Black Friday and Red Hair


I had a nightmare about black Friday last night. I guess you know you are in retail when shopping wakes you up at night in a cold sweat. In my dream our computer failed and people were getting angry because they couldn’t check out. I ended up just locking people in the store so that they wouldn’t leave before I could get my computer fixed. Just for future reference, don’t lock people in anywhere. A hostage situation is not the best sales tactic. 

So I got to wash my hair this morning, which was good because it was starting to dread. Red dreads — you’d still read my blog right? 


Shirt: Similar

Sweater: J.Crew

Skirt: Similar

Boots: c/o Fossil (similar)

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  1. jen says:

    love this look and especially your new hair!:) 

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  2. jentine says:

    Kendi! I wrike your hair! Eet's pretty!

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  3. amy says:

    Love the outfit and hair girl!


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  4. what a fun outfit!

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  5. Red Peeptoe Pumps says:

    Ah! I love the new hair – so pretty on you!

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  6. jan miguel says:

    Love the boots hun 🙂

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested. 🙂

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  7. Gina says:

    your hair looks awesome!

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  8. EmerJa says:

    Gorgeous!! Love your hair this way!!!:)

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  9. Welcome to team redhead!

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  10. Typhanie Stewart says:

    I love it! You look very Emma Stone-esque 😉

    And yes. I would totally read a blog by a red-dread-head.


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  11. Carrie says:

    Love your hair! I just dyed mine darker last night!

    Style in the City

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  12. Natali Karppinen says:

    I like your boots and sweater very much! Looking great 🙂

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  13. Your reddish hair looks great!

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  14. Pau says:

    i love your blog for these kind of outfits! i love when you risk more and more because tha encourages me to play with my clothes too! kisse from Buenos Aires!

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  15. Ashleigh | Love Stoned says:

    Red looks good on you!! And your dream is too funny! I worked retail for a LONG time and have had more than one black friday nightmare! good luck at the shop 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

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  16. Jocee says:

    well would you look at you! you are stunning. love the new look! 🙂

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  17. Rachelle says:

    love the new color, you look great. And cute sweater and shirt.


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  18. Chelsea Mac says:

    Love the new hair color and this outfit is so much fun! I had my doubts about this sweater, but you styled it nicely!

    Haute Child in the City

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  19. I just went red also! Looks great on you. Loving this outfit too!


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  20. Emma says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the new hair color and the necklace is great!

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  21. Your hair looks amazing! 

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  22. This look is way too cute!  I just love that sweater!  Your hair looks fantastic.  That color really suits you!

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  23. ThePantryDrawer says:

    love the mix with the gingham!

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  24. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    love the red hair and the sweater too!

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  25. red dreads would be awesome! especially in a hostage situation. 😛
    *fingers crossed* the computers don't fail this weekend.

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  26. Definitely!  I love the red!  It's gorgeous 🙂

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  27. Beautiful red hair!! I wish I could get up the courage to go red…

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  28. Ah I love the red hair! You look gorgeous. And that sweater, man is that sweater cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  29. Kara M says:

    Love the new hair!

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  30. Magali says:

    Such a cute top & I love how you color co-ordinated with the bag.
    I dreamt last night that I smashed my iPhone by sleeping on it! Not a very original fear but still. Now I'm scared to even handle it too much.

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  31. Rekita says:

    Love your new hair color, love that sweater!!!!!!

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  32. Betsy says:

    GIRL, I work in retail and I totally know what you mean! hahahaha this post made me laugh because I can completely relate.

    11.20.12 · Reply
  33. Shannon says:

    Umm this is so cute! Love outfit. Love the hair!

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  34. You look beautiful! Love the boots!

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  35. Jessicajoneslyons says:

    Love the red hair! You look awesome!

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  36. Alissa Futhey says:

    OMG! That sweater! Plus your hair looks amazing!

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  37. love the hair! It looks great on you.

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  38. Justine says:

    That sweater print is totally cool! And your hair…what kind of dye did you use? Not that I'm going to run out and be a Kendi-copy cat but just curious. My mom does the natural Henna with the tea bags and natural dye.

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  39. Joyce says:

    i love your new hair color!!  and your outfit can't be any cuter!!  what a perfect pair of boots for this outfit!!


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  40. Karin Howell says:
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  41. Thais says:

    GREAT outfit. I love how you mix the colors and textures. 😉

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  42. the egg says:

    red looks good on you lady!

    xo the egg out west.

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  43. Kristy Kotschedoff says:

    I absolutely love today's outfit post. Your hair is also b-e-a-utiful. 🙂

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  44. Carlee says:

    Black Friday can get awful no wonder your having nightmares. I love the red tint to your hair!
    Almost Endearing

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  45. I feel like that's completely normal! Most fashion bloggers would have nightmares about black friday, right? haha maybe you are one of the few, but regardless – it IS a scary thing! 

    By the way, you look fabulous. (as usual)
    I'm loving your pairings as well as the red! It makes you look fierce! hah
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  46. Andrea says:

    How cute is your sweater!! You look lovely as usual! 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  47. Morgan Liti says:

    I would totally still read your blog. 🙂 But your hair looks amaze – and I still love that sweater. Jelly.

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  48. Nikell says:

    I love that sweater! 
    LOL @ the Black Friday nightmare. I remember working retail.  I'm glad I don't have to brave the mad house. Getting up at 4:30/5am, to be at the store by 6 am, to open by 7am I'm tired just thinking about it. (^_^)

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  49. Lauren says:

    I love the red! It's subtle, but definitely adds a little something extra!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  50. ashleigh says:

    Love the hair! Definitely a lovely switch.I love your Fossil boots! The color is so pretty, that rusty leather.

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  51. Sophie Strout says:

    I can see the red a little bit. it suits you!

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  52. pretty little fawn says:

    I've worked Black Friday for the past 5 years, and I gotta say, the day itself is a nightmare. Goodluck! Stop by my blog if you have the chance, currently featuring a DIY pink glittery pumpkin, my floral crown, a cat print dress, and a give-away!


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  53. Josephine says:

    Love your hair, and that sweater! I'm sure Black Friday at Bloom will go fantastically 🙂

    <3 Josephine

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  54. Debbie C says:

    I love the reddish hair!  Subtle but enough to make a difference (unlike my college days when red had to be RED).  Beautiful!  And, like everyone else here, I'm loving those boots.

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  55. Katie McC says:

    Adorable sweater! 

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  56. info says:

    So crushing on this whole outfit. The pop of green on the bag and sweater is perfect.

    And as one redhead to now another…I LOVE it on you! 


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  57. Holly says:

    I LOVE this outfit! The gingham + sweater combo is so cute. I am totally having outfit envy.


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  58. hailey says:

    the red looks good!

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  59. ellen says:

    I love the red hair on you, so pretty

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  60. Sarah H. says:

    I joked about the hair yesterday, but I guess it really is a big change because I almost didn't recognize you in my Bloglovin' feed. I was all "who is THAT and when did I subscribe?" But it's you. Also, my blog may or may not also be showing off a gingham button-up under a sweater look today. Coinky-dink.

    Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam *vintage* giveaway in progress…)

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  61. fashionforgiants says:

    Love the red hair on you; it's gorgeous!

    Also, maybe don't lock people in the store Friday.  Unless you have to, of course, then do what you gotta do.

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  62. GiovannaPacini says:

    Your dream is too funny! Loving your sweater!! 


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  63. Amanda says:

    your red hair is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I positively love it!! 🙂 And your outfit of course. 🙂


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  64. Milly says:

    I like the new hair!!….Love the outfit….you didnt mention your jewelry came from.

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  65. Milly says:


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  66. Kellyann says:

    Love the hair and the outfit!!!

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  67. Kendi Lea says:

    Hi Milly! My jewerly was a gift from my husband! I think it's from a local store in town 🙂

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  68. Meaghann says:

    LOL I am also stressing about black friday! Love your look and new hair…

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  69. Love the new hair color!

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  70. Paula Beatriz Peters says:

    Your hair looks so beautiful! I wish I had the courage to change mine… xx

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  71. This outfit really could not be any cuter – and I love the fact that your bag matches the green in the sweater!

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  72. Linds says:

    Kendi, you are AWESOME

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  73. Dreams of dreading black friday…good thing you washed your hair! And really, it's okay to force cute clothes upon people. I mean, I'd be totally fine with it. Anyhoo, your hair is prettay. Good luck at Bloom on Friday.

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  74. What a unique sense of personal style.

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  75. Alexa von Canisius says:

    you are funny ! love the sweater . its totally cute !

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  76. Corinne says:

    The red in your hair looks so good on you! Really adds some depth and body to your hair! And of course, great outfit – love the jumper and shirt combo 🙂

    Life etc

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  77. Monica Gava says:

    Love your outfit today!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  78. Melissa Brown says:

    Love the new hairdo! Very pretty, especially for this time of year. 


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  79. TAYLOR says:

    That bright bag! Perfect. 🙂

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  80. Absolutely love this look.  And I love the new hair, perfect for fall!  Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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  81. triskelos says:

    The sweater is so cute! Lovely outfit))

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  82. The thing I love most about your outfit posts is you teach me different ways to wear the pieces I buy. When I buy something now, I think of a multitude of ways I can wear it, instead of one specific look. I admire your mix and mingle skill, as well as your choice in pieces. Just wanted to let you know you're my fashion hero. Thanks for looking awesome!

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  83. Seekingstyleblog says:
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  84. Oh my, you made me laugh with this, I use to work retail and I would always have this same nightmare right before Black Friday. (That and customers with chainsaws.  Terrifying.)   Also, how fun is red hair?  I just went from brown to red and it is just insanely fun.  The red looks quite lovely on you, it's very flattering on your skin-tone and looks gorgeous  (And good luck with Black Friday, is Black Friday or  the Small Business Saturday usually busier for you and your shop?)

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  85. Ashley says:

    I laughed hard. I cant wait for black friday!! Love your boots 🙂


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  86. ashleigh @ Jolie Jouel says:

    Love the new hair! It's so fresh. Good luck on Friday! 😉

    My jewelry blog:

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  87. Kristin says:

    Cute look! Love the hair, too 🙂


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  88. Kristian Satterlee says:

    Oh, I love this outfit combo. Blue check is just so versatile, isn't it?

    Good luck with Black Friday!

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  89. Cynthia Meyers says:

    You look awesome!! The red suits you so well!!

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  90. cd says:

    Yikes.  Not loving any of it.  Sorry. 


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  91. Caroline L. says:

    Ahhh your hair looks amazing! Love it!

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  92. I love the boots! Red dreads…eek


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  93. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Love your new hair color!  And I like the shirt paired with the adorable sweater!


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  94. Diana Mathias says:

    I love your hair! The color is so pretty! And hope you have better dreams!!!


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  95. Mel says:


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  96. love your hair!

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  97. Sheislovely says:

    Cute look!! 🙂

    xo – Sheila

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  98. Kendrrat says:

    Your hair looks really pretty! And cute outfit. Goodl uck on black Friday, I hope nothing bad happens!

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  99. styletutor says:

    Adore the sweater.  A touch of red (hair) looks great on you!

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  100. Sarah says:

    Great outfit! I love the combination.

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  101.  The sweater is so cute <3

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  102. Maja inwithdnew says:

    Well, now we know. It IS possible that you look even cuter than usual. 😀
    You're beautiful and the sweater is amazing!

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  103. Pemora says:

    i hope i don't sound totally creeps but can you share more pics of your hair? or what made you decide to go red? or what you did exactly? i have really dark hair and am really thinking about going red. i am digging the shade that you have going and was wondering about maintenance, etc. 

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  104. Mamasan says:

    Really? My daughter woke up today and told me she dreamt I had lice. Yes, lice. I'll take rioting Xmas shoppers over lice any day/dream. 

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  105. Christy Kelsey says:

    Love this outfit!! It's so preppy and totally on trend – annnd I LOVE love love your hair!! Red is a great look for you 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  106. Gina Gales says:

    Oh my!  What a perfect outfit.   I absolutely love it!  And, thanks for always making me smile, Kendi!
    XO, Gina

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  107. Kat says:

    That sweater is riddic and and I love and want it. Also, welcome to the redhead brigade!

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  108. Tiffany says:

    So darling! Welcome to the club : ) Red heads have more fun!

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  109. Patricia Tomey says:

    I love your outfit!! I need your sweater and your bag 🙂

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  110. mojo says:

    I love the look!

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  111. Nat says:

    The new hair color looks great on you 🙂

    XO Nat

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  112. Kirsty says:

    Love the bag. Great look. 

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  113. Caroline Mayowski says:

    I. adore. that sweater. What a great look!

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  114. community expert says:

    Can you tell me what size your blue shaded dark orange Sweater is in the last  photo? I'm purchasing one off line and its always hard to
    determine size. Thanks
    Prepare NOW Outfitters

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  115. Love the red! 

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  116. Bree Ottoboni says:

    I have been eyeing this sweater for so long! I love the pop of green with the bag and the shirt. Can't wait to get my hands on it!


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  117. Patricia says:

    cute… and i hate to be the bitch everyone hates but somebody's gotta say it…..WHY do you NEVER use an iron?  you will look so much more polished. that skirt looks like it came right out of a box.

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  118. AHeartandSoulStory says:

    loving the hair. The sweater always freaks me a bit, but that's only for the first moment. Then it's such an eyecatcher!

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  119. Melissa Pearce says:

    LOVE your hair! What a fun change. It looks fabulous on you.

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  120. E. says:

    Carrie Bradshaw has the same sweater! 🙂

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  121. ruzzel01 says:

    You look elegantly beautiful.

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