Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sassafras




 

Jacket: zipia.net
Blouse: Supre
Shorts: Total Recall Vintage (won from giveaway)
Stockings: asos.com
Wedges: Therapy
Sunglasses: Le Specs (won from giveaway) 


 

Necklace: courtesy of Rire Boutique (link here)
Rings: Disney Couture, Colette Accessories


The other day I had a yearning to pull out this checkered crop jacket I bought off zipia.net a few years ago! With the influx of soft pastels and blinding neons taking the blogosphere and shops by storm lately, the dark bottle greens and mustards of this jacket seemed so out of place when people are rocking pastels even during winter. Nonetheless, I hate the idea of not being able to wear something just because it's not in trend anymore so I wore this anyway! To me the checkered pattern on the jacket embodies "preppy" but I wanted an edgier look. I popped on a pair of Le Specs shades, distressed denim shorts and these awesome faux-socks stockings with the line across the knee.

How adorable is this bird potion necklace? It's a little crystal-clear potion bottle with a tiny bird figurine sitting atop the cork lid. You can take off the cork lid and spray a bit of your favourite perfume inside, and open it any time you need a pick-me-up. The outfit was already a mish-mash of edgy, preppy and eclecticism; why not add a touch of sweetness? :) It was so difficult to pick something for the lovely people at Rire Boutique to gift over to me- they have so many sweet and feminine dresses, necklaces, bags and more.

In other news of my incredibly boring life- another semester of uni has started again and seems more tiring and tedious than ever upon knowing it's my last semester. Also, about two weeks ago I put myself on a chocolate ban so I can do a total overhaul of my shocking eating habits (processed sugar = like 90% of my daily intake). I'm quite picky when it comes to savoury foods so before I would sometimes each a block of chocolate or a packet of choc chip cookies and call it lunch. People are surprised that I haven't gotten diabetes yet. Right now I'm coping better than I expected...probably because I'm cheating with extra sugar in my coffee and the discovery of banana muffins *drools*


Oh and the song title is from Sassafras by Timmy Trumpet and Chardy, the latest electro gem I've been so obsessed with lately!


ps: and thanks so much to Lisa for featuring a previous look of mine in her digital magazine! I'm in the latest issue (18) of Just Another Fashion Magazine for the Ombre trend, and you can download the app for the iPad here.

120 comments:

  1. I love this outfit so much! Preppy, chic, and just downright awesome! I've always loved plaids, but am picky in terms of finding the right balance of them in blazers, but yours is perfect :) People shouldn't follow trends, just make everything work for them and your wardrobe will be a happy chappy. I would've never considered pairing distressed denim with a cropped blazer, reminds me of a mish-mash of the film 'Clueless' somehow haha, but it works! Hang in there for uni, they decide to throw everyone onto us by the first couple of weeks, it's almost torture. Do you love blueberry muffins? Or banana bread?! They're glorious *__* Or raspberry cookies *__*

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  2. fabulous as always :) love the blouse and fitted jacket!

    MemoriesOfTimesPast

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  3. The stockings are so cute, they look so nice!
    Good luck in your last semester of uni ^^

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  4. Looking fabulous as always!! I like your stockings and top!!
    aqui-a.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your outfit! I wish the weather was good enough in Melbourne to be able to pull that outfit off!

    http://goodfoodgoodmoodbylisa.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. great look; I especially love your blazer
    xo
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Those stockings are totally hot! I'm actually going to order some right now. You look rockin'! haha

    http://sassyshann.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow what an edgy but still girly look! You can pull off ANYTHING damnnnn!

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  9. You're on your last semester! Congrats!

    I'm loving the stockings the most. They really make the entire outfit and gives it a bit of an edge!

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  10. I wear what I like, in season or not. I love that you rolled with it and did the same thing! The edgy vibe is right up my alley. (:

    As for food, ohhh man. I used to eat pretty much a steady stream of sugar cut with processed flour. That's changed (and I feel WAY less lethargic, lemme just say) as of late, but especially toward the end of university... it was pretty bad. I hope you continue to cope well and that your last semester flies by!

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  11. Great look! Love the blazer and shorts!

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  12. I'm loving your outfit!
    The slashers are amazing and that jacket is perfection :)
    Haha processed foods constitutes a very large part of my diet. It's just too delicious to give up hehe
    xxx

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  13. I love the edgyness of the shorts mixed with the blazer <3 it looks great, though I don't think everyone can pull it off like you


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  14. looove! and that jacket is too cute! I really need a plaid jacket in my closet, Clueless style :)

    xx
    www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

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  15. As usual, another amazing outfit from you. I WANT TO YOUR CLOSET! hahaha
    I agree with the second semester of uni being more tiring, I'm already over it.
    Listening to the song you've shared and for some reason I feel like exercising now... hahaha

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  16. You definitely pulled off the edgy, preppy look... love it! The potion necklace is really pretty too, it's very unique.
    Ooh, last semester of uni? Are you relieved?! I'm actually doing my last semester of school haha... I'm SOOOO relieved! Can't wait until the last day :D

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  17. girlll you're flawless! i love the first pic you look so badass there lol
    good luck with your chocolate ban!

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  18. I love the stockings! Another amazing outfit <3

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  19. oh thank you :-))

    nice outfit !!! love it :*

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  20. YOU LOOK SUPER ADORABLE AS ALWAYS ☺
    envyy!
    aaa pretty!

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  21. your stockings are so unique! they look like long socks on top of stockings haha
    and lovely jacket too Izzy. such a nice weather to shoot this.
    wish you a massively wonderful weekend :D

    X
    Catherine.

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  22. Love that checked jacket with the denim shorts! :)

    Hope uni is going well :) You're very brave to try to live without chocolate - I couldn't do it, too much of a sweet tooth!

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  23. Hi Izzy!

    I like this shorts a lot, they are very cool! And your juwelry is amazing, I love your rings!
    You have totally right, we have to wear what we love and not only the trends!

    Big kiss,
    Yana

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  24. Thank you again, Izzy! Your stockings and glasses go so well together, they make a great look!
    I wish you good luck for your last semester and also for staying away from sweets - I know myself how difficult it is!

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  25. Yay your garter tights again!! I love them! And I love your cropped jacket too. The colors are perfect for your weather right now and I'm ready for the dark colors of fall. :) <3

    toni

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  26. the jacket is definitely outstanding. but the whole look is even more awesome! :)

    love
    agnes

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  27. love love love it!! <3

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  28. Thank you for visiting my blog,I am following you now on bloglovin,on gfc I followed you days ago.
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    Lala

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  29. You're right, you should wear what you want regardless of whether it's 'in' or not! Loveee your jacket it's so lovely (and totally on trend anyway for A/W haha!) xxx

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  30. Love the outfit! I could never pull off wearing something like that, but it looks so good on you!

    X

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  31. Wow, everything you touch simply turns out to be a great outfit with the perfect twist!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  32. Please stay healthy and
    stay in good shape even
    we all love chocolate
    and such c:

    I love the cuts of the
    shorts and the necklace
    is adorable!!

    xx

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  33. You gorgeous girl! I love the outfit, the shorts and stockings are so nice~!!!!

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  34. oh my, what a perfect styling on a gorgeous lady <3

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  35. Love your necklace!
    And your stockings are so nice, I was wondering you were wearing socks instead! LOL
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    Amy x

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  36. Love this look on you! the ripped shorts are so cool! :)

    kiss
    N.
    http://nikadressed.blogspot.com

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  37. Good luck with cutting out sugar! Gotta say it's a damn hard process.

    Dylan

    http://dylanisrestless.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. Your jacket is perfect for this falls trends! It's so funny how things always come back around in fashion. Anyway LOVE the necklace reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful pictures as always!

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  39. This look is perfection, love love love the slashed shorts girl!

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  40. Nice! I love your outer and the tights!!!!!

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  41. I adore this outfit Izzy, the jacket = perfection:)
    And I LOVE banana muffins...yummmm <3
    xx

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  42. ugh i need to get a handle on my eating habits too :( but junk food is soo good hahah love the cutoffs and tights

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  43. That necklace is just so pretty. I love it!
    Also, your plaid cropped jacket is so cool. A perfect fall option ♥ It's slowly getting cooler here in the US, so I'm looking here for inspiration and I got it! :)

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  44. those are adorable stockings! I love the look you've put together. You look gorgeous!

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  45. stunning as always!
    i love your jacketand your stockings! <3


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  46. i love your blazer! its so lovely and looks soo good with your cut offs! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  47. Absolutely stunning! I love your outfits so much, especially this cropped jacket :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  48. You look gorgeous as usual, hon! I love that silky blouse, I think it looks just perfect with the cut up shorts. <3

    xo-Tina

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  49. Your blog never fails to fascinate me~~
    That blouse from Supre is perfect *o* love the color and the fabric as well.

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  50. great outfit!


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  51. wow i love this outfit! the conservative feel i get from your jacket+blouse totally clashes with your rebellious ripped shorts (badassery!) and i LOVE IT!!! i credit your tights and boots for tying them together nicely! ^_^

    OMGOSH A CHOCOLATE BAN!?!?!?!??!?! ..........................good luck you honorable soul. i probably will never be able to part ways with my chocolate and sweets, but i wish you the best! *salutes* best of luck at uni! ugh, totally not looking forward to returning back to my 4th year in 3 weeks...T_T

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  52. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog too,for your very sweet words and for following me too,it means so much :)

    I love how you made this preppy cropped jacket,edgier with the torn shorts and tights,really mixes it up and puts your own twist on the look and is refreshing to see your own trend,like you said,not to follow and be bold and yourself and its worked!
    Wish I had the strength to cut out my sugar intake,need to cut down but not going to happen :D

    Hope your well and are having a wonderful weekend,thanks again for checking out my blog too x

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  53. Great outfit...love your shorts and stocking..<3
    and the neklace is so cute...>•<

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  54. Hi doll, awesome look as always! I like this preppy-meets-rock-chic kind of look, great clash of two styles. Love that blazer/ Good Luck with Uni!

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  55. Love the stockings chicky! I bought some similar the other week xx

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  56. I never thought that preppy would be able to work well with edgy, but I love this look! Your stockings are so awesome as well. I just love how these pieces are from entirely different worlds, but work so harmoniously together! And good luck with your no sugar diet. I tried it at the beginning of this winter (combined with no junk), but I reasoned with myself "It's winter...I need more fat to keep warm", so that plan was out the window before it started. But good job for keeping it up :P

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  57. So hot!! I so wich I had your legs!!

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  58. loving those ripped denims!

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  59. That sugar intake sounds like mine haha, I'm dropping my unhealthiness now too. I think the whole prospect of a new school semester coming up soon is getting me in the changing mood! And I think that a classic look will never look out of place even with a completely opposite trend in effect. Your outfit looks put together and the blazer and the plaid give it a timeless look, it'll work now and time and again. :)

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  60. Gorgeous gorgeous!! I have really similar tights but have only wore them with dresses at night, so it's great to see they can still look fabulous in a daytime outfit, as proved by how amazing you look here :) I eat wayyyy too much sugar too, I always have lollies in my bag and when my friends need a sugar fix, they know who to ask hahaha so bad...

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  61. YOur outfit looks so cool! It's a bit like some vintage with biker chic! [your necklace is really something as well! :O] Congrats on your feature too, ^~^

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  62. thanks for your comment!! I always love your styling!

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  63. plaid is so fun. makes me excited for fall!! :)

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  64. cool outfit! look so pretty

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  65. i love ur blazer jacket! so cute!

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  66. I'm just amazed that you could consume that amount of sugar and look like that! Lucky thing! But I have to agree, too much sugar makes one really groggy. I've been here long enough to forget how mild winter can be in Sydney and Auckland. I think I've only worn my shorts out 5 times before it got so cold that it's back to jumpers and jackets :(

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  67. Love your shorts! You look fabulous!
    xx

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  68. Amazing outfit! Gorgeous shots and lovely jacket! You're so pretty as usual! x

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  69. So great to see "edgy" look from you. :) LOVE the necklace, and shorts are so nice aswell. ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  70. Kidos to you for wearing what you want! If its on trend or not doesn't really matter because you look absolutely fantastc in this plaid jacket. I agree that you did a great job of making it look edgier with those cool tights and shorts. Keep up the great style!

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  71. Such a great blazer!! You look great!! :) Following you now! Love it if you could follow me back too!

    -Stephanie
    @SweetsAndChicBoutiques.blogspot.com

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  72. such a fabulous blazer!

    xxx
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  73. LOVE your ripped shorts with the tights Izzy! And adore those rings!

    XoXo, Kimberly

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  74. Gorgeous as always! Love the jacket & the tights!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  75. gorgeous! your outfits are amazing!! im following you on bloglovin! thanks for the inspiration
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  76. I really love that jacket! Great outfit and styled nicely. -xo

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  77. i love your shorts!!! u are so lucky to be able to win this precious piece! how on earth u manage stay so slim with your high level of sugar intake. i am glad i don't have a sweet tooth (except for occasional macarons :P) else i would be fat as a pig & probably won't be able to squeeze through my door. hahaha.

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  78. Great look! Love all that's going on with it! Ugh, school started.

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  79. aaakh you look stunning as always ;)

    xx
    sartob

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  80. I need to say this.. you look SEXY! something about the shorts, blazer and tights, makes the look so hot! I wish I could wear that combo, but it is so hot here :(

    GOOD LUCK ON THE NEW SEMESTER :)

    xx
    Teresa
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  81. Izzy! The Total Recall shorts look great on you! I haven't even noticed you wearing them until just now :)
    Amazing outfit! <3

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  82. I love how you made the outfit a bit more edgy with the distressed shorts! The plaid jacket is awesome and so perfect for fall, especially the dark colors :)

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  83. I love your jacket so much. It is really gorgeous and one of the nicest jackets I have seen in awhile. I just love finding items that I bought many years ago and being able to still wear them. I am totally the same with junk food. I often have just coke, chips and chocolate for lunch. I am yet to have a successful chocolate ban though. I mean, I'm on a spending ban. I can't try too many new things at once, right? I can totally relate to how you are feeling about university. Yay for it being our last semester though.

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  84. This jacket is just amazing, it has this really beautiful old school chicness. Love it to bits. Oh man, I do miss school life a lot. I hope you have a great last semester!

    Fang Ting
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  85. I think I would absolutely wear this jacket in the winter! It's that shade of green I miss where I live because I don't have real trees.

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  86. I love your style! I remember you from soompi. I always love your ootd posts on the thread in the beauty & fashion section.
    Can't wait for more posts! Keep up the amazing work! ^____^

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  87. I really like this jacket and your stockings are amazing!! Hope you are dealing well with the chocolate ban. I don't think I will ever be able to survive an ordeal like this. Good luck with it and good luck at uni too! Last semester can be very hectic but the finishing line is so close ^-^

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  88. ohh love that shorts and jacket!color combo is so great! and you are so pretty:D! love your photos:)

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  89. I like your jacket - i've been wanting a checkered, tartan-ish sor tof blazer but I'm afraid of not being able to wear it with anything in my wardrobe! Good luck with your last semester - I wish I were that close to finishing, haha.

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  90. You look absolutely amazing. I love your jacket and the stockings with the booties. Gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  91. You look totally fabulous dear! Gorgeous jacket!

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  92. You look amazing, love your denim shorts! :)
    kisses

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  93. Very nice look, i love the short and the necklace :).

    Thank you for your comment.
    Selvia
    xx

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  94. Such a lovely, lady-like look for you, Izzy. I can totally understand binging on sweets - don't feel guilty!


    x
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  95. I love the outfit! You look stunning!

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  96. Never in a million years would I have been able to pull off that jacket, but wow izzy, is there ANYTHING you can't pull off?!!! Envious much! x

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  97. You rock this " a bit rebellious" look, especially the jacket!!
    Have a great weekend dear!!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  98. Such a clever way of styling it Izzy! Coincidentally, I'm planning on wearing a similar cropped jacket but with orange hues tomorrow (if the weather permits). Where do you put all that sugar? You look gorgeous all the time. So jealous of your metabolism. haha! I imposed a potato chips ban on myself too and is now starting (or attempting to) detoxify.

    Kathy
    http://mypeachdays.blogspot.com/

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  99. What a lovely look this is! I really like the blazer & the way you combined it all!

    XO, Imke

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  100. That looks awesome *.*
    Love the pictures

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  101. I'm new to your blog and I really love all your outfit shots. You are so gorgeous and your bf is such a talented photographerto bring out such beauty from his "model".

    Good job with the edgey cum preppy look. It's refreshing. I too, hate the idea of not being able to wear something just because it's not in trend anymore. Most of the times, nobody really bothers too but I do crinch when know-it-all fashionista seem to think you can't do that.

    PS:
    I'm hosting my first giveaway. There would be 3 sets of prizes to be given out. Do participate if you are keen. =)

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  102. That jacket is amazing! Gorgeous look x

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  103. Heehee, I really like your post title. "Sassafras." What an awesome word.
    You look great in this outfit - it's a not normally seen combo, and that's what makes it awesome. Hope we can keep in touch, Izzy! :)

    ♥ x i x i a | thisisxixia.com

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  104. Izzy, you literally can pull off ANY look! You're so badass haha :) Love the necklace!

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  105. This outfit is swoooooooon-worthy. That jacket is amazing. The shades are fierce. The tights are bad-ass. You look STUNNING.

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  106. Love it.
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  107. you make the prepry tartan jacket very cool-looking!

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  108. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!

    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  109. The vibe of this look is so cool,and I love your confidence!

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