Saturday, August 13, 2016


Let me be the first to say “Happy 2nd Anniversary Fashionably Idu”. Seems like yesterday when I celebrated my first anniversary with a giveaway. I am celebrating differently this time. 
Read on.

Bardot Top and Cropped Flare Pants
All you need is lattes, lipstick and off shoulder tops. 
Summer of 2016 will be remembered for changing the sartorial game with the influx and total embrace of cold shoulder clothing. I bet you haven’t been shrugging off this trend. You’ve not only embraced the trend you’ve also made it your new BFF. Me too! (Can I get a ‘Me three’? Yaasss!). For what is a gal without her shoulder baring Summer uniform? Just don’t invest too much of your hard earned $ on them. Much as you love it, it’s only just a trend after all and will be gone soon enough unlike staples. My rule of thumb when I shop is 'Splurge on Staples, Skimp on Trends’. Think high and low. So it’s ‘no can do’ to trends that make huge dents on the wallet. Paired this cute top with previously styled cropped flare pants with a volume that makes a every step dramaful, a boater hat, and Ambertina, my favorite of all the heels I own, this is a perfect after hours look. 

Beating Cancer
"Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me"- Psalm 66 V16
I’m also celebrating beating cancer. Yes you read that right. I am 3 years out from being diagnosed with colon cancer. From that fateful afternoon in April of 2013 that I was handed what seemed like a death sentence. After I had prayed until I could pray no more and better believe I can pray. I attended a catholic high school and that’s all we did anyhow. Surrounded by my children, siblings that flew in from all over and my then friend that I thought of as my surrogate sister. I was told I had colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths and is among the top 10 cancers to affect people ages 20 to 49. I became a part of that statistic.

Blogging kept me busy and spared me zero time to think of the cancer while the last words of my friend and colleague Gary Golden that passed of cancer last year, 'God's Got This' kept me going.

After a surgery, blood transfusions, an almost 2 week hospitalization, very frequent checkups that I cannot even begin to describe how scary they were, (my siblings flew in and accompanied me to my checkups and I would sometimes refuse to get out of the car at the hospital for fear of what the doctor /test results would say) very close monitoring, CT scans (just had yet another 2 days ago), lots of blood tests and gosh I hate needles, (so much for being a renowned medical doctor’s daughter), lots of crying, lots of love, lots of everything that I have been through physically and more importantly emotionally, my brilliant oncologist Dr. Bahl now says it’s safe to use the word “cured”.
I say a resounding Amen. 

Dear God, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for being with me all the way, for never leaving me, for loving me.

Yes I do have stretch marks on my lower abdomen from having my 4 wonderful kids whom I seriously applaud for walking this kick ass walk with me. Tucked away in between the stretch marks, almost blended in with them is my surgery scar. The constant reminder that I survived, that I beat cancer. You want pictures? I didn’t think so, LOL.

I’ve always been one to celebrate my life, more so now knowing that had God looked away for a split second, I might already be gone to glory. 'Amazing Grace’ and ‘Jerusalem My Destiny’ sung for those are my favorite hymns, and everyone moved on. Head stone might have read ‘Here lies Idu, she loved family, friends, teaching, makeup and clothes. Christian Louboutin shoes were her absolute weakness’. I sob as I write this 'cause heck yeah it’s very emotional although I’m one to cry at the drop of a hat anyhow. Always been that way, will always be that way much as I try to toughen up, LOL. 

Presenting: Me!
Me! Yes me, with a new lease on life. Slaying on 'cos that’s what I do. And me as all the inspiration you need on days that challenges rock your life, on days that life throws you big sharp curves. That you’ll emerge from all that, determined as ever to keep living and not just existing. Especially if you have a good heart for that is every darn thing. Silver and gold have I not but I’m blessed with a good heart if I say so myself. 
“And her heart was the best, it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain”. - R M Drake. 

Coming Soon to a Now at a Coffee Table Near You

Fashionably Idu 
Vol. 1
A Blook Just For You

I've been working hard on this project and I'm thrilled that it's finally launched. Grab one or two or more (why not), so you can have a hard copy of your favorite looks of me at your fingertips. All 100+ pages of goodness. On your coffee table. To inspire you like you’ve inspired me. It’s available on here and soon on Amazon and linked at the bottom of this post too. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Susie's Cause Colon Cancer Foundation. I have partnered up with them for this purpose. 
  “There is no greater duty or pleasure than that of giving to others” - Samuel Goldwyn

My Outlook
Writing a blog, which is by no means a walk in the park believe me (oops, I went Donald Trump on y'all again), holding down a full time very demanding job and a family while under the care of an oncologist for colon cancer goes to show that limitations are self imposed. So I plan to be and stay unstoppable! To keep living my life to the fullest, taking nothing for granted. For now is all we have.
I am more determined than ever to fulfill my dreams, to stay focused on my journey, at my pace and in my lane, tuning out any and every 'noise'.
You?

“Then she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring”. - R M Drake

I appreciate your loyal readership immensely. Thank you ever so much. It’s been an awesome journey. I now lift my glass in a toast to me. To many more years of fabulousness.

To Fashionably Idu! 

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. My lil girl is back from her one month visit to Canada. I picked her and my mom up from the airport and one of the first things she asked was 'mom can I go to London with grandma in December?'. I haven't picked up my jaw, hahaha. 

Song Rec: All The Way Up

Deets
Top - Clayton (here, here)
Pants - Ellery (here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (old)
Bag - Kate Spade (here)
Boater Hat - Scala (here)
Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.



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102 comments:

  1. Love your outfit

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  2. Woow I would never say that you were that seriously ill... you are a person of strong will and therefore you won with the cancer.:-) Amazing outfit my dear, I love your heels <3

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  3. It's so good to hear such possitive news !!! ALl the best to you !!!! One would never have guesed thta you might have had any worries, you always look so radiant and happy. Once again - GREAT NEWS !!!! You look so sweet in this Fred Astaire hat and the off shoulder top so goes with it. Have a great weekend - cheers Margot www.iameverywoman.eu

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  4. you are beautiful! congrats for your blog anniversary :)

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  5. Congrats for the 2nd year blogaversary and all praises to the Most High for curing you, darling! This is the most amazing news I've read and I'm so happy to know that blogging has helped you focus your energy and better yourself!
    I hope you have a long number of amazing days in front of you to enjoy your family and friends in good healthy!

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  6. you're such an inspiration! seriously an amazing woman and fighter! It is fantastic how you managed to stay so positive faced with such a difficult diagnosis. Cancer is scary, probably there isn't a disease or diagnosis that is more scarier. We've all lost loved ones to cancer and we're all terrified of it. Just a few days ago, I went to funeral of a friend's mom who died of cancer. She was so young, it is such a tragedy. However, we must always be strong and brave....and never never forget that life is a gift, that we are responsible for the way we live it, that we are the ones who need to create beauty and joy in our own lives....so that we can create it also in life of others.

    Congrats on your fashion blog turning two years! That's a lovely anniversary...you already achieved a lot in these two years and I absolutely love your blog. Naturally, I'm also really happy to learn that yourfabulous fashion blog now comes also in book form! It looks like such a stunning coffee book to have!!!!! Congrats on publishing your book, that's phenomenal news for sure.

    I do like how you embraced this flare trend...you created another incredibly stylish and cool outfit. My favourite photo of you is the one where you are sitting on the car. That one is so relaxed...but I love them all. You always look sensational and your smile warms the day...It is amazing how much positive energy you're able to radiate with your writing, photos and your passion for fashion.

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  7. You are such an inspiration love to mountain 😍😍😍😍

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  8. Thanking God for your life! You are indeed an inspiration to all who struggle in one way or the other. Remain positive, pray and God will surely see you through, Amen.
    Idu nwanyioma, may the beauty and joy that radiates from you never cease ijna. You look fabulous💋💋💋

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  9. Congratulations! What an inspiration! Your story will go a long way to touch, encourage and heal so many more than you will ever know. Continue to share the many talents which you have been endowed with.

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  10. Idu... first wow, I had no idea you had battled cancer, you are so inspirational... I cried reading this, knowing how scared you must have been. I'm incredibly happy that you are cured... ♡♡♡

    Second, happy 2 year anniversary, I'm so grateful that you found my blog so that I found yours... I have been so touched and uplifted by all your beautiful comments xox

    Third, you are so beautiful inside and out... you have such a lovely style ♡

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  11. Who would have thought! You kept putting up posts, taking pictures, and making us all happy with your blog contents. And here some of us were being put off by the silliest of things! I bless God for your life dearie and I"m truly inspired.

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  12. Idu dear, I thank God for keeping you so we can still have you around to model for us and give us the latest fashion tips.I pray that He that began this good work in you will complete it and perfect all that concerns you.
    Keepb the fashion blooming!

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  13. Oh dear Lord! The goosebumps are still all over me as I write this. Idu, my omalicha! I can't believe you went through this. I celebrate your victory sweetheart! Never ever look at someone and envy them because you don't know their pains and challenges, my mom always said. Who'd have "thunk" that our fashionista, "shine bright like a diamond" rock star was fighting for her life the way you're always giving us life with you max slay fashions? I say that with utmost respect because, never having met you, I totally "gree your own" my gorgeous sis 😍 I'm in awe of your strength and fortitude. You kicked cancer in the butt real hard. Kudos and pride be 🙌🏽. As for this outfit of the day, if I wasn't a solid six [double digits], I would be hounding you for one of the pieces. Love the hat! So British public (private & expensive) school student vibe'ing. I love you even more, sissy, if that was possible. I shall be checking out that book and purchasing, especially for a good cause. xoxo da_cheech

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  14. 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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  15. Truly inspirational. I thank God for your life. I cried and laughed at the same time. #youareallthrwayup #nothingcanstopyou. Keep climbing in those beautiful black pumps. Cheers to many more fabulously Idu years.

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  16. Chinwe Okwuosa EhigueseAugust 13, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    PRAISE GOD FOR YOUR DOUBLE CELEBRATION! YOU ARE INDEED A "WINNER". I LOVE YOU. REMAIN BLESSED, REMAIN MY IDU!

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  17. Many congratulations on your second anniversary and God be praised for the miraculous and permanent healing. Am further inspired!

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  18. What a testimony. What a woman. God bless you real good. You are healed and an inspiration.
    Keep slaying sis xx 😊 😗 Congratulations on year 2 of your fab blog.

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  19. Congrats Idu to God be the Glory for the great things he has done.

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  20. congratulations! I wish you good health :)your look is lovely! :)

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  21. Great styling. just bomb and cool high heels. Share your styling on my blog to which you invite.
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    I also invite you to observe.
    Regards

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  22. Hi my sweet Idu, so beautiful news. I'm very happy for this.
    You look divine. Beautiful pants
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  23. Awww, our beautiful inside and out, Idu. I'm on FB hiatus, so Da Cheeech told me. I am so happy to read that you beat cancer! What an amazing write-up. So inspiring! I admire your resilient tenacity. You do everything with class, my sis. Who would have known that you faced an enormous challenge and all the while, you kept us entertained and engaged with your blog! You never took time off. May our almighty Father continue to bless you with good health and loving friends. May He watch over you and your children and bless you all with every good thing. You truly are an inspiration! He is not finished with you yet, my sis, so rock on! Love your ensemble. You slayed it, as always. Love always, Gertrude

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  24. You're such an amazing inspiration Idu. I cried while I read through your battle with cancer diagnosis.You've always looked so perfect, beautiful and flawless. It made me realize we all have to be happy, hopeful, live and love life and of course put every trust in God.I have to remember you anytime I'm faced with overwhelming life difficulties that appear insurmountable. You are so brave and optimistic. I wish you a continual good health - God bless you ����

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  25. Sad to hear all that you have been through and also glad to say you a conqueror. What an inspiration. Lord is your strength and he will never fail to protect you. Love loads . Kisses

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  26. So stunning!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  27. Oh darling, I'm so happy to hear that you are ok now.
    You look perfect,
    love
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  28. Wow, so inspiring to learn how you overcame your struggle and went on to publish your book! Amazing!

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  29. Oh Idu! So much to congratulate you on! Happy blog anniversary, and wow on the book! And most importantly, a big hurrah for beating cancer. Oh my gosh! Never knew you went through that...so proud of you, and just wanna let you know you're an inspiration:)

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  30. Beautiful! Hope you have a lovely new week.

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  31. Oh my!!! I woke up to use the bathroom and started reading your blog... I had no idea and I'm short of words right now
    I need time to come up with the right words to express how touching it truly was
    I do however know one thing ur courage is that of a lioness and u r one fashionable survivor cancer can't touch! Living your life in colorful pics is the best because it keeps the gloom at bay
    You my dear are a living proof of that
    Many more healthy and slayful years ahead
    Big congrats all your blog and achievement but most of all
    You beat the crap out of that cancer and I bet it won't be coming back for another beating !

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  32. You have so unique style my dear.

    Congratulation casue of your blog and beating cancer xx

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  33. First of all my utmost respect to you for beating cancer! It takes some strong will and a lot of faith to do that, I am very happy for you that you did! Also congratulations on that and your blog anniversary!

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  34. So many beautiful photos of you looking so stylish and pretty! Have a great weekend! xx

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  35. Idu dearest, that is amazing news! I am glad to hear that you have been declared cured, and I have to say that I admire your for all the positivity and joy you showed us throughout the last years here on your blog while fighting such a demanding battle. You truly are an inspirational and strong woman, a woman to look up to!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  36. Congrats on your blog anniversary. God is really awesome. He kept you strong and you conquered at last. I wish you happiness, love, strength, growth and every good thing you wish yourself.

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  37. Congratulation on these amazing stories, God bless you more.
    I love that book, i will check it out.
    Great look by the way.
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  38. Happy 2nd Anniversary Fashionably Idu! Cheers to many many more! And my heartfelt congratulations on 3 years since beating cancer! That takes a firm will and resolve and knowing your strength, I'm not surprised at all you were able to do it. Good for you and your family! Awesome news about your book too!

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  39. Dear Idu, now I have even tears in my eyes, many thanks for sharing everything about this bad time in your life and how it is now so honest. Everyone who is affected by cancer definitely understands you ... and believe me due to the story of our family you have my fullest sympathy and I admire you for your strength and that you never give up. Congratulations to everything - that you are that strong and beautiful woman, to your blogging anniversary, your coffee table book and for sure your very beautiful look! Happy to know you at least virtual <3 All the best to you, blessings upon you.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  40. Use to see your fashion pictures on Instagram and Facebook didn't know there was an inspiring story behind that smile. Thank God you beat cancer and congrats on your blogs two year anniversary.

    xx
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  41. Idu!it takes a strong woman to go through all this and come out a winner. I admire your positive outlook on life. And I'm so happy you are feeling better. Congrats on all your accomplishments! You look gorgeous in your black pants. And this top is to die for.

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  42. Ify Brebdan - NdukwuAugust 14, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Idu my sis, thanking God Almighty for His good Hands upon your life, may all Glory and Honor remain His forever and ever Amen! CONGRATS!

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  43. I did not know you had battled through cancer as from one Christian to another, PRAISE THE LORD for your cure! That bible verse is one of my favs and it uplifts me when I'm in need! May your blog continue to be as fashionable as it is now and I hope you can achieve much more in the upcoming years!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  44. lovely post, kisses :)

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  45. Such wonderful news about beating cancer, celebrations are in order all round!!

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  46. Very nice! I like this post so much.

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  47. What an inspiring story. How truly amazing is what God has done for you. God bless your siblings and your children for having your back. Happy 2 year anniversary on your blog. You are such a rock star for keeping your head up through it all. Your are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Xoxo.

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  48. God bless you, I am very happy to read that you beat cancer.
    Your outfit is beautiful and congratulations for your blog :)

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  49. Wow! Idu, I don't know where to start! First of, you are inspiration! I had no idea you were battling cancer, secondly congrats on your first book (I will have to purchase!!), and the success of your 2nd year of blogging! I am so glad we connected and reading this post was so inspirational! You are the best!! Love ya!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  50. I wish you many more years on the blog and good, good health! :)

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  51. You are so incredibly strong and beautiful...inside and out! Congratulations on beating Cancer, your 2 year anniversary, and also your blook, Wow! You've achieved sooo much in so little time... a testament to your inner strength and resilience. You continue to be an inspiration. I echo AMEN with you as well on the cure, and he who has started the good work in you will surely bring it to completion! All praises to him. Rock on my dear sista, and keep on slaying!!! Love your complete ensemble...no surprises there...haha! God bless you!

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  52. This post was certainly close to my heart, since as you may remember I posted about my mum going through breast cancer. We've just celebrated her first anniversary being cancer-free just a week ago. I am so happy that you are in the blogging world and so great to read about your triumph. It's always great to see bloggers do books, happy to hear that you went that direction too, congratulations babe!
    Many blessings to you, lovely! xx/Madison
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  53. You are such an inspiration! I am so happy you were able to battle cancer and come out even stronger Thank you for sharing your story, and I admire your optimism. You look amazing as always as well. :)

    Best,
    Christina

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  54. First of all, thank you for sharing your story, Idu and you are a strong, brave woman and congratulations on getting the all clear for 3 years! And another massive congratulations on the launch of your book! Wishing you a great success!

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  55. Thank God for your life and kudos to kicking cancer on the butt! Congrats on your book too, all the best my dear and you look so stylish as always.
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  56. Oh my Gosh. . . Thanks for being Idu and sharing your story. You did it!! As teary as it was, I am so Happy to meet you here and Love to see you prancing around with your Awesomeness. I am so thankful to God for his tender mercies each and every day and for all my loved ones. Much Luv!

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  57. Idu you were so brave and I appreciate you shared your story. You are a real queen my friend! Congrats on your book too, totally inspiring! And today you look even more beautiful and stylish! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  58. WOnderful outfit as always!

    As we say in Greece... Wishing you good health, cause health is above all!

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  59. Congratulations on the blog anniversary and the beautiful book, Idu!!! You look gorgeous in this outfit, very summery & seaside chic. You are an inspiration, girl <3

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  60. First of all,congrats on your blogging anniversary, you have definitely been an inspiration to many.
    I was stunned when I read about your journey with cancer, I've always looked at your blog and saw a positive, carefree and stylish individual. I would have never imagined that you carried so much more on your shoulders. I had a couple family members pass away from this disease so it is a reminder of how women need to stay on top of annual checkups etc.
    May God continue to bless and guide you throughout your life and career :)

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  61. At first, i want to say Congratulations! Congratulations for your fight with cancer, it really mean something. You deserved a long and happy life with your family and friends:) Also, Congratulations for your blog, it's always very colorful and original and i love to look at your outfits:)

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  62. OMG, Idu you are such a strong, wonderful, positive woman!!!! I'd never tought what are you fronting, you've been looking always so carefree and stylish!
    I really admire you, and wishing you all the best!
    xxx
    S
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  63. Great and interesting post!!!!have an happy day !!!!

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  64. WOW, Idu, I had no idea you had colon cancer before. Honestly, I'm sure nobody would have even guessed. You really are lucky to beat it with God by your side and a fantastic team of surgeons and medical staff. I always never know how to look at it when everyone thanks God for them getting better, when it was the actual medical team that did all the work, but I know it means that God sent them to you and was working through them to make you better. So it's a whole round support team you had there. I'm so glad you got cured from it and that you're doing so well, just wow. You of course look amazing and those CL's hold a special place in my heart right there! Congratulations on your book too, amazing!

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  65. Cancer isn`t something to joke about at all! After seeing my dad`s life being taken away by this dreadful disease, i realized that one should not take good health for granted. You are glowing my dear! This is what i call fashon redifined!
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  66. I had no idea you had battled cancer and it's so good to hear such positive news! I'm so happy that you are cured, Idu. Thanking God for your life! You are such an amazing inspiration Idu and you are so brave and optimistic. Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary, darling! Here's to many many more to come. You go girl!!!
    kisses
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  67. beautiful look, make up and book.

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  68. Some people, the word 'cancer' is such a nightmare but it's all about the positive, though the circumstance might not be that pleased. It's such a great feeling to beat that nightmare, isn't it? For me, whenever, I am recovered from sickness, it just makes me feel grateful about life and everything. Love you Idu!

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  69. Baba God Noni ooooooo....!! Thanks be to God for your life. Now that one hit home, girlie. It is well and we thank God once again. Oya rock on and slay on, because you've been granted a wish to live. Ha!! That pants put the drama in dramatic. Fly and gorgeous, Idu. Congratulations on alllllllllllllllllllllllll..............

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  70. Your story really brought tears to my eyes ,but in a good way . I can't explain it , the fact that you get up every day and keep going despite the cancer illness is not only an inspiration to me but to others who may be going through the same thing . Talk about prayers working wonders, I also went to a Catholic boarding school and I grew up in a home with a Virgin Mary alter where we pray every morning with candle lights so I can understand when you say you prayed and prayed. I am so happy that you are cured and just a few days ago I prayed to God that this is a permanent result for you, nothing beats family , they are always there even when you think you don't need them they offer their support anyway. You are so lucky to have such loving ones. Congratulations on your anniversary and book release. I am still on vacation but had to send this comment on my mobile phone. I love you dear . Keep being strong ! Kisses!!!!

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  71. like I've already said on Ig, you're a SURVIVER and an extarordinary human being, courage and strong will are some of the traits I see in you after reading this incredibly real story...
    wishing you all the best
    p.s. congrats for your book
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  72. Oh my gosh Idu, you are such a strong woman. I thank God for his mercies on your life. I couldn't stop the tears reading this post. Through it all you remained true to yourself. God is great and yes He's got your back. xo

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  73. Oh sweetheart this post has touched my heart. You are a fighter and that is amazing you don giving up! I feel so proud to visit the blog like someone like you. Thanks for share your this with us! My best blessings for you.
    xx

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  74. Absolutely inspiring is what you are! Not only is your outfit, car, and style amazing... you've produced a book as well? ... ANDDD kicked cancer right in butt?! Who knew someone like you could exist. Simply amazing.

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  75. I am in awe of everything that you are my lovely Idu! You are one tough cookie <3
    You are such an inspiration for everyone.
    lots of love from me to you and thanks so much for sharing your incredible story.


    Keep shining!

    Kisses and many hugs muwaaaah xxx Tamara Chloé

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  76. Oh my I had no idea you were going through all this! I can't believe that you managed to hold your head high and look fabulous even while battling cancer. You are a woman to look up to. I'm truly so happy for you!

    Bella Pummarola

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  77. Dear Idu, I knew you are a Goddess of Glam but until this post I did not realise that you are a fierce fighter! How positive you are and how strong is your faith! For it is the faith in you that you fought that vile disease, something that has claimed the life of my loved me too, and WOW! You are indeed a strong inspiration! Keep slaying Queen!

    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  78. Eeeyaa You such a brave woman. God is so kind. You are a true example of a fighter and God's Mercy. God continue to see you through.
    😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘

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  79. Oh Idu, I have no idea you had cancer and that you beat it! You are absolutely amazing Idu, you swear you are my idol. And congrats on your new book, that's wonderful <3

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  80. First of all, congratulations on your blogiversary!! And even bigger congrats on such positive news, on beating the cancer. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us...!! I know this means a lot to people with similar diagnoses. It is wonderful to see how you celebrate life! Always stay fabulous and have a lovely weekend ahead.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  81. you are a one tough woman.. we are the same Idu, but mine is in the thyroid which not really as harmful as colon CA.glad you beat it.. may God bless you more.. let's keep blogging. I love that hat so much..

    http://jehanmohammad.blogspot.com/

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  82. Congratulations on your book! Very happy for you.
    xx
    LA VEINE

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  83. Congrats!!!!!! I am so proud of you and your success with your blog.I have so many things to congratulate on so here it goes: congrats on your recovery, congrats on the second anniversary of your blog, and most definitely congrats on publishing your book.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  84. Idu, you're a strong and beautiful woman. I have so much respect for you and what you've been through. Everyone has a story. I thank you for sharing yours. It renewed my spirit and put things into perspective for me. I'm so glad God healed you, because you have so much more to give. Congratulations on your blogiversary! ((HUG))
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  85. congratulations idu!!! many many more years to come! u are a stunner and an inspiration, world needs more people like u!!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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  86. Estás guapísima, me encanta el look,felicidades!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/08/19/canotier-y-bolso-de-rafia/

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  87. I love your style... and I like your hat and bag! So amazing.. <3

    Bow of Moon

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  88. You are SO inspiring! So, so happy for you! And you look beautiful!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  89. You look gorgeus, I am happy you beat cancer. xoxo

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  90. I thank God for your life. Who could have known. I would like to publish your story in our January/February issue of www.amoize.com.

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  91. I thank God for you, you deserve all the goodness, you are a great woman with a big heart.
    yes, super fashionable and you inspire me in one, two many ways.
    Your Blook has been added to my must have list.....woosh!
    God bless you real good.

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  92. Wonderful and amazing, beating the dragon of cancer and having such a beautiful attitude about it. And what???? A book??? You are too much, dear, too too much :) You have such energy and talent and a gorgeous heart. Very cool outfit, fun hat, and your butt looks stunning in those pants! Always very exciting when you show it off a little ;)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  93. Hello my lovely new friend... I'd like to applaud you for taking the time to write this very inspiring story and for giving God the thanks and credit for your recovery. I too have gone through many personal health issues over the past few years and am thankful for the second chance I've been given. Congratulations on the publication of your book and I truly hope your wonderful story gets all the attention it deserves.

    Love and hugs
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

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  94. You are a strong and positive woman Idu, and only that kind of girls now and succeed to beat that ugly thing like cancer. I am very proud of you for that! You are a real fighter <3
    Loving this funky combo! That hat, sandals, and blouse are fabulous together! So cool and superb indeed, LOVE :***
    Lots of kisses and love, and make sure every day for you be like a day in paradise :****

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  95. Oh mine! I really will love to meet you one day. You are a survivor! I sit hear reading this story and all I can think of is counting my blessings and not complaining about what is missing. I am inspired, I feel so drawn to God right now, I like your faith, it has shown me a whole new light. Thanks for sharing your story. Your healing is permanent.

    www.ethniques.blogspot.com

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  96. You are a winner!

    God is truly awesome! This is a wonderfully testimony of grace and mercy.

    Best wishes. :-)

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  97. Congratulations on your victory. This is so inspiring. I rejoice with you and your family on your testimonies. Cancer is destroyed forever in Jesus name..Amen.

    You look amazing in this outfit; Congratulations on the launch of the book too.

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