Friday, November 15, 2013

Military Jacket and a Striped Dress

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LaRok "cute cadet" military jacket
Forever 21 striped dress
Anthropologie fanned raffia necklace
Dollhouse pumps
Vintage quilted leather purse
Mac "Girl About Town" lipstick

I have a burning question to ask you.  Do you ever look back at some of your outfit posts and think, "what was I thinking?"

I was looking through some of my older posts today and ran across a couple I found to be questionable.  Actually...it was more than a couple.  More like 10.  

I don't like to criticize myself because I don't think it's healthy.  And I like to make the focus of this blog my clothing, instead of what my facial expressions are (or anything else I may find distracting to my outfits).  But I couldn't help but think of how much better my pictures would have looked "if only my makeup was better" and "if only my hair didn't look so frizzy."  I guess this is where I have to get over it.  It's kind of like looking at the past, right?  Look back, but don't stare.  This may very well be a reflection of what I've felt for such a long time about my life.  I shouldn't look at the past for too long because it may somehow interfere with the present.  This holds true when it comes to outfit pictures, too.

Oh, and before I go.  My friend Amanda took these pictures!  I think she did a fabulous job :)

xo  Azu

85 comments:

  1. I found your blog during searching the internet... and I totally love it! :) Maybe, we can follow each other?:)

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  2. Girl you got style and look beautiful. Have a great weekend doll.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  3. The flirty ruffly detail of the jacket is so stunning, love the necklace as well...:)

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  4. ooooh you look so beautiful ! <3 great outfit dear ! :)
    would you like to follow each other ?:) let me know dear :)

    xoxo fashboom.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the dress and jacket together! xo

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  6. Amazing look, darling!
    Love that jacket!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. To be honest some pictures I like more and some less in my blog. But as I always make the experience that mostly the posts about which I´m personally was really critical in the first moment are most liked by my dear reader it doesn´t really bother me.

    And further I find the most of the other bloggers much more beautiful than myself, so I didn´t really care about my photos - but if I have not such a good day I´m kind of ashamend ...

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc and bloglovin <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  8. Youre super chic in this look, the military green looks wonderful on you!
    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  9. I love that your military jackey has the little frindge detail ..
    Thanks a ton for such darling comment on my blog and for all the health tips
    Happy Weekend
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  10. Beautiful dress and jacket..You are always so stylish dear...

    Have a nice weekend
    Chadlen
    http://chezmoibychadlen.blogspot.gr/

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  11. WOW! you are so stunning, thanks for dropping by my blog ..LOVING the way you play with colors and the jacket..so inspirational. now following you :)

    www.ironyofashi.com

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  12. hey <3
    I just followed back :-)
    ░░▒▓███► LifeIsHowWeDoIt / Blog ♛

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  13. You look stunning :)

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  14. Amazing look!

    xoxo

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  15. So stunning! I love this combo, you look like a million bucks!
    Kallie, But First Coffee Blog

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  16. love the outfit
    esp the military jacket

    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  17. love lovee the ruffle jacket! you look cute hunn :)

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    Yati Noah

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  18. Lovely outfit! Love that jacket over the striped dress.

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  19. its a perfect combination i must say! I love your dress and military jacket! and that statement necklace too!

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  20. love your style ;)

    Like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

    XO MP.

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  21. Lovely look!
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  22. You look lovely doll. I like this jacket, the frills at the bottom are a lovely touch. Thank you for following my blog, I appreciate it. I enjoy yours too. And I have followed back :) I hope you have a great weekend xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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  23. Lovely outfit ! :-)
    Everything is amazing ^_^
    Love the necklace ! :-*

    http://katycolorfulfreak.blogspot.com/

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  24. Great combination
    Love the outfit

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  25. Amazing look!! Thank you for comment on my blog!! Thank you for follow me on GFC! I'm so grateful
    Now I follow you, and I'm gonna visit all your posts, cause I like your looks!

    A million kisses
    NK Girl

    I wait you on http://nookofthegirls.blogspot.com.es/

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  26. So in love with your blog,really! I've just discovered it and I've been kept by your unique and amazing style, you got one more daily reader honey, I think your style fits perfectly with mine and I find you so inspiring, if you want you can have a look to my blog too, and maybe if you like it we can also follow each other, just let me know and congrats again, you're having such a great job :)
    Laura
    Http://gowestyoungcowgirl.blogspot.com

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  27. Yea,I'm sometimes too harsh on myself when I'm going through old photos. I love this outfits,expecially the stripe dress.

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  28. Hello lovely, thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! :)

    You have a wonderful blog, now following you!

    Looking forward to your next post!! :)

    xoxoxox

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  29. I feel that way too at times :) anyway you look beautiful <3 I so love your long tanned legs!

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  30. I was just saying how I love stripes mixed with a cargo green vest or jacket. You have the cutest jacket EVER...w/ those ruffles on the bottom? I mean, I love it. so cute.

    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  31. Gorgeous look! Love the print on the dress! <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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  32. thanks for your comment!
    I followed you back!

    XX
    http://fetish-tokyo.blogspot.jp/

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  33. I'm so in love with your necklace !

    wanna follow each other on GFC/Bloglovin and FB ?

    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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  34. You styled the dress perfectly. Amazing look, dear. :)

    keep in touch,
    J
    www.jonnessa.blogspot.com

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  35. I love your look!!! :)

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  36. lovely blod dear <3

    Lets follow each other in GFC, Bloglovin and FB :)

    Kindly let me know where all you are following and I will return the favor

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  37. you look great hun, thank u for following me, now I follow u too

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  38. <3 stripes and military and kind of forget about 'em. Thanks for the inspo and for stopping by Pursuit. :)

    -Ash
    Pursuit of Shoes

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  39. I'm totally in love you your blog and your style! This look is amazing, love the jacket and the mix between the dress and the military theme!
    Followed you back on Bloglovin and GFC :)
    -See you soon, Milene from stylingjeans.blogspot.com

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  40. Love this outfit, Raven :) I think it can be worn in the office and in parties, too. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm now following you back on GFC and Bloglovin. I'm thinking of expanding my blog to fashion, so I look forward to learn from your future posts. (^_^) Best of luck! -Angel Mariel of http://myangelmariel.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hello dear, thanks for your comment on my blog. You said, you are my follower, but you are not in my follower list. Try it again please and let me know!

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  42. great article ;)

    Bella B.
    www.justyled.co

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  43. Zbožnňuju proužky a tenhle outfit je naprosto božíí :))
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  44. thanks for visiting my blog my dear, your outfit is amazing. just followed you back. keep in touch. xx

    http://fleuryina.blogspot.de

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  45. its a girly meet tough look ! Very pretty indeed.

    Thanks so much for following my blog ! following u back..stay in touch !
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  46. I loved the jacket is looks so cool on you :)
    Great blog
    xx


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  47. Hi dear! how are you?
    You look fabulous with this outfit,
    love the necklace :)

    Kiss!

    www.modacapital-blog.com

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  48. Looks so nice on you!
    Thanks for following & commenting :)
    I definately follow back xx
    http://liivelaughloveblog.blogspot.de/

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  49. Hello!!! You look really pretty!!!

    I'm following you too! Nice to meet you!

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  50. honey congrats for your amazing leg first...and of course u look great with this dresss....very nice outfit ;)
    i wrote a new post on my blog.. if u want come to see it ;)

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  51. hey honey, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog :) love yours too, i follow you now :*
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  52. Love the ruffle on the coat - adorable!

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  53. love your blog! would you like to follow each other?
    following you now

    http://iamaleena.blogspot.com.au/

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  54. I love the three items you are wearing, the striped dress, military jacket and statement necklace. Great combination.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  55. Love the feminine details on your army coat! You look beautiful :) I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!
    I recently joined Instagram and hope we can connect there too :)

    StylizedLuxe
    Instagram

    xo Jess

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  56. hii thank you for visiting my blog and leave a sweet comment.
    You have a great style! I like your jacket! I'm following you back^^

    theautumnstreet.blogspot.com

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  57. I really like how you styled this look, so chic. Thanks for follow my blog, I'm following you back on Bloglovin.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  58. beautiful! Keep up the great work in your blog…
    Wish you a rocking week ahead of you,
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  59. love your jacket and how you styled up your outfit,nice post (:
    mind visiting blog and following each other?
    byangchee.blogspot.com xxx

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  60. You look fab darling! I love the military-esque jacket with stripes. Loving your style, perhaps you'd enjoy visiting my blog & exchanging follows? Let me know!

    Best,
    CD

    ican'taffordmylifestyle

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  61. You look so pretty, great inspiring blog..
    Maybe we can follow each other?
    Come and visit me and let me know..
    www.inmartinasheaven.com

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  62. Wuau!! I really love your look!! You look so great!!! Thank you so much for follow me!! I follow you!!

    xoxo

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  63. Thank you so much for following me and your sweet comments, im following you, lovely blog, you have an amazing style, hope we can keep in touch, about this post, i think it happened to every woman in the whole world, even the models, lol, have a lovely day, muahh

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  64. I LOVE that jacket because of the little frillies on the bottom. So beyond cute and I really like how you paired it with that dress.. which is darling! So pretty girlie

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  65. Love that jacket on you, and it looks even more adorable when paired with that dress!

    xx Kat
    www.withlovefromkat.com

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  66. Yes definitely look back at old outfits like wtf! Loving that military jacket with the peplum detail...looks great on you

    x
    Liz
    Indulgera Blog

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  67. Hallo
    Ich bin gerade auf deinen Blog gestoßen, und finde ihn richtig toll :)

    Schau doch mal auf meinem Blog vorbei.
    http://momentaufnahmenblog.blogspot.co.at/

    Vielleicht hast du ja Lust mir zu Folgen?
    Ich freue mich auf deinen Besuch.
    Liebe Grüße

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  68. I need that jacket!!!

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  69. Wonderful dress and jacket. Love your hair so much <3

    Lovely greetz from germany.

    xoxo
    Sabrina :*

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  70. Hey :)
    I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin :)
    Thanks that you like my Blog !!

    Katja

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  71. loving the lipstick! stunning combo here btw!

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  72. woooow, i love the jacket!!!
    Such a nice outfit. ♥

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  73. cute jacket! <3 Visit my blog and if you like it we can follow and support each other, I follow you on your Fb page already, do check out mine..

    kisses,
    Cassie

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  74. Lovely statement necklace!

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