Saturday, March 17, 2018

Balloon Hem, an Art to Wear

Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look

Just like monochrome, bubble everything is having a moment yet again, another proof that fashion remains cyclical. Boy am I glad to have held on to some pieces from way back, including a lovely red Oscar De La Renta balloon cocktail dress, for their fateful comeback to the scene. 
Great fashion forecasting on my part dare I add. 
Ha!


I am most certainly a bubble enthusiast, always has and always will be! 

You? 
Have you reopened the chapter on the deflated balloon looking trend that has slowly but surely trickled down from the runway to the highway yet?


THE LOOK
With a curve emphasizing drawstring adjustable paper bag waist, and a half deflated balloon appearance, this skirt definitely has a silhouette worth a lot of attention. 
I mean, It got mine, yours too I’m sure! 
The feature that takes the cake in my book is one I like to call 'a girls best friend'. Any guesses?
 Keep reading!

In a hot pursuit for this runway trend? You can buy or even better DIY here! I mean, what’s better than a customized item of clothing? 

I paired my skirt with a plain oversized orange sweater knotted in the back and pulled off one shoulder, perfect hacks to add interest to a look. Finished the look with a fedora and a pair of So Kate heels. And because I was going to see Black Panther for the third time shame on me, I decided to throw on the fabulous Ankara disc earrings. 

THE HAIR
My real hair is short, kinky and braided down under wigs for the most part. Lately I’ve had the 'chop it off' twitch. My daughter chopped hers off and I loved it. When a friend of mine did the chop last weekend, I knew I wasn’t going to be on the fence much longer. 

Two days later, I chopped mine. I stood right there in front of my bathroom mirror and chopped off most of my hair. I’m wearing what’s left of it in bantu knots under the fedora and LOVING it. Not sure when I’ll be brave enough to take off the hat just yet though. Ha!

A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
You mind sharing what your guess was?  
<<<<Drumroll>>>>
Pockets! 
My go to for that effortless slouch. Or a hide away for my car keys. My re app essentials. Or even that one piece of gum. Sadly these pockets weren't functional, YIKES! I stuffed them with tissue to add an extra oomph to the pouf. Didn't really work but I tried (shrug emoji). 

What do you store in your pockets? 

Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look

Deets
Sweater - Available at Fash'D
Skirt - Available at Fash'D
Ear Rings - Available at Fash'D
Shoes - Christian Louboutin (here)
Bag - Old


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



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51 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so beautiful. I really love.

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  2. I think you can pull off any trends with that gorgeous pair of legs, Idu!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  3. gosh, what a gorgeous outfit! You always have the best styling. This one is so fabulous!!!! What a way to greet Spring.

    Fashion does walk in circles, doesn't it? But redisovering things is no less fun than discovering them. I can't wait for you to show us that Oscar's cocktail bubble dress. In the meantime, this outfit is more than enough.

    That red balloon skirt is fabulous and I do love how you styled it with that orange sweater and leopard print stilettos. The Ankara earrings are super pretty and the fedora hat finishes the outfit nicely.

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  4. The slay queen ������������������������. I'm glad to have stopped by.

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  5. Legs for days & extra days! You look amazing Sis and that orange top is right up my alley.

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  6. That is such a fun skirt! I love the orange knit with it, and the leopard print heels :)

    I don't have any bubble hem skirts any more, but I do have a bubble hem tank I love so nice to see it's trendy again haha!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) We are having a quiet one to recover from our busy week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. It is always such a pleasure to read your post! You always look fabulous! I love this outfit, the colors are fantastic and suit you very well!

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  8. You always look good in a colorful outfit Idu! Love the balloon hem!

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  9. Encantada de leer tu ultimo post!!!Espero que has tenido un fin de semana precioso!!!💜💜💜

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  10. Very bold coloring which looks great on you, I love your hat. Have a good week my dear!

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  11. You are the cooler person I've seen in all my life. Your skirt is amazing and your maxi earrings... stunning!
    xx

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  12. so original, full of colors outfit - like always you look perfect dear xx
    I am crazy about your earings hee

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  13. I love the skirt, such a nice shape to it! You look fab as always!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. have a great week ahead yourself!

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  15. wow you look wonderful:) beautiful colors:)
    kisses

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  16. This skirt is definitely a keeper, Idu. Just a great piece, and love how you paired it with the sweater. And can't wait to see your new hair, girl! I bet you look fab!
    Have a great week ahead:)

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  17. Oh, Idu, these legs of yours! You can surely pull of any trend like that. Personally I never got into the balloon trend back then and I don't think I will right now.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  18. I love absolutely everything!! Have a great day dear!

    ❤ Mary María Style ❤

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  19. Dear Idu, how cool you chopped your hair! And it is also wonderful you kept your balloon skirt that I really like in the way you combined it! Happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  20. Such a lovely skirt and amzing leo heels! Great styling Idu and perfect location!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  21. That color is so striking on you Idu! Love your outfit, earrings and hat. Very pretty.
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  22. those earrings sure make a statement. you look stunning,

    The Glossychic

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  23. This is one of the most beautiful look you have wear darling, I love it!
    kiss
    Chiara - http://shesinfashionblog.com

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  24. Vibrant shades always stand out on you Idu and that balloon hem skirt is such an artful silhouette! A new season is always a great time for a chop. I bet your hair looks so fresh and fun now just from the little peek we're getting from under your hat :)

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  25. Such amazingly original look, Idu!
    You are so good on wearing fiercly and glam those kind of edgy looks!
    in love with your skirt, baloon hem looks so stylish and fresh!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  26. I'm really attracted to the African statement earrings and I love that it has different designs on both side for a more versatile look and this color blocking is everything. Orange and pink goes well together if done right.

    Bernie, xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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  27. Your earrings, so beautiful. Love this look.

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  28. You look amazing in this short red outfit! Lovely legs too! Hope your week is going well!
    xo Yvonne
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  29. This is such a beautiful outfit! Have a great day.

    Gemma x
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  30. I absolutely love this colorful look! Super sexy, fun and eye catching!

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  31. Perfect outfit!
    Have a nice rest of the week!
    Gil Zetbase

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  32. You look so glamorous, Idu. I love how you styled this look.
    Those leopard heels and the earrings are fabulous
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  33. Even though you look fab in your hat, gurl, take that hat off and show off your fabulous hair. The bantu knots look great. Even though I have been natural for a few years now I could never do bantu knots correctly. Someone has to do them for me. I wish I could get it right because I would wear them more often. I love the bright colors in your look and the color combination gives me all types of happy vibes.
    LaToya
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  34. I don't think I could pull something like this off, but you look so chic in it, Idu!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  35. Now this is what I call bold and beautiful. Love love love your earrings sister. I'm definitely checking it out. Its the African in me. Ha!! You killed it mami.

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  36. Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? :)

    Xx,

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  37. Idu,
    We already know how beautiful you look with short hair. I am sure a bantu know out would look beautiful on you. I love the color combination. Everything looks so well put together. I can tell you put a lot of thoughts into putting the outfit together. You look beautiful!

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  38. you are fabulous in red!
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    have a nice day

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  39. You are KILLING IT with your gorgeous outfit! Love how rich the skirt looks! I am always a fan of anything that emphasizes curves.

    exquisitely.me

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  40. Idu! You are so right...fashion is very cyclical, and for the same reason, I held on to a BCBG maxazria balloon dress from way back as well. I may have to style it soon. I love your take on styling this balloon skirt. I went for the black, but now loving the red as well...I might just give in...Ha! I am SO excited for your big chop and can't wait for the big reveal.

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  41. I have always love balloon skirts, I remember wearing one to my first year university ball. I still have that dress somewhere. Love the vibrant colors in this outfit, you really know how to rock a juicy color palette!

    Scent of Summer

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  42. What a beautiful photos!! Fantastic outfit in orange, absolutely stunning!!!
    XO
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  43. A stunning look! I like the image as a whole and each thing separately!

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  44. You sure have your way with colors Idu... You look amazing and oh cute Bantu knots.

    Glowyshoes's blog

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  45. You look outstanding!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  46. Such an eye-catching outfit! You look glam as usual!

    ANOUK

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  47. You can carry any dress gracefully

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  48. WOW! I love the way you combine the colours, it looks gorgeous... Kisses <3

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