Life Is Good

Aug 19, 2013

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Ohhh how I love weekends, and, specifically, Saturdays. It's the one day Marc and I venture outside- hands over our faces, blinking against the rarely seen sunlight- and blow our tiny budget on anything and everything frivolous. We ventured into Capitol Hill and spent our day as follows: bought Korean BBQ the second we spotted it, and then tried to shop for new (read: bigger) pantalones for Marc because he didn't feel like buttoning his jeans after said meal. After that failed attempt we bought giant waffle cone ice creams to console ourselves, and then found a Badminton kit at Walgreens and played ever so poorly at the park (while doing professional shuffle moves, racket spins, and grunts). After a while we decided that was far too much verb-age and went to scope out a burger joint as a night cap, weighing the option but resisting the choice of getting milk shakes to dunk french fries into. Life. Is. Good. 
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And as you can see, the love for my DOTTO vest continues. Below is how I wore it last time, and if you didn't read my post the first time around, I really like the Etsy store DOTTO because #1 it was featured in Lucky Magazine as one of the Top 40 Vintage Goldmines, and #2 Nicole runs the store as a one-woman-show so she can make her serial volunteering her full-time career. She's super passionate about giving back, and even gives a portion of her proceeds to even more causes. The woman's on fire.
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Here are some of my favorites from Dotto (especially #3, it's got a frilly bottom and a heart print!)


Vest- c/o DOTTO
Skirt- F21
Sandals- H&M
Blouse- for sale in my shop HERE

PS- Did you enter my $50 Vintage Urban Renewal giveaway? It ends in a few days, don't miss your chance!
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  1. Oh man, I LOVE Korean barbecue! And all the other food that you enjoyed haha! And I adore that vest. I think I said that before in a previous post of yours but it's so cute!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  2. Sounds absolutely perfect :). The weekends are the best. I like nr.3 as well, comfy and cute :)

  3. Ah, sounds like a perfect Saturday! My bf and I are the same- we usually use Saturday to be out and about, visiting our favourite haunts and discovering new ones. Can't beat Korean BBQ and thrift shopping! xo


  4. blowing tinny budgets on weekends is my favourite activity! Mostly if it's vintage shopping!!!!

  5. Your photos make me want to visit Seattle again! The one time I was there for only one day from Vancouver was not enough.

  6. Looks like you had the loveliest of weekends.

  7. Sounds like a fun weekend. I've been on a crazy ice cream kick all summer, and am now craving more after reading about your waffle cones!

    Ladyface Blog

  8. Love those photos!:)
    amazing place

  9. Ooh milkshakes and french fries.. sounds amazing..

  10. Love the vest! I have a denim dress just like the one pictured ... love it!

    <3 dani

  11. how was korean bbq?! there's a new place up the street from us that i want to try :)

  12. Sounds like a fun weekend! Specially the badminton. Love how different your two outfits with the vest are :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  13. I have nothing to say against weekends or weekend adventures, that's for sure! And I love your layering!

  14. Your vest is so absolutely awesome!! I love your photos, they're so summery and give such a feel to the atmosphere :) xxx

  15. This sounds like such a great Saturday and I love the little bits you picked up :)

  16. AHHH this sounds like an amazing day! I think me and you and marc and rob would get along wonderfully based on the food consuming you just described. And also the flapping park games! Glad you guys are getting out to enjoy the new city!!!
    xo Hannah

  17. Sounds like a really fun day out! Great shots and I love your outfits, too!

  18. LOVE the little denim dress and that fab necklace!

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

  19. UM, ALL THAT FOODS SOUND AMAZING. The most perfect Saturday ever!!! God, I'm so hungry....
    This mustard vest is so awesome, perfect topper on this look!

  20. Lovely photos! It seems like you had a relaxing weekend as well.

  21. Lovely photos! They're the perfect little vignettes. Also, I love your skirt! That style is so cute.

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  22. I love badminton and food so this sounds like a great way to spend Saturday to me :) And that skirt is so cute! Great remix.

  23. giiiirrrrrrl? sounds like a dream day if ever there were one.

    thank you lady Marlen!

  24. oooh love that skirt! and as always, love your photos!

    at this volume

  25. Gosh, you always make the most gorgeous shots, I love them. The cities you visit always look so tempting and fresh! Yep, with blogs like yours, life is good :)!


  26. Oh what a lovely little weekend you had! Also, totally respect you even more now since you dunk your fries into your ice cream. People think I'm weird when I do that. It tastes SO GOOD. Props to ya, Mizz Marlen.

    Yeah, that vest is cool. It kind of reminds me of cheese here. That's a compliment, I PROMISE. And I adore your skiiiiiiiirt.

  27. Sounds like a perfect Sunday, indeed. It makes me wish I had a new, big city to explore right outside my doorstep. Glad you are enjoying your new turf!

  28. This was a fun read! It sounds like you had the most perfect and simplest of weekends, which are truly the best.

    I love the way you styled the DOTTO vest- you speak vintage to me, and the way you wear it is so classy!

    Simply Akshara


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