Vagabond Chic

These tights seemed to rip the second I put them on, however I've kept wearing them. After all, ripped tights are in, no? Unfortunately for me, apparently most people around me have not gotten the memo...Every time I wear them out, someone kindly feels the need to inform me that my tights are ripped. I'm not just talking friends and acquaintances, but bonafide strangers will walk right up to me and point out the rips...Does anyone else have this problems? Or am I the only victim of non-fashion-y, good Samaritans?

Still, all this silliness hasn't dissuaded me from wearing them out and about. They seemed the perfect compliment to my new Villains and Vagabonds tee shirt and some cuffed jean shorts. I love the trompe l'oeil necklaces with quirky pendants of antlers and rabbit feet on this shirt. It really negates the need to wear jewelry.

Outfit details: shirt- Villains and Vagabonds, tights- Betsey Johnson, shorts- J Crew DIYd, shoes- Pineapple Express, cardigan- H&M, rings- street vendor

CONVERSATION

114 comments:

  1. I love your ring! Your shirt is very cool too

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  2. I usually hate ripped tights but these are cute!

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  3. My tights always get ripped.. that is so annoying.. ur outfight is put together so well

    Jolidon Lingerie

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  4. my god! i have the exact same problem!
    of course my tights are much more ripped,
    but people come up to me in the halls at school and say "you have a run in your tights."
    and i, obviously, know. sigh.
    one girl even said "you need to get new tights, those are ripping."
    "really? this is so embarrassing!" i feel like shouting.
    but i dont.
    http://weardrobe.com/pictures/202754
    theyre actually more ripped up in the back too,
    and a challenge to tug on without getting caught,
    but i love 'em! as i do yours!

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  5. i always have people say dumb things about my outfits! haha. "so there are holes in your jeans." no way? oh good thing you told me, because it's not like i put them there on purpose or anything...

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  6. ive seen tons of people having the same issue with their hearted or polka dot tights .. which sucks but its bestto feel the material of the tights before buying .. anyway the look cute still .i have this odd way of putting on tights too lol its quite difficult but it avoids

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  7. Why is it that I thought you wore the same (or similar) outfit before? Maybe I'm experiecing fashion fatigue of bloggers wearing the same heart print tights...

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  8. aww! that sucks! I think they look cute still tho!

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  9. I love the tights! And the jacket color is very nice. :)

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  10. waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!your shirt it's cool!

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  11. What a great outfit. You look so comfy, but chic and warm. I'm too much of a chicken to wear ripped tights out, so no comments from good samaritans so far. They look fabulous on you!

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  12. I like this outfit, it's got that kind of grunge chic thing going for it.

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  13. you look great in shorts! it's a shame they keep ripping but you def make them work still

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  14. loe that ring! great blog x

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  15. i think they work with the shorts! and i love those black lace-ups! they remind me of jazz shoes!

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  16. I always have people comment on my fashion choices... my dad is the worst! I always act so annoyed when he says something but inside I think its funny. A) he just doesn't understand fashion at all. And B) he does it just to bug me cuz thats how he shows affection. So, on the outside it looks like I'm terribly annoyed with my daddy but on the inside, you all know I'm giggling. But shhhh don't tell my secret! Honestly though, if anyone else says something about the holes in my jeans or the hat im wearing or my bright colored tights or my pleated, highwaisted, tapered pants, that look of anger on my face is real! I say rock the hole-y tights because REAL fashion is all about not caring what other people think and expressing the real you.

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  17. Such a cute casual outfit. We rarely see you in denim! I love your rings, too.

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  18. i really like those tights on you! they are too cute and the new shirt is done so nicely in this outfit!

    http://girlintheloft.blogspot.com

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  19. I love your shorts! This is such a lovely look!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  20. this outfit is soooooooooo cute!!!! i love the shorts with the tights and the cardigan. and i absolutely love that ring.

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  21. I'm glad you're still wearing those tights! It would be a waste not to wear them. I know what you mean about people pointing out that kind of thing out though...it's weird.

    I do love that shirt and the shape of your shorts though. So fun.

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  22. Mostly ripped tights elicit absolutely no comment...I love your tights, they are adorable! ahha.

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  23. love the tights alot! super cool ring!! another fun outfit!!!

    I learning to like to ripped style cause it's a way to help mother nature while being vagabond chic!

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  24. that one little rip? if you were in my town no one would really care haha. When my tights ripped, my residential adviser made of fun of me and said I wanted to be a rebel. LOL But I love your tights, ripped or not!

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  25. solution: more rips in the tights!
    ps. i love the ram ring!
    xo

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  26. Some tights look like they ripped on purpose, and others don't. I wrote a blog a while back about the perfect pair of knit tights I was going to wear to work, and they snagged on my way out the door. I was in tears, and my dad was like, "Aren't your legs tan enough?" I was like, "Men don't understand, dad!!" I bought them at Nordstrom a few years prior to the incident, so I knew I could never get them again. I don't know if ripped tights are appropriate for the corporate world... but I like them in the forest. :)

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  27. its funny, i've got the same tights and wear them out ripped too - they were too expensive and far too pretty to just throw away - i guess we look 'edgy' now. haha x

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  28. cool ring and tights! every time i see you wear that sweater, i kinda wanna wear my own (since i have the same one). haha.. but for some reason i have been less into color these days. lol.

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  29. I could understand a 'samaritan' comment were I wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase...but when I'm wearing boots held together with duct tape, ripped tights and diy cut offs..don't they think it was intended and the offer of 'you have a hole in your....' is just null and void!!!

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  30. people always tell me i have rips in my tights too! oh well, i wear ripped tights anyway :)
    really cute outfit :D - i absolutely LOVE that ring!

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  31. that shirt is so cool! and the shorts fit so well with it

    haha next time someone informs you of your types you should freak out and make then feel wierd lol

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  32. Fortunately I haven't had that problem yet...for some reason, my tights hold up really well. Probably because I'm super paranoid of avoiding sharp objects. I've gotten a couple of snags from stupid school desks already...

    I guess you could tell people your tights are SUPPOSED to be ripped. After all, no one really says anything if a person's jeans are ripped, right? OR you could start hyperventilating and cause a scene and see how they react. Haha that'd be funny :)

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  33. Shorts! You look great in shorts.

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  34. I have the same tights and got a run in them on the first wear. I'm not much of a ripped tights fan but decided to layers them with a coral pair underneath. It seemed to be a little more appropriate for my look. Maybe that'll ease your audiences mind?

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  35. Those tights are so beautiful, it makes me sad that they're so delicate.

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  36. i love your tights! <3
    great outfit ^^

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  37. i like this outfit
    the ripped tights give it a little something extra

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  38. I love your chainge from dresses!!!!

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  39. So cute! Love your outfit! I also have had some bad luck with tights and numerous time purchased them with hole already in them!

    I love how the deconstructed tights look on other... but on me, I feel like I cant pull it off...

    -Coco

    ourpapermoon.blogspot.com

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  40. Haha I get that when I slash my shirts or leggings! I think it looks fine, and if you like them who cares?

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  41. I totally relate! I went through a phase where I was sewing mismatched fabric on the hem of the plain skirts that bored me. Sometimes I used lace and people would come up to me and inform that my slip was showing. Even when it wasnt lace, people never realized that it was intentional. I also have a pair of awesome turquoise tights that my friend ashed on while smoking leaving a little hole in the knee region. People oddly point it out....

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  42. Wow, super pretty! I love that shirt.

    I have never had someone do that too me, and I am rather glad.

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  43. Normally I dislike shorts/tights, but this outfit makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Seriously. And you'd think it occur to people that the person most likely to notice a flaw in the garment would be the person wearing it.

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  44. ow,I love those shoes and thighs! Beautiful.

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  45. Such a nice outfit, I really like how it is casual and relaxed, but at the same time so feminine:)

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  46. k so i totally have those same tights from aa, although i think the hearts are bigger on yours. you look amazinggg.

    oh btw. i dont know if you saw or not, but you inspired my latest outfit post!! lol. (i know im so lameeee)

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  47. ooh that's why i've been afraid to buy tights like that, but looking at the runs, they still look darling!

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  48. you look so nice! casual but really nice. :)
    xx

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  49. I WANT THOSE TIGHTS! seriously I am in mad love with them! I've been looking for a pair with hearts like that for awhile now and all I can find are stars :( jelous!

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  50. Love the tights, and your gorgeous woodsy pics! :)
    xx

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  51. so cute! i still wear all my snagged tights too! ;)
    xo,
    Claire

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  52. beautiful cardigan! love the "robin's egg blue" color.

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  53. you always have the coolest rings!

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  54. You rock the ripped tights! I agree; Serena (and Gossip Girl, in general) is pretty boring, and so is her look. I dyed and cut my hair to look a little less vanilla, and I'm glad I experimented! Maybe I'll try red next. :) I like your hairstyle a lot too! <3

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  55. That happens to me too. the first thing that I think is "first, stop looking my legs please"
    Love your shoes.

    Kisses!

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  56. oh dear! I wear my ripped tights all the time (not because i am attempting to be cool, but because i don't want to spend money buying new ones, especially when i JUST ripped the new ones!)

    haha, i think they're fine. :)

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  57. cute outfit! and i'm the same way, just bought a pair of backseam nylons, wore them once and they're in the garbage. so sad.

    xxNiki
    http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

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  58. even ripped, those tights look awesome!
    I'm sad that I just ripped a pair of new tights yesterday, but it's less of a rip and more of a huge HOLE!

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  59. wow! cute outfit! never mind having it ripped. it works very well with anything now. :)

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  60. i love those tights. i've been on a search for tights with hearts for the longest time but i can't find any.

    lovely outfit.

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  61. hahah. i love ripped tights, pants, anything. But people here especially has problems with that too. I really hind it so cute.
    i love your black top.

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  62. I think it's great. The hearts are cute, the rips are edgy. Harmony. =)

    Way better than wearing jeans inside out, which I did a few times in high school. People would inform me they were inside-out, and I would wonder... who would do that accidentally?

    -Megan

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  63. oh that's too bad fot the tights they're so nice. i've always been into heart tights, never found any!

    i love the ring on your little finger

    leen

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  64. I love your outfit!!! Its amazing and so simple! xxx Camilla

    Rainbowpavingstones.blogspot.com

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  65. About half my tights are ripped, and I have the same problem, its weird why people feel the need to point it out when we're the ones most likely to notice it first. Though ripped tights are nice.

    I love your top, I love the photographic element to it.

    Carmen.xx.

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  66. People don't realize that there's no way you didn't know your tights were ripped, they don't do it because they are nice, they tell you to make you feel uncomfortable.

    On an another note, I love your tights, I'm looking for heart tights, but seeing lots of people have their BJ tights ripped, I won't buy those.. xD

    And I want your cardigan! ♥

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  67. Lovely tights, though it's ripped it gives a edgey feel to your outfit.

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  68. Oh it annoys me so much when I spend a bunch of money on tights and then they rip right away.
    You really inspire me to look for unique and cool rings. I should put that on my shopping list!

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  69. Love the tights. I'd wear them too, despite the ladder.

    Your rings are always so fabulous. I shall have to keep a better eye out for some of my own.

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  70. Loving the t-shirt and that ring is so gorgeous! I would totally look them in the eye each time and say "If you think they look bad, you should have seen the bear". Keeps people guessing. Anyhoo, hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

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  71. Different from usual but also really cool :).

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  72. Those tights are adorable! I love the heart print, hopefully santa will be me some for christmas!

    I have exactly the same problem, my tights always rip and people question me why I wear them still! However, it tends to be the people who haven't a clue, so it doesn't bother me too much :)

    xxxx

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  73. It´s true!It always happens, people don´t seem to know that for example ripped jeans are in!!and they came to say you, ey!have yo falled?...ugg. I love the tights, even ripped!!
    xoxo

    www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

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  74. good samaritans indeed! I would never assume someone was unaware of rips in their own tights.

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  75. i love the tights ands the cardigan<3

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  76. Yours actually looks fine as the rips are long and thin, but if there is one thing I can't stand it's holes in tights! The other day I was wearing an opaque pair which ripped as I was on the bus and created a HUGE whole exposing my whole knee. I readjusted the tights so it was more discreet on the side of the knee but the whole day I got comments on the hole in my tights and that I looked like a 'strumpet' (appaz an 18th century slut?). Haha, I can sort of see the funny side now but no, holes in tights are not fun!! xxxx

    PS I am still trying to get over the fact that you use a self-timer; your composition, focusing etc, is amazing!

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  77. This outfit is so so cute with the heart tights and the cuffed shorts. I actually quite like the runs in the tights as well.

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  78. hmm, i have just bought these tights from tabio. i have worn them only once, i think they will rip easily too

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  79. I am ring obsessed, always scoping out peoples rings and I've gotta say that is the nicest ring I have seen in a while. Love it :))

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  80. normally i dont like ripped tights but maybe because of the pattern, the wild side of the ripped tights is balanced!love the whole outfit!!

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  81. Those tights are ADROABLE. I'm so sad that they ripped :(

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  82. I love shorts & tights, very cute outfit!

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  83. ha, oh no. And the rip is so obvious, like you wouldn't know!! I am not wearing ripped tights yet so I cannot comment on that, I've been wanting to though.

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  84. Love the color of your cardigan, and your tee is cute as well..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  85. i like the tights MORE ripped- it toughens up the sweet heart motif. what do you say to all those strangers coming up to you to point them out? haha!

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  86. T^T I'm in love with your ring collection!
    I was very tempted by such rings at a store the other day but they were selling at the range of $30-$50. Definitely too pricey for someone who doesn't wear them all the time ^^;

    I also love the bright colour of your cardigan against the darker components of your outfit, and the background is stunning as usual!

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  87. I love those shorts on you. I can understand people doing that, I am sure the same thing would happen to me. The tights are super cute though!

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  88. omg, I have those exact same tights and I ripped them too!!!! I hate wearing ripped tights, but these ones are so cute I kind of can't resist. You just totally gave me the courage to wear them anyway!

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  89. ah!!! The same thing happened to me! heartbreaking. Only mine was a hole not a run! the day that this happened two randoms felt the need to point out the tear (within 20 minutes of eachother) in the elevator of all places! which just made it worse :(

    so I chucked those and ordered another pair which just arrived today as a matter of fact! :( I thought it was just me and my carelessness but it makes me feel better that I'm not alone! the nylon is just so delicate!

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  90. American Apparel makes tights like these too! :)

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  91. yeah, sheer tights are a pain. they only last for a few wears before they rip and i still haven't mustered the courage to wear mine ripped. maybe if you rip them up even more it will eventually cross over to being totally undeniably obvious that you know they are ripped, no?

    ah, silly strangers.

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  92. That shirt is Man Ray-riffic. Reminds me of a silkscreen artist on Etsy whose shop I'm always hovering around. Curse that site -- they will surely be the end of my paycheck! Love the combination of color and texture. Tights are truly magical. I layered a blue fishnet over gray today.

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  93. Been looking for stockings like those for months. Search is still a big fat FAIL. :(

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  94. Ohhhhh ripped tights are alright to me of course !! Its perfect if they were ripped actually:)

    But its funny to others looking at it though. Weird

    I adore your sea green cardigan with that new tee you have!! Beautiful and stunning rings oooo <3

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  95. Those tights are seriously cute!

    It's so weird that strangers point out the rips to you. Do they really think you don't notice them?

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  96. I love the sweater and those tights! Yes, I actually have a pair of tights that are torn to shreds. I wear them all the time(which is great because I don't have to worry about being delicate with them)yet nobody ever points out the obvious that they are ripped. However, people tend to point out if I'm wearing purple tights like "hey know what would go great with your outfit? purple tights!" yeah is if I wasn't already wearing them.

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