Saturday, 30 March 2013


PURPLE FEATHERS

(Photos by Zahra A.)

(Peplum Leather Top: Zara/ Feathered Skirt: Pink Tartan/ Hat & Necklace: H&M/ Booties: Zara/ Clutch: Asos)

 

In honor of Easter, a holiday centered around rebirth, bunny rabbits and chocolate (in mindless pop psychology anyway), I have decided to conjure an outfit inspired by this Holiday. There's two plausible explanations for the origins of this skirt; either this is the direct result of not waxing my nether regions (which, I assure you, is very reminiscent to exhibit A, after a week unscathed) or I am birthing a member of Sesame Street. Since my jungle of love is not purple (the last I checked anyway, circa 2008), and given the holiday theme for today's post, let us stick to the birthing of the feathers theory. Or perhaps I'm looking too much into notions of rebirth and such after spending an entire morning watching The History Channel's miniseries "The Bible." Speaking of which, anyone else think Diogo Morgado cast as Jesus is inappropriate? I mean, he looks like Beefcake Jesus, who is way too hot. It does not project holiness when you cannot look at him without saying 'God damn'! They need to cast a Jesus who looks like he suffers like us -- with a spare tire, receding hairline, and who only came on Easter because he heard there was chocolate.   

 

Just kidding!

But seriously, do I not look like I have just conceived Big Bird (immaculately and asexually may I add), or at the very least, that this is the appropriate skirt to wear whilst nesting the eggs? Get it? Eggs? Easter? Easter eggs?


My attempts to draw correlations between birth/eggs, or rather themes of Easter with my outfit are resulting in failed attempts, so let us now shift our focus to volume x volume. I love playing with volume, which, in the past has resulted in many variations of the peplum top coupled with either a tulle skirt, or any structured skirt that has the ability to simultaneously serve as an umbrella. Now, volume on top and bottom doesn't always translate so well on shorter, stubbier people, such as myself. In fact, a commentator on my previous post pointed out that, the reason my previous outfit failed, which I did acknowledge btw, was because I did not dress myself according to my body proportions. They key to dressing a midget successfully is to juxtapose the top and the bottom, but I think rules of body proportion appropriate clothing are stupid as shit, because it robs me of the ability to look like I have birthed someone. 


Do you believe in fashion rules on how we should and should not dress to suit our body proportions? Or do you break the rules at the risk of being ostracized from some very chic trends?



139 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha "who only came on Easter because he heard there was chocolate" FANTASTIC!!
    You look great I've often thought of dying my lady garden maybe I should go purple. But seriously you look amazing I love this look. And who say is you had to dress to your body shape deserves a kick in the face- dress however you like x

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  2. I love how bright and sunny these pictures are! Loving your hat, peplum top, and feather skirt! So pretty!
    ~Sara

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  3. OMG I want that skirt :D Also the colours in these pics are just amazing, you did a really good job!!!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  4. lovely photos dear and that skirt is crazy!

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  5. When I absolutely love a seemingly unflattering outfit, I don't mind the fact that it makes me look like having a cubic body shape. But in general, I guess I dress in a way that works for my petite (tiny, in fact) frame. Or maybe I don't know, I don't even think about this. Your question is messing with my brain right now, haha.
    Anyway, what I wanted to say: I have never ever seen you badly dressed, you have got an amazing talent for styling and great taste!

    xx
    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  6. I believe I am the aforementioned commentator and have to say that although I spread word of the rules - I do not always play by them ;-)
    I love this outfit! The hat, the stockings, the feathery SKIRT! It's ALL AWESOME!
    Now I'm off to IMDB.com Diago Morgado ;-)

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

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  7. Beautiful images colors are aweosome like modern urban fairy tale :)

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  8. Wow, beautiful!
    I also love your background location...simply wonderful!

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  9. I love the tights and the peplum shirt so much! Your photos are really well done as well. Oh and I loved reading your theories of the origin of your skirt!

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  10. HaHa RoxyFoxy! Girl, you get funnier each and every time. LOL I think the leather peplum top and feather skirt looks awesome together. Love the booties too! You're not scared to take risks, that's why I enjoy your posts. And yes, he was way HOT cakes! HaHa

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  11. You are the one that was given all the beautiful and didn't share any! I absolutely love your blog and your writing. New #1 fan :)

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  12. Wow!!your look is fantastic.this skirt is so cute...xxx
    http://tastingmoments.blogspot.com.es/

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  13. i love the photography babe! what camera and lens do you use ?:)

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  14. Absolutely think your photos are divine! I love the top, I'd wear that but your photos overall have been so well done, I love the contrast of colors! Just so fantastical!

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  15. Love these photos - you look fantastic and i'm loving all the colors! That skirt is so unique and you're totally rocking it. Happy Easter! You look beautiful
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  16. I´m speechless :) fantastic colour concept!

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  17. LOL..."direct result of not waxing" - you just cracked me up. Cool skirt anyway, no matter where you got the idea from. Happy Easter to you!
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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  18. Very fitting for Easter, well maybe not the not shaving part, ha. Stunning photos as always. I do not believe in the rules, I do believe in dressing for your body, but not in the way the magazines leads you to believe. You only know what suits you.
    Happy Easter.
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blohspot.com

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  19. Love the look! The top is amazing!

    Happy Easter!!
    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  20. Adorei o look , a saia é linda :)

    Beijinhos

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  21. gorgeous outfit
    love your top
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  22. totally love the look amazing outfit..!! gorgeous pics!!

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  23. This photos are amazing! Very nice outfit!

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  24. Gorgeous look, the peplum and feather skirt go really well together

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.co,

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  25. Love your peplum and hat stunning! the skirt is however very unique but don't think I could pull this off as well as you have so pretty x

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  26. That`s a eyecatching and unique outfit :)

    http://rambutan18.blogspot.de/

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  27. incredible pictures as usual! totally in love with that feather skirt! looks to die for:)
    lots and lots of love from switzerland!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  28. I would've never thought to pair the top with that amazing skirt but it really works!

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  29. beautiful colors in these photos! love the purple :)
    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  30. Wowwwww beautiful post and nice pics!

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  31. Me encanta el look, las fotografías preciosas!
    Gracias por tu comentario y visita.
    Te sigo en GFC, Twitter y Bloglovin.
    Saludos

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  32. What a lovely blog you have! Really like the contrast of the leather peplum with the magenta feathers. Such an interesting contrast! And the scenery is stunning :)

    -Jen xo

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  33. Always love your write-ups! That skirt is awesome, well the whole outfit actually! Hope you are having a lovely Easter.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  34. Bahahahahha.....birthing a member of the cast of sesame street would be painful, those mofos are spastic! All birthing matters aside I am lurving the leather peplum with skirt!!!! And I really need to watch that series....you just gave me another reason to hahaha
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  35. what a fancy outfit! i love your skirt<3

    http://tramplingicecream.blogspot.com/

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  36. Ah love this look, so fun and fabulous.
    love it from head to toe.

    xo Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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    1. Beautiful photos, the skirt in lilac color looks great on a yellow background! Follow you through bloglovin!

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  37. thanks for sharing...so Artistic Look!...every photo is beautiful as a Painting...and You're a Masterpiece of Art indeed! ;)
    dress how you like...Break the rule...You're an Artist of Style...Your talent & beauty is amazing...Cheers!
    Bacioni, Kisses
    <3

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  38. I love breaking fashion "rules"! You did well :) Following you now girl! Looking forward to your follow back <3
    myunbuttonedblazer.com

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  39. Bloglovin' followed ! :) sorry i came late. But i m definitely not missing out this FABULOUS POST :)
    GORGEOUS YOU!

    Issa x

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  40. your skirt and leather peplum just made my hear skip a bit... i want both of them! no, i need both on them in my wardrobe!! you look stunning and i just love how you combined two differnt textures together! =)

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  42. stunning photos! you look awesome, and I love your skirt <3

    by the way I'm your new follower, wanna do the same? :)
    xoxo
    Pinky Promise

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  43. Amazing photos. That skirt is to die for!!!!
    Btw, you are too funny!
    xoxo
    Lona
    htpp://twig-in-pink.blogspot.ca

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  44. Hi there

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Am now following you ... love your blog! Great pics and you made me laugh - always a good thing!!! Helen

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  45. Mega! I love your photos! They are awesome and you're soo pretty <3

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  46. I love your feather skirt and your pictures are fantastic.

    Thank you for your nice comment. I follow you rigth now with bloglovin and I hope you do the same. I waiting for you

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  47. Style me up gorgeous! You are an immensely inspiring!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  48. What a truly stunning look! Just gorg . . .

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  49. This is honestly the best take on an Easter outfit I may have ever seen. A funky and delicious version of a Sunday church look -- I love it! :)

    http://dresseduplikealady.com

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  50. Wow! I like your stylish blog and your beautiful pictures! Would be awesome If you‘d take a look at my Blog - would love to keep in touch with you!!! By the way your blogname is soo brilliant!

    Lots of Love, Kyra

    www.kyras.de

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  51. Thanks for following my blog! + I'm now your newest follower on GFC & Bloglovin :)

    These pictures look fantastic! + Personally, I stay in my own little fashion conscious box. I think the way certain clothing pieces are cut, may not suit everyone, but If you're able to pull it off and rock it, I don't see why anyone shouldn't!

    -B

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  52. Wow beautiful as always! Your top is so pretty.
    And I really like the background colors next to your outfit, it matches so well :-)

    Btw you asked if we could follow each other on Bloglovin? Of course. I'm following you there by now <3
    Can't wait to hear from you!

    http://katrinelionett.blogspot.com/

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  53. The colors in this post are gorgeous! Loving the feather skirt, so fun. And those booties, of course, very fierce!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  54. Hi! Thanks for the comment! I follow you now on GFC, I'll be waiting for you to follow me back :)

    http://victoria-coeurdor.blogspot.com/

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  55. i am definitely one for wearing flattering shapes to your body and with that i think you can break all sorts of rules. i love that skirt paired with the leather vest shirt. and as always, you look gorgeous and the background is gorgeous too! what a lovely day!

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  56. Wow your pictures are amazing!! Love the outfit!! We were really impressed with your blog! Thank you for you lovely comment :) We are now following you on Facebook, gfc and bloglovin

    Don't forget to follow us back ;)
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  57. Adorable photos and skirt....the colour is superb!

    Check out my GIVEAWAY here: http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/day-to-night-vedette-shapewear.html

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  58. Girl, I am having some serious style envy over your wardrobe! Love that hat and your have teamed it so well with the peplum and fringing! Perfect! Please check out my newest posting and keep in touch! Kisses,
    The Blonde Silhouette
    www.theblondesilhouette.com.au

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  59. Love love love the skirt! :)
    YuliConversations.blogspot.com

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  60. cute skirt and tights!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  61. hat is perfect with this skirt!:)

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  62. You look fabulous, love it. thx for stopping by my blog xo

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  63. Hi! Thanks for your comments, I already follow your blog…nice look! I love your purple skirt and the photos are beautiful.

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  64. OMG!! tHE COLORS AND THE TEXTURES!! beautiful!!

    http://taintedfingers.blogspot.com/

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  65. LOL LOL LOL

    I adore the tone that you are taking, and just to confirm - no, this is definitely not a "nest-keeper's" outfit! :D This is just brilliant! Love the floppy hat, love the skirt. Love it all :)

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

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  66. Absolutely exquisite look, darling!
    LOVE that skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  67. Really beautiful peplum and feature like dress.
    http://dreamwedding4me.blogspot.com

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  68. What a lovely skirt and pretty photos!

    Love it sll!
    Would you erhaps follow each other?
    Let me know..

    www.inmartinasheaven.com

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  69. wow ! This is amazing look ! so colorful. I just follow You via GFC and bloglovin I hope to keep in touch with You Doll via GFC/BLOGLOVIN

    kisses from sunny Cyprus,

    Katerina

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  70. really nice style! wanna follow each other? please let me know!

    www.myfashionmorning.blogspot.com

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  71. Hi dear, you look magical. In fact the photos remind me of Wizard of Oz, the film version I have seen recently and what is the name of that actress with dark hair...Anyway, I really like this outfit.

    as for Jesus reference...to me most holy man look hot (regardless of religion), so perhaps being good has its perks? Serously, I'm reading a few books about saints rights now and they are all goodloking, if that is not inappropriate thing to say...and why it should be?

    As to dress your body type...It makes sense, but it is also somehow very limiting. Sometimes we have to wear something because we like it, not because it makes us look tall and slim.

    Hope you had fun holidays:)

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  72. I would have gone for simple tights :D, but that's just me
    Great skirt nevertheless ^^
    << From Brussels, with Love>>

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  73. What a wonderful outfit,
    You have such a great sense of style.



    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  74. of course,I want follow on Bloglovin,well I follow you and waiting for you;)

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  75. Hey cute wonderfull outfit as always, btw Im following ya via GFC hope you will follow back :)

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  76. Lovely dear! But this looks like fall or not ;)?

    xx

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  77. Wow!!!!!!!!!! I am so in love with the feeather skirt. I love how unique it is and the colour is absolute perfection.

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  78. You look amazing! I love the outfit and the pics! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin, let's keep in touch :) xoxo

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  79. Hello sweety! Thanks for stopping by and I heartly appreciate it, your opinion is so important too!
    This is such an amazing post, im in love! (:
    New post on my blog! Stop by me soon!
    Have a really nice day :)
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  80. hii,
    I love this post, especially your feather skirt. Please visit my blog and give me your opinion.
    xxx
    www.statementhunters.blogspot.com

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  81. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. overalls are 100 times better than jeans :) this look really inspires me to try a peplum

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  82. Love your skirt!xo
    Anastasia
    www.natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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  83. First of all, you look like a fairy and a very beautiful one. :) And seriuosly, fashion rules are made to be broken. I do follow a few, but only if they make me feel happy and confident. Somebody once told me I should never ever ever ever EVER wear cropped trousers because they aren't for me - but then it's my body, my life and my rules. :) Even if I look like Frodo in those pants, I'll make an adorable one!
    Hope you had a lovely Easter. x

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  84. Wow ! You're an inspiration to the fashion industry!

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  85. I love that Zara peplum shirt!

    http://www.im2style.blogspot.com/

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  86. Such great photos, the quality is amazing! And obviously your outfit is perfect!

    I just followed you on GFC. If you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know :)

    Have a lovely day!

    www.astylevictim.blogspot.com

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  87. Amazing!!

    xox,

    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  88. WOW, you went for a chic stroll around the park!

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  89. That is the perfect skirt for shimmying!

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  90. WOW that shirt is so gorgeous and LOVE the scenery in this photo, stunning!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  91. cannot get enough of your photos! so sharp and stunning :) thanks for the comment, of course i'm following on bloglovin :)

    Metallic Paws

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  92. Awesome look! The light is so perfect in these photos! :) And I really like your style :) ♥

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  93. I love your outfits, you know this already! But what I most liked now was your smile - you look even prettier that way! The locations you choose are always amazing! I agree about Diogo Morgado :) He's cool! And to answer the question, I always break rules about proportions! If I dressed the way I "should", there wouldn't be much choice for me! These days I'm not dressing the way I normally did, for reasons I'll post around May... well, end April I will go back to my previous "self" - for the same reasons!
    Loved your pictures as usual, they are meant to be in Elle magazine, Vogue, Tatler!

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  94. Amazing photos! Love the color, textures and the subtle drama of this outfit! Easter outfit gets a edgy makeover here:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  95. Your Photos are amazing!! :)
    xx

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  96. Cool & glamorous look! :) Especially loving your accessories.. want them all! ^^

    xx Can't remember if I already said but thanks for following on Bloglovin & for the comment ;)

    Indie by heart

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  97. Girl you are Stunning head to toe. Amazing Feather Purple Skirt. Gorgeous Leather Peplum Top. Cute, Fun Hat. But above all Beautiful Photos, you look like a Model!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Yes you can follow my blog via bloglovin here:

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4732839/?claim=p44dbaafztv

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  98. I love your pictures! You look gorgeous in all of them. Seriously. I don't think you've ever had a failed outfit on your blog. And whoever said you didn't dress for your body type...um...okay...what exactly were they smoking/snorting/shooting up? I think you ALWAYS look good. You like to poke fun at yourself, which is awesome. But you really do have an amazing figure!

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  99. I think some fashion rules are meant to be broken. Wear what flatters you, is perhaps the only one I follow. ;) Love your hat, btw and how you matched the studs on your bag with your ankle boots.

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  100. what a crazy fun look! Love it! You definitely one that can pull things like that off.

    www.styleinterplay.com

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  101. These pictures are seriously so beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for visiting Pirate Hart!

    I'd love to follow eachother! Following you on GFC:)

    xo!

    Pirate Hart
    www.piratehart.com

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  102. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying:)FOLLOW YOU NOW! Please check mines If you want we can follow also with facebook?
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!
    Giveaway on my blog:)

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  103. Thank you for your comment!
    These photos are so beautiful and the outfit is stunning!
    Sure, let's follow each other. I'm now following on gfc anf bloglovin.
    Hope you follow me back too :)

    SHE WALKS Blog

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  104. Could that skirt be any more fabulous?!!! Great pictures! xo, Julie

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  105. Hahaha birthing Big Bird; genius. Love the skirt in all it's frivolous glory, you werk it so well whilst in mid birth ;o)

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  106. Love the skirt!! You look amazing xo

    http://freckleandstreak.blogspot.com.au/

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  107. Love how you mixed all these trends together and location is amazing! Beautiful photos :)

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  108. Gorgeous outfit!

    Love the feather skirt! I have something similar by Topshop in turquoise.

    Your pictures are stunningly vibrant.

    Halima

    xx

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  109. hey! thank you dear for your comment on my blog. I'm following you, hope you'll do the same. kissez!

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