Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cape Coat Kwassa Kwassa









 Cape Coat: Vintage, Thrifted
Bag:  Vintage, Thrifted
Tights: Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage, Thrifted

I'm alive! I swear. I'm so sorry for my huge absence. My boyfriend Caleb usually takes all my photos for me on the blog and he has started a very demanding 7-6pm job. I have been run off my feet scouring shops for vintage for my store and keeping all up to date with that, leaving no time for the blog. I have decided to make sure that I update more though. I'm sure I will be able to find time, maybe less mindless TV watching in the evenings, so I can make this all a bit more interesting for you all!
Like I said I have been super busy with Trade Me, so a friend of a friends wedding on Friday was the perfect way to unwind..especially after a few too many free wines. I don't have any pictures (I always forget my camera), but if any surface I will be sure to share, it was amazing! 
These pictures are from last night. We were supposed to go to a big Classical event in the park, but I wussed out by being worried that it was going to start raining half way through and it would turn into a big mud pool. Instead we grabbed dinner in Christchurch city and had a wander around the town square. 
I don't know if everyone is aware, but there was a huge earthquake in Christchurch while I was in America. A lot of the beautiful historical buildings are getting torn down, but thankfully our symbol the Cathedral was strengthened before it happened. I wish we could have gone inside, it is such a beautiful place. You can climb right to the top and lookout. I haven't done it since a primary school trip, but I must try again!
I have been absolutely thrashing the life out of these loafers I found them for $2 and they are by far my favourite shoes. I have this terrible habit of walking completely strange and wearing down the sides of the heels in about 5 wears. I have already almost ruined the boots I am wearing in my last post. I think I need to go get orthopedic insoles or stop walking like a T-Rex .... The cape coat was from one of my favourite thrift stores. I had been searching for one ever since Rhiannon's post in New York (where I found out they existed!). I think I may now be nursing a sudden and unlikely obsession with tweed coats.

Oh before I forget, I made a Facebook page for my auctions I would love for you to join it here, even if you don't live in New Zealand!

149 comments:

  1. This outfit is so adorable and I absolutely love your cape!

    I would love to visit Christchurch one day, it looks beautiful.

    X

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  2. you look amazing. I'm going through a tapestry stage atm and that bag is so nice. I also love the color of your tights. I need some!!
    ♥♥

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  3. This all looks fantastic. Loving that cape. That Cathedral sounds quite grand, too.

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  4. i am super in love with your cape and shoes <3 they are positively dreamy!

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  5. i love these pictures! :)
    night shots are so much more unique and interesting..and wonderful shoes too! x

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  6. I love your coat and your tights! And seriously...orthopedic insoles can be a lifesaver...you should try them!

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  7. I've recently been following your blog, and I really enjoy it :) Love your cape...so lovely.

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  8. That cape is a great find, and I love it paired with the brown loafers and floral print bag!

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  9. Beautiful cape! I need one so much! They can make an outfit look so stylish.

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  10. I was so excited when your blog popped up as having a new entry!!! What a gorgeous cape-coat, love your loafers, I'm obsessed with mine too :) I actually have to get them re-soled. Its sad that the buildings have to be torn down, but that cathedral sounds wonderful.
    ps- about your shoes wearing down, vintage shoes kind of dry out from disuse and they fall apart or wear down very quickly. bring them to a shoe maker and have them fixed up, its usually quite inexpensive!

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  11. I love the cape, you look amazing, as usual!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. I love love love capes, and that particular cape is lovely. As are the shoes! Nice finds. x

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  13. You look amazing! I love your poncho so much!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  14. cute post!!!!!
    LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!!
    congratulations!!!
    =P
    xoxo

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  15. loving your outfit!!!! and loving your photos!
    xoxo!

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  16. Ooh what a brilliant cape.Actually I love the whole look!
    i will definitely be back here :)

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  17. It's so nice to se you back here Ayesha, I've been missing your lovely posts :)
    That cape coat is wonderful, you look really darling in these pictures!
    Ale

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  18. i love the cape, and the shoes! i have ones a lot like them and i wear them to death! som comfy and go with everything.

    and mens socks.. so great! for some reason i always find the best guys socks thrifting, best colors, and the dress socks are the best material! glad your having luck finding them!

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  19. Ah I love this! Fantastic cape!
    lovely blog!



    x

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  20. My flatmate has exactly your same problem: everything she puts on, it rips after a few weeks. That's a good excuse to buy more vintage clothings! I hope your cape doesn't end like that, because it's too cute!

    I share my blog with an australian friend of mine, while I live in London. As you are on the same part of the globe, maybe you could be interested in it! x

    http://gnya-gnyablog.blogspot.com/

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  21. Its such a shame that the earthquake destroyed the historical buildings. I am glad that the cathedral survived it looks and sounds amazing.

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  22. you look so great!
    i love your shoes and the cape :)

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  23. me gusta mucho el blog!! me encantan los outfits

    http://elbasaez.blogspot.com/
    http://beyourselfp.blogspot.com/

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  24. that coat is to die for! love your pictures hun

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  25. Cathedrals by night sound always mysterious & intriguing...
    You have such a beautiful outfit ! And the cape, lovely find :)

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  26. I love the post title and the loafers! Great choice, Vampire Weekend, and for $2 they are amazing!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  27. I absolutely love your blog, it's amazing. This outfit is so lovely too, I adore the cape and shoes, can't believe you got them for $2!! Great find xxx

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  28. Your cape is very very cool. And the insoles are magic. I recommend them. And they help stop getting your feet so sore.

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  29. what a great coat/ coat! such a great find ^,^

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  30. haha i like the title of this post

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  31. love this- the cape is beyond perfect! and i'm so glad to have found your blog, you have rad style :-)

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  32. You are SO rocking that cape. You look like a fairytale character!

    Xx

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  33. You actually look amazing! Love love love the cape and the loafers! New follower sweetie :)

    Shope
    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  34. I am in love with that bag. I love how big it is especially. For once, something that actually fits more than your phone!
    How horrible about the earthquake. It always makes me so sad to see old buildings get torn down. In my city, we had this beautiful old tabernacle that had to be torn down a couple months ago and I actually cried when I found out. ha. They just have so much history that it's so sad to see them gone.

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  35. Love the outfit!! And the Pictures are so Beautiful!!
    Come check my blog out.. Follow me and i follow you??!?!?
    http://thedelightfulexperience.blogspot.com/

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  36. Man, you are like a thrifting God. This outfit is absolutely stunning! I must say that I love your makeup.

    www.thegiftofgab-gabby.blogspot.com

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  37. Just heard about the huge earthquake in Christchurch again today. I hope this isn't the cathedral that's now been damaged? I hope you are ok!

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  38. Love capes! Hope all is well considering the awful things going on today.

    http://shutmyeyescantfindthebreak.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hi, hope everything's ok.
    Ciao
    June

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  40. i always have such a hard time wearing bag with a cape...and then you add trying to ride my bike in there and its a disaster.
    Looks like thats not a problem for you.
    That cape looks great....and so do your shoes.
    $2 staple thrift finds are the greatest
    x

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  41. Hi Ayesha! :)
    Yes of course I heard about the earthquake! Thank God the Cathedral is ok...
    My bro was in New Zealand (for a month, he went to so many places in both islands) a couple of years ago and he absolutely fell in love with it. :)))
    I really love your blog and don't worry if you don't have so many time to blog! Your pics are so lovely. <3 I don't have many time either since I work all day like your boy and after work from next week I'll have a couse 'til 10pm... so basically I think I'll have my weekends free for taking some pic. :)

    love
    xx

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  43. Oh i wish you posted more, I always check back. You have such a beautiful blog. x hivennn

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  44. nice outfit

    http://the-fashion-in-my-heart.blogspot.com/

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  45. Come back! I miss your posts :(

    Cait x

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  46. Great cape!!!

    http://jobettyb.blogspot.com/

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  47. wow bargains galore. I bought a cape recently and also named the post cape cod kwassa. Vmpire weeked <3.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  48. Love your blog!!


    follow me on my blog

    www.fleurable.blogspot.com

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  49. lovely cape, and i love your blog :)

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  50. I am obsessed with capes at the moment, but its still so hot here in Perth, I haven't had a chance to wear one. Needless to say I am jealous you have cooler weather.

    Really devastating about your beautiful city, I've got some fond memories of Christchurch city over the last few years or so. I hope they can save and rebuild the iconic cathedral.

    Lovely blog. :)

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  51. I love the coat.Such a great color and what a great bargain those shoes were.Your blog is so pretty.I'd love it if you liked to follow each other :)
    xo
    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.com/

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  52. wow you find such amazing things while thrifting! love the cape

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  53. Ayesha! I didn't know you had a blog! It is just super! -Jo www.lostinthehaze.com

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  54. love the cape and bag, loving your style!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  55. Hi. I'm a stylist in LA and I'm totally obsessed with your blog. I'd love if you visited my new blog for multiple posts a day on all things fashion. I just moved to California after graduating back in south with a degree in visual merchandiser. Check out what Brad, Rachel Zoe's former associate shared with me, find out my latest trend report and this months cover wars. I'd love the support. I'm following you, I hope you'll do the same. Thanks so much.

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

    And don't forget to follow us on Twitter for all the latest celebrity fashion news, from an LA stylist.

    http://twitter.com/FashBoulevard

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  56. You have inspired me to break out my cape!

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  57. girl where you been!? come back to the internets, we miss you.

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  58. Hello Ayesha! Just popping by to say hi, I've been missing your posts :)
    Hugs!
    Ale

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  59. Beautiful blog! I love your outfit :)
    Followed you.

    http://www.tamemoir.com/

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  60. What a great blog! You are so inspirational! If you get the time to check out my blog I would love your opinions!
    Follow me?
    http://www.so--hi.blogspot.com/

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  61. I like your blog ! follow me at www.miniplaceres.blogspot.com
    Kiss, Romina.

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  62. Gorgeous coat. Trade me can be such a hassle, I know I always get really flustered trying to sort out whose paid and what I'm sending where.
    xx

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  63. how sad that you are losing so many historical sites. :( I'm from Mississippi and a few years ago Hurricane Katrina had a similar affect on my home. It was terrible.

    On a brighter note, love the cape! I just discovered your blog and I'm so happy I did!

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  64. I love your cape so much, and your loafers xx

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  65. I love the cape and loafers so much!!
    Say hi to your newest follower! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo

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  66. i love love love your cape! your loafers are super cute too! :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  67. It's been a while since I've heard from you, but you get so many comments!
    http://hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

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  68. Love capes! You look great!

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  69. Great outfit - you're very pretty too!
    I love that cape coat and those shoes are such a great buy for $2!

    polkadotsandpinafores.blogspot.com x

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  70. I adore your cape...I want a cape so desperately but am petrified on how to style it :) Yours looks smashing on you!

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  71. Those shoes are adorable!
    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  72. Your cape is lovely, and I have EXACTLY the same issue with wearing down part of the heel! It's pretty tragic how dead my shoes look. x

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  73. I love your cape coats and the shoes, perfect for the night shots.




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    lab coat

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  74. I just scrolled down through a few posts and was like, "Ok I'm following this girl." I love your style, and that tapestry bag!

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  75. Cape and bag are awsome. Always when I'm finding bags like that there is something wrong with them, I hopa that I'll find bag like yours finally ;)

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  76. Such a lovely blog. Full of amazing words and pictures. x

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  77. I really really love your blog and am therefore following. Hi from the 93rd commenter and 125th bloglovin' follower :)
    It would be mine

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  78. wow, i love this outfit!! the cape is amazing!

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  79. i LOVE those loafers, they're gorgous!
    and your blog is lovely - am definitely following!

    alexabella.blogspot.com

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  80. Perfect cape.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  81. Perfect love it and the shoes should have been wicked platform heels
    www.rawfashionmagazine.com

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  82. The cape is gorgeous!!!

    Xoxo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  83. Shoes and cape are pretty adoreable!!:)
    Love the outfit...

    http://melamusings.blogspot.com

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  84. THIS CAPE IS PERFECTION! I LOVE MY THRIFTED RED CAPE :)

    http://deerdrifter.blogspot.com/

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  85. Great cape, wow your outfit is entirely thrifted and looks gorgeous!

    Rianna xxx

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  86. just came across your blog! Love all your outfits and really admire how you thrift everything!

    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  87. Your cape is beautiful :) Looks so nice on you!
    I found a little gem here, your blog is super!

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  88. I love the cape - it's gorgeous on you!

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  89. That cape coat is gorgeous!!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  90. I love your shoes with the closes you're wearing.
    All in all you have such a cool style *-*

    Will be happy if you visit me

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  91. this is a very pretty setting, and i love your loafers!

    http://imsaratee.blogspot.com

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  92. great pictures, I love your outfit <3

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  93. Love the way you have mixed textures and colours together ! Beautiful

    http://meggturner.blogspot.com/

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  94. you look stunning with this coat!

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  95. Love your awesome shoes and coat! You look nice. :)

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  96. That cape coat is to die for! I've been looking for one for ages, but still can't find THE one.
    Cheers!
    -- Eden http://vantagepointvintage.com/blog

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  97. This outfit is so beautiful...

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

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  98. love your shoes & blog header :)
    want to follow each other?

    Laces on My Dress

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  99. your cape is beautiful!
    I had some problems when I moved to my new home...and I hadn't got my friend to take me the photos!

    and your $2 shoes are gorgeous too!^^

    xoxo ❤ ❤

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  100. Lovely blog! Great to see another NZ blog.
    Keep up the good work :-)
    Rain X

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  101. Very nice cape!

    The illustration of the heades it is yours? I like it =)

    WhereORwhat.blogspot Design and illustration.

    xoxo

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  102. nice stockings and loafers, i really love them. and you look very nice in the oversized coat as well! <3
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  103. oooh I really love your coat and shoes


    http://mademoisellecharlotteanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  104. Hi :) I just found your blog and I loooove it! You have so much style, girl!!! You look always so stylish!
    Follow you ;)
    xoxo from Munich

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  105. Love that loafers!
    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  106. lovely!!! :)

    http://same-but-diffrent.blogspot.de/

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  107. hi! i just found your blog today and i love the posts! i have a baby blog too! please check out my blog and if you like it follow me back too :)

    http://thefrench-fries.blogspot.pt/

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  108. Hello!
    I love your blog!
    I just found it!

    I made a blog a couple of months ago too.
    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
    Thank you!!!

    http://newfashionorder.blogspot.com/

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  109. A cape from my dream!I love those pictures...x

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  110. really love your blog
    xo maschalina
    searching for followers for my new blog ;)
    http://maschalina.blogspot.co.at/

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  111. Great coat! you look amazing!

    Giveaway on my blog!

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  112. I love your bag ! Really amazing :)


    www.izabielaa.blogspot.com

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  113. OMG I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT! I definitely browsed through your blog, it's pretty interesting. I hope you can check out my site://theproverbs.net and join if you can be so kind. God bless, hope to see joining to soon !

    steven

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  114. Those loafers were a bargain and your cape is amazing you look so pretty

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  115. That coat is so lovely! I'm very happy that I found your blog, your style is amazing!
    I'm your new follower (:

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  117. Ridiculously awesome cape! I might have to pop over to NZ for a little vintage visit me thinks! xx
    AHKA VINTAGE BLOG

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  118. I love your outfit and pictures!!! Your header is fantastic btw!
    x http://evabajema.com/

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