Hello Monday

Jan 21, 2013

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My weekend was filled with tight high-waisted pants a la Sandy from Grease, kisses on the forehead to make headaches go away, burger dinners that threw threatening warnings from thighs away, vintage shopping in stores inside quaint little houses with pink doors, trying on backpacks half my size for our India trip, hunting shelves for half priced books, and watching Oscar nominated movies and Ebert & Roepering them.

I'm scowling at Monday, I want my lazy weekend back!

And on a more sartorial note, one of my favorite layering tricks is adding a denim vest under a blazer to give a tiny pop of color.  Do you have any interesting tricks? The colder it gets here in Chicago the more and more I'm tempted to just walk around in three hoodies every day. Lend me some inspiration!

Blazer- Urban Outfitters
Shorts- Urban Outfitters
Vest- American Eagle
Shoes- Topshop
Daisy print top- thrifted



115 comments :

  1. I love the vest peeking out idea! It's so adorable and subtle.
    Sometimes I wish it was colder in LA so I can practice layering more often.
    www.voguevillain.com

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  2. I really like the shorts. You look stunning!

    Great post :) xx

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  3. I love your outfit, the blazer and boots are so lovely!:)Xx

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  4. Love the shorts - you look so vintage! And your hair is incredible!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  5. Yeaah lazy weekend back, i want it too!

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

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  6. I will have to try the trick of a vest under a blazer because that is a fun idea...though all my vests are black....so not much color.

    At any rathe this is lovely. Also, hoping the headache went away!

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  7. The pop of colour works a treat - little details like that can make all the difference sometimes!

    Have just found your blog and I love it :)

    Michele

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  8. What a great color combo, it looks Corey's with your hair! It should like you had a wonderful weekend, and I'm with you on the weather. So not a fan of the cold. I usually opt for tights like you wore in these pictures, but I'll bare leg it once in a while for the sake of fashion then freeze my butt off when I'm outside.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  9. You are always SO good at layering!! I absolutley love these shorts, they're an amazing colour and look perfct with the polka dot top, denim and blazer!
    Your weekend sounds so awesome!
    xJennaD

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  10. This is what I call an awesome look....genius is how you matched the tights to the blazer!!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  11. You look super good! Those colors work very nicely with each other!
    p.s. I'm following you on tumblr as beverlopolis

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  12. Love the high waisted shorts and denim layering trick! Your weekend sounds great, minus the headaches perhaps. Oh how I wish I was backpack shopping for a great adventure! Boo Mondays, especially holiday Mondays which lots of other people have off!

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  13. That blazer is sooo beautiful!
    Love the color combination ^^
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. Love your style! Those leggings look cozy. ;)

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  15. You are so sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog! I follow you now!

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  16. You look nice and warm in this layered look. Inspired me to keep out of my hoodies!
    Kate x

    http://youaremysunshine45.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. i love the idea of a denim vest under a blazer! i hadn't thought of that, but i bet it's super warm and i do love the pop of color. also, i'm super jealous of that blazer--it fits you perfectly and the color/fabric are a dream.

    i'm so interested in your thoughts on the oscar nominated movies! i'm not usually a big film person, but i watched both ZDT and silver linings playbook this week and i'm about to run out and rent beasts of the southern wild.
    xo
    writeslikeagirlblog.blogspot.com

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  18. I hope you're feeling a little better! Your outfit is amazing, per usual. Those are the best colors!

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  19. great look sweetheart!

    Im following u!

    kisses

    http://pequedivine.blogspot.com

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  20. Your Blog name is the most romantic thing ever!!
    and your 'description' made me laugh!
    Deffo a new follower! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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  21. I love love this blazer! And that denim trick is something that will now be filed away in my brain for forever. Stealing! : )

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  22. Hi Marilyn, nice meeting you virtually ;) and thanks for passing by my blog. You've got some interesting stuff here so I guess I'll become a reader when there's a moment for that :).

    Hugs from Denmark,
    Nicoline
    Http://livsnydersverden.blogspot.dk

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  23. Hello, you look amazing! I love the whole outfit and especially the colors! Thx for the nice comment;) I follow you on gfc and bloglovin/75, kisses chris

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  24. I love the idea of layering a denim vest under your blazer. I have done a cardigan under a blazer and really liked that too. When all else fails, throw on a chunky scarf and call it a day :) Heather

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  25. I love that outfit! The shorts are adorable. I always want to pull off the shorts/tights combo but don't feel quite like I do it right. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. I love that green blazer! the texture of it is so amazing! love the layering you did here :)xx

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  27. ooooooh loving that blazer! The vest under it is a super cool idea too. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  28. Lovely, smiling, positive! Like it!!

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  29. Perfect color combination! Since Christmas is over, I can't help but feel like winter should be too! I love big knit sweater/cardigans! They always seem to make any outfit a bit warmer and cozier!

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  30. The blazer is so lovely and your whole outfit is so cute, love the color combo ! Kisses

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  31. That blazer is fab :-) Loving the colour.
    Hope you get back to yoga (thanks for stopping by my guest post at PP).
    Loving the fashio - new follower in me!!

    Missy
    www.takeallchances.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. You are super good at the layering.

    Weekends are too good to be true. Such a tease!

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  33. Hi dear, wish I could wear an outfit like this one that well, its so true and unique to your incredible style. The layering is amazing, love the blazer

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  34. Thank you for your comment!

    Cute look - loving that blazer xx

    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the blazer!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  36. Love love love! I have seen wool vests layered under denim before... Have yet to try that one out! Since you are the cool one who gets out to go thrifting maybe you should try it for me;)

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  37. Beautiful! I love those shorts! And the whole outfit is just great!

    Have a wonderful week!

    xx

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  38. Other than the headaches, your weekend sounds pretty good! Hhahaha, I used to love layering a waterfall cardi under everything when I was in Melbourne. And doubling up on scarves, which probably made me look like a crazy person!!

    xx C

    http://raincloudforrent.blogspot.com

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  39. This is such a great outfit. Love the colors and those shorts are fabulous!! Thanks for stopping by the blog! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  40. what a lovely blazer! love this whole color scheme!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  41. I love your blazer, cute layered look.

    xo erica

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  42. O my goodness, you are so cute! That blouse is the bee's knees, and is perfect with that blazer. Thank you for popping by; let's follow each other shall we? :)

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  43. Love this combo of olive green and rust, Marien, and love ow you layered it with the denim and printed shirt! Adorable!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  44. Love the blazer! Polka dots look great too!

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  45. Cute outfit! Love the jacket! And thanks for your comment. We are excited to read more on your blog about your style! :)

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  46. I'm pretty boring when it comes to layering - which is why I look to your blog for ideas :) I like the denim vest idea! I'll have to try it.
    Hope your weeks gets better Marlen!

    Trendy Teal

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  47. I really like your varying color palettes. When I organized the closet this week, I realized 80% of my clothes are black. 20% is blue and grey. Your posts inspire me to be more adventurous with color.

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  48. This outfit is exceptional, I definitely need to get myself a blazer like that 'cause I'm sure it'll come in handy when we reach the winter months down here. Also it sounds like you had such a fun weekend!

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  49. What a super cute outfit! I love the shorts with the boots! And sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love shopping for books, especially half priced ones. Always an adventure.

    happy Monday :)

    Redheaded Daybook

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  50. I must give this trick a try! Great idea Marlen! I love the denim jacket layered under the blazer! The whole ensemble is quite lovely my dear!

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  51. I do that too, the denim underneath. Such a cute outfit, love the high waist, it always makes pants and shorts so much more special. Thanks for coming by, you have a great blog, following you now,
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  52. I am absolutely loving the colours in this outfit. Very well thought out. x

    Fashion Landscape

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  53. you look cute! we're thinking about a weekend trip to Chicago possibly, hope it doesn't stay too, too cold ;)

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  54. Loving the denim peeking out - so a great little trick! That outfit is too cute, and your lazy weekend sounds awesome, I want mine back too :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  55. Love your blog, would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin and GFC??
    Would love it you can check out my blog and let me know what you think!

    http://www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly
    xoxox

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  56. Eeh, headaches. Other than that, sounds like a delightful weekend!

    And I so should not throw myself under the bus in terms of age, but here goes nothing: I've not worn a denim vest or jacket since the 80's. I think I ODed. :)

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  57. Eeh, headaches. Other than that, sounds like a delightful weekend!

    And I so should not throw myself under the bus in terms of age, but here goes nothing: I've not worn a denim vest or jacket since the 80's. I think I ODed. :)

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  58. Such a cute combination!
    You look adorable!
    Love your blouse!
    xxx
    s

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  59. Your weekend sounds great ! And this look is really nice too. I'm wishing for the shorts weathers..Oh wait, I did have a pair on - on Saturday ! ^^

    Trio to India - wow. I'm jealous and happy for you x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  60. yes, i always love your color schemes! i am always spending weekend afternoons at half-price books.. the only place i buy books from!
    i am not sure if this is much help, but during the winter months, i always layer a pair of leggings under my jeans for warmth (but i hardly wear jeans!). not really outfit inspiration, but inspiration for warmth! haha.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  61. Oh those shorts are to die for you! You are too cute!

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  62. Gah! Cute! I need that green tweed blazer and matching green tights!!!

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  63. Great layering girl! Love this! And I'm impressed you didn't die yesterday in shorts...! I hear ya on wanting to just bundle but way to look like a doll :)

    Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  64. it's official- I'm drooling over every item in the picture above! You are adorable! I LOVE the color of those darling shorts. So happy to have found your cute blog! xoxo

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  65. I love how you effortlessly brought these warm tones together! And that daisy printed top is absolutely darling!

    -Vicki
    www.victorycarmichael.com

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  66. this color palette is simply divine :)
    especially for these cold weather months.
    the textures and shapes that you put together are just beautiful!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  67. Love the vest and blazer look! I need to remember that. My best trick would have to be scarves, I'm addicted and love the soft light fabric ones, really long ones are great for learning new ways to tie them and I've found they are pretty easy to make, go grab a couple yards of fabric and sew it up! :D

    xomando

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  68. I love the shorts with tights look. I love your layers and color palette. I bet you're getting so excited for your trip!!

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  69. I love the color combo in this outfit–it's so earthy and cozy. I want to steal this blazer!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  70. Love the top!!!
    Thanks for the comment!! What about following each other?
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  71. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! :) My winter trick is to wear a cardigan with everything. That, and scarves. You can never go wrong!

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  72. too cute! your style is so unique!
    xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

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  73. Thank you so much for your comment hun, it made my day!

    Really like your outfit here, especially the blazer suits you really well!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  74. When I used to live in Michigan, I'd wear Under Armour under my top for added warmth. The vest under the jacket adds much more interest though! Great idea :)

    Kate
    A Journey in Style

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  75. Sounds like a perfect weekend. I really like the vest idea- the denim peeking through is such a nice touch.

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  76. I love shorts and tights! No one in Kansas does this and I think it is just so darling!

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  77. Haha, my husband and I kiss each other on our foreheads to make headaches go away too. I'm so behind in my Oscar movie watching. I hardly saw any of them this year! What's your pick for best picture?

    sagegrayson.com

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  78. Cute blouse! I like your style! Sounds like you had a great weekend.. Only 4 days left 'till Saturday! :)

    ♥ Linda

    www.straatstijl.blogspot.com

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  79. Sounds like it was a great weekend! I love those ones where you just laze about and do nothing. Cute outfit - I like the bold coloured shorts with those tights :)

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  80. You are looking really fresh, young and stylish.

    Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog. I like your blog and I´m your newest follower now.

    Maybe you wanna follow me back?

    xxx
    Rena

    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  81. Great outfit! I'm obsessed with that blazer! It's so pretty.

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  82. this outfit is so cute, love the jacket! you have such a lovely smile too :)
    xx
    thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  83. love your outfit, such a cute jacket! and you have such a lovely smile too :) xx
    thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  84. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love the shorts and the color and texture of your blazer are perfect over your vest! XO. Pip

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  85. shorts rock but I would not be so brave!
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  86. So great! You look adorable!

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  87. The blazer is gorgeous. Love this outfit.

    Sofia

    http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com/

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  88. such a cute look. Love the shorts! The color combination is so amazing as well!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  89. Love the green blazer! I might need to pick one up myself...

    xo,
    Andrea
    www.daintylittlethings.com

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  90. Sounds like such a lovely weekend! I'm always in awe of your ability to layer different textures and patterns. Makes for such an interesting outfit!

    And I replied to your question about lip balms on my Lush Popcorn Scrub post- you can check it out some recommendations there :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  91. Your outfits consist of the most beautiful colours! So earthy and calming. I love them.

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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  92. Ooo wonderful outfit! I particularly love the denim vest.

    I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours! Your outfits are great and your writing is hilarious :).

    Katie xx
    http://onlysparrows.blogspot.com.au/

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  93. Are those leggings a bit old and from Target? I think I have the same pair. You look GREAT as always. Love the jacket.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  94. Another great mix of colors and textures. That blazer is fab!

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  95. i love the blazer! how do you fit the vest under there? it seems quite fitted. i wish i could get away with outfits like these right now, but its way too freezing up here :)

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  96. Very cool shorts and blazer. Love this style.

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  97. I second your vote for the weekend to come back. I could really use some lazy time. Love the outfit!

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  98. Gorgeous outfit, I love all of these colors together! Also, love your blazer!

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  99. Very cute, so glad you enjoyed my Instalife post!
    Loving your look! Keep in touch :)

    -Alina

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  100. Hi, Marlen! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!!! I am LOVING your vintage style, every look is more adorable than the last. For layering techniques, I'm all about buttondowns and jean jackets under blazers and overcoats. Happy Tuesday!
    ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style
    http://sarahhulbertstyle.com/2013/01/21/outfit-inspiration-why-i-thrift/

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  101. That blazer is unreal! So cute! And that sounds like one fabulous weekend... half priced books - my fave!

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  102. Hi, dear! You are so pretty! Like your smile :)
    Would you like to follow each other, be the way? Let me know, please! ♥
    My blog is here: 4-trendy.com

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  103. Such a casual and cool outfit! Beautiful pictures and background:)
    Ladies Jackets

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  104. What a lovely way to spend the weekend <3 I adore your outfit, high waisted shorts & the sweetest layering! Your boots are so cute! x x

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  105. You have sute looks on your blog:) Love your style!
    The jacket is great (I love tweed) and the pairing with denim is always a winning combo.

    xx
    Tali
    www.RockMyHeels.com
    Visit the RmH SHOP

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  106. Lovely outfit, I like the mix of colours! x

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  107. Great outfit! I love jackets on shorts!

    xx Marije

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  108. Hi Marlen! Thanks for stopping by my blog it always means a lot to me to hear from people. I think the fact that you and your boyfriend are writing each other letters is amazing! How far away are you guys from each other or are you just sending them from within the same city? Good luck in saving for your trip and you are so brave for moving back in with your parents. I'm not sure if I could do that!

    -Emily

    PS: Those shorts are fantastic.

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  109. Everything about this outfit is perfect! Love the hunter green!

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