Wednesday, May 9, 2012

a historic escapade + giveaway winner

This shoot is a little bit different to my previous posts, as we ventured into Sydney's The Rocks to leave behind open spaces of lush green foliage or modern architecture in the background. Instead, we were greeted by cobblestone streets and rustic buildings evocative of the bygone era of colonial Australia.

With the weather cooling down at a significant rate, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pull out my new Wish cape. To complement the historic feel of the surroundings, I also added a pop of rich red velvet peeking out beneath the cape, and a grey beret on top.

To be honest, I had never been a fan of the cape jacket because of the wide flare and possible shapelessness it could create, until now. This one from Wish was perfect for me because of its structured and solid shape, rather than simply resembling a floppy, oversized jacket. The beautiful camel colour was of course also a winning point for me.

Beret: Forever New
Cape: courtesy of Wish (link here)
Velvet dress: taobao.com
Stockings: Glassons
Heels: Pinet









The sun also has a tendency to go down remarkably fast nowadays, so we continued the shoot around Darling Harbour, which was lit up by beautiful tree lights. I put on some grey gloves (to match my beret!) as it was getting extra cold, and you also get to see the bag I was carrying around all day.

Gloves: Glassons
Bag: Forever New





Also I've just drawn the winner for my 400 Followers Giveaway. Congratulations to Linda! I will be contacting you shortly.


143 comments:

  1. Great outfit, you look amazing!
    xoxo

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  2. You look so amazing and beautiful! I love that cape on you, it's so adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. You belong in an asian drama! Either as the actress or stylist x

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Love it! You look great with that cape!

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  5. Aghhh i am so jealous of the quality of your pics and that awesome cape! you always look stunning.
    xx
    marianne
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/
    come and check out my newest post and let me know what you think

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  6. I still can't get over how uniquely the velvet reflects light off! It looks amazing with the camel cape, and the bokeh is beautiful! Your outfit matches the setting so well!

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  7. Love love love your whole look! And your vevelt dress and cape. Such beautiful pictures too.

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  8. Love the cape! This is a great outfit!

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  9. wow your outfit + background are absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. You look amazing! Love the tights and especially your hair.

    Tiny Crush

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  11. Thanks for your comment! Your outfit is super cute and very pretty photos!

    xx Marije

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  12. Something about this is very flapper-esque and I LOVE it! I think the muted background in the photos really compliments the feel of the outfit. You look gorgeous! :)

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  13. A~mazing :) I like the background and the outfit, it all goes together so nicely.

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  14. love the outfit! looks so cute! :D

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  15. I love the location of your shoot (besides your outfit, of course). It doesn't look like it's in Australia at all! How wintery :P xx

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  16. These photos are stunning, and I love that cape! I had a similar one years ago and am so mad at myself for donating it.
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  17. i love your cape!! so cute!

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  18. Such a cute outfit! I love it. I love capes :3 and capelets. They're my favourite. Love your tights, too!!

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  19. amazing photos!
    love your cape coat and tights!
    <3
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  20. Your outfits are always so amazing, I absolutely LOVE your cape!! You look beautiful Izzy:) XX

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  21. Great picture! Love the dress and the stockings~

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  22. Your outfit is really cute! The pictures are great too, I feel like they're coming to life!

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    joanne♥choi

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  23. Love this cape and the volume it creates! Following you on BL now!
    xL

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  24. I'm sooo excited to start seeing your fall/winter wear!! I can live vicariously through you and your cold weather. LOL. This outfit is just perfection!! You look amazingly gorgeous and that cape is fantastic! I love how you paired it with the beret and the gloves. You look like you belong in Paris or something. Just gorgeous! <3

    toni

    ps. i looked up the lens your boyfriend has and holy crap! Don't think I will be getting that lens anytime soon! $1500-$2000 is a lot!

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  25. The outfit is really nice! You look great ^_^
    Congrats to the winner ~

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  26. Omg. Your outfit is AMAZING. <3

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  27. I'm in love with that skirt!

    xx,
    Jordana

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  28. Your outfit is really pretty, you always have the most cutest & coolest tights by the way :) Lovely cape and accessories.

    What I really love about this post is the setting; great to see different backgrounds.. These photos are gorgeous. :)


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  29. The cape jacket is such a nice length.. not toolong. love the photos they look amazing

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  30. Beautiful pictures! I really love your cape:)
    xo
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the last few photos ! <3

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  32. Love where you took the photos and the outfit is really chic and pretty.

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  33. i like the way you express your own ideas here.

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  34. Wow, gorgeous girl!
    I love this location as well. Cobblestone streets are still something I need to find to shoot at...haha
    And I agree with you about cape jackets. I haven't found a good, structured one like yours, and until I find one I'm passing on all the other frumpy options.
    Love how your gloves match the beret! :)

    Trendy Teal

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  35. gorgeous photos and love the outfit! xx

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  36. omg how come you're always so stunning! your outfits are so amazing, love your style <3

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  37. oh wow! this outfit is so pretty :D
    i love it! it suits you so well
    and the shooting is quit good, too!
    xox

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  38. I love the style of this shoot! Looks good :D

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  39. So gorgeous as usual Izzi! Love the way you paired this outfit... colour combo is perfect. And I am really liking the change in back drop!
    Also congrats to Linda, what a lucky lucky girl!!

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  40. You look beautiful! I love that cape on you, it's stunning and looks so warm! :)

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  41. This outfit is completely gorgeous!
    Love the colours and the way you matched things!

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  42. The colour of your dress is so beautiful, very glam! x

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  43. i love your dress and cape! + you look amazing! <3

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  44. LOVE that cape what a great way to wear it too!!

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  45. Izzy izzy izzy, you're the most fashionable law student I know. Love that splash of red and the jacket!

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  46. Small thing but.. really love the mittens you're wearing! haha I actually have a cape jacket but I don't wear it so often, mainly because of the same reasons you listed. It can be tricky but I do overall like the effect. :)

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  47. Gorgeous pictures and cute outfit :)
    x

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  48. loooove your style!! the tights are soooo beautiful :))

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  49. Love the entire get up especially the cape and the tights ! n girl u are so pretty :)

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  50. COOL....CUTE....CHIC....AMAZING....omg you are lovely....cool tights with CAPE

    HAVE a WONDERFUL WEEKEND =)

    XO - LAVIEQUO - MUNICH - www.LAVIEQUO.com

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  51. Wow congrats to Linda!!!

    And BEAUTIFUL outfit!! I love all of this. I also don't care for capes but this is just amazing. And I love the peek of red velvet! Love the tights too :)

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  52. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS on being in your 4th year of law school! how do you make time to blog? busy bee! i like the red slip dress with the poncho. Currently the weather in the states is approaching 80s! looks chilly there.

    I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER on Bloglovin AND GFC! I hope you can check out my blog and follow me back too! Also- if you have ANY feedback at all, I would love it! I am always looking to improve. hugs from USA!

    God bless
    christine
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  53. congratulation! you look lovely! love the whole look, and the cape is wonderful! pretty! :)

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  54. gorgeous outfit! i'm not sure why but this look totally reminds me of "little red riding hood" :)


    -Gita
    mimiandchichi.com

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  55. Adore the co-ordination of your outfit to your surroundings! The subtle peek of velvet under the thick cape is lovely, and your beret's adorable! xx

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  56. these photographs are beautiful (as usual, really haha). especially the bokeh effect at night. amazing. your photographer is fantastic :) and you look stunning of course x

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  57. I sooooo love your cape! Very pretty! I wanna own one. <3

    Geneva
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  58. you look amazingg, love that cape, super love the 3rd photo xx

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  59. I love your outfit here. The gloves, hat, lush velvet skirt and the gorgeous cape complement one another so well. You're immaculate!

    By the way, I'll be heading back to Sydney in 2 weeks time. Hopefully we'll get to meet then!

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  60. I love capes. I nearly bought one, but I knew I was coming back to Malaysia and would have no need for it. Yours look lovely on you!

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  61. woah! cool look Izzyyyy!! :D It's been a while since I last visited your blog.. I miss dropping you a comment here <3

    P.S. and you're still gorgeous as ever! :D

    xoxo, Rhea Bue

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  62. Thank you very much for your comment, Izzy!
    This is a gorgeous cape you are wearing and you styled it beautifully, you look a bit like the Little Red Riding Hood, at least I imagine her to look like this :)

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  63. Gorgeous outfit! Love the cape and velvet skirt! Congratulations on the winner! Following you =) X

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  64. chic!
    i love everything but especially love your shoes and gloves.

    congratulations to the winner! :)

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  65. This outfit looks lovely on you! Really loving your style. This is my first time on your blog but I love it very much. Following you now! :) will be sure to visit again!

    xx,
    Melanie
    Http://aetherlily.blogspot.com

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  66. beyond pretty <33 i love your style as always <3

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  67. Ahh, I felt exactly the same way about cape jackets! All the ones that looked cute.... I realized that it would look like I was being eaten by a monster if I put it on lol. Most of them are just too big.

    The location is so pretty, it would be perfect for a themed photoshoot. And your gloves made me seriously want a pair. I think they'd help out my hand-getting-icy-cold-in-5-seconds-outside problem -_-

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  68. Nice post as always! Congrats for the winner :)

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  69. ohhh I can't take my eyes of you! amazing outfit! you look very romantic:)

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  70. You. Are. So. Stunning.

    *kills self*

    I love Wish - they make gorgeous dresses (and clearly capes too).
    You have done so well with your blog :)

    x Stace

    PS. I've got a giveaway happening as well, to win a House of Harlow ring! I'd love for you to enter!

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  71. what a beautiful cape!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  72. You are so beautiful. I absolutely adore your tights and cape. And the background in your photos could not be more lovely.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  73. The cape looks amazing on you. I really like the 3rd picture.

    I hate it when brushes leaves stray hair behind, especially when they get into cream products, which is so annoying to get rid of. Even some quite expensive brushes shed but the real techniques ones are so affordable and almost don't shed at all. What's not to love???

    xoxo
    Liz

    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  74. I've always loved the cape, but they never really work out for me cause they basically eat me LOL. You look great in yours though. With the neutral colour, you can wear it with anything!

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  75. Amazing post darling, you look great and I love every picture! Would you like to enter my ROMWE giveaway?

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  76. wow absolutely GORGEOUS~~~ i love this! I love it even more because...living on the other hemisphere it's actually getting HOTTER and i miss the cold ;(

    but you look charming! really~~ everything fits so well. love the stockings and the cape too!

    glad your giveaway was a success! congrats to your winner :DD

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  77. This look is gorgeous, I simply adore your cape and tights. You look beautiful in these pictures! xox

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  78. okay, the backdrop to these images is absolutely gorgeous! and i'm of course loving your outfit!! so fierce!
    xo TJ

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  79. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. xx

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  80. Such a beautiful outfit, the dress with the tights is simply lovely! Also loving where you took the pictures, it gives such a rustic feel.

    And to reply to your comment that you left on my blog (I'm sorry it took so long! I was on a hiatus) -- I love DBSK and Big Bang, my top two groups :) Also like 2NE1 and SHINee haha.

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  81. Lovely outfit! It looks very Parisian chic. The camel cape with the red velvet skirt is such a cute combination. :)

    xo Sergeant Fox

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  82. Stunning! Love the outfit specially the cape and the velvet dress. Perfect.
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  83. ahhh *swoons* the red velvet and the beige cape is genius! And your look is to die for!!! I need more velvet pieces in my life. And the hobo gloves on you dont even look hobo at all !!

    OX

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  84. u r too gorgeous to be true!! wonderful cape & velvet skirt!

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com
    giveaway on my blog

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  85. Hi, thanks for the comment. Yeah, Alexa Chung's outfit was by far the worst- it was hideous! But, I suppose it would be boring if she looked good all the time.
    Great blog :)

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  86. those tights are ah-mazing!! great photo's too!

    xx, Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  87. This is such an amazing look Izzy! Loooove the tights and beret!!

    xoxo
    -Lauren

    http://www.adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  88. Amazing pics! Love your cape!
    xx

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  89. Love this outfit!!! Great pictures!

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  90. Love your cape!
    Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

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  91. I love this cape! It looks so great with the short dress. Your legs are amazing!

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  92. I love this outfit! The cape is awesome and I love all the lights :)
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  93. Cute!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  94. What an incredibly sweet look. I wish I could pull off a cape like you

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  95. wow I am leaving the 100th comment!!!

    Your perfect primped hair makes you look like a doll! You look great in a cape!!

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  96. Who what a great place for this shooting!
    I love that cape and the whole outfit is gorgeous!!
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  97. You look amazing!

    xx
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  98. WOW!!!

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    Giuseppe

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  99. You look fabulous, love!! The cape is really amazing. :) Hope you're having a great day.

    xx Love & Aloha
    come visit me...
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  100. you look pretty,adorable,lovely,cute!
    omg,
    hope someday i can be pretty as u!

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  101. I am experiencing total cape jealousy right now. I love everything about this outfit.

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  102. You look so amazing dear ^^

    Xoxo,

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  103. these shots of you are stunning! Love the cape! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  104. AMAZING. You are stunning and this outfit is so gorgeous. I love your tights especially, and they are amazing paired with that cape! Congrats to the winner!

    xo
    Rachel

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  105. You look stunning! I love the twinkling lights in the background too! So cute!

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  106. Hihi yes they are sweety,thank you ;)
    you look great <3

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  107. you look adorable! love the cape :)

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  108. i love everything about this outfit! those tights are awesome!

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  109. So much love! You have a really skilled photographer too. I know what you mean about the cape, but they're so cute and classy! I feel kind of posh wearing one haha. Also Taobao ♥ great stuff! xox

    --Char xx

    http://fyeahtea.com

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  110. You look amazing! I wasn't a fan of the cape either but it's definitely grown on me since the trend was first introduced! Love the evening shots, your photographer is amazing!

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  111. Perfect photos! I love your outfit!
    sooo prety as always !!! xxxxxxxxx

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  112. amazing outfit, and photos are just gorgeous!

    xx

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  113. super cute outfit! :)

    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/
    and if you like, we can follow each other pretty! ;D

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  114. The cape is beautiful. congratulations to the winner!

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  115. looks like an editorial to me <3 all lovely :) cape looks perfect on you :)

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  116. I love this outfit to bits! Amazing cape which sits perfectly on the red velvet dress. The photos are just beautiful! I'm loving your style and your blog. Definitely following!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  117. Another great shoot! You look lovely in the cape jacket the tights were a very nice touch. I love the details in this look.

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  118. Me encanta tu estilo... te ves genial!
    saludos desde Argentina

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  119. Thank you for your comment Izzy!
    The red colour of the skirt fits well
    with the colour of your coat. And like
    the tights :)

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  120. wahhh you look sooo cute in this outfit!!!

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  121. oh my, how gorgeous is this outfit and the photos as well. pretty perfect in every way, to be honest :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  122. nice place nice cape! Your photos are so gorgeous!

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  123. The cape looks so good on you!
    I've been looking your blog and you have a great style!

    xxx
    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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  124. yeah, my sketches :) wow! amazing pictures! I invite often!
    xo

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  125. i love the background of these photos, it seems like its almost empty except for you! you are so pretty and i love the silhouette of this outfit!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  126. Love everything but esp the tights
    <3
    x the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  127. Great photos! You look beautiful..I love your dress and tights!

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  128. You look beautiful Izzy! I love the cape jacket on you. I've been wanting one for the longest but still haven't gotten around to purchasing one yet. I like how even though suspender tights are normally a bit risque, you manage to make this outfit look so elegant :)

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  129. Aw I love the night lights and your glittery sequin beret, so french-chic.
    thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, you are the first one to actually point out that's a white tim tam on my blog :))
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  130. I really loved this whole outfit, can't pick my favorite thing of it <3 you look great :)
    I'm following you now, loved your blog <3

    Love!
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  131. GORGEOUS photos and I love this whole outfit, especially the cape + tights + shoes...okay everything!

    XoXo, Kimberly

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  132. wow! very fashionable! stunning as always! <3

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  133. you looking very sweet :)) ı follow you...
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