metallic paws: Gothic and Leather

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gothic and Leather


 






"Gothic Placement" dress: courtesy of Motel Rocks (link here)
Leather jacket: Saba
Silver shoes: lovelyshoes.net
Spiked necklace: Lovisa
Silver bangles: Lovisa, Colette

I've seen this gorgeous blue and white, vintage glass window print from Motel Rocks on bloggers everywhere, and I couldn't wait to try on the dress version their lovely staff sent me! There's something about the shapes and design of the print that creates a grungy, romantic-gothic feel, setting it apart from your average sexy bodycon dress. Although it's a tight-fitting dress, the material is perfectly thick enough to not cling to every bulge and bump and let the world know what a big feast you just had (we always seem to take photos right after eating! And everytime I eat out I have to eat large lol).

I preferred wearing this dress with the jacket over it, as to not attract so many stares especially considering how short this is on me (I chose size XS/8 and I think S would've been better). The zip jacket from Saba is shared between my mum and I, and being pure leather it is definitely the most expensive item in my wardrobe (not disclosing the price!) Everytime I take it out I'm terrified of accidentally tainting it, but its buttery soft, and luxurious feel makes the jacket totally worth it. As the fit of the jacket is just a tad baggy for my preference, I popped it over my shoulders to divert the overall look from sexy, to edgy and fierce :)

I know I say this so often about our photoshoots, but this one was in such windy conditions that one of my false eyelashes fell off! Luckily the weather gods were gracious enough to time this disaster right after the shoot, so there's no awkward big eye/small eye fiasco going on in these photos.

116 comments:

  1. I see why you needed to cover up with that jacket -- you're an absolute headturner with this outfit! I love the print and the length really emphasizes your legs! Your accessories are gorgeous, too!

    And how do you do it??? How do you eat a large meal and not get fat?? People like you are just so blessed with such good metabolism! :-)

    inspiration from the little things

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  2. Gorgeous!!!! Can you make a tutorial of your makeup here please? :3 Thank you!!! <3

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    1. thankyou :) haha I will when I have time! I'm not very good at makeup tutorials though >_<

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  3. this looks amazing! i have the skirt version of your dress! hee hee

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  4. OMG, an eyelash flew off?!! That's sad and funny all at the same time. LOL. Okay, I've laughed, now I'm sorry. :) I love the mirror print of this dress! And the color is so bright and pretty. That's the one thing about body con dresses is that sometimes they can be so dang short! Just don't put it in the dryer! <3

    toni

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  5. I was eyeing this dress just yesterday! I must point out first, how I love your vampy makeup! I really love how you managed to tie the outfit together also with silver that's in different shades and not at all clashy. I think the Baroque patterns just instanteously remind me of cathedrals so the gothic vibe is so there! But not dark and somehow quite romantic. I really like how the leather jacket is shared between your mother and you, quite adorable. And its extremely versatile too, and because of the colour, doesn't distract away from the dress :) Popping a jacket over your shoulders rather than wearing it because that's so mainstream /hahahahaha/ And to think that this was shot through windy conditions is hard to believe, you look so composed and perfect! And your eyelash x_x Efficent timing Izzy, and great post as always!

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  6. i really like this rougher look on you! great jewelry & i like your dark make-up, especially because of your pale skin & dark hair! great look!

    xo/Ola
    blogdirtysecret.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this dress! I'm very tempted to get it but I can't decide between this colour or the purple one :) xx

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  8. That dress is amazing <3

    http://bydetails.blogspot.com

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  9. Gorgeous look as always! Loving the amazing print of th dress xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful dress! Love the print and you wear it so well.

    So lucky your mum lets you borrow that jacket as well - it looks amazing!

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  11. Perfect style!
    xoxo


    New post: http://valefashionmeow.blogspot.it/2012/09/the-best-outfit-of-week-22.html

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  12. this is amazing u look awesome! that blue color on u is wonderful!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. that dress looks amazing on you, love the contrast with your black hair and red lips c:

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  14. Eeek I'm so in LOVE with your jacket:) And this dress looks amazing on you Izzy! You look lovely! XX

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  15. I am so in love with the whole outfit, like you have this beautiful curves in your slim shape, like your body is to die for, and the skin-tight dress fits you so well, (reminds me of my mum, she wears skin-tight dresses a lot, she is on my newest portfolio on my blog:))

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  16. Stunning dress, I saw it on Ashley Tisdale recently and thought the print was so cool, but I love how you've styled it even more!

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  17. adorable! love your dress! great prints! :)

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  18. Pretty necklace!
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  19. The dress is absolutely stunning on you! I also really love your jewellery - so unique. xox

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  20. You look SO stunning in this dress! And I love the jacket with it, just gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  21. I love your dress!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  22. You look amazing! The dress is super gorgeous and I love that necklace, shoes, jacket, everything! haha :)

    xoxo, Adela
    http://afashionistascorner.blogspot.com/

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  23. Dang girl, you look AHMAZZZZING! Seriously, that gothic-romantic dress is just gorgeous on you, and you definitely styled it perfectly with the neutral leather jacket.

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  24. wow such a sexylook! the dress fits you like a glove!

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  25. You look gorgeous! I love the vibrant blue colour, it looks so cool with the background!

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  26. You are too perfect seriously, you look stunning in that dress <3

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  27. I love the outfit ^^ the print of the dress is kind of hypnotic :D

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  28. You certainly look rather striking in the skirt. The leather jacket complements it perfectly.

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    1. duh! I mean dress. Obviously, multi tasking is not something I excel in.

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  29. i really like your looks and i follow you on lookbook. xoxo
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  30. Wooow, amazing dress, I LOVE! <3

    ♥♥♥

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  31. The print is stunning, I love the accessories you chose to compliment it! I totally know what you mean, sometimes when I wear short skirts/dresses I just want to crawl inside a hole and change into baggy jeans, since some people really stare very openly, and my figure is nowhere near as great as yours, so I guess men fall off their bikes and crash their cars when you walk past them. XD And OMG, the eyelash falling off must have been irritating, though it sounds really funny.

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  32. Thanks for your comment, happy friday!

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  33. Hi, Izzy! You look fabulous in this kind of dresses, they suit your bodyshape so well! I also love your bangles.
    And thank you for sharing information about your interview, it's very nice. I have never had any important interviews so far but I will keep in mind what you said :)

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  34. What a great outfit! Love the print on the dress and love the metallic accessories xx

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  35. Your makeup is absolutely stunning!

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  36. Beautiful dress! You look amazing :)

    www.gamesoffashion.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Press

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  37. print's superb and really draws attention. I think blue for spring is very intense too. would be great if we can mix yellows and blues in one outfit :D and seriously, I really like your make-up! such defined eyes Izzy. spot on :)
    wish you a good day miss pretty!

    X
    Catherine.

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  38. Love your dress!!! you look so beautiful!!!!xxxxx

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  39. The print is so striking! I'm a big fan of Motel, but do always find their dresses a little too short for me too. The leather jacket is gorgeous, so I'd say it was totally worth the cost, the notches at the front & the double zip pockets are such a nice touch. I also love how the backdrop here is all similar colours to your outfit, makes for some really beautiful images!

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  40. That dress is so gorgeous! I love the jacket and necklace you added, it all looks so phenomenal :-)

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  41. I am following you now via bloglovin.
    I look forward to reading your future posts :)
    STYLE DECORUM

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  42. You look AMAZING in that dress. I love it!

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  43. Gorgeous dress! It looks amazing on you!
    x
    Shubana
    Love, Shushu

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  44. That's a great vintage looking dress and it's so awesome that they sent it to you (yay you got it!). You're so funny Izzy but I'm glad your lashes lasted for the photo shoot dear ;)

    XoXo, Kimberly

    http://www.accordingtokimberly.com

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  45. You Look gorgeous!!! I love your lips color :D
    Stunning as always :D

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  46. I love how this has such an oriental feel! You are like the pretty flower growing out of the oriental vase hehe x

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  47. love that dress on you~ I'm your newest follower~ Would be lovely if you could check out my blog and possibly follow me back :)

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  48. You look lovely! I do like the print of your dress, it is more interesting than you average body con.

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  49. Love your dress. :D I'm really loving baroque and similar prints for the upcoming season. You look like a vase haha. The dress seems quite short though. Or maybe you're just much taller than me.

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  50. I love this outfit on you! :) You look really fierce like a powerful independent woman :D hehe. I've been meaning to buy a leather jacket (light colored) like the one you have. Haven't found a good one in stores though. Still on the lookout!! I'm loving the blue printed dress~

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  51. i don't no how to say this not sounding like over enthusiastic but i love your outfits, the views and you are so beautiful and i shouldn't say this but i love your boyfriend? hahah he is so good photographer!! i just page through your hole blog and i can't be anything else than amazed!:) and you seem so nice and kind:)

    fall greeting from colourful finland!

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  52. u are such a vision! that dress is perfect on u. a good leather jacket is a timeless piece to have in anyone's closet thus it's a good investment! the wind must be very strong to blew off a fake lash! hahaha. anyway, if u have time, probably u can do a makeup tutorial???? i am so hopeless, i still can't put on a fake lash after umpteen tries :X love your makeup :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. haha thankyou! I'm so terrible at makeup tutorials though but I'll try! :D thanks so much <3333 YOU're more of the inspiration!

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  53. Fabulous dress! I love how you paired it with the jacket! Great job!

    xoxo
    Karola
    www.karolasway.blogspot.com

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  54. i love this look dear <3 it is soo fab and soo hot on you!

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  55. The print is absolutely gorgeous!! You look great, as usual

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  56. The prints are really unique! I think you nailed the look with all the silver accessories and black rimmed eyes! So fierce and beautiful!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  57. Oh my goodness - I can't imagine how windy that must've been lol! The print of the dress is so striking and the leather jacket is super gorgeous :) I'd definitely be paranoid of tainting it when wearing it out, considering how light it is and how gorgeous the leather sounds!

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  58. The patterns on this dress are stunning! It actually reminds me a lot of those massive cathedrals which are in Europe. (I think they amazingly beautiful, and every time I look at them, I find myself wanting to take up architecture even though I suck at drawing haha ><)

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  59. This dress is really attention grabbing. I love the prints on it and it is a good move to tone down the attention with the leather jacket. I could almost feel how buttery soft it is from your description. The dress is really short and if it were me, I wouldn't dare to wear it out. Maybe only for a photoshoot. Lol... It's rather courageous of you to wear it out. You look gorgeous as always.

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  60. WOW! one of my favorite looks on you. The pattern and fit of this dress are divine!
    xL

    www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  61. Love this patters on your dress so much :)

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  62. Why are you so pretty?!?!

    Loving the dress :3

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  63. Wow, the print and color of your dress are just stunning!! I'm in love with a fantastic statement print for fall, and this is the perfect piece.

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  64. your dress was gorgeous! you look so beautiful :)
    visit my blog to found some DIY's! :D
    http://fashiononthefloor.blogspot.com/

    xo
    Rizka

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  65. You look so stunning. <3 <3 <3 That dress is gorgeous. Love the colors. LOL at the false lashes. Thank goodness, you were done with the shoot when one of them decided to fall off.

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  66. That jacket is stunning and I immediately saw it first (I'm a sucker for a good jacket). Beyond the jacket, that print is very graphic and I think it lends itself well to a dress like that. Did you manage to catch your renegade eyelash?

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    1. thankyou! haha renegade lash- yes I did!

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  67. omg I love that print from Motel Rocks~ I'm totally eyeing the jeans in that print. Another perfect outfit :D

    www.closetvoyage.com

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  68. Amazingly Gorgeous Dear ^_^
    Love the print, nice silver shoes and your necklace is hot!!

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  69. such a pretty dress! you look amazing!

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  70. I love this dress. The style suits you so well and I adore the pattern. It is a unique pattern but so incredible. The way you styled it is great; also love the leather jacket and shoes. It must be so lovely to have an actual leather jacket. I'm so sorry I haven't commented on your blog for awhile. I have been incredibly busy. Congrats on your job and I'm going to spend some time reading your last post on interviews. I've never been to a job interview so I need help. A government job is actually my prefered job if I do end up going into law but I'm having a bit of a crisis I desperately do not want to work in law anymore so I need to work out what I'm doing with my life. Unfortunately jobs have become a low priority for me. I am so stressed out with other things like wedding and moving out that I can't take much more on at the moment. Oh well, in time I say!

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  71. That dress is absolutely amazing! Especially with the leather jacket! Love it!

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  72. For me it's a first time seeing that print on a blogger tho! :D Looks nice~~ Love the jacket as well!

    And omg, one of your eyelashes FELL off? Maybe you should consider getting a new glue? Just saying, since it has never happened to me after using falsies for like...4 years :o your eye make-up looks great tho! ^^

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  73. So lovely post!!!

    Adore your style!!!

    Kisses,

    www.nicoleta.me

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  74. I love the printed bodycon! It looks great on you! =) Perfect with the jacket.

    Melanie // Aetherlily

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  75. The red touch of your lipstick simply makes you sexy. Love love! x

    crunchy cheese me

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  76. Your outfit is gorgeous as always but I have to compliment you on your eyebrows! I've just started filling mine in and I never thought it would be THAT hard!

    Sorry that it's taken me so long to reply to you! I am completely unsuited to Twitter. I literally write essay-style responses to people so I kept putting it off. Then assignments came along and rah rah rah. You know how it goes! AHAH. I'm not working at the moment, I'm actually gone back at uni studying HR and Business Law. The irony is that I'm really loving Business Law! It's like the concise version of Contracts. I keep telling myself that they keyword is concise, so I don't suddenly decide 'ohhh I want to do law next semester!'

    Over the past few weeks, it's been made quite obvious to me that the people who work in law do not enjoy it. GAH! What to do!

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  77. This dress is just perfect! The pattern and the colors are stunning and you look gorgeous in it! Also I love how you styled the whole look.

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  78. That dress is drop dead gorgeous ! Love it. I've had my eyes on these "mirror printed" items as well, they're great. ^^


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  79. You look amazing!!!
    The dress is fantastic :)

    XOXO
    http://fashion-mask.blogspot.pt/

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  80. Love the print on the dress, Izzy!
    And I know how you feel about the leather jacket. I really splurged on one last year and am SUPER careful with it everytime I wear it, up to this day (and probably for the next five to come HAHA)

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  81. AMAZING. That gothic dress and leather jacket creates a literal classy combination. And what is intriguing is the colours you picked, apart from the bold and classy get up, you managed to find a very catchy and light colour combo. Anyhow, you always are my blogger inspiration, you know how to carry yourself well with your outfit and find the perfect words to share it with your readers <3

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  82. Wow !!!!
    You look great my dear!
    I really LOVE your look (:

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  83. i love your eye make up! make a tutorial please? ;P
    that dress is amazing! and your bangles and necklace are lovely! <333


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    1. thankyou Gabriella! I might when I have time :)

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  84. I adore this dress on you! The blue and white design actually reminds me of blue & white porcelain ^-^

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  85. in love with your dress!! and your shoes!!

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  86. gorgeous outfit you look great!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  87. I like it :) another great outfit! xo

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  88. Beautiful dress! It looks so great on you, and with that awesome jacket.

    Whiskey for Breakfast

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  89. i love that with or without the jacket, this outfit still works. really gorgeous! :)

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  90. You are a master when it comes to accessories. Loving this clean, chic look.

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  91. I adore your jacket, I've been getting more into wearing pieces like that one they are perfect.

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  92. This look rocks. Love the pattern.
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  93. you are Amazing !!
    Want a similar dress :)

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  94. You have gorgeous eyes! And i love that dress! <3
    I'm a newbie, Wish we could follow each other? :)
    Much Love,
    Madhumita.
    http://envoguedivam.blogspot.in/
    https://www.facebook.com/EnVogue.Diva.M

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  95. You look stunning,I love the glass window print,plus body con,looks fab and what a dress,I love the touches of metallic too,gorgeous nails,shoes and accessories x

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  96. This outfit is too amazing!! The print is just exquisite and you've matched it perfectly with the understated neutrals. Jaw dropping style!! :)

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  97. I love this. Always the greatest stuff is coming from your blog dear!!!
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  98. I really love your outfit!! Nice blog!! Maybe you would like to follow each other on facebook and gfc? Let me know dear <3
    Kisses Demi
    Demi's Canvas on Facebook
    Demi's Canvas

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  99. i thank you so much for your comment, i really appreciate that ♥
    love your dress and the leather jacket is wonderful :) you're so retty

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  100. Wow! Very pretty prints indeed! Reminds me of the classic china!
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