Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Whimsical Summertime

When I first saw these shorts last year at Anthro, I fell in love with them.  I not only adored the fun print, but I also loved the shape of them.  I was really certain at first that I wouldn't be able to wear shorts in this shape, as I have bigger hips and I certainly didn't want to make them look bigger, but they surprisingly worked well.  And they have since become a favorite pair of shorts for summer.  Yesterday, for the warm LA weather, I paired them with a sheer blouse layered with a crochet top to add to the whimsical feeling of the look.  What do you guys think of my pairing?










Sheer Collar Top: Topshop (Similar)
Crochet Top: C/O DinoDirect
Shorts: Anthropologie (Similar)
Jewelry: Bracelets: Unknown (Similar here & here); Earrings: Vintage (Similar styles here & here)
Tapestry Purse: Vintage (GORGEOUS one here)
Shoes: Marni @ H&M (Similar)

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191 comments:

  1. This is such amazing styling. I love the bag/purse, really cute. The print on those shorts are beautiful!!! Great outfit.
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    Ally xoxox

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  2. This is splendidly whimsical! I loooove all the soft colours, flowy fabrics, and lacey ruffles...plus those earrings and that purse are incredible!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, I love the mix of texture and print in this outfit. That lacy top is so unique, and paired with the fun printed skirt, it makes a gorgeous combination! :)

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  4. i love your bag, it is so cute!

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  5. following you now dear!

    i am so in love with your shorts!

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  6. love the print paired with the crochet, so summery and fun! and those hells are killer!

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

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  7. omg this bag is like the loveliest thing I've ever seen! xx

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  8. You look stunning, love the shorts
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  9. Such a cute bag :D n love ur skirt and studs :)

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  10. Love your shorts! I like your outfit :)

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  11. There is so much to comment about this outfit, but I would love to steal that clutch from you! It's perfect and adorable! You look awesome.

    Clare

    Understated Classics

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  12. So pretty!! I love how you layered the crochet – gorgeous!

    Sea and Swank

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  13. it´s great to see your nices ideas!

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  14. the bag is so cute Allison! love the shoes too! kisses!:*

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  15. You look amazing. Love that blouse, Your jewellery is so perfect for the outfit. Your shoes are so gorgeous, perfectly put together.

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  16. Cute outfit and those shoes are amazing!

    Xx

    Marleen

    Style Route

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  17. awesome look, that crotchet top is hot.xx
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  18. This is super cute! love the texture of the blouse and the mix of prints

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  19. Love the shorts, the print is so cute! Love it paired with that top, you look so pretty Allison! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. gorgeous outfit, love the shorts

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  21. The shorts work really well with those heels, which I love by the way

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  22. Those shorts look perfect on you
    And this crochet top is awesome, I really love this outfit and this vintage touch you make in everyone of them

    See you Allison xx

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  23. You are looking very pretty !
    The top is so beautiful. Love the crochet work in it. The prints on the short is cute. Love the mix and match of subtle colors here. And I want your bag !

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  24. lovely shorts!!! you look so pretty!
    xO!
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  25. whimsical indeed! love the crotchet top and your little purse! beautiful :) xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  26. love the hole look! :)
    the shoes are awesome!

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    Kache - LTS

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  27. It's a beautiful print!

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    xo

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  28. That bag is a serious piece of vintage treasure! I love it!

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  29. Beautiful pictures! Pretty outfit.
    xo,
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  30. Great pics of the accessories. I like the shorts and top combo. Very chic and creative!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  31. i love this look! the prints looks great together & the accessories really make the entire outfit

    xo,
    a coy perspective

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  32. Amazing outfitm, your bag is amazing! *_*

    xoxo

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  33. I love the blouse and skirt together. I think they are perfect together!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  34. Love the shorts and how they look so flowy and light! Perfect for summer! Cutest print!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  35. Really cute shorts!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  36. I like the pairing! The shorts are my fave part tho they look fashionable and comfortable.

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    1. wow there is so much fabulousity in only one outfit!!! i love everything, the pretty blouse, the shorts and that amazing bag!
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  37. I have a crush on the blouse, it's adorable, where did you get it?!
    Thanks for visiting the other day, I have a new post, I would love to have your opinion again!
    xox Dia!
    www.peach-punch.com

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    1. Thank you! I got the blouse at Topshop in Hong Kong about a year ago, so unfortunately it's no longer in stock! I've linked to one in a similar color above though! :)

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  38. That is such a pretty purse!
    I dig everything vintage and that purse is too good for words!:)

    Love the top too!


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  39. Lovely outfit, the bag is gorgeous !

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  40. I LOVE the print on your shorts! It's so fun and feminine! Those shorts actually almost look like a skirt! Definitely looks fabulous on you!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  41. love this look!!

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  42. Amazing outfit! Love your bag!
    xoxo,
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  43. Your look is perfect and i love your bag, he is beautiful !

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  44. i love how you styled the crochet top over the sheer shirt!

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  45. Love the combo between the shorts and the top, LOVELY!

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  46. Love the shorts, they are the perfect compliment to the top.

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  47. love the shorts.. great outfit! :)

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  48. This outfit is absolutely fabulous! I love those shorts so much <3 and the shoes are AMAZING

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

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  49. Love the shoes and the lacy top

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  50. you look amazing!!
    kisses from Milan and Prague
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  51. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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  52. THE PURSE IS SUPER GORGEOUS! YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE, ALLISON :)

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  53. I love the gorgeous vintage feeling of this look. That top is just beautiful!
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  54. Very cute Allison :)

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  55. I love the shorts! They do look like he perfect pair for summer :)

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  56. Very Unique outfit!! I love it!! :D

    xo - David

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  57. Amazing outfit!!!

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    xoxo

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  58. Easy breezy shorts....so summer-ready!!! Love it!!

    Rebecca
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  59. You look stunning!! I love your outfit
    Kisses!

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  60. I love this outfit! The shorts are so pretty; I love the vintage feel and pattern on them!

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  61. Pretty pretty pictures! Just found your blog and so glad, now following you :)

    xo,
    Courtney
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    1. aww thanks for following, Courtney! I really appreciate it!

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  62. how seriously cute are you!!! the mix of print and lace is genius! xox P

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  63. I love the shorts! They're a great print! You look amazing in them. I know what you mean about the type of shorts and being afraid to look bigger, but you look great! :)

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  64. I love the way you styled this. I would never have thought to pair those shorts with a crochet top but the two pieces go so well together!

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  65. I love this top! And your bag, too!

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  66. Lovely, soo lovely! :) Bag your shorts and shoes is adorable! I lvoe it.. New follower! :)


    Daney ♥
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    1. Thank you for following, Daney! You are very sweet!

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  67. Hey there,
    Those shoes and the shorts are gorgeous. I want them in my closet. THanks for sharing.
    Your new follower,
    Tarah and the City

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  68. How cute are these shorts! Love it, and hope you're having a great weekend too:)

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  69. nice blog...now following you ....

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    1. Thank you so much for following!! It really means a lot to me! ;)

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  70. Wow I love the texture of your top and the print of your shorts!

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  71. The top is so cool! I love the vintage vibe it brings to those fantastic skorts. Seriously I want the entire outfit, this is one of my favorites!

    xoxo,
    Genie


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  72. I adore this outfit, it's very ethereal and those shorts are really flattering on you! I also love that you wore a top under the crochet piece, it's very chic!

    xoxo,
    Iqra
    Masala Diary

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  73. what a pretty outfit! and i can totally see why you fell in love with those shorts, they're so pretty! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  74. love love love your heels!

    thanks for the sweet sweet reply..

    xoxo

    selvia

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  75. you look lovely my dear!

    <3 Una

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  76. This outfit is lovely =)
    Would you like to follow my little blog??
    -Amara-

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  77. This is gorgeous! The different prints/textures go perfect together :)

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  78. U look great!
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  79. The bag es beautiful. !Me encanta el bolso!
    Besos/Kiss

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  80. Love, how you paired every detail ;) Especially love your shoes... gorgeous...

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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  81. Great look! Your shorts are sooo beautiful! Love your shoes!

    Kisses
    Out Of The Box

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  82. it's a beautiful summer look and I can't stop loving your vintage pieces, especially the earrings which are always perfect :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  83. It has been a bit muggy warm and this lovely outfit fits the bill... cool, simple yet chic! Love the combo of lace and print! It works superbly together.
    Funny, I just watched an episode of Storage Wars where Dave found some vintage purses similar to yours! Love the print on yours. Simply divine!
    Have a lovely day! (hope it rains and washes away this mugginess)

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    XOXO Dana

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    1. I saw that episode of Storage Wars also! Those bags that Dave found were just stunning!

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  84. Perfect look for this warm weather! Those shorts are so cute!!

    xo Ashley

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  85. Wow! I think you are so glamourous and delicate in this outfit! greetings and kisses
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  86. Loving the textures on this look.

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  87. everything about this outfit is so cute and perfect! loving everything, from the crochet top to that adorable skirt to that tapestry bag! I want all of them haha <3

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  88. I love your shoes...

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  89. I love your shoes...

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  90. I am in love with the simplicity and elegance of this outfit...so soft and gorgeous!
    XOXO

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  91. This look is so pretty!! Love the combination!

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  92. i like your blog! Im following you now on GFC and Bloglovin, if you like my blog please follow me back

    XoXo

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    1. Thank you so much for following, Patti!

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  93. super cute!! i love the vintage vibe of this

    -Jessica
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  94. This is just perfect outfit and I loved everything about it ..Adorable you :)

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    Love
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  95. Your color sense is just fabulous! I love the aqua paired with the vintage bag that picks up all the same colors and of course your coral nails--so pretty!

    xo Mary Jo

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  96. You definitely paired it well. The colors matched and easy on the eyes =)

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  97. OMG you have everything that I love in one outfit which also means I am so digging your look!!!! Absolutely love it!!

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  98. This outfit is so cute.=)

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  99. You look gorgeous, love the outfit!!:) And I'd love to follow each other! Following you now with GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx Helmiina
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  100. love your light blue shorts - so pretty !!

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  101. Love your outfit! That shirt is fabulous. xx

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  102. very pretty, allison. i love the vintage vibe, and you did great with this styling because you look perfect from head to toe. :)


    kisses,
    jasmine
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  103. I find on your blog basic ideas and well achieved.

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  104. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I fallow you now. Great shirt and absolutly amazing small bag1 I love it! You have amazing blog :)

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  105. This is lovely and romantic look. I like how you styled the shorts. Fun print!
    xo,
    nancy

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  106. Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my blog!!
    I'm following now on GFC and Bloglovin. Please follow me back on Bloglovin and like my Facebook page.
    Have a lovely day!
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  107. absolutely obsessed with how you layer these two tops! so chic :)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  108. Muito gira , adorei o look :)


    Beijinhos

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  109. You look absolutely stunning! I love that blouse <3
    -Doris

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  110. Your jewelry matches your outfit SO well! I'm a bit of a sucker for matching jewelry. Love that top...lace anything is my vice.

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  111. Lovely accessories and so cute your crochet top :)
    kisses

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  112. You look good, I also lovee your blouse.

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  113. Love this outfit, cute blouse
    xoxo

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  114. That outfit is gorgeous and your bag is so cute!!

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  115. Gorgeous!!! I love this outfit, everything about it is perfect!

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  116. What a fabulously feminine outfit! And I'm so jealous you got your hands on something from the MarniXH&M collaboration. (:

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  117. You look AWASOME but your bag is the best.
    Do you want to follow each other?

    IwonKa

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  118. I love the length of your shorts. I find most shorts too...well..short...The print is fantastic too.

    - Muthoni
    FashionBeautyInsight

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  119. Your shorts are AMAZING! I love, the intersting dragonfly pattern and it looks so feminine and pretty with the crochet top :)

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  120. Such a cute outfit, I loove the colors and patterns! Plus cool shoes! :)

    xoxo Eeva
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  121. I love your pants!
    aaah your bag, too cute!<33

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  122. Darling blog. LOVE THIS LOOK. Totally my kind of outfit! :)

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  123. You are such an inspiration when it comes to the art of fashion. I love every piece of this outfit (especially the purse) and how you have put it together. You are able to push boundaries by mixing colours and patterns together to create a beautiful and elegant outfit. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you have given me...I really appreciate it! xx

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    1. awww thanks so much, Scarlett! it's comments like this that make me love fashion even more! It means so much to me that I'm an inspiration to you! :)

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  124. Tu bolso es precioso!

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!
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  125. That top is really pretty! And looove the purse!

    XO, Imke

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  126. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a great blog, mind to follow each other? :)

    PS: I don't post shits... :p

    See you soon on my blog!

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  127. You look amazing dear!
    Love your style and your blog!
    I would like to invite you enter my Shop Bones Giveaway, you can win an amazing dress!
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    Btw, following you on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  128. I really like the idea of wearing a shirt under the crochet top, it looks great.
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  129. I love this outfit soooo much, great style!
    Love your blog by the way, about to go back through your old posts :)
    I'll love to follow you on GFC if you follow me?

    Kendra
    xx

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  130. That top is amazing!!! Thank you for your comment on my blog hon.


    Lots of love,
    Sabina
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  131. Looking just fantastic and really loved your outfit very much especially your top and ear ring....
    Parelketting

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  133. great pics, u look gorgeous. i follow u, love your blog

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  134. wow this outfit is amazing! I really love your shorts and they look fabulous matched with that lace top! you look great! I just found out your blog but I'm loving your style so I'll definitely keep an eye on you ;)

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  135. Oh i need to visit la. Ur photos always get me yearning to see it. Im a huge marilyn fan and would love to see her birthplace. I love the shorts they are a fabulous colour and u have themed them up perfectly wit this lovely top. Great colours together. Have a great weekend alison hope u have some nice plas kisses my lovely friend xx leonie

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  136. lovely look!

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  137. You look so nice! This is definitely a very whimsical look. I love the mix of textures, patterns, and colors. The paperbag shorts are really cute!

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  138. I love this outfit! great blog :)

    come check out my shop!
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  139. Adorei o look, acessórios incríveis! Fizeram a diferença, estou seguindo seu blog, venha me seguir também! beijos

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  140. thank you for the kind comment- YOU LOOK AMAZING! I love the layed top over sheer- its a fantastic idea!
    x
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  141. **drool** This look is irresistably precious. The top is beautiful, I love the color, the lace, and the collar. Those quirky dragonfly print shorts are charming. And the tapestry purse is ridiculously cute. I want it all.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  142. I really love your paperbag shorts. They are super cute and super flattering! Great find! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!

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  143. What a beautiful lace shirt! Truly romantic, just the way I like it! :) Thank you for your fun comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  144. oh my goodness i am in love with this combination! so pretty xx

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  145. I love your shoes.
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  146. OMG! I love the little bag, it's too cute!

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  147. omg i love those dragonfly shorts! they look so cute and comfortable!

    love the black shoes to offset the feminine detailing :)

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  148. tnkk for comment i like all your handabags!! i follow u xx from spain http://mybestmemory-cep.blogspot.com.es/

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  149. wow i love this whole outfit stunning and the hangbag is to die for wow amazing <3
    Mi_Mi
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  150. thanks! you have a really nice taste your outfits are just gorgeous!
    i'm following you!
    xoxo, Joana
    beggingforfashion.blogspot.pt

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  151. Really cute pairing! And the bag is adorable!

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  152. Your top is fabulous! I can't stop myself staring at it! :D and cuuuuute shorts!!!

    xoxo
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  153. Great outfit!! xo

    Julie

    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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