Monday, December 25, 2017

Blue Christmas

pleated velvet maxi dress

Let it snow sleigh, let it snow sleigh, let it snow sleigh! That carol is stuck in my head.
Can't believe it's finally Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was always an extra special day cos it was my dad's birthday as well. I miss him so, especially today on Fathers day and every darn day!

Lately I've been sporting monochrome looks so it's no surprise that this on trend floor grazing dramatic royal blue frock is my go to for this year's Christmas festivities. I also love the flutter sleeves and defined waist that adds shape. The waist could be further accentuated with a skinny belt. 

The richness of the velvet had me screaming 'Yes Please! Think minimal effort that yields maximum effect. I finished my look with a matching Arturo Rios fascinator, a Jimmy Choo shoulder bag and handcrafted gemstone necklace from Takai By Angela.

Finding words to describe these swoon worthy Takai By Angela necklaces is a constant struggle so I’ll just stick with good ole ‘exotic'. Ok how about striking? Wait! Eye catching, flamboyant. Oooh, it gets better. How about unconventional? 

This piece right here though! Pics don’t do it justice I promise. I thought I had seen it all but I stared in disbelief when I opened the package. If you’re a regular on my blog, then you are most definitely familiar with this brand. They need no introduction here sounds so cliche but they really don't. 

Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas. 

printed velvet maxi dress

Dress - Asos (here)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (similar here)
Necklace - Takai By Angela (here)
Fascinator - Arturo Rios

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

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  1. You look gorgeous and regal in blue. Merry Christmas!!!

  2. wow! That blue dress just look divine on you and that statement necklace is one of a kind. Happy Holidays dear.

    Bernie, xx

  3. Royal blue is my favorite color and this outfit is amazing, you look wonderful dear Idu. Best wishes for the holidays, you fashion diva you! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

  4. My best wishes to you
    Great photos

  5. The Fascinator, The Dress, the Handbag and the Gorgeous Gal wearing it all. . . Happy 2018 my Dear!

  6. Girl you look amazing in every fashion style! Love the headpiece so much!

  7. Ohhhmmy you look stunning in blue.
    I love the accessories too.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  8. Te deseo un azul 2018, que todo sea felicidad.

  9. OMG! Such a perfect look, you're so beautiful! I love this dress!!
    Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  10. Wow such an original look dear- Happy New Year 2018 xx

  11. This is a very refreshing take on the festive season. I love your necklace and fascinator!!

  12. super fab! Merry Christmas
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    have a nice day, kisses

  13. What an amazing blue gown! You wear it so well... love the head piece as well. The bag matches it perfectly....and the necklace is very pretty and very dramatic, just how I like jewelry to be.:) Altogether, such a glam outfit. You reminded me of a vintage dress my aunt gave me that I haven't wore anywhere yet. She wore it for her wedding celebration (back then ladies would get married in a white wedding dress but would typically change clothes afterwards and her change of clothes was this beautiful long plaid dress that reminds me of the one you're wearing here).

    I hope you had an amazing Christmas. It must be bittersweet, being it your dad's birthday and all but I can see how it also makes it extra special. When I find myself missing someone who is no longer here, I always tell myself those we love are ,in a way, always with us and sometimes it helps. My parent's wedding anniversary is on Christmas. This year I forgot to congratulate them on it, I did wish them merry Christmas but I forgot about the anniversary and now I feel a bit bad about it. I might write them a little card to go along with their present once I see them. I haven't spend Christmas with my parents since I was married and I do miss it.

    I wish you all the best in 2018!!!

  14. This company makes the best necklaces ever! I love the blue and the simplicity of this style. You are beautiful!