Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Little Lime Sometimes

I picked up this frilly skirt around a year ago and was instantly drawn to it because of the bright lime band, and then this season, I found this lime-colored cardigan at a different store.  The two colors are a perfect match and although I didn't buy the cardigan to match the skirt, I couldn't help but to pair them together.  The large polka dots on my blouse add an extra touch of fun to my frilly-ruffly-flowery-girly look.  What do you think of my pairing?

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Lime Cardigan: Gap (Similar here & here)
Polka dot top: c/o DinoDirect
Skirt: J. Crew (cute ones here & here)
Jewelry: Earrings- Vintage (Similar); Spike Bracelets: Forever 21 (Similar here, here & here)
Bag: Louis Vuitton St. Cloud (see my DIY project here!)
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (here & here)

Thanks so much for reading and don't forget about the giveaway!!

Feel like doing a bit of shopping this week?  eShakti has been kind enough to offer 10% off to readers of A's Fashion Files by entering the code AF23SXN at checkout.  This can also be used on top of their sale!  This offer is good through the end of the month and YES, they are the ones who sent me that gorgeous green dress.
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165 comments:

  1. Very cute look - topped off perfectly by the Hello Kitty bag. :)

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  2. That bright lime band definitely adds a nice extra pop of color & nicely deviates from the usual black band. I've found that lime is actually a fun color, & pretty versatile too, when it comes to creating looks.

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  3. Nice outfit. I like your skirt.

    Xo
    http://myscrambledstyle.blogspot.nl/

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  4. Love the colours in this outfit! and the shoes are great :)

    xx
    N.

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    1. Stunning combo! I love your earrings! one day i'll come and steal all your jewelry :)

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  5. How cute are you!? Love the skirt, love the polka dots (obvi), love the lime cardi. And then you had to go and add in the HK bag... now I'm obsessed with this outfit! You look fabulous! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. allison, this is such a fun outfit. you look soooo pretty and ready to have some fun! love the details--ruffles, polka dots... and those boots! everything is perfection. i love wearing boots with skirts/dresses. alex would love that hello kitty bag!

    hope you're having a great week!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX

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  7. You're so cute!!! I love your cardigan ;)
    kiss

    New post..
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  8. I totally love this look!!! THat color is awesome!

    Burgundywhispers.com

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  9. Great look, love the shoes!

    Stop by my blog sometime.

    Thanks

    www.a40somethingmom.com
    T

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  10. your bag is amazing and i love polka dots :)

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  11. Loving the unexpected pop of lime in the outfit!xx

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  12. Cute purse & skirt!^^ Nice look, love the knit.. gorgeous summery colour!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  13. Amazing outfit, i like the colors

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  14. Heartbreaking images honey!!! Totally loved this post!!!Your blog is just the coolest.....
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  15. love this post, you look soo pretty! love! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  16. this cardigan is very nice and the bag is too cute! kisses dear!

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  17. I really love this outfit, Allison. That cardi is perfect for summer nights:)

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  18. Such a cute outfit, the skirt and cardi match perfect together and that top is a real eyecatcher ! LOVE it ! XX Tani

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  19. I am really loving the colors here – obviously the lime is fab on its own, but it works so well with the blue polka dots too!

    Sea and Swank

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  20. you have such an amazing blog! thank you for stopping by mine! I'm following you now via GFC and would love if followed back!=)

    Melanee
    xo
    http://melaneeshale.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for following, Melanee! I really appreciate it!!

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  21. Whoa whoa whoa.....this ensemble just makes me happy......I swear you always inspire me :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  22. Love your outfit so fun and flirty,the shoes so cute.
    Thanks for passing by my blog :)

    xoox
    carina
    myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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  23. ma che meraviglia la borsa! promuovo tutto meno le scarpe!

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  24. I love the pics! You look stunning:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  25. I like this cardigan so much

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  26. Love the playfulness of the frilly skirt and the blue polka dots... Lovely as ever Ms. A...

    www.danaslookbook.blogspot.com

    XOXO. Dana

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  27. i love this look
    you look great dear!!
    i love your shoes

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  28. I'm loving the whole outfit.. Polka dots are my favorite.. and i always love your vintage earrings!! :)

    love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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  29. Loving the details! The earrings are so pretty :)

    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

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  30. Your outfits are so nice and unique :3, and I love the skirt you picked -- all in all, fantastique ^^!

    xo, L
    http://fluffibonbon.blogspot.com/

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  31. what a cute and girly look! :) I totally like your bold choice of colours btw!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  32. Love the skirt! The lime is such a nice shade, so bright and just Ahh!!! I love the top too, the polka dots are really cute and the blue is great!!
    Popcornandpersephone.Blogspot.Com
    Ally xoxox

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  33. Lovely & interesting outfit choices!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  34. Very cool lime!! Thanks for being so supportive of my blog! Seems like yours is continuing to blossom!!

    Congrats! Really proud of you! P.S.

    Info to be sent you way soon ;)

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. aww thanks, Kat! You're very sweet & I'm so happy to support you! :)

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  35. Absolutely adorable! Love the lime cardi and it goes perfectly with that skirt! http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  36. so lovely look!
    XOXO

    http://www.mybetterhalf-mybetterhalf.blogspot.com.es/

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  37. what a cute skirt. and i love your bag! Even if the bag is old and not in the best condition, i don't know if i could paint on it! (just my ocd side talking)

    <3 Maggie
    http://lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha, I know what you mean, Maggie! Believe it or not, I actually purchased this bag with the intention of painting it! :)

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  38. such a cute outfit! followed you, hope you can follow back :) http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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  39. That cardigan is beyond amazing <3 i love this outfit!

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

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  40. nice outfit ! love the bag, HELLO KITTY !

    by the way if you have the time, please check my blog :) it would really mean a lot to me :)

    thank you so much!

    keep in touch
    xx



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  41. as much as I totally dig this outfit, I am going crazy over your diy purse. I LOVE it! Totally making it when I find a vintage LV!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I can't wait to see the finished result, Laura! :)

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  42. Hey darling! Thank you for following, I have followed back. Please keep in touch :)
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  43. YOU NAILED IT AGAIN, ALISON.. I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO PULL THIS OUTFIT OFF! PERFECT!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  44. In love with ur cardigan and your shoes :) nice outfit :)

    Faveurdautomne.blogspot.com

    Xoxo | Chloé

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  45. It's a har colour, but you combined it pretty well!!!

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  46. Thank u for your comment! Yoy are super cute!!! Lets follow each other. Just entered the give away also!!

    Xoxo
    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  47. Love the dots and the touch of neon! Following you now:p

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  48. Yay the skirt with the lime green band is adorable. I could even work with the frills if it had that rocking band.

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  49. I love this lime colour! the way you matched it with the band on the skirt is perfect. the whole outfit is so cute! :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  50. I love everything ab out this outfit. The skirt is perfection.

    *Erin

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  51. Aw, a hello kitty bag! :D
    Haha, love the ruffly skirt and lime green cardi. Beautiful colors

    Trendy Teal

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  52. You seriously always have the best outfits! I mean not many gals can pull off lime green, freaking kick ass heels, LV, and Hello Kitty! I passed out, then I woke up looked and found that you were wearing polka dots in an awesome colored, and promptly passed out again. Love!

    xoxo,
    Genie


    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  53. simply gorgeous!
    oxoxox
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  54. How cute! This outfit is a perfect mix of gorgeous items
    http://myvintagecurves.it/

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  55. What an amazing skirt - love it! Thank you for your super kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  56. Really intresting blog sweety. Would you like to follow each other?
    kisses,
    http://www.keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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  57. So cute outfit ;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  58. I love the skirt, too cute :)

    xoxo

    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  59. your top is so cute. love the colour, the polkadots, love everything about it!!!

    http://www.trendsection.blogspot.com

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  60. Nice outfit!

    Would you like to follow each other?

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  61. You know Allison, I love your cute look so much that I am planning to wear something like that soon.I love the lime green and blue color combination.
    The bag is so cute ! You have redesigned the bag-I went to that post and saw the step by step process of painting the bag-you are such a good artist, you have done the painting on the bag so neatly/flawlessly and came up with a great design!
    I love your frilly skirt too, it is going well with the cardigan ,
    Have a nice day !

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    1. aww thank you so much! I really appreciate that you went back and saw the DIY post!! You're very sweet!

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  62. You have a great blog, you look lush :)
    cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk - Please follow xx

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  63. These colours go along very well. I love this combo!

    XO, Imke

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  64. Nice pop of lime in this look :D
    kisses

    http://www.facebook.com/MissyCheeksLooks?ref=hl

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  65. Your outfit is super cute! Love the skirt:)
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
    Have a great day! xx

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  66. Cute look, love your shoes
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  67. Love these colours!

    xoxo lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  68. Love the lime green! Such a beautiful color! Great polka top too!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  69. thanks for your coment in my blog
    xxx

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  70. lovely blog...if you want we can following each other??? http://comeduegoccedacqua.blogspot.it/

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  71. I'm crazy about polka dots ;)
    And, I love your earrings and boots :)

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  72. I love lime too--thought I was the only one, ha! And your hello kitty/LV bag is just genius!

    xo Mary Jo

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  73. Hi dear :) Thanks for the lovely comment but where are you following me ? I can´t see you darling :/

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  74. Hello Allison, lovely look, I love your skirt and the earrings-they are so beautiful! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for following:)
    xx chris

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  75. I really love polka dots! Your bag is amazing! Love it!

    xoxo,
    http://www.misssainha.com/

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  76. Cute outfit!



    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

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  77. Your bag is so cute :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  78. Such a fun outfit! I love the print and color combo!!

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  79. You have a great style! So quirky and cute! Loving those shoes...!

    Following...follow back?

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following, Allie! You're very sweet!

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  80. love the neon on your outfit, great look

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  81. Hello, Before i say anything else i love your outfit! I just found your blog and its amazing! Follow each other? Let me know at http://rediculousredhead.blogspot.com GIVEAWAY AT 100 FOLLOWERS!

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  82. Hey this is incredible!!! I love ur skirt and cardigan matching! :) Gorgeous shoes too!!

    I'm new to the blogging world.. Come along and tell me your views about my blog :)
    And, Would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)

    New post is up: Inspirations is Handy

    ~Boomerang Plus

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  83. Cute blog :) do you feel like a following each other?
    www.the-snowdrop.blogspot.it

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  84. Love thoseearrings and shoes!! <3

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  85. That is the cutest skirt ever! I love the theme of your blog too!!!

    XOXO
    http://TheSquishyMonster.com
    Twitter: @aSquishyMonster

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  86. Awww this outfit looks so fun!

    www.lovecharliej.blogspot.com

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  87. such a fun mix of prints and colors :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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  88. Lovely combination dear. Love the DIY so adorable. The pop of colors is gorgeous. THank u for the lovely comments. I just Like ur fb page.

    www.girllilikoi.com

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  89. I love the outfit!

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  90. love your hair!! it's gorgeous, and the length! wow!

    great bag :)

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  91. Adoro Poás, lindo look! Adorei <3'
    http://dezahoffmannmoda.blogspot.com.br/

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  92. Every piece is so beautiful combined. I love that skirt! :)

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  93. You look really beautiful!! and it looks a really detailed look! love it!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  94. I love your polka dot top!!! really amazing outfit!!!

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  95. beautiful together !!!! from the top to the shoes !!!!

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  96. Stunning! Those shoes and bag and top are so cute! You have such great style!

    www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com

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  97. Very cute !!!

    Tash
    http://style-isle.blogspot.ca/

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  98. wow! i love your shoes alli! :)

    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/
    and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button!~

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  99. Oh my god, your BAG is amazing. I'm checking out your DIY right now. I am so in love.

    This outfit is also so cute. I love the pops of lime! It's one of my favorite colors this season.

    Ava Tallulah
    Enter My UO Giveaway

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  100. I want to rifle through your closet - I love all the colors! The lime pairs beautifully with the bright blue dots!!

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  101. YOUR SHOES! I absolutely love them, they are so cute and I bet they would love awesome in all seasons :) Your polka dot top is really pretty too!

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  102. This is such a marvelous mix of patterns and bright colors! Very sunny and fun!

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    1. what a perfect and supercute outfit i love this limegreen with that white and blue polkadotted shirt!
      gorgous!
      kiss,mary
      http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  103. MY FAVORITE ARE THE SHOES, THE SKIRT IS NUMBER 2 :)))

    CHECK MY NEW POST!

    XOOXO DIA!

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  104. WOW love the LV bag!!

    xoxo, Elle

    www.thehighfeather.com

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  105. love the polka dot shirt!

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  106. GORGEOUS outfit, I love it! (: Simply beautiful (:

    xoxo,
    Cindy C.
    http://styleologie.blogspot.com/

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  107. Hi dear :) thanks for the lovely comment on my blog i´m now following you on GFC

    Keep in touch

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

    xx

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  108. Really original look but not for me...I am much more classical.

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  109. The lime colour is so fantastic, you look great. And those shoes are cool
    -Doris

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  110. what a wonderfull style! i dore this post! really! i invite you to see my blog, and if you like it, we could follow each other! what do you think! i wait for you darling!
    a kiss kiss
    Miriam stella

    is fashion my Passion? the MiriamStella's Blog
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  111. Hi darling!! There is a prize for you in my blog!! Come to see it!!

    Kisses!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  112. Your bag is so kawaii!!

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  113. you look so lovely and romantic! I absolutely adore this cute outfit, especially the ruffled skirt! The color scheme is great as well!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  114. ABsolutely gorgeous!!FOllowing your blog right now!! thanks for the comment on mine!! www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I really appreciate it!

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  115. love your ruffled skirt - so pretty and feminine! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  116. Retribuindo a visitinha!
    Que linda o seu poá, o look está perfeito, amei ;)
    Venha nos visitar mais, esta rolando um sorteio no blog, não deixe de participar ;)
    Baci da Alih
    www.blogjuntandoostrapos.blogspot.com.br
    @juntandostrapos

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  117. I can see why you were so drawn to that skirt - the neon lime waist band is so fun!!!

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  118. completely love the outfit, from the lime to the polka to the bag to the shoes.

    xoxo

    www.ladivaindia.blogspot.in

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  119. I really dig your booties and that great lime green cardigan!

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  120. Amazing outfit, love that cardigan.

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  121. You look gorgeous ! I love your style, following your blog now ! I am a new blogger and would really appreciate if you stopped by my blog and follow back if you like it ! xx
    Xx
    Hélène
    http://www.thisisln.com

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  122. Beautiful outfit, I love your shoes and your bag is very cute :)

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  123. Neon makes everything like 1938345 times better. That lime band on your skirt is so special. And I adore those polka dots, they're crazy fun. You look darling, and so quirky and vibrant!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  124. Loving this look..the colors and textures are just fabulous together!
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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