Summer Stripes

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7.3.12d{Dress: c/o Modcloth | Flowers: J.Crew | Shoes: Seychelles | Bag: Brahmin – Vivian}
Today I am unintentionally patriotic and I like it. I didn’t actually realize this until I saw the calendar and it’s July 3rd and here I am in red, white and blue. Also, someone tried to pledge allegiance to my dress, so there is that. And if you think this outfit is patriotic, just you wait until tomorrow. There might be fireworks coming out of my shirt. 
So I remember now why I don’t cut bangs; they grow like crazy. Do you hear that the rest of my hair? The bangs are beating you in this race.
(Dress last seen here.)

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  1. Jennifer Rosson says:

    love your hair and this outfit! 

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  2. athena says:

    I love your dress!!! It’s so beautiful! I’ve actually been trying to find something similar to that…

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  3. Natali Karppinen says:

    Very beautiful outfit! So girly and summery :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. love this!!! that dress is beautiful.

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  5. Oh I love this. Super cute dress, the flower broaches, the hair hand – it’s all lovely!
    xoxo
    http://natashafatah.com

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  6. AlissaBurton says:

    I love this look! That dress is stunning on you, and your hair looks so cute.

    Happy (almost) 4th!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  7. Natalie says:

    cute outfit x

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  8. Carlee says:

    Such a pretty dress and I love that last photo. You look so beautiful. And I still think your bangs are awesome.
    Carlee

    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

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  9. Notyouraveragebeachbum says:

    haha I inform the rest of my hair about my bangs’ progress all the time :) I love the lipstick with the flowers!

    http://notyouraveragebeachbum.blogspot.com/

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  10. Asilia says:

    I would probably pledge allegiance to that dress; it is gorgeous. You look so carefree and summery.

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  11. jackie says:

    i feel like bangs always seem to grow quicker cause they’re shorter and right there in the front of your face. your hair is growing fast, don’t worry! :)

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  12. Joyce says:

    It always seems like the shorter hair grows faster than the longer… I dont know why that is… Anyway, sper cute dress!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  13. love this outfit!

    also, i totally feel your pain on the bangs front. mine are currently almost down to my nose and I keep pinning them up so they don’t get stuck between my face and glasses. I’m tempted to give myself a trim, but the last time I did that my roommate told me I looked like I had “rat bite” bangs. :(

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  14. Elizabeth Benfield says:

    LOVE love love this dress!!!

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  15. Lindsay Patrick says:

    Ok, can you be any cuter in this? Really. Love this sillouette on you! The dress is just crazy cute

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  16. Rachel says:

    I like your patriotic look!  Cute dress…perfect for summer.  I have the same problem with my bangs…they’re the perfect length for about three days, then they need a trim…goodness forbid I trim them myself!

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  17. Kate says:

    This dress is so darling on you!  I’d pledge allegiance to it too! ha ha.! Very pretty!

    Kate
    theclassyblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Jupe_Cambria says:

    This turquoise is just such a gorgeous colour for you!  I absolutely love the stripes and the fit of the dress is perfect

    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. what a great take on red, white, and blue. Not too patriotic or korny looking.

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  20. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    adorable! so summer festive. :)
    kw, Ladies in Navy
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  21. Kimberly says:

    You can’t go wrong with a striped dress (in my eyes, anyway) – love the red flower pin too! :)

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  22. Abbey says:

    Whoa, favorite outfit ever. The dress is probably sold out right now but I need it! I feel like I say that every week. 

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  23. Ellen says:

    Very cute! Love the stripes

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com

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  24. jessica says:

    what a darling dress!

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  25. Azure says:

    Hey Kendi! I don’t think your last link is working, at least it’s not for me. :) (The one on the word “here”.)

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  26. Oh Kendi, I’m brainstorming a patriotic outfit but will mostly likely end up looking dorky and trying to pass pink and cornflower blue as our country’s colors! I love this dress…maybe I’ll shop all year to have a cute 4th outfit by 7/4/13. 

    perfectlypriya.blogspot.com

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  27. Anna Hart says:

    So cute – I am loving all things striped and Breton-esque at the moment! xx

    South Molton St Style

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  28. jen says:

    happy 4th! (tomorrow) your new cut and bangs look fab!

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  29. Morgan says:

    Kendi-
    What foundation do you use? I recently stopped tanning and am having a hard time finding something for my light skin. All the powder based stuff is too dark! I need help :)

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I just use a tinted moisurizer from Laura Mercier. I rarely break out with it and it has an spf in there, too. I love it!

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      • Morgan says:

        I used the powder foundation from Laura Mercier for months and my skin did NOT like it. I continue to use her concealer – it’s perfect. I guess I will keep searching OR try the tinted moisturizer and see how that works! Thanks :)

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  30. Mindy says:

    Pretty dress! ModCloth has such great stuff!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/

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  31. love your look today!!! it is beautiful!! love your hair!!!!

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  32. Love the outfit!! 

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  33. AmySandefur says:

    I love the cut of that dress and the red pin!  Adorable.

    http://aneyeforfinery.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this outfit! Very patriotic but not the kind of “in your face” patriotic, it’s subtle. lol

    xoxo
    http://twentyysomething.blogspot.ca/

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  35. Sparkle says:

    that dress is so pretty! u look like a french :)

    xx

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  36. Jess says:

    I like the addition of the flower pin to the dress … a simple and awesome way to switch it up a little!!
    jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  37. So.  Cute.  Those wedges look comfortable.

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  38. Whitney says:

    Recently saw this dress on ModCloth–you wear it well! I love the rosette pins! Also, I feel your bang woes. I love my bangs + MUST wear them because I have a five-head–but it seems they are often either too short (fresh from the hairdresser) or too long. Thank goodness for bobby pins!  I think your hair looks great! 

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  39. You look so darling in this dress!  I love it. And I’m loving your bangs. :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  40. Okay seriously, this dress is too cute for words!!!  I LOVE it!

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  41. Typhanie says:

    Love the dress and flower brooch!

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  42. Angela says:

    Perfect July outfit! I love the mix of aqua blue and red. I’ve got the same speedy bang dilemma, though I am trying to grow them out. I just wish the rest of my hair grew at the speed of light.

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  43. julia martin says:

    i like your unintentional patriotism!  and that dress is so cute!  btw, the link to the last time you wore that dress didn’t work for me …

    xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

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  44. I think unintentionally patroitic is the best the kind. Well done!

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  45. Houndstooth & High Heels says:

    Love this look! So sweet!

    http://houndstoothandhighheels.blogspot.com/

    Xo, S

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  46. Shubana K says:

    The dress is so cute !
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  47. Tiffany M says:

    This dress is so adorable and I love those sandals!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    http://www.beijostiffany.com
     

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  48. Andrea says:

    What a cute dress, I love these little flowers in the front, they take the dress from ordinary to super-pretty in no time. :)
    xo Andrea

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  49. martyna says:

    you look lovely! and that dress! oh! have a nice day!
    kisses

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  50. The the turquoise stripes save it from being TOTALLY patriotic. Navy would be a different story. In any event, it’s adorable. 

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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  52. Carrie says:

    Super cute!

    Style in the City

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  53. Rachael says:

    Love this dress with the red flower.  And such perfect unintentional planning!  Happy 4th!

    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  54. Mici Mathonka says:

    the dress is so cute, I love the color, perfect for summer!

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  55. Eilidh says:

    That is such a sweet dress!

    Eilidh xo

    http://www.pushpineappleshakeatree.blogspot.com

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  56. Chioma says:

    I love this dress on you! that bag goes perfectly with it too :)

    Chioma
    http://www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  57. Katie says:

    Are you gonna be wearing a firework bra, a la Katy Perry?!?!? If so I think tomorrow’s post should be a vlog!!!!

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  58. but your bangs are so cute! and i love this dress. i think being unintentionally patriotic worked out for you!

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  59. Asher says:

    love love LOVE that dress!!!! I especially love the red floral accent!

    http://www.thriftylittlepretties.blogspot.com

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  60. Stop it, now youre making me want to wear a headband.  You make me want to wear stuff I don’t wear, that’s a problem.

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com
    The Style Vita

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  61. Kat says:

    Haha! Like Katy Perry style (re: fireworks coming out of your shirt….)??

    I think it’s cute! Borderline candy striper but a very summery one!

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  62. Zadin says:

    In these photos you look so innocent…  like a school girl. Love it!

    http://www.zadinblog.com

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  63. Jennifer Merlin says:

    Cute look Kendi! Loving the stripes :)

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh wow, this is an absolutely adorable look, Kendi! I love how your lipstick matches!

    xo, alison*elle

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  65. Kacie's Kloset says:

    I know how you feel about bangs! I always think I want them but then I get them and realize how much work they are. You have to constantly cut them.

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com 

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  66. GiovannaPacini says:

    Such a cute look! Loving your dress!! And you bag is amazing!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  67. Sarah says:

    Aw you look so damn adorable. I mean adorable like I'm your grandma watching you graduate kindergarten and I just want to pinch your cheeks and embarrass you. Is that weird?

    Sarah's Real Life

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  68. So cute! I wore stripes today too! :)
    http://www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  69. I. love. it.  SO adorable!

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  70. April says:

    cute dress!

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  71. amyjpalmer54 says:

    This dress is amazing by itself, but with those J. Crew flowers, it’s perfection.

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  72. Love this look on you! Great hair and lip color combo as well! :)

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  73. phiphi says:

    beyond classy and gorgeous! i love this outfit on you!

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  74. Kiki says:

    I hadn’t yet finished reading this post when I decided that I had to write something to compliment your new hair. Mostly because it’s super super cute. And then you wrote about how fast bangs grow out. And here I was thinking I was the only who experienced this odd phenomenon! Anyway, you look super cute (as always!) and I hope you keep the bangs a little bit longer!

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  75. You look so dainty and pretty in this dress. Summer certainly has some cute fashion.
    Beauty. Fashion. Seattle

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  77. Jessica Broyles says:

    Oh my gosh, you look so absolutely perfect. So feminine and lady-like. :) I love it!

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  78. Laura Jean says:

    Dress – super cute!

    Question:  I hope you read this far down on your comments, because I’ve been wondering this for a long time and would love an answer!  I have similar hair to you (although yours looks much better conditioned), and I want to cut my bangs in a similar way.  I am wondering the following:
    1. How thick is your hair, and did your hair texture affect how you were able to get that style?
    2. Do you ever have trouble keeping your bangs to the side?  If so, how did you figure out how to fix that?  I’ve tried the blow-drying your hair into submission technique, and it works for about an hour.
    3. You live in a hot climate.  How do you handle having bangs on your face, especially in the summer?

    Thanks for taking a look at this! 

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  79. Sara B says:

    You are so darling!! I love love love your hair and bangs and this dress looks so great on you! Happy 4th Kendi!! xo

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  80. Such a cute dress!!! I know what you mean about bangs! They always end up attacking my whole face! :)

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  81. Hannah says:

    I want to steal your bag. Just saying. 

    xo Hannah

    Runaway Style

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  82. Lyraida Maldonado Caraballo says:

    I love that lipstick, it’s pretty spectacular, actually. Do you mind me asking what shade/brand it is?

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  83. sihijau says:

    The dress is pretty.. :) 
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  84. Jenny says:

    This is so precious. Love the matching lipstick and flower. Such a nice touch! 

    Jenny 
    bravo-style.blogspot.com

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  85. Eva Dvorakova says:

    Beautiful 

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  86. Jenee Chen says:

    This is just too adorable! I love the little flower detail. Lol, I am curious to see what fireworks coming out of your shirt might look like. I hope that isn’t a euphemism for streaking. 

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

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  87. Natalia says:

    You look soooooooooo sweet in that dress, the flower is a nice touch of red. Lovely shoes too.

    Natalia

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  88. Erin says:

    Is something going on with you? You look so different in these pictures. Your face looks really different. I don’t know what it is about it… :( Hope everything is fine, I know you’re not a fan of oversharing (don’t blame you one bit).

    Anyway, I really love that dress. The blue in it is the perfect color for summer.

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  89. Olga says:

    Your dress very amazing!!! :)
    Wonderful look!!

    http://blondeandvanilla.blogspot.com 

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  90. Thriftdiving says:

    This isn’t to be a smart comment by any means, but you look pregnant in this dress. And if YOU, who has an amazing body, looks pregnant, it definitely won’t work for my still-carrying-20lbs-of-post-partum body! Darn… I wanted to buy it!

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  91. Mica says:

    Beautiful dress, I love the stripes :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  92. sherilynne says:

    you look so so adorable in that dress:)

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  93. Staylor0518 says:

    Love this dress…

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  94. Hahaha, can’t wait to see your super patriotic outfit today! 

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  95. Caroline L. says:

    Great look Kendi! Your hair is adorable :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  96. Amanda says:

    hahahaha love this! my bangs are always growing crazily fast, too!! its quite annoying. :)

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  97. EMA says:

    This is such a lovely 4th of July outfit! It is too cute

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  98. pretty little fawn says:

    I’m going nuts over that dress, it’s precious! I just did a Moonrise Kingdom themed outfit on my blog, take a look!
    http://www.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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  99. katfehl says:

    This is so freaking adorable! 😀 KateJones.me

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  100. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Look how gorgeous you are!

    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  101. Lizzie says:

    So cute!! Happy 4th pretty gal :)

    xoLizzieplaceclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  102. Paula says:

    Great dress. you look super cute :) Xoxo, Paula

    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

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  103. Intentionally or unintentionally patriotic, this look is soooo cute! That dress is awesome! Oh, and I LOVE you new hair do! :)

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  104. Seekingstyleblog says:

    This is such a pretty dress on you!

    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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