Those Spring Days

May 19, 2013


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One of my favorite parts about summer dresses is the creative layering you can do with them. Here I didn't add just one but two tops under my August Wrinkle blossoms dress. I love the way florals look with stripes, but when I tossed on this striped top I felt like I still needed a little sumthin' sumthin' more. Like, say, a collar. After that I felt perfectly tied together :)
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And recently one of my new favorite stores has been Southwest Vintage.  A store full of vintage goodies and some pieces that have been hand made by the owner, Blair, it's a boutique that "strives to bring happiness to women and men who's style isn't found in a strip mall but cultivated by life and passion." I mean, who doesn't love that?! The store has a plethora of amazing southwest prints and dresses, but what really gets me are the accessories and purses. The jewelry is like a festival-goers dream, and the bags are just timeless.

Just LOOK at this woven one I have! Swoon.
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PS- Don't forget to enter my $35 Lost in Drawers Giveaway! New summer dresses await you!

Purse- Southwest Vintage
Dress- August Wrinkle
Hat- UO
Striped Top- H&M
Chambray Top- Thrifted
Tennis Shoes- H&M

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35 comments :

  1. Yes, It's nice to do creative layering before it gets too hot! That's one thing I don't like about summer. You really only get to wear one thing at a time, haha.

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  2. ooo! That bag is just perfect! So adorable!

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

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  3. You look so lovely in that dress! I'm really into hats now, but I can't find any suitable for me. Yours looks nice though :)

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  4. This is a layering masterpiece.

    Rachel

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  5. I love this dress! I wish I had spending money right now, because that baby would be mine!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  6. Your outfit is so lovely, I love all your layers! The denim shirt under the breton top is fab :) xx

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  7. You are the undisputed Queen of Layering! You've got a true talent!

    : signe
    : the daily savant :

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  8. floral and stripes!! great!!!!
    I love that cute bag!
    missantbutterfly.blogspot.com

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  9. I wish I could layer like you Marlen! This look is so cute and you have the most creative spin on outfits. A denim collar, striped top, all underneath a lovely floral dress. Love it! I mean, I can layer, I just don't have the endurance for it. Haha, when the sun comes out my layers start to fall off ;)

    Trendy Teal

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  10. Your dress is so cute! And I'm loving the shoes :)

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  11. Your layering skills are quite impressive. I just love all the textures you're playing with, too. Such a pretty combination with your collared shirt and dress you've got going on. :D

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  12. I love these photos! And all the colors!!! I really like the stripes + denim shirt + the hat. I've been trying to find a hat like that for FOREVER. So cute. also, I love the color of your shoes! :)

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  13. I'm totally crazy abotu layering and Ihave to say that you did your job perfectly! This summer dress and your hat look so awesome! :)

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  14. Lovely photos! Love your hat :)

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  15. I'd never have thought to layer under the dress a stripped top and under that a pretty color but you look awesome! super fun look & great w/ the dress colors, although it's funny you say that about layers, they're tot. out of the picture in AZ summers.
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  16. Love the layers...genius. :)

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  17. you are the Queen of mixed prints I swear- loving this look
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  18. just love this outfit, love how you wore this dress with two tops underneath :)




    ChocolateFashionCoffee

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  19. Marlen. The blog. Design. You changed it!!!! It looks beautiful my dear! So fresh and new....and gets me excited like a new backpack on the first day of school haha! And how adorable do you look?! That dress, the bag, the tennis shoes....such a cool vintage vibe and a nice change from the J.Crew norm:)!

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  20. such a cool outfit; who knew layering could look so cute?! x

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. You look lovely Marlen! I like how you paired the pumps with your dress. I used to do that a while back but now live in my ballets.

    Halima

    xx

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  22. I totally agree that I feel much more put together with a collar of some sort! How on earth do you wear so many layers without looking bulky in any way? You always look flawless with all of that going on. That bag is so, so gorgeous! I can see why you swoon over their stuff. I love finding new favorite places like that.
    Also, I'm finally catching up on blogs and I love your new layout/look! Your 'about me' pic is so cute.
    Also ALSO I love your baby bangs! They are wonderfully amazing. You wear them so well.

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  23. Loving the whole dress over top over shirt look! Very creative of you x

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  24. Love the layering in this outfit!! You look so cute!

    Iambornlippy.blogspot.ca

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  25. oh yes spring is finally here and i love it, and how amazing you layered your outfit, indeed stripes and florals look amazing together!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  26. Oh goodness, you are way too cute! I love the layers and the pattern mixing, plus that hat is just the bee's knees.
    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny
    Firmoo giveaway

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  27. I love this layering! So perfect!!

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  28. Perfection! I love mixing patterns....stripes and florals=awesome!
    Nice hat too!
    xo
    Taylor

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  29. stripes & florals, always a nice combo :)

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  30. I love the way this outfit looks! Those patterns are perfect together.
    xo
    Kristina

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