Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Thrill – A Cold Night's Golden Warmth

night time christmas lights in the city
Photo by RaceyTay
Today's thrill is one of twinkling nights and luxury. With the holiday season upon us, I would love to present a tribute to sparkle, shine, and splendor. No other season is so well equipped to give us a chance to go a little overboard and pull out all the stops in our wardrobe. I've been saving a dress that I purchased in early fall for such an occasion and will be breaking it out for my holiday birthday bash later in December. But for now, here is a special treat of vintage finery for your holiday parties! Come follow me toward the golden lights ahead...

glass beaded wiggle dress by Ceil Chapman from the 1950s
luxurious vintage 50s dress for the holiday or new years





vintage Yves Saint Laurent shoes in gold leather with twisted knotretro hosiery by What Katie Did with gold seam down the back of tightsFirst and foremost, the dress must be fabulous and this one could define the word. A 1950's Ceil Chapman in silk that has been completely covered in gold glass beads (still has its original belt too!) would feel like bathing in champagne. Although the beads would make it quite heavy, the dress isn't full length so that would probably help as the night wore on. I would probably not wear a hefty necklace with this dress. Buttery skin, a nice fragrance, and a pair of pearl and gold filagree earrings from the 1960's Emmons collection would be enough for me (although I do like the look of the pearls going down the back of the dress). A pair of shoes fit for a dress like this is hard to find, but don't worry, I managed. This classic pair of vintage Yves Saint Laurent slingbacks in a gold metallic leather would be beautiful but not overpowering to the already bold ensemble. To help continue the line of the leg and elongate a pair of gorgeous gams, I paired this shoe with metallic seamed pantyhose from What Katie Did in nude with a tiny sliver of gold running up the back. What Katie Did makes faux vintage lingerie and hosiery that has the charm and sexiness of the past with the comfort and durability of the present. They also have a pair polka dotted seamed hose that I love, but that will have to wait for another thursday and another thrill. 
Emmons jewelry set featuring pearl and gold filagree earringsThe night lasts through to the morning with most holiday parties and you will need to keep a compact at the ready to keep your nose powdered and your lips red after so many kisses. I could hardly keep my head from spinning when I saw this cosmetic vanity case by the Evans Case Company! Made in the 1920s, this gold sunburst compact still has all of its original parts including a mirror, comb, powder and puff, and even a hot red lipstick! There is even a black silk carrier to sling on your wrist as you mingle. Oh my god, I cannot tell you how much I love this little treasure! Kudos to the lucky lady who purchases this piece. You will have a very jealous vintage lover in North Carolina wishing she was you.

1920s purse with original compact parts and sunburst gold pattern
vintage purse with silk carry case for wrist
compact purse with all original parts including lipstick, powder, and combGoing to and fro in the wee hours of the morning in the chill of winter in only a wee dress is not advised, so let's add an extra dose of luxury to this sensuous explosion of glamour. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw a vintage leopard skin coat on Etsy. Yes, you heard me right. I did indeed say leopard. Now, don't get angry animal lovers. I don't condone killing leopards for your holiday finery. The unfortunate but beautiful animal that made this coat was taken over 60 years ago and like ivory, you should never buy modern. Protecting these beautiful creatures is important. Okay, that said, this 1950's vintage coat is absolutely gorgeous! Imagine the cozy warmth when you slip this on and the gorgeous pop of gold people would see as you slip it off at arrival. Sigh, I'm in that moment now...swoon with me for a moment people...







vintage fur coat of leopard or ocelot











1950s fur coat




                                                                          Featured Items:


-Fine Art Photograph (top) by RaceyTay
-Earrings (complete jewelry set) 




city holiday lights fine art photography
Photo by Sparks of Fire



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201 comments:

  1. We have the same name! :) hihi
    I adore that pair of earrings. :)

    New follower here, hope you follow back :)




    Jamie Kate
    http://allaroundchekwa.blogspot.com

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  2. Everything looks so beautiful ^^ Love the photos with the lights, so pretty xx

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    1. That is one of my favorite things about winter actually, lights on the streets & trees.

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  3. Beautiful photos!

    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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    1. Thank you for taking such lovely photos! ;-)

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  5. Thats lovely, honey!


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    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  6. Yes to all of it! That dress is beyond amazing!!! (You have really good taste!) :)

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    1. Thank you and I couldn't agree more (about the dress, not my taste! Ha!).

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  7. Soooooo gorgeous! Looks like the perfect holiday dress to me!

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  8. I love this post, it's so cute and I like so much the first pic <3
    Adorable blog!
    Xxx dear

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! The first photo really sets the tone. I loved it too!

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  9. Oh woow all of these items are soo beautiful! The golden clutch is amazing and the photography is very cute.

    kisses Pakize (Keke)

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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    1. The clutch is actually my very favorite thing! I love little details and this has many!

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  10. This golden dress is fabulous!

    very nice post!

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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  11. Wow! You have certainly featured some wonderful stuff here! Really beautiful! Have a good day.

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  12. love post¡¡¡¡

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    DOLCE VIRGINIA

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  13. What great picks. Very Flapper style like the Great Gatsby film that I'm waiting to see.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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    1. Indeed! This would be super fun to wear to a themed gala in the 20s style!

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  14. Thanks for your comment ! Yeah animal print !
    xx Lucie http://the-camelia.blogspot.fr/

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  15. Love that photo at the top! The leopard coat is way cool. I'm so into animal print these days and dress Baby Girl in it all the time. She's got a leopard coat this year! I'll have to blog about that...
    ~Kim
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow...I am not a fan of gold but this is beautiful!
    So old Hollywood classic. I love it!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Exactly! Old Hollywood is the perfect way to describe it!

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  17. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  18. Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

    http://www.facebook.com/estilo...
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot...

    xoxo

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  19. ohhhh such an amazing dress!!!

    bea =)
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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  20. I realize I'm echoing everyone else here, but that gold dress is stunning. What a find! The whole look is dreamy.

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  21. love the pictures and the leopard coat:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  22. Loving the leopard coat- I need one! very glam !! Lovely post .

    Xo Amy,
    Would you like to stay connected through Bloglovin and GFC?
    http://stylechocolatechip.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well, if you have a LOT of expendable cash, then this one is for sale! ;-)

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  23. Everything on your site just sparkles! I love this! Katie http://lifeinthesimpleln.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Thrilled that you love it! Thank you! ;-)

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  24. Wow Your fur is indeed divine ! love it so much <3

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  25. ohh the gold dress is sooo so pretty!! so sparkly and glam and so perfect for the holiday season!!

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    1. It would be such a great new year's eve dress!

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  26. I love this sparkly time of year :) All of these things are so gorgeous!! I think the earrings are beautiful, that vanity case is absolutely amazing (and needs to be mine) and that coat looks so warm and delicious for this time of year :) Love this post!!
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

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  27. Oh my god, I love bokeh - and these photos make me feel so warm inside! Love all the vintage as well!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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  28. Hi Jamie! Thanks for joining Friday Chaos Blog Hop. I just become your follower/fan. I love your post specially the crafts. Have a great Weekend!

    hugs
    shannel

    @ www.shannellee.blogspot.com

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  29. Ok, that first photo is amazing! Captures so much sentiment!

    Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! Love it, adorable! Hope you can share the love back by visiting/following my blog too.

    Much love from Canada~
    KD

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  30. Totally gorgeous pieces! That dress is so stunning and I love the coat. I totally agree with you about fur, I would never buy a new one but vintage is ok with me. I think I want everything you have shown here!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Aren't they beautiful?! And yes fur is gorgeous, but if the animal is living, I prefer it keep its own coat. ;-)

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  31. Gorgeous pictures and what a lovely blog.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  32. OMG I love every single piece ! Just stunning combination ! PERFECT for holidays !

    www.universeandyou.com.br

    xoxo from Japan

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    1. Yes, the holidays are prime time to wear the swankiest things. ;-)

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  33. those photos. those panty hose. this post. love.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,

    It was so wonderful to have your company this Wordless Wednesday. Thank you. I wanted to personally invite you to join me for An Aloha Affair . It's our sweet sort of gathering and growing together. Join us, if you please...

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. I know!! Those pantyhose would be soooo sexy!!

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  34. So pretty! Love the holiday lights:))! Just found your blog and am your newest follower on GFC #188! It would be great if you could check out my blog and follow back! Thanks:)!

    Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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    1. Holiday lights twinkling are some of my favorites things!

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  35. Sooo pretty:)
    Love holiday season, beautiful pictures:)
    Do check out my blgo and let me know if you would like to follow each other
    Hugs from India
    xo
    www.fashionstirred.com

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  36. Here I am following back!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  37. Super cute post dear!
    Love the leo coat!
    Amazing blo9g! Following you on Bloglovin! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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    1. The coat would be heavenly wouldn't it?! Thank you!

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  38. That first picture is absolutely gorgeous! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, my likes and more! Also, we can support each other if you like by following each others FB pages! I put my link below, let me know if you follow and I will follow back :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com
    www.facebook.com/raindropsofsapphire

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  39. The leo coat is absolutely perfect. I need one too <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  40. What a beautiful post! That dress it gorgeous, I had to check out the shop. Some amazing items!

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    1. I'm so glad you went to her shop! There really are some fabulous pieces there!

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  41. Oh my gosh, that gold dress is just stunning! I'm a new follower :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks + Ad Space Giveaway!

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  42. Super cute post dear, I like so much the first photo!
    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and fecebook? Let me know!!!

    The Fashion Heels
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    1. I wouldn't be able to contain myself if I had that dress!

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  44. Adore the 50s gold dress - perfect for the holiday season.
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  45. i love leopard fur coat. i have just bought a very similar coat

    http://silviaishere.blogspot.com.es/

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  46. This post positively glistens and shines with an abundance of loveliness. I adore all the pieces you highlighted, but am especially fond of those gold seamed stockings. Oh-la-la!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Right?! Oh-la-la indeed! They have a pair of polka dot ones that I am dying for!

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  47. Hi dear! Thank you so much for the comment on my blog, really!! Your blog is so nice, so I'm going to follow you!!

    I love this post because of the pics!! Very inspired! GREAT!!

    Xxx

    My blog -> Marie loves heels

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  48. Très chic! Thanks for stopping by the blog hop! xx

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  49. love your style!

    New follower, follow back?

    http://www.simplyblushed.com/

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  50. Amazing,babe!:)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  51. I wish I had somewhere to wear all of those. But especially the coat! I'm a sucker for beautiful animal print!!

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    1. Yeah, this one is especially pretty too!

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  52. this look is so fabulous, i can't even explain!! i love sparkle, sequins, and splendor this time of year!

    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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  53. Thanks a lot for your comment and for following me!! I will return on your blog regularly! ;)

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  54. Love everything!!!! That gold dress is awesome. I'm giving you the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. Details are on my site!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  55. Lovely post and thanks for following my blog:) Have a great weekend!
    ~Anne

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  56. loved that earring :)
    I am hosting a giveaway on my blog. It would be great if you join me there.

    Love,

    Bong's Belleza
    25 Winners Firmoo Giveaway

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  57. Stunning, all of it :-) but I love those long earrings :-)

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    1. Aren't they pretty? That is actually part of a set for sale on Etsy.

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  58. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com/

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  59. thank you so much for your lovely compliment and we are happily following you too!!!:))
    xoxo




    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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  60. wonderful pieces

    following..i hope you follow back

    gaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

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  61. That gold dress is absolutely amazing! I really love the leopard coat too. Great for the holidays!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  62. Words canæt even begin to describe how gorgeous that dress is!
    In love with it!

    >> milna89.blogspot.com <<

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    1. Right?! I always have trouble figuring out what to say to describe these items!

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    1. Pretty right?! It is so hard to find elegant gold shoes sometimes in the vintage realm because they get destroyed so easily.

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  64. OK! This is my fantasy outfit - all sparkles and shine!

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    1. Fantasy indeed! Wouldn't it be amazing?! One night...

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  65. Lovely photos!! Loving all the gold

    I found you through a blog hop, glad I did! I look forward to reading your posts and am now following you! Come on by the Aloha Friday Blog hop and link up with us too!! It's easy and you could end up being next week's featured blogger!! Come on by to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop and link up if you please!! It's a great way to get more followers and we'd love to have you! :)

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    1. Yay for hopping! Glad you found me and I am off to visit you now.

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  66. I love this post so much! It made me feel like I was actually going to slip into that gorgeous dress and snuggle into the leopard coat for a wonderfully sparkling night. Sigh....Thanx Jamie. What a beautiful way to wake up this am.

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, makes my day Debra! So glad to give you a little beauty in the morning. ;-)

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  67. Beautiful post in every way! Great fashion choices too...the dress is just amazing. Thank you for your continued support. You're the best!

    Erin

    thefasionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  68. beautiful photos :)
    XX

    wanna follow each other?
    http://oohmarly.blogspot.com/

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  69. Beautiful photographs! The have the elements of nostalgia

    http://dividingmoments.blogspot.com/

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  70. Beautiful! The post, the dress and the story you tell - feels like I were there with you :)

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    1. Thanks Claudia, that is really kind. ;-)

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  71. Wow! Those are some gorgeous pieces! I love the golden dress, so beautiful! <3

    With Love,
    Rubi
    www.lilyamongthornsblog.blogspot.com

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    1. The dress is superb and thank you for visiting! ;)

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  72. Love the clutch!! The picture with the lights is just beautiful too!

    Following back from Sunday Sync!

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  73. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.com/

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  74. Gorgeous tones, thank you so much for having the eye for putting them together! Such a great idea too. Stopping by from the Meet & Greet Blog Hop and a new follower too! :) Hope your having a great weekend x Enjoy

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    1. Why thank you Ana! Glad you came by! ;-)

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  75. Oh my goodness those pantyhose are to die for! New follower!

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  76. Oh my, this is an amazing dress! A lot of golden sparkles in this post, love it love it. :-)

    www.creativesideofme.com
    www.facebook.com/CreativeSideOfme

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  77. I fall in love with the Leopard Fur Coat!! is amazing! thanks for the comment!

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  78. Hi! I am hopping from Friday Chaos and it's nice to be stumbled on your page. You really have some good stuff here.
    I am a new follower.

    All the best,
    Scudds x

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  79. The dress is gorgeous and the cosmetic vanity case is a real little treasure.

    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

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  80. Want that dress and the purse is an exceptional piece!

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    1. I would settle for the purse, but if I had to, I guess I would be okay having it all... ;-)

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  81. Oh wow, what a gorgeous post! Loving the coat and all the stunning accessories!!! xoxo

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  82. what beautiful photos, I love christmas light bokeh! and That leopard coat is so stunning!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thank you! ;-)

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  83. This post is simply GREAT, lovely pictures and beautiful accessories and gorgeous leopard coat! I am your new follower ;o)
    www.impromp-two.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm truly glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

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  84. You have beautiful stuff here! Love the jacket :)

    Ana,
    Alex Von B

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  85. Gorgeous photos! Love that leopard coat!!!

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  86. Lovely things!
    I want these earrings and the vanity case *.* And nice stockings too)

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  87. im so glad i came across your blog. you're an amazing writer. and i love your thoughts.
    The earrings are absolutely gorgeous.

    Following you right away!
    hope you follow me too:)
    http://girl-gulaabi.blogspot.in/
    www.facebook.com/gulaabigirl

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    1. I'm so glad you came too!! So happy to have you!

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  88. and i forgot to mention, you're beautiful:)

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