December 12, 2013

{STYLE} Florals? For Winter? Groundbreaking.


Photos by Lydia Hudgens
Digital Floral Collared Top by River Island, Tiered Midi Skirt by ASOS, "Jules" Ankle Strap Wedges by Loeffler Randall, Quilted Lip Jenny Handbag c/o Lulu Guinness, Super Duper Sunglasses by Karen Walker, Celestial Necklace by Lulu Frost, Pearl Necklace from Bali, Rings by Jennie Kwon, Stefanie Sheehan, CatBird NYCNARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Deborah Lippmann "Lady Sings the Blues" Nail Varnish
I'm all about a uniform: it's a really good (and liberating!) thing to have a shortlist of outfits you can wear easily, comfortably, and confidently throughout most of your daily obligations and commitments. My uniforms tend to take a pretty similar form: short & black & leather skirts with a grey, graphic tee or an embellished top (depending on how casual I can go), with punchy shoes and accessories thrown in to mix things up. But every now and then, my uniform takes a turn for the statement dressing, and I find comfort in something that is dramatic and voluminous and commanding of attention. 

That is more or less how this outfit, the newest in my long history of signature looks, came to be. I first wore it while hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and again a couple of days later just because it was a Sunday (you know?), and again this past Monday while accepting an award as a Woman to Watch by JWI in Washington, DC. It's irrefutably feminine, fun, and the billowy skirt possesses a confidence of its own. I tend to be overdressed in most scenarios ("What's the occasion?" "Life!" - badum-bum), but this seems to be the perfect balance of ease and fance for my life. I'm totally okay with admitting that sometimes (most of the time) clothes make me extraordinarily happy. 




259 comments:

  1. Another day, another ah-mazing Lulu Guinness bag. I love this outfit on you, too!

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  2. Those shoes are just my style too! Too bad they are sold out :(

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  3. Dina Paola RodriguezDecember 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I love that top, oh, ASOS never disappoints!

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  4. you look lovely !
    xxx
    curvyclaudia.blogspot.co.at

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  5. I love everything about this outfit! You look stunning as always xx

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  6. I love this outfit! Especially the wedge shoes, which look really comfortable!


    jill


    redlipswontquit.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this outfit! That bag is the best!

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  8. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieDecember 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    liking it!! You look amazing, love the length & silhouette of that skirt!

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  9. love this look and i love florals during the winter as well! just recently wore them actually!

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  10. Looking lovely. I WANT YOUR BAG!!!!! ♥ So pretty.

    Mi Blog*
    www.misvaleriaheart.blogspot.com

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  11. Why are you perfect, always?
    Oh because you're an angel, that's why.

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  12. SO pretty! This is my fave outfit as well!

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  13. Watched your acceptance speech - very eloquently said. You are truly an inspiration. Oh, and rockin outfit too!!!! :-)

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  14. Looking fly as ever. Impeccably put together.

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  15. I think that this outfit is supreme :)

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  16. This outfit is the perfect mix of fun and lady-like. I think it's beautiful and fits your personality perfectly.

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  17. That purse. Oh my god that purse. You look stunning!

    Auriana
    gatodelsol.blogspot.com

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  18. Danielle Harris.Danielle.R@gmail.com Southfield, MI

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  19. Nichole - coupon4lola@hotmail.com - Orlando,
    FL

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  20. Count me in! Paige P, midwestdarling (at) gmail (dot) com , cincinnati

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  21. Natalia Lilly - Natalialilly800@gmail.com
    Tampa, FL
    You look amazing! Keep you all your good work!

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  22. Linda Dianne (lindadianne@gmail.com), New York!

    Ahhh! This is spectacular!

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  23. What a fantastic giveaway!!!
    Mandy Kirsch such.a.great.girl@gmail.com, Syracuse, NY

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  24. Amy S. - amy.siegs@gmail.com - Cedar Rapids, IA (Need the fashion options!)

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  25. Love the black and gold dress!

    Dinaya Hill
    Dinaya_hill@yahoo.com
    Hasbrouck heights

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  26. Amazing giveaway!

    Hanna, fattyschallenge@gmail.com London, UK

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  27. Cristina Vasquez,
    Cristina.l.vasquez@gmail.com
    Albuquerque, NM

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  28. Awesome giveaway!! Kirstin Anderson, kmfoley25@yahoo.com, Jacksonville, FL.

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  29. YEAH! Black and gold is my theme too!
    Tara Murphy- Saint Louis Park, MN.- tara (at) neonesquire (dot) com

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  30. You're the best!
    Constance Jordan, Jordancnnq@aol.com, Gulfport, MS

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  31. All of this is heartbreakingly beautiful!

    Elizabeth Marlow Astoria, New York elizabethmarlow765@gmail.com

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  32. So amazing! Absolutely love it!
    Melissa Perna
    Melissaanneperna@gmail.com
    Hamilton, Ontario

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  33. Love that jacket!

    Caila B., me[at]cailabrown.net, Savannah, GA

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  34. oh this is awesome and it ends on my bday! you rule.
    kayla wicker, kaylawicker@gmail.com, chicago, IL.

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  35. ♡♡♡

    Brielle Gaurrich
    Bgaurrich@gmail.com,
    Pittsburgh, Pa

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  36. Great collection! Love the edgy glam! Debbie Salgado debsalgado@yahoo.com

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  37. I absolutely LOVE that lace blouse! Must have!!


    Kaitlin
    Kaitlin.dempsey@gmail.com
    Johnson City, NY

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  38. Alison Little, alison.d.little@gmail.com - Toronto!

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  39. These looks are gorgeous.

    Amy Huff, amy.huff1921@gmail.com.Seattle, WA

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  40. Stephanie
    Iskayourworld@gmail.com
    Hope Mills NC

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  41. Tamara
    thecurvysocialite@gmail.com

    Fleetwood, NY

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  42. Rachel B.
    Buchmar@gmail.com
    Atlanta, GA

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  43. I'd LOVE to win this!!

    Mandy
    mandy.rausch@gmail.com Denton, TX

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  44. Lesley Lawson
    lslyann66@gmail.com
    Gainesville, Fl.

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  45. I'm in LOVE with these looks!!!
    Danielle
    danielleajones1@gmail.com
    Silver Spring, MD

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  46. Jamie Comeau
    oddblood@rocketmail.com
    Plymouth, MA

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  47. Awesome! helenamwalker {at} gmail {dot} com Silver Spring, MD

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  48. Christina Le, christina.le.xd@gmail.com, Seoul

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  49. Rhonda Sanders
    rdsanders019@aol.com
    Mobile

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  50. Bridget Emery
    bridgeemery@yahoo.com
    San Francisco!

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  51. Great outfit. Lisa Benedict-blkmagc46@gmail.com Oakland Twp. MI

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  52. Anissa Garland
    anissa_azul@yahoo.com


    Memphis, TN

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  53. Jade
    jade.jackson2492@yahoo.com
    High Point, NC

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  54. kayce
    ATL, GA
    chefkayce@gmail.com

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  55. What FABULOUS offerings!

    Here's my info:

    Sonia Levesque
    levesque.sonia@gmail.com
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  56. Georgette
    ebdiva08@gmail.com
    Philadelphia,PA

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  57. Lexi Schreiber
    lexi.schreiber@gmail.com
    Philadelphia, PA


    !! <3

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  58. I'd love to wear the dress for New Year's Eve! ;-) Anna von Salem


    annavonsalem@gmail.com


    Hamburg, Germany

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  59. My name is Danielle
    My email address is fatshionvixen@gmail.com
    Orlando, FL

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  60. Michelle Perkins
    michelleaperkins1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Bunbury, Western Australia

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  61. Alysha Baker

    sheeshabaker24@gmail.com

    Los Angeles, CA

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  62. Elle Peters (Elle at EatStylePlay.com)

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  63. Gigi
    gigi.geha@gmail.com


    St. Clair Shores, Michigan

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  64. Crossing my fingers! Rebecca Garcia bbgarcia19@q.com Loveland, CO

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  65. Amber Misener RaederDecember 16, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Amber Raeder - amberraederphotography@hotmail.com - Bristol, IN

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  66. Love giveaways!
    Olivia Manzo
    Liv20923@yahoo.com
    Ashland, MA

    My fingers are crossed!

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  67. What a great giveaway!
    On FB (where I follow) My info is:
    Rebecca Theplussideofme
    theplussideofme(at)gmail(dot)com
    Charlotte, NC

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  68. Jamie Sanford
    jamie.sanford@gmail.com
    East Rutherford, NJ

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  69. Love these pieces!!


    Natalie Shovlin
    ncshovlin@gmail.com
    Akron, OH

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  70. Charlotte Karem AlbrechtDecember 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Charlotte Karem Albrecht, charlottealbrecht@gmail.com, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota!

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  71. s_duffus@hotmail.com
    Seattle

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  72. Love your blog!
    Zara
    zvwillis@hotmail.com

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  73. Alexis McLaren
    alexis.mclaren@gmail.com
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

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  74. Angie, amw456 (at) gmail (dot) com, Madison, WI

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  75. Love the styling once again! Thx for the opportunity to possibly win. :-). Jude, Columbus, Ohio

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  76. Karla Gabriela AragonDecember 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I want!!

    Karla
    kgaragon@gmail.com
    Aiken, SC

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  77. Kelly Meier kellyanne33@gmail.com Pittsburg CA

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  78. Christine Davitt
    christine.davitt@gmail.com
    Brooklyn, NY :)

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  79. Victoria Spears
    victoria(dot)rae(dot)spears(at)gmail(dot)com
    Jerome, ID
    ;)
    Love MYNT 1792 and you're blog!

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  80. This would be so fun! Just got my pink moto jacket as an early Christmas gift, and I love love love it. MYNT 1792 is definitely a brand I'm following now. Great giveaway!


    Liz
    withwonderandwhimsy@gmail.com
    Savannah, GA

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  81. Ugh.. anyone who puts their email in the comment is going to be spammed by spambots .. Otherwise I'd love to enter the contest :/

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  82. Dana
    dana.beguerie@gmail.com
    Somerville, MA

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  83. Rachel Kacenjar
    rachelkacenjar@gmail.com
    Cleveland, Ohio

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  84. Paula
    paulaapplegate@yahoo.com
    Pittsboro, NC

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  85. The collections are amazing. I want to bring these looks to the westcoast!

    Vallejo, CA

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  86. oops, here's my email: adriana.zaragoza74@gmail.com

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  87. Amazing picks! Love that dress!



    kjschaefer8@hotmail.com


    Detroit, MI

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  88. Jennifer Mercika Prince
    jmercika@yahoo.com
    Singapore

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  89. Apryl Abron aprylarielle08@yahoo.com Auburn, AL

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  90. Jenna jenn1645@hotmail.com, kingston on

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  91. Awesome possum post, Nicolette!

    Augustina Mills
    augustinamills@gmail.com
    Tucson,AZ

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  92. another amazing outfit! love how you put everything together!

    cookieschaosncestlavie.blogspot.com/‎

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  93. Happy Holidays Nicolette!
    Nicole Garza
    starjuice13@gmail.com
    San Antonio, Texas.

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  94. Love the styles i find here!
    Amy, fickea10@gmail.com, Portland

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  95. Jenny Bowen, jenny.lee.bowen@gmail.com, Seattle.

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  96. Well, there's no other way for me to get in contact with the winners. I've tried avoiding this and it never works. You can format your email like this: name at gmail dot com.

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  97. I love these looks! Black and gold are my favorite colors!

    Lindsay Thetford, lindsaythetford@gmail.com, Augusta, GA

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  98. That dress is AMAZING! I hope I'm a lucky gal :)
    April Love (on Facebook) apriltonsil@gmail.com

    New York, NY

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  99. Leandra
    Los Angeles, CA
    leandra312@gmail.com

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  100. Love the outfits cd_donna1@yahoo.com Pittsburgh .would be honored to have one

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  101. Shenarshia Coar, deneene27@yahoo.com, Birmingham, Al

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  102. LOVE their clothing!
    Patricia Clark, remedysmom@yahoo.com, NIcholasville, KY

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  103. Love these looks! Deb dc97@cornell.edu Ithaca, NY

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  104. Love! Jasmine Shaw Germantown MD

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  105. Marissa marissajordan7@gmail.com Seattle

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  106. Dina Paola RodriguezDecember 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Black and Gold plus Beyonce! what a perfect way to get all glam for the holidays!


    Dina Paola Rodriguez
    dinapaola127@gmail.com
    brooklyn,Ny

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  107. Awesome. Coco Madrid | djchachapdx@gmail.com | Portland, OR

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  108. Loving all of this! Anna Marquardt, Anna.marquardt[at]gmail.com, Queens, NY!

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  109. luv the looks & giveaway..Lav..Lavdiva@aol.com..NY, NY

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  110. Holly Schaefer | haprice@gmail.com | Milwaukee, WI

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  111. Go for Gold!!

    The stuff looks so great and the give away is breathtaking!!

    Warm regards
    Evelyn

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  112. How had I not liked your blog page?!


    Kristina
    kuriegasreyes@gmail.com
    Brooklyn, NY


    TWeeValleyHigh.com

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  113. Lauren, laurenanndotyATgmail.com, Boston MA

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  114. Ohhh I want email address is lillie.locklear@yahoo.com

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  115. Shannon, sb3359@barnard.edu, New York, NY

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  116. Love this line!
    Melissa Stiles melissa.stiles@yahoo.com York, PA

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  117. Love Love Love!
    Irene Myers, Philadelphia, PA irene.myers215@gmail.com

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  118. You know, I was going to enter because that is a very nice giveaway, but I'm not really happy about the requirement to post that much information in a public com box. I really don't need any more spam in my life.

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  119. Hi Nicolette! You look so cute here. Sarah Jenny, sarahjenny@gmail.com, Brooklyn, nY

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  120. That dress is gorgeous!
    Johanny Mejia, johanny.j@gmail.com, Bronx,NY

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  121. You can format your email like this: name at gmail dot com. I don't collect or sell information from my blog, so you shouldn't get an influx of spam by entering.

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  122. Is this international? :(

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  123. Kate Goins, kateggoins@gmail.com, Houston, TX

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  124. Jenna
    jennaroberson@hotmail.com
    Savannah, Georgia

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  125. So Cute!
    Stephanie
    Charlesjr_23@yahoo.com
    Nashville, TN

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  126. Oh man! These are the best!
    Kimberly Hossler, Kimberly.hossler@gmail.com WASHINGTON DC!

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  127. Why, yes. Yes, I'd like new clothes, please.
    karalou216@yahoo.com, Louisville KY

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  128. that's a beautiful dress on you!

    jennifer gulas jennifergulas@gmail.com Medina, OH

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  129. I hope I win!!!
    Jasmon Brown
    sizefabulous@gmail.com
    Syracuse, NY

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  130. Great items! Thanks!

    Laurel Teixeira
    Fremont, CA
    cursiveelle@gmail.com

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  131. Anna Aldaba
    Reneannalee@mac.com
    Oxnard, CA

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  132. Isn't it lush?! I'm obsessed!!! They spoil me, those Lulu girls...

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  133. Oh no!! I don't know what size you wear, but I found them in stock here, here, here, and (this one has the most size availability)!

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  134. Isn't it stunning?! I'm obsessed!!!

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  135. is this a mirror that you're holding up? are you talking to yourself again?

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  136. I can't believe this bag is mine! Been dreaming of it since I first spotted it in their line sheets ;)

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  137. Love that!! More florals in winter for everyone.

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  138. This is amazing!!!!
    Arianna Varas
    NY,NY
    a.varas@yahoo.com

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  139. Thank you so much!! I never thought I'd become such a fan of midi-length skirts and dresses, but they're fast becoming my favorite!

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  140. Thank you! Indeed they are super comfortable :)

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  141. No kidding, right? My obsession....

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  142. Love Mynt and love the pieces for the giveaway! I've already liked both of your pages :) Sarah C, curvily at gmail dot com, NYC.

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  143. M. Blair
    pearlfectfit_1@yahoo.com
    Jennings, LA

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  144. Monica No las co - only4moe at hotmail dot com, Los Angeles, CA

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  145. sarah huny young
    huny.young[@]gmail
    New York, NY
    <3

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  146. Hallie Marks, hallie815 at gmail dot come, Binghamton NY!!

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  147. Everything looks amazing!
    Chavon Coleman, Coleman.chavon at gmail dot com, Brooklyn, NY

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  148. Allison Davis, allisonsaid at gmail dot com, New York, NY

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  149. OMG! This would be an awesome birthday gift for me! :))))
    I'll be crossing my fingers until the 20th!

    Renee Longoria, Rlongoria5 at yahoo dot com, Harlingen Tx

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  150. Kelly Teal Goyette. Kellytealgoyette at yahoo dot com. Williston, VT

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  151. Rachel

    30dressesin30days at gmail

    Bk, NY

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  152. Stephanie Griffin
    stoofer15@yahoo.com
    Chicago, IL
    <3

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  153. I want to win! This sounds like an excellent giveaway! And as always Nicolette you look GORGEOUS!!!!
    my email: almarbocanegra at gmail dot com

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  154. Mo Hayes, Modangerh@Gmail.Com, Philadelphia, PA

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  155. Sabrina Chazen, sabrinachazen@gmail.com, Irvine, CA

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  156. Tammy Becker - tammybbecker@yahoo dot com
    Nashua

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  157. Tara Brophy
    tara.brophy (at)gmail(dot)com
    New Windsor NY

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  158. Oh Oh OH! I've had my eye on that bomber jacket for a while now. lauriejohnson at gmail dot com

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  159. Looking fab, as ever!

    Joanne
    New York, NY
    joanne.oneill at gmail dot com

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  160. Amparo
    amparoseija at yahoo dot com
    Austin, Texas

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  161. Courtney Alexander - courtney (at) tupieta (dot) net - Tampa, FL

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  162. Jillian
    misstoodles at gmail dot com
    Staten Island NY

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  163. Love MYNT1792!


    Maurisha Macklin, fatandfabchic at gmail dot com, Washington, DC

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  164. Jessica Leigh TaylorDecember 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    What a generous giveaway! It's great to see wonderful fashion for every size :)


    Jessica Taylor, taylor06 at sbc dot edu, Lancaster, PA

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  165. These are all so pretty!
    Heather Cook, heather.cook.13 at gmail dot com, Dover DE

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  166. Nnenna Eleje [nnenna.eleje @ gmail . com] Philadelphia, PA everything is gorgeous and I'm dying

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  167. woop woop woop Kim McCarter miss.kimberly{at}gmail.com

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  168. Tiffany, ladybug326tmr@ hotmail.com, Bronx

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  169. Angel D.
    angeldye2694 at gmail dot com
    Irving, TX

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  170. ashleyrachel dot jones at gmail.com

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  171. Sandra Negron email lapecosapreciosa@gmail.com I live in NYC

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  172. Christina Williams, baltimoresongbirdatgmaildotcom, York, PA

    Good luck everyone!!

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  173. I ADORE that quilted skirt - I'm off to keep my fingers crossed until Friday's announcement!

    Denise Elliott, denise at lottalatte dot net, San Diego, CA

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  174. So pretty!! :)
    Codi Thompson; codi.thompson@yahoo.com; Kalamazoo, MI.

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  175. Sherrie Wood, Baltimore,MD Email is Sherwood915 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  176. Naeemah Huggins
    nhuggins@gpc.edu
    Decatur, GA

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  177. What a great giveaway!
    Kristin Wible
    wibber at gmail dot com
    Portland, OR

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  178. These are all so amazing!


    Gillian
    gmekreft at gmail dot com
    Denver, CO!

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  179. Omg! This is such an amazing giveaway Nicolette! I have my fingers crossed, and hopefully I'll win! :D


    LaCara, lacara91@gmail.com, Wahiawa, HI

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  180. A mom of 2 small kids from Cincinnati Ohio. No time or money for beautiful pieces like these! Would love this! kkrailler at gmail dot com.

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  181. Kristin 'KP' PowellDecember 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Kristin Powell kayp811@gmail.com Cincinnati, Oh

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  182. Christine Gundelach BethkeDecember 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Chris Bethke, diamondchristine at yahoo dot com, De Forest, WI

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  183. Robin Hardeman, robin underscore hardeman at comcast dot net, Douglasville, GA

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  184. Ferima Sandiha DiomandeDecember 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Ferima Diomande
    dsandiha at hotmail dot com

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  185. Avital, nocultureicon at gmail dot com, Brooklyn.

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  186. Rachel Gruetzner Lansing, Michigan rgruetzner at gmail dot com !!!

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  187. WAHHHHH!! I love every piece! :)) tamika.thomp13@gmail.com Tamika Thompson

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