Monday, January 28, 2013

Gothic Boudoir

(I look a bit dead in some of these photos...need a good night's sleep maybe!)

Blouse: Gmarket
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Novo

Cross necklace: Low Luv by Erin Wasson
Clutch: c/o Choies
Metal Cuff: ASOS
Spiked bracelet: Ebay

Another experimental look! I got these lace shorts from a Forever 21 haul I did with my sister (using HopShopGo again because F21 shopping is very internationally un-friendly! You can read my tutorial on using HopShopGo here). The contrast lace trim paired with a sheer black chiffon blouse had such a boudoir, lingerie appeal to it, which I needed to steer away from to be able to wear this outfit publicly! I added vampy plum lips, my new favourite oversized cross necklace by Low Luv by Erin Wasson and some structured metallic accessories. The overall look ended up being a bit of a mish-mash of sexy and gothic, and I think I'm pretty happy with the outcome!

Since I cut my hair I realised that a lot of outfits and styles I usually wear don't look as good with a shorter do, so I've been forced to view my wardrobe in a different light! And in line with my new year's resolve to practice positive thinking, I took this as a welcome opportunity to experiment with fashion ;) In the last outfit post (here) I put together romantic and rocker, and in this one I've done boudoir and gothic.

So anytime you guys start to get bored with fashion, or are stuck in a bit of a rut, maybe try mixing different combinations or styles and you could be pleasantly surprised with the result. After all, life begins at the end of your comfort zone :)

137 comments:

  1. Hi Izzy, hope you're well, I like the theme behind this look, you have interpreted the goth trend very elegantly, love the shorts and heels...experimentation pays off!

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  2. I love so much here, the cuff, the shorts, the clutch, the heels...and you!
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  3. Whatever combination you make actually looks great Izzi! :)
    I love Forever21. Hope you can find a physical store near you soon so you won't have the hassle next time. :)
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  4. Oh wow, amazing look!! <3
    I love everything about this outfit. The blouse is a dream, cute shorts and beautiful heels! Great.

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  5. Woahh hot mama as always :) I like the shorter hair as well. I think it looks refreshing :) the layers are splendid too. I agree with your last sentence, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone" << I agree! Killer outfit as always ^_^

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  6. This is a really awesome look! It suits you really well too!

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  7. I love this darker look on you. I love the top and lace shorts. The clutch is the perfect added touch as well, it almost looks like a bible

    <3
    heather
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  8. wow you look good in anything srsly :D
    and love the shorts, so pretty

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  9. Gorgeous outfit, I absolutely love those shorts!

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  10. Those heels are amazing! Love the burgundy touches!

    xx Louise
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  11. in love with those shorts! they are so pretty!

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  12. Oh wow, this is such a hot look for you! Your skin is really pale so the striking make up looks awesome :)

    Yishi x

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  13. love the shorts a lot! i tried looking on forever21.com for those shorts since i live in the US but I cant find them! D: o well. and ill never know how you survive walking in heels. ive tried finding comfortable ones but i always end up back in flats later on in the day

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  14. Omgsh, you look AMAZING Izzy! I love this gothic boudour look, very hot ;) Haha, those lace shorts are fantastic, I need a pair now <3

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  15. Those shorts are so cute!! I love them on you. And this look suits you really nice. I am really digging the darker shade of lipstick! xo

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  16. Loving your heels :)

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  17. I love your pretty sheer top and your lace shorts are gorgeous! And gosh I can't believe that international shipping for forever21 was so high but HopShopGo sounds like such a cool way to fix the issue :) Ooo and I LOVE your heels, the color is soooo pretty.

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  18. That's a gorgeous outfit!! >w<
    I really love those shorts and the cross necklace - they're stunning!
    Thank you for the tips on melding two styles together - maybe I'll try it next time! ^^

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  19. so gorgeous as always. your shorts are amazeballs!

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  20. I love, l-o-v-e your shoes! So so cute.

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  21. lovee the oversized cuff!!

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  22. If that's how you look dead then I must look like tragic zombie. I really like your lipstick! It adds a doll-like pout to your lips :) I agree, the appeal of the boudoir black chiffon is so flirty and chic. And I love the simplicity of Low Luv's designs, it doesn't dominate the other accessories too much at all. It's quite amazing how our hair is an accessory to our outfits, and what was then flattering doesn't necessarily flow well with a new chop. But I really like your bangs c: and you vampy look is so womanly.

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  23. Gothic looks take my breath away, I just love it that much! And you look so darn good in it!

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  24. Love this look on you - really like the lace shorts! :)

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  25. Another stunning outfit Izzy, love the gothic feel! You look amazing :) xx

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  26. Thanks, great that you know the recipe, I loved it! :) Anyway, what a gorgeous outfit. I like that's it a bit dark. The shorts are beautiful! x

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  27. Great outfit hun, love the shirt! xx

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  28. The blouse looks great with the shorts! Love your heels too!! :)

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  29. Love, love, LOVE the shorts and heels! And your outfit looks great as usual :)

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  30. You look gorgeous! Those shorts are lovely! x Laura

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  31. Thank you for your comment.
    Love this outfit.
    You have a new follower over here. :)

    xx, A!
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  32. This look seriously suits you! Must be the black hair and pale skin. I love the shorts and the clutch!

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  33. Izzy I just love your style. Sometimes it has sth mysterious like this look.

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  34. I love the outfit ! The shorts are amazing !,


    xoxo

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  35. I love your style! you are so pretty:)
    and this blog looks amazing!

    i hope you could check out my blog too,
    and maybe we could follow each others?:)

    have a nice day xo,

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  36. I like the shorter hair do ^^
    Gorgeous outfit! The print of the shorts is lovely, and I love the gothic boudoir look on you.

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  37. Thanks for your visit, hope you have a good and productive week ahead!

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  38. Really gorgeous outfit x
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  39. Stunning outfit! You look gorgeous and those shorts are amazing!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  40. stunning clutch! so elegant
    and love the look dear so cool :D
    the pants is also great :)

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  41. very true! Mixing things up really changes one's perspective! Ever since I went green, I totally look at my same clothes differently now. LOVE this look. Those heels are AMAZING.
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  42. I love this outfit!
    The shorts are so beautiful. You look gorgeous!

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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  43. dying over this outfit and your make up is perfect. I love all the gothic boudoir inspired fashion that has been all over the runways and high street. I'd love to know what you think of my latest post, maybe we could follow each other?

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  44. you look gorgeous!

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  45. You look gorgeous! Your collection of shorts never ceases to amaze me. I especially like the dark outfit with the pop of purple on the pumps :)

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  46. Wow girl great look..I like the necklace./
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  47. You are stunning, I love your blouse and shorts so much!

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  48. This outfit is beautiful and you look stunning in it!!

    Thanks for the blog comment :)

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  49. I love this outfit!
    I'll take your advice and find out what is my comfort zone and step outside of it :)
    Seems fun!

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  50. wow, so gorgeous! I'm loving those shorts

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  51. I don't even have it in my vocabulary to describe how beautiful this blouse is. Love it. Thanks for posting the pictures and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

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  52. Love the last line you wrote. Amen!!! And love the shorts too:)

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  53. I love that this is goth but still accessible - such a great balance of femme and edgier pieces!

    Alexandra xo

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  54. Your blog is SO cute! And so is your style...it's the perfect mixture of everything. Grunge/edgy mixed with feminine touches. It works very well.

    x

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  55. Those shorts and heels are gorgeous
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  56. still so beautiful ;)
    Love your shorts and heels :D

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  57. You look beautiful, love all the pieces together!! Thanks so much for coming to my blog..do come again. Have a sweet week xx

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  58. Very cute outfit! And the make up goes really well with it :]

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  59. Gorgeous look on you! I love your blog!!

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  60. Nice shorts!

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  62. Hi sweetie!
    very cute blog.love your style!

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  63. You look amazing!!! Following:)


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  64. I love this outfit, you don't look dead you look pretty!
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  65. I love this outfit, you look lovely, not dead at all! The shoes are gorgeous :) xx

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  66. Georgeous and mysterious look. Your legs are to die for.

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  67. Very very nice outfit and you have such lovely pants!

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  68. oh im loving the print on those shorts and how you styled them!
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  69. Perfect shoes ant top I love your style :)

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  70. wow great! i'm speechless!!
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  71. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog! You look amazing the experiment paid off- I love the ruffles on the blouse and the amazing gold cuff x

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  72. u look so effin adorable!! loving those shorts
    xx

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  73. Hahahahaha you funny girl, you're the ridiculously stunning one! ;) You're so beautiful - I'm not usually into the gothic aesthetic but you tame it so well into a more wearable trend that I (almost) feel inclined to try it myself haha. Definitely would not look nearly as gorgeous as you though!

    Hope you're having the most stupendous week Izzy!

    <3 Mandy xx
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  74. you look adorable and pretty as always ♥

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  75. That blouse is stunning on you. I love all the small bits and pieces that tie this outfit together!

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  76. Gorgeous Izzyyyy!!! :D amazong cause you can sport any look!! :D the shoes look perfect with the whole look!! :D

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  77. love everything about this outfit! the sheer blouse looks wonderful with those shorts xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  78. Ooh I'm loving this darker look on you! Those shorts are fantastic, and the touch of burgundy in your heels is perfection.

    ~Jacy

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  79. izzy! so fierce and stunning! you're really one of my favorite fashion bloggers ever. you always always manage to pull off a huge variety of styles.

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  80. You look stunning! Love those shorts! :)

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  81. I like this vampy and gothic look on you! The lace shorts look great, and I must agree F21 is rather internationally unfriendly, the shipping costs are quite high! >.<

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  82. Wow, love the shorts and your cuff bracelet. Definitely intense look! Hope you have a great day and if you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my PLAY style post.

    xo Grace
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  83. Adore this, so smokey sexy but stil rock and roll. Great!

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  84. I love the accessories in this outfit, you look very elegant and awesome x

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  85. I love this outfit! Very gothic and elegant at the same time :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  86. Love your outfit!! the shorts and the cross, you look amazing :)

    Carmen

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  87. I totally adore this!
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  88. you look fantastic! thanks so much for your comment. there are no words to describe how jealous i am that it's summer by you! :( haha hope we can stay in touch! following you via gfc
    xx Corinne
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  89. Words can not express how much I love this look. You look like a dark goth princess of some sort but in a totally fierce and awesome way. Love that damn cross too. I've been eying it forever now and I don't know why it's not mine??? LOL!

    SDMxx
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  90. very nice outfit! Thank you for comment. Greetings from Poland, xoxo

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  91. You look amazing!! Love the shorts and the accessories! Those hand cuffs are perfect!

    Eirini
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  92. Thanks for your lovely comment. :)
    This outfit is amazing, I love your
    shorts and these shoes are gorgeous.

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  93. Gorgeous outfit! I love the lace! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

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  94. Love your style!! So classy, elegant and edgy at the same time!!!


    I'm following you now on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you follow me back :)
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  95. fantastic look! and great shorts ♥ XOXO

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  96. You can really pull off any looks and style!! You don't look dead at all in any of the photos. It looks like a very intense stare!!

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  97. You look beautiful! I love your style:)

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  98. You're really pretty! All your looks fit you so well <3
    x

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  99. So stylish, so beautiful, so out of the ordinary! I love your outfit!!
    Kisses and hugs!!!
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  100. Gorgeous! I love your shorts:)

    xo,
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  101. You look absolutely gorgeous!!! love your shotrs and blouse! xoxo

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  102. I follow you of course!!!

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  103. This is so incredibly chic...I love that it has such a unique feel to it, not a style I see every day. Plus the textures of the fabric are beautiful together.

    Following your blog now :)

    <3 Cambria
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  104. great outfit :)
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    xx

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  105. I love this gothic look! Those shoes are amazing!!

    x
    Rachel

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  106. Great outfit, I'm completely in love with this blouse! I've been meaning to pull off a dark look, and I will totally use yours as inspiration! xo

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  107. Adore your shorts, you look so gorgeous

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  108. Love the goth look on you! You can pull off any style!

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  109. Wow the gothic look awesome!!

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  110. I love the shorts! I recently dyed my hair a reddish color so I know what you mean about rethinking your outfits now. Thanks for the follow! I'm gonna do the same to you right now :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  111. love the title of the blog post, and the shorts texture/print is great. Legs for days ;) xx
    M

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  112. You look so amazing in those shorts!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  113. Such a pretty outfit, I love the cross the huge cuff! Furthermore I don't think that there's such a big difference after you cut your hair, it still looks good :)

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  114. There is something very gothic boudoir about this look, and I love it - especially the lace shorts!
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  115. you look just gorgeous, girl!!! love the shorts amd bracelets <3
    kisses

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    love, Yulia

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  116. beautiful! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  117. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3



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  118. You don't look dead. You look great!!
    I like your shoes! They're gorgeous =D I would have to agree with you on life begins at the end of comfort zone. It's definitely easy to get into that but getting out of it is another issue.

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  119. Loving the new hair cut :) I chopped off my split ends too but not as short as you. When i had shoulder length hair 3 yrs ago i had to change my wardrobe and gave up after a good 6 mths and bought hair extensions my hair grew out into an awkward length which wasnt flattering on any outfit haha.
    I loveeee this dark look with the dark vampy lippie, looks divine against your pale skin! *dies* You look gorgeous and you can pull off anything with your looks! Since its the year of the snake and me being one im hoping to have a prosperous year filled with good luck and positivity !

    ox www.candypop-lamour.blogspot.com

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  120. absolutely love this look! it's so gorgeous!

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