Saturday, July 16, 2016


I struggled with a title for this post. Gingham Style? ‘Check This Out’? Plaid Top and Flare Pants' ?. A couple eeny meeny miney mos later and I went with Gingham Style. Phew! 

Fashion trends are truly cyclical. Gingham has been back in case you haven’t noticed. It’s no longer limited to school uniforms. Yes, it’s used as school uniforms in some parts of the world, did you know that? How trendy those students must look. Lucky ducks! 

It’s also not limited to table covers and picnic basket liners anymore. Heavily served at fashion runways, street style mavens and bloggers are wholly embracing gingham. It's very wearable and transitions seamlessly from runway to real way / street style. 

Even though I’ve seen head to toe gingham look ever so fabulous albeit tricky to pull off, to curate a perfect ‘not too busy’ look I chose to pair my gingham cold shoulder top with solid bottoms. I arguably played it safe but this is a great way to whet your appetite for this trend. If you didn’t hit the ground running with it already that is. The peplum hem added a feminine touch while the cinched waist created an illusion of an hourglass. The lush greenery was a perfect backdrop. Spike gold heels and a red Alma bag were my accessories of choice. I actually listed this bag to sell on Poshmark, having had it forever and only carry it once in a blue moon. 

Hi loves! 
Have you been spotted sporting gingham pieces yet? What color combo is your favorite?
Song Rec : Meghan Trainor - Me Too.
Enjoy your weekend!

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Deets
Top - Isa Arfen (here)
Flare Pants - Ellery (here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (old, similar here)
Bag - Louis Vuitton (old, similar here)

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



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80 comments:

  1. OMG you look so beautiful
    I just love that look
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    have a nice day
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  2. I love the top but the pants are to die for!! They must 'move' great!
    Love the post!
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  3. Your pants and pants to a very Original you are they nice kiss

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  4. I am wolf whistling right now lady. Absolutely fabulous.

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  5. I've just found your blog and I really like your style !! xx

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  6. You look stunning my dear!!! Perfect outfit, I love everything here <3

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  7. These photos just take my breath away. . . So much Awesomeness!!

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  8. That top...that top...that top...after obssesing about it, I just had to click and see where you got in from...and the funny thing is that it doesn't even look that good on the model, I wouldn't even notice it if I saw it on that website. The way you styled it and the way you wear it is what makes it magical! Really! That is what I love about fashion, it is in a way about stories. It is not about clothes, they're just a medium for our storytelling, for we create the stories with our clothes. It is always about us not about clothing items, sure by themselves they can be fab, but they trully come to life only when worn- Fascinating how much better you wear it, the energy and the everything...I think those gorgeous flare pants don't take the attention from the top, they make it stand out even more. Such a perfect pairing! The heels are fabulous as well, everything comes together brilliantly...and that top just looks fantastic and on you it is like---here comes the million dollar look!!!!!

    Flawless make up and hairdo...Fantastic photos. Such an amazing fashion moment, thank you for sharing it with us, you really inspired me today. Totally I actually wore a skirt with ruffles and a blouse with flare sleeves so I was doing the 'flare' thing myself.

    Thank you for you wonderful comment. I feel the same way...I think it is hardest for the parents, because more and more there is this feeling that nobody is safe and I often worry abou the kind of world kids will grow up in. I think it gets to us all. Such tragedies really take something away from us and create a strain on our soul...but what can we do? Live our lives the best we can and try to share the love hoping that love will prevail in the end.

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  9. Lovely look!!! Happy weekend! :)

    xxBasia
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  10. Always on point. We Love you.

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  11. Hello,

    Wooow, soo loovely ! :D

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  12. This is simply gorgeous... I love everything about your style..very tasteful..

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  13. Love the top!

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  14. Love the look my diva friend! So proud, forever a fan❤️

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  15. Just speechless and in love with the whole concept. I really the flare top. The pants are to die for. My fab idu, keep doing your Thang girl. Loooooooove you

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  16. I'd, you look so stunning in gingham... the top is sexy... I love peplum tops, they are so great for showing off your curves. Wow to the parts, they are such a wonderful and unique pair of pants. .. I love them ♡♡♡

    By the way, good luck with your prying, I know you can do it ♡ xox

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  17. Those poofy sleeves and wide bell bottoms are so beautiful and cool. So clever to pair them! You look gorgeous and your sweet, full breasts are so wonderfully on display here, so exciting for me!! I could not believe I made it to the second from last picture before I can hold out no longer ;) Amazing pleasure, dear, you always close my nights out so incredibly! Kisses

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  18. Your heels is stunning! this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing...xx

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  19. Wow Idu this is one of my favourite outfits of yours, you look so pretty! Love gingham. You are right about the school uniform. My daughter used to wear a gingham dress for school in the summer here in the UK but not now she is in high school. That doesn't stop me loving gingham though. It's a classic. Have a great weekend.

    Gemma
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  20. You look absolutely stunning in gingham! I love the different flare elements - such a fun take on the 70's revival.
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  21. I haven't ever tried Gingham before but I've seen some lovely Gingham dresses! You pull it off so well, the necklace is really nice too and a lovely accessory :)

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  22. You look absolutely hot and beautiful honey. Such a great style <3
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  23. OMG...you looks amazing with those look.The top,the shoes and the pant....I love everything.
    Have a fab weekend dear.
    Kisses xox

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  24. Brilliant styling, beauty blogger and beautiful high-heeled shoes. All in one post. Share your outfit on my blog. Greetings and welcome to me
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  25. I struggle with blog post topics and once I finally find a suitable one I start to get inspired all over again. To be honest I don't think I own any Gingham top or blouse,look how you make me want to head to the stores to start shopping for one ,you really slayed this look Idu, wow ! I can't stop staring at that blouse. Gorgeous and I looooooove your hair . Hope you have a splendid Sunday dear.

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  26. 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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  27. I am so loving the off the shoulder trend. Cool how you paired it with the flared pants.
    LaToya
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  28. Beautiful top! I actually love your entire outfit :)

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  29. This look is totally glamorous,i love that pant and top.
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  30. Seriously out of the world!! You look amazing Idu!!I'm considering copying the pant, lol!

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  31. I usually picture gingham as more of a a casual pattern. However you are totally proving that it can be quite glamorous Idu! Another fab look sweet lady!

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  32. Hello lovely! I think you look absolutely fabulous! Sometimes the outfits we struggle the most with come out looking the most absolute best. You look effortlessly gorgeous!

    Hugs
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  33. love this top!

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  34. Those flared trousers are amazing. You look stunning as always.

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  35. wow so eclectic...so fashionably Idu..

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  36. I think your choice of Gingham is the most chic piece! Girl, you pants are my obsession!

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  37. First of all, I love this hair. Second of all, I love it even more pulled back. Finally, you took a big risk with this outfit and it paid off. I love the poses and the shoes. Some fashion pieces should be framed. And these pants are one of them. The nude lipstick is gorgeous!

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  38. very nice photos, thanks for visiting my blog!!!kiss

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  39. Very lovely! I like this so much,

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  40. Hahaha. Blue ingham was my school uniform back in Nigeria. You look awesome as always.

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  41. Dear beautiful Idu, how good you have chosen this title for this post as I'm a huge gingham fan in general. I really love this pattern and for sure your outfit, too, although it is absolutely different from the gingham styles one normally is wearing <3 But you did definitely a fantastic job and look simply wonderful! Have a very happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  42. You are such a beauty, girlie, WOW! I love the high fashion, editorial vibe of this outfit, the details are so lovely and work so well together, too! I didn't know that gingham is a print used in school uniforms in some parts of the world, I learnt something new today! Sometimes, I feel that finding the right title for a post is the hardest part, but you had some great thoughts and I love the one you went with. Thank so much for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

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  43. I have a gingham skirt since 2007 and still wear it till today, I had no idea to was gingham, just thought it looked cool. LOL! And Idu, that pants is to die for, how gorgeous is it! You wear the top beautifully too, I wouldn't be able to fit into it, my chest is as flat as a airport runway. LOL!

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  44. All the waves in this look make the silhouette outstanding. I love the contrast of your luscious silhouette with the gingham pattern. And those shoes!!!! You look fantastic hon. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  45. Now this is a show stopper! I love that top a lot, but tits like mine won't do well in it. Lol!! You look sexy, sister. :)

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  46. You look awesome,beautiful shoes too

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  47. You look lovely in Gingham style!

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  48. no words just beautiful!
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  49. You look darling in this gingham top, what I love most is the cut and ruffles! I don't have any gingham, but I were to get something it would be in the color blue.

    xo,
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  50. Your outfit is fabulous ! You are very elegant :)

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  51. Oh my gosh, those pants are AMAZING! Totally need a pair for myself!

    Best,
    Christina

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  52. It's true that fashion trends are ciclycal and these flare pants are the perfect example. I must confess I've fallen in love with them. So cool!
    xx

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  53. That top is absolutely gorgeous! The silhouette of the outfit actually reminded me of those lovely Christian Dior's looks during the 50's, when he used to say women should be like flowers :)

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  54. Super stylish combination! These pants looks so chic on you! You are such a stunner!
    xx
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  55. OMG! I don't know how I had missed this post but you look amazinglyyy stunning and that hair! WOW!
    Love,
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  56. I am a huge fan of gingham, Idu. You're such a beauty and this outfit is completely magical! Love everything.
    kisses
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  57. that's a fabulous combo, my dear, all the pieces mix together in such a perfect way that you'd deserve a fashion magazine cover
    I also love the neutral make-up and the hair styling
    I'm speechless
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  58. This look is absolutely fabulous! I love the top with that pants and the photography is so top notch! Kudos for a stunning and fabulous look.
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  59. Love the look and how you styled it. Also, love the edginess the spiked heels add. You never dissappoint!

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  60. Idu, you look gorgeous! I tend to like classic patterns, so gingham reminds me of growing up I had a seersucker and gingham playsuit my mum made me, haha. Love all of the volume in this outfit. Absolutely stunning, lady! xx
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  61. Very nice outfit! I like your top!

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  62. beautiful shoes! I love your style!

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  63. Ilove your accessories.
    Wohoooo! just got a similar gingham skirt from my sister..can't wait to rock it.
    Stay fashionable.
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  64. Just stunning as always, Idu:) I love how you pulled off everything! I'm a big fan of gingham, and that top is just fab. I'm also a big fan of the LV Alma, and I love your red version.:)

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  65. Have a good day beautiful
    kisses

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  66. You look super trendy :D

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  67. Loving the flare trousers , suits you really well!! You rocking them real good

    Xxx
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  68. you're such a beauty my lovely friend :) I love this top, so unique and cool <3
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  69. You look super stunning in that outfit! :)

    Wow.. just wow! :D

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  70. Lol.... "Check This Out’ would have made a great title, I love clever puns. :-)

    Gingham always brings back memories of my boarding school days.

    You look lovely, I like the dramatic flared hemline on the pants.

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  71. Fantastic outfit! Gorgeous top and pants! You look very attractive! Nice golden necklace, very classy <3
    Kisses baby :***

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