Come & Gone

Dec 2, 2012

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Ok where has the weekend gone?  It went by in what felt like a second! It was filled with hanging stockings and throwing tinsel, picking out the prettiest Christmas bulbs from cardboard boxes and drinking hot apple cider while the men hang colorful lights. My mom busted out all of our old holiday crafts from grade school, and we laughed as we looked at stick figure angels, blobs of glitter meant to be snowmen, and sweet, misspelled wish lists.  So I guess the weekend went by in a flash, but it was a cozy one.

And my favorite tidbit from it: My mom bought a garden gnome thinking it was Santa. Sometimes I love having foreign parents haha!

PS- thanks for all the gift ideas guys, it definitely got me thinking in the right direction! If you stumble upon and sweet knick-knacks or stuffing stuffers, feel free to link them here ;)

Blazer- thrifted
Scarf- French Connection
Velvet shirt- thrifted
Skirt- h&m
Tights- F21 (recent)
Belt- Calvin Klein (thrifted)



  1. Thanks for your lovely comment. :)
    The Blazer is amazing, I love how it
    looks together with the skirt. :)
    And I really like the velvet shirt.

  2. Nice jacket!

    Christina Klein

  3. You have the best color combos going all the time! Your outfit reminds me of a warm and cozy day sitting by the fire, drinking tea and reading a good book or some good blogs;)
    Much love,

  4. Talk about fall perfection. You look ready to jump in some leaves while eating pumpkin pie, and I mean that in the best, most stylish way possible. Side note: I absolutely a pair of tights this color. Also, I love your parents, even without ever meeting them.

  5. I love the paper bag waist on this skirt! And that blazer: gimme.

  6. I'm loving that jacket and those tights. The tights are very festive for a Christmasy weekend.

    xo Jenny

  7. You look amazing, hun. Lovin' your floral blazer. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

  8. Marlen, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I really appreciate it! I loove your outfit! The colors are so warm and the tights make a beautiful contrast!

    I'm your new follower! Hope we'll stay in touch!
    xx Tatiana

  9. I think I'm in love with this outfit! I love your blazer and the velvet shirt. Lately I've been obsessed with velvet. Also, the way you styled everything. Just perfect!
    I'm also looking forward to Christmas, and you have a dwarf looking after your yard. Nothing can go wrong now, haha.

  10. That's a super cute outfit! + I'm loving the hair!

  11. Loooove that blazer. And the green tights are the perfect pop of color! Sounds like you had a great weekend Marlen!



    Southern (California) Belle

  12. Love the outfit. That scarf is just neat and the green tights add a dash of the unexpected.

    We had a cozy weekend like that too. What nationality (ies) are your parents?

  13. Thats sooo funny your mom bought a garden gnome thinking it was santa! How cute!!
    I love this outfit, that floral blazer is so kickass, I love the print! And that skirt is perfect

  14. This is beautiful! and that pop of teal is perfection ;)

  15. I LOVE this outfit. Thos tights are the best. When I was 12 I used to live in green (and purple and turquoise) tights, and I may have to dig them out again :)

  16. I LOVE this skirt and all the brown tones. They look so good with your hair and skin. I'm envious! Brown is not my color. This post also made me feel like winter wasn't so bad and made me full of holidayness!

  17. Oh gosh, that story about your mom and the gnome is too cute! Where are your parents from?
    Lovely outfit with lovely colors!

  18. Geez this is just the perfect fall outfit!
    I can't wait to decorate for Christmas, I wish college let out sooner!


  19. Your outfits always make me happy just seeing them. They're so creative, whimsical, and just oh-so-stylish in my opinion. They're fun!
    This one is no exception. The printed jacket is lovely with the lovely jewel-toned green and maroon shades <3

    Trendy Teal

  20. I love the color of your tights, they're so unique and they add a really fun pop of color to this rustic fall outfit.
    I can see you're a fan of thrifting - me too! I've recently just gotten into it and I love it. I find so many amazing things if I'm patient!

    Would you like to follow each other? I'm following you now, would love it if you could take a look at my blog as well. I have a new post up! x

    Love, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
    Twitter: @fashpilgrim
    Facebook Page: Fatima A.
    Instagram: @fashionpilgrim

  21. LMAOOOO!!!!!! Marlen I love having foreign parents too:)))!! You look so so pretty girl! Love this outfit with the red, yellow, beige, green, all came together really well:)!

  22. The green tights are fantastic :)

    I have a foreign mom, so I know EXACTLY what you mean! HAHA!

  23. Your weekend sounds so lovely! It's adorable she got you a garden gnome aha. Where are your parents from?

    I love that jacket on you! Your outfit is so rich in colour!

    I wish you lived closer too, I'm sure we would have a tonne of laughs :)

    Carmen Ri.

  24. oh my gosh this blazer is making me want to come rob you!!!!!!!!! I have been looking for this exact thing :D!!!!! jealousface!


  25. you have the best boots ever. you are the queen of boots and how to style them. it's awesome. i can't get over how perfectly these go with those tights and really this whole outfit. and the weekends have been going by too fast -my christmas tree still isn't lit up - i haven't gotten an extension cord to it yet!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  26. Oh my oh my! I am in love with this blazer. It has the perfect print, the perfect colors and you styled it perfectly with that burgundy color in your top. Gorgeous!

  27. Oh my....the colors in this outfit are so amazing! And they're perfect for the Christmas season! Sounds like you had a very festive weekend. :) I think my family is getting a tree this coming weekend, so I'll be doing some decorating then!


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