Saturday, November 19, 2016

This Gal Runs on Love, Laughter and Lots of Coffee



It’s finally getting cold in the bay. 
Wait, what??? JK, we still get away with baring our arms, LOL. 
There’s nothing quite as flattering as a midi body con dress that hugs your bodacious bod in all the right places. I probably said that about a few pieces in the past but seriously guys, I mean it. This tank dress with its deep scoop neck in a color I like to describe as 'Fall Approved’ (what do you call it btw? Burgundy? Oxblood? Dark red? Wine? Shade resembling blood? That got you laughing huh? Whatever!) is the ish. 
What’s not to love!

Trench vests are downright amazing and are most def. having a moment in fashion, almost to the point of becoming staples. Dress them up or down, a trench vest makes for a perfect layering piece. I literally live in them tbh. I’ve worn them over dresses, and over most tops I’ve styled lately from tank tops to camis and even off shoulder tops. Skirts and pants too. I yanked off the buttons from this one before I wore it and loved it even more. Being camel is surely a plus. If you don’t own one not a problem, I’m linking some fabulous top sellers. Here, here, here and here are a few of them.

How do you style your trench vest?

Just a little bit about my week.
My class had a Thanksgiving show yesterday. The kiddos entertained their families with poems and songs followed by our harvest feast. They all looked too darn cute in their Indian and pilgrim costumes. A lot of work went into pulling off this show, but it was all well worth it. I have all next week off so I can catch my breath. Their families can’t wait till our Christmas show. Me neither, :). So if you’ve been wondering why I’ve was mia all week especially on Instagram, now you know why. 

How was your week?


Deets
Tank Dress - Forever 21 (here)
Ankle Boots - Manolo Blahnik (similar here)
Trench Vest - Boohoo (here)
Bag - Celine (similar here)
Fingerless Gloves - Forever 21 (here) (here)


Thanks for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, xx.
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82 comments:

  1. I love how you styled your trench vest girl! Also, I am obsessed with your choker too! Very cute!

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  2. Lovely outfit as always. You guys are sure damn lucky, on this side of the planet, we're through with bare arms haha. We're on the next level of winter coats and dun duns

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  3. Oh, coffee is essential for my well-being too!
    This colour suits you so well :))

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  4. The dress looks superb and what a transformation with the vest! I always what the point of long vests was but now I get it.

    ANOUK

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  5. Another amazing look! Love your hair so much and gloves are so cute! <3

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  6. Oh very cute style darling!
    xx

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  7. love your outfit!!!
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  8. That dress looks perfect on you Idu and your stiletto booties are amazing!!! A really trendy outfit!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  9. Idu, you're incredibly HOT! OMG :) Your hair looks AMAZINNG!!!!! Love this bodycon dress on you.
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Much love, Len
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  10. Idu. .. you look gorgeous, what a beautiful color and this dress looks amazing on you... awesome curvy shape xox

    I bet the kids looked so adorable...enjoy your week off, before you know it your Christmas break will be here. I'm grateful to be back blogging, I missed catching up with everyone. Besides it totally gives me something else to think about and do... (so that I don't have to think about the US election) xox

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  11. Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    Hope you had an amazing weekend :)
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts and thank you!!
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  12. Beautiful dress and matching boots. You look fab.
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  13. such a stunning fall approved outfit Idu and it defo hugs you in all the right places :) hope you enjoy your week off work.!
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  14. Wow ! This dress is perfect on you. You are very feminine and elegant. Kisses :)

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  15. First of all, you hair is amazing...those bouncy curls! I also love your outfit combo...oxblood and camel, with a splash of red! I remember when my kids were young enough to dress up for the thanksgiving show at school. I'm jealous of your weather...we cooled off a bit here in Texas, especially this past 24hr 😒 But I love seeing the warmth of the weather through your pics.
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  16. I would say wine color ;-) You look stunning in this outfit my dear and you have perfect body! Have a lovely Sunday!

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  17. Gorgeous outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  18. Oh man! I've been wanting a trench vest for awhile, but now even more so after reading this post:D You look fab as always, and yes to this tank dress. Love love love the colour on you, Idu:)

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  19. Absolutely in love with this burgundy midi dress! I think it's so stylish and the vest... it's a great choice!
    xx

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  20. You look amazing in this! That is definitely your color :D
    xx
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  21. I can imagine how cute the kids were in their little costumes...this Thanksgiving show must have been a blast! I've been MIA lately too, it's been a crazy week but all is alright now.

    This dress looks amazing on you (to me it looks purple:)) and the oxblood ankle boots are simply divine. You look stunningly beautiful and ready to take on the world (with a little help from coffee everything is possible;)).

    I do agree about trench coats, they're so fabulous and simply perfect for layering....and how cute are those gloves!!! Here the weather has gotten colder too, but I like it, puts me in mood for Christmas- it does! Usually, I'm not a big fan of Winter but this year I'm actually looking forward to it.

    have a great Sunday!

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  22. so in love with your hair and that look <3
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  23. love your choker and your dress so much!
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  24. I was wondering also why you were MIA but now I know why, but it was all for a good cause. Love this bodycon dress on you. It's stunning on you. Have a great week Ma'am.

    xx
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  25. You look fabulous Idu. Your boots are amazing.

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  26. You loook Amazing my Diiiivaaaaa:) Love you
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  27. You are just rocking the color and silhouette of that bodycon dress lady! And it looks so marvelously chic styled with that sleeveless trench! Sounds like the Thanksgiving show was a smashing success. Enjoy your well earned week off and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Idu!

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  28. Love your dress, so beautiful color.

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  29. You look great on this dress! And i love this color!!!
    Natallia
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  30. What a beautiful outfit and you too Idu. Love the bloodish( hahaha I had to do it) color. You always look amazing darling. xo

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  31. what a fun show it must have been! u own this look idu! love love!
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  32. I´d call the color "wine". It suit you so well! My favorite are the boots though, I like them a lot.

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  33. I absolutely love this color on you!! This dress is so stunning for the wintertime. You always look fabulous!

    Best,
    Christina
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  34. You look absolutely stunning! This dress is just perfect on you and I love the wine/ camel color combination!
    Glad the Thanksgiving Show went well and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Julia x
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  35. I will definitely be caught dead wearing a body con dress. You look absolutely stunning on the dress. Burgundy is your color. I love the camel coat on the burgundy and hair is so gorgeous.


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  36. Bodycon dresses are made for you Idu!
    You look gorgeous and really can rock that color!
    xxx
    S
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  37. I love all the names they come up for colors! HaHaHa It varies by season. It's a beautiful wine color Idu ;) Looks gorgeous on you! We're finally getting cool weather here as well. It feels so good. You run on some good stuff ;)
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  38. This is simple, but yet so stylish. I agree with you on bodycon dresses. My class will be doing their's next week and I'm not looking forward to performing with them in front of parents. Lol!

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  39. You LOOK AMAZING HUN.x

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  40. Love the shade of this dress! I think in Italian I'd call it "mora", which means blackberry.
    Enjoy your time off, Idu, and happy Thanksgiving!
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  41. You look amazing dear! Love how the trench vest makes your outfit even more chic and stylish!

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  42. You are a posh as always! I love the fur gloves!
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  43. you look so elegant,pretty and stunning dear- I love this dress and those shoes <3

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  44. Such a stylish outfit, you look gorgeous! Love that burgundy and love the trench vest. So stylish! Xx

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  45. breathtaking.You look fantastic
    That dress fits you like a glove

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  46. You look absolutely beautiful in that dress, Idu! The color is gorgeous and one of my faves this season, too! I also love trench style vests and this one is perfect, the color contrast is beautiful and so chic. I'm also swooning over that gorgeous Chanel, too! I bet the kiddos looked so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

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  47. This is simply a look to adore from head to toe--the merlot colour is rich and very sophisticated! What a stunner it is styled with the long sleeveless trench. Great photos as always. Madison

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  48. 'Shade resembling blood' got me laughing out loud at 2.30am! 😂
    You killed this! Bodycons for the win!
    And the bod on u tho!🙌🏼🙌🏼

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  49. Beautiful coat, Idu! Love that colour <3
    Your style is stunning! kisses

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  50. omg, you look absolutely gorgeous, my dear....love everything about this look, the colors, the matchings, the photos...
    perfect fall mood
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  51. I like to style my trench vest as a layer on a mini dress, damn you guys are so lucky with the type of weather that permits arm bearing and light layering, I really cant wait for spring or summer. Burgundy really works for me this season and you couldn't have picked a better colour for this beautiful dress on you to go with the trench. Sounds like the Thanksgiving show was amazing and the kids were awesome , i can't wait for the Christmas holidays as well. Enjoy your week darling !

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  52. That's a lovely burgundy dress - it's a great colour on you and looks so nice with the camel trench vest :)

    Glad your show went well - hope the Christmas one does too!


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  53. Un vestido perfecto, me gusta muchísimo!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/11/21/sudadera-masculina-y-falda-polipiel/

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  54. You always look good in purple and I love that deep rich eggplant shade of your tank dress. I agree with you a trench is a classic must have for any woman. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  55. you look very beautiful!

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  56. Wow, this dress and shoes are great! I love this colour!

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  57. I love your look! you are beautiful!

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  58. You look beautiful as always, nice dress:)
    kisses

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  59. Absolutely Gorgeous.
    Missed this space.
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  60. Precious color dress and details too
    you are very nice
    kisses

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  61. I love it! Thanks for sharing.


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  62. Wow Idu! The burgundy dress and boots combo is killing it!!! I love the vest and the bag too! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  63. Oh wow that colour looks amazing on you!

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  64. That color is a good friend to your gorgeous skin tone, dear, just perfect. And yes that fit is sultry, sexy and yum!!! Picture 8 was the one for me tonight. As soon as I saw that side shot it was all over for me ;) Incredible pleasure, dear, just amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing these.

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  65. U look just amazing:) follow:) now waiting for U:)

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  66. I am always so happy to come here reading your blog! You inspire me so much!
    You have a such a great style and so much beauty!
    Kisses
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  67. You always leave me speechless! Seriously! It's difficult to describe how amazing and radiant you are! I wouldn't put away that dress if I were you and the booties are stunning, too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  68. I call it burgundy but these days there are hell lot of names for the same damn shade. LOL! You lucky woman to be able to get away with baring your arms, I'm already in winter coat. Haha! Just want to wish Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, Idu!

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  69. It`s your colour dear, you look stunning in this dress!

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  70. Hello,

    Woow, so lovely ! :D

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  71. Dear Idu, how wonderful it is still warm enough in your area that you can wear this amazing dress! You look perfect in it and I'm once again enraptured by your beauty <3 And what your class did I imagine as very very cute and I'm convinced it was worth the effort. My week was ... let's say exciting :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  72. this burgundy dress beautiful, also love the booties
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    happy day, kiss
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  73. i love the styling Idu.. love the dress and the boots in perfect color..so chic.. well my week is busy spending in school classes dear, but still thankful...

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  74. This dress is utter perfection on you!! And loving the matching lippie and boots.
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  75. Very beautiful styling; those booties are just gorgeous! **insert "clapping hands emojis" here**

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