Monday, 15 October 2012

THE GRADUATE 



 





Dress: BCBG Max Azria/ Shoes: Pinkbasis/ Belt: Topshop/ Necklace: Zara/ Earrings: Forever 21



4.5  years of procrastination, sleeping in class, cheating on exams, and having my peasants complete my assignments for me has finally paid off -- I have, at last, graduated from Univesity and now I rule the Internets. Ironically though, I was almost seduced by my professor who bared a striking resemblance to Dustin Hoffman. I know this because he consistently picked on me in class. Picking on your students= obvious sexual tension. Rules of seduction have changed folks. And if you don't get "The Graduate" reference (hence the post title), then your teenage years have been sufficiently raped by Michael Bay. 

These photos are from my graduation ceremony that was held earlier this year in June (yes I'm still getting through the plethora of summer photos). It was such an overwhelming moment when I walked the stage and saw my degree in flesh and paper because everything that I had done in the past 4.5 years had amounted to this moment. This is it... this is what I had worked so hard for -- a $30,000 piece of a paper that secured me a job in an industry that I find to be extremely dry and boring (and one that will lead to my eventual suicide) which I would have gotten with or without a degree. Though, I really don't have a right to complain. I really am grateful that I HAVE a job, and a pretty good one at that. I mean, yes, it's not what my heart desires, but it's a great job for survival purposes and one that supports my substance abuse problems with clothes. I guess I'm just disappointed that no company in the world is willing to utilize my skills of sleeping 12+ hours a day. Le sigh. 

Anyway, this yellow and blue color block dress from BCBG was perfect for the occasion, as it was light, flowy and delicate, and allowed me to 'breathe' through my graduation gown. Oh, and it had pleats. Did I already mention my obsession with pleats? I love mid-calf length dresses, but they can easily become matronly. This dress battles that problem by adding adding sheer lace meshing on the bottom of the dress to make it mid-calf length, but giving you an illusion that the dress is shorter. The meshing was also incorporated in the chest, and although I wore a tank underneath to cover bra peeping issues, it is great for someone who wants a longer dress but still reveal a bit of skin. The texture of the dress was very glossy and it had a 'sheen' to it which could not be captured in pictures, but gave the dress a very luxe vibe. The only thing I hate about this dress was this ugly, black elastic band that BCBG put on the waistline. It made the dress look so inexpensive, so I covered it with a gold lionhead logo belt from Topshop. 

I was told by onlookers that my shoes were the past part about my outfit. At one point, I had an audience surround me and fawn over how beautiful my shoes were. Although I would never recommend heels with ankle straps on a dress this length, as it makes your legs look shorter, I just could not imagine wearing this dress with anything but T-strap heels (the sexiest pair of heels in my opinion). The next time I wear this dress, I would like to pair it with stilettos, similar to the neon Christian Louboutin PVC pumps.  The best part about these T-strap platform heels? They were $25 :)


140 comments:

  1. Soooo gorgeous! I totally love how these colours and drapes make you both superbeautiful and unique: really not your average dress. And those shoes are swoontastic

    Fab reference to the Graduate title too :D. And some belated congratulations because I know how hard it can be to graduate from Uni ♥

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    1. oh gosh, and the Professor going at the students thingy...I can imagine any man hitting on you but even I had that (what's up with this power-structure that they feel like they can? right? Mine looked slightly better but still...my fellow student friend got away with him, fortunately for me and for her...not to sure)

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  2. Congratulations, even if it is a couple of months late :)
    I love your hair, it's amazing and your use of colour is gorgeous!
    Keep up the good work!

    http://mrsadvocat.blogspot.se/

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  3. I have graduation next year and really excited about this! so my congrats!
    Your blog is very nice and I like your style!
    Where are you from? if would like to follow each other I will be glad!
    Let me know!
    kisses
    Anna
    http://mooreann.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi girl!
    Think you look amazing, that dress and those shoes!
    Lovely! Started following you, hope you follow back?!

    alisvolatpropiisdairy.blogspot.com

    With love, M

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  5. I love your pleated dress. The colors are amazing and it's such a statement. :)

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my first magazine feature! :)
    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  6. congratulations ... (even if it's late ... ) love your dress!!! faboulous

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  7. Beautiful dress !!!
    & congratulations !!!

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  8. That dress is so beautiful on you! And a huge congrats to you too lovely!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  9. Congratulation! Now you're part of creme de la creme of society :))))
    Nice dress, yeeey for yellow :)

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  10. Congratulation!! The dress is amazing. Very beautiful :)

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  11. Congratulations & your dress
    is amazing. ;)
    Thanks for your comment &
    I would really like to follow each other. ;)

    dearmisscoco.blogspot.de

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  12. Congrats! Amazing dress! You look so beautiful!
    xx
    quiestinquiestout

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  13. you look amazing! congratulations on an amazing accomplishment! xO!
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  14. Ohhh such a beautiful dress! I love the way you wear all those neon colours :)

    http://gamesoffashion.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, Press

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  15. You are gorgeous!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Style in the City

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  16. Congratulations! Beauty!






    http://designer2078.blogspot.com/

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  17. congrats, i love your dress! i remember checking this out a lot in store waiting for my size. but alas, that day never came. LOL.

    JANELLEINC.COM

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  18. AMAZING dress!
    I'm your newest follower, what about you being my newest follower too?

    xoxo

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  19. nice outfit
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  20. Congrats! You look so beautiful!!

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  21. gorgeous dress!! I love your hair! you look amazing on that day.

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    www.beautyval13.blogspot.com.ar

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  22. Amazing outfit and congrats on graduating ;)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  23. oh god you're so grateful to graduated isn't it??hehe i'm on stress now, chased by deadline on my final project before graduated...i hope I have a same fate like you, got a graduated soon...
    you're very pretty, and I'm your new follower ;)

    continuing your blogging dear,
    loves,
    saphira-t


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  24. I have been following you for a while now and you keep asking me if "we should follow each other, yet, you haven't followed me back" that's fine... but don't keep asking!

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  25. You look lovely dear! of course we can follow each other, I´ll be waiting for you =)

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  26. I just figured out who you remind me of!! A cross between Catherine Zeta Jones and Angelina Jolie. A mixture of ethereal gorgeousness. Gah!! Love it.

    This dress is perfection on you. The design, the colors, the pleats.

    I'm so glad that Dustin Hoffman professor stayed clear of you and didn't try anything. Awkward! If he looked like Bradley Cooper, well that's a different story. Ha!

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  27. Wow que guapa!!!!!!!!!!!me encanta este look y todos los que he visto tuyo,es un blog precioso y claro que me gustaria que nos sigamos.

    Besos guapa.

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  28. You always have the brightest outfits... and look amazing in them! Love this!

    Kal

    www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

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  29. These are beautiful pictures, such a stunning dress and you're really pretty! I absolutely love your blog! I'm following you and I'd love it if you could follow me back? Felicity x

    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. This post is pure hilariousness-loved the bit about your parents doing homework! Looking good!


    xo Carlina
    www.AllergicToVanilla.com

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  31. You look amazing! SO vibrant and lively! I'd love it if you can visit my blog and perhaps we can follow each other?

    Love Nyt,
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  32. Congratulations dear! :)

    Amazing dress!

    They are leather fold over knee boots.

    http://www.eleganceofluxury.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  33. Estás guapisima!!

    Soy tú seguidora 100 ;)

    Bss

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  34. wow!!!!!
    Amazing look and photos! in love!!!!

    xoxo
    http://mynameisglenn.wordpress.com

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  35. Hey girl, thanks for your comment on my blog! I would love to follow each other! I'm your newest follower and excited for you to follow back! xx.
    Megan

    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

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  36. Wooowww amazing look, i loveee your neon shoes! TOTALLY gorg!
    Im following you now, mind to follow back? Kisses :*

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  37. CONGRATS!! Must feel amazing! You look beautiful by the way and love the colors of your dress!

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  38. You are adorable! And your writing is funny! (agreed, about the Michael Bay comment)! And of course great dress/shoes!! Congrats!

    Michelle
    http://www.lchapeaunoir.blogspot.com/

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  39. You look AMAZING !!!! :)


    thank You for visit me blog ! Yes I want follow each other :)

    Now I Follow You, so pls follow me back :)

    xoxo
    hypnotizingfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. Fantastic dress!! And sure we can follow each other, already done =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  41. That dress is perfection!!!! I adore pleat dresses and skirts!!
    We´re following you back! ;)
    KISSES
    NEW POST ON: http://sharpenstyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  42. First of all, congratulationss!!!!! I´m following you right now, I love your outfits!!! this dress is amazing!! I love your hair and the complements for your outfit!! So pretty!!!! Kisses from Spain!!!

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/ribbon-blouse.html

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  43. Beautiful. Now I follow you. I hope you follow me. Kiss from Andalucía

    http://tecuentomistrucos.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thanks for stopping by Wrinkled Chiffon! What a beautiful dress and of course, great shoes! Congrats on your graduation! I look forward to following each other.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  45. Wow love your style!!! you look gorgeous.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:)
    Yep it would be great following each-other
    and already am:)

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  46. I love your outfit and these pictures, you look so good and that dress is really beautiful, the color combinations, the shape, the length are all perfect also you are really beautiful and your shoes rock! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Also make sure and enter my Shopbop giveaway for a chance to win a 100$ giftcard to spend on designer goods!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  47. Oh my gosh you're gorgeous! Love the bright graduation look! Added you to my blog list :) x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  49. Congrats on graduating, that dress looked gorgeous on you! And I won't even explain how jealous I am of your hair :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  50. thanks for your comment
    i hope you like other looks in the blog and maybe want to follow me

    here one of my favourites
    http://showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/autumn-colors.html

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  51. How amazing you look! Everything is fantastic, look at those colours, wow!

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  52. Oh my, oh my!! You look so stunning! I love your style :-) Thank you also for your comment on my blog, sure I'd like to follow each other cause I love your style <3

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  53. I love all the colors here – gorgeous! Congratulations on your graduation!


    Sea and Swank

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  54. Wow stunning dress and congrats!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and yes I would love to follow each other :)

    http://fashionyard.blogspot.com

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  55. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog you look great. And I'm following on BlogLovin
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  56. What a gorgeous dress, absolutely stunning! You look incredible! Congratulations on your graduation! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment! Love your blog, I'm now following along on bloglovin! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  57. How gorgeous!! Congratulations on your Graduation, your BCBG dress is to die for, and the platforms are a killer! Love reading your blog and visiting it regularly, you've a great sense of humor! Looking forward to more posts from you:)

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  58. Thank you for your comment! Ofcourse I want to follow each other :)
    Maybe a stupid comment for this article but I really like your logo, that birds on her back, I love it.

    xo Nanieke
    http://nanieke.blogspot.com/

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  59. thanks for visiting my blog, I'd love to follow each other. Love the dress, you look gorgeous! I am following you on Bloglovin'. Please follow back :)
    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  60. Like your blog! Want to check out mine? :) xx

    boysandblushes.blogspot.com

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  61. OMG love your dress, thanks for your comment on my blog, new follower, check out my blog :)

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  62. lovely outfit and congratulations!
    ps: thanks for your comment on our blog!

    big kisses, sarah!
    http://www.sara-et-sarah.blogspot.com/

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  63. Congratulations darling for your hard work and your graduation!! Well done!
    Thank you very much for your comments on my blog! I am following you too because your blog is WONDERFUL!!
    I love your pictures, you are so stunning and your hair... I am dreaming about!! I think you should make a post about how you make your hair!!!
    It's like a princess hair:-D and you have such a pretty face!! Wowow...


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  64. So beautiful! Those colors are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING on you! Congratulations!! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  65. wonderful dress! nice blog! follow you on bloglovin;-)

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  66. stunning outfit!! so stylish!!!xx
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  67. you look beautiful! love the dress :)
    Oh, My

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  68. Nice necklace :-) thank you for your lovely comment :-) I'm follow you now, maybe you can follow me back if you want :)

    kisses


    www.fashionrella.com

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  69. Congratulation for your graduation! The dress is amazing :)

    http://thepinkmarmalade.wordpress.com/

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  70. Hello, thank you for your nice comment on my blog:-) Congratulations on your graduation Dear:-) your dress is lovely and you are beautiful. You look fabulous:-) Sure I want to follow eachother, I've just followed your blog, Im waiting for your turn now:-) see you soon, kisses:-)

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

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  71. thank you for your lovely comment:) your dress is gorgeous!!!I am follow you:)

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  72. Congratulations on graduating!! Lovely dress too.

    Thanks for your comment on our blog. We are now following you and we're excited that you will be following us too!

    http://swagnstyle.blogspot.ca

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  73. You are seriously insanely gorgeous girl! Congrats on graduating!! I am in LOVE with your Topshop dress from your last post--UNREAL! Thanks for your comment and I love the idea of following each other. I'm excited to be your newest follower via Bloglovin and GFC. I hope you stop back by mine and follow back so we can stay in touch!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed

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  74. Amazing outift, super fresh and stylish! You have a lovely style! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post :)

    http://mademoiselle-s-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  75. I love how your not afraid of bright and bold colors. Great styling for your outfits, really enjoy looking at your blog!

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  76. Thank you for visiting my blog! Great outfit, I'd love to follow each other. You've been blogloved :)
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  77. Love your dress, congratulations on your graduation, you look beautiful! Great blog by the way!
    Meganne from The Vanity Theory

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    1. Thank you! Love your boutique, planning on getting this one:

      http://theflightoffancyboutique.tictail.com/product/printed-black-sweater-dress

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  79. Congrats girl! The title of your blog suits you cause you are stinkin adorable! I'd love to follow, thanks so much for reaching out;)

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  80. Congrats on graduating! How exciting! Just one more week until my highschool graduation woohoo!
    Cute dress x

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  81. congratulations!! what an exciting time for you! and being seduced by a professor that resembles dustin hoffman? only if it was george clooney or something... ;)

    anyway, thank you for your comment and follow!

    I'm your newest follower!!

    xx

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  82. Congrats on being a graduate!!! A pay check of 30,000? WOW! I love your dress and shoes.

    Please drop by when you can to my blog.

    Love,
    Dipika.
    www.dipikasyngai.blogspot.com

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  83. un vestido precioso!

    New outfit post on my blog "PINK ANGORA"
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  84. Congrats!!! You look so beautiful

    xoxo


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  85. Mmmm chartreuse & navy. Always the bomb dot com.

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  86. Awesome blog!!!
    I'm your newest follower!! Hope you follow me back!!:)

    xoxo
    Thania

    http://imaddictedtoglamour.blogspot.gr/

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  87. congratulations!! also, that dress is rad.
    Fancy {No}Pants

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  88. You look AMAZING, my dear!

    Gladly follow you back :)

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  89. I do like your style here so very much!!!
    Thanks so much for your comment. I am following back via GFC.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  90. Congrats!!
    Your dress is really amazing! xo

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  91. I'm speechless!
    This dress is amazing!

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  92. You look GORGEOUS in this dress, I love the colors and the pleats! And congrats girl!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  93. I love that movie!! You look amazing in the dress & the shoes are killer! CONGRATS!
    xo, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  94. That dress and shoe combo is awesome! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm following yours!
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  95. Congrats and thank you for your comment, I am now following you & would love for you to follow me!

    Xoxo
    Makenzie

    http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

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  96. Amazing dress!
    Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog.
    Of course we can follow each other.
    I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin.
    Keep in touch!
    Kisses

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  97. congrats for your graduation!
    amazing dress!!!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  98. lovely dress, you look gorgeous! ♥

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  99. You are very beautiful!!!! Amazing outfit and congratulations!
    Im your new follower, you can follow me back!)
    http://beautyofheworld.blogspot.be/

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  100. Beautiful look!!! you are so pretty!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  101. wow, this pics are absolutely amazing and you're looking like a doll. you're so pretty and styled. your blog is one of my fav ones

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  102. Congrats on graduating! That dress is so lovely on you! And thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! Yes, of course I would like to follow each other!! I'm starting now and look forward to you following back!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  103. Congratulations!! you look gorgeous, i love love the dress!
    wondering if you would like to follow each other? I am now following you :)
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  104. Congratulations! You look stunning and I adore those shoes!
    X Rose
    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com/

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  105. really nice dear!
    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  106. Congrats!

    www.visceralmaze.blogspot.com

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  107. You're looking like a doll... so pretty and styled! Also, that dress is rad! Love reading your blog and visiting it regularly, you've a great sense of humor! Kisses!

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  108. Your dress is awesome! I'm a new follower!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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  109. Thanks for your sweet comments, I am actually already a follower and love your blog. Congrates on graduation that is great!

    Mal
    www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

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  110. Hi dear!

    Although it's a while ago, congratiolations!! You wrote a lovely piece!
    I followed you on bloglovin (nr 147 baby!) and on GFC!
    Hope you will follow back!

    Love, Farah

    www.formulafarah.com

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  111. Love the dress! Congrats!

    www.thegrannytreatment.com

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