Archives for November 2013

OOTD: Addicted To Accessories

 

 

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving my little Beauty Queens!

Happy Thursday (and a very special Thursday, too!) ladies! Not only is today Addicted to Accessories Thursday and Thanksgiving, but it is also my big sister’s 25th birthday! So, needless to say it is a big day in my house today! It is only fitting that her birthday fall on a Thursday because she is the queen of accessories if I have ever seen one! With that being said, this week’s Addicted to Accessories Thursday is dedicated to my big sister, Danielle! These are all of her favorite accessories

Outfit Of The Day - Addicted To Accessories, Danielle Style

Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30 – louisvuitton.com, $

Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats – toryurch.com, $225

Michael Kors Chronogrpah Chain Bracelet Watch (Tortoise) – nordstrom.com, $225 

Pin + Larkin Wired Flower Stud Earrings – piperlime.gap.com, $22

Zig Zag Infinity Scarf – swell.com, $25

MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Harness Boot – neimanmarcus.com, $295

Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bracelet – marcjacobs.com, $170

Juicy Couture Large Stone Cluster Hinged Bangle – juicycouture.com, $45

Valentino Bracelet (Black) – valentino.com, $195

Christian Louboutin Bianca (140mm) – barneys.com, $845

Lauren Ralph Lauren Gold Glass Pearl Button Earrings – macys.com, $28

Accessorize Collette Pearlised Stone Ring – accessorize.com, $20

I hope you ladies have an amazing Thanksgiving and your enjoy spending time with your family or friends or whom ever you get to share this wonderful holiday with! Remember, it isn’t about the things you  do or don’t have or the outfit your wearing, today really is all about the people you’re with and the things you do have in your life that many people have to go without everyday.  Today is a day to be thankful for all the good we have in our life and to just forget about all of the material things that we either want or can’t have.  So take a break for just one day from the life we all know and love and just take a little while to sit back and reflect on all of the blessings you have in your life.  And don’t worry, we can get back to our normal lives tomorrow with Black Friday shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving ladies, I hope you all know how thankful I truly am to have you all in my life and how blessed I feel for having even just one person reading my writing.  I love you all!

 

Happy Birthday To My Beautiful Big Sister Danielle

 

 

And one last bigHappy Birthday to my beautiful big sister, Danielle! 

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Holiday Gift Guide: 2013 Black Friday Part 2…

Every year more and more stores are opening earlier and earlier to try and get the most business they possibly can for Black Friday.  However, in the past few years it has become an increasing trend for many stores to actually open on Thanksgiving Day.  While this is not a new idea for some of the major stores such as Target and Walmart, many of the smaller retailers are taking to this also.

Make sure you’re ready for Black Friday this year! Map out your shopping trip and know what stores you want to go to and when you want to be there.  Also, know the sales and deals before you leave so you make sure you hit all the stores that you want to hit.  Black Friday shopping is all about your strategy, so make sure you have a good one so that you can save as much money as possible and get all of the gifts that you need. To help you map out your plan and make a successful strategy, here is a list of some of the major stores that will be opening on Thanksgiving Day and the time that they will open! Good luck and happy shopping!

 

Some of the stores that are starting Black Friday early and opening on Thanksgiving day are:

The following stores will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Best Buy – and will remain open until 10pm on Black Friday

The following stores will open at 7pm on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Old Navy – and it will remain open until 11:59pm on Black Friday (Check out their Black Friday deals and sales here)
    • Old Navy will also be open from 9am to 4pm on Thanskgving Day!

The following stores open at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Hollister & Co.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – and will remain open until 10pm on Black Friday (sales will last until 2pm on Friday!)
  • Abercrombie & Fitch – some locations will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day; check your local listings for the hours of the store nearest you
  • Macy’s – and will remain open through Black Friday (Check out their Black Friday deals and sales here)
  • Target – and will remain open until 11pm on Black Friday (Check out their Black Friday deals and sales here)

The following stores will open at 9pm on Thanksgiving Day:

The following stores will open at 10pm on Thanksgiving Day:

Some others that will be open at varying time on Thanksgiving Day are…

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Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #5

 

 

Good Afternoon My Working Women!

I hope your last day of work before the big day tomorrow is going well and you’re getting all of your work done so you can relax tomorrow without any stress of unfinished work! To help get ya through the day I have another Thanksgiving Outfit Idea for you this afternoon! (I know, I know, I shouldn’t have… But I love you ladies so much I just hate seeing you suffer waiting for a whole nother day to hear from me… haha!)

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #5 of the week is a super traditional and classy look.  The blush chiffon blouse paired with the classic ballet flats and some super sexy skinny jeans all pulled together by the stunning jewelry, this outfit is sure to make you the talk of the day because you will achieve the ever sought after sexy and classy look that every woman desires!

Outfit Of The Day - Thanksgiving Outfit iIdea #5

 

Top: J. Crew Collections Ruffle Trim Chiffon Blouse – jcrew.com, $188

Pants:  Jack Wills Fernham Skinny Jean – jackwills.com, $80

Shoes:  Giorgio Armani Tan Leather Ballerina Shoes – italian-boutique.com, $305

Bag:  Alexander Wang Marion Gold Top Handle Bag – harrods.com, $1,115

Watch:  Fossil Heather Mini Three-Hand Leather Watch – fossil.com, $95

Bracelets:  Spikes Rhinestone Bangle Set – wetseal.com, $13

Earrings:  Henri Bendel Harry Hoop Medium Earrings – henribendel.com, $128

There you go ladies! This is one of my personal favorite outfits! Whether it is for Thanksgiving or for a day on the town, a casual day of work, a day of class, or a day with the ladies or a special man in your life, you really cannot go wrong with an outfit such as this one! So there you go… just the justification you needed to go shopping and get this outfit (or a similar one!).

Will there be another Thanksgiving Outfit Idea today? Who knows! You will have to stay tuned to wait and see… After all, you don’t want to miss out on these great ideas full of inspiration, now do you?

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

What better inspiration to hit the gym than the upcoming holiday season? I know it is a busy time of year for everyone (especially this week…) but this time of the year is one of the most important times to make sure you aren’t skipping any gym sessions! It is so easy to lose sight of your goals and progress with the holiday season coming, putting off the gym until January with all of the other New Year’s Resoultioners, but that is not the way to go, ladies! Trust me, you will regret this! So, take a half hour out of your day and hit the treadmill (or whatever machine you like to frequent!) With that being said… this week’s Workout Wednesday:

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday Top:  Athleta Spinner Half Zip Top – athleta.gap.com, $138

Pants:  Forever 21 Metallic Skinny Yoga Leggings – forever21.com, $13

Shoes: Nike Free 3.0 Running Shoes – nike.com, $110

Don’t cheat yourself and cause yousrelf to say “shoulda, woulda, coulda”.  You should and you can prevent these future feelings now! So, get off your gorgeous little booty, and hit the gym! We all love being skinny, but sitting on the couch eating all of those cookies, pie, cake, and everything else you have in the home is not going to get you that way or keep you that way… So get your butt to the gym girlfriend!

Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

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Guest Post: Vivian of VivianStonexo

Good morning again my beautiful fashionistas! I hope you are all getting ready for Thanksgiving! I am so beyond excited I can barely contain myself! I absolutley LOVE Thanksgiving is you could not already tell… Hehe.  But, today we have a special guest post from the amazing Vivan of VivanStonexo.  She is absolutely stunning and has an awesome blog that is all about everything beauty! She has definitely inspired me to start posting more often about beauty and skincare topics… I know you guys are going to love her as much as I did!

So, without further ado, here she is ladies! Before we get to her awesome answers to our Q&A session, here is a little about her and her blog:

Guest Blogger - Vivian Of VivianStonexo

The stunning Vivian of VivianStonexo

Hi Readers of Style by Kristen Blair!  I am Vivian and my blog is vivianstonexo.blogspot.com.  I started my blog at beginning of summer this year and absolutely love it! I have a mixture of things on my blog including beauty, fashion, lifestyle, etc. I am 21 years old and live in California. I am a puppy mom to the best little guy! I love meeting and talking with new people! I want to thank Kristen so much for letting me do a guest post on her beautiful blog! I had such a fun time with these questions and I hope you all would check out my blog at http://vivianstonexo.blogspot.com – xo, Vivian Stone

Guest Blogger - Vivian Of VivianStonexo

 

And now for a translation of what that means…

1.      If you were on a tight budget and could only afford one of your favorite magazines (I know, I love them all too!), what would it be? What is your favorites section/part of that magazine?

  •  I can say hands down, no questions asked it would be Cosmopolitan magazine. I have collected the magazine since I was about 17 years old, so after accumulating issues for over four years I can say it’s my favorite. I love that they always do a Q&A section (similar to this 😉 Love it!!) With the fabulous women they have on the cover. I just love that it’s a magazine that is meant for more mature women 17+ where you can read about real life stories, beauties, and fashion!

2.      If I were a shoe, I would be…

  • I am currently obsessed with shoes that I cannot afford at the moment, I absolutely love Steve Madden shoes and these are the boots that I currently have my eye on!  I love country chic style, and these boots are so simple, yet so pretty.

3.      My fashion crush (idol, inspiration, admirer, the list could go on forever…) is…

  • Anyone that personally knows me would already know the answer to this question! Lauren Conrad, I have admired her since her Laguna Beach days. She has evolved so much over the years and now is huge in fashion. I think she is a great role model as well as my personal fashion crush!

4.      If I were stranded on an island and could only have two make-up products, they would be…

  • Like I said before, I have been obsession over things I really shouldn’t buy…that being said I have tried out the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, I am trying so hard not to buy; it is after all almost Christmas. Also Mascara, a good glow and some long beautiful lashes are my favorite! Benefit’s “They’re Real Mascara” has been a fave!

5.      I keep my skin looking fabulous and flawless by… (what are your go-to products?!)

  • I love taking care of my skin, I have been loving the simple brand toner. No stinging unlike a ton of other toners, and just moisturizing like crazy! In the winter my skin is beyond dry and I rediscovered my love for the Cetaphil daily moisturizer!

6.      I blog because… (Tell me when and why you started blogging, and then why you continued after you initially started!)

  • I started blogging because I was seeing all of these girls in the beauty community making new friends and had a hobby that they truly loved! I love talking to other girls interested in the same things that I am, as well as sharing cool tips, products, and life experiences with others. This has been so amazing so far, I have already made friends through blogging, YouTube, and twitter.

7.      If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose… 

  • I was born in California, and lived here until I moved to L.A and then Las Vegas for 5 years and now I am back in California! I loved living in Las Vegas the most, I spent my teenage years there and really did my growing up in that place. It’s a beautiful place to live and I would love to hopefully move back one day!

8.      When I grow up I want to be… (If you could be absolutely anything, what is your dream/ideal career!?)

  • Throughout my life I have changed my mind a million times about what I would love to be when I got older, and now that I am older and have to choose my career path I am still stuck! I plan on starting school in the fall to become a first grade teacher, I have been working with children since I was a young teenager. I most recently was an after school teacher for first grade and absolutely love teaching! I however still love blogging, and have always wanted to work for a major magazine, a girl can dream.

9.      My favorite designer is…

  • I have so many people that I think are geniuses in the fashion world; Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden, Rebeca Minkoff the list goes on, and on!

10.   My favorite quote is… Because… (What are your go-to words of wisdom from a fellow fashionista and why?)

  • Pinterest is something I love to go to when I need inspiring quotes, I have a whole board dedicated to awesome quotes! “I want my heart and my passions to be the most beautiful things about me” I love that quote because you should always do things in life with a good heart and great passion, and I feel like that will get someone so much further than doing things purely to make money and with a mean spirit.

11.   My rock is… (Who in your life inspires you and has helped you get where you are today?)

  • My mom has always been my ultimate rock, she has been my best friend since I was born. She is my inspiration and someone who has overcome a lot in life! I recently moved out this summer and even though we only live a few blocks away, not to mention we work together! I still have to go over pretty much nightly to visit with her! Since moving out I have had my amazing boyfriend to be my rock, I absolutely love living with my other best friend and he loves my mom just as much as I do.

12.   With the abundance of free time I have (don’t we all wish this was the case!), I like to…

  • I wish I had more free time because I love to read books, watch movies, take my puppy on walks, paint my nails, organize my house (I know I’m crazy), and of course go shopping!

 

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What did I tell ya ladies, is she amazing or what?! I know, I know… hate to say I told ya so, but…. :) So, check out her blog my little beauty queens, I know you’ll fall in love just as quickly as I did.  I hope you girls have an amazing day and keep your eyes out for another post from Vivian in our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide series… She’s just as amazing the second time around!

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Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #4

 

 

Good Morning Beauty!

Happy Wednesday! We’re finally in the home stretch… the last work day before Thanksgiving! Woohoo! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited! So today we have a few more Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas for you for some last minute inspiration! The first one of today is….

Outfit Of The Day - Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #4

 

Top: J. Crew Necklace Sweatshirt – jcrew.com, $98

Pants:  TOPSHOP Heavyweight Clean Seam Leggings – topshop.com, $30

Shoes:  UGG Australia Bailey Button Triplet Boot – nordstrom.com, $230

Watch:  Michael Kors Tortoise Shell Jet Set Watch – michaelkors.com, $225

Earrings:  Karen Millen Cube Cluster Stud Earrings – karenmillen.com, $50

Okay ladies, there is your first Thanksgiving Outfit of the day! So, if your family likes to embrace the more comfy yet extremely stylish and classy look, then this is the perfect one for you! Stay tuned for a lot more to come today! (Get ready… today’s going to be a big one!)

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Holiday Gift Guide: 2013 Black Friday Sales And Deals

 

Get Your Shopping Shoes On… Black Friday Is Coming!

2013 Black Friday Sales

So, we all know by now that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  I just love spending time with my family and, of course, getting to eat all the yummy food! But, as I’m sure most of you can assume, I also live for the days following ThanksgivingBlack Friday and the sales that follow! However, the biggest problem I have had in the past was struggling to know where to go and when, to get the best deals possible.  If you tend to have this same problem, then I may have the perfect solution for you… I have put together a list of the places with the best deals and sales and when to hit them to make sure you beat the crowd (if possible…)!

 

So now, the top 2013 Black Friday Sales and Deals are…

 

Black Friday Sales - Saks Fifth Avenue

Starting now and running until 6pm on December 22, all designer items will be 40% off, all Diane Von Furstenburg items will be 60% off, and all orders will receive free shipping when the code ‘HOLIDAY’ is used during the checkout process.  This sale is happening online only, so the good news is that you don’t even have to get all dolled up to hit the mall… You can stay in your PJ’s and keep eating the Thanksgiving leftovers while you get your Christmas shopping done!

Black Friday Sales - Lord And Taylor

All regular priced items will be 15% off and all sale or clearance items will be an additional 10% off when the promotional code ‘BIG’ is used during checkout.  This sale is only on November 30,2013 and is only available online!

Black Friday Sales - Ann Taylor When you shop online, you will receive 50% off all cashmere on Black Friday, November 29, 2013!

 

Black Friday Sales - Neiman Marcus

Receive up to 25% off select regular-priced kids’ items; up to 40% off select contemporary/cusp dresses and more; plus, sign up to receive emails and get an additional 10% off your entire purchase (sorry ladies, this one is for new subscribers only!).  This amazing sale is both online and in stores and has already started, so hurry to the nearest Neiman Marcus and get all the deals before they’re snatched up.

 

Black Friday Sales - Old Navy

Starting at 7pm on Thanksgiving (November 28, 2013) and going through Black Friday (November 29, 2013) the entire store will be 50% off! This amazing deal is available both online and in stores!

PLUS:  On Saturday, November 30, 2013 the entire store will be 40% off, and Sunday, December 1, 2013 and Monday, December 2, 2013, the entire store will be 30% off! Wow, I don’t know if you can really top these deals!

Black Friday Sales - Nicholas K

On Black Friday (November 29, 2013) only, all merchandise will be 30% off – available online only!

 

Black Friday Sales - Target

Find all the Black Friday deals and sales here! But don’t wait to hit Target this year, these sales end Wednesday, November 27, 2013!

 

Black Friday Sales - BCBGMAXAZRIA

Their annual Winter Sale is running now through Saturday, November 30, 2013, and is offering up to 60% off online and in stores.

 

Black Friday Sales - Macy's

Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day sale will kick-off on Thanksgiving Day starting at 8pm with deals including 30% to 75% off select items! This amazing sale will run until Saturday, November 30, 2013, and will be available online and in stores!

 

Black Friday Sales - Bergdorf Goodman

From now through Thanksgiving (Thursdsay, November 28, 2013) you will receive 40% off contemporary, ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, men’s and more.  This awesome deal is available online and in stores, but hurry! Its almost over and you don’t want to miss out on this… Its a good one!

 

Black Friday Sales - Nordstrom

Check out the awesome deals at the Nordstrom near you here! Nordstrom locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but they will be open for extended hours on Black Friday, November 29, 2013, and Saturday, November 30, 2013.

 

Black Friday Sales - Aeropostale

Shop early and get 50% off everything in the entire store!  Receive free shipping on orders of $75 or more – available online only.

 

Black Friday Sales - Diane Von Furstenberg

When you spend $200 or more, receive $50 off your order when you use the code ‘DVFINSIDER’ at checkout.  This sale is available online only and is running now through Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Okay ladies and gentlemen… get your shopping pants on because as you see, some places have already started their deals and steals! You don’t want to miss any of the best stuff, so make sure you hit the stores early! These are by no means all of the sales and deals that are going to be available this Black Friday, but these are simply the ones that I personally feel are the best! If there are any other stores that you are curious about, let me know either by commenting on this post or by sending me an email at kristen.booth06@gmail.com and I will be sure to find out what their deals are going to be and I’ll let ya know!

Good luck and happy shopping! I hope you get all the things you set out for.  Let me know about all the good things you find, I can’t wait to hear all about them!

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Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #3

Just as I promised this morning, here is our third Thanksgiving Outfit IdeaFor this Thanksgiving Outfit Idea we have a classy and chic little sweater paired with some amazing Tory Burch Flats and some stunning jewelry to go with it! 

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #2 - Outfit Of The Day

Top:  J. Crew Factory Jeweled Peter Pan Collar Sweater – factory.jcrew.com$108 $65

Pants:  True Religion Halle Gold Plaque Dark Blue Skinny Jeans – vanmildert.com, $300

Shoes:  Tory Burch Reva Tonal Logo Balerina Flat (Cley Beige) – bergdorfgoodman.com, $235

Bag:  Coach Madison Mini Satchel – coach.com, $268

Watch:  Burberry Medium Check Stamped Watch – nordstrom.com$395 $267

Bracelets:  Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Logo Hinge Bracelet – forzieri.com, $85

Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Bold Tennis Bracelet – lnt.com, $95

Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Pave Bow Bangle – bloomingdales.com, $88

Earrings: Suzanna Dai Deco Statement Earrings – calypsostbarth.com, $225

What’s your family’s Thanksgiving style? What type of attire do you usually wear to family gatherings such as Thanksgiving dinner? Are none of these Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas the style you usually wear? Let me know and I will put something together that is geared more toward your style! Or, just stay tuned and wait and see what is still to come! We have a lot more coming up in the next two days, so don’t give up on us yet! I hope you ladies have a wonderful day and are getting ready for Thanksgiving… Its coming so soon!

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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday And Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #2

 

Good Morning Beautiful!

Happy Tuesday my lovely ladies! With only two more work days (well one for some of you!) until Thanksgiving I figured what better way to do Trendy Tuesday than with an ensemble could actually double as Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #2! If your family goes more for the comfy but chic look for Thanksgiving dinner (like mine tends to do… We like to wear our outfit that is most comfy but still looks cute so that we can eat as much as we want without feeling too nasty!), then this outfit is perfect for you! It brings in some color, and why not brighten up the day!? As much as I love Thanksgiving, the colors that are typically associated are not exactly the most inviting… So switch things up, wear something like this fun mint this year!

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday

 

Top:  Armani Lurex Stripe Jumper – harrods.com, $285

Pants:  TOPSHOP Heavyweight Clean Seam Leggings – topshop.com, $30

Shoes:  UGG Australia Classic Tall Boot (Sand) – nordstrom.com, $195

Scarf:  Geometric Print Infinity Scarf (Mint) – target.com, $15

Watch:  Michael Kors Chronograph Camille White Ceramic Watch – macys.com, $450 (**This one’s on Kristen’s Christmas List!)

Bracelets: Forever 21 Showstopper Bracelet Set – forever21.com, $6

Earrings:  Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium-Plated Earrings – net-a-porter.com, $45

Get ready and stay posted for more Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas coming your way later today! And don’t forget to be on the lookout for some 2013 Holiday Gift Guide posts that could potentially be coming your way soon! I hope you gorgeous ladies have a fantastic day and stay warm! 

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Good Food, Good Family, Good Fun…

 

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea #1

Do you have trouble finding something to wear to family gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do you struggle to put an outfit together that you think is cute and appropriate for the event? Well, if you answered yes to either or both of those questions then you are in the same boat as me! I always seem to have the hardest time figuring out what I am going to wear to such gatherings.  It has quickly become a running joke in my family that my sister and I should start looking for our outfit about a month or so in advance because we both struggle so much!

So, to help you (and me…) solve this problem, I have put together some outfit ideas that are perfect for this Thursday’s festivities.  No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going there is certain to be something that you will love! Each day this week we will have at least one Thanksgiving outfit for your inspiration in picking your perfect ensemble!

Outfit Of The Day - Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration Day 1

 

Dress:  Stella McCartney Fine Knit Sweater Dress – farfetch.com, $735

Tights:  Zara Soft Bamboo Tights – zara.com, $20

Shoes:  Cole Haan Dover Riding Boots – colehaan.com, $448

Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors Bedford East West Satchel Bag – lordandtaylor.com, $428

Scarf:   Fendi Printed Scarf – tessabit.com, $262

Watch:  Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Baker’ Leather Strap Watch – nordstrom.com, $175

Bracelets:  Betsey Johnson Hinged Glitter Bangles – nordstrom.com, $40

Earrings:  Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Jet Small Square Stud Earrings – macys.com, $48

So, there you go girls! And don’t worry… if you don’t feel like this is the perfect solution for your holiday outfit dilemma, there will be plenty more to come before Thanksgiving hits! Stay posted for the next Thanksgiving Outfit Idea… It could be the perfect ensemble for you!

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