Denim on Denim

Mar 17, 2014

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PARKA: thrifted (similar: here and here and here)
SWEATER: H&M (similar: here)
SHORTS: thrifted (similar: here and here)
BOOTS: Macy's (similar: here and here)

I've been wanting a loose fitting spring parka like this for AGES. I usually love anything baggy and think it looks especially cute when paired with shorter hems- so when I went shopping with Jamie from Petite Panoply (!!) I was so excited to see one hanging all lonesome on the rack. I think it was the perfect touch to balance out the jazzy sweater and the denim on denim action. And that's right, I was on a blogger date! Jaimie has family that lives literally ten minutes away from my house, so when she was in town for a wedding we made sure to wedge in a coffee and shopping date. Now if only I can somehow convince her to move here for good ;)

ALSO, I guest posted on one of my favorite blogs last Friday! If you like blogs that are thoughtful and have interesting writing/content than Clear the Way is for you. Kate created a series where she asks a couple of bloggers to write about a certain word, and for March it's "opening". If you want to see my take on opening click on over here. (Disclosure: thangs are going to get ~personal~)

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  1. Just wrote a post about this - and you have done it justice!!! This the coolest and chic-ext double denim outfit with a twist.

    I love the parka also, and the belt - you are like the best thrift shopper ever, you have the most amazing pieces!

    Glad you had a great shopping trip/blogger date!

    Happy Monday, have a great week!
    Lucy xxx
    Florals & Corals

  2. Oo, pretty girl you make denim on denim look great!

  3. Super cool layering, as always! Great sweater too! xo


  4. So beautiful look <3
    Love the coat*

    Vanessa Ribeiro

  5. You find the best vintage things and I love the denim on denim, the printed jumper breaks it up! Lovely!!

    Emma x

  6. Love your outfit, darling, you are the master of layering, I have to tell you that! you look simply awesome in colors, prints and textures, because your have your own unique way of putting them together in accordance with your personality! <3 xoxo

  7. I read your guest post, and can I just say that I loved it? Because I LOVED it.
    It'd be so much easier to find happiness in other people, but I think the happiest and most satisfied you can feel is when you focus on yourself and becoming the person you want to be first.
    Anyway, great guest post!
    Also, love how you did denim on denim here :) You and your layering, you're just so spectacular at it

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. Totally agree - baggy parkas do look amazing paired with shorter hemlines. This outfit is way too cute!
    And ahh I wish I could connect with more bloggers in my area for a blogger date haha! That sounds like so much fun!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  9. Gaaah! I'm literally in love with your layering here. :)


  10. That jacket is a great find!! I'm just jealous that you're able to break out the spring jacket...since I wore my down filled one today. Again.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That Thing

  11. Haha, I wish I had the chance to meet you guys too. You seem like a cool bunch for drinking beer! :D
    Love the sweater and the cool patterns.

  12. denim denim denim! I really dig that spotty sweater of yours, Marlen. I SAW THAT YOU AND JAMIE MET AND WENT SHOPPING AND THAT WAS TOO COOL. I'm glad you guys had such a fun time! Yer both cute cute cute together. > 3<

    also yes, that print really was inspired by donuts... and science! I am making an underwater assortment of micro-bakery-creatures :D

  13. I love parkas, and the one I'm wearing at the moment is quite similar to yours.
    By the way, I am loving the way you paired denim on denim! It looks amazing! xx

  14. This is definitely the most unique denim on denim look I've seen in a while! I love the break up with the printed sweater and chocolate belt. And the burgundy lipstick-- made for you :) Hurray for finding the perfect parka!


  15. this is so cool, love the shorts and the sweater <3

  16. I left a comment on the guest post too,but you are an amazing women. Wow.

  17. Loving the whole denim on denim look!
    I love denim on denim outfits! I just think it gives out a great vintage or 90's feel to it! :)

  18. Loving the denim on denim! Also the parka is adorable! I've been wanting one for a while but I haven't found one that screams "buy me" yet.


  19. I love your parka! I thrifted a really cute one recently, but it's made of chiffon so it's super lightweight and better for the milder weather where I live :) Also, your boots are super cute :)

  20. Perfect sweater is perfect :D It reminds me of science.

  21. Adoring this ensemble. I've been getting really into denim for about a year now, and love combining different shades and clothing items into one beautiful outfit. These shorts might be my favorite part!

  22. Your guest post is beautiful, Marlen! Personal yet extremely relatable. I read it the other morning and it was just what I needed to read at that moment. <3

    Also, you're just adorable. I love the sweater!


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