Case o' the #januaries

Jan 10, 2013

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Thanks for all your excited wishes, guys! I'm still debating if I'm bringing my laptop to India, but I'll definitely be doing written posts at internet cafes about my many (mis)adventures there.

This week definitely has been an interesting one. My bosses are practically setting off confetti poppers around my desk and are a step away from busting out the bubbly about my three-week-notice. I feel like I should raise an eyebrow at that, but who am I kidding, I'm pumped too!

My week has so far been filled with dinner dates with friends that are so close they're family, laughs over green tea ice cream that tastes suspiciously like aloe vera, sly side-glances at girls' boots as I'm schleping myself to work, watching my mom bake cookies just so I can lick the batter spoon, and pointing testy stink eyes at my wardrobe. I don't know what it is- it might be just a case of the #januaries- but I can't seem to get excited about dressing up these days. It's maddening, and my room looks like a crime scene thanks to all the sweaters and dresses that were launched in frustration in one corner or other. Many a floral dresses have been slain this past week. Hang tight guys, because my next post is probably going to be me in my dad's hoodie and a pair of hole-ridden socks.

Probs just lost a few followers.

Dress- UO (bought by Marc for last Christmas!)
Sweater-UO
Turtleneck- J Crew
Tights- Target
Booties- Topshop




65 comments :

  1. I just read through a lot of your posts and you're quite inspirational! I love your style and I love the way you write, as well! Can't wait to see more :) xx

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  2. It absolutely is a case of the Januaries!!! I blame January! Because my room looks absolutely the same. Ugh!!
    But I love the colours in this look, that dress is perfect with the sweater. And it sounds like a really awesome week :)
    xJennaD

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  3. Loving those boots!! Jan is tough to get through.. At least you get India! ;)

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  4. I am so excited for your upcoming adventure (and can empathize with the lack of excitement at the moment. The Januaries indeed!)

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  5. I loooove the color combos! I too, have a case of the Januaries. And never fear, because right now you have gained a new follower!

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  6. hahaha despite your january blues, you still look amazing!

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  7. i just read your last post and it sounds like your new year is off to a cracking start haha! India, that's awesome - definitely looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

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  8. I know how you feel. January is a pretty slumpy month. I think I may have just invented a word there. It's hard to get excited about dressing up when you know how cold you're going to be!

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  9. Love the dress! The print is really cool! :) The cardigan looks nice and cozy, and the shoes are great!

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  10. And I thought I was the only one who had the case of #januaries :)! So excited for you:)))! Love your dress btw!

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  11. Great look! I love your sweater! Beautiful!



    I following your blog , and I hope that you will do the same thing on my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com; *

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  12. Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog, you're so sweet :) I love this look, especially the combination of the yellow & the redish brown. It's so pretty!

    xx

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  13. hello and thank you for visiting my blog!
    I like your outfit a lot. mustard and brown look great together and that dress on the other hand adds slightly different shades and spice. oh and I like those boots too!
    ps. your trip to India sounds so exciting!!
    btw, if you're interested then we could follow each other's blogs to stay in touch :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  14. Hi sweetie, i adore your colour combinations, so unique and interesting, lovely dress too!

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  15. You pull this looks off so well!! Those leggings are so cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  16. I love everything about this outfit, all the colours combine brilliantly! Thanks for your comment on my blog - I'm following you now! xxx

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  17. i totally lost half of my audience when i quit doing outfits, but i just didn't enjoy it! and i only shared outfits weekly. eeep. but i'm happy and loving the blog!

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  18. Haha you're so funny. I haven't been wanting to get dressed up either! Its just too cold. No motivation. Haha. But I do love this combo you're wearing! I love how the yellow and rust colors compliment the bright blue floral on your dress! It sounds like you had an awesome week!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. Green tea ice cream? I never knew such a thing existed! This outfit is bold with those orangy tights! Definitely an interesting idea! Those booties are so cute, too!

    And I'm your newest follower! Looking forward to seeing some fashionable hole-ridden socks, haha :p

    www.darlingprepster.blogspot.com

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  20. Marc did such a good job with this dress, I love the print! My closet is depressing to me because it is becoming even too cold for tights right now and I am not coping well with this post-vacation freezing weather! I think its good that your office is being so nice at least! Also wanted to ask (maybe I have before but I forgot) where your light cream/ tan ankle booties are from! I really want a similar pair!
    Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah

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  21. thanks for visiting my blog - following yours now! i forgot to mention in my blog post - the uggs definitely come in handy when walking to work (my walk is only about 10 minutes from where i park, but still it's COLD). that's exciting you're going to india! looking forward to following along :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  22. wait youre going to india!!! i was there for six months last year! i need to know more im soo jealous!

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  23. hooray for your upcoming trip to India! I love your "you get em" spirit! It's very inspiring :) I also really love the mustard tights and that darling cardigan!

    So glad you stopped by my blog because that led me to finding yours, and i love it!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    the shop of worldly delights

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  24. I love that print and the texture of your sweater! Goodness, India is so far away! But it sure sounds like it'll be fun :)

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  25. oh my you're going to India- I'm so jealous I've ALWAYS wanted to go! you look great I love the big knot over the dress to make it casual :)
    thank you for the kind comment on my blog- the interview is for a permanent job I've done via my agency for the last year so I'm 95% sure I've got it but I'm still nervous about the result
    x

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  26. I didn't get a chance to comment on your last post, but I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU. This is such an awesome opportunity and it's so great to see someone taking a risk and doing something that they love. I cannot wait to see what you do in India! And I totally get you on the January wardrobe blues. I don't think you have anything to worry about though, everything in your closet is great. This dress is so cute!

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  27. That is so exciting that you're going! I remember when I was 19, buying tickets to London for a week, by myself, staying in hostels, wandering around... it was so amazing. I wouldn't worry about your laptop. There's the internet cafes and the hotel or hostel will probably have one in the lobby too. You don't want something else to worry about. Pack light, bring a camera and have fun :)

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  28. This is such a nice combination of colours! I really love your cardi and tights! I am the opposite. I really excited at the moment. Anyway it seems like your week was amazing! :)

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  29. Great outfit! Love when feminine, floral pieces are paired with chunky, casual knits. Can't wait to hear about your India adventures :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  30. Hey, nice blog, it has such a lovely, positive vibe!

    I love the color of your sweater and those are really cute tights. I used to wear colored tights a lot, unfortunately I can't wear them anymore because of my job.

    Cheers,

    Lady

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  31. That dress is way cute and I love your hair! Such a cute style! Thanks for visiting me. Your comment made me smile. :)

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  32. Haha, your bosses are probably very very excited for you, tell them keep the champagne coming! lol :) Safe travelling on your journey. I love the outfit, especially the knit cardigan and tights. /Madison Happy weekend to you.

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  33. Congratulations on getting your New Year's resolutions on track! And you're doing pretty well with the outfits for someone who has a case of the #januaries. Love your leggings!

    x
    C
    http://raincloudforrent.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the dress and styling!!

    Following you now on Bloglovin and GFC. Hope you can do the same:)
    <a href="http://beatricemalveda.blogspot.com/>The Fashion Commoner </a>

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  35. I love your name. And your clothes- especially those leggings!

    You definitely didn't lose a follower.
    You gained one in me! (:

    I love your blog already!

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  36. India?! Wow! So exciting about your adventures even if they do go amiss :)

    I love the orange sweater. The way I got over my case of the Januaries? We moved and I forgot about two whole tubs of my clothes in the garage. I found it two weeks ago and I felt like I had just gone shopping for a new wardrobe. Best poor person shopping experience ever haha.

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  37. I think it is just January. I've been feeling like that too. I want to get dressed and take photos, but I don't want to do my make up or hair. LOL. It must just be the slump after the holidays. I love your dress though and those tights are so cute! Yellow is my favorite color! <3

    toni

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  38. Hey Marlen,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.. really love your clothes. And I read that you are coming to India. Hope you have lots of fun in my country. :)

    Do feel free to ask me any questions about your India trip. Would love to help.

    www.thetimesofmanyphases.blogspot.com

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  39. I love this chunky knit cardigan! Beaut. Well done for taking the plunge and quitting your job, have the BEST time in India!!!
    Vicki xx
    www.missvlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. you look very sweet here, darling! really loving the 60s colors in this outfit :) it sounds like you have been having a great week. i love friendships that are basically family :)

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  41. LOVE those tights and that sweater! I wonder if Urban still has them!?!?!

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  42. Love this outfit, what a perfect mix of vintage and modern! And you are not alone with the wardrobe frustrations lol Don't worry, inspiration will come!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  43. Haha! If you've lost followers then they weren't really following you for the right reasons! And doesn't every girl go through that phase?! I thought it was normal! haha Don't feel alone! I've gone through my closet and come up with a trash bag full of things to get rid of/donate.
    So I look forward to this "hoodie" post!

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  44. Can I steal your cardi for the rest of the winter, please? Yes? Thanks! :-)
    It looks so cosy!
    -Kati

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  45. Well you always look cute no matter what and I hope you get out of your outfit funk soon! I hate that, I make messes while picking outfits as well...then I stare into the abyss of my closet of clothes that I don't know what's dirty and what I just threw down there in anger...bleh to those days, bleh!

    xomando

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  46. I know how you feel girl! I felt totally uninspired with my wardrobe a few weeks ago. That's when you just have to put your thinking cap on and figure something out! I think this outfit is really cute, I would never tell you had the case of the Januaries :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  47. Amazing look, dear~ Love the colors and details that look good on you~!)

    Olga
    MyBlondeGal
    MyBlondeGal on facebook

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  48. haha i hate that feeling of not being able to put together any outfits that you like. hopefully you get out of that soon, it's always so frustrating!

    littlehenrylee

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  49. love the mustard tights! i definitely went through a mustard phase haha

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  50. Love how you've added colour to this outfit with the tights :) Such a nice printed dress too :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  51. What a lovely outfit :) I'm especially liking that cardigan, and the mustard tights! Lovely!

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  52. Love this outfit, I love the colors! Those tights are so cute!

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  53. Stunning outfit, that dress is gorgeous! Love it with the bright tights too!Can't wait to hear about your Indian adventures!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  54. oh, how fall you look here! i love the tights! and you are going to india??!!! ah, how wonderful! i plan on doing a teaching program there after i graduate! i will stay posted on your adventures!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  55. These leggings make the whole outfit so interesting and I like the print of your dress!

    Enjoy yourself!
    Kisses.

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  56. Wah, your sweater and those mustard tights are simply lovely! And that is so exciting that you're going to India. I've heard so many great things about that country from friends who visited it. Do you know what cities you're going to?
    And just stumbled upon your blog, and I like it a lot! Hope we can keep in touch~

    X i x i a ❥ thisisxixia.com

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  57. coworkers being excited for your goodfortune is always the best! it's always hard to pack up things but always good to see what you really love. love yoru color combo here, that dress is awesome!
    http://dusanabotswana.com

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  58. You have such a quirky and unique style, I love it. I am now following (along with your other blog)

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend

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  59. I've been wanting a pair of booties and mustard tights for some time now! I love how you rocked them! :)

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  60. Oh that's a touch decision. When I lived in Cambodia I didn't use my laptop for 2 months and I just went to internet cafes, which were a big maddening. I'd say depending on how long you're going...take it with you, and just be careful about where you are when you bring it out, and NEVER let it out of your site, unless it's locked in a hotel room. Make friends with people at the hotel, or wherever you're staying and they'll look out for you and your stuff.

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  61. Okay Marlen, let me just say that you are adorable, and I love your blog! I look forward to hearing about your adventures in India. Lucky girl! Thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving such a sweet comment. Have a great day!

    Debbie

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  62. Ooh love this outfit and love the yellow tights! 3 cheers for this outfit! :)

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