{Blouse: Similar | Skirt: Similar | Necklace: c/o Ily Couture}

Sorry for the quick break. That apology is more like a sorry I’m not sorry kind of apology. We were in Austin over the weekend to shoot a wedding and we stayed a day later. We stayed for two reasons: 1) because Austin is the greatest city ever and 2) I am so sore after shooting a wedding that there is nothing that I can do besides sit and have food brought to me. I am not kidding — shooting a wedding is like doing lunges and push ups for ten hours straight. (What I would imagine working out would feel like.) In heels, by the way. Why heels? Because I am ridiculous. That’s why.

As you can tell, I really wanted to blend in today. I just didn’t want to be noticed, so I went with my quietest outfit. There is just something so soothing about animal print and neon yellow, no?


PS: On Friday there will be a giveaway for Ily Couture, the shop behind my fab necklace!

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  1. ooh la la! the yellow top is so lovely!

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  2. Whitney says:

    Keep Austin Weird & Keep Kendi-Everyday!

    Love me some Austin – I live in Tyler & travel there frequently for my fix 🙂 & yes, you blend in so well today 😉


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  3. AlissaBurton says:

    love it! especially the ily couture necklace it reminds me of those j crew ones!

    alissa b


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  4. Maddie964 says:

    If this is a quiet outfit, I'm afraid of what a loud outfit would be! I am the same way when it comes to wearing heels. I know I'll regret it later on but I don't care. I always end up suffering after.

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  5. This may be one of my favorite outfits you've done in a while! Not to say I don't love all your outfits, but this one makes me want to rip that skirt off of you and fight you until the deaths.  Just kidding…. No seriously, hand over that skirt!

    I've heard such great things about austin, I have to add it to my must visit cities!

    xoxo Jessica

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  6. That print is KILLER!
    sheree x

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  7.  Throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses and people will ignore you left and right. Okay, maybe not ignore you, they may still stare, but I promise they won't bother you 🙂

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  8. photosbyjaana says:

    you wore heels to shoot a wedding!! oh you are my hero. i've never even TRIED that.  at least you look fab when you work too.

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  9. Coffeebeansandbobbypins says:

    haha, i love this blurp and this outfit! stop being so boring with your color schemes (I kid!)


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  10. Kristin says:

    I love this look – bright and fun! I really thought that was a J.Crew necklace.


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  11. Jane says:

    What the what?! I was just at Target yesterday and didn't see those great shoes.  Nice find!

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  12. this is a very sophisticated look!! love it!

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  13. Soothing, indeed.  I think I just fell asleep…

    Love the pattern on the skirt!

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  14. Alissa Futhey says:

    I LOVE this so much!

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  15. Natali Karppinen says:

    Fabulous necklace! You've styled a great outfit here 🙂


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  16. Wellll don't you look fancy and professional?! And I thought a while back you said you were under doctor's orders to alternate heels and flats? I've been seeing a lot of heels, young lady.

    Sarah's Real Life (blogger outfit challenge this week – for awesome people)

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  17. I am obsessed with your skirt. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  18. Kendi Lea says:

    Haha well I had a nerve or something that acted up and so I had to wear flats for a while. But I'm in the clear for now 🙂

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  19. Stephanie Lam says:

    SO pretty! Love the way you styled your outfit! 🙂


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  20. remember the live action Flinstones movie? remember how halle berry is in it as the sassy secretary and she always wears leopard print? yesss. you have opened the floodgates of my 6 year old world.

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  21. Bethany Gilbert says:

    Lovely! Glad you took a little break. 🙂

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  22. Miss Megs says:

    This post just made me giggle. You wanted to blend in with your neon yellow and animal print. Lol. LOVE that skirt. Everything about this outfit just screams gorgeous. 

    Shooting a wedding is probably the most fun workout! You don't even realize you're working out, right?


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  23. Bethany Gilbert says:

    And I mean that in a good way! Of course, I love when you post! 

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  24. jesscause says:

    i love the look … bright and fantastic! and I know what you are saying about being sore after shooting a event, crazy right?!?!

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  25. Andrea says:

    Beautiful outfit! I love this printed skirt. So cute.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  26. Ritika Mahendru says:

    I must say, you do have great wardrobe pieces!! Worth stealing lady 🙂


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  27. so classy, and trendy at the same time.
     love the bright mix of color with print 🙂 gorgeous!


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  28. Totally obsessed with this look Kendi!  Love everything about it – are those shoes a recent Target find or ones you've had a while?  They are perfect!


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  29. lululi says:

    I am new to your blog and really missed your Monday post. Do we get to see wedding pictures? You always look fabulous! Thanks for inspiring creativity in my closet!

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  30. TheresaTran says:

    LOVE this. The yellow and leopard print are amazing together!!!!  (:


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  31. Sfpins says:

    I love that skirt! 

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  32. Genie says:

    Haha, I'd totally say that you're doing a fabulous job of blending in today, what with that bright yellow and fierce skirt. That necklace reminds me of the J. Crew bubble necklace, which I'm now putting on my want/going to get immediately list. Do you have a southern twang? I hope that's not a ridiculous question, but I was thinking about the fact that you live in Texas and all. 



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  33. Blondie, Esq. says:

    Fabulous outfit!  I love the yellow blouse on you, so pretty.  xoxo.

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  34. Purdy.

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  35. Marissa says:

    Love how you mixed patterns with a bright color and I am so in love with that necklace! I have been wanting one like it for a while now! 

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  36. Ahaha, yes, your "quietest" outfit is animal print and neon yellow! Rest up and I hope you feel less sore soon! 

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  37. eelsay says:

    I think those shoes really kick this outfit up a notch I love it Kendi!

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  38. KK @BSMMH says:

    I totally LOVE this look! Yellow and animal print…when you go bold, you may as well go all out. Love it! 


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  39. Liziheartvegetables says:

    I've always wanted to go to Austin! I went to Dallas last month and I loved it!

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  40. Kate says:

    I assist my husband in shooting weddings too but I never know what to wear! I need something cute that I can move (er, run) around in that doesn't get in the way (or blow up and give a show to guests). What do you usually wear?

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  41. Amy says:

    Love the outfit!  You look perfect!


      Leopard and Lillies

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  42. phiphi says:

    so quiet i could barely see you in any of the pictures!! LOL.

    i love yellow on you – beautiful! xox P 

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  43. one of my fav outfits of yours! love that animal print skirt and those shoes!


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  44. oh i am a FANNNNN of this outfit. 

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  45. Rhiannon Lorenzo says:

    you look so gorgeous! i love this look.


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  46. Asher says:

    Stunning!!! I'm so totally in love with this entire look!!

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  47. Kendi Lea says:

    It's so unfair that I got them last year on the clearance rack at Target. I never saw them again! They are knock offs of an old Seychelles style though, so it might be worth looking around ebay for those!

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  48. Jessbroyles says:

    Loooovveee this outfit! Your necklace is so pretty!


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  49. leigh says:

    I LOVE it.

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  50. Sony M says:

    Nice outfit… I will try wearing yellow top with my animal print skirt. BTW u look super tired..take 2 more days OFF , on me 😉

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  51. The Stylish Student says:

    Great skirt!  So chic!




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  52. Dayle Pereira says:

    Such a great outfit Kendi – you outdo yourself every time!

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  53. Stefanie Steinberg says:

    great skirt, love the combi

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  54. Abby_doll says:

    LOVE this outfit-especially the skirt!  And I'm actually wearing the pink version of this necklace from Ily Couture in my blog post today too!!!  




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  55. Typhanie Stewart says:

    I love this outfit, Kendi! And I really wish Target would re-release those shoes…


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  56. Totally soothing. Though, yellow and this black/white print are super chic together. But shooting a wedding in heels?!?! Are you insane?!!


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  57. Joyce says:

    Hahahaha yes very subtle and soothing ;). And super cute!!


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  58. Heidi says:

    I love how perfectly styled this outfit is. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  59. onegoodteacher says:

    By far my favorite!!

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  60. love that skirt 
    Xo Megan

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  61. ellen says:

    So cute! love a pencil skirt on you girl and really fun and sexy print- looks great!


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  62. So cute! You are just too fashionable 🙂

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  63. Julie says:

    I love this entire outfit! xo, Julie

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  64. The whole look is cool, love the bold pairing! 😉

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  65. Mara says:

    haha Matthew always HATES when I make him take photos before dinner. He's like now I'm all sweaty and gross! You and Bryan definitely get a good workout in. I can only imagine the pain after a wedding! poor Skeens!

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  66. Chaz says:

    You look gorgeous in this! I have a black and white houndstooth skirt I may try this look with… hmmmm… thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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  67. Amy B. says:

    Super Cute Outfit

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  68. Bravococonut says:

    Austin IS the greatest city ever. I lived there for 10 years and have yearned to go back ever since I left.

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  69. Stephanie says:

    Kendi… you and your husband are wonderful and you did such a great job at the wedding!!  We all loved working with you, hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay!

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  71. Katie McC says:

    Love! Yellow is my favorite color ever, I wear it all the time. This look is great on so many levels. It's so bright and cheery, plus it looks extremely professional.

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  72. Sarah says:

    Cannot believe those shoes are from Target… need them. now. This whole outfit is perfect, love it!


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  73. Terri Smith says:

    Leopard print is the new neutral, no?

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  74. Kacie Ellis says:

    Love this looks! Definitely doesn't stand out at all. lol. I'm wearing yellow and animal print today too 🙂 Great minds!


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  75. Amy Painter says:

    I loooove that skirt and your hair looks gorgeous in these pictures 🙂

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  76. This print is amazing!!! It is probably the most classy way I can imagine an animal print! 

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  77. 2girlsin2cities says:

    I love the business-like look, Kendi! Your "soothing" color reminds me of my blog partner "dressing down" a sequined top with her neon maxi skirt. 



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  78. Mrs_Jack_of_all_trades says:



    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!


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  79. Anna says:

    I have something of a leopard print obsession and I love that skirt!!

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  80. Seekingstyleblog says:

    That skirt looks amazing on you!

    xo Jennifer


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  81. Anacristina Somarriba says:

    I love those shoes! 

    x's & o's 

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  82. LOVE this skirt!

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  83. Kat says:

    Don't be sorry! I can imagine how much work that is!

    Hope you had a good day of rest!


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  84. Myrna says:

    GREAT look . Love that yellow shirt and Target shoes . YOu look so fab –



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  85. Just love that yellow shirt! And I'm a huge fan of Austin too– visited for a few days this summer and never wanted to leave!

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  86. GiovannaPacini says:

    Such a cute look! Love your shoes!! 


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  87. Lindsayjeveryday says:

    Animal prints + brights = LOVE

    Also, you are glowing. Is there something you need to tell us?

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com


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  88. diane says:

    love this outfit- everything about it. gorgeous!

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  89. chillairandperfume says:

    I love the subtlety of pairing a would-be statement necklace with a top of the same color!


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  90. Librarian on the Run says:

    Love this color combo, Kendi! I have the skirt, and a lemon top – thanks always for the great closet inspiration 🙂

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  91. pretty little things says:

    what a great look for work – love the prints and color palette you used! xo


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  92. Katelyn says:

    Absolutely smitten by this outfit.

    http://www.katelynamanda.com- Katelyn

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  93. nathyness says:

    Yes, what a soothing outfit! Haha. 
    I love this ubiquitous statement necklace. I love statement necklaces, period. That's what my most recent post is about: 
    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-i-statement-necklaces.html Gorgeous wedding photos by the way. Your clients must have been so happy!

    Greetings from Miami!


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  94. Megan says:

    Hello from Santa Fe! Love the printed skirt. You always look great.
     xoxo, Megan


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  95. Zadin says:

    Wearing this outfit you look so sexy… Love it.


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  96. Siena Style says:

    you look amazing!!
    kisses from Milan

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  97. her persona says:

    cute outfit, love the yellow with the printed skirt


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  98. Supal says:

    Omgoodness dont even get me started. After my first photoshoot ever for an indian wedding {which are 3 days long} I basically had to unscrew my legs and throw them in a tub of hot water to soak because the rest of me couldn't move a centimeter. I did my first one in brand new platforms that were not broken in yet… ouch. Now I have awesome thighs haha


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  99. Caroline L. says:

    Love Austin – one of my favorite places to visit ever. Also love this outfit – the yellow reminds me of buttahhhh.

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  100. Rose eva says:

    Very pretty x

    Rose Eva

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  101. Mindy says:

    I love the bubble necklace! So pretty!


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  102. Kay says:

    Kendo, I absolutely adore this outfit. Perfect color combo and accessories 🙂

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  103. Kay says:

    *Kendi….typo sorry

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  104. Emily says:

    Beautiful look.

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  105. gorgeous.  just beautiful!!!!

    ****enter my giveaway

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  106. Jagstyleblog says:

    Great outfit, like always : ) And I agree with you- Austin is such a great city!

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  107. Carli says:

    Love this outfit! And love the 'sorry I'm not sorry'. So good. 

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  108. Gorgeous!!! Love the yellow with that printed blouse! 

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  109. Jenn says:

    Love this professional flattering outfit! Excellent pick.

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  110. Jupe_Cambria says:

    Haha, "soothing" might not be the word I'd pick…but "stunning" would be an alternative 🙂  You look so chic and put together…and I love yellow with black/white.
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  111. Candice says:

    This is why we only do 1 dodging a weekend. Walking the next day is fairly impossible. How are we supposed to do another?

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  112. Priya says:

    This outfit is perfect! I adore that skirt, I naturally went to Loft right away, but I'm guessing it's old? Anyway, love everything about it! Another winner, Kendi

    perfectly priya

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  113. Erica Bellio says:

    obsessed with that skirt!! and wow! totally rockin with that yellow!  Love the outfit girl! 

    Erica xxoo


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  114. Fashionably Geeked says:

    Ugh, that skirt is so sophisticated and pretty. Give it to me!


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  115. Mica says:

    Love the leopard print skirt! 🙂


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  116. Kirsten648 says:

    Love this! Just bought this skirt! may have to pair it with yellow!!

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  117. Erin says:

    Love this look!  Perfect summer look for the office.


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  118. Kelly says:

    Love this look! I don't wear a lot of yellow, but it looks great on you. Hope you're feeling better : )  xx


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  119. Sarabelle1243 says:

    love the colour and print combo! super cute!


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  120. Amy says:

    I would love to see what your wear to shoot a wedding! I am a photographer too and always struggle with what to wear on the day. Help!

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  121. Ofileabubbles123 says:

    Can I have your gorgeous face? And your hot bod? And your closet? You're beautifullllll

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  122. Jess says:

    Kind of a bummer that you're accepting c/o items that are blatant knockoffs.

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  123. Jess says:

    I meant to say without at least acknowledging that that's what it is… 

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  124. Ryann says:

    LOVE this outfit

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  125. I can see what you mean about shooting a wedding. I hope you had a great time, and that skirt is amazing!

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  126. Rebecca says:

    I have that skirt! And if I had a quarter for every time sometime complimented it, I could buy Loft and own all their skirts! Love your style, and hope I have it too 🙂

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  127. info says:

    What a great last photo of you. 

    The whole outfit is great. 


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