Saturday, July 30, 2016



Back in the day people didn’t really care for pairing certain colors or warm colors worn together. How that has changed! These days, everything goes and you can't go wrong pairing two warm colors or wearing an outfit with two warm colors. Being a gal that likes to think outside the box in my styling, I gravitate towards and embrace any and every combo. Coloring outside the lines is a fine art after all and hey, bold red and orange hues are on trend and I am 100% on board.

So as you can imagine I went pop for this skirt. It’s a no brainer, every gal would feel pretty in this piece. I love the color combo and was drawn to it like a magnet. The vibrance of it, the playfulness and the girly peplum all worked in it’s favor. This skirt was also very fun and flirty and even though the fabric wasn’t that light and breezy, it flowed and swayed beautifully in the wind and believe me (at the risk of sounding like Donald Trump) it was very windy. Typical deceptive Cali weather, very sunny yet very windy and cold. I had hair in my mouth, in my eyes and hands flailing almost nonstop to keep the strands out. The struggle!

Chilling in my closet for months now, I had to style it now, not just cos it’s summer and it works but cos I’m on a color roll (seen my raffia skirt look ) and we all know how much in love with colors I am. You didn’t know that? Whaaatttt!! Ok for your benefit I’ll restate the obvious. I am such a colors girl, a purple/pink lover first and foremost and I commit to have fun with colors no matter what. Hmm, that kind of sounded like a pledge, LOL. 

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most” - John Ruskin

I paired the skirt with a cold shoulder (my favorite Summer 2016 fashion trend) mock neck bodysuit that has gotten a ton of wear lately. Pulled together and chic with a little help from the wide waist band, I completed the look with a pair of studded pumps and a wallet on a chain.
Your thoughts?

Song Rec: Major Lazer Cold Water


Deets
Skirt - Isa Arfen (here)
Bodysuit - Boohoo (here)
Pumps - Christian Louboutin (here)
Bag - Yves Saint Laurent (here)

Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking those lovely purple thoughts, Xo.



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85 comments:

  1. What a look!!! The colours and the cut are just beautiful, with your black hair everything looks like a million dollar. Just love it - have a great weekend Margot www.iameverywoman.eu

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  2. Your outfit is breathtaking!!! Everything is perfect here, I love it <3

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  3. Just love a good pink and red combo and this one was just so lovely! Looking so gorgeous, and love the YSL bag! Xx

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  4. I always believed that there is something very powerful about the combination of purple and red....and I must say that skirt is a show stoper. I love its cut and you certainly styled it perfectly....I really like how you made it stand out by pairing it with that black one shoulder top. The cold shoulder one top is an interesting piece by itself and it goes so well with this skirt...and the heels are dreamy. The red soles sure do complement the red on the skirt....and they're your signature!

    ....how cute it that bag!!!! it makes this outfit even more ladylike and polish. Real fashion inspiration!!!!!!!!! you know I love colours so this combo is just my cup of tea.

    Flawless make up and photography...as always! you look like a million dollars!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Love the asymmetrical bodysuit and the gorgeous skirt!

    LUXESSED

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  6. I am stunned , dazzled , and amazed by your beauty and style !!!

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  7. That is such a bright, bold and statement look but I love it! You make me want to twirl in a skirt too, Idu! You made me LOL about your struggle with your long hair. Long hair is lovely but dang, when the wind blows it gets everywhere so mine is always in a braid now. LOL! Have a great weekend, beautiful!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  8. You seem to be such an amazing women! I really like your photos and your outfit :)

    Love, Nadine <3
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  9. U look just fabulous, the entire outfit is so fun and full of colors! I really love the skirt! Have a great weekend dear! xx

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  10. Fantastic look!!! Have a lovely weekend! Kisses :)

    xxBasia
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  11. Idu darling, I believe you that it was windy and the pictures turned out fantastic! You look again so beautiful in your colourful skirt with the amazing top and now I'm directly happy I'm a huge colour lover, too :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend so far! Kisses from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  12. Such an awesome combo, Idu. You certainly know how to pull off such bright vibrant colours:)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  13. OMG!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeee everything!!!!!!! Seriously !

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  14. I never connect red with pink, and I have to admit, it looks great.

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  15. Those colors are so sweet and fun together and the skirt itself is creative and eye catching in design. The top is wonderfully flattering, defining your beautiful breasts so well, almost as if it was not there. They are so sexy in these shots I was only into shot four before they defeated my best attempts at self control ;) You are such a lovely woman and so exciting, dear. You always pick items that suit you perfectly. Wow! Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  16. I want the top ASAP and skirt too. Lol. I want everything. Woooooooooow. I can't get over this pics. I think this is favorite of all. Yes, black is beautiful. Great minds think alike. Wink wink. Perfect outfit for a super diva. Loooooooove you girl. Keep SLAYING. That's is the goal. Kisses my love

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  17. He last thing I want is for you to sound like Donald Trump. And believe me, I mean it. Haha! How are you darling? I love the skirt a lot. You rocked it!

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    1. I meant THE last thing. That's why I don't like to comment using my cell phone. LOL!

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  18. love these striking colors! so in for the summer, gorgeous <3

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  19. I think colors make people happy :) Though, I wear black most of the time, when I put the vibrant pieces on, it make me feel refreshing! I love this skirt on you Idu! You look absolutely beautiful!

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  20. What a gorgeous colorful skirt you wore here, love the accessories too.
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  21. Amazing colors on your ootd!!!
    Bag and skirt are so cool!!
    Love
    Chiara - www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  22. Gorgeous from head to toe! Love the colors on your skirt :)

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  23. That skirt is AMAZING, Idu. I'm sucker for bright colours.

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  24. I love how you never shy away from vibrant colors and the fuschia and red combination of this skirt is absolutely smashing. It looks just fantastic with that cold shoulder top. Styling on point as always Idu! Have an amazing new week!

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  25. Always a special outfit it's a pleasure see you.. Kisses

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  26. Idu, this is a statement dress, I love how you think outside the box... the peplum style is one of my favorite, it is awesome for curves xox

    Thank you so much for you sweet words and wishing me happy birthday... I really appreciated it xox

    I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation, I can't believe how fast it is going, I plan to enjoy the month of August xox

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  27. Women fashion clothing is an important part of the fashion industry as it helps make an impact in the world of fashion.

    Women's Fashion

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  28. Sooooooo in love with that skirt!

    Happy August :)

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  29. You look so gorgeous <3 Love that skirt with the black body!

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  30. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
    Would you like to follow each other? If yes, please follow me on the both of my blogs and let me know in the comments of my newest posts so I can follow you ASAP.
    Have a great day!

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  31. i love all the pieces in this outfit..so beautiful.. you inspire me so much of the outfit post, Idu...keep posting pics and always be chic..

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  32. You look absolutely stunning as usual Idu! You make me think of Beyoncè!
    Loooove your outfit, that skirt and bag are just amazing!
    xxx
    S
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  33. Very lovely! I like this so much.

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  34. A real princess. You are gorgeous :)

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  35. Idu you are so beautiful. I love the skirt so much. Gemma x
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  36. You look amazing and your makeup is stunning x


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  37. Idu, you're flawless! Love your longer hair and the skirt is just to die for! Love the colors on you!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  38. These days everyone has got their own style an d can set a trend. Colour blocking is the new trend. I love the peplum skirt on you so much dear Idu
    You always nail it everytime!
    Enjoy your new week
    x

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  39. You look gorgeous as always! I love this look and your make up is beautiful. I'm a huge fan of peplum as well, I wear it really often, but never as daring as you! You're super stylish!

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  40. Another gorgeous skirt! I love the combo!!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  41. This outfit is quite the stunner, Idu. I can just imagine how it must be with you walking in your neighbourhood, obviously the best dressed there. Love this whole look. Happy August, love! x/Madison
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  42. LOVE the colors! You styled it perfectly with the off shoulder body suit. Gorgeous!

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  43. so beautiful,you look smashing
    That skirt is to die for

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  44. Super gorgeous!
    Love the colors! Oh and that cold shoulder❤️❤️❤️

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  45. Wow Idu, this skirt is everything! Super feminine and chic. Baci, Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  46. Hi my lovely gorgeous friend! I love everything in this outfit. The color pairing. Your pretty hair. The whole package stuns! So glad I found your beautiful blog!

    Hugs
    KaSonndra
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  47. You are rocking this one-shoulder top! Always looking so elegant. :)

    Best,
    Christina

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  48. Such a gorgeous skirt, girlie! I love hot pink and red together, I think they make for such a beautiful combination. I also agree that it's great to have fun and experiment with different color combinations, it really does make all the difference in the outfit and overall style! You look gorgeous as always, girlie! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  49. Love your outfit

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  50. Love your outfit

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  51. This is lovely! I love the bright colours! I've always adored the spiked Louboutins as well, you look great Idu!

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  52. That skirt is F A B U L O U S! And I love your purse, too!
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  53. OMG Idu! You blew me off with that bodysuit! I love the rest of your look too but how can one look so immaculate in a $16 bodysuit! No one can carry it off as glamorously as you do! And that wig! A BIG Yes! <3
    Love,
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  54. Hi my darling Idu.
    First of al,m i want to say i m sorry for my abssence; these days are very complicated for me :-(
    Love so much this look, your skirt is absolutely fantadtic, and i m very sad that this is sold out.
    Your hair are fantastic.
    You are always the best Idu.
    Kisses

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  55. How are you always ON POINT? Seriously, I absolutely love your outfit! Your skirt and dress is just EVERYTHING! YAS. <3

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  56. Your whole ensemble works. I love your skirt and I agree that any color combo can work if you have the gumption to rock it.
    LaToya
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  57. That skirt is everything, omg!! I just love me bold and lovely colours. You look amazing!

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  58. you look amazing darling, love the skirt and the bag!!!

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  59. 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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  60. I love your look dear. I am doing good :)
    How are you?
    xoxo

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  61. Love this skirt, it's amazing ! You are adorable and beautiful <3 Kisses

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  62. The skirt is amazing and love your bag! Stylish look as always!!
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  63. Love love love thse vibrant colors on you, Idu. You look stunning, you look darling. Gosh you are absolutly beautiful.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  64. I love peplum top and I am a big fan of your eye makeup.

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  65. Just popped in to say hi gorgeous!

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  66. I love such vibrant colors for summer, they instantly put me in better mood! Stunning outfit, as always!

    Bella Pummarola

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  67. That skirt is gorgeous, it could be from Lanvin!
    Looking bomb as always :)
    xx

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  68. I hope my comment goes through this time ,twice I tried to comment on two different occasions when I got wifi but I couldn't get the full post and pictures to open up. I'm vacationing in a really quiet place with really bad network coverge. Anyway never mind that. I"m blown away by the design of this lovely skirt ,Yes I saw the raffia one ,you are on a colour roll babes and you know how to combine your colours so well they suit both your skin tone and your accessories. I've been meaning to tell you but I love your hair here and in the last post you did. You look stunning. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Kisses !

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  69. I'm totally in love with your outfit!!
    red and pink together...beautiful!

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  70. Oh my gosh Idu, I'm a lover of pink and red color combo! I just adore your whole outfit, as much as I love seeing a glimpse of San Francisco in your shoot. I used to live in the heart of it as a kid, and I wish I was there so many times during the year. I feel like you're near Dolores in the pics :)) You are such an inspiration!

    xx,
    Tania
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  71. You look gorgeous!
    xx

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  72. Yes I remember the days when you would never see red with pink or any other warm or loud color combos. Now it's anything goes and I like it much better. It's allows for much more free expression in terms of personal style.

    -M

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  73. Nice color combo and very beautiful pictures.

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  74. I had not seen thislook, looks amazing on you dear! Love them shoes and the bag is so cute!

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  75. You style is gorgeous! Loving that dress and you beautiful curly long hair! Looking so beautiful like a princess <3

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  76. Idu, well done. One thing I notice about your dressing is that you always wear a good bra. Perhaps you could teach us a few things about undergarments as they are the foundation of any look. Keep on keeping on

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