the safe way to go since you get the leggings vibe with it. 

I love love waist pants for their ability to hide love handles and any bulges at all. Another very valid  reason I love them is the lengthening factor. So if legs for miles is your thing, you must be loving up on them too. Ugh, how could I forget the flat abs without going under the knife?

There are a plethora of ways to style these pants but I chose to do it with a ribbed turtleneck tucked in so the zipper detail on pants was in view. Gotta show off that cinched waist right? How do you style yours?

 Want to give your layering skills a new lease? Throw on a skirt over your pants or dresses and look totally too cool for school. I did, literally. Your thoughts?


Deets
Turtleneck Top - Forever 21
Skirt - Express
Neck Cuff -  H&M
Boots - Bebe
Pants - Bebe
Bag - Louis Vuitton
Fedora - Nordstrom

Thanks a whole lot for stopping by and you guessed it - Keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.
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93 comments:

  1. This is really lovely...those boots r crazy...du u dressup this way on a normal day ir its just for the photoshoot?

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    1. Hey babe! Thank you. Yes yes yes, I do dress up this way to work, minus the lashes, hehe. Fridays are my dress down days.

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  2. I really like your style dear!
    This skirt is amazing,
    Emma
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  3. Love this look Idu ! The top is so much fun and those shoes...OMG so wonderful ! Pretty and original, as always ! Much love

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  4. very nice pics have a nice day my dear <3
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  5. Idu did I ever tell you how much I respect and love teachers? You all have a very difficult job engaging young minds... kudos to you xoxo

    I like your look here with the skirt over skinny pants... you so lovely as usual ♡♡

    I hope you take this weekend to recharge and do something for yourself, we all need a break so we don't burn out xox

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  6. Lovely look as always. You woman, can seriously do no wrong. <3

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  7. Just perfect, love it!!
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!
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  8. Love the striking outfit. This is such a gorgeous look, Idu. Wishing you a stress free and relaxing weekend, darling.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  9. Your cape coat looks amazing.
    I think it's nice to put a skirt over pants because it's a great winter style to combat cold too.

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  10. When I was wearing dresses and skirts over pants in high school, everyone though I was weird but now it turns out that I was onto to something:) I do like this trend and I absolutely love your intepretation of it. The way you paired this skirt with those skinny pants and a poncho is ingenious. Those boots with high heels are the perfect way to finish this look. I also really like your purple lipstick. You always rock a purple lip so well!!!

    You know what I like the most about this trend? we get to feel extra warm and cozy. I don't like giving up skirt and dresses in Winter but it can be chilly in those short ones !styling them in a new way is always fun...so why not? I will be giving this trend another try:)

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  11. I don t know why Idu but i m not your fan on Facebook :-) i go immediately on your page.
    Both of these looks are so amazing as usually bur i prefer black and white cape whit pants.
    Have a great sunday baby , you sre always so beautiful.
    Kisses

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  12. lovely..you look really nice.
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  13. Love this stylish look - skirt over pants! Its very inspiring! Lovely skit Idu, and that parka is absolutely gorgeous!Fabulous necklace, you look stunning baby <3
    Have a fantastic weekend :***

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  14. Amazing work look Idu dear. I love dress over pants and skirt over pants as well. Those shoes are incredible. Have a lovely week at work.

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  15. Very nice combo and it look well layered up for the cold weather :)

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  16. You must be tall but this look makes you look incredibly tall, my dear, that's the reason why I also love waist paints and platforms..
    curious about your school looks...
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  17. This i the perfect way to be warm and chic at the same time. Amazing oytfit and colors dear!
    xx

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  18. Dang girllll....those boots are out of this world!! You do well walking in these shoes I must say. You look wonderful. :)
    Happy Sunday and have a blessed week ahead.

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  19. That skirt is the perfect shade to brighten up a dull winter day!
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  20. Super cute and comfy look. I really love the skirt. Have a great week! xx

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  21. You look super gorgeous, those shoes are fab.
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  22. Dear Idu, so sorry you are that busy! But I see you look still adorable although you have such times. Your look with the skirt over pants works definitely and especially your shoes are so cool. Wish you a happy and hopefully bit more relaxed week.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  23. Yes this time of year is definitely all about layering but the trick is to do it without looking bulky and you've definitely mastered this challenge in a really stylish way Idu!

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  24. Listen!!! This look is everything <3 <3 <3
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  25. great look!!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️
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  26. Wow the idea to put that skirt on the pants is more than great! You look absolutely amazing! And the pop of pink is perfect! Great and stylish as usual!
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  27. I love everything about this look Idu and layering is such a cool idea!
    xx
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  28. Nice skirt!
    xx
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  29. I love the look with a skirt, it's ideal.
    By the way, I am fascinated by your heels!

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  30. Queen Idu how do you manage to look so fabulous in each of your posts!
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  31. Amazing look! Love your necklace!

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  32. In love with your boots!

    kisses ♥
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  33. Idi, You're always so glam and have a mastery of color which is impossible not to be thrilled when you look at your outfit. Fabulous! *_*
    Kiss
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  34. Such lovely skirt!!!
    Yoo look fab, hun! :D
    xxx
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  35. I love the message on your top Idu and that red skirt is rockin!
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  36. Love your layering skills here! Plus those shoes - perfect!

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  37. Oh wow, this is such a vibrant look. I love how you styled the skirt over those pants.

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  38. I love your skirt!

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  39. You look Sassy and very Pretty my dear. Enjoy!

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  40. The skirt over the pants gives the outfit a totally new dimension and for the pop of colour I think it looks great when worn together. I must say those pants also look very comfortable and very fitting.
    Lovely looks dear Idu
    Enjoy your Week
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  41. wow, you look amazing and gorgeous as usual ;) I always love your style, so unique, eyecatching and always flawless and perfect :) the cape is amazing *_* Looks so lovely with the pink skirt :)
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  42. I absolutely enjoyed this post dear!


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  43. Absolutely stunning look as always! Just curious, because your photos are always so on point! Who takes them for you, and what lens do you shoot with?

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  44. I am a fan of skirt over pants! And uve nailed it!
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  45. Great b&w cape!

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  46. Love this outfit you look amazing!

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  47. I love both outfits. You look a mazing
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  48. Love the skirt! And of course, those heels! Always stylish! :)

    Hopefully this week will be less busy for you! Last week I was snowboarding in France.. now I'm back at work in the Netherlands. :P

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  49. Such a chic look Idu! I have that skirt in red too, and it's one of my faves. You have styled it magnificently, the whole look rocks!

    xo,
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  50. Great outfit, very stylish! Love the boho vibe!
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  51. love your cape and the bright pink skirt is so fabulous, love how you layered your outfit

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  52. love your cape and the bright pink skirt is so fabulous, love how you layered your outfit <3

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  53. Ohhhh have i missed you and missed coming here too, i have never tried this look before (skirt over leggings) and to think that i have so much of them in my closet , i like the fact that they are easy to just put on and go. That pink skirt on is giving me so much life in this look you created and the killer boots are to die for ,i'm also looking forward to the Valentine day only because of the chocolate and wine ...lol. Thanks so much for sharing this tip,i love it!

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  54. I'm totally lovin the skirt over pants look sweettie..even though the pants look fabulous on its own.. But wat da heck.. We gotta keep it exiting right??

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  55. Hey Idu,you keep slaying in all. loving the hair to the hat to makeup to the outfits. I wish i could wear such shoes but 'my tall girl problems' will be so obvious. You are giving this millennial moms a run for their money. Thanks for stopping by
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  56. Looked so chic and fashionable Idu!

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  57. Amazing post, dear! :) Do you want to follow each other? If yes, please follow me with GFC and Google, instagram, write a comment
    and I follow you back :)

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  58. Wow, I absolutely love everything about this outfit, especially the skirt and boots, just fabulous!:)
    And also love skirt over pants.
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  59. You are a really creative blogger Idu. I'm really happy to follow your blog because your outfits are really stylish. I'm in love with this amazing skirt. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  60. Hi sweetie, you are perfect , as always!!!!
    kisses
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  61. Gorgeous as always dear,
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  62. wow,those boots are exraodinary
    Youlook awesome,sobeautiful asually

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  63. Cute skirt and nice hat :)
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  64. Haha, love your fun shirt, Idu! Killer heels and fierce style as always, dear!

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  65. have a nice weekend!

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  66. Life of a teacher indeed! I feel ya on that my friend. I love the skirt over pants look...this is so fabulous and I love the pop of pink with the all black. I've been rocking the pants under a dress/tunic look quite a bit lately myself. Happy weekend beautiful lady!
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  67. wow your style is amazing and these photos are great!

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  68. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  69. It's a beautiful look; very chic too.

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  70. Hey beautiful ! I love the fedora hat, and your smile makes me smile back! A teacher's work is never done, right ?? I love, love the outfit!

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  71. great outfit..just so WOW...WOW...WOW...

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  72. I am so loving your boots from Bebe. Really cute.
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  73. Such a pretty outfit! Love your boots :)

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  74. Awesome look! you look so pretty!I especially like the high heels Boots

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  75. Awesome look! you look so pretty!I especially like the high heels Boots

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  76. Idu, I guess the students at your school must be looking forward to when you get to school (like I would look out for what teachers and lecturers wore to school back in the days!) because your sense of fashion is breath taking, only you can pull off outfits like this and it looks all shades of fab! love the whole outfit. you go gurl.!

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  77. Oh my....Truly and totally loving this look. Your style is all sorts of perfection.
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  78. Wow Idu! Love the look, you have so much inner confidence it really shines through in the photos.

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