Weekend Warriors

Jul 21, 2013

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This weekend was an interesting hodge-podge of laziness. We walked around Seattle, in search of nooks to hang out in, and found ourselves in magic trick shops and vintage poster stores. We flipped through books that told us how to gain slight of hand, guess card numbers, and pull coins out of ears with just a flicks of the wrist, and we glanced  at each other with raised eyebrows and both thought, "hello, rent money". Across the walkway we flipped through vintage Playboys and dug through boxes of old post cards and album photos, trying to figure out who the people were that were smiling back up at us. We flicked through old advertisements that looked like they were pitched right out of Mad Men, and laughed at the pages of twenty-year-old MAD magazines. 
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And how adorable is this peter pan collar dress? I was looking for something feminine and sweet to wear, so I pulled this little number that's for sale in my shop, and made it mine for the day. I love the muted, dusty colors, especially paired with the Levis jacket.
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Dress- for sale in my shop (and on Sale, too!)
Jacket- Levis, thrifted
Sunnies- UO
Sandals- H&M (old)

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Also, don't forget to enter my Katrajina & Co. Giveaway! It's ending tomorrow so get awn it. Enter HERE. And while you're at it, enter HERE for Anthropolotique's giveaway (think white lace and crochet maxis).

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  1. You are the coolest, and I LOVE that dress! It's so cute! I may or may not want to steal it right off your body. Hehe. If I didn't have so many floral dresses already, I'd SO buy it.
    You're making me wish we lived in Seattle, because all of your little adventures around the city are so fun. But at least we're only an hour away! Speaking of which, I think some weekend in August we should meet up and wander!

  2. You find such great signs! And, in my opinion, this is the perfect way to wear a jean jacket!

  3. Great pics, what a cute look! Love the sandals!

  4. Ah I miss the market! My friend lives in Seattle and his a street magician. He often performs down town by the market. Maybe you have seen him.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  5. Oh really beautiful pics and really lovely dress!
    Now I´m following you in GFC and Bloglovin´
    I hope your follow me back in both!


  6. Your weekend sounds so amazing! I have to admit that I'm a huge sucker for vintage playboys... they are so fun and hilarious! I first fell in love with them at a vintage store in SF last summer, and I've always wanted to collect them. The models outfits are kind of adorable in a weird, naughty way- haha! And of course I love your dress!

    Xo, Hannah


  7. you look so pretty and I am in love with this dress it is still in my favourites now just need some money!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  8. I do love the muted floral dress! Plus, with a denim jacket, its perfect.
    Haha, hello rent money indeed ;) Have fuuuuun

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  9. love your hair! :)


  10. I love those clear sunnies they are awesome! This sounds like the perfect weekend, and this is definitely one of my top favorite dresses from your shop!!!

  11. Ah shoot, that dress is for sale in your shoopp anD I was totally considering buying it but the measurements wouldn't have suited me. WELL DAMN, I SAYS. The peter pan collar is so so cuuutuuuteee!! And the pattern is darling as well. Like you. You are darling.

    Eehehehehehe~ (runs away)

    (comes back)

    I wasn't done with my comment. Your day sounds like quite the adventure, with all that rummaging and old magazine gazin' and picture takin'. Jam-packed with awesomness, I'd say.

    Okay, I'm ready to run away for real now. (dawdles off)

  12. ohhh I love seeing magic tricks up close!! I wish I was able to do magic!
    Your dress is absolutely beautiful! I love the pattern on it! =)


  13. Such gorgeous photos! And I love that retro headscarf :)
    Fashion, Trends & More

  14. What a stunning posting- I absolutely love the visuals! Your outfit is absolutely divine. Please visit my blog as I would LOVE to follow one another- given our very similar styling!
    The Blonde Silhouette

  15. Once again, adorable pixie. I love the bow, I will always love the bows on you. <3

    Your photography inspires me, by the way.




  16. While I always love your layered outfits, there is something so refreshing and summery about this lovely dress and a classic jean jacket! Looks like fun.

  17. Great pictures! I love the vintage stores. Were the Playboys really racy or more demure - I am intrigued. If you're in Seattle are you gonna go to any grunge museums!?

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  18. Sounds like a fun afternoon! Have you ever been to the Fremont Vintage Mall? It's one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon!

    Ladyface Blog

  19. Fantastic dress! You look super cute ^^

    Great post!

    And a huuuge hugs from Belarus

  20. Sounds like you had a fab weekend chick! I love to find little boutiques and vintage shops, cute dress to love the peter pan collar.


  21. love ur look and all inspirational photos :)

  22. Ηello!!
    thank you for your nice words on my page! ;)
    your sunnies are beautiful,so are the flowers!
    i followed you on bloglovin & google friedn!
    hope we talk again!


  23. Your weekend looks like it was so lovely. I love all of the pictures you got and that pretty vintage look!

  24. I am adoring the mix of photos here Marlen. What a fun adventure it looks like you went on this weekend. I wish my town had a quirky bunch of shops like that to explore....those old Playboys had to be a fun and interesting peruse. Of course you look so pretty as always. I LOVE that dress!

    xo Marisa

  25. Adore this dress babe, it's so cute :) x

  26. Marlen, it sounds like you have a lovely weekend! Did you happen to find some pretty vintage clothing in those shops? I LOVE that pretty dress. I go weak in the knees for lovely floral patterns and a cute collar!

  27. Your sunnies rock! Those stores sound like great places to swing by for inspiration

    I am glad that you liked my artwork :)

    The Young Bridget Jones

  28. Love that first picture and the new blog design!

  29. cute dress! I love the muted tones! Your weekend sounds awesome, I love just roaming around its the best!

    Bunnies and Pearls

  30. lady, i love the way you've described your adventures, old photographs are mysteries, and i want to become a magician to pay the bills now.

  31. I love this post! u look so cute! love all the vintage vibe!!


  32. Aww I love your hairband, so cute :) And you always take pics of the most lovely places!

  33. thanks for stopping by my blog! i like your ideas about photographing other people's houses. i'll have to try that next time! ; )

    your weekend looks like it was lovely! i'm going to Seattle in a few weeks (for the first time), so i love seeing pictures that get me excited to be there!

  34. yaaay, i love this dress! so pretty with the beautiful roses! ;))

  35. Yay! A Seattle blogger! I love finding other Seattle bloggers...

    Also, I love vintage playboys! Were these at the antique store on the water front?

  36. oh my goodness, so in love with the dress you are wearing here! i love the colors and the collar. my boyfriend is a collector of vintage playboys... i'm trying to get him to let us display them on our wall somewhere. also, the candy shop looks like a dream.

    i'm also loving how you edit your photos lately, what do you use/what kind of camera? (if you don't mind me asking!)

    lindsey louise


  37. this entire outfit rocks!! love everything especially that lil dress!!!! ahh

    at this volume

  38. I was about to comment on your most recent post (that dress is amazing, by the way), but since I'm catching up on posts that I've missed, I had to comment on this one to tell you how much I adore this outfit! The dress, the jacket, the shoes, the sunglasses...I love all of this! Man, why don't I have a denim jacket yet? It's one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the world I hear.

    Also, I've been loving your Seattle pictures! But if you ever do decide you miss home so much and need to make a trip back, you should do it when I'm in Chicago :)

  39. Oh my goodness, that dress is perfect! That collar is amazing!


  40. There are some amazing pictures among this post,
    love how they all have this vintage feeling!


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