WEARING plain grey t-shirt and harem pants from Country Road. Being comfortably basic on this long weekend. Also this ASOS strappy bra. Probably one of my favorite pieces at the moment, also one I'm having a preposterous time styling. Well styling isn't the right word per se. You see I can't seem to find a top that has a truly plunging and wide neckline, one that will show off those straps nicely. Nothing I own or have brought to date is low enough and has me constantly tugging at the hemline to lower it. If you've seen something, let me know.

 READING  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I've literally just cracked this title open but am seriously enamoured with glimpsing into the secret lives of the worlds 1%. The kind of humans that were they to receive bad service, would make a prompt phone call and buy out the business, immediately ceasing that workers employment. This is a story about a girl and guy who are dating. He invites her to spend the summer in Singapore but forgets to mention just how wealthy his family is. Oh and that he's the country's most eligible bachelor. Scheming and shenanigans are sure to follow.

 EATING  chocolate covered Oreos. Those naughty little morsels always sweep me up with memories of our family vacations in Europe throughout the years. Back then Australia wasn't privy to the deliciousness that is Oreos, even though we were all very much aware of their existence via our television sets. But Western Europe was and those chocolate coated kinds were always within reach. Every single bite brings on fond memories of discarded villas, soaring pastures and dust. Of my aunties terracotta tiled kitchen and the cobblestone driveway/courtyard canopied by densely luscious grape vines at my uncles stark white rendered home.

 PLANNING  my birthday weekend in Las Vegas. As ecstatic as I am to be leaving these shores (sorry Australia but I've been grounded here far too long), I'm also quite hesitant because it marks another year older and frankly I don't want to be. And at the risk of sounding like a petulant brat, why the hell hasn't the fountain of youth been discovered yet? Or at the very least concocted? Major fail, science. Major.

 LISTENING  to The Killers, Hot Fuss and Greenday's American Idiot albums. These two have to be my most cherished albums. Hearing them always leaves me overly nostalgic and pining to be nineteen again. A time when I thought I knew it all, was exceedingly ambitious and full of grand ideas. Oh to be young again but to carry with it the smarts learned from the harsh lessons and realities of the last six years.

 USING  snapchat like a mad women. It's just that much easier to maintain than Instagram. Especially when you've been overly preoccupied with work. No filters needed (filters are available though), no over-styled ideals of perfection and no overexposed photography. It's all 100% real in real time. Zero fakeness. And no I'm still annoyingly unable to regurgitate rainbows. You can check me out on username: soniademacedo. Or if you're lazy like me, scroll all the way down to the bottom header for my snap code.

 OBSESSED  with this NARS Audacious lipstick in Liv. I brought it a few weeks ago but seemingly forgot all about it. Now I'm itching to wear it out. It's a distinct shade of vamp; perhaps a little too dark for daytime wear (at least without a tan).

 DREAMING  of a white Christmas. Which is completely unrealistic for these parts; still the heart wants what the heart wants. That said I am in no way ready to embrace any kind of festive spirit. So keep all those glittery baubles and tinsel well away from me. Same goes for all that Christmas countdown nonsense.

xoxo

 WEARING plain grey t-shirt and harem pants from Country Road. Being comfortably basic on this long weekend. Also this ASOS strappy bra. Probably one of my favorite pieces at the moment, also one I'm having a preposterous time styling. Well styling isn't the right word per se. You see I can't seem to find a top that has a truly plunging and wide neckline, one that will show off those straps nicely. Nothing I own or have brought to date is low enough and has me constantly tugging at the hemline to lower it. If you've seen something, let me know.

 READING  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I've literally just cracked this title open but am seriously enamoured with glimpsing into the secret lives of the worlds 1%. The kind of humans that were they to receive bad service, would make a prompt phone call and buy out the business, immediately ceasing that workers employment. This is a story about a girl and guy who are dating. He invites her to spend the summer in Singapore but forgets to mention just how wealthy his family is. Oh and that he's the country's most eligible bachelor. Scheming and shenanigans are sure to follow.

 EATING  chocolate covered Oreos. Those naughty little morsels always sweep me up with memories of our family vacations in Europe throughout the years. Back then Australia wasn't privy to the deliciousness that is Oreos, even though we were all very much aware of their existence via our television sets. But Western Europe was and those chocolate coated kinds were always within reach. Every single bite brings on fond memories of discarded villas, soaring pastures and dust. Of my aunties terracotta tiled kitchen and the cobblestone driveway/courtyard canopied by densely luscious grape vines at my uncles stark white rendered home.

 PLANNING  my birthday weekend in Las Vegas. As ecstatic as I am to be leaving these shores (sorry Australia but I've been grounded here far too long), I'm also quite hesitant because it marks another year older and frankly I don't want to be. And at the risk of sounding like a petulant brat, why the hell hasn't the fountain of youth been discovered yet? Or at the very least concocted? Major fail, science. Major.

 LISTENING  to The Killers, Hot Fuss and Greenday's American Idiot albums. These two have to be my most cherished albums. Hearing them always leaves me overly nostalgic and pining to be nineteen again. A time when I thought I knew it all, was exceedingly ambitious and full of grand ideas. Oh to be young again but to carry with it the smarts learned from the harsh lessons and realities of the last six years.

 USING  snapchat like a mad women. It's just that much easier to maintain than Instagram. Especially when you've been overly preoccupied with work. No filters needed (filters are available though), no over-styled ideals of perfection and no overexposed photography. It's all 100% real in real time. Zero fakeness. And no I'm still annoyingly unable to regurgitate rainbows. You can check me out on username: soniademacedo. Or if you're lazy like me, scroll all the way down to the bottom header for my snap code.

 OBSESSED  with this NARS Audacious lipstick in Liv. I brought it a few weeks ago but seemingly forgot all about it. Now I'm itching to wear it out. It's a distinct shade of vamp; perhaps a little too dark for daytime wear (at least without a tan).

 DREAMING  of a white Christmas. Which is completely unrealistic for these parts; still the heart wants what the heart wants. That said I am in no way ready to embrace any kind of festive spirit. So keep all those glittery baubles and tinsel well away from me. Same goes for all that Christmas countdown nonsense.

xoxo

113 comments

  1. I'm also trying to coltrol myself to stop eating chocolat covered cookies like the ones your refer
    Ahahahahahahah

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  2. Love the exposed bra with a t-shirt look. And the touch of sparkle. Definitely keep Crazy Rich Asians. It gets good.

    xx Yasmin
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  3. wow great post

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  4. Love the chain a lot. I fell comfortable too in this period dressing basic as well :)

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  5. Wow. Bday treat in Las Vegas sounds great
    Happy advance birthday dear!
    Chocolate covered oreos sounds tasty!

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  6. I will never have a white christmas well because its summer lol atleast over here

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  7. A birthday weekend in Las Vegas sounds incredible! :)

    I'm planning a girls trip to Melbourne for my birthday - not quite Vegas, but I can't go too far in my current condition ;) I always love Melbourne shopping so I'm sure to have a blast! :)

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    1. Melbourne would still be incredible for a birthday Mica, I'd send well wishes for you to enjoy and such, but I don't need to cos I know you'll have an amazing time xx

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  8. Very fun post Sonia! Thanks for sharing this with us! i love your bra btw! ;) And your perfect tee! ;)
    I wish you a very happy day Miss!;)
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  9. This is a great outline of your goal Vegas for your Birthday you go girl great place to celebrate.

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  10. This is such a fun concept for a post! I've only just come across your blog but I love it! The layout is fab too :)

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  11. Getting older isn't the problem, growing old is. And that is a choice.

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  12. I will get my hands on that book and of course nobody is ready for Christmas!

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  13. This is such a cute post! Very nice!

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  14. Advanced Happy Birthday, girl! Vegas! That's gonna be fun for sure:) And loving those bras, Sonia. I love strappy anything:D

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    1. Well, it's still a while away Emmylou xx

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  15. I have the Nars lipstick on my wishlist at the moment and really can't wait to get it for a holiday gift for myself. And snapchat yes! it is less work and it seems kinda more fun

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    1. It definitely is. Way less pressure too. You can be silly and be done with it after 24 hours xx

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  16. wow, I love this little set up/blog feature! I miss listening to old school pop punk too...

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  17. Congratulations on the blog, it looks beautiful!
    I loved the post and photos.
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  18. Really love this kind of post and the way you have organized it as well! Trying really hard not to dream of a white Christmas just yet as we haven't even reached Thanksgiving yet, so I am waiting to get any Christmas decorations until the beginning of December!

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    1. Thanks Rae. I keep all Christmas stuff for December myself. Any earlier just feels weird xx

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  19. Beautiful sharing
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  20. Love that necklace! Gemma xx
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  21. Nice post!

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  22. I would like to spend a b-day WE in Vegas!!!!
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  23. I enjoyed this post a lot. Great job!

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  24. Great post ! I Des bises :)

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  25. Planning - now that sounds like its going to be a banger birthday trip. Share photos! :)

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  26. Love the peekabo bra- and gimme alllll the chocolate covered oreos! :)

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  27. I love how much of your personality shines through in this post :) You are magnificent and so relatable. I love how you relate chocolate covered oreos to family vacations, and that you are using SNAPCHAT YES! Isn't it fun? You are 100% correct on the easiness of maintaining and less fake elements. I am sad to report I can't become or a skeleton or regurgitate rainbows either.. High aspirations we have!!

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    1. Aww thanks so muck Kelly. Snapchat has just become everything lately. It's just so much easier. Is it bad that a part of me is somewhat glad you can't either!? I swear. everyone on my contacts list is able to but me! xx

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  28. Love your post, great content!

    Only 7 MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

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    1. Oh geez. I could have done without that lol xx

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  29. I love this post and the way you write ♥

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  30. Fun catching up with you! It took me a few tries to get through Crazy Rich Asians but once I really started reading it, I couldn't put it down. What's nuts is that there are such kinds of rich people in Asia. Hoping to start the sequel China Rich Girlfriend soon.

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    1. You kind of hear about it, lately at least, with all the property they're purchasing and such. Is it pretty crazy though. Let me know how you go with the sequel. xx

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  31. Great post ! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day!
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  32. Great post! Well written:) Love the simple tee with the bra detail!

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  33. Birthday in las Vegas?? Wow! Hope you have lots of fun!!!
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  34. The necklaces you're wearing is super cute, totally loving it and the slight hint of the bra straps looks super cool like that too! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!! :O Las Vegas birthday YAS GIRL!!! <3 <3 <3

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  35. Great picks! Your fashion choices are so cute, especially the bra! I also use snapchat A LOT, and dream of a white christmas :) Have a wonderful day!

    xo, Esther

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  36. I love your outfit, Sonia! Such a gorgeous necklace too :) I can't wait for Christmas, I although I wish Christmas here in New Zealand is white.. not summer :( Time is crazy fast.. can't believe it's one more month till Christmas!

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    1. Me too Christine, I wish it would snow in Australia period. At least in the capital cities, not mountains. xx

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  37. Cute look, love the tee! The book sounds amazing and you just reminded me about The Killers! Enjoy the planning and the Vegas trip, birthday girl

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  38. Have you looked at American Apparel? If I remember, they have some super deep v tops. Also, American Idiot was one of my favorite albums when I was younger and now you've made me want to go listen to it again :) Also, chocolate covered oreos?! Sign me up!

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    1. Thanks Milli, I'll check them out xx

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  39. I'm so with you on finding the fountain of youth. I'm sure you'll have crazy fun in Vegas. I love your dainty necklace and I'm totally loving how you set up this post, ingenious! Leave it to you Sonia, :))).
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  40. So cool to be celebrating your bday in Las Vegas! The Killers are the perfect soundtrack since they are from there.

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    1. I'm actually hoping to MAYBE catch them there?! Long shot but still xx

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  41. Wow, Las Vegas! Hope you have an amazing birthday :)

    Viva Epernay ❤

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  42. I actually love how you've included your bra in the look, there's something so sexy about it! And chocolate covered oreos are sooooo good. Also, how exciting that you're off to Las Vegas?! I hope you have a wonderful time xx

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  44. I love the bra and the necklace!! Lovely post!
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  45. Planning your birthday in Las Vegas sounds incredible, Sonia. I hope it goes well! And I've been using Snapchat recently, too. I can't seem to regurgitate rainbows as well and it's annoying me so much. Enjoy November!

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    1. How is everyone else doing it though? Grrr xx

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  46. Ah I use to love Green Day! It's been forever since I've listened to one of their songs! I might have to listen to one now haha :)

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  47. loved this lit of things you've been loving lately!

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  48. In love with those necklaces! I have yet to try NARS lipstick but I keep hearing is so amazing!

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  49. These harem pants seem to be really comfy and would look cool with this grey shirt.
    Birthday weekend in Las Vegas sounds really awesome!:)

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  50. Awesome! A birthday in Las Vegas, that sounds like so much fun!
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  51. great post! so interesting!

    p.s. new post about how I met Victoria Beckham already on my blog

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  52. Fun update! I love those Oreos! So dangerous for me to be around. ;)

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  53. You're so lucky to spend your birthday weekend in Las Vegas! - You will surely show us some pics? And now I want some chocolate....

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  54. Wow you're a real traveler! Western Europe, Australia, Las Vegas. That's awesome though! And that book you're reading does sound interesting. You just helped me with choosing a book I should read next haha. I totally agree on that Snapchat. Easier to maintain and photos are gone within one day. No need to post them on FB or IG cause people have already seen them. It was nice reading this post!

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    1. I'm not so sure about that, though I'd love to be much more seasoned in it. The whole 24 hour thing has to be the best part about Snapchat. Also one of the worst sometimes xx

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  55. Oh, I love this post!
    xoxo
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  56. Such a lovely post! Hmmm...I have to think about giving Snapchat a chance :) xoxo

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  57. I hope you have the best time in Vegas! I celebrated a birthday there one year and it was the best!


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  58. I love this dear!

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  59. oreos *_* always perfect, especially covered with chocolate *_* yumyumyum :)
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  60. I'm obsessed with chocolate covered Oreos! :) Great post!

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  61. Great post.
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  62. Lovely article! las vegas.. i'm jealous :)
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  63. Love the whole idea of this post! And a very beautiful necklace:)

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  64. Great post! And oh my, birthday in Las Vegas sounds so super exciting!!! :) <3 Oreos are my weakness, too.... Did you know that they started doing peanut butter flavoured Oreos? I haven't tried them yet, but that sure sounds amazing... <3

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  65. That's so exciting that you're going to Vegas for your birthday!! I hope you have a FAB time! x

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  66. I've really held off from having a SnapChat account but you say it's easier to maintain than IG?! Girl, I think you just convinced me to give it a go, I'm seriously curious!

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    1. Shireen, it is SO MUCH easier. Trust me, once you get the hang of it, you'll prefer it xx

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  67. I love reading your posts! Bday in Vegas sounds like so much fun! Following you on snapchat now!!!
    xx
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  68. I love this kind of posts...that necklace is so lovely.
    I've heard good things about Crazy Rich Asians, I have to read that novel.

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  69. Love how you've done the post! And the photo is fab too!

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  70. I know I have to use SnapChat more, maybe when I get a new phone. I want to read that book have heard a lot about it.

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  71. Celebrating a birthday in Las Vegas must be a lot of fun! That grey t-shirt is a must-have piece!

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  72. love this life update kind of post! :D thanks for sharing!

    can't wait to have white christmas here in Canada!

    Have a great day!
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  73. I love this post idea!! You designed it so nicely as well. You're going to have such an amazing time in Vegas for your birthday. I'm dying to go back just for some warm weather!

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    Christina

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  74. ah I am dreaming of a white christmas too! the best!

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  75. I've been dreaming of a white christmas too. It'll be nice to experience it at least once in this lifetime. Happy birthday in advance!

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  76. Isn't snapchat addicting?? Although I feel like I use it much more when I'm traveling or on the weekends... my normal work days are not very exciting haha. Weekend in Las Vegas sounds like so much fun tho... have an amazing time!!

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    1. Snapchat is completely addicting. I've been using it through the week too. Sometimes traveling to my next location I come across something interesting, like a tram against a graffiti wall and I just can't help myself. But it is so much easier. xx

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  77. I hope that the birthday plans in Vegas are going well. I haven't gone in years and would love to see the shows, shop, and just have fun!
    Otherwise, I've heard good things about the book and know a few people that are like that too. It's funny to peek into the lives of people on that level!

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  78. Bday in Vegas? Wouldn't mind either over here! Haha! Love The Killers as well and HELLOOO strappy bra!! Thank you for the link, Sonia. I'm gonna search for a nice option for me as well. ;)

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