Versatile Sportswear

22.7.13

As I have not had too much time to share style posts, I thought that I would share with you a look that I wore weeks ago. Also, a massive "thank you" goes out to you dear readers for the overwhelmingly lovely birthday messages, comments, and wishes.

For this outfit, I needed to change quickly into something presentable right after working out, however I didn't need to be fancy or anything. My only destination was meeting a friend for coffee after a long work day and a gym session. I swapped my clutch for a utility messenger bag and my heels for a more sportier shoe, a colourful running cross-trainer! Comfort and style was the overall tone that I was going for.

I changed into this linen utility skirt that I have actually had for a couple of years, then added a cardigan knit that I designed and sewed many years ago. Therefore, much of this outfit is a considerable amount of remixing versatile pieces that I've not worn in quite some time.

There you have it, an easy transition for casual wear. For me, versatility is everything these days! 
 



The goods: Messenger bag-Delias, Trainers-Saucony, Cardigan-Ladyofashion design, Linen Skirt-H&M, Belt-Vintage, Jewellery-Love Culture/Nordstrom

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151 comments

  1. KizzyDoll22 July

    Hiya doll!! You look great. I think sometimes outfits that can be versatile and easy are needed! Sometimes when I have school runs and errands to do, I wear sneakers with my dresses, so I can zoom on by and get things done and then back again. It is needed. I hope you have a wonderful week to come doll :)) xx

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  2. Adeola Naomi Aderemi22 July

    Gorgeous outfit and I like your blue top!

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  3. You look fabulous - I love wearing sneakers with skirts and dresses xo

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  4. francesca r22 July

    Those sneakers look great with the pencil skirt!!! I love the color combination!!

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  5. Gorgeous casual chic. Well you look fancy and I love your blue cardigan. You were at the gym too!! How can you manage all that :D

    Have a great Monday Madison!!!

    xx Mira

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  6. Hi Madison! Hope you had a great bday! I like how you changed the look into a sporty casual one! You look very lolvey, congrats for the cardigan knit, it is so cute and the color suits you! Happy Monday dear, kisses! xo

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  7. Sam @ Frills & Thrills22 July

    Hi sweety, I like your more levant take on the sportswear trend, the belt is so pretty and works really well with the lovely cardi. Hope you had a wonderful bday!

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  8. Ms Madge22 July

    Did you make the cardigan yourself? That's really impressive :D I love the look. I've not worn trainers casually for a decade (excluding Converse) so it's like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a lovely week! xxx

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  9. Ivana Džidić22 July

    love your sneakers...cool skirt and I like the cardigan!

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  10. This shade of blue looks awesome on you, Madison:) And hope you had a fab bday celebration!
    Happy Monday!

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  11. Sharon22 July

    Love how you transitioned your work look to sportswear! Hope you had a wonderful birthday :)

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  12. Couture Carrie22 July

    Perfection!
    Love the sneaks!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. Stylish ByNature22 July

    Absolutely fabulous !

    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  14. kim bim22 July

    So sporty, I love....

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  15. Hiya there Madge, yes I designed it sewed it all the above. I used to be a fashion designer. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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  16. Thanks Em, yes it's been a wonderful one. xx:)

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  17. Thank you Kizzy dear. Exactly, it makes it quite easy to get around especially when you're on the run. Take care, /Madison :-) xxxooo

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  18. Love the transition to casual wear! You look so cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Daniella22 July

    Hello dear, hope you enjoyed your weekend. I love the sporty and casual tone you've bought to this look and I also love how the khaki looks against the blue :) wonderful look as always dear.

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  21. Vix Brearley22 July

    Lovely colour combo and that bag's cute! x

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  22. Thanks Mira, lol. It's tough at times, but glad that I can manage it all. :-)

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  23. It's a great outfit Madison. It's simple, comfortable, yet looks pulled together. Love your sneakers!

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  24. Happy belated birthday :)
    I like your outfit as always. The bag is super lovely. I want one like that too :) xxx

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  25. You know, Madison, I haven't been totally convinced by the sneaker trend... and then I saw this look. It's so perfectly put together, I wouldn't even have realised that you were wearing sneakers if you hadn't mentionned it! That's what I call truly mixing comfort and style :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  26. I really love the cut and the colour of the cardigan! So great that you made this yourself.

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  27. MISPAPELICOS23 July

    Great shade of blue.
    I always carry a bag very simila when I travel

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  28. Erika Sorocco23 July

    That messenger bag is fantastic; and I am absolutely loving your trainers! :)

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  29. Sam @ Frills & Thrills23 July

    Hi dear...I appreciate your kind visit :)

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  30. versatility indeed! I know what you mean. Some days, I wanna just change one thing up with what I already have on and then out the door again! :) Your self made cardigan is cute! I LOVE the color!

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  31. Natalia23 July

    wonderful outfit! I absolutely adore the cardi! x


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  32. AlexisGrace23 July

    I never incorporate my trainers with everyday clothes--- but maybe this is something I should play with! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. ABritGreek23 July

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time sweetie!
    I love this outfit take on versatile sportswear and LOVED your denim shirt/frock outfit from previous post too! You're looking really well!

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  34. megan23 July

    i love it! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  35. City chic! Love it. :)

    -Ashley
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  36. Thanks so much sweetie. xx It was a wonderful birthday. I hope you and baby and family are doing well. :-) /Madison xx

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  37. Laura Cosma24 July

    beautiful outfit!

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  38. Jennifer24 July

    Super cute! Love your style!

    xo Jennifer

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  39. Yes, I don't normally wear them like this, but it was definitely a day to relax. :) Happy to inspire you. Thanks for your comment. xo

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  40. Thanks Sam dear. xxxooo

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  41. Thanks Cee. Like you I am not too into the trend, although these aren't very trendy, just regular trainers! But, it definitely felt right with my outfit. :-) Enjoy your day. xx

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  42. ROXTHEFOX24 July

    You know what I love about this look? As you say it, it's versatile, but you're showing us a 'real' life scenario. So many times, I wonder if fashion bloggers really dress the way they do because it seems so uncomfortable. You're showing us how to transform a look, in the middle of the day, to make it more suitable for a certain occasion. I love that! I think you pull it off greatly for a casual coffee with a friend. Keep up the fantastic work!! I'd love to see more of similar posts, like how to make use of your clothes after a night of shame haha.



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  43. ElleSees.blogspot.com24 July

    versatile and realistic! love it!

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  44. Thanks so much hun. I really appreciate your comment. :-) Hope you're doing well. x

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  45. You are the best at accessorizing I swear! I love how you worked a skirt into a more casual/active wear kind of outfit. I never think to do this, yet I imagine it would be perfect for those days on the run. That is one cool bag too!

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  46. Blond Duck24 July

    Love the sneakers and skirt! Hope you had a good b-day!

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  47. PopChampagne24 July

    oooh love the colors here and you look so chic!

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  48. Sofia24 July

    Super style ! Amazing mix !

    I've just discovered ur blog and i love it !

    s

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  49. Oh to Be a Muse24 July

    Thanks for sharing this outfit post. Love the detailed belt over the cardi.

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  50. Haha, thank you Marisa, you're so sweet. Yes, it was great and very comfortable for a day like this. xx/Madison

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  51. Rebecca24 July

    What a fantastic look! I really love the way you transformed it into a more casual look from your work wear! The skirt is incredible!


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  52. Winnie_dc24 July

    That blue is amazing on you!
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  53. chicncheapliving25 July

    You are so talented Madison! That top is pretty fabulous and i hope I can learn to sew and create something like that some day!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  54. Mary Jo25 July

    Such a fun outfit. I like how sporty it is, but still so cute!
    xo Mary Jo

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  55. Thank you and welcome to my blog! /Madison

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  56. Thanks so much! All of my outfits are generally everythign that I wear and have worn to work or parties, or whatever. I also wonder at times if some fashion bloggers really wear those 6"+ stilettos around town. I love heels, but for my lifestyle those really aren't practical since I'm travelling so much. :) x

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  57. chictherapy26 July

    cute look!

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  58. Jens Ken Lundstrom26 July

    I like this look!
    confortable and classic...

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  59. You definitey can. Thanks so much fo ryoru sweet comment dear. xx/M

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  60. Refreshing to see casual chic with a dose of panache!

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  61. Johanna30 July

    I love your trainers. I am in the market for new ones and the colors in yours are perfect!

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  62. Shubha Juyal30 July

    love your jewellry!!

    you look so pretty!!
    xx

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  63. Dressed with soul30 July

    Mir gefällt Dein casual look sehr gut, liebe Madison, und sehr clever, wie Du Deinen Look geändert hast :) Super schöne blaue Bluse und tolle Tasche <3

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  64. Thanks so much for your sweet comment. :) /Madison

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  65. Oh, hehe, Vielen Dank! xx :)
    LG, /Madison

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  66. Thank you very much Jennifer! :)

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  67. Thank you dear. Hope you're doing well. x

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  68. You're so sweet Rebecca, thanks for your comment. x

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  69. Margaret Cruzemark31 July

    This is such a great look Madison. I like the colors so much. And it is such a pleasure to see that you have combine it with sneakers.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  70. I love how a few simple changes can make your dressy outfit nice and comfy casual.

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  71. Diana Horsfall02 August

    great outfit http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/07/back-from-vacation-and-choies-dress.html

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  72. fifth n sixth03 August

    I like your effortless style, you look great!

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  73. minnja style04 August

    Great blog. Would you like to follow each ohter? - it would be fantastic;)

    Love

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  74. Fanny Laerdsen05 August

    Wouaw!! Can not believe you made this cardigan, it's stunning <3
    And I'm right with you: versatility is the most important thing for clothing!

    Love from London xx
    Fanny

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  75. pretty cool :)

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  76. Diana Ashuayem05 August

    so stylish!

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  77. foodfashionandflow05 August

    This is such a cute and fun look. I love it! The blue plays great against the neutrals. You look great!
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  78. cute outfit! i love the blue on you such a gorgeous color!!


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  79. Yes, thank you so much! I definitely love versatile garments. xx/Madison :-)

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  80. minnja style05 August

    Thanks for your comment. I follow you now via GFCin return <3

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  81. Andrea Funk05 August

    so stylish - love it!

    xx

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  82. Super cute, I really love the belt and those comfy chic shoes do the trick perfectly!

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  83. Love how you dressed up these sneakers! Such a hard feat to pull off

    xL

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  84. Such a cute look. Love the details of the belt and the bag.
    Daphne.

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  85. Ileana08 August

    The sneakers go great with this outfit :D

    xoxo

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  86. Ramona09 August

    such a great take on sporty look. I like that you kept it feminine and elegant.


    xoxo Ra

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  87. sanaya pandit09 August

    i love that color on you.


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  88. That blue looks so great on you!
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  89. Naaj Rona11 August

    Love how you styled this look



    Naaj xx

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  90. tr3ndygirl fashion blog12 August

    love your blue shirt
    this is such an interesting post!
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  91. Mia M.12 August

    cool look!

    bisous,

    mia

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  92. Lorena Lorena12 August

    I am not a fan of tennis shoes but I have to admit, you did a great job with this look.

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  93. Sorelle in Style13 August

    Ooh so fun with the sneakers! I can't believe you made that cardigan - so pretty! :)

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  94. What a fun outfit! I'm a big fan of your belt :) xo

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  95. Thanks so much Jilly. Yes, I used to be a fashion designer. :) /Madison

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  96. Diana Horsfall16 August

    great outfit http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/diy-flower-vases.html

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  97. Raindrops of Sapphire16 August

    I love your blue cardigan, that's so pretty! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  98. BadTasteToast16 August

    Lovely shade of blue on your cardigan!

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  99. Maria Bastida16 August

    You look great in this shade of blue! love it :)

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  100. Eva Lutz17 August

    Das ist ja toll, wie du das kombiniert hast, ich habe mit Turnschuhen und einem Rock noch nie so gut ausgesehen, Wahnsinn, gefällt mir total gut, wie du das zusammengestellt hast!
    Viele liebe Grüsse!

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  101. Hi,

    Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  102. :-) Thank you! /Madison

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  103. Thank you! It was refreshing to wear a more sporiter look this time. :)

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  104. Liebe Eva,
    Wow, Danke! Haha, Ja, das war diese Kombi, ein Spaß Alternative (mit eine "sportlich-chic") Outfit! :-) Auch, Ich finde die Schuhe sehr Komfortable!
    Liebste Grüße, Madison :-)

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  105. Lily Fang18 August

    Oh, happy belated birthday! I love this sporty look--the electric blue looks great on you!

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  106. You look gorgeous !
    XOXO
    S.
    http://no-fashion-no-future.blogspot.Com

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  107. Chicago Chic20 August

    Such a chic outfit!!

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  108. trishie20 August

    Looking good lady!

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  109. Alexandra20 August

    Cool, sporty look! Love the skirt


    Xx


    Alexandra


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  110. Natashagregson22 August

    Love this look :) I really like how you manage to make a casual outfit glamourous with the pops of colour and especially the belt!

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  111. This is such a relaxed, versatile look! Love it :)

    Hayfa

    http://chic-and-cliche.blogspot.co.uk

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  112. Karolina23 August

    great mix of elegant with sporty :)

    http://addictionfixbyk.blogspot.com/

    xxo

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  113. Aww, thank you so much for yoru sweet comment. :) /Madison

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  114. stylishlyinlove23 August

    Love this top on you.

    Happy Friday!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  115. aniacytrynka24 August

    You look so pretty ;)

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  116. chicncheapliving27 August

    Great design! I love the bright turquoise on you and agree - versatility is so important!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  117. Andrea Funk28 August

    Sieht richtig cool aus, gefällt mir total gut!

    Liebste
    Grüße

    Andrea

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  118. Awesome shoes! It's suitable for many different outfits :)

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  119. cute saucony's!!! i recently just bought some nike's that i love!

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  120. Enchanted Ana29 August

    Hey dear!I just found your blog and I love it!I'm following you now!

    Would you like to follow me? :)

    Kissez!

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  121. karolina30 August

    no way you can look so cute after workout, I'm always a mess :)

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    xxo

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  122. Glam up your Lifestyle30 August

    Ein lässiger Look den du diese Kombination durch die Sneaker
    Casual mit einem touch of sporty


    vhttp://glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de/erliehen hast.

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  123. I love those items you always choose , great taste

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  124. That colour blue is gorgeous on you!

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  125. Balkan style by M.04 September

    Dear thanks for your lovely comment, I love your blog too

    I follow you now on Bloglovin, you can follow me too if you like ;)

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  126. Lalaine Hagler07 September

    very cute! love how you paired it with the sneakers

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  127. Cosmochics07 September

    great style!

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  128. Lovely casual outfit.
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  129. Not Just A Pretty Dress08 September

    So nice! I'm a fan of the training shoes trend as they can add a quirky, relaxed touch to the look and they are so comfortable!

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  130. krystal/avillagetown.com09 September

    nice transformation!

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