Ruts & Struts

Sep 26, 2012

Ever felt like your life was stuck in a rut and you kind of sort of liked it? I feel dirty saying it, but I'm liking my come home, slip on sweatpants, and eat cookies while watching New Girl track that I've somehow stepped into. I feel like when I get off my train and step back onto suburb land, I've been transported away from all the bad, stressful adult stuff and jumped into the lazy mom-what's-for-dinner kid stuff. It's kind of like when Harry took the Hogwarts Express and left Dudders in the dust. (Yes, I just compared myself to The Boy Who Lived. And yes, I just compared my boss to Pig in a Wig).
I've got all these projects starting to pile up that I've steadfastly been ignoring, and I know it's going to topple over on my head like a lost game of Jenga very, very soon...but I think I'm just going to take another bite into my cookie and see how long I can stretch this out for.

And on a more fashion, less lazy note- here's another fall look that I've made using a summer staple. I'm really loving the challenge my closet throws at me every morning. I've been coming up with probably my most playful outfits by trying to make these summer pieces work in the nippier days. I'd love to see some of your whims of genius, too :)

Sweater- F21
Dress- c/o Sugarlips
Booties- Macys



35 comments :

  1. I love this outfit, so perfect for this horrible inbetween weather :) xx

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  2. Just read through some of your posts and I love your autumn outfits - so pretty. I'm also the fan of the odd Harry Potter simile, too. Haha.

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    -Emily.

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  3. So lovely!!! love the colors and floral detail

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  4. your hair is perfect!

    xo

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  5. Marlen, love all the colors in this post. You're really embracing fall:)! So cute!

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  6. Love this combo of colors and summery/wintery style. I can't wait for some cooler weather to try to layer things and freshen up what I've been wearing all summer.

    xomando

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  7. really cute outfit girl!

    xx
    Jenny / Rocknrollerr.com

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  8. I am always amazed at the outfits you come up with. They always look great, but my mind could never think to put it together! Guess I'll just use you for inspiration!

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  9. Lovely outfit!! we love how you match the sweater with the beautiful dress, it look really stylish :)
    We like a lot your style and how you combine the florar patterns in your looks.
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  10. I ALWAYS come home and change. Nothing wrong with it, I think. I'm jealous that the magic of suburbia has washed over you and cleansed your stress away. Sound wonderful.

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  11. You truly are a genius at making your summer pieces work for fall! I love the floral dress with that yellow sweater over it - so perfect ♥

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  12. I love this color combination. I also really want a top with a collar like that. I've never tried a Peter Pan collar before.

    P.S. Being stuck in a rut definitely isn't a bad thing. ;)

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  13. I love these colors together, such a fun dress! Yes- sometimes those "ruts" can be a good thing. Just living life and being mellow without the craziness of ups and downs :)

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    ooo marlen! i love this outfit. love what you've been doing lately with your layering. also your reference to what you've been up to after work hours sounds heavenly. i feel like we all have those weeks!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
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  15. Another amazing and really interesting outfit! I like your style, it is so different and cute :)
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  16. How fun is this? I love how bright your print is! And honestly, I'm right there with you. And who said that crawling into PJ's was ever a bad thing? Everybody needs their time in!

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  17. I love love love the colour combo here, and especially the fact that you achieved it through layering that sweater over top of that adorable dress! Perfect fall look.

    Alexandra xo

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  18. Super cute look, I love your boots! :) These colors look great together and are perfect for fall!

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  19. omg! Why do you get up at 5 in the morning???? Love the outfit here girl~

    -liv
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  20. Really fetching dress...the bright colour and fun collar totally make it! Looks great with the yellow sweater :)

    <3 Cambria
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  21. Gah, make my hear melt with the mustard + coral. I've been loving your transitional looks so much! And escaping to the suburbs each day? totally comparable to escaping certain death once a year, 7 years in a row.

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  22. I love the coloring and layers here!

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  23. LOVEE this outfit! you have such a great style! I am now following you:)

    xxMeredith

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  24. You have great style. Such a lovely post.
    Xaimarys ♡
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  25. wow, that dress is too cute! and I love the mustard sweater. You do such a great job layering <3

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  26. yeah definitely, after a long day of work/class sometimes you just want to do the most relaxing things, regardless of how boring and unproductive they may be :) that's the whole point, isn't it? love the dress, the floral print is so pretty <3

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  27. lovelovelove your sweater! Looking great c:

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  28. you have a fabulous way of putting outfits together! it's always fun to come check out :) and now i want cookies.

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  29. Hehe you are funny! Im in pajamas at the moment and it feels good =)... U Loook great, I love this look

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  30. oh this mustard jumper over your floral dress looks soooo cute! absolutely adore the colour combo darling!
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  31. Love this! Totally an outfit I would wear. I'm a sucker for cozy sweaters and floral prints, so this is right up my alley :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  32. I totally do the come home and put on sweatpants. I love dressing up pretty, but some days it's just nice to wear the super-comfortable clothes. I hope your stressful adult stuff doesn't topple on you too much! I know how that can be, too. Ah, life.
    That dress is gorgeous, and I love the yellow sweater with it!

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  33. So glad you found me (or my blog, rather). But in any case, I am loving your thrifted ensembles, lady! This is so great. I, too, am layering my spring and summer with sweaters for as long as I possibly can. :)

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  34. You look stunning, I love the colour in your outfit. xo

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