A Tribal Sort of Winter

Dec 3, 2012

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Now if you wear a print like this on a Monday, then it'll turn out to be a pretty swell Monday no matter what.

When I saw this summer dress I didn't care that it was December and flurries were ready to fall over our heads, I needed it. That tribal print needed a home in my closet, and I was all too willing to make it work.  I added a chambray shirt under it and cinched it with a belt, and voila! We have ourselves a cozy winter-appropriate outfit.

Now the trick is to somehow convince myself to take it off.

Dress- c/o of Sugarlips
Shirt- F21
Belt- CK (thrifted)
Booties- Macy's
Necklace- J Crew

PS- sorry to Katherine for constantly making you pine over these booties! ;)
PSS- my parents are from Poland!



                                                         BLOGLOVIN 

36 comments :

  1. What a great dress! Love the print.

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  2. the dress is gorgeous! i hope it did indeed make for a swell monday!

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  3. You are inspiring me to break out some of my summer dresses an put a shirt underneath them. I love how that looks!!

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  4. Haha! I love that dress!! You look so cute! Those boots are awesome as well. I would have never thought to pair it like that, but I love it!!

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  5. Boots r amazing, and u of course!

    xx
    Christina Klein
    http://bychristina.blogspot.com/

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  6. love how you styled it! the prints is gorgeous

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  7. LOVING the layering in this outfit! I would never think to layer with a maxi (too much fabric for my height) but this looks perfect!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  8. oh wow this dress is so very you!!!!!! and i love that necklace :D i think maxi-dresses and skirts are UNDERrated for winter! They are so comfy and you can wear all sorts of layers the cooler it gets!

    xoRachel

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  9. I have been loving winter- maxis, they're something I havent really tried before this year. But what REALLY pulls my heart-strings is yesterdays outfit SOOOOO good! I loved the floral blazer and neutrals with the green tights, new favorite!! Thank you for the birthday wishes too!
    xo Hannah

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  10. Love you hair colour! You look wonderful :)

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  11. Love the layers. Denim shirt looks brill under the dress.. You always look fab! x

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  12. The print of that dress is gorgeous! You really made it work for cooler months, I wouldn't have even thought twice about it :)

    xo Jenny
    [archi]dress

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  13. I love your necklace! I seriously want it in my wardrobe now, haha. And I love how you made your summer dress perfect for winter. I'm certainly less daring. Sweaters and pants for me :(

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  14. So pretty! I love wearing pieces that are meant for other seasons, it's much more fun than sticking to winter-appropriate outfits :)

    -Haylie

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  15. love how you turned the summer dress into wintry loveliness! :)

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  16. Your hair looks gorgeous in these photos!! And I love that you turned this summer frock into a perfect winter outfit! The colors work so well for this season and you're right Wearing a tribal print on Monday most definitely makes it an awesome Monday!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  17. Drool... this dress is seriously awesome. I love how you made this work for winter! I feel like you have the ability to make anything work for any season and it's just not fair.

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  18. You always find the neatest prints. Never would have guessed this was a "summer" print. It seems to fit you and your style now!

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  19. I always love a statement necklace, and yours looks great! :) I also really love the dress and how you've paired it with the denim top!

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  20. Genius to add a denim top underneath summer dresses to make them perfect for winter! I love this one! Snow be damned, I'm going to attempt to wear my summer dresses 365 days a year
    xJennaD

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  21. Your hair looks seriously gorgeous in these photos!! I love that you took a summer frock and turned it into something winter-worthy. The colors are perfect for this time of year and I love the tribal print! You're right, wearing tribal print is sure to make your Monday brighter :)
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  22. Ohhhh what a pretty dress, I LOVE IT! I have a long summer dress I really want to make work for winter, my problem with long dresses is what shoes to wear!

    I have been loving those booties too, you make them look good WITH ANYTHING. I got my first pair of booties in the mail the other day, I'm really excited to start wearing them and then need more in other colors. Oh for the love of shoes.

    xomando

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  23. What a gorgeous outfit! Thanks so much for commenting my blog :) am following yours now, really like your style :D

    xx

    www.justanotherfashblog.blogspot.com

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  24. One wouldn't even know that is a summery dress, you styled it so perfectly for the season! I love how transitional that print is. I love wearing necklaces under a chambray like that. It looks so pretty and adds such a great detail too! Such beautiful boots too :)

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  25. those booties are adorable and so are you!!

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  26. I was going to comment on them again too! They go with everything! This dress is so cool - it's a really pretty print and I love how it falls on you - I am terrified of really anything that goes past my knees (this goes for pants as well.....I just...feel weird in them)

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  27. Only you could pull off a maxi this awesomely Marlen! Can we trade heights...pretty please? (haha) I would really love to wear something like this - perhaps if I buy 10" heels, but seriously, the dress is truly a stunning piece and could surely chase any of those Monday blues away. Again, your layering skills are magic!

    Your parents are Polish? Very cool. My mom is from Germany though I am mostly Italian myself :) I always wondered what your nationality was (b/c of your very pretty and unique name)- is Marlen a polish name too?

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  28. oh, i adore the necklace and the classic belt you are wearing here! the details make this whole outfit!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  29. I love that you feel free to wear whatever you like, whenever you feel like it. that's the nicest way to be.

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  30. Man, that tribal print is gorgeous! And genius how you've paired it with the chambray top. So colourful and versatile! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  31. You're like a layering queen... this works perfectly on you AND looks totally autumn appropriate! Wish I could pull something like this off, but alas, maxi dresses just look frumpy on me.

    - Leslie, Instant Fires

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  32. I love how you styled that summer dress for winter! The shirt underneat was a great idea!

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  33. Oh wow this look is just so damn cool! Sometimes I wish I could wear something like this or in this style!

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  34. Super cute maxi...loving the ikat print, and esp loving it layered with denim1

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    Check out my ... Jose Eber GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!

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