Posts Tagged ‘Ezibuy’

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This is classic me.  Layers, vintage, oxfords, floral, and a tie-up blouse.  It’s awesome – but I wear it sparingly, for fear that it might become too ‘old’.  Most of these outfits that I’ve put together in this series are ones that I wear quite often now – just a bit of a look into what I actually wear in my day-to-day life.  When I say day-to-day life, I really only mean Sunday…  sadly.  It’s because of my busy work life – I’ve only got about 1 week left of study, and then my work hours will increase.  At the moment I work two jobs – an After School Care job every afternoon and a job at a florist all day Saturday.  So my only dress-up day is Sunday for church!  This limits my freedom to try out different things, but it also means I can re-wear a lot of outfits without them getting ‘old’ so to say.  Yep, I do realise that that completely nullifies my previous conundrum.  I’m constantly contradicting myself… you’ll get used to it. 😉

There’s really not much to say about this outfit – it’s cute and vintage, and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that it’s totally me.  This skirt was about $10 from Valley Girl – a nice affordable shop here in NZ.  The prices and places of each of the other items of clothing will be located at the bottom of this post as usual.

A new shop has opened up in our local mall – it’s called Mirrou.  It’s quite vintage and fashionable and I scored a couple of really cheap items in their 50% off store-wide weekend sale.  One item was a nice, light knit jumper ($12.50!!!).  I’ve been wanting one for ages and I really like it!  Wearing it now actually.  Apparently it’s not everyone’s cup of tea though… at my After School Care job one of the kids came up to me and the following conversation ensued:

Kid: “What are you wearing?  It looks weird.”

Me: “Um, it’s a knit jumper.  What’s wrong with it?”

Kid: “It just looks weird.”  *pause*  “Did your Grandma knit it for you?”

Me: “Uh… nooo…”

Kid: “Good, cause if she had that would’ve been really weird…”

Me: “Well, she didn’t knit it.  These jumpers are really fashionable at the moment!”

Kid: “I don’t really like it.”

Me: “Well, we all have different tastes…”

Haha, children’s conversations crack me up!  I could start writing a book. 😉  Anyway, enjoy these photos of my last outfit from the photo shoot!  Thinking of a hair tutorial next…

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Thanks for the awesome photos Rhesa!  Go check out her blog (lolly pics are involved!), she’s done some cool posts recently.

Signing out…

Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

Stylist and Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Floral Skirt – Valley Girl, $10/15
  • White blouse – Pagani, SALE $20
  • Navy blazer – Ezibuy, $50
  • Patterned tights – Kmart
  • Oxfords – Hannahs, $30-40
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So yes, this is a rather abstract print isn’t it?  If you wanna tell me what you think it is, go for it.  It kind of reminds me of wrapped lollies, which isn’t really a bad thing now is it?

This dress was about $15 from Cotton On – a good shop btw, I bought my first fav blouse from there.  I will never forget it (still have it).  This is an outfit I’ve worn a couple of times.  I waver between liking it and not… only because sometimes I feel that the dress is a tad short for me.  Only sometimes though.  How’s that for the classic indecisive female, huh?  It’s not really too short generally (esp. when worn with thick leggings) but occasionally I’m conscious of the long gangly appendages that I possess. 😉  Haha, anyway, gotta be happy with what you have, right?  And appendages are not what define you… thankfully.

I’m starting to realize even more that I have a thing for blue.  Generally it’s one of my best colours to wear.  Do you have one colour that works really well for you?  I think it’s important to know what that is, because it’s an easy fall-back when one isn’t feeling too inspired.  I like to mix textures – this outfit exhibits it well.  Although, I tend to be a bit less adventurous in regards to mixing prints, textures is a different story.  The smooth blue of the blazer mixed with the lace scarf and printed dress is a good combination.  And let me just say that these ankle boots are a new favourite of mine. 🙂

I was trying to do something with my hair… ‘trying’ being the operative word. 😉  Didn’t work, but hey… I um don’t have a comeback.

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Ooh ooh!  Exciting news!  I only have three weeks left of school – yr. 13 – and then I’m finished… FOREVER!!!  Who wouldn’t feel ecstatic?!  I’ve applied for Bible College next year… and then… who but God knows what the future may hold.  I look forward to it with absolute excitement and anticipation. 😀

Bless you all as you journey through life,

Esther

 

Photographer – Rhesa

Stylist and Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Navy print dress – Cotton On, $15
  • Blazer – Ezibuy, $50
  • Lace scarf – Gifted
  • Ankle Boots – Number 1 Shoe Warehouse, $30
  • Black leggings – Farmers (a long long time ago… in a galaxy far far away…)

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Hello there folks,

So, I’m going to do something a little different today.  If you’d like to see the specifics and interest behind this outfit, please see below the pictures.  Right now however, I really must share a story with you… a rather embarrassing and stupid story about me.  I believe that there’s no point in doing anything silly if you can’t share it with someone else, so… here goes people.  My latest greatest.

It was just after lunchtime and I’m sitting at my desk busily studying away.  Each day I allot a certain amount of time for my school subjects, and usually, I manage to complete, in time, all the tasks that I assign to myself.  This is where I was, just finishing my study for a test that I have tomorrow.  I look at my watch, noting that the big hand was just on the half-past mark, and the small hand, assumedly on the 2.  I hurriedly get myself ready and jump into my car, thinking that I won’t need to bring my coat to work today as the weather seems quite mild.  I hop in and start to drive down the road.  As I drive, some rather weighty water drops begin to fall, causing me to flick on my window wipers, first on a slow speed and then faster.  Suddenly I realize that not only have I purposely and stupidly left my jacket at home, but there is also no umbrella to be seen in the confines of my small car.  Drat!  I arrive at my local village and note dismally that the raindrops haven’t ceased at all.  Deciding to brave it, I grab my bag, jump out of the car, lock the door and flee for the safetly of the covered pavement.  I run the short distance to the church hall where my job is located getting thoroughly soaked in the doing so.  Thinking all the while, “Man, will I be glad to get inside… I must look like a drowned rat!”  I reach the relative safety of the hall deck and peer inside the window to find…  that nobody’s there.  The lights are off.  No soul in sight.  My heart suddenly sinks.  Quickly glancing at my watch, I realise with a deep sense of dread that it’s NOT 2:30… but instead, 1:30!!!  I’d failed to meticulously check that stupid little watch hand!  NOOO!  With nothing left to do, I dash back into the rain, the deluge thoroughly wetting me in the process.  I hear thunder in the distance… and as I’m almost to my car, it begins to hail.  Hair dripping and denim soaked I make the last sprint.  Fumbling around, I finally snatch the keys out of my wet bag and try desperately to fit them into the key-hole.  It seems to take forever, all the while more hail and more rain continue to pour down upon me.  Finally I grab the door handle, yanking it open and dive into my car.  Slamming the door behind me I sit panting.  Eager to get rid of my drenched garments I peel off my cardigan and scarf, realizing that all this could have been avoided if only I had looked at that watch properly!  The windows are fogged up, the rain still pours down and another flash of lightening appears as I sit for another full 10 minutes trying to decide what to do…  In the end I came home, wasting at least half an hour of my time and a full change of clothes as well as dampening my dignity… quite literally.  The irony, well there’s a lot of irony in this story… and I’m reluctant to say that this is not the first time that I have made that mistake… may it be the last.

The End. 😉  Another wonderful day in the life of Esther.

Here are my outfit photos, taken on a much sunnier day than today and below, as promised, are a few interesting things to note about this outfit…

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The stripey shoes again!  And this top is actually a denim dress – another number I bought for $1 at that clothing sale.  It’s a bit short on me, so layering it up with a skirt was an awesome choice!  It’s just a little bit nautical and suggests summer – exciting times ahead.  The darker blue of the blazer with the light blue denim matches very  nicely with the white and black – classic colours.  Simple jewellery was all that this outfit needed.  And I quite like the variety that the detail on the neckline brings.  Hope you enjoyed my whacky jumping photo!  My photographer friend can do it oh-so-much better than I… but hey, I tried – as proof by my flying lanky arms and legs 😉 heh

Have a fab rest of your week peoples!

Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

Stylist and Model – Me!

What I wore:

  • Denim dress/top – Clothing sale, $1!!!
  • White skirt – given by sis
  • Black belt – Pagani, $15
  • Blue blazer – Ezibuy, $50???
  • Stripey shoes – Ezibuy, $8

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Here I am!

Ok ok, a hoodie, huh?  Yep that’s right!  Never thought you’d see the day, did ya?  Though, I don’t really understand what the big deal is…

I’m constantly being told how lady-like I am and the word ‘posh’ has been used on occasion… I’m still trying to work out what this means and whether it’s a compliment or not.  Anyway, I guess it really doesn’t matter.  But I’ll admit it, wearing a hoodie certainly is a change from my usual vintage, feminine style.  And look, I talked about this outfit a little in my last post so I’ll spare you the description.  Let’s just say, when I wear this, I feel so comfortable and stylish at the same time.  Who said hoodies can’t be styled well??

Oh, and a quick word about those shoes… my Grandma bought them for me for the grand price of $8!!!  Talk about a deal!  Anyway, sometimes it’s nice to add a bit of interest to an outfit like this.  That bit of interest for this outfit is in the form of those striped ballet flats.

Recently I went to a second-hand clothes sale.  I snatched up some good deals, but the best find came just 2 mins after I walked through the door.  There, sitting on the shoe table I saw a beautiful pair of tan, oxford heels!!  *sigh*  I’m wearing them now… lucky I’m used to being tall though, these pretties make me over 6 ft. 😉

Watched Twilight last night… 😐  I don’t understand…  And the Notebook the other day… (I know I’ll get a lot of hate for this) but I’m sorry, I really don’t understand the hype about Ryan Gosling?!  Ok, done.

Anyway, enjoy the extended version of my fav casual outfit!  Props to Rhesa for these lovely photos 😀

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I realise I may have said a lot of the above stuff before in my last post… please accept my humble apologies 😉

Oh, and a bit of link love – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3wSbLa2uGg  This accapella song is AMAZING!!!  It makes me stop whatever else I’m doing and just listen.  I even paused writing this post to listen to it again.

Until next time…!

I am forever Esther

Model & Stylist – Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

What I wore:

  • Hoodie – Cotton On, $20-25
  • White long-sleeve – Cotton On, $10
  • Striped Shoes – Ezibuy, $8
  • Light blue Jeans – Just Jeans, $50 (part of the 2 for $100 deal)

This was a cheap outfit peeps!

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Every now and again I like to choose random titles for my posts.  Weeeell actually, don’t tell anybody, but that’s just my excuse.  I’ve told you many, many times that I always find it ridiculously hard to come up with a title, but I thought that the colours in this dress were just too amazing to miss out on an obvious recognition.  Well it’s good enough for me anyway.

Sadly, this dress doesn’t belong to me, but to my sis Lydia.  I know what you’re thinking peeps – “Gosh, does this girl have any clothes to her name?!!!”  But it’s not what you think, really.  I just adore Lydia’s new clothes so much that I have to feature them here on this blog and make sure you know about them. 😉  Just tell me if you’re sick of it, ok?

This beautiful item is from Ezibuy and takes Maxis to a new level.  Seriously, how can you not feel ladylike as you swish across the floor in this gorgeous number?  The colourful, floral chiffon of the dress moves with such ease.  Rhesa and I just couldn’t resist taking advantage of the stain-glassed window to persuade you of the beauty of the dress.  In order for this dress to be modest, I did have to wear a camisole underneath, but I really didn’t think it took away from the look at all.  The simplicity of the design of the dress is complemented by the vibrancy of the fabric’s colours.  I finished off the look by adding a lovely, glass-design necklace from…. David Tasker Designer Jewellery.  He actually designs these himself and each of them look very unique.  A nice touch I thought.  Oh, and I love the pleated design on the bodice 🙂

Enjoy folks!  Suggestions for more posts are welcome as I have nothing particular planned for the next couple of weeks.  Maybe another hair tutorial will come your way… who knows…

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These photos were taken around-ish Christmas, so it’s about time to bring you another photo shoot.  I’ve been incredibly busy over the holidays, but as order is restored to my life with the beginning of school, I hope to find some more time to post on this blog.  My birthday was over the holidays and I had a lovely time dancing with my friends.  I’ve also managed to go the movies a ridiculous amount of times… let’s just not go there, ok?  So, what where you all up to in your summer or Christmas break?

God bless you all folks, as we head into the New Year!

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Model & Blogger – Esther

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The second of my favourite shops to shop is Glassons.  As one of the more popular clothing stores, Glassons is always up with the fashion trends and has frequent discounts.  The quality of their clothes is not as high as Ezibuy, but definitely satisfying.  They should last you for several years, depending on how well you keep your clothes.   I particularly like their selection of cardigans and blouses.  One of my favourite tie-up blouses has come from there.  In love!  They sport bright colours and their prices aren’t that unreasonable for the clothes that they sell.  The only two problems that I have with Glassons are these.  Firstly, every girl and her mother wears their clothes, so I wouldn’t advise buying a whole outfit from that shop.  Instead, just a few pieces that you can mix and match with other items of clothing from places like JeansWest or Jay Jays (two other shops that I quite like).  The second problem that I have with them is in regards to their dresses.  They always seem to be at an awkward in between length where you kinda have to wear leggings to keep them modest but know that they really weren’t made to wear with leggings (also applies to some of their skirts).  Just a tad too short for me I’m afraid, which is a real pity as I do like some of the dresses that they sell.  Apart from that, I do really like the clothes that they offer and would reccomend them to anybody.

I have never bought online from Glassons, as we have a store just fifteen minutes away from us.  They have shops in just about, if not all, the malls across the country and are generally very well stocked in sizes and colours.

Below are just a few of their clothes that I wouldn’t mind acquiring 🙂

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(Still not quite sure of the short at the front long at the back thing… what do you think?)

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I’m still keeping my eyes out for a soft denim blouse and a nice white one.  Anyway, go check out Glasson’s website.  I reccomend their clothes and love how they add a pop of bright colour to any outfit. 🙂

I hope you’ve been enjoying these reviews on my favourite clothing stores and as always I’d love to hear your comments 🙂

Bless you over these Christmas and summer holidays!

Esther

P.S.  Another fashion photo shoot coming your way very soon!

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Ok, so I’ve been talking about this post for a while now.  I’m very excited because while I do really enjoy taking fashion photo shoots and sharing different and lovely outfits with you, I also am enjoying these posts which are less to do with outfits but are still definitely included in the topic of fashion.

These next three posts are about my top three places that I love to shop.  They’ve made this list because of the nice clothes they sell, their good quality and pleasing customer service.  All three are online, so you can go check out what they have to offer in the way of clothes and accessories.

Before we begin, let me just reassure you that this is NOT a sponsored post.  Great, ok, let’s get on with it shall we?

First up – Ezibuy

Ezibuy Oct 11 blueThe thing that I like about Ezibuy is the variety of clothes that they sell.  They keep up with the trends while still selling very different clothing than a lot of the popular shops these days.  When you wear their clothes it makes you feel uniquely dressed among the masses of teen-age girls wearing the same sort of outfit.  It is more of a grown up store and a bit pricier as a consequence, but the clothing is good quality and worth it over buying something from a shop like Valley Girl where the clothes really don’t last that long.  Also, the pieces are very feminine and trendy.  Ezibuy sells a variety of different styles and make sure that they stay up to date with the fashion trends of the seasons.  If you sign up to Ezibuy, you will frequently receive a magazine for free in the mail.  Ezibuy has an online store as well as a few brick-and-mortar shops.  I have bought from both and both have pros and cons.  I generally prefer to order online as they have the whole range available while the shop generally only has the new range in.  However there are risks buying online.  Wrong size, different colour than shown etc.  However, when I have had to return or exchange items, it’s really quick and easy and you don’t have to pay any extra for the postage.  The colours are generally the same as shown and there is a size guide on the website.  They sell clothes from several different brands, I like the Emerge and Capture brands the best as they are most suited to youth.  I have had a good experience with this shop and love the clothes and shoes that they sell.  Here are three items that I have on my wish list:

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Love those clothes.  All very feminine.  Lace, floral, pink!  😀  Anyway… before you start to think that I’m a girly girl I will just say that I have gone on many an adventure in my life, coasteering, orienteering, hiking, etc. and have the scars to prove it!

Now that I have finished school and work for the year, I will have a bit more time to share some Christmas decor pics and holiday outfits.  With a couple of bits and pieces posts thrown in there.

Merry Christmas!

Talk to you soon,

Esther

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I was so, so excited to shoot the photos for this outfit, and also to see how they turned out.  I am in LOVE with them!  And I know that could sound terribly vain, girly, conceited and all of that other stuff… however, I am particularly in love with the location.  I look forward to the blossoming of these cascading purple flowers each year with great anticipation and hope to catch some lovely pics of them.  This year, we managed to take many photos, and I even did a bit of nature photography myself, which I might include in a separate post if you are interested.

Ok, enough drooling over those amazing, lovely, beautiful, gorgeous… um, yes right, ok.  This outfit is based around a chiffon, floral dress that I bought from a thrift store a while ago – $7!  For a while I was rather uninspired about styling this outfit, but with the help of Lydia, we managed to yet agian use our layering technique along with my awesome navy blazer to create this stylish and rather formal outfit.  We styled it long ago here… yes, I think it looks much better like this 😉

We have talked about that base black dress many times.  It truly is an LBD, and we have used it often to add a bit of length to an otherwise short tunic or dress.  Perfect, and I highly recommend the purchase of one of these.  An LBD can be anything from a navy, black or brown colour with sleeves or no sleeves.  It basically equals a dress with great versatility and value that can work as a staple piece of clothing to be used over and over again.

I was about to point you to some other outfits which used either the black dress or navy blazer, but I think it’ll make good material for a remix post, so… nevermind 😉

I like the look of the small print with the solid navy colour in this outfit.  And of course the buttons on the blazer really make it 😉

Righty ho, now, GO!  …to have a look at the photos of course 😀

Beautiful location, beautiful clothes…. aaah, yes, summer do come soon please!

Bless you all over the weekend, may you all enjoy revelling in God’s awesome creation!

Esther

Photography & editing – Rhesa!

Stylist – Lydia… and slightly Esther…

Model & Blogger – Esther

What I wore:

  • Floral tunic – Savemart, $7 THRIFTING (I thought that deserved caps lock)
  • Navy blazer – Ezibuy, $53.99 SALE
  • Black base dress – Cotton On, $10 SALE
  • Black belt – Pagani, $15.99
  • Black pumps – Ezibuy (same trip) – $35

 

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It’s been a while, but don’t worry, I’m on a role again.  This dress is definitely a summer dress as you can see from the bright colours and print, however, by layering over a bright long sleeve and long leggings, I’ve again transformed this summer dress into a winter dress.  One awesome plus about transforming your summer dress into winter wear, is the bright colour that you’ll be sporting all day long.  Instead of black, grey, or beige, you’ll be a pop of colour on a dismal day.  And believe me, that’s a pretty sight!  It’ll brighten and lighten your mood too.

Oh yes, in this outfit, I used a scarf to add a bit of warmth and style.  I’ve been living in scarves all throughout winter – not quite literally, but just about every outfit I wear sports a scarf.  A guy I know was trying to sum up my style and said, “Oh yeah, you always wear scarves.”  Which is true of the winter but not of summer.  But that revelation is rather sad, as I don’t own a great variety of scarves… Lydia does, but not me.

Of course, where would I be without my old faithful – my awesome navy blazer from Ezibuy!  Seriously girls, I’ve been wearing this a lot, and it’s been perfect for many of outfits.  Navy was a great colour to choose, as it’s not the usual black that I often wear… yet it’s still a rather neutral/universal colour and matches with many of my clothes.  If you can find a great staple piece of clothing like this, you’ll be right. 🙂

Enjoy and I hope that these last two post have been helpful and given you some new ideas for economic and stylish dressing.

Thanks Rhesa for taking and editing these photos!  The day that we took these was dismal and grey, so our previous ideas of outside photography went out the window.  Rhesa proved to be the creative one in finding inside locations.  There was a short dry spot in which we took these photos (above)… but it started spitting, so I ended that outside shoot by throwing the petals of my poor rose into the air.  (Just cause I thought you’d all want to know that) 😉

Blessings, have an awesome week!

Esther

Photography & editing – Rhesa

Stylist – Esther (Lydia helped choose the outfits)

Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Patterned dress – Farmers, GIFT
  • Teal long-sleeve – Valley Girl, $10
  • Black tights – Postie Plus, $20?
  • Navy blazer – Ezibuy, $53.99
  • White lace scarf – David Tasker Designer Jewellery, $15.99 GIFT
  • Black shoes – Hannah’s, $24.99 SALE

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I  know what you’re thinking… but I can explain myself!  Before I do however, I would like to say sorry.  Sorry for being slack… but here is the fashion photo shoot you’ve all been waiting for!

Ok, the explanation.  I’ve been sick, yep, down with the flu.  Also I’ve been procrastinating.  I was prepared to write a fill in post until the photos were ready, but that’s when I got a fever.  Anyhoo, I’m on the way to recovery, and will make up for my lack of writing and presence on this blog.

Alrighty, I’m sorry peeps, here it is again, but I just love this skirt SO. MUCH. that I had to share it with you again.  If anything, that’s a good thing, because it will show you how to style a basic staple piece in many different ways.  If you’ve been following Creative Touch long enough, you will have noticed that the last time we styled this skirt, it was summer.  This time, it’s winter.  Very versatile don’t you think?  In summer, I wore a sleeve-less top, bare legs, and a light cardigan.  In winter, tights, a coat, and a slightly warmer top.  If you do this, it will mean that you get much more wear out of your clothes without having to repeat your looks.  This advice goes for any of your plain skirts, trousers or tops.  Be creative, it’ll pay off.  You won’t have to buy as many items either, which will in the end save money.  I’m not saying don’t buy a piece of clothing here and there, because let’s face it, I’m a normal female too, but I am saying that you now have another option.  Besides, rare splurges are much more fun than frequent impulsive buying which you you always regret later on anyway.

Ok, enough advice… bring on the photos!

Thank you very much everyone!  By the way don’t be afraid to comment.  We love comments!  If you have any ideas for another hair tutorial, just let me know, as I haven’t got any ideas put into place at the moment.

We are working on an accessories post as well.  We have a couple more photos to do, but it should provide some variety to our usual fashion shots 🙂  I find them interesting too, and you’ll be able to see what shoes we have and our massive, and I mean MASSIVE, collection of scarves.

Enjoy the coming weekend!

Esther

What I wore:

  • Pleated Skirt – Valley Girl, $10
  • Floral Top – Op-shop, $7 I believe (it’s worth it to op-shop or thrift!)
  • Navy Blazer – Ezibuy, $50 – 53 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, $can’t remember…
  • Black Shoes – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $30

Stylist – Lydia

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Model and Blogger – Esther

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