Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Outfit: Pleats And Plaits

how to wear midi pleated skirt, milkmaid braid hairstyle
black bow brooch
milkmaid braid plaited hairstyle
yellow nail polish
yellow nail polish
black bow brooch
milkmaid braid hairstyle

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So, we have all been waiting for the sun to shine - but June is almost over and it's still cold and windy. Yesterday was just as dull and these quick snaps were taken just before it was about to pour down with rain. In my last post, I showed you the floral headband (which doubles up as a wrap around bracelet) so here I am wearing it both ways. I had been looking for a subtle one but after having no luck, I decided to make my own. I wanted one that I could wear without feeling a bit self conscious!

I keep forgetting to mention it but I won the Look Mag weekly style competition - here's the link to their page. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.

How is everyone's summer so far? Since buying the Dawson's Creek box set three years ago, I make it an annual ritual to watch it back to back at this time of year. No particular reason, really. I just feel the need to reunite with the gang during the summer. (I talk about them as if know them!) I was obsessed with it when I was a teenager, I recorded it on VHS and watched it every day. So watching it now really takes me back!

A simpler time before DVD's, ipods, mobile phones, texting, Facebook, and hair straighteners! Evidently, Joey Potter's hair is mental in season one. I'm on series 3 at the moment, Joey's hair is straight. This must have been when straighteners were invented! No more Dorito head! Huzzah!

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  1. I wish the sun would come out! I love your nail varnish & hairstyle :) x

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  2. haha dorito head
    lovely post
    you look amazing - that outfit is seriously awesome, loving that skirt x
    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  3. gorgeous outfit! the skirt's just beautiful!

    I love lil traditions like that! I've tried rewatching The OC but it's not as exciting as I remember it haha

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  4. I love your hair, nails, jewellery, outfit!! Everything is AMAZING :)

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    x

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  5. My summer has been ok thanks, yet rather unremarkable! I love how you've done your hair, it's so pretty and elegant. I also love your bracelet, much for the same reasons :-).

    Sarah
    x

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  6. I got absolutely soaked on the way back from work today, so a dvd boxset seems very fitting right now. Those rings are fabulous and I do like your hair style - very pretty. Love from (rainy) London xo

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  7. The skirt is so lovely, and the yellow nail varnish is jealousy-inducing. Might just have to go out and buy one!

    I'm a bit of a Veronica Mars junkie, that's what I turn to over and over again and watch all the way through!

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  8. Love your hair, very pretty :) x x

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  9. Want. Skirt. That is all.

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  10. loving the jewelery and your nails are amazing. love your blouse and your hair looks super cool,

    xoxo

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  11. love the nail colour so much xxx

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  12. I really love the Princess Green ring, such a nice colour!

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  13. I love it worn as a bracelet! Looks so delicate and pretty. And your skirt is lovely too. Missguided are doing very well at the mo.

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  14. Love your jewelry! The rosette piece is so fun!

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  15. Looking gorgeous as I ever! I love the headband / bracelet! xxx

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  16. oh hello, off to shop!

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  17. Gorgeous blog - love your skirt and nails. xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  18. Your hair and your skirt looks great! Really pretty

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  19. I love all the rings and your outfit is so cute xx

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  20. Hehehe "Dorito Head"- that's so funny! I totally know what you mean though. You can tell from my school pictures the year when I got a hair straightener, because all the years before that I was definitely a dorito head. I love this post and your pretty jewelry!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE how you've done your hair. The headband is super adorable too. Perfect outfit!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  22. I love your blog! 're like a porcelain doll! I love it! follow you! this is my blog! Know them and follow it if you like! kiss!

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  23. Loving everything about this outfit. Very pretty and feminine. From the braid and rosebud crown in your hair to the pleated skirt and peter pan collared blouse. I think it's nifty that the headband also doubles as a bracelet.

    Haven't watched Dawson's Creek in so long. Loved that show along with Felicity.

    PS- Congrats on winning the Look Mag win!

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  24. I love your yellow nails and the little bow ribbon, great outfit!

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  25. PS Where is that skirt from?

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  26. you are perfection in this outfit! absolutely love!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  27. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I love this outfit so much. Your pleated skirt looks great with the cute peter pan collared top. Awesome array of accessories too! So many pretty rings and a really fun nail color too!

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  28. I love the shade of your nail varnish!

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  29. Love the hair-it's so cute! I'm a big fan of the pink and gold princess ring too :)
    Its such a shame about the weather, every year there is a big hype and its just always a bit of a chilly, cloudy let-down! Can you tell I need a holiday haha?!
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  30. Amazing jewellery. Your outfit is so vintage and stylish♥

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  31. such a cute look! love your hair! x

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  32. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, you are so beautiful! I love your clothing you've never thought about selling clothing on your shop have you? xx

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  33. haha im having a dawsons creek moment this week too, can't wait to see the transition of joey potter's hair!
    this outfit is so beautiful and elegant on you, i am OBSESSED with black bows on shirts and the rings are beautiful xox

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  34. Seriously, your braids are so cute. I love your hair colour and those nails too! I don't own an yellow polish but I feel that I must! What brand and colour is it?

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  35. Beautiful feminine outfit :) Your hair looks SO cute like that :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  36. OMG SOO BEAUTIFUL!love your hair xx

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  37. wonderful jewels. i love your style and those detail shots.

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  38. fantastic skirt...great style! :)

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  39. Love your jewels, your hair and well your style! :-)
    We are now following you and would love for you to visit our blog and follow back if you like. Thanks!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
    www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com

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  40. Thank you for the lovely comments!
    I'm, lovinnggg your jewellery, especially the black ring and the rose bracelet which is beautiful, I have never seen anything like it.
    I might just give in and buy them!
    :D

    Jamilah xx

    http://shewearsthetrouser.blogspot.com/

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  41. You look so pretty! Love this outfit and rings look fab! x

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  42. I will definitely be buying the bracelet/headband. Such a festivally item :)
    xx

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  43. I love this outfit, especially the gently pleated skirt!

    <3 Kristina

    www.mycupofteafortwo.blogspot.com

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  44. I have been looking for a flower garland-style headband for AGES! And it doubles as a bracelet - fabulous! :)

    Joelle
    xoxo

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  45. can we hangout and talk about cute stuff like clothes and milk maid braids? hehe.

    so. freaking. cute. like, geez!
    xo, jamie

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  46. just adore this whole look, everything you're wearing is beautiful! including the hair, amazing

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  47. love it!


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  48. Love this skirt - it's too cute. Your hair is perfect too, you look fab! xx

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  49. how beautiful you are. i like your haircolour! :)

    also thx for your comment. :)

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  50. I've been watcing lots of Pushing Daisies - I'm on about episode 4 or 5 of season 2 - seriously need to slow down a bit otherwise there won't be any more to watch lol.

    Ned and Chuck are so cute :)

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  51. Particularly love the floral headband come bracelet- I might try a little DIY of my own but not sure if the end result will be as cute as yours, so I might just buy yours.

    Vintagejumbleaffair.blogspot.com

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  52. These photo's are stunning! so sweet and adorable! your outfit is so angelic. Gorgeous blog.

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  53. i adore this, your nail polish and the ring combo! i'm wearing that skirt right now too, hehe :) xx

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  54. It is quite depressing that it's nearly the end of June and the sun still isn't shining. I can definitely relate. I love the versatility of the headband/bracelet! Great idea.


    tacosandfreecandy.blogspot.com

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  55. Awesome dress!

    You're hair is so pretty :-)


    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

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  56. Congrats on winning the competition sweetie, it couldn't happen to a nicer girl. :)

    And I am loving how crafty you are in making things. I am such a dud, and would probably never be able to make anything for myself to wear in this lifetime ever hehe.

    Hope you are having a good weekend!


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  57. very cute ensemble! love your hair:)

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  58. Amazing photos - you look so gorgeous!! And your hair is WOW! Amazing =)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  59. Stunning pictures dear! I love your hairdo too, so pretty ❤

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  60. I like your outfit, your skirt, your ring...!!! I folow you!

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  61. That's so cute :). I get inspired by you.

    Love
    /S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

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  62. I love everything about this look! The accessories are beyond cute!

    Hugs,
    E.

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  63. I love your hairstyle! And the skirt is really cute!

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  64. I love your hair! It's so cute! Outfit is gorgeous too, and I am digging (for want of a better word!) the yellow nails!

    Kathryn Xx

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  65. Hey. Oh goosh I love your hair. It is so cute and I like the floral band also. :)

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  66. Love your funky rings and hairstyle! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  67. love the skirt, gorgeous with the belt! it is really the finishing touch. huge fan of your amazing hair style! when my hair would be longer, i would definitely try this out. gorgeous look girl because everything fits so well together

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  68. this outfit is perfection. one of my favourite hairstyles, nail colour & skirt style!

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  69. that braid is awesome, love the outfit :)

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  70. I like everything...btw very cool blog!! I´m addicted :P
    Love Nadine ;)

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  71. Very gorgeous! I love your rings!!

    xx,
    jemy
    jemyinwonderland.com

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  72. beautiful outfit, and your haircut! :)

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  73. ahh your hair is gorgeous!
    Congrats on being featured by Look!

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  74. Love absolutely everything about this outfit, your hair, the nails, the skirt.. amazing!
    Think I may need that opal ring!

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  75. sooo i'm jamie and im in california! and what about you miss cutie? i mean, we should have a bloggers camp or something fabulous like that. all we would do is dress up cute & take photos and shop, lol.

    anyway, hope that you had a fantastic week! i gotta start packing up my things for the move so this upcoming week is going to be like torture especially because I have school too. have a great start to your week tomorrow dear!

    xo, jamie

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  76. wow great outfit and your hair is beautiful!

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  77. Ah I wish I could wear my hair like this! Congrats on wearing the Look competition, it's well deserved and I love the boots you wore there and the skirt you're wearing here.
    Crazy to think Katie Holmes was once Joey Potter!

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  78. love your pretty styled hair and your yellow nails-so chic!


    now following!

    jess // LF

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  79. Nice outfit !! Love your hair !!

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  80. gorgeous outfit. wish i could pull off a skirt like that!

    x

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  81. Love this pleated skirt:D

    http://makeupandmoustaches.blogspot.com/

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  82. You look utterly DREAMY <3

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  83. wow! amazing this rings, i really love them, are amazing!
    have a nice day!

    xx

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  84. you're outfit is so demure. love it! :) i love the braids. thanks for the comment by the way. :)

    kweshiedoodles.blogspot.com

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  85. you look so beautiful! i really like your blog, and from now on im your new follower :) you are anytime welcome on my blog too :)

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  86. Super, super, supercute outfit! Love the hair :)
    L x

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  87. Your outfit is so lovely and for this summer I'm planning on reading 3 books (the virginity club, the 5 people you meet in heaven and confessions of a shopaholic) and I'm going to raise a puppy!

    http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

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  88. You are so pretty!! I am in love with your style and jewelry!! :] You have a lovely blog! Happy I found it! :]

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  89. I love, love, love your hair! I am totally rubbish at anything hair related but really wish I wasn't so that I could do things like that!

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  90. oh wow so pretty x

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  91. Love the rings <3

    Follow me, if you still aren't ;)
    http://ladyfashionoui.blogspot.com/
    Have a fashionable day! <3
    XOXO
    IT *

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  92. OH MY! How gorgeous are you! Love the outfit! xo

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  93. Love this look and your hairdo - so romantic!


    Miri's Castle

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  94. This is the cutest girliest outfit. Your hair is lovely. And I love the hairband- I know what you mean about feeling self concious

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  95. Beautiful pictures and I love all your rings! The hair is amazing, especially with all the roses :)

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  96. I like the pleats in this dress as well as how you wore it!

    seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

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  97. Thanks so much for your kind comment and for following me - I'm following you now too so that, among other things, you can give me loads more hair inspiration! x

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  98. Oh! This is so beautiful and romantic!!


    Fashezine

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  99. wouuu
    i really like your blog
    so if you want we can be followers

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  100. Lovely pics, I love the colour of your hair. How could you forget such a fab win? ;) Thanks for visiting my blog xx

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  101. love love love your skirt and jewellery :)

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  102. Okay, I'm in love with this whole thing - your hair looks beaut, and that outfit is just perfectly put together. Love your nails, love the rings, too...

    Good job, I'd say! x

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  103. I really love the name of your blog, so cool! Your accessories, your nailpolish, your hair….your everything is so sweet and fantabulous. I’m following you girl!

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  104. I love your pleated skirt, it's the prettiest color. Your hair is very cute, I could never get mine to look like this.

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  105. love this outfit soo gorgeous
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  106. super super cute outfit!!!!! i love!!!
    and have fun watching dawson's creek!!! haha I never got on the bandwagon with that show lol!!! maybe i was too young to understand. . ..lol!!

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  107. What a stunning outfit! I love your plaits!
    Your hair and skirt look beautiful together!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  108. This is gorgeous! I love your hair, it's so beautiful. Ahh, I just love this whole look, so pretty.

    xx

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  109. beautiful! Loves everything here!! those nails, that skirt, hairstyle... :D I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!:)

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  110. Your hair looks amazing! I love what your wearing pretty pictures. The colour of your skirt is lovely <3

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  111. love your braid and rings!
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  112. Thank you :)
    I love your ouftit

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  113. omg, i just discovered you on lookbook. super cute looks and your hair is just amazing. q.q
    <3

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  114. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMMENTS.
    it means a lot :) can i just say i am in love with your shop, i want literally all of the rings.

    i did a little blog post about you over at http://babygothgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/temporary-secretary_03.html - truly love your blog too.

    sophie/babygothgirl x

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  115. You hair is utterly gorgeous love! Awesome outfit.

    xx
    http://ofthisilk.blogspot.com/

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  116. this is so wonderful! what a brilliant blog you have!

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  117. love the outfit, and the cute braids.

    www.justfaabulous.blogspot.com

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  118. Your hair looks lovely like that :)

    Love the outfit too! xx

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  119. how cute are you! found your blog and you have the prettiest post! adore the skirt

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  120. Big crush on the skirt ! so pretty !!
    And the headband/bracelet aswell =)

    http://ja-mata.blogspot.com

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  121. Hi dear!!!!!
    I have the TOMMY HILFIGER contest on my blog...
    you can take part in it...and tell me : what do you think about the Preppy style?;)

    we can follow each other..let me know..I like so much your blog...
    xoxo2befab

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  122. so cute. I love that outfit!

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  123. je adore fab skirt and i fallin love with yr awesome hair <3

    wwwtariarizona.blogspot.com

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  124. I love every single detail of that outfit. Especially your hair and the little flowers!

    xx

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