Monday, July 23, 2012

Scarves & Bows

Well, it's Monday again- I hope you all had a great weekend!  If you follow me on Instagram (a_fashion_files) then you saw that my husband and I went away to the beach town of Ventura for the weekend.  I'd heard mixed reviews of Ventura, but after learning that it was a haven for antique & kitschy shops, I knew we had to go.  We spent the days at the beach and walked around the small town going from one antique shop to the next during the evenings.  The antique stores did not disappoint and our best purchase was a vintage gumball machine (OK, I know, I know, but I love old things, and my husband loved it just as much, so we had to have it!)  Did you guys have a great weekend?


Speaking of antique things, one trend I've really been loving lately is scarf-print tops & dresses.  However, I could never really find one that I was just in love with.  I wanted a print that had super rich colors and reminded me of a something vintage.  When I saw this one, I knew I had found the perfect style, and when I played around with it a bit, I found that it looked great over a bow-tie shirt.  I paired it with jean shorts, heels & some vintage accessories.  What do you think of my pairing?









Scarf print top: c/o DinoDirect
Long Sleeve: Gap (Similar)
Shorts: True Religion (Similar)
Jewelry: Earrings: Vintage; Charm Bracelet: Vintage (Similar); Ring: YSL Arty (here or here)
Sunglasses: Gap (Similar here and here)
Bag: Vintage Gucci
Shoes: Christian Louboutin New Simple 100 (Similar color HERE; same shoe style HERE)

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

AND REMEMBER you only have a little over a week left to enter my $75 Shopbop giveaway!   Head over to Shopbop now to dream about what you would get if you won! :) 


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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197 comments:

  1. OMG i love your top, you look chic and gorgeous
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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous look!!
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  3. Simply love that bow :)
    Love
    Shilpi
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  4. I love love love that scarf print top, so gorgeous!

    -Ashley
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  5. adorable! love how you layered the scarf print over the bow top!! so cute :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  6. You look very beautiful, love the top!!!

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  7. You bought a vintage gumball machine? Well that's exciting!

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  8. definitely loving that scarf print top on you! Gorgeous with the mustard!

    ♥ laura
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  9. Your top is so stunning! And shorts! I love shorts!!! ;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  10. Wow..I am loving the scarf print this season! Love the colors in ur outfit! You look beautiful as always! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  11. jesus, I love your top!
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  12. Hi Allison you look so chic and casual,love the cut off shorts with the bow tie shirt and the printed scarf on top.so cute.

    Xoxo
    Carina
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  13. Such a great look- lovin your blog.

    New follower :)


    Love from NYC,
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  14. Your scarf printed top is adorable and it's on trend right now! :)


    Daney
    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  15. Great style!!
    i love your top it has a great design>
    i love all the details from the earings to the wonderful heels!!
    you are just awesome girl

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  16. LOVE your scarf print top, you look so pretty! A vintage gumball machine sounds perfect for you. I'm glad you guys had a nice weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  17. La camicia e' un sogno e tu l'hai abbinata alla grande!

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  18. omg i adore adore adore this top, that print should hang in a frame in some museum of art, really beautiful!
    kiss,mary

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  19. that top is amazing, love the print :)

    xx

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  20. LINDO LOOK, amei seus acessórios e sua bolsa.Divinos <3 'xoxo

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  21. Your top is so lovely, perfect for antique shopping in!

    Carmen Ri.

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  22. Love that mustard color with navy!

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    xo

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  23. I love the ripped jean shorts with pump look! Too bad my toes are not made for wearing pumps (long). And I always adore your vintage earrings :)

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  24. That top is a beauty, a work of art! x

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  25. great outfit dear! the blouse is so cute!:) kisses!

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  26. love how you paired the sophisticated scarftop & shoes with a grungier shorts. Ventura sounds a bit like "Ace Venture" (the movie) & I'm glad you and your hubby got that perfectly antique gumball machine...

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  27. Absolutely fabulous! Great ensemble!
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  28. looking stunning, love the top

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  29. I absolutely want your top. You look stunning :)

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  30. I love the top!!! And those vintage earrings.... Gotta get some for me now!!! :P

    Love
    Mehak
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  31. Nice earrings and scarf!

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  32. lovely outfit,the shirt is amazing!!!
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  33. I enjoyed Ventura when I visited there a few years ago. It had a good feel to it, although I didn't have time to stop by all the antique shops- hopefully next time.

    You look fabulous, as always. I love that top, very nice! Are your earrings, by any chance, clip earrings?

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    1. Next time you should definitely do some antiquing! And yes, the earrings are clip-ons! :)

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  34. Thank you for finding me...
    Really nice blog

    Selene

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  35. I know I say this all the time.....but I just think you have the most impeccable style...and this outfit is no exception!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  36. I love this top! And thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!

    Nico and Bri
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  37. I am now following you cause you have great style! Would loved if you followed back!

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    1. aww thanks! That's really sweet of you!!

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  38. Your top is stunning, the colors are so vibrant! I love it!
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  39. i like print top, he's amazing :)

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  40. I am a huge fan of prints so I adore your top!

    xx
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  41. Whenever I visit your blog find good ideas.

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  42. bellissima!! adoro le scarpe!!!

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  43. Love this outfit!

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  44. I really love this look <3 the top is great and i love the shorts

    Alexa <3
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  45. Love the detailing!!

    xo
    Naty
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  46. Love the shirt and the jewellery!

    Please check out my blog and enter my giveaway!

    xoxo
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  47. Wouhh! Love your shirt! :)xoxo

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  48. wow, just gorg!!!!
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  49. wow, i love your outfit, your top is perfect!

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  50. Love your outfit! The blouse is amazing!:)

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  51. That top is sooo you! :)

    kat
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  52. You always look so sophisticated! That top is gorgeous!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  53. Love ur top ! U look classy :)


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    Xoxo | Chloé

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  54. Love the look dearie...

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
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  55. such a stylish outfit!! love the bow!!

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  56. wowwww! beautiful blouse! so eye catching :)

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  57. I simply LOVE that top! xx

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  58. omg! me too! i have been quite obsessed with hat trend! but i can never find the PERFECT one. same with peplums!

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  59. loving the print on this top, esp paired with the denim – so cute!
    also, i fully support the gumball machine purchase.

    Sea and Swank

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    1. aww thanks for your support, Susie! :) I hope you saw the photo on instagram- you will love it!! :)

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  60. Fabulous scarf and shoes,
    xoxo

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  61. Your top is pretty amazing. I love your shoes. I've been wanting some blue shoes for a while. You look great in this outfit!

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  62. I love how you paired this top with jean shorts. So cool! Hope we can follow each other! I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thanks for following, Sam! I really appreciate it!

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  63. i love that you paired this bold, dressier top with denim...so cute (as always!). xx

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  64. Both the earrings and shirt are amazing!

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  65. Olá, parabéns pelo seu blog!
    se você puder visite este blog:
    http://morgannascimento.blogspot.com.br/
    Obrigado pela atenção

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  66. I love the outfit. The heels is perfectly match with your scarf-print top. and oh, the jeans short is so cool!
    what about follow each other?

    xoxo
    kelimutu

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  67. OMG!! I love love this look!

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  68. hi allison! great styling! love the top.
    following you now. follow me back? :)




    jed
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    1. Thanks for following, Jed! I really appreciate it!

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  69. I love this outfit, one of my favourite looks from you yet. Those earrings are gorgeous too. Next time I'm in town visiting family, I think we should plan a blogger get together.

    xx Jenee C.
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    1. Thanks, Jenee! And yes, I am so into getting together next time you are in town! We'll have so much fun!

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  70. A pinball machine, sounds like fun! I didn't really get into scarf print tops this season, but I really like the shade and pattern of your blouse! SO cute, and I'm pretty sure that you're going to be able to remix it into plenty of different looks. Louboutins are freaking gorgeous BTW.

    xoxo,
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  71. you look great! and I love the combo of those ripped denim shorts and classy print blouse.

    Maiken,
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  72. que lindo tu outfit! me encanta!

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  73. love that earring and top~

    Thanks for your visit dear!

    <3 Una

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  74. great outfit :)

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  75. You have the best printed items. Like this top! Amazing ♥

    Trendy Teal

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  76. Very chic top and accessories! Would love for you to check out my blog at http://vivalamode.blogspot.com and follow me!

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  77. Love that scarf print top, you look gorgeous :) x

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  78. OK... you've got to just set up a time and place and have some coffee or something cuz at this rate we are liable to just walk into each others pictures.. I just did a post on Ventura: http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/2012/07/about-town-ventura-beach-liebster-award.html.
    But with the kids we just hit the beach, park and local burger joint!
    You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the eclectic mix of this outfit! Enjoy your gumball machine! I'm jealous!

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    XOXO Dana

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    1. LOL, I know right? We always end up at the same places!

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  79. the outfit is pure prefection #loveit

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  80. I love your fresh idea of teaming a vintage top with a casual short. The top is really beautiful. I also love the white and red stone studded earrings. I have always admired your choice of earrings and this time, it is no exception.
    Wishing you a wonderful day !

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  81. Great top and love those shoes!

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  82. PRETTY TOP AND LOVE THAT YOU PAIR IT WITH THE CONTRAST CUT OFFS!

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  83. love the top!!
    it really suits on you,
    omg you look amazing!!

    xo
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  84. Love the outfit it is all about ocntrast! So so interesting!!Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea

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  85. LOVE your printed top- the colors are amazing!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  86. Hi Allison, thank for your comments on my blog I love so much your and I think it is one of my favourite ... I like your style and how you can match very different things like these shorts and the shirt creating such peculiar outfits! you're faboulous!!!love those earrings!!! a kiss serefreestyle.blogspot.com

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  87. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Mine was so much fun as well! :) BTW I love this outfit! The top you're wearing is so beautiful!

    I am glad I made your Monday a little bit more bearable with the quote I posted :) Have a great week!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  88. Wow I love your style!!!
    Have a nice day! and my G+ for you...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  89. I love your blog! And this post is awesome! I have posted my own Shoe Story. If you have a minute, I want to hear your comment about it. ♥

    Blow A Rainbow

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  90. That print/scarf combination is certainly awesome. It almost reminds me of Indian clothing.

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  91. love your look :) i'm a new follower. maybe you want to check out mine and maybe follow back :)

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    1. Thanks, Ana! It really means a lot that you are following!

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  92. That top is absolutely gorgeous. You look fantastic
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  93. I just love the scarf print top! Beautiful pairing with the bow tied top!

    Rebecca

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  94. Love the top, amazing!
    Kisses.

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  95. cute top!
    xo

    christian

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  96. That sounds like an awesome getaway! Good for you guys! Love your scarf print blouse also!

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  97. Hi! Love your blog :) What do you think of following each other? Let me know

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    xx

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  98. wow you look stunning and i love the whole outfit really creative and stunning <3
    Mi_Mi
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  99. Love it! :) This neck bow are so lovely :)
    Follow you NOW!!!!
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  100. I love the print from your top!



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  101. what a fabulous look, allison. the print on your top is amazing. you have amazing legs, and i really love the way you use your colors. :)

    hope you're having an amazing week so far, allison. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
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  102. I really love the colors, this top is definitely beautiful :-)
    Hope you had a great weekend

    See you Allison xx

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  103. What a great outfit! I like scarf print on your shirt!

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  104. Hey,
    I love your blog so much! Great post!
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    Love,

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  105. Ooooo...that top looks good on you, Allison. I too love the scarf-print on tops and dresses but unfortunately have not found one that looks good on me.

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  106. I love the outfit, especially the mustard colour!

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  107. great outfit.I really like the shirt.I'm following now

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    1. aww thanks so much for following! You're really kind!

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  108. You look fantastic, that scarf print is an absolute winner!
    I really want to see a picture of the vintage gumball machine!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Thank you!! And I posted a photo of the vintage gumball machine to my instagram yesterday!! ;)

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  109. HI allison!! love your blog!! I follow you :))

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  110. Very cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  111. That top is gorgeous, I love the pattern on it! And of course I'm jealous of your bag :)


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  112. Hey dear nice outfit here!
    Would you like to enter the competition to become the Fashion Muse on my online fashion magazine? This outfit would be great for the purpose! Write an e-mail at info.forerunners@libero.it to learn more!
    XOXO
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  113. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I'm so happy you like my outfit :)
    Your style is amazing! You have such a good sense of style :)

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  114. Amazing outfit! I am so loving the print top! Thank you for the nice comment! Following you! Hope you can follow mine!

    -Tina
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  115. Gosh, I'm loving the printed silk tops this season. Just tried one on from H&M. Totally reminds me of fashioning top from an Hermes scarf. Now that's luxury!

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    1. A lot of these tops remind me of Hermes scarves as well- I think that's why I was initially drawn to them!! :)

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  116. Lovely outfit! That top is so cute, and those shoes are gorgeous!

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  117. Wooow this blouse is a stunner!
    A, check my new post I would love your opinion!
    xoxo Dia!
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  118. how am i not following you on instagram? we must rectify that! i have that blouse too - omg i love how we have similar closets.. :P you look fabulous my dear A!! i hope you had a great trip with your husband! xox P

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  119. Love the print! I'm loving your outfits! I'm following!
    Hope you can check out mine and follow as well!
    Kisses <3

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  120. i love the detail and the design of your scarf print top! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  121. Cute scarf print top! I'd love to have that print in.. well, a scarf. Haha thanks again for commenting on my blog, Allison!

    Alexa (not Chung)

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  122. Interesting print and color combo. Sucker for bow-tie blouse myself:p... thnx for dropping by:)

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  123. What an absolutely fabulous outfit!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did. I love yours and am a new follower!

    XOXO
    Ashley
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  124. so cute! love that top :)
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  125. beautiful top indeed! and I love your shorts <3

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  126. lovely blouse!
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  127. hello Allison, this look is amazing. I love the shirt and all the accessories. I follow you now via bloglovin/259 and gfc/1177, I will be so happy if you follow back.
    xx chris

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  128. I love the scarf blouse! It looks amazing with the cutoffs :)

    xoxo Alison
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  129. your scarf blouse is just stunning!

    by the way, thanks for your comment. =)

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  130. i love how bold this outfit is

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  131. i love the printed top! looked amazing in you

    thanks for dropping by and the sweet comments.

    xx

    selvia
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  132. gorgeous top!

    xo
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  133. hi honey! i'm in love with your skirt!! thanks a lot for your comment on my blog i'm now following you! :) hope you see you soon :)

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  134. Beautiful! Love the earrings xxx

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  135. I loooove your blouse!! *_* It´s beautiful and so elegant!!
    You look great!!
    xoxo Lola

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  136. Loving your shirt!

    Great blog - now following :)

    Jess xx

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  137. Nice blog!
    I'm a new follower! Do you wanna follow me? :)
    Thanks

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  138. I love your blouse, amazing pattern and look so cool on you. Thank you for your commment. I follow you and I would be happy if you decide to follow me back:-)
    By the way there is a WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY in my blog:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  139. Awesome top!

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  140. I think you paired it great, nice shirt :)

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  141. You look amazing; I absolutely love your shoes!
    Hugs
    Following you!

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  142. Super cute look :)

    xoxo
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  143. Very cute outfit! Love your shoes! Amazing stuff!

    xoxo,
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  144. This top? It's amazing. Love those jewel tones and the classic scarf print...plus the bow just makes the whole outfit!

    <3 Cambria
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  145. It goes so well with the bow tie shirt. I am loving the mustard with the deep blue.

    - Marie
    allthingsmarie.com

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  146. I love these colors and the awesome print on that scarf, Allison! ;-)

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  147. awesome!
    Love,
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  148. Beautiful! Your outfit is vintage chic!
    -Amy

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  149. My oh my - this scarf shirt is just stunning! I can't say anything else than wow. It looks comfortable as well!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  150. wow love your combination!!! the top is great! and you are so good looking

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  151. wow! i love that look! you're pretty!
    and thanks so much for comment on my blog!
    xoxo
    Almu
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  152. Love, love, love this look! Thanks for stoppin' by;)
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  153. Interesting post. Now you can use this directory services to promote fashion scarves import & export business.

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