Friday, October 1, 2010

When All Else Fails, Wear Something Cute

I think the bloody heat has gotten to my mind.  Yesterday morning I woke up from a dream where I was begging my friend Amber to bring me a Pepsi Slurpee from 7-11.  It was the weirdest thing - right in the middle of the dream I remembered I don't even like those and started pleading for a glass of water.  Why I couldn't get my own is beyond me.  All I know is it was hot in that dream, and when my eyes opened it was hot in my house.  (But thankfully I had not sleep-dialed poor Amber! Can you imagine??). 

Do you ever have mornings where you wake up and just know you should stay in bed until the next day?  Like the gong show is just waiting to gong your life all day long?  Well I had that day yesterday.  First was the sweaty, drink-less dream. Then I rolled into my office after a shower where I could barely get cool water - only to discover my internet provider had lost service to at least a thousand customers in my area.  Isn't that special?  Not so much.  How, pray tell dear people, is a person to do their job sans internet?  Oh and never mind the fact that I pay my bills online and several needed to be paid by noon PST.  That's not happening!  I decide I'm going to be productive and do some laundry and clean-up...only to walk into my mudroom and find it filled with smoke from the new next door neighbor who sits in his yard and cigars it up all day and night while the breeze wafts over his fence and into my home.  Welcome neighbor!  When are you moving out again?!?

I could go on, but I'll stop and spare you the details.  Suffice it to say by 11:30am I was huddled under the bed with nothing but a peep hole to the tv where I could see that Victor Newman is being sued by his daughters.  (All I could do is hope the tv didn't go up in smoke like the time my blowdryer almost lit my hair on fire - true story).  Thankfully the Chef stopped by and rescued me from spontaneous combustion.  We strolled the streets and took in a new sushi restaurant before returning home late in the evening to realize My Generation starts at 8 and not 9pm.  Fitting, isn't it?

Here is a woman who just wasted over an hour on hold 
with "customer service" only to be clicked as the rep answered.
Can you say spent?

 She cheered herself up by wearing her favorite clogs, a carefree print,
and a neon studded clutch that could double as a weapon against, say,
Blogger who she has been fighting with for 4 HOURS
trying to complete this post. This is not a lie.
 Earlier in the day she followed the lead of the Isabel Marant post
and rolled her skinny denim.  Isabel was not kidding - this is a fun look.
 Happiness is a butterfly printed Tucker dress...and a post that
is completed in under an hour instead of now going on 4.5.
 Oh no problem - I'm just gathering up my sanity while sporting
a degree of denim on denim.  Which, coincidentally, I loved.
Keep Calm and Carry On dear friends.
The weekend is upon us.

Outfit details:  Current/Elliott -Vest, Tucker for Target - Butterfly Cami Dress, Siwy - Denim, Dulce - Shoes, Rebecca Minkoff - Studded Clutch, Melinda Maria - Rings & Bangle, Necklace - gift from Africa, Sunnies - Tom Ford

I have literally been fighting with Blogger for 5 hours.  5 hours people!!  All of you in the east are almost ready to get up and I'm just going to bed.  TGIF

119 comments:

Katie said...

The gong show waiting to gong your life all day long is, well, just my life at this point.

(As I'm writing this I got your comment on my last post. We ALWAYS do this! Anwyay. Blogger is definitely trying to gong your life. Does it to mine all. the. time.)

The rolled skinny denim is fab, so you have that. You gotta hang on to what you can some days, you know?

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Laura said...

Poor thing! What a day! but I do have to say u look super cute in that outfit. ... And regarding blogger... I tried to post on copenhagen and pictures won't upload now! Blah!

Krystal said...

ohhhhh honey, i hope you had a big marg to cancel out that day. i hope when you wake up today it's MUCH BETTER!!! do you follow on twitter "dear girls upstairs?" - it's hilarious - this guy writing to the girls that live above him because he can hear everything they say! (so not like your smoking neighbor, but reminded me of him). anyway...when i was rolling around in the park in a gorilla suit i totally was nervous a dog was going to attack me...could you imagien????????
ok have a good day!

BlackLOG said...

You have a Mudroom? where can you get them? Although to be honest Mrs B probably won't let me have one, it took me 6 months to talk her into the 58" TV.....

Jammer said...

Oh I was fighting with blogger too! But I waved the white flag around midnight and just went to bed. You're much more of a warrior than I am haha.

PS - thanks for entering my giveaway! I know that you will find a way to get that $700 fondue set!

Georgia said...

you always wear the best stuff. Those clogs always make me drool. (over the clogs, not like perversely over you don't worry.)

I have started wearing my hair like yours after seeing your tutorial. It doesn't have the same effect on me. It just makes me look scruffy :'(.

xxx

Café Bellini said...

Blogger drives me up the wall sometimes so I totally understand. Poor you!

Debby said...

I foiled my Mom's hair yesterday and she had on Y&R while she was processing... can you believe she has watched it religiously since day one? I saw the "sue scene". I hate the way Victor talks... it irks me to no end! Those are my favorite clogs of yours too! xo

Gina said...

i JUST saw that dess in target yesterday but i guess i got there to late bc it was slim pickins and they didnt have any left in my size :(

but i did get an awesome orangey tweed skirt that i love.

i want your shoes, they are wonderful :)

i love that u love cats!!

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Chas said...

I hate those kind of days! It's awesome that you have a sense of humor about it. I love your dress!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ew yes, those days are gross! :(
I love the outfit though, so cute! :D
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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love my Siwy cut-off shorts - LOVE ur clogs! - and i missed out on the Tucker in Target - boooo

*kiss kiss*
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LyddieGal said...

I know the exact answer to how is anyone supposed to work sans Internet On Wednesday my office went down and didn't come back until Thursday!
We spent the day telling customers we couldn't take their orders and ended up rearranging the cubicles and organizing the office.

I'm glad to hear you managed to get out of bed, somedays it can be so tough - but you look fab and completely de-stressed in butterflies and denim.

Emily Jane said...

You have a beautiful blog! And I'm sorry to hear about the bad customer "service" experience... at least you looked fabulous :)

Simone said...

I love those shoes SOOOOOOO much, so need a pair!!

And Blogger is driving me nuts too....TGIF indeed :)

xx

J. said...

I often have weird dreams too. Haha.

Your outfit is gorgeous by the way.

Rhianne said...

5 hours?! You are commited! :) I hope you have better days over the weekend!

Thank you so much for your comment today - I think you're right being authentic is the best thing :) x

Daisy said...

you poor thing. Hate internet technilogy problems, I also want to rip.my.eyes.out.

So glad you got the post up to show us your cute outfit. Loving the studded hot pink clutch and the demin vest especially. xo.

just a girl said...

Oh god, that sounds terrible! I hope today is better for you.

Emily said...

Aw, I hope your day is better today! And that hot pink clutch is the BOMB! Lovin' it:)

Daniela said...

was it comcast? they suck.
love that printed dress - I should have gotten one :(
have a great weekend!!

Coté Provence said...

Very nice outfit and you look beautiful!
I went through something similar and had to have a verizon person come and connect me to the internet! It was AWFUL! No internet service for few days!!!

Have a lovely day...
xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Seriously, how much does Blogger suck? There's no way I'm changing over to Wordpress or Typepad now, but every day I cuss out Blogger. Oh well, guess it's good to have something to cuss out, right? Versus, say, the cats. ;)

shari @ little blue deer said...

By the way, when posting this comment, I got the dreaded Error 503 message! Kill!!!!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Poor dear, the internet and customer service experience do not sound fun!
Your outfit however is undeniably fun and chic! I never thought I'd like clogs but yours are so cute!

p.s. ooh and Chanel boots and Miu Mius - oh yes!

Lisa Griffin said...

oh you poor thing! call it a day and hit the weekend running! and yes you look super super cute

Annie said...

You look sooo cute!! Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend, Carrie! You deserve it!

Dawn said...

Well it sure didn't LOOK as though you were having a Gong Show Day....you look amazing -as always.
Hope today is a better one- ITS THE WEEKEND! Yeeeessssssssssssssss!

Happy Weekend:)

Nikki said...

You can definitely pull off the denim on denim look! You look adorable, and I love your ability to layer.

have a FAB weekend Carrie!!

xxx
Nikki

Emilie said...

your shoes are FABULOUS :)

kisses


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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah Carrie, I love the fact that you manage to look utterly adorbs regardless of what daunting situation is thrust upon you - as you said, "When all else fails, wear something cute." And ohmigosh you could not look cuter! :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

i love rolling my skinny jeans!!

such a fun and carefree outfit.

i spent 40 minutes on hold with a customer service dept bc apparently I was getting charged for someone's cable in Florida. Umm not ok.

Rissy said...

I was oo'ing and aaa'ing over your outfit while reading then this immediately hit a huge roadblock. I MISSED MY GENERATION last night. O please gods of good television, let it be re-run tonight.

Leia said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe the problems you've been having with Blogger! I heard the picture upload thing is giving people trouble, maybe you should switch to Flickr? It's what I use and is easy as pie.

Sorry to hear about your wretched day but you DO look incredibly cute! Have a lovely weekend!

Leia

Anna Jane said...

5 hours!? you need to take a nap immediately. at least you look amazing! i love the Tucker dress!

so, i keep missing My Generation because I always fly on Thursday, but I've heard nothing but great things. Must.Watch.

xx anna jane

Rachel said...

That is too funny about your dream. But at least you didn't call your friend in your sleep. I couldn't imagine how that would have gone! Haha.

It seems like so many people are having issues with Blogger lately. I wonder what the problem is...

And I'm loving your outfit. I need that clutch!!

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

live your clothes, look adorable and really love your header by the way too :)

Ms. Givens said...

You are awesome!
I rolled my black skinny jeans today. Paired them with a gray tee, a gray cardi and some shiny studded gray flats.
You were my inspiration!

bailey said...

Thank you for following! I definitely needed the "Breathe deep and let go of things" mantra yesterday too! Friday is a new day :)

bailey
traveling-anchor.blogspot.com

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I love that little butterfly number — so playfully chic! Also obsessed with the fact that you call them "sunnies." Have a lovely weekend, blog friend!

Jessie said...

Love the outfit! Blogger drives me nuts!

xx
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

vintagewithatwist said...

love this! It's very "Carrie Bradshaw"

la petite coquine said...

At least you look terrific! Impossible days are the worst, but you've finished your post and now it's the weekend! Thank goodness!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Today- I could sleep all day- The last of the Jewish holidays (ie: I have two monkeys at HOME) is upon me and I will return to FIVE day school weeks next week.

My neighbour smokes ALL THE TIME which makes reading in my backyard a smelly pain- I almost think I could bear cigar smoke better- it doesn't tickle my throat.

Valerie said...

Oh, Carrie. I've had those days and the best thing to do is just stay in bed. I hope they have My Generation on abc.com because you cannot miss it. I actually haven't watched it yet because I went to bed at 7:00pm last night (true story) but I will certainly be watching it from my dvr tonight. I hope today is going better than yesterday for you. This outfit definitely would cheer me up. I LOVE that tucker dress and the studded RM clutch is to die for. And there's your fabulous bun again! I haven't tried it yet and I'm not convinced I can do it, but will give it a whirl this weekend.

xo
Valerie

Nat Elizabeth said...

Butterflies!!! ♥

That is my view, :)

Half Dressed said...

I can't believe your enjoying such nice weather it's so rubbish here, I'm so jealous! Gorgeous outfit, I love your clogs (I wrote blogs first time), I'm obsessed with mine! I've been fighting with blogger too, it's not my friend lately :(

L x
Half Dressed

Marissa said...

Well at least you look adorable! Hope things are looking up today!

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

Marcie said...

Oh if only I could really stay in bed on those days, Carrie. Life would be so much smoother. But I agree that feeling good about your appearance does make things feel a little better.

That purse is so cute.

Happy Friday!
M

Ashley said...

Yay Tucker! I tried that one on at Target but it didn't fit me right. I love the denim vest look you've got going on! :)

I love your clogs, too. Luckily, those bad days only seem to come once in a while...I had one last week. Bah.

Dancing Branflake said...

Urgh! Technology makes me say words in my head I would never ever say out loud. Blogger is sometimes a joke but I am not advanced enough for anything else. Well, at least you look stunning. That's what counts, right?

Ashley Sisk said...

A cute outfit almost always makes me happy!

Claire Kiefer said...

LOVE THIS OUTFIT SO MUCH! And those shooooooes! I'm going through a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. I have a terrible back, and I've been wearing heels since high school. Pretty much on the daily since high school. Well . . . my acupuncturist told me that by wearing heels daily, I was reversing all the progress we were making!!! :( So while I'm not giving up heels altogether (um, I'm not insane), I am making an effort to wear flats several days a week. It's kinda killing me! Even though I'm wearing gold glitter Toms day (which I like, gotta admit). Oh I love the heelsies. :(

Roasted Grounds Coffee Co. said...

LOVE the dress darling! Have a great weekend!

Cool Gal said...

I love the dress. The butterflies are so fun.

Second you on the whole "Gong Show" thing. Lately, I feel the same way. If it isn't me, it's my mister. Must be something in the air.

Technology, don't even get me started. Some days I feel as though I've wasted an entire day fighting with one of my computers.

Happy Friday.

Hope it cools down in your area. :)

nadia said...

*Hugs!*

Have a well deserved, gong show FREE weekend my dear!

xo, Nadia

Miss*Kimmy said...

That's way too cute!!! I love the entire outfit you gorgeous lady.

Isabel said...

i def have days when i want to and DO stay in bed all day LOL
i love the denim vest :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

OH BOY.

your post title is sort of my motto for getting gussied up just to go to work in a stuffy office. if i can't AT LEAST look CUTE while i do this, well i don't know what. but let's just say it ALWAYS helps. :)

love your skinny denim. where are those from?

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Josie said...

Love that gorgeous Tucker dress on you. I'm so sorry about your rough day, my dear, but you did a wonderful job winning your war with Blogger! Stay cool, my love -- as if you ever aren't.
xo Josie
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Ashleigh said...

Oh honey, I have those days too *ugh*
I think my co-workers are sick of seeing my rolled denim, every time I walk by I imagine them whispering to themselves 'enough already' but I really just can't stop quite yet!
I hope today is better for you dear - happy weekend!
P.S. That 'thing' is on hold at the moment. Still on the 'top of the pile' but otherwise staying put for now. Keep ya posted!

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh dear! Hope you have a lovely weekend. And I love that dress. The butterflies are so cute.

M said...

ALWAYS wear something cute!:)

Great style you have going on here! Thanks for visiting Belles&Rebelles and for your comment! I am now following YOU! Love your blog!

xx.M

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Ariadne said...

Lovely style!!
Kiss.

Fashion Queen said...

I love your outfit. Very nice!!

Mimi said...

the heat is driving me crazy too! sigh, i want cold weather... haha.

my generation is awesome! i just finished watching the second episode online (because my dvr decided not to record it, boo!). but yeah, it's great. have a happy weekend! :D

<3, Mimi
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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hello fashionista. It is super crazy hot in the Philippines right now. I get days like those too. I absolutely love your outfit and that necklace is just sooooooooooooo cute!

heather yalin said...

awww, love, today took me forever on blogger too. those are rough times! glad you were rescued by the chef! and i love the title of this post. so so so so so so so so so true!!!! hope you have a better weekend!!!

Fifth Sparrow said...

Awh. sorry about the frustration and crap day Carrie. You really DO look cute though! I love the print, especially with the shoes!

I haven't had a chance to watch My Generation yet, it was one of the shows that I read about and decided that I would love though! I'll have to track it down on the internet hmm... I think I know how I'm spending my Friday! :) xx

annelise said...

Carrie, you seriously crack me up. I know I don't comment on every post, but I definitely read each one, I love the way you write. Another gorgeous outfit (as usual) and I'm glad you're getting a late taste of summer, but not to the point of ridiculousness!! Have a fabulous weekend! x

Lane :) said...

every so often i have those days. when i don't want to get out of bed. yuuuuuck.

Miriam said...

fabulous shoes! hope you are feeling better now, Carrie :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What a day! I am exhausted just reading about it! But, welcome to my past month! haha. Thank goodness it is October...the start of a new month! Cheers to better days! Have a great weekend!
I love your outfit, btw! I love all the items you picked out. They look fabulous together!

20 York Street said...

I'd say that's a pretty awesome way to cheer one's soul, yes?

Carrie, can I ask you a pretty favour please..

besos,

ML
20 YORK STREET

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Love the look!
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Emily said...

just stumbled upon your blog! beautiful and wonderful style -- love it!!

Jess said...

UGHH - rough day, huh?? At least you look hot! I am obsessed with those clogs. And love how you paired a denim vest with your Tucker dress! Too cute.

I'm already predicting a bad day for me today (and on a Saturday too!!) I am going with my husband and his family to an IU vs. Michigan football game, which would otherwise be fun if it wasn't supposed to rain all day long.... I'd rather be cuddled up on the couch watching a movie (don't tell my hubby though!). Psshhh

Hope your Saturday is better than mine!

xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love that dress!

xoxox,
CC

Olivia RPS said...

awww sounds very stressful!
but you do look lovely :)
Olivia x
www.something-like-roses.blogspot.com

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm surprised with the way your day was going yesterday that a bird didn't poop on your head! Count yourself lucky ; ) I'm sorry you had such a shitty day but if it's any consolation you looked supercute and those clogs are AMAZING!

Cheers to a better day today!

xoxo

hip hip gin gin said...

I am unfortunately very well acquainted with the gong show day. And it appears we have the same neighbor, I can never get a cross breeze in my house because the neighbor whose deck is right outside my kitchen window loves his cigar time! Ugh.
If it is any consolation for such an awful day you really did look very cute!! Loves those clogs so much!

Nell said...

Love the outfit as always (so Isabel Marrant...good work!)but sounds like the day sucked. Hope you're not feeling too bummed about it all! Thanks for your comment about my new hair the other day...i totally rocked your genius bun with the freshly trimmed bangs and i looked awesome. Many people told me so, which is always very nice!! xx

Kristin said...

Definitely a winning combo. Love love that butterfly print!

Jen said...

Look at you, you cute little thing!! Wish I could rock clogs like that! On me, they just look ridiculous.

Happy Weekend my Dear! xo

Catita said...

This is the 2nd time I see you wearing a butterfly top and every time I fall in love with it! This one again is gorgeous and love the denim touch you added to it!
xoxo
Catita

corey Thompson said...

Amazing, those shoes will go with anything, and I do mean ANYTHING!! bahahahaha

Lady Grey said...

How I adore those shoes!!!

Stacey said...

Doggone it, your day left much to be desired, However, i am laughing my ass of because you related the story in such a humorous way that i almost forgot that you were describing such a horrible day:-). Yeah, i do everything online, so whenever my sans internet, i am quite irate. Blogger has certainly been living up to its unreliable name of late too. The rolled up skinny jeans look is one i rock too and it's even more fierce looking with your shoes. Aiight, 'nuff said. xx

Stacey said...

whenever, i am sans internet(making correction)

Style Attic said...

How many times can I say it...whatever goes down in your day...you go down looking fan-tabulous!! I love the butterfly dress over the denim. At least tomorrow is alway a new day...rock it out :) I know you will! XO, Kelly

RedPoppy said...

Well at least you look AbFab and your pink clutch is amazing! xoxoxo

DiamondsandTulle said...

New to your lovely blog! Oh my what a sad day, but at least YOU looked FANTASTIC! I have that Tucker in the in the Tank version. Love your clogs and I HAVE to try the IM rolled pant technique when the weather cools down a bit. I remember doing that in elementary school! Hope your weekend goes better!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

She Wore It Well said...

Sorry I've not visited for a few days :( tell me what Stella stuff you want and what sized and I'll get it for you!

You seemed to have done so well with the all the Tucker stuff. Butterfly print - BANANAS!

Marcela said...

Love the shoes and the clutch and the denim (ok, everything:)) I know those days and the only way how to get through them is to look and feel fabulous!! :D

Oh and yes, i tried the bun, you can see it here: http://timeslikemine.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-does-it-always-look-better-on.html

Hugs!

Marce

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous combo!

Krista said...

If it makes you feel better, I reread this post over and over, for five hours, so you wouldn't feel it was all for nothing.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a day! You poor thing! But I have to say that outfit would cheer me right up any day. It's perfect!

Hope your weekend is going much much better :) xoxo

Lydia said...

cute outfit! :) this post is awesome! because i can totally relate. especially the part about fighting with blogger. story.of.my.life.

ryan said...

Love your clogs! I hope that fun cute outfit you were wearing helped to lift your spirits. Hope it cools down for you!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

What a perfect way to cheer ones self up...Nothing is better than looking good to feel good and sushi of course.

Hope today is better!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great styling on the Tucker dress! Love it with the vest and bright clutch.

Kara said...

Aww.. thanks for putting up with Blogger for 5 hours.. it was a great post, you're hilarious. I love the dress' print and how you paired it with rolled jeans. Cute!

xo Kara
http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

PS- I've finally gotten around to adding you to the "Blogs I Love" category on my site... I'm a procrastinator

Niki B. said...

the shoes the shoes! love love love

xo Niki
A Haute Mess

MarchMusings said...

I hear you! Sometimes Blogger has a mind of it own. Love that 'carefree' print and glad you turned to Isabel Marant for advice.

Fashion Court said...

you look stunning!

ps: thank you so much for your kind words and condolences <3

Elle said...

Such an easy, perfect outfit! I really love the Tucker for Target prints and despite the polyester, I think they wear really well - definitely worth the price in my opinion!

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOES!
And I agree with your blog post title
AND I also love the butterflies, fun and whimsical! :)

Ahn said...

heals make everything cuter. i hate being 5'10" and knowing that there are shoes like yours out there that are not to be worn by the likes of me.

CC said...

That is such a gorgeous dress! The clutch is adorable too. :)
Xx

Miles Of Style said...

i love your butterfly print dress! and the pink clutch...you look awesome! i hope the rest of this week is better for you. hugs =)

xo.

Jaclyn said...

oh man how frustrating - hope the rest of your weekend was brighter? too bad I couldn't send you a copy of Kris Kross's 'Jump, Jump' to make you smile! x

popdisorder said...

NICE SHOES!:)

The Owl's Closet said...

Yikes, sorry to hear that, Carrie:( I definitely have those days. Glad that you cheered yourself up with a cute outfit:) You're not alone, I have battled with blogger for hours before, too:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Left you an award on my post today :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I hate that crap! I'm sorry it took you so long, the worst part is that you stick with it. I know I usually do like "I took the time to write this, I want it to post!" and slowly the time clicks on... in other news, I want that butterfly shress and that neon clutch- holy crap that's hot! That's nice you have someone to come tear you out of your bed.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, those shoes are killer!

Life is Reed-iculous! said...

i am always rolling my skinny denim. i feel like it really showcases my glorious shoes.

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