Thursday, March 10, 2011

There is no color here





Outfit Details:
Celadon Origami Wrap - courtesy of Lilla P
silk tank - thrifted
tiered skirt - Gap Kids (it was $4! I bought the largest size)
Steve Madden Caryssa heels - Nordstrom
clubsmen glasses - courtesy of 80s Purple (2 for $20 on their huge collection of sunglasses!)
Maurissa bag - courtesy of Melie Bianco


Rainbow, I do love you. I know I've neglected you, in favor of blushes, greys and other neutrals. I'm sorry. This outfit is for you.

I used to wear a lot of color, and a few of my readers felt betrayed when I started gearing my outfits toward softer palettes, asking me to wear more color. I don't want anyone to think I was ignoring their pleas, but in the end I wear what I grab from my closet - and lately, it's been filled with muted hues. I go through phases; I like to switch it up now and then. And though I've kept my technicolor garments toward the back of my closet, I felt like digging them out today. It's rainy and grey, and I needed color. But really, it was Audrey who inspired me. We were invited to the Lilla P showroom to pick out a few pieces, in honor of their new store (which is opening next week, in the Meatpacking District), and I went straight for the creams and greys. Then I saw Audrey with an arm full of rainbow and I got envious. It was like seeing a pretty girl with your ex boyfriend, while you're pajama-clad and walking your dog. I felt boring, so I put down a couple of my choices and picked up some brighter ones.

I'm obviously not going to give up my normal attire, but I have to admit that infusing a shot of color (or a LOT of color) into an outfit was an instant pick-me-up. Thanks, Audrey, for inspiring me to do so!



p.s. A couple of readers pointed out that this color (MAC pro longwear lipcreme in Unlimited) is very similar to what I wanted (Crimzone color with more of an opaque, less glossy finish). You're absolutely right. It's a little more pink, but it's pretty close. I'm going to check out some more purple-ish hues today!

125 comments:

  1. A colourful outfit sure does work as a charm when feeling a bit down :) Can't wait to wear colour too again!

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  2. Yeyyy for more colors! :D I need to color up my closet pronto!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

    P.S; I'm giving away a $500 Foley+Corinna tote for my blog's Bday! Would love for you to come and join in on the fun!

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  3. This outfit is stunning! I especially love that tone of yellow and I think this is great when you need to be cheered up...definitely going to try it.

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  4. The color in this outfit is amaze-balls. I love the way the brights pop against your (beautiful) wall.
    Plus, your bag is enviable.
    ... So is your skirt.

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  5. SOO CUTE )
    MAYBE... A U MODEL ? HOW TALL A YOU? :*

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  6. You should definitely wear more color! You look amazing! And I love how soft and chick the outfit looks!

    XOxO
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love colour blocking! You look great. And the lipstick colour is gorgeous x

    Bows and Pearls

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  8. that skirt and those shoes are giving me LIFE!! i love you in a bold palette :D

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  9. so adorable, i love the color blocking! spring has sprung! the pink skirt is too cute and i love the way you paired it with such vibrant colors :)

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm glad you're back to wearing colors! I think you look the most fabulous in bright red! Especially when you pair it with a bright red lip, you always look so cute!

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  11. I too love the blacks, greys, neutrals, but it is soo much fun to spice it up with some color every now and again!!! =) Love the outfit!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  12. also, are your glasses real or fake ? :)

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh, yes, colors rock! Especially in rainy, dreary, end of the winter days! :D The color of the cardigan is amazing! I'm doing rainbow/ color blocking outfits lately too but there's no yellow in my closet :( as I find it very hard to have it in the right hue!

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  14. holler! i LOVE this. i want to wear it right now and every day after. so beautiful.

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  15. Wow!

    Love all those colors together :D

    x Cotton Candy

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  16. yay this is such a fun outfit! Love the bright colors on you. But I am seriously going to start shopping in gap kids! I can't believe that's where the skirt is from. It's so cute!! Oh, and super awesome glasses.

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  17. Sadly, the only kids things I fit are shoes...my best girl makes me try on barbie and dora sneakers. No where near as cool as your gorgeous pink skirt!

    Great to see you in more colour as the seasons start to change :)

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  18. I adore all of the color. I need to get better at combing color with no neutrals like this.


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  19. Love this so much, Keiko! Keep bringing the color!

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  20. These colours really suit you! You always look so great Keiko!
    x

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  21. I really need to add more color to my wardobe, all my clothes are so dark XD
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  22. Love your colour mixing, such pretty items that somehow all blend perfectly together :)

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  23. keiko, you inspire me daily! you look gorgeous as always.

    xo audrey

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  24. This outfit is just perfect for almost-spring! I love love love it!

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  25. Love love love love love (should I do one more in case you haven't gotten my point yet) LOVE your colors!

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  26. Love your color burst and rainbow threads....you look fab on ALL colors..:0

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  27. Amazing colours!!

    xx
    Luciana
    http://lucelove4fashion.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the color combinations!! I appreciate you soo much, haha.

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  30. Gotta love colors! Esp. Primary Colors! :) I love the color of your tank and the shape of your cardigan. Fantastic outfit, it made me smile. :)

    -Evelina
    effervescentevelina.blogspot.com

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  31. You look amazing in bright colors! Like you, I tend to prefer softer palettes, but I think you might be swaying me towards the bright colors.

    p.s. your analogy with the seeing a girl with your ex boyfriend made me laugh.

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  32. such a gorgeous mix of colours, absolutely amazing on you

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  33. So nice to see a kaleidoscope of colors Keiko! (I like soft colors on you too though.) The yellow cardigan looks lovely on you; the color flatters you. And equating your habits of being drawn to muted colors to being seen by an old flame in your pj's just made it all too funny.

    P.S. It's so neat to see that you can still find things in kid's sizes, it makes me feel better that I can do that too. :)

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    much love.

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  34. oh, I love love love this outfit. Your handling the all-colours trend perfectly!
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

    p.s. there's a giveaway on my blog, come check it out!

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  35. Your pictures are gorgeous ! The combo of colours is really great !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful outfit! Loooove the colors!

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  37. love this color blocking! just adorable with the textures! although rainy its nice enough out to wear a skirt!

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  38. this outfit is amazing! i looove your style :)

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  39. Regardless if you wear color or neutrals you always look great! I do like how cheery this outfit though!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  40. Lovey, your beautiful layers & ruffles, the colour blocking is just fabulous! I too seem to be a sucker for softer palettes, you pull of both beautifully. xx veronika

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  41. such a fun cheerful outfit! The bold hues look so good on you. Fun and flirty!
    xoxo
    http://www.hourglass-fashion.blogspot.com

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  42. love the ruffles!

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackets-required.html

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  43. you're a colour blocking expert! lovely bright hues!! you look great

    january, x
    www.jessicajanuary.com

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  44. love the colors together, you look beautiful!


    xoxo

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  45. loveee it!
    you pull everything off ssooooo well!
    you are so inspiring :)

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  46. I love the colors you put together, it's so fun and pretty! Makes me want spring to come already... :)

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  47. Love the colors! What a lucky find that skirt was. You look great in glasses.

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  48. Well this outfit is absolutely awesome! You put the colors together perfectly. And I loove that bag!

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  49. Wow. This is seriously one of my favorite outfits you've posted. Yay for colors!

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  50. Beautiful colors! I'm all for mixing it up...I like seeing this splash of color.

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  51. I really like all the color. I'm more of a new reader so I'm used to your muted hues. You look great in color too though.
    My Heart Blogged

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  52. I love the mix of colour, I would say the yellow wrap is my favourite piece. Though I am rather biased to the colour yellow at the moment.

    Carmen Ri.

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  53. One of my greatest fears is that I one day abandon all the color in my wardrobe - I can't imagine a life without it!

    Anyway, you look FANTASTIC, the color mixing is just perfect.

    ape-z.blogspot.com

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  54. All the colours in these photos are so great! I wish I could pull off glasses like that- my nose is too big:(

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  55. I love this!!! Those colors are so cute together :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  56. the color combination is perfection!

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  57. This is so fabulous. I can't get over it. Just lovely.

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  58. i'm loving your style more and more! This outfit is so inspiring. :-)
    Cate
    the-artist-eye.blogspot.com

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  59. great to see you wear fun clothes like this. it's so liberating to do something out of the ordinary sometimes, even small as changing your outfit occasionally like you have today.

    :)

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  60. I like how you reversed things, you usually see bright shoes and bags with monotoned clothing. But these colors are beautifully combined.
    -shannon H.

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  61. You look great! I'd love to know what you think of the MB bag.

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  62. LOVE the colors!!!!
    it's like printer colors!!!
    in a good way, VERY good way =D

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  63. awwww i,m totally in love with bright colorful outfits!

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  64. I don't see any colour here! Nope, none at all :P Love the glasses too!

    <3 oriola ninon

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  65. Love the vibrant combination of colors u pull off...gorgeous :)

    http://theconfessionofainlicious.blogspot.com

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  66. i love this! the photography in this picture is incredible, i love the contrasting colors. you look great!

    http://wordbyjessie.com

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  67. Wow, what an amazing color! i love this cardigan!!

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  68. I really like how you put together those colors..not everyone knows how!!
    xoxo
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  69. Love this! So refreshing!!! The colors, the bag...everything goes together!

    bureaucrachic.blogspot.com

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  70. Keiko you look perfecto on those colors

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  71. Gorgeous colors!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  72. I love color! This outfit is really hapy! :)

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  73. OMGOSH! That punch of colors, I love it. This outfit totally caught my eye on my bloglovin' feed.

    xx

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  74. Love the colours! so cheerful! wonderful mix!

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  75. Your photographs are amazing. I love the washed out pictures, with a bright palette.

    xL

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  76. Soooooooooo beautiful Keiko!!! love this so much!!!

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  77. I want to know how you do your hair style

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  78. Since I've started my stylist course I've learned to love and combine colourful outfits too. Love your blog!

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  79. love your blog, I'm following!

    I've got a CHANEL GIVEAWAY here... would love you to enter:

    http://thoroughlymodernmilly5.blogspot.com/2011/03/chanel-giveaway.html

    xx

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  80. i love this look! the colors are amazing!!! i also adore your bag...i so need one like this! :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  81. omigosh this is gorgeous!!! I love this outfit. The colors just fit so well together!!! love!!!

    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  82. Block colours are the best!
    Colour also affects ones mood, so you'll see you'll wear different hues accordingly! That's the beauty of fashion!

    Happy weekend
    x
    Vanilla Blonde: http://baileyschneidersblog.blogspot.com

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  83. it reminds me a bit of CMYK :D great outfit i LOVE it.

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  84. PERFECT MIX OF COLORS!
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  85. i absolutely love your outfit!!

    <3b

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  86. this outfit :D :D :D :D woooooow! Love the colors.. this looks so comfy & also so glamouros :D love,love,love it!

    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Live.Laugh.Love. - everyday.

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  87. I love that colour combination of turquoise, hot pink and yellow. Is the Lilla P sweater more of a chartreuse or more of yellow? I think I want one... :)

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  88. Great color combo! It really suits you. :)

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  89. Those look is so nice i bet if i wear doesn look thah good like you.

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  90. Yay! It is exciting to see my name in a blog post hahaahah

    XOXO

    Maurissa

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  91. I love the colours in this outfit but to be honest I love all your outfits. No matter what you wear you put your own spin on it and you always look great. I wish I had your confidence with clothes x

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  92. Oh I do like a bit of colour once in a while :) love the cardigan and skirt.

    p.s how is miku doing?

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  93. hi keiko! im binky.. im from the philippines.. i love your posts.. and i'm inspired by you.. like you, i also love sewing and making my own clothes.. i wrote a blog with u as one of my inspirations.. hope you can visit my site in your free time.. thanks!

    binky :)

    http://misspinkybinky.blogspot.com

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  94. i love the colors of this outfit. they look amazing together!

    rebeccawithanR

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  95. brilliant! you are a fashion/style/beauty goddess. thanks for showing us how it's done.

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  96. I love the colors.. amazing outfit :) And You're really pretty :)

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  97. Hi there my lovlie!
    ( i'm never sure if someone who has over 100 comments actually reads them all , but if you do...)
    i read about you on Weardrobe last year and was so proud of you, though i don't know u, but you represeted woman-kind in the most flattering light.
    This outfit rocked my mind !!!
    now that i found ya.
    i will be following !
    Love,
    Reva

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  98. mAY i POST THIS OUTFIT W/A LINK ON MY BLOG ?
    thanks
    my E-mail is retroreva@current.net
    i love to show people my age how fun dressing can be!

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  99. This is so fun! Nothing like a bright outfit to brighten your mood. :)

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  100. Great outfit, I always love bold color combinations. Uh, and I'm kind of diggin your wall color :-D So much that I wish I was wearing it right now!

    Relatable Style

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  101. Pretty colors n lovely outfit...=)

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  102. Bright colors are definitely a good way of fighting the doldrums!

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  103. I love this outfit! Colour always brighten up my mood, but like you often I tend towards to softer tones cause it looks so decent. I though love a good shot of colour or even three or four!

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  104. I love the beautiful bright colours in this outfit! Lovely.

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  105. Nice colorful outfit !

    xx, Leah.

    http://hapiness-love-music.blogspot.com

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  106. Great colors in this shoot. Very nice pics. Thanks for posting.

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  107. This is absolutely the most gorgeous post! I was looking at your blog and literally squealed with delight when I saw your outfit. So many pretty colors! :)

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  108. This is one of the most refreshing color-blocked looks I've seen so far! I love how all of your accessories are neutral, and your lip color perfectly matches your skirt! But when has it been warm enough to wear this outfit with our schizo NY weather?

    -rina
    www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

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  109. Love all your colors together! What a bold, fun outfit! You were my this week's fav blogger outfit!

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  110. I bought those glasses in tortoise. <3

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  111. lovely look, linked it; http://www.stylesymmetry.com/2011/03/16/housekeeping-in-fives/

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  112. I love this style ;) Very beautiful and stylish http://www.cigs4girls.com/

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