Monday, March 7, 2011

The room is littered with her books and notebooks









Outfit Details:
DVF Risi Camo Top - courtesy of DVF
vintage cape - gift from my mom
short - courtesy of Queen's Wardrobe
cuff - LOFT
vintage rings - gifts from my mom (from Hourglass Consignment)
belt - thrifted
shoes - Beacon's Closet
Coach Kristin Pleated Satchel - gift from Coach


We're at that strange point in the season when it's warming up just enough to entertain the idea of shorts, but only if you have a thick sweater/cape/blanket to bundle up with. I'm not complaining; I am thrilled with the impending increase in temperatures. In fact, I've been doing a little bit of spring cleaning in my closet, slowly packing away the winter gear and making room for the rest. I don't know why I'm surprised by this at all, but I've come to a realization: I have way too much stuff. You would be shocked if you saw the amount of clothing I donate/took to Beacon's - and yet I still can't fit everything in my closet(s). I also have way too many things I don't need - trinkets, books I've already read and probably won't read again, coloring books (seriously) and old journals - and I'm having a way easier time getting rid of all of them. I'm getting there. I'm going to keep watching Hoarders until I'm scared straight.

111 comments:

  1. Don't get rid of your coloring books!! Coloring is the coolest haha. And very relaxing. This outfit is adorable. I've been searching for the perfect pair of scalloped shorts forever. These pics make me want them ever more!! ahh! Good luck with cleaning out some of that stuff. I think as long as you're not saving year old milk cartons, you're not hoarder status yet haha.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. I a love the contrast of your caoe with the wall. Everything is just fabulous!

    Amber's Notebook

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  3. LikeSpinningPlates: I saved my two favorites - I'm not a monster. I could never throw away all of my coloring books! Also, I have a sweet pack of crayons that aren't going anywhere.

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  4. Love the yellow belt. I'm such a sucker for yellow lately.

    I did a huge garbage bag, donate bag and gift it bag of clothes I don't wear often enough. The gift bag is for my friend who is job hunting and has no nice work/office clothes. Hopefully she doesn't mind my hand-me-downs.

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  5. If Hoarders doesn't scare you straight, nothing will! That show is horrifying!!

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  6. Shannon: Hand-me-downs are the best. Maybe I'm biased because I grew up wearing a lot of hand-me-downs, but it's the best because it's new-ish clothes...for free!

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  7. I love this so, so much. The neutral colors with a pop of yellow are perfect on you. I would wear this any day!

    xL

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  8. The cape is gorgeous. It's nice to see depart from the winter wardrobe.

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  9. I love your cape - it's so lovely!
    I'm sure you're not at hoarders levels yet! Though I do understand - after my o/s trip I wasn't able to unpack anything...because nothing would fit in my wardrobe! Yikes!
    x

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  10. i love those shorts, and they go so well with the shoes. but the cape just looks like a one-of-a-kind, like the type your grandma would sew for you! i love it so much! i know what you mean about being a hoarder, i am nervous that one day i will be on that show clinging to my clothes :)

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  11. Being the shortest (at 5'10) I got lots of hand me downs too. Free! Maybe it's why I love used stores haha.
    Your room looks like my old apartment. I had Tiffany blue walls and a white faux fireplace.
    http://tinyurl.com/4chvsbd
    Your room makes me miss it :(

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  12. The shorts are so peachy and pretty Keiko! The weather here is dull, and the snow calls for loneliness. I miss the summer blossoms. I miss the spring frocks, and barefoot dancing.

    As always, you look happy. Truly happy. Your smile lightens a dreary day!

    Much love. Have a happy Monday!

    hope to hear from you*
    love amy ^.^
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  13. This outfit is pretty perfect. I can't wait to get some scalloped shorts! They're just too pretty to ignore.

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  14. I love all the colors in this outfit. Fabulous, one of my favorites of your yours.

    www.indcfashion.com

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  15. You look so fabulous! I really love the cape and you are bery beautiful ;)

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  16. very nice outfit! love how u put the colors together! And those shoes are GLORIOUS!

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  17. L.O.V.E. it!!

    seriously have nothing more to say.. just amazing!

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  18. Oh my goodness, you are so pretty Keiko! Love all the mustard hues, especially that lovely cape and those charming shoes.

    Spring cleaning tends to freak me out too, it's kind of difficult to give things up sometimes...so I just close my eyes, put them in a bag and donate them. I realize I don't miss most of the stuff. It works! :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  19. i must say that i love the pleated kristin bag from coach! i use my black one all the time.

    anyway, you look cute! you should come to LA, it's definitely shorts and dresses weather!

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  20. gorgeous mix of colours

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  21. Great look!!! YOur blouse is amazing! And i love it with your belt!!!

    WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

    Kisses!

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  22. I love that poncho! The fringe and the bold buttons; This article totally makes this outfit!

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  23. Awesome shorts and great styling!

    xoxo
    http://www.fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh, I love everything about this outfit so much. the colours, the patterns - everything matches perfectly in a non-matchy way, it's so fab! xx

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  25. oh my word i love that cape. i've been on the look out for one for the longest time!

    xoxo

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  26. I love the cute hem on the shorts and the print on the shirt. :) So pretty!

    Kristie

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  27. I adore every item of this outfit, esp. the cape (that color rocks!) and the Coach handbag.

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  28. What a lovely and unique combination! You pull off the colours very well. I am also yearning for spring - hopefully all this warm weather clothing will help bring some warmer weather.

    Don't think of your excess stuff as a bad thing, think of the yard/craigslist sale possibilities!

    http://oaksavanna.blogspot.com/

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  29. Your cape is beautiful! I am so love in that color. It's so refreshing!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the cape, love the shorts, but what I really what to know is what shade is your lipstick? Im looking for a similar shade.. :)

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  31. jessica: I'm pretty sure I was wearing Laura Mercier Designer Beige.

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  32. That room looks gorgeous - is it yours? So bright & pretty! And those shorts kill me every time, I absolutely love the scalloped edge! Daylight Savings this weekend - one step closer to spring! Can't wait!

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  33. Absolutely beautiful! Love the bag!

    http://luxecouture05blogspot.com/
    x

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  34. Those shoes are insanely cute!! What's the brand name? Beacon's Closet is a secondhand store yes?

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  35. This is my favourite outfit from you in a while. Adore the short,s cape and shoes :)

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  36. haha hoarders is always great motivation to clean. I love this outfit and the colors in it mixed with the pretty aqua wall.

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  37. beautiful *_______________*
    i love you style^^

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  38. Watching hoarders is a great idea! ahh I need to get some spring cleaning done too! Love the outfit and the aqua wall - wow!! soo pretty! Where is this?

    Keep smiling!

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  39. I love the mustard colour of your cape! So suits your lovely brown hair.
    Also scalloped shorts are just soo cute.

    Love your style!

    La

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  40. Very pretty I love your shorts!! and your hair style.

    xoxo asiahlynn

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  41. I don't know where that picture was taken, but I MUST have walls that color!! Do you know what color paint that is?!
    <3 leigh

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  42. Don't take your old clothes to beacons, sell it on eBay. That way I can have a chance to get some. Ha.

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  43. I love that little cape more every time you wear it! And I have a very similar color of TIffany blue on my walls as well! Gorgeous.

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  44. Absolutely loove your outfit, especially the Coach satchel! Fantastic post as always! Have a great week!

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  45. Ahh those are my favorite shoes of yours! I saw them in a post a while back and fell in love with them! :D

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  46. that cape and those shorts and perfection. the colors are so beautiful, too.
    X

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  47. Those shoes? Adorbs. And I don't use that word lightly ... in fact, I've NEVER used it before now. This is a truly momentous occasion! And, of course, I love the cozy cape.

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  48. I love your shorts! I recently decided I wanted to try making my own scalloped shorts since I don't have much money to shop, so I thrifted some trousers, cut the shape, and then realised I had no idea how to hem something that isn't straight:( now they're just sitting there all stringy.

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  49. I'm in love with the color of that wall.

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  50. LOVE THE NEUTRAL TONE OF THIS OUTFIT KEIKO, U LOOK FAB AS ALWAYS...=)
    XX MARY

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  51. So pretty! I LOVE this outfit! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  52. This is motivating me to do some spring cleaning and clear out my closet! Watching Hoarders until I'm scared straight sounds a good idea, lol :)

    xx
    Tineey

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  53. by c/o, do you mean coach gave you said bag? if so-LUCKY! super jealous. but hey, i don't blame them for giving you the goods to sport. you know how to work it, girllll.

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  54. I can not find your mom store or your store. Is it possible if you could put it up somewhere or direct me to it? I think it would be a nice trip for me and my friend to check it out during our spring break!

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  55. decluttering is addictive!!


    love the cape.
    january, x
    www.jessicajanuary.com

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  56. I love the yellow with the print and flutter shorts! Such a delicate yet appealing look! I would have to pair it with gray tights or something of the sort for my climate. Great inspiration!

    bureaucrachic.blogspot.com

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  57. Those shoes are fabulous! I'm on the east coast too (Connecticut) and cannot wait for Spring to be here! I am tired of winter clothes and ready to switch everything out for breezy, floaty fabrics and bright colors!

    Rachel x

    www.happinessisasideeffect.blogspot.com

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  58. Gorgeous color palette here, and that cape is just plain beautiful. Good luck with the clutter (I say as a fellow potential hoarder! So many knicknacks...)

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  59. Very pretty! Love the mustard cape with the black and white shirt and those scalloped shorts!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  60. Love the colors in this outfit! Perfectly paired styling. Bonus: You match my blog today. I knew there was a reason I loved those colors!

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  61. I get so much inspiration form your posts! Gorgeous as always!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  62. This is such a pretty, adorable look! I love the scalloped shorts, and the Coach tote is glam.

    http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/

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  63. I love the cape, and the scalloped hem on your shorts.
    My Heart Blogged

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  64. I love everything you're wearing! What a perfect way to display your Coach campaign photo...my studio is that same perfect aqua shade ♥

    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  65. such a chic outfit - love the cape and esp the coach bag!

    the walls of your room are so perfect too! love the white and turquoise!

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  66. Hoarders! HA! Whenever I watch an episode I start to empty out drawers and throw stuff away. Not that you a hoarder, but I recently read a fantastic (and not sensationalistic at all) book about hoarding called "Stuff" by Robert O. Frost (and someone else I can't recall at the moment). It's a fascinating look into the disorder. But get it from the library so you don't feel like you are adding to the clutter! :)

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  67. Love the cape but why get rid of old journals?? And definitely not the colouring books :O

    What kind of books do you have? Maybe you should sell them online, I'd be totally interested in getting them!

    oriolaninon.blogspot.com

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  69. Kate - Thank you! Yes, it's my room:)

    Lindsay - They're from Wild Pair, but I bought them second hand at Beacon's Closet.

    Natalie: Thank you! It's my room.

    Leigh: I don't know the name of it, but it's a Glidden paint. We mixed it with equal parts of white in the same finish to get it this color. If you look at the swatches, it looks just like this - it just dries a lot darker, so definitely get it mixed lighter!

    Anonymous: I would, but I just know that I will procrastinate. Beacon's is within walking distance, so it's way easier.

    Kitsune-Kun: Hemming scalloped edges is a pain. But you can't do a traditional hem - you have to make the facing. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4984/the-scalloped-hem

    Amanda: Yes, it was a gift from Coach:) I'm a lucky gal!

    Lin: She doesn't have a website, but her store is in Margate, Florida on 441 just south of atlantic blvd

    Cassie: Just checked out your blog...it's really cute!

    Oriola: Bobby and I ended up putting out a box of books for the neighbors and passers by to take. They were gone within hours! Everyone took a book or two.

    Krystle: I was wondering if anyone would notice what photo that was! I feel strange having it hanging in my apartment, let alone my room, but Bobby really wanted to hang it there and really, it was such an amazing experience that I'm happy to be reminded of on a daily basis:)

    Melanie: That sounds interesting! I have seen real life hoarders - not as bad as the show, but still. It really opens your eyes.

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  70. p.s. The journals I threw out had nothing in them but quick reminders, random numbers and confirmation codes, etc. Not old diaries - I've only kept online journals since I was fourteen or fifteen:)

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  71. p.p.s. Thank you to everyone for the kind comments!

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  72. Oh gosh, I'm a hoarder too. I'd love to see your closet(s)!

    And, as I've said before, love those shorts.

    The-Loudmouth.com
    Twitter @theloudermouth

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  73. Keiko, you are such a doll.
    love this outfit

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  74. YOU are so cool for answering in the comments section.
    AND you are so pretty. Love love love the shorts. :)

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  75. I love how this outfit is made up of mostly neutral colours but still totally stands out - the print of the shirt paired with the mustard yellow cape is just gorgeous! Lovely post :)

    http://rococo-blog.blogspot.com/

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  76. Your outfit is truly fabulous and inspired - as usual - but I had to comment because the song your header came from is the best. LOVE Cursive, and of course that's my favorite song they've done :)

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  77. Your cape is amazing! I love it!!

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  78. I moved like a 100 times in the last few years and I always throw a ton of stuff out yet I never have enough space for anything!!! Go figure! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  79. I've been cleaning my room for the past month, and I sympathize with the seeming difficulty of parting with "useless" sentimental things. Maybe Hoarders would be a cure-all for sentimental packrats like me too :)

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  80. Oh wow, cette cape… So beautiful !!!!!!!!!! <3

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  81. Oh gosh, your shoes they are... I can't find a word to describe its... <3

    http://partialdreams.blogspot.com/

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  82. I. Love. Coloring. Books.

    ...also...I mentioned you in my blog post today...on the very bottom...if you wanna check it. ;)

    http://www.amandasproject26272829.com/2011/03/in-my-dreams-i-slew-the-dragon.html#tp

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  83. Where did you get your jewellery stand? I've been looking for one like that for an age xx

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  84. I've been lusting after these shorts for ages! I want them even more now!
    Immie x
    ihlittlewhirlsofskirts.blogspot.com

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  85. cute bag

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/decor-lovin.html

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  86. Really great transitional outfit. Loving the colour of your walls, beautiful shade of blue.
    Siobhan
    xx

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  87. Really great transitional outfit. Loving the colour of your walls, beautiful shade of blue.
    Siobhan
    xx

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  88. Funny thing really, today I thought I should have a good clear out of my wardrobe, looks like spring is in the air and everyone wants to clean up.

    Books however I won't get rid of, I adore books and love having a huge collection. Plus I tend to read most things over and over.

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  89. ADORABLE outfit! Love the shorts, especially :)

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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  90. Just curious...Is that a picture of you hanging over your fireplace?!

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  91. Oh my god! I just love that colour on the walls, especially with the white frames on it. eeeeek! And that shoes! I'm in love. They are just the perfect mix between the ankle boots of a librarian and flat sandals in a hippy-ish style. Love these so much! I'm in such a need for brown shoes!

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  92. I love the colors in your outfit! The scalloped edge is so adorable too

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  93. aww loooove your outfit!

    how warm is it in nyc?? overhere there's no way I could go out right now without stockings on haha
    I envy you!^^

    x
    Christine
    http://www.sofiasjournal.com/2011/02/wrist-tattoos.html

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  94. Love today's outfit, especially your amazing shoes! I'm trying to clear out some clutter too, easier said than done I think! :)

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  95. This is wonderful. I love the layering and the scalloped shorts are perfect. Adorable and so feminine.

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  96. Pięknie Keiko!= Beautiful:D : )

    thepotpourri.blogspot.com

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  97. I love your mustard cape! Those shoes are so adorable, also I can relate, I keep buying more stuff, maybe I need to watch hoarders regularly to stop!
    - Meanz (Koi Story)

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  98. The scalloped shorts are SO sweet! LOVE.

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  99. I am with you on needing to get scared straight by Hoarders. If I just had lots of clothes, it would be one thing, but I also have plenty of shoes, bags, and am a rabid collector of books. I'm trying to be better about what I buy, but I struggle at getting rid of stuff.

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  100. I love that cape! I'm a bit obsessed with mustard clothes at the moment. You look lovely in this outfit!
    xx

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  101. I am completely infatuated with this look!!! Great Combo!!!

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  102. YAY CURSIVE LYRICS! Tim Kasher is the man!

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