Bear and Twine!

May 1, 2013


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Hi lovelies! As you can see there have been some changes made to Messages on a Napkin- specifically, I now have sponsors! I'm a huge believer in paying it forward, and as my little blog grows I want to help support and spread the word about businesses and bloggers I admire and swoon over. So check out the pretty stores I hand selected myself on the side, and dig through their vintage gems and treasures. You cannot believe some of the Mad Men worthy dresses and looks they have over there. I'm also planning on starting a weekly guest post from other bloggers that I think are truly wonderful, so stay tuned for that, too! After all, we're a community and should all help each other :)

Now in other news, here are some new additions to the May Lookbook of my vintage store, Bear and Twine. Check them out!
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Vintage 1960's Wednesday Date Nights Dress

Vintage 1960's Wednesday Date Nights Dress

Vintage 1960's A Mod Affair Dress

Vintage 1960's A Mod Affair Dress

Vintage 1990s Sunday Flea Market Blouse

Vintage 1990s Sunday Flea Market Blouse

Vintage 1980s East Hamptons Blouse
Vintage 1980s Stained Glass Blouse
Vintage 1970's Stan's Deli Dress
Vintage 1990's Mademoiselle Overalls
Vintage 1980s  Gilded Roses Blouse
Vintage 1980's Fruit Sangria Dress
Vintage 1990's Margaret Anne's Bermudas
Vintage 1990's Spring Breezes Skirt
Vintage 1980s Starter Wife Blouse
Vintage 1980's Oasis in the City Skirt
Vintage 1980s Red Label Romper

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53 comments :

  1. Omg, it is incredible!

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

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  2. Love the looks you put together!

    xo!

    Pirate Hart
    www.piratehart.com

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  3. these are all such lovely lovely outfits!
    love the first look and the idea of combining those dangling earrings with the dress..

    www.thetimesofmanyphases.blogspot.com

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  4. Thrilled to be on board! Love your new shop additions too :-)

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  5. Your styling for your shop is SO perfect!!! The stained glass blouse with that stripey skirt, oh my, that has to be my favorite! The Wednesday night dress is also a beaut! So happy you have your own shop now (and sponsors too for that matter).
    xo hannah

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  6. So nice to see your blog growing and growing!! Congrats! :D Great outfits too :)
    Love,
    Dany
    bluebellsandowls.blogspot.com

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  7. ok second to last outfit: denim shirt oasis skirt. OBSESSED. the last photo is such a pretty picture of you too!!

    <3becky

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  8. Beautiful and very multifaceted looks and you are such a pretty woman ;)
    Thank you so much for your comment. That's exactly what I want to achieve with my photos and it was wonderful to hear such a compliment. <3

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  9. So many goodies here - I personally love, love the green printed skirt.
    I feel so old now that I see 90s stuff called vintage.

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  10. Stunning pieces! Especially I like this from 1990 :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  11. love all of the dresses and shirts! cute cute cute.

    itsrainingblueumbrellas.blogspot.com

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  12. I like the hat you are wearing in the first picture most of all! :P Do you find many vintage hats? I long for an old school girl boater hat! I also think you look lovely in the flower crowns.

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  13. Those are amazing pieces of clothes, really loving the bright ones!
    xx
    Viva la Trucco

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  14. You seriously come across the best vintage finds! I'm always miserable when I go thrifting through vintage stores and I leave empty handed. Also, you rock a floral headband.

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  15. gaaah! your outfits are super cute, pretty lady!
    thanks for all the love you've been leaving in my garden walk. you're a peach. ;) xx

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  16. You're so sweet, Marlen!
    I especially love that pretty floral blouse!

    Rachel

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  17. Hello here's the links about Nepal I've written about, hope it helps :) Part 1 is all about mountain trip and the 2nd part is more about historical sites
    http://thequinoxfashion.blogspot.com/2012/12/7-days-journey-in-nepal-part-1.html

    http://thequinoxfashion.blogspot.com/2012/12/7-days-backpacking-in-nepal-part-2.html

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  18. Ah! I love you! And you need to come here and dress me in some vintage finds!!! I found a cute vintage dress the other day that reminded me of you and was going to buy it except it was too smal. Did people just have super teeny waists back then or what?! And all of you India pictures! Well...lets just say this is me writing in a jealousy font as we speak!

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  19. such a great person marlen! here you have my support! i believe strongly in paying positivity forward too and despite the constant hiccups everynowandthen i chose to believe in the good in people.

    now will you sign your autograph for me?! haha
    and i can understand why that blue dress was placed on the top!you look amazing in it! i particularly love your whole style in it!

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  20. Every outfit is so inspiring! What an amazing way to express your creative side.

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  21. Actually it wasn't filled with chocolate, but with cherry jam ^^ Chocolate would had made it way to sweet to enjoy. Yes, I deserved this cupcakes after using my brain so much xD
    I love all the outfits posted above and can't pick my favorite one!♥

    Have a wonderful day,
    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh my goodness how gorgeous are you!
    I absolutely adore your style <3
    You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

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  23. I love all of these additions to your shop, although, you should totally keep them all because you look amazing in each outfit xx

    Underneath The Lights

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  24. You look great in all these shots... and I here here about supporting one another. xx

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  25. Oh man! If I didn't have to lug suitcases home in about 3 months, I'd buy some of those cute items you have listed. Like that beautiful dress and stained glass top...WANT.

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  26. I'll check your sponsors right now!
    I just died for a moment, such amazing vintage items here. But I have to admit, I felt in love with the flower crown, jealous! Have to find one to myself :)

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  27. You look amazing! I was expecting pictures of India and I see an amazing girl with amazing pictures and clothes! Well done! I looooved the Wednesday night dress and the Stan Deli's one! (I love floral prints!) Also, the last picture, the floral skirt! I was going to post the message I wrote to you on your comment... but it's too long for posting it here! So, if you didn't get in your email,pls take a look on my blog... I am still a bit ashamed... :)
    You look amazing, such a sweet smile, hope you have a great day!

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  28. OMG this is really a great post!!!
    My favourite is the denim outfit!
    Can I ask you how you did the pinterest LINK on your pictures??
    I don't know how to do it, would be nice if you explained it to me ;)
    Maybe we can also follow each other? Let me know sweety!
    Tender kisses, Lima xoxo

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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  29. I like how you paired a denim jacket with a girly dress. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  30. What a great blog!!! Following you now.
    Love how you put your looks together. The blue dress is my fav, with bright lemon belt. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the visit :)

    www.kajalmaharaj.blogspot.com
    Instagram @kajalmaharaj

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  31. Ooooh girl!!! That first blue dress is just booming! I love it!! And congrats on growing - so awesome :)

    Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  32. Absolutely love the first vintage dress and the east hamton blouse.
    xx
    DOLLMEUP

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  33. okay, so excited for your shop!
    this is so thought-through and your stuff is really unique and I LOVE it.

    hurrah!

    and best of luck!

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  34. Great to see all the ways you are reaching out and connecting to the blogging/small business community!

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  35. Amazing O.O i love all the floral pieces!
    xoxo

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  36. So many looks! My fav is the one with the floral top and the black and white graphic skirt. Totally nails spring trends!

    <3,
    ~N
    Wardrobe on Wheels

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  37. loving the styling on all of this! I especially love that Oasis in the City skirt! Great cut!

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  38. You are too adorable. =) Your pictures of Agra and the Taj Mahal are amazing! The commentary is great education as well. I am loving travelling along with you through India!!

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  39. Wow really awesome stuff! I love all the dresses and the blue floral skirt :). Congrats on your blog makeover and sponsors too <3

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  40. Oh my goodness I love all of these so much! Following <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  41. love all the look but the blue dress is my fab ;))

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  42. Congrats on all the exciting changes to your blog!
    And WOW do you have a million-dollar smile! :)

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  43. Love so much here! I love how you can go from one look to something completely different. My favourite is definitely the last outfit, the romper is SO cute and I love it with the straw hat.

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  44. You've got some gorgeous pieces, and you make such a beautiful model for them! I love all the changes, can't wait for the guest posts.

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  45. How wonderful! I'm excited to look through your sponsors! :-)

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  46. These are all gorgeous pieces! You're doing similar stuff to what I want to do once I have a wider audience, which is awesome. I love the idea of being able to help promote other people. Have a lovely week/weekend! (Is Thursday early enough to start saying have a good weekend? I hope it is...)

    xo
    Sue

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  47. you have the most beautiful smile + AMAZING legs!!!!! do you cycle ? so so so babin!

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  48. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. :)

    All these pictures and outfits
    are amazing. You've styled every piece in
    such an unique way that I will definitely
    check out your shop. ;)
    My favourite outfit is the one with the
    denim overall with that gorgeous shirt underneath. :)

    dearmisscoco.blogspot.de

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  49. Congrats on the sponsors! Great work! :) I love how you styled your look book. That gilded roses blouse is so gorgeous...swoon!
    xo
    Julia

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  50. I really enjoy your pieces on Bear & Twine. I am working on starting my own store soon as well. :D

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