Saturday, June 25, 2016


This dress here! What an amazing item of clothing. This shoulder exposer will score you tons of admiring glances. A pair of lace up heels and a maxi bag added the final flourish without upstaging the cute dress with sheer mesh around the bodice. Wait a minute, wasn’t I just speaking to my love for cut out dresses here? The huge “missing piece" (rhetorically speaking) from this one projects this dress to new heights. Drab glam to bam! Ok ok, i just made that up and it doesn't even work. Part of an amazing haul that had me pretty chuffed, this teal beauty has been sitting neatly wrapped up and awaiting warm weather so I could show it off. We can talk about my love for lace up heels on a later date but perhaps we can address my love for bandage dresses today? Yeah? Aight. 

What can I say, I love them so and particularly favor this one cos it’s just the right amount of clingy. Flattering enough to show off your glorious curves yet hiding dare I say perfectly, those bulges in all the wrong places that visits to the refrigerator won’t let us get away with. Ha! Finding that right balance can be a little tricky you’d agree. I definitely love the on trend off shoulder sleeves and the sexiness of that criss cross can’t be denied. Wait, speaking of off shoulder you know what else I love about this ootd? The fuss free sleeves that firmly hug your arms and give an illusion of toned biceps. Who’s complaining? Not me! Plus the joy of not tugging at your sleeves every minute is unmatched. I could honestly live in this one all day everyday.

Unfortunately I can’t link the dress as they’re not a part of SC or RS and the shoes are last season. Bummer! But hey, chin up lovelies cos I found some similar products herehere, here, here, here, and here. They are some of my absolute faves! Shop shop shop, you need to feel summer in your body and toesies anyhow! Just don't burn your skin like I did, Ha!

Hello darlings! Second full week of my summer staycay has come and gone. Uneventful somewhat. Don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it here but my closet is literally collapsing under the weight of clothes. So I’ve started organizing. 'Keep', 'Give Away’ and 'Sell' stashes are growing. I’ve started listing the ‘Sell’ on Poshmark  @thechic11. So do stop by and shop my closet. 

 Have a lovely weekend loves!
And Happy Summer. It’s officially here! And the only one in my household that has a Summer birthday turned 14 yesterday. My baby is surely growing up.

Breaking News! 
The Nordstrom anniversary sale is around the corner! What better avenue to jumpstart planning your cold weather wardrobe or heck end the summer with a bang. I can’t think of a better and bigger sale guys so save up, pay off that credit card and make room for your haul or better still apply for a Nordstrom debit card. I favor and own the later as it’s linked to your account and purchases are charged directly to your account while you earn points. Talk about peace of mind. Of course the best items from the sale sell out very fast so planning is key guys. What is it you’ll be needing not necessarily wanting? Those items you’ve been eyeing? Closet staples? Plan Plan Plan! And if you like to go in and physically see items before you purchase them then this is a great time to snoop out all Nordstrom / Nordstrom Rack locations around you. Happy mall hopping! Oops, I almost forgot to mention the dates. July 22nd to August 7th. Mark your calendars with early access July 14th to the 21st.

Shopbop is also having huge sales! 25% off all markdowns with code 25EXTRA. I love this ankle flares that will pair perfectly with this top and already added them to my arsenal. Kick the summer off in these cute sandals here and here. Happy shopping!



Deets
Dress - CB
Shoes - Aquazzura (similar here)
Bag - Chanel

Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.


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78 comments:

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

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  2. This dress is so lovely, from the color to the style and fitting. You look amazing. Always looking up to your new post.

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  3. Oh wow! Idu, you are one hot momma! Love this dress, not just the style but the colour as well. And the way you styled it with those shoes is just bang on:)

    PS And thanks for the heads up about the sales:)

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  4. The colour of this dress is amazing. And your shoes are to die for.

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  5. You look like a goddess my dear!!! Dress is very original and has beautiful color, I love your heels too <3 Happy weekend :-)

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  6. Amiga tu es um luxo arrasou neste look amei
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  7. Gorgeous dress Id and I can't take my eyes off the shoes... they are on another level of beautiful! Have a lovely weekend.
    Gemma x
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  8. Another gorgeous look.
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  9. Cool shoes :).
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  10. My divine Idu, this dress looks stunning on you. So beautiful style.
    I really love your sandals
    kisses
    Maggie D.
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  11. Idu, you look sooo stunning, I am loving this teal color on you and how this dress hugs your body shape...You have a beautiful body shape and it is showcased so well in this dress xox

    Enjoy the rest of your summer, I like to hear that you are selling and giving away clothing you no longer like... it will feel amazing to clean that closet out as well make some money ... perfect for being able to purchase a cute outfit for the next season xox

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  12. So much Fabulousness in this post. Everything you wear is uber chic and down right Fabulous. . .

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  13. What a unique dress! I love the colour and you look superb in it.

    LUXESSED

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  14. I have so many clothes that were ordered and when they arrived it was not "weather appropriate " but now with the sunny days here i'm going to be unleashing them . I will be checking out your sales on poshmark. I saw you in this dress on instagram the app doesn't even do it Justice. Looking at it here I can see how beautiful it is and curves in the right places. I'm loving the lace up heels. You slayed this style. Have a fab weekend!

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  15. Beautiful dress I'm obsessed with it! Love this post :)

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  16. You look amazing in this dress dear! and those shoes! <3 <3 Love it!

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  17. Another fabulous dress! Good on you for getting your closet into order! Happy summer to you too Idu!

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  18. Ify Brebdan - NdukwuJune 26, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    Idu, this one is super-smashing!Good one.

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  19. Saucy mama Idu! Looks gorgeous on you! I love Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rewards. I also use ebates for cash back. Whoever gets a piece of your wardrobe is a lucky girl.
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  20. So sexy! I bet you made many heads turn in this outfit! And you wear it with such confidence, love it.

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  21. Fantastic look!
    Have a nice week!
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  22. you look amazing!!!

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  23. An outstanding look. Love it. Gorgeous color too.

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  24. The midi bandage dress, the lace up sandals... I can't take my eyes out of you!
    xx

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  25. you're a natural born fashionista, babe.....and I'm literally in love with all your outfits
    you look stunning
    kisses
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  26. Oh very great coordinate darling
    xx

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  27. You look gorgeous! Love the color of this dress & your heels of course <3
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  28. stunning lady *_* you look amazing *_* obsessed with those shoes :)
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  29. I rely like the whole ambient and so that heels <3 perfect!
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  30. Thank you dear , I follow you ion g+ now if you want follow me too you do me happy
    WoW !! So sexy
    kisses

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  31. that dress was made for you! And on the whole give away thing, I wouldnt mind getting some :p (i've no shame!)
    looking beautiful as always!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  32. gorgeous look, and your shoes are so stylish too <3

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  33. stunning,you look fantastic
    Such a beautiful dress,the cutout makes it so sexy

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  34. Idu, you are so pretty! This dress is just to die for and I'm swooning over your CHANEL bag!!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  35. Woooow!! Amazing look!

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  36. What a stunning dress! Love it with your shoes! Enjoy your time off!
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  37. First of all, you have NO extra bulges to hide and you could afford hundreds of trips to the refrigerator! LOL! Love the dress on you, Idu, seriously glam but not OTT.

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  38. Chaiiiii this hotness could fry an egg! DANG woman!! Now this is one hella sexy dress. It has rendered me speechless!
    Only if these carbs will let me be. Lol!

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  39. I love your shoes!!

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  40. Wow! Such a gorgeous look! & those shoes are everything!!

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  41. Oh, dear beautiful Idu! Yes, no wonder you love these kind of dresses so much! They are made for your and you look again adorable and absolutey perfect in your look! And believe me, you are not the only one with the wardrobe challenge ... I often do the same during my holidays like you :) Enjoy further your summer holidays!
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  42. Love your post!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts.
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!
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  43. This dress is amazing, you look stunning in it:)

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  44. You always wear the most fabulous dresses! Love the cutouts of this one. Amazing shoes as well!

    Best,
    Christina

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  45. Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  46. I so love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kisses! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

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  48. I can tell that you are in love with this beautiful dress! I also think that you look gorgeous in it Idu! Love the lace-up heels too! Happy Summer!

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  49. You know you be killing it! Your body is banging and you are rocking that dress! You look phenomenal!!!!
    LaToya
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  50. That color on you! http://www.thebikinifashionista.com/

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  51. Idu!! WOW!! You are so stunning in this dress, the cut of it and the fit of it is truly amazing. You look beautiful. I adore the shoes and the bag too. Happy Tuesday!

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  52. Wow. Just WOW! That dress was made for you. The design, cut and colour, utterly stunning. I'm not so sure I could pull this off but boy will I live vicariously through you hahahaha. And you said sale! I'll have to check what you've got ;o)

    Sxx
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  53. Absolutely sexy and chic!!!!
    Amazing dress!!!!
    kiss
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  54. wow I didnt recognized you

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  55. Fits so well...Teal is officially my best shade of green.
    Nice weave, bag, heels.
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  56. Your shoes are absolutely amazing! And of course, the sexy dress :)

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  57. Such a lovely and cool dress and so amazing on you, dear! Very pretty shoes too. The opening in the front and those full, sweet lips are so tempting and your body is wonderfully exciting. Your stunning breasts blew me away, shot 3 in particular brought me such fantastic pleasure. And then that gorgeous butt in shot six got me again. What a wonderful surprise! You are such a beauty and so sweet, dear. Kisses

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  58. I like! Thank you for sharing.

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  59. 1 word: STUNNING

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  60. Beautiful dress :)
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  61. Your style is simply perfect and you always leave me speechless! ;)

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  62. OMG, Idu, I am in love, love, LOVE, with the shade of this dress!!! I need to find something similar!
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  63. Amazing dress, blue is my colour.
    Wonderful colourful sandals.

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  64. Hi Idu,

    Ah, teal is such a glorious shade of electricity! @ 'mesh around', I like the word play. :-)

    You look so lovely. The "missing piece" is tastefully done, revealing yet demure. Speaking of visits to the refrigerator, I'd need to reduce those visits and up my sit-up & crunches game before I dare show my midriff. Lol

    Have a great weekend.

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  65. I always say that every outfit that you show us is one of my favourites, but it's true. Your glam style has no limits! Stunning outfit Idu. xx/Madison
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  66. Girl, that is an amazing dress! And with your gorgeous body.. you make it work! :D

    Do I still need to say how much in love I am with your shoes??! :P

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  67. Caprichou no look amei a sandalia, bom final de semana.
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  68. That dress is stunning on you. Fab as always. Your shoes.com

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  69. This dress is so beautiful and simple. I love the shoes. And thanks for reminding us of the Nordstrom summer sale. You have some beautiful stuff on Poshmark.

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  70. Beautiful dress

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  71. You are a real goddess in this dress ! Kisses beauty :)

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