Sunday, February 25, 2018


In an age of street style mania, a layered black dress gives off a playful yet edgy vibe and easily gets a nod of approval from the fashion crowd. 

A lot of gals shy away from layers and ruffles for fear of adding volume, understandably so. This dress is so lightweight with just the right amount of flounce and literally no volume. 

It’s safe to say we’ve somehow survived another Winter and are being cheered up by pretty cherry blossoms springing up every which way we look, meaning the switching of sartorial gears is upon us yet again. Much as I am excited to see gardens and streets brimming with color, I do miss the colder Winter weather. 

A lightweight piece like this is just what the doctor ordered as the Winter layers are starting to come off. It prides itself in offering a perfect balance between being dark enough to pass as a Winter piece yet light enough for Spring’s easy breezy mild weather. 
All in all, it's a great transitional piece.

I could have worn this dress lose but I belted it because I’ve lost a ton of weight lately just from eating healthier and I’ll be telling you all about how I did it in a few weeks. Look out for that especially if you’re looking to adopt / maintain a healthy lifestyle and get your summer body on. 

This dress was kindly sent to me by the amazing folks at The Kemist but all opinions are mine. Every piece from this store makes me want to reach out for a hat, the full proof way to add edginess to a look. I couldn’t decide on a fedora or a boater so I shot both. 
Which is your favorite? 
My boot laces were untied for an effortless finish.

My Birthday Week
Oh and I’m super excited because my born day is coming up on this week on Thursday the 1st of March. It’s been a bit of an emotional week for me though as the Pisces season rolls in. But I'm excited and looking forward to a great great week!

Jumps of joy, my birthday is around the corner! 


Deets
Dress - The Kemist, London (here)
Boots - Forever 21 (here)
Bag - Chloe (here)
Boater Hat - (here)
Fedora - Banana Republic (here)


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



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46 comments:

  1. What a glorious statement dress! I'm a big fan of structured clothing items, and I do love this interpretation of ruffles. I love the fact this dress is black, somehow that makes its unique design stand out even more! The ruffles on this dress are really unique, they remind me of origami.

    Plus, I love how you paired this dress with those gorgeous boots, I love these kind of shoes, where the heel is high but still looks comfortable. Those untied laces look cute too! Last time I wore my boots like that was when I rushed to the supermarket but now I see there is fashion potential in playing with the laces.


    You've created the perfect feminine street styling. The bag is lovely as well. The photographs are so full of positive energy. It seems you've been enjoying nice weather there. The almond trees have blossomed here (so pretty), but we did get some snow today (just a tiny bit), I don't think the snow is here to stay.


    All in all, such a glam styling. You look dreamy!!!! Have a fantastic week ahead!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful photography and stunning outfit...

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  3. This layered black dress is stunning! Love the volumen and these photos are full of good vibes!
    xx

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  4. What an interesting dress! And that bag is fabulous too! I wish you a fantastic birthday week!

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  5. oh wow you do wear black once in a while :) Love the layers, so fun! Those boots are FAB!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. love those shoos!
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  7. I love your style, you look amazing in this dress and I love your makeup, always you look is so beautiful.

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  8. Hello,

    Oh, amazing !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  9. You are so darn FABULOUS and I must say "Happy Birthday Sweetie". You never fail to show us the real Idu and I just love that. Enjoy every moment. . .

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  10. Happy birthday Idu! Your photos are wonderful, you look stunning in this dress :-)

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  11. This dress is incredible and it looks even better in movement! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog :)

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  12. What a great layered dress, Idu:) Love how you belted it! And advanced Happy Bday! My eldest son and husband are both Pisces:D

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  13. Happy early birthday, Idu! That's exciting! Love your Chloe bag with the outfit!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  14. such an edgy look, love that dress !
    Sonia
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  15. Your birthday is this week. Yay! I don't want to miss it. I love the all black outfit. It looks so effortless. You are working them boots, Idu. The dress is beautiful on you!

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  16. Fashionably chic!
    I love the layering of the dress, very unique.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  17. You look amazing, I love this dress, so awesome!! x

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  18. You look amazing Dear, perfect style, I love the dress:)
    kisses

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  19. Such a nice dress, and you look beautiful and glam, you look like a Hollywood star, dear!

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  20. That dress is so cool! I love the layers.
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  21. The layered dress looks great on you!

    xx
    Graciella // @gegeciella
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  22. The layer details and this swingy silhouette definitely take this dress to the next level and you're rocking it idu! You also couldn't have chosen a better backdrop. All that color sets off your whole outfit beautifully. I for one am happy to embrace spring and leave winter behind right now :)

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  23. You look great dear! This ruffles dress is amazing. You can feel the emotion for the arrival of your birthday. Have a nice week hun!

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  24. Lucky you that you have warmer weather there. You look amazing, and I swear you look younger each outfit. The dress is such a gorgeous style and fun to photograph. Happy born day, sister. <3
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  25. Now this is what I call ruffles galore. So beautiful but, loving the fun touch with the frills. Keep rockin mami!

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  26. You look like aspanish sinorita - I love you in this version

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  27. Happy Birthday Idu! You look fabulous in this black dress. Have a lovely time.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  28. I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!
    xx

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  29. Oh what a fun dress! I have a ruffle top that this sort of reminds of a bit. This looks amazing on you. Perfect with the boots.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  30. Such a statement dress, you look superbly gorgeous Idu!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  31. Black is really a great and stunning color, you make me want to wear more black outfit and this look is so simple. Happy birthday dear and I'm wishing you everything you wish yourself and even more. LLNP

    Bernie, xx
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  32. I love this whole outfit and would wear it myself in a heartbeat!
    You're looking fabulous as always.

    Heba xx
    The Heba

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  33. Love the monochromatic look! YOU look amazing, Idu!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  34. WOW... So far one of my favorite posts. That dress is amazing and yous tyled it very well.

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  35. I can't safely say we survived winter yet, it is snowing as I type this. But I will take a page from your book and try ruffles and layers come summer.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  36. You spoke my mind when you said ruffles and the fear of volume! I always feel like I'm 20 pounds heavier!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  37. I LOVE your outfit! The ruffles look on point, and your style is so sleek :)!

    exquisitely.me

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  38. Dear Idu, how wonderful it is your birthday week! Wish you the best week ever! And I love your light weightes dress - it suits you very well and I like it how you have styled it <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  39. I love your vivid colors and eyecatchy look,
    but it's cool to see a classy and nearly allblackeverything-look this time.
    Yet the background is vibrant. Cool combination.

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  40. You must share your fitness regime with us. You are stunning as usual.

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  41. Such beautiful photos and the dress is a dream Idu! I would totally wear it myself. I love the boater hat with the dress. As always you look spectacular

    Enjoy a fantastic weekend dear,

    Kisses and hugs Tamara Chloé

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  42. I love this Dress! The color, ruffles, length...and all. I absolutely love how you upped the ante on the edginess by pairing with combat boots. I love both looks, but he black fedora look is my fav...something about an all black look. Oh, and Happy birthday in advance.

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  43. Beautiful picture of you by the fountain Idu!
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