Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pastel Power & a Pop of Neon














Jumper - Topshop
Top - gifted
Trousers - New Look
Bag - H&M
Ring - vintage
Shoes - Toms
Watch - Toy Watch

I have recently been obsessing over pastel colours. I have been so ever since I saw Lana Del Rey's fashion shoot for Vogue Magazine. I love the nonchalant feel to pastel colours and I love how they can be adapted to suit any aesthetic. I styled my outfit by using varying editions to the same colour spectrum, I've always been fond of the idea of working just a single colour all the way through your outfit. I used gentle, warm hues of pale pinks and tans; paired with soft greys and... a pop of bright orange! Okay, so I know that the neon orange totally counteracts what I just said about "working on one colour", but I couldn't resist adding some boldness to the outfit. Looking back now, the orange does seem mis-matching in relation to the pastel pinks; but I believe that fashion is all about expressing how you feel on the inside, on the outside! There are no rules in fashion, and trends should not be followed religiously. I like mixing up different components of my wardrobe until I find the perfect mix of what I want to wear that day; regardless of any ongoing trend at the time.

The ring I am wearing is my mother's, and I adore everything about it. The weight of it, the way it's far too big for me, the gold border and how it corresponds with the pastel pink gem. I think of my mother's jewellery  box as a big treasure chest bustling to the top with exquisite, un-found luxury. I recommend you all to root through your mother's/grandmother's jewellery boxes and you'll be astounded with what treasures you will find! I found large arm cuffs and bindis to anklets and toe rings, and so much more that I never would have thought to find! I love the idea of a nose ring, I don't have a nose piercing, however, I am aware that you can buy fake nose rings nowadays. Nose rings hold great cultural heritage for me.

You can catch this post on Indian Fashion Bloggers, where all my fellow desi fashion bloggers have gotten together to show off how we would style pastel colours!

Love from,

Miss Iffa
xoxo
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111 comments

  1. I love your bag! This is such a sweet outfit!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  2. fantastic look! Love the floral top!

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  3. What a cool post :) Love it ...Your ring is so nice,infact your mom's ring :)
    Are u 4m Isb..?

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  4. i love your jumper!

    -Charlotte
    http://incharlottesshoes.blogspot.com/

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  5. thanks so much for the comment:)
    i love your blog too! & following you now, hope you follow me back, since i can't see you under my followers:(

    Love,
    Nee

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  6. I'm obssesed with the pastel colours too!
    Nice outfit :)
    xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous and seemingly very comfortable as well!

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  8. Cute outfit lovely! Loving that knit!

    x

    nrahrahrah.blogspot.com

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  9. beautiful
    wowo lovely post
    thanks for your comment on my blog
    I am following you through GFC
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. You have a beautiful blog here, following already. Nice outfit.

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  11. Love that tote bag and the floral print! Love it! And I love getting jewelry and fashion things from my mom too. :)

    <3 Kelly

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  12. Love the floral print of your top! And pastels are so lovely for spring. I'm excited because I just thrifted a mint colored top today haha.
    Great lilac cardigan and bag!
    Also, thanks for your sweet comment, although I failed to see your name in the GFC followers box. Perhaps you could try again? Aha, sometimes it malfunctions.

    PS: Don't miss out on the international giveaway at my blog!

    Statement Necklace Giveaway
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  13. Love this blouse and the ring! You look beautiful!Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Let's Twitter Together
    Friend and Fan on Facebook

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  14. you are so gorgeous! i love this color palette - your cardigan is gorgeous <3

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  15. You are gorgeous! Pastels look beautiful on you! This is a very chic, but casual outfit! It is wonderful! The ring is gorgeous, and I love that it is your mothers!

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  16. your so lucky you have such amazing weather there !!
    i used to live in a small town in the uk a couple of years ago and i loved it:) its already burning hot here !!nice outfit post :)

    thechicdairy.blogspot.com

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  17. Such cute style, LOVE everything about this look :)
    So happy I stumbled upon your blog!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  18. Love your blog and photos darling,really inspirative! So I´m following you and hope you will too :)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE your title image! I have a thing for easter culture! This look is adorable! I love the neutral pallet with that nice sunny pop of yellow! Thanks so much for your kind words and the follow! Following you too :)

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  20. heyy thnks for commentin on my blog!
    love ur outfit! rly soft n pastel!
    im followin u now n hope u follow me too :)
    xoxo

    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  21. I love your top and the bag - you look so chic yet comfy!

    www.whatjocraves.wordpress.com

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  22. Thank you for your sweet comment :) and for following me, but I can't see you in my followers :S I'm having problems with GFC lately, please, check it if you have time :P

    Your jacket is so nice, love the color :)

    http://voguesweetvogue.blogspot.com/

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  23. You look so adorable and I know what you mean about loving pastels, that ring from your mom is so perfect with your whole outfit too! You have a really nice well written blog with great style, following you now

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment
    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  24. Love the outfit, pastels looks so pretty on you! I love pastels too. And thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I really like yours, such great photos and content! :)

    keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow! You are gorgeous! And I really love your blog. You look absolutely fabulous in pastels. I also love your Toms. I wore the same pair today!

    :)

    ~Zabrinah
    [your everyday girl,
    writing about guys]

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  26. love your outfit!
    the shirt is really cute :)
    xxx

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  27. You are gorgeous!!!
    love your bag

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  28. Hi! i was just stopping by, i like your outfits a lot by the way~~. haha soo I saw your blog on stripesandpolkas.com and im trying to get my online store out there. I have a new online store of high quality replicas. ...So i thought i could stop by the blogs of people who are into fashion and see if it is any interesting to your needs. It would be cool if you check it out, it is very small right now, but i am planning on having a bigger online store by the end of the month. Thank you! :) (And maybe this is the kind of fashion that you need to complete your wardrobe!)
    http://nataliaglamour.bigcartel.com

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  29. Really lovely pastel pink + yellow outfit :) So cute! ^^

    Thank you for the adorable comment and following <3
    Have a lovely day,

    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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  30. hi pretty

    I have to say that YOU have a lovely header..sooo pretty.where is it from?

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  31. I'm obsessing over pastels at the moment! I really must build up my collection of pastel clothing. I love these colours on you, and the splash of orange adds such a vibrant, unexpected edge to this outfit. It's such a perfect idea for both spring and summer! I love the setting of this post too. You look like you're having fun :) I feel so privileged to have a close friend who is also an avid blogger. You have so much talent! xxx

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  32. Those colors suit you really well :) I hope we'll see more outfit posts from you in the future.

    xo, Samantha
    http://theadventuresoftwosams.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love your style! The floral blouse is my favorite :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Aisha

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  34. Nice outfit! Casual, chic and wonderful! :)

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  35. Pastels look gorgeous on you!!
    Iffaaaaaa.. I had replied your mail long back hun! Check your spam maybe? Right now i am replying from my phone. Will mail you again whever possible. Xoxo

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  36. Thank you for dropping by at my blog ^_^. And I must say that I love how you clicked the photos and how the photos are so clear and big, displayed here! Its kind of like a fresh of breath here in your blog ^_^.

    I am following you now, loads of love, B.

    P.S: I love Lana Del Rey's songs and her whole look and style ^_^.

    http://crazypoplock.blogspot.in/

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  37. this outfit is soo cute.. in fact all your posts are very nice..:)..like your blog..following you..:)
    and btw you wrote on my blog that you are following me.. but then i saw..you're not!!

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  38. i love your top! soso pretty and such a lovely colour xx

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  39. I love your top! It's so beautiful.

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  40. You are absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I am now following you! <33

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  41. Yes, nothing more fun than rooting around in the family closets! I still routinely use my mom and grandmother's clothes with my outfits. And there's still more whenever I visit the family in Asia.

    www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  42. You are GORGEOUS and really have a greate style! Keep on rockin' beauty!

    Also, I can’t say this enough – I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, that is so sweet of you! I appreciate it so much that you’ve stopped by and even took the time and effort to comment. You make my day every time you do this!

    If you have any suggestions / comments for (or about) my blog, please let me know by sending me an e-mail, tweet or just comment in one of the commenting sections of a blog post. I’d love to interact more with my readers and you’d help me so much!


    Love,

    Rock 'n Style
    http://www.rocknstyleblog.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/RocknStyle/

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  43. Iffa I have sent you the mail again. Please check and let me know if you have received it or not.

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  44. HII OMG you're sooo cute, you don't need to write me on german if you don't like to ;) You really can extremely speak german well instead of many who are living here and don't even know how to complete a sentence... soo cute ;)

    anyway I fell in love with your shoes

    xx

    Miss-Peacock

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  45. thank you, dear, for your comment.)) you are so pretty and your style so gorgeous!) i want to be your new follower, and i would be happy if you follow me too.)

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  46. Thank you so much dear for visiting my blog, and for joining and for all your kind words. I am following you right back!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi Miss Iffa! Thank you for giving me some reaction to my latest post, you know I love feedback from people. Yes, the things that you said that 'we are indoctrinated to believe that we can only be happy if we were only skinnier/prettier/richer' is actually true, some people think they can only be happy if they have certain things. I was just saying that we all should be thankful for everything that we have, the big and the small things, that's all about being thankful anyway right? So yeah, being thankful is a great thing :)

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  48. oh, wow, thanks for these lovely compliment
    it is awesome to hear something like that
    but how comes that i don't see you as follower :o?
    i sometimes wondering about it, because when i follow sometimes some body thay can't see too

    xx
    http://wasted-romance.blogspot.com/

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  49. You looked so comfortable!! Not forgetting chic! Love that pop of neon from your bag! <3

    inmyshawls.blogspot.com

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  50. oh, you are so cute, and your commetar was sooooooooooooooooooo cute! I'm love.
    Your Blog is very good,(too?).
    My english is very baaaaaaaaaaaad. ehm i follow your blog now, maybe you follow my blog too:)
    lot's of love,
    Moe
    http://moes-m.blogspot.com/

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  51. Nice blog posting. I'm just blogwalking and very interesting to stop here and read your post. I like this.

    But, dont forget to give us your comment into my blog ya.

    Thanks for share.

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  52. I really like your pants and loafers hon!! n gorgeous blouse :)

    Thank you for your lovely wishes for my Blog :) N yes, ofcourse.. you can advertise :) Pls temme how do you wanna go about it, a picture, Blog list (Like I have).. my email id is: fictitious.fashion@gmail.com

    :)

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  53. Hello doll! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, I am loving your blog as well! I love that top you have on, pretty sure I saw Blake Lively rockin one just like it a little while back! :)

    xx
    Cat

    Have a lovely Friday!
    flauntandrepeat.com

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  54. Hia, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. You have a great blog here yourself. Awesome outfit post. Following the blog :)

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  55. Your hair is amazing!!!! I know its totally out Of content, But it is amazing!!!! Love it!!!!

    Love k

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  56. I love this whole look! The pastels of the cardigan and shirt work so well together, and I am loving the muted color of your pants. Looking lovely my dear!

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  57. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! Yours is adorable too! I'm in love with the outfit that you are wearing here. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  58. Thanks a lot for stopping by and ur nice comment!:) This post is so cute, I like your combo, lovely colors and great ring!:) I'm following u right now!:) kisses and have a nice weekend!:) xoxo

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  59. Hi dear, thank you so much for your lovely comment. It made my day :) I like your blog too and im your newest follower too!

    Much love,
    Zizi: www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

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  60. Loving all the pastels!
    xo
    www.stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  61. thank you so much for visit me!! love your outfit, great bag:)

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  62. This is lovely you look amazing dear, I'm totally obsessing over pastels as well now adays

    - PRADA SUNNIES GIVEAWAY UNDERWAY -
    Sunnie
    (.=

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  63. loved your watch and top ..you are looking so adorable !:)

    http://bongsbelleza.blogspot.com/
    Love,

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  64. Love the floral top!! And yea.. Mom's jewelery box is a treasure, if u cant find anything in urs.. Go checkout hers.. Rite!!! :)

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  65. Gorgeous! I love how you wore Toms to dress it down.

    http://heydahye.blogspot.com/

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  66. Love your blog, awesome. I'm now following, hopefully you'll return the follow. =).

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  67. omg your streetstyle is awesome, love it! <3


    Cheers, Helen

    http://helena-nt.blogspot.com/

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  68. Hi. im already following you. follow me back if you like*

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  69. This is an amazing blog. Love it!

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  70. i already read your comment on my blog,
    thank you so much, dear =)
    you're such a nice person !
    and you totally have an interesting blog to read it too.. i'd love to reading your blog a long day in free time =D
    and gorgeous style too..
    glad to know you, babe..
    xoxo

    www.melodyofmywords.blogspot.com

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  71. aha, i forgot to tell you one thing,
    you are so pretty =)
    can i know where do you come from? hehe..

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  72. You are so cute!
    Nice blog filled with beautiful photos.

    Come visit my blog, let me know how you like and
    can we follow each other on GFC?

    http://www.momfashionworld.com/

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  73. thank you for your lovely compliment on my blog :) Truly humbled and it made my day. I put the compliment on my fb page. Thanks a lot :)

    You look beautiful :)

    http://www.facebook.com/StilettosDiary (i have uploaded on blog's page :))
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  74. hello..i ust found ur blog and its amazing...really lovely photos
    if u like vsitmy blog too...and mabbe if u interestd,u can follow me

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  75. thanks so much for the lovely comment. great blog u have here. nice outfit, am lovin the bag. am ur new follower :). take care

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  76. That ring is beautiful! I wish I could get one just like it! And I think the entire ensemble works quite well, pop of orange and all =). Thanks so much for the seriously LOVELY comment you left on my blog. It made me smile so MUCHLY! You have a wonderful blog and great style! I am now following you, too =).

    http://www.thelittledandy.com/

    <3 <3

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  77. Gorgeous pictures.I love your ring.

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  78. Loving your outfit. It is adorable. Thank you for such a motivating comment on my post. It surely did make my day. That was really nice of you. I am one of your followers because i simply love your style. Looking forward to more of your posts. :D <3

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    1. Thank you very much! You are so sweet and kind. You have a lovely blog :)
      - Miss Iffa
      xoxo

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  79. Love that ring. Is it quarts. Looks like it. Thanks for visiting me. I cant see you in my follower list unfortunately. Could you re-follow pls. Following you now.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  80. Hi hon! <3 thank you very much for your lovely comment yesterday :) I also knew you, but I follow you now, I also I love the pastel colors!!!

    Kisses :)

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  81. love the over coat :) thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog.
    xoxo

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  82. OHmygosh! Nudes and neons. so in! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  83. Nice top!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  84. love the over coat,kisses
    http://www.sazistopsecret.blogspot.com/

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  85. really lovely look! you pulled off the pastels so well and love how you snuck in some neon :) can't wait to wear tons of neon this summer haha <3

    btw, tights giveaway on my blog,

    Hapatime.blogspot.com :)

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  86. Hey Iffa, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, it means a lot ! Your blog is great too, definitely following you ! By the way i really love that H&M bag, it reminds me a bit of those from Celine :) anyway, have a great evening and keep posting ! xx <3

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  87. Loving the colours of your outfit! xx

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  88. The pop of tangerine is perfect. The pastel kind of blends with your skin tone...Thanks for the sweets comments ...Love your blog..following you:)

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  89. Well hello and thank you ever so much for the kindest, sweetest, loveliest comment ever. You have made my day with your gorgeous words.

    Stunning outfit hun love it all, adore pastels too so can't wait for Summer xoxo

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  90. I love your blog. And I love this whole idea of pastel shades...especially your pale pink ring!!
    And....I love your hair:)

    Check out my blog..
    http://shubhisrevels.blogspot.in

    I'm following you...you can follow mine if you like it!:)

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  91. Nice blog posting, i'm very interesting to stop into your blog site.

    Dont forget to visit my blog

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  92. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone. I will be checking back at all of your blogs as soon as possible! I really appreciate all of your feedback, thank you so much!

    - Miss Iffa

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  93. Love your pants! This whole look is just gorgeous!!! :)

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  94. thanks for leaving in such a sweet comment on my blog..:)

    you look great..^__^

    elegancestylized.blogspot.com

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  95. Thank you for the kind words on my blog, you have a very pretty face, it's a shame you don't live close to me as I'm doing a Pocahontas photoshoot soon and you would look perfect!!^^

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  96. I love your style! So relaxed but still stylish and fashionable!
    kisses, sweetie!

    http://annacoman.blogspot.com

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  97. Thankyou so much for such a lovely comment on my blog!
    I love this outfit xx

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  98. thank you very much for really lovely comment! it was so nica and suprising too :) i like this casual outfit. also you have beautiful hair, actually i'm jealous about them :) anyway i hope you'll visit my blog again and we can follow each other if you want :*

    www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  99. You have a simple style, but at the same time you are elegant and so...inspired!

    Love

    http://styleyourselftoday.blogspot.it/

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  100. i follow you :)

    www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  101. This look is so nice, I love the color (cream color is one of my beloved ones) and the capri pants and the jumper are just lovely!!!

    ...And THANK YOU for your lovely coment it puts a big big smile on my face, but think I don't deserve so many compliments :).

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  102. Great outfit and I am already following your blog. Since you are a fashionista,have you heard of the new waterless campaign from Levis. It is on the lines of saving water for the earth. Ain't it cool?

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