Spring is in my heart: Colour Blocking By Anika

by byanika on 21/03/2011 · 63 comments

in colour,rust,spring is in my heart

 

Hi Sweethearts!

It may be snowy and cold outside, but Spring is in my heart, and now I want to enjoy my imaginary Spring through fashion! We have already established that I am in denial about where I live, so this seems like the next logical step don`t you think? I agree.

Welcome to my new series: Spring is in my heart! Every week I will sew a dress that inspired by my favourite trends for Spring.

This week colour blocking is in my heart. Clean lines, delicious colours that do all the talking in interesting combinations, how is that for unapologetic chic? I love it.

 

Gucci. Sonia Rykiel. Jil Sander.  (http://style.com)

 

For my take on this trend I took a deep breath, left my prints behind and got crafty using parts from H&M-dresses.  I couldn`t have asked for a better backdrop to my celebration of colours this week, the steel that now encompasses our house-turned-buliding site looked so beautiful, perfecting the art of colour blocking. 

As for my dress, I love the simple but defined look of it; just great colours, some feathers, and moi.  My days of hiding are most assuredly over. This is

 

Ring, Top Shop. Bangles, H&M. Understated feathery earrings, H&M. Wegdes, Nilson.

  

My previous challenges for spring were:

 

http://byanika.com/2011/03/01/spring-is-in-my-heart-animal-prints-by-anika/

 

 http://byanika.com/2011/03/07/spring-is-in-my-heart-tribal-prints-by-anika/

 

 

My challenge next week is

J. Mendel (http://coolspotters.com)

  

 

Tell me, can you feel Spring yet?

 

I would love to connect with you!

  @AnikaByAnika   Facebook

  

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1 LaCaraNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Absolutely stunning! I love the dress, it’s fabulous! I would have never thought goldy brown/orange and blue would work so well, but it does! What a unique combination! Bravo, Anika! :D

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byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

You are so sweet LaCara, thank you so very much! I appreciate your support and love so. xx

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3 CharlieNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the nude challenge!
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byanika 4 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Tune in next week darling! :) I am exited to see it to, a slightly daunting challenge I must admit :D Hugs xx

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5 FrancaNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Love colour blocking! what a fantastic dress, well done!
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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Thank you so very much Franca! Hugs for you xx

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7 THE-LOUDMOUTHNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

You look gorgeous, sweets! Blue is definitely your color!!!

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byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Thank you so much darling, you are so lovely too! Hugs xx

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9 KristinNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Color blocking done right baby! Dying over those colors on you…and the finger candy…I WANT it!

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byanika 10 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Well if you say so darling Kristin, who am I to argue? :D Thinking about how to get you a big fab ring! Hugs xx

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11 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

You look so Pretty in blue my dear Anika, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
I love your dress and the clever background.
you are a genius, my friend.
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byanika 12 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

You are the sweetest my beautiful friend. Mil Besos from the high north to you guapa xxxxxxxx

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13 KatNo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm

love your tribal print dress! :)

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byanika 14 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Thanks Kat! Hugs xx

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15 kristyNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm

hi love! i just saw this post on the full time fabulous community facebook group and i was so excited! i think you did a GREAT job color blocking. love it. =) you look fantastic and these colors look gorgeous together. all your challenges turn out so great though. can’t wait for the next one!!

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byanika 16 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Sweetheart, aren`t you just so cute! Thank you very much :) I am so glad you like it :) Sending you warm thoughts and big hugs xx

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17 OfeliaNo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Fantastic job with the color blocking! I adore the combination of green, turquoise and brown!!!
Check Anna Sui and Mui Mui Spring Collections for more inspiration!
We are already in Spring here is 60 degrees in the morning and 78 by the afternoon with a little breeze.
P.S. I read your entire blog (something I do with blogs I love) and I must tell you “You have an Amazing Style
and Spirit”.
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18 OfeliaNo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Lovely way to do color blocking! I adore the combination of green, turquoise and brown!!!
Check Anna Sui and Mui Mui Spring Collections for more inspiration!
We are already in Spring here is 60 degrees in the morning and 78 by the afternoon with a little breeze.
P.S. I read your entire blog (something I do with blogs I love) and I must tell you “You have an Amazing Style
and Spirit”.
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byanika 19 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Darling Ofelia, I am so touched by your kind words! Really, I feel moved and humble and very very grateful. I am so glad that we are friends! Hugs xx

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20 myheartbloggedNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I love your color blocking. The teal looks gorgeous on you!
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byanika 21 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Thank you so much sweets! Hugs xx

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22 Beautifully InvisibleNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

You look amazing in blue! Such a cute outfit. I am still in awe at how talented you are, truly. I love this series and look forward to seeing what you came up with for each challenge. Can’t wait for “nude” next week!
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byanika 23 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Thank you so much sweet B :) I really appreciate your kind words to me. I am bit nervous about going nude, but then, I do like nude beaches so I should be ok lol Hugs xx

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24 Casee MarieNo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Look at you and your colour-blocking self! I love you and this series so much – you’re knocking out every challenge so well! Have I mentioned what an awesome talent you are? I’m so glad your days of hiding are over because you’re such an inspiration.

I haven’t tried the colour blocking trend yet, I’m honestly a little afraid of it. You pulled it off so wonderfully, though. And I can’t wait to see next week’s challenge! Keep ‘em coming, doll!

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byanika 25 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Darling friend, thank you so very much! Well, you might have mentioned it, but I forget ;D. I do take your kind words to heart. I think you should totally go for it, remember how pretty you are in colour! That I don`t forget! <3

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26 Berenice ParraNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

WOW!!!! Turquoise has been my new favorite color for a few months and you just took it to the next level Anika…I love what you did with the dress! Just yesterday I was looking at some photos of SS 2011 looks which featured color blocking and thought how difficult it is to pull it off. As usual, you nailed it! :) ))

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byanika 27 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Really? Thank you so much sweet Berenice! Now you try! :) Hugs xx

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28 WendyBNo Gravatar
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March 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I wish it felt springlike today! Cold and wet here. I’m so ready for nice weather.
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byanika 29 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Me too! I hope spring finds you soon sweetheart. Hugs xx

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30 KenyettaNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

great color combo i want to try that trend out myself!

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byanika 31 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Oh do! And then show us! kiss kiss xx

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32 PheobeNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 12:54 am

Wow! This color combination is pure genius! I would never have even thought of mixing browns and these blues, but they totally work! You look great as usual :)

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byanika 33 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Thank you so much, you are so kind! I really appreciate your feedback. hugs for you xx

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34 KirstinNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

Wow, I love those gorgeous colours together. Such a unique combination doll!
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byanika 35 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thank you sweets! I am a doll? That is so funny to me, not used to that nickname, but I`ll take it honey :) Hugs xx

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36 Bella QNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 3:31 am

What a fresh look for you- and great use of color blocking. Those colors you chose remind me of spring- I can’t wait for more blue skies, and sun!
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byanika 37 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thank you beautiful Bella! I hope spring comes soon and that Sacramento soon is a warm place to be. Hugs! xx

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38 brookemeaganNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

EEek! I love this Anika! You chose one of my favorite colour pairings. They complement both you and each other so well. This look screams of spring and you look stunning.
I’m not feeling much spring here yet but you can relate to that. Would you believe yesterday they were calling for 50cm of snow! Fortunately it appears to have missed us but I don’t want to jinx it ;) I’m really looking forward to seeing your nude look. It’s one of my favorite spring trends. xo
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byanika 39 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Sweetheart! Thank you :) I am crossing everything hoping that neither one of us have snow, it is nice and pretty, but I. Am. Done.
hugs! xx

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40 JoyNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Beautiful, Anika! Teal is definitely your color! Love the way it looks with the brown! I really enjoyed your “challenges for spring” and look forward to seeing what you’ll do with nude!

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byanika 41 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Thank you sweet Joy! Tell me, are you dressing up for spring too? hugs! xx

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42 Absolutely Mrs. KNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

did you realize that your dress looks perfect with the metal behind you. how something simple can be a fabulous inspiration. i love the animal print dress. you look fabulous with bold patterns. it is like you said in the article, if you are curvy stay away from prints, well you have proven them wrong. but you are fabulous with accessories, the bold jewelry are the finishing touch. oh those earrings, i simple adore them.

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byanika 43 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I did, perfect, no? Now we have scaffolding all over, very lovely with the colours against the walls of our building :) Thank you so much for your comment, I really love that you give me feedback , because I really value your opinion. You know, those earrings are H&M ;D, you would look fab with them too my friend. xx

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44 The Merry TravellerNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 3:22 am

Wow Anika! You look every bit as fab in colour blocks as with prints! I’m really looking forward to seeing you in nude colour next!
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45 BellaNo Gravatar
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March 23, 2011 at 3:24 am

I really want to say something original but all of these lovely ladies have already said what I will go ahead and echo and that is that teal is your color! How very lovely you look in this gorgeous color which in my opinion is perfect for spring. I love what you’re doing with this spring is in my heart series. You are a pioneer in everything you do, lady! We have much to learn from you! :) I am very excited to see what you are going to put together for the nude challenge! I wait with bated breath!

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byanika 46 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Nevermind original sweet Bella, your words come from the heart and that is where they have landed with me, in my heart. Thank you!!!! I feel very humble and grateful reading your feedback to me. Truly! And you my dear are so wonderful, one of the funniest women I know! Which gave me an idea. Will email you. Hugs!

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47 Ann TindallNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I love the caramel and turquoise dress you created! So inspired, those colors are very pretty on you!!
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byanika 48 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thank you so much sweet Ann! Hugs! xx

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49 DuskNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 8:10 am

I love the gradients on this dress!
It’s… sky meets sea meets earth!! and the effect makes you look like a Goddess.

Beautiful colours on you Anika… and your smouldering eyes are making that snow melt!! ;)
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byanika 50 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Thank you so much! I love how you paint me pictures! And my smoldering eyes, you are so funny. I will use them to melt the rest of the snow! Hugs xx

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51 berlin hair babyNo Gravatar
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March 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

I adore those wedges, off to have a look for them now. Also love your taste in jewelry – very inspiring! xo BHB

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byanika 52 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Honey, I hope you find them! They are so comfortable, and I always feel FAB in them. Until I trip. lol. Hugs! xx

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53 Looxx from Jumbles and PompomsNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Hi Anika, love those blues with the brown. Inspired. Looking forward to the nude challenge
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54 MadisonNo Gravatar
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March 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Anika, you stylish lady! I love putting blues & browns together, you look so cute in your Spring inspiring outfits! loving the necklace in your last outfit as well! -xxoo
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55 vildeNo Gravatar March 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

Love the ring!
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byanika 56 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Takk Vilde! Top Shop har alltid fab smykker :) xx

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57 NekiahNo Gravatar March 26, 2011 at 4:04 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your outfits! Thank you so much for checking out my blog! Nekiah

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byanika 58 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Thank you so so so much my dear! Will be back to visit you soon! xx

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59 AnnaNo Gravatar
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March 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I meant to comment on this post since you left a comment on my blog last week, but I had to pack for a trip to Rome so I was in a hurry!
I love your colour blocking dress! Such a nice color! And how lovely that you make dresses! I like making clothes too, but I’m too lazy! I started making a dress last month and it isn’t even finished!!
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byanika 60 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Hi Anna, thank you so much for stopping by, did you have a good time in Rome? I have never been but I would love to go there. Honey, when that dress is finished I would love to see it, all in good time :) Hugs! xx

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61 JamillahNo Gravatar
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April 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm

THIS might be my fave :) - perfect color choices. I want to know about the necklace from your tribal post!!! Did you make that too?!!?

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byanika 62 byanikaNo Gravatar
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April 9, 2011 at 12:50 am

Darling! Thank you so much for all the love! Will answer your properly later, just wanted to let you know the neckless is H&M, go get it and show me! Kisses for you xx

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63 FashnlvrNo Gravatar
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April 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I love those feather earrings – they are amazing! Do they tickle? I remember this dress and remember loving it!! Hope your snow melts soon!!
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