Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Purple for Beginners

I've seen a lot of other bloggers wear purple so well, and for me it's never been a color that I've been into (well, except for that time in 3rd grade when purple was my favorite color).  But everytime I see someone pull off a rich shade of purple, I always think that I need to add some into my wardrobe.  When I was doing some closet cleaning the other day, these shorts just happened to fall out (it's amazing what you forget you have!).  Apparently, I purchased them sometime ago at a really good sale price, and they are a light purple so I decided to give them a try.  I have to ease into this purple thing, you know?  With these shorts, I paired a leopard-print top and chunky woven heels.  What do you guys think of my pairing?









Shorts: Gap (Similar)
Zip Down Shirt: Purchased in Tokyo- (Love this leopard shirt- and on sale for $15!!)
Tank: James Perse (Similar)
Jewelry: Earrings-Vintage; Necklaces- Purple: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar), Chain: (Similar); 
Bracelets: (Similar here & here)
Sunglasses: D&G (Similar)
Shoes: 7 for all Mankind (Similar)
Bag: Louis Vuitton (Delightful PM)

Thanks for reading & don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!!! And please check out my new ALL THINGS PEPLUM board on Pinterest for some great peplum items that I'm currently loving!!!  I made the board last night and it was hard for me not to buy everything as I was making it!
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156 comments:

  1. Ma che bello il tuo look... Splendidi gli orecchini!

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  2. Very cute pairing. I tend to wear darker purples instead of pastel colours (those don't look so great on me)

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  3. Amazing purple pants . I have something similar too <3

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  4. I like visiting inspiring blogs like this.

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  5. I love it, great shirt and it goes well with the purple shorts! The colors look very pretty on you :) x

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  6. Lovely blog! I'm your new follower, mind you follow-back? Kiss Kiss

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  7. Great outfit dear !Amazing purple pants !

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  8. Brilliant pairing!! I love the shade of purple, mine are a bit more....bold and so quite hard to pair! I really like the leopard print shirt too, it's really cool!!
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    Ally xoxox

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  9. awesome outfit. I love your shoes.

    xoxo
    Ivy

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  10. I love the lilac color, such cute shorts! Love it with that top, you look great Allison! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. Way to ease into purple ;)
    I think you did a marvelous job and can't wait to see more purple on you! Haha, the shorts are the perfect lilac color. Plus, your earrings are so cute ♥

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  12. Great pairing,love the shade of lilac combined with the animal print,You always look so cute.

    xoxo
    Carina
    myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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  13. so pretty, looove the blouse! xx

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  14. Purple is one of my favourite colours. You look just beautiful. Those shorts are gorgeous!
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  15. I don't think there is a color that you don't look good in, including purple!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  16. This is a beautiful outfit. You wear purple well.

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    xo

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  17. I love purple you can match it with green, kaki, brown, grey, blue....

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  18. I was exactly the same way when I started seeing the color-pants trend! The best thing to do is slowly ease into it.
    I'm loving this look! Lovely top.

    Xo
    MixandMatchtheFword.com

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  19. You look great in purple. That outfit is perfect.
    -Doris
    http://malejka.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love your subtle take on it--I enjoy purple but have very little of it in my wardrobe, you're inspiring me!

    xo Mary Jo

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  21. You look fantastic as always! xx

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  22. Love the shirt! Such a cute piece!

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  23. Wonderful shorts and earrings, love that muted hue of purple!
    xx





    The Urban Umbrella

    xoxo



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  24. Super cute Allison!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this outfit! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :-)
    www.whatwillshewear.blogspot.com

    Danie B

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  26. your legs <3 and of course you look amazing!

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  27. This is a great way to branch into purple! I love it- gives me inspiration to start in purple!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  28. love those earrings! and you bag is amazing ;)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  29. Ooo, I really like this subtle purple. Your earrings are fabulous, and as well as your blouse. You're so lucky that your MIL owns a nail salon, so cool! If I were in your wedges (totally cute!) I'd definitely be there a few times a week, probably taking advantage of the situation a little too much. Lol.

    xoxo,
    Genie

    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  30. che bello questo outfit .. mi piacciono i sandali!

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  31. Love all of your accessory choices and those lavender shorts look great on you!

    xo
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  32. So cute outfit! You look great!

    xoxo,
    Lenize
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  33. Nice shorts and lovely earrings!
    xoxo

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  34. Love the purple! I think you paired it very well! I really like the shorts and top!

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  35. amazing outfit, really love your bag!!!

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  36. The light purple is a great color! I love the top you paired it with, breezy enought for summer but still sophisticated.

    Colleen
    Daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow love your zip shirt!
    Have a nice day!
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  38. You look so lovely!

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  39. You look so fresh and cute! Love the casual outfit!

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  40. Love this pairing, Allison. Don't have a lot of purple myself, but every time I see bloggers wear it, I do get a bit envious:)

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  41. You always look very chic & effortless..love the laid back look!

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  42. Lovely blouse and accessories!
    Check my new post I would love to know your opinion!
    xoxo Dia!
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  43. Allison, uou are looking so cool in this look ! This year I wore a purple pants{ just like you, I tried a lighter shade of purple } for the first time. I do not know why but wearing that color gives me an amazing feeling !
    have a nice day,

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  44. purple suits you so well! love this look x

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  45. the purple that you choose is such a nice color!! suits you very well!

    thanks for visiting our blog love, it meant alot to us.

    xx

    selvia

    am2pmchic.blogspot.com

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  46. I think the pairing is great. Leopard looks great with all kinds of colors. I never really thought of purple as my favorite, but looking in my closet, I realized most of my clothes are a shade of purple!

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  47. Your outfit is really great! I fall in love with your blouse because the pattern is so gorgeous! Your shorts and these bag are awesome as well! perfect match!

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  48. OMG! Your earrings are BEAUTIFUL!! :) Perfect look!

    Babi

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  49. This is a really cute outfit good job at putting it together!!

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  50. once again I love your vintage earrings. and I like the way you've combined those light purple shorts.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  51. such a simple outfit and you look wonderful dear.

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  52. cute look, love your shorts
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  53. beautiful outfit and this pale purple totally suits you!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  54. the shorts and the matching swirly earrings are so pretty! funny how you're new to purple, it's my favourite colour and I have to try really hard not to wear it too much. there's so many more amazing shades of purple I also recommend you try out!

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I'm going to start trying more shades now! This was my first baby step into a more serious relationship with purple! ;)

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  55. So cute - I'm always a fan of shorts with heels!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  56. Nice shirt!

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  57. This purple is so pretty! And I really love the softness of this top.

    Sea and Swank

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  58. Love the blouse that you picked to go with the shorts! You look so cute!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  59. Lovely earrings !!!
    Love vintage jewelry !!!

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  60. Purple look great on you :) Btw thanks for nice comment!

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  61. Mi piacciono tantissimo gli orecchini!!!
    Bel post!!
    Passa per un saluto se ti va!!
    Un bacio buona giornata

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  62. Hi Allison :) thank you so much! You look so fabolous again! I love your pretty blouse!
    xoxo

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  63. Really like this post and LV bag :)
    Follow each other? <3
    Xoxoxo

    Carolina

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  64. Hi Allison, what an amazing blog you have, congratulations, you are doing a great job, i would like you visit my blog and maybe follow me, im following you now, muahhh.

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    1. aww thanks! you're really sweet & thanks for following!

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  65. Love your outfit especially your arm candy and earrings! xo

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  66. The earrings are so pretty!

    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

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  67. cute earrings
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  68. Thank you for lovely comment. If you like my blog I think you should take a look at my darling friend S's blogg:

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    // Avy ♥

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  69. Adorable in purple! Love it. xo

    Julie

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  70. love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses :*
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  71. Hey there,
    Great look. Great job with your pairings. Cute shirt, shorts and accessories.
    Always,
    Tarah and the City

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  72. great look, love your blouse! ♥

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  73. Nice Style. Like your shoes♥
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  74. nice shoes
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  75. You rocked those purple shorts! You really know how to make your pieces of clothing stand out :)

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  76. I think that you did a great job pairing :) You can pull off more than you give yourself credit for. What's a little purple?? :)

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  77. Purple look great on you, and I'm totally in love with your Louis Vuitton bag!

    See you Allison xx

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    Pozdrawiam serdecznie <3

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  79. Looks very pretty on you! Love the purse!

    XO, Imke

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  80. i love your bag!!!

    xoxo
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  81. YOU'VE CHOSEN THE PERFECT SHADE OF PURPLE FOR YOUR SKIN-TONE, IT'S SO FLATTERING! LOVE THE BAG TOO, I HAVE LOST TRACK OF LV BAGS BUT THIS ONE IS PRETTY :)

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  82. I loveee the color! Looks faaaab! :)

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  83. you totally pull off purple!

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  84. Love the jewelry!! :D

    xo - David

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  85. you paired it very well!!! i think deep purple is harder to combine :/

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  86. I like the shorts with the blouse! A good pairing. I think a dark bright purple would also look amazing on you with your hair color and skin tone! You should really give it a go!

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    1. Thanks! I'm definitely going to work on some darker purples next! :)

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  87. You pulled it off girl! Love the top! xo
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  88. I think you look awesome in purple!!! Love the earrings!!

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  89. I think that you pulled it off well. Purple is a hard colour, and it doesn't look good on everyone. I think the safest thing for most people is to do toned down shades.

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  90. such a beautiful blouse! so lovely :)

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  91. I love purple!! It looks very nice on you :)
    Cute outfit and lovely blog :)
    Already following you! Follow back?

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  92. I like it! That color isn't so bad now is it?
    -MalibuMara

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  93. I like wearing purple too! Such a nice casual outfit and I love your LV bag!

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  94. Cute casual look!

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  95. LOVE this look! Very cute.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  96. You look beautiful in purple! Very chic look!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  97. Thank you for the lovely comment! Haha, and yes, there is indeed a lot going on this weekend. I'm pretty much loving everything about this look -- especially the shoes (not to mention your blog... which I'm totally going to devour once I'm off of work tomorrow).

    Vivian
    js-go.blogspot.com

    PS: Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! Love shopbop.

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  98. That leopard print top is really cute! I'm not a big fan of animal prints, but this one is so subtle and pretty. You look great as usual.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  99. You look GREAT in purple!!

    Rebecca
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  100. I love your earrings and blouse! If you have a chance, please come check out my blog!

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  101. Thank you very much! Super!






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  102. Stunning outfit, i think the jewelry might be a bit to much but other than that it is lovely.

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  103. great styling love the accessories xo

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  104. Que guapa!
    Me gustan las tonalidades de tu look! :D

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!
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  105. Your star blouse is adorable!
    Come back soon to visit my blog: Cosa mi metto???
    Win a starfish bracelet!

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  106. Great look!!!

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  107. this is such a lovely outfit! i really looove your earrings, they'resooo special :)

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  108. Can I say jelly about your bag? You look amaze, and GREAT taste.:)

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  109. Awsome outfit, the watch is stunning & I really need to inject more purple into my wardrobe.

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  110. Hi, very pretty blog :-)
    I think that purple is a good color :-)
    I have followed you, follow me back please :-)

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  111. Love this outfit, the shirt is amazing and i love the color of the shorts!
    Kisses.

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  112. You look so pretty in purple!! Have a great weekend!

    xo Ashley
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  113. ADORE your earrings and heels...this outfit is just impeccably accessorized!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  114. Hah! I do that all the time too, it's surprising (& a little horrifying!) how many things I have tucked away that I had forgotten about! I think the purple looks great on you & I love the styling here too!

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    1. I know, right? I feel like it's my birthday when something falls out of my shelves that I forgot I purchased! :)

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  115. Such cute shorts & love your shoes!

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  116. You did well in pairing this shade of purple. Try to go for a rich purple. I'm sure you can pull it off!

    P.S. If you have some time, do enter my very 1st giveaway. I'll truly appreciate it =)

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  117. Love the "dalmatian" feel of your top paired with the purple shorts and earrings! They all play nicely together :)

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  118. I love this outfit! Those purple shorts are so cute and I love the leopard zip top too. You look great Allison! :)

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  119. love this outfit - and you look wonderful!!! xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  120. i love this outfit and your blog <3 soo cute

    Alexa
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  121. Just amazing styling ..I loved the shoes ..u look too pretty :)
    Love
    Shilpi
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  122. i love your jewellery, and bag of corse!

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  123. this is a great boho-inspired look. loving that blouse and the necklaces. :)

    kisses,
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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