Cutest. Outfit. Ever.

Jul 23, 2013

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I don't mean to toot my own horn or anything (yes I do), but this outfit is glorious with a capital G. I don't think I'll ever be able to top it. God bless Anatomy Vintage for finding such a gorgeous dress amidst the clutter of shoulder pads and knick-knacks in estate sales and thrift stores. 

I love sleeveless dresses for the fact that you can seamlessly layer tops underneath, and this mustard colored sheer number was a no-brainer when I found it in the dark corners of my closet. No but for real, I totally forgot I owned this- it was sardined in between a dress and a skirt when I barely caught a glimpse of the sleeve. Damned 1920's itty-bitty closet. 

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There's actually a funny story with this top. It's actually a romper I bought in Thailand, and rather blindly at that. I don't know if it's all Asian countries that do this, but Bangkok in particular didn't let you try on anything. Instead you're just supposed to buy stuff with your fingers crossed in the hopes that you can get all body parts through all the appropriate holes. Which, of course, might not be a big deal if most of the country is a size 4 and 5'5, yes. But when you're the equivalent of Paul Bunyan or a Viking Mongrel in the other hemisphere, it's a bit more of a gamble. But whatevah, I still bought it. And when I tried it on in the hostel twenty minutes later I had the most severe camel toe anyone has ever witnesses. Facepalm. So out came the scissors and "hello" went my new top. Haha gotta make the best out of everything, am I right?
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Aaand here's how I styled this Anatomy Vintage dress last time!
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I really like playing with contrasts, so I decided to pop a casual striped tee under the dress so I could pair it with glitzy chandelier earrings. It turned out looking pretty fun!

And in case you were curious about Anatomy Vintage, I decided to be a personal shopper for you and picked out my favorites! For more, check out Amber's store here.
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Dress- c/o Anatomy Vintage
Blouse- bought in Bangkok
Shoes- UO (recent!)
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52 comments :

  1. Alright, I could probably read your funny stories everyday for the rest of my life and be totally okay with it. That is crazy that you can't try anything on! Looks cute as a top, though! Haha. Love it all!!

    xo-
    Jody
    www.jodybeth.com

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  2. I feel like I'm taking notes on layering everytime I visit. Note: sleeveless dresses = perfect for layering. Haha, love this Glorious outfit ;) The floral print is so pretty and bright!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. Love all the colors! Super cute hun<3

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  4. Toot away dear! You look great in this look! I can't imagine not being able to try anything on--I would go broke in a heartbeat!

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  5. Haha, what a story! And yes, you're right!
    And the dress is really cool! I had to go to that Etsy store to see how does it looks like without clothes underneath it :) But I do like it the way you styled it here!

    (Pinned to my style inpiration folder;)

    Stay good!

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  6. Loving the layered look! The "top" looks great with the floral. That's clever of you though. I would've been too devastated by the cameltoe to find any use of it!

    Have a great day!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

    Don't forget about my Firmoo giveaway!

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  7. I went to a market in Beijing where you weren't allowed to try anything on. I crossed my fingers and bought stuff anyways. Got back to the hotel room and nothing fit. And I mean nothing. It was a sad, sad day...

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  8. I love those shoes! The story about your romper incident in Thailand was really funny. Luckily most things can be altered to make something totally wearable after.

    S&R

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  9. I do love this fun floral! I also really like the red geometric print dress you picked.

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  10. Mmmm.... the far right dress is gorge! Your stories are making me very happy today :) xo

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  11. Eek, love this both ways! Your style is so distinct & colorful - inspiring! :)

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

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  12. You're right. It's pretty cute. Pretty darn cute. Especially those shoes.

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  13. So, I have just now caught up to see that you have moved to Seattle! (haven't been following up the current events since I moved!). And Seattle is fantastic, isn't it? Good for you :)

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  14. GAH. This outfit IS Glorious! I love it! I love how you constantly remix the same pieces and make them look new, but unless it's like a billion degrees cooler in Seattle than it is across the water, I don't know how you can stand layering, even light pieces! I'm wearing a light long-sleeved button up over a sundress, and if it hadnt' been for the spaghetti straps being work inappropriate, I'd have whipped the shirt off long before I got home.
    Of course, that could also be a pregnancy thing. I tend to run hotter now that I'm growing another human.
    And good for you, making the best of the romper that didn't fit. I've done that with shorts; they looked hideous as shorts, so I snipped and sewed a few seams, and it became a skirt.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  15. This IS the best! The floral dress is amazing and the pussy bow blouse (Is that what they're called? I'm the worst vintage seller ever. Either way, sounds dirty) is the PERFECT thing to layer underneath! My mom brought me a bunch of adorable clothes home from Taiwain but they were all SO short on me so I can totally relate!
    Also, 700 followers, YOU ROCK!!! :)

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  16. Girl, you and those chandelier earrings. Match made in heaven.

    Rachel

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  17. that is a great solution to a weird romper issue! smarty!


    --leeds
    at this volume

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  18. I almost never try on anything here, even though I probably should because I've bought many things that end up fitting weird. Lol I'm glad that jumpsuit worked as a top though because the color is amazing! I love yellow tops. Also those shoes look so cool! I'm going to have to go to UO to try them out.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  19. You are so cute!!! I love the dress and your blog!!

    http://wilhelminascloset.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  20. I agree, sleeveless dresses like these are the best, they make reinventing them effortless! I love the print of this romper now dress too, how ideal for summer eh!

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  21. That dress really is a gorgeous pattern.

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  22. Agreed - cutest outfit EVER! I think that the cute little sheer top is probably best as a top. I can't imagine as a romper...a sheer romper? I mean, super sexy sure, but maybe not practical!

    I've lived my adult life with itty bitty apartment closets....I got used to it, eventually. You can do it!

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  23. YEAH this is the cutest outfit ever!!! You hit the nail on the head!

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  24. Also, I LOVE the way you write! Cracks me up every time!

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  25. That dress is gorgeous! And that shirt underneath it is the perfect touch!

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

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  26. I love how this dress looks with the mustard romper turned top. Great remix!

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  27. You are definitely adorable. The print of the dress is so fun and summery and I love the little bow on your top too!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  28. Could not be more in love with this look. The colors and print are so perfect for summer. You look fabulous, love. If you get a sec, I've got some super exciting news I'm sharing on my blog today. I'd love if you'd check it out. xo

    www.fashboulevard.com

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  29. Incredible outfit, so gorgeous. The colours are so fun and happy. The mustard top underneath is perfect. I'd like to have more shirts and sleeveless dresses for that reason.

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  30. Oh too funny about that romper! And I had to laugh about the shoulder pads at estate sales comment too - so very true!

    This is the cutest outfit Marlen! Can I say it again - your layering skills are the best!

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  31. Haha the camel toe story is the best! You're lucky you can wear mustard (color not food, but if we're talking food, I guess I can wear mustard, too). Anyway, what I'm saying is that I look terrible in the color mustard. I wear it anyway because it's one of my favorite colors for clothes, but it makes me look diseased.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  32. Haha I´m sure it was a pretty romper but it also makes a great top :D Also I really love your shoes! At first sight they look like they´re high heeled wedges but then I see them from the side and yaaay, they must be super comfy, right? :D
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  33. Oh my gosh that dress is STUNNING. The big floral thing is so trendy again, but that's awesome you found one in real life vintage. Far more chic. And that ruffle at the bottom? yum.

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  34. I'm especially loving this pretty vinatge number because of the drop waist! ^^ Brings me in a mood to wear my own drop waist dress. Too bad mine has long sleeves and it's soooooooo friigin' hot here. Heatwave. I love the outfit, and funny story about the blouse too! It's weird that you were not allowed to ty it on first! x

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  35. Honestly, I don't think I've ever layered under a sleeveless dress. What a fun idea! I'll have to try it.

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  36. that is super cute on you!! I hate it when stores don't let you try on clothes! I need to make sure I fit in it before I buy it haha.
    In asia, everything is much smaller hehe, so when I go there I am like a size large or "they don't carry my size"... grr .. everyone there is small

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com/

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  37. It's been a while since I've visited your blog...and I absolutely LOVE, love, love your new do!!!

    And yes, that dress was a great find. I feel it can be hemmed just a smidge higher though just to show a little bit more leg. I also prefer the striped top under the dress b/c the contrast is very pleasing to the eye. But I also love your first look.

    Pleasure to drop by!

    Wardrobe on Wheels

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  38. Glorious it is!
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  39. That's so annoying that you couldn't try things on, but you did make the best of the situation :) The dress is definitely one of the cutest out there, and you look even cuter in it!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  40. OH MY LAWD YOU LOOK ADORABLE. *squeesqueesquee*

    ok, good. Had to get my fan-girling out in the open. Both ways are wonderful but I'm partial to the stripes, because, well, you know how I do. XD

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  41. Awe, how cute! I like it with the striped top underneath too!

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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  42. AGREED! This outfit has Marlen written all over it! I love how you layer the dress with different tops and it looks entirely different. I adore that top and you got lucky to get such a great fit without trying it on.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  43. I love the second outfit. And you're right, the dress (esp the frill bottom!) is vintage gold. As for the top, great way to salvage a hasty purchase.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  44. Hi gorgeous girl!
    I absolutely am loving this floral pattern on you! Makes me so excited and inspired for Spring! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Would you like to follow one another on Bloglovin?

    Kisses,
    The Blonde Silhouette
    www.theblondesilhouette.com.au

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  45. That is the greatest dress and I really love your sandals too! I'm loving your picks, especially dress number 1!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  46. great <3 i love it, darling!

    xoxoxo
    HOLYKATTA

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  47. indeed the cutest outfit ever! as for the top that was a romper, well I've never seen a romper (except denim ones) that didn't showed the camel toe!!! but you did a wonderful job turning it to a shirt, I bet is even prettier this way :)



    ChocolateFashionCoffee

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  48. I did not know that they don't let you try on items before you buy them in Bangkok! That really is a bit of a gamble! But I am glad it fits. The outfit is really cute. I love floral prints!

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  49. Anatomy Vintage sure does have some cute items. I really like that you show other clothing for sale at the store, since each item in stores like that is unique. Seems like you would be a great blog for such stores to work with (in that way as well as others).

    On seeing this outfit, I paused and showed the Boy. "You know, I love that I can see an outfit, and not have ever thought of putting something like that together and sometimes not even desire to wear something like it afterwards, but to just appreciate it. For its sense of self and how rocking people can make things."

    Your blog always makes me appreciate so much the sense of style and self you have! :)

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  50. perfect outfit! love the floral!
    http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/

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