Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Modern Magician

Not loving the photo set for this look but I just couldn't wait to show you one of my favorite car-coats ever before I leave in another month to summery fall in Savannah in September.  This is a piece inherited from my mom and I swear it is the most stunning beautiful coat I own - light weight but warm, the nicest shade of violet-pink against grey and although I never really did love Howl's Moving Castle the way other people did, man that guy had a incredible animated wardrobe.  This coat, while missing the diamond checkerboard print reminds me so much of it that I had to put together a Howl inspired look to share.  Remember how I got a little crazy over harem pants and bought three pair with different prints in the same cut?  Well this is pair no.2 (see work-safe pair no. 1 here) and although not the one I was most excited about when I ordered them, is probably the one that goes with absolutely everything in my wardrobe.   The key with wearing harem pants especially one with so much hip volume is to keep it streamlined up top so I paired it with a slightly sexy sheer lace top borrowed from my Mom who has freaking amazing taste (benefits to being back home for the holidays).  This piece will probably end up in my suitcase this time when I head back too.

Speaking of the end of things - absolutely cannot wait for the end of next week! Then I'm off work for two almost full weeks filled with time to DIY and dress up to my heart's content.  Expect a couple of projects to show up here too including a revamp of the heels of the pair of violet velvet shoes below :)  

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coat, lace shirt - vintage
harem pants - MD Fashion
faux-JCs - yalda

x
Anni

123 comments:

  1. That coat is such a stand out!! What a great vintage find.

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  2. Those pants are fantastic! Great outfit.

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  3. Oh my god your shoes! I love the heel on them and the ankle strap.

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  4. I adore those bright, fun pants! Now following!

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  5. That coat is wonderful! :) And yes, very Howl indeed.

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  6. I'm in love with your coat! love the whole outfit! :)

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  7. LOVE all the pink!
    XOXO
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  8. wow that is one awesome coat and some awesome shoes!! love it!

    now following you on google friend connect, would be great if you followed back :)

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  9. That coat is an amazing find! Also loving your printed trousers -- such a statement!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh i love this outfit!
    And the coat is just amazing!!!! *__*

    Annia.

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  11. Anni, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Yes, it is so fun to try some new locations outside your norm. Just trying the creative side of me and my photographer, more of fun.

    xx Diana
    http://stylegrenade.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog. Great outfit. X

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  13. Lovely combination! This coat is awesome!

    xoxo


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  14. Great pants and pink colors on you!

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  15. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :-) And yes, I've made the header myself.

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  16. This look is stunning!! Thanks for the follow:)

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  17. Nice Outfit!!
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  18. Wow, the coat is stunning! And the pants go with it perfectly!
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog:)
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

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  19. That is one fantastic coat and pair of pants! The title The Modern Magician complements the look so well!
    ~Sara

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  20. thanks for visited my blog. yes, 100% i agree with you. so you're college now, aren't you? what and where university that you take? :) just followed your blog, big hope you'll do the same. love your wedges anyway :)

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    1. I go to SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) right now :)

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  21. Waw ! Quelle originalité !


    Marine

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  22. What a long silhouette this outfits gives you! omg! :) Gorgeous.

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  23. this coat is really nice, i love the color and how did you combine it darling!

    have a nice day!

    xx

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  24. you don't mean savannah georgia do you? probably not that wouldn't make sense.

    anyhow indeed this is a beautiful coat. how luck you are that your mom has such great style. and i love the outfit under it - those pants are amazing on you! and you do look super tall in this. i love those pink heels - they are a great shape

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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    1. Actually I do :) I am currently doing a BFA at SCAD in Savannah, GA so I spend 3/4 of my year there. I've been back in Auckland, NZ for the last three months for summer break :)

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  25. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  26. I love your pattern trouser! It's so beautiful and you styled it great. Love the color combo, simply beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comment at blog.

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  27. Obsessed with your entire outfit!!! Especially love your patterned pants & vintage pink coat! I'm a sucker for vintage things!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  28. Oh wow, this outfit totally screams vintage! Such a unique pink coat! I have to say, I love inheriting vintage pieces from my mom and my grandma as well. They turn out to be the coolest things!

    xx
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the pants! As well as your pink coat! You have an awesome styling! :))

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  30. wow i love that pink coat!

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  31. cool shoes and super coat!!
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  32. i love your pants and pink jacket, very bold and love the bright color!

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  33. i lovvvee colored coats and pink. so this is truly a stunning piece! :)

    Janelle
    JANELLEINC.COM
    Check out my blog and hope you'll follow it too :)

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  34. wow! i love the trousers! they look stunning on you :)

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  35. love your prints pants!!
    thanks for your sweet comment

    following youow
    hope we can follow each ther

    xo
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  36. I'm soooooo in love with your coat! And the print of your pants are so interesting!

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  37. Tasteful expressions.
    @ paquetevistasbi

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  38. beautiful :) I love your shoes <3

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  39. Thanks so much for your comment! You are definitely a risk-taker & I'm inspired! :) I'm glad you feel the same way about shopping in Asia! Also- yes I wore those jelly flat ALL DAY yesterday & they are fab! It's also funny how I will see some of the items I bought in stores/online for like the same price it was in RMB...but in USD! Scary!

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  40. Great pics!!! Amazing outfit!!!!

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    xoxo

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  41. Stunning set!
    the pink tone fit you perfectly

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  42. Savannah sounds absolutely amazing!! I've always wanted to go down to Georgia. :)
    And oh gosh. Howl. Howl...I adore that man. It's not Miyazaki's best work, but for some reason, I hold that movie very dear to my heart. So I really like this Howl inspired outfit because yes, he has a ridiculously awesome wardrobe.

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  43. Great look : ), I really like the sheer top here! Cheers!

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  44. Loving the two tones color coach, pink & grey are such a great combo. Stunning look.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  45. hi!! i really appreciate your comment on my blog! thanks for droppin by ^_^
    follow each others blog? let me know :D

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  46. great trousers:D I love the coat too but pink is not my fav color

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  47. absolutely stunning!! i love everything you wear here :D

    btw, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    would u like to follow each other?
    let me know, hun.. it would be great. i will definitely follow back ;)
    i love your style!!

    love
    agnes

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  48. something for you on my blog!
    -Sienna
    http://thelittleleopard.blogspot.com/

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  49. Love the Howl inspired look! I love both the novel and the anime based on it :] The coat is absolutely gorgeous -- thanks for sharing! I wish my mom had great tastesn too -- I'm the only fashionable one in my family which is especially poop since I have a sister about my size!

    -- Sarah
    http:www.sassyriot.com

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  50. Wow gorgeous patterned pants! the pink shoes are so sweet, perfect outfit. Had to hype you on lookbook :)

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  51. I want your coat!!!! Thx for the comment, would you like to follow each other?? :)

    xo Emma

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  52. Loving the coat!!! ur mom has good taste!:D

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  53. Oh my, this outfit is so very lovely!! I especially adore the bright bold pants. Gorgeous look sweet lady :)

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  54. Such a great look! Love love love your top and coat! Amazing!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  55. it is indeed one beautiful coat, i love the color and how well it worked with the whole outfit.

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  56. You look amazing! Love the colors! Can't say what I like most, it all is awesome!

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    xoxo

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  57. That pink coat and the print on the pants are stunning! Such a great outfit!

    S., The Hearabouts

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  58. wow, im in love with the coat!! so gorgeous :) and your shoes are amazing! you look absolutely stunning :)

    Your blog is so beautiful, i followed! :)
    I really enjoy reading your posts,they're very interesting!
    I'm so excited to read more posts from you and gain more inspiration <3

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

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  59. I love the jacket! The colour is perfect. This is such a great outfit.

    I'm now following your blog, hope you will follow back! xx
    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  60. it´s great to see what you do here.
    @paquetevsitasbi

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  61. You are very pretty Anni and this look is so cool! The kind of style suits you so much!:)
    xx Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  62. love the trousers! so chic. great blog girl ;)

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  63. Such a unique outfit!
    I love the geometric prints and you have a great style :)

    Vogue Villain

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  64. I love your pants and that coat..Okay, forget it! I want everything you are wearing here. This is such a stunning outfit.

    Gabrielle
    Fashion Beauty Insight

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  65. hi babe, i have just nominated you to get a blogger award.
    please visit my blog to collect it :)
    congratulations! ;)

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  66. OMG those pants are amazing! xx

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  67. WOW THE PINK JACKET AND THOSE PANTS ARE AMAZING SO WELL STYLE IT DEAR

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  68. I love this outfit! The styling between prints and color is perfect! You look great! :D

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  69. Amazing outfit. The coat is stunning, especially because it's pink.

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  70. lovely heels

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  71. Hey great post, congratulations I have nominated you for a blog award! If you visit my blog then you will find out everything on my most recent post!
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  72. Ok you are amazing <3
    i love your pants!
    Kisses, Denis.

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  73. wow i love these photos and that coat is awesome!
    and omg where did you get your fake JC's? so thought they were real!

    are you gonna be going to NZFW?

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  74. nice top with lace panel! and your pink coat is so great! nice outfit!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  75. I'm obsessed with the top! I'm a huge fan of mesh and I love how it has a high collar! :)

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  76. Gorgeous! I LOVE those trousers!
    Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

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  77. Love the pink jacket, and those flowery trousers. Fabulous! Xo

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  78. Great look, that coat is absolutely amazing!
    xo K
    www.lilieslattesandlace.com

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  79. gorgeous!! :)

    xofemke.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  80. Beautiful pants <3333

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  81. Thanks for your visit!:)
    You look great!

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  82. Stunning! Love this look! So unique!

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  83. I LOVE this entire outfit!!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  84. Wow!, your style rocks! I LOVE that coat, so sweet in pink & with those shoes, just fabulous ;-)

    xx
    Roxy

    www.accessorieswelove.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice blog, thanks sweety for stopping by on my blog... do you mind following each other?

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  85. Those pants are amazing and matched with the coat is perfection!
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  87. It's very beautiful outfit ;)
    amazing blog...

    Thank You for visiting my blog...
    I add Your blog to my followers and I also would like to You add me to Your followers ;)

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  88. That coat is an amazing find! I really hope I'm able to find some great vintage or second hand coats this coming autumn/winter. Oh and your coat with those shoes? AHHHHHH dying from perfection! X

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  89. Great outfit! :D
    Thanks for your lovely comment! (:

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  90. Thanks for you comment! I love this outfit ;-) Should we follow each other so we keep in touch?!

    XOXO
    amormeaning.blogspot.com

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  91. I love your shoes ;)
    Follow mi blog, see u

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  92. You look so fab!! :) Wanna follow each other?

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  93. oh my goodness your bunny sounds adorable!! Mine is super fat too- he loves food (even though it's healthy stuff like apple) far too much.
    I absolutely love your coat! Usually I am not a fan of pink clothing but I'd be this in an instant!

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  94. Love your look! <3 Especially that coat and shoes! :) Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog! Followed you! Hope you follow mine as well :)

    XO, Mish
    http://starmishie.blogspot.com

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  95. Your shoes are SO awesome! Love the fun colors in your outfit!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  96. I like how you put all the pieces together, really fashionable. Thanks for your comment!

    Little K.
    http://lilkfashionista.blogspot.jp/

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  97. So extraordinary!

    Love, Karolina...

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  98. Those pants are just fantastic - you look amazing in this outfit! I love it!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  99. Wow! this coat looks like a FW13 Jil Sander!! What a great find!

    xoxo

    Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

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  100. You look great! <3

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  101. Love your pants darling :) what do you think of following each other on GFC and bloglovin'? let me know
    keep in touch


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    xx

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  102. Your pants are amazing!!!!


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  103. can't believe this coat is vintage! it's absolutely perfect!
    so happy you stopped by my blog because I love your style!
    following you now, would love a follow back!
    x

    www.kateyesstyle.com

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  104. that's a ridiculously amazing coat!

    loving the look!

    xx Rebe

    www.rebesrunway.com

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  105. The coat is absolutely amazing, it's so edgy but so delicate at the same time :) Plus you shoes are great too, love this whole look.

    Hugs,
    xX

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  106. this look is just amazing, the coat is a dream and your body looks exquisite.

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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  107. Speaking of minds being blown THAT COAT!

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  108. ok, now t h a t's a coat girl!!! love the colour, the fabric and the style of it! i can see it with a pair of boyfriends jeans and really high heels! :) http://asinneratyourdinner.blogspot.gr/

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  109. oh this is such a lovely outfit! I love the bold print of your pants :)

    Drawing Dreaming

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  110. wow... i absolutely love this coat! your whole blog is amazing! you've got a new follower. :D

    luv
    lilly

    lostinseptember.blogspot.com

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  111. This outfit is just fashionable and looks very well on you ! love every piece!

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  112. love the pants and shoes ;)

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