metallic paws: Planning a Summer Outfit + Veet Giveaway

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Planning a Summer Outfit + Veet Giveaway

(this is a sponsored post thanks to Nuffnang).

I’m so glad us Aussies (and Kiwis, and anyone else in the Southern Hemisphere!) are finally coming out of those cold winter months and welcoming back the warm sun! Finally we get to tuck away all our thick trench coats, stifling scarves, scalding hot water bottles and heaters that defined the past few months- although I think I will sorely miss my precious range of berets. There are so many amazing trends hot off the runway to try out, and we caught a taste of them from the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week down under. So how can we start incorporating those trends for the upcoming spring/summer in 2012/2013?


My absolute favourite new trend, hands down, is the modern floral.  Florals have been popular for pretty much as long as I can remember, but these upcoming seasons have seen a revitalization and a modern reworking of the traditional designs. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week especially saw a drive to reshape the humble floral print, ranging from photo-realistic digital print, to intensely bright tropical designs with sharp lines and edges, to subdued and dreamy watercolours.




(original photo source is Pinterest…yes I know these aren’t real sources but please let me know if you do know the original sources! J)

Some of my other favourite trends for the upcoming spring and summer include dip-dyetie-dyepastel coloursneon and metallics, but I feel these ones have been around and stayed strong even since last year.


How to wear these trends for summer

So how can we wear all of those wonderful trends for the approaching hot weather? One of the key things to keep in mind is the minimal use of layers.


Tie dye can be embodied entirely in one high-low dress, where the mix of colours already pack enough punch to keep the rest of the outfit simple.




Pastel colours can be scattered everywhere via a range of accessories, such as a belt, clutch, sunglasses and jewellery….



Or through a simple colour-blocking scheme, such as a blouse and a skirt in two different tones.




And my favourite, the modern floral trend embodied in this gorgeous fusion of fashion and art- which only needs to find itself in one statement piece to make an impact.


And of course, wearing minimal layers will also mean you will be bearing a LOT more skin than you have been used to in the last few months! In order to feel confident about wearing skimpy shorts and sleeveless singlets, a hair-free body is a must....so what is the solution?


Giveaway

I’ve already mentioned the Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit before on my blog- just a reminder that it’s basically a wax-filled device that heats up inside, and you can roll the wax on straight away without any fuss or mess. (you can read my original post about it here)

Especially as beach season rolls around, you definitely don’t want to waste time constantly heating up wax strips to apply to all the hairy parts of your body that will be exposed.



So in order to get you beach-ready and skin-bearing during this hot weather, I’m giving away one Veet Easywax Electrical Roll-On Kit (RRP $39.99) to 5 of my wonderful Aussie readers! 

How to enter?

It's extremely simple, all you have to do is leave a comment down below with your name and preferred contact email. (terms and conditions here)

FIVE winners from my blog will be selected so you have a strong chance of winning! :)

Contest ends on the 12th of October 5pm.



Veet, in conjunction with Nuffnang and Miss Fox Melbourne, also recently kindly sponsored myself and a few other bloggers, to fly over to Melbourne for a short stay and to attend the Veet Night Out. This was basically a cocktail party attended by other lovely bloggers, held at Miss Fox Melbourne and even included free hair, makeup and nails services by their friendly staff! I had such a wonderful time there finally meeting face to face all these other blogger friends, and even meeting new ones! There was also a regular stream of cocktails and canap├ęs (could not get enough of the steak burgers!) and I loved my free hair styling session- nothing beats having a one-on-one chat with a professional hairdresser and getting them to personally examine and advise you on your hair! After tiredly returning back to my warm bed at the apartment, and leaving again to Sydney with expenses all paid for, I just felt like the whole experience on the weekend was a major pampering session for myself!

I’m super grateful to Veet, Nuffnang, and Miss Fox Melbourne for organizing everything- would definitely love to do it again! :) 


(I know I didn't take many photos. Too busy eating and chatting!! How typical)

PS. The winner of the previous Veet Giveaway has already been announced! Congratulations to lhnguyen, I've already emailed you. Enjoy your free night out plus dinner courtesy of Veet and Nuffnang! :)

Don't worry if you didn't win that giveaway. As I just mentioned (scroll up if you missed it), I have a new one in this post to win a Veet Easywax Electrical Roll-On Kit (RRP $39.99) for 5 readers. All you have to do is leave your comment down below with name and email!


95 comments:

  1. Such amazing looks! Simply gorgeous dresses!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'm in love with the tie dye dress and your pastel colours.

    Name: Lisa T
    Email: lisa.t-@live.com

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  3. ARGH THE SUN! I'm not a summer person but the sun is a nice change from grey skies all day. I love modern florals - not too grandma kitsche and not overdone - it's sheer brilliance. I'm seriously in love with the peplum floral print dress from your Mercedes Benz FW picks, who can resist 50s pin up chicks anyway? Oh Izzy, do you ever go through your photos and say to yourself 'hey, I'm really photogenic!' because you seriously are ;_; I love your tie dye maxi dress, it's so billowy and delicate! But one of my favourite outfits of yours is the mini floral singlet with teal skirt - just perfect! I love how your outfits aren't at all overdone and still have their own personality with your take on trends. Especially in the jewellery picks. The worst thing about the sudden heat seasonal transition is forgetting to wax or shave then embarssingly waiting for the day to pass so you can do so after you get home x_x What a prize! And congrats on the winner, she'll be spoiled to bits :) I think someone else will love the Veet prize more than I, it'd be more of value to them haha so I'll pass my chance to someone else :)

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  4. Floral is also my all-time favourite trend and I love those shorts on you!

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    Tiffany x
    www.d-caffeinated.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Name: Jackie Lau
    Email: jalimisi82@gmail.com

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  6. wonderful post and give-away!

    ittakes2tofashion@hotmail.com

    <3

    ps. we are now giving away 10 times a $5 giftcard at Dino Direct!

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  7. Sounds like such a fun weekend! :) Love your interpretations of all the latest spring trends too - it's good to be able to wear items you already own :)

    My entry for the givaway: my email is awayfromblue[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. So, so happy that the sun is coming out! :D
    I love florals! I'm so glad that they are a trend which doesn't really ever fade- they can make an outfit look prettier and are perfect for suiting the Summer & Spring seasons!

    For the giveaway-
    name: Ivy
    email: smile-throughitall@hotmail.com

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  9. How wonderful to attend Veet Night Out! xx

    Eugenia Wong
    evkwong_@hotmail.com

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  10. Digital floral is a bangin' print this season. I think it will soon to grow into a statement for all seasons because it just looks so modern and fancy.

    Decided to leave you with my e-mail also! Heh :)
    Name: Julie.N
    Email: juliee.n@hotmail.com

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  11. The floral prints on all those fashion runway photos are so beautiful!
    & your outfits definitely have such a nice summery vibe to them :)

    K. Lu
    champagne.phoenix@gmail.com

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  12. Awesome :D

    Cecilie Troelsen
    Cecilietroelsen@hotmail.com

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  13. Izzy, I really ADORE how you wore pastels and even tie dye (I have to admit, I hate tie dye, but not on you!) I can't wait to see your warmer temps outfits! I'm super excited to be exiting into the winter months though. I'm much more of a frigid weather lover ;)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights


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  14. You are seriously gorgeous in everything you wear! And I totally LOVE that first dress and wish I had gotten it.

    xo, Yi-chia
    yichia@alwaysmaylee.com
    Always Maylee

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  15. I love florals! Especially in dresses...it's so romantic...but of course, I'm particular about the size of the print only since I'm on the shorty side.
    Lucky you get to warm up...we're of course cooling down in the Northern Hemisphere!
    xo,
    nancy

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  16. I am very jealous that you are heading into summer, in the UK we are going full-speed into winter :( I love the hi lo dress, they are gorgeous and I adore mine. You look stunning in all your photos! xox

    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I absolutely looove floral! Nice that summer is starting for you! Fall is creeping its way through where I live, time to layer up!

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  18. I'm sooo envious, it's freakin' cold in Prague. TT___TT Hopefully I'll feel warmer while I read your spring posts. :) I love the skirts you wore in the first and second picture and the tie-dye dress is really pretty.

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  19. i LOVE all your outfits! <3
    name: Tammy
    email: 999tammy@gmail.com

    http://burnedsecret.blogpost.com

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  20. Love your tips hun, Im loving the same trends as you right now - picked me up some floral jeans last weekend! What a shame Veet wont post to NZ :p xx

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  21. I am in awe of all those gorgeous and vibrant looks - the ones on the 'models' and your personal outfits, the tie-dye dress is stunning so are the pretty shorts! Happy Friday doll!

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  22. Love your tips!

    name: Cecilia
    email: cecilia.chau72@gmail.com

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  23. What a great compilation of your past outfits - I am in awe at how you always look so flawless! ^^
    Though it's the opposite for me, since we're entering winter, I can't wait to see your more summery outfits!

    X i x i a ❥ thisisxixia.com

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  24. Aaa to bad I couldn't join this giveaway bcoz I'm not Australian. Good luck to the followers then! :D

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  25. Thanks for all the summer outfit tips!! I noticed florals are starting to become a bit more electric but interesting to see some of the designs youve posted :D

    Thank you also for doing a giveaway!
    Name: Nhi Ha
    Preferred contact: kneeharr@gmail.com

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  26. Thankyou for the opportunity!
    Email is kookla123@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm not too fond of Floral but I love pastel colors and dip-dye!! You look very good in the dip-dye dress! Maybe I'm just bias towards dip-dye! =D But you definitely rock Floral!!

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  28. I'm not normally a fan of floral, but I really like those shorts. Looks classy somehow, and the print carries an oriental feel to it too. Very nice.

    Email: natnatie@hotmail.com
    Blog:natnatie.blogspot.com

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  29. amazing post! floral always looks gorgeous <33

    xx,
    ww.mai-vhee.blogspot.com

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  30. Floral! Thank to your posts, I've definitely been influenced and nowadays instead of viewing it as frumpy I'm actually searching for floral clothes when I go shopping now ^~^

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  31. Haha while you're enjoying summer, we're slipping back into fall here in the States. Ah well, I can look forward to next spring/summer via your blog now :)

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  32. love those outfit ! you're so inspiring. following you. hope you'll update it soon ! :D

    Journal J

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  33. I love your style! :)

    would love to try this product out too!

    Name: Jess
    email: jeyuen1988@hotmail.com

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  34. I love floral prints as well!
    Name: Maggie
    Email: maggie_ly8@hotmail.com
    =)

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  35. Loving the florals - they are my fave!

    Please enter me for the giveaway, thanks!! :)

    Name: Joanne
    Email: jxcouture [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  36. Loving the modern floral trend, those high waisted shorts are so beautiful! :) Great post.

    ♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
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  37. Hey! I have never considered that the trends for summer 2013 are up-to-date for the southern hemisphere now - well lucky you! It's funny for me to see light clothes and bright colours now :) Looking forward to seeing new outfits from you!

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  38. I totally love ur outfits! & what a cool blog u have! Im joinin ur giveaway!

    Name:Trudy
    Email: trueblogspot@gmail.com

    PS: Im ur new follower, hope u follow back! X

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  40. I am so loving the floral dressen! Amazing!

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  41. this post is great. I always loved floral prints but these are much more modern and unique. you're so pretty :)
    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  42. You always take the prettiest pictures Izzy....I'm a big fan of all these outfitS!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  43. wawww those summer outfits fit you perfectly! I really love every single pieces of yours :)

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  44. LOVE those first dresses! :D

    I'm following, check my blog and follow me if you like

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  45. adoooree those dresses and florals! i love how you paired every outfit!!
    xx
    Steph Yt.
    A Fashion & Lifestyle Photography Blog: Ginger and Lace

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  46. i love the floral trend too! i find it so funny how you mention that it's getting warmer but where i live, it literally just started getting cooler!

    super congrats to your giveaway winner! and wow, that event sounds really awesome! glad you enjoyed it! :D

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  47. Hi! My first time here. Great blog! I really love that peachy, nude draped mini skirt you have on! Can I ask where it's from??

    www.dressupfiles.com

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    1. it's from an Aussie chain store called Forcast. Bought it earlier this year!

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  48. So funny that the seasons are opposite!

    theloudermouth@gmail.com

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  49. wonderful post:)! and so great photos!

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  50. those floral dresses are even too lovely!and the giveaway is very useful

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm your newest follower. you inspire a lot!

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  51. your outfit with the green skirt combo is my fave. so pretty! :)

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  52. Love all the floral prints especially the watercolor-like ones. :)

    Wish & Wear

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  53. I love these prints. I think they are so pretty. Normally, I don't wear prints since ... well ... I am not sure why. I just don't. But I lovelovelove floral prints. I wore them a lot this summer.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  54. Agree with you, looove floral! Very nice photos :)

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  55. I wish the sun was out here in the UK,I certainly can not wait for the spring and summer months to come,especially with these trends coming! Love tye dye,pastels and Im totally loving the new take on floral patterns,I love the more digital look to the floral print.Your dress is gorgeous and so are those printed shorts.
    Wow what an amazing event and opportunity to get picked/invited to the veet event,it looks and sounds fab!

    I've wanted this veet device for a while now,after I saw it advertised on the tv a while a go,and theres five lucky winners?! wow Im entering :D my email: kayleigh@kayleighjean.com

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment,I love the baroque trend! Hope your well x

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  56. All of your outfits are so cute!
    And I'd love to enter the giveaway!
    Allison
    email: afashionfiles@gmail.com
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  57. Hi dear!

    Love so much you're blog, follow u :)

    My name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.
    Hope u follow back ;)

    Lot of kisses.
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  58. Hi Izzy, wanted to send you a special thank you for the lovely kind comment, it made my week, heck it made my October ;)
    Have a good week sweety!

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  59. tres jealous.... it's so cold in korea!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  60. you wear florals so well!! Well winter has came and gone in our hemisphere.. at least you can enjoy the warmth and sun over there!

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  61. glad that you are embracing the summer in australia!!


    thanks for sharing your thoughts. it was really lovely.

    xoxo

    selvia

    am2pmchic.com

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  62. Beautiful dresses! So lucky that you can look forward to summer.

    LUXESSED

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  63. awww thank you! love your blog, you're so pretty! <3 xx

    http://day-dreameer.blogspot.pt/

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  64. It seems strange that you're putting away all your winter clothes when I'm here in England just getting all of mine out. Love the first two floral dresses, they have left me wishing for next summer already :) xx

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  65. I love floral prints !
    All your looks are great , u look beautiful :)

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  66. One good thing about having seasons opposite to the rest of the world is that you can incorporate trends into your looks as soon as they hit the runway. Florals, pastels and dip dye are some of my favourite looks.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  67. It seems so wierd saying summer is coming up for you when for me it has only just finnished! Still its such a lovely post as always! xx

    http://beautyaddict1000.blogspot.co.uk/

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  68. I'm super jealous its becoming summer there! I miss it already and NYC only had three days of chilly weather lol. I'm a huge fan of floral, so I love everything about this post. Plus I'm loving the past summer looks.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  69. that second floral outfit is adorable! love the pastel floral! <3
    and thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    name: Kei
    email: keire.bear@gmail.com

    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  70. ooh all the dress are sooo beautiful!! the prints are amazing! im soo jealous that you're starting to go into spring and summer! :P

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  71. You are so cute Izzy - already thinking of next Spring/Summer looks! Love how you show how to style it (great outfits as usual!) and that's awesome you got to attend Veets Night Out - woohoo for you girl!

    XoXo, Kimberly

    http://www.AccordingtoKimberly.com

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  72. I love these gorgeous prints and pretty colors!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  73. Wonderful post.*_*
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    My Blog

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  74. OMG how I miss summer with these truly amazing outfits! You will see more of me here Izzy!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  75. Love those floral dress! And your outfits are amazing!
    xx
    quiestinquiestout

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  76. amazing post as usual! <3
    where did you get the floral shorts btw? its so cute! ;D


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  77. I'm in the Northern Hemi, but it's still very warm here. I will be seeking out these modern florals!

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  78. Such a great post! I really enjoyed reading it!
    And what a great giveaway! Too bad I am not from Australia!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  79. Love the floral trend and can't wait to finally rock some when the weather warms slightly more! Great competition!

    Sonia De Macedo
    sonia[at]daringcoco[dot]com

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  80. Such a fab post! love the examples and all the photos... so pretty!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  81. Ohhh, I love the shorts the best! Such a summery feel! But for me personally, I'd be looking at getting something with a black background colour because my thunder thighs! LOL.

    And Melbourne sounded like so much fun!

    mynameisvalentine20@hotmail.com

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  82. Awesome!
    Andrew Safie
    Andrews.Safie@us.army.mil

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  83. Hello!!
    Loved your looks, specially the one w/ the blue shirt!!! *-*
    Your blog is amazing! Loved it!!
    Can you please follow me back? (i follow already)
    If you want, please, follow my twitter, I'd appreciate!!
    XoXo
    @_AliceDias

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  84. These looks make me miss summer! Love them!

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  85. WOOOOOOOOOOOW *_* ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  86. Love your mint top and chestnut skirt combo! So beautiful!

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  87. you have a super great style,
    your blog's ratings are getting higher and highr

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  88. Nice post!

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