Tuesday, 26 March 2013

DOUBLE TROUBLE

(Photos by Rabia N.)


Look # 1: (Sweater: Vero Moda/ Jacket: BCBG Max Azria/ Belt: Zara/ Beret: Zara/ Skirt: Zara/ Boots: Rachel Roy/ Bag: Michael Kors/ Sunnies: Ray Bans)


Look # 2: (Sweater: Kenzie/ Vest, Skirt, Beret, and clutch: Zara/ Boots: Rachel Roy)


There is an utter rarity amongst fashion bloggers who are, from time to time, willing to admit defeat when it comes to styling. After all, we are all experimenting and creating, yet attempt to conceal any shards of fashion faux pas from hitting the Internets. Thus, in an effort to become more relatable to you, (I APPEAL TO THE MASSES, DUH!) the laymen, I have decided to post not one, but two looks that I abhorrently detest.


The two looks are variations of each other, because I couldn't decide which layering scheme worked better. In hindsight, I look like shit. This is what happens when I decide to dress myself in a state of imminent collapse. 


My efforts to look Parisian chic (cue French beret) resulted in vain attempts. The true architect of my chicness demise was the disastrous layering in an effort to keep myself warm in these relentless, unapologetic Canadian winters, although my luscious body hair does a fantastic job at providing much needed insulation. #MiddleEasternGirlProblems. 


For the record, I'm not Middle Eastern. 


The true culprit lies in this pleated, leather midi skirt (which I previously wore HERE for a spring look) which further dwarfs my midget body, as if I'm about to be engulfed into the vortex of a deep, dark hole. Also, that's what he said.  

 

The skirt accentuates my vertical challenges and instead, I ended up looking like a garbage man (a combination of the leather skirt and boots perhaps). Although, in my defense, I look like a garbage man in France, which is inherently more encouraging. The good news is, if my career in fashion blogging falters, I can always fall back on a career as a Sanitation Engineer. 

 

Culprit #2 honor goes to this oversized, leather Michael Kors bag which I so strategically used to conceal eggs and feces during The Twillight Saga film event. Ironically, I failed to remove all of the eggs from the said bag and continued to carry rotten eggs in my bag for months to come. A terrible outfit can be elevated by accessories and such, but alas, Michael Kors fails to impress. 


Have you ever regretted your attire decisions?!?



113 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures, i love the boots! Very unique! :)

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  2. You have a beautiful blog and and awesome style.

    I'd like to invite you to Join www.STARPIQ.com - where u can share your awesome looks and get more visitors for your blog.

    Have a Lovely Day,

    Nicole

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  3. perfect B&W sweater amazing style <3 following you on FB as Magdalena P <3 hope you follow me back :)

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  4. Muy bonita las botas!!
    Saludos
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  5. I love both looks, especially the second one! The red beanie adds the perfect pop of color to the B&W. You look great!

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  6. Love the outfits! especially the second one the beret is a gorgeous colour and I love the leather skirt and jumper combo! x

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  7. Love your edgy looks.. I like experimenting too and yes, I have regretted some attire decisions... but I see them as a stepping stone to dress out of my comfort zone.

    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  8. I constantly have outfit regret - usually when I leave the house and it's a lot colder than I dressed for... OR my feet are cripled by my heels and I have to make it all the way from Ladbroke Grove to the Barbican - true story. This post really made me chortle - I was about to say how cute you looked then read your post: "The good news is, if my career in fashion blogging falters, I can always fall back on a career as a Sanitation Engineer." = LMAO! I have a small rule when dressing my not-super-model frame - if the top is baggy the bottom is slim-lined, and vice-a-versa. I think you could Have done with some skinny jeans with that cute jumper - then you could still wear your boots over the top?

    Happy blogging!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. You have a unique style!

    www.serendipitystyle7.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey RoxyFoxy! Girl you are hilarious! I love that 1st outfit with the leather skirt and top with leather trim. It looks soooo good on you! You are being wayyy too hard on yourself! You have great style doll.

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  11. another great post. I have definitely regretted owning some items of clothing, or even one of my teenage phases of color coordinating EVERYTHING - I never want to go back there!!
    on the other hand you still look lovely, the red beret is gorgeous & I love how your jumper and michael kors bag contrast each other.
    Melina x
    http://stylelastsalifetime.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. amazing skirt <3
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  13. You look fabulous !

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  14. The third outfit is my favorite, I just adore your style!

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  15. Looking great as always!!
    Loving that skirt!!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  16. ok a. i think the beret makes you look like a french spy....which is pretty freaking cool in my book b. yes, i was looking through blog photos this morning from like 2 weeks ago saying what the f brooke, what is going on there? and c. i think this skirt will be really good with a pair of fierce white heels and a white tee tucked in......we are all just trying to make it work with this horrendous weather.......the french spy look is working bahaha :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  17. Looking great doll! Loving you skirt!
    YuliConversations.blogspot.com

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  18. Okay, so I clicked on this post thinking the only rational explanation for that title was going to be you revealing you have an identical twin sister who also blogs and I was about to freak the F out. Looking back on the situation (three minutes later) I realize now that perhaps I was a bit hasty when I came to that conclusion.

    Anyway, I personally don't understand what is going on here. These outfits are bad? They look like pages out of Vogue or something. Then again, I'm not Anna Wintour, so perhaps I'll just take your word for it...?

    I do love the rasberry beret. Please keep it. :)

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  19. Wow I actually loved both of the looks you hate so much! I am drooling over the boots and I think the beret in the first look is adorable. Definitely following you now!


    Zahra

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  20. I love the first look, you look amazing. Thx for stopping by my blog, yes I'd love for us to following each other, I followed your Gfc here and bloglovin, try to clck on FB and Twitter on you blog but wont let me, maybe, bcoz I'm with wordpress, so the last two, could you please follow me first, then I'll absolutely following you all. Please lets me know after you did. kisses,

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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  21. Hello)
    Beautiful looks!!!

    I'm following you via Bloglovin' too... please, follow back! :)

    So many kisses!



    Kateryna

    http://fashionbycatia.blogspot.it

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  22. You look amazing dear!
    Love your skirt so much!
    Followed you via bloglovin!

    Kisses!

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

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  23. Love the second look the most, great skirt.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  24. Love the outfit, you look amazing

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  25. You look lovely :) by the way I read your comment but I don't see you on my Facebook page :(

    MODEOGAMY

    xx

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  26. I'm lovin' your belt in the first outfit. Looks great with that skirt!

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  27. Amazing ! Love that belt !
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  28. Very chic and stylish!

    oxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  29. hehe it was so fun to read all those "amazing look" etc.comments :D ..some just don't read the posts at all - such a shame, because that's where true personality and truth so often can be found.. I for instance wouldn't have known that you hated these looks, since I'm visiting first time and dont't know your style yet. So, I totally agree with you, not really your best ones when it comes to skirt choice ... But I do love the top parts, of your 2nd look especiallly, and the detail shot of it is really pretty. And looks really like a professional would take your photos? :) I sadly don't have the luxury of my own photographer, and I don't want to force my boyfriend to take my pics either.. :) Thanks for stopping by. If you want to follow I hope you will on Bloglovin' or something else (since the GFC is supposed to be shutting down this summer?) x indiebyheart.blogspot.com

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  30. It's a joy coming to your bog and seeing your outfits and pictures! I just clicked on follow n bloglovin, so now I'm a follower :) You look amazing as usual, and I loved pretty much the boots!!!! Hopeyou have a great weekend!

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  31. Thanks! I'm following via bloglovin dear :) because Google Friend Connect is ending soon!

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  32. Honey! So thankful for your comment on my blog, of course I’d like to follow each other!
    Following you on bloglovin and waiting for yours!

    XOXO, Collage Minimalista

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  33. Thank you so much for your words, now it's my time to say you made my day! Just to say I'm already following you on bloglovin! And very happy for that! :)

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  34. You look so fierce! I can't get over your red lips and hat! Super pretty!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  35. You look awesome.
    follow each other in facebook, bloglovin and twitter? Let me know!
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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  36. Hi! sorry this is a super late reply, but thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and your comments. I'm glad it lead me to your blog.
    I can't even begin to describe how unique, original and fabulous your outfits are. My jaw is on the floor... if only I looked half as good as you. I love the fierceness and edginess combined with high fashion. There is just so much flavor to every outfit, and your creativity astounds me.
    Thanks so much for sharing, and I look forward to more posts!

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

    PS. YES, would totally love to follow each other. Added you to bloglovin :)

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  37. Great outfit! I love the skirt and the bag <3

    xx
    http://patriciaericaa.blogspot.com

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  38. I love all your posts. You do your own thing and what I'm getting is that you really hate internet fashion sensations! I agree 100%.. but alas we live in a world where we take pictures of our food and think people actually care. I know most of my days are centered around the internet looking at fashion blogs and thinking "Hey! I need those wedge boots right now" (They really are just awful). I really get enjoyment out of every word you type.

    P.S. I'm following you on bloglovin, I can't seem to find your "join this site" button. I do apologize :)
    Thank you for commenting my blog .

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  39. Ciao, Hello...Love absloutley the first photo...What a Look...what a Charisma!
    Chapeau!
    Your Style is always so Brilliant, Unique...Charismatic...Powerfull!
    Kisses from Italy
    <3

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  40. It happens to me too! But plase both outfits are cool, c'mon!!
    I really like them both!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
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  41. Hi dear! of course we can follow each other on facebook! following you now as Rakel Campos!

    Kisses from Spain ;)

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  42. Everything looks fabulous but my fav is the first look. Actually I already follow you on Bloglovin and if you wanna follow on facebook I´ll follow you back :-)

    xx

    glamdevils

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  43. amazing outfit!
    thanks so much for your lovely comment! sure we can follow each other
    following you on GFC and bloglovin! now it's your turn
    http://annscircus.blogspot.com.es/
    xoxo

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  44. Actually I didn't understand why do you dislike these outfits. To my mind they are pretty nice and creative. I also like your gorgeous hair) Keep on creating!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  45. Sure i follow :* it's you turn :*

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  46. Unfortunately, I've had many outfits I've failed miserably with...hopefully, most aren't misses though!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  47. Those boots!!! I am obsessed with your style. If you get a sec, please pop over to my bloggy at http://fandml.com :)
    xoxx, Monica

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  48. I love the first one outfit
    xoxo
    www.welovefur.com

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  49. Wowza! Those boots are FIERCE, Lady-cakes! And YES, I would love to follow eachother. I adore the look and feel of your blog, very classy. And clearly you have some great content and even greater sense of style.

    Following you now on Twitter and FB.

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  50. love the hat and the bag! fantastic look! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  51. Amazing boots!!
    I just followed u, please follow me back :) xxx thanks

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  52. That is some awesome post. Love your outfit and especially those red lip color.
    Check out my new post http://memypendown.blogspot.in/2013/03/denim-israd.html.
    much love. x

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  53. Hi, of course I follow you! :) I'm waiting for you :)
    Invite to my facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mademoiselle-Patrizia/357702791014261

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  54. Love this outfit! OH and im glad i finally found someone who doesnt like those horrible sneaker-wedges too!
    xx

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  55. thanks for visiting my blog babe! following you now <3 you have such great taste to fashion! i love it <3

    www.passport-to-fashion.com

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  56. You are hilarious as always! Come to Vancouver and you'll rid yourself of the canadian winter (think 16 degrees). I like the first outfit! I'm confused about the rotten eggs bit and I'm thinking that you definitely have to elaborate!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  57. red is your colour:)
    yes, it's henna:)

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  58. uhm STOP - I think you look friggin AWESOME. Though I will say, you have balls of steel to post yourself in looks that you hate. I could NEVER.

    I really like the skirt, and your red lips are stunning. Don't doubt yourself or hate these choices! They are chic and kick ass.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  59. Pretty skirt!

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    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  60. im definitely loving all the layers!!!And love that skirt!! Fashion is all abt taking risks, u wouldnt know what works or not until you try!!! So i would say fashion mistakes are learning steps to see what works best for you!! And YES i do have a whole bunch of outfit regrets., whenever i look at them i say WAT DA HECK WAS I THINKING?? but hey u learn from it..
    Great weekend
    xx

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  61. Hi dear, thank you for visiting. following now via GFC and bloglovin. follow me back :*

    www.esraestella.blogspot.com

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  62. Amazing look dear! <3

    Follow you on Bloglovin!
    Follow me back?

    Happy weekend!

    XOXO
    IT'S DASH

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  63. Amazing outfit! I follow you too on Bloglovin!xoxo

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es/

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  64. Warmth and glamour do not always go hand-in-hand, but I think you did quite well with these looks! And I love the addition of the beret, that oxblood shade just pops on your dark hair :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  65. haha aw no! i think the second one is pretty cute maybe with different shoes. i just really love that leather skirt- it's so pretty and chic. but i totally can relate- there are some posts on my blog that when i look back on them now i absolutely cringe. like i'm pretty positive it looked great in real life, but why does it look so tacky on the photos?! sigh. this was an awesome post- it's refreshing to hear that maaaaybe we make too crazy of an outfit once in a while haha

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  66. I have definitely thought to myself 'What were you thinking?!' after coming home at night and looking at my outfit in the mirror...but I guess if you never experiment then you never learn, so embrace these mistakes!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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  67. I know this themes with this expermiments in fashion so well, today I posted about this ;) But I like both of your outfits as far as I could see them ...

    xx Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  68. Hey dear, just wanted to tell you that Google Reader will be gone in a few months, but not GFC. So, I'm already following you via GFC, would be nice if you became my reader, too :)

    <3

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  69. You look amazing. I love the ways you wore this skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  70. excellent photographs!!! I am inviting to myself to the new fast

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  71. Ahh, this is one of my favourites of yours. Love this pattern mixing outfit hun. You look gorgeous and the little elements of accessories and prints are perfect! xx/Madison

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  72. Thanks for your comment on my blog!! Following you now. Hope you can follow bak soon..

    xx
    http://that-sassy-girl.blogspot.com

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  73. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even on Lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


    NEW POST UP!

    www.OntoMyWardrobe.com

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  74. OMG I realize now how many people actually doesn't read the post or even look at the pics, I can't say I hate both looks, and If I were you I will throw those rotten eggs to most of the people commenting on this post saying how nice you look on the garbage man look, I definitely like some of the
    pieces you are wearing but no together.
    Kisses Rox...we should start following each other on some other place as google + is closing down soon. Bloglovin or Facebook??
    Kisses

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  75. I really like the pieces in that first look actually! The detail on the jacket is lovely and I think the beret suits you, not a bad look at all :)

    Away From Blue

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  76. i love how over the top this outfit is!!! so fabulous really!! :D WOW!

    happy weekend!
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  77. Hey love

    Hahaha I guess we all have that silly decision where we disregard our own principle and beliefs just to please the masses but in all honestly I don't think you look the least dreadful. I think you look superbly fashionable and I really like your blog because it's different from other fashion bloggers. There's pictures then there's context. I like your witty way of writing >D Very fun to read at hehehe.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier <3 If you have scrolled my post to the bottom you would know that the tattoo ain't real, supposed to be an April Fool's joke <3 Of course I would love to follow each other! I've followed you on Facebook, Bloglovin and also GFC so I hope to see you back on mine as well! <3

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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  78. You look fantastic, I like that clutch so much!!

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  79. Love the sweater from the second look !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  80. I really like the first look, especially without the jacket - great top, babe!;)

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  81. hey sweetie! gorgeous outfits, second looks stunning! thank you so much for your comment on my blog!
    of course i want to follow each other, your blog rocks :)

    i'll follow you via bloglovin' :)

    xxxFiC.

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  82. stunning look those photos are amazing

    btw, do you want to follow each other ?

    what about following each other on several networks : GFC/FB and Instagram for example ?
    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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  83. you look awesome! happy easter!

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  84. you look gorgeous, you have so much style!!

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  85. HELLO DEAR ...!
    I just got here in your Blog, Really nice post .. your oitfit are all beautiful and perfect, wonderful!
    I would be really happy if you would to follow each other? ... let me know
    TI APPEARANCE
    KISSES AND HAVE A NICE DAY!

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  86. Very nice outfit. I love your style. I am your new follower dear!

    http://margifashion.blogspot.com

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  87. It is funny to read some of these comments and see that people clearly didn't read what you wrote, as they commented on how amazing your outfit is and how well you styled it! I will say the second look is not as bad as you might think, although the bag was definitely a mistake. I actually really like you in the hat and skirt though! Sometimes it's more fun to have outfit mishaps:) And your hair looks stunning as always xx

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  88. loool !! loved the read! :)

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  89. to me this looks nice, even if you regret it...being original is always good,right?

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  90. I totally get your struggles. I find knee highs a struggle to style and NOT look hooker-ish. So last time I styled it with a mini skirt. Somehow managed to look decent, dunno how.

    BACK to you, Sugar. I do like the added je ne sais quoi with the beret - and in my view these boots are very very difficult to style and remain looking Parisian. But you are NAILING it with brilliance. I applaud you!!!

    Btw - where are you originally from? Your hair is so beautiful :):) x

    And yes, I am both on le facebook & le twitter (elozovska) :D

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  91. ein wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im Glockenlederrock aus...geiler weiter glockenlederrock gefällt mir wow geiler glockenlederrock....würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du den lederrock trags....l.g....ps wow du bist traum.......wunder schöne Lady

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