Election Day

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I inadvertently dressed like the American flag today. Maybe I had voting on my mind, maybe I’m the best citizen ever. You decide

One time I ran for student council in elementary school. I made really cool posters with watches glued to them saying it was “time for a change.” (Because as you know, elementary politics are a crucial keystone of our economy. Third grade is a pivotal time in most people’s political careers and I was not going to let it slip through my hands with a simple poster.) That week, us candidates stood in front of our class and gave our speeches promising things that we had no control over whatsoever like recess, homework and vending machines. And then we waited until Election Day. I remember walking down the hall that day, ready to vote for the best candidate (myself) and as I was admonishing the other candidate’s lame posters without the cool 3-D effects, I realized something was missing on my poster. The watches that I had glued to the poster were gone. Just little gluey outlines of watches remained. And in that moment, I was certain that I would not be elected. And that I’d never get those cheap watches back. And that someone, somewhere had 4 really sticky watches and they deserved every hair that would be pulled out of their arms after wearing my stolen watches.

All that to say, that was the end of my political career and that you should go vote in the election today.  Don’t make me tell you more stories from my sordid past. 

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Skirt: c/o Corilynn

Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Tote: Madewell

Lips: Sephora

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  1. Brenna says:

    Loving the patriotic look!  Just right for this monumental day!  Now, everyone, get out there and vote!!!

    brenna

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  2. Red Peeptoe Pumps says:

    This is the sort of outfit that makes me want to go out and buy everything you’re wearing so that I can replicate it. Sadly, that’s not an option, but you look adorable!

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  3. Anna D Kart says:

    This the best outfit to go vote in…. Love the stripes/polka combo – you nailed it!

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable skirt!

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  5. Naomie says:

    Love this outfit, perfect for election day! I’m dressed red white and blue today also, but mostly because I want my little “I voted” sticker to match my outfit. Pathetic or awesome? 

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  6. Lorena Lorena says:

    You look marvelous ! and I’d vote for you :)

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  7. Lauren Maiorino says:

    Perfect outfit!  I love the dots and stripes together.  That skirt is my favorite. 

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  8. Jenn D says:

    Love this outfit! That skirt has such a nice shape.
    PS-I’m sorry about your watches!

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  9. Rachelle says:

    love that skirt, I have that shirt! Cute outfit!
     xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  10. Tracie says:

    I voted last week. Still looked cute when I did though!  Love your polka dot tops!! I want your closet!!

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  11. Jessica says:

    hahaha that story was hilarious. you are a really good writer. and stylist. ; )

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  12. I love that you dressed like a flag today. Its a really beautiful mix. I hope one day you get your stick cheap watches back!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  13. Julie says:

    When I was a freshman in high school, I ran for student council. My slogan was “Whatchamacallit? Wetschamacallit! Call it a vote for Julie Wetsch.” (wetsch being my maiden name). It was too bad that I came up with my slogan before taking into account the 18 inch width we were allowed for campaign posters. That was a doozy to write out and I’m pretty sure most people couldn’t read my extremely narrow writing resulting in me not being elected. sigh.

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  14. Alissa says:

    Adorable! Love the mixed prints, especially for today!

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  15. Tania says:

    Adorable story. Love that outfit. Very patriotic but oh so chic. 

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  16. hahaha love that story! i think i have a similar story from when i was in elementary school. BTW: obsessed with this look!

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  17. Kara M says:

    LOVE that skirt!!

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  18. Natali Karppinen says:

    You look so pretty and girly! Lovely outfit :) 

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  19. $33134854 says:

    Happy Voting!

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  20. Such a lady like and patriotic outfit! You even managed to fine a red wall…I’m impressed!
    ~jessica

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  21. GlamourGirl_bg says:
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  22. Asher says:

    I cannot even explain how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I also absolutely adore the pattern mixing & it all looks fab with the red heels!

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  23. Vanessaadams1922 says:

    Cute skirt, but even cuter story. Lol! That was hilarious. Kids are so mean.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-Vanessa.blogspot.com 

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  24. Amy Ostrowski says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!  I’m not sure I could rock that much white at one time without major spillage occurring (seriously, such is the way of life…*sigh*) but you totally nailed it.  Looks professional, yet fun; the red lip & pump add the perfect contrast and really tie the look together.  
    Best,
    Amy

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  25. phiphi says:

    very cute! love this entire look!

    xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  26. 5thAvenue says:

    Hilarious story! You would have been my idol in the 3rd grade!

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  27. Aw!  That’s sad and hilarious.

    Love the outfit!!  I’m wearing stripes on top and polkas on the bottom today.

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  28. the egg says:

    i love this story!

    xo the egg out west.

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  29. i can’t decide what i like more, your skirt or that polka dot shirt.
    so adorable look.

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  30. Star White says:

    Mylanta, that skirt is so lovely. Also, your hair is so gorgeous! What is your curling method?

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

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  31. Sarah H. says:

    I was 5th grade class secretary. Couldn’t tell you what exactly I did as secretary, I just remember that’s what I was. I was also president of a sorority that I made up. There were 3 members, including me. Anyway, super cute outfit. You are for sure the best citizen ever!

    Sarah’s Real Life

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  32. ashleigh says:

    I love it! Very patriotic. I love the stripes and polka dots combo.
    -Ashleigh
    http://www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  33. The mix of stripes and polka dots is so modern and fresh (and patriotic)! Love it.
    -Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  34. Kimberly says:

    Perfect election day outfit…we were bundled up in puffy coats & scarves when we went to the polls this morning! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  35. Adorable and so festive for the elections.  :)
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  36. emmabasilone says:

    one of my favorite looks so far <3

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  37. such a great story. love that the posters were creative, and believe you would have won had the watches remained on the posters. Great look btw as well. 

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  38. Best story ever. Love your super cute patriotic outfit, especially that skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Very Americana :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  40. The Krystel Book says:

    Definitely loving your election day outfit! Very Americana! 😀 I love the mismatch of prints as well! 

    The Krystel Book

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  41. Hannah says:

    Girl, look at you. Such a citizen. :) 

    http://myrunawaystyle.blogspot.com/

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  42. eelsay says:

    I have been eyeing that skirt it is feminine and pretty! 
    p.s
    i think you are the best citizen ever!

    xo, eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

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  43. Sarah-ThinkTwiceStyle says:

    How are your legs still tan? Pray tell, what is your secret?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Well honestly, it’s just my olive skin tone. I wish I had a secret though! If I get a good summer tan, I can stay this way until about January — and then all pale breaks loose.

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  44. RoselyC says:

    That was quite a story lol. I ran for class president on 6th grade lost by one vote, then the girl wasn’t doing a very good job and someone pointed it out(me) and since I was vice president I became the new president. 

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  45. Too funny. I also ran for Student Council rep. But like every good political story, I had a twist. I changed home rooms a few days before the election. 5th Grade drama… The other class already elected their rep, so I had to wait for 6th grade. A whole year! But this was an Abraham Lincoln story. I won president my 6th grade year. It was the most political I ever got.

    I think my poster was a nike check… “just do it.”

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

    PS. I’m doing the 30×30 remix for a class project… check it out if ya can. I’m only going on day 2, so maybe just check back?
     

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  46. Love it. Mix those patterns girl!

    {heatheringheights.com}

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  47. Carlee says:

    Love this outfit! I hope everyone out there is voting! And your story is the best, super cute!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  48. you always look so chic!! and i bet that sticky watch thief totally got what he deserved.

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  49. Morgan Liti says:

    I love your patriotic outfit – so cute! :) I was “fifth grade representative” and class president in 6th grade – I’m pretty sure my campaign consisted of soda in water fountains and longer periods of “snack.” ah, the golden days. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  50. Jenny Liu says:

    You look amazing here Kendi! One of my favorite outfits, and you have lots of great ones! 

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  51. what a cute story :) i love that beautiful skirt!

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  52. Lol- the tough campaign trail of elementary! Cute story though probably a real bummer at the time. 

    Love how all-American you look here. 

    http://www.withoutastyle.com

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  53. Bianca says:

    Bahahaha!!! Hilarious story :) You look great x

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  54. Giselle says:

    lovely outfit, I really like your skirt!

    http://www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com

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  55. Emily says:

    So cute, this is one of my favorites that you have posted!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  56. Kelly says:

    Great outfit, perfect for today!

    xxKelly<a href="”>Sparkles and Shoes 

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  57. Crystal, Katie, Anita says:

    I especially love the blue in this outfit! :)

    cheesetwinewine.blogspot.com

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  58. Xenia Kuhn says:

    straps and polka dots are always a good idea! :)
    http://www.FaShionRoLLa.com

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  60. Sarah says:

    This is the perfect Americana outfit! It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  61. Petra says:

    absolutely stunning skirt. Love it. You looking pretty.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  62. Meagan Rigney says:

    Are you one of the funniest things (people?) ever or is it just me? I love, adore, (want to steal it from you now) that blouse. You look great!

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  63. Whitney says:

    Stop it, Kendi. Stop it.
    I want that skirt so badly! This has got to be my favorite outfit you’ve ever worn. Ever. Including, but not limited to the adorable pink bows and frilly dresses.

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  64. Love that skirt!

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  65. sms1996 says:

    Hahaha that’s to funny! I wish I could have voted today! Ah, if I was only two years older!

    That skirt is just gorgeous! I have seen it on atleast three other bloggers I like, is it a sign that I need one too? Yes, yes, I think it is.

    Ya’ll come by and visit my blog “Sable’s Trousseau”

    http://www.sablestrousseau.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Sable

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  66. Stephanie K Nevels says:

    Wow! That skirt is insanely flattering on you! You have a darling figure to begin with, but you look extra adorable in this outfit!

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  67. Ginny.mossman@doane.edu says:

    I think this is my favorite look you’ve worn. Love it!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  68. leigh says:

    I love that I’m not the only one who dressed like a flag today . . . only to realize how accidentally patriotic I was. 
    Rock on, girlfriend!
    xoxo

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  69. The Adored Life says:

    I am so loving this not over the top patriotic outfit but yet somewhat patriotic. Ok that sounded way better in my head!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  70. Libby says:

    Sorry to hear about your short lived political career, but you make one mean fashion blogger!  I love that I wasn’t the only one to wear red, white, and blue today.  I must admit that I wore it to get free Chick-Fil-A…oh the life of a poor college student
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

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  71. TheresaTran says:

    Yay for voting! (: Very cute outfit! I wish I owned more patriotic colored clothing.. I would wear it on these types of occasions. haha

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  72. GiovannaPacini says:

    Such a cute look! Loving the stripes/polkadot combo! Your 3rd grade story is too funny! Sorry they stole your watches girl! Kids.. lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  73. Vivian Fan says:

    Very Jackie O in Martha’s Vineyard.  The skirt definitely makes it!  Lovely!

    Vivian
    http://js-go.blogspot.com

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  74. Kari Bailey says:

    Love the whole outfit, especially the shirt!

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  75. bridgettenicole says:

    You look amazing!! I love your whole outfit, seriously so pretty! :)
    -Bridgette
    http://bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  76. Typhanie Stewart says:

    Best story ever! lol! SN: I MUST get one of those skirts!

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  77. Lindsayjeveryday says:

    Oh I can see it now, little Kendi checking out her classmates wrists in class and in the hallways ready to snatch back her beloved watch. Love this look and your stories.

    xo,

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  78. Sara says:

    hope you remix this more because I have this top!!! 
    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I’m thinking that I can! It seems like a good staple, doesn’t it :)

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  79. I love your skirt so much!!!

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  80. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I am in love with this outfit..perfection!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  81. Irina L says:

    Mixing patterns to perfection. You looked great today.

    http://girlfrombk.blogspot.com/

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  82. 2girlsin2cities says:

    I am so jealous you’re wearing that in November. It would not fly here in Chicago. When I ran for student council in elementary school I made posters that said “Peace, love, togetherness, Vote for Jennie Szink.” I also wore a crocheted cape. If only those kids knew how cool I was. – J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

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  83. Belated Bloomer says:

    I was voted class president back in the day. I didn’t want the position, but everybody else thought they’d suffer less responsibility by putting me there. Oh well. At least it served me during the filing of university applications.

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  84. Bettina says:

    A very chic American flag I might add

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  85. Mica says:

    Love the polka dots and stripes together :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  86. Kayla says:

    You look like a great American Flag. Hard to pull off girl!

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  87. Kat says:

    I want to live in this outfit. Fur realz.

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  88. $26016608 says:

    Adorable!  Question for you…  How do you wear all of these great shoes and not kill your feet with blisters and such?  I live in sneakers due to my job and when I wear heels I absolutely kill my feet…

    -Kate

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  89. Planning for Paris says:

    ha love that story. Too funny. And your outfit is to die for. Love it! That skirt is amazing.

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  90. Super, super cute and love the combination of polka dots with stripes.  Lovely skirt!

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  91. Kristin says:

    Too funny! Love the polka dots paired with stripes…too cute!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  92. Hannah says:

    Great outfit. Great post. I wore the same shoes for my red, white, and blue USA outfit yesterday.

    http://www.talesfromatimeout.com/2012/11/30-for-30-rock-vote.html

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  93. Sara Martin says:

    I love your stories. Keep ’em coming! And I NEED this skirt. Desperately.

    http://bonnechancethrifting.blogspot.com/

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  94. Emily V says:

    Love the shoes and the lip color.  You look absolutely amazing :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  95. Count To Four says:

    such a cute outfit! polka dots with stripes love it!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  96. Sheila says:

    Cute outfit!! Love the colors. :)

    xo – Sheilawww.sheislovelyblog.com

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  97. great outfit! perfect timing :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  98. This outfit is stunning – the skirt is fantastic and I love the way you’ve paired it with the polka dot blouse! 

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  99. Allison Nilsen says:

    I have that polka dot shirt and would have never thought to pair it with a striped skirt, but the whole look is perfection!

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  100. Nat says:

    The polka dots with the stripes look great! Love the skirt! Super cute!

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  101. Caroline L. says:

    Can I just say… Best election post ever :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  103. forallthatjas says:

    your hair looks great like this!

    forallthatjas.blogspot.com

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  104. Red Peeptoe Pumps says:

    This is the sort of outfit that makes me want to go out and buy everything you're wearing so that I can replicate it. Sadly, that's not an option, but you look adorable!

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  105. Anna D Kart says:

    This the best outfit to go vote in…. Love the stripes/polka combo – you nailed it!

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  106. Adorable skirt!

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  107. Naomie says:

    Love this outfit, perfect for election day! I'm dressed red white and blue today also, but mostly because I want my little "I voted" sticker to match my outfit. Pathetic or awesome? 

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  108. Lorena Lorena says:

    You look marvelous ! and I'd vote for you :)

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  109. Lauren Akers says:

    Perfect outfit!  I love the dots and stripes together.  That skirt is my favorite. 

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  110. Jenn D says:

    Love this outfit! That skirt has such a nice shape.
    PS-I'm sorry about your watches!

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  111. Rachelle says:

    love that skirt, I have that shirt! Cute outfit!
     xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  112. Tracie says:

    I voted last week. Still looked cute when I did though!  Love your polka dot tops!! I want your closet!!

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  113. Jessica says:

    hahaha that story was hilarious. you are a really good writer. and stylist. ; )

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  114. I love that you dressed like a flag today. Its a really beautiful mix. I hope one day you get your stick cheap watches back!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  115. Julie says:

    When I was a freshman in high school, I ran for student council. My slogan was "Whatchamacallit? Wetschamacallit! Call it a vote for Julie Wetsch." (wetsch being my maiden name). It was too bad that I came up with my slogan before taking into account the 18 inch width we were allowed for campaign posters. That was a doozy to write out and I'm pretty sure most people couldn't read my extremely narrow writing resulting in me not being elected. sigh.

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  116. Alissa says:

    Adorable! Love the mixed prints, especially for today!

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  117. Tania says:

    Adorable story. Love that outfit. Very patriotic but oh so chic. 

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  118. hahaha love that story! i think i have a similar story from when i was in elementary school. BTW: obsessed with this look!

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  119. Kara M says:

    LOVE that skirt!!

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  120. Natali Karppinen says:

    You look so pretty and girly! Lovely outfit :) 

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  121. lavieenliz says:

    Happy Voting!

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  122. Such a lady like and patriotic outfit! You even managed to fine a red wall…I'm impressed!
    ~jessica

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  124. Asher says:

    I cannot even explain how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I also absolutely adore the pattern mixing & it all looks fab with the red heels!

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  125. Vanessaadams1922 says:

    Cute skirt, but even cuter story. Lol! That was hilarious. Kids are so mean.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-Vanessa.blogspot.com 

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  126. Amy Ostrowski says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!  I'm not sure I could rock that much white at one time without major spillage occurring (seriously, such is the way of life…*sigh*) but you totally nailed it.  Looks professional, yet fun; the red lip & pump add the perfect contrast and really tie the look together.  
    Best,
    Amy

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  127. phiphi says:

    very cute! love this entire look!

    xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  128. 5thAvenue says:

    Hilarious story! You would have been my idol in the 3rd grade!

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  129. Aw!  That's sad and hilarious.

    Love the outfit!!  I'm wearing stripes on top and polkas on the bottom today.

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  130. the egg says:

    i love this story!

    xo the egg out west.

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  131. i can't decide what i like more, your skirt or that polka dot shirt.
    so adorable look.

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  132. Star White says:

    Mylanta, that skirt is so lovely. Also, your hair is so gorgeous! What is your curling method?

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

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  133. Sarah H. says:

    I was 5th grade class secretary. Couldn't tell you what exactly I did as secretary, I just remember that's what I was. I was also president of a sorority that I made up. There were 3 members, including me. Anyway, super cute outfit. You are for sure the best citizen ever!

    Sarah's Real Life

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  134. I love it! Very patriotic. I love the stripes and polka dots combo.
    -Ashleigh
    http://www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  135. Lauren says:

    The mix of stripes and polka dots is so modern and fresh (and patriotic)! Love it.
    -Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  136. Perfect election day outfit…we were bundled up in puffy coats & scarves when we went to the polls this morning! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  137. Adorable and so festive for the elections.  :)
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  138. emmabasilone says:

    one of my favorite looks so far <3

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  139. Brandy Saldana says:

    such a great story. love that the posters were creative, and believe you would have won had the watches remained on the posters. Great look btw as well. 

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  140. Best story ever. Love your super cute patriotic outfit, especially that skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  141. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Very Americana :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  142. The Krystel Book says:

    Definitely loving your election day outfit! Very Americana! 😀 I love the mismatch of prints as well! 

    The Krystel Book

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  143. eelsay says:

    I have been eyeing that skirt it is feminine and pretty! 
    p.s
    i think you are the best citizen ever!

    xo, eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

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  144. Sarah-ThinkTwiceStyle says:

    How are your legs still tan? Pray tell, what is your secret?

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  145. RoselyC says:

    That was quite a story lol. I ran for class president on 6th grade lost by one vote, then the girl wasn't doing a very good job and someone pointed it out(me) and since I was vice president I became the new president. 

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  146. Heather says:

    Too funny. I also ran for Student Council rep. But like every good political story, I had a twist. I changed home rooms a few days before the election. 5th Grade drama… The other class already elected their rep, so I had to wait for 6th grade. A whole year! But this was an Abraham Lincoln story. I won president my 6th grade year. It was the most political I ever got.

    I think my poster was a nike check… "just do it."

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

    PS. I'm doing the 30×30 remix for a class project… check it out if ya can. I'm only going on day 2, so maybe just check back?
     

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  147. Heather says:

    Love it. Mix those patterns girl!

    {heatheringheights.com}

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  148. Carlee says:

    Love this outfit! I hope everyone out there is voting! And your story is the best, super cute!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  149. Kendi Lea says:

    Well honestly, it's just my olive skin tone. I wish I had a secret though! If I get a good summer tan, I can stay this way until about January — and then all pale breaks loose.

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  150. Kendi Lea says:

    YES. Best slogan, my friend.

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  151. you always look so chic!! and i bet that sticky watch thief totally got what he deserved.

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  152. You look amazing here Kendi! One of my favorite outfits, and you have lots of great ones! 

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  153. raganwesson says:

    what a cute story :) i love that beautiful skirt!

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  154. kristian satterlee says:

    Lol- the tough campaign trail of elementary! Cute story though probably a real bummer at the time. 

    Love how all-American you look here. 

    http://www.withoutastyle.com

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  155. Bianca says:

    Bahahaha!!! Hilarious story :) You look great x

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  156. Giselle says:

    lovely outfit, I really like your skirt!

    http://www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com

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  157. Emily says:

    So cute, this is one of my favorites that you have posted!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  158. Crystal, Katie, Anita says:

    I especially love the blue in this outfit! :)

    cheesetwinewine.blogspot.com

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  159. Xenia Kuhn says:

    straps and polka dots are always a good idea! :)
    http://www.FaShionRoLLa.com

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  160. Domois2cool4u says:
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  161. Sarah says:

    This is the perfect Americana outfit! It's absolutely gorgeous.

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  162. Petra says:

    absolutely stunning skirt. Love it. You looking pretty.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  163. Meagan Rigney says:

    Are you one of the funniest things (people?) ever or is it just me? I love, adore, (want to steal it from you now) that blouse. You look great!

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  164. Whitney says:

    Stop it, Kendi. Stop it.
    I want that skirt so badly! This has got to be my favorite outfit you've ever worn. Ever. Including, but not limited to the adorable pink bows and frilly dresses.

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  165. Love that skirt!

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  166. sms1996 says:

    Hahaha that's to funny! I wish I could have voted today! Ah, if I was only two years older!

    That skirt is just gorgeous! I have seen it on atleast three other bloggers I like, is it a sign that I need one too? Yes, yes, I think it is.

    Ya'll come by and visit my blog "Sable's Trousseau"

    http://www.sablestrousseau.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Sable

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  167. Stephanie K Nevels says:

    Wow! That skirt is insanely flattering on you! You have a darling figure to begin with, but you look extra adorable in this outfit!

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  168. I think this is my favorite look you've worn. Love it!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  169. leigh says:

    I love that I'm not the only one who dressed like a flag today . . . only to realize how accidentally patriotic I was. 
    Rock on, girlfriend!
    xoxo

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  170. Alissa Futhey says:

    I am so loving this not over the top patriotic outfit but yet somewhat patriotic. Ok that sounded way better in my head!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  171. Libby says:

    Sorry to hear about your short lived political career, but you make one mean fashion blogger!  I love that I wasn't the only one to wear red, white, and blue today.  I must admit that I wore it to get free Chick-Fil-A…oh the life of a poor college student
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

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  172. TheresaTran says:

    Yay for voting! (: Very cute outfit! I wish I owned more patriotic colored clothing.. I would wear it on these types of occasions. haha

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  173. GiovannaPacini says:

    Such a cute look! Loving the stripes/polkadot combo! Your 3rd grade story is too funny! Sorry they stole your watches girl! Kids.. lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  174. Vivian Fan says:

    Very Jackie O in Martha's Vineyard.  The skirt definitely makes it!  Lovely!

    Vivian
    http://js-go.blogspot.com

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  175. Kari Bailey says:

    Love the whole outfit, especially the shirt!

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  176. Typhanie Stewart says:

    Best story ever! lol! SN: I MUST get one of those skirts!

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  177. Lindsayjeveryday says:

    Oh I can see it now, little Kendi checking out her classmates wrists in class and in the hallways ready to snatch back her beloved watch. Love this look and your stories.

    xo,

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  178. Sara says:

    hope you remix this more because I have this top!!! 
    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  179. I love your skirt so much!!!

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  180. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I am in love with this outfit..perfection!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  181. Irina L says:

    Mixing patterns to perfection. You looked great today.

    http://girlfrombk.blogspot.com/

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  182. 2girlsin2cities says:

    I am so jealous you're wearing that in November. It would not fly here in Chicago. When I ran for student council in elementary school I made posters that said "Peace, love, togetherness, Vote for Jennie Szink." I also wore a crocheted cape. If only those kids knew how cool I was. – J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

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  183. I was voted class president back in the day. I didn't want the position, but everybody else thought they'd suffer less responsibility by putting me there. Oh well. At least it served me during the filing of university applications.

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  184. Bettina says:

    A very chic American flag I might add

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  185. Mica says:

    Love the polka dots and stripes together :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  186. Kayla says:

    You look like a great American Flag. Hard to pull off girl!

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  187. Kat says:

    I want to live in this outfit. Fur realz.

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  188. Prozac_on_Wheels says:

    Adorable!  Question for you…  How do you wear all of these great shoes and not kill your feet with blisters and such?  I live in sneakers due to my job and when I wear heels I absolutely kill my feet…

    -Kate

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  189. Erin Johnson says:

    ha love that story. Too funny. And your outfit is to die for. Love it! That skirt is amazing.

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  190. Super, super cute and love the combination of polka dots with stripes.  Lovely skirt!

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  191. Hannah says:

    Great outfit. Great post. I wore the same shoes for my red, white, and blue USA outfit yesterday.

    http://www.talesfromatimeout.com/2012/11/30-for-30-rock-vote.html

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  192. Sara Martin says:

    I love your stories. Keep 'em coming! And I NEED this skirt. Desperately.

    http://bonnechancethrifting.blogspot.com/

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  193. Emily V says:

    Love the shoes and the lip color.  You look absolutely amazing :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  194. Kendi Lea says:

    I'm thinking that I can! It seems like a good staple, doesn't it :)

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  195. Count To Four says:

    such a cute outfit! polka dots with stripes love it!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  196. Sheila says:

    Cute outfit!! Love the colors. :)

    xo – Sheilawww.sheislovelyblog.com

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  197. great outfit! perfect timing :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  198. Allison Nilsen says:

    I have that polka dot shirt and would have never thought to pair it with a striped skirt, but the whole look is perfection!

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  199. Nat says:

    The polka dots with the stripes look great! Love the skirt! Super cute!

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  200. Caroline L. says:

    Can I just say… Best election post ever :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  201. forallthatjas says:

    your hair looks great like this!

    forallthatjas.blogspot.com

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  202. Hannah says:

    Girl, look at you. Such a citizen. :) 

    http://myrunawaystyle.blogspot.com/

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  203. Morgan Liti says:

    I love your patriotic outfit – so cute! :) I was "fifth grade representative" and class president in 6th grade – I'm pretty sure my campaign consisted of soda in water fountains and longer periods of "snack." ah, the golden days. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  204. Betsy says:

    haha it’s super cute!

    http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com

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  205. Betsy says:

    haha it's super cute!

    http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com

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  206. lizybeth says:

    super cute!

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  207. lizybeth says:

    super cute!

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  208. Natalie says:

    So cute, and love the story :-)

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  209. Styledelacreme says:

    Love love love this look. It’s so class and chic. I’m a new follower to your blog. Check out my blog and join to see my All Over Polka Dot look:

    http://www.StyleDeLaCreme.com

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  210. Natalie says:

    So cute, and love the story :-)

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  211. Styledelacreme says:

    Love love love this look. It's so class and chic. I'm a new follower to your blog. Check out my blog and join to see my All Over Polka Dot look:

    http://www.StyleDeLaCreme.com

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  212. Redglossychic says:

    Huge fan of the mixed patterns!

    http://www.redglossychic.blogspot.com

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  213. Redglossychic says:

    Huge fan of the mixed patterns!

    http://www.redglossychic.blogspot.com

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  214. Kenzie S says:

    I love your style! But I must say that half the reason I follow your blog so religiously is to read your commentary. Thanks for sharing all of your hilarious stories and insights! 

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  215. Kenzie S says:

    I love your style! But I must say that half the reason I follow your blog so religiously is to read your commentary. Thanks for sharing all of your hilarious stories and insights! 

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  216. Nora says:

    Love the marriage of two timeless trends, polkadots and stripes!

    I enjoy reading your blog.

    Nora

    http://www.penchantforpretty.com

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  217. Nora says:

    Love the marriage of two timeless trends, polkadots and stripes!

    I enjoy reading your blog.

    Nora

    http://www.penchantforpretty.com

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  218. The combination of patterns is really prefect here; and I love your skirt. Also, the story is both funny and sad…

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  219. The combination of patterns is really prefect here; and I love your skirt. Also, the story is both funny and sad…

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  220. I love this, this is so mad men-eqsue! :) 

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  221. Tori Benick says:

    I love this, this is so mad men-eqsue! :) 

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  222. Miss R says:

    i want that skirt!

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  223. Miss R says:

    i want that skirt!

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  224. Lolli says:

    Too bad the skirts are no longer available on the site listed.

    02.05.14 · Reply
  225. Lolli says:

    Too bad the skirts are no longer available on the site listed.

    02.06.14 · Reply