3.07.2012

True Life: I am A Dress Hoarder.

Where do I even begin with you people?
Oh right--
Thank you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Seriously.
Thanks for the tweets, emails, comments on Facebook, and comments on previous blog posts.
I want to take all of that love you gave to me and throw it right back atcha.
Love. Love Love.

Moving on though.
I can only be serious for so long.
Writing about meaningless, superficial things seem to be way more enjoyable.

I figured the best transition to move away from blog hate was to do an outfit post.
Naturally.

So, you remember last week when I showed you a picture of the new goods I got from Forever 21?
Well a few of you said “Lets see those goods!!”
Like in action.
So I did what any dedicated blogger would do.
I went to my husband, camera in hand, no shirt on, and said
“Here. Take a picture please.”
This caused utter confusion and chaos for a brief second.
“What?! Why? No. What?!”
“It’s for the blog. My readers want to see the goods.
Just take the freakin’ picture.”
…Then he had to explain to me that the goods y'all were referring to were the dresses.
Got it.
That could have been awkward.

So here are those goods.
On.
My goal was to take them outside.
And then the wind decided it wanted to blow at 45 mph.
Needless to say, the kitchen won out.
Lets take a look.
{outfit one}
{outfit two}
{outfit three}
And that's that.
Please oh please, tell me your favorite.
And then tell me—which one should I wear on my upcoming Chicago trip?
A trip that I am holding on to every hope I will meet my girl Giuliana.
And wine and dine with her. And then take her out on the town to dance the night away.
Please note I said hope.
As in, it’s not going to happen.
BUT.
If it was to happen—which dress should I be in?
Homegirls gotta look good ya know?
I’d love to hear it.

Oh and hey—have I mentioned yet how much I love you guys ;)

Happy Thursday Little Bits.

Ps. All you emailers/commenters-I will respond. As soon as my brain tells me
“It’s okay—just sit down for a solid hour and do it. You can do it”
Sometimes me and sitting still behind a computer don't do so well together.

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97 comments:

  1. I like thepinksnd orange one yo! And I need you to put an outfit together for me to wear on our trip! Need.help.for.realz

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  2. I LOVE the yellow and turquoise combo!! So cute!! I have bright yellow jeans that I just bought...I think I need to go get a turqoise top to go with them!! :)

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  3. Your rock those so perfectly!! The yellow one is my favorite! :)

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  4. I looooove the pink and orange dress where we can see a bit of it and the beautiful necklace! : ) I LOVE the last dress too, gorgeous! But the orange and yellow is my fave! You did good. Everything looks gorg.

    Oh and I am hoping SOOO BADLY that you meet Giuliana. I think you have a good chance!!! You MUST share that with us when it happens!!!!
    xo

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  5. My vote is for the yellow one. Its so trendy (in a good way) and so cheerful and with the turquoise? Get out of town! Plus, hello? Living in YELLOW. Has to be that one.

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  6. I love the orange and pink! Can't wait to see a picture of it for reals!

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  7. The first one for sure. I even had my hubby help me decide. Lol it's just perfect!!

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  8. Numero uno!!!
    It's the best.

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  9. I love the first one- I tried it on in the store. My long legs & torso made it look a shirt- boo. Okay back to you, I also like the 2nd one so cute- shoot I like the 3rd one too. I guess I'm no help, am I?
    xo

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  10. ow! ow! I'm digging the yellow striped dress! WAY cute! :)
    How about you be my personal shopper?! Just a thought

    And, just so you know, I tagged you over here!:
    http://justchalkintherain.blogspot.com/2012/03/play-on-game-of-tag.html

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  11. ow! ow! I'm digging the yellow striped dress! WAY cute! :)
    How about you be my personal shopper?! Just a thought

    And, just so you know, I tagged you over here!:
    http://justchalkintherain.blogspot.com/2012/03/play-on-game-of-tag.html

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  12. ow! ow! I'm digging the yellow striped dress! WAY cute! :)
    How about you be my personal shopper?! Just a thought

    And, just so you know, I tagged you over here!:
    http://justchalkintherain.blogspot.com/2012/03/play-on-game-of-tag.html

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  13. Omg!! I almost bought that 1st one this past weekend but it was the coral striped!! Too cute!!

    I think you should wear the last one in Chicago! When will you be there?! I'll be there st. Paddy's Day weekend!!! I'm hoping to run into G as well, our group made reservations at G and Billy R's restaurant!! SO excited!! :)

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  14. I LOVE the color blocking you did for Outfit 2! What did it look like whole?!??! :( soo curious.

    I actually like Outfit 1 as well. I may have to hit up Forever21 for that dress!

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  15. Ok first off. Loved your last post. You rock. I adore all 3 dresses, I must go shop. I vote yellow. But I heart the one with pearls. Julianna would be lucky to wine and dine with you.

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  16. The yellow stripes with turquoise accessories is my favorite...looks great with your blonde hair! I just love F21...

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  17. I love the turquoise jewelry with the yellow striped dress! I have that same dress but mines with coral stripes :)

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  18. Both look great! My fav is the yellow with turquoise accessories though!

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  19. I love all of them! I vote #3 for a night event and #1 for a day/early evening...You are tan so all three dresses look killer! ...and I agree with Chalk in the Rain's comment... you'd seriously rock at some personal shopping... Our Forever 21 has been closed for almost 2 years due to Nashville's floods in 2010... but they're reopening in 21 days!! (not that I'm counting). All your outfits look great!

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  20. They're all cute, but my favorite is the first one. Love the color, the fabric & the stripes!! <3

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  21. I think the orange and pink one. LOVE this combo. We want another pic where we can see the whole dress....maybe snap a shot when you sport it in Chi town? ;)

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  22. So, I found your blog about a month ago and I. love. it! Thanks so much for making me spew coffee on my keyboard (no, really!). Anyway, I think the second outfit is my favorite. I also love the stripes. You look beautiful in option #3, but I just don't love the one-shouldered look with the full sleeve. I hope you get to meet your girl Giuliana. She rocks!

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  23. You crack me up!! Love the yellow one!

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  24. So I totally dig the yellow striped dress. That one would be great for daytime, lunch and all. Option 3 is great for a dinner and an evening out with Giuliana..:) Never give up hope, anything is possible!! looking good chick!!

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  25. Pink & Orange!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. i love number one! in the picture from the previous blog post, you could not tell the detail of the dress (or that it was in fact a dress... and not a shirt) SO cute. love it with that necklace. i need that necklace. so sad we don't have a f21 here.

    but number 3 is more giuliana so i'd go with that one ;)

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  27. I wish I could pull off those dresses! I like the yellow striped one best. :)

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  28. Pink and orange one! I think I may need that one too!

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  29. The yellow stripes with the blue/turq is so freakin' cute!!! Perfection.

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  30. I love them all! If you're going for a night out, the last one definitely. The first one would be perfect for the day. They're all gorgeous! Love the accessories too!

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  31. Love the first and secondso much that I can't pick!!! You can't go wrong either way!!

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  32. I kinda feel like the second one would be my fave because of the colors and the pleats. Hopefully we'll get to see it in full soon!

    Also, I love reading your blog. It's so nice at the end of the day to read random "silliness" (in a good way) that just gets a smile outta ya. Plus, you're so cute!

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  33. Love it all!! If I had to pick just one though, I think I'd have to choose the pink/orange/pearls combo. The bright pink/orange combo is so "in" right now, but the pearls add a classic touch :) All in all, three great looks though- you can't go wrong!

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  34. love the yellow! love turquoise too :)

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  35. I'd pick the first one! I LOVE the yellow stripes and the blue necklace with it! you are beautiful and all of them look great!

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  36. Love that orange and pink color block! Great outfits girl!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  37. I think I love the pink and orange, or I love the waist part at least. So unless it goes down into some weird mixture of cat vomit and crocs at the bottom, I'd say that's a winner.
    Sarah
    www.comingunstitched.com

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  38. First off those are CUTE and I need to get myself to a F21! I think the dress that screams Giuliana is outfit 2. She would see that outfit and just know that you "get" her and then you would be bffs going on doubles, etc. It's an obvious choice!

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  39. Love the yellow! But if your hoping to meet your girl G, and if this happens, you run the risk of being filmed, and for that I think the one sleeved pink number. B/C my opinion is soooo important :)

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  40. I love the top dress. I bought it in coral...i just think it's the cutest!!
    I also looove the bottome one! One shoulder is my fav!!

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  41. Yellow striped!! too cute!! :)
    -Meesh :)

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  42. Pink/orange colorblock and pearls. It's perfect - casual if you want it to be, but the pearls make it classic and classy. Colorblock is the hottest thing going - you'd be right on trend! Trust me, I'm an Asst Buyer in the dress office. Check us out - www.belk.com/dresses

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  43. LOVE the white/yellow stripes!

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  44. I like #2, the pink and orange combo is so fun!

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  45. yellow stripes! so cute, and great color combination :)

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  46. Orange and pink!! (those were my wedding colours, so naturally it's the best one;)

    I was dying to comment on your earlier post and wasn't smrt enough think of doing that on another blog.

    Can I just say that I click "follow" on quite a number of blogs, but don't really read all of their posts mostly because of lack of time or interest. But I always read all your blogs in their entirety. I love your lightheartedness and zest for life and how you don't take yourself seriously. And best compliment of all: I wish we were friends in real life because #1: you seem fun, #2 you seem genuinely kind and warm.

    So take that mean girls!! They did end up looking like fools. I've heard girls like that existed but I've never met one in real life (I'm lucky to have awesome, loyal friends who never say stuff like that). But you are right, hopefully they aren't like that in real life and just opened their mouths too soon. It is best to give people the benefit of the doubt, even when they have insulted you. Truly Christ-like.

    So keep on bloggin' girl! Because there are many of us who think you ARE pretty enough! And many more of us that know that that has nothing to do with it!!

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  47. Absolutely love all three, but I would definitely go for the first one for my Chicago trip... so if you're anything like me, go for that one. :)

    - Erica Lee
    alittlebitloopee.wordpress.com

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  48. I LOOVE that yellow and white striped dress. SO CUTE! and you look great. Don't let anyone tell you you are not beautiful because YOU ARE! Have a great day :)

    http://mrmrssorensen.blogspot.com

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  49. The first one obviously, because yellow goes so well with your skin color and all. I love them all but the first one rocks!

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  50. I loooove that yellow striped dress! It looks very you. The blue jewelry looks surprisingly good with it too! I never think to pair mis-matchy pieces together yet I always see how good it looks on people!

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  51. i vote the last one! but they're all three fabulous xx

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  52. Hi. Newest follow. I love your black girls no hate here.
    Ok on to my comment. I love love love the 1st outfit. But for a night on the town I say the 3rd one!!!!
    Awesome finds!!!!!

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  53. OK sorry autocorrect messed up I meant blog not black lol!

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  54. LOVE the yellow outfit for day and the last outfit for night. You rock all of them though, of course. ;-) Someday, maybe someday I'll be able to pull that stuff off, you inspire me to work harder at it!!

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  55. You look good in dresses. What a fantastic body. It's ok. We all hoard something.

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  56. If you want a man's opinion then here it is! I think the yellow and white stripped is more of a casual look for daytime and the pink or the last one is your evening look. Either way you look great in both!

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  57. I love the hot pink one shouldered dress. It is a great color on you.
    I also love the turquoise jewels! Forevs has the best junkie jewels!

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  58. Ohh man that's a toughie. I realllllly like #1 and how you styled it. I like it, I like it A LOT. {think Dumb and Dumber here...} And #2 is a VERY close second. I think Giuliana would approve of all three, really :)

    PS - really enjoyed the posts yesterday, you go girl. And keep doin' yo thang!

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  59. you can't go wrong with any of them, but I'm loving outfit one the most on you!

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  60. I like the yellow and white striped one the best. So cute!

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  61. I LOVE all the outfits!! seriously - i am making a trip to F21 this weekend to find some cuteness =) you look great! I LOVE that yellow striped dress and the teal accessories =) you look great!

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  62. Dude, you look totally hot in all of them! I really love the second one though. The pink/orange combo just screams summer!

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  63. Oh my WORD- I love 'em all, but dress #2 is my favorite. Likely because it includes orange and I pretty much drool over anything that color.

    And just fyi- You're gorgeous! Mean girls can suck itttt! ;)

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  64. DO YOU KNOWWWW I HAVE DRESS #1 AND #2?!?!? YES YES YES!! We are matching :) love it!!

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  65. WELL! I happen to live in Chicago and also think the yellow striped one would be FAB!! You gotta keep in mind, it's the WINDY city... if I could promise your skirt wouldn't fly up it would be hard to pick between the yellow one and the pink/orange one.

    All three are so great though! Ya did good ;)

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  66. Number two! So in to color blocking right now!

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  67. omgosh i love outfit number 1, but they are all cute!

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  68. loving the yellow! hence the name of your blog, you have to show people you can rock wearing yellow :P

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  69. i am having a tough time deciding between the white and yellow stripes or the pink and orange combo!

    i'm gonna say the pink and orange. it's so hot right and now and you rock it with gorgeous tan skin!

    believing in laughter

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  70. HI Erin!!! I stumbled across your blog through my sister @All in a Rowe:) I will definitely be reading your posts often.....you're fabulous! Oh, and I love the yellow and turquoise combo :) And I lived near Chicago for 2 years....have fun!

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  71. I really like the yellow and turquoise combo! #1 gets my Top Vote!!

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  72. I love outfit one but I think outfit two would be the best for chicago trip....CA-UTE!!!!! Keep rockin the goods! lol

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  73. Oh Erin they are all so cute. Take a big bag and change after every toilet trip! Hahaha.
    I'm loving the big chunky pearl necklace so if I had to make a choice I would go with outfit 2, such fabulous colors.

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  74. LOVE! I love the yellow and white striped dress. These are all amazing!

    -Lindsay
    www.lindzaynicole.blogspot.com

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  75. Hmm... I love them all. I'm in love with the orange/pink dress... so classy and very fresh.

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  76. Love the 1 and 2 but if I can only pick one I'm going to pick #1. Dang lady you look GOOD.

    Is it just me or in number is is faily sheer in the girl parts region? I felt like in the last picture I could see through a bit much? But don't get me wrong you look HOT and can rock it anyday.

    Can't go wrong, great color choices!

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  77. My absolute favorite is the yellow and white striped dress, for sure! And who doesn't like a pop of anything blue, navy, mint, turquoise, seafoam, or teal?

    Happy Friday Eve, E!

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  78. Yellow! And I believe that forever 21 will have an influx in sales after this post. I will direct my angry husband at you- cool?

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  79. Love all the pretty colors! you are so pretty :) I feel like I need to go shopping now for some Spring clothes!

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  80. they are all very cute, but I am especially loving the yellow & white striped... but the close 2nd for me is the pink orange color block dress. love the way you paired it w/ pearls. cute stuff!

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  81. Well, I absolutely loved the yellow one and then I scrolled down and # 2 was a fave too but if you were really to come to the Chi it's a little chilly this time of the year so I am thinking you'd want to w/ numeral uno!!

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  82. How do you even choose ONE? I love them ALL!!!

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  83. Fave: Yellow striped with turquoise accessories

    Chicago - I would recommend the orange and pink number

    :o) Nice work!

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  84. Pink and Orange outfit is perfection! Love color blocking!

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  85. love #2!!!!!!

    http://fitfashlife.blogspot.com/

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  86. LOOOOVE the pink and orange and the last one!! So cute...I need to get to Forever ASAP!!

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  87. lovelovelove the first. have to represent the ol' blog ya know ;)

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  88. OH MY! I *love* option #1! Especially with the turquoise! If you ever decide you no longer want the dress I know a college student who would gladly take it off your hands! *cough cough me cough* :)
    You are so cute! Best of luck with Giuliana, that will be an incredibly fun time!

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  89. Ah I just got that yellow striped one tooooo (:
    But you look 100x better in it!!!
    I love all of the above!
    But am biased to the stripes & turquoise (:
    oh and i spelled turquoise 3 times before giving in to spell check. oops!

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  90. Outfit two is my favorite! so girly but yet so fashionable! LOVE

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  91. Yellow Stripes!! Yellow Stripes!!!
    ♥ Kyna

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  92. I love love love the 3rd dress! I'm grabbing my keys and heading to F21 for it right now, lol. I love the others also, but the 3rd is my fav!

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  93. Forever21 has never looked so cute! LOVE the yellow striped dress with the turquoise jewelry!! Very flattering and looks so cute!! XO

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)