You Must Be A Girl With Clothes Like That

I'm not a fan of matching head-to-toe; you know shoes that match the bag and all that. It just feels too fussy to me. So, in this outfit when I put together the black jacket with the matching shoes and leggings, I knew the bag couldn't be black. And the bag I chose? A recent discovery from Pacsun, which is a store I never envisioned myself shopping at. Well, never say never...
Lately, a number of the accessories from Pacsun have caught my eye. Studded belts, stackable rings, abstract print dresses, even on-trend neon beaded necklaces have been appearing in that shop. You'll still find that California, surfer kid cool with frayed denim and teeny bikinis, but there might also be some pieces there that appeal to a more eclectic crowd. This bag appealed to me with the stud details and chain shoulder strap. In person, it is so soft, caramel-y in color, and lightweight; perfect for day-to-day toting around since it is roomy enough to hold my camera.
Off the subject of bags...Lately I'm really longing for 60s looks: prairie revival, big hair, extreme winged eyeliner, I want it all. Unfortunately, I'm quite clueless on how to style my hair. So, I suppose acheiving this look will be a work in progress. A few years ago was I extremely into the 40s and 50s fashion-wise, so I find it interesting to see how our interests and visions shift with time. Style always should be a work in progress. It seems to me maintaining a certain "look" is stagnation and I'd much rather experiment a little...even if that means we occasionally get something wrong. Though, defining wrong in fashion is next to impossible...

Outfit details:
H&M jacket
vintage dress
Jeffrey Campbell shoes
Modcloth necklace
The Quotation airplane ring
Joanna Laura Constantine filigree ring via Gilt
Knock Out matte nail polish

CONVERSATION

117 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bag! I love your pictures...they make me long for summer and no snow!

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  2. these photos are amazing, such a great location! I love the idea of you doing more 60s styling, it would be perfect for you!

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  3. Me too, I'm guilty of matching from head to toe ;)
    You look so adorable, and those shoes!! I want ^.^

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  4. Oh, so pretty! The yellow with the warm brown is great. I love the shoes, too. And the closeup of them is just lovely.

    xx

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  5. Pacsun, really? What a pleasant surprise! Gorgeous outfit, I'd love to go exploring & take photos in those woods with you!

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  6. “The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.” George Bernard Shaw
    I think it is interesting how we latch on to specific era's during different times in life. I was very into the 1970's when I was in high school myself. In my first year of college it was the 60's. I seem to be working backwards while you work forwards.

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  7. youre sooo cute
    loove this look
    and you have greeeat tripod skills, like beyond great- your photos are always so beautiful and nature filled!

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  8. hahaha! you are so cute!!! i totally love that bag!!! :D

    great rings too! :D

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  9. Pacsun, really? Hmm.

    My niece has shown me that magical place once or twice before and I may have to call her up for another shopping trip after seeing your gorgeous bag! :)

    ~BB

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  10. I love the Sargent Pepper look of your jacket! The bag is great, definitely not something I would expect to see at Pacsun. However, I found one of my favorite bags there as well! I soft brown messenger bag that's served me well over the years. Cute look, as always.

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  11. PacSun has some of the greatest bags sometimes. And that's the only place I'll buy jeans.

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  12. What a gorgeous location! Love your baggg.

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  13. ugh those shoes <3 looooooove

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  14. 'style should be a work in progress'- very true, very inspiring.

    *lovely shoot, love the choice of... epilogue image!

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  15. I love that place!...aaand the outfit of corse!

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  16. The outfit is awesome! and I just love your pics--the setting..the colors..gorgeous!

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  17. No joke, I was a little intimidated by PacSun before, when I was trying to find a pair of black skinnies. Guess I should try everything before I knock it, right?

    And yes, 60s! I long for the dramatic 60s eye makeup and nude lips, the poofy-billowy hair. I also find myself infatuated with 20s hair too... I actually talked about how maintaining a certain look is nice, but experimenting can be fun too!

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

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  18. I love that bag! I'm so glad you chose something that didn't match.

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  19. i love that neckalce! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. Really great bag! I guess I need to check out Pacsun more often.

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  21. love the color yellow! so so cute.

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  22. i love pac sun. i'm not usually into the aesthetic there, but they have unique accessories and jeans that fit me perfectly!
    togandtrappings.blogspot.com

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  23. I recently found myself buying something at PacSun too, which was such a surprise to me. I don't think I had ever step foot in that store before!

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  24. Those shoes are awesome! Looks fantastic with the leggings!

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  25. those shoes are beautiful! i've been wanting to buy a pair of comfortable peep-toe lace-ups!

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  26. Your photographs are always so stunning, these are no exception =]

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  27. shoes.
    Too cute.
    these photos have such a dreamy quality to them, they're so pretty :) xx
    Camilla

    RAINBOWPAVINGSTONES.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  28. I'm so guilty of doing the matchy-matchy thing. Must stop it.

    You look wonderful, I love those shoes!

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  29. I am guilty of the matchy matchy thing but am trying to break out of it.

    I love your shoes!!! And the bag is so great. I love the whole look today from head to toe

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  30. That bag is cute! I have the same thing about PacSun, I feel strange shopping there, but I always find something cute that is my style. I like the picture of the bag in the leaves, it's like camouflage.

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  31. Oh, you take the most beautiful pictures!

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  32. FAve shot? Hand on mossy tree trunk! Cool rings too.

    Wonderful set of photos.

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  33. I agree about PacSun, all these stores that most people shopped at when they were in middle school are slowly, yet surely, making more modern and fashion-forward clothing! I love it! I also wrote a little about PacSun's clothing in one of my older posts.

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  34. lovely as always (: especially love the jacket & shoes.

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  35. I can see why you usually wouldn't shop at pacsun but I think you can find something you like at every store, you just have to really look.. like the way you would at a thrift store.
    The color on the bag is my favorite.
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  36. I really like this look on you. I think you did a good job styling your hair for it too --- I can definitely see some of that mod influence. Love your jacket and that bag.

    I haven't shopped in Pacsun for the same reasons you mentioned, but I might pop in and explore next time I'm in the area.

    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  37. Those are some of the best shoes I have ever seen. They look really cute with the leggings.

    Love your pictures and outfit as usual.

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  38. I loves the shoes...especially with red nail polish. My toes are almost always red. Can't go wrong with red.

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  39. I love that last shot so much. Great find, I would never have imagined that pacsun would have such nice things.
    -indigo

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  40. i love the bag, it goes great with your outfit.

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  41. What a lovely bag, and your shoes are wonderful! Hmm I've never thought of Pacsun for a good place for accessories...interesting. I love the 60s, perhaps you could try a hair flip (something I've always wanted to do)? Your bangs are already quite 60s, so you could leave it at that.

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  42. I came to your blog just because your hair looked amazing in your picture! When I can't decide on a new style...I just go with a new color :]

    p.s. new to your blog...are you from oregon?? that landscape is amaze!

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  43. Wow, I love that nail color. I've gotta try it out.

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  44. i love this outfit, and those shoes ROCK!! XOXO

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  45. oh my god i love this ! the little military jacket..
    i was wondering rebecca if you dont mind me asking .. how do you afford so many clothes ?
    just a bit curious .. cuz i find myself totally broke some days and it sucks i never have any money to shop anymore.

    do you reccomend buying all from vintage and thrift?


    you look beautiful ..have a nice day

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  46. Gorgeous! I love your hair in this post :)

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  47. I've kind of been wanting very big hair recently too!

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  48. LOVE those shoes!

    http://postcardsfromdreamland.blogspot.com/

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  49. You are always so amazingly dress! This one if no exception; I love the color theme!


    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  50. I'm not a fan of matchy-matchy outfits either, there's just something so stiff and plastic about it. This one sits very well with me!

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  51. I love these adorable photos, and those shoes are so uniquely fun!

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  52. I really like how you left the coat buttoned up and rolled the sleeves on the dress up! :D

    Cheyne

    http://inasweaterpoorlyknitblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. I can completely see you rocking the 60s look! It would suit you so well. But I completely agree that experimenting is the only way we grow. I love this look, especially the shoes!

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  54. i know! that bag doesnt look like a pacsun find at all. really great photos rebecca!

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  55. The photos are insanely gorgeous, and I love the entire outfit. Especially the shoes!

    www.healthyandhomemade.info

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  56. I have too much to say but I will start:
    I love that military band jacket and how it goes so well with that dress! I love your shoes and when I saw they were Jeffrey Campbell it made me love them even more if that is possible! Lovely bag.... It suits you so well even though studs are unexpected for you but wonderful! I really need the nail polish.
    I really need a filigree ring and that airplane ring wonderful!
    Phew. Wow I wrote a lot and I didn't even say it all.
    I wonder if I met you...if I would just overwhelm you or if I could control it(:

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  57. God...the airplane rings make me so jealous!!

    Check out my blog! :-)
    http://wardrobewarrioress.blogspot.com/

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  58. I got so excited about this look that I showed all the girls in my office. They all gave the same response. "Look at her dress! and those shoes! And her nails! and her rings!"..Love it :)

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  59. Such a pretty look. It made me smile :]

    And I agree with you regarding stagnation. So much more fun to float onto new inspiration.

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  60. Beautiful pictures! You fit in beautifully with the scenery! Pacsun - what a pleasant surprise!

    http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com/

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  61. i love these pictures+your rings+your nail polish

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  62. stunning bag, i love your whole outfit...gorgeous (as always)

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  63. Sweet bag! You've probably started a stampede to PacSun. :) I used to get all my sundresses and summer shorts there in high school, sometimes bags, too. I carried a grey bag from there for years until it literally fell apart. You've given me a nice dose of nostalgia! Oh, and your outfit is quite close to achieving the sixties look you're craving. Can't wait to see your next experiment!

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  65. :: i accidentally deleted my last post!::

    i am consistently STUNNED at the versatility and creativity of your shoe collection. these cut-out booties are such an unexpected look for winter!

    person style is consistently evolving - its amazing to go through old photos, sometimes laughing, sometimes cringing at previous sartorial choices. luckily blogs can document these changes in style.


    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  66. i cant believe you got that bag at PacSun, i love it!! maybe its time for a visit!! ha ha
    thanks for your comments!! i really appreciate it!

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  67. Too lovely, and the master matcher in me (I am one of those people that have to wear matching things- for me, it's a slight OCD feeling of balance) I'm going to go ahead and point out that you totally match your scenery. Whew. Still balanced.

    Hee hee hee. ♥

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  68. Rebecca,
    Thank you for understanding and reminding me that the blogging community is out there for me to embrace! I feel strange saying I'm a part of it, but I find such comfort in knowing that there are people out there who know exactly what I mean. Thank you for reading that post; your comment was and is exactly what I need.

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  69. what a great way to describe how our style changes... well said! and I love the 60's look too...

    love

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  70. Your jacket is gorgeous and I'm loving all the gold details you've got going on.

    New Zealand style
    sophistokat.blogspot.com

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  71. great outfit :) love the colors.
    Me too I'm loving 60's style and after some time trying I'm now getting to know how to make a triangle curve with the eyeliner, it's becoming my new everyday makeup.

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  72. I love 60s style. I'm a Beatles fangirl at heart, so it's an era that will never cease to be dear to me. I even tried graphic liner on my eyes once, but unfortunately it made me look like a frog.

    Love the outfit- the peachy tone of that dress against the black is so pretty. And it looks lovely against your red hair too- I don't know if I've said this before, but you're a dead ringer for my mental image of Ginny Weasley (which is a good thing, I love redheads).

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  73. your shoes and jacket are divine.

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  74. I want to live where u live!! everytime i see the backdrop of your photos im like wow!! Love this bag and ur large ring..fab!!
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

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  75. really cool. It looks warm with you wearing open toe shoes.

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  76. such lovely photos, i love the location you chose!
    your outfit is so sweet too! all the pieces are equally beautiful, but i'm absolutely in love with those shoes!
    xo

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  77. Oh, the 60's style! Lately I've fallen in love with it too, though I have same problem with you - don't know how to do anything with my hair.

    And I really love Carey Mulligan's style in An Education - you actually look a bit like her.

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  78. Trying to make everything match is just too stressful. Not to mention, a little on the boring side.

    I think this look of yours is one of my favorites to date. xo

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  79. I really like the dress with the jacket :).

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  80. Thank you for that nail polish color--it's perfect. Really. Restores my faith in nail polish.

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  81. This is a lovely outfit- somehow both romantic and mod. The tough, bad-ass quality of your shoes and bag against the lush setting is unexpected and wonderful!

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  82. This outfit looks really great on you! I like the idea of wearing the little marching band jacket over a pretty dress. And beautiful scenery behind you as well!

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  83. I love the colour of your dress. It really brings out the red color in your hair.

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  84. This is my favorite fashion website on the planet! You have incredible style and I love the way you match colors. Keep Posting!

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  85. I want the shoes & bag and that jacket is sweeet!!

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  86. love love love the shoes and the rings. I love the second photo the best its something about the angle

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  87. This place you photograph at is just beautiful. I would love to see you in my '60s prarie-esque clothing. Honestly when you said that I immediately pictured you on the set of Little Home of the Prarie and smiled :)

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  88. beautiful as always, i like your color combination and the moss on that tree looks amazing!

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  89. Oh, my goodness! Those photos are gorgeous! Your shoes and accessories are really fantastic.

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  90. You look so amazing!! I love those shoes, it toughens up the pretty dress perfectly.

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  91. your jacket is amazing! I totally want a jacket like that! :)

    I mentioned you in my latest blog post, hope you don't mind :)
    Check it out here

    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  92. I like all your keeping more particuliary your jacket !

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  93. Oh I do like that bag! I've been on the hunt for a great cognac bag..right now I have a black one that goes with every outfit...cause that's how I roll.

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  94. Oh man, I do love the 1960s. Everything about being a pristine housewife is so appealing to me, especially the hair and makeup! For rad videos on how to do your hair like that, I'd look at Super Kawaii Mama's YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/superkawaiimama?gl=AU&hl=en-GB). Her blog (http://www.superkawaiimama.com/) is also great for inspiration on retro style!

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  95. Yes to the 60s! I want super long hair, with feathers in it. I want to wear long, flowing dresses in the woods. The 60s sounds very good to me right now. For some reason, I always picture the 60s in the summertime. Probably because of California...

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  96. Your shoes and finger candy are SO killer!

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  97. Really love the dress and the jacket together x Sushi

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  98. i love that it isn't too matchy and i must check out pacsun..i would never have thought that is where the bag came from!

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  99. I love your golden gorse necklace!

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  100. Why, the bag still matches the outfit... well, your hair at least ;)
    Love your blog!

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  101. Considering that (I think) you take all your own photos, I'm continually amazed. Anyways, onto the fashion. I totally agree that one should never say never. You'll inevitably end up a hypocrite haha. I like this edgier look on you, it seems more grown-up and less dress-up. Those shoes are amazing.

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  102. I used to be obsessed with matching my bags with shoes, but as the years go by, I like it less and less. So I'm in love with your look and glad you chose a brown bag! I also love the peachy colour of your dress <3
    Love
    Andrea

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  103. I discover your blog and it is amazing!
    This outfit is beautiful :)

    Leeloo

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