Saturday, June 11, 2016

Off Shoulder Midi Dress and a Statement Necklace


School’s out y’all! Wait, did you even hear me? SCHOOL’S OUT! Uh oh, my bad I didn’t mean to rub it in. But my alarm’s off for the next 10 weeks. I’m not going to be able to tell my Mondays from my Fridays, such a good feeling. The joys of being a teacher! We may not be rich but we have our Summers off.

Off shoulder trend has been around a few years now, stays undoubtedly sexy and maintains it’s lead as a favorite Summer look. From the very minimalist and simplistic styles to the uber exaggerated, statement sleeved and edgy, from the tie back to the elasticized, the cold shoulder trend is very chic, sexy and visually exhilarating. As separates, they go with pretty much anything and everything from skirts in every length and style to jeans in every style, slacks and shorts too. The best part is, wait for it, wait for it - they look great on every gal, sorry dudes! Come to think of it, it’d probably look great on you too. Ha!

It’s safe to say I’m obsessed. You? Freed the shoulders yet? Come on, flash some shoulder skin! 

Sign me up for this one!
That was my reaction when I saw this dress. I was immediately smitten and had to have it. Aside from being lilac, a shade of my favorite color purple, I love the midi length and the flouncy top that finishes in a pretty scallop. The long rear slit is also an added bonus and so is the bandage fabric that hugs every curve even though I'm wearing a size large. Very girly, playful, summery and elegant you’d agree. SWOON!

 I’ve been over daffodiles but for this look I revived this pair for a shades of purple effect. 

I added color pops with the bag and a statement necklace kindly sent to me from Takai By Angela. They need no introduction here as I’ve styled several of their pieces in the past. If you’re a new reader then check out some of their pieces I styled hereherehere here. Pretty amazing aren’t they? One thing that comes to mind each time I style a fabulous handcrafted gemstone necklace by Takai  is how very unique each piece is and how much I stand out wearing them. No wonder their tag line is "Dare to be different”. I stay a fan!

I’m linking some lovely pieces from Takai here, here, here and here and some off the shoulder dresses that will quench your thirst for this trend here, here, here, here and here. All great deals I promise.

Well hello darlings! 
What are y’all doing this weekend? Aside from reading this post that is, :)). Me? Having a pretty low key weekend. So bummed that it’ll be Monday again soon. Oops! My bad, school’s out!! It’s saturday all day erryday now, <<<dancing emoji>>>. 

I may not be waking up at 4am to get ready for work but I’ll be catching up on reading, for leisure that is. Between blogging and teaching, I hardly ever have time to read for enjoyment so I’m thrilled and look forward to curling up on my brand new pretty comfy chaise. I have a few novels lined up. One I got for my daughter - Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, Modern Lovers by Emma Straub and Jessica Valenti’s memoir Sex Object. Any great recommendations for me? Pray make it one that will keep my interest and not leave me yawning and slogging along to it’s very very boring conclusion, lol. You wouldn't do that to me, would you? Ha!

PS: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine. Like my friend Shireen would say, there is no place for any BS here. 


Deets

Dress - House of CB 
Necklace - Takai by Angela (here)
Daffodils - Christian Louboutin (old)
Bag - Louis Vuitton (old)

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

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86 comments:

  1. Sexy ,elegant and stunning , just a few words to describe this gorgeous dress on you. Yep ,school's out here too in Portugal but work continues for me anyway...haha. I can not stop staring at your hair and how it makes this dress look on you , a little different from the short hair but so much more beautiful. Hope you have a great weekend dear ,and enjoy your holiday.

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  2. Ooo...fantastic look!!! Great dress! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    xxBasia
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  3. This off-shoulder midi dress is gorgeous and love the color. It really suit you!
    xx

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

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  5. Your look is fantastic!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  6. I saw this dress two weeks ago and nearly got one. Nowadays I feel guilty when I shop, so I'm curbing my appetite. Lol!!
    It looks so good on you. GORGEOUS!! Love it, beautiful.
    Yeah rub it in! Very soon it will be holidays over here too. Ha!

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  7. Hello Idu,

    Ah, I've got to get on this off-shoulder wagon, it's so sensual in a subtle sort of way.

    You look lovely, as always. :-)

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  8. What a beautiful look and outfit. Love the way you combine the Pink and Orange color here :)

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  9. Wow great look, that dress suit you so well, the colour is perfection.

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  10. Hi Idu,
    you are so beautiful, my divine queen.
    This dress looks amazing on you
    kisses
    Maggie D.
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  11. Lovely post, you look gorgeous and nice colour blocking, Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog have a lovely weekend
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  12. Que lindas imagens look maravilhoso bela joia
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  13. First of Idu... yay to school being out... that is awesome, teachers certainly deserve their summers off, I have such great respect for all you you. Our children need wonderful teachers and I am well aware how much work you all put into your lessons and homework xox

    I am loving the lilac dress, it is sexy, pretty and you look stunning... nice heels too... this is a wonderfully put together outfit xox

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  14. Such pretty colors;Loving the off-shoulder dress too. Really exquisite!

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  15. Yeah, go ahead, Rub it in! THE READER is a good book too. I enjoyed reading it. But you, my darling, look so stunning. I love the hair, the dress, the makeup, and the shoes. The necklace makes such a bold statement. You have arrived, honey!

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  16. I love the necklace, the dress and the bag! <3 fab fab fab

    LUXESSED

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  17. perfection!!! that's just the word....ure beautiful.

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  18. My darling Idu, i remember this dress on Instagram and i had to repeat: you look absolutely great!
    This color looks perfect on your dark skin and your fantastic body is perfect for this long dress.
    You are really an icon for me, love love your style!!!!!!
    Kisses

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  19. Your figure is so beautifully shown off in this dress! :)

    And of course.. no surprise.. totally in love with those sky-high stiletto heels! :)

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  20. I think you suit with this pastel colour too Idu! The dress makes you look very soft and sweet! However, I wish I could go back to the school because now I am working and no more Spring break :((


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  21. what can I say, you are perfect, so are the photos and the dress is a stunning piece...would love to wear it to..
    kisses
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  22. What a stunning dress! Your makeup is flawless as ever. The necklace is really beautiful too! Have a great weekend.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  23. this dress is amazing!

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  24. Idu darling, yes you are perfect, I agree absolutely! Love this off-the-shoulder dress, not only because off-the-shoulder pieces are also in my opinion very fashionable at the moment :) How wonderful there is no school for 10 weeks for you and I see you know already what to do :) Enjoy this time, you really deserve to have a rest!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  25. Beautiful look my dear, everything matches so pretty! I love the whole look!

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  26. I don't think I could ever work as a teacher, the two children of my own are more than enough for me, but whenever the summer break comes around I reconsider. Enjoy your time off, I am sure it is more than deserved.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  27. You have an incredible body and this dress is absolutely perfect for you! You look like a statue!

    Bella Pummarola

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  28. The color of dress is a so cotton candy sweet! Perfect fit and great way to style it. I can't just get over the scalloped off shoulder details. You look nice and yes, please enjoy your long break. You deserve it :).

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  29. Your makeup and the necklace are both so pretty and your hair is gorgeous. Wonderful dress, such a cool texture to go with a great color for you. And wow yes, dear, it does show off those stunning curves. Every shot is so sexy but that first side shot was the one that ended my night so incredibly. Your body is so gorgeous, exciting for me every time! Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  30. I love the necklace and dress and how you are wearing the hair. You look great. xoxo

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  31. OMG Idu! This dress is very very magnificent! I love it, literally, and I think there is little to add. A model and a color unique! *_*
    Kiss
    Luna
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  32. Awe! Love the color of this dress and the fit is perfect!! Stunning look. Your necklace is a show stopper! Enjoy your time off!!
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  33. Lilac is definitely your color! You look beyond amazing and I just have no words to explain you how much I adore the whole outfit and every single detail! ;)

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  34. Absolutely wonderful!

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  35. This midi dress is breathtakingly beautiful. I love midi dresses because they make us look taller lol. Suits you perfectly. Colour combination is sweet. Always a killer.

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  36. Amazing look! You hair looks so lovely! <3

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  37. That dress is super cute and fits you like a glove. Love it

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  38. Idu, I adore this look! The dress is beyond stunning on you! You seriously belong in a magazine!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  39. That dress is gorgeous on you! The lilac color is YOUR COLOR! Looks so good! I am in love with that statement necklace. It is awesome >.<
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  40. Haha lucky you! I hope you get in as much reading as possible this summer! That color looks great on you by the way!

    -M

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  41. You look utterly gorgeous dear! That dress was made for you...and yaaay for those sky high heels!!!! I love the off shoulder trend too...and the off shoulder on this dress is so fabulous. Lilac is a great colour....and purple is your colour! I always repeat how I love your signature purple lip:).

    These photos look so professional, like from a fashion magazine! You really are a stunning lady! Today my mother asked me to explain to her what fashion blogging is because everyone has been talking about it lately, some bloggers were on our national TV...Anyway,I showed her your blog as an example and she loved it!

    Sorry I'm so late on commenting on this post, but I've got additional job for the Summer. So, this Summer I'll be working at two different places, I hope I will manage. So far, so good:)

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  42. HAHA! My boy is only two so school/no school doesn't make a difference, yet! And where do I start with this look? The dress is perfection on you, Idu but then again, I think I've said this before, you could wear a black garbage bag and still look like you fresh walked out of an editorial. I know your love for Takai and am familiar with the brand through your blog but with great reasons, their designs are exquisite and unique, nothing like I've ever seen before. And haha! Thanks for the shoutout, you're right, no place for any BS indeed! xx

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  43. wow, amazing!!!! Beautiful

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  44. Great post as always!! It's been awhile... Hope you had a wonderful week!!
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!
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  45. love off shoulder trend
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    kisses

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  46. PERFECTION!!!I love it all. . .

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  47. OMG I can't say anything! You are perfect from head to toe! That dress is adorable! Great sense of style!
    xx
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  48. I should have gone into teaching lol, I need holidays! hahaha
    loving the dress and the necklace really is stunning! looking hot mama!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  49. That dress is so pretty, Idu. I love that pastel lilac shade.

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  50. So pretty, I really do love that necklace! :) x
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  51. I adore your photos and your whole blog! I enjoy reading it :)

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  52. Lucky you. Enjoy the time, Idu. I am totally in love with your look, you look so girly and yet elegant and sexy at the same time. That dress looks fab on you, darling. Stunning.
    kisses
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  53. beautiful dress, doll!!

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  54. oh my i am inlove with your dress!!
    kisses from dubai
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  55. You look beautiful in this off shoulder dress and the statement necklace:) Gorgeous!

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  56. You look amazing as always! Off-shoulder pieces are always my favorite. :)

    Best,
    Christina

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  57. Looking Fabulous as Always! Enjoy your Summer, Doll! Loving the off shoulder body con dress on you. #Stunning & Those shoes, tho :D 😍

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  58. Wow what a fantastic designed..I vote it.

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  59. Wow what a fantastic designed..I love it.

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  60. I'm really glad schools out :)) Finally I can blog but I still have to be an intern bummer, anyways love the dress it totally complements your figure. Love the make up too <3

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  61. Gorgeous outfit! That dress looks amazing on you

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  62. thanks for share this article
    Gorgeous outfit

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  63. Adorable dress... you look so pretty!

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  64. Yes Idu, I'm so into the off shoulder trend! You look so classy in this dress, pink looks so pretty on you. Hurray to your ten weeks off!!!

    xx,
    Tania
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  65. love your dress

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  66. Nice dress ;).
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  67. Omg! Idu, I thought I has commented already, but dress has to be my favourite look from you. Stunning, indeed my dear! You look flawless! xx/Madison
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  68. Beautiful look :-)
    xoxo
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  69. Wow, you look so elegant with this off shoulder dress, I personally love the colour tho, lavender colour is so nice on you, also the back slit with thick line at hem is so <3

    xoxo,

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

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  71. Wow ! You are fabulous ! This necklace is perfect :)

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  72. Beautiful dress. Love the colour

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  73. WOW JUST WOW..I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THE STYLE..

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  74. U never disappoint, always better than ever

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  75. Definitely shopping the taka jewelry soon....lovely collection.
    your dress, shoes I love too.
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  76. Love this whole ensemble on you! You are such an inspiration!

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  77. I just love off shoulder tops. Your dress is perfect and you in it :) . Beautiful colour and cut. The necklace is breathtaking :) . HAve a great week Margot
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    In your free time I'd love to invite you to my blog - www.iameverywoman.eu :)

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