superdumb supervillain: 11 Hummingbirds

Monday, May 12, 2008

11 Hummingbirds

***WINNER PICKED 1/7 WITH RANDOM.ORG*** ***CONGRATULATIONS, June!!!***
her comment: we would love this thanks for such a great contest.


Picaflor is the spanish word for hummingbird. It is also the name of a Portland-based children's clothing line that specializes in rayon knits. Did you know that rayon is an all-natural fiber, derived from wood pulp? Well, it is. Handknit by Peruvian artisans, it is also blissfully silky-smooth and soft, with a subtle sheen.


Picaflor is as improbable and fluttery as its namesake. For a knitwear line, their collection is light and summery. Their designs are classically elegant, almost old-fashioned, but in eye-catching colors that are witty and bright. Picaflor clothes look fancy-schmancy, but they are imminently wearable, and perhaps more important to mom– imminently machine washable and dryable!

We received two Picaflor outfits to review. The Julia dress in hot pink/orange is Roo's favorite. It's breezy and pretty, slightly ethnic, perfect for summer. I would also love to see it over jeans and a turtleneck next fall. It's also available in avocado/mint and turquoise/mint versions. It's a 5 and she needs to grow a bit to fill it out properly, but I imagine that it will fit perfectly by summer's end. (The Anya shoes were also sent for review, from Picaflor's sister company, Eleven. More on that later…)



Jasper received the Apollo set in a rather dashing olive/sky blue stripe. This outfit is so adorable that I spent most of the day swooning. And I refused to admit that the 12 month size was way too small for El Chunko. He had four inches of diaper sticking out the back, but look how sweet he looked from the front! He looked like a teeny tiny Dapper Japper. Like he was in Buena Vista Social Club or something. Old guys at the farmer's market gave him the thumbs-up. I need to get this in a bigger size, pronto.



Picaflor also makes a lovely layette line that would be great for shower gifts. I am particularly fond of the knit ear caps and striped onesies and pants. Click here to find a retailer near you.



Okay, now for more about the shoes. Eleven is the bigger-sizes sibling of See Kai Run, a company we love. Eleven furthers the quality and style you expect from See Kai Run, offering sizes 9 Toddler -1 Youth. Roo's still at the upper echelon of SKR sizing, but will soon grow into the pink and lime cherry blossomed mary jane goodness of the Eleven Anya shoes we received, so we're keeping 'em. But we also got a snazzy pair of Carlo slip-ons in a size 9 that won't fit Jasper anytime in the near future, so we're offering them to our readers. They are gorgeous– tan and sage nubuck loafers:



To enter and win a pair of Eleven Carlo loafers in size 9 ONLY, please comment on this post with your favorite piece from Eleven or Picaflor.

Entries will be accepted through May 28th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US/Canada readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

155 comments:

  1. I LOVE the firefly girls sandal, so cute!
    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I think the Pixie is great...(actually we own a pair and LOVE them!) I'd love some for my son...he'll be a 9 this fall!

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  3. My favorite is the Rio. I actually really love the Carlo loafers you're giving away too and my son wears an 8 1/2 so it's perfect!
    sharlacarbine at gmail dot com

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  4. My favorite is the Eleven Trainer. We love See Kai Run, I'm happy to have a bigger option for my son... who happens to wear a size 9!

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  5. I like the watermelon mint kimono dress. great giveaway, thanks!

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  6. What a sweet collection! I'm glad I now know about these See Kai big brothers. I love the Rio, though the Carlo would sure be fun to win!

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  7. Wonderful shoes. I also like Sasha and the Trainers.

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  8. I love the Eleven Trainer!!

    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

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  9. My favorite is the firefly sandals!!! They look cute and comfortable.

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  10. My favorite from Eleven is the "Anya" Mary-Jane, really nice! I've bookmarked the store cause I really like these shoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Hi, Good to see some adorable styles in the bigger sizes. The "Anya" shoes are very cute! Please enter me in your drawing. It is appreciated!
    Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. tvollowitz@aol.comMay 12, 2008 11:52 PM

    Love Apollo Boy Set, Olive/Sky -- adorable.
    Stephanie V.

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  13. The Carlo Loafers ARE my fave!
    dansan826 at yahoo.com

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  14. christina at bambolettaMay 13, 2008 1:48 AM

    Look at the cute little man! Oh my gosh..dapper japper.. I'm so stealing that one!

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  15. I like the Rio style of shoes.

    Michelle
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

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  16. the anya shoes too too cute
    3beez@bellsouth.net

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  17. The Anya is gorgeous! I love it. And my nephew wears a 8 so they are perfect for him to grow into!!!! I love them

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  18. I really like the Anya-very cute!

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  19. Michelle J:
    I love the kimono dress.
    watson(at)zerostreet(.)net

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  20. I liked the Eleven trainer and the Firefly Fisherman's sandals. Great colors!

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  21. I love Eleven's Pixie style. But since I don't have any girls, the Carlo size 9 would be perfect for my son this fall.

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  22. If I had a girl I'd like the Sasha the best (maybe someday) but since I have no guarantees of that, I'll go with the Eleven Trainer. Man I love cool baby & kids shoes! (& grown-up shoes)

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  23. Love the Firefly Sandal. Picafloras Erica is darlin'.
    It must have been very difficult for you to give up those loafers..very nice. Thanks.

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  24. I love the Julia Knit Peasant Dress in Turquoise/Mint. Those are the next size up from where we are now! Perfect!!

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  25. I enjoy the "Pixie" shoes!! Really adorable!


    anne_c_taylor@hotmail.com

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  26. I like the Erica Sleeveless Knit Dress with Applique!

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  27. lusizova@rambler.ru

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  28. Love the Pixie Z-strap Mary Janes from 11. So adorable and modish!
    claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Ok, is it bad to say EVERYTHING! HA HA HA!
    I really love those Pixies...too cute and perfect for my little princess!
    Thank you...
    mycreativecontainers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. oh i would just love to win a pair and well my fav well i just cant pick so well i think there allso nice thanks

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  31. I like the eleven trainer. The colors are cute and it looks really snazzy!
    momabr@yahoo.com

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  32. I love the carlo you are giving. thanks

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  33. I love the Emila Knit Peasant Set!!

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  34. I love those loafers! I'd have to stash them for when my son gets big enough for them!! I love the pixie shoes too!
    num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  35. Love the Julia Peasant dress, Kimono Dress and Ollie overall shorts!
    jenni_aja at hotmail dot com

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  36. These shoes are so adorable. I also love the Rio shoes. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  37. I love Anya for my daughter and Martin for my son. Seriously though, every pair is adorable!

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  38. The Julia dress is so terribly sweet!

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  39. Another wonderful shoe company! I really like the Pixie.

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  40. The Eleven Trainers get my vote, but it was close between those and the firefly blue sandals.

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  41. my daughter likes the watermelon mint kimono dress

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  42. I like the Picaflor Sol Sundress. I had no idea rayon was made from wood pulp! I would have bet it was similar to polyester. I'm glad I know. I feel much better about it, thanks!

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  43. My favorite is the firefly sandals!!! They look cute and comfortable.

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  44. the sol sundress is adorable.

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  45. thank you for the great contest

    enter me please

    pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

    I love the Ava and Sasha

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  46. watermelon mint kimono dress

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  47. The Carlo loafers will be perfect for my toddler when his feet grow a couple more sizes!

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  48. I really like the Martin shoe from Eleven!

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  49. Cute loafers! I like the Anya shoes from Eleven.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. i love those loafers their nice looking and comfortable.

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  51. The firefly sandals are adorable! Great site!

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  53. I like the Pixie. Thanks!

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  54. I like the gabi knit romper in olive/sky. Cute!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  55. vickie CouturierMay 14, 2008 12:56 PM

    vlbelk@hotmail.com

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  56. I love the Firefly Sandals!!

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  57. It is to hard to deceide. I like the Pixie. So glad you are giving away 11 pairs then I dont have to worry about picking just one.

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  58. I really love the clothes from Picaflor-- I am lucky to be a Portlander, so many boutiques here carry them. One of my favorites is the SOL dress, in pink and white-- so sweet and feminine!

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  59. The ollie overall shorts in navy are adorable. My son would look so cute in that. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

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  60. I think the Pixie is adorable, especially the curliques!

    sara_demaster@yahoo.com

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  61. I really Like the Trainer, But I hope to win the loafer those are really cute.

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  62. Ilike Picaflors qaucho set yjaneyates@bellsouth.net

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  63. my daughter loves anything pink...and her shoe size right now is size 9! how perfect! great giveaway! thanks!

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  64. I love the girls Anya shoes from Eleven. They are adorable! Thanks so much!

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  65. I thought I already commented, but maybe that is just my mommy brain.
    My older son can wear these shoes!
    I like the Guayabera boy set outfit, too! I like the avocado color and the sky color as well! :)

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  66. plug in my vote for the firefly fishermans sandals

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  67. I'm searching for reviews on these shoes. I'm a huge SKR fan, but my son is outgrowing his size 9s. Are the Eleven Shoes as wide? I hate to spend the money without knowing how they'll fit. I love those firefly sandals.

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  68. I love the Sasha. Do they make them in grown-up sizes?

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  69. I love the Anya and don't they look comfortable?

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  70. i think i like "anya" from eleven

    smkao@hotmail.com

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  71. We checked out Picaflorkids and I simply adore the kimono dress in turquoise/mint! beautiful!

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  72. Anything pink or lavendar, for my granddaughter. Please enter me, thank you

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  73. my son has just passed size 6 and the other stores all have older kid designs .. he is just 15mos. these woould be great for him

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  74. I love the Pixie. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

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  75. Love any of the shoes for my DD!

    amber (at) heavenlyhold (dot) com

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  76. I like the Oslo - easy to put on and take off, and great design. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  77. What great shoes and I LOVE Picaflor's Kimono is watermelon. How cool!

    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  78. I like the Lucia shoe

    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. The Eleven Trainer is one of the cutest shoes I have ever seen!
    krisindam at mac dot com

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  80. THE GREEN SASHAS ARE ADORABLE!!

    CARRIE
    MOUNTAINRAILWAY AT GMAIL DOT COM

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  81. I love the Sasha shoes!!!! We have been looking everywhere for shoes that color green. My daughter bought a pair of your shoes and everyone BELIEVE me they are WONDERFUL ! The leather wipes clean easy with a damp cloth , and they never come off the babies feet because the velco really holds tight! I really hope I win because I LOVE YOUR SHOES!!!!
    Annette Anderson
    288 pr 4075
    Gilmer,Tx. 75644
    luvmygranbabys@yahoo.com

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  82. Hi there,
    My favorite are the Anya shoes from Eleven.

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  83. Love the Anya shoes! Just darling.

    Mommy Bee
    luvmybabybee at gmail dot com

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  84. My favorite is Rio! I love them all so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. The gaucho set in orange/hot pink is just adorable! Thanks!

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  86. I like the Sol Sundress-very sweet

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  87. I love the ELeven Trainers!!!

    I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron!
    http://www.prizeatron.com

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  88. thanks for introducing me to this brand! cute!

    I love firefly & pixie. Sorry I couldn't choose one ;)

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  89. Awesome, thank you for sharing this wonderful product!

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  90. I really loved the "ANYA" pair of shoes from eleven. Lovely shoes (all of them) The shoes you are giving away are especially adorable and I'd love to have them for my child.

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  91. I would have to pick the fisherman sandals.

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  92. I love the Eleven Trainers and these Carlo loafers!
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

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  93. Love the Pixie Z-strap Mary Janes from 11

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  94. Pixie Z-strapeMary Janes

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  95. Honestly, the Carlo loafer is my favorite shoe from Eleven, but I also like the Orlando sandal. Thanks for the contest!

    emhagedon at gmail

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  96. I love the Anya pair. Just adorable! :)

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  97. I love the rio and the firefly. both are adorable. please enter me thanks

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  98. I love Eleven's Carlo, because it has simple clean lines and very neutral colors.

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  99. Would love to win this - thanks!!!
    really love the Rio style!!!

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  100. My favorite has to be:

    Guayabera Boy Set on picaflorkids.com


    Eileen-Lilly@hotmail.com

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  101. the kimono dress and the pixie shoes=)

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  102. Love the Pixie. This is SO adorable!

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  103. we would love this thanks for such a great contest

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  104. Carlo shoes are my favorite and Sasha shoes are also cute.

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  105. Guess I'll have to pick Anya from Eleven. All the shoes look great.

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  106. The leather Firefly sandal is cute, don't you love great kid shoes?!

    bsabel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. I like the navy suede martin's for my older son. Very cute and stylish!

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  108. The watermelon clothing

    risanjax(at)metrocast(dot)net

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  109. matlock.karen@gmail.com
    I love the Carlo.

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  110. They have a kimino style dress and shirt that I think, are super cute.

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  111. I love the Eleven Martin Style!

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  112. I love the Taggies Activity Quilt.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  113. I like the Anya design.

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  114. Both of my boys immediately pointed to the Eleven trainer. They are really cute shoes.

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  115. I love the Guayabera Boy Set! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  116. Wonderful shoes. I like the blue martin shoe.ty 4 the contest!

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  117. I like the Eleven Trainer, enter me please.

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  118. The girl's firefly , thanks for the giveaway! dr_sr_zwen@hotmail.com

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  119. watermelon dress is so cute.

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  120. the firefly girls sandals :)

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  121. I like the firefly girls sandles! They are too cute!
    laci_c@hotmail.com

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  122. LOVE the green Sasha shoes

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  123. The Oslo shoe from Eleven is adorable!

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  124. I love the Pixie...too cute!

    mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  125. I like the Lucia
    rosans4@comcast.net

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