Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!

I enjoy taking my pictures in this stretch of wilderness near my home. Yes, there are roads (many unpaved) and much of it is used for military drilling, but I still consider it a sprawl of wilderness. Despite cannons and artillery fire, a good part is just pure rambling nature and is teeming with wildlife. There are rivers with salmon and one can commonly spot deer traipsing about. There are also numerous reports of black bears in this region, though I have never witnessed them here myself. The other day, I did have the fortune of spying a coyote!

They're rather difficult to see, since they blend in well with their surroundings. I was quite excited to see it, but also rather happy that I was safely in my vehicle when I spotted it...

Outfit details: fascinator- vintage, cardigan- H&M, dress- vintage, belt- vintage, tights- Walmart, shoes- Seychelles, necklace- Yellowstone National Park gift shop, ring- street vendor

CONVERSATION

127 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this outfit. That dress is adorable.
    -L

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. wow! i'm first :)
    lovely outfit, the socks look like they have a wood grain design on them, do they?

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  3. really love this outfit. all of the colors go together perfectly. and i love the socks. I'm trying to build up enough guts to wear socks like that.

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  4. i absolutely love your dress! the colors are gorgeous.

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  5. I love the setting of all your photos. The fall leaves compliment your outfit so well!

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  6. Magical foresty series of shots. The outfit, as usual, is bordering on absolute awesomeness and I just dig the fascinator...and the shoes....and the dress....and...

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  7. I always love your scenic photo backgrounds. Though, I guess it's a good thing that we don't see bears lurking behind your outfit photos! That would be a bit scary?

    I love the colour combo of your outfit. Very green and nature-y.

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  8. proof that brown and black DOES look good together!!

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  9. Love this outfit, especially that vintage fascinator! I'm still super jealous of the wilderness near your home! It's just too pretty!

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  10. ok these are actually some of the most gorgeous photos i have ever seen... the colours are amazing, it looks like you are a part of the landscape!

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  11. I couldn't love this outfit or these photos more... you're just too amazing!

    selective potential

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  12. you look lovely and so does your background with the colourful leaves etc.

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  13. Love the dress! Makes me think of Luella.

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  14. okay seriously this is the cutest outfit EVER!

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  15. This is the perfect fall outfit, the neutral colours are so rich.
    Ooooh I hope you spot a bear (from a safe distance of course) I would love to see a wild bear! Unfortunately the only bears in New Zealand are teddy bears.

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  16. I love this! Polka dots, feathers, little socks... it's great. I am a big nature nerd too so I love that you take so many photos out in this beautiful spot! So cool to see a coyote, we have a bunch here too. I saw one prancing around in the graveyard in the spring, and once a coyote got on the MAX and went for a ride! There are some funny pictures of him all curled up on a seat.

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  17. i love the way you've been layering socks over tights lately. this whole outfit is sublime, from the feathered headpiece to the ring to the way you belted the whole ensemble.
    -indigo

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  18. You are just adorable. I love the way you tucked your belt in the front, and those awesome shoes!

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  19. Though I live in London, I've had many encounters with urban wildlife. I love seeing foxes early in the morning or late at night.

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  20. Black bears! Oh!
    I love this outfit, the old belt, socks... just perfect!

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  21. Where do you find such beautiful vintage dresses! ^^ It look perfect with the colors of autumn! I love the way you think about the colors with the green, the black and this caramel brown (the belt, the shoes, the headband...) *3*
    It's a really beautiful outfit!

    Kisses from Paris,

    Pandore

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  22. Reminds me of thanksgiving. Lovely hair peice, and I nail polish!

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  23. I am in love with these photos, the colors, everything! The outfit is adorable too especially the hair piece =)

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  24. Ah, my favorite dress ;) That's a fab fascinator; the colors are perfect.

    I'm very fond of living near the wilderness, too. I often spot deer, turkeys and grouse while driving along our quiet country roads. I absolutely love seeing blue herons wading in streams. They're so graceful even when they take flight. A few times we were fortunate enough to have moose trekking across our property! And I have to agree, coyotes are best viewed from the safety of one's car!

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  25. This is my favorite outfit of yours yet!! :)

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  26. How I love your pictures...gorgeous! Love the fascinator too, matches the background perfectly! ;)
    xx

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  27. I love your outfit! It's very cute! I especially love the spotted dress!

    I actually just did an outfit similar to yours yesterday. I had the same style with the dress, and the sweater and belt; tights; and boots. I think it's a really cute look. <3

    ~ Katie

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  28. Aw! I always love your collection of vintage fascinators. And you always look so pretty in all of your photos but especially the ones of you laying on a pile of leaves. You live in such a fascinating location too...

    love, Jenny Fashion for Writers

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  29. wow! i adore these!I love the socks and tights combo! i have to try that ;o)

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  30. Oh goodness, this outfit is magnificent. I love the warm autumnal colours, the fascinator, the leaves! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

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  31. those shoes and socks are adorable. you have such pretty photos in the woods.

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  32. what a lovely outfit! :) your manicure is so pretty.

    kat

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  33. I love all the color accents. It looks like it was well thought out but that you also pulled it off pretty effortlessly. (Does this make sense?) Also, love the hair piece!

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  34. i just adore all things dotted. that dress is too cute!

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  35. i know i always say this, but it sounds like you live in the most interesting place. that dress is absolutely beautiful!

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  36. holy moley! how beautiful, that dress is perfection!

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  37. your dress is just lovely as always.

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  38. love it love it! love that you're wearing fall leaf colors and took pictures lying in the fallen leaves!

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  39. You're a modern pop up growing out of the golden leaves on the ground.

    I'm so sorry to hear your father is deployed, and that he couldn't be with you during Thanksgiving. But I'm grateful brave soldiers like him are doing a patriotic duty (I am quite the liberal, but I very much respect our military and the work they do!), helping defend the defenseless and upholding justice in other lands.

    I'm glad your family is safe as well!

    I have a bear in my family. I made sure to get a closeup of him in my recent post. Be sure to stop by!

    I love these outdoor shots. I know you have a DSLR; what tripod do you recommend? Also, how do you get such clear shots of yourself, if you use a timer? I don't see a remote shutter control anywhere.

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  40. I love the fascinator and your nail color!

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  41. beautiful outfit as always =)
    i love how your outfits always complement your surroundings.. or the other way around? whatever, its beautiful

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  42. such a great outfit! love the first photo and the sock/tights combo!

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  43. that is quite the beautiful backdrop you have there!

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  44. this outfit is so inspired! the polka dots and the perfect colors... your dress is so pretty.

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  45. such an adorable look, love the shoes.

    http://cupcaketrash.blogspot.com

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  46. I love how the shoes match the belt! This outfit is simply wonderful.

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  47. This is such an adorable outfit!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  48. You have the prettiest pictures! I love the dress too!

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  49. omg!!!! You look gorgeous!!! That dress is amazing!!

    lov your blog!

    mycherrygum.blogspot.com

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  50. This is Fall perfect. Your vintage dress is utterly charming.

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  51. I LOVE your belt, and that shot of your belt especially. Man, you can see the wear in the leather from what has obviously been years of use. It totally makes the outfit for me. (Not that the outfit would be anything less than lovely without it, you look super pretty.) And that's really cool about the coyote. Occasionally I spot one running around in my back yard or something, and we've also spotted a couple bears over the years and a cougar once around our house.

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  52. This is a perfect fall outfit...perfect!

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  53. I always enjoy reading what you have to say, what you wear, and how dynamic your "closet" is, but I especially enjoy today's post!

    1. I feel the same way about the nature aspect. in fact, if I still lived near such I would do the same thing probably haha
    2. your outfit is ADORABLE. I have trouble layering, but you do it so well :)

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  54. You always have the best pics and your're so lucky you have the great setting for them

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  55. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  56. I love everything about this outfit. Can I also comment about how lovely everything you're wearing looks with the surroundings? It's like, stylish camoflage

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  57. That's one cute autumn outfit!

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  58. beautiful photos again...and a beautiful outfit, too of course!

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  59. Your shoes & dress are too cute! (:

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  60. Gorgeous outfit and I love the autumn colours.

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  61. WOW! There is nothing about this outfit that I don't love!


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  62. your shoes are absolutely stunning. its the perfect brown colour.

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  63. Looking seriously adorable! this look is perfect in everyway!

    -Coco

    ourpapermoon.blogspot.com

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  64. i think your photographs are the reason why i should move out of california right now. it looks amazing!

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  65. the color scheme is so adorable again. :L)

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  66. I basically want your whole closet!

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  67. this is adorable!
    ps. voted for you in the lulu contest. good luck!

    xo Niki
    http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

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  68. Such a beautiful dress. Love your fascniator, too.

    lululetty.blogspot.com

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  69. I love the socks and the belt!

    Ash
    goldleafashley.blogspot.com

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  70. Love this outfit, you look gorgeous

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  71. This is so cute and autumn-y! I love your outfits, as always! By the way, I voted in the dress contest for you. You deserve to win!

    -L

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  72. i loove your cute little dress
    your color palette is soo fall, loooves it :)

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  73. Cute photos! And I made sure to vote you too :)

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  74. Oh, I will have to vote for you! Also, I adore those photos below the leaves are perfect for the shoot!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  75. rebecca, you look absolutely gorgeous as always, I love your polka-dotted dress and those feathers are so cutee!

    <3 The Voguette

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  76. 1) Such a lovely outfit!
    2) Ah, a coyote wouldn't do anything but run from you. A bear on the other hand.. Cougars were always what I was afraid of on my walk home from work in Bellingham. I walked through a quite woodsy area and even though my father had prepared me for cougar encounters (make yourself look really big, be loud, and throw things) I was still terrified!

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  77. You spotted a coyote?! That's awesome, although I would be terrified if I wasn't in a vehicle. Still, pretty awesome.

    I love this outfit - everything from the beautiful fascinator to the ankle socks and oxford heels.

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  78. as always--you look perfect! love the feather in your hair!

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  79. P.S.: Don't forget to enter the Ellington headband giveaway!♥

    X♥X♥

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  80. This outfit is so perfectly executed. from head to toe, it is perfection.
    I've got a bit of a strange question for you. I would like to incorporate tights into my wardrobe, but find that the waistbands become uncomfortable because they are so tight. do you have any suggestions?

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  81. such a perfect fall outfit, looking gorgeous as always! :)

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  82. Oh, how perfect are you. I think this outfit is my favorite outfit I've seen on you yet- you mix prints and textures and colors SO well!

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  83. That dotted dress is so gorgeous !! And I always love you add socks over your tights.

    Those heels are gorgeous as well<3 Voted for you too for the contest,I do hope you win!

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  84. This must be my favourite dress from your vast collection!it is just so cute!and i love the belt!seems to be so old~

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  85. Just voted for you!
    I love this dress and the head piece is just perfect!
    Have an awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Giovanna
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    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  86. Oh my I absolutely adore that outfit. So wonderful, Rebecca!

    I love watching wildlife. My host parents in Michigan really live in the boonies, on a dirt road, across a swamp and there are so many deer, skunks, opossums, humming birds, chipmunks and other animals - it's great!

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  87. beautiful and lovely as always girl ^^!
    <3

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  88. Great outfit. i love the shoes, the dress, the nail polish, well, everything's perfect!

    very nice blog!


    gisnotforgucci.blogspot.com

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  89. incredible ... you can create looks that seem to be made with griffe clothes and in fact they are all very cheap ... for example, the shoes you wear are the copy of my nina ricci lace up booties of 2 years ago, but yours cost less and are much more comfy ... good, that's how it should do!

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  90. I adore the fascinator! I saw one like it recently on Etsy and can't believe I didn't snap it up. You look like the personification of autumn in your outfit.
    the renegade bean

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  91. I love your outfit..
    You always have the best pics and i like.. :)

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  92. you look so good in autumn colours.
    x

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  93. omgosh! adore this outfit! the ankle socks and head piece! very pretty :D the colours looks so lovely together

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  94. I've always loveeed these headbands but never had the guts to wear one; you pull it off flawlessly!

    And about the ocean- it's funny because my boyfriend and I were talking about moving to Seattle or northern California when we graduate college (this won't be for another 4 to 6 years or so) but we may be headed towards you and the west coast soon!

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  95. black bears? coyotes? oh wow how exciting! as always you look stunning. flawless. beautiful.

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  96. I really love this look so much, I saved it to my inspiration folder. Your blog continues to be one of my favorites because the clothes you wear really reflect my style. I've grown so tired of bloggers whose outfits always seem to revolve around denim hotpants and torn stockings.

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  97. YOu have my vote, sweetie!!! Love this wonderfull dress!! cool outfift!!!

    i did a limited edition xmas cards of my fashion illustrations, if you are interested visit my blog!!

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  98. These photos are precious. There aren't any colorful leaves in Chicago anymore, so I'm definitely jealous.

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  99. Gorgeous outfit! I love the dotted dress and the socks. You look stunning

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  100. The fascinator is beautiful! I love the autumn colors in your outfit.

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  101. such an adorable look!!! love the headpiece!

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  102. these wilderness photos are very nice! and your outfit is so cute too! i like the polka dress esp the leather belt and the head piece -beautiful!

    you take beautiful photos of yourself, as usual. and the background is so nice and very fitting with the colors of your ensemble. :)

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  103. great outfits, your style is amaznig

    can we link exchange?

    Fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

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  104. the colors of your outfit blend in perfectly with your beautiful surroundings.

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  106. Lovely fall colours - that headpiece is gorgeous

    Polly x

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  107. I'm so glad to see you using the feather fascinator, it’s beautiful and the colors are so appropriate for this time of year. Simply sweet as always.

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  108. oh how I love dots! your dress is too cute!

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  109. Lovely outfit, as always, and the details are amazing. I'm in love with feather fascinators -- they are the simple cure to a bad hair day. I saw your note about the coyote -- they're such funny animals; very timid, but still curious. I see them when I take my own little furry beast, Indy, on walks through a wooded trail.

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  110. wowwww that's one gorgeous outfit. x

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  111. You're so camouflaged in this outfit - beautiful :)

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  112. Love the colors in this outfit!

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  113. Promoting you. :D
    Good luck! I hope you win!

    http://angienatalie.tumblr.com/post/268573967/rebecca-deserves-to-win-this-vote-for-her

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  114. Love the photographs and the autumn setting def makes the outfit
    http://pinacoladakisses.blogspot.com/

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  115. hey girl! i just wanted to let you know that i think this outfit is super cute and i used it in a 'best dressed blogger' list! check it out!

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  116. The dress and fascinator are sooo wonderful!

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  117. Just discovered your blog,
    these photos are absolutely beautiful!

    great great post xxx

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  118. such a perfect Autumn outfit! I love the colours & the scenery.
    xx

    http://londonfashiondiary.blogspot.com

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  119. definitely one of my favourite outfits!

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  120. The socks and the dots on the dress match very well and the belt and the shoes also. I like this outfit!

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