Saturday, July 2, 2016


So many trends and just one body! One of the top trends for Spring / Summer 2016, lace up is enjoying a moment and fashion/style bloggers and celebrities are all over this trend. From bodysuits to crop tops, shoes and dresses too, lace up offers just the right amount of sexy. Unlike certain trends, they are easy to pull off and versatile. Pair your lace up top with jeans, skirts, slacks, the styling possibilities are endless. 

Bodysuits are fast becoming a girls best friend. Given a nod of approval as a closet staple, bodysuits make for a clean and very polished tucked in appearance and are giving camisoles and basic tees a run for their money. Wear your bodysuit as a weekend uniform or underneath a killer blazer for work. Let a sexy lace bodysuit be a part of your night time getup and oh the heads you will turn!

 I took the plunge (literally) in this body hugging lace up bodysuit paired with a summer staple aka a pair of white jeans. I am always on the hunt for great white pants. They're such a perfect staple to have in the closet and I adore them. And heck everyone is breaking them out in full force. Are you?Black skinny sky high stilettos matched the sexy vibe oozed by the top and a peach bag added a pop of color. 

This 'Casual Perfection' is appropriate for movie and date nights. My daughter is leaving for North Carolina tomorrow for the 50 year anniversary of 'The Freedom Summer'. Ever heard of it? So we had a movie night yesterday to get some quality time in before she leaves. You guessed it. We saw "Purge: Election Year". Not a direct reflection but had me thinking of what's going on in politics here in the US this 'election year'. Grasping, eerie, hair raising, graphic and even cool are some ways I'd describe it. Then there's that intersection of violence, comedy and tragedy. Just like Shakespeare's tragedies. Did you see it yet? The previous installments? 

Hi Darlings! 
Glad you made it back? What are weekend plans. It's still grad party season. Take the plunge, rock that lace up top to the next party! Or barbecue. Have fun and a very happy birthday America!

PS: Thanks for all the love on my last post here, if I haven't responded to your message, please bear with me. I'm working on it.


Deets
Lace Up Bodysuit - Alexander Wang (here)
White Jeans - Fashion Nova (similar here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (old)
Bag - Kate Spade old (similar here)

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

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90 comments:

  1. you look wonderful !

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  2. Your cinema outfit is perfect a lace necklace an incredible accessories.. All like me❤

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  3. Love your bodysuit! Nice photos :)

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  4. Wow that lace up body suit looks incredible on you

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  5. I love your style beautiful Idu.
    This top looks wonderful on you.
    Have an adorable weekend
    kisses
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  6. Hot, sexy, fabulous Mama. You are so beautiful Idu dear and I truly believe you can do any outfit justice. Slay babe slay.

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  7. You look so perfect my dear!!! I love your cute bag and heels <3 Happy weekend :-)

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  8. Looking hot as usual, Idu! Girl, I need to know what you're eating:) And I've seen both The Purge movies, so I'm quite excited to see this third installment.

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  9. I love the lace up trend, and you wear it so effortless! At the moment I am not yet comfortable in a lace up body like that, so I will stay with lace up shoes this season.

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  10. Perfect heels dear! :) and the whole outfit is stunning! Have a great weekend! xx

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  11. Very beautiful look!!! Have a great weekend!:))

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  12. great post, I love your blog!
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  13. You look amazing with everything and this bodysuit is so sexy. You look just stunning dear!
    xx

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  14. You are right the blogsphere is going wild over lace up anything but especially bodysuits and yours is super cute. Can you also start listing what makeup you are wearing in each post as well? I really like a lot of your makeup shades but do not know where you get them from. I'm loving the purple lipstick you are wearing in this post so I would love the brand and shade info.
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  15. That lace up bodysuit is smoking hot and I do like how you paired it with white jeans...you can't go wrong with black and white right?...and with heels! Those sandals with heels are gorgeous!!!!!!!! This casual outfit has something timeless about it....such a winning look for Summer. You really do look divine!!!!!

    I didn't see the Purge movies, but I think the concept is fascinating. It is really scary how much power any goverment has over people. I think the problems of corruption and greedy politicians is present is almost every country and West is certainly not free of it nor is it the promised land it is supposed to be. I mean I love living in Europe but the governments here....it is a nightmare sometimes.

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  16. Idu, can I say WOW, you rock this lace up body suit... you look amazing and I love how you paired it with the white jeans... your shoes as always are perfect, I love heels even though I can no longer wear them xox

    I hope you are enjoying your summer break and getting out to enjoy the lovely weather... I know it is or has been quite hot down where you live... we have had some decently warmer weather here.

    Happy fourth of July... we celebrated Canada day on Friday July 1st, it was a beautiful day xox

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  17. Hahahaha. ..rotfl omg !! Idu . Your first sentence really got me cracking . Indeed so many trends and style but just one body . I have put together almost 10 of my next outfits for the blog but I wish I could wear them all at once just before summer ends in 2 months. I am also leaning towards the bodysuit trend because like you said it gives a well polished look. The Cris cross lace top is so sexy yet classy and your shoes are so hot. You look amazing . Wishing your daughter a lovely trip to NC . Kisses dear !!.

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  18. Oh the Purge series, they feel like a guilty pleasure to me. The idea behind them fascinates me enough to forgive how poorly they are made. I keep wanting to fix things as I watch it, sink deeper into the psyche of it and away from the splatter and camp. It reminds me a bit of The Running Man which i can watch again and again. As for the outfit, you look amazing in that bodysuit, I was dying to see the rest of it, especially from the back ;) Your hair is looking so gorgeous, those shoes are unique and cool and your breasts are displayed so wonderfully. That first close up of them it was all over for me and so incredibly!! Thoughts of untying and luscious softness accompanied my fantastic finish!! Hope your weekend is going great and thanks so much for the nice words on my blog. Kisses

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  19. you always manage to look so sexy and chic, my dear...what's the secret?
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  20. Great look, you have a great body.
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  21. Love the monochrome outfit - you look stunning :)
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  22. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have an amazing new week.

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  23. Am lately loving the long hair on you so so much! I love the colours as black and white never grow out of style and lace up is definitely an in
    you look more than great dear Idu!
    Enjoy your Sunday and new week
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  24. u r such a stunner idu! love the eye makeup with the look!
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  25. hotttttt ! love the whole styling you are fab!

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  26. That is one standout black and white look Idu! Way to rock one of the trends of the moment and the lace up detail is hot hot hot! Hope you're enjoying a fabulous holiday weekend sweet lady!

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  27. Hello beautiful dear Idu! You really rock the lace up trend! And yes, bodysuits are not only trendy but also very comfortable to wear! I bought a few of such pieces in the last months and love them all. I love also your outfit. White denims are definitely wardrobe staples but I have to admit although I own a few of such denims I still wear them much too seldom. Hopefully you had the wonderful and amazing weekend you planned!
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  28. you look very beautiful!

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  29. Hi Idu. Thanks for making fashion look so effortless. Just so fabulous. Enjoy your week

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  30. Another fantastic look! Love your top ! <3

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  31. Your jeans are too pretty, gorgeous gal! I always love to make new blogger friends too, so if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch let me know! x

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  32. I'm really tempted to jump on the bodysuit bandwagon. They are so versatile and easy to wear.

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  33. you look so stunning hun *_*
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  34. Love lace up style! And today you also have given him a super fashionable outfits and trendy Idu! You are beautiful! :)
    Kiss
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  35. I feel you, way too many trends for just one person! haha loving the bodysuit on you and lace up is sooo trendy as well! Love the choker, you are on fire :p
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  36. I love your look!

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  37. Great post. So lovely!

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  38. My Fashion diva! Keep shining, you are blessed!
    I love the post!

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  39. Idu you look stunning! I love the body suit and your Kate Spade bag is such a stunning colour. Gemma x
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  40. Wow, this body is so sexy. Great outfit!

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  41. Your body is literally perfection! I love the bodysuit! SO hot, Idu!
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  42. My beautiful Idu, I've been meaning to visit you for so long but I've been so messed up with the new BHLM website that I'd been trying to change. It literally took me a month besides the work that I'd been doing the last month. But I've not been missing your amazing looks on Instagram and as usual you Rock any looks! However I have a request, why don't you sometimes make makeup looks and your favourite lipstick etc for us all? I know how you rock your purple lipstick and eyeshadow to the point everytime I see a purple hue of makeup items, I remember you! <3
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  43. I love your top,it adds that hint of sexiness
    Great look,you look amazing

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  44. I wear bodysuits all the time, they are so comfortable. Fantastic look, as always, and those shoes are a masterpiece!

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  45. Really loooooooooove the top and the way you put it together..fab..fab

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  46. You look gorgeous in this bodysuit!

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  47. You found the perfect body suit for you!

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  48. Fab look. Heart the bag! Some how I have lost my only pair of white pants :-( You look stunning in that lace-up bodysuit.

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  49. HOTT and those shooze. . .those shooze. . .

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  50. baby, you look so amazing!

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  51. I love a lace up top. I haven't found my own love just yet, every time I do my size always sells out. Grrr. Maybe I should look into the bodysuit kind?! Hope you had a lovely 4th of July. Your election campaign sure is one hot mess! (Looking at it from my side of the world that is!)

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  52. This is the perfect monochrome look! That bodysuit is gorgeous. You can seriously rock anything!

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  53. Movie night with the family sounds good to me! I always watch a night movie with my mom too! Actually, the combo of lace trend+maxi dress look great on you Idu!


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  54. I can't believe bodysuits are making a huge comeback, I remember wearing them back when I was in high school. LOL! And mama, you look amazing and I wish I have a killer body like you!

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  55. You rock in those jeans, gurl! I love how you wear this choker necklace. You make me want to try it, although I am not a big fan. Well done, Idu!

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  56. you look absolutely dreamy!
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  57. looking gorgeous

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  58. That lace top is fabulous on you Idu! I would love a lace up but with shorsleeves sinc it's so hot in L.A. The style you chose looks so chic and sexy at the same time. Adore it!

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  59. have a nice day!

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  60. You look divine in that lace up bodysuit ! Amazing ! Great makeup, too ! Kisses

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  61. So beautiful as always Idu! I don't own any bodysuits; perhaps it's a mental thing, but they just seem too confining...I do really love the lace up detail on yours though; super sexy! I haven't seen the last Purge yet. Oddly enough, I've only seen the second one. Guess I had better catch up!
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  62. Love so much this black and white look Idu, and this body looks absolutely perfect on you.
    Wish you a great week end, kisses

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  63. You look amazing, that bodysuit is gorgeous!
    xx

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  65. Gorgeous makeup look!! Xx

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  66. I'm in love with your makeup, can't stop looking at it !

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  67. Such a lovely outfit! I adore lace up tops!

    XoXo,

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  68. I love the criss-cross top! I've got a white one!

    xx

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  69. Wow! I just looked through your blog and I love your style. All your pictures look perfect <3

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  70. Your make up is gorgeous! And I love your Kate Spade bag and your shoes! So pretty!

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  71. thank you for your lovely comment darling...I can't wait to see your new look!

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  72. Totally loving that top! You look super amazing!!! =)

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  73. Nice look!!!

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  74. This lace up body looks divine on you beautiful Idu.
    I love thislook.
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  75. Just beautiful ......simple and so nicee

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  77. Monochrome is bae...your bag is pretty.
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  78. Marvelous style ! Your top is gorgeous. Have a lovely day :)

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  79. What a fantastic summer look! I love your top and the sexy heels! Have a great summer and stop by my blog if you like, xoxo
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  80. Fantastic and amazing hairstyle! Loving that black top, so 90s :) Gorgeous shoes. You look stunning<3
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  81. Fantastic and amazing hairstyle! Loving that black top, so 90s :) Gorgeous shoes. You look stunning<3
    Lots of kisses and hugs :***

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