Saturday, October 22, 2016


Yes this white look is intentional and no I did not forget to move my Summer clothes to the back of the closet. 
Style is all about personal choices and aesthetics as opposed to laid down rules regarding what to wear and when to wear them. So for those that say wearing white after Labor Day or in Fall is a fashion faux pas I say snap out of that mindset. ‘GET OVER IT’. You are the boss of you after all, Ha!  

That's right, if your thinking whites are seasonal and there's no need to invest in them, hold your horses 'cos white ain't just a summer hue anymore. It cuts across seasons. Winter white is real and fabulous after all. So rock this between labor day / memorial day and anytime after.

 To successfully pull off whites in the cold season I consider:

-Pairing it with boots as against pumps / sandals

-Ensuring its long sleeved or have a layering piece underneath

-A mock or turtle neck is definitely a plus

-A fabric thick enough to provide some level of insulation. Cotton and linen don't really cut it

- Lots of tights out there feel and look like second skin and will take a look from Summer to Fall while maintaining your style

-Layering Layering Layering


Keeping warm while staying stylish is always the goal. 
What tips do you have? C'mon, share!

And if dresses let alone white ones are not your thing, what are you loving. Pants are always a go to. Check these ones from Betabrand out. This pair here is a fave.


CAUTION!! Curve hugging white outfits tend to show all the things we want tucked away and nicely hidden. A lot of gals shy away from clingy whites for this reason. But hey, if you don’t want to be limited to the loose fitting silhouettes then spanx up darling and look as smooth as melted chocolate in that curve hugging white number.

For some reason, I didn’t wear white enough in the Summer time so I’m still yearning for and craving it like it….fill in the blank.  Uh-oh, now I'm curious to know what you filled the blank with, hmmm. White looks also have a way of being as unique as they are chic so who cares what the calendar says, I’m styling white one more time before I let go of the golden season. I've also been told I look good in white so I gravitate towards it a lot. 

To carry this Spring /Summer trend into Fall/ Winter, It’s got to be clean, fresh and fuss free. Erm, fuss free? Not so much. At least not with these statement flare sleeves even though they turned the edginess of this look up several notches and upped the glam factor while keeping me covered up and warm. Complete with a pair of nylons and lace boots, this elegant look is totally Fall approved. 

Much as I love this dress, I didn't plan to shoot it until I received a lot of compliments wearing it out with my friend in Dallas. Oh and by the way I did go to Dallas for an event last weekend and had tons of fun. I’m still waiting to get all the pictures from all the photographers that covered the event and I promise, I’ll be sharing highlights with you. If you follow me on Instagram (@Fashionably_Idu), you should have seen a short little video of my look that I reposted. 

Isn't this look so refreshing? 
Your thoughts.



Deets
Dress - Jacquemus (Here)
Lace Boots - Dolce & Gabbana (Here) (Here)
Bag - Vintage Chanel (Here)


Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts xx. 

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102 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful lady great in white
    Kisses for you

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  2. OMG, what an entrance one could make with this outfit! Simply stunning!

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  3. I have just seen this look on your Instagram and I love this white cape dress so much! You look gorgeous as always :)


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  4. As usual Idu you look stunning !!!!! :)

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  5. I'm mesmerized by those lace D&G boots! I love how they take this look to a whole new level. Your advice about pairing dresses with boots as oppossed with pumps is right on. That's pretty much what I've been wearing lately, dresses/skirts paired with my high boots. These kind of outfits make me feel very feminine...and they keep my legs warm so that's additional plus. Besides, even when it gets a bit colder we can get away with that bare legs and high boots (one of the sexiest looks of all time) by wearing skin coloured tights. I'm a big fan of tights and I wear them in all seasons except Summer (when it really gets too hot for that). So, yes, I've been wearing outfits similar to this one lately and I've felt pretty good about it....but somehow I forgot about how stylish a white dress can be. I've been wearing a lot of dresses lately...and now I saw you wearing this white dress I want to try to bring more white into my Autumn wardrobe.

    You do look fantastic in this white dress. The flare sleeves are so you...and they totally jazz up this outfit....love your hairdo and make up too. Fabulous styling as always...you rock!!!!!

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  6. Marvelous boots and this dress is amazing ! You are so pretty. Kisses and have a lovely Sunday :)

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  7. What a beautiful example of how to wear white in the fall. You look lovely as always. Gemma x
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  8. What a beautiful example of how to wear white in the fall. You look lovely as always. Gemma x
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  9. Love your post!!
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  10. amazing photos!
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  11. This look is definitely refreshing. Thanks for all the tips on how to wear white. I don't think I wear tights enough. I should definitely buy more. I cannot wait to see the pictures from the event in Dallas, but you definitely looked great in that dress! And I like what you did with that dress here. You look perfect!

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  12. I love white during the cooler months, I think it looks so crisp and fresh, definitely an appropriate hue in my opinion. Also that dress is insane on you! The sleeve details are perfection.

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  13. Wow! Amazing! This white number sits well on you. The turtle neck and the flare arm that looks like a cape is spicy. I also love that caution note: Spanx it up and look as smooth as chocolate. Lol!
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  14. So stylish....you are a really dream Idu!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
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  15. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  16. Gorgeous outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  17. Love love love this dress on you, Idu. Totally understand why everyone loved this outfit when you went to Dallas:) And I think these silly rules about not wearing white in winter are just silly.

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  18. I love your look! beautiful boots!

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  19. You are always breathtaking dear! I want your style!!!
    xx

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  20. Looking gorgeous as always, doll. Lovely pictures! Happy Sunday!
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  21. Effortlessly stunning.
    Love the sleeves,choice of boot and your weave is nice.
    I hope you have an amazing week.
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  22. Wow Idu, you look like a goddess, beautiful and so feminine, I am always speechless ! You are a true icon =) Kisses

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  23. Idu, that dress is AMAZING. I am obsessed with those sleeves.

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  24. Dear this dress fabulous, love model! have an happy day xx

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  25. Any outfit that call out the name of boots is the newest obsession to my heart , I just love them!
    I am so in love with your playful dress and how you paired it with these gorgeous boots is just perfect hun
    Enjoy your new week
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  26. Style is all about personal choices! Hear hear Idu! I totally agree and fashion rules are meant to be broken. You've definitely proven that it's more than okay to wear white in the fall. That dress has the most fabulous silhouette and it looks smashing with those OTK boots! Happy new week darling!

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  27. Always cool <3

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  28. Darling! That dress is EVERYTHING! I love it...you pull it off perfectly, as always! I totally agree with all the tips on wearing white after Labor Day. Sad I missed you here in Dallas, perhaps another time, eh? Love your expression to "spanx it up"...haha!

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  29. Awesome dress, love the wide sleeves!

    Have a great start of the week dear :)

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  30. You look super chic in this whie dress,I love every detail of your styling. Make up and hairstyle are beautiful <3

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  31. I do love white dresses to death for all seasons. I agree with boots for colder weather and open toes for hot weather. The look is amazing Idu!

    xx,
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  32. I tots agree with you that white cuts out through all the seasons.. You look beautiful Idu..

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  33. the boots fit so well, love the details and this dress is sooooo stunning!
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  34. Such a beautiful outfit. Great post, thanks for sharing :)

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  35. you know how to pull of white <3 so elegant <3
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  36. Fantastic post! Thank you so much for sharing.


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  37. Wow! You look stunning! This is such a perfect example of how to wear white in the fall and I love those sleeves!
    Thank you for sharing your styling tips too!
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  38. Oh very gorgeous style darling!
    xx

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  39. I really love wear white in the winter..this is absolutely one of my favorite color.
    Love so much your dress Idu.
    And yoyr hair are faboulous.Have a great start of week, kisses

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  40. You look stunning in white Idu!
    I love to wear white in every season, thanx for your precious tips! :)
    xxx
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  41. I have never thought white as seasonable and would wear the colour all year long. My biggest problem with it is it shows all the lumps and bumps...well, and whatever dirt my little one managed to get on me. Haha! You look fabulous, Idu, love the dress and OTK boots combo.

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  42. Those sleeves are absolutely amazing!! I love the idea of wearing white year-round. This outfit is perfect for any season!

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  43. WOw! Idu, you look so chic! The white dress paired with the OTK boots is to die for!
    Happy Monday, love!
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  44. Lovely look, the design of the dress is so original.

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  45. Those sleeves tho! Super cool and wonderful. What a lovely dress and those boots are perfect on you, so sexy! Amazing to see so much of those incredible thighs, dear!!! Enjoyed so many of these so much but it was picture 10 in the end I could not resist ;) Wow!

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  46. White and black are stylish all year round. You look stunning dear. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  47. Same for me ,i didn't wear as much whites as i wanted to during the summer , but yea rules are meant to be broken and i have my spanx ready to hide those spare tyres ..lol. I love the way you styled the boots and i can't stop staring at your hair. So beautiful.

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  48. Puro luxo arrasando como sempre, obrigado pela visita.
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  49. that dress is everything! super cute!
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  50. White is definitely refreshing Idu! I'm glad you did this post. I use to limit myself and only wear winter white. Thanks to blogging, I found white to be acceptable year round.
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  51. i love your style the dress is really incredible!
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  52. White, red, purple, ALL colors look Awesome on you and this outfit says it all. Enjoy!

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  53. Love your dresss the sleeves are absolutely amazing!
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  54. The fact that it's white makes it more elegant. Love how beautiful and sophisticated it is.

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  55. This look is amazing) thanks for the great post)
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  56. I'm loving the exaggerated sleeves so eye catching and chic. Loving your hair as well. You look fab!
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  57. Amazing look dear! Such a lovely hair!!! <3

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  58. Amazong outfit! I love the dress and the boots
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  59. this dress is so beautiful, love the fit on u and also the details on the boots! love to wear white through the year!!
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  60. White is perfect to wear during any season!

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  61. Love the boots with this white dress. The fit of the is amazing too. You look absolutely stunning, loving the hair too.
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  62. wooow you look fabulous, amazing dress:)
    Have a nice day!
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  63. Ohhh Idu, love this dress and the sleeves are irresistible! *_*
    A dream to have your style!
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  64. great ideas Idu..always you are a queen on styling..love love so much all your outfits...

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  65. you look absolutely stunning, this white dress is amazing
    xx

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  66. This is absolutely fabulous style, I love it, thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

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  67. You look absolutely amazing as always Idu! Love your sense for fashion <3

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  68. Oh wow, Idu! Those boots are truly something! That lace on them is gorgeous! I don't think white is only for Summer either, in fact I probably wear white more in Winter than I do in the Summer, as I think it's such a cooling colour. The sleeves on the dress are really quirky, how far past your hands do they go?

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  69. Very beautiful look! Kisses! :)

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  70. you look amazing dear!

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  71. Hey Adu, i thought i check in and catch up on you. You are gorgeous, inspiring, and everything else. The white is goregeous and i love how you have been mixing it up with your hair! Stay fab, lady. Delilah, pumps & studz

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  72. You look fantastic and this combo is so gorgeous.The white & black combo is a match made in heaven.

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  73. amazing dress! You lovely in white! :)

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  74. Gorgeous outfit and amazing photos dear, thanks for sharing!

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  75. This is such a beautiful outfit, you look amazing :)

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  76. Loving the easy elegance of your outfit, Idu. You are so beautiful and you look flawless. Love the kinda girly touch to it.
    kisses
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  77. Such a marvelous look Idutastic dear. Rise, your royal highness, Duchess Idu of Stylewall (a special town which I just created for you in England). Have a lovely week.

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  78. Wow those sleeves make such a statement - no wonder you got a lot of compliments on your dress :)

    You do look beautiful in white too, wear it whenever you like!

    Hope you're having a good week :)

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  79. You look incredible in this white outfit, Idu, and omg, your hair is so beautiful, love this hairstyle on you. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
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  80. Que maximo amei o look sempre dando show,
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  81. You look absolutely amazing! What a fantastic dress! =)


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  82. As usual... you look as your gorgeous self! Love the long hair...
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  83. Flawless. Wow, you look gorge! <3

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  84. You look amazing in that pretty dress! Love the colour and the shape! :)

    And those boots are to die for! :)

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  85. Hello,

    Perfect look ! :D

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  86. Aye, aye, Fashionista! You're the Boss of you, ergo your choice, your rules on fashion. Nicely done. Great tips too. Have a blessed weekend! Keep shinning, gloriously.
    xo da_cheech.

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  87. So ooooooooo refreshing. I love it. Looking DIVINE too.

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