Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Second-Hand Dress & A Brand New Book


We've been to three jumble sales this weekend but this 1970s maxi by Linzi has to be my favourite find. It's turquoise, it's crimplene and it's ruffled, what's not to love?


I liked it so much that I insisted on giving the lady behind the table more cash than she wanted, much to the disgust of the grumpy granny next to me who always tells me I'm mad for not haggling down the price at jumbles. 


There's a whole heap of stuff to show you but I'm taking advantage of a rare dry day so most of it's on the washing line.


If new-old clothes aren't exciting enough I've been sent a copy of Wearable Vintage Fashion. I've read differing reviews about this book but I loved it. It's exactly what I want from a book, it's fun & informative and doesn't take itself too seriously, there's some gorgeous photos of clothes and accessories to drool over.....


...and look who's it!
Here's the Amazon link.



We threw a bit of a bash last night and I'm off for a cat nap before watching the concluding episodes of The Bridge.

Hope you've had/are having a fab weekend.

See you soon.

91 comments:

  1. Wow stunning frock. The colour is beautiful!
    Dx

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  2. Wow, congrats on being in the book! The dress is gorgeous, I seriously love the colour. XO

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  3. Firstly loving the dress! What a find...

    As for being in book!!!! Wow! Fantastic, about time you were famous my dear.

    X x

    Ps loved your post on Wolves the other day. Strange to see my home town.

    x

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  4. Fabulous dress - it looks amazing on you. Huge congratulations for being featured in the book - and quite rightly so as you really do rock vintage fashion.

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  5. Wow, love your new frock Vix the colour is gorgeous on you, what a bloody bargain ! How exciting to see yourself in print.
    Hope you feel refreshed after your zzz's, my dad is loving The Bridge too (and all those other Scanda drama's) I miss out as I'm always at work!

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  6. Congrats on being featured in that book - it sounds a really interesting read from the title alone! For 20/30 pence i'd feel rude haggling about lowering the price still. I'm too shy to haggle when we go to estate sales and the like!

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  7. Stunning maxi, you look beautiful in it! Your little pond and surrounds are lovely, as well.

    What a fabulous book; congratulations on being included! I promptly ordered my own copy from Amazon, and I can't wait to read it. How exciting!

    xo, Anita

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  8. I need to buy that book- where do we get our own copy? xo -Bella Q

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  9. You're in a book!!! Awesome! Love your new dress too, frills rock :)

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  10. Dearest Vix,
    what a deliciously minty frock, I love the funky flamenco cut, you look tremendously fabulous!
    About the feature in the book, naturally I'm chuffed to bits for you but I think you should pen a book about vintage fashion & style yourself with hunners more of your awesome outfit pics...two pages is just not enough Vix for me, I want the whole book to be about my favourite vintage vixen!
    Looking forward to seeing your jumble loot, I bet you've bagged some crackers.
    Have a fab Sunday evening :)
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie..x

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  11. You get the best jumble sales near you :)

    Have added that book to my wish list - you never know someone might want to treat me sometime!!

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  12. You look like a Spanish Senorita from a retro postcard. The dress and the colour are just lovely. What a fab book to be sent as a prez. One of the perks of being in it I suppose! Must lay my hands on a copy, I've seen it on a few other blogs so it's on my radar xx

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  13. The dress is as beautiful as the person wearing it. Love the trim on the ruffly collar!

    And if YOU are in the book, then it has to be "FUN"! Congratulations! (You SHOULD write your own, you know...)

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  14. congratulations on being in this book. you really deserve it!

    this turquoise dress is a dream ...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  15. ooh look at you!!!!!!! you deserve it! xo

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  16. wahhhhh you're in a book!!! AMAZE seriously congrats Vix thats so cool! Love the images....will be popping over to Amazon to snap one up on payday!! Looks like a great read!!

    Much love Amie xxxxxxxxxx

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  17. That colour looks amazing on you. And wow, you're a star - but we knew that anyway!

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  18. I hope you're rocking some bright nails to go with that stunning dress! Congrats on being in a book, am over over to amazon now! x

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  19. Vix thats blooming amazing being in the book! Congrats to you and its so very exciting! I love your 30p dress, got to love the jumbles - need some more down my end of the country! Scarlett x

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  20. Lovely frock and it's those boots again! How wonderful to see you in that book...it's on my wishlist and I'll have to get it now!
    xxxxxx

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  21. Ohh woww!! congratulations a lot!! :) This frock is stunning!

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  22. This is a fabulous dress and fits you to a tee!
    Nice to be published isn't? Congrats!
    You should be published your are one of the best

    Ariane xxxxxx

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  23. that dress is EXQUISITE!!!!! such a gorgeous colour too, it looks marvelous on you! nice feature in the book! how exciting!
    xo
    k

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  24. Now that is a book i would love to read. Well done on your appearance in it. Pretty turquoise dress. Still in awe of the suicidalman print from during the week.

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  25. Great dress, such a lovely colour! I have a red Linzi dress for sale on ebay at the moment, good to know there are more out there! How fab to be feautured in a book - id you know you were going to be in it, or was it a suprise?
    I think you could write your own book as well x

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  26. It's like a lovely spanish senorita dress, fab. Someone else mentioned that book in a post with you in it, how fab! Xx

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  27. Love the dress and congrats on the publication!

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  28. Wow, that's so exciting that you're featured in a book! What an awesome achievement! xx

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  29. Oooooo look at you! Celebrity Vix! That is so awesome that you're in that book - you should be in every vintage fashion book in my opinion!

    Love the ruffled dress, it's so very you and you wear it so well - definitely worth the extra 10 pence tip! xxx

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  30. The first photo of you is stunning, you look about 16 and your cheeky smile is wonderful! (What WAS Jon doing to make you grin?!)
    What a fabulous frock, the colour, fit and ruffle neckline are beautiful. I'm coming down next time there's a 3-jumble-Saturday!

    I've seen that book on Clare (Miss S') blog and was very excited to see you. You're famous! (I was ridiculously chuffed to see a pic of you in a frock I'd sent you, I consider myself famous by association!) I'll be asking for the book for my birthday, I think. But Jennie's right, you should be writing and starring in your own book, it would be fantastic!
    Hope your do went well last night, have a good Sunday evening, love. xxxxxx

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  31. Been booked but never been IN a book! :D Looks great. I do love that dress and that's a great colour on you with your tan :D

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  32. Congrats Amor!
    I seen Clare posted this book awhile back in her blog.
    You look good enough to eat in mint ice cream frock
    Wow!! .30 pence.
    Love the pretty flower on your head.
    Yup, I agree with everyone else you need your own damn book of fashions. I am staring at the wannabe pinata hanging in the corner.
    Besos

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  33. Vix!!! That dress is gawjus! I can't wait to see the rest of your goodies!
    And yay on the book!
    xo

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  34. Oh Vix, I'd love to be published!!!
    You are the perfect subject!
    My beautiful Vix!!!!
    xxx
    Reva

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  35. Hear hear Curtise! Pen that book - your whole lifestyle should be condensed into a handbook on how to look amazing, be healthy and have fun.
    The tree decoration is the perfect style prop for that super-duper dress. Your colour, great fit, and shows off the best shoulders in blogland.
    I saw the book on Clare's blog too, you should charge 20-30p per autograph!
    Have you ever been featured in a Sunday supplement magazine? I can really imagine you in one.

    Lucy x

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  36. My Gosh...I loooooooove your soft blue dress and the flower gives you the perfect look. I am so jealous:-) Well done!

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  37. Wow that dress has to be one of the most gorgeous dresses I have seen you in although I have seen you looking gorgeous in many dresses!

    Do you ever have a 'I look cr*p day'.....I don't think you do as you always look fab!

    x

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  38. WOW Congrats! :) You need to write your own book now!!!

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  39. I saw you were in this - surely you should have more than a page or two? You look beautiful, it's on my Amazon wishlist awaiting next pressie buying opportunity!

    Gorgeous ruffle dress, you big spender!
    x

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  40. Wow you're in a book!!!!! The nearest I've got to being in one is being thanked in the dedications (with my name spelt wrong) in a book on Scottish violin-making I helped my boss with research on!
    And the dress is gorgeous! As are you in it!

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  41. That frock fecking ROCKS!!!
    What's not to love indeed?! You SO suit a sexacious gypsy look,I could happily gaze at you all day every day foxing it up like that!
    30p is a MEGA bargain!
    That book is totally on my must have list,if only cos YOU'RE featured!By all accounts it IS a good book besides!
    I'm feeling surprisingly perkey despite having a gaggle of oldies around for afternoon tea yeasterday-the buggers wnated booze,not tea!
    YAY for the over 60's!!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. How cool are you??? Way cool!!! To feature in a book is the coolest of cool!!! I would buy it because you are in it I would. By the way, the dress is gorgeous. I remember having something very similar in muslin when I was about 18 and I loved it. Now I am gonna sound like an old person, but your face just lights up when you smile for the camera!! :-)

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  43. Congrats on the book! You are a famous fashionista! Gorgeous dress btw.

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  44. Wonderful frock and wonderful to see you in all your glory in print!

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  45. beautiful, beautiful dress vix. and congratulations on being in a real live book! how exciting and deserving. xo janet

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  46. Lovely dress, such a fab colour, roll on summer huh?
    Only 2 pages! dammit we need a whole book

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  47. Wow gorgeous dress fits you like it was made just for you!! And Double Wow your in a book!!!! How exciting is that. It is such a wonderful thing that when we love something so much that it also makes other people smile you completely have that going on!! Congrats on your book I will have to go check it out on Amazon maybe you would even sign a copy for me? Have a great rest of the weekend! xx Heather

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  48. Vix, you are my favourite celebrity! I'd much rather read about your exciting life than anyone who dons the cover of OK magazine! I HAVE TO GET A COPY OF THAT BOOK! Im off to Amazon.com straight away. Honey you are a sen-bloody-sation xoxoxoxoxo

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  49. Oh my! You must be recognized where ever you go - and everyone knows it's YOU. Congrats on being a model of vintage fashion - they couldn't have picked anyone better to demonstrate how it's really done.

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  50. *claps hands in excitement* Well deserved, you have amazing sense of style and always look so effortlessly fabulous.

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  51. Ahhhhh that's so cool that you were featured in a book about fab vintage finds. Is that book something I could find stateside?

    Anyway great find with this lovely blue dress. But yeesh, how could anyone haggle when the price of something is that low?

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  52. Beautiful dress and a great color on you! So exciting and no surprise to see that you're in Wearable Vintage Fashion. Well deserved! I'm off to get my copy as we speak.

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  53. You always look so beautiful Vix! I love the book!!! Congrats to you.

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  54. Ruffles and Crimplene and Maxi - OH MY! You are absolutely beautiful, as always and your garden is looking so lovely.

    OMG - I'M ORDERING THAT BOOK EVEN AS I TYPE!!! YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR!

    Yay - Skype date tonight - hope you're wearing that ruffled gorgeous frock!

    Love you more than sunshine! Sarah xxx

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  55. Ruffles and Crimplene and Maxi - OH MY! You are absolutely beautiful, as always and your garden is looking so lovely.

    OMG - I'M ORDERING THAT BOOK EVEN AS I TYPE!!! YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR!

    Yay - Skype date tonight - hope you're wearing that ruffled gorgeous frock!

    Love you more than sunshine! Sarah xxx

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  56. I love that the dress is off the shoulder and how amazing to see your pics in this book! That makes two of my blogging acquaintances to be "published."

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  57. Beautiful dress, the colour looks great on you. I will definitely have to check out that book.

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  58. That dress is so amazing on you Vix - the colour is so lovely with your dark hair.

    How exciting to see yourself published - I want to see that book!

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  59. You're famous! Well done your photos look amazing all together in a book. Love the 30p bargain dress you found at the jumble, fits like a dream :)

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  60. You look so beautiful such a stunning dress and the shape, cut and fit were just made for you. Congratulations on the magazine article. dee xx

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  61. The colour of the dress is just gorgeous on you. Good energy comes to those who don't haggle. I believe more treasure finds are the reward. Good on you Vix.
    That book is just amazing, I do love the dress on the cover, but more than that I love that it has the most beautiful and stylish lady ever in its pages.

    Love v

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  62. ok - so how about next month for some charity shop/jumble action in the black country? I can't resist any longer after seeing this beauty. It's a stunning dress and fits you perfectly!

    I really like that book, it's actually really helpful and well put together, we'll ignore the vintage elitists (we know they don't have lifetime's vintage experience like you!)

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  63. Wow! Well done for being in such a fabulous book! :) Not that it isn't well deserved of course, I'm sure you have published enough vintage looks and finds on this blog that the publisher should be giving you your own book really! ;) x

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  64. The colour of that frock is devine! It's so nice to be able to see your gorgeous garden now. Congrats on being in the book, I've got to check it out. xx

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  65. An inspiration to us all and now porven in print!! That dress really was made for you x

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  66. An inspiration to us all and now porven in print!! That dress really was made for you x

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  67. An inspiration to us all and now porven in print!! That dress really was made for you x

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  68. A true inspiration and muse for all of us and now its proven in print too!! That dress was made for you x

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  69. Nah, I don't think you've overspent with 30p on that dress :) You look a dream! And how amazing is it that you're in Wearable Vintage Fashion?! xoxo

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  70. Youso deserve this feature in the book, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Pure inspiration and wisdom.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  71. That book looks fab, and even better for your inclusion obviously.

    How great was the Bridge? I was happy with the conclusion. So many dramas disappointment me with the final episode!

    C
    xxx

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  72. Oh chi mama! Too much va va boom for my eyes this early makes for a purrrfect Monday! This dress is a sensational score the color, the sexy ruffles off the shoulder and banging Vix inside, me love!!!! I also am digging your new garden bling, so pretty!

    Your famous! Congrats on the photo spread it looks amazing as are you my fashion inspiration! I'm always happy to see you rocking that Cher skirt! *poor toe btw* I hope you don't lose a nail :(

    Tomorrow noon...8pm your time we must talkie talkie!!!! See ya soon!
    LOVEYOU!!!
    Krista

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  73. I'm shockingly late as ever. Firstly: a warm welcome back to blogland. Secondly: Congratlations on the book feature. Thirdly: Looking divine in that dress - such a fine colour, too. Fourthly: Trust you enjoyed the weekend;-)

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  74. Very cool Vix! I must check out that book!

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  75. Congrats on the book!! You look amazing, of course! Also love your tree decoration in the pics. :-)

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  76. That dress looks PERFECT ON YOU!
    Your pond area is so cute, I love it.

    That book must be great, especially if your gorgeous self is in it.

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  77. RUFFLES! Oooh my fave! This is a stunning piece. and look at you in a book! How cool! You and Dora are my heroes this week. I wanna be in a book!

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  78. Oooh Vix, how effing fabulous that you are in that book. Frankly, someone could do a whole book about you (maybe you??) and I'd buy it for sure. That maxi dress is divine--the colour looks delish with your raven hair.

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  79. I just love that dress.it's so pretty on you too.I also love your nail polish.Thats so cool your in the book.I will have to get a copy.That must be so exciting.xx

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  80. What a fab dress, it looks amazing on you!
    Congratulations on making it into the book, it's great!

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  81. That dress may be your perfect colour. Look at you in a book and everything, well done babe, looks fab.
    V
    xxx

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  82. I can't think of anyone more apt than you to be featured in a book with that title. Dammit Vix - you should be commissioned to write your own book....any publishers out there reading this - take note!!!!

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  83. Hurray! I've got to get my hands on that book now.

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  84. Oh wow, congrats Vix! That is magic that you're in that book. I will definitely see if I can find a copy in the library- I love those great big beautiful coffee table books but my budget does not.

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  85. Wow you`re in a book?! Congratulations! The dress is amazing as well (and in my favorite color), but you`re in a book!!!

    >"."<

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  86. Wow that book looks fab Vix, I bet it’s so exciting seeing yourself in print!
    That dress is totally gorgeous and turquoise suits you so well, just fabulous xxx

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  87. Oh what a gorgeous frock and it looks amazing with your glorious tan. Ruffles make me completely melt and this is no exception. It fits you like a glove and I love your lovely mirror mobile in the tree:)). So now I know where to head for the book with our glorious Vix in it, congratulations sweetie!!!! xxxxxxx

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  88. Congratulations Vix....how exciting for you! Love the turquoise & your bracelets are fab!

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  89. AMAZING!!! Congrats on being in the book! Cool!!! You`re so special...
    XOXO!

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  90. Huge congrats, Vix, I am SO getting that book! - Kelly :)

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  91. Wow look at you featured in a book! Very exciting.

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