Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Lace Dress


I had these photos archived for a while because I wanted to experiment with some holiday party looks. Not that I should be thinking about parties since I still have 2 papers to write but I just can't help it!
How beautiful is this lace dress? I have been falling head-over-heels with lace since I purchased my lace shorts as seen HERE and HERE. The ultimate balance of lace is to be romantic but not over-girly; sensual but not over-suggestive. Lace isn't an added detail of a garment, it is the garment.
Lace, often times, can be associated with matrimonial attires so to get away from that reach for dresses with streamlined silhouettes and above-the-knee hemlines. These days, lace can be classy, super versatile and a basic piece of garment that's good enough for every day wear. And best of all: it's totally up to you on how you style it!
 
 Try pairing lace with unexpected accents such as: leopard prints, red accessories, or statement jewelries to give it a more modern look. Here I chose a black dress with minimal underpinnings to modernize the virginal aspect of the look and added leopard pumps to give it an edgy twist. This elegant material can be mixed and matched with anything you can possibly think of to create a unique and fashionable look. Whichever way you go, you can be sure that all eyes will be on you at the next Holiday party...and you can thank your beautiful lace dress for this =)

[Outfit]
Dress :: H&M
Shoes :: Aldo Nolton
Ring :: eBay

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180 comments:

  1. I love that dress! I want to get something like that for Christmas!

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  2. lace and leopard, I like it!
    besos,lynn

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  3. This is so pretty and feminine. I love that you paired leopard with lace. Good luck with the papers.

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  4. Such a gorgeous dress and I love that you went with a leopard shoe!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. The dress is gorgeous & you have styled it perfectly. Girly, yet not too girly.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  6. Gorgeous dress! I love how you paired it with the leopard print pumps - would never have thought to do that, but it works super well.

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  7. This is such a pretty dress! Perfect for the holidays!!

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  8. your lace dress is a killer..u look great

    love
    www.triggermyfashion.blogspot.com

    I am following you

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  9. I love lace. It's seriously just the best. There's something about it being paired with jeans or cute shorts or a fancy skirt. Lace just works! It's romantic, girly, but not too girly. Lace can also be masculine which is what I love. :)

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  10. pulled of the dress well! and love the leopard heels!

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  11. That dress is so pretty! I love the leopard print shoes with it! Great combination!
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  12. That lace dress looks great on you. I always think of Kate Middleton when she wore hers. Look great Thu!
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  13. Ohh thats soo pretty. It's freezing where I live in Canada right now so I can't wear that haha.

    Check out my blog please? It will be worth it :P

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    -N :)

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  14. Ohh thats soo pretty. It's freezing where I live in Canada right now so I can't wear that haha.

    Check out my blog please? It will be worth it :P

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    -N :)

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  15. very pretty! i do like the lace with the leopard print. that's not something i would have thought of so go YOU!

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  16. This lace dress is just beautiful on you. It fits so well, and you really can't beat lace for a holiday party. So pretty.

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  17. You look absolutely STUNNING. Breathtaking, really! That is such unique lace, I haven't seen anything like it. And the subtle mixing of patterns with those gorgeous leopard pumps is amazing.

    xoxo
    Emily

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  18. I love it! I'm actually a fan of lace myself, I own a few tops, though they don't exactly flatter my body type... I just couldn't resist! haha

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  19. I love the leopard and lace patterns together. They work so well! Hope you had a great week. xo

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  20. I am a total lace lover too, especially with the modern interpretations of lace!
    Have a good Friday my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  21. Love a lace dress- yes! Perfect for the holidays!

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  22. This dress is lovely! Lovely on you too. :)

    Happy holidays! :)

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  23. i lovee ur shoes <33


    xoxo,
    Rebecca
    http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

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  24. You look fantastic! The lace dress is gorgeous on you. This is the perfect party dress.

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  25. Such a beautiful dress! Loving the lace :)

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  26. Love the dress and with those shoes!!! Amazing!

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  27. I love your dress! Haha, I'm a real sucker for lace! :D

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  28. gorgeous dress!! love the leopard/lace mix up!

    i'm doing a contest and needing all the support i can get.. please come visit!!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  29. Lovely lace dress. I'm now following, welcome to follow back if you like.

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  30. REALLY NICE DRESS DEAR.WANT TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?I'M FOLLOWING YOU.XOXO MININUNI
    mininuni.blogspot.com

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  31. this dress is amazing!I'm searching one like that!I follow you!Follow me back?
    xoxo
    Faby

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  32. That's a lovely dress, Thu! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  33. So cute! And love the leopard print heels!

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  34. Hey!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I added your blog to my faves so that I can follow and if you like, why not add me so that we can follow each other? :D
    OMG this dress is so cute, it looks great on you! I love lace, it's so girly and sexy and yet edgy and romantic. I have several lace dresses which I like to combine with colorful pumps like fuchsia or red. Love the shoes as well, they're gorgeous!
    Have a great day!

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  35. I have the same dress! Don't you love H&M?! It's the best, and I'm going to wear it to holiday parties, too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. That dress is gorgeous! Perfect for parties.. or paper writing ;) Good luck!

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  37. Such a nice post, I enjoyed it a lot! I like your sense of style! Wonderful photos!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  38. Gorgeous lace dress love it
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  39. beautiful dress! i love lacey dress. really fit on u. you look pretty <3

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  40. Wow this dress is gorgeous and I love it with the leopard heels! So unexpected! I love your blog.. new follower obv :) Thanks for coming over and visiting us! Did you go to the Boston Blogger event on Wednesday? Would love a follow back!

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  41. Your dress looks amazing & I'm so jealous of your hair it's perfect!!

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  42. amazing!!!lace is so classy!!!perfect for new year's eve!!!

    kiss,
    http://cocobloggers.blogspot.com/

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  43. Pretty dress! It is a perfect party look. I love the femininity of lace. Thanks for visiting my page! Have a great weekend!

    http://rolalaloves.blogspot.com/

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  44. I LOVE this lace dress! I didn't see it at H&M! You look fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment :)

    ~Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  45. I think daydreaming about party dresses is a fine study break. The dress is so lovely.

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  46. so cute... but i love the shoe most! haha
    xo ;*

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  47. Great lace tips! I think this dress is a wonderful example of lace done well. And I really like the pairing of lace with leopard print shoes!

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  48. gorgeous! I love the lace dress on you.

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  49. love the photos
    your dress is so perfect!
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    STYLE DECORUM

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  50. You're so beautiful ... and I loved your dress! The previous post .. the girl is beautiful too! =)

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  51. Beautiful!!!
    I love lace!!!!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
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  52. hey i love your dress!!!! beautiful!!! and your shoes too :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  53. love shoes)
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  54. u look classy.

    Thanks for the comment.

    I'm a new follower, Will you follow me back?

    www.thesanktuary.blogspot.com

    <3

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  55. Your curls are gorgeous!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  56. I love your style and your daughter is so so so cute. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  57. That dress is amazing! Your hair also looks phenomenal!

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  58. I am in love with your lace dress- it looks stunning on you= grea cut and the black and white detailing is just perfect!
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    xx

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  59. Your dress is beautiful, you look so elegant. I like how you've styled your hair as well.

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  60. you know what I really love about this lace dress, Thu? It's that it's totally unexpected. What I mean is that usually lace dresses these days are made to fit tighter with the neckline a bit lower than daily wear. But this one is actually really cute-- like a dress you could even dress down for casual wear!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  61. Thu, that dress is breathtaking! I've always thought you can never go wrong with lace. It's both subtle and sexy and just makes a woman look classy. You pull off this look beautifully and I love how you've matched it with the animal print shoes. Edgy! I love it! :)

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  62. You really have an eye for this type of thing! You combined everything so nicely! It looks great!
    Please check out my blog!

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  63. wow this dress is gorgeous x

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  64. This dress is beautiful and I love that you paired it with leopard. So unexpected and perfect.

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  65. HEI LADY..THANK'S FOR THE COMMENT ^_^

    VERY NICE BLOG !



    MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
    Maria Onorio
    www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

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  66. Oh how lovely! I'm in need of a black lace dress!

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  67. i loveeeeeeee the shoes! the mixed patterns are great :)

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  68. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!
    You have a lovely blog :)
    I'm a new follower <3
    xoxo,
    Alona
    http://sassybeauty-by-alona.blogspot.com/

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  69. the printed heels and the dress are so amazing!
    LIKE <3

    X the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

    have a visit :)

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  70. dear, that dress is awesome ! and you look sooo beautiful :D

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  71. Hi Thu! Just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, it really made me happy!

    Your dress is so pretty and I love the way your hair is curled!

    --Olivia :)

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  72. You look great, the dress is awesome

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  73. I love your dress! Thank you so much for visiting my blog :-)
    Cari xx

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  74. woo great giveway but im not in us or canada :( btw wanna follow each other? follow me if you love and i'll follow back
    http://newsabesabrina.blogspot.com

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  75. awesome dress!

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  76. I'm in love with your dress and shoes :)

    Following you..
    If you like my blog, follow me back, lol

    http://me-styletime.blogspot.com/

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  77. Hi lovely I love your style!!!
    Thank you for your visit!
    Maybe we can follow each other with Google and Bloglovin?
    What do you think?
    You like art and fashion?
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  78. Thanks for visiting my blog! This dress is really lovely xx

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  79. very pretty! i love lace. it's very feminine and delicate! and it looks great on everybody.

    Come and enter!
    In Love With Fashion Giveaway.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  80. I adore lace dresses and yours is really cute!

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  81. wow, this dress is amazing... i'm in love <3

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  82. You look beautiful ! I love the dress :D.

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  83. i am loving the dress! and your shoes are just so fierce and fab! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway

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  84. I love your lace dress, charming !!!:)

    Thanks for the comment on my blog !!!:)
    Your blog is awesome! ;)) I love this post! :) You follow each other? I hope your answer on MY BLOG ... And then I'll follow you BACK !!!!!!! XOXOXOXO

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)
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  85. Hi DARLING, SORRY FOR THE LATER!
    Following you via Google FC!

    Loving the ysl ring!

    (www.the-parisienne.com)

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  86. i so love that dress it look so dainty.

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  87. I love your lace dress here :) it's really cute & adorable! I really like how you curled your hair, adds another touch to your outfit!!

    Good luck on your papers though! Wish you luck and get some rest too!

    Jo Bao ♥

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  88. Beautifull outfit! Thank yu so much for your comment! Follow each other?

    Kisses
    Out Of The Box

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  89. I love lace so it's not weird I'm saying I like it :D

    xxx

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  90. That dress is gorgeous! And your hair is just amazing!!

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  91. Thanks for the comment on my blog dear.=) I really like your dress.

    http://kashaysblogg.blogspot.com

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  92. Beautiful dress! & great shoes too. Thanks so much for the note. Have a beautiful weekend!!

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  93. Gorgeous dress, and I really love the leopard pumps ~ so sexy and fierce <3

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  94. Hi darling!
    It´s perfect post! Love all your photos and you´re really pretty!
    What about following us each others?:)

    Simona
    www.life-is-a-change.blogspot.com

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  95. woah.. i really adore the dress and leopard pumps, so cool! you look so gorgeous with them dear, superlove :D i love your blog <3

    follow me if you love to, and i’ll follow you back :)

    http://mithakomala.blogspot.com/

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  96. I love your dress! such a cute dress...

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  97. hiii thanks for your comment... this dress is absolutely beautiful... love the combination with the shoes... nice blog, you have a new follower... happy day...

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  98. Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to yours ... I am loving yours, this outfits is amazing (I love Lace) but most of all loving the post with your daughter, so cute, you both look adorable.
    xx,
    PS: Following you now!

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  99. really like your dress and leopard shoes ! you mini you is so sweet ! Can follow each other if you like.
    thanks for your comment
    ps : new post on http://www.tendanceetgazelle.blogspot.com

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  100. Hey love thanks for the sweet comment! :)

    I'm now following you!

    lovely blog!!

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  101. The dress is absolutely gorgeous, how chic <3
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  102. Very cute dress darling!

    xo
    Linda from http://www.moonon.com/

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  103. I follow you!

    kiss
    Linda from http://www.moonon.com/

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  104. pretty dress!!

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  105. very pretty!!
    xo
    mosamuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  106. Hi Justututiny (sorry, but you didn't write your name on the blog, hehehe)
    I'm tagging you in my newest Four Questions post. Please check it out, ok. ^_^

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season
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  107. you look so pretty! i love the dress! it looks so good on you!

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  108. I know what you mean about lace being too much and overly suggestive. You did a really nice job here of wearing it appropriately and in a fun way with those shoes!

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  109. Beautiful dress!And I love your hair!

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  110. WooW!!
    Really fantastic post.... I think that your blog is so interesting :) :)

    FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!!! I'LL WAIT YOUR ANSWER ON MY BLOG....THEN I'LL FOLLOW YOU BACK.... :)

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    XOXOXOXO

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  111. Are you serious? We tweeted and you are STILL not done with your 2 papers??? LOL...procrastination at your finest my friend. Your lace dress is gorgeous, I love the leopard heels too.

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  112. you look ultra pretty <3

    :)

    xoxo,
    daisy

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  113. love your dress girl! and your hair is soo pretty!!

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  114. You look so gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    I'm so impressed how many followers you have on gfc!! Can you give me some advice how you got so many so fast?? Thanks!!
    xo
    Sharon

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  115. what an adorable lace dress! so elegant.
    and ur hair locks just look so rich and lovely.
    Follow me on:
    Miss Kwong - Art and Fashion

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  116. Thanks for stopping by my blog! OH! nice camera! I like your location for the shoot too! What camera do you use?

    Wanna follow eachother? I'm following you- would love if you would follow me back!!

    Happy advent,
    christine
    beyoutifulhope.com

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  117. I loveeeee your dress, you're so beautiful ^^ Mind to follow each other? :)

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

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  118. Love that lace dress! It looks great on you!

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  119. I love this outfit. I would have never thought of wearing both lace and lepoard together but your pulled it off very well!

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  120. love your dress, so pretty :)


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  121. LOVE YOUR HEELS!!

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  122. i love the combination! lace and leopard print! you look lovely with that outfit! thanks for visiting my blog!

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  123. Nice photos, I love your lace dress!

    xoxo,

    Janet

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  124. I love lace dresses too! Love your curls too!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  125. I am absolutely gaga over lace material. It's so sexy, but also very chic. :D

    P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have a fabulous one here! Would you like to follow each other?

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
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  126. i love this outfit! just amazing <3

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  127. Congrats on finishing your paper! The dress is amazing, and I love how you paired it with those leopard heels! meow ;)

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  128. Gorgeous dress! I remember seeing it in the window at H&M, but never found it on the floor in my size :(

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  129. You look amazing in this dress!

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  130. That dress is beautiful. It almost looks vintage, you looks stunning in it!

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  131. oo i love the look! pull it off with the leopard shoe and it's just gorgeous!

    thanksgrace.blogspot.com

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  132. That lace is beautiful. You look stunning!

    Laura x
    http://firstclassramblings.blogspot.com

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  133. Thanks for stopping by my blog! LOVE this dress! Love the mix of lace and the animal print shoes!

    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  134. Lovely lace dress! I recently purchased one myself. And the add of leopard is my fav.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  135. Very lovely lace dress and you have immaculate perfect hair!!

    xxxxxxxx

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  136. Hello! :) Nice dress and shoes :) Lovely! :)

    Jewel Clicks

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  137. Absolutely adore this outfit! Love lace and this is really pretty, esp. teamed with those leopard print shoes. Love it! Btw following you right now on twitter sugar, look out for me and follow me too! : D (@vivavfriday) x

    C.ULT FRIDAY.

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  138. Love the lace and leopard together! My favorite part is the scalloped detail at the sleeve - so beautiful!

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  139. This lace dress is fantastic, especially the scalloped edge on the sleeves! Great contradictory look with the leopard pumps!

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  140. I absolutely adore that you paired the lace dress with leopard print shoes!!! That's an awesome and gorgeous idea!!! :)
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  141. Such a beautiful dress! I have the top version of it :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  142. I like you post so much! And these photos are amazing!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  143. Lovely picture, nice dress. You look gorgeous, Thu. Thanks for stop my & comment on my blog!!
    Christy

    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  144. This is such a great outfit! I would have never thought to put lace and leopard together!

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  145. Love the lace and leopard combo! Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

    -Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  146. Thanks for comments to my blog... At you a good blog!.))Dress - a fairy tale!!! Very beautiful
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  147. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great outfit, love how you've mixed prints!


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  148. The lace dress is so beautiful. But so is your hair!! I would love if you posted up hair tutorials?

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  149. Your dress is gorgeous, I love how you wore it with leopard print shoes. I didn't even think of that :)

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  150. Love the dress on you! gorgeous :)
    http://beantownsbarbie.blogspot.com

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  151. This dress is so beautiful! I love that you did it with leopard pumps, too!

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  152. I love this look, so classy, reminds me of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl!

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  153. Hiya, I adore those leopard shoes.
    Thank you so much for the visit and comment.
    xoxo

    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

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  154. this dress is stunning but thoes shoes soo pretty to die for^^ me in love with your blog^^
    Mi_Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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