Being Meg for a Day

Nov 13, 2013

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DRESS: c/o Straylight Vintage| BOOTS: Macy's| DENIM JACKET: Levis (similar: here)| SCARF: c/o Afternoon Owl Designs

So this is weird, but I feel very Meg Ryan circa 1989 in this Straylight Vintage dress. Like I feel like I could be walking with Harry in NYC to the laundromat, curly hair on my head and a bag of laundry over my shoulder. Witty banter would be sparking between us as we talk about nothing and those yellow Fall leaves would be falling from the trees and onto our shoulders and ground. Then add a denim jacket and some combat boots in the mix, and then I'm knee deep in the 90's. Now the only thing left on the agenda is to convince Harry he wants to marry me ;) 

When I first saw this Straylight Vintage dress I didn't know what about it hooked me in like it did. It could be that Meg Ryan is my idol and I want my life to be a permanent romcom, but it also could be the Fall potential it offered. My mind instantly flashed to denim and cargo jackets, thick cable knit sweaters cinched with belts, and chambray shirts underneath. I could easily see myself playing with this piece all year round and so I didn't hesitate to make it mine. Also, if you like this amazingly thick Afternoon Owl Designs infinity scarf (the one I'm wearing is the taupe one), make sure to enter my giveaway for one here!

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And this isn't my first dress from Straylight Vintage- I thought it'd be fun to share how I styled my other dresses from them!: 

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Turtleneck dress from this post

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Floral dress from this post


And the fun doesn't stop here- one of you lucky ladies will be able to take home a beautiful dress of your own! Straylight Vintage is giving away a $50 giftcard to their store, and to enter all you have to do is:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Comment with your favorite item from Straylight and like them on Facebook
  2. Bonus Entry: Follow Straylight on Twitter
  3. Bonus Entry: Follow Straylight on Pinterest 

This is open internationally and will run for a week- good luck!


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58 comments :

  1. http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843797
    pink vintage net lace hat

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  2. I feel the vibe and there isn't really a better one to have. I love the mesh of vintage and modern in this look!

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  3. Oh my goodness you DO look like Meg Ryan from one of her romcoms! Very much so. How charming.

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  4. I'm loving the "60s Mod Dress, Blue Dress, Polyester Print Dress, Shift Dress".

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  5. You look so cute! and When Harry Met Sally has to be my fave romcom ever.

    Rachel

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  6. I love all of these! But I think that turtleneck dress is my favorite. You look lovely, Marlen! I'm so happy about the '90s trends.

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  7. WOW @ this dress: http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843845

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  8. You have the most adorable dresses!

    I love feeling like a 90s star when I put on some of my favorite vintage.
    My wildly printed and vaguely shaped vintage maxi dresses always make me feel like Lisa Kudrow... I often come out of the bedroom and declare "I'm Phoebe today!" and then order my coffee under the name "Phoebe" hahaha

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  9. God I love When Harry Met Sally, I just watched it and it gets better everytime. This is such a cute look, definitely reminds me of meg ryan but doesn't look dated. Such a sweet dress!
    xJennaD

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  10. Love the inspiration! This outfit has all my favourites- floral, denim, combat boots, and chunky scarves :) You look great! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  11. The print on your dress is so pretty! I'd probably shorten the hem, but that's just me.

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  12. Oh yes I am in love with that scarf! Cute Cute!

    -Cece
    Where The Water Meets The Sky

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  13. love how you styled the floral dress with a cozy scarf! spring and fall in one!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  14. OMG YES! I totally see Meg Ryan here, I think it's the boots, don't know why and I'll be mighty embarrassed if she never donned a pair of Doc Martin-esque kind before but something about the midi length dress and those boots are shouting it to me! Gorgeous look Marlen! My fav so far!


    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  15. Really loving the pattern on the 60s Blue Dress, Vintage Day Dress, Nellie Don Dress, Madmen Dress. So cool! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  16. That's the great thing about floral print is that it can be remixed all year! I always think it's cute when I see floral print styled for fall like you've done with your jean jacket. This is an awesomely 90s-tastic outfit!

    p.s. My favorite from Straylight Vintage is this blue Pendelton jacket: http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843794

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  17. Ugh! Meg Ryan is my Fav!!! Im a sucker for 90's rom coms. Love this so freeking much.
    xE

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  18. Adorable!! Awesome Meg Ryan inspired post my dear, truly love your dress and you styled it to perfection, can totally understand your love for the 90s! You look sooo beautiful! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

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  19. You look lovely! Love the denim jacket with that dress! :)

    XX Sonja
    www.redsonjafashion.com

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  20. LOVE the first look, I reference Meg Ryan and When Harry Met Sally all the time on my blog, check it out http://bethebteam.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  21. Ohh I adore your dress and I love how it looks paired with those boots <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  22. I really really like your vintage dress!

    Rebecca

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  23. This print is definitely very versatile! I love layering over floral prints for winter like this. Plus, there's that fantastic knit scarf you're wearing again. I love that one!
    Haha, and if only we could all live Meg Ryan's life...sigh

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  24. I love all the outfits but particularly the first one. I feel like I would wear that on repeat!

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  25. I like this dress: http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843691

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  26. I'm so in love with this massive circle scarf!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  27. My fave is the black beaded Old hollywood-style dress. Beautiful.

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  28. I really like http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843776

    a.d.r.y@live.it

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  29. My favorite item is 50s Rockabilly Skirt, Circle Skirt, Gathered Skirt, Cotton Skirt :) http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843798

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  30. I adore the vintage black 1940s beaded dress!

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  31. I like http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843814

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  32. I like this: http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843814

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  33. I like this: Red Maxi Dress, 70s Fashion, Long Maroon Dress ! :)

    hobi.tanija@yahoo.com

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  34. I am in love with the long purple hippie skirt! what a nice selection of vintage clothes xx

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  35. This dress is too fabulous for words <3 http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843856

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  36. Red Maxi Dress, 70s Fashion, Long Maroon Dress

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  37. Love this: http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843792

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  38. Love the scarf you're wearing.! Looks comfy & warm! :)
    I love the 60's Pembleton blazer!
    http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843794

    danesha(dot)smith33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843837

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  40. http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843837

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  41. My fav is http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843845

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  42. Though I am pretty much obsessed with all of your vintage items, I particularly like the Vintage Black Blouse, 50s Beaded Top, Long Sleeve Blouse. I think the detailing is amazing!

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  43. I like the Black Hat, 40s Velvet Hat, Small Vintage Hat

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  44. I like this
    http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843844

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  45. I love the Princess Style Beige 70s coat.

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  46. Red Maxi Dress, 70s Fashion, Long Maroon Dress

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  47. I am in love with that vintage satin gown! This giftcard may be a bad thing for me, I may go way over the amount I'd win...want so many things!::)

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  48. I absolutely love the Turtleneck Dress. It's so cute!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  49. I love this 50s dress. http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843836

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  50. I adore this!
    http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843872

    -Sierra

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  51. I like the "Plus Size 60s Dress, Lavender Dress, Vintage Polyester Dress."

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  52. I love the beaded sweater, beige cardigan

    http://www.zibbet.com/straylightvintage/artwork?artworkId=1843661

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