Monday, August 16, 2010

A Tropical Melody

There are a few things I love about clothes- textures, colors, and patterns. Lately I've found myself loving really bright, fun prints. This shirt is vintage (of course), and it's actually kind of an ugly/tacky print, but I think that is why I find it so great!
Worn with Topshop premium silk trousers, Coach nude clutch, and Nina Ricci dark brown python pumps.

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Anni said...

This is absolutely awesome!!!

Jasmine. said...

love the color scheme.

Veneno said...

your earings are killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Você é MUITO linda!

Trishna said...

I agree with you that this can be really tacky if you do not know what to do with it. But on you especially paired with those earrings and the trousers, it looks beyond fabulous. :)

Rocío said...

cute trousers!!!!!

xoxo

C.W. said...

love the outfit but Im dying over those earrings!!!

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Allison said...

from tacky to trendy...love it!!!

RUGGED RASPBERRIES said...

you are fabulous!!!

LOVE THOSE BOTTOMS

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Liv said...

Truth be told, if I were out shopping and saw those pieces I'd quickly do a 180 and speed off in the opposite direction. And yet you make them look super hot! How? How is this possible?! It's like a weird super power... :-)

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Fashion Rehab said...

Wow I love the top
its so pretty!!
love the earrings
also :)

sick outfit!!

Eden said...

I don't really think there is any need to say it every time but you are Gorgeous!!Always amazing outfits:)))

November Grey said...

Well done. That look is extremely difficult to wear, and you look fab.

xx

http://novembergrey.blogspot.com/

Chubby-but-Lovely said...

i think that shirt is unique. and WOWOWOW thoughs earrings lol

Raspberry Jam said...

Love it!

such a beautiful outfit!



xoxo

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

I love this outfit, I think the pants look really cool on you. I love the nail polish color too.

mademoiselle said...

you are so amazing and fab.
xo

http://itsthepassion.blogspot.com

Fashion Intel said...

Awesome colors Karla! I bet that one reader thinks this is really "weird."

missfitbliss said...

Just got your tweet. If you're style is strange then congratulations b/c strange is where it's at;) Totally unique and inspirational...please keep it up!

reineroi.com said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

SashaK said...

Great trousers! I love the color.

-Sasha
http://www.graysonmaeny.com

miriam pultro said...

i don't often comment, but this outfit is incredible! the shirt pairs perfectly with those pants, which i now want. :)

simplychic said...

i just bought a similar pair of pants! love the color.

DebbieJ said...

Wow this outfit is perfection! I love the combination of the top and the trousers!


X

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Isquisofrenia said...

i wish i could wear pants like that
i look really stupid but you look gorgeous, i really love the color of them and those earrings are to die for!
you look stunning!

Laura said...

I love it!!!! Silk is phenomenal and I have to agree that awesome vintage prints are the best =)

Sequin This said...

The print is gorgeous on you. Love your hair too :)

sequinthis

ewe said...

fabulous earrings!

Jaclyn Welch said...

Karla,
What a fab-funky look! ;)
You are hands down my favorite style blogger. Keep it coming!! Always an inspiration.

Best,
Jaclyn

FashionCommitted said...

I love this look! and the earrings are amazing!

pancakeSTACKER said...

Love this whole outfit, especially those olive pants! The colors in these photos are so refreshing :)

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Camilla said...

that shirt is tacky and ugly.
I have no clue how on earth you have made me want one.

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FASHION BUTTER said...

What? Those earrings are sick!!!!!!!

Giveaway time!

Laura said...

Your photos are always amazing !!!

I love them.


Xoxo lovely girl

Lady Symposium said...

Great colors... and LOVING the shoes.

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My Republic of Fashion said...

Love those Topshop trousers. That bright shirt is fantastic. Another stunning outfit!!:)SarahD

Sing said...

Love it.

Ispirationflor said...

you are soooo SOO beautiful

styledigger said...

It looks really great on you, but I'm sure it wouldn't on anyone else:)

MissZuri said...

yes the color scheme is wonderful. You pull it off very well :) and those earings are to die for. Are they heavy?

MissZuri said...

yes the color scheme is wonderful. You pull it off very well :) and those earings are to die for. Are they heavy?

Naomi said...

i really like the trousers!

Misnomer said...

I love how you made that top look so cool and those earrings are FTW!!! And the crush on the python clutch continues. ;-)
--Milles

Jasmin said...

Gorgeous outfit!
it compliments each piece well!
=]

vogueish said...

love your earings..cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Sooo tacky...
...I like it :)

Sara said...

I'm loving the pants!

justbecausefashion said...

i think those trousers are fantastic!

xxxgloria

Elena Vasilieva said...

loving the print, it's fabulous and the earrings are so pretty

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

xx

chrysso said...

love those trousers - and that print may be tacky - but it doesnt look tacky when you wear it! ck :) x

Jasmine said...

you look amazing, hair, make up,pants, tacky top and the earrings, Seriously im still trying wonder how you manage to have the best wardrobe known to human kind x

J.P. Archie said...

I am loving those earrings. Beautiful!

J.P. Archie
-jiggyloves.blogspot.com

rubiaenmadrid.blogspot.es said...

I just love your outfit!

fashion westie said...

Nice details in the earrings, shoes and clutch. The trousers are per-fec-tion! I love the colour and cut. Teamed with the kitschy/quirk of the vintage "hawaiian-esque" shirt makes the overall look much more fun and wearable....I really like this! :-)

Ginta said...

Wow, I love those trousers! They're beautifully ugly :)
Color scheme is amazing!

Could I Have That? said...

It's a toss up between the pants and the earrings. Love them both!

Annelie said...

Great look :-) love the shirt!! ooooh and the shoes ;-)

La Petite Anglaise said...

This outfit is a testament to your incredible eye for a hidden fashion gem (the shirt, obviously) and a lesson to all of us who don't have the balls to take fashion risks. Bold outfit choice here but oh-my-god does it pay off! Beautiful colours, variety of fabrics, perfect accessories. C'est parfait. X

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Glenda C said...

more power to ya. i could never wear earings that big

Valentine said...

Very nice and elegant


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Makiko said...

the shoes are absolutely fabulous.

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Luci Ana said...

this is awesome!!

Sammi said...

It's great. LOVE your nails.

Bekah said...

love the print!!! super cute

javiera said...

pretty as always :) ñpvr the stamp!


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Anonymous said...

hey karla
i was reading your twitter, im not a stalker i promise! haha
but i feel guilty because i was on the verge of thinking the same things a few months ago, but something in me told me to stick with you and you know what?
im extremely glad i did!
cause after that transition (which i really believe came after you chopped off your hair) i saw that you became more fitted and much more comfortable into this supreme vintage style that no other blogger can seriously imitate. i love the ways you mix patterns and colors, it's simply amazing. thank you for your blog.

-v
boradoori@hotmail.com

FASHION SNAG said...

Great outfit!

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M.LideCana said...

love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

I would never be able to pull this off but you make it look effortless. Love the earrings with your perfect pixie.

Ebony said...

Adore the pants ... no idea how you've managed to make it down the street in those heels though.

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palefoot said...

i don't know what i like best: the earrings, the trouser or the blouse~!!!

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v [ hobovogue ] said...

those colors are SO beautiful and vibrant. i love the shirt with those incredible statement earrings, and the whole outfit is so chic with those pants!


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Maryn said...

stunning outfit, love ur print!
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Zarna said...

im loving the bold earring and the print of the top!! i've started my blog back up again, stop by if you have a chance :)

hope you're having a lovely summer.

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Beautiful look! The colours look great together!

Little Amy said...

I LOVE this. It's so gaudy and loud but also controlled and refined! Check out my Etsy store, I think you'd really like it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/latenightaew

Nadia said...

You look great in these colours! I especially love the colour of those pants on you.


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Pixie Drive-In said...

Wow, you pull off this outfit beautifully! I love the pants with the print of the blouse!

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Tayler said...

my favorite are those big earrings! you look so good with big earrings, the short hair really shows them off well. GORGEOUS!

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Karoline Kalvø said...

Such an inspiration. Love it.


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Adele said...

Amazing images, as Karoline said above.. such an inspiration! Love the colours :)

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w said...

wow. those pants look fantastic on you... always a fan of your unique style!

w

Isabel said...

Your olive green harem pants and huge gorgeous earings are probably some of the best things I've ever seen.

lisa signorini said...

SO Special!!!!!!
Kisses
www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

you look amazing

WESTYLE said...

I've been totally looking for a pair of cute trousers- these look super cute and your whole outfit is rockin! Fun stuff

dred said...

this is so chic! i'm loving the silk trousers so much!

http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

RICHLILPOORGIRL said...

Love this! I am obsessed with trousers right now so obviously those are my favorite part. Not to mention the earrings (and I don't even like big earrings) and you always have the best shoes!

xx
http://www.richlilpoorgirl.com

Midge said...

Ahhhh, those pants are so great :)

Jane See said...

Love this look! :)

Collette Osuna said...

TOTALLY in love with the pants!! The colors in the blouse are too awesome! Great look:)

nrah. said...

You are so amazing! you can pull off anything!! xx

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Keshia & Terry said...

love this especially the trousers and the earings

Emily and Abigail said...

lusting the print!! great colors :)

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Amy said...

I LOVE you in this, it's so perfect! Different. Sometimes tacky prints really are the best.

Becca. said...

beautiful love love love you always look so fabulous karla :)

XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Marika said...

seems like you are still at Hawaii island!)
Nice shirt!

Marika
Btw, don't forget to check out my new project! - The Fashion Passion

strivingbelle said...

love the earrings! The whole outfit is well put together. love the purple on the shoes.


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Alexis Holden said...

Such a beautiful and chic outfit! I really enjoy your pants!

İzmir İstanbul Arası said...

Nice outfit!

xoxo♥♥

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Anna Felizola said...

WOW! incredible pictures!
xoxo
Anna

chauss said...

adorable shoes!!!!!
xo chauss

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Stephanie said...

your earrings are amazing! you always look so well put together :)

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Liana said...

omg these pictures are great! those shoes are amazinggg!!!

Sweet Confessions said...

it doesn't look tachy on you.. you made it work!!


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CIARA said...

this outfit is epic!
it's GORGEOUS!

XOXOX
ciaraspeaceloveandstyle.blogspot.com

Peta said...

It is often these unexpected vintage gems that really make an outfit & become wardrobe go to's. I bought this 70s maxi dress months ago. It's a warm red with a crazy peacock feather and leaves pattern all over. At first I was unsure about it but when I tried it on I knew I had struck gold. It is now one of my most worn pieces and attracts so many compliments.

LOVE your outfit, Karla. You look great!

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Jessica said...

i love your silky pants!
and your photos is gorgeous as always!

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Leigh said...

Just goes to show that even those off beat print pieces that you wouldn't look twice at in thrift store can be made to look modern, fun and gorgeous when paired well with other pieces.

Lizzy Webb said...

great outfit. as usual

Debora said...

Love the color of your pants !
You look so chic!

Anonymous said...

i dont know.. in the first photo, the pants look kinda strange. maybe its just the angle of the shot.
but i get where ur going with this look! what does the back of that shirt look like btw? i love it everytime someone makes a supposedly "tacky" item of clothing look chic! :)

always love your style karla! : and those earings.. toooo awesome for words!

*rachelwears said...

hands down the best look i have seen all day, you look AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! i am in love with this !!

MELISSA Z. said...

amazing shirt and love the color and the model of your pants! <3

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More than Mode said...

Beautiful!!
You always look amazing!!!!
xoxo

Marta

Erika Michel said...

Your look is sooo colorful! I was looking at floral tops similar to the one you have today, but I didn't buy any of them... I didnt think I could pull it off, i might as well go back tomorrow and get them, because u have TOTALLY inspired me :)

<3!

Marloes. said...

you look stunning
love those pants

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Bub said...

Stunning girl! Love that top
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Halima said...

Hi Karla! Wich SLR camera are you using for your pictures?? Very pretty! xx

Margaux said...

Oh I ♥ the earrings :D
xxxx

Susu Paris Chic said...

Isn't it weird how ugly and tacky can sometimes intrigue so much? The pants are just awesomely hued!

mary said...

In the first photo you're really beautiful

duckalicious said...

this is too good, and with those fab earrings again, I simply love it!

Annie's Online Clothing said...

wow - i love this dressing, the shoes are too good - what would i not give up to buy stylish and great shoes like these, i like your blog very much

Ron @ DubaiFunHolidays said...

i love your blog, the dresses and the style and the way you present accessories,

Sparkles said...

Love the shirt and it makes you look teeny tiny! x

Andie said...

wow that shirt is too cute! i really like tacky prints too, but then there are prints that are really tacky that i cant handle it.
gosh youre pretty

lets play dress ups said...

Love this look!
You always look so gorgeous Karla. Love how the top and the pants work together, the sheen from the pants is perfect.

EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT MY BLOG - DOOOOOOO IT! not being pushy or anything. But I am.

Been following your blog for over a year now Karla, and never a dull moment giirll xx

Bec
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Valentina A. said...

stunning!!!! YOU ARE PERFECT IN THIS OUTFIT!!!

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Laura Harris said...

ohh wowww i love the pattern of the shirt. and your oversized earring. xxx


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Halima said...

Does anyone knows wich camera Karla is using??

Miss Molly said...

FABULOUS!!!

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silvia :) said...

a cute blog
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mode archives said...

Love the way you put current and vintage pieces together, you make it looks so sassy and sexy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jerome said...

it's amazing how you look so good in everything. i would never have thought that prints would work well with a colour like moss green, but you just make it look so damn good.

Ashley said...

I actually really like the print of the blouse! You look amazing!!

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Fernanda Caldas said...

You are incredible beautiful!!! I love it!! I have posted some photos of blog girls. Come to my site and see! Fernanda / http://ararafashion.blogspot.com

miikax3 said...

so pretty! :)
xoxo,
Mikax3

Jamie said...

I LOVE the accessories! The bag, shoes and earrings are fantastic!

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Lauren said...

The pant choice was perfection with this top. A crazy and tacky piece definitely has to be tempered, but in a way that honors it's ridiculousness. Great example here. Great work Karla!

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nini40593 said...

oh love your earings !!

Sasha said...

You have such great photos! Who takes your pictures?

MADNESSmeForfashion said...

in fact you are like GODDESS!!

Caddy said...

Rockin outfit! Your cropped hair really sets it off well!

Mcmaris said...

Nice colors...Especially love your purple nail polish!

martina said...

Hi karla,
i follow you since one year every day and I think that you are the best fashion blogger!I love your short cut, and the freshness of your photo.
You also know how to wear vintage clothes, jewels and accessories with great fluency and elegance.
I hope that you visit me,
keep it up.

Kisses from italy<3
Fuck the fame

HilaryInspired said...

Wow! Love the earrings, Karla! Vintage or thirfted, I'm guessing...you discover the best finds.

The Village Idiot said...

killer pants

TaxiShoes said...

I like the print and nail polish colour is great! x

Stephanie said...

fabulous combi! Love the earrings & the clutch! :]

http://www.style1509.blogspot.com

Live.Laugh.Love.

Céline K.G said...

Absolutly fabulous. Your Mix of print is suprising. But perfect ;)

xoxox, Céline
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Bex said...

I don't know if I'm sold on the top as a piece, but the whole outfit is amazing! I love the combination of the colours.

http://betweenmargins.blogspot.com

Catita said...

i love the combination!!!!
Catita

harps said...

I love those trousers, may have to go try them on. You've out this outfit together beautifully.

harps said...

put^

M said...

i love your style!
kisses
Maru

Ans said...

Extremely Adorable!!!!
xxx

Anonymous said...

I am really curious... what camera lenses do you own? You're photographs are always so beautiful, you are such an inspiration!

xoxo

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

Karla, you really inspire me. Since stumbling accross your blog, I find myself more willing to do soemthing a little more funky with my wardrobe (or hair). I love finding a new look of yours on my bloglovin page. thank you for being so creative and courageous, I really love seeing what combinations you will put together next.

Emily

Marissa said...

i need those earrings!! seriously, they rock!

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Jamilia said...

you've got funny ears. hihihi .. sorry.

Love, love, love, love this outfit!

Carina said...

i love this outfit!!!

xxx

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Anonymous said...

the top is amazing!
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à La Mode said...

I LOVE your earrings and esp that Kristin Clutch!


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Anonymous said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Everything!
The earrings, are they vintage?

LaGiesbrecht said...

looks great on you! Love your hair, love your earrings!

Becca. said...

beautiful!

XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Dress Me Dearly said...

The earrings are to diiiiie for!

http://opshopstyle.blogspot.com/ said...

Nailpolish to die for, love it :)

LyddieGal said...

I love the color of your trousers, and the earrings are just so cool!

Chic on the Cheap

Anonymous said...

Love it...u and Delmy (fbananas) have similiar taste in your new outfit posts...the pants and shoes...

LivingTheVogue said...

I just found your blog and I'm in love! I love your style. GORGEOUS.
xx

http://www.living-the-vogue.com/

Erin said...

I love your shoes!

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franca maisha said...

love EVERYTHING about this outfit!! you're amazing!

XX

PUNKIE said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

to me the blouse isn't tacky AT ALL. it perfectly goes with the trousers and in general it looks like one of your best outfits. and the giant earrings're stunnin' !(i'm just sorry for your poor legs in such high pumps... isn't it painful to stay all day long in such demanding shoes? O.o)

keep up the good work :)
marta from poland

BenchesandChandeliers said...

way to rock that "tacky" shirt :)

btw check out an up & coming artist on my blog...

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MY I.D. IS E.E.D. said...

I love the shirt on you. Not ugly or tacky at all!!

Dandelion said...

love it

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Aśa :) said...

You look is amazing!!!

Marion said...

Absolument MAGNIFIQUE!

Bises!

M.

Julia said...

The colours are amazing! :-)

Pupeow* said...

You know..

the colors and accessories and everything you wore looks really nice

the mix&match is excellent..

but my favorite of all is your smile :) truly... seriously !

the one photo you look down and laugh... that's BEAUTIFUL

Amalina said...

It's funny how "ugly/tacky" can actually be quite beautiful once you stare at it for a while. The bright prints really suit your fun personality too. Also, your hairstyle is so adorable, you pull it off so well!

Anonymous said...

beautiful girl, hideous clothing.

balance? i think not.

Sharon said...

I just thrifted pants like these - now I can't wait to wear them!

sharon xx

http://sundayschooltime.blogspot.com/

FASHION ICE said...

so tropical and fun! come follow me xoxo

Laura Egea Muñoz said...

love it

Label Lovers Boutique said...

Great shoes!


-DaYa
http://www.labelloversboutique.com (online designer consignment)

Arini Desianti Parawi said...

love ur top and ur earings :)

THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

hug and kiss^^

kirstydoyle said...

wow i love the trousers and your hair! xx www.kirsty-doyle.com

Mary Ann said...

I dig those purple nails!

Mabel and Zora said...

So chic! Love that clutch.

Louise said...

Karla, Darling, where do your earrigs come from? They're killers!

Love from Belgium!

Alexandra said...

Esto me encanta!
Te ves muy guapa y me gusta la combinación de la ropa con los aretes.
(Y también me encanta tu corte de cabello..)

Tatiana said...

youre actually right about the print; but I think you just seem to pull it off so effortlessly!


www.she--wrote.blogspot.com

charlotteauzou said...

These pumps are so great !

Pink Chocolate Break said...

Love the colors of your top! The colors look great on you

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