Dec 23, 2013

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DRESS: c/o Cut and Chic Vintage| TURTLENECK: Banana Republic: HAT: Sourpuss Knits (same one here)| COAT: thrifted| BOOTIES: Macy's| TIGHTS: Forever 21

One day left till Christmas!! And before you tell me that I can't count properly, my family's Polish so Christmas Eve is the big, red-letter day for us. That's the day that we put hay under the table cloth, set an extra seat for a stranger that might have to come out of the cold, eat a fish dinner using recipes that our great grandma's themselves used, and, of course, tear into those presents. I'm getting giddy just thinking about it. 

But since there's only a handful of hours left til the big day, today I'll be spending my time baking cakes with my mom and being on icing duty, putting Christmas movies on as background noise as I wrap the last of the straggling gifts, and cutting out endless snowflake garlands by the fireplace as a last-ditch effort to snazz up the place. It's going to be wonderful.

And a special day deserves a special dress, so I immediately reached for my Cut and Chic Vintage dress while getting dressed this morning. I'm clearly not cutting any corners today ;) This dress is 100% bliss for me because the shape and clean and delicate bow reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear in  one of her movies. All I need is a chignon and a tall pillow box hat and I'd be set! 

But since it's winter and a hot pink hue could be hard to make cozy-appropriate, I decided to bust out some baby-it's-cold-outside staples- meaning a turtleneck and a pompom beanie. I opted for a light grey but striped turtleneck so that it could- at the same time- be light enough to let the dress be the show stopper but still add its weight in interest by adding a pattern. And then my Sourpuss Knits beanie was just the thing to add another electric pop of color to balance out the look and make it look whole. Now if only I could get away wearing the same outfit over and over on this blog haha, this outfit is definitely one of my top faves!

And if you want to browse some other Hepburn-approved dresses, definitely check out Cut and Chic Vintage here- you won't be disappointed!


And here are some of my top picks from Cut and Chic to give you and idea of what else they're packing- how pretty is that peach ascot dress?


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  1. I love the winter pink!

  2. Oooh, ahh! I like hearing of these traditions of yours. Fish sounds delicious, so I hope that's yummy for you! We also open our presents on Christmas Eve. High-five! I'm starting to get giddy as well.

    Oh my, I do adore you in pink, Miss Marlen! And those booties and tights are perfect lovers. YES, LOVERS!

  3. That dress is amazing! Totally Audrey Hepburn. Your Christmas eve plans sound amazing. I hope you enjoy it and have a fabulous holiday!

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  4. Yay! One day left! I've celebrated Polish Christmas Eve with a friend of mine in the past, so I know that tomorrow really is properly Christmas :) Loving the bright pink on you, Marlen- so cheery! Happy Holidays to you and your family! xo


  5. Aw Merry Christmas to you!!! I love your bright pink dress! We are not Polish, but my dad's side is Norwegian so we used to do the whole huge Christmas Eve too. I hope yours is filled with happy memories and yummy food!

  6. Oh, both the cut and color of that dress are very flattering! Lovely.

    Christmas Eve is kind of the big day at our house too- though we eat soup (Oyster Stew when my grandma was coming, but just tomato otherwise as no one likes Oyster Stew much).

  7. I honestly cannot believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve! It sounds like your family has a really fun tradition :) I looooove your festive pink dress! You always manage to rock some great colors even in the dark, cold months!

    Xo, Hannah

  8. your outfit is super cute and unique :D


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  10. I love that dress on you! I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve, it is amazing how fast time goes by!


  11. That dress is the most beautiful thing I've seen all day!
    And haha that's such a fun family tradition! :]

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  12. I love the bright pink dress on you, its so pretty :)

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  13. That is definitely a special dress for Christmas, this special occasion! :) Haha, Christmas begins in 2 days for me- 1 day in just a few more hours! I totally can't wait! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family! xx

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  14. That dress is so adorable! The color is just so perfect and lovely on you!

    I hope that you have a super wonderful holiday!


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  16. Oh yes, Christmas Eve is huge for my family too :D My mom even went as far as sending "special" food through the postman, because I won't be spending the holiday with them :D
    I love the dress with that turtleneck underneath, great use of creamy colors. And of course, the coat takes the spotlight :D

  17. This dress is wonderful! I just love it so much. The color is great on you and you've layered it perfectly, as always. It's so creative to throw a sweater underneath it. You need all the layers you can get with the cold weather! I swear I thought my feet were going to freeze off yesterday.
    I hope you have an awesome Christmas Eve. My mom's side of the family always has a big party on Christmas Eve so I know how it is to have a billion festivities and presents and food on that day - which I guess is today since I'm up so late. Anyway, have a great one!

  18. I like the combo of dress and coat! also your beanie is lovely! Great look!

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  20. Ahh I love the pink dress, the way it's cut is so flattering on too!
    Happy Holidays!

  21. Very cute :)
    Merry Christmas lovely xx

  22. Super love all these colours, especially how the pink dress adds a statement into the whole outfit!!

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  23. Ah Marlen, this dress is gooooorgeous, and it's beautiful on you!! I love how you styled it, too. Christmas Eve is always the big day for us, too! I love hearing about others' traditions! I hope your holiday was wonderful :)

    xox Sammi


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