Popsicles & Wanderings

May 14, 2013

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So Spring finally blew into Chicago and with it my summer dresses and skirts came tumbling out of the closet. I especially love this two-tone one from August Wrinkle- something about it reminds me of those rocket Popsicles I used to get all glutinous over as a kid. Ok, fine, let's be real- I still eat them to the point of belly aches even at this age.
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But my lack of will power aside, I have a fun little announcement to share with you all. I've been back from my Asia adventure for almost two months now and I feel like I still need a little something more to shake my world up. So Marc and I are tossing all of our belongings into cardboard boxes and moving on over to the West coast; to Seattle! So now I've got that going on :)

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so we just kept on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

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Skirt- August Wrinkle- only $20!!
Vest- for sale in my vintage shop, Bear and Twine
Top- for sale in my shop, Bear and Twine
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50 comments :

  1. Super cute! Love the vest with the skirt. It really does remind me of those popsicles.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  2. oh my gosh yes dress weather is finally here in the midwest (or at least it is a few days a week). I don't know how i'm going to resist the urge to purchase a billion new maxi dresses. Congrats on the big exciting move! Seattle is my favorite big city in America! Can't wait to hear all about your adventure!!

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  3. No way, you're moving to Seattle?? Ahh, that's so amazing :) Good luck!
    Also, love the color blocked skirt, its definitely perfect for summer

    Trendy Teal

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  4. I'm so excited about your move to Seattle. I've always wanted to live there. :)

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  5. YAY for your move! How exciting.

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  6. I just love your styling, SO Quirky and Whimsy! The top mismatch prints is just too cute for words

    www.girllilikoi.com

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  7. WHAT!?! You're moving to Seattle for real? That's so exciting! We have to meet up when you get here! I live just across the water (it's a 50 minute ferry ride, basically).
    Seattle is the bomb.
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  8. Nice photos! I like your shoes and the vest!

    XX Red Sonja

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  9. Wooooo for cross-country moves - they are good for the soul :) i'm moving from the west coast to tejas this fall and planning everything is surprisingly really, really fun. best of luck with your preparations xoxo chelsea at http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

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  10. Holy cow, you're moving! That sounds super exciting!

    Rachel

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  11. You look so cute in that outfit -- the popsicle colours are perfect for that clearly gorgeous weather you're enjoying :)

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  12. Ooo, moving's always interesting! I hope it's fun! c:

    I love your outfit - it's really cute, especially the skirt and belt.
    xo
    Sue

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  13. What a pretty skirt! I love the colors in it. I'm so jealous that it is warm there. NYC is still freezing.

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  14. love the bangs. days away from just chopping my own short too!

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  15. Congrats on moving again! I've always wanted to visit Seattle so I'm super jealous. I love this skirt so much! I think Ashley has the same one? This jacket looks awesome with it too.

    Oh, and I'm loving the new bangs!

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  16. That skirt is just so adorable! I love the colors together. Yay, congrats on moving! That sounds like an amazing new adventure!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  17. Such a cute outfit!! And how amazing is that!!??? Congrats on your move!!

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  18. Your outfit is adorable!!!!! I love the yellow belt and your bangs are adorable!
    I have a new post on my blog - I hope you like it!
    xoxo

    hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  19. Omg, I like this!

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

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  20. I love everything in this outfit. ♥

    http://jolinapaula.blogspot.com

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  21. I know that Seattle's gonna treat you good :)! And what a lovely outfit, I love that skirt. You're too darn cute, girl :)!
    Hope you're having a good day :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  22. Such a lovely post!
    ps I love popsicles too :)

    xoxo

    glam-mania.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow, that is an exciting move indeed! Seattle is such a great city, although I've only visited and not lived there. But I sure liked what I saw.

    Cute outfit. Love the two toned skirt.

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  24. Now you've got popsicles all up in my head.

    That's exciting news. I didn't know you lived in Chi town. I was there once and fell in love with the place... and now you're leaving!

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  25. Congratulations on your house move, exciting stuff! :) I love the quote you ended the post with, it's so inspiring. Rocket lollies are delicious, and I have to admit that I still eat them too! xx

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  26. I love your outfit, and your bangs! That's so exciting that you're moving. The PNW is absolutely beautiful. Seattle and Portland were my favorite places from my honeymoon!

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  27. I just love this outfit! The bold colors on the dress are fun, and I love the neutral vest because it adds such a fun pattern to the whole look!

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  28. I almost got this skirt too, so cute! Love how you paired it with stuff from your shop! I am so excited for you and Marc's move and love the quote too. I think I am going to move to when my lease is up, but probably just a few towns away to mix things up! (Everyone thinks I'm nuts because I actually quite like moving!)

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  29. SO I commented but I don't think it saved because I wasn't signed in! So just in case, the gist of it was, love the skirt paired with vintage, and SO excited for your move :)

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  30. Wow good luck with your move - that's so exciting! I also adore that skirt - such gorgeous colours!

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  31. What a beautiful combination!
    It's a stunning outfit and it looks so good on you!

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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  32. oh what an absolutely cute and adorable look! that skirt is a dream and your hair looks so fabulous!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  33. The pictures against the brick wall are really awesome, Marlen! I'm loving all the color play in this outfit here. You've got brights and neutrals and neon and all sorts of fun things going on. <3

    Also, I love the popsicle comparison. You're precious! :D

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  34. First off, LOVE the new layout! I think it's super cute that we both picked out the same skirt. Great minds think alike ;)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  35. Lovely outfit, I like the colours in it. The first picture is wicked! x

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  36. You look so different here! I am loving this ensemble :)

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  37. Congrats on your Seattle move-- so excited for you and a new adventure!! i love this combo and the neon belt is my favorite part to tie itall together!

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  38. Definitely a rocket popsicle skirt! The shape and colours are lovely. And how exciting about the move! Seattle's always sounded like a great place to be :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  39. Congrats on the upcoming move -- how exciting! The west coast is tons of fun :) I happen to have a belt just like this! Thanks for the fun styling idea. I will have to try pairing it with a colorful skirt.
    xo
    Julia

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  40. Spring has arrived and you're moving! So much renewal happening for you :) I hope everything goes smoothly and you follow your dreams. The Jack Kerouac quote is a perfect one to read before you begin your adventure!

    Love the vest btw!

    amyflyingakite.com

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  41. Lovely outfit ! :) Thanks for sharing ! Please do drop by my blog and follow if you like !

    Cherry ~~

    cherryberrypoon.blogspot.ca

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  42. i love these pictures! i love how you paired everything together! it looks amazing
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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  43. Adorable <3 You bring out such a positive aura! Glad I found your blog!
    xoxo
    LS

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  44. Love the contrasts of the prints and colours. You look lovely x

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  45. What a cute and adorable look! The vest looks great with the skirt!
    And I love your bangs!
    x

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  46. what a lovely spring outfit, I love the vintage mixed with new! thanks for stopping by my blog:) Lavender is great in baking as long as you don't add too much (which I tend to do...)

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