Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Seeing Yellow...and a bit of Red

I am reading the fifth book of Fire & Ice series by George R.R. Martin. I started reading the first book of the series at the end of June and I can't seem to put the books down. The television series "Game of Thrones" opened my mind to the possibility I could maybe enjoy a fantasy series like this. It has been described as the Sopranos of the Fantasy Genre and I have to agree. I really enjoy the character development and the twists and turns. My favourite female character has to be Dany and I have a place in my heart for Tyrion Lannister.

Besides reading my summer has been full of swimming pools and parks, very typical for this season. To be honest fashion has been toned down in my every day. It's just easier when you take four kids for a swim that everything be  simple. I usually live in cotton dresses and shorts (I am still wearing shorts) that are comfortable but today I am featuring my newest love and a very big trend - my lace dress. Anything lace is very popular and I am really enjoying it - its feminine and soft. Today it is all about fire and summer...just like the weather in Fire & Ice...but like the Stark's say "Winter is coming" and with that being said in a few weeks I will be partnering up with a Toronto boutique to show you looks for fall. I know fall...


This is my Victoria Beckham smile...I am smiling with my eyes...


I bought this dress at Macy's in NYC while I was touring the city on foot with my four kids. I was alone and needed some retail therapy. Thank God for large change rooms. It was an interesting day, I would recommend it, just to see how long you can keep your patience with children...or because misery loves company!



I bought these sunglasses at Costco. Yup! They are Burberry and they are fabulous. I have seen Fendi Mia Borsa bags on-line and they have Longchamp available in store. We won't even get into their jewellery. I purchased a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses on-line and they broke before a year, Costco gladly took them back and returned the money to my credit card. You cannot BEAT that service.


I just wanted to switch up the shoes so you can see that you can add a pop of colour with this dress.



Dress - Tommy Hilfiger
Nude Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Bracelets - J Crew, Bitter Sweet
Sunglasses - Burberry

96 comments:

  1. Hello yellow! This is too cute! I love your style.

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  3. OMG Iva! I LOVE this dress!!! And I love the yellow on you! August wedding outfit possibly?
    Mara xo

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  4. Nice dress...and love your VB smile ;)
    I was wondering if you would like to enter the competition to become the Fashion Muse on my online fashion magazine, it means that you will have your outfits published there!....write an e-mail at info.forerunners@libero.it to learn more!
    I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will visit my blog too and let me know your opinion...maybe you could follow me back if you like it!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  5. Loooooooooooove your dress :D
    Wanna follow each other!!??

    xoxo
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the dress!

    Sharee'
    www.momFITtingitallin.com

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  7. Love the lace dress! That colour looks so pretty on you! I actually really love that dress with both the nude and red shoes. I don't know if I could pick one!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  8. I absolutely love the dress & how you styled it with both shoes, you look amazing!

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  9. that dress is awesome, lace plus yellow what a great combo. You look great in it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. in Indoensia your dress called kebaya, just support to you

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  11. I adore lace so much! It's a trend I've definitely embraced :). You look lovely!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I love yours and would love to follow each other :).

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  12. You look gorgeous in the dress! Can't believe you are the mom of 4 kids, you are so young and pretty! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! Following you, hope you can follow back!

    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  13. That yellow dress is so gorgeous!!! And I love your backdrop! So pretty!
    I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. Today is the LAST DAY of my INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway, so don't forget to enter if you haven't done so already! :)
    A's Fashion Files
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  14. You look great-- love those bright summer colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet note. I'm definitely following you, hope you follow back!

    xoxo
    Remy
    mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  15. so cute! love that dress..the colour is stunning!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Im a new follower

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  16. 4 kids? Respect, you look amazing.
    Love your name too :) Thanks for stopping by, xo from Croatia.

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  17. What a great dress! I love this color and it looks awesome with the red shoes. I'm so glad you visited my blog because I absolutely love yours. Definitely following :)

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  18. Ehy, I'm following back also on the other social!
    Come back soon to visit my blog: Cosa mi metto???

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  19. lovely dress!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  20. NOW THAT IS A VERY VERY COOL LOOK!!!YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!
    XOXO




    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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  21. wow the dresscolour is amazing! love it
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow, this is awesome and you look super gorgeous!

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  23. Hello dear! I’ve just discover your blog ‘cause you also follow Bessie from Bravoe Runway.
    Nice blog you’ve got here!! I’ve thought that maybe you would like to visit my blog and follow if you like. I would really appreciate your visit and opinion on it!
    BTW I prefer the dress with the nude shoes. They’re SOOOOO gorgeous!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  24. Following your sweet lovely blog :D
    XoXo
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! love yours, followin' you!
    Material Fixations

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  26. 4 kids and you look so put together all the time! How do you do it?? Anyway, the yellow is great on you :)

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  27. You look gorgeous in Yellow, thanks for stopping by my blog, am following you now, hope you follow me back:)
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  28. wow!!!^^
    i love your dress ;)

    xoxo

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  29. Thanks for your lovely comment and yes we would love to follow each other!!!added you!Iva Grubisic, but you must be Croatian or Serbian...our girl...yey!!!!!!Do you speak the language?
    and 4 kids...!wow!now that's what I am talking about!this is what i wanna look like after giving birth to a few...!:))
    xoxo


    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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    1. It's actually Grbesic (was Galic). Croatian and I speak it but could always be better!

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  30. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting my blog!!!^^
    i follow you on Bloglovin and on GFC ;)
    can you follow me on both of them too?¿? :D

    xoxo

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  31. Great blog and gorgeous outfit! I love the yellow dress and red shoes together! I'm your newest follower :) I would love for you to follow my blog as well!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  32. what a fantastic dress! the color is amazing on you!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. Much appreciated! I'm following you now via GFC and bloglovin and hope you still want to follow back =)

    Melanee
    xo
    melaneeshale.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi Iva!

    Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog (I'll be sure to compliment my fiance on his photography skills). Anyways, thought I'd stop by and check out your blog!

    First of all, I agree - it is so nice to meet a fellow Toronto blogger. Secondly, how have you had 4 children? You look fantastic. And finally, I love your blog. I'm now following on blogger and Bloglovin'. Hope you'll follow me back :)

    Melissa
    http://prettyinpolkadot.blogspot.com

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  34. wow! you look amazing in that dress! you have a new blog follower in me! check mine out? http://brightbrightdays.blogspot.com/

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  35. love this dress!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  36. great idea to follow each other! follow me here and on bloglovin and be sure I'll follow you back ;)

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  37. Ylenia I am absolutely loving this yellow dress, it's gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I will be following you via GFC ;)

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  38. love love the yellow and i may have to try with my eyes smiling too. thank you for visiting mg blog and commenting. I am following you now and hopefully you do the same.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  39. Love that dress and you rock a colour pop! I am a massive fan if yellow, you wear it well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. x

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  40. great blog... found you via the blog hop

    www.thesandalgirl.com

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  41. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Glad I got to discover yours! That dress looks beautiful on you,so classy! I love the color! I'm following you via bloglovin & GFC, would love for you to follow back! xx
    Helene

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  42. Hi Iva,
    Thanks for visiting my blog..we can definitely follow each other on gfc and bloglovin'. Loving lace dresses right now also and the yellow is fab..definitely like the nude shoe better..elongates your legs more..and I think I'll pass on the NYC thing solo..we are only an hour north and I would never take them alone..and I only have two! You are one brave lady :)
    take care
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  43. Love this yellow lace dress with red shoes!!! Super cute!! Following you now!!

    xoxo, Elle

    www.thehighfeather.com

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  44. such a bright and pretty shift dress xoxo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  45. hello, Iva! thank you very much for the lovely comment.
    your yellow dress is gorgeous and I love how you've combined it with the nude shoes. though red shoes are cute as well :)
    btw, of course we can follow each other and I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more from you. I'm your follower now and you can follow me back here:

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  46. Amen to living in cotton dresses! This lace is fabulous on you - and I'm in love with your highlights too :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  47. Iva thanks for your visit and kind comment on my blog! I'm glad to follow you on GFC from now!!
    I'll wait for you on my blog!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  48. That dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, and I love it with both the neutral and red shoes! And I kind of love Tyrion as well :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  49. thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Your style is amazing, such a great inspiration! I'm following you now and I would love to see you as a follower of my blog, I'm grateful for your opinion :)

    greetings from Germany, Lisa
    www.thelfashion.blogspot.com

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  50. thanks so much for following and glad you will be part of my blog,...can't wait to hear from you!
    sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com
    following on both now!

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  51. awesome :)
    lovely blog.

    follower#249
    hope you will visit & follow my blog.

    http://beautydrugs.blogspot.com/

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  52. Like the switch up, but still prefer the nude.
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  53. that`s a really nice dress and it suits you perfectly:)

    www.rambutan18.blogspot.com

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  54. I am so happy you stopped by my blog because I genuinely enjoy yours!!
    You have funny tone when you write and that's fabulous...because if we all take ourselves too serious, we'd be boring!! ;)
    Love this yellow dress...great purchase because I think even with a black blazer on top, you'd be able to wear this well into the fall.
    I am following you now...hope you'll stay in touch :)
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

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  55. This is a great dress and your hair is inspiring me to get mine cut! Victoria is the guest editor of Glamour's Fall Fashion Sept issue. I am going to plow through that issue this wknd!

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  57. So adore the yellow lace! Incredibly cheerful!!! ~Sarah

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  58. Love the pop of red!!!! REAAAALLLY love the dress!

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  59. you look awesome ^^
    I'm your 253rd follower via GFC ^^ waiting for you to follow back ^^
    wanna follow each other via bloglovin too?^^
    xoxo

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  60. Ja nisam ljubitelj žute jer mi nikako ne stoji ali je zato lepo videti je na neklome drugom ko zna da je nosi. Haljina je predivna!
    Hvala ti na poseti i lepom komentaru, pratim te :**

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  61. Hvala vam puno na divnom komentaru...i vi ste predivni i ja volim žutu boju...i predivno vam stoji...divan vam je blog..pratim vas :****

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  62. stunning dress! followed you on gfc and bloglovin, hope you can follow back! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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  63. wow you are so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

    xo,
    http://joellespassionfashion.blogspot.com/

    ps: if you follow, let me know by commenting on my most recent post. then i'll skip over to your blog and follow you back! :]]

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  64. Hey :) thanks for your sweet comment and following me! I am now your follower as well!

    xo,
    http://joellespassionfashion.blogspot.com/

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  65. Gorgeous dress! Love it with the red shoes. ;)

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  66. thanks for visiting my page!
    ur dress is lovely! love the bright color!
    would love to follow each other!<3

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  67. Love it! Great dress, and great minds definitely think alike :) Lace is so on trend right now! Thanks for the sweet comments, following you on bloglovin now :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  68. This yellow dress looks absolutely stunning on you!!!
    xoxo
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  69. you look stunning in that yellow dress! Thanks for dropping by! Of course I'd love to follow each other but please do me a favor, could you please follow me first, I had some unpleasant experiences lately, thanks a lot!

    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
    Bloglovin'
    Facebook

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  70. I just signed up as your latest follower it would be great if we followed each other!

    Melissah from Scrapbook

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  71. Hi, this is very funny and lovely post:) Smile as Victoria Beckham? yes :)))))- this is good joke :)) Yout dress is amazing and you look so beautiful.
    Thank U for your commnet on my blog:) I´m following you, now on GFC:))

    http://michelleandherneverendingstory.blogspot.cz/

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  72. Nice post !

    Love these boots a lot :)

    I like the stretchy fabric on the sides :)

    I am an instant follower now :)

    p.s I want to invite you to my first Rire Boutique Giveaway !! :)

    Check it out ! :)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  73. Lovely look I love yellow!I like the dress with the nude shoes:D. I hope we can follow each other. I follow you now via bloglovin/37 and gfc/267.
    xx chris

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  74. So pretty dress...I love yellow color and red shoes!
    would you like to follow each other?
    XOXO Ewa

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  75. Hi Iva,
    Thank you for checking out my blog. We have lots of things in common and looking forward to reading your blog and be inspired *new follower*
    I love this beautiful yellow dress it fits you great and WOW! hats off to you for shopping with 4 kiddos and yes I also love big dressing rooms (you can fit a stroller in there)...

    Dayi
    http://www.dayissenseofstyle.com/

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  76. nice dress!
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do dear:)
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  77. Thank you for your lovely comment!! Amazing outfit!!
    I'm a new follower!! Follow me back if you want!!♥

    xoxo
    Thania

    http://imaddictedtoglamour.blogspot.gr/

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  78. Of course I am following back on GFC, plus I am also following on bloglovin, if you like follow me back on that one too:-)
    Yeah some people are really mean but luckily most of us are honerst people, thanks a lot!

    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
    Bloglovin'
    Facebook

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  79. Of course we can follow. I like your blog and I am a new follower!

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  80. Draga Iva, izgledas prekrasno!!! Haljinica je divna i sto je jos vaznije, prekrasno ti stoji...:-)) Hvala na komentaru...PRATIMO TE :-))
    xoxo

    http://invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  81. Wow, this dress is so gorgeous. It looks great with both shoes, but I'm drawn more to the red because of the unexpected color combo. You have incredible taste! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I am happy to follow! :)

    Great blog name by the way. Catchy and easy to remember. Perfectly titled.

    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

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  82. You are one chic mom! hahha love the lace!

    www.tinybitsofnonsense.com

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  83. hello maybe we can fllw each other?
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  84. Great outfit! Love the different looks you created with the different heels! Very chic and totally gorgeous! That dress looks absolutely stunning on you btw, it is such a cute shape!
    xx

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  85. this dress is so simple and chic! love it with the red heels...primary colors look gorgeous :)

    xx,
    the coattail effect

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