Jun 15, 2011

Simple Southern Summer (+ necklace giveaway!)

Well, ok, it's not a southern summer, I just wish it was. A southern summer sounds so appealing to me right now. I imagine myself sitting on the porch with Birdie and a neverending glass of Peach Lemonade. I've never had Peach Lemonade, but if I ever have a Southern Summer, I will surely be making it with fresh peach puree. Bet your boots!

This look just feels like summer for me. All I need is a tank that breathes and flows, longer length shorts, sandals, and a top knot. Ok, I guess it's kind of a lot of things to need. :)












Wearing:
Silk Tank: J Crew (borrowed from my mom)
Shorts: Vintage in store soon
Clutch: Vintage in store soon
Sandals: Vintage
Necklace: c/o Telltale Hearts (It will be one of yours soon!)
Ring: Anthropologie

Photos by my sister/bff


Now, you can enter to win this fabulous necklace from Telltale Hearts! I've been wearing it around everywhere. It goes with anything. These are sweet girls who have a shop in Silverlake! They are also named for (I'm assuming) one of my favorite short stories by Edgar Allen Poe. Just visit Telltale Hearts, "Like" them on Facebook, and leave a comment below to enter. I'll pick a random winner on June 22. :) Did you read "The Tell-Tale Heart" in school? I don't know why, but it has really stuck with me all these years. Anyway, this is a lovely necklace so get your name in there. :)



Xo Coury



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123 comments:

  1. I love the necklace and the ring you're wearing in the pictures. Where is the ring from??

    Brittany

    bncarollo@hotmail.com

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  2. love the color of this tank! and your hair looks so cute up in a bun like that!

    xo galmeetsglam.com

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  3. What a beuatiful outfit you have on! And I love the lipstick too. :) The necklace is really pretty!
    -Chandler :)

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  4. the necklace is amazing!! and the ring! where did you get it?

    Cheerz from Russia!

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  5. Love that necklace, and LOVE THAT RING!! It is amazing

    X Zoe X
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  6. so lovely ;D



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  7. Love the look so much! .. followed you already in chictopia and lookbook! :))

    - i already liked the Facebook Page:)

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  8. The necklace and ring are amazing!

    <3, V

    http://queenvictoriareigns.blogspot.com/

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  9. great outfit! i'd wish it would be summer down here, too...

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  10. Gorge photos!! and that ring is too fabulous! Ok, there's no such thing as too fabulous!

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love your outfit and your hair is so pretty!

    And of course I'd like a shot at winning the necklace :)

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  12. You are gorgeous!
    Super pretty necklace, I'd like to win it!
    misshewolf@gmail.com

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  13. omg, you look amazing!
    and this neclace is wonderful, I'd love to win it!

    kasia433@onet.eu

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  14. Pretty necklace hopefully i could win!
    Already "Like" Telltale FB, and right now i'm browsing at their web

    Btw love ur messy bun, the lipstick colour, the whole look actually!!
    email: gricia_effendi@yahoo.com

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  15. Done and done! Love your necklace and great giveaway! xx

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  16. I really like the shirt...so summery!

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  17. this outfit is gorgeous! you continue to inspire me coury :) and you can definitely count me in for the giveaway, it's gorgeous!! xx

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  18. Love the necklace, count me in!
    Gorgeous outfit as ever, the colour of that green top is perfect, super summery :) x

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  19. So lovely. I love the necklace and would rock it all summer long.

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  20. oh, you look lovely even in a simple tank and shorts! Plus that ring is to die for!!

    Liked their fb page, fingers crossed:)

    xx

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  21. Such a pretty summer outfit! The necklace is lovely.

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    ♥, Jamie
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  22. I did study it in school and then I wrote my university graduation paper on Poe :)
    count me in!
    dar.142173 at yahoo dot com

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  23. I love the casual nature of this outfit. Your blog is a breath of fresh air.

    x

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  24. Fanned them! The necklace looks supercool <3

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    Also, what lipstick are you wearing? It's amaaaazing! Omg I want it.

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  25. First, your pink lipstick is amazing!

    Second, I'd love to be entered to win that incredible necklace! Thanks for hosting such a terrific giveaway! ;)

    xo
    Janelle

    www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

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  26. You look fabulous :)

    bisiuczka9@interia.pl

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  27. another great ensemble! love the necklace! :))

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  28. Hello, Coury! I'm a first-time poster, but I had to finally let you know how much I adore your beautiful blog. I'm from Arkansas, and for a girl like me, there is nothing quite as exquisite as a Southern Summer. It's so lovely you concur. :)

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  29. AWESOME OUTFITS AND PHOTOS!!
    XXX

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  30. I liked them on facebook and I'm visiting now! What a cool shop.

    Also, that story stuck with me too. I think it was one of the first things by Poe I ever read.

    michalbenik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. you always have the best outfits! i love your giant rings they are so eccentric and awesome...sweet necklace too! i hope i win :)

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  32. DIVINE! Telltale Hearts has so many things I LOVELOVELOVE!

    trinashere AT gmail DOT com

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  33. I absolutely love your top and your clutch! :)
    I am definitely going to check that shop out right now!

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  34. oh love the necklace and the outfit you paired with it...so in! if i win i will be so determined to put a Coury inspired look together with it! :) -Lo

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  35. Absolutely love the necklace and the outfit too.. checked out the store and it looks wonderful. count me in for the contest please :)
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  36. I love that necklace! AND I deaply wish I could do a topknot that didn't look like a tumor growing out of my head.

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  37. love that necklace! sandals and hair too! great outfit :)

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  38. um, i am in love with those shorts! i have been on the lookout for a similar pair to live in all summer... may have to get em from the store when you post them :)


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  40. I love those extra long necklaces! There's a really cool gold tassle one on their site. Thanks for the giveaway, lady!

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  41. Thanks for the giveawaY!
    I liked on FB
    :)
    Rory
    rfgoaliegirl@gmail.com

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  42. Hello from Portugal!!

    I would really love to win, it's so beautiful!!
    Good luck to everyone :)
    xx

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  43. Wow, that is a super cool necklace. Thanks for introducing us to Telltale Heart...I've liked them on fb and LOVE the selection on their site.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Shari
    kornrose at gmail dot com

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  44. Love the necklace and following you! The color of your shirt is perfect for summer! Always fabulous!

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  45. southern summers are pretty great. but for the most part, you're just sticky all summer and throwing your hair in a ponytail.
    but we do sit on the porch a lot ;)

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  46. love this necklace, i can see wearing it with just about anything!

    ohgeezlauren at gmail

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  47. I love the outfit, the necklace and the ring on your left hand in the 2nd pic (where is it from?) I liked you and telltale hearts on fb!..I've never read telltale hearts, only The Raven poem...which is not my favourite ;)

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  48. Love the necklace, and your tank!
    Telltale heart is one of my favs by Poe. Good stuff :)

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  49. in love, in love with that necklace! i can imagine wearing it with lots in my wardrobe!

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  50. I adore the shorts she has on the most =) Very beautiful.

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  51. you look so sweet! i love this look!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  52. oh lovely necklace!!!
    CharlotteK_93@yahoo.com

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  53. Dying over your jewelry here C! Love that Anthro ring and gotta win that necklace *crosses fingers*

    Thx for the giveaway!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  54. I love your blog!

    love.going.down@web.de

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  55. Such a cute outfit! Those shorts are to die for. I want me that necklace. :)
    XO, Alex

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  56. I really want to enter!!! Maybe, who knows, I'll win that gorgeous necklace... I Like Telltell Hearts on FB with name Ioana-Ionela Pascu :)
    Thanks!

    e-mail: ioana_pascu2001@yahoo.com

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  57. Beautiful pictures, these flowers are amazing!

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  58. this is simple but soo cool! i love long necklaces! :)

    candyflavouredcampervans@msn.com

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  59. oooh it's just so so pretty! I liked them on Facebook!

    amy
    amymorby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Very pretty necklace!! I like the outfit too! =)

    Liked on FB as Melanie P.

    melaniexp{at}gmail.com

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  61. you stunning girl. love these photos- and how the lipstick adds that perfect pop of color in your photos, so brilliant
    x

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  62. I read The telltale heart in 8th. cool giveaway :D "liked" on fb :)

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  63. Now this is my kind of outfit. I love the color combination and the easiness of it. Oh...and I actually am living a southern summer! Love the necklace too. ;)

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  64. i wish i could get my hair to look as good as yours in a top knot. Mine just falls flat. bummer.

    Liked them on FB, sign me up for that necklace please :)

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  65. Sooo I'm hoping when I win this necklace I can wear it as successfully as you do! :))
    Love your blog <3
    I'm crossing my fingers for this one!!

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  66. Coooool look! And epic ring! Loving it!

    xoxo Despite color

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  67. simply magical!
    visited the site and liked them on Facebook.
    also, I have read the Telltale Heart. So haunting and beautiful!

    Jess

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  68. This outfit is def ready for summer, love the color and of ur top

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

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  69. im from texas and i consider it to be southern, and i am a lover of sunshine, but it is stinking hot here!!! i wish we could just all walk around in our swimsuits! anywho, your outfit is adorable, i esp love the shoes:) have a great day!

    sofia

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  70. I really love this! It is casual and easy without being the simple t-shirt and jeans (though there is certainly nothing wrong with that!). Your shoes are really cute and that ring is to die for!

    xo,
    thedaughterofaman.blogspot.com

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  71. your blog is lovely as always
    <3
    i love your immaculate style

    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE

    WWW.THRIFTEDKARMA.COM

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  72. I say you make Peach Lemonade the next time we have a nice summer day here in SoCal! Yum. I'll try it too!

    I am adoring the necklace! Pick Me! Pick me!
    jessicadianeartist@gmail.com

    xoxo Jessica Diane

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  73. Peach Green Tea! Looks so mouthwatering.
    http://eclecticrecipes.com/peach-green-tea
    -Jessica Diane

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  74. That is an awesome necklace. I visited their site and liked them on facebook

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  75. what a gorgeous necklace! i've visited their site (love all their necklaces) and liked them on FB. i remember reading "tell tale heart" in HS and in college (i'm an english teacher). i also remember enjoying an episode of the simpsons when they used poe's idea of the story in a halloween episode to show lisa simpson's guilt when she cheated on a science project.

    also, ever since i started following your blog, i find myself being drawn to anything in mint color.....you wear it so well!
    xo

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  76. i really like the necklace..
    u look amazing. :D
    and also I liked their FB page.

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  77. Such a gorgeous necklace, of course I'm entering! :)

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  78. Just want to let you know how a real southern summer (in Tallahassee, FL) feels...it feels like 107degrees. ICKY!!
    but i'm all about looking adorable in my damp (oh who am i kidding, sopping wet after 2 seconds in that heat) clothes.

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  79. wow you are just beautiful!! <3
    love that lipstick color on you and i absolutely adore that ring :)

    Velvet Codeine

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  80. Liked it on Facebook.
    Amazing necklace you got there! :)

    my email: alifianihapsari[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. oh don't even worry about it, i'll TOTALLY take that necklace off your hands (because i'm nice like that) ...

    bex.
    bargainbex@yahoo.com

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  82. Please pick me, pick me, pick me!
    holly blues xoxox

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  83. love this outfit!

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  84. love the outfit, your hair and the pictures in general! the colors are great

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  85. Beautiful necklace! Would love to win it =)

    Maja

    inof@made-by-maja.net

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  86. LOVE the necklace!! :)

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  87. I'm in love with your ring, so beautiful and it goes perfectly with the colour of the tank.

    And peach lemonade sounds like it might be worth whipping up a batch even without the southern summer!

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  88. Georgous!

    Alie from Paris**

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  89. wow. in love with that necklace! liked them on facebook for sure! (via polly bland)

    love love love!

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  90. I love the color of the tank and shorts together! That necklace is adorable!

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  91. wow, i love the necklace!

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  92. Simple, stylish and chick! Great outfit Love the ring!!!

    XoXO
    PLami

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  93. I'm kinda really upset that clutch is vintage. I WANT IT!


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  94. You are so beautiful!! (As is that necklace)

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  95. Love the necklace and your hair!!

    Rosi

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  96. liked them too :)
    beautiful styling

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  97. I love this so much!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  98. Lovely jewelry, great giveaway, inspiring outfit. I must say that this is an all around good post ;)

    Fingers crossed for the necklace!

    Kacey

    kldeamer (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. You are super cute.
    I love your style so much!
    And I love the editing on your pics..picnik huh?


    Pearl

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  100. You look really pretty in minty colors!
    Love the look!

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  101. Love that minty blue-green :D

    And of course, I have liked them on fb :)

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  102. Southern Summers are pretty magical. I've gotten to experience them for the past 10 years. Something about the heat & humidity just beckons for sweet sundresses and lemonade on covered porches.

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  103. liiked them on facebook. aand i most certainly read that story in highschool. It has stuck with me as well as kind of freaked me out. BEautiful necklace!

    fab 07002 @ byui . edu

    mitrees.

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  104. Cute outfit! I totally know the feeling of wanting to be in a southern summer. Haha. Peach lemonade sounds good, but sweet tea sounds better :P (Is that a bit too soCAL?) I know the story of Tell-Tale Heart ... and it gives me nightmares /: But maybe this necklace will make me feel better ;)

    -Ruby (gaviolaruby@yahoo.com)

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  105. i'm absolutely in love with all the photos and your look. <3




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  106. gorgeous necklace! liked em on facebook xo :)

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  107. The Telltale Hearts is one of my favorites (: Beautiful simple necklace. That and you pull off blunt bangs better than anyone else I've ever seen.

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  108. I just found you through A Beautiful Mess Blog. I went to TellTale Heart and I like them on Facebook. I can't wait to spend time at both of your blogs. So much fun stuff!

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  109. Gorgeous!!!
    I've liked them on facebook :)

    xoxo
    Daxia
    http://silkandsatan.blogspot.com
    nutellatacos@gmail.com

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  110. ahh long shorts are great. I wish more people wore them and you did a great job doing so!!

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