Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ruffle and Flare




Weekends are an absolute delight for us all aren't they? I'm especially thrilled cos it's been crazy busy lately. 

African prints are having quite a moment and I'm pretty stoked about that. Embraced by Beyonce, Rihanna and tons of fashion gals and designers, this trend is sweeping the globe. I love how playful and colorful they are. 

I have to admit that much as I love ankara pieces, I am a little fuzzy on styling them. My friend Chinny sent me this top a little over a year ago and it's been hanging in my closet.  I was invited to an African party and thought my lovely ankara top with its cute ruffle and flare peplum would be a perfect way to get my feet wet with this trend.

 I paired it with a turtle neck top and a pair of jeans cos the chill is here, I kid you not. I love how it turned out but I’ll let you be the judge.

Mice Update
I did mention here that I of all people, found mice in the classroom last week, one of the gazillion reasons I was excited for last weekend. Like I don't almost throw a party in anticipation of each weekend's arrival. I'm happy to report that the exterminators came in and determined it was just one mouse. They found and removed it. From what I understand it was a baby mouse ( like I care, mice are mice, period!) but I'm very relieved and starting to gradually feel relaxed in kinder Room 102 again. 
Thought you'd like to know, :).


Deets
Top - Gifted
Jeans - Fashionova
Heels - Christian Louboutin
Bag - YSL



Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx..



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98 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update, girl! I am glad it was only one and it got terminated. I love the outfit from top to bottom. The colors are perfect and you look so beautiful.

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  2. what a statement piece! That top is fashion drama at its best...so glam, so unique...love the ruffles and the flare effect. I really like how you paired it with heels and jeans because that makes this top stand out even more. I always felt that jeans are the perfect item to use when we want to wear a top that is bold and fashion forward- and this one sure meets that description. Such a winning combo altogether.


    You look stunning! Amazing styling...from head to toe picture perfect.

    I'm happy to hear that the mice situation was resolved. :)

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  3. Wow, I love the peplum on that top!
    Happy to hear the mouse didn't have any brothers or sisters and it's now gone!
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  4. That top is amazing. I adore the print and the ruffle detailing.

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  5. What an adorable outfit darling, Idu. Perfect holiday look! You are such a sweetheart!
    Much love, Len
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  6. That blouse is drama fit for you, fashionista! You did styling justice to it. Trés chic. Poor baby mouse 🙍🏻😨!

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  7. I love how you rocked this top. Utterly cute. Chinny

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  8. Great post and love it. Thoughtful content!!��
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  9. Idu... what a unique statement top... It's a show stopper... you wear it well xox

    I am not sure I could carry it off, I do like different items though, I think that is why I enjoyed making my own clothes many years ago, I would have clothing pieces no one else had ... :-)

    I am happy to hear they handled the mouse issue, I am so with you there... I just don't like mice at all... I had too many of them at one time and the thought of them gives me the shivers... ;-)

    Thank you from my heart for all the kind, beautiful and uplifting comments you leave me... I always smile when I receive one from you xox <3

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  10. You look stunning in this styling my dear!!! I'm a big fan of frills and I really love your fancy top :-) Have a nice Sunday:-)

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  11. Fantastic outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  12. Incredible and awesome!!!
    Love it,
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  13. Yes to this African print top. It's uniquely beautiful. Have a great week Ma'am.

    xx
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  14. This is such a different type of African wear than I usually see people wearing - I love it!

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  15. You look absolutely stunning, that top is a statement!
    xoxo

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  16. The top is so impressive! Love the colours and original design.

    ANOUK

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  17. You look amazing ! Love, love, love Ankara prints. The side ruffke is an extra special touch. Have a great day!
    LaToya
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  18. Well that´s a statement piece right there! You look really gorgeous!

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  19. So love this top and how you styled it, Idu. There's a fabric shop close to me that sells all kinds of wonderful wax fabric, and I've been dying to sew something using the awesome prints I've seen. :)

    PS Yay for the mouse news. I hate hate hate mice and even a baby would freak me out!

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  20. I love how well it fits.
    I love African prints so so much.
    Have an amazing week ahead.
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  21. Idu, that top is gorgeous! I love the print & colors. I'm glad they got the mouse. Can you believe one school here had BATS! Can you imagine?
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  22. You look absolutely stunning, Idu. I love the print on that top and your lipstick is such a gorgeous shade!
    Julia x
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  23. I can only say... Wooow!!!! This top is breathtaking dear!
    xx

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  24. This look is amaziiiing!!

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  25. you have great sense of style, Idu, I love your clothes and the way you put them together
    waiting for the next fabulous look
    kisses
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  26. There is just so much fabulousness going on in that top Idu! It totally looks like it was made for you and you really pull it off. That's really good news about the mouse. Glad you have peace of mind in your classroom again :)

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  27. gorgeous shoes

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  28. Wow, your outfit is a show stopper! You look amazing and I love how you've mateched that glam top with jeans, so chic.

    XoXo Noma

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  29. Great styling heels.
    You look beautiful.
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  30. I want that top! Idu is too good! I want it, want it, want it! *_*
    Even the shoes thank you! ;P
    Mhuà! :*
    Luna
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  31. oh wow, just look at how dramatic that top is! love, love, love!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  32. wow amazing!! in love wiht your shoes.

    kisses
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  33. I think you did a brilliant job pairing the top with the jeans, Idu but the real star is your pair of Louboutin, gosh, they are stunning! And yes, I am with you, mice is mice and glad that it's gone.

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  34. That top is incredible Idu, so challenging and you totally styled it!!!
    You look amazing, hun!
    xxx
    S
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  35. Great look, i love this African print mix.
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  36. This top is amazing. You look fabulous in this outfit, Idu. Wish you a wonderful week ahead.
    Nina
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  37. Fantabulous!!!! I love this top on you. Happy Holidays my dear. . .

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  38. You always always look super amazing! Love the combination of colors!
    xx

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  39. Yaasss! Idu!!! You killed it! I love the versatility of the Ankara fabric, and the style is runway worthy. Love how you paired it with jeans too. How was the African party, hope you had fun. So relieved about the mouse/mice situation. And I’m with you, a mouse is a mouse...baby or adult, don’t matter. Have a fabulous week dear
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  40. Ankara fabrics are bae anytime and am loving the styles that comes to live using the fabric.. Idu the top is cute on you... Your shoe.... Am olwdy in dreamland.. All i want for xmas is cute louboutin pumps..

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  41. This top looks very chic and unique. I like the take on the African print and transforming it into something so couture fashion!!

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  42. Que lindo arrasou amei o look, obrigado pela visita.
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  43. omg idu this top is a dream!
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  44. Firstly I love your ruffled top! I wish I can just take it away form your closet! Secondly I love how you've styled a sleeveless top with another top and that gives this look an entire new definition! Fantastic styling my lovely Idu!
    Love,
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  45. I absolutely adore your ankara top, it's gorgeous and you've styled it perfectly with the jeans and those fab shoes! Omg, I remember years ago when I lived in upstate NY, I saw a mouse for the first time in my house and freaked out! I literally locked myself in my room and stuffed all my clothes in the crack of my door until my parents came home, lol! It's crazy how they're so little and yet, they make you so darn scared! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

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  46. gorgeus look babe!

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  47. Amazing top and I want your shoes ! Kisses :)

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  48. Okay so there's 2 things I need: those Louboutins, and I also need you to do my hair sometime. You're so beautiful! :)

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  49. soooo beautiful look my Dívaaaa:)
    LOVE YOUUUU
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  50. what a great post! :)

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  51. oh my god i love this Dress. You are so beautiful.

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  52. As gorgeous as always dear,
    Emma
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  53. Your look is beautiful, particoular outfit
    kisses

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  54. Totally crushing on your look. You look stunning, Idu. What a gorgeous piece of statement fashion. LOVE it. Happy holidays, girl.
    kisses
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  55. Oh wow, I LOVE the detail and cut on that outfit! I bet it would be super fun to sew! You look great!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  56. What a fabouous look Idu, top is really so so amazing!
    Kisses

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  57. The work week is already going in high gear.. and can't wait until the weekend is here again! :)

    Love how you combined these items into this awesome outfit! :)

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  58. Es maravilloso el top, me recuerda a la caída de un capote de torero! Estás maravillosa..
    Besitos, Emi

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  59. you look amazing dear- so so unique and stunning :-*

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  60. You always wear the most amazing pieces! Loving this statement top. :)

    Best,
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  61. I love your look! you are beautiful!

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  62. That is a beautiful top! Love the statement ruffle, the colours and the print! :) Glad you could finally get it out of the wardrobe for a wear.

    Nice to know your room is mice free now too! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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  63. Amazing blouse Dear, you look fabulous as always:)
    kisses

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  64. You look so gorgeous hun in this outfit...xo, Neha

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  65. so so chic.. ihave no words to say but BEAUTIFUL Idu..
    i love that top so much..

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  66. you always look so different i love this in your way!
    so chick!
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  67. That top is so wonderful and pretty! I really had to study it to understand its construction and pattern and I like that about a piece of fashion. Nothing to deconstruct with those jeans tho, pure, natural, amazing sexy! Such a beautiful exciting butt, dear!!! That first shot of it was so exciting and then the second was so perfect I just had to let myself go. Those jeans make it so easy to imagine it in all its glory ;) Very lovely and wow shots!!!

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  68. Stunning, I love the top! I am definitely taking inspiration from this post anyway, thank you for sharing and well done on your lovely blog!! x

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  69. One of the things that I miss is all of the beautiful and vibrant fabric that my father used to give me from Ghana. I love your top and you wear these prints well. <3 Happy Holidays!

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  70. Wow that print is just sublime. I'm only just discovering African prints myself and man are they divine. We definitely need to embrace them more in fashion. As you've shown, they can be such a treat to play with.

    Sxx
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  71. estas impresionante, que guapa!
    Te espero por mi nuevo post cielo, un beso!
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  72. This top is a show stopper and you wear it well. Beautiful gift!
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  73. Awww... that top is everything! I absolutely love the colors, prints and ruffles!
    Glad you're "mouse-free" now ;)
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  74. Praise be for weekends!!
    You look amazing - that top is one of the best things I have ever seen. Fact!

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  75. Oh, dear Idu, I should have send our cat "Kater Karlo" to you as he is an abolutely passionate mouser :) Good, that the mouse episode found now an end. I'm relieved with you! Love the top you got from your friend and the styling is really perfect. You look beautiful as usual <3
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  76. Holy gorgeous, Idu! Love all your outfits. You're amazing!
    Much love, Len
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  77. aamzing!
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  78. I absolutely love this top! The colours and pattern are amazing and they go perfectly with denim. The ruffle sash is so unique and elegant!
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  79. questa blusa è fantastica! adoro il wax e le ruffle!!
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  80. I like ruffles, this top is super stylish. Glad they caught the mice and it is just one.

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  81. wonderful look
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  82. This is a beautiful Ankara top; I love the color. I'm glad that the exterminators came and took care of the mouse; what a relief. I hope you are enjoying your break from school already.

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  83. I've never seen a ruffle top like this before, it's gorgeous!

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  84. I totally love this top! Awesome style my lady!

    Hugs to you!
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  85. I am in love with this fabulous top! It suit you so lovely :) Gorgeous shoes as well, you rock stunning babe <3 KISSES GORGEOUS :***

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  86. In love with the ruffles on you, so lovely :)

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