$25 Ruche Giveaway!

27 April 2011

Happy mid-week, yay! Things have been so busy lately. I feel
like I am always saying that, but it is oh so true. However, May awaits
and I could not be more excited. Lots of new things to come in May.
Once exams and presentations are over things will slow down for a
bit, and I absolutely cannot wait. Anyways, I have been waiting to
show you all this dress for literally months! I purchased it in the winter
months, waiting for a sunny day to bring it out. The print is so vibrant
and fun. It just screams 'hello summer'!

In other exciting news, Ruche is hosting a $25 giveaway on my blog!
If you are not familiar with Ruche, they are one of my absolute favorite clothing
websites. Completely vintage-inspired, feminine, and beautiful. Here are
the rules:

1.) Go to the Ruche page and tell me your favorite item and how you would
style it (this is more for my selfish reasons, I love to hear what you all
have to say, hehe)
2.) Follow me on BlogLovin'
3.) Leave you e-mail or another way to contact you.

This contest is international as well. Good luck loves!

PS- Remember to enter the Chicwish giveaway below!


Follow Flashes of Style
wearing: vintage dress & shoes via Grey Dog Vintage Boutique; H&M cardigan; cooperative hat; bag c/o of VJ STYLE


Liz said...

Cutie! I have a vintage floral dress I just picked up that has the criss-cross back just like that! Love.

rebecca said...

Goodness I love this shop. Right now I am coveting the happy together short sleeve open cardigan! So cute.


Anonymous said...

awwwe! love your look! so lovely and it definitely shouts: hello summer! :)


Mandy said...

I love the "Frolicking Through Wild Flowers Printed Dress". I would wear it with red peep toe pumps and a cream colored cardigan! Complete with curled, 50's style hair.

Thanks for doing this!!!


Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Cute outfit, that dress is so gorgeous! I can see why you were so excited to show us, haha.

As for the giveaway, I love the "Always Angelic Ivory Vest". It's so gorgeous and I think it'd look so cute with a nude vest top and highwaisted light-wash denim shorts, a pair of tan brogues and a big, straw hat!
I love the Ruche shop, too!

x x Michelle
contact: chelleloreto AT gmail DOT com

Rachel said...

I really like the Dainty Darling open-back dress! I'd style it with my Seychelles wedges and straw sunhat. :D

Kaitlyn said...

I love the spring soiree spaghetti strap dress, and I would style it simply, with a cardigan and my navy kitten heels. So pretty!

callmeisolde at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely in love with Ruche! I love the "waiting for love to arrive" floral skirt - so easy to wear and style in so many different ways!

I'm following on blog lovin and my email is katienibley at gmail dot com.

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...


Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that dress, the back is amazing!
And my favorite item is the Olive Tree Sweetheart Lace dress...I would probably just pair it with some dark brown pumps and leave it nice and simple XD
I follow on bloglovin :)

Yajaira said...

pretty floral dress

sweetdaydreams said...

Everything matches so perfectly!

Veronica said...

Amazing dress! and the hat <3
I love your style, you are absolutely perfect!

Lindsey Turner said...

I love the Bold As Love skirt! I would wear it with wedge heels and a bright colored top!

Lindsey Turner

Blush and Flats said...

love the back of your dress !


I would style it with white dress (maybe crochet) and boater hat .


Béracha said...

this dress looks soooooooo gorgeous on you. really pretty!
oh, it would be so hard to choose an item! i think it would take me days to decide as i'm always so indecisive.
if i had to decide right now i'd choose the 'for my prettiest friend floral dress' because for me floral dresses are a musthave item, they're easy to combine, and they just look so lovely!
i think i'd combine it with a cream coloured cardigan, a simple necklace and a cute hat.
mvotf@hotmail.com, follow you with GFC and bloglovin'!

Kuleigh said...

I love this dress! Especially the back. I love seeing you in pink lately!

Sharlxo said...

dress is gorgeous!
i love the back detailing!


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YinGSaran said...

beautiful dress


Md Alexandra said...

I'm alredy following you with bloglovin'. I love the meeting before dark lace dress in teal and i would wear it with cream highheels and a cream blazer and maybe a headband and a cute ring.
My email : d_alexandra95@yahoo.com

Carmen said...

wonderful outfit <3

Grace B. said...

I'm actually really drawn to the simplicity of the spend your day with me pocket tank; perfect for summer!

I'm following you on Bloglovin!


Callie said...

Okay, I have just discovered Ruche, and I am unnaturally obsessed. The thing I'm MOST obsessed with? The Rain Dance Lace Sleeve Dress. I'd wear it with a chunky brown belt and my hot new (well, vintage- they were my moms- but they're new to me!) brown wedges. I might even throw on a flowered headband. Maybe. :)


ma-li said...

As always I really like your Outfit!
I've been following your blog via Google Reader for quite a time now but for the Giveaway I also signed up on Bloglovin.
Yesterday I stumbled upon the "When in Rome Linen Stripe Dress" and fell in love instantly! It's so versatile but right now as I'm on my maritime trip I would wear it with a red scarf and navy blue pumps and an offwhite, long cardican with red belt for chilly breezes!

(Sorry for mistakes I'm from Germany but you wrote that this giveaway is international...)

Contact: Linaschulz at aol dot com

LiezyL said...

i envy you for always being so effortless chic!

Star-Light said...

love your dress!


Lippylash said...

I love the dress you are wearin amazing!!!!
I really like the summer lovin floral dress and would wear this with some amazing wedges..

natasha_stassen at hotmail dot com

Amy Grace said...

The "flowers for lis open back chiffon dress" is to die for!
Love the 60's vibe. Would wear it with my yellow steve madden wedges and beach wavy hair. Perfect spring outfit!


Suzanna said...


i would style this dress with a straw hat and some white espadrilles that lace up the ankle.


Anonymous said...

Totally dig your granny style, wish i can pull it off as well.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Pralinka said...

I'm in love with
isabel polka dot dress by Tofu.


it's just amazing - girly and beautiful..

I'm already following you via bloglovin'


Another Day Another Outfit said...

I love this bag:

It would be perfect with a white eyelet sundress and my new Blowfish Garren shoes!


Salazar said...

I love Ruche! There are so many lovely items to choose from, but for the sake of picking one, I'll go with the Mum's The Word Floral Dress. It will look adorable with a straw cloche and flats!

Anaivilo said...

The site is indeed lovely! They really have great stuff :D
Well, I would take this top : http://www.shopruche.com/when-im-with-you-eyelet-top-p-6362.html?zenid13=bfef2e859f779153d73d1e89be6bcef0 and wear it with a pair of suede shorts or flare pants in blue and a pair of wedges and a big satchel :D

I am already following yo, my e-mail: ollie_fashion@yahoo.com

rebecca said...

love these!
rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

Annie said...

I'd love the

happy together short sleeve open cardigan


LikeSpinningPlates said...

Ahhh the back of that dress is stunning. I loveee the colors too.

Sjaar said...

Gorgeous pictures especially the green healthy grass. It could have been an editorial. Sweet of you to give away!

Annabelle(: said...

I adore the surely sherbet print collar dress.. I think it's the colour, I just love it! I would wear it with ankle socks, brogues and a straw boating hat!


Style Worthwhile said...

Love your vintage style! I'm already following you :) My fav piece is:


I would wear it over a girly lace dress with tall heels and a clutch :)


benzerj said...

I love the Hannah dress in feather print by Dear Creatures. I would pair this with nude heeled sandals and a straw hat.

Penny said...

every time i see your pictures i remind myself: you have to buy more florals!

Jay said...

I love the mackenzie polka dot two piece swimsuit! I would wear it with a floppy hat and some gladiator sandals :)


C.Jane said...


gianna caputo said...

i love the (sold out) guarded heart disc earrings. i meant to buy them and now it's too late. ah sad.


Iulia Romana said...

Your dress is so beautiful and I love the retro look of the photos ♥ Also, greaaaaaat bag :)

I wish you a lovely week!

Becky-May said...

You always look bautiful Bonnie, like a china doll almost :) Lovely dress!


Katrina said...

Oo count me in!

I absolutely love this-http://www.shopruche.com/sometime-in-spring-brown-floral-wedges-p-6622.html?zenid13=5ca5dd47300eda4d4d37cb362bd05cc5

I would wear black dress with denim waistcoat to add nice edgy feel since the wedges is all girly and flowery yet gorgeous!

Followed you on BlogLovin' already!



Lubna said...

Lovely giveaway! I'm already following you via GoogleConnect, but am now also following you via Bloglovin'. :)

I checked out the website, and since you mentioned that it's vintage stuff, the first thing that came to mind was oxfords. I looked for a pair, and the 'Bronx "Heat of Nite" lace up flat' is just beautiful. I'd wear it with so many outfits - denim on denim, floral spring dresses, hot shorts and tank tops - it's an endless list.

Anyways, can't wait! :)

Lubna | elleVOX

Georgia said...

Already following via bloglovin :)
Ooooh I think I'll have the "looking back on love open back dress". Gorgeous pink colour and lovely detailing
It would be mine

Kay said...
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Kay said...

YOU are "completely vintage-inspired, feminine, and beautiful "

and obviously inspiring, for me.
as you. in this period I need floral dress, pale colours, a new super feminine spring style :) and I fell in love with the c.luce' sunshine paisley pocket dress ! such a sweeet baby yellow! probably i would match it with a pair of glossy red ballerinas and a basket full of glossy red cherries. yum!

here my e-mail: mbudillon@yahoo.it

Lydia said...

I love all your open back dresses! This one is so cute.

Janet said...

My favorite item is the isabel polka dot dress by Tofu. Reminds me of I love Lucy!


I would pair it with a nice White lace chiffon cardigan, Christian Louboutin Mad Mary Janes-black shoes, with ankle lace socks, and Valentina White Feather Hair Clip with Vintage Jewelry Piece <3




daisy said...

Excited about this giveaway!
I'm in love with the (Never letting go lace trim skirt) and
I would pair this with a lovely lace shirt I have and cute bow flats!


Betsy said...

I would chose the Chelsea Crew "Sari" oxford wedges. I'm pretty sure this would have endless styling appeal, brightening up any outfit!

Email me at elizabeth-chapman@mocs.utc.edu

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

very lovely outfit!! I think the back of it is cute.
I do follow you on bloglovin.

Abby said...

I would pair the searching for my song embroidered dress with bright-coloured tichts and oxfords!

I follow you on Bloglovin'


Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful dress! It is so YOU!



RCagz said...

I love everything Ruche put on their site.
Current favourite item is the 'Spring Soiree Spaghetti Strap Dress', it's so pretty. I'd style it with brogues and a chunky knit cardigan, make it look all preppy.
Great giveaway, am following on BlogLovin'


Jenny said...

i ADORE Ruche! I would like the 'listening to the ocean waves embroidered dress' and wear it with a straw hat or straw fedora, light scarf, and brown leather boots. and some chunky bracelets.


Chantal said...

I love all of Ruche's wares! I would pair this lovely dress with pale pink ballet flats and an ivory crochet shrug.



Natalie said...

You look lovely as usual, hehe :) I love the back of that dress with the criss cross! And woo, thank you so much for another opportunity for a give away. I have to say I'm in love with pretty much every single dress on their website and I'm having a hard time deciding on which one, haha....

I'm following on BlogLovin!
My email is natalie_moment@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I already follow your blog via Bloglovin'.

Your dress is stunning and it suits you very well: romantic and cheery vibe...the very Flashes of Style essence!

For the contest/giveaway, I would love the 'breathless escape skirt'. Since it's so long, I would wear it as a dress and belt it (black belt with some accents), with my fave cranberry cape plus a gorgeous pair of strappy platforms (and a cute hat too). Or I would wear it simply as a skirt with a soft pink fitted top, plus turquoise accessories and comfy flats.

Contact info:
offbyheartstyle@gmail.com or
off by heart style

Shilah said...

I love Ruche's dress selection, it's so fabulous. One of my favorite dresses is the "I love you to love me embroidered dress in ivory." The salmon one is cute too, but I'd have an easier time styling the ivory and blue one. I'd wear it with grey tights and my favorite bright yellow cardigan for spring! I'd probably debated over the shoes for a while but I'd end up with my favorite black and white flats ;]

I follow you of course =]

blythe said...

Great giveaway! I'd pick this dress:
http://www.shopruche.com/fiammetta-pocket-dress-p-6745.html with black tights and wooden platforms. Or bare legged with gold brogues!

i'd probably go without a necklace, but wear a statement ring and some gold bangle bracelets. :]

i follow you on bloglovin

Anonymous said...

i would style it with nice platforms and curly hair. perfect dress.
i follow you on bloglovin :)
my email is beea_73@yahoo.com

Colie said...

It is almost impossible to pick one thing off that site, everything is lovely! My two absolute favorites would be the fluttering on a rose necklace by Violet Bella and the Boggle floral Lace up flats. I would pair them with a sleeveless white, crochet trim top,and belted pale pink denim shorts. I think the pale yellow of the shoes and necklace will look lovely with pale pink =]


Tanya said...

Lisa Mae Navy Floral Maxi Dress http://www.shopruche.com/lisa-mae-navy-floral-maxi-dress-p-5292.html

Paired with nude wedges and natural wavy hair for my friends reception being held on a ranch :)


Amelia said...

i think this is very sweet http://www.shopruche.com/strawberry-sweet-ivory-tank-p-6346.html

i would probably wear it with high waisted jean shorts, a light cardigan and leather sandals. already following you :)


Parrish The Thought said...

I'd probably invest in the jade maxi skirt. it's pretty basic, but with platform sandals and a lacy top, I think it would just be perfect!!!



Meghan said...

Love your outfit!
I follow on bloglovin and google, and from Ruche I love the "come back to paris lace print dress in pink," which for day I'd pair with nude heels, and at night with tights and a faux fur coat <3

Leandra said...

I love the sweet cherry picking printed dress! Perfect for the upcoming summer months!


eleanor said...

I lovvvve the Bold as Love Print skirt. If it was spring here I would wear it with a blouse in a fun colour and canvas wedges:)

Julia Denise said...

i love the mum's the word floral dress. my own lack of floral dresses confounds me. i would pair it with my bests friend's vintage-y tooled leather ankle booties and a straw hat.


Lila said...

I would get this: http://www.shopruche.com/english-muse-ivory-lace-dress-p-6348.html?zenid13=a63c91f3ea01bb87a5c6d1ef890301d9 and style it with some brightly colored tights (like red or purple) and wedge sandals.

I follow you on bloglovin

email is lila dot inglima at gmail

Elaine said...

I love the Olive Tree Sweetheart Lace dress.

scarletbegoniia said...

the sun forever floral print dress is so gorgeous. i'd let it stand on its own with some strappy flats!


Nappington said...

Dandelion dreams applique dress! It needs bright pink flat sandals with wide, simple straps. And...a big, plastic, shiny ring in an equally bright color. And white nails.

I follow!


Grace said...

Definitely the isabel polka dot dress! I have these tan wedges and a straw sunhat that would go perfectly.


Alicia said...

I have had my eye on the boggle floral lace up flats for a while... I think they would be great for summer paired with a chambray or pastel yellow dress and some simple accessories :)


April said...

mmm... so many adorable pieces that it is hard to pick just one but I would have to say the classic love story dress by Tofu is my fav at the moment. I just love black and silk together :)! I think I would just pair it with some red sandals and call it finished!

- daousta@hotmail.com

Acquired Lovelies said...
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Acquired Lovelies said...

i love the chelsea crew hofstra oxfords! they would be so cute paired with a floral dress and socks :) easy peasy for summer wear

- hana
dearlovelyblog at gmail dot com

Tonya said...

Gorgeous dress! One of the best floral dresses I've seen. You always put your outfits together perfectly. So inspirational every post.


flitandfancy said...

I love the "i'm yours forever heart printed dress." I would add a leather waist belt and little oxfords for shoes.


Geena Rose said...

this is such a cute site thanks for posting about it! I love the "You're my one and only floral dress in purple." I could see myself wearing it with my over sized sage green cardigan and brown oxfords. I love the bow tie belt.


Oh! What about this? said...

I would love raglan bouquet knit top by Tulle styled with green billowy pants, sandals and I walk on a beach.


honey and salt said...

My favorite right now is ginger peach blossom maxi skirt. A color I see you've been enjoying! and I follow you on bloglovin'.

Amber said...

I love the 'livin' the simple life maxi skirt in jade'!! I would wear it with a tank, a vest or sleeveless cardigan of some kind, my TOMS Shoes and I'd also wear my feather earrings!


stefanyzelaya said...

I love the "i'll make it anywhere one shoulder tunic black dress"! I love how classy it is. I would wear it with color block heels, and a cute necklace.

Email: Stefyz@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

i'm in love with their amazing shoes! especially the poetic license magical sunset wedges, twist striped lace up flats, dora perforated lace up flats, straight to your heart ballerina sandals, floral whispers cream wedges, and boggle floral lace up flats just to name a few (;

i'd probably wear them with floral sundresses or scalloped shorts/skirts. & try to wear them during autumn too with skinny jeans and silk blouses.

thanks for hosting the giveaway!
elegant_storms at yahoo.com

christy said...

The blue moon button up top is screaming at me to be paired with a wide leg pair of denim and wedges. So cute. Reminds me of something my mom grew up wearing. Always have loved this site!!


Evelina said...

I love the english muse ivory lace dress! And after seeing how Tieka styled her lace dress today, I would love to wear it with bright tights as well. :)


Polka Princess said...

Hey! Am in love with the print of your dress! Sigh!

Already following you on Bloglovin'.
From Ruche, I'll pick the "Meeting before dark lace dress" in Teal (http://www.shopruche.com/meeting-before-dark-lace-dress-in-teal-p-6614.html) & style it with a chunky golden nackpiece, a big dial gold watch, neon yellow pumps & a fuschia envelope clutch! :)

Mail me at: anupriyadg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the "from paris with love charm necklace". I'd keep with the French theme and wear it with a striped shirt, a flowy black skirt, and some simple flats.


Bryce said...

I love the sunset blossoms dress by Tulle.
And since I'm way too into the 90's, I would wear it with a plaid shirt and a big floppy hat!


rêverie said...

Where do you keep finding those beautiful vintage dresses? So pretty, I really like the back of this dress!

Meesh said...

I love the never letting go lace trim skirt. I'd style it with a slouchy off-the-shoulder cream-colored top and maybe a pair of taupe knee-highs. Okay, this is getting pretty girly!

I already follow you on Bloglovin'. :)


Jenny Bean said...

I am ridiculously in love with the Tulip lace turnlock satchel. I would wear it with everything... everything!

Following on Bloglovin' and my email is jen.photo@yahoo.com

ana1131 said...

amazing dress ;)

Jane Alisa said...

Gorgeous outfit. xoxo

Sher said...

Olive Tree Sweetheart Lace dress is my fave!

Following via bloglovin:)


Gracie said...

i love ruche's white pleated shorts...i've wanted some cute white shorts i could wear with a black crop top for a while. :) thanks for the give-away!

Sara said...

You look really really really nice, as always :)
I'm looking for a hat like yours for me, hope I find it soon!

There are many floral dresses that I loved but more specifically I adored the "visiting mellows park bow top in ivory". I would combine it with skinny jeans, a pair of really high heels and a black belt. How nice is that page! Thank you for the giveaway!!


Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love this outfit!!! I really need to get more floral dresses, but whenever I got thrifting I only find ones in really large sizes and I'm always too lazy to alter them. But yours is gorgeous.

Leah Harrison said...

I like the "Sweet Cherry Picking Printed dress" and I would wear it with nude platform sandals and a cute hat.

I'm also following you through Bloglovin'.
My email: leah.c.murray(at)gmail.com

Lwee said...

I like the Chelsea Crew "Sari" oxford wedges
from Ruche.
I will style them with my white lace button-down, high-waist shorts and some black tights.
The blue oxford wedges will make my outfit pop! ^^
Thanks for the giveaway!
Already following you on bloglovin'.


Harriet said...

Ooh, such a pretty dress you're wearing! My favourite piece from Ruche is the high tea elegance floral dress, it would be great with a simple pair of heels, a pink cardigan and some pretty jewellery.

Email - harriet.a.layhe@gmail.com

Harriet x

amberly said...

You look beautiful, Spring baby :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

I love the polka dot sprinkles chocolate brown skirt, and I would love to pair it with some denim, or your favorite, a peach top! I don't own a brown polka dot clothing item and its been on my list!

I'm a huge fan and follower on BlogLovin' :) -- my email is absolutelyamberly@gmail.com

April, Everyday Forgotten said...

Ahh lovely dress! The cut out back and pattern is adorable!

I love the i'm yours forever heart printed dress, and I'd probably just keep it really simple with a belt and some cork wedges for the summer! :)

I already follow through bloglovin' and my email is everydayforgotten@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

First of all, I LOVE that dress. Where is it from? The back is adorable.
I love Shop Ruche! The romantic moments pink top is great (among so many other items). Already following on bloglovin'!
Email: chessie11@comcast.net

Chriiiistiiiina said...

My favorite item is Chelsea Crew "Sari" oxford wedges! They are so cute! I would probably pair them with a light flowy floral dress, or to dress it up with dark skinny jeans and a flowy light top. Hair up and pretty earrings!
My email is isaysmeow@aol.com

Jamie Rose said...

I love the poodle oxfords in blue (http://www.shopruche.com/poodle-oxford-in-blue-p-5232.html). They're so springy and adorable! I would wear them with my pinstriped blouse and a floral skirt. Then I'd add a hat to top it all off!
I follow you on bloglovin' too!

- Jamie Rose

sorkii said...

I would choose the "annie's blossoms sweater by Nick & Mo"; probably tuck it into a high waisted skirt with buttons down the front and some cork espadrilles ^_^

email: sorkii.love@gmail.com

Emma said...

you look beautiful as always, florals and you just work. thanks SO much for putting me on your blogroll too Bonnie, i was so flattered, it means so much considering you are one of my fave bloggers ever. xo

~Heather said...

a break in the clouds dress by Red Prairie Press and when in rome in linen stripes - so darned cute!
I'd top them in a light denim jacket (if there was a chill in the air) or a whispy scarf.

Anastasia said...

I love the "Frolicking Through Wild Flowers Printed Dress".I would wear it with nude wedges...


Violetta E. said...


brittanykennedy1 said...

i love the garden gates brass bracelet!

Ashley said...

I'd definitely wear the when in rome linen stripe dress with a boater hat and a light pink sweater :) Gotta love it when the sun comes out!!


Jasmine said...

I'd love to wear the frolicking through wild flowers dress with a cropped denim jacket and nude flats!


Angela said...

I love the "tea time talks polka dot dress". I love polka dots! And the sheer long sleeves are amazing.

I'd wear this with a cream lace boyfriend blazer, white skinny belt, and beige wedge sandals. :)


Natalia said...

I love soft whispers one shoulder dress, and I' wear it with a pair of brown wedges and a short necklace.

luisi said...

My favourite one is "you'll be mine lace dress in black". It´s so lovely, and I´ll wear it with tall heels maybe red. ;)


becky said...

i love the peacock dress. because the dress has so much going on i would keep everything else pretty simple!

Anonymous said...

Tea Time Polka Dot Open Back Top: http://bit.ly/l1md5s

Its just too cute!How could i not?
Perfect with just jeans and flats on it's own, maybe a black knit skirt and tights.I'd throw in my vintage locket as well. I love Ruche :)

Contact: iseestarlights@gmail.com

Gossip-Fairy said...

Amazing dress and the hat. Your style is so great :)

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Very cute outfit!

I love 'aloha sunset double strand necklace'. I would wear it on a dress (white?) with wooden platforms ..

harvestmoonblog *at* gmail.com


Rebecca said...

I love the Starting New Flutter blouse...I could wear it so many different ways!

beattyrl at mail.uc.edu

Edie said...

Hi, my favorite is the 'achy braky dress' in blue by Many Belles Down:


I would pair it with wedges and my navy 70's aigner purse. Thanks!

Kristin said...

i love your dress very cute and everything as well. he,he.

High Waist Bikini said...

The dress is very classy. I like how the whole outfit comes together. Absolutely lovely!

allthingspam02 said...

I love your hat collection.


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