Oh How Far One Dress Can Go

Jul 13, 2013

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Here it is again- the dress I swore I'd leave Marc for if only I could marry it.  It's been such a love affair these past two weeks. And I've been finding ways to make this Nauti Godiva Vintage dress go further for me, and not just act as a typical dress. Because of its darling cap sleeves I've been having a fun ol' time layering blouses and such under it, and then one day I realized it could double as a vest. Uh, hello game changer. Now I'm really never going to take this off. I popped a floral blouse underneath because I love how stripes and florals look together, and then used the belt from the actual dress as the belt on my skirt to give it a bit of a matchy-matchy feel. Ah true love, have you ever seen anything like it? 
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  And below is how I styled it the first time around. If you want to see more pictures, click to the original post here.
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Since I cruelly snapped up this particular piece, I thought I would share other frocks that Nautie Godiva carries. That way we can all have hearts in our eyes!
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And did you enter the two giveaways I have going right now? The Sweet and Sour Vintage Giveaway is ending Monday, so make sure you enter HERE before its too late! And to give yourself more chances, enter HERE for my $50 Anatomy Vintage giveaway, too!
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  1. You are officially the Queen of Layering! I love seeing the unique combos you come up with- they always look great!

  2. love this look! :)


  3. I love the shoes you're wearing here! I love restyling clothes because you never know how it's going to pair with future pieces that you buy. I need a bigger closet because I feel like I hold on to everything.

  4. I so love how you think outside of the box when it comes to your styling! The dress as a vest is genius and so cool xx


    P.S. Liked this post on Bloglovin :)

  5. You put the pieces indeed great together because I thought at the first sight the you wear one beautiful dress :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena


  6. Wow I love how you restyled the dress! Sooo different and soo cute!

  7. The only truer love I have seen than you and this dress is possibly peanut butter and jelly, and oh, you know, YOU AND ME~~~~~~~~

    gosh I'm smooth. Just call me Edy's slow churned ice cream wink winkniwnk

    okay but seriously I LOVE THIS DRESS ON YOU and so I'm totally okay with you continuously finding new ways to wear it. You're always full of surprises, like a box of Lucky Charms. Which marshmallow shape will you get next?? What combination of marshmallow shapes? WE JUST DON'T KNOW. You are the marshmallow, Marlen...

    And ooh, I love your hoop earrings, too. I haven't seen anyone don hoop earrings in years! Bring 'em back, girl. BRING 'EM.

  8. Absolutely love how you styled this dress so differently- I really love florals and stripes too! You look beautiful!

    Xo, Hannah


  9. Vintage is so cool... But I never found anything that suits me and have my size...
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  10. That's such a neat idea! I'm so basic when it comes to wearing dresses but this is going to get me to try layering a skirt over my dresses.

    Thanks for the inspiration! :D


  11. I want to make sweet goldenrod children with that skirt. FOR REALS.

  12. You certainly know how to make the most out of your clothes! That what I love about your fashion Marlen, you're so creative with how you wear pieces. You really put thought into it :)

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  13. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

  14. I love it when a dress can be reworn in different ways! :D Maximizes the cost! Haha!


  15. What can I say: super lovely!


  16. I'll say it again and again, you truly are the queen of layering! The way you think up these outfits is truly amazing to me. And it never looks stuffy or lumpy (that's my layering problem).



    Southern (California) Belle

  17. That dress is really pretty! I love how you've been able to style and layer it. It looks great each way you've worn it! I love the shoes you're wearing too!

    Carol | Bitten Glam

  18. I am continually impressed with how you layer everything! Note to self: buy jean vest, army vest, and...mustard skirt!

  19. Ah, I love the print detail on your sleeves. How pretty! Ugh, and I'm seriously still so much in love with your hair!

  20. I really love the way you layered everything here! The way you styled everything is amazing!


  21. Oh that is the look of a woman in love! Your love affair should be made into a Hollywood biopic!


  22. Very cool. Love the styling on both outfits.

  23. Such a cute outfit! You are so crafty and thrifty. Love how creative you are.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  24. Cute how you wore the skirt over the dress! I also like the texture of the dress.


  25. 2 totally different looks and I love them both! Great job! :)

  26. Very darling and creative layering.

  27. Cute styling - I am lovin your haircut BTW.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  28. oh wow, great find! i really love how it looks with that white shirt underneath with the delicate little tiny polka dots, what a great combination! i would probably never have thought to put that together but it really works.

    little henry lee

  29. You definitely are the queen of layering! I love the floral with the stripes, it's one of my favorite combinations.

    It'd be awesome to meet up sometime, would be fun to hear how you get all these cool vintage finds!

  30. ahhhhh! the two different ways you styled that dress are amazing!! i want it to get cooler here so i can experiment with layering. you're always inspiring me to layer. queen of layering, i bow down!

    at this volume

  31. You are seriously the best layer-er ever! I never would have thought to wear this dress like a vest. I really like the floral top underneath it. The way you used the sash on the dress as a belt over that skirt is genius too.


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