Monday, April 24, 2017

Marble Print, It's More Than Art



What a cool print! 
Birthed by the collision of interior decor and fashion, marble the not so new kid on the block is having a moment and I don’t mean in the kitchen but on notebooks, cell phone cases and very commonly on laptop skin. This print has branched off counter tops, gone fashion and has been a player in clothing giving florals a run for their money. Style setters have been embracing and it and omg, it totally dominated summer fashion and majorly ‘trumped’ florals and other familiar prints in recent summers.

How To Style
Looking Chic in Marble Print is no rocket science. It’s naturally a very fun print and that’s what to have in mind with you think marble. Bear in mind that less is more with this print. 

- Update your style in a flash by adding marble pieces styled with simple and clean staples. 

- Let your marble piece take center stage or be the star of the look by toning down everything else.

- Finish a look with some marble accessories like a bag or even shoes and sunnies. 

- Print on print using marble and stripes for instance looks so chic and fashion forward. Break the print with a belt to create interest while cinching your waist.


Today's Look
A good old pleated skirt is given an update in a marble print and offset by the frills of this button down dainty peplum lace top. I paired it with pink velvet sneakers that I discovered at my local TJ Maxx to make it Spring appropriate. This look packs a pretty punch and will ensure that brunch dates will never be the same, ;).

Has marble been on your radar too? 
Taking the sartorial plunge will be so worth your while. Me? I’m smitten, totally! I embrace every aspect of this trend. Clothing - check! Shoes - check! Phone case - check! 

Fun Fact/s
 The word marble originated from the Greek work ‘Marmaros’ meaning something very beautiful and shiny. 
 Drifting Sand is a marbling technique that involves blowing ink through a bamboo straw and was was first referenced in a Chinese book.

Your thoughts?


Deets
Top - Asos (here)
Skirt - Asos (here)
Sneakers - TJ Maxx (similar here)
Bag - Gucci (here)
Sunnies - Quay (here)

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


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77 comments:

  1. Love this skirt with sneakers!!! Top accessories, good choice dear!!!
    kiss
    Chiara - www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful, I'd have snapped it up too, I have never seen marble print clothin before but I'm totally into it!

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  3. Wow Idu, this outfit is wonderful, love the skirt, what an amazing print, and how you decided to wear sneakers. I also love the lace shirt! Kisses

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  4. Wonderful outfit, i love how it look :)

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  5. I love how you always rock such bold prints and colors! This skirt is such a unique piece for the new season. You styled it perfectly!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  6. you look so fresh and radiant in all pics! Love the combination of outfit!
    xx

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  7. I was well aware of marble in interior and as laptop skin, but not in fashion. But now that you showed me I am smitten! You look gorgeous as always.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  8. Beautiful skirt and sexy top makes this outfit an Idu outfit. Love, love the skirt. Enjoy your week my dear.

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  9. This is the first time i think am seeing uou on flats and you look totally amazing.. the velvet sneakers is really cute

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  10. I do love this outfit on you Idu. That white blouse is so beautiful and I love how it made this wonderful marble skirt stand out even more. Plaid is another great trend...and you styled this plaid marble skirt perfectly. This colourful marble print is fun. Matching it with the sneakers makes the whole outfit even more playful.

    Wishing you a fabulous week sweetie!!!!

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  11. I love this look, you are stunning my dear! I need that skirt!
    xoxo

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  12. Idu, I hope you're doing well and your weekend was good. That marble skirt is stunning, how gorgeous is that print on it? Wow, I am loving that. I wouldn't think to pair something so chic with sneakers either, but that works wonderfully!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  13. Oh my god that skirt is perfection
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  14. I am loving this skirt, Idu! The fabric...the pleating....just perfect. I'm so gonna look for fabric like this for a future sewing project. And you look so chic as always. :)

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  15. You look, as usually, spectacular!!!! I love your colorful skirt :-)

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  16. This skirt is so beautiful, and how gorgeous is your bag.

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  17. I'm obsessed with your skirt, Idu. You look stunning and flawless! You are such an inspiration!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
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  18. There is something so inherently chic about marble. The colors in this print add such a whimsical element of fun and the pleated silhouette is so classic.

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  19. I had a marble print skirt during my school days, you photos brought back those memories.

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  20. Hi sweet Idu,
    This skirt looks wonderful on you
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale
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  21. Beautiful post :)
    kisses :)

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  22. Oh very great style
    amazing skirt
    xx

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  23. I am so in love with how gorgeous your outfit is! So beautiful. I love the delicate touch of your top and the bold, bright pleated skirt. You really pulled it together well! Have an amazing day hun!
    Xx Caroline
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  24. Lovely look! Great outfit!
    kiss:)

    xxBasia

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  25. Really loving that skirt, it's so stylish and fashion forward, was expecting heels but sneakers do work too.

    Bernie, xx
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  26. wow!! your skirt is beautiful!!

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  27. Your hair is so gorgeous, dear, what a beautiful color. And yes that is quite the pretty print. I marble at its beauty :) Very sweet and sassy lace top too and such a sweet touch with those shoes. Why do I feel they are the most "you" of anything else we see here with maybe a side order of cool sunnies on the side. So stunning, dear!!

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  28. Nwanyioma! I hope you don’t mind me calling you that...hehe. I love the relaxed look you gave this beautiful skirt. Love the print. A very relaxed look with and urban twist. Loving the sneakers. Isn’t TJmaxx the best? Love that place.

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  29. Such a beautiful coloured skirt. Love the way you combine it with sneakers!
    xx

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  30. I am so obsessed with this! So good.

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  31. You can wear anything! This was definitely one of my favourites because it reminds me
    of marble painting that we used to do in my art class in grammer school. The marbled skirt print is a dream! :-)

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  32. I rarely see you in flats, so seeing you in sneakers gets me just a bit excited. You look lovely and these prints are beautiful. Thanks for the styling tips. I must say, the color combination is just so perfect, with the bag and all. Rock on babe!

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  33. You look stunning, as always! Love the print of your skirt! So feminine and chic!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  34. I can't believe this skirt is from Asos...it's absolutely fantastic and I love how you paired it with delicate white lace top, you're awesome
    kisses
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  35. this look is simply AMAZING!
    perfect for the warm Season!
    my Highlight is the skirt, how cool is the print?

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  36. That skirt is truly beautiful! What I really love though is your beautiful hair! The colour looks AMAZING! Gemma x
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  37. Wow that skirt is really beautiful and I love that colourful print! You look amazing!

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  38. Wow, Idu, You always do best styling, believe me!
    That skirt is wonderful, I really like both the shape and colors and looks amazing on you and piared with lace top and sneakers!
    You look stunning, dear!
    xxx
    S
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  39. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog.

    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  40. Omg! I love the purple highlights on your hair. I don't even know where to start but this look is perfection. The marble skirt is so unique and I love how you styled it with sneakers. Beautiful look my dear.
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  41. Such a pretty print! Love your cute sneakers and the bag too, Idu!!
    ❤ Jinna

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  42. Splendida the skirt is stunning
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  43. A perfect look!!
    I love this colorful and midi skirt!!!!
    Nicoletta
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  44. Super gorgeous as always!
    I love your style!
    Emma
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  45. No I'm sad that I don't own anything with marble pattern as you look simply fantastic, dear Idu, in this look! Thanks for your tips - now I know that marble is easy to style and this is a good reason to buy something marble patterned :)
    xx Rena
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  46. The print of your skirt is so eye-catching!
    Top accessories as usual!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  47. Now I want to go visit my nearest TJMaxx to see if I can find those sneakers, lol, they're too cute! I also love that fun marble printed skirt, it's so cute and perfect for spring and summer. I love the way you've styled it with the laced top, which adds a nice detail to the outfit, but doesn't take away from the bold print. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  48. Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻❤️❤️❤️

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  49. Your pleated skirt is a work of art Idu beautiful! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  50. this print looks so incredible !! you are looking pretty <3 :)

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  51. OMG love your skirt, so beautiful babe!!!

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  52. Your styling is always on point, dear! That skirt is gorgeous and so unique! The print and color combination is perfect for summer. Loved it!
    xx

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  53. yeah it's more than art.. i love it so much.. oh by the way Idu we are not yet connected to IG, but I'll follow you there..so stay put and pretty..xoxo

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  54. Your outfit always amazes me! Like everytime! You look very beautiful, and this skirt is such a piece of art!



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  55. I love this skirt! I have a similar one and definitely a fun staple. First time seeing you in sneakers. Ha!! You look pretty gurllll. :)

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  56. You look gorgeous Dear, perfect skirt:)
    Have a great weekend!
    kisses:*

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  57. Loving this look! The skirt is so fun and gorgeous.

    Funmi x
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  58. me encanta la falda!
    Te espero por mi nuevo post cielo, mil besos!
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  59. perfect photos
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  60. so beautiful,you look so fabulous.
    I love your bag,it's so pretty

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  61. You are rocking that skirt and lacey top, Idu! Gorgeous! I wouldn't be able to pull it off at all but mama, you are killing it.

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  62. The skirt looks amazing! Great pick!

    ANOUK

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  63. What a cute, funky outfit! The skirt is so perfect for the summer :)
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  64. wow, sweety you look perfect! i love it! <3
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  65. Happy weekend gorgeous! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  66. I never get bored reading your blog. Your outfits are always beautiful and colorful. You're very creative Idu and skirt is marvelous!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  67. The skirt and shoes complement each other so well!! Such a cute outfit, I definitely would not have been able to come up with this myself haha.

    - Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

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  68. Your skirt is very pretty and your lace blouse is wonderful ! You are beautiful. Kisses :)

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  69. I love everything about this look, Idu. That skirt is gorgeous
    Julia x
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  70. I actually bought my own marble slab for photography, just don't own any on clothing. The skirt has a very fresh approch to the marble print. It looks so good, you styled it wonderfully!

    xo,
    Tania
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    xo,
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  71. you look fabolous in this outfit girl xx

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  72. I really like !
    kiss, Béa
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  73. I really like !
    kiss, Béa
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