Friday, 22 March 2013

THE ROX FILES 

(Photos by Rabia N.)

 (Coat: BCBG Max Azria/ Collar Sequin Blouse: Romwe/ Leather pants: Robert Rodriguez/ Clutch: Nine West/ Booties: Zara)


Trench coats have always been the distinctive wear of many famous detectives in pop culture. Although this BCBG leather sleeved [psuedo] trench isn't the conventional detective wear, there is something about it, however, that puts me at the forefront of investigating Unsolved Mysteries. For the record, David Duchovny never wore the trench like Robert Stack, but The X Files was a cooler post title.


At the sake of being too conventional, I ditched the classic fedora often associated with 'Detective attire.' Yet here I am, roxthefox, trying to solve crimes committed on the fashion runways. I'm here to save you from fashion trends that could kill you. After countless hours spent investigating the demise of chicness, I have uncovered the greatest crime committed against human eyes.


The Wedge sneaker.

Now, I may be bitter about the sneaker family in general, after our unpleasant divorce in high school. But I had to tell them, that a third party was involved in our breakup, and that party was stilettos. However, I'm totally perplexed by the sneaker wedges' cultish appeal.


The trend borrows from hip-hop street style and has been adopted by celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, voicing support for these offbeat pseudo-runners. These aren’t just ordinary sneakers. They’re chunky, they’re gaudy—and they’re enough to give you a workout just climbing a few stairs. Sneaker wedges trick people into thinking you’re casual and sporty while secretly giving you a little lift. And it ain’t pretty.


Designers such as Marc Jacobs, and Chloe have fused the style and comfort of sneakers with wedged heels. But the success of the sneaker wedge is due in large part to French designer Isabel Marant, patron saint of the off-duty model, who has made legions of women look like they didn’t try. In other words, Marant is the true culprit of widespread fugliness taking over the fashion world.


In part, I blame influential fashion blogs for fueling this trend, such as The Man Repeller, who percieves them as being fashion forward. Forget man repelling, these blink-and-you'll-miss-it trend is truly dick-deflating. I think this proves two things: that ‘going viral’ isn’t purely an online phenomenon and that groups of women can, on occasion, collectively lose their minds.

 

 On the flip side, a trend that I do love is leather accents, such as the one I am sporting on my winter coat in today's blogpost. It's a shame that it only lasted 45 minutes, but it's one that I will continue to embrace into next winter. But enough about me, are you a fashion trend victim?

 



144 comments:

  1. I love the collar on that blouse! Gorgeous!

    I have to say, I'm more classic than trendy... To each his or her own! :)

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  2. Oh you look truly beautiful!
    And great outfit, you look so good :-)

    Step by some time:
    Http://katrinelionett.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love your coat and boots! They are so awesome. I'm not with the sneaker trend either.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. love this coat and all look:) You are very pretty :)

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  5. i have to disagree, as a sneaker lover, those types of sneakers are perfect ahah
    but you look amazing, great coat!

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  6. OMG. THANK YOU! I'm so glad you said it. I find those wedge sneakers repulsive on me. I like them on other people (depending on how they style them). But they really are ugly by themselves. I would never buy a pair. I prefer regular sneakers. And even then, I only wear them when running.

    The leather accent trend was one of my favorites. You look gorgeous in that coat! Love your hair and make up too :)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  7. lolzzzz I want a pair!
    http://www.pinkcheetahvintage.com/

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  8. Let us agree to disagree - I love the wedge sneaker!

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  9. cute ; ]

    i invite to me too


    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  10. Great detective coat, very Lauren Bacall. I don't know about the sneaker, don't own them, find them big, but I last saw a pair of Isabel Marant yellow Bobbys that were very cute, those are the smaller ones.
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  11. At this moment I think I may fall victim to the leather trend...but I'm still trying not to lose it and keep my fascination with leather on a cool level:)
    Interestingly enough, I don't mind the wedge sneakers though I can't picture myself wearing them...and I think you're right about too much "widespread fugliness" and you may have found the guilty party. Time for the S. Holmes kind of confrontation?

    I love that modern detective coat, you look very chic wearing it.

    Fun article, your texts are always the best.



    xoxo

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  12. Genial look!Un abrigo precioso.
    Besos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  13. You look like a model, love a red lip on you and that coat is amazing

    A little bit Unique - Blog // Facebook // Bloglovin



    x

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  14. Damn girl you look pretty :D Great blog, love your outfits, so of course I am following you now, hope you can follow me back. Have a nice day :o)

    xLOVEx http://veronicadelarge.blogspot.sk/

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  15. I keep going back and forward about getting wedge sneakers, but I think that they would look really nice now that the weather is getting a little warmer.. Oh I just need to tell you that u are stunning and I need to follow u =)

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  16. Gorgeous outfit! Love the boots :)

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  17. Haha hate to say it but I seriously love the wedge sneaker. I also seriously love leather sleeves! To each their own!! Your blog is great. Wanna follow each other?? <3
    myunbuttonedblazer.com

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  18. Amazing coat! I've never seen a trend look so cool before

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  19. Even though I think I really am a trend victim (but in my own way, I guess), I don't like wedge sneakers at all. So ugly. I saw middle-aged women wearing them and it was terrible.

    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  20. Stunning coat! Looks so warm and comfy :) I dont really follow trends i mean i get stuff thats "in" but only if i like it. There are some trends i really fall in love with and buy alot of but its because i like the style i dont just get something because the magazines say that its in and everyones getting it. If anything i try and avoid something if everyones got it and love it.

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your coat.

    Valeria.
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  22. your coat is gorgeous!
    love the sleeves
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  23. Love your coat, you look gorgeous. Yea the wedge sneaker is a no-no for me as well.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  24. Mwa HA HA! Dick deflating #LMAO. I only wear sneakers when I'm working out!! Take that wedge sneaker - which I would not be caught dead in.... however in the spirit of fashion democracy - each to their own say I.

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

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  25. I love your coat cause of the mix of wooen/leather. I'm going for it this winter too!

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  26. Very stylish coat. I like the leather and wool combination.

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  27. That coat is just beautiful!! LOVE it!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  28. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you wearing casper&pearl one day!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  29. love it, corall is awesome and I like your animal clutch :)

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  30. Amazing look, darling!
    Love that coat!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  31. Thanks for sharing...so Vibrant, creative, Strong Look...the Best!
    You have Charisma
    Ciao ciao
    <3

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  32. Amazing outfit !

    Kisses
    Sofia.
    http://ilovefashion-s.blogspot.be/

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  33. I love all you are wearing…but the coat is a little bit long...

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  34. The coat and bag are so amazing. Love it.

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  35. I can't explain how happy this post makes me a. I freaking HATE wedge sneakers, why would you want to make your calves and ankles look like that.... And I'm tired of everyone thinking they are "cool" because they are not! B. I really miss unsolved mysteries and I can still hum the tune to the x files bc mamma dukes never missed an episode and c. This pseudo trench is fawesome!!!! That is all )
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  36. Lovely photos, you look great.

    www.letnedni.com

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  37. Lovely pictures!


    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  38. Hey honey! You are very beautiful! Of course I want to follow each other! I'm following you now on gfc and bloglovin! Hope you follow back soon! kisses

    http://kimsophi.blogspot.de/

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  39. This is gorgeous outfit!!! Adorable coat and you look beautiful! Great pictures as well! Followed you on Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  40. Simply stunning!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  41. You look adorable in your crime investigation role elegant but discrete I agree with you trench coats are for detectives but it also look amazing, I'm afraid of getting one I would get too involved with the coat and start investigating everything around...
    I haven't got the sneakers call yet, probably is because I still refuse wearing heels everyday.
    Kisses
    City-aholic.blogspot.com.ea

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  42. Adorable, such a fashionista!
    Following back on GFC :)

    Simonè, XO
    http://roc-ldn.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I love your coat! The leather sleeves are such a great complement to the tan color. And your booties are gorgeous!! About your question on my photos that you left on my blog. I use a 50mm f/1.8 lens. For the longest time, I had the aperture wide open at 1.8, but couldn't figure out why this sharp lens was still giving me blurry photos. They were just not as sharp as they could be. I finally googled the answer and I realized that if I took the aperture up a couple of stops, the range of field that would be in focus would be greater, but still creating that blurry background. So now, I shoot all of my photos at 2.5 or sometimes 2.2 if I'm doing a portrait shot and that has made a world of difference. Thanks for visiting my blog! <3

    toni

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  44. I'm your new follower on gfc and bloglovin, follow me back:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  45. Gorgeous coat - it's classic yet on-trend!

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  46. Nice Coat loved your look!
    New post is up on my blog xo
    http://fashiondrogue.wordpress.com/

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  47. Tnx for your lovely comment, you look absolutely beautiful and i love your blog and style so of course we can follow each other so Im following ya now its your turn :)

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  48. why are you so pretty?;) amazing like always<3 i love everything here, really! coat is so cute and look great with shoes - like a star:) kisses.

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  49. Oh i love your Look, great Outfit <333
    You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, i really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    I would be happy :-) Kisses from Switzerland

    schuhRei.ch

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I'm following you on GFC
      and Bloglovin, hope you do the same ;-)

      have a great Time!
      xoxo Kira

      schuhRei.ch

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  50. Wouaaaouuuhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love your Coat!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.les-folies-de-magalie.com/

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  51. Major jacket and eyebrow envy. Lovely blog ;)

    -fifiphi

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  52. Great outfit! I love the bag :)

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  53. WOW JUST WOOOOWWW!!!! YOUR BLOG IS AMAZING BABE!!! mind follow each other? :)

    http://lizmariahv.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  54. You look radiant!! Woow that coat is absolutely amazing!!

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  55. What a unique trench coat! Love the boots too :)

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  56. Yikes, don't hate me but I kinda love the sneaker wedge. I hate sneakers in general too, and when it comes to these kinds of sneakers I only like the IM version. They're a little chunky but have a sporty off duty casual look I love plus a cheeky little wedge inside so no one is the wiser about how short I really am LOL!

    Happy Sunday lovely,
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  57. I thank for the visit and of course is staying in order to observe your blog! I am greeting and I am inviting to myself

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  58. That is a really gorgeous coat! Too bad it's almost always summer in my country, can't wear trench coats :)

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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  59. You look amazing, as always...

    Also, I hate those wedge sneakers. Choose one, elegant wedges or sporty sneakers, not a hybrid looking like I don't know what. Or perhaps it's just not my style ;)

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

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  60. Stunning photos dear! Love the gorgeous coat and fun, playful clutch

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  61. So pretty I love your coat with the sequin detailing super nice! lovely photos too! xx

    www.krystelcouture.co.uk

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  62. First that coat is RIDICULOUS amazing. The collar, the sleeves...total jacket envy!
    Second..don't hate on the wedge sneaker too much...I wasn't a fan at first...but as a mom to two lil ones...the wedge gives me a chance to not be frumpy in flats, but still comfortable while chasing after the kiddes...Will I have the wedge sneaker for years to come, no, probably not..but this mama is enjoying the trend while it lasts...
    C

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  63. you are gorge, love the outfit!
    xx

    blueviolethearts.blogspot.com

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  64. Aww, what a cute title! You always look so glam and chic. You photos are so breathtaking too!

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  65. And that peek of sparkle from your collar? Just genius (:

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  66. Oooooh, man! I wish I could pull off a trench like this. You look stunning, and your pictures are just so sharp and magnificent.

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  67. Lovely outfit dear!
    Thanks for your comment! Stay warm and have a great start in the week tomorrow :)

    xx

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  68. You look so fabulous! I LOVE your sparkly collar and that tiger clutch is so chic! You look amazing - love the styling job!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  69. Hi Rox. I am Ada. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will gladly follow you & hopefully you do the same. =)

    You have Incredible Style girl. All your looks are Runway-Worthy, including this one. Great Coat, just Awesome. I like your clutch, too. =)


    BTW, here is something for you. I thought you might like this.

    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/03/weeks-best-looks-march-24th-2013.html#comment-form

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    1. I love wegde sneaker so much, and I´m really happy that I own Isabel Marant Sneaker ;)

      Your coat is great!

      xx Rena

      www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  70. Hi girl, you look amazing! your coat is great looking and paired with those booties and clutch made an awesome look.
    kisses
    Elsey
    http://whisperingstyle.blogspot.com

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  71. great idea to follow each other on bloglovin! follow me and be sure I'll follow yuo back ;)
    if you want we could follow each other also on facebook!

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  72. You look absolutely fabulous, that coat! xxx

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  73. love the clutch and the coat, I would love to follow via Bloglovin too, I am following you now, hope you do the same
    http://loving-evelyn.blogspot.ro

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  74. I really like your clutch and your booties are awesome. Amazing outfit, as always.
    xoxo
    Lona
    http://twig-in-pink.blogspot.ca

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  75. Definitely great coat!!



    pashionality.com

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  76. I tend to shy away from trends and prefer classic pieces. For sneakers, I prefer low cut regular sneakers. ;) Btw, thanks for your lovely comment and I'm already following you on Bloglovin'. :)

    fauxionista.com

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  77. Love this coat so much! Thanks for checking out my blog--I'm following you via bloglovin :)

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  78. You look simply amazing. That collar and those shoes are divine! I would totally stop you on the street and compliment your outfit!
    xo
    Sharon

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  79. Love your coat and the sequin color peaking through!!

    You asked about highlighers: I don't know which one you're using, but it's definitely not supposed to be cakey afterwards. You should try Benefit's Sun Beam because when I dab it on the tops of my cheeks it brightens my face without getting cakey. I hope this helps!

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  80. that is a fabulous, fabulous coat!!!

    p.s i am following via GFC. i look forward to your follow back :)

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  81. Your coat is gorgeous, I love the contrast sleeves and the ankle booties are so cool. Hmmm I think I have to disagree with you on the sneaker wedges. At first, I really didn't like them and thought to myself, who in the world would wear such ugly things?! But then I tried them on and they are so comfortable and they do give off that kind of laid-back vibe. It's especially good for school because I have to run to class sometimes :p

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  82. Your outfit is gorgeous. As for the trends - I don't do them because I'd rather wear what I like and what feels like. Trainers certainly don't fit into this category unless I am exercising or walk my dog in places that are best covered in trainers. And the trend... I observe them, but never follow and whenever something gets a "trend" tag I prefer to stay away from it.
    Thank you for following me on Bloglovin' - I am following you too. x

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  83. Another set of absolutely stunning photos - the sparkly collar peeking out from under your coat is just lovely :) And I'm absolutely with you about wedge sneakers, as far as I'm concerned they really are a crime against fashion. And anyone who says, "But they're so comfortable!" has missed the lesson about the neccessity of suffering for fashion ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  84. Wow, amazing coat, you look incredible.
    I love Romwe!
    Thanks for your comment.
    Love from armarioenduddas :)

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  85. I seriously dig that sequin collar blouse! :)

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  86. Wow,I'm simply amazed by your blog and style.It's awesome,i think!!
    And of course it'd be a pleasure to follow each other and so did I on G+,Bloglovin and Facebook.

    xxx

    styleofozoz.blogspot.com

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  87. Loving that sequin collar! Just gorgeous!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  88. I am not a fan of this type of sneakers

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  89. LOVE the length of this coat! So flattering! Also, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :) Come back soon!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  90. Great coat!

    www.beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  91. Really cool outfit, loving your shoes :) Also I´m glad you liked the H&M conscious collection but unfortunately I don´t know where it will be available. Maybe you can find some information about that on hm.com in the store locator ;)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  92. I like the camel on your coat and the lip color. I agree with you that many fashion blogs and designers have tried to make the sneaker wedges look good...but most of them don't. But with that said, I do own a pair and I don't know if it's because mine are solid black and more wedge than sneaker, but they look ten times better than the ones pictured above.

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  93. This look is very classy and chic!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  94. Your coat is amazing! Sure we can follow each other! I am a new follower and now I hope you follow me back, ok? :)

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  95. What a beautiful coat! Love the sleeves!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  96. That coat is BEYOND. LOVE it. Great look. xo, Julie

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  97. You are looking totally fab! Love your hair :)
    YuliConversations.blogspot.com

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  98. Love your coat and the pictures are so cool. Thank you for following me. I am following you too through bloglovin. (368)
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  99. Mirror mirror on the wall- who's the chicest of them all? Why Rox the Fox of course! ;)

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  100. Awesome coat! Camel is such a gorgeous, classic color (or neutral I suppose).

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  101. aw, what a great post!
    totally in love with the coat!!
    wish u a wonderful day, dear!!
    i invite you to my EASTER GIVEAWAY! check out my blog: www.rot-schopf.com

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  102. Such a gorgeous mix of colours, textures and details! You always have such lovely style. I'm following you on Bloglovin', Twitter and Facebook. Got to stay updated with your looks and witty posts!

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  103. You are GORGEOUS!

    PS Regarding the GIVEAWAY in my blog - you can press TRANSLATE button in the right column of my blog (the very top one). The terms are: You've got to choose accessorizes to match this dress from asos.com, leave the links to them in the comments to my post and a link to the repost in any social networks ;)
    Good luck, honey!

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  104. Such a lovely coat! I really like the sleeves, and agree with you that I don't see the fascination of wedge sneakers either!

    Away From The Blue

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  105. Wooow perfect look, dear!
    Everything in this outfit is amazing! <3
    http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

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  106. Amazing coat !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  107. Without any doubt, you are one of the most elegant girls I "know"! This outfit is perfect, you look stunning! Loved the colors and sleeves' contrast!

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  108. Another amazing outfit Rox!! Your trench is uniquely beautiful and so are you!
    Big hug
    Coco

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  109. Hi!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog www.pear-shaped-gal.com "Stella & Dot Trunk Show" .. I am following you on blog lovin'

    I absolutely adored your winter wonderland post <3

    Monica

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  110. You look gorgeous like always! I love that jacket and your shoes, so fabulous!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  111. You are just so pretty! I love your coat, and I agree 100% with you about the wedge sneaker!!!

    thelostheritage.blogspot.com

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  112. Love your coat so amazing xo

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

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  113. That coat really is amazing and the heels are some killers as well :)! All in all, great stuff babe :)!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, means a ton :)! Have a lovely Easter!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  114. Love your coat !
    Lucie
    http://lepetitblogdelucie.wordpress.com

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  115. Perfect jacket!
    http://margifashion.blogspot.com

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  116. HEYYYY!!! i LOVE the wedge sneakerss.. :/

    i actually love the casual-ness it brings to an outfit, not bothered about the concealed heels.. but i like the "casualness" .. lol at ur divorce!
    but i havnt got one yet, since i dont think it is a trend thats gona last.. so well, i just admire. smile n wave!

    new follower hun! Love your blog!

    MrJovitaGeorge
    http://taintedfingers.blogspot.com/

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  117. oh, how i love that coat especially with the glitter collar!!

    wanderingsofalittlesoul.blogspot.de

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  118. hi dear, I followed u :) xx please follow me back xxx

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  119. You look fab, that coat is gorgeous!

    I have to admit I don't mind the wedge sneaker look. Though the only ones I love are the Marants. I've tried to like the other brands like Ash, but I hate that you can see that it's a wedge heel and it just looks like they put a sneaker on top. The Marants ones at least hides it a little better.

    But just cos they have the word sneaker to describe them doesn't necessarily mean they have the comfort of sneakers. They hurt after a bit.

    Anne xox

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