Wednesday, January 18, 2017



What a gorgeous mix of colors in this ruffle and flare Ankara dress, styled on a gloomy Winter day, and paired with an orange Louis Vuitton bag,  Miumiu denim ankle wrap heels, and a colorful statement necklace. Thank goodness my jacket of choice was a simple denim one, albeit being distressed. This look is full of life and energy and totally cheered me up, no pun intended. 

  Meet Idu, the latest Ankara enthusiast. 
You guessed it. I’ve been bit by the Ankara bug. To my friends that encouraged me to give it a shot, I say 'look what you’ve done'! You created a monster! 

The Ankara trend is in a league of it's own and is growing like wildfire. I dipped my toe in the trend here with a top. This time around I bit a little more and went for a dress. What’d be next, a trench coat? Ha! 

This fun and flirty dress checks every box for me. I couldn’t stop admiring <<drum roll>> ME! Cat walking, twisting and twirling in front of the mirror for hours minutes on end shame on me but that’s how much I loved it. Has that ever happened to you? Loved someone something so much you just couldn’t help yourself?

This look wasn't planned and honestly I’d have never thought to pair all these pieces together. But then Africans dress very richly and colorfully. So to pull off an African print look, best be prepared to embrace colors. Less More is more. And my love for colors doesn’t usually go unnoticed especially when there’s my favorite color purple in the mix. 
Ohh yeah, happy gal!

Happy Hump day loves! 
We're excited to be back on Wednesdays, yay! The chill is still here accompanied by a steady diet of all things carbs that I shouldn’t be looking at let alone touching. The closest I’ve come to eating veggies lately was a nacho cheese taco from Taco Bell. SMDH. Turning that around right away and I mean it. 
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Deets
Ankara Dress - Custom made by Kim Greene
Shoes - Miu miu (here)
Bag - Louis Vuitton (old)
Necklace - Takai By Angela (here)
Denim Jacket - Forever 21 (here)

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx..


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49 comments:

  1. Woow you look like a beautiful doll in this outfit!!! Such a wonderful colors, I love your shoes :-)

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  2. Very lovely OOTD! Love the skirt!!!

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  3. Dear Idu, how good you wore all the pieces together although you didn't plan this before! I really like this colourful look! It makes really good mood on this cold Bavarian winter day with lots of snow :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  4. haha more is more love it! you look so fine in this dress!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  5. Super gorgeous deear!
    Emma
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  6. You look like a doll Idu!!!
    Your dress is everything and those MiuMiu shoes... lovely!!!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  7. Impressive outfit Idu. An outfit that would holiday in my mind for a long time. Absolutely beautiful. xo

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  8. If anyone could rock this ankara mini dress, it's you!! Love it!! Fab colors, too.

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  9. You're such a delight, in every way. Your writing is always from the heart and makes me smile as I read. That dress suits you perfectly, nicely accessorized with the right colors. I wouldn't dare try these parings on my 5' 11" frame, but on you they're perfection! I love you, beautiful sissy!
    xo da_cheech

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  10. But daaamn, how stylish?! Love the statement necklace, such a gorgeous one and lovely paired with the dress! Always so glam hun! Xx

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  11. I've always loved ankara and I'm totally taken in by the outfit and that necklace so fits it. It's beautiful. Lovely to see you in a different style and totally loving it. And the shoes... need I say more

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  12. That dress is so you! the colours are so perfect and the cut is so original....You totally brought a smile to my face with this colourful look. I'm head over heels with those heels...and the statement necklace is amazing.

    You look utterly gorgeous!!!!! Such a fabulous styling!!!


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  13. This is an amazing combination of ankra wonders showing imaginative design, colour combination etc. Those shoes and necklaces..., the denim to complete the contemporary look. U need to switch the handbag for an ankra works, meanwhile, has someone told you that is a gorgeous body this awesome dress is wearing!?!?

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  14. What a beautiful look of the day, so perfect, so full of life :)

    xoxo
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  15. This vibrant style statement of yours is such a wonderful way to beat the winter doldrums Idu! Now if only the actual temperature would also follow suit and heat up as well :)

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  16. FANTABULOUS!!! I love it all. . .

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  17. I fall in love with your dress!

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  18. Idu, you look amazing... you carry of this look so beautifully... all I can say is just wow... (if you figure out how to give up or slow down on carbs, let me know... lol... I think I will just have to cut them out :( ).... I am over winter too... I think wearing color might bring it on quicker ... ((HUGS)) xox

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  19. Ankara fabrics are the best.. You can sew it into whatever style you want and it wl cone out great.. There is no ugly material, except ugly styles which can be fixed.. You rocked your look so perfectly..
    The shoe is eye candy.. Hey idu i need to cone raid your shoe closet..lol..

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  20. wow perfext outfit:) I love the dress and necklace:)
    kisses

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  22. WHOA, Idu, you certainly know how to play with color and brighten up a gloomy winter day!
    Love the necklace!
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  23. Fantastic choice... The color and the dress are stunning
    A big hug

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  24. I'm the same, I often found myself twirling in front of the mirror when I'm wearing a dress! Love the bold colours, hope you're enjoying your week :) xx

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  25. this skirt fabulous on you
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    kisses
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  26. You look absolutely stunning and fab! What an amazing color combo and that necklace is beautiful.

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  27. This necklace is just the perfect piece that completes the look. I love the mini dress too. And these shoes right here, are exceptional. You are beautiful!

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  28. Wow, have I been living under a rock? I hadn't heard of Ankara before, but that dress is incredible. I love your LV bag too, Idu and those denim Miu Miu's! Just so pretty!

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  29. 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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  30. These shoes are so cute.
    Beautiful pictures babe
    kisses
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  31. Oh my! I should get into Ankara again. You look magnificent. Fab look!

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  32. Fantastic look! Great outfit! Happy weekend!:)

    xxBasia

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  33. Wow, that dress is amazing. I love the full skirt and the pattern.

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  34. You look gorgeous! have a good day!!!!👌👌👌💚💚💚

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  35. This outfit is just stunning! Dress is so colorful and shoes are breathtaking!
    xx

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  36. beautiful dress!! I love it!!

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  37. You look so beautiful dear, in love with this fabulous outfit!!!

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  38. You are so fashion, and so beautiful girl. I love this dress

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  39. Gorgeous edition beautiful! This skirt is simply stunning.
    Looking like a little princess, so fabulous and inspiring.
    Unique shoes, so cute:)
    Have a nice day baby...kisses :***

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  40. It's a burst of color & print! :D
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  41. I love the prints in the dress, so vibrant and beautiful.

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  42. Marvelous outfit ! Your shoes are gorgeous and I really love your necklace. Kisses :)

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  43. Gorgeous look! Totally in love with your shoes!
    xx
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  44. All shades of hot! Loving the prints too!

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  45. Am definitely giving this skirt a try. I loveee it especially with the burst of colors. Very beautiful

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  46. Excellent pose! the dress is really gorgeous.

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  47. That shoes, that skirt...OMG, i love them :) :) :)

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