Saturday, August 27, 2016

Body Conscious Style




I legit love dresses that celebrate a woman's bod and curves aka body con dresses. They are so flattering (yes they do amazing things for a gal's figure) and they're so fun. Lately, the market has been saturated with a slew of ‘wannabe' bandage dresses that don’t hold things in quite as nice or suck you in (for lack of a better word) no thanks to the flimsy fabrics embraced for mass production and maximum profit. Some of them make the already thin line between sexy and trashy a tad more obvious.
Hey screw that, I rock those too, paired with heels and huge doses of confidence.
Hello Vegas nights!

This trend championed by designer Herve Leger prevailed in the 90's and has stood the test of time. So much so it should probably be considered a staple and no longer a trend. They are so effing hot and I am a fan of this edgy style. Especially of this one with fanned out sleeves, a deep v neck and a partial peplum. The best part was I could still eat and God knows I love my food.
And I could still breath, Ha!

Do you love bandage dresses? Or do you think they are so 5 minutes ago? Did you rock them back when they had a huge presence and were almost overdone? I have quite a few and plan to keep wearing them. 

I paired this iconic bandage dress with open toe sandals that didn’t quite hold up in the comfort department. So much for picking out heels low enough to stomp around in. A peach blazer warded off a mild chill while visiting the Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers with a friend and and and I just had to show my pixie some love. Gosh I missed it! I love the whole long hair thing too but this is my signature. 

Happy weekend folks! 
The first and second weeks of school have me so exhausted still. It's all I can do to to stay up till 7pm each day. I’m loving my kiddos though, all 26 of them. We've been focusing on activities that foster cohesion as we build our classroom community so we can have a fun year of learning. Some are very enthusiastic about school, others not so much. 
Criers and runners are real y'all, LOL. #iteachk

Song Rec: James Joint

Deets
Dress - Herver Leger Old (similar here)
Blazer - Karen Millen (old)
Clutch - Bebe (old)

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


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  2. great post :) Have a nice weekend :)

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  3. You Loook Amazing Sweetheart:)Love your Dress and Makeup:) Wish you happy Weekend:)
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  4. I love anything that celebrates a womans body, but I don't own any bandage dresses myself. I prefer wrap dresses that saw me through two pregnancies.

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  5. Idu, you totally rock this dress, it shows of all you amazing curves... wow... xox

    I am glad you are enjoying all your students, I am sure once you get into a routine, you won't be falling into bed at 7pm... it's tough to get back into the swing of things after a nice long vacation... xox

    I love your pixie cut too... it really does look pretty on you xox

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  6. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  7. Great post! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Love the pattern and the design of the dress!

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  9. this dress is aboslutely awesome- you look stunning

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  10. Missed this space.
    Love the peplum detail and eyewear.
    *I hope you have an amazing week*

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  12. You look stunning enjoy your weekend ❤️❤️❤️

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  13. Nice post! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. This color combination is so stunning on you! Love all the pinks especially. :) Classy as always!

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  15. Dear Idu, you have been in my thoughts and I can still imagine it is exhausting being back at school ... with all the different kids. But yes, I love bondage dresses and you styled your dress perfectly! In fact it looks like it is especially made for you <3 Simply amazing! Hopefully this new week will be not as exhausting than the last 2 weeks ...
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  16. What an amazing body-con silhouette! So feminine and makes a statement at the same time. You look smashing as always Idu!

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  17. Hello Idu,
    You #slay this dress! I love the colors, patterns and length. Yes, I still do love, and rock bandage dresses, so much sex appeal. And you're right, heels and huge doses of confidence are a must! You look stunning!

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  18. This bandage dress is most flattering on your perfect body. Love the accessorising too! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW FASHION POST

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  19. The start of the school year is always a bit stressful but I think deep down we all look forward to it because learning is a wonderful thing and we should always celebrate education. I'm glad to hear you're loving your kids and you're working on class building projects. That sounds like fun! Today kids spend so much time watching TV, playing videogames and etc. that the only social interaction they have is in kindergarden, preschool or school. That places even greater responsibility on the teacher! Times change...back when I was a kid, we would spend entire days playing outside with other kids, it was just understood that all the kids from the neighbourhood would play together in large groups...different times! but every time has its advantages and disadvantages.

    I absolutely love that bodycon dress on you. It has such a fabulous print...and the ruffless make it more fashion forward and unique. The sleeves are a nice touch too. You look fantastic!!!!!!

    I hope you get some rest this weekend. I managed to sneak out to the mountains this past weekend and the fresh air did wonders for me:)

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  20. I only liked bandage dresses when they first came out(late 80's -90's?). I love your dress! That ruffle in the front, color & print look so good Idu.
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  21. I bet you are a wonderful teacher, Idu! All 26 students love you -- I am sure! Hope you get to rest tho! On a different note, you look smashing as always! You have the best style!
    Happy Monday, love!
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  22. beautiful dress!

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  23. Celebrate on my dear and you look Awesome!!!

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  24. Amazing outfit, I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!! xx

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  25. This hair is definitely your signature. You took the words right out of my mouth. I love this dress and the way you style. I hope you get to relax after week 3. It took me a while to get used to school being open too.

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  26. I wish I had confident to wear the bodycon dress to embrace the curves. You look so pretty and beautiful in the same time Idu. Lovely sunglasses too !


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  27. Dearest Idu, I love body conscius style and let me tell you this dress is to die for ! You look wonderful, it's made for you ! You are a fashion icon my friend ! Kisses

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  28. The dress has such beautiful print and cut; great styling with the blazer too. The pixie is definitely your signature look but you also look gorgeous in long hair.

    Have a great school year.

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  29. That dress looks amazing. You have an incredible figure.

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  30. Jeeez! Fierce is what you are maàm! Love how you played dressed up with this dress. I totally agree with you, some of this kind of dresses might look trashy if not paired well! But if you are conscious of your body type, then you sould know what works best for you! Wishing you so much luck with your kiddos. I`m also experiencing all sorts of crying and whining with my small ones. I`m luck to have nine though :)
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  31. Wow Idu, this dress is just fantastic. I am absolutely obsessed with the color and shape! Not a hint of trashiness in this look, you paired it beautifully with the blazer and of course your body is to die for so you can totally pull it off!

    Make sure you get your rest my dear and good luck with the kids,

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  32. OMG you said what has always been on my mind about the latest reincarnations of the iconic bandage dress. Like you said it is hard to recreate the magic Herve Leger excelled at because of the inferior material the knock offs use.
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  33. Wow dear, stunning look!!!!
    I'm in love with your dress!!!!
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  34. You look gorgeous in this dress, it suits you perfectly! Lovely colors!

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  35. u have the figure to rock it all!! love love!
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  36. Your style is so vibrant and chic, I love it!! Great dress!!
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  37. Lovely dress!

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  38. You look gorgeous in this styling my dear,your outfit is chic and feminine in one.Beautiful color combination, I love your dress<3

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  39. Not a fan of bandage dresses but you rock this one well. Looking fabulous!
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  40. you look amazing babe, love the jacket!

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  41. This outfit is soo cute! I haven't rocked a single bandage dress and now I want to! You look absolutely amazing and Have missed coming to your blog seeing your amazing style but now I'm back lol!!!

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  42. Without being crude, your boobs look amazing in this dress, Idu! I love bandage and bodycon dresses that celebrate women's curves too! I have a couple, but I do end up feeling conscious in them. This Herve Leger one is amazing though! WOW!

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  44. This dress is lovely with the print and flared dress. A lot of the bandage dresses I see on the high street are quite similar looking so they haven't really appealed to me before, but this is a great take on the trend :)

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  45. have a nice weekend!

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  46. Looking stunning Ma'am.

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  47. You look amazing! I love bodycon dresses too - they're so flattering. Women should celebrate their curves!
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  48. Your legs OMG girl!!! ♥ Looking fierce and totally gorgeous in this outfit!

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  49. You look so amazeballz in this dress, Idu! I love bandage dresses, but I don't really really go out a lot and thus,do not have many dressy dresses, you know? Anyhoo, just wanna say I love teachers.:) You guys are all rock stars for all the hard work you do in making sure our children become decent and educated human beings. XOXO

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  50. This dress is a solutely perfect for you Idu; you have the perfect body to wear it.
    Love also its color.
    You look amazing, as usually..wish you a great start of week my icon!
    Kisses

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  51. I love bandage dresses and you look amazing in this one.
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  52. "Hello," Vogue editorial! haha. Wow, Idu, this might be my absolutely favourite outfit you've worn. I don't really fancy bandage dresses anymore, but this one is definitely a show stopper. You look beautiful. All the best with you being back to the grind with the children. I'm sure they really love you as their teacher!
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  53. I just love the pattern of this dress, so so gorgeous! Always looking so stylish love! Xx

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  54. Looove this outfit! So cool and stylish, Idu. Hope you get some rest over the long weekend, hun. Wishing you a happy and save Labour Day.
    kisses
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  55. So beautiful :-)
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  56. I have one bandage dress but I don't think I have the guts to wear it again. I've put on 2kg since I last wore it so I don't think I can squeeze myself in it anymore. LOL!

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  59. That dress is gorgeous!! What a great combo of colors and the pattern is unique and mesmerizing. Wonderful to see those gorgeous legs so well on display. Between them and those stunning, sexy curves you made my night tres amazing ;) Wow wow wow!!!

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  60. So cool!

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  61. beautiful outfit

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  62. I think it shows that you are very conscious of your body.. you look gorgeous with those sexy curves! :)

    As always, killer outfit and super sexy stiletto heels! :)

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  63. You look SMOKIN'!!

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  64. Looking forward to the yellow jacket outfit, let me tell you again how wonderful you look in this suit!! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW FASHION POST

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  65. A very interesting post , i cliked for you !, Happy Wednesday !!!

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  66. Have a wonderful rest of the week, dear Idu!
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  67. So beautiful! You can tell that the quality of this dress is exceptional. I love the salmon pink in this outfit, one of my favorite colors!

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  68. The dress is everything. You ROCKED it perfectly. Kisses

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  69. Beautiful dress:) I love this outfit:)
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  70. Hottie alert! I like everything you wear <3 and those sunglasses is amaaaazing!

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  71. With the blazers, it outfit looks really cool... Love the shoes😘

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  72. Looking gorgeous as ever Idu! <3 I adore bandage dresses but those by HL only these days. There's such an influx of inferiors out there that definitely cheapen this style of dress sadly. Which is a shame. Trends do get butchered every season but I always felt the bandage one was a massacre! I'm always amazed at how many people wear these bad "knock-offs". Unless you've got the body of a prepubescent boy they just don't seem to flatter. At least in my opinion. Not like HL. Those dresses are like magic. I love your dress, it just screams of summer days.

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  73. You look amazing! I love your style! Great dress, gorgeous colors x

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  74. Such a beautiful dress on you, I love the design and colors! I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

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  75. Fabulous look. Love the pattern of the dress.

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  76. loving the combination of those amazing heels with that dress, you're so chic <3
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  77. I bet you're an amazing teacher (the most stylish one as well) ;) The dress is just perfect and suits you incredibly good! :)

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  78. Oh yes to bandage and bodycon dresses. They sure do something to a girl's figure, but they sure reveal every bump on a curvy lady. Lol!! You on the other hand look so sexy and gorgeous. Great dress!

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  79. I absolutely love this dress on you, it's such a pretty collection of colours :)

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  80. I live for bodycon dresses! I practically live in them. Lol.
    You look amazing! This dress is super gorgeous and the colors .... 😍😍

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  81. This dress is very pretty, I love these colors. Kisses ;)

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  82. so chic and sexy.. i love that dress..

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  83. OMG you are more than stunning here! Perfection!
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  84. That is a super stylish bodycon dress

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  85. That dress is so pretty on you! Unique design! And you wear it fantastic! Loving the photos and the scenery :)
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  86. oh my goodness, when you wear a real herve leger dress, you can't even begin to want the cheap mass manufactured ones. Those dresses really suck you in and give your body shape - love herve leger. You look amazing in this one. while I think the look had a bit of a revival a little bit ago, I think it has long ago transitioned to being a classic look. And at the right event, can look just right. But not on the teeny boppa wannabees at the club, they do look trashy.
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  87. Such beautiful outfit dear! I love how you matched everything and the dress looks really amazing on you!! Fashionable as always <3

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