Thursday, 25 July 2013

IN THE MOOD FOR DRESSIRT


(Photos by Zahra A.)



Feathered Dress: Theory/ Skirt: Chloe/ Clutch: Club Monaco/ Heels: Zara/ Watch: Swarovski 





Hi everyone (my ability to open up posts continues to deteriorate each time). Were you worried I’d been abducted? Robbed? Slashed at the throat? No? Well, that’s not very comforting for me. Either way though, I wasn’t, so he ha ho. I’ve just been terrible with posting given my post surgery circumstances. As if the excruciating pain of getting my jaw broken wasn’t sufficient enough, it also just dawned on me that on Sunday, I will be turning a quarter of a century old, which, in my culture, is the ultimate kiss of death – the sell by date before I expire, enter the world of the spinsterhood of travelling pants (or pleats in my case) and my eggs become forever fungicide. That, coupled with the fact that I faced rejection by a man I had known for 45 minutes, which I indirectly Instagrammed about (ha, another shameless plug for you to follow me on said social media platform) has rendered me extremely, extremely miserable and unstable.  #firstworldproblems

Normally, I would have found solace in comfort food of the Nutella variety, but alas! The jaw is wired shut for another 5 weeks. Let the sobs ensue. #sobs #nomorefatrollslefttograbontoforsupport…. Thus, I turn to fashion to provide me much needed gaiety from the tragedy that befalls me. After all, fashion is, at its heart, a transformative superhero with brain-altering powers. And you all know by now, my great affinity for everything of the Sesame Street variety.

So today on the roster: convertible garments. I’ve always been a big fan of items that can be worn in a multitude of ways. Pants as sleeves, peplums as skirts, and even the tube top as pencil skirt. You’ve seen skirts worn on top of pants, skirts worn on top of dresses, but have you ever, in all the years of your pitiful existence (oh my angry little heart) seen a dress worn on top of skirt (as exhibited so eloquently in exhibit A featured above)? #gasp #shock #horror #sacrilege

This is a rhetorical question for which the obvious answer is no, because only on roxthefox could we dare to be so innovative, right? Right. And even more inventive, the conjuration of a term that combines wearing a dress on top of a skirt. I wittingly coined it: dressirt! I could have strategized a million ways to display this dress worn differently, but let’s be honest, I’m not really an overachiever, and where’s the fun in feeding you quantities of outfit ideas rather than small glimpses at easy figure-it-out yourself style? At least then you can wholeheartedly take credit for how badass you look.

So here I am, wearing a Theory dress (normally knee length) on top of a tiered Chloe skirt (last seen here), hiked up and held together with an elastic band. Teehee, I’m so classy. In my defense, I ventured about this ensemble as a complete accident. I already had the skirt on from a previous engagement, and had planned to change into this black dress before an event. Since I had little choice but to change in a public parking lot (#publicendangerment #ripinnocenteyes) and since I obviously believe that underwear is overrated (#bigfanofcirculation #freedom #ventilation #tinglyfeelings), I had to keep the skirt on, until the dress was fully on and covering no man’s land. Long story short, the dress got stuck at my waist, and lo and behold! Before you knew it, I had launched a trend that will, without a doubt, creep into the wardrobes of some of fashion’s most trusted style leaders. Dressirt is all the rage peepulz. Now, I do wish that I had a belt to pull in this entire look together, but there’s only so much genius that can be created in public parking lots. Just ask North West. #OHYEAH

I guess this post wasn’t really about transforming your garments as much as it was about styling them differently. So I suppose I’ve just wasted your precious time on this utterly useless, garbage of a post. Do you also think that the aforementioned man stopped replying to me because he, by whatever chance, in the 45 minutes of our tete-a-tete, discovered this blog? If anyone’s up for harassing this blasphemy of a person on Instagram, call me.

What do you think though, does this trend have staying power or does it all too clearly scream victim? Or is this even a trend or more musings into the delirious mind of roxthefox? Or are the strings hanging from my Chloe skirt too damn distracting to answer any philosophical questions I pose to you? Go.

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101 comments:

  1. LOL I just had to comment. People, please harass the Instagram individual mentioned above on his social networking sites. He needs to realize that his existence in the world is solely to be with roxthefox.

    Oh and go dressirt! lmfao at the north west bit.

    -Z

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  2. So pretty !
    Love your look :D

    xoxo
    Mamie lotte

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  3. ha, love how you've layered that Theory dress over your skirt, and the story behind it is hilarious! you definitely pull this look off brilliantly :)
    I just created a bloglovin' account and am following you on there now too, would love it if you follow me back!
    ♥ vivian | seattleite fashionista

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  4. you have such unique style..i've never quite seen anything like it. i'm now following you via GFC and bloglovin..hopefully you can do the same and we can support each other:) looking forward to connecting with you!

    Ginger @ Chic by Night
    chicbynight.blogspot.com

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  5. Omg!!! You look absolutely chic.

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  6. What a Gorgeous, Girly, Chic Outfit Rox. Beautiful Skirt. Nice Feathers & Ruffles. You look like you belong on a Runaway.

    Have a Great Weekend, Ada. =)

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  7. only you roxy! only you! you can put together some awesome chit!!! off the charts awesome! wired shut for another 5 weeks!?! girl there will be nothing left of you. just kill me if i have to be on a liquid diet that long. hahaha i love you girl! that guy doesn't sound like he has a clue. that's why i'm always blunt...to make sure people GET IT. i leave no doubt in there mind. bitch is my middle name. hahaha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. You are so creative! Love how you layered these beautiful pieces together! Your style is so innovative :)

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  9. Rox Darling, keep transforming your broken jaw with fashion, for all of us, please! Nevermind being passed over after 45 minutes, once I was given a formal written flick via txt after a coffee blind-date. I know. Xxx

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  10. always so original fashion and fabulous!

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  11. What is with you and stalking dudes on Instagram!? I didn't realize it was such a minefield of hot totty. I say move on to the next victim, I mean hot dude.
    Lovin the parking lot wardrobe malfunction/transformation! A mistake never looked so good.
    Hope you're doing ok after your hard out surgery :'(

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

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  12. Broken jaw? Oh my, I hope you make a speed recovery and take proper rest! And yes, I love this attire you've pulled off, very inventive and stylish at the same time :) I can understand your feelings for bdays, there comes a point/an age in a girls life when she wishes she would stop aging/growing up and live according to her own terms :(

    But happy early bday wish anyways! :)

    XOXO
    Dipika
    www.dipikasyngai.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello dear, thank you for the comments on my blog! You can follow me via Bloglovin or Instagram:@lydiatrj! Love your dress + skirt and hope you're well after the surgery!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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  14. You look great! I love the idea of combining a dress and skirt :) Did you really order the Asos dress? :D It is indeed really pretty but a bit expensive :/ If you get I absolutely wanna see an outfit post :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  15. Great outifit! I love it:)

    bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  16. oh my gosh your writing is hilarious! it's really good too, though. i was in awe at both your effortless flow and also your tongue-in-cheek style.
    speaking of style, what an AWESOME ACCIDENT this outfit is! love the juxtaposition of the two textures and silhouettes. perfect.
    thank you for your lovely words over at our blog...i really like your little space here as well!

    -rose

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  17. so pretty!!!
    love the photos and your dress!!!

    xxx
    http://liamakrigeni.blogspot.gr/

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  18. Awesome!

    www.deluxefashionista.com

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  19. I LOVE your creativity! And it's especially validating because as a modest fashionista I wear skirts under dresses all the time! Thanks for making me feel like I'm not a freak for doing it. You look awesome and I hope you're feeling better!
    xo
    Sharon

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  20. This outfit is incredible! Love the skirt under the dress, the textures look utterly gorgeous! xx

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  21. Wow, such a great blog and amazin goutfit! *-*

    Would you like to follow each other? Just let us know :)

    http://thescarletdiaries.blogspot.sk/

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  22. This dress looks gorgeous on you and the location is wonderful) Those photographs are adorable, I'm impressed!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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  23. Beautiful pictures and combination! Love your story :)
    All the best from Munich,

    Vanessa
    www.pureFASHION.tv

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  24. Thank you so much for your comment and here is my Facebook Page which we can follow each other :) You can share the link on the wall and I will absolutely follow back :)

    https://www.facebook.com/TheEquinoxFashion

    Have a great day
    The Equinox Fashion

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  25. Nice blog! Would you like follow each other?

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  26. awe darling i know youre in so much pain but you look absolutely beautiful :) you have to know that! glad youre healing so well though, surgery can be tough

    much love from nyc
    http://dryycleanonly.com

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  27. What an interesting, beautiful dress! So dramatic and feminine. Love the layers of different fabrics and textures!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog- so much appreciated! I'm your newest follower :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  28. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I already followed you on Bloglovin en GFC, but now also on FB and twitter ;)
    I Hope you do the same.

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com

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  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    You broke your jaw? That sounds terrible, I'm sorry to hear this. Hope you feel better soon, it must be so awful (though good for the figure) not being able to eat properly :-/

    Once again you look absolutely stunning and gorgeous in the photos, this outfit is so SATC I think! The dress/skirt ensemble is amazing all by itself, but the golden accessories are the icing on top!

    Oh and I was at this point of turning a quarter of a century old two years ago, so i can totally relate to how you feel. Also about being rejected by a man you got to know. I faced that too recently. Well, the world is full of douchebags...

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  30. What amazing dress! You look stunning! of course we can follow each other sweetie! follow you! now I'm waiting you <3 xo!

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  31. Amazing pics.
    Have a good day.

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  32. Have a birthday as gorgeous as you Rox....thanks for the opportunity of knowing you via your lovely blog! Keep up the chic & snarky work....I LOVE IT!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  33. Happy belated birthday, sweetie! Hope you were spoilt properly.
    As for the look. First of all, I adore the skirt very much and as far as the end result goes - it's interesting and you definitely make it work, which basically means that you have your own style and have nothing to with with a fashion victim. x

    P.S. Bag of the month is on the blog tomorrow. ;)

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  34. So sorry to hear about your jaw surgery - and the fact you can't eat?! I hope you're feeling better soon, and even sooner I hope you get to eat yummy goodness. I love this look, but I think you could honestly wear a bin bag and still look amazing. I've just followed your Instagram, let the hashtagging ensue! xx

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  35. Plaid, feather, who thought they would look great combined??? Not me, but it actually does!

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  36. omg...you look stunning!
    love all pieces from your outfit!
    location <3
    love the blog, following!
    kisses x
    http://fashiongirlfromtown.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. wooow this is really breathtaking beautiful! i love that dress! and your hair!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  38. This is so beautiful, love the clutch!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  39. This outfit is seriously STUNNING! So excited to be following your blog now! Hope you'll follow back!

    xo-
    Jody
    www.jodybeth.com

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  40. Oh chica- this is too dreamy! I LOVE it! You are SO glamourous and chic! I didn't think your post was a waist of time at all...lovely! And, kudos for being creative with the Theory dress & Chloe skirt! I am seriously fist pumping right now! (big grins! :)) XO doll!

    Courtney

    http://www.cupcakeobsessions.blogspot.com/

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  41. Totally fabulous styling and you look great!

    Thanks for your nice comment! You can get the GlamGlow mask at Sephora.
    Yes it would be lovely to follow each other. I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin' now. Hope you'll do the same and stay in touch!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  42. I'm not really in to following trends and fashion unless it's part of my style anyway, but this whole outfit from the dress to the shoes is so unusual in a good way, and so unique, which is always a good thing, but most importantly you are carrying it off perfectly.

    Have a great week!

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  43. Totally love this entire outfit and how you layered the dress and skirt. You look amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  44. Wow I am in love with this look. flawless!!! Looking stunning as usual doll.

    xox,

    Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  45. OMG woman you are SOOOOOOOOOO freaking hilarious! There aren't many (any) bloggers whom I would take the time to read such a lengthy post but you always make me LOL. That said, you really look AMAZING. But I am biased towards feathers. Feathers are ALWAYS a win in my book ;)

    xoxo Britt

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  46. I am in an absolute awe of the feathered dress!!!
    XOXO
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  47. Ohh love your dressirt, totally cool :)
    I didn't realise it was two items until your explanation it looks perfect :)
    Thank you do much for the amazing comment:))
    X

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  50. Rejected? You? Impossible. You're so delightfully gorgeous. I just can't see it happening. Especially if you were wearing a gorgeous outfit like this one.

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  51. Stunning photos! I especially adore your heels and that glittery clutch! Such a sophisticated and high-fashion outfit. You wear it beautifully! And your birthday is coming up? Yay!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  52. Lovely outfit!
    Of course I'd love to follow, I'm doing that now on bloglovin

    Love, Liese
    Cats & Dresses

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  53. i love these photos! of course, I'd love to follow each other!
    I followed you, please follow me back :)
    http://robedecocktailpourmariage2013.blogspot.fr/

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  54. Have a lovely morning, Kisses..

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  55. Hey, thank you for your cute comment! Following each other would be very nice!
    Btw, I've deleted your comment by mistake when I tried to click on the link to see your comment, so please don't think anything wrong, please!

    Your pictures are beautiful and your outfit is really interesting!

    Love, Ceyda xx

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  56. I absolutely love your thoughts and your style, my dear! Both so creative, individual, powerful and inspiring!!! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and be here for some minutes or longer :-) ... And sorry for my absence - just came back from wonderful summer holidays in Rhodes ... Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

    www.collectedbykatja.com

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  57. Your hashtags are brilliant. As is your conjuration of this Theory dress and Chloe skirt. Public car park or not, (though I think it adds a little something), this is rad.

    x

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  58. gorgeous! great outfit!

    xoxo kerri
    kerrinchance.blogspot.com

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  59. amazing!!! great!!

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

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  60. I am loving the fringe thing going on here! Love how you styled it! You look gorgeous!!!

    Keep in touch.

    Kisses,

    Bex

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  61. You look absolutely stunning! I just love feather skirts!

    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/

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  62. Love this outfit, it's very glamorous! Love that you've added the skirt to the dress as well, the colours look great. You're also very beautiful!

    Kirsten x

    www.cocosouth.com

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  63. Your feathered skirt is sooo nice!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  64. i would say it surpasses a trend, because accidental outfits are usually the best. also, 25 is going to be a GREAT year for you, i can feel it......and one other thing.....due to shooting multiple outfits at once I too have scared many innocent eyes from the backseat of my car :) gorgeous dawling
    brooke @ what2wear

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  65. Beautiful dress =)

    Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and GFC? Take a look into my blog and let me know! www.gwiyomistyle.net

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  66. Fabulous outfit, I'm loving the feathered dress and the clutch bag, just gorgeous!

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  67. LOVE all the different textures going on in this outfit, it all looks so interesting and unique! :)

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

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  68. How dare that fool reject you, he's not worthy and you know it. Big hugs to you with all that you've been going through. It sounds like torture. Anyway, you're more progressive than anyone who thinks 25 years old is getting too old to find a man. You look absolutely stunning (as always) in that dressirt. I love your feisty personality, your blog is so much fun! I'm following you on bloglovin, twitter and instagram. Hang in there, and keep your spirits up. That Nutella is bad stuff, I just ate an unholy amount and have the self loathing that comes with it.
    sparkle2day.com

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  69. The question is - are you feeling any better?


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

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  70. Great post!! And I agree with Susannah!! How dare he!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by La Dolce Moda, you have a great blog!
    I followed you a while ago on both Bloglovin and GFC. (I'm on the second row on gfc)Hope you follow back :)
    Francesca
    from La Dolce Moda

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  71. That man is crazy, nutella solves everything and your skirt is spectacular.
    Simona

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  72. Great outfit! I really love it because it's so elegant!

    g+1

    xoxo

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  73. that feather dress is amazing!
    I'll let you know how it goes with the teeth withening product
    following you already dear

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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  74. Wow, your outfit is absolutely awesome - I´m really impressed <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  75. Really pretty dress
    Kisses
    Aga
    www.agasuitcase.com

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  76. You're a definite knock-out in that outfit !!

    New Post up...
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  77. So much texture! So much mystery! You look like the beautiful femme fatale from a film noir. I absolutely love it. :)

    http://dresseduplikealady.com

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  78. wow! Dramatic and romantic at the same time, love it!
    I'm following you in all the social networks dear! I'll be waiting your follow back <3
    Kisses <3

    Deb

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  79. You are stunning!

    Delilah,
    dancinginmyawkwardarms.blogspot.com

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  80. Hey!

    I don't know why I can't reply to your comment on my blog! But i love your blog! You are truly fabulous.
    With regards to the Chanel foundation definitely go for it its super hydrating!! It's about £35-40 for each (the cream and powder), but so worth the investment!
    Following you on Bloglovin!
    Erica

    www.THECOVETCASE.com

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  81. great Outfit and by thew wasy thanks for the nice commnet on my blog <3
    Following each other is a good idea, so follow you now via GCF and Bloglovin. Now it´s your turn ;)
    xx

    Sarah

    P.S. How do you get these nice Pictures for your twitter/bloglovin/Facebook... button? How does it work?

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  82. Always love your posts!! Love the outfit! You seriously need to be in fashion mags girl!! Hope you have a great weekend!! And hope that you are feeling better since your surgery. and Happy Birthday!!! (Jayme's is the 20th - Yay yay!)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  83. Oh dear, I didn't know you had such a surgery, you broke the jaw! Not amusing, I really really hope you are OK! So you turned a quarter of a century, congratulations! It's great! Well, yes, I do know places where this age is oooohhh, but alas, not in modern times!!!! And many women who are much older are young anyway, so, you are very young, but I know what you mean!
    Your word dressirt is excellent, like the skort, so, dressirt is really cool! I have worn a dress under a skirt, but never over it. And I loved your idea! You always look great and this time is not an exception! I loved the sandals, by the way (I'm somehow predictable!)
    Talking about my post when I said there was a time I only wore black, no, I wasn't depressed... but yes, I was a bit like a rebel and wanted to show people that at the time I didn't agree with their ideas (and that group, I don't agree till today!)
    The man who "rejected" you. Mmm... his loss, I am quite sure. I do think he checked the blog out, got the wrong idea and decided not to add you. But as I said, his loss!!!!!! Hope you are fine and your looks and mind are always great! denisesplanet com

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  84. oh my god that dress! love it!
    hope you feel better x

    www.voguexvelvet.wordpress.com

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  85. First of all, belated Happy Birthday :) Sad to know your jaw was wired for your birthday. But I am sure you will have a blast later.
    hahahahaha .. on all that you have written. I know I have said this before, but I LOVE reading your posts! your dressirt looks lovely! Such things never happen to me :( When I try something, it just looks boring :-p .. and you did notice the strings hanging from your skirt! hahahaha.

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  86. This dress is divine! And your shoes are amazing! Really like this look! Will definitely keep an eye on all your looks in future posts! Xx

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