All Business


If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that this week B and I headed to Vegas for a retail tradeshow for Bloom. While we are getting our buying on, I’ll also be guest posting for myself this week. I can be in two places at once, see? (Spoiler alert: I’m wearing a blazer in 3 out of 4 of my outfits this week. Blazers are my crutch, don’t judge me.)
I wore this outfit over the weekend. It was one of those things where I woke up and just wanted to get dressed up. Sometimes I just feel like being a business lady, which is good because that’s my vocation. They say dress for the job you want, I say dress for the job you have. Even if it’s on the weekend.


Dress: BCBGenration

Jacket: Similar or here

Shoes: ShoeMint

Sunnies: c/o Coach

Necklace: Similar

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  1. Natali says:

    Beautiful and feminine outfit! Gorgeous dress!

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  2. lizette vigo says:
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  3. sandyalamode says:

    gorgeous outfit!!!

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  4. carlibee says:

    Very chic and very professional! Love this look! So feminine and yet, down to business. And I'm all for crutches. You may have worn a blazer in 3 of the 4 outfits this week, but I have had a cadbury cream egg 3 out of the last 4 days. So I tip my hat to your better life choice crutch and judge not. hoping I can do the same for myself and this dang cream egg addiction. Tis the season, right?

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  5. Huong says:

    No judgment here! I LOVE blazers. They're my weakness. Your shoes are amazing! Are they comfy? You look great as a business lady. I'm so over the suits and skirt suits!

    Pink Carnations

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  6. TaylorB says:

    hot! love this look!

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  7. Hes says:

    The dress is beautiful, and the shoes complement it beautifully. 

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  8. The dress is perfect 🙂 

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  9. Sierra says:

    Denim shirts are my crutch, which is definitely not as business lady-esque as a blazer. haha. Have fun on your Vegas "business" trip! 😉

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  10. Genie says:

    I want that lace dress, it's so flattering on you, and I love the blazer that you have as well! I want to now dress as a sassy business lady.


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  11. Rachelle says:

    you look great and hello FAB legs. That dress is darling.


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  12. Iliyana Licheva says:
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  13. Leslie says:

    This is so cute and I can see it as being totally perfect for a tradeshow.  It looks wonderful on you.  Sadly, as with SO MANY BCBG dresses, it's too short for my office environment….I spend most of the day seated at a desk, and people are always coming into my office…this would not work so well for that.  I really wish designers would realize that they would probably better be able to target the working gals if they made the lengths of their skirts just a touch longer.  Love the look!

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  14. April says:

    Cutie! Have fun in Vegas!


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  15. Nout says:

    I think this is my favorite outfit ever! who doesn't love getting dressed up!

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  16. sealedwithstyle says:

    You look gorgeous!!!!!
    xo, Meg

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  17. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look so beautiful! adore this.
    kw, ladies in navy

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  18. Lauren says:

    Love that chainlink necklace, Kendi! Great addition.

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  19. I like Business Kendi!

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  20. Kimberly says:

    You look so sophisticated here – I'm loving the dress on you & I couldn't agree more…sometimes you just need to dress up for the sake of it, even if you have no place fancy to go! 🙂

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  21. This is one sassy suit look! I just love your dress and shoes~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  22. dipped in yellow says:
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  23. Amy Welch says:

    Love dressing up for no reason!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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  24. Karen L says:

    This is stunning!! You could sell me anything in this outfit! When you dress up you don't mess around 🙂 Love it!

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  25. Carrie says:

    You look sooo pretty in this dress!
    Style in the City

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  26. Rebecca says:

    What a beautiful, elegant outfit. I completely love your shoes.

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  27. Heather Carson says:

    ooooo emmmmm geeee.
    WANT. that. bag.

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  28. Morgan Liti says:

    Love! And I'm so jealous that you're in Vegas for that tradeshow. Sounds so fun! 🙂


    See Mo Go.

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  29. Donna says:

    LOVE the lace of this dress! Such a great look.

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  30. Amie says:


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  31. Alissa Futhey says:

    Oh hey there, so glad to know that I am now alone in the blazer addiction. They are just so comfortable and instantly dress everything up!

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  32. You look stunning!  I love that teal on you.

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  33. Oh hello there gorgeous! LOVE this dress on you. And that blazer fits you perfectly. And those shoes.. fabulous outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  34. Carlee Jarrell says:

    So pretty I love the black! Have a good time in Vegas.
    Almost Endearing

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  35. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous! I love those shoes.

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  36. Such a pretty dress! I love your hair in these photos too!

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  37. Typhanie says:

    ALSDJALSKDJFA!!!!! LOVE this outfit!!!!!!! If the dress were a little longer, I would fly to Texas for it! Or maybe I'd find it online and order it… Yes… That makes a little more sense.


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  38. Anne Hill says:

    You look so classy!

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  39. Is that a watch or a bracelet? Whatever it is, I love it! Where's it from??

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  40. Love the bloom blazer 🙂 I need to get myself into your shop one of these days! 
    Time Stand Still

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  41. Joyce says:

    What a pretty dress!!


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  42. Rosely Carrasco says:


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  43. Carly says:

    You're at magic?!?! Lucky! I was supposed to go, but am stuck at work!

    Have a blast!


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  44. Supal says:

    Ah totally using this outfit as inspiration for a meeting I have this week 🙂

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  45. I love this!!! 

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  46. Natalie says:

    Great outfit, Kendi – your legs look amazing in that dress! I hope you're having a great time in Vegas!

    Name's Not Ashley

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  47. ThePantryDrawer says:

    YOU. LOOK. FABULOUS! love this outfit on you! definitely a show-stopper

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  48. Stephanie Guiler says:

    what a gorgeous dress and so love those heels! xo

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  49. Crystal C says:

    love it! so chic!

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  50. Have fun at Magic!!! 

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  51. Natalie says:

    i need to visit bloom. all your stuff is lovely (:

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  52. Jennifer says:

    What a stunner!

    xo Jennifer

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  53. I was just thinking, wow, this is really dressed up for Kendi. I love it though! I love that the majority of what you wear is perfect for either work or the weekend, but this little gem was a nice surprise!

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  54. Trendy Mondays says:

    Love the turquoise hidden beneath the lace and your gold chain necklace is the perfect addition!

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  55. Brittany says:

    I love that outfit. It is just so dressy and classic. 

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  56. Jenn LaPlante says:

    Sensational! You look like a Hollywood celebrity in this outfit! Watch out for the paparazzi 😉


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  57. Patrícia M. says:

    Super elegant! Love the dress.


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  58. Cheryltwomey says:

    What size dress did you buy? How does it run? I love it!! I'm thinking of buying it!

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  59. Kelsey Stevenson says:

    for whatever reason, you remind me of jackie o in this one. must be the blazer without lapels..

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  60. Pretty dress! Lace always manages to look classy when combined with a nice blazer. And the weather looks beautiful there!
    FashionEdible Blog

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  61. The dress looks so lovely on you, and those shoes are really, really gorgeous. So elegant! I also love blazers, they make anything look put together. I really love the one you're wearing.

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  62. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    I looove the dress, Kendi! You look wonderful!


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  63. Kaleandcoriander says:

    outfit perfection kendi!

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  64. Martina Manolcheva says:

    That dress is perfect! You look gorgeous. Lovely photos!

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  65. Josephine says:

    Gorgeous dress! You look amazing. Have a fabulous time in Vegas!

    <3 Josephine

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  66. Aren't you fancy?!  🙂 This is a great look. It's polished yet playful. You look great!

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  67. I can't wait until it's warm enough outside to wear stuff like this! It's 20-ish degrees here today, so it's all skinny jeans and sweaters for now!

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  68. Different side of the beloved Kendi: sharp, chic and strong. 🙂

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  69. Love the dress on you, so cute with the blazer.  They are my crutch too!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  70. Marguerite says:

    I love the dress blazer combination. Beautiful. 

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  71. Verónica Drelichman says:

    Hy Kendi. I live in Asuncion Paraguay and I am your fan. I read you every day and thanks to you I can have a different view to get dressed.
    I agree with your statement: "I say dress for the job you have."
    I'm a lawyer so I have to dress formally, so in my weekend also I dress in the same way.
    Greetings from South America.

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  72. Beautiful outfit! Blazers are my crutch too!

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  73. Sarah Lawrence says:
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  74. Sarah says:

    Great outfit! The dress is amazing.

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  75. Caroline L. says:

    Modern day professional woman – I love it! Lovely! 🙂

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  76. Libraryish says:

    Love the green (or is it blue) lace! Lace is supposed to be "in" for spring – and this is a fantabulous way to pull it off! I wish I could pull off the length though; I'd be scared to bend over to put books away 🙂

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  77. Kacie's Kloset says:

    I agree! It's fun to get dressed up just because 🙂

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  78. Alina says:

    Simply stunning! I'm always impressed by how you manage to make simple items look chic 🙂

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  79. jesscause says:

    such a pretty dress … have a blast in Vegas, bet on 22 black … always wins!!

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  80. So chic ! Have fun in vegas !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

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  81. Pricilla Danielle says:

    Gorgeous outfit!! you always have the cutest stuff!

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  82. Elle says:

    Love it Kendi! And don't worry, blazers are my crutch too. One of my go to outfits is "blazer and a dress" any and all types. 🙂 you look fabulous!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  83. photosbyjaana says:

    now that is a damn good dress.

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  84. Those shoes are super cute.

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  85. TheresaTran says:

    Love this so much!! Very chic!


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  86. Sheila says:

    Great look! I love the lace dress and those shoes!!

    xo – Sheila

    to win Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream!

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  87. I really love the length of the dress paired with the length of the blazer!  The outfit looks great!

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  88. Nextblocgirl says:

    there is a kardarshian vibe going here somewhere….

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  89. Love this business look, sometimes you just gotta dress like a business lady 🙂

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  90. Nina Piccini says:

    This outfit is to die for. <3

    xo Nina

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  91. sixthandolive says:

    I love everything about this.  Just the right amount of lace, edge, black, and of course, emerald!  Those heels are perfection and they mean business!  Stay out of trouble in Vegas! If that's possible — what an oxymoron!


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  92. Shannon says:

    Love that dress!


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  93. Katie Aman says:

    Wow, that jacket is something special. I adore the cut of it-the darting is just so sassy and fun! And that dress is oolala. I love the color of the underpinning. Such a classy lady you are!

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  94. ashleigh says:

    You look awesome! I think it's a little too sexy for where I work but you're the boss so I guess it's within the dress code?

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  95. omg that dress! it-is-a-ma-zing. i've been looking for a lacey layered dress like this but i can't find one i like. this one is gorgeous.

    love, x

    blog | twitter


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  96. Laura Whitman says:

    This dress is amazing! And I love the bold chains you paired with it! 


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  97. Meghan says:

    Love your hair like that.  So sophisticated.

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  98. super cute dress!!

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  99. Oh I'd totally do business with you K! I totally agree with that saying, maybe that's why I always end up looking so overdressed, but whatever if you like it wear it! That dress is amazing!

    Cee. ♥

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  100. Thehandbookofstyle says:

    that necklace brings it into a whole new level ! Great outfit Kendi !

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  101. Kristina C says:

    Simply stunning! 

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  102. Lindsay_thegardenapt says:

    I love this look, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the dress is that it is way too short for an office environment. Maybe with black tights on it, you could get away with it. Wish I could do it though.

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  103. Socialist says:

    You definitely look like a business woman!

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  104. Happinessatmidlife says:

    When I get dressed up just because, my hubby always looks at me funny like I am dressed for a ball.  

    I love those heels – sexy!  


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  105. Haley says:

    You're killin' it in this blazer!


    Colour Me Classic

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  106. The lacy dress give the business look a twist.

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  107. Elaine says:

    um LOVE this!

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  108. Carylee says:

    I totally have those "just want to dress up" kind of days. This dress looks amazing on you!

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  109. Vmshailu says:

    Where is the watch from?

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  110. Lovely as always! Loving the hair pulled back in a pony! 

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  111. This is such a gorgeous look! I love the lace dress a ton. 

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  112. Ellen says:

    great dress- sexy look!

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  113. Sarahcook1117 says:

    Love this outfit. You look so fancy! 

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  114. Ashley says:

    Love this dress!! You look great xox

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  115. Magda Pomichowski says:

    I love this look.  SO professional yet has some sexy to it.  Great look!


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  116. I really like this look for you.  A lot edgier than what you usually wear but you pull it off with ease!

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  117. Anna D Kart says:

    Love that dress! You look gorgeous…

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  118. Zadin says:

    Flawless, I totally love this outfit on you.

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  119. AHeartandSoulStory says:

    wow, what a look, what a dress and oh my you got some pretty legs! The shoes are awesome as well, they make this the perfect outfit for a night out with your man! Love it! One of my favorites on you for a while!!

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  120. Sheree H says:

    This is a fabulous outfit – that blazer fits you perfectly!
    Hope you had a great weekend!-ShereeThe Hartungs Blog

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  121. Rafidah A Razak says:

    the heels make your legs look so good! 

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  122. Mariana Paulos says:

    Beautiful! Oh those shoes!

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  123. Venia says:

    Lovely and chic outfit!! Love! 


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  124. Dee says: look. And makes for a lovely profile pic 🙂

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