Friday, 11 October 2013


THE OMEN


Photos by Zainab T.


(Dress: Dianne Von Furstenburg/ Blazer: Zara/ Bag: Coach/ Heels: Nine West)

Have you ever worn white after labor day, and found that death came for you in the form of menzies or dog shit? Me too. I like to think myself as a logical and level-headed lady, save for my permanent periods of psychosis, but I cannot help but wonder if certain superstitions hold meaning. 

 

We've all heard these bizarre old wives tales that are passed on through generations; that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, an apple a day keeps a doctor a way, and a black cat crossing your path will hail bad luck. I then contemplated, by scratching my head, chin, and private parts until they were raw and bloody, if such frivolous superstitions also hold true when it comes to fashion.  

 

For example, I've had several friends claim that they had experienced ill-luck when they wore certain colors, namely black, or that certain pieces of jewellery inhabited magical qualities of the amulet variety that brought them good luck.I, too had an unlucky winter coat; every time I put it on, it was freezing outside. But whatchu gonna do when it comes for you, BAD LUCK, BAD LUCK, WHAT YOU GONNA DO? This was an Inner Circle reference. Call me if you don't know what I'm talking about.

 

I dispelled all of these silly notions of fashion superstition(s), until death came for me in the form of this lime-green Dianne Von Furstenburg dress. I bought this dress a few months ago in Houston, and wore it the very same day I bought it, only to find ill omen befall me.  In the few hours that this dress inhabited my body, I managed to lose $900, engaged in a heated argument with a Saks Fifth Avenue employee, resulting in a permanent ban for me in the said store (LOLZ, I'm such a badass yo), chipped my front tooth right down the middle, was fined a speeding ticket for $400, and then proceeded to burn the said DVF dress when I later ironed it that night. 


Now, I don't know if this bad luck befell me because I failed to forward a chain mail to 10 of my closest friends from the night before, but one could hypothesize that Lady Furstenburg is out to get me. I knew this lime dress was trouble when it walked in, so shame on me now! TROUBLE, TROUBLE, TROUBLE?



So, do you have any articles of clothing that bring you good/bad luck? Anyone step on a crack to break your mother's back? Anyone? Anyone? Yes? No? Ok, bye.




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119 comments:

  1. Sad to hear you lost all that money and then the fine, and the argument - all that in one day is a bit too much Ehh!
    Well, my case is the opposite - it's kind of a good luck thing for me when I wear 'white'.. So I make sure to wear white when I really need the Good Gods beside me :)
    risingcolors.blogspot.in

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  2. I never had an experience with the cloth yet, I am so sorry to hear that happens to you! Your photos and the located beautifully, love the lime colors! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a better day! xx

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  3. Intresting color matching! I love it! :)
    Have a nice day!

    http://stylewithoutstyle.blogspot.com/

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  4. LOL You're a hilarious writer. No superstitions for me...! Those colors are absolutely divine! So vibrant.

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous photoshoot! And you look amazing .. x

    Love, Satu
    Indie by heart

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  6. OMG guuurlll! You look AMAZING!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! Can I feature you as my blogger this month? I'll send you the information & questions if interested. SO CHIC! I am jealous (in a good way) :) XO darling!

    Courtney

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  7. precioso vestido y chaqueta el color muy faborecida.

    http://dolcevirginia.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. Thank you for the comment on my hair.
    So sorry this dress was such a cause if bad luck! Do you think some sort IF fashion sacrifice will cleanse it?
    I've not had a piece of clothing but I was given s necklace and it bought me nothing but bad luck, so one day I decided not to wear it and it got so tangled I never wire it again and all my luck returned! Like overnight
    I've no idea where it is now.
    X

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  9. Beautiful colors.
    Martha Zuniga
    www.dreamsandcoffeemoda.blogspot.com

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  10. Maybe it was your shoes, or underpanty things. I refuse to believe Madam DVF would hex you with that exquisite garment. If you want to be safe though, I can take it off your hands for you. Oh the sacrifice it would be. But for you, anything.

    xoxo

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  11. Stunning colors Rox!! Loving all the photos and how it stands out against the neutral back drop! You as usual look very beautiful! And as for colors and superstition, the one i have long heard is to not wear black during any auspicious ceremony. very very superstitious but one that is followed very religiously! I am yet to have "bad luck" with an particular color till date, for me, bad luck will be based on my karma, if anything.

    http://willfullyelegant.wordpress.com/

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  12. Fabulous pics and styling! Those colors work well and you look amazing, Dear! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  13. The colours are so vibrant! You are like a ray of sunshine. Think positive and everything will be alright.

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  14. Oh my word, this stunning yellow dress and jacket against that backdrop is just arresting!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  15. How beautiful are you?! I always drop my jaw when I look at your photos... seriously I could create an entire inspiration board just out of your posts!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  16. omg you are so so so gorgeous, the dress is beyond beautiful and so are you ;A; love love love it so much!!! thank you for your sweet comment too♥

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  17. I don't know why I haven't come across your blog before. It's a fresh exhibit from all the same old, same old trendy blogs going on. I'll have to say though, lime and yellow is definitely NOT my cup of tea, but it is so brave of you to wear it out publicly like that, and for that reason, I applaud you.

    My dad thinks owls and skulls are bad luck - whether they're encrusted on jewelry on printed on clothes. I think because of how loud the lime green dress, it brought you attention and consequently bad luck? Just a thought. Love the rest of your outfits. :)

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  18. I do hope you lost the 900$ when you bought that dress! ;) I am not superstitious at all - but sometimes everything seems to go wrong, yes. Thank god I'm someone who believes everything will turn out fine in the end and so far in my life, it always did. I've got everything I could ever ask for and I know I'm terribly blessed - only thing missing is that dream job that will buy me a lot of designer clothing. But that will come around, too, and even if it doesn't, my boyfriend treats me like a princess and I get everything I want, haha - but I want MORE! Cause we are living in a material world... ;)
    Anyway, you look super fabulous! Where was that shot, are those waterfalls in the background? It kind of looks like a painting!

    xx Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  19. I was born on Friday the 13th. A fact which, of course, begs the question; is it my sartorial choices or in fact me(!) that brings the bad.

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  20. Your pictures just impress me again and again, every time I come to your blog. They are really amazing!

    Lots of love!

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  21. Your story is so crazy, it has to be true. Thats nucking futs that all that stuff happened on the same day. Green dresses bring bad luck. Look what Kelis wore as her wedding dress, and now Nas don't want her milkshake #divorced
    Or you could just not marry rappers.

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  22. Wow!! That is some bad luck... You look gorgeous!

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  23. Stunning photography! You look so radiant in these colors, I totally adore your make up too!
    Yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  24. omg these pictures are just breathtaking!♥ lovely outfit!:)

    www.lorietta.cz

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  25. Haha, wow how did you get banned from the store?

    Such bad luck for such a beautiful dress! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  26. You look SO beautiful, dear! I love the way you wear and style all these amazing colors!
    Keep up the great work! :)

    www.gamesoffashion.blogspot.com

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  27. This is absolutely stunning! I love these colors on you and this bright dress is incredible! Fabulous from head to toe :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  28. wow amazing!! maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3 http://exality.blogspot.com/

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  29. wooooow amazing those photos should be belong to a fashion magazine such as vogue! absolutely breathtaking! you are beautiful and i love those colors and shilouttes!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  30. I love your style! I could never pull off wearing so many bright coloured things in one outfit but it looks great on you! HAHA those chain mails! I can't believe I used to believe them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog too! I'd love to keep in touch, following you now :)

    A Splash Of Tan

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  31. I love your outfit,So rich and super Eye catching!!!

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  32. Woow!! you look gorgeous!! I love the jacket and the bag!

    http://blondieanchors.com/2013/10/13/lets-rock/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10637851/blondie-anchors

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  33. I don't like to think my cloth is jinxed hahahah I've ha good and bad times with the same colours and outfits.

    Whats that thing on the back, just a wall? It looks like a waterfall by the way it's painted!!!

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  34. Wow, amazing pics and amazing outfit!!! Thank you for visit my blog ^^

    thelovelywildside.blogspot.com.es

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  35. this colors are playing good game together!

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  36. Crazy look !!! I love this style, amazing colors ;)
    Kiss Jeny

    www.jenychooz.lautre.net

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  37. GORGEOUS! The colours look so amazing together!

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  38. hi u have a nice blog...we can follow each other on GFC,bloglovin and twitter let me know what u think;;;;
    www.hairfashionbeautyblog.blogspot.in

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  39. Sorry to hear that, because the dress is fab and according to me it's made for you. At least the pictures are great! Hope you feel better!

    Sun and Sany

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  40. Hi, Rox! To answer, your question...not sure if we follow each other or not. LOL--but, we should. Follow & let me know & I promise to follow back. xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  41. Thanks so much for your comment girl! :) So, I can't tell you enough how much I love this outfit! It is a whole lot of monochromatic coolness going on here! I love that blazer and have had my eye on it for a while now and you could not have styled it better with that awesome dress and the green shoes! Hope you have a great week and look forward to your next post!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  42. Gorgeous photos love! Such a great outfit!

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  43. Wow you look absolutely incredible! Those colours are amazing :) We have just started following your blog and look forward to reading more posts from you :) Maybe you could check us out and if you like our blog as well follow back? www.ourlondonwardrobe.com xx

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  44. OMG I love this! The photography is so great and you just pull of this vibrant color! I am in love with your blog!!

    By the way, I followed you. I hope you follow me back. :)

    http://urhappybunnie.blogspot.com/

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  45. Foxy Roxy, that dress is a STUNNER! I love it! I love it! I love it! Girl, you can work colors and I love you for it! It's breathtaking. I am picturing you getting into it with that Saks Fifth Avenue lady. Are they crazy for banning you? There stocks are going to plummet due to that REALLY bad decision! Well HELLO Neiman Marcus and Henri Bendel! Go there! LOL I have one pant outfit that seems to give me a bit of bad luck, but I love it so. The punishments haven't been severe enough for me to get rid of it. I'll try to do more posts with ME in it. They'll just be snapshots though. LOL Have a great week my friend!
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  46. Beautiful shots and vibrant colours, you rock!
    Mafalda ❤
    www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  47. I hope your day is amazing :). To answering your question on my last post, I got my midi sets as a gift awhile ago from a small boutique from my country ( Bangkok, Thailand) who carry so many brands and reviews my picture to their customer. I can ask f they still have in stock. If you want me too, I am happy to help :) !!!

    Kiss!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  48. Wow, these pictures are AMAZING!!!! That dress is very beautiful and stunning, but I'm sorry it brought you bad luck :( I am also very superstitious so I know exactly what you mean!! Hope you're having a great day!

    xx,
    Christine
    www.thefashionpledge.com

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  49. First of all, I adore that Diane von Furstenberg creation on you - so so so fabulous!!!!!! Every photo is full of energy and joy and, may I say, zest (and not the citrus kind, but rather for life... )
    As for the lucky and unlucky things... Not sure about the unlucky ones - I guess I've been oblivious to those as I often am... But I do have a lucky necklace and usually carry two tiny soft toys in my bag, for luck. :)
    x

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  50. bright colors look so good on you! <3

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  51. Well, the dress is gorgeous .. so just think of the bad luck stuff as a little inconvenience ;-)

    Is that waterfall in Houston? I feel like I've been there before (Déjà vu? Matrix! Gack!).

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  52. I deifnitely believe in luck! I love your outfit here, love the colours! Just started following your blog. x

    Fernanda | Ferdie's Beauty Finds

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  53. holy ish........i damn well would have burned it too. at least you fresh to death in it!!!!
    brooke @ tigers don't lose sleep

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  54. I just discovered your blog! I adore it! :) I’m definitely going to be reading frequently! Also, I just started a blog and it’d be amazing if you could check it out and give me suggestions? Thanks hun!
    CHIC STREET CHOC
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  55. I really love your blog but damn that's a lot of bad luck at once. Still. you look gorgeous in those pictures and what a beautiful dress ;)

    sumhaze.blogspot.com
    Bloglovin

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  56. I love your amazing sense of style and your personal approach to fashion. You look fabulous.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  57. love all the photos, you look so amazing! xx

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  58. oMG! Super love your outfit!
    Baci

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  59. Very pretty colorful outfit :)
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  60. I hate it when that happens! When it rains it pours!! Hopefully you've passed that rough patch and are onto greener pastures my dear! Love that you are rocking neon/green from head to toe! Fabulous look darlin:))!

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  61. Great post! I love the photos, the color of your dress pops out so beautifully <3

    xoxo

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  62. Oh no you didn't. You didn't just make me drop my jaw. AMAZING STUNNING WOW.

    This is now my fave post. So there.

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

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  63. Tha blazer and the bag are very nice.
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  64. Ooof, that sounds like an awful day and it sucks that all that happened. It's an absolutely gorgeous dress, though. Also, as far as bad luck goes, I'm pretty sure I'm my own good/bad luck charm. I've tried to find any commonalities between when I have good luck and when I have bad luck, and there's nothing but me. (Maybe I have an evil alien parasite? That'd actually be slightly hilarious...)

    xo
    Sue

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  65. Gorgeous look, this colour looks fricking amazing on you!

    Hayfa
    londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  66. Where are you Rox? I am waiting for a new outfit post patiently. ;) Have a good weekend dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  67. i don't normally believe in superstitions but OMG, did those really happen to you? So sorry to hear about your day.. I betcha after this I should think to be more careful with omens.... nevertheless you look stunning in this outfit, as usual! Loving the lime-y vibe!

    xo, Carla
    Little Miss Violet

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  68. Hi dear
    Those pictures are amazing, you look stunning! Wonderful dress
    I believe in some superstitions... and your story...wow!
    xoxo

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  69. Wow...this outfit is fabulous. You really glowing girl :)

    www.thesecretstop.com

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  70. You look great and I love the lemon lime shades of this entire outfit

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  71. You look awesome! Amazing color!
    Is it DVF dress?! Love it!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  72. the color combination is amazing :D
    and beautiful dress, really. I just hope all the unfortunate events that happened were just coincidence, that dress would be a waste to only be worn once! (banned from a store? how badass)
    so far I've never had the same experience like you haha

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  73. Such vibrant and beautiful shots! now following FOR SURE!

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  74. Wow, that´s some bright stuff altogether :D
    I like the special cut out detail on the front side of the dress!
    xx

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  75. OMG I just discovered your blog, it's fantastic, I instantly fell in love with it and you, you're so beautiful, I'm amazed.
    I have to follow you right away, so keen to see more of your posts!
    I would appreciate if you'll follow me back :)


    Many kisses
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  76. gorgeous outfit!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  77. Loveeee that neon colour on you! Looking gorgeous as usual

    Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovin



    xx

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  78. wonderful outfit, the colors are so great

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  79. OMG!!!!!! Amazing!!!!! Increíble!!! Fantástica!!!

    Nice, nice pics!!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

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  80. Well that it's too bad! that dress is beautiful! I hope it does not really bring bad luck... I don't think I have any clothing item that I think it gives me "bad luck" but just so you know there is always a black cat trying to cross my path and I have the best luck ever :)
    Your pictures are stunning as always... do you have a photographer boyfriend or something? lol bc my husband really sucks at it!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

    p.s. following you on facebook, bloglovin and instagram

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  81. Incredible look and pics, darling!
    Love that dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  82. Wow, wonderful lady!! that place is fantastic, I want to visit it =D
    And I adore your shocking drees, it's so cool!! You look just fabulous!
    Bisous.

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  83. You look like some princess from a fairytale.Love these photos
    xx
    Style Of OzOz Facebook Page
    Style Of OzOz

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  84. There is so much to love...Let's start with the amazing backdrop you have for these photos. Phenomenal. You look stunning and I love that you combined all these colors together. So fab!

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  85. I was stunned by your pictures! Amazing colour and the Shoes are Wow!
    I'm following on Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin and Twitter. Would you like to follow each other on GFC?
    XX Regards from Madrid
    Bellassinperderlacabeza.blogspot.com

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  86. Again a wonderful outfit - you are the sun in person <3 Yellow and green in combination fits you very weel!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  87. You are radiant, love this vivid shot of dazzling colour, you pull it off with great aplomb and immense confidence, please lend me some!

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  88. LMFAO!!! I cannot believe you were banned from Saks! What did the sales ASSociate do? It takes two to tango...you couldn't have possibly been the only one at fault. But I'm biased because I like your blog...so in my eyes, my favorite bloggers can do no wrong.

    At least you have these gorgeous pictures of the dress. Too bad it's ruined because it really is beautiful! I don't have anything that's bad luck. I try not to think about that kind of stuff. I think that hanging out with sketchy people is bad luck. Every time a certain relative of mine comes over, one of my pets die. True story. Maybe they wear the same bad luck jacket/dress/underwear/etc that brings me bad luck? ;)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  89. I love how vibrant your outfit is. You look stunning! Wow, you definitely had one bad day!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  90. wow!great coloues!:-))
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  91. You poor thing. The tooth sounds the worst of it. I hope there was a good fix for that. I don't really think the dress did it. I don't really believe in superstition, but I'm careful not to say "I haven't been sick for ages" because I do usually end up sick the next day if I say that. Love your green shoes. Have a great weekend! sparkle2day.com

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  92. Would it be terribly inappropriate to say that the beauty of these photographs seems to make up for the unfortunate incidents ( I admit the list was pretty long)? or would be in some way comforting? for the photographs, the outfit, the locations...everything is magically beautiful.

    Perhaps it is the universe way for setting balance? when something nice happens to you, something bad is sure to follow...I must admit that this balance if it exist is really a pain in the ....

    I cannot say that a certain item of clothing has brought me good or back luck or perhaps I just wasn't paying attention. I've had a few wardrobe dysfunctions (haven't we all?) and yes I managed to burn not just clothes but myself when ironing and had a nasty scar on my hand for two years ( it disappeared eventually just when I stopped hoping that it would)

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  93. Gorgeous look, darling!

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  94. Thank God I've not encountered any clothing that brought me bad luck...but you look stunning in this bright look :)

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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  95. Bad luck, happy fun look. I love how your are not afraid to play with colors. I love this dress.

    xoxoxoxoxoxox, JanaeLavae
    Janaelavae.blogspot.com

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