Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Holiday Hop Into New Look

I've been really a fan of Michelle of Daisy Butter since well, forever really.  Michelle is one of my favorite bloggers because she is so darn relatable - her geek outs are like my geek outs, not to mention one of the first style blogs I discovered ever back in the ancient era of 2010 and it's kind of inspiring and awesome to see how much she's grown in the industry. When I noticed that she was collaborating with New Look for a chance to win a massive holiday wardrobe, I pretty much did a happy dance.  I'm going to admit that I had never even heard of New Look before I did this - but I'm so glad I did!  It's definitely a treasure trove of amazing steals so get ready for a long post :) 


The challenge?  To go through New Look's gloriously affordable range and pick out five outfits for the perfect holiday (Travel, Poolside, Beach to Club, Sunset Supper, Beach It) :)  Of course a chance like this equaled the perfect chance to break out my pencils and do a little illustrating.


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1. monochrome aztec cardigan / 2. paprika photographic print bodycon / 3. pink tailored harem

So let's talk travel gear.  Heading on a plane for me means wearing clothes that don't crinkle - no cute pleats, neatly pressed pants...nada and lots of sitting means  that jeans are really not a fun option.  As a seasoned plane flyer, the longer the flight, the colder it will be up in the sky.  Take measures to keep snug until you hit the landing strip and then everything can come off.  Well, not quite everything if you don't to get deported.  I picked this fun screenprinted body con - the fabric definitely won't wrinkle and it's enough of a statement piece to look put together enough when you land and the layers come off.  A slouchy cardigan, one in my absolute favorite summer print (aztec) will be super cozy and fairly light weight and a pair of neutral harem pants to throw over the bodycon temporarily on board will keep your legs nice and warm.  I've been a bit iffy about the clear cut-outs in bags for a while until I saw this color-blocked number and had a brain wave: that clear cut out means you can see everything in your bag.  No more searching around for your passport in front of the unsmiling security with the giant dog anymore!  HUZZAH!  Photobucket
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Let's be honest - fancy hotel pools are not really for swimming in.  The purpose of a nice turquoise sparkling pool out in the sun is so that you can flaunt that bikini like a screen siren with your giant sunnies and pretend that just for today, you are that VIP girl.  I've always liked metallics when it comes to swimwear but to avoid looking too much like girl-washing-car-sexily-in-rap-music-video/Vanilla Ice's scary looking wife, mix/match a silver piece with a darker hue.  I went with a wine palette for this look thinking of a jet-setting 70s vibe so I threw this amazing purple cover up on top (aren't you loving that glitter hemed edge?) and topped off with compulsory wannabe-celeb sunglasses and a fun little gold headband since we all know we aren't really going to be touching that water.
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1. black satin clutch / 2. baroque print skater dress / 3. same bikini (see above) 

 Less is more when it comes to club wear, but a little more is necessary to get into places that don't advertise mud-wrestling girls and under-wear-free ladies nights.  Don't have time to get fully primped up after a day out in the sun? Just pop this beautiful baroque print dress over your bikini - the cut outs add just enough sexy hints and the length will really emphasize those tanned legs.  If you're one of those girls who can't go anywhere without a good necklace, if you don't have one on hand create a body-harness look by cross tying that bikini halter across your neck for added interest.  Throw on a pair of heels in a electric blue to add a little color and clutch with a body chain is a must so you don't end up being that girl waving her hands and her purse in the air like she just don't care...until all her stuff falls out. 
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Whenever I go anywhere - I like to get properly dressed up atleast once and what better time to break those crazy statement heels than a sunset supper?  Sheath dresses have always been a personal favorite of mine but they do verge on being a little formal so when I saw this gorgeous turquoise number with the metallic epaulettes on the shoulders my mouth dropped open.  To play up the fun qualities, stack up some chunky statement bracelets and instead of going for that high bun, try braiding a light scarf in with your hair to add a little interest.  If you're feeling extra experimental, try wearing a statement necklace backwards, yes you heard me, backwards.  With a open back, the necklace will look like a chain decoration in the middle and up the glamor factor by about a bazillion times.
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I'm going to admit that I do possibly just as little swimming on a beach as I do by a hotel pool.  The difference is that I do a lot of other things on a beach, like making sandcastles even though I'm too old for that and squelching my toes in wet sand and badly playing beach volleyball and splashing cute people and skinny dipping at night which is why I sometimes I opt for the classic one-piece.  One pieces don't have to be boring and safe - this bright red bottle print one has just the right touch of pop-art kitsch and it comes with a rope belt which is a really cute touch.  For time out of the water, pop a lace crop top on so that the red will peek through and just pull on a high waisted skort if you need to walk down the road without being honked about a dozen times.  Yes, I know denim is classic for summer but remember how darn uncomfortable denim is when it's wet and how it starts to rub your skin raw - go with a something in light weight like cotton where it will dry itself out in no time.  A classic bag adds a unexpected twist to the whole look but to avoid looking too dressed up, I went for these festival-esque Chinese Laundry sandals that I completely want to own myself.

So there you have it!  5 killer looks courtesy of New Look!  As part of the judging is on how much social media the entries generate I would really, really appreciate it if you left a comment showing your support with a link back to your blog so I can pop my and visit!

I WILL BE DOING A GIVEAWAY IF I WIN THIS SO.....
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x
Anni


85 comments:

  1. WOW I HOPE YOU DO WIN SO I CAN JOIN THE GIVEAWAY...THANK GOD I AM FOLLOWING YOU...HOPE YOU DO THE SAME.

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  2. LOve this! LOVE the Aztec sweater - for the chilly plane!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com
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  3. Thank you Anni!
    I like yours too!:)

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  4. Thanks so very much for the wonderful comment and visiting my blog :)

    I adore look #4! That dress is too die for!!

    xo
    Lizzie


    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  5. thanks to comment, wonderfull :)

    Would you like to follow each other? :)
    I'm already following you. Please follow me back! :)

    lyamalia.blogspot.com

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  6. Holy crap I love your blog! I'm an instant stalker! :)
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    http://www.bunnymysweet.com/

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  7. OMG, your designing / illustration skills are soooo good! They're really pretty! Would love if you'd like to follow each other! :) I hope to see you around.

    www.unkitsch.blogspot.com

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  8. wow cool!!
    amazing designs!
    I love the last design XD

    visit my blog ♥

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  9. These are amazing!! You are extremely talented and all of these looks are gorgeous. I really hope you win! <3

    toni

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  10. OMG! I really love the drawings! You are really good and you got them perfectly well! I also love the choice of outfits you had! I really hope you win!

    Arra
    WIN A BAROQUE PRINT LEGGINGS

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  11. OMG!!! wow - amazing outfits and beautiful illustrations! really OMG :) :)

    Jess xo

    www.mindbodyshop.blogspot.com.au

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  12. I absolutely adore this post, it's so cute (I love the illustrations), and plenty of great suggestions! :)

    http://mademois-elle.com

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  13. Thanks for your lovely comment :)
    I wanna say OMG you are SO talented!!! Besides I love your blog header.

    xx Olivia

    http://0liviaschoice.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi dear!
    Love so much you're blog, is amazing! <3
    I follow u, my name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

    Hope u follow back :) :)

    A lot of kisses.
    http://zapatodetacon.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. thanks for the advice! I'll do it in the next time!
    I really love this outfits! i'm following you now, it would be such a honor if you follow me back.
    XO's Joana
    beggingforfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. You have an adorable blog and this post is so cute. I love the outfits you chose. My favorite would have to be the outfit #3. The baroque print and the front cut-out is amazing. :)

    http://adlyvelasco.blogspot.com/

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  17. You did a great job, love the set and the illustrations :)


    xoxo


    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  18. wow your illustrations are real good and your sense of style is very similar to mine i'd say! love the poolside outfit, ever so glamourous! xo

    www.fashiondecoy.blogspot.com

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  19. WOW I hope you win! Your illustrations are so gorgeous, beautiful blog x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  20. Your blog is amazing!!!!!I follow you =)

    You can visit me here:

    http://themagiclittlethings.blogspot.com.es/

    Thanks, see you ;)

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  21. Wow I am loving this blog! Are those your illustrations? Fantastic. Following you now. Have a great day!

    Zahra

    http://www.lovezahra.com

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  22. Wowie, these are amazinggg!!! I wish I had half your talent, ha ha :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  23. Hiii lovely (: i’ve nominated you for the liebster award on my blog! Have a look: http://www.sarablahblah.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-liebster-award.html!

    Xxxx

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  25. Anni -

    LOVE your illustrations! Look #4 is definitely my fave. I love that turquoise dress and how you styled the necklace backwards to take advantage of that killer open back!

    Good luck!

    xoxo,

    Emiko

    www.emikovaughn.com

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  26. Love those pics! <3

    There is something for you in my blog ^^

    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/2012/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  27. AWESOME work Anni! My favorite is #2, poolside.....but, they all rock!!! Keep up the fab work. :)

    - PoseManikin
    www.posemanikin.com

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  28. Great post!!
    love what you do
    kisses

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  29. love this post and your blog! let's follow each other! xx

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  30. Amazing designs!

    V
    http://svenagrade.blogspot.com/

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  31. love these looks… surely great inspirations!

    ~~~ onesemicharmedlife.blogspot.com

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  32. oh gosh.. i am absolutely loving the style you picked!! and your drawings are just wow..very pretty :)

    thanks for dropping a sweet comment on my blog, hun.. really appreciate it :)
    and i'm wondering if you wanna follow each other maybe?
    let me know.. i would be really happy if you do :) loving your blog!

    love
    agnes

    NEW POST: brickwalls.
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  33. This is simply amazing...you do illustrations too? Those are gorgeous--I want one :)

    Great post dear!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  34. Your blog is so cute, it looks so lovely and I like this post.

    hugs and kisses,,

    www.lavieandmode.blogspot.com
    @twitter xoxoloveroxanne

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  35. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://gvozdishe.com

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  36. I think you have a great chance of winning this contest -- you're drawings are great and you were really creative with your clothing choices. It's so cool seeing the photos of the actual pieces you chose and you're illustrations of them :] I love the idea of wearing a necklace backwards like that! I totally agree about traveling too -- harem pants are the perfect solution because they can be as comfy as sweats yet they are still very fashionable. Good luck!!! :D

    -- Sarah
    my fashion blog: www.sassyriot.com

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  37. I love love loveee your illustrations Anni!!! <3 <3 beautiful inspiring work

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  38. great post! you definitely have a taste and talent for style! loving your style by the way.

    new follower!

    xx Rebe

    www.rebesrunway.com

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  39. Wow! I am so impressed with your blog! Will definitely be following ya! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment!! Come back and visit soon!

    mintclothingcompany.blogspot.com

    Xx,
    Jess

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  40. Hello love!

    This is my GIVEAWAY!
    http://thechicdream.blogspot.gr/2012/08/big-giveaway.html

    Im w8ing you!
    Kisses xx

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  41. Sunset supper... I love that outfit! You are very talented :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  42. beautiful illustrations!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  43. sharing. sharing. oh my gosh. i have chills. this is really really good. and what's more amazing is how incredibly thoughtful the styling is - wearing a statement necklace like that! WOW. just. wow. i'm going to go post around - i already linked on twitter. this is amazing. i'm going to stop gushing now!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  44. You're a great source of inspiration!!!!!! :)
    Thanks for your comment!!!! If you want we can follow each other!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  45. Amazing :) i wish i could draw like this!! :)

    thank You so much for Your comment on my blog !!! :) start to follow You :)

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  46. Wow... Your illustrations leave me speechless... They are so so sooo beautiful, you're really talented! I've been browsing through your pinboard and I'm really amazed! You rock!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  47. Beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Newest follower!

    Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  48. Are those drawn by you! WOW you are so amazing! I wish I could draw like you did!
    Thanks for visiting me. I have follow your blog. You are such a great illustrator!

    http://iamginny.com
    Ginny Hana

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  49. outfit 4 is my fave!!! great blog

    www.frankvinyl.com
    www.frankvinyl.com
    www.frankvinyl.com

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  50. Awesome illustrations!!!!!!!!!! You are so talented! so glad that I found your blog!
    Xo
    Elena
    Keep posting! :)
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  51. I love your blog!! Your illustrations are amazing!! Following you now and I'd love it if you could follow me back too! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  52. The first outfit has to be my favorite. It's cute! :)


    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  53. amazing post!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com/

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  54. such a great blog!! I have just found your blog and I really like it!!
    follow you, hope you follow back :)
    http://chillychickblog.blogspot.sk/

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  55. Oh wow Anni...all of these are beautiful. I wish I could choose a favorite ( though if I try really hard, it'll be the 2nd one (: ). Your sketches are beautiful, and those outfits are perfect!
    Good luck!
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  56. Anni! You are super talented!
    I your sketches are so beautiful!
    My favorite is the Sunset Supper!

    http://www.gumbootglam.com/

    xo Ally (your new follower)

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  57. I absolutely love your outfits!!
    btw, I just nominated you for the Liebster award, check it out here: http://jessynyiri.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-leibster-award.html

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  58. Your drawings are amazing!!!! I love them. I am gong to subscribe to your blog right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. You are so talented and creative! I love the outfits!

    Sara
    http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  60. These Drawings are superb! And I dont do grunge too often but I actually really like it to a certain extent!

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  61. Hi Anni, your illustrations are fabulous, you are seriously talented! I just started following you, can't wait to see more. Hope we can keep in touch.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  62. OK, you are seriously SO TALENTED!!! Your illustrations are just amazing!! I just keep looking at them over & over!! Don't know how you couldn't win... And thank you so much for the comment and for following my blog!! I am following you back with pleasure!!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  63. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! You are so artistic- not like you don't know surely :) Best of luck.

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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  64. I love the drawings! You are so talented, I wish I could draw people...esp the fingers :O What great outfit ideas! Such a great blog, I am now following you, it would be great if you could do the same :)

    -Tammy
    http://silksatinlace.blogspot.com/

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  65. I love all these looks! and the illustrations are amazing! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    sewthecity.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  66. I love your outfits! The beach it outfit is so cute :D thank-you for commenting on mine xxx

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  67. WOW, I've been checking out a few of these holiday hop entries and have to say yours is my favorite by far - LOVE the illustrations you've done to go with your outfits, so unique and really makes your entry stand out!

    Sam x

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  68. Hey babe, thanks for visting my blog. I love this post its amazing and I love love love the paprika dress in outfit 1. Hope that we can follow each others blogs.

    Kacey

    onceuponaboudoir.blogspot.com.au/

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  69. That's so original. Check out my entry on http://victoria-coeurdor.blogspot.com/2012/08/going-to-ibiza-5-outfits.html
    Enjoy the day :)))

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  70. OMG. Your entry is amazing! I am in love! You are so clever, I love the outfits and even the way your have presented them! You deserve to win!

    Amanda xo
    sayanythingon.blogspot.co.uk

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  71. Your illustrations are incredible! I love what you do! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    I can't wait to see what you post, I'm definitely following you!

    Hope you'll follow back and we can keep in touch!

    - Sam

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  72. I love this post, and your blog!

    Instant follower.

    attempted amition blog

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  73. Your illustrations are amazing, you are so talented...x

    http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  74. Wow, congrats on winning, you're illustrations are AMAZING! Well done :D xx

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  75. I am so, so glad that you won! Not only is your entry amazing but you took the time to compliment other people's entries. Definitely a well deserved win! Congratulations! xo

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  76. Wow what a well deserved winner, your illustrations are amazing, well done have fun spending your vouchers x

    lauralovesboutique.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. COngratulations on winning! I won once of the runner up categories so I was a tiny bit disappointed but after seeing your entry I have to say you're a very deserving winner! The sketches of the outfits together is such a unique touch and the explanations and style advice are top notch :) xxx

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  78. You're so bloody talented! I do some illustrating, but my figures are seriously lacking. Yours are just perfect and the outfits you've created are fantastic. Makes me miss New Look even

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    1. Omg I hate iPads. I updated mine and it works sooo poorly now. Anyway, I was trying to say I miss New Look even more now. That's the first place I'm going when I visit England this Fall.

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  79. congratulations on winning!! :D xxx

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  80. Hey there Anni! :)
    We thought you might be interested in our bloggers style competition to win a summer holiday outfit worth £200 from www.braintreeclothing.com?
    You can find the details here > http://bit.ly/btreestylecomp
    Best wishes,
    Braintree Clothing x

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