Saturday, May 28, 2016

General Commencement at UC Berkeley


"I love you mom, this is for you”
Those were the heartwarming words from my twins as they walked the stage together on black grad. amidst cheering and loudness spearheaded by me of course, their number 1 cheerleader. Memories came flooding as I made jumping in one of my trusted 6 inch heels (a break from my new found love of flats and sneakers, yes I joined the flat revolution) seem like a mere walk in the park and we all know it ain’t. Ha! 

Today’s Look
I’ll start off by saying that formal doesn’t and should not mean boring. This endearing dress with geo cutout detail and matching shorts is far from boring and definitely pushes the boundaries of dress designing. It fit snug in my 125lb, 5’6 frame, was very figure accentuating, fun and took a lot of confidence to pull off. I added a pair of skin toned tights to keep it dignified for the event. Not your regular hangout dress. Ha! I teamed it with a solid coat not for a color pop but cos I’ve been feeling very very peachy lately. I finished my look with a pair of oversized square framed sunnies, my new favorite accessory.

A gorgeous pair of heels and sexy go hand in hand...
This pair though. Comfortable? Not so much! I seized the moment and kicked them off for some candid moments with my twins. My son was done in a minute, my daughter and I on the other hand kept bubbling like champagne, there was no stopping us. I laughed until my stomach hurt I kid you not. We met up with some friends for more laughs.

And afterwards I ate. In celebration of my babies. So much soul food. And I haven’t stopped thinking of that food. My name is Idu and I am a foodie.

Hi there darlings! 
The unofficial start of Summer is here, <<dancing emoji>> ! Happy memorial day weekend.


Deets
Dress - Similar Here
Sunnies - MiuMiu (here)
Bag- Chanel (here)

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


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85 comments:

  1. Hi Idu, What a beautiful family you have I can see how you would be very proud of your twins. I am also a mum of twins! Your outfit is perfection! You are right formal definitely does not have to mean boring! I can imagine that your twins are really proud of there Mum too. Gemma x
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  2. So much laughter! And you look super chic, Madame! I'm sure your babies are so proud of their mama too. Keep shining you guys!!

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  3. Oh congratulations on your twins' big day! Wow, graduating college is such a big step and I'm so happy you have raised such amazing children! You look absolutely beautiful, positively glowing in your dress! I can see where your kids get their looks from hahah <3

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  4. You family is beautiful. Congrats to the twins again, and keep laughing!

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  5. I totally agree dear Idu, formal dressing doesn't have to be boring....and I must admit, I can't imagine you wearing anything but a fashion forward outfit! Even when you dress down, there is always a fashion spark in your outfits, you always find a way to jazz it up....and I just love that! You're a genuine source of fashion inspiration.

    This dress is absolutely fabulous and you wear it so well! the heels are stunning (even if not comfy ha ha) and the skin coloured tights are always an elegant choice. I also wear tights when I want to make some outfit more classy...or when I'm not sure is the skirt too short...besides, tights have a way of making our legs very flawless.

    You look utterly perfect in this combo...the dress, the hair, the make up...everything is amazing. The photographs are simply divine. Your twins are adorable...they both have the most amazing winning smiles!!!! so cute!!! You must be very proud and you should be, it must feel fantastic to have your kids graduate collage...I hope I will experience it some day, but the way I'm heading (no babies on sight yet), I will probably be ancient by then. LOL:) Anyway, truly beautiful family photos, you all look blissfully happy...as you should be! You have a wonderful family.

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  6. You have a very great family my darling Idu.. you are so so lucky and i m very happy for you.
    Your look so beautiful, this nude dress is incredibly chic.. like you.
    Kisses

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  7. Congrats to your children! I bet you are super proud, as you should be! You looked fabulous!

    xo
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  8. Omg this post makes me smile so much, you are one hot, fit and inspiring mom, Idu. Your family is oh so beautiful. Congrats to your twins. Oh and wow, you looked super stunning in that cutout dress! :) xx

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  9. Yes. . Mom this is for you and you have earned it my dear. To see your babies making their mark and ready for careers is phenomenal. You did good and look awesome in this outfit. Happy mother's day again.....

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  10. Que maximo que linda festa arrasou nas imagens você arras
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  11. Beautiful Pics

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  12. Okay so I love the no shoes picture!!

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  13. I can see the resemblance! Everyone looks great! The cut-out dress is to kill for!!
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  14. Congratulations on your twin graduatuon. Although I personally don't feel the dress was appropriate for the accasion, but you look super proud, and I am very happy for you, well done.

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  15. These photos are real and vivid! And I'm madly in love with your make-up, it is simply a masterpiece! Dress is also very original, just not take my eyes!

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  16. So beautiful are you all and so happy for you girl👄💋👄💋👄💋👄💋👄💋👄👄💋👄💋👄👄💋👄💋👄💋💋

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  17. Absolutely beautiful! you are beautiful in all aspects, and your children are Angels sent from above. I like your fashion sense. I am stunned how you were able to pull this dress off to a graduation, cuddles to you.
    Love always
    Joyce

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  18. You look beautiful my diva and mentor i cant get enough flicking through your pics congratulation to the twins well done

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  19. Idu, you look gorgeous... this dress looks so stunning on you.. you carry it off so well, so beautifully. Your family is amazing, I adore seeing how happy and close you are your wonderful family. By the way, I totally love all the shots of you without shoes, those tall heels are lovely but you are right, not comfortable... and the shoe less shots look amazing xox Thank you for always dropping by and leaving me such wonderful comments xox

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  20. That is so wonderful, what a special day! And you have such a lovely, sweet family, it is easy to see. 2 at once graduating, wow!! And that outfit is amazing on you. Wonderful to see so much of those sexy legs, especially liked that first side shot. Those thighs get me so excited the mintute I see them. And adding to that were those pretty feet in tights. Even with those gorgeous, stunning breasts and the firm, fantastic bottom, in the end it was those feet and thighs that got me tonight, and so incredibly too ;) Congratulations and thanks for sharing these exciting, lovely shots. Brought wonderful pleasure! xoxo

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  21. Hi Idu... It is so great to meet someone who has so much in common with me as I too am a fashion blogger whose kids are my besties and are both entering their first years in college as well. You look marvelous and I can also tell you take great care of yourself. Life energy vibrates around you. Congratulations on both your babies successes and don't stop conquering those dreams until you go way beyond the stars. Stop by and visit my bloggerly home when you have a chance.

    All the best,
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  22. Congratulations!!!! Very fab family!!!
    You look beautiful !
    Kiss
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  23. Thanks for sharing this to us! I absolutely love it.

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  24. Congrats to your gorgeous twins. That dress my darling Idutastic is exceptional. Wow!! Love the photos. They portray so much love in the family. Have a blessed week darling.

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  25. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

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  26. How did i missed this ?
    First of all congratulations to you and your family, these are beautiful photos.
    Secondly you dont look like you have had kids at all.
    And finally you look super fly.
    Happy Sunday.
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  27. Omg, you look stunning, like a beauty queen...and that dress...spectacular
    congrats to the twins....you have a terrific family
    kisses
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  28. Your dress is so chic, such a perfect one for the occasion! And congratulations to your family! Xx

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  29. Such a proud mummy and she knows it . Thank you for celebrating your babies with us !
    I can only wish you all the best!
    your outfit was the highlight and i loved how you paired it with the peach coat. make up and hair like every day well slayed.
    Enjoy your Sunday
    x

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  30. congrats on your twins.You look spectacular,so beutiful.Your dress and your heels wow so stunning

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  31. great post and blog :)
    kisses,
    Tijana

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  32. Priceless moments. Beautiful pics too. Yepppppppp you are right. Formal don't have to be boring. You sure raised eyebrows ��.gorgeous outfit #proudmum#. Www.glamourousausta.com

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  33. Oh my Idu...they are so grown you so look like their sister.....wow you sure had them really young.. Beautiful family
    Your outfit was so cute...i meed to raid uour shoe closet

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  34. Thanks for sharing these personal photos. Congratulations to your children; what a superb achievement. I love the look that you picked; absolutely stunning!

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  35. Congratulation to your twins! You guys look very happy and I still remember when I graduated, my mom and dad were very over the joy too! About my dog, he has passed away and I am still healing my heart slowly :( You look gorgeous btw!

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  36. Amazing family !, Lovely Pictures and such a gorgeous dress, Formal indeed doesn't have to be boring and i love what you did with the coat , You all look so fabulous in this dress , congratulations to your twinnies and to you too ,this is what every mother prays for. So much laughter and fun in these pictures . Beautiful dear , have a nice week.

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  37. Really proud moments. Congratulations to the twins.This is a great accomplishment. Beautiful pictures.x

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  38. Congratulations to your children, Idu. I bet you were the best dressed Mum during the ceremony. That dress is so pretty.

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  39. Lovely post hun! I like this so much.

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  40. Congrats to your beautiful twins Idu!!!
    You all look a very happy, lovely and fashionable big family!
    xxx
    S
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  41. Amazing photos! The pictures say it all! Congrats to your babies, what a great achievement. You look stunning by the way, your cape is just perfect and that dress is a show stopper.
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  42. wooow the photos are just STUNNING *_*
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  43. Amazing post! Very entertaining.

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  44. Congrats to your twins, Idu. You must be one proud mom. And you are looking gorgeous. You got killer legs, babe and that dress looks just fabulous on you. Happy Memorial Day, Idu.
    kisses
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  45. I can only imagine how proud you are of your twins and they both are beautiful, Idu! Congratulations to you and your babies again!

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  46. What absolutely beautiful pictures! Must have been a perfect day. Your family is so lovely!! And you look stunning as always.
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  47. wow you look beautiful Dear:) I love your make up and outfit!:)
    kisses
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  48. you have kids and twins that are this grown??? Wait.! What.! OMG! i would have passed your daughter for your sister.! you must be such a proud mum of your gorg babies! this pix right here is #GOALS. i want to look this young, hawt and stunning when my kids are this grown!
    such a lovely family.!

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  49. Congratulations to your children. You are beautiful together ! Kisses :)

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  50. These are the events that are missing in Italy and each time dream to be able to attend at least one once in a lifetime. That girl style! Reportage very beautiful, you and your family are fabulous! *_*
    Kiss
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  51. These are the events that are missing in Italy and each time dream to be able to attend at least one once in a lifetime. That girl style! Reportage very beautiful, you and your family are fabulous! *_*
    Kiss
    Luna
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  52. Congrats for your family (beautiful and chic like you).
    You look divine as always
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  53. Congratulations to you and your entire family, Idu! Must have been a really proud moment <3 Love these candid shots, all of you look stunning!!

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  54. Congrats on the graduation dear, you look amazing!! beautiful pictures!

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  55. OMG!!!! You look so perfect my dear,like a movie star<3 I love your dress :-)

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  56. That dress is amazing!!

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  57. awesome outfit! you must be sooo proud :D
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  58. You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit. This dress is wonderful, and I'm totally in love with your cape:) Congratulations for the twins!!!

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  59. You are one stylish mom :) Congrats to your twins and I would have never thought you could have kids that age :) You look fabulous!

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  60. Iduuuuu... congratulations on the graduation of your children! These are beautiful pictures.

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  61. You have such a beautiful family! I know you must be beaming with pride! My cousin who is very much like my little brother just graduated from Penn State and the whole family can't stop smiling about it!

    -M
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  62. Idu, you have a lot to be proud of! What a wonderful accomplishment (your children)! Such a blessing.
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  63. Congratulation dear on the graduation of your children! I'm sure you are really proud of them! You all look so happy and beautiful on the photos :)

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  64. Oh, dear Idu! Congratulations to your twins and it is so wonderful what they said to you! No other possibility than to love you btw <3 I can't stop watching all the amazing pictures full of happiness and your wonderful family. Thanks a lot for sharing and I adore you also in your perfect dress. All the best to you and your family <3
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  65. congrats and super love the look..
    kisses from dubai ❤️
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  66. Now that's one proud, sex, hot and gorgeous mama. That dress is too hot for words!! Congratulations and cheers to brighter future. Now you got me guessing which one is your hubby. Lol!!

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  67. Wow, Idu, you must be so proud. I did a year abroad at Cal and it was the best of my life!
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  68. you have to be so proud of them :)
    beautiful family e nice pics

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  69. Happiness galore! Just like that, your babies graduated. It is all coming full circle! CONGRATULATIONS to you and your twins for staying focused and winning. It is success on all levels and you deserve it. Beautiful family!
    Love the outfit you picked and I so admire you for not holding back at all from showing up slaying as per usual :). Formals should never be boring. By the way, welcome to that flat life! Hahaha. You look beautiful!

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  70. The dress is so beautiful! And you look so glam in this outfit too :)
    Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  71. Congratulations gorgeous! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  72. Your kids are sooooo beautiful!
    Saw this photo on IG n I loved it.
    You should be nominated for world's hottest momma!
    You look super amazing! Love the dress and shoes.

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  73. Congratulations to your beautiful kids for graduating! And damn you guys are seriously such a good looking and stylish family! Also major props to you for always dressing totally on point despite all the pressures and responsibilities that come with being a mom. Honestly, I respect women that can do both. You give me hope for the future when I eventually have kids.


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  74. Louboutins for graduation are perfect, but I know the pain they can cause so I'm not surprised your daughter took them off. And you with your nude heels, wow those are stunning, but so high! Congratulations to your children for graduating, I never even expected you had such grown up kids! You seriously don't look old enough, Idu! But you do look amazing as always!

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  75. Esse look estar show amei
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  76. You must be so proud with your two kids! Huge massive congrats to them :)
    Your daughter looks like an explosion of emotions! Such a charming smile.
    And your outfit, of course, is superb!

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  77. This is such a sweet post! Congrats to both of them on this amazing milestone!

    Best,
    Christina

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  78. your dress very sexy
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    have an happy day
    kiss

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  79. You look great, I Love the dress. Congrats to both your kids.

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  80. you are all so chic...love your coat Idu...

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