Wednesday, 19 June 2013

TO WEAR A MOCKINGBIRD 

 

(Photos by Zahra A.)

 Blouse: Zara/ Jacket: Marc by Marc Jacobs/ Skirt: Pink Tartan/ Shoes: Kimberly/ Bag: Celine


Obligatory disclaimer: This outfit is PETA friendly. Additionally, no bathroom carpets were injured in the making of this post.

 

As days go by (which is generally the concept of time, but my writer's block plagues me from conjuring a better opening line), my propensity toward wearing garments of the feather and fur variety seems to increase exponentially. And if my previous post is any proof, I seem to be emulating characters from Sesame Street more often than not. That, or I use clothes to mimic my morbidly over-active follicular glands, but to save ya'll from my grossly unhygienic proclivities, we'll stick to the Sesame Street theory (which I also conjured in my Easter post, and now I've used the word "conjure" twice in one paragraph). 

 

But this post isn't really about the fact that I look Cookie-Monster chic and my continuous inspiration from seemingly homosexual birds, but rather, about style experimentation. While I was resolving on how to style this skirt, my mom interjected with opinions on how such a voluminous and busy skirt should be paired with something extremely fitted and simple on top, so that it does not result in a convoluted rat's nest of a outfit. I rolled my eyes at my mom and shot her in the face. 

 

Just kidding about rolling my eyes, I would never do such a thing! She's my mother, people!

 

 

But really, conventional rules about dressing are as boring as Kristin Stewart's acting (this was my attempt at using a simile, tell me if you're impressed), and what good is a Victorian inspired Marc Jacobs jacket (and subsequently, a chartreuse blouse), if you aren't going to pair it with a feathered skirt? 

 

No good at all, that's the answer. 

 

If you're going school-boy, or an androgynous school-girl on top, you should likely go flamenco dancer (or whatever else of the Latin dance variety) on the bottom. What's the fun in only embracing one theme, when you can indulge various limbs of your body in so many others? Staying school-girl chic all over would just render you a mannequin, and we all know how I feel about mannequins (read Kristin Stewart).   


Besides, fashion experiments evokes that exciting element of trial and error, curiosity and wreaks of individuality. We almost feel liberated and more lucid when we don't dress to conform to a camera lens, when we throw out our everyday sense of propriety, when we vacate away from our 'normal selves' and when we channel our inner Carrie Bradshaws. When we ignore the typical 'rules' around fashion, what you're left with is pure fun and possibly strange looks from bystanders, that rightfully question the mental state of your mind.

 

What are your thoughts on playing with fashion? Are you a conformist? Talk to me.

 

P.S. for the record, I wore it better US Weekly. Sonam Kapoor's insanely long torso ain't got nothin' on me. 



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111 comments:

  1. You always have the most fun outfits on. Adore that skirt!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  2. Beautiful colors. This skirt is so original.

    Valeria
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  3. You look so chic, You know i admire your dress sense so much, you are one of the fashion blogger i can say HELL YEAH! SHE ROCKS...
    Love your shoes, jacket and neon shoes.

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  4. Me encanta este look, la chaqueta preciosa!
    Saludos
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  5. Yes, loved your simile :) Anything making fun of Kristen Stewart is fine by me! And I love that you joke about this skirt everytime you wear it :p I do love the blazer you paired it with though!

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  6. Ok. I can't handle how obsessed I am with you. There is so much gold in this post that I can't even repeat everything back to you in traditional blog-post-fawn-standard.

    Alas,
    I can try.

    I want to perpetually start every blog post with your first sentence.
    I am going to also forever acknowledge instances when I use the same word twice in one paragraph. (I just used I twice in one paragraph)
    Diddo on the stewart front
    diddo on torso woes, but for opposite reasons. You're right, she has nothing on you, obviiiii. Props to slaughtering the celeb's style.

    As to your question: I play now. Experiment a lot - but I try to do so within my aesthetic. Sometimes hard, being a "blogger" (need to find a different word), not getting caught up in catchy (heh) things I want to try just for the sake of imitation, and really trying them because they're new and appeal to my inner sense of style.

    You seem to have that down, girl. WEERRKk.

    -gab

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  7. Also,
    I will dream about that bag.

    Forever.

    So .
    no thanks.

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  8. You're a real fashion queen, my dear <3 ... Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

    www.collectedbykatja.com

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  9. so cute and stylish look but my favorite piece is your skirt :) love it :)

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  10. i love how bold you are with your style. that skirt is magnificent!

    much love from NYC

    http://dryycleanonly.com

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  11. I would love to say that I'm not a conformist...but more often than not, I don't go all out. I do like to go crazy sometimes and I feel great when I do it...and that is what fashion is for me...joy and fun.

    But let's get back to the top

    - I love the title...and I love the fashion blogger who can make a reference to literature!

    - I'm impressed...not just one but two precious jokes about Kristen's acting.

    - Funny...not rolling your eyes at mum (and what about the other thing)...well, rules are there to be broken. We all have our rules. I remember I once made my mum wear heels when we went out and by the end of the night she had to take them of and walk barefoot because her feel were swollen....at least we have a funny memory.

    - and finally....I love love the outfit! and where is the fun in being a fashion blogger if people won't stare at you as you're taking the photos!?

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  12. Rox, I know this is your pet peeve, but, I am about to ignore every salient point you make about fashion and styling looks to say, I love your hair (folliculars) and make-up. I know you will be thinking, she's taken the exam, and once again not answered the question.
    Xxxx
    All in all, I love your face!

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  13. It's funny you write all this at a time when I feel completely and utterly uninspired with the things that fill my closet! I admire that the most about you...how you embrace and interpret fashion; how you show it and even write about it! Now please have it in some way collected into a vial and shipped over to my home address in California so that I can inject some of your mojo into me and be over this fashion slump I'm in - I hope you totally got that Austin Powers reference. I think as of right now, being 3 months into blogging, I feel like I'm a conformist. But that just may be the way I feel, because at the same time I should give myself a little more credit for being a closet fashionista and finally working up the guts to start my own blog and share a piece of me with complete strangers. So with that said, I'm at a point where I'm teetering with thoughts about where my blog is heading...

    However, I have nothing but lovely thoughts and feelings over the 'fit you've shared with us. You always look fantastic!


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  14. Hello sweety! Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it, your opinion is so important!
    This is such an amazing post, im in love! (:
    Have a really nice day :)
    Come to see more at;
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  15. I love this, it's so Alison in Wonderland! That jacket is awesome!

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  16. You are such an inspiration dear! I love that skirt and those shoes with it are so bold, yet so perfect! Love your blog and hope you will stop by soon to visit! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

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  17. Outstanding outfit! A+++

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  18. your style is so much like your writing. i am not sure how to explain that that with, um, words, but i'll try. take this sentence for example: "That, or I use clothes to mimic my morbidly over-active follicular glands, but to save ya'll from my grossly unhygienic proclivities, we'll stick to the Sesame Street theory . . ." it's fun and playful but so smart and witty and intelligent. and i bet people (like me) wish they could pull it off with the authenticity that is, well, so authentic to you. you always make me think, laugh and feel i shouldn't be so afraid of mixing things up :) you also make me want to rush off to the hair salon!

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  19. love with your blog! I think your style truly inspiring. Will you see my blog? I hope you're taking the time to see it ....
    thank you

    naomihtris.blogspot.com

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  20. I love to read your writing, lady! What harm is there in emulating Jim Henson creations? You totally nail it in the last paragraph: trial and error is liberating. Love this post. Love the skirt. You make a "bath mat" look like a miilion bucks!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  21. I need a feather skirt in my life after seeing this.

    I love the colours in this outfit!

    Anne xox

    http://4theloveofpancakes.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. I've definitely been trying to experiment more with my style lately, and I have to say, seeing your gorgeous outfit posts are always huge inspirations to me! You make unusual pieces into even more unusual pairings, which always turn out as GORGEOUS and unexpected outfits. Keep being yourself and churning out these amazing looks!

    Xo, Hannah

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  23. Wow your skirt is incredible. I have loved this style of skirt for a little while and it looks especially amazing in such a gorgeous pink. I adore the stand out colours in your outfit.

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  24. I agree, better than Sonam. Not that she cares. She knows she's hot! Ummmmm I like Kristen Stewart...
    That muppet skirt is awesome.

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  25. You look amazing! What a fantastic skirt :D

    Trendy Teal

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  26. Love that the outfit is PETA friendly : )
    And you look chic nothing like the cookie monster.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  27. I love your look!!!! You are so so soooo pretty!!!!! Nice skirt! Many kisses from Andalucía!!!


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  28. Loving your skirt!<3

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  29. I'm so glad you haven't killed any bathroom carpet in order to get this glamorous look, you look amazingly original and not like a sesame street Muppet at all ;)
    I'm very conformist regarding fashion although I like to play with feathers and sparks sometimes.
    xoxo

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  30. It takes guts to play with fashion, but it's always so much fun. And not only the play itself, but the look on people's faces. :) x

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  31. Girlfriend, I wish I could say I came here for the fashion, but I come here for your crazy funny banter. And the awesome fashion posts that you put together are just the cherry on top.

    Aren't homosexual birds everyone's fashion inspiration?

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  32. molto particolare la giacca (; Reb, xoxo.

    * Ho appena pubblicato un nuovo post dedicato alla
    serata del mio compleanno, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/06/happy-rebday-23.html

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  33. Wow, you look just amazing! What a perfect line between outfit and background!
    kisses)

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  34. Girlie, you always impress with me your amazing style! Love the color combo and that skirt! OMG i want one so bad!!! Missed you stunning lady!
    XOXO
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  35. What a great Outfit. The Color of the Skirt and the yellow shoes are great together.

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  36. Flaunt those feathers Roxy! That purple, navy and chartreuse looks awesome on you.
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  37. Totally love it. I'll take wild and fabulous over understated and blah any day. Beautiful! :)


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  38. Original outfit and you wear it marvelously!!


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  39. love all of the colors here and what a clever title to kill a mockingbird is one of my fav classics! thanks for sharing this and good luck on your jaw surgery hun!!!! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the Celine bag and the colour of your skirt!
    Would you like to follow each other?

    www.saraballardini.com

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  41. I can be pretty safe when it comes to fashion but at times I've to remind myself to be more daring if I would like to be a successful fashion blogger =)

    Darling, no one can wear colours like you do. Gorgeous!

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  42. Wooo what a crazy skirt! I'm not sure whether or not I would have the courage to wear that but I totally admire you for pulling that off.
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  43. Wow that skirt is amazing and I love how you paired it with the neon = amazing!

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  44. hey thanks a lot for dropping by my blog and for the lovely comment.. i am following you on bloglovin and GFC... hope you follow back on both platforms....

    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  45. Wow! That skirt is amazing! :)

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  46. You´re a lucky girl to have such a pretty Céline bag but I also adore your skirt and shoes! I also loved your last outfit so: Go Sesame Street looks and no to Kristen Stewart acting looks xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  47. lol @ "Cookie-Monster chic"! Love your blog!

    We're new followers!

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

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  48. Thank you deqr for your sweet comment I added you to bloglovin and to facebook.And I am waiting for you :-**

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  49. I love your shoes doll!

    Join the blog presentation on my blog! xx

    http://kimsophi.blogspot.de/

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  50. Your disclaimer made me laugh out loud. I love all the color and texture in this outfit. The skirt...oh so many ways to wear!

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  51. Very daring! Love it on you, not sure about on me haha

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Just followed you on Bloglovin ;)

    hashtagphoebe.blogspot.com
    hashtagphoebe on bloglovin

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  52. omg i love your skirt!!! it's so ... different:)

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  53. You do cookie monster chic very well. I love the color combo and the feather skirt.

    I like to play with fashion!

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  54. I want your feather skirt!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great mix of colour too. Thanks for visiting, would love to follow each other. I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin as GFC is ending soon. Follow back x

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  55. Such a fashionable outfit! That skirt is fabulous and your neon heels are fierce! Love it!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  56. Love the play of color here!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look gorg . .

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  57. Amazing look! Your blog is really interesting!
    With love, Sofia Silva ♥

    http://goldenfashionworld.blogspot.pt/

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  58. jaw surgery? is it something serious?

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  59. Hahaha you always have me in stitches with your similes, metaphors & the like. I cracked up at that Kristen Stewart, Big Bird comparisons....OMG Rox what will the blogging world be without the likes of you?????? It will be a lonely egotistical world I'm sure....LOL!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  60. You look BEAUTIFUL in this combo! I am LOVING the colors! YUM! Purple + yellow has always been a favorite of mine! :) XO!

    Courtney

    www.cupcakeobsessions.blogspot.com

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  61. Perfect !
    Your skirt is so amazing :D

    xoxo
    Mamie lotte

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  62. It's a lot of texture and colour with the ruffles on the top, feather on the skirt, and yellow and purple together. You wear it well though, and like you said, fashion is supposed to be something you experiment and have fun with! And that feathered skirt is definitely fun :)


    Away From Blue

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  63. You look so beautiful in all these vibrant colors :) And as usual, love your writing girl!

    -fifi phi

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  64. You do Sesame Street's characters so well, I am surprised they are yet to contact you in regards to a few future stints on the show. Maybe they have and your being all mum on us! I think fashion is fashion. It's about the person wearing the clothes and not the other way around and ultimately being confident in what you are wearing too. I find now in my mid twenties I sway more towards sartorial minimalism and prefer to have a large watch and simple thin bracelet over hosting extreme arm parties and I'm pretty sure that's an age thing too LOL (but seriously yikes!) since most of us in this age bracket have expressed similar tastes.

    P.S you totes wore it better!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. P.P.S you also made my day with your comment on the Coachella thang. And actually the only one who seems to agree over this trashy narcissism! xx

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  65. Really nice style here! I love your look! Urban color explosion perfection!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  66. I'm especially smitten about all those yellow little bits here and there .. gorgeous look with cute little yellow heels <3

    Thanks for the comment dear x

    Indie by heart
    (GFC shutting down - follow me on Bloglovin')

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  67. First of all, you don't look like a Cookie-Monster! Second, this is the 2nd blog that plays tricks on me :( I came here some times last week and there was no post apart from Jerusalem. As I said, there is another blog that is the same - maybe my notebook is not OK... I say this, because what for a surprise, this is the 24th and this post is from the 19th and I came here during this time. Strange, but good I tried again today!
    You always look gorgeous, fabulous! I loved your jacket, bag and shoes! I used to pay a lot with fashion, but these days I am a bit more... boring! People used to love what I did before, now, as I said, I got to be boring :) Look, you can always leave me any kind of comments - you're not playing down! I love your insightful comments! If we were always living in a dream, how would we learn? And more than that, from each other? So I love your comments!

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  68. I love how you're adventurous with your outfits! I could never pull off something like this. And kudos to your mom for that wonderful tip, it works too. But I guess, like what you said, experimenting is fun. And without such experiments we wouldn't have figured out which things look great on us.

    It's been a while since I last visited your blog. Good to be back:)

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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  69. I most definitely agree that I feel the freest, when I experiment and break the hell out of every rule imaginable. I'm a rebel at heart, sue me.:) And I'm definitely a fan of your Sesame Street skirt (which I wouldn't mind stealing:D) and that jacket is pretty phenomenal too. Good job at not playing by the rules, babe.;)

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  70. Absolutely incredible look!
    What an amazing skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  72. That skirt is unbelievable! love it!
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    PS. Don't forget to check my latest post, featuring a stunning Oasap overall !!!

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  73. You are AH-Mazing babe! I loooove everything about this look!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  74. Actually I became thoughtful and yes, I'm a conformist.

    About your outfit - have to say this skirt is made for you.
    Kisses

    Sun and Sand

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  75. This is awesome, I love the skirt and all the contrasts there - the colours are gorgeous :).

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

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  76. You look fabulous!! Love the color. xo, Julie

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  77. you looked like a new look girl of dior,yes i would like to follow each other,i am following you now hope you follow back


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  78. wow fab colors amazing skirt you look so chic <3

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  79. Great oufit! I really love your jacket and shoes! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog :)

    xoxo

    g+1

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  80. Wow, wicked skirt- very original and fresh. Inspiring! xx

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  81. You look stunning. I looove your rad skirt and the heels are to die for <3

    xx

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  82. Your skirt is pretty amazing. You look just stunning!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  83. amazing colors!! great look<3

    bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

    xx

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  84. You look flawless dear. Love this look so much. I sure followed you back on bloglovin' :)
    xoxo
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  85. has anybody told you that you look like this indian-ish middle eastern-ish star that you see in bollywood movies slash selena gomez? Sweet Lord you are STUNNING. The yellow gives this beautiful pop with all the cat pointy heels and with all the sophistication Marc Jacobs had given, alongside with the bathroom-carpet-yet-chic-looking tartan magenta skirt which is a beauty to the eye look, you are just wow(and credits to that Celine handbag), I super love the sarcasm-yet-sophisticated writing you always do on your blog. And yeah I guess when you are original people would try to bring you down, ain't nobody got time for responding to some hater cuz I just have a lot more to do!
    "We Can't Stop To Infinity And Beyond" on http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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  86. I love your writing style. I am confused - do I like your fashion sense more or your writing? What keeps bringing me back here? The answer - both! I love reading the posts and seeing your gorgeous clothes!

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  87. Sigh .. I love your style .. it is quite bold, creative, and free.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  88. I envy your skirt :) btw the Kristin Stewart simile was spot on---I'm with you there

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  89. love this look dear. very outstanding and very fresh! your face is beautiful

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