Thursday, February 18, 2010

I could tell when she kissed me, she knew how to give a kiss.






You can see little Miku's ears in the bottom corner. She is my constant companion.


This one is for my mom. She cringes when she sees bad posture (I have horrible posture, especially when I laugh; I need to work on that). I like to give her a hard time.


MAC Russian Red...this lipstick never quits.


The first time I wore these shorts, I got a lot of negative feedback. Don't worry, I am not expecting anything different this time around. I understand that they are not for everyone, but after much consideration I have decided that they are staying in my closet. I completely respect your opinions, but sometimes I just have to stand by my own taste, you know? I will probably look back on this and think, "they were totally right, these are horrible." Right now, however, I think they're fun. I consider my clothing choices little booster shots of varying emotions. Cheerful colors make me happy, soft colors make me feel romantic, so on and so forth. On this particular day, I was in major need of a pick-me-up, so I put on the brightest of reds. Naturally, I made sure my lips matched.

Outfit Details:
red beret - from a cute little lady who used to sell her handmade hats at the flea market...for 50 cents and $1!
vintage sweater - thrifted
navy top - forever 21
navy belt - thrifted
vintage shorts - Jet Rag, Los Angeles
tights - H&M
shoes - Calvin Klein, from Beacon's Closet
Miku - she slid down a rainbow that originated in Candy Land
lipstick - MAC Russian Red (I didn't have to reapply all day. This is serious stuff.)

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. I regret that my beret is not a raspberry hue, but I gave that one away to a lovely model well over a year ago. Rest assured, I will find another one and I will listen to Prince every single time I wear it. I'm actually listening to that song right now, hence the title. Where have all the raspberry women gone?

132 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the colors in your outfit.

    And may I say you have a lovely figure as well :)

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  2. stunning as ever. i don't mind the shorts! they'd look horrible on me, but i think they really work for you. and boy do you rock the reds!

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  3. I'm absolutely in love with this look! You wear colors so well.

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  4. Excuse me? You look fabulous and look how freakin tiny you are? I am very jealous!

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  5. This is adorable and the colors in those shorts are really amazing. Don't listen to the haters.

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  6. I LOVE this outfit! And don't ever try to tell me you aren't thin again, I won't hear it! lol whoever told you these shorts were bad is crazy, I think they are super cute :)

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  7. they're adorable and flattering, whatever. & I want those shoes!

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  8. People don't like those shorts? Those are like my most favorite shorts ever. I don't understand. Please keep wearing them. :)

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  9. I love the shorts, I want! All your photos/outfits are beautiful!

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  10. Best. Outfit. EVER.

    I'd like to imagine I could pull this off, but I think I'll leave it to the pros like you.. LOVE it!

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  11. Hi Keiko! Just wanted to say that I absolutely ADORE those shorts. My mouth dropped open as soon as I saw them. Love! xoxo Katy

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  12. Are you kidding?? Those shorts are killer! I love your color palette here. And you look beautiful

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  13. When I first saw this: BAM of color! I love it! It's a primary color, almost-schoolgirl explosion, and I think that this outfit is even picking me up, haha.

    I actually really dig those shorts, so at least you have one supporter here. I think they're just so unusual in a good way, and you used them in this outfit so well. :D

    PS: I have bad posture too. Need to work on that.

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

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  14. Your shorts remind me of my old school skirt! You are so amazingly gorgeous girl!

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  15. I like the shorts, and they really pull together the whole ensemble. Kudos!

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  16. how could you ever have gotten anything negative about these shorts...absolutely gorgeous! and the colors are stunning!

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  17. I can't believe you got negative feedback on those shorts! They might not seem appealing to me if I saw them on the hanger, but I think the way you styled them makes it really cute! I love that little hat too. I really want a red hat!

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  18. Negative feedback on these shorts? I think they look fantastic! Great outfit!

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  19. Thanks, everyone! It seems like either people's tastes have changed or the people who didn't like them haven't chimed in yet;)

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  20. I swore a little when I saw your shoes. THEY ARE MARVELOUS.

    IF someone is awful enough to insult your shorts just think there is me and 15 of my friends on Google RSS yaking about how much we all have girl crushes on you.

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  21. i love the shorts!!! those shoes are very cool as well

    i totally agree with you that you should just wear what you love!

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  22. i love the shorts!!! those shoes are very cool as well

    i totally agree with you that you should just wear what you love!

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  23. They are fun! Maybe they're not for everyone, but you definitely make them work!

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  24. Love the shorts, love the lipstick hue, and looove the beret! I'd love to score a flea market find that sweet. :)

    You probably get this a lot, but I just think your makeup looks amazing. You could easily be a makeup artist. I'd love to look that flawless in my photos!

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  25. You look like the mascot for some kind of British cookie. This, you guys. This is how fashion bloggers should always dress. It's adorable, gutsy, eclectic, quirky, and flattering. 100% style, 100% adorable, and the big smile with the red lipstick? You look like a movie star!

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  26. I actually love those shorts! I think they really suit you.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  27. what? negative feedback on those shorts? you're just ahead of the style curve ;) i actually really love them. i'd wear them in an instant.
    oh, and, do you ever get bored of being insanely beautiful???

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  28. WHAT? Negative comments? These colors are fantastical- and those shorts are amazing! If I had those elements in my closet I would absolutely rock it, hands down, immediately (though the red lips would not work as well on my thin little bird lips, haha).

    You look amazing - like straight off the runway.

    To heck with the naysayers, I'm glad you stuck with your gut!

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  29. Hillary, Rosa and Sadie: Thank you! They're definitely not for everyone...some of my friends aren't crazy about them either, but I do like them and I'm glad you feel the same:)

    Erin: Thank you! I love playing with makeup but sadly, I'm not good at doing anyone else's makeup. It's weird!

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  30. Screw the haters, your look super cute in those shorts!

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  31. I actually really LOVE these shorts! I'm glad they're staying in your closet : ) And don't worry about what commenters say, this blog is about YOUR style.

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  32. red/bright orange is definitely your color!

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  33. I love the shorts! The liptstick, only if I had the confidence to try it!

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  34. love the shorts! good idea to keep them around. they seem like they can brighten up any day.

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  35. This makes me miss Jet Rag.

    I lived in LA last spring and I loved their $1 Sunday sales.

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  36. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ensemble !

    P.S. Your make-up looks adorable ^_^

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  37. I saw you on lookbook and now you're my inspiration. Your look, your love of bows, vintage, and bright colors, your personality and designing/creating abilities are absolutely wonderful. You're the kind of person who should have a book. Can't wait to see what you bring out next!

    (There should be more people like you in this world! Full of sunshine through clothes <3)

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  38. what now?!
    negative feedback on those shorts??
    I love them :P

    satinsugar.blogspot.com

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  39. I wear a green beret pretty religiously and everytime I'm around my dad he sings the ultimate prince song. I need a rasberry beret epicly bad. I love the outfit, even the shorts!

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  40. the colors in this outfit totally cheered me up!!! love it! :D

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  41. Girl, I love those shorts. Ignore the haters.

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  42. Those shoes! Those shoes! So adorable :)

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  43. I LOVE the shorts! Adorable. <3

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  44. Don't listen to the haters! You look awesome, as always!

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  45. oh my....i so love this outfit...i can't believe anyone would hate on these shorts.

    ~pemora

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  46. Your shorts are so much fun, I don't see why anyone would insult them! :) A lot of people probably couldn't pull them off, but you look adorable in them!

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  47. I think you're rocking those shorts very well. Also, that lipstick is AMAZING.

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  48. I loved these shorts the first time, and I love them again the second. You rock the crazy plaid, keep at it, girl!

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  49. I happen to like the shorts, its not so much the shorts themselves, but how you wear them.
    And plaid just plain rocks, so I love it!

    P.S. That lipstick is AWESOME!

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  50. You always wear such amazing color! I love it. Very inspiring!

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  51. Those shorts better stay in your closet! You look really great in them (even in the slouchy picture...I'm a total sloucher, too!)

    :)

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  52. I think this look is rad and that i love the shorts and the beret and the lipstick!!

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  53. I love the shorts--and I'm with you! Even if I will cringe later I have to do it, because sometimes it is good to have something to cringe about instead of playing it safe.

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  54. Really??? I love the shorts. And they fit you perfectly. I may cringe at plaid later (along with the people who are cringing about plaid right now), but I would say that this particular plaid print is plaid at its very best.

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  55. I've never commented before on any of your outfits (although most are very cute) but this one! So good! I, like many other commenters, am very jealous of those shoes. Such bright, pretty colors for blah winter :)

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  56. oh what a beautiful pair of shoes! i think i just died a little bit =) loved the lipstick and the shorts are fine sweetie!

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  57. Wish I could wear shorts like that. You look amazing!

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  58. the shorts aren't that bad. The plaids line up, that's all it matters.

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  59. Love the outfit, Keiko! You're looking especially adorable in these photos. Mostly, I just want to commend you on how sweetly you addressed the criticism (however much I disagree with their assessment!) of the shorts. Classy, lady! :)

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  60. I love the shorts! Especially the colors.

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  61. You pop up everywhere! Saw you in Glamour

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  62. First time I've seen the shorts and they're awesome! I must be the 50th person to say that your figure is really shown off in these photos, I hope you ended up feeling really good at the end of that day!

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  63. Aw and all this wonderful feedback is making my day heh!

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  64. You're the best ever tights wearer of the world...spectacular...those legs...

    2nd time...

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  65. The first thing I thought when I saw your outfit was, "I like those shorts." You pull off this outfit. :)

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  66. I LOVE this outfit!!! OMG I havent seen an outfit in a long time that I absolutely LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  67. This is my FAVORITE outfit I have ever seen you wear! LOVE the shorts!

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  68. I actually really like the shorts! I've been looking for a skirt exactly like that.
    Lovely outfitt :)

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  69. I like the shorts cause they match perfectly with the rest. The colors are awesome! *__*
    I wish I dared to wear more colorful clothes but I'm rather the mousy person cause I'm not able to combine colors right :(

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  70. I love the shorts! As well as the pairing of colors. And you do it all so well!

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  71. You're talking to Prince fan #1 here, so you had me from the git-go. You won't be hearing any complaints from me. This combo is cute beyond words.


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  72. You look so perfect! I can't believe you got negative feedback about those shorts, I absolutely adore them!

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  73. I love your make up it matches the outfit that you’re wearing.

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  74. The red color is very rich. I love the redness of the fabric.

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  75. I just got my MAC Russian Red 2 days ago! can't wait to try it on!!

    xxx

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  76. You wear colors so well. I can never have so many colors on at a time but you make it come out amazingly cute!

    http://liveitorange.blogspot.com/

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  77. You look so beautiful on the third photo !!!!! Lovely outfit !


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  78. I love your shorts :) I think they suit you. This whole look is awesome and kudos to Prince. That song is one of my favourites :)

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  79. I love the shorts too, I would totally wear them if I could fidn some like it. Haha.
    Lovely outfit, you're so gorgeous!

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  80. I don't think the shorts are terrible. They're like the embodiment of whimsy.

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  81. i like these shorts! you have such a fun, girly look! and i love the prince references at the end of the post!

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  82. very cute outfit! I love the bright colors, they look amazing on you.

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  83. wow, those shorts are perfect and you are so spring-looking :)

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  84. the entire outfit is fantastic, and the lipstick is to dieee for,

    xo.

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  85. I love your outfit and the color combination! You are absolutely beautiful!!

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  86. You are rockin' those shorts my dear!

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  87. Beautiful outfit! I like everyting about it, especially the shorts! Well, they are very bright and I'm sure they would look horrible on their own BUT they look perfect with your navy tights, belt and top! Plus all the red - fantastic!
    AND your shoes are gorgeous, remind me of the clogs which appear everywhere now - but not that ugly :D

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  88. those shorts are ADORABLE! stick with 'em and don't hide them away!

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  89. Wow, I LOVEEEEEE these shorts. This whole look is amazing. I would've never put something together like this, but you totally frickin' rock it!

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  90. Very Little Red Riding Hood! Love the outfit and the shoes!

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  91. I love this outfit(especially the shorts). And the lipstick!

    People always try to tell me you can't wear bright lipstick with a bright outfit, but obviously you can. I'm going to buy myself some of that stuff!

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  92. I LOVE THE SHORTS!
    Pish-posh to negative feedback, that's what I say. My boyfriend, wonderful as he is, just tells me that my black silk shorts over tights are "not his favorite" whenever I wear them. But I think they're growing on him.
    The shorts are adorable. So is the kitty.
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  93. Honestly, I really love those shorts. You look amazing and that whole outfit is gorgeous!! You're making me wish I could pull that look off! xoxo

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  94. How did you get negative feedback on those shorts?! They are fabulous! I guess I did rock a pair (or so I thought) of vintage high waist orange velvet shorts on my blog a while back, and I did receive some flack. I think these look fantastic on you...definitely a keeper!

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  95. Your shorts just made my day. And you look gorgeous!

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  96. These shorts pretty much make my life. Who with any taste could possibly not like these? Very super outfit.

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  97. I think they look a little like hot shorts, and they work fineeeeee on you.

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  98. god, keiko lynn, you never cease to amaze! this outfit is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! i'm just growing into an appreciation of shorts and its because of stuff like this!

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  99. i absolutely love the shorts! who cares what others think? i constantly get weird looks for some of my choices but i enjoy them :) also i really love the lipstick, i am constantly looking for the perfect shade of red.

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  100. Ah, I love it!! You are so pretty ;D

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  101. What's funny is that before I scrolled down and read that people didn't like your shorts, I thought that maybe you had made them and I was like, make me a pair! I love shorts like these- louder bottoms (and I don't even think they're that loud) are more fun anyway! You look fabulous!

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  102. Love the clothes!~

    X.Judith HartjeBloem^

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  103. I love the mix of colors!! The short is perfect!!! You have an amazing style***

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  104. Work those shorts!

    I have bad posture, too... Not the business.

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  105. I don't care what anyone else has ever said about those shorts, because I was just about to tell you that this is one of my favorite outfits I have seen on you!

    Also, Russian Red will be buried with me. I will wear it at my wedding. Possibly one of the best lip sticks ever. The only slight biff I have with it is that it can be ever so slightly too matte and needs a bit of vaseline to add some moisture to it.

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  106. love the coat and shoes!!!
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    xx

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  107. I actually love all of this outfit, ESPECIALLY the shorts!

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  108. I loved seeing you and Bobby in Bust magazine when I opened it yesterday! Congrats you guys!

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  109. I love high pants/shorts and plaid pants/shorts. So high and plaid is a great combo I would say :)

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  110. I LOVE the shorts. They look like a skirt from the side.

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  111. love this!!!! love the lips and the beret!
    That is an awesome plaid!

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  112. there is no one cuter than you!!!

    perfection!

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  113. anyone who dislikes these shorts is a very ridiculous person. i am jealous of the shorts and the weather one must have in order to wear them.

    hope you're doing well!

    --Rachel

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  114. i absolutely adore these shorts! and the outfit is so cute!!
    i just found your blog and i am just in love with your style. its so fun lovely!! can't wait to see what else you wear!!

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  115. You sure are fearless with the colors. I know this might sound silly, but I feel like since I have red hair it's harder to get away with bright things.

    Or, maybe it is just not my style. :)

    I am a fashion blog n00b (JUST finished my first post!) and am trying to find footing in this giant fashion world. Stop by if you can!: lucymarmalade.blogspot.com

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  116. I love the shorts! and the red - that shade is stunning on you!

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  117. I LOVE those shorts! And it's good that you stuck with what you liked instead of just listening to everyone else.

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  118. Ok - so this is my first time to your blog, and you are totally amazing!
    The red looks incredible on you - now following! :)
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    xx

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  119. I love the red and the navy with the gold plaid shorts. Striking color scheme.

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  120. I love your shorts! They remind me of the tap shorts I saw all over the runway except happier!

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  121. i LOVE those shorts!
    tell all the haters to go suck a lemon!

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  122. Hey cake-oh, which by the way is one of the funniest play on words I've heard for a long time! I also want to applaud you on your very cute blog! But the reason to why i'm commenting are, what song is the lyric-line from? I have been thinking about it all day long but i couldn't recall, so please help me?

    Hanna

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  123. Yeah... I know this is a repeat of what others have said... but those shorts! Those shorts! I LOVE them! They're bright and funky and whimsical. And I love what you said about emotional booster shots. I feel the same way; I couldn't have put it more eloquently. Lovely blog; you seem like a truly lovely person, inside and out. Be warm and well :^)

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