Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mixed Prints / Shirt made by my Grandmother

So many of you have noticed (and left sweet comments!!) that I often wear things given to me by my grandmother.  Even as a child, I admired my grandmother's style.  I looked up to her's, my Aunt B's and Aunt D's sense of style as they all represented powerful and intelligent women to me and they all had fabulous wardrobes to go along with their dynamic personalities.  I would dream of being able to dress as fashionably as them one day, and still feel very much influenced by them when picking my wardrobe choices now.

As for the shirt I'm wearing, can you believe that my grandmother actually made it?  Really, she did!  When the bow-tie shirts starting coming back in style last year, my grandmother pulled out about five vintage handmade ones, and I not only got some amazing new pieces for my collection, but also some really unique and high-quality ones as well.  I absolutely adore the print on this shirt and wear it quite often. For this outfit, I decided to pair the top with another printed pair of shorts, a navy blazer & black heels.  What do you guys think of my pairing?









Top: Vintage (made by my grandmother!!); Similar here
Blazer: Express (Old, similar here & here)
Shorts: Madewell
Bag: Vintage Chanel Mini (Navy with GHW)
Jewelry: Brooch- Chanel (currently loving this one!); Earrings- Vintage (similar gold style here)
Charm Bracelet- Vintage (cute ones here & here)
Shoes: Miu Miu (Similar)

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386 comments:

  1. great shorts!
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  2. I LOVE that top! I need something like that in my closet asap. ;)

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  3. Gorgeous look, so chic!
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  4. you look so classy, and chic! LOVE that brooch!!!!! which reminds me~!

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  5. I love this look. Great combination!

    - Maudleen

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  6. Those shorts... Swoon! I too had a grandmother that made me the best clothes she was so fashionable, I am sad that she is no longer with us, but have some great pieces to remember her by. Thanks for stopping by the other day, glad you did. I am a new follower and look forward to reading. Hope you will follow me as well. Have a good one sweets.

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    1. I'm so glad that you have some wonderful things to remember your grandmother by! And thank you so much for following! I really appreciate it! :)

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  7. Allison, you look so classy and pretty! I LOVE that shirt your grandmother made, that is so awesome. You seem to have a close relationship with her, so sweet. Love those shorts too. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thank you, Yi-chia! Yes, we are very close! :)

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  8. Love that classy style and the brooch of course! :)

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  9. Love your outfit!
    So elegant!
    xx

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  10. That top is SO classy and timeless. The brooch is a lovely touch!

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  11. That is so awesome that she made that! I am so impressed. It looks really well done.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Amy! She is very talented!

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  12. How awesome is your grandma! Not only does she have a great style, but she can sew great things too....so jealous:)

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    1. aww thanks, Emmy! She is pretty awesome!

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  13. You are so lucky to have such stylish women in your family! That top is simply amazing! The whole outfit looks so sophisticated and chic...just like you :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  14. This is such beautiful scenery. And I love the polka dot shirt that your grandma made!

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  15. wauw, she made that? wish I had a grandmother like that :p

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  16. Love it!This outfit is amazing and i just love the shorts, so cute!
    Kisses.

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  17. You look so classy, i love your blouse,
    xoxo

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  18. amazing top!!!

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  19. I really like this! You can never go wrong with classic pieces I say.

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  20. Your grandmother is so talented! I love how you're able to incorporate something homemade into your outfit.

    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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  21. it looks VERY expensive.
    chic! :D

    xoxo

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  22. Lovely outfit!
    I really like the polka dots shirt!

    Kisses from London
    L3

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  23. I like your outfit, and how you accessorized!

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  24. What a cute outfit! And I love that your grandma made the shirt - very cool!

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  25. gorgeous look
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  26. Great blog and I'm your newest follower.
    If you like, follow me back. It would make me very happy ;)

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    LOVE
    Minnja

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    1. awww thanks, Minnja! I really appreciate that you are following!!

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  27. i LOVE that your grandma made that top.

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  28. Your grandma made this adorable shirt? How sweet, I love it!

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  29. I'm in love with your blouse, bracelet, brooch :D.. AMazing!!!!

    Thank you for such a lovely comment on my previous post :)

    Maybe you have time to read my New Post- Similar Difference

    Love
    Akanksha

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  30. Love this look. Chic and sophisticated. And what a great blouse! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your thoughtful comment :)

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  31. great outfit!
    xx,
    Meelena

    www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

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  32. Super cute! Love your accessories!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  33. oh this shirt is really fabulous, bow tie, polka dots and handmade and unique, could it be any more perfect? no!
    love and kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  34. perfect! love the whole look :)

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  35. You look so stylish as always!!! I like it!
    Kisses dear!

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  36. cool outfit, so elegant so i follow you right now!1 :)

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    1. awww thank you so much!! I really appreciate that you are following!

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  37. That shirt is beautiful! I just realised it's been a while since I stopped by. Those DIY gold canvas shoes are to die for by the way. Your DIY's always inspire me.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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    1. aww thanks, Jenee! You're very sweet!

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  38. Very nice look! you're so chic!

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    Kisses from Italy!

    Giuseppe

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  39. This is such a beautiful shirt that your grandmother made. She is so talented and has a great sense of style too!

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  40. love this look, so chic!

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  41. Nice surprise! You look amazing! :)))

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  42. nice outfit sweetie, looking amazing like always!
    Check my new post!
    xoxo Dia!

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  43. Hi allison... looks so great... congrats to your grandma talent!! :)
    XOXO

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    1. Thanks so much! You're very sweet! :)

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  44. I love that you wear stuff given to you by your grandmother, and it is SO cool that she made this super cute top!

    Sea and Swank

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  45. This is so sweet! And the top is adorable! Good work grandma!
    -Morgan
    www.thejemjournal.blogspot.com

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  46. Great look ;)

    I invite you to
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  47. Your grandma is so cool! That top is so pretty same as your shorts!
    Have a great day!
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  48. The blouse is so pretty, you look gorgeous!

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  49. Hi Allison, I love this look dear, so chic!:) kisses!

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  50. i love your bag!

    xoxo
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  51. Love the classic look!

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  52. That is awesome! Love that it's truly vintage AND handmade!

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  53. love how jackie o this look is!


    xo,

    wardrobe girls

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  54. This is such a lovely, classy outfit. You look beautiful!

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  55. I just think it's incredible that your grandmother's shirt is still in such beautiful condition and the style is as timeless as decades before. I've always thought shorts to be casual but you've made it look suitable for work.

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  56. Wowzers, no I can't believe she made that!

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  57. my dear you look gorgeous i love this amazing look great colors combo you have a great blog!!
    i'd love to follow each other!many kisses from,
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  58. Oh, I really love these shorts.. but most of all, your Chanel pin :) Such a great detail!

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  59. you look so absolutely chic!!! i love this look soo much!! def one of my favs from you :)

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  60. wow, this shirt made by your grandmother still look very up to date now, just wow!!!! you look so classy, everything is perfect!!!

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  61. allison, you look classically chic. :)how special that your grandmother made your shirt! i wear frequently wear things that my mother, cousin, & friends make for me, as well as my grandmother's old jewelry.

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    1. Thank you, Teddi! I love that you wear things made by so many of your family members! :)

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  62. wow, love your looks!!
    it's casual and als gorgeous!!

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  63. that's really pretty! :)
    thanks for your comment..yes, it would be great if we follow each other..following you now, hope you follow back :)

    iam_kbc

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    1. yay! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! ;)

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  64. this is so fantastic!! i love this - and that you have so many wonderful things from your grandmother. that's priceless. xox P

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    1. Thanks, P! I definitely agree with you! :)

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  65. so pretty. I wish I had a grandmother like yours.
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  66. So cute! I really love that your blouse was made by your grandmother, it looks amazing!

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  67. Adore tu estilo y tu blog!!!
    Me encantaría que visites mi blog
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    Un beso
    Maru

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  68. Your grandma is amazing! I love that you re-use her clothes. And wow, is she talented or what! Haha, this blouse is so cute.
    Love your charm bracelet too :)

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  69. The Chanel broach is everything! I love how you styled this!

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  70. Your grandmother is a skilled stitcher! The blouse and overall look are great! xo style, she wrote

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  71. I must say, your grandmother is a fashionista! I love the Chenel brooch! xxo

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  72. I must say, your grandmother is a fashionista! I love the Chanel brooch! xxo

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  73. Lovely! Your grandmother does excellent work! :)

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  74. Hi, thanks for inviting me to follow, here it is...
    I love pussy cat bows and i have several collection of that kind of blouses :)

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  75. That brooch is gorgeous. It definitely jazzes up the outfit and adds that classic/vintage look. I love it!

    Ashley
    whatisatwist.blogspot.com

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  76. Hello pretty! Wow I love your style ^^ Thank you for following me, follow you back already :)

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  77. Loving your shorts! xoxo
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  78. ahh that chanel broach!! I die...like seriously, it's so amazing! Where did you find it??

    xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
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  79. I have been wanting a Chanel pin for awhile now, yours is perfect!

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  80. The whole ensemble looks classy and smart ! : )

    PS- new outfit post is up at my blog, come have a look - http://shopaholicutie.blogspot.in/2012/06/hey-lovelies-i-hope-you-are-having.html/

    Let me know if you follow me, I'll love to follow u back!
    Love
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  81. cute outfit! super stylish!

    x

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  82. Your grandma made you a shirt?! How cool is that?! My grandma made me this dress when I was so young and never wore it, I think I need to bring it back! :) HAHA

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  83. love the shirt,and the shoes!!

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  84. Great blog !
    You're bracelet and blazer are amazing !
    Can't wait to see you on my blog !

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  85. Very cute and stylish!!

    xoxo
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  86. Amazing shirt! You're lucky to have such a stylish grandmother;) Love your outfit;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  87. love the outfit!!!!!!!!! it's amazing!!!!!
    un kiss
    Rocío
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  88. Very elegant outfit! Lovely pics!
    xoxo
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  89. Your grandma is so talented! Great look!

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  90. Amazing shirt! You're lucky to have such a stylish grandmother;) Love your outfit;)
    I've been followed you, it nice if you want follow me back :)
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  91. hey, allison. you're lucky you had a fashionista grandma. i don't remember my grandma ever being stylyish (bless her heart...) but she tried. :)

    we are brooch twins! i love that chanel brooch, and it's been almost a year since i've worn it. i have to bust it out now.. :) love this look. your legs are amazing, and you can pull off any look. :) i'd love to lose a few pounds and rock this blazer/shorts look.

    have a nice thursday, a!



    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  92. Those shorts are gorgeous- your whole look is classic and chic!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  93. Nice mix! love all :) xoxo

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  94. Amazing outfit!!!!
    Great pictures!!

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  95. Oh, I'm glad you commented on my blog, because I got to know this amazing blog! You're gorgeous and oh my Lord, that shirt is amazing, also awesome brooch and, argh, awesome everything! xxx, RITA

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  96. Gorgeous!!


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  97. You are looking faboulous ! I love vintage outfits too. My style inspiration is my mother, although she always wears traditional outfits like Sarees
    love,
    Sanghamitra!

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  98. The outfit is great!

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  99. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    Where are you from?

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  100. oh you must have a very stylish grandma :)
    you look super cute and casual with your pretty vintage blouse!

    <3
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  101. Aww the blouse is amazing! You have a very talented Grandma! The outfit is beautiful!

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  102. I love the shirt! I want one!!! Lucky girl, you have a very chic Grandma!
    kisses! http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  103. REALLY LOVE THE ENTIRE OUTFIT! SO CUTE!
    THE BLOG IT'S GREAT :)
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  104. Oh, my.. your grammy really made that?? Gram, one for me pleasee!! ;) Oh, love your shoes sweetie!

    Come see my latest blog post:
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  105. OMG!!!
    that brooch looks awesome!!! u r so stylish!
    take a look at my blog and follow if you like it ;)
    kisses from Spain,
    S

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  106. The shirt is amazing, your Grandmother is a sewing genius as well as super stylish.
    I love this look it is so classic with a modern twist.

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  107. How special to have handmade pieces from your grandmother! Loving this polished look.

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  108. Yeah I would love to follow each other! Following you from now on;)

    Xx

    Marleen

    Style Route

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  109. I love your blouse and those shorts are adorable. You look great!


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  110. How wonderful to have all of these vintage pieces...your granmda must have had the most amazing style! And talent too...can't believe she made this!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  111. You have amazing blog.

    Im now following you. Hope you follow back too dear.
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  112. You look so classy & fabulous! Stunning look & great place to shoot as well!

    Xo, Imke

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  113. Love the subtle pattern mixing - so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  114. Such a cute preppy-chic look!I love that your grandmother made this shirt. So sweet :)

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  115. Hi dear :) you look great and so elegant! Amazing style :)
    Thank you so much for your nice comment you left on my blog!
    xoxo from Munich

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  116. This is such a great post. I love it!!! A gorgeous selection of images!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  117. This top is so coool, congrats to your grandmother :-)
    I think that handmade clothes (and more particularly made by mothers or grandmothers in your case) are the best ones!

    See you Allison xx

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