April 07, 2013

We've got a 'Passion For Fashion '

We trust you've had a wonderful and productive week, because we certainly have! When we found out that Money Supermarket were hosting the Passion for Fashion competition, we thought it would make for a great post and so we immediately got cracking, scrolling through countless pages of our favouirte sites for the trendiest bargains we could find.
 
As part of this competition we were challenged to find 3 outfits for 3 different occasions (Casual, Party and Holiday wear) with a budget of £200 each ($295.41AUD). As self-confessed frugal fashionistas, we were eager to take on the challenge.
 
We had tons of fun putting this post together and found loads of nice pieces along the way. Be sure to check out Money Supermarket for more about the competition.So without further ado, here are our pocketfriendly outfits...
 

Casual Wear: 'Casual Chic'
This outfit is the perfect mix of girly and edgy. Coloured, distressed, ombred and studded. Denim in all its forms is now bigger than ever, which inspired this outfit. This is the perfect causal ensemble. The layering of the tank, vest and scarf make it look like you have put in more effort than you really have. Stack bracelets are a simple solution for accessorising on the run and the combat boots add a fun edginess to what would be a great festival outfit.


 


Aviator Sunglasses: $14.77 OR £10 from Top Shop

Hopeless Romantic Tank : $15 NOW $10 OR £6.77 from Jay Jays

Denim Vest: $22.14 OR £14.99 from New Look

Multicloured Digital Floral Print Chiffon Scarf: $4.42 OR  £2.99 from New Look

Mooloola Stud Chiffon Short: $29.99 NOW $19 OR £12.86 from Citybeach

Cream and Rose Gold wrist wear: $14.77 OR £10 from Dorothy Perkins

Erin Sling in Tan: $29.95 NOW $9.95 OR £6.74 from Sportsgirl

Cross and Heart Split Ring: $7.39 OR £5 from Dorothy Perkins

Camo Ankle Boots: $39.95 OR £27.05 from Rubi
 
    Total= $142.39 OR £96.40        
 
Party wear: ' Party Rockin' '
This was the priciest of our 3 outfits, with the dress making up the bulk of the cost. But when we first stumbled across this panelled shift dress we instantly fell in love. This head turning dress is extremely versatile which we think justifies its hefty price tag...right??! Perfect for the party season, this bold and comtemporary outfit incorporates two of the biggest current fashion trends-the black and white monochrome and a pastel palette. We kept the accessories to a minimal to let the dress shine, but the suede heels and bright lip inject just the right amount of colour.

Disco Hardcase Clutch: $17.47 OR £11.83  from Colette 
Cameo Lolita Dress: $129 OR £87.34 from David Jones
Windsorsmith Milan Mint Suede  $ 99.95 NOW $35.95 OR £24.34 from Windsorsmith
Green square faceted stud earrings: $7.99 OR £5.41 from Lovisa 
Ivory Cabochon Plait Ring:  $14.99 OR £10.15 from Lovisa
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm:  $9.95 NOW $7.96 OR £5.39 from Priceline
 
 
Total= $213.37 OR £144.46    
 
Holiday Wear: 'Let's go to the beach'
What better way to work up a tan (safely, of course!)than in style! Like most of you, we are great lovers of the floral trend, and with the bikini we knew that we wanted to find something in line with this trend, but also thought we would go for something more unique. Our search for the bikini was lengthy, but we found the perfect one in River Island's Minit Donatella Bikini. The floral appliques add a cute touch, and were definitely what won us over! The light dress serves as a great coverup when you're moving between the surf and sand, and along with the other accessories, will have you set up for a day at the beach.
 
 
 

Bow Wrap Floppy Hat $10.50 OR £7.11 from Wet Seal
Mini Waymax Sunnies $14.95 OR £10.12 from Cotton On

Cream Contrast Babydoll Dress $25.11 $11.82 OR £8 from River Island

Mint Donatella Bandeau Bikini top with floral applique $26.58 OR £18 from River Island

Mint Donatella Bikini bottom with floral applique $19.20 OR £13 from River Island

Poppy Wrap Bracelet $4.95 $2 OR £1.35 from Cotton On

Giselle Ipanemas $44.95 $15 OR £10.16 from Novo

Floral Beach Bag $2 OR £1.35 from Cotton On
 
 
Total: $102.05 OR £69.09
So that wraps up our Passion for Fashion Entry. We set out to conquer the £200 budget (per outfit) and emerged victorious, with a total of $428.41 OR £290.05 from the 3 outfits to spare! Snaps for us :)
What do you think? Tell us which of the 3 outfits you like best.
 
 
© M + K

 



123 comments:

  1. super star style! you have such a great taste <3
    want to follow each other? :)

    www.cinwilsoon.blogspot.com

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  2. Love all of the looks! especially the casual chic!

    dotofdaisy.blogspot.co.nz

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  3. WOW! Amazing choices. I can't choose between the 3, i love them all. This is by far my favourite of your posts to date:)

    Goodluck for the competition!

    xoxo

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  4. Goodluck guys! I can't choose which one I like better. They're all great :)

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    1. *fingers crossed! We can't bring ourselves to choose between the 3 either

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  5. I love the casual one :)
    cool :D

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    1. We're glad you like it, Putri :)

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  6. Thanks for the comment on my post! Checking out your blog and love it. Great outfit choices above - think Casual Chic is my fav...those studded shorts are amazing!

    Katie xx
    thestylinguist.com

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  7. I love the party rockin one!

    xoxo
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    1. We ave our eye on the dress! :)

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  8. Hi dear!
    Thanks to visit my blog, I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin.

    Would you like to follow each other?

    I hope you’ll visit my blog too.
    http://lebeatrici.blogspot.it/


    xoxo
    Bea

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  9. Glad to see you guys had fun with this!
    I'm in love with the amazing dress you picked out for the second outfit, and mint is my favourite colour of the season so I especially enjoy the mint accents you put with it :)
    Good luck with the competition! much love xx

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh. We definitely had a tone of fun trawling through all the websites and putting together these outfits :)

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  10. Amazing sets! So beutiful:)

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  11. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://www.givemefashionblog.com

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    1. Thanks Veronica! We will definitely check out your site

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  12. love the party look, shoes are amaze! xx

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    1. Aren't they?! We desperately want them!

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  13. I absolutely adore the party look with the mint green accessories! xo

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    1. The party look is definitely a clear favourite so far :)

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  14. Great choices, it's tough to pick a favourite though!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

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    1. It definitely is. We certainly can't pick between the 3

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  15. It's hard to pick but I think your party outfit might be my favourite of the three! Though your beach bag is possibly the most summery thing I've ever seen!

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    1. We're having trouble picking a favourite too. But that beach bag screams summer, doesn't it?! Can you believe it's only $2 AUD?!

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  16. Really like all of the accessories in the first outfit :) Lovely ways to meet the challenge :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. We especially love the stack bracelets because they save us the hassle of picking out matching braclets in the morning. You just pop them all on and you're good to go!

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  17. I think the flowery bikini is a winner for me!! So beautiful!
    xx http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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  18. I love the outfits you created especially the first and second, so pretty!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thank you :) We're so happy you like them

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  19. Thanks very much for your comment, it's really nice :*
    I like this outfits, especially 1st one!
    Great blog, I'm folliwing you :)

    Kisses,
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    1. Thanks Lena! You've made our day :)

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  20. I think I like all the looks! They are so lovely!

    SHE WALKS Blog

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    1. So do we! They're all lovely looks in their own way

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  21. the second combo is my absolute favourite
    Great post :)

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    1. Thanks for swinging by! We're glad you enjoyed this post

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  22. It would be unfair to pick one. I love all the looks. Great post :)

    Much love

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    1. We know...we can't choose our favourite either. It's like choosing between your children!

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  23. I saw your entry on the Money Supermarket page! :D love your choices & your blog in general, just discovered today

    P a n d a P o p
    Blog Lovin

    Siobhan xo

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    1. Thank you so much! We've got some great posts coming up so make sure you stay tuned!!

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  24. Nice blog! :)))))))

    XO

    emjotka.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  26. I love all of these looks- especially the party outfit with the great mint suede sandals. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. We've got our eyes on those heels!! We absolutely love the colour:)

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  27. lovely outfits, I especially love the mint shoes :)

    Shop My Closet

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    1. the shoes are pretty aren't they?!

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  28. I love all the outfits but my favourite has to be party rockin' so glamorous!

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    xx

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    1. We put a lot of work into them so we're glad you liked them :)

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  29. Nice pieces!


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  30. These outfits are so pretty and these pieces so stylish. Very nice choices.

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    1. Thanks Dimitri. We appreciate you dropping by and are glad you liked what we we picked out :)

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  31. I love what you've picked for the look Casual Chic!

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  32. My favourite is the casual chic :) It is so cute!
    Gosh, i am so excited for more australian bloggers. Which state are you based in?

    x g.
    http://pearlveins.blogspot.com

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    1. That is definitely the most popular look so far. SO are we. It seems like Aussie bloggers are outnumbered by those from the UK and US. We're from NSW. You?

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  33. I'm loving the casual chic set!!

    Lovely blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin'?

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  34. love the first and second outfit combination!! wanna have those first shorts!

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    1. The first two are the stand out favourites so far :) Those short srae cute, aren't they?

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  35. Hi M+K! Thanks for visiting my blog <333

    I love the party outfit. Love the green and cream colors together, very spring/summer and party-ready. And I really want that dress! <33

    xoxo
    Jenny
    www.tsangtastic.com

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    1. We thought that the neutral with the pastel really worked well together :) We have our eye on the dress too!

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  36. Nice picks, I think I'm going
    for the 'Casual chic' c: I
    like dressing up comfy yet
    trendy as well!

    xx

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    1. The 'Casual Chic' definitely has effortlessly fashionable written all over it!

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  37. I adore your post! Please invite us on http://kateandbee.blogspot.com :)

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  38. Great outfits . :D

    www.sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  39. Your blog is very informative, Love it! <3 anyway thank you for your comment. Followed you, hope you can follow back :)

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    1. Thank you! We will definitely check out your blog now

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  40. Love love love :)

    Hayfa
    http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/HayfaMk

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    1. Thanks thanks thanks. We're so glad you liked them as much as we do!

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  41. Love these outfit ideas :) Great blog x

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  42. Amazing blog !
    Kisses from Poland;*

    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  43. I love the party rock outfit!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment Im following you :)
    My bikini, what you asked, its from El Corte Ingles in Spain
    xxx

    http://mystrawberryblonde.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you so much!It looked gorgeous on you. We'll have to see if we can find something similar :)

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  44. Casual chick is very beautiful :)



    Now I´m following you beautiful blog :)
    I hope your follow me back. www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) we are glad you like the outfit and we will definitely check out your blog

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  45. Awesome selection!!! Great pictures as well! Followed you here and on Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  46. set carinissimo (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Sul mio blog c'è un nuovo post, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2013/04/claire-staffini-beachwear.html

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  48. lovely picks!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the ice neon or fruit pastel collection by models own! click here.

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  49. nice post ^_^

    I'm a new follower!!!
    follow me back? let me know :-)

    lipstickrouge.blogspot.it

    Andrea!

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  50. Loving all of the items - especially the Mint suede shoes!
    You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

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  51. Very good selection!

    Thanks for your visit and comment, kisses

    http://lookinspiration.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. We're glad you liked our picks

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  52. The first scarf - love it so much! ;)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog xxx

    Kisses from Poland!
    Renews xxx

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    1. Isn't cute?! We love our scarves, especially anything with bright prints

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  53. Likings for your beach wear ideas!! :) Good luck with ur competition!

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    1. Thank you Issa. It's getting colder here so ufortunately we won't be whipping out our costumes for a few months

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  54. I'm in love with your causal outfit, the shorts are amazing, good luck

    A little bit Unique - Blog // Facebook // Bloglovin



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    1. Aren't they 'a little bit unique'?! Thank you *fingers crossed*

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  55. //Thank you so much, darling. Love your layout and this post, your blog just looks dreamy! Let me know if you wanna follow eachother some time, one extra follower is always nice to have.

    www.unholystyle.blogspot.com

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  56. Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    Maybe when you visit the US, you can go to forever 21 and shop till you drop!
    The 2nd outfit is soo cute! And the dress is really pretty!
    Would you like to follow each other? :) xx

    -Mitzee

    factshionista.blogspot.com

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    1. If we are ever lucky enough to go to the US then that is definitely what we'll be doing!

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  57. nice advice for pursuit!
    some amazing pieces
    love~
    <3

    http://fashionandfcuker.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Judas :) We're glad you liked all the pieces we've selected

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  58. Great outfits :) You have cool blog:)

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  59. I love this swimwear!! So cute! Nice choices you've made :D

    http://dresstoexpressyou.blogspot.gr/
    FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dress-To-Express-You/556713331026857?fref=ts

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  60. Very nice!! ;)
    I follow you right now
    Thanks for your comment!
    Ila.
    MoreThingsAboutFashion.

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  61. cute selections!

    http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

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  62. MMMM LOVELY POST:) Your blog Is wonderful and Im now following.

    If you want some Swedish decor inspiration..check out my new post:)

    Have a wonderful weekend dear

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  63. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)

    XOXO,
    Monika

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    1. Welcome to our blog Monika! We hope this isn't the last time we see you here either :)

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  64. Love all of these outfits, the river island bikini is so pretty!!
    Good luck xx
    Beautypea.com

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    1. Isn't it?! We fell in love with it the moment we saw it :)

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  65. Loved your blog ! Hope you follow back x

    yetanothermakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. I just bumped into your blog and after scrolling through your posts, I must say I really like it :) How about we follow each other? :)

    Also, check out my giveaway (of a beautiful statement necklace) here: http://beneaththecoat.blogspot.ch/2013/05/giveaway-zara-necklace.html !!

    Kisses from Zurich,
    K.

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