Happy, Happy Day!

Nov 3, 2013

INFINITY SCARF: c/o The Seam Designs (get it here)| DRESS: Urban Outfitters (similar: here| HAT: Urban Outfitters| SWEATER: thrifted (similar: here| BOOTS: Macy's (similar: here)

Ohh happy day, today is mine and Marc's two year anniversary! Woot! I still remember when we were in the same classes together in college- me: taking notes furiously, him: snoozing on top of his notebook. We never said more than a hello to each other, but one day I remember watching him present his research in class, and as I was chewing on my pen and looking at his cute face, I had a flash of a thought of how I wanted a boyfriend like him one day. 

Then fast-forward a few months through one college graduation and one trip to Thailand, and you'll find me back in downtown Chicago, strolling with my friends around 11 o'clock and trying to figure out which bar to pop our noses into. We chose one at random and as I was waiting for the bartender to get me my beer, out came someone from the crowd and tapped me on my shoulder. I turned around and was met face to face with Marc. I smiled, he laughed, we hugged and then it all started. Talk about the stars aligning, huh? 

And on this special day, I wanted to wear something cozy and fall-y and something that would tempt Marc to snuggle up to me all day long. So I decided to throw on my flowiest maroon dress, baggiest grandpa sweater, and my new The Seam Designs infinity scarf. I keep seeing all these lovely pictures of girls in cardigans and thick infinity scarves, and when I saw this oatmeal colored one I knew I've waited long enough and needed it in my life. I'm happy to report that I feel as cute as those girls in the pictures I kept eyeing :)


And here are some other pretty accessories The Seam Designs has- which is your favorite? 




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  1. that is such a lovely story...I dream of finding someone like that one day! so lovely to hear you're happy, and I love the scarf! so cosy!


  2. awww this is the cutest! i love how you guys met. stars aligning for real!! and what a perfect outfit for such a special day :) i adore that scarf!!!

  3. I adooooore the colour of the cardigan! And it looks great with that dress!

    XX Sonja

  4. Aww, congrats! Lovely outfit, btw! xx


  5. Aww, happy two year anniversary! Paul and I celebrated our anniversary a couple of weeks ago. And your outfit, I want it. Simple as that. You look perfectly cozy warm and stylish!

  6. Ah, you look so cozy and fallish! Love that outfit. You and your man have the cutest story. I love hearing about how people met; it's hard not to believe in fate with a history like yours! :)

  7. Happy anniversary! Hope you two lovebirds have a wonderful day <3

  8. That is indeed the perfect infinity scarf, I just love the color of the sweater you paired with it! And ok, talk about cute couple stories. Congratulations on the two year anniversary!

  9. awww that story just warmed my heart! Coincidence like that just has to be faith you know :)



  10. awww! Happy Anniversary to you and Marc, Marlen! I love the story of how you met, and I think this outfit is a great Fall look perfect for being snuggled up to :)
    I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!

  11. Great hues for fall - that purply berry looks great on you!

  12. Aww, congrats on the anniversary! What a cute story :) Loving the Fall colours today! xo



  13. Awww, congrats to you and Marc! That's such a cute story. Definitely never know who you'll run into down the road.
    And yes, you look just like the Pinterest fashion girls that I keep repinning on my Fashion board...haha, I want this adorable scarf!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  14. These colours are all so beautiful together!! A very happy anniversary to the two of you, that's a cute story, I hope you guys had a great cuddlefest :)

  15. So cute! Such a cuddling outfit! And I love the oatmeal scarf.

    Sincerely, Dani Rose

  16. AHHHH your meet story is so cute! Actually ideal. Even i want to cuddle you in that outfit!!

  17. ah this look is amazing! love your fun sunglasses, amazing hat, cute layering, all so awesome!


  18. Such a cute outfit. Love the chunky scarf and cardigan

  19. Ah, congrats. Cute look with the hat and scarf.

  20. This is such a cozy outfit! Love the glasses on you:) Yes, I live in Tokyo right now! Have you ever been?


  21. happy anniversary! how could he not snuggle you all day in that big warm sweater!? hope you two had a lovely day together!

  22. Cuuuute outfit. I am planning in knitting myself an infinity scarf this winter…I was thinking mustard but your oatmeal one is delicious looking too! Congratulations on your anniversary :)

  23. ah, I love hearing how couples got together. the stars aligned indeed that you happened to meet up later in that bar! it sounds like you two new you crush was mutual when you met that night, so sweet. also i love the "so Marc won't snuggle up with me all day long" haha he sounds just like Jonny, although we're both happy it's finally cooled down, snuggling doesn't quite have the appeal when it's roasting. anyway, i adore this outfit Marlen! you def nailed the pretty fall floral dress w/ the chunky cowl + cardi. the cowl is gorgeous and a great find on the cardi, i'm def jealous on both! happy anniversary!
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

  24. Happy Anniversary!! That's a cool back story to you guys, too.

  25. Congratulations! You look so lovely Marlen. I love that scarf!

  26. Oh, happy anniversary to you and your beau! What a fun story that is, and really proves that fate works in mysterious ways! xo

  27. I LOVE that you basically wear a hat with every outfit. So chic and unique!

  28. Oh and congrats on the anniversary - it's so lovely to celebrate happiness!

  29. congratulations! what a lovely story on how it all began!

  30. Awww, happy anniversary dear, such a wonderful story! <3 Awesome, awesome post! ^^ Adore your brilliant retro look of course, just..WOW! <3 Bravo!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  31. Aww, that's such a sweet story! I love your sweater, too. I've been trying to find a perfectly cozy oversized cardigan for fall myself!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

  32. Now you're the cute girl in the pictures for the rest of us! :D Happy Anniversary!

  33. adorable story!!! wonderful look too. this looks so cozy i need to start pulling out all my scarves!!!

  34. Happy anniversary! This is one of my favourite outfits that you've put together! I still can't get over the fact that there is a very good chance that we were both wandering around downtown Chicago at 11 PM and wondering which bar to pop into, but we never met! Fabulous scarf! I was making tons of giant infinity scarves for my etsy shop, but have recently detoured to the cowl scarf like the one you have here!

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  35. I would wear this outfit head to toe. Your fall style is SO inspiring!

    Xo, Hannah


  36. Aww what a cute story!! We got married on our 2 year dating anniversary so it was a good one ;) Hope you did something fun to celebrate!! You look darling & I'm sure he couldn't resist snuggling you in this!

  37. Love that outfit! That cardigan looks super cozy. Happy belated anniversary to you two!

    decked out in ruffles

  38. Oh how cute you look! I love the sweater and how it contrasts the dress!

    Adorable hat too :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  39. Aww happy belated anniversary!
    This is definitely a super cozy-looking outfit. I love the fall colors. This cardigan looks so comfortable. I want one like it! Your round sunglasses are perfect too.


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