February 27, 2012

Met

Wearing: Lover Serpent Lace dress, Tony Bianco heels, Tresor Paris bracelet.

When my friend James asked if I wanted to shoot some photos at The Met yesterday I immediately asked, "but are we allowed to"? It turns out no, we were not. We only managed to take a dozen shots while trying out lighting before we were told to stop. Somehow, the extraordinarily talented James Nord managed to get these while I was casually strolling the European Sculpture & Decorative Arts wing (as one does in red French lace). 

I know I have worn this dress a similar way before but I still love it as much as the day I bought it, and despite not being able to get away with wearing on a regular basis I feel that it was the perfect investment piece. I have worn it to events, nights out and a wedding, and it deserves every compliment it receives. I would say it is the boldest and most evocative dress I own, but paired with understated heels and accessories it is my personal favourite too. 

Photos by James Nord

187 comments:

  1. Simply stunning! I am a huge fan of this Lover dress. You look beautiful and The Met provides the perfect backdrop xx

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the dress!

    xx
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  3. Its a beautiful dress jess,So stunning on you even if you wear it the same way it could never get boring the change of scenery changes the look of the dress also! Id love to see your hair up high with this dress!

    Least you still managed to get a few sneaky shots in the Met before you were asked to stop! :D

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  4. Jess, this is amazing. One of the most amazing posts. xxx

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  5. omg gorgeous photography.... amazing outfit. this is stunning!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  6. Wow!! These photos, you and the red dress look as if you would be part
    of fashion editorial!

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  7. WOW the red dress looks so great!

    Tanja

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  8. Stunning shots Jess. That dress is amazing. The lace is gorgeous. Love that these were taken in The Met.

    Christie x

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  9. very very beautiful....need I say more!

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  10. WOW, the photos are simply breathtaking! love the dress!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  11. Haha cool you took the risk, the result is great. Beautiful location and outfit. some items just deserve to be worn many many times

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  12. beautiful pics, i love the dress! and cool place to shoot!

    xxx
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  13. These are so amazingly beautiful :o

    xo Camilla

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  14. I've read, you were kicked out of The Met cause of these shooting. You know Jess it's worth it. So amazing pics. I adore #2 and #4. Thank you for inspiration

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  15. Amazing!! Gorgeous post!!

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  16. this dress is sooo beautiful, as are you! and kudos to the photographer for snapping these amazing photos so quickly. amazing post!


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  17. these pictures are magical.... :) you fit right in with the pieces of artwork <3

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  18. These photos and the dress are absolutely stunning. These look straight out of a Vogue editorial!!!

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  19. stunning shots, loving the setting

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    x

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  20. This dress is just beautiful and if I owned this, I too would wear it to many events. Thanks to you, I have been introduced to the label Lover! Loved their new collection! I now consider myself a fan.
    Suzi x
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  21. stunning dress and stunning location! love these pictures!

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  22. The dress is gorgeous, definitely a good investment! Love the photos, a pity they wouldn't let you shoot more! :)

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  23. amazing pics, the dress is absolutely gorgeous :)

    Hanna
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  24. oh wow, you look beautiful and that dress is gorgeous !

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  25. I dream of this dress being the cover of my wardrobe.
    xxx
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  26. wow. James is sure pretty damn cool to get these amazing shots on a strictly limited time =P
    where is the Met? it's really interesting. I am charmed by its super antique interiors. and the details of the building are so great, just like your lovely as dress.
    and yes, I still remember you wear that Lover dress in Bali !! am I right?? =p breathtakingly gorgeous Jess xoxo really liking the last pic the best!
    It's such a nice candid X)


    Xoxo
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  27. Beautiful photo's. This dress is gorgeous, especially the red & black versions. The red suits you so well. You look beautiful.

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  28. This is such a gorgeous shoot and the dress works perfectly in the surroundings of that beautiful local. The Serpent dress is seriously probably my favorite piece by Lover - love it! You look lovely.


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  29. Woww Awesome dress!! Lovely but sexy!! It looks perfect!!
    Great pics!

    xoxo from München
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  30. woow. that dress is amazing and you look even more stunning in that amazing location!

    X, Annie
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  31. totaly in love with you dress...stunning!

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  32. love the last pic!
    xoxoxoxo
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  33. Amazing photos ! So Vogue!

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  34. Well it is absolutely stunning! And yes- from what I recall from boarding shool (and our resulting trips to the met) is that you an only take photos in certain areas without getting into trouble haha

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  35. Beautiful photos, the setting is perfect!

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  36. Gorgeous!

    xo

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  37. So beautiful dress!

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  38. Love it! its so elegant and romantic. <3 ANI http://aniscatwalk.blogspot.com/

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  39. beautiful photos and you have stunning legs :))

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  40. i love your style. the dress ir perfect! OMG

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  41. This is amazing. Can you please link to the heels?

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  42. Lovely dress! Great photos!


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  43. Such a great composition - the perfect outfit for the amazing setting!
    xxx
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  44. Absolutely stunning! Everything about this shoot is perfect - you're outfit, the background, the lightening... it's such a shame that you weren't allowed to take more pictures!
    xoxo
    Melanie

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  45. That dress is too beautiful for words! It's definitely a keeper! And those shots turned out amazing!

    xoxo
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  46. Gorgeous!!!
    xxx
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  47. amazing!

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  48. So beautiful :)

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    x

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  49. I'm in love with your dress!!! <3 <3

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  50. :O This dress is to die for! Nice post!
    ~Natalia
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  51. Gorgeous pictures - I love the almost sunset lighting!
    Gems :)

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  52. Glad you were able to sneak in some incredible captures. You look like a modern fairy tale in that dress!

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  53. girl your lace dress looks so hott!!!! and im loving those Bianco heels!!!!! simply stunning

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  54. Your dress matches the whole interior! very stunning!

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  55. It looks stunning on you! And I am in love with the last picture. It looks as if there's an air of mystery to it.
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  56. great pics !!!

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  57. I adore this dress and I love bloggers that wear the same thing several times! Clothes that are loved should be worn a lot!!

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  58. Very nice dress!
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  59. beautiful photos!

    Bises,
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  60. The picture are stunning! Could be from a perfume ad! xoxo Minnie&Daisy

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  61. Gorgeous dress ! :)

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  62. Love the dress, but I'm truly amazed by the quality of your pictures! Your blog is so simple and it catches my attention every time I come here. Congrats on your great work! =)
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  63. love the asymettry and the lace detailing of that dress. It's so unique and creative <3
    Rory
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  64. Oh my gosh, these are simply stunning
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  65. They are amazing!!! Lovely dress!
    Besos, Su.
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  66. stunning pics! :)

    xx Elle from http://www.talonsetbonbons.com/

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  67. It's beautiful!!

    Great pictures:)

    Have a nice day,

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  68. beautiful photos

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  69. A very beautiful setting for your photos.

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  70. i love your dress!!!

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  71. You are gorgeous!, and the background...stunning.
    Hope you’rehaving a great start to the week

    Big hugs!
    Inés

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  72. Ooh, I really love your style! It's so fresh and your legs are amazing! :D

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  73. Stunning photos! Your dress is so beautiful! xxx

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  74. How are you so gorgeous?! I love those shoes.. and that dress is divine. I saw you on refinery29! Congrats on the exposure :)

    Regan
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  75. You look magically in this dress!
    greetings

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  76. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. The setting is so classic and pretty and your look totally fits that enviorment!

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  77. Simply gorgeous! I don't even know where to begin! The dress is stunning and your heels are to die for!!
    xoxo
    Andrea
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  78. Beautiful dress, you are beautiful !
    x.o

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  79. Wow - these are incredible and you look beautiful! Some of my favourite shots ever posted by a blogger. He shot all of these subtly while not being allowed to?! What a talent! And you did an absolutely wonderful job casually posing and not looking awkward. You wouldn't be able to tell these were shot in secret had you not mentioned!

    xo
    Jen

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  80. very beautiful pics! <3

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  81. Well before you were told to stop, you made amazing pictures! Beautiful dress and location.
    xIrisistible

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  82. ooooo nice outfit!!!!!


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  83. i am obsessed with anything red these days! you look gorgeous in that dress.

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  84. amazing photos
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  85. Beautiful dress!! love the lace :) Visit my blog:
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    xoxo

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  86. Absolutely love this dress.
    And, the background doesn't even look like the MET.
    Perfect backdrop :)

    xo Annie
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  87. Beautiful photographs!
    That dress is absolutely stunning.
    xx

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  88. wow most amazing looking shoot, envy your dress so much! x

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    xx

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  89. What a beautiful dress.

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  90. Wow this is stunning!!! Really gorgeous.

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  91. this dress is to DIE for and you look amazing.

    wow!

    xx
    Emily
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  92. Your blog is so super wonderful!

    xoxo,

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  93. These are fantastic shots!

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  94. Phenomenal photos. They really are something special. Great to see that dress again!

    Love from South Africa

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  95. Stunning pictures, pretty good for a hurried shoot! Love that dress.

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  96. Such a dress and such a venue, just wow!

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  97. What a beautiful dress. And love the location of the shoot, so perfect!
    xo Madeleine
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  98. You look incredible! :)

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  99. this lace dress is absolutely amazing!

    xx
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  100. ooohmyy, i looove this dress!!
    x

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  101. ohhh love the photos and love the dress!
    x x x x

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  102. ssoo soo soo beautiful!!! absolutely love it

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  103. such gorgeous photos! the MET is my favorite place to be lost in ... its a different world!


    xx


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  104. I can't believe this is not in fashion magazine,hun!Amazing!
    xx
    B.

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  105. these pictures are beyond gorgeous! and that dress is divine - as I newer reader of your blog, I can tell you that you are definitely a new favorite

    <3 Alison
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  106. That last picture... UNREAL. Love it.

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  107. That's one of my favourites dresses ever!! Love it!
    xo,Clochet

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  108. Amazing idea!!! and the photos are to die for!

    SSSx

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  109. Beautiful look and photos!!!

    Kisses Nana from Brazil..
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    I follow you in instagram, LOVE your style!! Follow me like me to you!;)

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  111. WAUW, so classy <3

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  112. You always show me labels I don't know about... so exciting!

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  113. This dress is a stunner, i've never seen the likes of it, i can understand why it's your personal fave.
    By the way, you're also stunning!

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  114. By the way i really wish i had read your list of vintage store locations BEFORE i had journeyed to Melbourne, regretful.

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  115. wow!
    great dress!

    xx one more shoes

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  117. These are GORGEOUS!!!!
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  118. Gorgeus dress! ♥

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  119. Just to let you know that I've mentioned you on a post in my blog recommending people to enter your blog!
    I really love your style! The pictures and everything... your blog is super cool!

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    Kisses from Catalonia, Spain!

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  120. amazing photos! love the dress and its color!
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  121. your photos are always so gorgeous,
    i love your blog!

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  122. woooow.. you look stunning as always and this location is also amazing! <3

    XOXFEMKE.
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  123. GOSH that dress! So fabuloussssssss!! xxx

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  124. great photos and you look beautiful!!

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  125. Wow, you look really pretty! beautiful dress!

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  126. Omg you look so beautiful....

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  127. Gorgeous, the dress is beautiful!

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  128. So beautiful red dress!

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  129. Gorgeous dress. // emelieelisabeth.com

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  130. WOW! These photos are absolutely stunning!!

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    kisses, Jasmin

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  131. You look absolutely gorgeous! That dress was made for you!

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  132. You look amazing!!!

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  133. Stunning photos...and yes, that dress looks A-mazing!

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  134. The dress is not only beautiful by itself but the setting and lighting make it look incredible! Lovely photos

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  135. WOW! Lovely pictures!

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  136. LOVELOVE this amazing outfit.
    xo

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  137. Wooow gorgeous!!! ;-))

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  138. Beuatiful!

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  139. Such a stunning dress! & love how those heels are so classic and elegant!

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  140. this is amazing! And I can't believe you got away with this, which is also amazing. haha. kudos!

    xx Niki from A Haute Mess

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  141. I love your post! I would love for you to check out my blog!!

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  142. Black is back!!!!
    Beautiful pictures!

    Big hugs!
    Inés

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  143. love the red lace dress!

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  144. Wow these pictures are great, loving that red dress it is so gorgeous!!

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  145. That is one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen! Lovely as always.

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  146. I don't like your shoes... very bad. Sorry

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  147. amazing... love the location and the dress is very vibrant and beautiful!

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  148. Your dress is stunning!

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