Saturday, September 17, 2016



Everyone can boast of at least 1 pair of jeans. The classic blue jean is a wardrobe staple. There may be slight changes in the ‘it’ silhouette from season to season and according to fashion dictates. From the distressed to the flare, cropped or skinny to name a few but denim still rules, has such unmatched versatility and is not going anywhere anytime soon. 

What do you favor? I love distressed. Gosh I love skinny jeans. No scratch that. I love flares. Heck I love them all! They're everyone’s (both boys and gals alike) 'go to' and there’s a plethora of creative styling possibilities for any and every pair. 

Today I’ve incorporated a pair of denim flares, the new 'it' fit and one of my old faves that I spoke about here in my look. Fashion gals all over are loving and trusting this silhouette to keep them comfy and cozy especially in the upcoming Fall season. Featuring flare jeans, this gorgeous necklace, a gift from the wonderful folks at Haute Beads, a layered frilly bandeau top, Daffodile Brodee a limited edition from Christian Louboutin's 20th anniversary collection years ago and a Jimmy Choo bag, this look is easy, cute and comfy.

How cute is that top by the way? My daughter has since claimed it and it now hangs pretty in her closet, :-0.
A perfect yet playful day time or sexy date night piece, this top is by Lost link and comes in two colors. Sadly it is sold out but here is something similar in a color that will transition seamlessly into Fall. And here is another with long sleeves that's perfect for the upcoming season. I scooped up one of each and I am so in love! If something about Fall makes you crave flares, then check out this pair that's similar to my (antique, LOL) Bebe pair.

"Life is too short to wear boring jewelry"
I was pretty stoked when I received this stunning piece of jewelry from Haute Beads. It's been sitting in the box it came in for a while now cos sadly this full time working gal is currently involved in a few projects that are just gnawing away at my time. Truth be told staying afloat has been a challenge lately. That will pass soon I promise. 

Haute Beads
I introduced this brand to you here. Checked them out yet? You’d be amazed at all the great finds. This and this are so cute and this is still available for purchase. Okay okay, I won’t spoil it for you. I am a sucker for tag lines. Theirs is "we design with passion or not at all'. Fab! Head on over and take a peek, you won’t be disappointed. Thank me later now. You're welcome!

#TeacherBae
Did you read about the Atlanta 4th grade teacher's photos that went viral for her dressing? I didn't but my daughter did and told me and then another teacher at work said she read it and thought of me. She didn't think it was offensive. Not by a long shot. Not sure who was complaining about that gal's clothes but I personally think it's ridiculous that she's being sexualized because of her curvy body. Like dude, she has no control over that. We all wear jeans/tee and knit dresses and those hug the body too. I hope she doesn't lose her job over this cos teachers have a right to look good too. Not inappropriate but good, really good. Count me in! #teacherbae, support all the way.

Funny
Seriously guys, this is hilarious!
So a sibling to one of my students from last year thinks Beyonce is Ms. Idu. Her mom, a colleague of mine said when Beyonce was performing at the VMAs, she insisted that was 'Ms. Idu on TV' and nobody could convince her otherwise. I ran into her and dad on campus yesterday and as soon as dad said "she thinks you're Beyonce", she took off and hid behind him. I couldn't stop laughing. Can't wait till she comes to Kindergarten 17/18 school year. 

Hope your week was great darlings. 
I indulged all week. Too much food, too much cookies and cream ice cream (my new favorite flavor), some shopping, yada yada yada. On the flip side, it's fashion month, what are you loving? What trends do you see emerging?
I hope y'all enjoy a much needed relaxation this weekend!


This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine. No place for any BS here. Thx Shireen, :).


Deets
Top - Lost Link (similar here)
Bottoms - Bebe (Old)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (Old)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (Old)

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts, xx.
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115 comments:

  1. You look amazing in this styling my dear, everything is perfect here:-) I love your necklace<3 Have a nice weekend :-)

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  3. You know those flare jeans are so gorgeous we will forgive them for hiding those lovely heels...and they sure are fabulous!!!! Loubutins have their sexy vibe like no under shoes (must be the red soles) but I was never head over heels with them until I started to see them regularly on your blog...and now I must really respect this brand for coming up with so many different designs and styles over the years....

    ...but let's get back to the subject of jeans. Flares and bell bottoms are my first pick always, but I also like capris and I have one pair of mom's vintage jeans (that I got as a present). I don't wear jeans very often but that is only because I'm such a fan of skirts and dresses...In reality, I do agree with that statement that jeans are the timeless classic. We all need at least one or two pairs of jeans that fit perfectly in our closet...they're great to dress down anything...and they're comfy. I also prefer jeans to be high rise...but that's the case with all clothing.

    That top is so adorable...and how cute that your daughter borrowed it from you:)...that's some adorable family style collaboration right there...and that necklace is wonderful. Such a statement item!!!! I sure love statement necklace. Your make up is as always flawless...I hope I will learn to do my make up like that some day. All in all, such an amazing combo! You look smoking hot and very beautiful!!!!!!! Beyonce kind of hot and beautiful!!!!:)

    I googled teacher Bea and I totally agree with what you said. She is being judged for her body, not for what she wore. Her dress is very modest, it covers everything, goes below the knee and completely covers the chest area...and that is judged too sexy!!!??! It is not as she can help having a tiny waist and curves, it is not her fault she fits the society's standards of attractiveness... I do feel for Teacher Bea. There isn't much one can do to hide one's curves, if one has them...and besides why should we be made to hide anything? If she was flat chested and without curves, nobody would have questioned what teacher Bea wore and that's a fact. Our society puts everything in sexual context, it's becoming so tiring. Sexual content is both advertized and scorned on...nobody is questioning all the troubled intepretations of sexuality in the media and in the mass marketing....and how can we protect the children from images that are all present and everywhere? I saw a lot of commercials/music videos etc. that I wouldn't want any child to see, but there isn't anything I can do about it...and then people think that a problem is when an attractive women is wearing a modest dress! The problem is in their heads.

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  4. hahah... isn't she just a cutie,I bet she hid behind her dad because she was shy to ask for an autograph. Welcome to the ice cream lovers family,ain't you lucky you can have all that and still look like beyonce ,i'll have to spend 2 hours in the gym to burn mine lol.�� and fit into my dress. Your blouse and heels are giving me so much life . Perfectly styled. You always look flawless and I hope you have a lovely weekend . I'll be checking out the brand because i'm loving the necklace.

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  5. Amazing outfit and look as always! I would even say that you are prettier than Beyonce :)

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  6. I love your denim.
    Simple yet stylish.
    Have a fab weekend!
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  7. Hahaha,I'm with your daughter, the top is too cute not to have it. Love this simple yet stylish look. looking superb and hope you have a fabulous weekend.
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  8. Gorgeous my dear... I really love a necklace too
    Have a good weekend

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  9. I had to google Teacher Bae, but I agree with you all the way. She is dressed very nice and completely appropriate, people should mind their own business. As longs as she isn't showing up to work completely see-through or in a bikini, everything should be fine.

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  10. Indulging is a good thing, you're totally deserving that! :) Happy weekend for now!
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  11. such a lovely outfit.! well slayed. those shoes dou, too cutie!

    as per teacher bae, if i had her shape and body i'll be slaying all day, every day, looking good like its part of my job description. let them hatters be hating. :)

    team #teacherbae.

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  12. Gorgeous outfit, Idu! Especially the electric blue bag and the super pretty flower necklace. Have a great weekend!
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  13. Woow idu am just lost of words my daughter has invited me on Sunday for a friends naming ceremony and I don't want to overdress. I have a pair of flair jeans hanging in my wardrobe for the past 4 years. I was thinking to wear it to the party but I just pushed it away. I just had a glimpse of your outfit and am in love of how you swag the jeans. I guess i will wear it just as you have done and thank you for the fashion tips. We love you idu and thank you 💜💛💚

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  14. Loving these flare jeans on you, Idu.:) And I haven't heard of that teacher so will google it. And how cute is that little girl:) Well, if she hasn't seen you and Beyoncé in the same room and you do look alike....hehe

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  15. I definitely indulged in too many cookies, ice cream, and sweets this week. Gotta get back on track. You look absolutely awesome in this outfit, your hair is on point and I just love everything!! <3

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  16. That top is so lovely and your necklace has mega-wattage star power built right in. You outshine it by a mile tho :)

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  17. I love how you dressed up a minimal outfit with super hot accessories!! That necklace is divine! Flared jeans especially compliment your silhouette, you truly look gorgeous dear Idu! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  18. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :) Your style is stunning dear! kisses

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  19. OMG, absolutely stunning!!! I have to admit that I currently don't own any jeans. I gave them away as I didn't fit in them anymore but I will get new ones in the future!

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  20. You look amazing dear!

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  21. Lovely top!
    Have a nice day :)
    xx

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  22. I don't think i could ever pull off flares, but you do so well!!

    Darriyan xo
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  23. I love all of them too but flared jeans are so special and they look amazing on you!
    xx

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  24. Oh my gosh Idu, I love the cute little white flared shirt, I can see why your daughter owns it now, it is really pretty... xox... and I adore flared jeans, they look amazing on you, I like how they make your legs look so long with the high heels... just WOW... If those kinds of jeans looked that good on me, I would buy lots of them... xox

    Thank you for checking in on me, I will be back to writing soon, there is so much going on in my life right now... teenagers and all... you know what I mean xox

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  25. Flares look so good! I've seen the trend with the flared trousers, and I really like the look of them too :) Aww that girl who thinks you're Beyonce is so cute! :) xx

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  26. stunning,you look amazing and so chic

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  27. Idu, you're one of those lucky ladies who happen to have the statuesque figure and mile long legs to rock any jean style they want! And you are totally rocking these flares. I love how you styled it with a flare top to echo the voluminous silhouette throughout. Happy new week to you!

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  28. It is really trendy and awesome look.
    I love every piece, I love combo, so fun and interesting.
    I would really love to if we could follow each other.
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  29. I love that necklace so much! Amazing look!

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  30. This is my first time hearing about the teacher. It's funny because I think she would look sexy wearing a wrapping paper. She can't help it. I love your shoes doll. And this outfit is just gorgeous!

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  31. I love this chic look Idu. There is noting classier than blue jeans and white top. You have a killer figure.

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  32. I love your look and shoes, I have more than one pair of jeans ;)
    xoxo

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  33. I love boot cut jeans and off-shoulder tops.

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  34. You always look fantastic! Perfect combo and really cute top! Stunning!
    xx
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  35. love the pieces but overtime i see u my jaw drops!
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  36. amazing look! I love the combination of shades and those shoes are SO fab! You go girl...or should I say Beyonce :p
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  37. oh, so many interesting arguments to talk about, my dear....
    the teacher from Atlanta really made me smile, so they thought it was you, I hope too she doesn't lose her job
    and those Louboutin pumps are really driving me crazy
    kisses, have a wonderful day ahead
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  38. You look amazing honey, love the entire outfit <3
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  39. I absolutely love flare jeans! I only own them in black right now and definitely need a blue pair. You styled them perfectly with the off-shoulder top!

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  40. Your necklace is so so gorgeous love, love it to the off shoulder top! Xx

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  41. So 70's, I love it!
    Haha, it's so funny that little girl is convinced you're Beyoncé! :)
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  42. Un look ideal, estás súper guapa!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/09/19/como-combinar-blazer-gris/

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  43. Idu, those jeans and that top are gorgeous! That's flaired jeans done right! That necklace is just the topping on the cake. So pretty! Children tell the truth! I thought that was so cute.
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  44. Cool styling perfectly matched.
    Sensational high heels.
    Share your blog post.
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  45. Perfect top! <3

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  46. Love your jeans and shoes
    I'd love to know your opinion on my NEW POST
    have an happy day
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  47. Haha...I’m with you, I love ‘em all! You look amazing, as always. The flare make your legs seems smile high...Love it! That chocker too is something else. #teamteacherbea all the way. xoxo

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  48. So fun post, hun! I'm a huge ice cream lover too, I definitely eat too much of it in summer!^^
    Very cool and stylish look as usual, those pumps are crezy!!!! :D
    xxx
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  49. You look beautiful in all these blue tones! x

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  50. I'm loving those jeans, your legs look like they go on FOREVER! I'm also loving those fun Loubie's, too! I love all different kinds of jeans myself, but I always seem to reach for my skinny jeans the most. I guess it's because they work well with nearly every shoe out there. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

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  51. Lovely jeans! *-* Kisses from Barcelona! :*

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  52. Idu, I think the fact that she mistook you for Beyonce is one hell of a compliment, I don't think anything else can top that!

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  53. I have not worn flared jeans and never really liked them until I saw YOU in them. Thanks for the Inspiration and I am so glad I met you here. . .

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  54. Idu keeps slaying all the time... I can tots relate to that part of your daughter claiming the top.. Lol.. I want to claim this pumps😁they are so gorg

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  55. Wow haven't hear about the Teacher Bae situation, must check it out! I love all kinds of jean styles, some of the newer trends that are sparking up like low front and high back, not so sure. Have to get used to those. Other than that I love flares, and skinnies best. Although a good boyfriend jean is always a good idea! Your look rocks, especially with that Jimmy Choo clutch to go with that necklace!!

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  56. that hair is so gorgeous. Love your hair. You look amazing

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  57. I love everything about this outfit! The flare jeans look great on you and I'm in love with your heels!
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  58. Nice denim! Have a great new day.

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  59. Those flared jeans look perfect on you, especially combined with heels. I have been searching for a similar top, thank you for your help :)
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  60. you look STUNNING my lovely friend, so chic and yet inspired by the 70ies :) I love this combination :)
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  61. Beautiful look dear! Your necklace is amazing! <3

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  62. I love the way you think!

    p.s your jeans are so cool

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  63. Ohh, wow!
    You always look very pretty but this looks incredible on you!

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  64. love the top!

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  65. I love this! I'm a big fan of skinny jeans but I've come to love destressed jeans more and more because I keep buying them haha! I love that necklace it was definitely a standout piece when I first seen these pics I had to take a double take haha it's gorgeous!!! It's a shame that women are always criticized by how they dress just because the body type flaunts a fabric in a different way hopefully she doesn't get fired that would be crazy!

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  66. Gorgeuos look, love it the top so much!

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  67. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Wow girl you rock! Looking so beautiful and lovely!
    That necklace is gorgeous and blouse is so romantic! Loving the 70s pants and fancy hippie style <3
    Lots of kisses beautiful :***

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  69. Wow girl you rock! Looking so beautiful and lovely!
    That necklace is gorgeous and blouse is so romantic! Loving the 70s pants and fancy hippie style <3
    Lots of kisses beautiful :***

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  70. Lovely post!!!!
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  71. As always, you look amazing!
    Love your top.

    And I agree with you on #teacherbae. lol

    Ms. Idu is Beyoncé!❤️❤️

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  72. This necklace is seriously the prettiest, it almost looks like a real flower! And those heels are more art than footwear :)

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  73. I will say it again, I believe that you can wear anything ... honestly! You look great here, Idu, and I think I am one of those rare people that don't actually have a lot of denim, but I have probably 4 pairs of jeans that I wear occasionally on the weekends. Adoring this retro style on you and love the funny story about her thinking you're Beyonce. <3/M
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  74. sweety you 're so beautiful! love your look - is perfect ;)
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  75. You look aaaamazing!! Very beautiful top and jeans and that neck piece is just gorgeous!

    I saw a bit of the Atlanta teacher's story on TV and she was wearing a bodycon dress. I'm still on the fence about that one because I believe (my opinion) that body con dresses are very notorious...:-)

    The young kid that think(s) you are Beyoncé is so, so adorable and I can see the reason. You are a Fashion queen.
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  76. I know how you feel about jeans! I've been obsessed with denim for years, so much so I was the editor of DenimBlog.com and now own TheJeansBlog.com :D I love your flares though and the accessories, so glad you shared the CL's on their own in images to truly see their beauty. And you're right, that top is so cute!

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  77. wow.. i love your style. Mom? Awesome!
    Gorgeous stilettos btw :)

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  78. Hello,

    Perfect

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  79. Hahaha, your story made me smile. Such a cutie. You look gorgeous Idu, absolute stunning. Love everything from head to them fabulous shoes!!!!
    kisses
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  80. Idu darling, wow, now wonder you are a denim lover as you look again like a beautiful model in your adorable flares! Personally I love denims, too, but have to admit that I tend to buy more denims I can wear :) And yes, the blouse is such a wonderful piece - simple the perfect combination for your pants! Have a happy rest of the week, dear Idu!
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  81. what a great post :)
    kisses,
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  82. Gorgeous outfit, you look wonderful as always dear! And i`m in love with this shoes:)

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  83. Lovely look! Have a nice day! :))

    xxBasia

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  84. I have a thing for perfectly fitted clothes and those jeans are it!
    Love the look!
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  85. Thank you for vsiting my blog. I am looking forawrd for new outfits :-)

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  86. Haha, Beyonce! :D I enjoyed reading your post! The outfit is perfect, really! I adore the necklace :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  87. You look amazing as always Idu, that necklace and top are incredible.

    Have a great weekend.
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  88. Que maximo seu look estar show e sua make é luxo amo,
    bom final de semana e obrigado pela visita
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  89. My dearest fashionable Idu! How glamorous can you get! You are a trendsetter!

    Love,
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  90. You look amazing! I love your eyeshadow :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  91. Perfect flare ! You are very chic :)

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  92. Que pasada de fotos. Estas increible. Combinas la ropa de una manera muy especial. Un besito y te invito a visitar mi blog.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  93. Hi sweet lady... I am totally digging your off shoulder top and flared jeans. You've inspired me to pull mine back out and try to love them this weekend. LoL I'm a skinny jeans girl at heart but wanted to shake things up some so I bought a really cute pair of flares from Express. You look amazing my lady love.

    Have a fabulous weekend
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  94. Your makeup is soooo flawless!!!! You loooook soooo stunnnnnning!!!!! OBSESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSED!!
    Love the look!
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  95. so sexy.. i love the necklace so much..

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  96. Very beautiful!!!
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  97. Love the flare jeans!! Adorable necklace. Fab, fab, fab look as always!

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  98. Wow, that is one amazing statement top! I looove the ruffles and I love the way you styled this look! Great choice ;)

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  99. You look stunning! The outfit you have put together is so cool!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

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  100. That necklace compliments the look so well! In love with your outfit, like always!
    xoxo

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