Saturday, August 6, 2016



Flare denim is definitely catching on mainstream. Slowly but surely high street is getting flooded with gals bringing back the flare. Even though I saved most of mine from years back, they don’t look so right for now. Just a couple made the cut. I hung the rest back up, maybe in another decade when the next wave of oldies wash ashore, they’ll become hot items yet again. And the love I had for them will be reignited all over again. They'll get moved to the front of the closet for sure. But for now they’ll stay hanging. Way in the back. Playing the waiting game. "Soon and very soon”, I can almost hear them singing, Ha!

Baby Doll Top and Flounce Hem Skirt
How about flare tops? Like this playful flare top with adjustable cross straps, open back and full circle flare. I'd have twirled all day if I could. Very easy breezy and fun. I definitely beat the heat in this one. With some help from the wind of course. Luckily I didn’t get blown away, shopping bags in hand, in front of the iconic San Francisco landmark and tourist attraction, the Painted Ladies. Have you visited this beautiful row of Victorian homes on Steiner Street SF? You totally should!

Paired with a flounce skirt, lace up two tone block heels, and a choker, this is a perfect high summer look. Love it so much you want to bring it into Fall? Layer a classic button down shirt or even a mock neck bodysuit under it to keep you warm. 

Lace up block heels.
Are you loving them? You love your stilettos for the spring they add to your step but hate how uncomfortable some of them can be. Flats make you walk clumsily, comfy as they are. They're also lacking in the sexy department in your opinion? I relate. Say a very warm hello to the block heel. 

Very walkable and trendy, the block heel is one of the highlights of this Summer. Outfitted with laces this pair combines two trends - block and lace up and the color combo is one I like very much. High as it is, measuring a whopping 6 feet with minimal platform support, this pair is my hero for this season. I could live in them, literally. The best part is they still exude sexy and are extremely versatile. 

If a pair that transitions from day to night is your thing just like it’s mine, then this is a trend you’re hoping is not going anywhere anytime soon. Same here!

Hi darlings! 
What’s new with you? Back to School signs are up and I have just one more week of Summer vacation left. Time sure flies when one's having fun. Oh well, I’m rested up and ready to go even though I had an extremely busy week. 



Deets
Top - Muehleder (here) (here)
Skirt - Rookie Bud (similar here)
Block Heels - Aquazzura (here)


Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.
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82 comments:

  1. Beautiful and dynamic pictures, you're a perfect model my dear :-)I love your styling from head to toe<3 Happy weekend :-)

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  2. absolutely awesome look - in spanish style xx

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  3. Very lovely! The flare top is nice and unique. Nice blog
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  4. Twirl, girl! Fabulous! You actually save your clothes? You've obviously stayed the same weight forever. Lucky girl. I learn something about you with each post. I love a flounce skirt. They should be staple fashion, as far as I'm concerned. I've never not worn them through the years. xo Da_Cheech

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  5. As always,👌!!! Gorgeous!!

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  6. Twirl on and Slay! Love everything about your outfit. The top tho...popping!

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  7. lovely post :)
    have a nice day,
    Tijana

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  8. you sure know how to rock fashion forward items dear. That top is a work of art and I love how you paired two flared items together....the flared skirt is just as gorgeous as that top. Those block heels are pretty fabulous too. I have a few pair of block heels, they seem to last longer than regular heels and they're also more comfy...so why not?

    San Francisco is on my bucket list....and those Victorian houses make for a lovely background. I would sure love to see them myself but in the meantime, it is a pleasure to travel virtually with your blog! Stunning photos btw, so full of life...you look sensational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xoxo

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  9. hahaha...my flare jeans are packed away too , i hope i get to wear them soon. Wow , i could watch all day twirling in this gorgeous outfit ,those heels !! they are perfect the right thickness and the right length , one thing i would love to steal from this outfit is that choker ,it just completes the whole look for me. Gorgeous dear I really ,really like the way you styled everything. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. I like the "flares" especially on the skirt; beautiful color combination too and those Victorian homes in the backdrop are just amazing.

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  11. these are amazing shots!! love everything about this look!!! xx

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  12. That top is so beautiful is color and cool in style. And the open back is tres sexy, dear! You are looking so lovely and wow! Kisses

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  13. Idu, I love all the flares... the skirt and the shirt, I am loving the blue too, it looks great on you. I like twirly shirts and skirts too... I haven't been able to wear heals for years, I think I need to try out a pair of chunky heels to see if they would be comfy for me xox

    You start back to school in a week? Our schools don't start for another month, however; school did last until the end of June here... I am glad to hear you had a nice summer and that you are ready to go back. xox

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  14. Beautiful look.

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  15. OMG I love your top Idu.
    You are my Style icone. I love your style.
    Kisses
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  16. Amazing outfit. The photos are superb!

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  17. OMG! I'm completely crazy about this look! Love the top and his color, also the skirt is really chic!!!
    Love
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  18. Hello,

    Just woooow ! :D

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  19. I love your top
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  20. I love the double dose of flare in this outfit. You look amazing, Idu. I have a serious shoe envy right now. I love block heels.

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  21. Fantastic look!!! Happy new week! :))

    xxBasia

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  22. You are making such a gorgeous statement in this outfit and the color of your baby doll top is just marvelous on you Idu! Have a fab new week sweet lady!

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  23. Woooooooooooooooow.The top blew my heart away. Beautiful combination. I never seen anyone look this gorgeous in this color. Loooooooove it. Rock on my darl

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  24. You look so stunning and cosy in those looks and the place looks beautiful!

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  25. I dont think I would be able to stand on those heels, so kudos to you! great top, such a great colour!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  26. so elegant...as in WOWWWWW..you look so beautiful..i am speechless Idu; you are so CHIC. I love this post so much.
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  27. This look is so cool, sophisticated and unique!!! Just like you!
    You look amazing Idu!
    xxx
    S
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  28. Fab post! thank you for sharing.

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  29. What a stunning piece, that blue looks amazing on you. I remember the Painted Ladies in SF. Love SF, such a great city. Enjoy the new week dear. xx/Madison
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  30. Idu you are such a babe! I love love love this. Have a great week. Gemma x
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  31. That blue top is so amazing! I need to buy it myself x <3

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  32. I love the colour of that top and the whole look is just stunning! Ship me that top will ya?!
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  33. Dear Idu, it is unbelievable how time flies - I can't believe you have only one week vacation left! And I think it is wise you keep some of your clothes, I'm sure the day will come when you hang them again in the first row of your closet :) Love the beautiful and cool look you show here - such an amazing top! And for sure I love block heels, they belong to my favourite shoes :) Have a happy last week of vacation!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  34. The shoes though, just so so stylish to the top and the skirt! A lovely way to work all the flowy fabrics! Looking so stylish! Xx

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  35. I love the details. Very beautifullook dear! wish you a lovely day
    xx

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  36. I love the blue top. Have a wonderful week!
    xoxo

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  37. Wow what a great look and beautiful pictures. You look absolutely stunning as always!

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  38. Loving the movement in this top! What a great statement piece. :)

    Best,
    Christina

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  39. Idu, you are a vision! This look is beyond dreamy!!! Love the top and skirt SO much!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  40. I am such a fan of that denim block heels, Idu, they look so chic! And isn't it crazy how fast time flies? I can't believe Summer holiday is almost over!

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  41. Such a spectacular high fashion look Idu and you are rocking it like no other. I love all the pieces, especially those block heels are my favorite <3

    Kisses and enjoy a great start of the new week,

    xx Tamara Chloé

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  42. Super styling. I like the look of you. Great sense of style and gorgeous high heels. It delivers your post on my blog.
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  43. What a look !!! Beautiful :) The colours and style - just love it . Cheers Margot :)

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  44. You look absolutely incredible, like you just stepped off the page of a fashion magazine!

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  45. wow! how amazing these pieces flow! I am seriously in some kind of love with this top!

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  46. Very lovely! I like this so much.

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  47. This is such a beautiful top, mama! I love the color. And the back is dashing! I did not expect you to go shopping any other way. And I love that hair. I am sure you are ready to see your students. Just get plenty of rest and you will be fine.

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  48. I have always wanted to visit San Fran just to see the painted ladies. I love old Victorians. The fist house I ever bought was an Edwardian style Victorian and so they have a special place in my heart. The backless detail of your top is Amazzzzzzzzing!
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  49. spectaclur.You look awespme
    That skirt and the heels wow

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  50. Just another truly stunning outfit! Love the top and the skirt. Your bag looks pretty as well!

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  51. Great look, i love the top and skirt. Those shoes are fabulous.
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  52. I love the drama of this pairing, you look like you're waking the runway, absolutely gorgeous, girl! I mentioned on Instagram how much I love this aqua/teal color on you, it looks so beautiful on your skin and I adore that gold choker paired with it! Such a great outfit, as always, beauty! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having the best week so far, beauty!

    XO,

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  53. Goodness Idu. The flare looks so good on you. Can I have that skirt? I would ask about the top too but it hangs so pretty on your shoulders, I doubt it would want to be anywhere else. I'm glad to see you slaying as usual despite missing out on your blog for a while.

    Have a blessed week.

    Kisses, Linet

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  54. I know this summer just flew by for me! Yes, I love block heels because they are way more comfortable than the usual skinny heels. I think it's because of the platform. Love your style, you rocked them with that skirt and flared top!

    xx,
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  55. Oh Idu, how do you always look fabulous! I love the flare design of the skirt, it just looks so incredible on you! Wow! And those lace up heels!? YES! ALL THE YES! <3

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  56. I thought the front view was the most gorgeous till i saw that sexy back. Everything has been well put together I am huge fan of flares and anything that lets the shoulders have their freedom . Lace ups are definitely a must have!
    You always doing a great job dear Idu
    enjoy your day
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  57. You never fail to amaze me, Idu. Stunning look, stunning pics, stunning lady. You are drop dead gorgeous, darling. Love that top, it's divine, well I love everything about the outfit. Perfect, hun. Enjoy your last week of freedom ;)
    kisses, darling
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  58. I spotted this look on your Instagram. It looks truly amazing!

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  59. You have such a great eye for outfits with different volumes! Looking amazing as always.
    xx

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  60. Ruffles are most flattering on your slender body! And I love this song! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW OUTFIT POST

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  61. OMG perfect style and color combination! You look fabulous from head to toe! As always so classy!
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  62. Gosh!!!! You look absolutely stunning!
    xoxo

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  63. Idu, you look... STUNNING! I think this might be my favourite outfit of yours ever! The fits of the pieces are great, the shoes are stunning, and the location is idealic! So pretty!

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  64. Looking gorgeous. I just love the blue top. It looks stunning.

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  65. look at these stunning photos ! you look so pretty and the outfit is on point !


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  66. Ooooh, the Painted Ladies! :)
    I'm not sure about block heels, I'm still into wedges.
    Enjoy your last few days of summer vacation! x
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  67. Omg love the outfit just perfect , you are looking so stunning and such amazing pictures.
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  68. thank you for your sweet comment! Yes, the bikinies are the best:)

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  69. Your photographer did such a good job Idu! Look at these beautiful photos and the movement of the top you are wearing! Also, I love your shoes, they are so beautiful!!

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  70. Gorgeous look love your flares, fashion is really just a cycle of style and history <3

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  71. Amazing style ! Your top is gorgeous :)

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  72. Stunning..I have a babydoll top. Can't wait to syle it.
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  73. Awesome look baby! You are wonderful and this blue color is amazing on you! Loving the design of blouse and cute sunnies! House are like from a fairy tail <3

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