Dreaming of Summer & Afternoon Picnics...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

{CARDY: KERSH, CAMI: MODCLOTH, BELT: THRIFTED, SKIRT C/O: ALAINN BELLA, SHOES: H&M}

Another beautiful day! Yay! I can hardly wait for sunny days to become a regular thing. I’m excited to be back in our pool, running around with my camera, and enjoying picnics with the hubs. Total summer bliss! Hubs and I spent the afternoon scouring adorable little shops and picking up new accessories for our condo. So fun.

As for the outfit? I was thrilled to receive this gorgeous skirt from Alainn Bella for review. I absolutely love it! The skirt is lined with a cotton blend lining which is extremely soft and fabulously comfortable. I was also thrilled because it's the perfect length. I’m 5’ 9” and always happy to find skirts that leave me feeling appropriately covered. It’s such a lovely wardrobe staple. I can’t wait to remix it again!

And bonus! Alainn Bella is kindly offering a 15% discount (excluding sale items) to all Girl & Closet readers. Just use the promo code: “girlandcloset” at checkout. Happy shopping!! Hope you guys are having a fabulous Thursday! xx veronika

123 comments:

  1. Love this outfit, the stripes mixed with the lace is perfect! Also definitely going to try your knotted belt look, I love it!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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  2. woww, that skirt is amazzzing! i love the color of the shoes as well.

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  3. Love yr photos!!

    www.mrsvintagehk.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the striped top. Such a cute look on you.

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  5. i love your lace skirt x)
    wanna buy one like this , but i haven't found it yet -_-

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  6. What a pretty skirt! I'm always impressed with the simple elegance of black lace, and I love how you styled this.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. I seriously don't understand how you can pull off outfits like this. It's so simple, and yet, when you wear it, it turns into something pulled out of a magazine! I love it

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  8. you look great! the lace skirt is so pretty and i love the way you knotted your belt!

    xo, allie
    accordingtoallieblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I love how you add remix options to each outfit that you post! love the way you mix patterns and textures too! :)

    http://christinebalram.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow i absolutely adore this outfit... I love this skirt it is so flirty and pretty with the lace..great combo V♥

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  11. wahh I'm so jealous of how many cute Modcloth things you own!! Really love that pretty skirt and the color of your shoes is SO fabulous and unique! Love this outfit! =)

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  12. i love the colour of the shoes!

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  13. wauw, veronika, that skirt is beautiful! great sponsor ^^ I'll check out the website too see what more amazing things they sell :) x

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  14. What a beautiful skirt! I love the knotted belt over it.

    rebeccawithanR

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  15. OMG that skirt is straight from my dreams! I.want.it.
    Also? Black and brown is one of my favorite color combos!
    ALSO?! You're gorgeous. duh.

    Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday lady!

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  16. love that you mixed lace with stripes! it's a great look. I also really like the pop of color from your cute shoes! ^,^

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  17. Great outfit, especially the skirt and shoes!

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  18. That is a fantastic skirt! I adore the whole outfit - I'm totally copying you with the knotted belt today too! I'm glad I'm not the only tall girl with skirt length trouble! I have a really hard time finding dresses that fit too!
    You look awesome!
    -Liz

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  19. Ooh, I absolutely love that skirt. I've been looking for a lacy one, but at 5'8" all the ones I've previously seen look WAY too short.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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  20. Beautiful Veronika, these photos are making me dream of summer, too :) Especially since, after a series of beautiful days, I woke up to rain this morning. I just keep telling myself that soon summer will really be here- and then I can complain it's too hot out instead!

    I only rarely experience the feeling of being not-quite-covered by skirts, given that I am much less than 5'9", but I definitely appreciate a good mid-length skirt and this one is phenomenal. I actually saw a similar- but undoubtedly much more expensive- one in pink in this month's issue of Glamour UK and fell in love, so you can imagine how happy I was to see you in this look :) Just gorgeous, darling. Hope you're staying dry!
    xox,
    Cee

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  21. That skirt is adorable with those heels! Love it! I totally agree, cannot wait for more sunny days. Good luck searching for accessories for your condo. fun stuff!

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  22. I really love the stripes and lace and coral shoes...eek!

    Cute!!

    Hayley
    http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  23. ohh goodness. the color of the shoes is just beyond perfect.

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  24. stripes, polka and lace! loves it.

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  25. I love the color of your shoes. I rarely see anything at H&M - usually because I'm getting mobbed, throw my hands up and run out. hehe

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  26. Gorgeous outfit! I'm in love with that pretty skirt.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! I love that skirt. Lace + preppy stripe? Yes please!

    Divergent Musings

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  28. My goodness, you look lovely! This is most certainly something I would wear as well :]

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  29. The skirt is sooo lovely! I love the lace. Very cute outfit, Veronika!

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  30. Great mix of lace and stripes plus those fab shoes. You always look great!

    xoxo

    Cinderella's Closet NYC

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  31. Hello there ! I've just found your blog and I love it.
    First of all, you have a gorgeous smile and hair ♥ Moreover, such a lovely style - I adore how you write your posts and edit your photos.

    I wish you all the best !
    ♥,
    Julls

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  32. Beautiful outfit Veronika! I was so hoping the sun would last but as I sit here writing this message, it is currently raining outside my window. GREAT.

    Anyway, hopefully there will be a bit more of a permanent move into sunshiney weather and then I can see even more of your amazing sunny-day posts. Hope you're doing well! I feel like it's been so long since I've seen you girls and it's been....two weeks and a bit. Haha. Kind of pathetic.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  33. You look darling! Love the mix of lace and stripes! I also dig that lipstick on you :)
    <3 Kastles

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  34. oh i love this and i need those shoes! super cute put together!
    xoxo

    kelseyannesmith.blogspot.com

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  35. I like the skirt, and it is definitely a great length. I'm not even tall, but it can be hard to find short skirts that aren't too short.

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  36. You make me want to dye my hair dark and cut some bangs. And I love the stripes with the lace!!

    Ask the Duplex

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  37. I feel like I need to buy these shoes, yes I need them. ;) You are looking absolutely gorgeous and you have the prettiest smile. That first picture is my favorite! I love the stripes and lace together, and those shoes add the perfect touch of color!

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  38. Lovely outfit! The shoes are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  39. you look gorgeous!!!!love your skirt and shoes!!
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  40. I love this so much...you look like a doll and your hair is just divine xxx

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  41. Aww lady you are beyond adorable!! I love how spring your wedges are...its finally here!! Great skirt as well. Can never go wrong with black lace :)

    xo

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  42. Oh my... that skirt is just lovely.

    C x
    Check out my Style it Five challenge, you know you want to.
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

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  43. love the skirt! love how you style.love how you smile! =)

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  44. I love your blog! What a pretty smile you have :)I adore the pop of coral in she shoe-so great!

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  45. Oh, I have a very similar belt! Love it!
    Your lace skirt is gorgeous! Love how you put everything together.
    Yay to sunny days!

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  46. I've said it before, but I adore those shoes! :) Love this line "appropriately covered" about the skirt. You are darling.

    V, I don't think you can ever look bad. :)

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  47. I love your hair, it always looks so polished. Hope summer comes soon!

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  48. I'm so in love love love with that skirt!

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  49. The lace skirt is awesome! I love the zig zag looking hemline! I just love your blog! It keeps getting better and better!


    Along Abbey Road

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  50. I love the skirt, it's so cute! Looks like I have to check out Alainn Bella's shop! Anyways you look adorable as always! I love the thick strips and those wedges are too adorable! I'm glad you got such an amazing piece :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  51. YOu look adorable. Your haircut is so cute.
    And the striped shirt is adorable...

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  52. I love that skirt and those sandals. Gorgeous combination.
    Sami xx
    highstreethub.blogspot.com

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  53. i love picnics too :) i just got a thrifted basket today for em! i love those shoes, theyre such a fab color!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  54. The lace and stripes are perfect, and that pop of color is divine!

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  55. What a pretty skirt! I love the lace paired with the stripes, and the shoes add the perfect touch of color. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather!

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  56. I'm excited for summer bliss too!!! :)

    I love it when people mix lace and patterns, so the stripes and the lace skirt= awesomeness in my book! :)

    Krys
    Fierce|Fabulous|Fit
    @FierceFabFit

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  57. I looove the lace mixed with the stripes, so gorgeous!! You look so lovely, and happy :) Love it
    xJennaD

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  58. I love how to tucked in the cardigan. It flatters your shape, and allows a lot of attention to be directed to your belt. Speaking of, I love how you wore this belt! It goes so well with the lace skirt.

    You're a true beauty.

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  59. Adore the belt and shoes! Your smile is also lovely.
    Christine

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  60. Look at how adorable you are!! Eeppp! I hope you come to New york Fashion Week because I have a huggggeee hug waiting for you ;) I love the colored wedges with this outfit!

    xo Lynzy

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  61. Loving how you paired lace with the stripes of the cardigan! It's such a cute, but unexpected combination... at least for me! Will definitely have to try it out. Also, the detail on that skirt is really pretty!

    xx Melina

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  62. So pretty :) I also have a bit of a weakness for laced things. Love how you've added a pop of color with those pretty wedges too.

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  63. Skirt and shoes are TDF! Looking lovely as usual....xoxo

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  64. Lovely as always!
    Love how you brought out the outfit with the flats <3

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  65. I adore your skirt.... like how it looks with the coral wedges!

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  66. love this outfit!!
    great shoes:-)
    xoxo

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  67. I love it when you are laughing! So cute and naturally beautiful! The skirt is beautiful indeed!
    Thanks for the sweet words, lovely! xo

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  68. beyond stunning. the skirt is perfection. thanks love. check out my pick for fabulous friday and find out who landed on the fash fave and fash fail list of the week. would love the support. xoxo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com
    For all the latest celebrity fashion news.

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  69. Too bad we don't live close by, otherwise we could totally go on a blogger picnic! haha That would be so much fun :)

    Anyways, I really love that the skirt is long enough. I'm 5'9" too so I totally get the whole 'this is wayyyy to short wear anywhere besides the beach' thing. Love the skinny belt and wedges- so cute!

    xx

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  70. Too bad we don't live close by, otherwise we could totally go on a blogger picnic! haha That would be so much fun :)

    Anyways, I really love that the skirt is long enough. I'm 5'9" too so I totally get the whole 'this is wayyyy to short wear anywhere besides the beach' thing. Love the skinny belt and wedges- so cute!

    xx

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  71. Too bad we don't live close by, otherwise we could totally go on a blogger picnic! haha That would be so much fun :)

    Anyways, I really love that the skirt is long enough. I'm 5'9" too so I totally get the whole 'this is wayyyy to short wear anywhere besides the beach' thing. Love the skinny belt and wedges- so cute!

    xx

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  72. Love, love, LOVIN' that skirt!!! But what I love even more is the way you styled it. Perfect. I have a white lace skirt but I may need to add a black one to my collection. You look amazing as always lady!

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  73. oh i love the stripes and that skirt is so pretty!!! the colour of your shoes are is awesome :)

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  74. That skirt is a beauty, looks lurvely.. and still lovely the peachy shoes! :) xx

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  75. great mix of pattern and color. my eyes are looking at everything at once from the lacey skirt to the bright wedges to the stripes. it all looks very good together.

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE

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  76. Striped cardi and lace skirt is such a good combination. Great knotted belt detailing - I think I will definitely have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  77. LOVE the skirt! Cute as usual, babe!

    I'm 5'8" by the way. Yay for tall girls :)

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  78. love this! the skirt is so pretty and i'm loving the knotted belt look as well. i wish i was taller, i'm only 5'3!


    Krystle
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  79. Thank you for your sweet words! You can count me as your newest reader too! Your blog is lovely :) I just went through it and im such a sucker for pretty prints on skirts like your last post! That is such a pretty skirt in this post too! :) Have a great weekend! Zoë x

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  80. I love the colour of your shoes! Might have to get these!

    Emma x

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  81. ah this is beyond cute! you're gorgeous :)
    and i love the remix options. thanks for the suggestions!

    http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

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  82. Lace and stripes really is a lovely combination, and I love how you added a brown belt and bright wedges to break up the darker colour palette.
    I can't wait for summer either, I'm so excited! We finally got a little bit of sunshine today, after endless days of rain and clouds.

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  83. Thanks for the lovely comment you left, I am totally in love with my floral wedges too - although they had their first outing today and they were painfulll! But I gotta work through it right?
    I love your blog, and your style is lovely - I am officially your newest follower

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  84. YOU are going places, i see a future filled with magazine proposals for featured content and tv show appearances, a fashion how-to book publishing and stars brighter than you could ever have imagined for everything from photography to blogging to a clothing line of your own. i SEE this for you girl, mark my words, your future is bright and aligning, the universe is conspiring in your favor right now. go to your destiny!

    ah, that skirt is darling, scalloped edging is such a nice touch and the pairing with leather braided belt is a bull's eye.

    i love accessory shopping, Sean's way more about the big ticket items like couches and tables but i'm all about little things and playing with their placement when we get them home.

    cheers to some hopeful sunshine coming our way again so you can venture out for some more times like that. happy weekend Veronika! ♥

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  85. i Just bought some coral heels and was unsure of how to mix them into my wardrobe- finding tons of inspiration from you here! :)

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  86. Beautiful outfit! I adore your shoes. I just discovered your blog and I am now a follower. :)

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  87. So cute! I love the little pop or color with the shoes.

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  88. i am completely in love with your shoes!!! i want a pair!! haha the color of the shoes totally pop out in this outfit!

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  89. Someone's looking adorable again! I love the color added by the H&M wedges, and the dark textures and prints look very rich :)

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  90. Can't wait for the upcoming Summer days, ahhhh......

    Love the mix of the casual cardi and the lace skirt, gorgeous!

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  91. this lace skirt is beautiful, like how you put it with stripes I may have to try this!

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  92. Those shoes are lovely!! They have a retro look about them,
    I would never have put the outfit together, but it works brilliantly!

    Sometimes its just nice to see how other people dress. Very inspiring!

    Thank you!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  93. I've always steered away from black lace, but after seeing how you've remixed it with patterns and the cutest peep toe shoe it looks like it should be a staple in every one's closet. Thanks for the post!

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  94. i love the color of your shoes! they are hands down the best part of your outfit! :)

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  95. Hi, beautiful!
    This is so, so amazing look. I love that You mixed and matched this cute, lace skirt with casual preppy striped cardi and belted.
    I wish one morning these rainy days in Ireland will be gone and hot summer gone come out.
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo Ra

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  96. Oh! How adorable is that skirt?? I love the lace with stripes, so preppy and sweet... I feel like you need an apple and a text book! :)
    And I agree- I cannot wait for summer to come along! Shopping for cute summer accessories is always the best! xx

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  97. Aww! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm glad you liked my outfit. :D I love my bowler hat soooo much because it was a sweet gift from my big sister. :D

    What a cute outfit! I love your skirt! So cute!! And you're an inch taller than me! Surprisingly I'm finding it rather hard to find tall fashion bloggers.

    Also, I love your thin belts! You totally inspired me to get one - a pale pink one from H&M and I love it! <3

    ~ Katie
    http://www.beautifully-pure.com

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  98. wow, 101 comments on one post! congrats! :) love this lace skirt!



    check out my fashion diaries at House of Shoes

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  99. Oh my god, I loooove your SHOES and SKIRT! <3 <3

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  100. really like those shoes! Great outfit

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  101. loving that skirt of yours! I want I want <3!

    tessa-kit.blogspot.com

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  102. Sunny days always brings a smile to my face. :) but gosh darn it, why do you have to be so adorable? I love love love this outfit, and you are such a beautiful and unique blogger. Love your style, and I can't wait for your next post! Take care :)

    xoxo Tami at tamijam.blogspot.com

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  103. beautiful skirt! i love it! :)

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  104. This outfit is the cutest!!!!! I love it!

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  105. I love the lace skirt and coral shoes!

    www.toindigo.blogspot.com

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  106. I am so in love with that skirt! I must have one for myself :) xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  107. Cute outfit!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  108. This is such a cute outfit & I loooove those shoes!!

    xo
    Danielle

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  109. Love those little touches of color on this outfit, you look great!

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  110. I am majorly loving this outfit!! Every detail about it is just perfect. The skirt is gorgeous and I am hard core crushing on those shoes!

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  111. What a gorgeous skirt! I love the pattern of the lace. Beautiful!

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  112. You look lovely, as always ♥

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  113. Pattern mixing + lace kind of makes me want to fall over and die. Cause of death? Absolute cuteness!

    Alyssa

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  114. I absolutely love how you added a pop of color with these shoes. Such a cute look!

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  115. i am in love with tis outfit!! i love the shoes!

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  116. I love every.single.thing. about this outfit. I like to fancy myself a wannabe preppy and the stripes and lace skirt combo with the pop of coral on you pieds looks amazing. Thank you so much for the comment, and I think I've now discovered a favorite new blog :)

    -Ashley

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