NOTHING BUT AN ILLUSION





DENIM JUMPSUIT - H&M // LEATHER JACKET, CLUTCH, BELT, OVERKNEES - ZARA // :)


Let's talk about ethical values, ladies and gentlemen! As some of you might know I'm studying pedagogy and especially the fact of being a mother encourages me to think about right and wrong day by day. There're so many decisions to make while trying to live up to expectations as a young mom, adult or woman. Since I've started this blog I've found out that I'm not the only one who struggle here and there. 

Besides that, to quote BEP's: "What happened to the values of humanity?" Am I the last one on earth who hold on to those? Standing by my opinion, don't lying or fighting injustice - aren't those the values we want to teach our children? With the revolution of internet a lots of things have changed, suddenly people are too busy with maintaining nothing but an illusion and slowly forget about those values. 

But there is hope, just check #refugeeswelcome and you would know what I mean. 
With that said, I'm always impressed by the humanity of bloggers who are featuring a lot of charity projects on their fashion blogs or even helping out by their own! 

What do you think? Do you maybe even know some of them or who I mean?

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105 comments:

  1. I love the long boots! I can't wait to put mine away for Spring time

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  2. Hii Dear Ira. How important is education and ethics . I fight for the voiceless animals and the planet!!!! beautiful pics ;)



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  3. Beauty Follower9/09/2015 3:50 PM

    Wow impressive boots!

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  4. This is one of my favorite looks on you!!! I feel like it could even be worn in the winter with tights, maybe lacey or in a color pop! You styled up that romper right on point, and I adore it!


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  5. I know what you mean. The internet is both our ruin and our salvation, and it's so true that people are too busy maintaining the illusion rather than concentrating on their values and things that really matter.
    You look gorgeous, Ira :) very sex and the city! I love the leather jacket and boots, I bought a new faux leather jacket lately and I'm addicted to it, especially with the weather getting cooler, now.
    Have a lovely day, sweetie, stay fabulous! I think it's amazing and wonderful that you are a mum and still juggle a blog, a job, as well as looking so beautiful xxx

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  6. Stunning shots. Simple yet very bold outfit. Love the black accessories over denim staples :)

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  7. Such a beautiful outfit...I love the boots!

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  8. You're quite right, it can be heartwarming to see bloggers featuring charity projects and similar on their sites! Your outfit is amazing here by the way, I love the heavy featuring of leather and your hair is so much longer than I had realised! :)

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  9. Yes I can imagine being a mother definitely makes you analyze everything and every decision you make because you ahve your son to think about. While this world can be a scary place, it is also filled with so much hope and that's something we should all hang on to. I don't actually follow many fashion blogs so I'm not aware of those whose feature charity projects but good for them especially if they're the bigger ones with huge followings who can really make an impact. It's certainly admirable compared those those bloggers who just buy and consume and offer nothing else.

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  10. I actually thought i was the only one who thinks that this present generation have confused Morals with having freedom to do whatever you want , it's quite unfortunate that our children see things like these everyday on the internet, i was brought up by strict parents who taught humility ,kindness, and modesty and these are just a few of the things i want to pass on to my children and other children i teach at my place of work. Great post and KILLER BOOTS! where did you get them because i can't stop staring at them. You look amazing and keep up the good work as a mother.


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  11. I love the leather jacket you're wearing, it fits so well, and seems perfect for the transition weather!

    I actually haven't seen any charity projects on blogs (yet). I love that there is a huge positive reaction to the refugee crisis, but I can't help feeling like it'll only last until the "next big thing" happens. Social media is a huge factor of what we (or at least Americans) care about and want to contribute, once the news and internet stops caring, it seems so do the people. However, I still do think it's great that there are people that are doing good in this world!

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  12. I think you're absolutely right I've experienced it first hand myself and I'm slightly ashamed, but I'm working hard to fight against it, maintaining an illusion on the internet. Like Angelina, I have yet to see any charity projects featured on blogs yet, but I think it's a wonderful idea. I'm working towards philanthropy work as well. As people who have a say and a voice in this world on screen, I think it's extremely important to give back to the world via, including but not limited to, our presence on the internet.

    Anyway, this look is everything, Ira. I LOVE it. Those shoes are incredible and your black accents! <3

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  13. I really love this outfit. You pull off leather so well!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  14. You look good! Very stylish outfit.
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  15. Beautiful outfit, I love your jacket and the clutch! :)

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  16. Thanks a lot sweet friend :D

    You look so fabulous as usual :D

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  17. The Fashion Panda9/10/2015 10:11 AM

    Just perfect and I love love those boots !

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  18. To be honest I've never seen any charity projects on blogs. Here is not so popular. But you are so right!
    btw the outfit is my fave of yours, stylish and sexy! do you have a new hair color?
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  19. I have seen one or two mentions but it is mostly about ethical fashion brands giving back to those who need. I do have a blogger friend who is passionate about supporting an Australian charity but that is about it. I wish I could see more of us giving back and spreading awareness though, especially with those with bigger voices than someone like me who is a "nobody" because of their follower amounts. It's sad that we have become so obsessed with figures and judging our worth by likes from strangers, people we will never know or meet.

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  20. Great points! I haven't really seen charity projects on blogs. You look so cool as usual, the bots are stunning!

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  21. Those overknee boots are just the sort of thing that I need for Winter

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  22. Ivana Džidić9/10/2015 1:03 PM

    I don't think that ethical value are disappearing. There are always good people and bad people, but for some reason many good deads and people don't get the media coverage they deserve. I can give you an example. Yesterday, it was on the news that the surgens in Rijeka hospital (Croatia) did an operation on a man's spine and they replaced a piece that was missing with a piece they printed with a 3D printer. It was first such operation in the world. How much media coverage did it get? A few minutes on a Croatian public TV and probably no time on any other channel in the world. The same thing happened when they used some kind of eletronic devide implant in Split hospital to wake up some kid from a coma. This device sends some kind of messages to brain and that 17 year old that they practically brought from the dead is walking, talking and living his life....but are those doctors getting any media coverage? Hardly any! However, I guess a part of the blame can be put on us (the general practic). If we read more scientific/purely art magazines, not just news (which is filled with who slept with who and so on), then the hard working scientist/ artists could get more resources and do even more amazing stuff. There is knowledge out there, if we are willing to look for it. The internet has enabled anyone to learn any language or get into any field for free...we just have to make proper use of it. I think way too many people stalk celebrities when they could be doing something more useful with their time. Turning scientist into celebrities, as some are trying to do, would not solve anything. We all need to light that desire for knowledge in our own heart, rely on oursleves and work harder on becoming better....then we will better be able to see that there are many people out there, working hard and being modest where it counts, but not bringing themselves down either ...and we can all be such people!


    Some people think that fashion is superficial but it doesn't have to be. Fashion can be used to improve the lives of woman, it can give them work opportunities, it can be used for charity purpuses...and fashion just like anything else, can be talked about in an intelligent way. Many people see the fashion industry as something negative, but I think that kind of negative exists in any kind of business or industry. In some ways fashion industry is even more tolerant than some others, for example more tolerant about gay people and suprisingly tolerant about people with disabilities. For example, there are fashion shows for models with disablitity...and many famous models have used their fame to talk about important things, for example Wairis Dierie and Iman brought the problem of FGM to our awareness.


    I do really like the setting for this outfit...It feels very minimalist and scandinavian....and it matches this outfit perfectly. You look very elegant and beautiful. There is something very timeless about a good leather jacket...and those boots are gorgeous.

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  23. Great reading this post! As you said, there aren't many charity projects on blogs! Love the boots!
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  24. The world definitely needs to remember good values and live by them. By the way, love how this outfit and set of photos look so cool and mysterious!

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  25. Hello,

    Beautiful look ! :D

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  26. I don't think we are a dwindling society or less moral values. It's been difficult lately to believe that but that's my belief. No one is truly bad, no one is truly good. We're evolving and changing, but overall, many people are good. They are just overshadowed by the sh*tton of bad. I love the hashtag and it's so beautiful to find people using their platform to support causes and projects. I hope I'll be able to do that one day <3


    BTW, can I just say OMYGOODNESS THOSE BOOTS!? I love boots and those boots are a dream come true!


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  27. The struggle is real and i think everyone's running through that phase.
    Without life, life might be boring
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  28. People will always chase illusions just because they care too much about what others think. But I think that we still have values because we still cherish our families, human rights and many other things that really matter in life. It may not seem so, because we only ever hear about people doing negative things on the news, etc but small acts of every day kindness still exist. :)


    Love your outfit! You've made a casual denim romper so much more edgy and cool.


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  29. Ah such a gorgeous outfit and I love the whole look! Everyone struggles but I'm all for keeping it gal and being true to who you are without having the need to show off or impress people - if you're happy with everything in your life, then that's the main thing! :)


    Layla xx


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  30. You're not the only one. I care. I really try to give to others (what I can) and support people/small businesses in their endeavors. I see a very selfish society, where the emphasis is only about them. There are not many people helping one another. This should be done on a daily basis.


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  31. Оксана Золотухина9/10/2015 7:40 PM

    OMG!!! Such cool boots! Very excited to get one of my own. You look so classy, Ira! As always I am totally loving your outfit
    Have a nice day dear!

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  32. That is one fantastic OOTD, darling. You look stunning. Ira you are not the only one. We're an evolving and changing society, but overall many people are good and I don't think that ethical values are disappearing. I can't remember that I've ever seen any charity projects on blogs but that's OK, because just because there ain't any doesn't mean these people don't care.
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  33. Who is having charity projects on their fashion blog? Btw you're wearing such a lovely outfit (:
    Nati xx
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  34. I was speaking about Angelica Blick, babe! ;) Thank you so much, you blonde beach babe you! <3


    xoxo

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  35. Oh, I never noticed them on her blog! I'm always so impressed by her photos I guess XD

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  36. Me too, Linn and André are great photographers and I love the way she edit her pics. <3 Gotta love her versatile sense of style!

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  37. Yes, the editing is great! (:

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  38. nice post! ;-) Super cool style
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    Greets Jon

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  39. minnja style9/11/2015 5:40 AM

    amazing look, amazing boots ;)

    xoxo Minnja - minnja.de

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  40. Sabrina Kwan9/11/2015 6:07 AM

    You are so stunning. I absolutely love the denim + leather!

    Sincerely,

    Sabrina

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  41. What a stunning outfit.
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  42. This outfit, Ira, is stunning! You look absolutely amazing in it. I love the black leather with the pale blue and the cool boots. This is runway perfection! Your hair looks fantastic too! I really like how you think deeply into things and your loving care for humanity and your courage to take a stance. Above all we must care for others and treat them as we would like to be treated, show love and kindness. Giving charity is a good way to contribute and helping the poor and needy. Have a great weekend!



    xo, Bry



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  43. Marinella Rauso9/11/2015 9:57 AM

    First I can't avoid saying that your look is gorgeous. Love the light denim and that leather. You rock this outfit babe. About charity and humanity projects I really think there are great people in this world despite of verything
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  44. Ira, ur pictures are always stunning and so is ur style!
    We are just constantly living for an image, even if we do one good act we want the world to know, now there can be another point that one does so to inspire others so it really depends on the intention and not the world but we are 100% aware of it. We need to dig deep within ourselves and act with the best intentions.
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  45. We all struggle in one way or the other. I am also a huge proponent of holding on to values that make us who we are. There are still good people that keep charity alive, just so awesome. Great course of study. You look fantastic darling.

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  46. beautiful photos:) http://bysinkj.blogspot.com/

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  47. WOW! It's so stylish look! Love it from head to toe!

    About ethical value... It is so difficult question but I always try to remember about it. I want to teach my daugter how to be good and kind, fair and understanding... I'm not always good but I try to be a good example for her. And I'm so sad when I see that other people don't understand me and don't think that values of humanity are really important.

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  48. I was admiring your style (and especially your shoes) but that's been eclipsed by my respect for your morality. Too many people have been abandoning good values lately and that's sad. As a counterpoint, the readers of my blog are uniformly compassionate toward me in my struggle toward a more authentic life. They give me hope for humanity.

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  49. Denim and leather is always a fabulous combo!

    XX from Germany

    Jecky

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  50. Really love this outfit! Especially the boots! Gosh I know what you mean, I hate that #refugeeswelcome still has to be a thing, like surely in this day and age, we don't need to think twice about helping others? But at least it's a huge step into the right direction. We'll get there someday! I've actually been working on a way I can work with charities, so stay tuned ;) Have a great week, lovely! <3

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  51. Great styling here I really like your look. You look beautiful www.shehearts.net x

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  52. Thank you for the feedback! Glad this controversial topic was thought provoking to you! It was my attention to make people think about it and care.

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  53. Thank you, Jecky! Happy you like it!


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  54. Hola Pao! I'm so happy I'm not the only one, dear! Thank you so much for your wonderful words!


    xoxo

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  55. Oh, happy you like, honey! You're right it's such a versatile piece. Thank you, Amber!! <3


    xoxo

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  56. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here, Gabrielle! <3


    xoxo

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  57. Thank you so much, Melanie! <3 Hope you and mr. are doing well in SF?!


    xoxo

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  58. You're welcome, Miguel!


    Thank you for your lovely comment!


    xoxo

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  59. THANK YOU, GORGEOUS!!! I deeply appreciate your visits, dear! Almost from the beginning... thank you so much you lovely panda bear!!! ;-**


    xoxo

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  60. Thank you, dear Suze! I hope you still enjoy beautiful Bali though?! Lucky you, darling!!!


    xoxo

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  61. Dear Ivanna! I want to say a HUGE Thank YOU for taking the time to write those gorgeous comments on my blog and the others! It's really refreshing to see somebody who cares and take the time for the people behind their blogs. You're a gem and a wonderful personality! Stay the way you are! Love you! Hugs!


    xoxo Ira

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  62. And THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for your compliment! Makes me happy!


    xoxo

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Tracy! Appreciate it, dear!


    xoxo

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  64. Dear Jeanne! Thank you for reading. I'm happy you like my outfit, love! <3


    xoxo

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  65. Hey Saraah!
    Thank you so much!


    xxx

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  66. Glad you like it, Jon!
    Always happy to see you over here! :)


    Cheers

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  67. Thanks a lot, Natalia! Hope you're doing well, darling?!


    xoxo

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  68. Dear Chichi!
    Thank you sooooo much, my dear! I couldn't agree more with your thoughtful and wise words, Chichi! Thank you for taking the time to read my content. I deeply appreciate it!! <3 <3


    xoxo
    PS: Dear, I couldn't click on the flavicons on your blog. I've found your Pinterest on Google! :)

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  69. Amen, Idu! Couldn't agree with you more, darling! And I'm happy to be not the only one. :)) Thank you so much for taking the time to read!!! <3


    xoxo

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  70. Really! What a relief, my dear!! Thank you so much! I'm so happy you got the message!!! <3
    Awww, that's flattering, Amanda! ;-* I couldn't live without one either!
    I'm really grateful to have such an amazing support by you, my dear friend!! Your kindness and honesty mean the world to me! Luv u! Hugs!


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  71. Dear Rowena! Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding, love! I'm definitely with you! The only female blogger I know who is featuring charity on her blog is, Angelica Blick. Though it's been a while ever since... I deeply appreciate your thoughts, Rowena! Thanks a lot!


    xoxo Ira

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  72. To be honest, I've thought the same! Can you believe little ones running with iPhones - that's crazy!! My home education was quite strict as well. And after all I have to admit it was all worth it since I've started to analyze the world we're livin' in more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts over here, Uzo! Happy you like the overknees, dear! Those are by Zara and very old. :D I believe they could be on eBay maybe? Appreciate your support, Uzo!!! THANK YOUUUU!! <3


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  73. Thank you so much, dear Angelina! Happy you like it!
    I agree with you! Social Media has a huge impact on political situations nowadays. I would say it's a blessing and curse.
    The only blog I know who is featuring some charity projects is Angelica Blick.
    I do it too, Angelina! <3


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  74. Don't be ashamed, dear May! I absolutely know what you mean!!! <3 u anyway! I also share the same opion like you girls! And the only blog I know who is doing so, is Angelica Blick. I really wish more people would think like you and me. Social Media has a huge impact nowadays.


    As always, I'm so happy you're still with me, May!! Thank you so much for your kindness and support, my dear!! Love those comfy and warm overknees too! ;)


    xoxo Ira

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  75. I know, Cvety! Me too, except of Angelica Blick! Happy you're with me, dear! Thank you so much for reading, Cvety!!! <3
    Oh, so nice you've recognized that! Yeah, it's a bit darker now. I don't like red in my hair but somehow it won't get away. Haha! Still a bit redish in the light. Appreciate your lovely words, my dear Cvety!


    xoxo

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  76. Thank you so much, LBG! Appreciate your comment!


    xoxo

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  77. Oh yes! I know what you mean! That's a great possibility as well I think and I wish those would get more attention. You aren't a "nobody", Sonia! I love what you do! You're a kind and lovely girl! And very wise one as well! I'm happy you've found me!! Thank you so much for that and your support!!


    xoxo Ira

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  78. That's so true, Zarrah! Thank you for the motivation, my dear! ;-)
    Happy you like the look, love!


    xoxo

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  79. I understand your point of view, Bash! It really depends on the environment and on the values of people around us. It's such a great idea with the hashtag I was surprised when I've recognized that on the social media. I'm sure you'll get a chance to do it, Bash! Beeing a blogger is a wonderful start, love! <3


    Haha! Happy you like them. Oldies but goldies, as the mainly part of my closet! LOL
    Thanks a lot for your support, Bash!! Hugs!


    xoxo

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  80. I totally know what you mean, Noma! Unfortunately those small acts of every day didn't get too much attention and I wish the media would change that. Guess that's what bloggers are for! ;-)


    Thank you, dear! I didn't want to wear it for summer, it looks kinda strange on me with flats and long sleeves. But I really like it for fall. Appreciate your feedback, my dear! Thanks a lot for that!!!


    xoxo

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  81. THANK YOUUUU, Oksana! You're a gem! Appreciate it!


    xoxo

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  82. Thank you so much, my dear Layla!! I totally agree with you, hun! We should appreciate more the life we have! Thanks a lot for reminding that, Layla! ;-* Appreciate your support, babe!!


    xoxo

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  83. Phew... thank you, Kimi! That's what I love about your blog: there're always new brands I didn't know about and I really enjoy your down to earth writing. You're really inspiring, dear! Coulnd't agree with you more here, AMEN! Thanks a lot for sharing your point of view, lovely! Appreciate your support! <3


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  84. Thank you so much, Lenya! Always a pleasure to read your wonderful comments, dear! That's an intersting point of view and you're so right!! I try to be the best person I can in real life too. Guess that's all each of us try to be, some more and some less. Thanks for reminding that, darling!!! Very much appreciated!


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  85. You're too kind as always, Bry! I've dyed it a bit darker because of fall and because of the redish look of it (which is actually still there somehow). That's nice of you, dear! I tend to be too much into it - as a Libra haha! I couldn't agree with you more on that, darling! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Brighton! Very much appreciated! Hope you're doing well, love?!


    xoxo

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  86. Dear Mari! Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like the look. I have to agree! ;) Appreciate your feedback, lovely!


    xoxo

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  87. You're too kind as always, Anna! Thank you so much, my darling!
    As a Libra I totally know what you mean, Anna! I'm the same like you!!! You've such a wonderful personality, stay the way you are!


    xoxo

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  88. Oldies but goldies! :)
    I KNOWEEE! Isn't that strange?! I guess that's how people try to help each other nowadays because of the fast growing www and social media! I hope so! Really? How exciting, Vanisha! Can't wait!!! Happy Friday, dear Vanisha! <3


    xoxo

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  89. Right back at you, sister *hugs* I never expected to find the kindness and support that you have shown me through blogging, you're a superstar :) love ya, too <3 xxx

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  90. Awww! Awwww! Awwww! ;-** Of course!!! I can totally identify with you, Amanda! You remind me of me, many years ago... :) Noooo, YOU're a superstar, babe!! Your energy and loving/ caring personality are incredible!! Stay the way you are, my dear!! Hugs and Happy Monday! <3


    xoxo Ira

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