Saturday, March 19, 2016



"The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate" - Oprah Winfrey

What would you wear to another fun night of celebration? 
I’ve had a thing for gowns with a train lately, for a gown is nothing without a train. So in response to that question, I’d wear and I wore a structured gown with a deep V neck and cascading ruffles leading up to a train. Oh the fun I had dressed in this not so basic black gown.

As you can see I’m still celebrating, for as long as the calendar says March like I stated here and here.  One more week and my head will be out of the clouds. Until then, I'll just keep eating cake. 

The countdown is on for Spring Break and I’m totally juiced. Good times are about to roll in, <dancing emoji>. 

How was your week? Thanks for all the get well wishes from my last post. I still can’t shake this flu, but had to go back to work cos I’m a darn good worker bee, hehe.

Something weird happened on Saturday. A phone exchange. My phone rings and I pick up. It was a gal on the other end. 

Her: Hello my name is blah blah and I’ll love to have your address so I can send you an invite to my wedding. 
Me: (taken aback) Do I know you? 
Her: No you don’t know me but I know you and want to invite you. 
Me: Um, hmm, how did you get my number?
Her: I had been asking around and finally someone gave it to me.
Me: Oh ok, who did?
Her: I can’t tell but I’d love it if you'd attend. The service will be at blah blah and reception at blah blah.
Me: Still trying to find my voice, but I don’t know you and it'd be awkward. Are you on FB?
Her: No
Me: Do you follow me on Instagram? 
Her: No, but I'd really love to have you there.

<<SILENCE>>

Me: When is your wedding?
Her: On Saturday the — of —.
Me: Sorry but I’ll out of town that weekend.
Her: OH NOOO!!!! Ok. Maybe next time them. Thank you, bye.

What would you do? 
And what are your thoughts on this fun black gown? Yay or nay?


Deets
Gown - Vindictive By D Anthony
Shoes - Christian Louboutin

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



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91 comments:

  1. what an amazing gown! So fashion forward and gorgeous...not your ordinary black gown for sure. I love the tram...and the V neck looks so dramatic. I do love the cut of this dress and it looks spectacular on you. Your make up is always flawless. So great you're making March your month and celebration it in style.

    I hope you'll feel better soon. I caught flu too....I came to visit my family and they all have it...so I caught it in a matter of hours lol...but sun is shining, the Spring has arrived and I'm not letting anything spoil my day, least of all the flue.

    That phone call must have been awkard! I can't imagine being invited to a wedding by someone I don't even know and who got my number from someone (undisclosed).

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  2. You look so fabulous! I love your dress, and especially your make up! Ah, that must have been so creepy to get a phone call like that from a random person you've never met!

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  3. A definite yay on this gown:) You look fab as always, Idu! And that conversation is just all kinds of crazy!:P

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  4. that dress very chic and sexy
    have an happy weekend
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    kiss

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  5. What a fantastic evening dress Idue, you look really so so chic.
    Wish you a great subday, lots of kisses.

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  6. Surprise wedding?!?!?! Strange and curious idea! I'd be curious about what was going to happen. ... don't you? You could go to the wedding with this dress. You are amazing Idu!!! Kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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

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  8. Definitely yay! You look absolutely stunning and the gown is very beautiful!! Also love the lip colour you chose...Have a great weekend!
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  9. Idu, this is a stunning black dress, wow... I love the train and the deep V... you look so amazing as always xox

    As for you still feeling ill, I hope you start feeling better soon, it awful when you can't shake it... take care of yourself and get lots of rest xox

    And whoa to the phone call... unbelievable that anyone would one have the nerve to give your phone number out and two that she would call you... that is totally inappropriate ....

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  10. That phone call! And what did she mean by: "Maybe next time?" How often does she plan on getting married?

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  11. You look fab my dear! Love your gown! :)

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  12. As always you did not dissapoint. It has the wow!!! factor to it.
    christy Mkpouto

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  13. YOU NEVER DISSAPOINT. AS IS CUSTOMARY, THE DRESS NOW HAS AN IDENTITY BECAUSE IT LANDED ON YOU.
    CHRISTY MKPOUTO

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  14. As always you did not dissapoint. It has the wow!!! factor to it.
    christy Mkpouto

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  15. Love your post!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my Toronto Fashion Week posts.
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!!
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  16. This black dress is just stunning! You look absolutely beautiful babe!

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  17. Alucinante!!!!!!

    Alucinante el vestido, alucinante tu maquillaje, alucinante tus fotos!!!!! Me encantas!!!

    Un besito y feliz Domingo

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  18. This dress is magical and was made for you wow! Amazing. On the phone call, I hope you are not attending the wedding. She is not on facebook or instagram, how would you know who the person is and how the hell did she get your number..lol. Does she plan on getting married again?!?! Crazy world!

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  19. That phone call was definitely strange. I wonder whether that was a prank or someone really gave out your number to a total stranger.

    Changing the subject-that gown is incredible. You look like a movie star attending an Oscars ceremony.

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  20. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow .... you are the best !!! Amazing :) Cheers Margot www.iameverywoman.eu

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  21. That must have been avery weird conversation, If i were to be in your place I would just hung up as it feels like we would be heading nowhere!
    Anyways back to this major highlight here black and white dresses always makes you just pop out like "halloo" but this time this dress stole my heart and you couldn't do it any better! Just a slayer that you are!
    Enjoy your Sunday doll
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  22. another breathtaking gown
    You look so gorgeous

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  23. First of all the dress is gorgeous, you look absolutely fabulous hun! I am in love with the purple lipstick and your makeup looks stunning! Have a great sunday!

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  24. Red Carper Glamour!
    You look super stunning"
    Love the dress.
    Swap the black for ivory and I'm ready for my own wedding!
    LOL.

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  25. Wonderful dress ! You are fabulous ! Kisses :)

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  26. Not so basic black indeed! That is a gorgeous gown! Glad to hear your birthday celebrations are still in full swing Idu. What a strange and random phone call.

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  27. Oh, what a call, dear Idu! Especially the last sentence ... okay, maybe next time ... her next wedding :) But I would also urgently need to know who gave her your number! But I love your gown, elegant and simply perfect. You are such a wonderful woman, dear Idu, please continue to celebrate you <3
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  28. Bellissimaaaa,elegante e chic!
    Chiara

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  29. you look absolutely FLAWLESS and that dress is made for you, no doubt. <3
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  30. Is this phone converstion true? It looks like a joke! Instead you're stunning as always!
    xx
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  31. DEFINITELY YAY for the dress. I hope it was not a prank call. Can you imagine going to a place and there is nobody there? You look stunning, girlfriend!

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  32. OMG, you look absolutely gorgeous, Idu!!!!
    Look like a goodess!
    xxx
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  33. You are right, there is nothing basic about that beautiful black gown. You are so beautiful here. Gemma x
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  34. Such a beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.


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  35. What a glamorous look, lady!! And I love the cake! Cute accessory!! Purple is SO royal!
    Interesting weekend phone call...super weird that someone would want to invite you to an event, but provide you with few details!!

    Have fun with the continuous celebrating!


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  36. WTF?! That is one of the weirdest if not the weirdest phone call indeed, I would have hung up but good on you to continue talking to her so politely. And she asked around until she got your number? Holla girl, you have a stalker or something? LOL!

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  37. OMG! This dress is stunning and so are you, Idu. You look so glam, wow! What a fun call, hahaha. So she already plans her divorce before even getting married, hahaha. I would have been kinda speechless like you, Idu. Hope you won't get any more funny calls from her or any other stalker. Happy week, darling.
    kisses
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  38. wow!! beautiful!

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  39. Now that's a very strange call. I would be scared to death. Lol!!
    No words can describe this gown and how gorgeous you look, girlie.

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  40. so Beautiful Idu...geat job!

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  41. your gown is just gorgeous <3 The phone call was a really weird one :))

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  42. Maybe its because she loves your onscreen personality thats whybshe wants you to grace her wedding...Idu this gown is giving me life

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  43. What a fabulous gown on such a beautiful lady. Mama mia Idu, you are and absolute joy in the blog sphere. What did she mean by maybe next time? Is she getting married again? Lol. Awkward really. How come some people just share someone else's contact details without their consent still amazes me. Feel better soon sweetie. xo

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  44. Oh my darling, this black gown is outstanding! Its really peace of art❤You look stunning in it, like a classy and superb babe😊Its for sure perfect choice for any event.Lots of kisses😙Enjoy the week 😘😘😘

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  45. Love your post!!

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    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!

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  46. hi i repass
    you are so very chic
    I'd love to know your opinion on my new post
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    have an happy day
    kiss

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  47. You look so stunning and glamorous Idu! Such an awkward phone call that is :)

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  48. WOW! That's all I'm going to write dear Idu! You always leave me spellbound!
    Love,
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  49. You look amazing!


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  50. That dress is truly stunning Idu! What a statement! Also love that cake! :D
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  51. This gown looks fabulous! I've never worn a dress with a train, although it's one of my secret fashion dreams, together with a tiara.
    Beaumiroir

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  52. your gowns are stunning and so are you!

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  53. This gown looks amazing on you! The train is gorgeous! And that phone call is a bit scary. That is really strange. But I hope you are feeling better soon. You look fabulous!
    ~Lili
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  54. That gown, is a big fat YES! Absolutely darling. That phone call, not so much! Seriously though, what the hell? Have you managed to figure out who it was? I mean if they'd been asking for your number, surely someone in your circle would know?!

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  55. Wow you look absolutely ah-ma-zing! Love this look on you dear, well done!

    Xx,

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  56. Wow, your gown is so beautiful and you look beautiful <3 Kisses <3
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  57. Hello gorgeous, just popped in to say hi :-) Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose new post

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  58. Oh very gorgeous style! Beautiful pics
    xx

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  59. You look fabulous. Absolutely regal. Are you walking the red carpet next to all the celebrities??

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  60. A very strange phone conversation indeed but you did the right thing. I love the dress; it looks superb on you!

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  61. Hey dear, love this post so much, great job!!!
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  62. You look so stunning!
    I really like your dress :)
    xx Katha
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  63. My goodness, Idu what an awkward conversation you had to go through! Haha! You should be flattered a total stranger wants to you come to their wedding though! Wow! Haha! Love the dress, you look absolutely stunning! <3

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  64. Wow is the most beautiful dress that I ever seen!!!
    Love on you!! Amazing model and love the details!

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  65. So elegant dress :)
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  66. Haha, that phone conversation was so odd!!!
    The gown is so majestic!
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  67. Wonderful mermaid skirt!

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  68. Wow, this dress is definitely made for you ! Absolutely stunning !
    xoxo

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  69. Drop dead gorgeous!That gown looks great on you

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  70. The black gown fits you like a glove, You look so beautiful Idu. And, what an odd situation for her to just phone you randomly like that, haha. Not certain what I'd say to that one, lol. Happy Easter weekend dear. xx/Madison
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  71. you look stunning, amazing dress and very interesting post :)

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  72. wow, you are so ready for red carpet

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  73. absolutely stunning! xxo
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  74. Black gown yay! you look very elegant. xoxo

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  75. great post!
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  76. you look absolutely stunning. love the gown. too cute.
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  77. That's really an awkward conversation, i definitely wouldn't go. And why will someone give out your number without asking... totally unacceptable.
    The black dress is drop dead gorgeous. looks like it was sewn on you


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  78. This dress is a real dream ! <3

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