A Fashionista Never looks boring

A fashionista is all about putting together outfits worthy of a second take, but sometimes it feels like we’ve used up all our tips and tricks. So here are 11 fresh ways to make your outfits more interesting!

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Test Out a Statement Blazer

Slip into a blazer with a unique detail, like lace sleeves or shoulder embellishments. Pair it with neutral separates for a well-balanced look.

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Clips Blazer ($639)

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Slip on a Stylish Backpack

Need I say more? These bags are perfect for the fashionable gal on the go.

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Chloe Stanyon Roll Top Leather Backpack ($396)

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Layer in a Patterned Sweater

Give your fall look a festive vibe with a grandpa-inspired sweater.

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Peruvian Connection Toboggan Alpaca Crew Sweater ($179)

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Get In-Vested

Wear a cool vest with preppy pieces, like a crisp button-down shirt and pleated miniskirt.

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Madewell Plaid Cinch Vest ($178)

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Make a Splash in a Printed Midi

Wear a bold midi dress with a leather moto jacket for an editor-approved outfit.

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Pixie Market Magda Striped Midi Dress ($69)

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Rock a Toggle

Cool temperatures call for seasonal embellishments, like toggles!

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Tibi Toggle Cardigan Sweater ($425)

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Put a Scarf on It

There are so many ways to tie your scarf..So why not try a fresh way like this neckerchief style!

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Claire Gaudion Oyster Point Silk Square Scarf ($230)

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Get Long and Lean

Swap out your everyday black coat for a wintery white one in an elongated silhouette.

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COS Lightweight Scuba Coat ($275)

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Throw on a Faux Fur Coat

Find a coat with a furry texture and wear it with It-girl separates, like skinny jeans and moto boots.

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Topshop Faux Fur Bonded Throw-On Coat ($178)

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Carry a Playful Bag

Even if the rest of your outfit is subdued, a stylish mini-bag can add the perfect dose of fun to your ensemble.

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Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag ($425)

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Wrap Up in a Blanket Scarf

If you haven’t discovered the heaven that is a blanket scarf, I suggest you invest in this cozy piece ASAP. Snag one in a buffalo-check print for added effect.

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River Island Black Plaid Check Blanket Scarf ($30)

Your so Fashionable!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Tropical Paradise

Can’t make it to the Islands this summer? That’s no problem when your wardrobe is full of Hawaiian prints and bright colors. Here are the boldest tropical picks guaranteed to make you feel like you’re on vacation!

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Fausto Puglisi Tropical Print Skirt, $776; farfetch.com

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Shield Denim Uma Hawaii Skinny Jean, $105; farfetch.com

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Cynthia Rowley Lei T-Shirt, $119; cynthiarowley.com

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Topshop Tall Hawaii Military Shirtdress, $84; topshop.com

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Sperry Top-Sider Hawaiian Underwire Bikini Top, $40; sperrytopsider.com

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Emma Cook Hawaii Jumpsuit, $219; coggles.com

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Topshop Mono Tropical Print Raglan Tee, $72; topshop.com

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New Look Lilac Tie Dye Palm Tree Print Midi Dress, $22; newlook.com

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Topshop Hibiscus Bardot Bandeau Top, $48; topshop.com

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Isabel Marant Mira Printed Silk-Poplin Dress, $296; theoutnet.com

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Wallis Fashion Black Tropical Swimsuit, $39; wallisfashion.com

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Boohoo Abigail Tropical Print Midi Bodycon Skirt, $16; boohoo.com

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Scotch & Soda Printed Boyfriend Shorts, $45; scotch-soda.com

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Cynthia Rowley Hawaiian Quilt Print V-Neck Dress, $279; cynthiarowley.com

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Monsoon Laguna Print Trouser, $30; monsoon.co.uk

You’re in Paradise!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Amazing Wedding Adornments

 The right add-ons are key to taking your bridal style from beautiful to amazing! Whether it’s a blinged-out belt or a statement necklace, accessories can help your style stand out with a look that is all your own.  Here are the most wedding-worthy adornments you’ll want to say “I do” to – Get ready to fall in love!

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Veil by Ariel Jennifer Taub

If you’re wearing a relatively unadorned gown, a statement veil covered in crystals is a gorgeous way to show off some bling. They are delicate, yet glamorous.

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Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace, $20, available at Blessing-Co

If you’re in the market for a unique necklace that’s a conversation starter, this piece should be your top pick.

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New Look Cream Crochet Ankle Strap Platform Heels, $42.49, available at New Look.

This cream colored crochet heel is fit for a princess.

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BHLDN Jupiter Sash, $250, available at BHLDN.

Belts are a great way to to make a dress look like a one of a kind!

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Headpiece by Elizabeth Bower

Just like gold wedding dresses are hot this season, gold headpieces and accessories are quite popular too.

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Jules Smith Ascending Crystal Left Ear Crawler ($39)

When studs just won’t do, make an impact with a refined ear cuff.

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Paul Andrew Lucia Heel, $537, available at Editorialist.

Make a statement in this modern shoe!

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Justin & Taylor Starry Vine Necklace ($140)

Bohemian brides will adore the vine-like effect of this mixed-media necklace.

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Reece Hudson Bondage Minaudière, $1295, available at Barneys New York.

This luxe clutch is a great way to add some glitz to your wedding.

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Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring, $12, available at Blessing-Co

Don’t let your other hand get jealous….adorn it with this starfish stunner.

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Headpiece by Ariel Jennifer Taub

Big, beautiful blossoms make for lovely headpieces. How ideal for a garden wedding!

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Forever 21 Night Moves T-Strap Heels, $39.79, available at Forever 21.

Your tootsies will sparkle in these gorgeous sandals.

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Jennifer Behr Petite Leaf Barrette, $62, available at J.Crew.

Your hair looks so great so don’t cover it up – accent it with a dainty piece like this.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Choker Necklace ($50)

For the bold bride, this on-trend choker is a standout choice.

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Charlotte Olympia Desirée Pumps, $900, available at Charlotte Olympia.

These poofy pumps are perfect for a Wedding!

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Jane Tran Dewed Vibes Hairpin ($140) in Gold/Pearl

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Banana Republic Tutti Frutti Baguette Necklace, $48.50, available at Banana Republic.

Add sparkle to your look with a stunning, statement necklace.

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Sash and shoulder strap by Ossai

Asymmetrical necklines are all the rage, and any strapless gown can be easily transformed to a one-shoulder look by adding a bejeweled shoulder strap. Another way to make your wedding day look completely your own!

Those Accessories are Amazing!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Sports Bras too Cute to Cover-Up

Since your such good sports, this is a roundup of the coolest, must-show-off Sports Bras that could just as easily double as Crop Tops. Plus, with temperatures starting to rise, we also need pretty options for hot yoga in the park! Here are the sweat-proof threads that are way more stylish than anything you ever saw in P.E. — and way too cute to confine to the gym. Game on.

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Hurley Beach Active Pivot Sports Bra, on sale $20, available at PacSun.

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Champion Sassy Cami, on sale $18, available at Champion.

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Nesh NYC Extreme Racer Bralette, $78, available at Urban Outfitters.

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JCPenney Flirtitude Microfiger Yoga Sports Bra, $17, available at JCPenney.

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Free People Tie Dye Sports Bra, on sale $30, available at Free People.

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Naked Sports Gear Red Naked Sports Bra, $42, available at Naked Sports Gear.

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Move By Alternative Stretch It Out Sports Bra, $38, available at Without Walls.

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Zobha Anya Bra, $58, available at Zobha.

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H&M Sports Bra Medium Support, $9.94, available at H&M.

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Roxy Sprint Bra, $40, available at Roxy.

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Forever 21 Low Impact Hidden Pocket Sports Bra, $13.80, available at Forever 21.

Stay Sporty!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Spring Moto

Whether your signature look is a t-shirt-and-jeans, all-black everything, or a polished dress, trading in your go-to leather jacket for a spring-ready version is an easy way to brighten your look this Season. And with an array of light and bright styles now available, this quick switch is a no-brainer!

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To achieve that model-off-duty vibe, balance a bright fitted jacket with relaxed pieces, like a gray t-shirt and black jeans.

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Make sure your metallic jacket doesn’t compete with the rest of your look by pairing it with minimal separates.

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For even more visual intrigue, pick a leather jacket with interesting details, like perforation.

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Even a gray jacket can make an all-black outfit feel appropriate for both spring and daytime.

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In of-the-moment cobalt blue, a motorcycle jacket makes a striking statement against a mix of pared-down neutrals.

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If your looking for something that goes with everything, a white biker jacket is the perfect spring alternative to your favorite black styles.

Get The Look

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Rebecca Minkoff Wes Moto Jacket ($598) in Blush

Wear this peachy pick with a t-shirt and your favorite denim on the weekend. Bonus- if you go printed!

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Forever 21 Bold Quilted Moto Jacket ($33) in Red

This quilted style would be the perfect addition of texture to a monochrome ensemble.

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Club Monaco Delaine Moto Jacket ($595) in Pale Pink

Like you, this pale pink jacket is sweet with a hint of edge, thanks to the black zipper detailing.

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Lovers + Friends Babe Moto Jacket ($217) in White

Just when you thought that this jacket couldn’t get any better, it also has sleeves that are removable, allowing it to do double duty as a vest.

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Muuba Presley Biker Jacket ($575)

Try this green jacket over a floral frock or black and white basics for a cool contrast.

Get your Moto Running!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Layer Your Coat

During the brisk months ahead, It’s recommended that you build your outfit around your outerwear. To show you how it’s done, I’m peeling back the layers of 7 different coat-centric looks.

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A bold evening coat looks great with a cocktail dress, but try taking it out of its element with a pair of worn-in boyfriend jeans and a knit cap.

Alice + Olivia Shawl Collar Coat ($898); Joe’s Jeans Tux Tee Shirt ($88); Big Star Rolled Slim Jeans ($142); Gap Chevron Hat ($20); Loeffler Randall Rider Bag($650); Bruno Magli Kitten Heels ($595).

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A sleeveless plaid coat serves as an excellent layering piece over a jacket. Balance the coat’s longer length with a sleek biker jacket that rests at the hips.

Phillip Lim Cape Vest ($895); Phillip Lim Biker Jacket ($1,695); Chaser Tank ($60); Blank NYC Skinny Jeans ($88); BCBG MAXAZRIA Knit Hat ($68); Annelise Michelson Necklace ($420); Rag & Bone Pilot Bag ($925); Dolce Vita Quid Heels ($209).

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The peacoat is an outerwear crowd pleaser, it goes with everything. Since the piece itself is a bit understated, add interest to your look with a mix of textures and prints.

A.L.C. Cannady Peacoat ($795); LOFT Stripe Sweater Tee ($40); Joe’s Jeans Dandy Woven Shirt ($168); Lover Mini Skirt ($400); A.P.C.Chain Strap Bag ($620); HUE Opaque Tights ($14); Giuseppe Zanotti Boots ($1,895).

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The long and short of it: an ankle-grazing coat functions as the perfect balance for a minidress and combat boots.

Mara Hoffman Coat (similar style here); Guess Denim Skirtall($108); Rag & Bone Marigold Top ($290); The 2 Bandits Wharf Earrings ($128); Rachel Zoe Montana Backpack ($395); Burberry Silk Scarf ($495, similar style here); HUE Luster Tights ($14); Rag & Bone Boots ($595).

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Pink is the new black, so treat this fuzzy coat as a neutral with washed-out skinny jeans and a muted plaid shirt.

H&M Coat ($149); Equipment Cardigan ($318); April, May Top ($209, similar style here); McGuire Boyfriend Jeans ($218, 877.746.7267, similar style here); The Elder Statesman Cashmere Beanie ($270); DKNY Crossbody Bag ($265, similar style here); Paul Smith Loafers ($437).

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The quickest way to toughen up a menswear coat: add a biker vest on top. To further the look’s no holds barred vibe, throw on a sheer lace blouse and metallic heels.

Tibi Moto Vest ($950, 212.226.5852, similar style here); BLK DNM Coat ($1,195); 7 For All Mankind Lace Top ($218); Triarchy Tie Dye Jeans ($245, similar style here); Gucci  Sunglasses ($345); French Connection Bag ($348); Fendi T-Strap Pumps($1,190).

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Hit on the season’s grunge look, while simultaneously indulging your daring side, by pairing a faux fur coat with a plaid oxford, zipper-detail skinnies, and printed ankle boots.

Opening Ceremony Cocoon Coat ($795); Juicy Couture Sheer Plaid Blouse ($108); Paige Denim Skinny Coated Jeans ($269); Chloè Tote ($2,320); Shoe Cult Chelsea Boots ($120).

Are you Coat-Centric?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Bras you’ll want to Show Off

Generally undergarments should stay, well, underneath your clothes, but there’s an exception to that rule this summer. Thanks to the stylish bras on the market right now—some romantic and lacy, others sporty and minimalist—you wont mind showing off a hint of these intimates this Season.

BrasFor a peek-a-boo effect, wear the vibrant colored toppers with a semi-sheer top or reveal just a bit of a lace one beneath a low-slung t-shirt or button down. Check out my picks of the prettiest bras now!

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Deborah Marquit: Giardino di Fiori Italian Lace Underwired Bra ($195)

bras-fleur of englandFleur of England: Jasmine Guipure Boudoir Bra ($180)

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bras-pinsandneedlesPins and Needles: Sophie Lace Bralette ($24) in Coral

bras-XirenaXirena: Soleil Stripe Tais Bralette ($70) in Temescal

bras-americanapparelAmerican Apparel: Geo Lace Demi Bra ($42) in Petal Pink

bras-CosabellaCosabella: Never Say Never Racie ($55) in Neon Yellow

Are you a Show off?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Best New Spring Makeup 2013

Now that the sun is finally shining, Spring beauty is blooming! Here are some of my favorite new Collections that will put a little spring in your step even if it is still chilly!

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Elizabeth Arden New York In Bloom Limited Edition Color Collection

As flowers begin to blossom in Central Park, get captivated by the kaleidoscopic blend of bold urban colors and soft neutrals in Elizabeth Arden’s spring collection. Who doesn’t love New York in Bloom? $18.50–$38; elizabetharden.com

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Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

Straight off the runway, these fresh hues are the perfect pairing for a pretty springtime look. Whether you opt for a subtle sweep of lilac shimmer or a neutral nail, this collection offers a totally modern approach to May flowers. $18–$60; bobbibrown.com

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M·A·C Hayley Williams Collection

Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the platinum-selling band Paramore, collaborated with M·A·C to create an exclusive collection that features limited-edition shades inspired by her fiery red ‘do. $15–$29; Available April 9th at maccosmetics.com

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Pixi Daylight Glow Collection

Perfect for the spring season and ideal for the busy woman on-the-go, this makeup bag includes a pretty rose gold nail polish, a glowy translucent tinted balm, and a quartette of golden eyeshadows. $28; target.com

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Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection

This vintage-inspired collection channels its 1960s heritage with an original paisley design–a direct replica from the Estée Lauder archives. Created with the leading ladies of the AMC drama Mad Men in mind, the set features shimmery pale pinks, coral, and blush. $24–$50; esteelauder.com

What is your Favorite collection?

XOXO

D-Anna

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