kiss, kiss

posted on: 8/08/2013

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I woke up in the best mood today. And for the first time it's not circumstantial or forced happiness because I know I need to be better. Does that make sense? I'm not happy because something really big and great is happening (although maybe it is and I just can't see it yet) but my brain is happy today. You don't understand how good that feels to have a brain that tells you good things instead of bad. I told B last night that I was excited and for nothing in general, just excited for our life. I know a lot of you responded to the depression post so I just wanted to tell you guys that today I'm okay. Like really okay, dare I say happy and thank you for caring. (Assuming you still care...and if you don't...well this got awkward...) 

On a lighter note, I really hope that on my tee these are only words for kissing. I'm putting that on you, J.Crew if it's not. I take no responsibility for accidental international profanity. 

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Tee: J.Crew (found in-store but not online yet)
Skirt: c/o Corilynn
Shoes: Similar
Tote: Madewell


109 comments:

  1. THIS OUTFIT IS SO CUTE! Ok the end.

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  2. Well the only non-English word for "kiss" I know is "beso" in Spanish, but I don't see that one on there! But it's really cute.

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  3. That is great to hear Kendi! Much love xxx

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  4. love this look!!! x

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  5. So happy for you! I was literally just thinking about that post this morning and hoping you were in a better place

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  6. Love this outfit. The skirt is gorgeous and love the t-shirt. Glad you're in a good place and feel good. It's important to feel good and not because something happened, but just because you feel good.


    Agi:)


    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  7. That is such a cute top! Always good to wake up on the right side of the bed—enjoy your happy day!


    xo honestlyb.com

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  8. Magdalena PaulinoAugust 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Completely understand you! I felt happy for no reason at all this morning. Now, I just feel sleepy and can't wait to leave work.
    BTW: I love your top!

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  9. So happy to hear you are feeling great! And you are looking fabulous in this graphic tee + stripes combo!


    Katie :: www.classicwithatwist.me

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  10. That's the best kind of happy! :)

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  11. Love it! Must buy this shirt when it comes online! The skirt looks so lovely on you, too! It pairs perfectly with the tee. Looks very French :)
    Kristin
    http://plumpearls.com

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  12. You look so gorgeous, love this outfit. And I'm so happy that you're happy. You are heading in the right direction!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. It does feel good to be "really happy" instead of "forced happy". And it makes perfect sense, even if it can't be articulated.

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  14. Love that you are happy

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  15. Lovely look and love the bright attitude! You look so happy.

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  16. Hearts and kisses all around! I'm glad you're feeling better. Keep your head up high and do all that you can to stay positive.


    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  17. You look so cute! I'm so happy you're happy. I love those mornings when you wake up and feel totally content and happy, for no apparent reason! I hope today continues to be wonderful!

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  18. Love the shoes, and the whole outfit really !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  19. Kendi! I am so bummed I didn't get a chance to personally meet you at TXSC this past weekend! You are beautiful inside and out and I wish I could have come and squeezed you! (this could be awkward...) Also! a friend of a friend I believe works in your store? Nicole? Small world! Since I'm based in Fort Worth I hope to make it to the store sometime soon and say hello!

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  20. So very cute!! And I also very glad that you are doing good and woke up happy.

    Carlee

    Little Sloth

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  21. I love waking up in a good mood, those are always the best days. I am obsessed with J. Crew Factory and that skirt is gorgeous.


    Abby | www.ageektragedy.net

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  22. Hi Kendi! I've been reading for years now, but never commented! I TOTALLY understand that feeling (going through some recovery/therapy myself). It always feels like such a blessing, and I'm glad you are experiencing it too.


    Your blog is so inspiring for me! You helped me gain confidence in my personal style and schooled me on remixing back in the 30 for 30 days (I know, isn't remixing obvious??? It totally wasn't for me prior). I'm so pleased for you with how your blog has grown and changed. I read it daily! Thanks for sharing your style and life with us.

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  23. I know exactly what you mean -- simple, plain happiness is the best feeling when you've been feeling down. I love (LOVE!) this outfit! (profanity or not, haha)

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  24. That's great! I woke up feeling that way today, too! Love love love that skirt!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  25. That's awesome lady, so happy you are feeling happy! :) Also, I love this outfit--I'm a sucker for stripes and this skirt is adorable!

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  26. That shirt is the Cutest !

    -Hermy @ www.thestyleenigma.com

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  27. I'm brazilian and I'm happy to see "beijo" on you lovely tee! It's kiss in portuguese :)

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  28. Kendi, I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling that kind of happy, peaceful sense of well being that can't be forced. That is fabulous and, yes, I do still care!

    And thanks for clarifying the t shirt situation bc I was wondering how I had missed it on the J.Crew website. I love it!

    You look gorgeous.

    Hey, I think you would like my post today about true beauty. I think you are one of those woman who have that unmistakable beauty that radiates from the heart. This is why I love your blog, your style and the real you. You inspire so many of us...don't forget that:)
    here is the link if you want to take a look:
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com/2013/08/quiet-confidence.html

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  29. Cute tee! I love you dressed it up with a skirt!

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  30. I love the tee! I'm kind of a sucker for things that have words in different languages! [I guess that's what happens when you study several languages...]

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  31. Cute, cute, cute! Love the entire outfit!


    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  32. Yay for happy! (I've been there in the unhappy and it sucks) Great outfit! Love this one!

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  33. Ohh, I want that tee!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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  34. fashionablecollectionsAugust 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Love this!

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  35. You are so adorable!! So glad you are happy!

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  36. ADORE that skirt!!

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  37. I love this look! Glad to hear you're happy. (^_^)

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  38. Molly {Dreams in HD}August 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    SO glad you are feeling good! there is nothing like waking up and feeling happy to simply be alive :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

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  39. You look amazing, and I love this look, specially your skirt. I have been in the look out for something similar and still no luck :(

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  40. Kristian SatterleeAugust 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    SO glad to hear that!

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  41. Jeannie StringfieldAugust 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Love this outfit! Its so simple but amazing!!
    xoxo
    jeannie
    www.teasetossandtangled.blogspot.com

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  42. Hey!
    Just started reading your blog. I might be your oldest reader at 48. I read a bunch of blogs from some pretty amazing women not just to gain inspiration from the ideas I learn but to get to experience other people. Sometimes we can live in a bubble so thank goodness I have the ability to find blogs that can be helpful to me. My motto is your never to old to learn something new. Life is so full of ups and downs and its what you do with them that counts. Going through the downs helps you appreciate the ups!! I'm sorry we have to experience those downs but hopefully it makes us stronger. Thanks for the inspiration!! Keep up the good work!

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  43. SO happy you feel truly happy today. That is wonderful!!!

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  44. i'm happy that you aare feeling better :) !

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love this outfit! Such a perfect way to dress up a graphic tee!


    I'm glad to hear that you're happy! Being happy is an amazing feeling to have!


    Have a {happy} and great Thursday!
    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  46. I'm so happy that you're, dare we say it, happy! I can totally relate to it all.


    A stripe, a pleat, an a-line...always a great combo!

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  47. I do get you, yay for those kind of days! Plus you look absolutely beautiful in that lovely skirt, the volume is adorable!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  48. Thank you for sharing your positivity. I got a little second hand happiness just from reading your post. ��
    http://blog.kuteclothes.com

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  49. What a super parisian outfit! Loving the use of tshirts this season... Emily of cupcakes and cashmere did a post on it and I love how you can dress a fun, graphic T up now!


    www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  50. So adorable and an inspiration to be happy!!

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  51. Yay!! So glad to hear this, Kendi! On a personal note, maybe it's something about this summer cause I feel like I'm finally firmly on my way to "happy brain" too! *virtual high five*

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  52. So glad you are feeling better! AND YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!!!

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  53. Pretty girl!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  54. Love the casual and cheeky mixed in with the dressy sailor stripes! I wore something very similar on the 4th of July.

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  55. Rachelle SantucciAugust 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    You always look adorable in your pictures, but you do look extra happy in these. Some sort of glow in your face... Or it could just be great blush :)

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  56. chelseaandthecityAugust 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    You go girl! I'm so happy for you Kendi and you look extra shiny and happy in these photos.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  57. I absolutely love this outfit Kendi! I've been coveting that skirt for sometime...probably time I caved and purchased one!
    Also really good to hear you sharing your progress. Not an easy topic to blog about, so thanks for sharing. Positive energy your way!

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  58. OOh love the shirt.. and hopefully it's all words for kiss and not something weird like shoe or fart.. that would be awkward...
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  59. I'm so happy to hear you've been feeling better - and HAPPY!! As a counselor, it hurts my little heart when people are struggling with their mental health. Good for you for getting the help you need and feeling better!!


    brynnash.blogspot.com

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  60. Love love love for the tee n the stripey skirt, u look wonderful:)

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  61. that skirt looks amazing on you!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  62. such a pretty skirt on you, kendi! so happy to hear about you feeling great!

    kw ladies in navy

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  63. I am always a fan of your style, the way you have styled this stripy skirt with a basic tee...I love! x

    http://jessielovesjake.blogspot.co.nz/

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  64. I've struggled with depression off and on for years, so I know how amazing feeling happy is! It's so great that you've been sharing your ups and downs with us. I'm thrilled that you're having some ups lately.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKPHFrHVVY

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  65. That's awesome Kendi! I'm happy for you :)!!!!

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  66. So happy to have read this post :)
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  67. I'm so glad you're feeling better! And, as always, you and your outfit look amazing!

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  68. Glad to hear it. For what it's worth, your blog always makes me happy :)
    "Mbwa" is kiss in I-Kiribati...you should totally add it to the list...with puff paint ;)

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  69. Loved the post - both the positive message and the feminine outfit :)

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  70. Petó is kiss in Catalan, a language spoken in the Northeast of Spain. It's funny to see it in a J.Crew tee!

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  71. I think it's awesome that you are feeling good today & I love your skirt :)

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  72. Amazing skirt my dear!

    With love,
    Elisa - My Fantabulous World

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  73. Aww I'm glad you are having such a great day! :) So nice to hear :)

    Lovely skirt too :)

    Away From Blue

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  74. I love this outfit so much-- you look adorable! That shirt, that skirt-- all of it. SO CUTE.

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  75. Cathy your Poor Little It GirlAugust 9, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Gorgeous...LOVE that tee with the full skirt!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  76. so happy to hear that YOU are feeling happy ! keep it going ! :) and what a lovely outfit

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  77. I'm majorly happy. You look happy!! Day by day...:)

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  78. So glad to hear you're feeling good! Thanks for being so real with us here. You're awesome!

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  79. Glad you are feeling Happy! You look great in this skirt, I love it especially paired with a tee shirt. Cute

    Jen
    http://fashionablyfestive.blogspot.com

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  80. such a fun, breezy look. gorgeous!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  81. You look gorgeous! I need that top, that skirt, and those shoes!!! Love love love!

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  82. I'm so happy I bought that tee-shirt! Now I know how to wear it! :D

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  83. that shirt makes me happy!
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  84. You look stunning. I'm glad you feel happy :)


    xoxo


    www.smartdresser.net

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  85. Lovely the T-shirt. In Spanish Beso
    http://www.tarragonain.blogspot.com.es

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  86. Glad you're feeling good today, dude.


    p.s. Kiss in Croatian is poljubac (:

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  87. That's always the best when you wake up on the right side of the bed! Loving this outfit...and loving it even more if it really is international profanity.

    Have a great weekend!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  88. Love the skirt! I still need one like that!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  89. its the best feeling... being happy for no reason.. enjoy it

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  90. Oh that skirt is just so adorable! I really like the pattern and colors!

    xoxo

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  91. What a sweet post! Such a beautiful look on a beautiful person! You're workin it! :)

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  92. you are gorgeous! and sincerely inspire me. thank you!

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  93. beautiful post :)

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  94. I love that shirt! And glad you're feeling happy. Coffee is my secret concoction for happiness.

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  95. Love the tee and skirt combo! And yay for being happy!
    ~Jessica

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  96. HappinessatmidlifeAugust 10, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    That skirt is so pretty with all the pleats! What a fun tee too!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  97. Kendi,
    I absolutely love this outfit! It’d be perfect for our
    weekly link-up. I’d love for you to stop by and link-up your blog so it can be featured next week! :) it’s a great way to gain exposure, not that you need it! Take care. :)

    xo, elle | Living in Color.


    http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com/2013/08/spotlight-weekly-link-up-week-3-work.html#more

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  98. That skirt is sooo cute! :-)

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  99. newish reader, first time commenter - glad to hear you're feeling happy! keep on smiling :)

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  100. you really got a lot of mleage out of that madewell leather tote. you use it almost daily! that's what i call justifiable spending ($/use). ;-)

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  101. Aww Kendi, I'm happy you're feeling good, and you look adorable :)

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  102. this top is so cute!!

    http://oyouclassy.com

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  103. Coribeth MansfieldAugust 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    I'm so glad you're feeling happy. I know exactly what you mean. Going through a hard time often, I tell myself to be happy but my brain isn't.

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  104. The www.fifacoinsjoy.com is the better site welcome you here!!

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  105. Love! I have that tee too :) It's such a good one!


    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  106. Glad you felt better :) Thanks for the update. I love this outfit. So simple, but adorable and the setting for the photos just suits it so well!

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