Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Curvy OOTD :: Smart Orange

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

You know when you find a dress that you can dress up, dress down, wear to everything and make it work? This is one of them. I've styled it in a couple of ways, but today I'm feeling tres professional, so thought I would share the smarter look with you. 

Orange Skater Dress - H&M. They also sell this in navy (or they did when I bought them about three months ago) and the cut of them is beyond flattering- whoever designed them needs a medal. 

Black Cardigan - H&M. Fairly standard and something everywhere sells. I feel like I have about 40!

Gold Buttoned Leggings - Evans. Usually I think Evans stock nothing but paisley tents, but these leggings were a little gem and worth spending a bit more on because they haven't bobbled, thinned or snagged like their cheaper counterparts may have done.

Sparkly Black Belt - Next. This belt came in a set of two with a gold one and I love them both and wear them a great deal more than I anticipated to. Worth the £12.


Orange Scalloped Edge Shoes - NewLook. I bought these just after I had Darcy as a treat to myself and they have been a firm favourite ever since. They are heels but not stripper style high (although we all love a good stripper shoe here and there, non?), made of suede so fit like a dream and overall, add a touch of elegance. Even if I do say so myself. Which I do.

Snakeskin Black Clutch Bag - Next. I bought this some time ago but you can't swing a dead cat in Next without finding a black going out bag, so you'll be 'reet.

Black Ring - Borrowed (forever haha) from Zoechummy.


Green Glass Earrings - Miss Selfridge, SEVEN years ago. I had to include these and explain the story behind them. I call them my 'lucky' earrings, because they were bought when I was going through a phase when I could have done with some luck! It was the Summer of 2005 and I was sitting my end of year university exams. At the exact same time I had met a boy. I was completely infatuated and wanted to spend every waking (and sleeping- ooer) minute with him and I couldn't think of anything else at all. I wasn't sure that he felt the same way (he had said he didn't want a relationship) and I don't know how he got so under my skin but he did.

I was sat in one of my exams and it was twenty minutes in. I realised I hadn't studied nearly enough, knew none of the answers and wanted only to go and see the boy. In a moment of total madness, I got up, grabbed my bag and marched out of the exam hall. I went straight to the shops, on a whim, bought these green glass earrings and went to see the boy and tell him how I felt.

I failed the exam and resat it that summer. 

I married the boy. 

Turns out, they were lucky. 

Toodlepip!

xx

132 comments:

  1. ah love the story behind the lucky earrings xxx

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  2. Nawww your such a babe!! Paisley tents pahaha! love xxx

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  3. That earring story put a right smile on my face :)
    Yay for the lucky earings :)
    Gorgeous outfit Louise :) You look lovely :)

    Laura xoxo

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  4. that is a lovely story behind those earrings! and this outfit is lovely also :) xxx

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  5. AhAh that story is so cute :) lindsayfrances.blogspot.com

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  6. Awh the story behind the earrings is gorgeous! Hope I will have a cute little story to tell someday!

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  7. You look great! I love your story!

    xx Romy

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  8. The earring story gave me goosebumps! I love it! Love the dress too, you look gorgeous! I've been watching your videos with zoe and fleur and I loved the scarf you were wearing so much (the one with neon pink skulls) that I had to go out and buy it! I did a primark haul on my blog and I gave you a mention :) xx

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  9. Loved the story about the earrings too..and it gives hope to all those about to sit their finals...although I wouldn't recommend them getting up in the middle of an exam..lol you are looking fabulous..:-)

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  10. I have the same pair of earrings. Seriously. They are lucky for me, but wow are they lucky for you! Love the story behind them.
    Gorgeous colour dress on you, shoes match the dress perfectly.
    x

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  11. Aww I love the earring story!!

    You look lovely as always :)

    Sarah xx

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  12. What a gorgeous story behind those earrings you should put them in a frame somewhere.

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  13. You're simply beautiful. I'm going through a rough time (and have been for a few years) but I hope one day my life will turn around like yours did. Without a doubt you're my biggest inspiration <3

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  14. it suits you so well, dear :) and you look fab in it! so summery!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  15. You look absolutely gorgeous here Louise! That colour really suits you! Makes me want to go out and get some brights for spring xx

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  16. You look gorgeous and the earring story made me smile! xx

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  17. This is the cutest story. It gave me goosebumps. You're so cute, Louise. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  18. Gorgeous outfit and such a cute story :)

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    xxxx

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  19. You look so gorgeous Louise :) and the earring story is possibly the loveliest thing I've ever read!

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  20. What a brave decision - and one of the best I bet! What a lovely story, I agree with a comment above, those earrings deserve to be framed or something!!

    Love reading your blog and watching your videos, in the most non creepy way I find myself waiting for your new posts and videos!!

    xxx

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  21. Aww such a lovely story behind the earrings! Amazing how items can hold such memories :) Lovely outfiy, you are adorable x

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  22. This dress look amazing :)

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  23. That story is the loveliest thing ever! We also sell that exact style of dress in Topshop at the mo and they're reduced to £15 :)
    xx

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  24. Aw, that is such a cute story.

    Check out my blog? http://nicolayoung13.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. wow such a gorgeous outfit, Suits you very well.
    And what a awesome story behind the ear rings super duper cute :) :)
    The exam was defo worth failing for :)
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    xxxxxxxx

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  26. Aww, I hope I'll have a story like that to tell in the future!
    You look absolutely beautiful, and I'm loving that dress!

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  27. Love that dress, it matches the shoes so well too! Such a cute story at the end! x

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  28. Ahhh the story behind the earrings is gorgeous! Xx

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  29. I smell a family heirloom in the for of earrings! Id wrap them up for Baby Glitter, when shes a little older and tell her when the time comes to crack out the earrings she'll know (just edit the skipping exams part teehee!) Great post yet again :)

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  30. I love these shows, there really pretty :)
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  31. awwww what a nice story behind the earrings :) xx

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  32. WOW you look amazing! beautiful figure! :) Looking so well! hope you feel well in your skin!

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  33. I dont know if its becasue i'm a bit mental or becasue i'm sat in a onesie in bed in the afternoon or becasue I have so much uni work to do my brain feels like its going to explode or a mixture of all three but that story just made me cry. :]
    xx

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  34. Aww that is such a lovely and romantic story :) You look gorgeous in that dress the colour really suits you :) xo

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  35. This colour looks gorgeous on you, I love how the shoes and dress match perfectly! The shoes are super cute, I adore the scalloped edges :)

    Frances xx
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  36. Oh, Louise. I read your blog since forever and many times have I felt the urge to comment, however never did it till this day.
    The earrings part is just so amazingly well written - and I believe in real life it was even more precious - almost out of one of the block buster books out there.

    I hope, one day, we would get your own novel.

    Love your way of writing <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<<3<3<33<3<3<3
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  37. I think being ill is making me hormonal, genuinely just blubbed a bit at the earrings story. <3

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  38. Oh my goodness, I love your story about the earrings. It gave me goosebumps - in fact i'm still feeling a bit shivery! It's like something from a movie!
    Anyway, I absolutely love the way you write, with your parentheses and swingings of dead cats! It's really engaging, and clever and funny.
    You look beautiful, love the shoes and I think I may have to scout this dress out next time I'm in H&M! xx

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  39. What a lovely blog post and such a great read!!

    The outfit is really gorgeous!

    X

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  40. Aw that's such a cute story. Sometimes u have to trust your instincts!

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  41. Such a cute story behind the earrings :)
    And such a pretty outfit ! xx

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  42. such a cute story :)
    this outfit looks SO good on you!
    xox

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  43. aww, love the story behind your earrings :} xxx

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  44. That story just made my heart melt! That's so beautiful! And so is the outfit. :) xxx

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  45. Aw that story is so sweet :D A true love story! :D You look beautiful! :) xxx

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  46. Love the earring story! Really lovely outfit, I love the leggins and shoes :)

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  47. Love the outfit and the story about the ear-rings is sweet x x

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  48. You look stunning!! ^_^
    And the story...so lovely! I want a fairytale like that *le sniff sniff*

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  49. the earring story is so cute! oh my god louise actual tears
    i'm so jealous

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  50. The earring story sounds like something from a movie!
    Lucky earrings indeed. xx

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  51. You look majorly pretty! Love the story of the earrings, so romantic <3

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  52. very elegant outfit! the story behind those earrings is so cute xx

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  53. The story behind the earrings made me smile :)

    And your outfit is gorgeous!!

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  54. You look amazing! Lovely outfit post.

    Cute story behind those earrings too, n'awww :)

    www.laurasallmadeup.blogspot.com

    xx

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  55. It's soo refreshing to see a curvy lady do an OOTD, I'm a size 16 - 18 and after watching a few of your videos on Youtube you've made me feel soo much more confident, your beautiful inside and out, what a lovely story too.

    xx

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  56. But you didn't pass the exam that day. :/ :D
    I love your earrings, and your shoes also!

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  57. I love that dress! I'm dfinately going to buy this. I have a dess that I can dress up or dress down already, it's a navy lace one at river island. It's so pretty, limited edition but still available (I think) :D ps. I love the earing story :)

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  58. Your earring story was so adorable, I need to get me some of that luck! You look beautiful as always :)

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  59. Love this colour on you! Also liked you in that green dress you wore with Zoe when you were on the tube! x

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  60. Love that story behind the earrings :) The dress is pretty love the way you have styled it :)
    xx

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  61. Love that story with the earrings! This outfit looks so gorgeous on you louise! You stunner! xxx

    www.makeuploverconfessions.blogspot.com

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  62. I love the outfit! That dress is so pretty. Also, I really enjoyed the story about the earrings ;)

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  63. aww love the story of your lucky earrings! x

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  64. you look gorgeous xx

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  65. awwww I like the little story! That's what I love about having jewelry or a collection of perfumes because, there are stories behind them! <3 <3 <3 <3

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  66. Awwwww! I love your story about the earrings :) You look adorable, too!

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  67. The story behind the earrings made me feel all warm and happy inside :)

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  68. Beautiful outfit, and I love the earring story! So sweet :) x

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  69. the earring story! <3 aww!
    love the color of your heels btw! very pretty :)

    xoxo,
    Jasmine

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  70. Cutest story ever. And this is coming from a seriously bitter spinster ;) The outfit's gorgeous too :)

    Livvy (faceofthunder.blogspot.com)

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  71. You look amazing!
    Such a cute story! N'awww!

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  72. Louise, firstly you look stunning in this outfit! You have really lovely legs! Secondly, the story behind the earrings is amazing!! Who cares about resitting an exam when you're got the love of your life?! Amazing! xx

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  73. Louise I have just discovered you on youtube and you are just so so lovely to watch! And I love your blog just as much! x

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  74. Way to Go Lou, I was crying and laughing at the same time,while reading that very cute story.. Thank God my husband isn't home otherwise; I think he would be looking for a couple of men in little white coats to take me away. You look so pretty and Luv Luv Luv your lucky earrings Also, Please make sure to tell Darcy that story someday. All young girls should know how important love is and they should learn it from someone who loves them very much...Lucky Earrings Indeed...

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  75. wow your looking FABulous!!! :)
    super pretty louise :D
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  76. Oh my god ! You're kidding me right ? That's brilliant ! No wonder they're your lucky earrings :)
    You. Lost weight ! I'm sure of it, you look amazing !
    And as twisha3 said, you should tell Darcy when she's older :)

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  77. you look gorgeous :) and the earring story was so cute! you should do a post all about how you met your husband. it seems like such a fairytale story :) x

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  78. The luckiest of earrings! Love your OOTD !! The dress is gorgeous! Have to get myself to H&M and scout out a dress like that :)
    You do us curvy girls proud Louise! xxxxxx

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  79. Oh my goodness. I am the biggest sucker for a love story and that gave me a little chill. A good chill! Maybe goosebumps is more appropriate?!
    Also you look lovely and as we are similar in shape; I need that dress, oh my goodness!

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  80. The earring story is so lovely! I love hearing stories that are like 'thats the girl im going to marry!' haha! love the big old softieness!
    I have that dress too in brown and its just amazing.
    Hannah - confessioncloset.blogspot.com

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  81. Amazing story behind the earrings, and as always you look lovely!! xo

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  82. I loved that story:) lovely that u have a connection with the earrings that u can remember for the rest of your life:) love the outfit!

    Much love,x
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  83. Aw that's a lovely story about the earrings! Would be great to pass them down to baby glitter some day! :)

    xx

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  84. I love the detail on the leggings!
    xx
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  85. Such a gorgeous story to go with a gorgeous lady!
    Lovely outfit, love the skater dress :)
    xx

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  86. I love the whole outfit, but the story about the earrings is so lovely!
    xx -B

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  87. Aww what a story!! Love the colour of the dress, looks perfect with the shoes :)

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  88. i generally don't post. not that i don't regularly read your blog!...i'm just lazy :( but i couldn't help it. the earring story was precious! and you look lovely in your outfit of the day.

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  89. Gorgeous outfit. You look very pretty and Spring-like x

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  90. Lovely outfit, I love your shoes they are so cute :-)

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  91. you look gorgeous here louise! i love love love the dress! x

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  92. You look gorgeous Louise, the dress looks amazing on you.
    I loved the story about your lucky earrings, it just made me say awww after reading it. xxx

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  93. The story is gorgeous louise :) i kinda find myself in it because my boyfriend also didnt want a relationship at the time and now we're having our fith anniversary this may ;) so fairytales do come true ha?!
    btw i love your blog and your youtube and ahwwww everything


    XOXO Bee
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  94. Aw what a lovely story, like the ending of a rom-com (because knowing you there'd be a few laughs thrown in too :)) You look gorgeous in these photos, I love the scalloped edge on the shoes :) xx

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  95. Ooooh i teared up then! Lovely story :) x

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  96. Hi lovely Louise!

    What a great story of you and Matt (and the earrings)! I totally LOVE your outfit. You look gorgeous! Coral is one of my favorite colors! And the scallopped shoes are tres cute!

    Love ya! xx Lexi

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  97. The dress seems to suit your figure perfectly! You look vair stylishh, And i loved the story behind the earings- so cute :)

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  98. How lovely, lucky lucky boy xx

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  99. You look tres foxy. That colour really suits you.
    I have a v similar story re exams/Mr Thrifty. Oh dears. Twighlight zone.

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  100. You look lovely! Everything I see in coral I love - suits you!

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  101. you look so stunning Louise,love the colour and what a love story awwwww loved reading that,such a nice memory for you,hope you and Darcy are good,love and hugs xxxx

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  102. such a lovely story behind the earrings lou!
    also cute outfit. you look gorgeousss!
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  103. oh my goodness, your earring story! precious.

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  104. I love the orange dress and the shoes.

    And the story - that is the cutest thing ever.. :')

    ~Hannah xx

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  105. Aw! The story is so so cute
    Love the dress too :)

    xx
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  106. i know about a gajillion people have send this but sorry i'm not sorry i have to say this: the story about the green earrings is legit the cutest thing & oh my daaays baby glitter is adorabubble :) xxx

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  107. What a great story!! Love conquers all!!

    I really like the colour of your dress! So bright and happy!! I wish I could pull of that colour - I'm only just coming out of my neutral shades comfort zone!

    Such a beautiful post! Reading that made my evening (I'm a complete hopeless romantic!)

    Ginger x

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  108. You look amazing, and that earring story is so sweet xxxx

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  109. The earring story is just awww :')
    I love the dress, you look great!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  110. Love your earring story! That dress is so flattering :)

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  111. such a lovely story behind the earrings made me smile,,, you looked amazing and so classy xx

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  112. SUCH a cute story! the earrings are beautiful too.

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    x

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  113. Your'e such an inspirational person to me and I'm sure to many others! I love how you dress and if I say so my self I will be going out to H&M to get the orange dress as I think we have a similar figure and it works a treat on you and I'm hoping it will on me!

    Please feel free to check my blog out & follow as I am just starting out in the bloggin' world!
    http://thoughtsfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  114. That story about the earrings is so cute. Made me smile wide, just reading it, which is why I love both this blog and your youtube channel. You always make me smile.

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  115. you always look so pretty xx

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    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    @MissLauren____

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  116. I absolutely love your OOTD for curvy girls!! I've been dying to find a skater dress thats a perfect fit so might have a look in H&M for this one! Don't usually go in but always worth a look!! Thanks :)

    beautyconfessionsofabiggirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  117. Louise you are so gorgeous :) I love your OOTD's they always give me lots of inspiration to go and try some new styles! You're also the reason I have just signed up to this blog site! :-) xo

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  118. Iv given you an award on my blog!!! xoxox

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  119. I love the colour of that dress it's so vibrant and I like the pop of green you added with the earrings!

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  120. The earring story is pretty fab! I really love this outfit. I'm always more of a smart than casual girl - don't know why, I just am! - so this is outfit is definitely up my street :)

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  121. You look gorgous!!! Love the shoes!
    mybeautyboutique.blogspot.com xxx

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  122. it's my first day as a member of blogspot but read your blogs before. But the story of the earrings really catched me because actually it really gives me some hope! That you didn't give up when he was saying he doesn't want a relationship :) makes me think i'm not the only person who never give up the hope that your dream can come true when you really want it! Thanks for that :P

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  123. i love this outfit, you look so lovely!

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  124. Oh my gosh. great ending hahaha made me feel so happy. lolol!

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  125. You always look so lovely Louise! :)

    So glad to see the OOTDs on your blog again, I love the dress and how the shoes are a perfect match with it :) xx

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  126. The earrings story made me smile so much :D

    xxxxxx

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  127. Hey louise, I know that this post is old, so you might not see it, but todays curvy ootd brought me here!! Can I just say, you are a similar size to me and a really a style inspiration( stylperation???)! But on top of that the story of your green earrings is just toooo cute!
    Lots of love from an Irish sprinklerino:)

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  128. Such a cute story behind the earnings, as i was reading it i was hoping you was going to say it was matt! haha! :3

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  129. I've been slowly going back through your blog, Louise, and reading all your posts and by far this my most favorite post and story you have shared with us. I just got so happy. Thank you for sharing these lovely parts of your life with us!! You are such a lovely person and I'm so glad I have you in my life, in the way that you are.

    I have no idea if that made sense, but.... you know. Also no idea if you'll see this comment since it's on such an old post. WHELP!

    xxTanya
    minacoleta.blogspot.com

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