Wednesday, 21 November 2012


BUMBLEBEE MARIACHI

(Photos By Zahra A.)

Blouse and Pants: Cynthia Steffe/ Shoes: Kimberly/ Collar: Romwe/ Belt: Topshop/ Bag: Love Moschino/ Sunglasses: Ray Bans/ Watch: Swarovski 


I fell in love with Phillip Lim's black and white stripped pants form his FW 2012 collection many months ago. The clean lines look simple and refined, yet endlessly chic and I was on the hunt for a similar pair of pants (my pending student loans won't allow me to procure Phillip Lim items). Alas, I discovered Cynthia Steffe's black and beige striped suit shortly after, and it was love at first sight. I decided against the matching blazer at the risk of looking too dowdy, and instead paired it with a neon Cynthia Steffe blouse that had been hanging around my closet for ages. 

Although I thought I looked chic, I was very wrong, or so my sister thought so. You see, I place my sister on the pedestal, and her word is the ultimate word from God. She told me I looked like I belonged to the mariachi band. 

Shock and horror.
With one comment, these pants found their way back to the department store at which they were procured. Shattered were the dreams of the Pants & I enjoying our tete-a-tete during the fall months. Yes, I totally wore pants, took pictures, and returned them (albeit for a good reason). It got me to think, I can't be the only one who engages in such an activity, am I? I mean, I've rarely seen a fashion blogger repeat an outfit. I've always wondered what these bloggers did outside of their blogging career to sustain such a large arsenal of designer goods. Although I seldom repeat outfits (ok, I lie), I don't know anyone on this planet who has a closet large enough to fit 365 outfits. Hell, I've even seen Megan Fox repeat the same pair of Louboutin pumps countless times at movie premieres. Although the intention behind my purchase wasn't solely for the blog, I do wonder if fashion bloggers sometimes purchase apparel for the purpose of being photographed for their blog, after which they find their way back to the dishevelled habitats. 

'Fess up, who else is guilty of this act?




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164 comments:

  1. I have to confess.

    I did that ONCE last year. And that made me want to buy more things for that sole purpose...because I thought it was a good idea. I mean, it's like renting clothes, right? LOL! BAD IDEA...because I still have those items I thought I was going to wear once and then return. Some of those things have not even been worn yet.

    I haven't done it on this new blog and I don't intend on doing so (at least not on purpose).

    Great post. And you do look fabulous and pretty, btw. Your sis has a good sense of humor obviously. But you look good! :)

    Have a good Thanksgiving!

    xoxo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  2. You look stunning! Love the top!
    Kisses
    Aga

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  3. Wanna know the secret? Rich boyfriend/hubby or rich family. In the past four years, I have not once come across a fashion blogger who has been able to afford her own designer wardrobe with her own career.

    But I could care less about fashion bloggers who wear everything in season anyway. My inspiration comes from the girls who thrift/bargain shop. The girls who take regular budget clothing and make it stunningly fabulous, with a few designer items in the mix. And I actually like it when bloggers restyle the same dresses/pants/shoes once in a while. Gives me even more new ideas on how to put my own regular items to use. :)

    When I first saw your outfit, I didn't even pay much attention to your pants (the top part is what took my breath away). But when I read your sister's comment and I looked at the pants again, I kinda saw what she meant. In general, they actually remind me of bus drivers' uniform pants. On you, they look normal, on other people (me), they would look uniformy. I'm also super envious that you can pull off that shade of yellow. You look so glamorous and ritzy in it. Again, not many people can get away with that color. You're a fashion designer's dream, you can pull of anything. You should run off to Paris and be some budding superstar designer's muse!

    You look like a movie star in these photos. <3

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  4. wonderful combination, the top looks great on you!

    <3

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  5. Love your pants! You look so stylish!

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  6. Nice shirt and great accessories!

    I must say I agree with you on what I've read above! It seems unreal to me to have an endless arsenal of designer goods and I think that despite rich boyfriends or rich parents, fashion bloggers do "borrow" some clothes just for the photographs. Or maybe not... I don't know. It has always been a mistery to me!

    Have a nice day!:)

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  7. pretty bag ;-_)))



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  8. SPECTACULAR!!THE PANTS AND THE JEWELRY ARE AMAZING!!!:))
    XX




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  9. gorgeous outfit.Happy thanksgiving <3

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  10. In love with your style!
    The shoes are adorable!

    http://laceandchiffonblog.blogspot.co.il/

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  11. I love the pants and belt!
    I have been wondering the same thing about fashion bloggers who wear so many designer clothes, I think they've either got overdrawn bank accounts, or someone paying for the clothes for them. :)

    -Haylie

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  12. guau!!!!!! beautiful look!!!

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  13. I am loving the glasses! and the blouse is supergorgeous :)
    You look stunning babe.
    xx

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  14. Fantastic look! Kisses.
    http://solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. The collar, the pants, the shoes! AMAZING OUTFIT.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  16. Hahahaha im sad you returned them because you look fabulous in them!!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  17. I love the gold accesories! and the pants are kinda different but I`m seeing them in lots of shops and on girls, you look good on them!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

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  18. I know how do you feel, I havent done yet but is true that I have always thought that somme bloggers do, if not is impossible.
    I understand why you have change those pants, they are a bit too cool for school in my opinion.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    xoo
    city-aholic.blogspot.com.es

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  19. Really love this outfit. It's amazing!

    XOXO
    Arianna

    http://aryannastyle.blogspot.it/

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  20. Love all the gold accessories! I have to admit I have done this once or twice but I usually end up keeping the things I say I will return!! xx

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  21. I perfectly understand that you fell in love with those pants ... They're a amazing and you look so chic in them!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the ensemble. you shouldn't have returned it, now you'll have to face jail :)))
    I dont really do that bcoz im a hoarder when it comes to clothes, i just cant break free :))

    >> milna89.blogspot.com <<

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  23. Great outfit, loving the vibrant colours for autumn

    Lauren,
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  24. Great outfit, love the combination!

    xx Rose

    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com/

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  25. great styling, I really like your shirt, I love neon colors :)

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  26. Ha ha! Can't say I've ever done that but tempted now! Sad you took the trousers back! :-( You look fabulous! Love the cat-eye shades too!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  27. Gorgeous :) The details are beautiful!!

    ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  28. Amazing outfit!!
    Love that top!!
    -Adrienne. xo

    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/
    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/

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  29. hey gorgeous girl!
    u look amazing again :-)

    I am already following u on gfc...
    but I follow u now on bloglovin too :-)

    if u like u can follow me back ...

    xxx Ros.e.

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  30. I've wondered the exact same thing - I barely ever see fashion bloggers repeat clothes...maybe they are all sent free garments from sponsors - I want to be part of that too! Lol, Love the title of this post and the incredibly vibrant and ultra chic outfit! You look sensational!

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  31. Amazing outfit!!! Love the shirt and the shoes!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  32. Your look is so cute! Fab neon shirt! Kisses
    Lia

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  33. nice outfit and photos! love it!!

    xoxo
    ;*

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  34. perfect look <3 hype!!!!!!!!!!

    - A.
    adriannaislookingforastyle.blogspot.com

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  35. WOW! I LOVE outfit this is totally amaze.

    Great stylin!

    xo

    Hillary@ www.thebrunetteshake.com

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  36. WOW!!!I have no words, very very nice!

    -Alexander and Elena
    www.lifeallen.com

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  37. In love with this outfit, it's very Anna Dello Russo. Fantastic!

    You Can Call Me Flanders - Blog

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  38. Gorgeous Outfit! You look so great

    Love Storm

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  39. Thanks for your comment! I'm already following you via Bloglovin' & GFC! Have been for a while!! Love your blog, hope you can follow me back!

    www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly xox

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  40. Great outfit!

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  41. ofcourse we can follow eachother.
    im following you already

    xxx
    Meral
    Me-Peerless

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  42. Hi, yes I really like your blog, I would love to follow each other!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  43. i am in love with this look, im green of envy of that shirt ahah x

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  44. Thanks,for your comment on my blog.
    OK,do you start with the follow on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???

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  45. Thank you lovely for visiting www.thefashionrevolve.com :) Looking forward to more post and following eachother :) I am now following vie blogloving and GFC ;) Love this outfit post by the way. The yellow looks so lovely with your dar hair! xo

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  46. nice blog! want to follow each other dear ? :)

    http://choccopost.blogspot.com/

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  47. Cute outfit! I love the neon color!
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm following you now, feel free to follow back!
    Can't wait to read more :)
    Sapir
    thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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  48. Absolutely gorgeous, I love all of your studs and the neon!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  49. I love your outfit and I agree with Jennifer that you can pull off this and most styles. I also think it's interesting that out of your 48 posts so far, I think only 7-8 responded to your question. I don't buy an item just for a blog, but like you sometimes I'll take a picture and then look at the outfit and think "What was I thinking?!?!?!? But, I'm not brave enough to post those like you did!

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  50. I love this outfit! That blouse is amazing.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  51. hahah well even though your sister didn't like the pants, i think you pull off the whole outfit beautifully =) not everyone can wear this and get away with it! haha... good job.

    im a new follower =)

    -laura

    www.lauraupintheclouds.blogspot.com

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  52. wow you look like a model- in a photoshoot! Amazing styling, the yellow shirt with the collar and accessories is just divine! xx

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  53. I think the pants suit you quite well! I once took pictures in a dress and returned it, but I wasn't sure about it anyway and the photos didn't really convince me to keep it, so back to the store it went.

    x
    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  54. Hi dear! Thanks for your sweet comment. I´m following you on gfc and bloglovin. Waiting you follow back. Kisses
    http://crazyheelsblog.blogspot.com

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  55. stunning shoes!

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  56. Dear, you look gorgeous like always!! Love your outfit!xoxo
    Eider

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/black-white-coat.html

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  57. Isabell M and Phillip L are my absolute favorites these days!! You wear P L so incredibly well~ looks fabulous on you, esp this shade of lemony yellow!! Keep up the impressive work on your blog!!

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  58. Meow...sassy Mariachi queen bee! I love with the arm/hand accessories and the reference of your belt as Ms Foxy

    About buying things for the blog (& returning it later)? I have done that with a couple of "new in"'s...my Zara leopard kitten heels & the All Saints boots, but I intended to keep them when photographing them. And I sold my Givenchy Antigona via a designersvintage shop (as a mint item) because I felt too iffy about it's boxy shape and I didn't identify with being a "Givenchy Antigona"-wearer (perhaps the Nightingale would do, but that one is too boyish again)...I'm iffy with bags :)

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  59. Woow, nice outfit! Love all your accessories! :)

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  60. Love those colors doll, they are wonderful :)) My favorites!!...Would be glad if we can connect at my Lookbook page too

    My Lookbook Page

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  61. Haha I haven't don't that, but I might! I LOVE those pants and I wouldn't take them back though :-)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog & leaving a sweet message. Following you now on GFC.

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  62. Thank you! :)) Ok, I'm following you :)

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  63. Hi Dear! thank you for your comment. Sure! I`m following you on GFC ( I`m your 410 fan). Great blog.
    Hope you can follow me back! ;))

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  64. Love this outfit! Thank you sooo much for your hype! You also have a hype from me, girl! :)) ♥

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  65. Once I wear something and especially take pics in it, I get so attached to it that there is no way I would return it ;) !
    Thank you for your comment! Sure, Imma follow back if you follow & leave a comment ^^
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  66. Hey OMG your blog is wonderful!
    LOve them
    So you´ve a new reader
    Now it´s your turn hope you´ll do the same
    and if you want we can follo each other on bloglovin/Lookbook
    let me know
    xoxo
    <3

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  67. Hey! Yes, i follow u since a few days, but I'm still wating for u to follow back...:(
    Greetings, Silvi

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  68. Thanks for stopping by! Following u now, hope you can follow me back:)

    xoxo
    Veronica

    Chic All Over

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  69. Thanks for commenting on my blog and yes, I would love to follow each other! I just became your newest follower on both GFC and Bloglovin :) hopefully you can do the same for me! I love your blog!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  70. You look wonderful, thank u for visit! I'm following u by bloglovin!
    Baci, Alina

    Adrenalina Style blog

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  71. thank for you sweet comment on my blog your blog is amazing follow you now follow me back on perlitalizardo.blogspot.com

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  72. you look beautiful!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  73. this outfit is extraordinarily fabulous! love all the pieces that you wore. you've such a great style!





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  74. Outfit is so amazing! Great style!
    I already followed you time ago and I hope you will follow my blog? :)
    http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

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  75. Gorgeous look, I'm so impressed! :)

    -Doris

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  76. Loooove your sunnies! And the outfit is heavenly, of course!


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

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  77. I was already following you... could you please do the same?


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  78. I love everything but I have and special crush with that shoes!!...Thanks For your comment... Visit http://urbanfashionstylee.blogspot.mx and check my new post

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  79. sure we can follow each other! just follow me and let me know!

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  80. Nice nice pants!


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  81. Great look! loved your bag and accessories!

    Though I do not repeat a look on my blog, I repeat some pieces in different posted looks! I think the fun is in wearing the same piece in a different way that leads to a different look!

    xoxo
    STYLE TRACES
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  82. wow you look amazing!

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  83. Love the pictures, your photographers do a great job capturing the style and colors! I would never be able to pull off those pants, only because I would look end up looking awkward. My favorite part of your outfit is your shirt and the collar. It ties in the outfit together well.

    I do not have a fashion blog, but if I do one day, I'd probably buy and return things too.:P There's no way my livelihood would allow me to afford all that on a weekly basis. I am sure others have done it as well, but some are a bit hesitant to accept it!

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  84. Lovely outfit, you look gorgeous dear! ♥ XOXO

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  85. INCREDIBLE!!! LOVE YOUR STYLE!! we should follow each other?! <3

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  86. All things are sunny! Both photos and you outfit! I like to watch how you combine color blouses with bracelets/ rings. You are great on all pics!
    My hugs)
    Anna

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  87. Ha ha ha, I just love that you admitted to wearing these for the photo and returning them! :) You're honesty is so refreshing because I'm sure that other bloggers do the same thing but don't admit it. I've done that twice, but not on purpose. Once I wore a jacket and photographed it, but the quality was terrible and it started to fall apart as soon as I wore it, so the store agreed to take it back. The 2nd time I photographed it before I wore it, then decided that I didn't love it enough to keep it. Too bad you returned these pants because they seriously look fabulous on you! You have accessorized this outfit to perfection. You have a wonderful blog and impeccable style. I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin!

    xo Jenny
    Crazy Style Love - Win a Swarovski Bracelet

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  88. you're the best blogger<3 soooooo beautiful!

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  89. Amazing outfit and photos! I love it :)

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  90. thankyou for stopping by my blog! yes I'd love if we can follow eachother.
    follow me via bloglovin and gfc and Ill do the same!

    casperandpearl.blogspot.com
    xx

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  91. Nice outfit and lovely bag!
    Thanks for visiting my blog... I don't have Bloglovin.
    If you want you can follow me with GFC and you can join my facebook page!
    Kisses.

    Valeria.
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  92. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com

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  93. This outfit is actually perfect. In love with the studded collar and thr trousers are super cute! So glad checked out your blog - happy to be your newest follower :) x

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  94. Totally stunning this look :D
    Following by GFC and facebook.Kisses

    http://www.facebook.com/MissyCheeksLooks?ref=hl

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  95. you look so amazing!
    I follow you now!

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  96. Beautiful colors! Everything is beautiful. I love a black and your glasses!

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  97. You look great ! :))

    But I am your follower, please look again !:)

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  98. hey! thanks for your comment! i'm following your blog.
    i'm in love with your outfits! beautiful <3
    xx
    http://elleestivana.blogspot.com/

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  99. nice blog,maybe we can follow each other when you like?:)

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  100. love all the blings and spikes! that pants remind me of Michael Jackson's, so cool!

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  101. I can not take in how classy you are!! No, scratch that, you're GORGEOUS! <3

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  102. amazing blog!!i follow you,i hope you can follow me too many kisses from italy :*

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  103. Wow fantastic pictures and amazing style! Love the outfit!

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  104. awesome outfit!

    http://mipalaciodelamoda.blogspot.com.es

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  105. Thanks for the comment, I'm following you and I hope too you!! Your pics are very beautiful as your look!!
    KIsses Sonia.

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  106. Couldnt be better!
    Love every item, especially the heels!

    New post on my blog:
    peciarchick.blogspot.com

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  107. Hey dear...Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)

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  108. Incredibly chic! Love it.

    Karen,xx
    http://hablemosfashion.blogspot.com

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  109. Love the bag! And I'm all for recycling pieces, though the new will always be novel, it's the stuff we really love that stands the test of time and that we want to wear over and over again :)

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  110. You look beautiful!


    xx
    I have a wonderful giveaway!<3
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  111. Thanks for visiting my blog! This outfit is so cute! I can't believe you returned the pants, they look bangin.

    http://talisplate.blogspot.com.au/

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  112. I love all of the gold touches in this outfit with the belt and the bracelets and rings - looks fantastic!

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  113. OMG,this outfit is sooooooooo amazing,
    which camera do you use?

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  114. yaay You are so cool! Really stunning!♥

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  115. The shoes are incredible and you look stunning!!! Great pics! I am hosting a big, big Giveaway, you should come by!!! http://themefashion.blogspot.co.at/2012/11/giveaway-25-winners.html

    xx
    eve

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  116. Such a great style, such a lovely girl!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  117. always an amazing style, so beautiful




    Olivia

    TheDailyWomen.Com

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  118. Roxy me dear! I have thought the same thing! How in the heck do fashion bloggers do it! New outfit every day! Sometimes I wear the same outfit back t back if I know I am not going to see the same people! I could never do outfit posts! I honestly like these pants but one comments can def make you rethink! Oh and I returned my really expensive prom dress after I wore it. Shhhh dont tell anyone!

    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

    xx
    
Holly Foxen Wells

    GlamourMash

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  119. Ohh amazing pictures honey,well done;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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    btw. gergous blog! i love U's outfit!

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  121. I really really like this outfit!

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  122. Thanks for offering to follow eachother :-) Now following you on GFC and bloglovin!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  123. Love the shirt and gold accents, so beautiful!

    Wishing you a fabulous week lovely,
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com
    NEW GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG! Enter NOW

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  124. Gorgeous! Absolutely loving those pants with the tan stripe!

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  125. OMG, I'm so in love with this outfit! The blouse is absolutely beautiful!!

    http://theredcoatodyssey.blogspot.mx/

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  126. Love the hair and the outfit is amazing, those pants are too cute.
    Following you on bloglovin' and gfc : )

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  127. Love love LOVE this! :) Followed you back.
    I'm so into collars at the moment, perfectly co-ordinated.
    Sana Yasmin xx

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