Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Day to Night Series - Black Maxi Skirt + $50 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day to Night Series - Black Maxi Skirt + $50 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway!!









Today is my Friday, and I was so close to accidentally wearing jeans to work today, oops.  I remembered just in time though.  I requested off on today and tomorrow a couple of weeks ago not even realizing it was Labor Day weekend, but a 5 day weekend makes it even better now!  It will be a nice break from work and school for a few days.  = )  We're still debating on going to the lake, the casinos or just staying in town and getting caught up on life.  What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Thanks for stopping by for the Day to Night Series! Every two weeks I will pick a different item and a different blogger. One person will style it more casually for day, and the other will dress it up for night. This week the item is a black maxi skirt.  Joy from All Things White wore her black maxi more casually for day with a tee, a denim vest, some really cute tortoise sunglasses that I love and a gorgeous bright blue bag (that I need also!)  Make sure you stop by Joy's blog to see her outfit details.  I wore my black maxi skirt a little dressier this time be pairing it with my favorite J. Crew punk floral printed silk blouse (my favorite J.Crew print to date,) ankle strap heels and a necklace that I won from a local boutique here in Memphis, Ella!  Besides the jewelry and clutch, my entire outfit was bought off of eBay.  I love scoring deals like that!  Keep reading to learn about one of my sponsors this month and to enter the $50 Shopbop gift card giveaway! 


I want you to meet one of my blogger friends, Lulu from Simply Lulu Style.  She is a wife, twin mom to her little nuggests (boy/girl twins), HR professional, and oh yeah...a lifestyle blogger!  Simply Lulu Style shares all things fashion, food and a little this and that.  Lulu is so gorgeous and wears realistic outfits that I could wear to work or feel comfortable wearing out without showing too much skin.  She is one of my daily reads, and I love her sense of style.  Lulu is giving away an amazing giveaway to one of my lucky readers today, a $50 Shopbop gift card!  I just hate that I can't enter.  = )  To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck and make sure you stop by and say hello to Lulu!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Linking up with Lindsey, Shanna and Alison.
Photography by Allison Fay.
 

125 comments:

  1. i def buy a fun new handbag for fall! great giveaway! and fabulous outfit laura u look incredible!

    XO Meghan

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    1. so funny, Meghan… I was thinking the same exact thing! I need a fall hand bag ;) great minds think alike!

      Laura, you're a doll- and gorgeous as always! Love that J.Crew top!

      xo. Elle

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  2. Beautiful outfit - I love the pairing of the leopard clutch and green shirt.

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  3. Love your shirt, the green is so vibrant.

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  4. Adore this look on you, that black maxi is to die for!

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  5. I love that skirt!

    Kayla
    www.turquoiseandjewels.com

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  6. I would get the V-Neck Striped Maxi Dress.

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  7. LOVE your night look! This is the perfect way to look classy in an evening maxi skirt. And you really need to teach me your ways on ebay shopping!!

    For the giveaway I think I might pick out a few of the travel items, so cute!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  8. Adore this outfit! And I would love to get a MBMJ neoprene case for my iPad mini :)

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  9. I love this tee! http://www.shopbop.com/festival-tee-free-people/vp/v=1/1522447730.htm?folderID=2534374302060703&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=23518

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  10. I would buy some jewelry for my wedding!

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  11. Such a pretty look! That blouse is so full of life. Love the maxi on you too!
    Xx
    Rhea
    http://fuss.co.in

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  12. If I won I would get some fall staples! :) I've always looked at the shopbop website and lusted haha but never bought anything so this is exciting!

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  13. That skirt is AMAZING. Love the pleated details. Lulu is awesome, I love her so much.

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  14. You look gorgeous! Love that top!!

    Kisses from Spain!
    Today on my blog "Urban Leather"
    Bellassinperderlacabeza.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this look! That maxi skirt is perfect! Great photos!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  16. I'd get a Botkier Valentina convertible bag!

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

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  17. I need a new pair of jeans! I think I'd get either a pair of Blank NYCs or another Citizens of Humanity pair.

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  18. I would probably get the Gigi Thong Sandals.

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  19. Girl, you look stunning in this outfit! Love that skirt!

    XOXO Jess

    www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the day and night look both! Enjoy your long weekend!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  21. I adore the first look with the black maxi!!

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  22. I would get these sweat pants in white or black.
    http://www.shopbop.com/basic-flare-sweatpant-wildfox/vp/v=1/845524441963149.htm?folderID=2534374302076334&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=43382

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  23. I love this whole look! That J Crew top is gorgeous!

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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  24. I would love to get the Solow Jersey Crop Leggings in navy

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I want the whole site. But I was excited to see the Adia Kibur link necklace bc I've been looking for something similar. So that would prob be my first buy!

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  26. I would love this: http://www.shopbop.com/pearl-cluster-necklace-adia-kibur/vp/v=1/1517730497.htm?folderID=2534374302168745&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=11338
    or this: http://www.shopbop.com/skinny-mini-bow-bangle-bracelet/vp/v=1/1530317502.htm?folderID=2534374302179240&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=29109

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  27. I would definitely buy shoes! :)

    Amanda
    www.thesequinedspaniel.com

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  28. I love these skinny mini bow stud earrings:
    http://www.shopbop.com/skinny-mini-bow-stud-earrings/vp/v=1/1598794089.htm?folderID=2534374302024641&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=29109

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  29. P.S.I love your outfit-that skirt is so pretty!

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  30. I love that j.crew top! i have that print in the bathing suit! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

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  31. That maxi skirt is seriously awesome lady!

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  32. No idea if it would suit me, but this top is pretty awesome:
    http://www.shopbop.com/madelyn-blouse-karen-zambos-vintage/vp/v=1/1525674990.htm?folderID=2534374302025763&fm=other-shopbysize-chosen&colorId=12867

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  33. The options are endless, but I would choose the Badgley Mischka Nikki Metallic Pumps for my wedding dress :D
    I'm getting married on December 28th!!

    #fingerscrossed

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  34. Awesome site! Either the Adia Kibur multicolored gem necklace or the BB Dakota Delmar pants.

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  35. First off love your top with that fabulous maxi skirt and second I love Lulu's blog. You both have such a great sense of style.

    Don't forget to stop by and link up tomorrow, Thursday, for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  36. I like the Madewell Engraved Stud Bracelet

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  37. That maxi is just gorgeous on you, love the front slit! I probably use the Shopbop credit towards a bag if I won :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Headband Giveaway!

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  38. i would pick the Blue Life
    Contrast Split Sleeve Tee and the Free People
    Long Beach Tank
    i loooooooooove them:):)

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  39. I would love to get some Tory Burch slippers!

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  40. Im in need of a new iPhone cover! Their prints are awesome!
    XoXo, Ky
    memyselfandky.blogspot.com

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  41. You look gorgeous!! I would get myself a new pair of heels if I won! Thanks for running this amazing giveaway!

    xo, Connie
    www.connnietang.com

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  42. In love with the Lanston Boyfriend Romper in blush...I need it! ;)

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  43. I love your floral top and I love Lulu! She's the sweetest!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  44. Absolutely ADORE this outfit! Love the color combinations and pattern mixes! :)

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  45. Ooo fun! I'd get the Free People Solid Sahaying Maxi Skirt in the marron color!

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  46. Loving the day to night looks!!

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  47. Laura this outfit is fabulous! I wanted that top so bad, and now that I see you got it on Ebay I am totally going to be on the hunt. It looks fantastic with the maxi skirt! Enjoy your long weekend! I can't wait until Friday. This back to school thing is killing me.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  48. Totally obsessed with this look! You look fabulous!
    -Kodi
    grey et al

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  49. The splendid maxi is pretty cute! Love your outfit.

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  50. I love the tie dye scrunch skirt from Free People!!! I would love to have it!! Thanks for the giveaway! xo

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  51. I am excited to head "home" and see my family for Labor Day weekend. I am really looking forward to seeing my 94 year old Grammy who is not doing very well.
    I am also going to introduce RD and the kids to Amish country while we are there! My son has been obsessed with whether the women will be wearing bonnets or not. LOL
    I can't wait to follow Lulu's blog as we have that twin Mommy thing in common. Have a good weekend, Laura! --Becky

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  52. I love the Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Moto Mini Bag, just don't know what color!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. How gorgeous are you in these pictures?! And more amazing things from ebay...I seriously don't know how you find them!

    Runway Chef

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  54. You look GORGEOUS!!! And dang girl, you have been scoring sweet stuff on eBay!! Holy moly!! :) Have a nice five days off! Enjoy and do something fun!!

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  55. I would probably choose the Digital Fold Front Blouse in mint. So pretty!

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  56. Anything by Elizabeth and James. I love their line!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  57. Great post! I would definitely put it towards the Club Monaco Ana Vest! Love me some camo

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  58. Beautiful Floral blouse <3

    www.macaclothenwa.blogspot.com

    xoxo MACA

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  59. I'd put the money towards some ankle booties for fall!

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  60. I would buy the Adia Kibur Thick Statement Necklace

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  61. I'd love one of the initial necklaces!

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  62. I've had my eye on a Madewell button up for a while! I'd definitely get that!

    annickalicenoel at gmail (dot) com

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  63. Gorgeous!!!! Love love love this outfit!

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  64. I would put the giftcard towards a nice designer bag! And I think you look amazing! I need to check out ebay!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  65. Obsessed with the ISSA jumpsuit! Amazing and you look fab! Crossing my fingers!

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  66. If I were to win, I'd definitely put the money towards a new tote! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  67. Great giveaway! I've been wanting a pair of leather D'Orsay flats to transition into the fall season ~ the Jeffrey Campbell 'In Love d'Orsay Flats' are perfect!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  68. would def buy the, Graphic Stripe Flare Dress!!!!

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  69. This is such a cool outfit Laura! That punk floral is a gorgeous print.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  70. Love the skirt on both of you!

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  71. I really want a faux leather skirt!
    Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Group Giveaway!

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  72. I'd get the Madeleine Stripe Hooded Sweater

    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  73. Oh my gosh - you look so gorgeous! Love that skirt.
    Great look. ;)

    Candida
    Merch Maven

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  74. You look So fabulous! I love your bright top and your super chic pleated skirt! LOVE this look. And I'm excited about the giveaway too!

    ~Jacy

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  75. I would choose http://www.shopbop.com/sasha-two-tone-wedge-sandal/vp/v=1/1577603883.htm?folderID=2534374302024643&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=47726~

    Sam Edelman
    Sasha Wedge Sandals

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  76. Oh so many things I want but I am looking for a pair of burgundy (just can't say oxblood) heels.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  77. I love Lulu's style and love that now I found your blog too!

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  78. my gfc name is sswpss, btw :)
    and I'd love the L*Space
    Colorblock Strap Reversible Bikini

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  79. A gorgeous look Laura!

    If I won the giveaway, I would purchase the Addison peplum top!

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  80. I am desperate need of a new purse. I've been using a light pink bag for months and I mean there's only so many times I can pull out the magic eraser to clean up the scratches. Really wanting a dark pink or purple purse for Fall! :) And love that top on you - so so pretty! - JB

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  81. I'd buy something like the Cheap Monday Lisa Peplum Top or the Free People Skater Baby Skirt or the BB Dakota Coralie Colorblock Dress!



    Monica Meza
    monicamezaa(at)yahoo(dot)com
    www.bloglovin.com/monicamezaa

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  82. I would put it towards this top: http://www.shopbop.com/martha-jersey-longsleeve-tee-marc/vp/v=1/1503618946.htm?folderID=2534374302060562&fm=other-shopbysize&colorId=26580
    So cute!

    Also, I just ordered the Old Navy shirt you suggested as a copy of your in the pictures! Soooo cute and I can't wait until it gets in :)

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  83. She's so cute and has AWESOME hair!

    Can I have everything from the site, please? :)

    -Danielle
    littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

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  84. I think I'd use it toward a new wallet!

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  85. I would buy something from Free People. Love that brand!

    http://operationwearmycloset.blogspot.com/

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  86. there's too much to choose from! Maybe some new jeans.

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  87. Either Jasper Drape Front Jacket or Oliver Overalls! Omg, dying, you have such fabulous giveaways! :)

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  88. Loving your hair and outfit!
    If I won, I'd love to get the Dolce Vita Alma Top.

    xo,
    -Allie @ LunaVida
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  89. The Delancey Gown is really pretty!

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  90. I love the Aster Cap Toe Flats in light green! So cute!

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  91. The Tara Dress by Parker is totes cute.

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  92. Great giveaway! Probably a handbag:)

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  93. They have so many things that I love - I would probably go with a new pair of Fall shoes! :)

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  94. i just got a new teaching job, so I need a lot of blouses, sweaters and pants!

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  95. I would buy another Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C.!

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  96. I'd choose the Juicy Couture Ombre Leopard Samsung Phone Case.

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  97. I would love to add a statement necklace for Fall.

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  98. I'd get the Tory Burch Enamel Large T Logo Stud Earrings in black!

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  99. I would choose this:

    http://www.shopbop.com/secret-garden-tights-commando/vp/v=1/1595464616.htm?folderID=2534374302072037&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=15724

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  100. There is so many things I would chose but most likely a bag!

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  101. I'd get an Orla Kiely bag. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  102. If I win, I'd get Sam Edelman Sasha Wedge Sandals

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  103. i think i'd buy the Rochas Short Sleeve Dress

    rafflecopter: daniel

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  104. I would choose the Schutz
    Blandina Strappy Sandals

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  105. So gorgeous and fabulous! Love it!

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