Vita Brillanti

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Diner Food and Pink Shorts

There was a yolk explosion! This was taken right before I almost got taken out by a biker...dangerous stuff. Outfit: J.Crew Shorts (limited sizes, similar…

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Navigating a Life Change

Hey guys, I lost my job in June. I started writing this post a month ago, but wasn't really sure what I wanted to talk…

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Vietnamese Lunch

Outfit: H&M Halter Top (last seen here), Kensie Sandals  on SALE (similar here and here), Cropped Jeans (last seen here), Sunglasses Do you ever get a…

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The OG Polaroid SX 70

Photography is a hobby that both myself and Jordan love. For the past several years photography has been a subject of conversation at least once a…

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Navigating the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IS HERE: ALMOST Early Access: 7/13 - 7/20 (Card Members ONLY) Though I've been shopping at Nordstrom for a while, last…

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July 4th Outfit Inspo

  1 / 2 / 3 / 4  / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 /…

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Yellow Knit Top

I would jump into any shade I could find! Outfit: Skirt, sold out (similar here, here and here), Yellow Knit Top, Hinge Sandals Our first…

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After Dinner Treat

Outfit: J.Crew Shirt (similar here, here, here and here), Jeans, Crossbody Purse I'm still working on a few posts from our long weekend in Charleston, and…

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Blue Linen Dress

Outfit: Pinstripe Dress (also love this, this and this), Sunglasses on me (these and these), on Jordan We had the best time in Charleston, and I…

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Interior Design: Part 1

Likely trying to figure out the primary, secondary and tertiary colors... Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home & Living with Pattern Outfit: Madewell Jeans, Floral…

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Isla Mujeres Travel Diary

ASOS Bikini, Mita Packable Visor (my saving grace on this trip!) Also love this one and this one One of my hands down, favorite things…

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#NationalStripesDay

Happy #NationalStripesDay! Some striped favorites: Ruffled Top , Colorblock Earrings, Wide Leg Crop Pants, Cotton Poplin Top, Cotton Shell, Bell-Sleeve Top, Striped Tee Dress J.Crew has officially…

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Native American Museum

Outfit: Poncho (similar here and here), J.Crew Turtleneck, Jeans, It's hit the point recently where it's too cold to be outdoors. Honestly, as a whole this winter…

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BòCàPhê

Outfit: Michael Kors Jacket (old, last seen here, similar here and here), Madewell Jeans, AllBirds Sneakers, Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick The past couple of weekends have…

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A Personal Post on Valentine’s Day

I'm sitting on my couch, looking like an animal because I just got back from the gym, thinking about love, and how much I love…

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GiGi New York Sale

CLICK ON ANY BAG TO VIEW IT! Sale Time! There are countless handbag designers; it's hard for me to keep track of them all. The main…

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Warm Weather Here I Come

Sneakers, White Bikini, Jean Shorts, Red Pumps, Lowback Swimsuit, Sunnies, Beach Pants, OTS Dress, Headband, Orange Jumper, Earrings, Red Halter Swimsuit, Kiehls Face Moisturizer (50SPF),…

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Best Place To Buy Flowers In NYC

Outfit: Coat, old  (similar here, here here and here), Sweater, Ann Taylor Scarf (last seen here), Blanket (also love this one and this one) We always try…

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Neighborhood Coffee

Outfit: Cape, old (similar here, here, here and here) Weekends always mean extended coffee time. Yesterday was so damn cold, that it was hard to function.…

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Two Thousand Sixteen

2016 felt fast. On a scale from 1-10 on 2016 being a great year; 1 being not good, and 10 being the BEST, I'd rate 2016…

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Where It All Started

Photography is cool. Photography has been an interest of mine ever since I learned that it was a huge hobby of my Grandpa's - his old photos were…

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Union Square Holiday Market

Outfit: J.Crew Hat (30% off), Sweater (under $40!) also love (this, this and this) , Woodzee Sunglass (last seen here) One of the best things about NYC…

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A Snowy Holiday

Outfit: Sweater (also love this and this), Jeans, Boots, Turtleneck, Calvin Klein Hat (on SALE) For Thanksgiving we drove up north to the Adirondacks to spend…

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Cyber Monday

Turtleneck / Tassel Sneakers / Sunglasses / Necktie / Crewneck Sweater / Velvet Pants (GOBIG16)/ Gloves / Boots / Pineapple Painting / Clutch / Journell Romper…

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Matt Bernson Event

@obsessions_now <3 Outfit: Rollneck Dress (also love this, this, this and this),  Matt Bernson Shoes (similar here and here), Lipstick (No Superstar) and liner (in…

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Holiday Gift Guide Part One

1. Forever21 Double Bow 2. Burberry Duffle Coat 3. Faux Fur Throw 4. BAGGU Circle Bag 5. Sigma Beauty Brush Set 6.  Cuyana Travel Bag - perfect for…

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Matt Bernson x Polyvore Event

Outfit: Sweater (last seen here), Skirt, old (Similar here and here), Shoes (similar here and here), Bow (also love this one) Guys, I'm super excited because…

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Thoughts and Things

  Looking for a new destination to explore? I've found one! Travel is something I'm extremely passionate about, I just wish I had more time and money…

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Estancia 460

Outfit: Jeans, T Shirt (last seen here, similar in long sleeve here), Bomber Jacket (similar here and here, also love this one!), Booties, old (also…

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Happy Halloween!

Okay,  I did not have a chance to take a solid photo of my Halloween costume (like I did last year), but I was the…

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Thoughts and Things

We noticed a draft in our apartment last winter, and we meant to get it fixed, but A) we didn't want to spend the money…

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When You Need A Good Laugh

It has been one heck of a week, and the other night before bed, in an effort to take my mind off of stress I…

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Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced cider is one of our favorite drinks to make during fall. We make it with whiskey most times, but you can do it sans…

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The Pumpkin Spice Latte Virgin

Autum Cozy photo via Tumblr Okay. No judgements please. I have never had a pumpkin spice latte. Does that not make me a basic bitch?…

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Looking Back: Summer ’16

Villa Monastero, Lake Como At Appertivo et al in Bellagio, Lake Como Sunset in Monterosso, Cinque Terre Battery Park, NYC Greenwich Village, NYC Exploring the…

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The Wild Son

The Goodmorning Sunshine egg sandwhich & Pulled Chicken Sandwhich with cilantro, pickles, cucumber and cilantro aioli Strawberry Cake Donut Outfit: Dress 40% off (also love, this,…

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Say Whattttttttt

Yesterday was pretty epic. If you haven't already upgraded your Instagram account, or read any social news, you may not know that Instagram has now…

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New Routine

Anyone who knows me knows I always complain about my back pain. I have sciatica, which sucks - and I'm also currently dealing with issues…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Okay, so, if you have had a Nordstrom credit card you have likely been shopping your little heart out these past couple of weeks. If you…

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Quick Trip to LA

This week I'm heading out to LA for a work offsite and I'm excited because I've never been to LA. The fact that I've never been…

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Happy 4th Of July

Jordan didn't think I could run in my shoes - but I told him I only buy shoes  that I can't run in Outfit: Dress (currently…

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Summer Entertaining

Bar Cart (currently on sale) / serving tray, and these are so fun too / Ooh La La tray/ Spoons, perfect for brunch / Wine…

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Trip Map: Italy

Our trip to Italy was so much fun and I wouldn't change anything about our time there, and the places we decided to go to.…

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New Obsession – Physique 57

Workout buddies are the best and if it wasn't for my workout buddy (my sister) I would have never discovered Physique 57 - which is…

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It’s Been A Year

I can't believe that it's been a little over a year since I started VitaBrillanti. Creating a platform that consolidates all of my interests as well…

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Classics Are Important – Right?

Photos: Song of Style and Damsel in Dior I'm constantly fighting myself on whether or not to splurge or save on certain items, and after…

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5 Tips When Booking AirBnb

We're planning a 2 week Italian vacation in May - I could not be more excited! But before we booked a round trip flight we couldn't cancel,…

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Home Decor Inspo

I'm constantly looking for home inspiration and being that there are so many amazing sites that provide loads of apartment decor inspiration, it's hard for…

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2015 Rewind

Does anyone else feel like two-thousand fifteen flew by? This year was another year for the books and It seems the past few years have…

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Instagram Husband

  One of my good friends shared this video with me the other day and I could not stop laughing. I haven't laughed so hard…

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Upstate Football

Spending time at home provides me with a type of zen that I can not find anywhere else. I feel so relaxed, and it's likely…

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Happy Halloween!

That awkward moment when you're a pumpkin and you dog is showing no interested in you Today marks one of my most favorite days of…

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Apple Picking

One of my absolute favorite things to do during the fall months is to head home and go apple picking at Beek and Skiff. Growing…

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Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about officially over, and while I am definitely feeling a bit sad, I'm also really looking forward to fall. It seems like…

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Our First Year of Marriage

Jordan and I just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary and it was an amazing day filled with family and so much love. We were…

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If At First You Don’t Like Oysters, Try, Try Again

As mentioned in this post earlier this week, I don't love seafood. Saying I don't love seafood is actually kind of an understatement too, what…

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Cape Cod

We just got back from Cape Cod, which was one of our last summer trips this year. My parents had originally planned to go just…

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Meet My Fur Baby

Lex. He is my toy Australian Shepherd, but more than anything, he is my fur baby. Three years ago Jordan and I walked into a…

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Ramen Burger

As mentioned in this post, we recently discovered the South Street Seaport. Every weekend, on top of all the other great things to do down…

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The Gap

  The Gap is closing 175 stores across North America. What? Reading this article on Manrepeller about the GAP caught me a little off guard,…

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I Like Tootles

While in Mexico a mama turtle's eggs hatched at our beach. I'd always heard that sea turtles eggs hatching was a pretty common thing that…

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3 Must Reads For This Summer

My girlfriends and I started a book club a few months ago which was amazing. Not only did it give us a chance to all…

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3 Ways to Know If Your Outfit is Office Appropriate

Reading this article on ManRepeller the other day about "Office Apropos," really got me thinking about office dress code. Summer has arrived and we fine ladies need…

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My Samsung

When I decided I wanted to start blogging a few years ago my interest for cameras grew exponentially. In order to take a great photo,…

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My Lyfe

I try my best to lead a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise and full servings of fruits and vegetables daily. But, life happens and I'm not…

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Crostini Me

I love to try new things - especially when it comes to cooking, so a couple of weeks ago I decided to try my hand…

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Take Me To The Beach

  Now that the temperatures are slowly getting warmer, I'm becoming more anxious than ever for two amazing beach vacations coming up; my sister is…

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Black Beans

  Cooking during the week can be a total hassle, especially with everything else going on, though, if it means fresh healthy dinners every night,…

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Doggie Rules

    I'm a very light sleeper, and on top of that, it always seems to take me forever to fall asleep. I depend on…

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Whole Foods Ritual

| A walk home from Whole Foods with full bags of food is what I call a New Yorker work out | When I moved…

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Cold Weather Comfort Food

There's a reason why people tend to plump up during the winter months, and that reason is likely the result of comfort food. As soon…

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Office Valentine’s Treats

As I've mentioned before, I really love Valentine's day and I don't think that you should have to have a boyfriend / girlfriend in order…

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Happy Monday

This weekend was jam packed and filled with a lot of girl time - which I can never get enough of. Lately I've been so caught…

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The Dirty Shirley

As a child, my go-to drink was the Shirley Temple, as I'm sure it was for many kids. I would order about 5 in one…

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Closet Cleanse

Until recently, I didn't  realize how out of control my collection of random belongings has gotten. Last week I started getting pretty irritated with the…

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Superbowl Drink #2

This is a follow up to my previous 'Superbowl Drink #1' post (here). Unlike the last, this drink is a strong refreshing cocktail. The Southside…

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Brooklyn

When I used to think of Brooklyn I thought of long subway rides, being lost, and feeling like I didn't belong - since I looked…

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Superbowl Drink #1

I love to host parties, however, I am always too focused on what to make everyone to eat (the Italian in me) , that I…

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Wallspiration (new word)

This weekend I'm looking forward to having an extended weekend in the city. Martin Luthur King Jr. day is on Monday and we normally head…

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Two Thousand Fifteen

The past couple of weeks have given me a chance to reflect on what an amazing year 2014 was. It was truly one for the…

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French Onion Soup

I am a soup lover, and French Onion soup is just about at the top of my list of favorites. There are a few reasons…

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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

A few weekends ago we took a short trip to Philadelphia. We've never been, which seems crazy since it's such a short ways away from…

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Uncommon Goods

I love unique things. I think owning something that not a lot of people have is really awesome, which is why I am currently obsessed…

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The Struggle is Real

I love my day job, I go to work and spend time with some of the greatest people I know. I work hard, launch campaigns…

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Headed to Philly

In West Philadelphia....(I hope you can finish that sentence, if not go here )...is what I will be singing this weekend. It might sound crazy…

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I Love Lists

Since I started a real interest in blogging, I've uncovered a strange obsession for lists. Having them keeps me organized, and I love crossing my…

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Cyber Monday

This year it seems that all the deals are starting a day early. Black Friday deals started Thursday night and Cyber Monday deals are starting…

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Give Thanks

I used to only think about a few things when it came to Thanksgiving; Jellied Cranberry sauce (yes, jellied) and playing with my cousins. Over…

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Better Than McDonalds Tenders

When I don't have time to make an extensive meal, I normally turn to something that I can whip up quickly - a recipe I…

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Rustic Wannabe

When Jordan and I finally moved in together after we got engaged, we felt that we had a blank canvas in regards to our apartment design.…

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Getting “appy”

There are a million apps floating around in the "app-mousphere." I love apps -  think they're great, and without them, any smart phone user wouldn't…

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Authenticity

I am always looking for new blogs to follow. I think there are a lot of creative minds, and bloggers out there and I want to…

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Quinoa = Yum

I recently developed a love for quinoa. I had never really tried it until I started my pre - wedding diet where I ended up…

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Upstate Columbus Day Weekend

My husband (Jordan) and I head home to Upstate New York  about once a month to see our families. Traveling during the fall is my…

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Sweedish Sweets

Anyone who knows me, knows I am addicted to sweets. I love anything that is sweet, chewy, or sour and I will eat it at…

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Weekend…

I moved into my apartment with my Fiancé in August. We have been so busy planning our wedding that we have had hardly any time…

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Magic on Mulberry

There are so many great places to eat in the city, however, I can't help myself from becoming overwhelmed at times. There are so many…

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Wedding Fever

These past 10 months have been consumed by all things related to my wedding. Pinterest and various wedding websites have been my go-to as I…

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Cheers To A Great Year

2013 has been on of those years that I will look back on and remember forever. Some really great things happened, one of the biggest…

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Beat The Cold

I thought I was going to get out of Fall without catching any type of cold. I was wrong, and unfortunately standing in 30 degree…

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Cupcake for Thought

I saw this quote the other day on Liz Schneider's (www.sequinsandstripes.com) Instagram page and it was the best thing I saw all Sunday! I wanted…

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