Monday, February 27, 2017




We know own them and we love them. They save us the stress of not looking for pieces to match our separates making them very effortless or easy peasy like I say. Step in and go, literally. They are trendy and comfy (forget when you have to use the bathroom) and versatile. I read somewhere that Topshop stocks about 80 jumpsuit styles as a lot of gals have not only embraced them but made them staples. 

JUMPSUIT
A jumpsuit is a one piece pants and top combo usually worn as a uniform, for protecting ones clothing/skin or as a fashion piece by itself. On those days when you can’t figure out what top to pair what bottoms as you stare at your closet full of clothes, girl grab a jumpsuit, step in, zip or button up and be on your way! Literally. Just remember that using the bathroom may be a challenge. So gravitate towards ones with front fastening. Low back zippers are workable too as wall as halter necks. If you wear one with the zipper running all the way up the back, then find a friend to go in the stall with you or you’re screwed. 

HOW TO STYLE
I know I’m not alone when I say I love how functional jumpsuits are especially for obvious reasons. Like most fashion pieces, they are versatile however they can also come out looking wrong if not done right.

  • Finding the right fit is of course key. If it’s too fitted, the love handles and other bulges we don’t want to show become very visible. And if its too slouchy, we end up with a frumpy appearance. Just like Goldilocks and the 3 bears, we need to find the middle ground piece that’s perfect for our body. Things to take into consideration are your height, your weight, your age haha JK and general aesthetics. Not everything is for everyone. Jumpsuits may not even be for you.


  •  While jumpsuits are the sartorial functional and easy outfits, they could also appear boring. Add some interest and to your look by throwing on a solid color jacket if your JS is a print fabric or a print Jacket if your JS is a solid color. Go for a color block look with both pieces or a perfect and trendy print on print look with both.


  •  Depending on the season, throw on some bright accessories for pops of color. A chunky scarf, bag or something as simple as a bright lipstick works great.


  •  Sneakers are all the rave now. Throw on a pair of sneakers or dress up your JS with heels. Sandals would show off your perfect pedicure as you feel Spring and Summer in your toesies while ankle boots keep them nice and toasty. The mercury levels will determine which way lean. Spring enthusiasts would most def go for sandals, Ha! Dressed up or down, jumpsuits are very flattering on most gals when done right.


  •  While Spring is around the corner, temps are still pretty cold in most parts. A tank or tee layered under your onesie is just what the doctor ordered and a great way to add a print, or color and dimension to your look.


  • While some are slouchy in tune with the utilitarian nature, some are a flared and some are fitted. Either way, you can cuff the legs (I mean whats not cuffed these days) to show off your heels.


  • Roll up the sleeves, undo a couple buttons, and cuff the legs for an effortless yet chic finish. 


  •  Picking your colors is something else to have in mind. Black is known to have a slimming effect so if you’re looking to achieve a slimmer look, consider going for a black piece. It will also give a lengthening effect if you have a small frame. 


  • Summer is around the corner and I know lots of chicks are working on their beach bodies. Those well toned biceps will be showcased perfectly in a halter jumpsuit. If you have it, heck flaunt it. Nothing wrong with that. My friends Jules and Juaneta come to mind.


TODAY'S LOOK
A military green jumpsuit that's slim and light weight with tapered legs was perfect for an early evening meet up. This pair strikes the perfect balance between high end and high street making it perfect for both daytime and nights out. For 13$, it was a steal! 

The light weight fabric will get you more bang for your buck as it stays seasonless - perfect for blustery winter days and to mild Spring days. 

I dressed it up with my favorite ankle boots. As the temps dropped I added dimension to my look by throwing on a robe topper with frilly details from way back when I walked Bebe new collection shows.

Military green is enjoying a moment in fashion and It’s safe to say I adore it! You probably do too huh? Remember this suit here? And if you follow me on Instagram @fashionably_idu you should have seen the flower appliqué jacket I posted last week, one the picks from my Zaful wishlist. 

THIS WEEK
This week is so special! Why, you ask. <<DRUM ROLL>> It’s my birthday on Wednesday the 1st of March. It just so happens to be Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. As a catholic, I prefer not to celebrate during lent, but I sure will mark it. Let me be the first to wish myself a very very happy birthday.

Hello loves! 
I had such a busy last week. My son got in a car crash and totaled his 16th birthday present. I had to drive down to Santa Barbara and back on the same day. Lots of running around. He is ok though. But I had no time to write a post for the weekend which is why I’m posting on Monday. I may stick with Mondays though, was great to have time over the weekend to write. So yeah, Monday is now the new Saturday!
Did you watch the Oscars? Janelle Monae! That's the gown of my dreams. Elie Saab is beyond amazing! She also had me missing my short hair, beautiful! Hailee Steinfeld was another stunner of the night in a Ralph & Russo gown. I love love love and want want want!


Deets
Jumpsuit - No name, got on Amazon (similar here)
Jacket - Collection Bebe (old)
Bag - YSL (here)


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thought. Xx...
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94 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your son, I am glad he is okay! And I have a confession to make: I don't own a jumpsuit. I admire how others (you!) look in them, but for me they are a no-go on my shape.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. Brilliant styling my dear!!! You look wonderful in this outfit, I love your jumpsuit :-)Happy Monday!

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  3. Oh Hun, I love your take on this jumpsuit. Nicely done.
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  4. great combination!! this coat is so beautiful

    kisses dear
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  5. You look stunning!!! I agree with you Jumpsuits are effortless and we don't need to figure out how to style them, that's why I love it and it's a wardrobe must have for every Lady. Our Birthdays are close, I'd be coming back on the 1st to wish you a wonderful day.

    Bernie, xx
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  6. Hi sweetie, this jumpsuit is amazing, and perfect with this coat!!!
    kisses
    Chiara - www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  7. Absolutely in love with your style hun! These heels are breathtaking!
    xx

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  8. Aaaaaaaw my ever gorgeous queen!!!!
    Can i just first with how dope your hgairstyle suits you?
    Then the jumpsuit? Man! You inspire me in so many wayssssss! Keep on shining...
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  9. You are a queen. Always a fan of jumpsuits and so true using the bathroom is always a challenge. Happy birthday in advance and keep glowing.
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  10. Whenever I hear or read the word "jumpsuit" I remember the TV show Scrubs. Everyone called the janitor by that nickname despite his protesting that his outfit was nothing of the sort. "Who wears a belt with a jumpsuit?" would be his lament. And now I have a much more wonderful association to make with the garment. Seeing your gorgeous figure poured into that cool suit and how it hugs you around the waistline...so very exciting and sexy, dear. I will wish you a happy early birthday but I also have to thank you for giving us these lovely presents today ;)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  11. A jumpsuit is on my sewing list, Idu! Such a great item to have in the wardrobe. The way you wore yours is just fab:)
    PS So sorry to read about your son's accident:(

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  12. You look smoking hot in this jumpsuit! This jumpsuit reminded me of Top Gun, you know military pilots usually wear military green jumpsuits, but yours is nicer...a lot more stylish and fitted...and it fits you perfectly. I love how you paired it with heels, it makes the whole look more feminine...but I was kind of expecting you to wear heels. I wonder why?;);)

    That coat is also wonderful and I do like the bag. A very well put together look. What can I say? Fabulous combo as always...I must admit that I don't have a single jumpsuit. I may have to do something about that, won't I? I do remember they can be challenging when at times as I own a few rompers. Anyway, if I like rompers I will probably like jumpsuits, right? They're basically just shorter jumpsuits , that is jumpsuits in which the bottom part comes in form of shorts.

    Sorry to hear about your son getting into a traffic accidents but I'm glad to hear that he wasn't seriously injured. I'm terrified of traffic. I know that we can do without but road traffic makes me nervous. I feel a lot more safer in an airplane or on a boat than in a car. I will always choose walking over driving when I can---not that it is always possible.

    So, your birthday is soon! Happy Birthday in advance. I can't believe that Lent is almost here... Today I saw some Easter decorations in the store...Time really flies.


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  13. That jumpsuit is killing on you Idu!!!!
    And the combo with frilled coat is really super cool!
    You look stunning, dear!
    xxx
    S
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  14. What a sexy look! I love this jumpsuit but it wont look as good on me as if does on you!

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  15. I love jumpsuits, too, all for the reasons you've stated. They're so easy to wear and style and take much of the fuss out of contemplating a full outfit, it does it all for you! I had no idea TopShop has such an extensive collection of jumpsuits, I'll definitely be checking them all out, haha. I love the one you're wearing, it looks so good on your figure and I love how you've styled it with that super cute and unique pink trench. Pink and olive green are one of my favorite color combinations for transitioning into spring, it's so earthy! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  16. Sorry about your sons accident and his car being ruined, Idu! It's great he's ok though. I think a Monday posting schedule is just great! I never watched the whole Oscars, only clips of it, as it's on too late here in the UK. You look amazing though in the green jumpsuit, so army chic!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  17. I love how jumpsuits making getting dressed so easy and effortless! This one is just fabulous and so is the way you styled it Idu! That's awful about your son. The most important thing is that he's ok since a car can be replaced.

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  18. Amazing outfit, I love your coat, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!

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  19. I love your army green jumpsuit! What a chic and yet edgy look! Fab from head to toe, Idu!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  20. You look amazing,so beautiful
    Love love your jumpsuit

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  21. Love the way you styled the jumpsuit, and elevated the simple look to something else. Your hair is adorable and that robe coat is it! Happy birthday in advance darling, you look stunning as always

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  22. wow! amazing outfit!

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  23. First of all, happy upcoming birthday to you gorgeous mama and you are slaying in that green jumpsuit! And OMG, I can't imagine how worried and horrified you are when you received the news of your son's car crash! Thank God he's okay!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  24. Happy birthday love. Looking forward to that birthday post. Now on this outfit, you got the STYLING to the 'T'. I especially love the coat on the jumpsuit, I usually go for gilets over mine, but this one puts a whole perspective on the jumpsuit mantra which I'm a crazy fan off minus bathroom sessions hahaha.

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  25. Oh no so scary for your son, but good he is okay! :)

    On a fashion note I love this jumpsuit on you, bargain price too! :) Your coat is my favourite piece of your outfit though, it looks so cosy and I like the mix of textures in it!

    Hope you are having a really good week :)

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  26. Happy Birthday Sweetie!! Best Wishes for many, many more happy years. That jumpsuit fits you like a glove and those SHOOZE. . . Also, hope your Son gets back behind the wheel soon. Much Luv Sis!

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  27. I can't even pull off the jumpsuits because it makes me look a bit chubby and shoter than normal lol However, you look very pretty!


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  28. estas preciosa cielo
    tu outfit es perfecto
    besos desde
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  29. I love jumpsuits, despite not yet finding my sartorial soulmate. I always see them in black tones (or perhaps I just have more of an inclination to that colour in that style) so it's refreshing to see a fabulous green piece.

    Sxx
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  30. I m totally in love with your Saint Laurent bag Idu.
    Lot of kisses

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  31. GORGEOUS PICTURES... LOVED THE COLOURS MIXED GREEN WITH PEACH ROBE.. AND SUPER SEXY SANDALS..LOVED ITTT...!!1
    FOLLOWING U, HOPE U FOLLOW BACK..

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  32. My favorites are the coat, bag and shoes, although the jumpsuit is not bad. You look gorgeous as always. Xoxo

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  33. The jumpsuit looks great on you! Love the bag too.

    ANOUK

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  34. I'm digging your jumpsuit, but those booties have stole my heart. They are totally lust worthy!
    LaToya
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  35. a really beautiful look!!
    I love your YSL bag!

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  36. You have a great sense of style and your accessories are always the best!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  37. I am a fan of playsuits and one-piece styles. Your jumpsuit is amazing, firstly. I am sorry to hear about your son. Have a blessed week, Idu.
    <3 /Madison

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  38. I love the jumpsuit, green looks amazing on you! I love jumpsuits/rompers especially when travelling because they are easy to pack.

    Anyway, thank you for the tips! Happy Birthday and I hope your son will be better soon. I can't believe you have a son already I thought you're only 20-something years old!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  39. I am so happy your son is okay. You look so beautiful. The coat speaks volume. And I love the way you styled the jumpsuit.

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  40. Qué pasada de mono! Aunque no son prendas cómodas de llevar, son muy estilosas, y me encanta de cara a la primavera. Estás maravillosa!!!
    Besitos y feliz semana, Emi

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  41. Beautiful look, beautiful pics!!!!
    Kisses
    Marta

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  42. Suuuuper gorgeous!
    I love your style dear,
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  43. Happy birthday and glad your son is ok!!! Looking great!!

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  44. perfection. love the boots!

    Wendee//theglossychic.com

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  45. Gorgeous look! I love your style.
    Have a good day beauty
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  46. Great post. ❤
    I following your blog,please follow me back.
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  47. I think I need an army green jumpsuit now! You look stunning in yours. Love the added texture from the coat as well.

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  48. Yes, dear beautiful Idu, jumpsuits are making life easier :) You don't have to combine two pieces as you are ready to go with one piece! Jumpsuits are made for you. You look fantastic in them. But I ask myself if there really is any garment that doesnt suit you <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  49. So beautiful look, love the color

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  50. Happy Birthday Idu dear, May God bless you abundantly and grant you your heart desires.

    Bernie, xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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  51. The jumpsuit looks fantastic! And I love that shade of green!

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  52. First and foremost... Happy Birthday Idu, I hope you get spoiled and enjoy every moment of it xox <3

    I am so sorry to hear about your son having an accident, thankfully he is okay, that is the most important thing xox

    You look awesome in a jumpsuit, I adore the coat, it's pretty and such a statement piece... I want one... gorgeous and I really love the shoes, even if I can't wear them... lol xox

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  53. OMG your shoes make me fall in love again :)

    - LILY KANAYA
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  54. Idu, I love that Jumpsuit in army green color... It looks awesome on you...!! You look so stylish so lovely sweetheart...! Kisses, Neha

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  55. Beautiful jumsuit and shoes:) You look fabulous:)
    kisses

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  56. You look amazing dear!

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  57. Look maravilhoso arrasou, obrigado pela visita.
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  58. Jumpsuit is something I need to invest in one for my closet. Thanks for the styling tips here, beautiful lady. You look wonderful! Great fit!

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  59. You look absolutely gorgeous!! So fantastic in this!! Love it!! Hope you have a marvellous weekend doll xx

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  60. Wow I love this look! I really like how you combined that jumpsuit with this gorgeous coat & accessories! It looks comfy, but still so classy! Have a great weekend dear!

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  61. Love this color palette you're wearing, it looks so good on you!
    LA VEINE

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  62. Wow! You rocked this army green jumpsuit. Jumpsuits just give me a happy feeling, wether short or pants suit! The booties are dreamy too, especially the lace detail. Have a wonderful weekend Idu!

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  63. Luxo puro amei. bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.
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  64. WOW you rock these outfits
    cool blog
    have a nice weekend

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  65. Absolutely perfect are the only words that can describe you! <3

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  66. amazing!

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  67. Oh very gorgeous style darling
    Like always!
    xx

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  68. You look absolutely fantastic! Happy weekend!:)

    xxBasia

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  69. I have a couple of black jumpsuits.. but I really need something in colour! :)

    Love your coat too! :)

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  70. A very happy birthday to you. Such fab outfits as always. Glad to know your son's ok.


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  71. Idu, that looks so good on you girl! I love army green. You make it look even chic'er :D Love your sweater wrap. Gorgeous look. Keep it up!
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  72. Such a gorgeous outfit! I hope you had a lovely birthday Idu.

    Gemma x
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  73. Slay Queen! Always on a 100. Happy Birthday & God bless yoU!

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  74. Love this outfit babe!! So fierce with the green jumpsuit (lol, have a similar and I love it!!). The boots are just so good and love the coat too. Gorgeous outfit! Xx
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  76. That jumpsuit is amazing. I love the colour.

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  77. Omg, I wanna know everything about that lace sandals in your feet and that terrific Saint-Laurent bag
    dying over these fabulous accessories
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  78. I'm back after a month off!!
    Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    💗Hope you had an amazing weekend!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts and thank you!!
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  79. You look fabulous as always. I'm glad your son is ok.
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  80. El outfit es ideal,me encanta!!

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  81. Thank God your son is alright.
    Your coat though..I want
    Lovely jumpsuit.

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  83. Your shoes <3 <3 <3
    This outfit is perfect ! Kisses :)

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  84. Glad he is okay.
    Love army green and I absolutely love how you styled it.
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