Monday, August 1, 2011

'Through Tattered Clothes Small Vices Do Appear'


Free People has really been my favorite brand this season. I walked into their store on a lunch hour and saw this tattered and destroyed sweater tank and knew I needed it for my FP sheer. Now I wish I would have gotten it in navy as well :( 

My hat's off to you ladies who I've seen do this tank DIY.  Everytime my scissors went near an old sweater, I chickened out...





I was thrilled to find out that Urban Outfitters has launched Designed by: which is a UO collaboration and some pretty awesome designers (one of which is my favorite - A Peace Treaty). The collab line is called Aleph and this fringe necklace is one of the many pieces. It sells for a fraction of the cost and still looks and feels like the original brand!










What I'm Wearing:
Destroyed Tank: Free People
                          Orig. Price: $88.00
                          Paid: $49.99
Sheer Maxi: Free People
Belt: Donna Karan (gifted from an intern stint)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
           Orig. Price: $188.00
            Paid: $131.00
Hat: Free People
Rings: Carol Marie Dome Ring, NYC Street Vendors
Necklaces: Aleph by A Peace Treaty, Forever21 Suede Pouchette
Skeleton Fish Earrings: Purchased in Bali

More goodies I'm coveting from Free People:

How freakin cool are these wide legs???

Cool as a belt, uber cool as a necklace!!

This is just heavenly!

I'm refering to the WHOLE outfit!

My Zodiac sign and just tough enough!

Waiting for sale or sale be damned, by hook or by crook, I shall have them all!
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107 comments:

  1. Amazing look. I love your necklaces =)

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  2. So beautiful!Love the shredded top and the skirt!

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  3. Great hat!!

    Erin
    www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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  4. You look FABULOUS!!! I really love every single detail of your outfit and I definitely fell in love with those amazing wide leg pants!!!
    Maybe they'll be a bit awkward to walk with but they are soooooo cool!!!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  5. Fabulous!
    Love how you've layered the clothes and combined every bit. The accessories are gorgeous!

    xx

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  6. Free people has gotten better and better that tanks is awesome I hate when I get something and wish I had gotten it in more colors - but then that's where I my shopping problem goes from can't leave anything behind.

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  7. Amazing looks dear and I absolutely adore thosse necklaces
    http://fashberries.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm diggin everything about that outfit girl! You look great! Plus, where you shot these pics SERIOUSLY remind me of my family's house in Mobile, Alabama-SOOOOO COUNTRY! lol!

    Give me that fedora as well :)

    Shanna

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  9. ohhhh i love transparent skirt so much!!!!this look is so strong and great!!!

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  10. Cute accesories! you look fantastic with that outfit and also those pictures are great.

    See you :)

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  11. i thought about buying those jc shoes too!! and amazing maxi skirt darling :)

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  12. Once again, I am blown away!

    ~Candyce
    www.right-clicksavestyle.com

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  13. Love the sweater with that sheer skirt! I tried on those free people jeans but they didn't have my correct size :(

    Fashionable Collections

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  14. So You Already KNOW I'm In Love With Your Skirt Right?! Okay Good. And Those Wide Legs Are Calling Your Wardrobe's Name! & Mines LOL.

    xx
    http://www.fashioninfactuation.com
    a;

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  15. i NEED that skirt in my life! great outfit :)))

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  16. Wow, Perfect. The setting for the shoot, the accessories, the sheer dress and the tank, I gotta get my hands on that dress. I especially love the surprise color pop from the shoes, I was scrolling through and out out popped the shoes! You put the shoes pic at the right spot for that element of surprise.

    Love
    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  17. Woooow, I really like this outfit! Fabulous from head to toe!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  18. oh my goodness. I love this outfit. the layering, the textures, the colours, and the location. beautiful!!! simply gorgeous!

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  19. Love love love the skirt. Its amazing how you mix different fabrics and textures and make them look so beautiful :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I am glad you liked my post!!Pls visit me again :)

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  20. Hey Amy! Just discovered your blog! Love love love your tank! Urban Outfitters are so cool!
    Hope you stop by to see me soon - if you like please comment, if you love please follow xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  21. I like Free People too, unfortunately it's not in Poland, you look stunning today and this sweater is awesome..xoxo..Karolina

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  22. I love your necklaces and skirt!

    xoxo
    http://shishiwaldorf.blogspot.com/

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  23. loving this outfit and the photoshoot location! beautiful!

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  24. Wow, that is a fabulous outfit and I love that sign 'rebel country' ;)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  25. love your necklaces! Looking fab as always lady! xo

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  26. Im in love with your skirt!!!!!!!!!!!

    love delasheela.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the shredded sweater, I have a similar long sleeved one that I blogged about recently! Love the sheer maxi skirt too and the boots! Oh and the belt in the last pic with the rams head is gorgeous!! xx

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  28. Hi There,
    You have such amazing unique style. I love the raggedness of the tank sweater and the orange booties and chiffon skirt. Every item you have on is unique in itself and looks great together.
    Those inspiration photos are super cool. I love beginning of a new season. So many new possibilities.
    I AM GOING TO FOLLOW YOU NOW!
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommyblogspot.com

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  29. Great outfit. The skirt is so sexy and femenine, and you look awesome with the hat.
    XX.

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  30. Love the sweater and how you paired it with the sheer maxi. I remember a similar tattered sweater I saw yeeeears ago in Nordstrom. I left without it, but called later to order it. Come to find out, the girl was new and had no idea what she was doing. Let's just say my sweater never came and I missed out. PISSED.

    xo,
    Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  31. I am in love with the shredded sweater...need one myself.

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  32. thank you so much dear!
    you look amazing, and i'm such a fan of free people they make such nice clothes!

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  33. everything about this outfit is gorgeous! i love the sweater tank and the see-through skirt is gorgeous. also love those JC shoes. i saw a similar pair in a neutral color but i LOVE your bright ones. so much fun!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks you! I love your shoes and your skirt!
    kissess

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  35. That tank is sooooo awesome! I wouldn't dare cut my own clothes, haha. It would probably turn into a rag or something!!
    I love the belt you are coveting over too. Free People sure know how to design some wicked clothes and accessories! I wish they had one in Australia! :(
    Thanks for the heads up on the tripod, too. I might have to get an adjustable one!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  36. Everything in this post is just amazing!!!! love your outfit!!

    http://fashionindahat.blogspot.com/

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  37. Your blog is super cool

    Visit: http://trendybutterfly.blogspot.com/

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  38. coveting this look, head to toe!

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  39. OH wow! I love the sexy sheer skirt. Thank you soi much for the shout out in your last post.
    xoxo

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  40. haha...love this post..where the hell did you find a trailer lol

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  41. This look is HOT! You are seriously pulling off that sheer maxi skirt like it is nobody's biz! Love Free people and their styles, and it's really good quality so I am always on the look-out for their items at Marshalls or Filene's! The photos in rebel country couldn't be better! LOVE IT!

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  42. this look is awesome and the red booties are my favorite part!

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  43. Hey Sistah Fren!

    Loving the destroyed Free People knit tank with the sheer maxi skirt. Very understated sexy...which is always amazing! Of course you know I am jealz of your true grit hat...it is so you!

    BTW you made my day when you commented that I looked like a NYC native. :) :) :)

    Cheers :)
    Vic

    www.thriftjjuice.com

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  44. Love the sheer skirt and top! Love the free people pants!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  45. Beauriful. I love the knit tank thingy going on. The ripping and everything is just <3

    Wow its hard to believe you've never used a curler before hehe. If you want to have some length to your lashes you could apply some mascara and then curl them. DO IT SLOWLY :p

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  46. Your destroyed tank is adorable!!!I want it!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  47. you look amazing as always, no matter what you wear, you always look gorgeous.. i can never pull of the ripped sweater look..
    Sale be damned, you go get 'em all gurl!
    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

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  48. Such a great outfit, especially those fab orange boots! Love your free people picks.
    I've just come across your blog and love it. Would you like to follow each other?
    Robbie x

    http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

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  49. Really hun this sweater tank is a pure perfection, dream for almost all summer combinations!! U look great, so radiant!!
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  50. amazing outfit!i love the multilayered looks.the top and the jewelry are awesome.u look super stylish!!!

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  51. i love the shoes and necklace!!!

    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  52. You look amazing. That top looks perfect over that sheer maxi. Loving the orange shoes with it as well!
    -Ellie

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  53. Ooh, I was really feeling this outfit with the first couple of photos, and then when I saw the red shoes I was SOLD! I think this is one of my favorites of yours!

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  54. I love how you styled the sheer skirt with it. I always have trouble styling my sheer skirts. Love the pop of color in the shoes and necklace!

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  55. I <3 Free People too! Received their catologue this weekend & I'm eyeing a few things on there as well.

    I haven't gone down the sheer maxi route, but you sure look fab in yours & love how you paired it with tattered sweater plus jewelry. It has that rustic feel to it, like Free People :)

    xoxo

    Cinderella's Closet NYC

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  56. Your style is amazing! Love everything about that look! The necklaces are so cute! I have to find that shop I guess ^-^

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  57. I ❤ & want all your accessories & your shoes! ❤ it

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  58. I absolutely aahhh-dore Free People. I am constantly stalking their website for all of the greatest stuff. Their fashion is amazing!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  59. cute little pouch necklace! funny how pieces of the same collection/brand are really made for each other. you don't know how bad i want those flares...no free people here, and they aren't online. boo.

    [oomph.]

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  60. amazing look!!!! that skirt is gorgeous :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  61. ur pics are always brilliant!!
    love it!!
    and... i had this wide jeans years ago...hahaha it was horrible when it rained ^^
    kisses!
    http://eldiariodeshyris.blogspot.com/

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  62. You look so inspiring ! I should try it.

    And how beautiful is that belt-necklace

    denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  63. fabulous outfit! love the shoes, sheer maxi skirt, and knit top

    -Erica

    http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/
    http://ericasmolin.chloeandisabel.com/

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  64. aww wow! this is my favorite of your outfits, ever!! It is seriously perfect. And those items from Free People are all nice :)

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  65. this is so fantastic! i can't imagine that destroying something would be all that hard to diy, but it's definitely something i would be nervous about trying, too. love that you paired all neutrals with such bright shoes, too.

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  66. You look like you stepped right out of a magazine! Amazing styling you've got going on here with this look. That skirt is just BEGGING for me to have it hahaha ;) You look so gorgeous, girlie!

    www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

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  67. hey..thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog. and of course, let's follow each other.

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  68. Bonjour!
    What a lovely blog. You have such great style! Come stop by our blog and our shop sometime :)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly

    Have a wonderful day!

    Jessica & Holly

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  69. Oh my gosh I ADORE Free People! I am loving that sweater - I would totally chicken out if I had to DIY one! You are so perfectly styled - I love that necklace, too! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  70. Adore this look head to toe! I love the whole sheer maxi skirt, but the whole looking naked part- not so much! This is a great solution!

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  71. Original outfit!!! It is very particular!!!
    Kisses...Miriam

    Fashion Crazy Ball:
    http://fashioncrazyball.blogspot.com

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  72. Love your outfit! Free People is awesome

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  73. Super cool look. Love the pop of colour in those fabulous shoes.

    Miss Bias
    www.missbias.blogspot.com

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  74. As always, a super cool outfit! I love all the places you take your photos

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  75. you look gorgeous! so inspiring pictures!
    winterbag.blogspot

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  76. Gotta love Free People! Your styling is impecable, your shoes are gorgeous, and you're photography is great!

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  77. Thank you for dropping by to my blog :) I like your shoes !

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  78. Amazing outfit,love it!!

    http://coilymystic.blogspot.com/
    https://zoelove.bigcartel.com/

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  79. great outfit. I really like the pictures.
    xo

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  80. The sheer skirt is my fave. I love it together with the orange shoes. Great pairing.
    My little boots aren't going anywhere by the way. Im just dreading the day they fall apart as i've been wearing them non stop.

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  81. WOW amazing
    Your outfit is beautiful
    you're super nice

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  82. You are a great blogger, but I have never really commented on your site as ypu already receive so many comments that I thought you wouldn't need another! Just wanted to let you know how positively stylish and inspiring you are with all of your clothes! You have such a great energy in the photos as well, keep up the great work!

    The Internet Garbage

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  83. I love your outfit! You look so chic! 

I especially love the leather bracelets as arm bands. So cool.

    Your blog is adorable and one of my new faves! Definitely following :) Would love for to stop by mine too, and follow if you like! Excited to be bloggy friends!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  84. I love the top and your necklaces. Great outfit hun. xxx

    www.trashygobs.blogspot.com

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  85. love all the sheerness you have going on!

    First time by, love your blog.

    www.citygirlknows.blogspot.com

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  86. I LOVE your blog!
    This outfit it's amazing.
    Now, i'm following your blog <3

    http://affairesdacarla.blogspot.com

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  87. Thanks soo much for the blog comment! you always have the coolest looking photo shoots. I love your outfit and the background scene of these photos!
    http://www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  88. Fabulous accessories! Love the styling youput into this outfit! super glam ;) xo -Taj

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  89. Hi Amy!

    Your styling - as always!- is so stylish! I love how you accessorize your outfits:)

    Kisses
    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  90. I love Free People!! Your outfit is amazing. You are so inspiring!!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  91. Oh, you are looking impeccable yet again! I always admire it when I see someone wearing something shredded, but I have yet to try the trend myself. And that sheer maxi is just GORGEOUS, it shows off those amazing heels of yours so well! (And yes, those wide-leg jeans are incredible.)

    xoxo
    Em

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  92. This outfit of yours goes straight to my folder inspiration, I think it's my favorite outfit you ever posted (and there were plenty awesome ones). Everything form the sheer maxi, to the destroyed tank to the orange shoes and jewelry is pure perfection. Love ya!:)

    P.S- sorry for the confusion with "follow me!", ups, you already did; I have two blogs (a mood, personal style one - Pop Culture- and one with our handmade work that doubles as a virtual store- Alice&Sara) and both me and my sister are writing and commenting using whatever Google account we happen to be logged with, we get confused some times.
    Nonetheless, you're awesome and we're both big fans!:)

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

    Alice&Sara

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  93. you look so wonderful! love your shoes:)

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  94. Kind dying over your shoes! Alice+Olivia makes a pair of cobalt wide legs that I MUST have for fall!

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  95. Ahhhh SW'HEAT!

    I love FREE Peeps. But the LORD knows I cannot squeeze n2 anything!

    U look FAB!

    ~IG2S

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  96. this is the perfect background for this outfit. I love the selection you made from free people too.

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