She Dances In A Photograph

I feel a bit "dance" inspired in this outfit; like a ballerina off-duty? It is probably the shoes, which are a real chore to put on!

Ah, these shoes: I bought them on a sale at a Zara in Germany. A friend and I hopped over there in December one long weekend during our semester in Greece, for the Christmas markets. Neither of us were quite expecting how cold it was in Germany compared to Athens and we ended up freezing most of the time. Our solution was to seek shelter in various stores while we explored new cities. You know, visit a breezy castle then hunt down some shop with central heat to recover inside; admire a cathedral, stop for a hot bite to eat, etc. Thus, we stumbled into Zara one crisp evening with red noses and purple toes and I discovered these shoes. They were on sale and my friend was very enthusiastic as to my need for them. Yes, I travel with enablers. Unfortunately, the number of times I have worn them since then can be counted on one hand. Which isn't to say I regret purchasing them; after all the worth of some items lies in the memories they hold.
If you see a recurring theme about memories on my blog and my dependence upon objects and pictures to keep them alive, it might be because this is a minor obsession of mine. I don't really depend upon my head being able to maintain accurate recollection of the past; frankly I distrust my mental ability to remember. With tokens and images frozen in time I do hope to delay my imminent amnesia...
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Outfit details:
Neneee cardigan
customized vintage dress via swap with Keiko Lynn
Need Supply vegan bag
Yellowstone National Park gift shop necklace
shell ring, gift
Zara shoes

CONVERSATION

133 comments:

  1. I love your shoes and the great cardigan :).

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  2. I want these shoes, they're so lovely!

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  3. You take the best pictures! The colors in the dress and cardigan are beautiful. And those shoes are so adorable! Love your blog.
    xoxo-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com
    Last day to enter my FredFlare Giveaway!

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  4. lovely lovely pictures. ;>
    i love the cardigan.and the shoes look beautiful. :>

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  5. god I know. I was in germany this christmas, went to loads of christmas markets but ended up freezing most of the time and diving into h&m's warmth :D weirdly enough, I bought a ring exactly like the one you're wearing there in one of the markets, tis so pretty, I love it! xxx

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  6. I see how everything comes together to look ballerina-ish. And that sweater is awesome! The two colors of sweaters on one sweater... Is that even possible??? I guess so!

    ~tati~

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  7. I'm really enjoying those little animated pictures that you've been posting that shows the wind blowing around (esp. that one of you laying in the grass from a few days ago!). I notice this sometimes when flipping through my photos, it's funny to catch the wind by accident like that.

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  8. Aahh, that gorgeous carigan again! And I'm in love with this pretty dress.

    I could do with shoes like this for summer, they look great for frolicking in.

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  9. Your shoes are magical and your gifs always inspire me.

    "after all the worth of some items lies in the memories they hold." I so agree with with this sentiment. Some items just mean to much to me to ever giveaway, even if I rarely wear them.

    Lulu Letty

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  10. i love your bag!
    www.whatdialike.com

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  11. That is such a lovely dress! and the shoes!! You look absolutely adorable :)

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  12. D.O.D - dancer off duty -i love it!

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  13. I love so much this dress! It's one of my favorite ^^
    The shoes are great, especially with the color of the cardigan!
    Kisses from Paris,
    Pandore

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  14. What a sweet little dress, it's even lovelier when I found out that it was from Keiko!

    I have enabler friends too-- that's how I got my faux fur coat. :)

    (and no tights?? brrrr)

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

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  15. I love that dress! so lovely and feminine. I enjoy your recurring memories on your blog makes for interesting reading:)
    XX
    Valerie

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  16. I would love to see a shot of your closet...
    Or even a shot of your shoe collection... <3

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  17. oh the dress is soo cute!!! <3

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  18. I lived in Italy for a while and I miss Zara so much! Love the outfit!

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  19. everything about this outfit is just lovely :)

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  20. your outfits always amaze me! I looooove those shoes, they are very ballerina, and match perfectly with that cardigan!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  21. simply wonderful! love the shoes and the dainty floral dress.
    i must tell you, you have a way with words! i always enjoy reading what you have to say. it is always so intelligent, discriptive and ladylike.

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  22. I love those shoes, Zara is such a great store! As a side note, I suffer major bouts of amnesia too... photos are a totally necessity for me!

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  23. Bare legs in January - I'm so jealous! Great pictures :)

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  24. I know just what you mean about dependence on objects to remember the things that have happened. It stresses me out sometimes when I think about the effort it will take me to move in a few months and where I will put all of these objects--and not just clothes and shoes but little gifts and cards that really should have gone to the trash ages ago! But it makes me so happy to be able to point to something and remember the story behind it. The story behind the shoes (not to mention how cute the shoes are!!) seem so sweet and worth keeping forever :)

    xo Jenny

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  25. I love your shoes and that cardigan is really cool!

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  26. Shoes are fabulous! Love the whole ballerina inspiration :D

    ♡,
    Jessica

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  27. I'm in love with your cardigan...oh and that ring of yours!

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  28. Super cute outfit, it seems like something out a storybook to me somehow. The shoes are super cute, I think they're worth the effort!

    http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

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  29. eh, I can imagine how you were freezing in Germany. I live in Prague and in December, there was like -10 degrees Celsius... bleh. But I think in Prague is colder than in Germany... I'm so looking forward to Spring!
    Although I'm so far away, I like your blog and I check it daily. I've never seen anyone has style like you... It's really good ;)
    (sorry for my English, there could be many mistakes... even I've been learning it like 10 years :X )

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  30. Very cute.
    I loved the ring, shoe, dress.
    Especially the dress, I found very delicate.
    Very nice even.
    Kisses.

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  31. I love those shoes! They remind me of the beribboned slippers Aerin wears in Robin McKinley's book The Hero and the Crown.

    Your pendant and ring are also beautiful. Serious lust after so many of your cocktail rings!

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  32. You really do look like an off duty ballerina, or an off-duty arty school teacher. I love the gif of the wind rustling your skirts. It's brilliant.

    I hear you about placing sentimental value in physical things for the memories they hold and are associated with them. Some of my most cherished objects are pieces of clothing that were worn when the most important times of my life were made...

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  33. I have a very similar pair of shoes I got in Greece while I was there for business. Like you I never really wear them as they are a pain to put on and not very warm in winter months. I have a bunch of things like that I get while on business trips and they just seem to live on my shelf.

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  34. I love this dressss!!!! kisses!!!

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  35. i totally adore the shoes!!! it goes so well with the outfit!!! :D gorgeous dress! :D

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  36. This cardigan is blowing my mind into a million little pieces.
    Why, hello.
    x

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  37. The hair helps add to the ballerina vibe :) This outfit is so fun.. I love your take on it. I would have never paired the cardigan with the dress, but the whole outfit together is really unique and simple/ elegant.

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  38. beautiful pictures! love them! and i went to germany a few summers ago and was also surprised by the coolness, even in the summer! perfect excuse to hit up h&m for a scarf! haha. i had never heard of zara before, but thought it was a very cool store!

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  39. I'm the same way with clothes and accessories I buy abroad. Sometimes I forget about the particular memories associated with a certain piece until someone asks where I got it, and as soon as I say the city (Mexico City/New York/London) memories come flooding back.

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  40. I love clothes with a story...

    Your cardigan is amazing as is the rest of your outfit. Just so lovely.

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  41. Those shoes are amazing! Is it weird that I actually remember when you bought them? I guess that's another wonderful thing about blogs: you can go back and look upon previous events and memories even if you can't remember everything. I have shoes like your green ones and they totally make me feel like a ballerina too! I love how you paired it with your cardigan, and your dress is so beautiful!

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  42. I like this look without bangs, especially with the shoes, you look like a woodsy ballerina!

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  43. Pretty with the bangs pulled bang. And your dress is absolutely lovely.

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  44. The shoes actually look quite a bit like Irish stepdancing soft shoes! Take a peek here!

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  45. cute dress and I still love that sweater! I do rely on blog posts to keep track of things, hence why I throw in stupid details sometimes, for my own personal benefit

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  46. I was so fortunate to find your blog with there being so many out there, and I'm thrilled! I am absolutely tickled by this cardigan!

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  47. Bangs pulled back as well! For all the years I had no bangs, I can't seem to pull them back nowadays!

    This outfit is so whimsical, kind of "Alice in Wonderland."

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  48. The shoes? Definitely worth it, even for only a handful of wears.

    I do the same - my flat is filled with memories that I can't bear to throw away. In fact, our entire spare bedroom is just a room full of mementos, souvenirs and memories. And no bed! :)

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  49. I love the story behind your shoes, and I can definitely relate to it. Bought some amazing shoes in Germany myself this summer, haven't worn them that many times - but I remember what I wore and what I did those days. That said; you dress is adorable. Great how you paired it with that cardigan :)

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  50. oh boy, you're killing me right now. They are so much like ballet shoes, and for as long as i can remember Ive considered pointe ballet shoes some of the most beautiful things around.

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  51. you look great in the shoe. wear them more often :)

    http://popsicle-dress.blogspot.com

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  52. this is so lovely, my favorite outfit of you yet with this cardigan

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  53. What a beautiful and magical outfit:) You are sooo adorable,like a little doll:)
    I love your blog:)

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  54. those shoes are wonderful! and that dress is very ballerina-off-duty.

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  55. I love love love this outfit! It's so sweet, and it is just the bee's knees with the cardigan and the shoes, which I want. Also, I feel the same way about memories . . .

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  56. lovely !!
    te ves realmente bien!
    magnific dress!
    :D

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  57. Your outfits are always so inspirational! I like how you matched the frilled collar of the dress with the cardigan; the shoes look great, too. And I love how you did your hair. Wonderful pics!

    By the way, just to stress how inspirational you/your blog is: after studying your remixes, I matched a vest with a floral skirt I bought from Korea. :) Thanks!

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  58. Your shoes are absolutely amazing! Wow, I'm in love.

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  59. That's the beautiful thing about one's objects - they often come with memories and stories... Sabine x

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  60. theyre cute! you should wear them more. and lol enablers

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  61. I doesn't happen often(to me) enjoying an entire outfit.I usually pick something I like most,like shoes for instant,but now it looks like they can't leave one without the others. Uh,is hard expressing myself in english!Hope you get the point! Have a great weekend!

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  62. Beautiful dress and bag!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  63. so happy to see you in this cardigan a few times, it is truly special.

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  64. Love the dress, it's gorgeous :)

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  65. I love the femininity of that dress. Very pretty.

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  66. Pretty! adorable dress and it work well with the cardigan especially the cut of the collar!

    Oh those shoe! I want some! I want some! :)

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  67. I love your dress.. very simple yet elegant for me already.. I like your get up a lot :)

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  68. So cute! I love that your necklace is from yellowstone. (My favorite place ever.)

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  69. How cool is that cardigan!!I think I should try to do my own DIY inpired in it...I will tell you if I finally do it. The shoes are really cute!
    xoxo

    www.meencantamiropa.blogspot.com

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  70. The print on that dress is beautiful! and the lace and the neckline. It's so pretty i'd probably faint with delight if i was the one wearing it!

    Your cardigan makes me think of Ravenclaw house from Harry Potter, by the way. Are you much of a HP fan at all?

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  71. you look darling my dear. i love your hair tied and pinned in that manner. i think you have a brilliant method of remebering. i tend to think "oh i will never forget this" and of course i do... i should adopt your method i think. i love looking back..

    love love
    -bree

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  72. Lovely shoes and that cardigan is sooo awesome.

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  73. Oh my my. This is so beautiful, I'm just going to stop talking so I won't ruin its magical powers.

    teri at tintedseaglass.blogspot.com

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  74. Gosh I just love that sweater! Sweet shoes too.

    closet365.wordpress.com

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  75. This outfit is so perfect, I am in love with it - especially those amazing shoes! x

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  76. I'd forgotten about this beautiful dress!

    PS: I cannot believe it's been a year since you were in Greece!

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  77. i have a pair of ballet flats just like those, although mine are from rocketdog. instead of tying them, they have elastic, which makes them much easier to wear. ;)

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  78. i love your shoes! and you always have the best stories to go along with things you're wearing. those remind me a lot of irish step dancing shoes, which was my obsession as a kid. and your flowy dress certainly goes along with the dancer-ly vibe. such a pretty outfit. ~joelle

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  79. you look enchanting!...i love this dress so much. your shoes are beyond perfect aswell. i love reading your blog! x

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  80. These look like irish dance shoes! I used to have a pair that I wore with skirts on dry summer days when I was in high school!

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  81. that is one RADICAL cardi!!!! love it

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  82. I love this look. you really do look like a ballerina. :o)

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  83. Keiko Lynn's dress looks smashing on you! And those Zara shoes too!

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  84. adorable shoes! i don't think i have the patience for them though...since i'm always almost late everyday..hehe.

    ps. love th dress too!

    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  85. You're so cute! :D And those shoes are great, definitely worth the extra effort! :D

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  86. I love that cardigan! i've never seen anything like that!

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  87. Those shoes do look hard to put on, but I guess its worth its worth it, they are pretty awesome. J'adore ton sac aussi.
    -indigo

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  88. Oh, I need your two tone cardigan - how unusual and perfect - must locate one!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  89. That cardigan is so cool! I'm definitely intrigued by your comments on clothing as memories. I'm taking a fashion history class that to a certain extent centers around that idea, so it's interesting to see your perspective on it.

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  90. Hee, hee you shop with enablers - I loved that line! Well, I have to say those shoes were a great find. I really love this outfit. The mix of pieces is very unique. You are one stylish young lady :)

    http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  91. this is lovely, gosh i really love that dress and the cardi, it's so quirky and characterful.

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  92. I think this cardigan very cool

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  93. I think I'm in love with your blog. I think i'll go check it every day from now.
    I think you're just perfect!

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  94. I love Christmas markets! They're such fun! Which one did you go to? Those shoes are wonderful - as is Zara. Man, I love that store. And Mango, too! Such a bummer that I don't have those stores in my Dutch town.

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  95. I simply adore that cardigan, it's so pretty! x

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  96. the two-coloured cardigan is lovely. i would love to see a back-view

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  97. I rely on pictures and some objects to remind me of things, I don't really trust my bad memory too!
    oh and I was almost going to buy those same shoes on sale last year but ended up not doing so.
    x

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  98. The shoes and cardigan are both amazing. Such lovely photos too.

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  99. The dress is so dreamy and the 2 toned cardi is so cute, what a match :)

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  100. I love the shoes,the whole oufit is really cute!cool photos!

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  101. i like the shoes!
    it makes me wish i bought some mustard colored ones to its likeness in forever 21 = (

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  102. those absolutely the most fantastic shoes i have laid my eyes upon! those, and a pair of grey-green suede, cage/bow flats... which i saw online.
    oh, i love them!

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  103. those shoes are so precious! congrats on being the chictopia speaker btw!

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  104. that cardigan is swell. Everyone agrees!

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  105. Those shoes...I covet them. I love strappy ballet flats like those. They're just so graceful looking.

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  106. I love how your cardigan and dress pairing is not something that would be expected.
    The dress is so lovely; the print is beautiful.

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  107. I just wanted to say that I love your blog... & your bag :)

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  108. oh yes! here in europe (north) it is very col in winter :)
    your outfit makes e think about the spring, love your bag !

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  109. Love your hair in these pictures! That cardigan is so nice!

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  110. This is definitely tres-ballerina-esque. This is one of my favorite dresses of yours.

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  111. Love the color of your nail polish as well as that stunning ring!

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  112. Our nails are the same color!!

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  113. Divine!!
    Those shoes are precious. x

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  114. Parfait shoes!!!! love the whole outfit! sweet dress! awsome bag!

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  115. Love the outfit! Im following :)
    -theurbanfashiongal.com

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  116. The shoes are divine -- have you worn them with tights? I know you're a fan, and I think they would look just fine with a colorful pair of opaque tights.

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  117. I love this dress. It's so sweet; it reminds me of a night dress.

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  118. i adore that dress and that gorgeous bag, lovely

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  119. I was watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air today and Will Smith's hoodie reminded me of your cardigan! I looked up the video on youtube to show you. I'm not sure if you'd even see this message since you have over 100 comments and this is an older post, but just in case you do, i think it's kind of fun (his similar hoodie appears after 1:25) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIGtOf9OuG8&feature=PlayList&p=28FD23A32F5B0C60&index=109. :)

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