January 23, 2012

The most depressing day of the year (and, to ease the pain, a giveaway!)

Outfit Jan 23 115-2Did you know that today is the most depressing day of the year?  I didn’t either until I heard that on the news the other day...  and thank goodness they told us, because I would have been confused if I’d woken up this morning not knowing why I was so damn depressed. 

Just kidding.  No, but really!  Some experts have declared January 23rd of 2012 to be “Blue Monday,” the date on which a combination of weather, the passage of Christmas, holiday debt, and failed New Year’s resolutions all catch up to us and we start feeling really, really crappy.  There is some debate that last week, the 16th, may have been Blue Monday, but I’m going with what I heard on the news. Today is the day.

In honor of Blue Monday, I incorporated blue into my outfit which, consequently, is quite springy in nature thanks to unusually warm temperatures here in Texas.  If you’re feeling a bit down today, I hope you won’t do anything too drastic.  It’s scientific people.  You simply cannot help it.  

Personally, I think what you need is some red lipstick. And maybe a super bright colored scarf.  Oh! And free shoes from Blowfish!  Any shoes of your choosing!   Might turn out to be a great day, after all. :)  (giveaway below!)

Outfit Jan 23 038-1

Outfit Jan 23 078-1My pants are glowing.

Outfit Jan 23 097-2Love these. Super comfy.

Outfit Jan 23 112-2{ pants, shirt, scarf: J.Crew, necklace: Stella and Dot, bracelets: F21, shoes: c/o Blowfish, bag: Kate Spade, lipstick: L’oreal Colour Riche in “true red” }

To win your choice of shoes from Blowfish, enter below!

Mandatory:
+ Visit Blowfish and leave a comment letting me know what pair of shoes you’d choose if you won!

For extra entries (all separate comments):
+ Like Blowfish on Facebook
+ Like Story of My Life on Facebook
+ Follow Blowfish on Twitter

The contest is open to international readers, and a winner will be chosen next week! Happy Blue Monday everyone.  Let’s CELEBRATE! :)

349 comments:

  1. I love Blowfish! I would choose the Vance booties in brown houndstooth!

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  2. i've been eyeing the brille wedges for a while, they're finally on sale too!!!!

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  3. liked blowfish and soml on fb! i would buy the beams boots!!! love!

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  4. I'm in dire need of some new black flats so I'd choose Stella!

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  5. I also followed Blowfish on Twitter.

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  6. Hi, I am so grateful that us international readers can also participate. So often giveaways are restricted to locals only....so THANK YOU!!!!

    I like the Vance booties....I like the black as I tend to wear a lot of basic black in winter and in south Africa our winter is only a few months away.

    Thanks for a great blog!!

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  7. I'd love their Jackie boots! Here's to blue Monday ;)

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  8. I love the Madokas - so cute for the spring!

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  9. Oh, I love Blowfish! I found my first pair of their flats -- black with a cute swirl on the toes -- at DSW years ago. I'm addicted. Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I love Blowfish! I would choose the Hazmitten shoes, they look comfortable!

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  11. Forgot to mention my favorite shoes are these gray flannel bow flats, and I'll combine this with noting I follow Blowfish on Twitter -- so it's just one entry. :)

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  12. I also like Story Of My Life on FB.

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  13. I like Story of my life on Facebook!

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  14. I would choose the Wright heels in Grey Flannel.

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  15. I would pick Naleen. I love the leopard print.

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  16. Great shoes! I think I'd pick the Hinton booties.

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  17. I like Story of My Life on Facebook.

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  18. I love the nazine black flats. : )
    amyelizabeth007@gmail.com

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  19. I liked story of my life on facebook! : )
    amyelizabeth007@gmail.com

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  20. I would get the norma leopard flats because I NEED leopard flats!

    phew thank goodness I don't feel so blue now... but seriously, that's some pretty solid logic behind calling this the most depressing day of the year. Oh and I just looked outside my window. All I can say is doom and gloom bleh


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  21. Just one choice? OK- Noella. Feathers!!

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  22. I would choose the Norma flats!!

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  23. I would choose the "Has it" style bootie. I have wanted those for a very long time. Simple and cute :)

    speaking of simple and cute, I love your outfit! Just shows you don't need a lot of patterns or pieces of clothing to make a cute outfit.

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  24. I liked your blog page on facebook

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  25. I follows Blowfish on twitter

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  26. I would choose the Natassa in Magnolia Pink! Super girly and fun

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  27. I would choose Nordie (or Nazz) flats. :)

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  28. Ohh I think I'd chose the flats called "Nice" if I won :)

    xo!

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  29. Aand I like Story of My Life on Facebook for a long time... :)

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  30. I liked Blowfish on Facebook :)

    xo!

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  31. I liked Story of My Life on Facebook :)

    xo!

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  32. Aaaand I'm following Blowfish on Twitter!

    xo!

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  33. too amny to choose from butI think I likethe himilayaan boots")

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  34. I am a new follower of blowfish on twitter

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  35. Oh course I followe you Jenni on facebook too. Thanks for the chance, haven't won anything in ages:)

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  36. Also, I follow Blowfish Shoes on Twitter!

    @Ashmpars

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  37. What a great giveaway! I would love to have the Stella in brown. :)

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  38. love blowfish! I would get the Brandi!!

    dailypolkadots.com

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  39. I like blowfish on facebook!

    dailypolkadots.com

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  40. I like Story of My Life on Facebook!

    dailypolkadots.com

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  41. I would choose the Has It shoes!

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  42. I follow blowfish on twitter!

    dailypolkadots.com

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  43. I love the "Nice" flats in black lola floral.


    I also think your lipstick color is really great!!

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  44. I like story of my life on fb!

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  45. So cute! I love so many of them! I would get the Sormandie in grey. Perfect for a DC winter!

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  46. Love Blowfish (especially these)! It *can't* possibly be the most depressing day of the year -- today is Chinese New Year!! :)

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  47. I love the Sango sneakers in the White Monet Flowers Fab print! They make me smile and remind me of spring!

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  48. I like Story of My Life on Facebook! Actually I already liked it ;)

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  49. I love the Naina or the Nordie in tan. So simple and super cute. Should go with just about everything!

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  50. I "like" Story of My Life on FB...of course.

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  51. I "like" Blowfish shoes on FB as well!

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  52. Following Blowfish on Twitter. @CaseyCote

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  53. I would pick the black Narma's oh they do look so cute and comfy.

    great post!! I had no clue there was actually a day like this... hmmm

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  54. AND I follow Story of My Life on facebookland!! (:

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  55. The Jackie books are my fav! I need a new pair of brown boots to survive the depressing winter. Thanks!!!

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  56. I love the Nice flats in the blue with white jolie print! SO cute!

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  57. I also LIKE Story of My Life on Facebook.

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  58. I would totally get the leopard flats!!

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  59. I liked story of my life on facebook!

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  60. And i am not following blowfish on twitter:)

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  61. I would definitely get the bicker wedges!

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  62. I love blowfish shoes -- they are sooo comfy! I have some of their flats, so I think I would choose some boots - either the Hans or the Beams.

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  63. I liked blowfish shoes on facebook!

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  64. Sassa flat in orange, yellow, or blue! Cute shoes and cute blog!

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  65. Black. . .Nordie! Love them! They look soooo comfy!

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  66. I am a Story of My Life facebook stalker!!

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  67. Totally stalking Blowfish on Twitter now too!

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  68. I would definitely choose the bright pink Natassa flats! They are so adorable!

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  69. Follow Blowfish on Twitter!

    @LetitGrowMb

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  70. I really like Naline and Norma..cute!

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  71. I like Blowfish on FB.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I like you on FB.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I follow Blowfish on Twitter.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I would LOVE some Vance booties! I keep seeing so many bloggers wearing them, and I have just fallen in love.

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  75. I like Story of My Life on Facebook!

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  76. I like Story of my life on facebook

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  77. I would love the Sanchia shoes in the Cob Blue Lola Floral Print !

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  78. I follow Blowfish on Twitter!

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  79. I like Story of my life on FB!

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  80. I already like Story of My Life on fb

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  81. Now following Blowfish on twitter

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  82. Samira in a floral print, Natassa in the turquoise color, or Hailee in white. I like all of those! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  83. I would choose the Naleen flats in leopard :)

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  84. I love the Newtons! Blowfish has the cutest shoes/boots. I'm wearing some right now! ;)

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  85. I liked Blowfish on Facebook :)

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  86. I liked your blog on Facebook!

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  87. Maybe thats why I am so blah today!!!

    I would pick the Nacho flats in black! I need some new black flats! And they are super cute!

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  88. Maybe thats why I am so blah today!!!

    I would pick the Nacho flats in black! I need some new black flats! And they are super cute!

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  89. Given that England's winter is quite cold I've been in a boot mood, and the Haporos are cute- but, thinking of spring being (hopefully) around the corner, the Stephanies are adorable, too! I've never seen Blowfish- thanks for the turn-on!!

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  90. My wedding shoes were Blowfish! I would choose the Horton Shearling booties!

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  91. Ooh, I love these: http://www.blowfishshoes.com/ItemServlet?op=LKP&id=2418&op=SEL&cat=66&subcat=111

    And loving your necklace ;)

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  92. I follow Blowfish on Twitter @heres2handyandy

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  93. You have no idea how badly I need new shoes for work lol. If I HAD to pick a favorite I would go with the Brielle Booties or Wang Booties (since those were the two I thought about buying last week!).

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  94. I like Story of my Life on Facebook...naturally.

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  95. I love your sunny yellow scarf! What a perfect way to brighten up the day!

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  96. I like Blowfish shoes on Facebook. :)

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  97. Love the Norma & Stephanie flats!!

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  98. I follow Blowfish on Twitter (@JerseyShanBlog). Hopefully they tweet about sales! I love a good deal.

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  99. Boo for depressing Monday's! I spent an hour on YouTube this morning watching Ellen's Dance Dare videos. I highly recommend you checking some of the submissions out...it'll chase any blues you have right away!

    I'm wearing my Wang Blowfish booties today! LOVE me some Blowfish!! I'd like the Bonvelle's next. :) We're following Blowfish on Twitter now too!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  100. Oh, and I liked SOML on Facebook too! Yay! :)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  101. If they were available in my size, I'd choose the Makary in Natural Sand or Black. I like the Handstand flats, too (and they're availabe in my size).
    LOVE Blowfish!

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  102. I am digging this brand! I'd probably choose one of their super cute booties. Hazmitten and Wycliff are my favorites :)

    theshortofkrissyjane(at)gmail(dot)com
    theshortofit.blogspot.com

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  103. I also follow Blowfish on twitter!

    theshortofkrissyjane(at)gmail(dot)com
    theshortofit.blogspot.com

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  104. oooh i'd love the scoodle flats. :)

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  105. I like the Heda or the Scoodle but they don't have my size in either! :(

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  106. I'm already a fb follower of Story of My Life!

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  107. And I'm now following Blowfish on Twitter!

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  108. I love me some red patent leather Narma flats. Woot woot!

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  109. Oh my goodness! They are so right. Definitely a poopy day today. The sun is even hiding :(

    I'm seriously torn between the Jenette boots and the Hazmitten booties :)

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  110. It is most definitely NOT Blue Monday, it had to have been last Monday.. because its mine and my husband's 2nd anniversary!!

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  111. You look absolutely fabulous in those pictures! And too many shoes to pick from so I'll have to just pick one and say the Explode style! YAY I love shoes!

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  112. I like you on facebook! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit! Adorable!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  113. first of all, you are so beautiful. Second of all, love the bright pop of yellow!

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  114. Never been to Blowfish before...cute stuff! I'd take the "Nice" flats!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  115. That media! Yeah, if they say its blue monday..you know they're always right and correct, so it MUST be. The weather is rather dark here today... ;)

    I can't believe i have to choose just 1 pair. Its either between the Haylon boots OR Sormondie flats...OR Nordie flats.
    Darn having to pick just one!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  116. I love Blowfish shoes! I would choose the Stella flats in the Toffee Strike color!

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  117. I like your blog (SOML) on FB! :) Have a blessed day!

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  118. i LOVE blowfish shoes! seriously, like all of them- would take me weeks to decide!

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  119. Thanks for explaining why I woke up feeling so off this morning!! Makes so much sense now :) I would get the Black Haporo boots if I won.

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  120. I liked Story of My Life on Facebook!

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  121. I liked Blowfish on Facebook!

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  122. I would totally go for the Naleen flats- love the leopard print!

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  123. I think I agree with Blue Monday... Today I've been feeling a little bit... unmotivated.
    I'd love to get the Grey Harnett boots if I won.

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  124. I like Story of My Life on Facebook!! :)

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  125. love the sormandie flats in black patent leather!

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  126. Great giveaway! I'd love a pair of the Sassa flats. I would live in those this Spring.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  127. I also follow Blowfish on twitter @shannonhearts1

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  128. And I follow your blog on Facebook: Shannon Weel

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  129. And I follow Blowfish on Facebook too. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  130. I want to get the Samira flats.

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  131. I love Blowfish. I woud love love love the Fabiola boots. In brown. They have me smitten.

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  132. Haylon for sure!! No wait, maybe the Hamish Shearling!! I can't decide!

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  133. a) duh i've already liked you on fb

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