Saturday, August 12, 2017


summer strip mini dress

It’s no secret that the wide cobbled boulevards of Paris are flanked by a sea of cute cafes with so much Parisian charm that one is left wondering which of their alluring beckons to follow. 

The one with the pretty pink chairs perched right at the intersection of rows of imposing buildings all boasting intricate wrought iron balconies and pretty flowers looks like the perfect location to sip on your expresso and munch on freshly baked croissants while people watching. However, the one with the lovely red chairs is surrounded by boutiques, has a huge crowd and looks just as inviting.

Menus to the rescue then! Oops, the menus are not in English and my high school French teacher totally missed the memo on the French pronunciations especially that sexy R. You should hear me try to pronounce Trocadero, bwahahaha! After minutes of broken French heavily polluted / accented with English and sign language, it’s time to move on to the next cafe. Perhaps luck will be on my side and there’ll be an English menu to greet me upon my arrival.

No? Ok how about just American coffee? Voila, You get my euro then!

Today I'm showing a casual and comfy look for a bike ride to yet another spot in the City of Love Cafes. Stripes have been making the rounds and this bold stripe mini dress with a criss cross back detail looked great paired with my Manoush pom pom sandals, Florentino boater and Saint Laurent shopper.

Happy weekend everyone!

stripe mini dress
stripe mini dress with pom pom sandals
stripe mini dress with pom pom sandals

Deets
Dress - Il The Delle (similar here)
Pom Sandals - Manoush (similar here)
Boater Hat - Florentino (similar here)
Bag - Saint Laurent (here)
Sunnies - Quay (here)


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



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69 comments:

  1. What a nice looking place to visit, and great look. Greetings!

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  2. How much fun! You are in Paris! I love these photos Idu! Such cute French cafe shots and your outfit totally matches the location!

    Love!

    Enjoy hun

    xx Tamara Chloé

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  3. You look sbolutely lovey dear- I love your sandals xx

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  4. Wonderful photos , you look gorgeous in this styling:-)

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  5. Love to see this romantic side of Paris! Great outfit too!

    ANOUK

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  6. Absolutely in love with your sandals Idu <3<3<3

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  7. You are in Paris ! I was in this fabulous city today ! French language is not easy ! You are very pretty and your photos are beautiful. Kisses ;)

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  8. Lovely hat sweety. Love your sandals.

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  9. Those sandals are to dir for. Paris is sooo gorgeous and so is this whole look <3
    xo, Eda
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  10. Your beauty translates into every language, dear, so strong and wonderful that it is. Such cute pom footwear and that hat you are owning. Exciting and enjoyable to see those gorgeous thighs again!! Picture 8 was as far as I made it on my first viewing ;) But I promise I returned to see the rest! Wow!!!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  11. Sucha lovely place and your summery look is so on point! You are always so glam Idu!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  12. Wow, dear Idu, this is such a cute summer look and I like how you combined the striped dress with the beautiful bag!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  13. Loving everything of this look! Love the make up, the dress and those pretty sandals!
    Kiss

    Maggie D.
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  14. Hello,

    Beautiful look !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeeee.blogspot.fr/

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  15. I remember so many sidewalk cafes from my last visit to Paris. It just seems like a way of life there. You are looking marvelously chic and glamorous as usual Idu! Enjoy and happy new week to you lovely lady!

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  16. I love the outfit, it definitely have those Parisian vibes! Aww atleast the cafe experience is one of those memories you can look back on and laugh, and you got your coffee in the end :) x

    Velvet Blush

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  17. I LOVE these photos of Paris! I was hoping we would get to see some. The casual stripe dress with the pop of colour from those sandals is gorgeous! xx.

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  18. I am a huge fan of French cafes and plan to take advantage of them in a little more than one week. Not Paris, but still amazing to take some time off and relax.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  19. Lovely hat I really love it <3


    xoxo
    ayu

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  20. looking perfectly Parisian! Love a good coffee, especially in a great location like Paris!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  21. You look so chic in these photos! I'm sure you had lots of fun in Paris! It's a beautiful place! Have a wonderful day!
    xo Yvonne
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  22. Such an amazing place dear! You more than stunning!
    xx
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  23. You blend in so seamlessly here! And by blend in I'm referring to your French-ness hahaha. You look like a sophisticated Parisienne, out for her mid-morning coffee, people watching while she waits for her next appointment... You truly remind me of a local.

    Sxx
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  24. give me some of your cool! I love the outfit and the place!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  25. Dress sandals On point Ibu

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  26. Oh this is such pretty summer look. You look so cute honey :)
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  27. My French is close to zero lets not even go there. All these restaurants seem very inviting hun and i can imagine the difficulty when it comes to decision making ha! I love your outfit as its comfortable and chic.
    Have fun and enjoy your day
    X
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  28. This is quintessential Europe right here. My favourite thing about Paris life is the bistros and cafes. You look lovely as ever! <3 xx

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  29. Great post, like it :)

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  30. Very pretty and fresh outfit Idu! You look so good!
    Perfect for a ride on bike n the summer! :)
    XO
    S
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  31. These photos are gorgeous, Idu!! You look amazinggg!!!!!
    Perfect summer look! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
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    XO

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  32. Love love the summery vibes in this look dear :) From the hat to your striped dress to your colorful sandals... so amazing xx

    Erica
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  33. Such cute and romantic cafes...#goals! I love your simple, yet elegantly Parisian Breton stripes dress....very adorably chic. Those pompon sandals are truly fabulous...but everything looks fab on you!

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  34. This is the most casual I've ever seen you. Ha!! I love it! Paris is on my wishlist of places to visit.

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  35. I knew you were going to get some great shots there while on vacation Idu! Love your dress, hat and sandals! I've heard about the cafes there. They look so good :D Thanks for sharing.
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  36. Que maximo amei sempre arrasando, obrigado pela visita.
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  37. lovely post and makeup on point! xx

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  38. wow you rely look great!
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  39. love the casual vibe, stunning #slayqueen!
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  40. I love your look!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

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  41. First of all; you look gorgeous hun! And I love the little cafe

    Xx,

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  42. Oh my Idu, in love with your frenchy stripes! Lover of stripes over here, have them in so many colors. One of my dreams is actually to visit France one day. I took 3 years of French, but my accent sucks :( Oh well, haha. Since I found out my great grandfather was French I've felt a deep connection to the city. It must have been an amazing experience! Happy you shared it here.

    xoxo,
    Tania
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  43. Paris mon amour!! I love this city, it's so romantic and beautiful!!

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  44. Looking great dear, the cafe is beautiful. Paris is on my bucket list.

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  45. very beautiful pom pom shoes and fab bag
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    have an happy day
    kisses

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  46. Your blog is beautiful !!! I would love to see you on my blog !! Happy day!!!
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  47. You look absolutely beautiful today, darling. I love how you pull off this Parisian chic look, Idu, suits you perfectly.
    kisses
    Lenya
    new look: Hello Weekend

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  48. Paris is and will always be a good idea! You look absolutely stunning in these photos!
    xoxo

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  49. Bonjour Idu!
    It's always good to see you wearing something casual. This dress is gorgeous and girs well with these sandals. You look tres Jolie.

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  50. Lol! You are way too funny! Don`t give up on French (I beg you :))... Casual looks good on you! This is way up my alley.
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  51. SO chic, Idu:) Very Parisian. Love the setting as well, of course:)
    Happy Monday!

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  53. Such a gorgeous outfit and perfect for Paris! You look gorgeous Idu

    Gemma x
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  54. Paris is even more beautiful with you! I adore that city and all those cute cafes. Love how you matched black and white stripes with colorful sandals :)

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  55. Perfect Parisian chic! I love this striped dress and those pompom sandals are so cute!
    I hope you enjoyed Paris !
    Julia x
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  56. Great pictures! Love your dress.
    -Noelle
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  57. Paris is one of my fav european city. Romantic and sweet at same time. Nice shooting Idu, your striped dress looks perfect on you!!! Don't miss my last post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  58. Super beautiful!!
    Have a great day

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  59. You look so amazing and you got such a beautiful tan. I'm so glad you had fun in Paris. Pardon our French menus, the French are still learning how to be english friendly. Totally love that striped dress

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  60. I am in LOVE with your style girl!
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  61. I love your eye makeup and you handbag is beautiful

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  62. So romantic post! So cute striped dress, looks lovely on you!
    Nice place. Fantastic summer vibe combo! You are shining in it <3

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