Friday, 5 July 2013

Canada Day

CANADA DAY


(Photos by Zahra A.)

Dress: Pink Tartan/ Heels: Zara/ Headpiece: Zara


While folks are busy celebrating America's independence day this weekend, I thought it was only fair to shed some light on pseudo-America, commonly known on the map as Canada. That's right, folks! America's friendlier, and slightly neglected sister to the north celebrated its 141 birthday three days prior, and I celebrated by commemorating the colors of my flag by wearing red, indulging in foods of the Maple Syrup variety, listening to Justin Bieber (and by JB, I mean my 15 year old prepubescent niece) and riding my polar bear off in the sunset.


For quite some time now, I've wanted to move out of Canada and settle somewhere more 'dynamic' and cultural. After all folks, Canada is a country of great struggle. We face the constant challenge of not knowing if our national anthem is going to be sung in French, English or both. We are consistently torn on trying to decide on how we should utilize all of this free health care. We struggle to come to terms with the shameful fact that Justin Bieber belongs to our country. We spend most of our lifespan trying to explain to Americans that we don't live in Igloos. Hashtag Canadian struggles!


But despite the 10 months of extremely hard nipple weather that bestows my country, and despite plaguing the world with the now incurable Bieber epidemic, I still maintain that Canada is, by far, one of the best countries to live in. A country full of friendly folks (we are now playing the drinking game for every time I mention the word "folks"), that continues to strive towards peace and multiculturalism, and boasts a kick-ass economy (no offense world), is one of the many reasons I can say that I'm proud to be a Canadian.


After all, this is the nation that gave birth to Ryan Gosling. Bow down to my glorious nation, folks.


145 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! This has been my favorite look on you to-date. Red looks amazing on you.

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  2. I think you just convinced me to move to Canada. I've never been there, but it seems like an underrated place. But seriously...fuck the US economy right now. And fuck the subsidized student loans. The interest just went up. This country's going to shit. Obama care is going to fuck us all in the ass. Btw I'm not being negative....just keeping it real.

    ANYWAY...LOL. I love LOVE your dress. You always look so glamorous. Hope you had a good Canada day, gorgeous!

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  3. soo awesome honey!!!!!!!in love with this red red red dress!
    x
    Anna

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  4. oh my gosh that is sooooo absolutely beautiful! i love red and that dress is stunning!
    you look so beautiful here!
    kiss,mary
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  5. Precioso vestido!!
    Saludos
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  6. Wow you are looking so beautiful and like a princess in that red dress :) Happy Canada day ! ( a little bit late, but oh well)

    Thank you on your lovely comment on my blog :)

    lovehairstyles1.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for sharing :) Red is definitely your color, girl!

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  8. You look spectacular my dear, a Marilyn in brunette!
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  9. Damn. I didn't know Ryan Gosling was Canadian. I've gotta give props on that.
    This dress .... I'm drooling. It reminds me of a vintage 80's secretary dress. So flowy and feminine. LOVE IT!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  11. You look drop dead gorgeous in that red dress! I love canada even though it did produce Justin Bieber.

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  12. Love your red dress to celebrate our Canada Day. Amazing write up. Canada is truly one of the best countries in the World. We just do not shout it out loud unlike other countries. Canada is not a perfect country, we have our struggles too but overall, we are a compassionate, wealthy, rich in natural resources and multiculturalism. Oh, also the best Banking system in the World as our Banks didn't crash and never experienced any bail out. Happy Canada Day to you!

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  13. You look so awesome in that red dress! What a statement! We hardly hear anything about Canada here in the States. You guys are like a mystery! HAHAHAHA I'm just now getting some Canadian bloggers like yourself to find out about Canada and what it has to offer.
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  14. Such a beautiful dress! And perfect for Canada Day. Funny post, as always :) So sorry that y'all have that association with Bieber...but ya know, thanks for Ryan Gosling :p

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  15. This post made me laugh out loud- I love that you are not only drop dead GORGEOUS and super-stylish, but also quite funny! Ryan Gosling definitely gets my vote for a move to Canada... and maple syrup is always a winner! You look beautiful in this red dress, very chic as always.

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  16. You're looking like an adorable goddess wearing red - so sophisticated, stylish, chic and amazing! It's always such a pleasure to watch your pics, my dear! What do you think about my new yellow summer dress in my current post? Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

    www.collectedbykatja.com

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  17. Canada rocks! And thank you for Ryan, we all appreciate it! that dress is magic, doing a lot of Canada's reputation too!
    Simona
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  18. Hahaha first of all: I am so jealous! I want to ride a polar bear into the sunset too!! :p
    Okay there are many clichés about Canadians, but to support your statement I have to say that the Canadians I've met so far were some of the nicest people in the world ;)

    And yesss Ryan Gosling is a good point! Thanks Canada!

    Happy belated Canada day! You look amazing in red!

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  19. So, first of all, before I forget: great dress and looove the headpiece! I love how you rock these girly dresses with a modern princessy cool girl vibe all the time. I couldn't do that, I would look like a toddler playing dress up.
    I've wanted to go to Canada for quite some time now, but there are always so many plans and so little money! Someday maybe... You know that feeling when there are so many countries on your list and you get to visit only one or two - at most - each year?

    xx
    Sabrina
    GIVEAWAY now on my blog

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  20. I really love reading your blog bc not only beautiful photos and ur style, your words seem to be really lyrical and interesting for me :)

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  21. Ha ha ha ha. When I was younger I thought that Canada was "empty" of people then I honestly thought everyone was like that episode of south park where you all talk really weird. But it's awesome- and you've made it sound so much better :) move over USA
    X

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  22. So beautiful that red dress and you look so great on it!

    Giveaway Persunmall <3 SHE WALKS Blog

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  23. lovely blog.
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  24. WOW hun! You look BEAUTIFUL in this red dress- and your make up is lovely. Keep it up chica! XO :)

    Courtney

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  25. Glorious pics!! I was totally about to start ripping on Canada (because it's so fun!), but then you said "Ryan Gosling".

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  26. What a great dress! I can imagine going dancing with it and making it swirl :)

    XX

    www.themirroronthewall.com

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  27. Multiculturalism can be great but I know how hard it can be to live in a multilingual country. In Luxembourg we obviously speak Luxembourgish but we watch German tv and all the official stuff is in French. Also our school courses are all in German or French, too. As German is really close to Luxembourgish this doesn´t really bother us but French is quite a difficult language for us and it is quite hard if you have to speak a language you´re not at ease with in almost 50% of the shops :/
    However your outfit looks great, this is a gorgeous dress and I think it´s great you dedicated it to your home country :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  28. Love the tag of the post Justin bieber sucks" I'm so sorry for you on that one hahahhaha

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  29. I love it when women wear bright colors like this! so chic!

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy belated Canada day! I'm Canadian too :) check out my blog www.rivercrossmyheart.com

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  31. beautiful dress!
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  32. Haha! I have friends who migrated to Canada from Singapore and they said its a great country too (: Love your dress by the way, and the headpiece!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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  33. I absolutely adore that dress! You look awesome!

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  34. *bows down in respect to Canada* Happy Canada Day ey! Isn't that a typical Canadian expression? Or do I just live that far away down the globe that I got it very wrong LOL. I suppose Canada to America is much the same as New Zealand to Australia. Our neighbors are always forgotten and often referred to as Aussies anyway since their flag is the same as ours plus we always 'steal' their talent and make it out own, much like Mr Gosling who I thought was American! Well I've learned my lesson or two for the day and I hope you had a fabulous day celebrating.

    P.S I have no hate for Canada; I have family in Toronto too and just trying to be funny! Disclaimer in case some peeps wanna come and hate on me!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  35. Not going to lie, I am a belieber so can't say that I look down on that fact haha. The world thanks Canada for Ryan Gosling.

    The red monochromatic look really works on you. I love the photos with all the twirling-- so pretty!!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  36. u look stunning, dear! love the 1st pic!

    Love&Studs

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  37. I would love to visit Canada :) I've never thought of red as a very Summery colour but you're really working it! You look stunning, and it really suits your skin tone and your beautiful hair xx

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  38. Happy belated birthday, Canada, the country of the best healthcare (serious jealous about it!)! If I had to make a choice, I'd definitely choose Canada over States for many reasons, some of which I should not mention in order to be PC.
    x

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  39. Ohh You should move to Spain, although you wouldn't be able to ride your polar bear here,you will find that we also have terrible famous people and we could get drunk with your "folks" shot game also here,
    alcohol is really cheap afterall.
    Besides red fits you perfectly and is also one of our flag colour.
    Kisses

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  40. This is such a beautiful dress, red looks lovely on you :)

    Hayfa
    http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. My husband is a Canadian from Edmonton and when he starts ragging on American, I tell him to go home and yet he stays .. so the US can't be all that bad .. lol.

    Red is a lovely color on you.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  42. great look honey, i really love this touch of red!

    xx

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  43. That is such a lovely red dress and it looks gorgeous on you.
    Nice blog! I wonder if you would like to follow each other on Bloglovin. Just let me know.

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  44. Hi dear, you have a lovely blog and great post thou! did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! xoxo

    My Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3831938/love-joice

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  45. omg, this is by far one of the most catching post I've read lately! Especially the part of trying to make Americans get rid of their old clichés. Love the fact that you embrace and support your country, and I must say, I've met some Canadians and they were so lovely and polite <3 Despite Bieber, the world likes Canada ;)
    Having said all that, would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)
    Kisses from Argentina!

    Deb

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  46. You are such a stunner in red! I adore your heels too - they're fabulous! What a killer look. So fierce :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  47. Perfect dress for such a day! Love your style and pictures!
    Love from Munich,
    Vanessa
    www.pureFASHION.tv

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  48. Happy Canada day! Also, looking amazeee! As per usual.


    Edita
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  49. This outfit is amazing and you look beautiful.

    Valeria.
    http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

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  50. Wow, you really look like an oriental princess :)

    xx

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  51. Lady in reeeeed! That song popped in my head seeing you in this number. I have family that lives in Canada so I visit every now and then. Not sure where you live, but for sure Calgary is infested with Filipinos. Nevertheless, your end of America is way more friendlier, in my opinion. And if it keeps breeding beautiful people such as yourself and Gosling...I say you're better off than us and the Kartrashians we house over here in the U.S.

    Wardrobe on Wheels

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  52. omg red looks incredible on you, so pretty!!

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  53. This dress is awesome, and the looks look so fab with it. Love it!

    xo-
    Jody
    www.jodybchic.com

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  54. cute dress!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  55. WHat! Ryan Gosling is Canadian? I had no idea! Hahah "hard nipple weather" I'm going to have to use that phrase sometime :) By the way, have I ever told you that you are probably one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen? Totally not trying to suck up. I'm serious!!! You look drop dead gorgeous in this outfit and your pictures always blow me away..
    By the way, THANKS SO MUCH for voting for me in the Dasani challenge! YOU ROCK!

    Christy
    Sunny with a side of...

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  56. anything that creates something that looks like a ryan gosling is okay in my book ;) also, do you guys really not know what language the anthem is going to be sung, hahah. canadian troubles indeed! also, you always have THE most beautiful outfits. you look like something out of a magazine!

    and hahah i'm glad you liked my living woes so much! we recently found out there's a bed bug epidemic in our building, so the facepalms continue on -__-

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  57. This is gorgeous! I love how the colors are so vibrant.
    Amazing dress and love the headpiece<3
    www.voguevillain.com

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  58. you remind me of a rose, beautiful! Hugs from Germany :)

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  59. You look gorgeous! And yes lets follow. I started with bloglovin and gfc. Waiting for your return:)

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  60. The dress and colour is absolutely stunning.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  61. You look gorgeous! Really amazing, but you know that, for sure! I love red - it's my favorite color! So I looooved that dress - but I need a diet to wear my dresses - you know that! But you look so happy and fresh and lovely, so enjoy your day and yes, be proud of being a Canadian and because of Ryan Gosling and other famous and great Canadians! I have to say thanks to your lovely words towards me! I know what you mean, by saying funny words before other can do :) I am like that too. Some people told me never to do that, because they say I am intelligent, beautiful and young and sweet. Their words. But I use to say "not that intelligent, also not that beautiful, not that young and sweet? That can be pathetic many times. people then use us". I hope you have a great week and also never allow people say you are different from sweet! I think you are great!

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  62. You're gorgeous in red!


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  63. Here here! Canada deserves waaaaaaay more credit than we often give it. And you're right about ryan gosling. Anywhere he's from deserves respect! ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  64. Omg as usual you look perf! Red looks amazing on you. I agree with you about Canada.

    xoxo
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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  65. Happy belated Canada Day, Rox! You look stunning, as always - red really is your colour. I must say I can sympathise with the desire to leave Canada for somewhere more dynamic... hence why I'm in Paris ;) But Canada does have its good points for sure, or at least that's what I'm telling myself since my visa runs out at the end of August...!
    xox,
    Cee

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  66. I like your flower headband.
    Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  67. wowww! pretty! like the hair piece!


    New post here: BLOG.THE.DREAMS.COM!! Thanks for stopping by! Kisses!

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  68. Hi there!
    I just found you via pink Cheetah Vintage
    Where are you in Canada, Montreal or Toronto?

    Ariane

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  69. Happy belated Canada day! I always love reading your posts Rox, they are so full of humour - "riding my polar bear off in the sunset" I would move to Canada for that alone (oh, and the Ryan Gosling point too)! Haha! ;)
    Also, could you be any more beautiful!? These photos are seriously stunning & you look amazing in that bright red, it's definitely your colour!

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  70. i think ryan gosling balances out the whole justin beiber thing. i love canada though it's been so long since i have visited. do you need a passport now?? i have been to vancouver, victoria and a little town called nelson. all lovely and vancouver is way more cosmopolitan than portland will ever be. this is making me want to go shopping, there is good shopping to be had there in the north.

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  71. What a beautiful dress dear! You look stunning! :)
    Of course I'd love us to follow each other. Now it's your turn? Thanks in advance!

    xx, Mela
    www.wearismela.com

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  72. Stunning, beautiful color!

    Ivana
    http://ruedetreschic.blogspot.com/

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  73. Amazing dress! So fairy:)

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  74. It's prety embarrassing the amount of people that think Canada is part of the USA (seriously!!?) We have the same thing here in NZ - people think we're part of Australia #clearsthroat, we're NOT! Anyway belated Canada day - you look stunning as always. Oh, and don't feel too bad about the Bieb's - let us not forget Bryan Adams, Shania Twain and Avril Levign ;-)

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  75. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    So beautiful dress, love this shoes too

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  76. Loved the post!
    You are gorgeous.
    Now following via GFC.

    Xo, Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

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  77. That dress is so gorgeous, you are totally rocking that colour! I've never visited Canada but it does sound like a good place to live.

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  78. Hahaha you forgot Celine Dion!!! My blogging experience wont ever be complete without your wit & charm Madame Rox!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  79. You look amazing in red! Love your headpiece!
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  80. Your nation is pretty amazing even if one of the coldest places on earth!! The "folks" could not be any warmer and fun loving~ and don't forget to mention Jian Ghomeshi who I love to listen to on "Q"~ he is so adorable and has the most interesting celebrities on his show!! Thank you for all your blog love at my place!


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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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  81. Haha, Ryan Gosling.
    You look very pretty, wow, and I like your black and gold heels!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  82. wow! you are so beautiful!
    I follow you =)

    http://ouralternative.blogspot.com/

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  83. So pretty, I hope you are getting better, saw your picture on facebook and was so shy to ask what was wrong with you. I wish you speedy recovery.
    Stay blessed, kisses..

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  84. Always love seeing you in red :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  85. Haha I love this post!! Go Canada!!!
    And this outfit is GORGEOUS! I love the red color..
    :)

    Great blog as always!!!

    Francesca
    La Dolce Moda

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  86. You look very pretty:)
    Amazing blog

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  87. Such a pretty dress,
    it looks amazing on you!
    I'm following you on bloglovin now (:

    Love, Liese
    Cats & Dresses

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  88. Beautiful!

    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  89. love this red dress...following on bloglovin and twitter :)

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  90. Aha, love the post. It's always nice to hear Canada's side of the story (I'm from the US). Great dress :)

    ladyindo.blogspot.com

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  91. I have family in Canada, I've always wanted to go! Love your floral crown, too ;) xoxo

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  92. Sure we can follow each other because we love your blog! Follow you now on bloglovin!!

    Love, SAMOROUS

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  93. You look so pretty!! I love your dress and shoes!! of course we can follow each other ;)

    xoxo

    http://myvintagememoirs.blogspot.com

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  94. Love the color and fit of the dress !! You look lovely :)

    New Post up...
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  95. Such a perfect dress to celebrate <3

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  96. Thank you for your comment sweetie! Hope your surgery went well and wishing you a speedy recovery!
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  97. Such a beautiful colorful look! <3

    xx
    Tatiana
    http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.com/

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  98. Hope you are fine! Missing your stories!

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  99. i am in lust with your heels!

    BLEURGH
    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  100. You look gorgeous!

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

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  101. Girl, you look fantastic.....you remind me Scheherazade and her One Thousand and One Nights!!!

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  102. you look so pretty - red is totally your color!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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