My Style

Mar 4, 2014


SKIRT: c/o New Old Fashion Vintage
TURTLENECK: Zaras (recent!)
CHAMBRAY: Forever 21
SHOES: Urban Outfitters (recent!)

I think this outfit right here best describes how my style has changed since the new year. Before I was really into busy patterns and electric colors, and while that still catches my eye, I feel the prettiest in something like this. A full skirt, a turtleneck, some neutral colors, and cut-out shoes with socks. It's simple but not boring and makes my eyes oh so happy!

And let's take a moment to fawn over this skirt, shall we? You know by now that I'm a total sucker over the midi trend, and this New Old Fashion skirt is exactly why. I love the silhouette it creates, and I'm already itching to pair it with some crop tops when Chicago decides to stop moonlighting as the Arctic. New Old Fashion is a chic little boutique that has a lot of tailored and feminine vintage just like this skirt. And- bonus- they also have a $15-or-less clearance section right now, so if you're in the mood to shop around visit them here!


And here are some of my top picks that New Old Fashion has in stock right now- a girl can't have enough hats and boots!



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  1. Love this outfit, you are adorable! And the shoes are freaking awesome!
    Sarah xo

  2. So pretty! That skirt is PERFECT (will definitely be great with crop tops,) and the light blue is lovely on you! You look unique and timeless, not boring at all. 

  3. This is a very ladylike look. I love when I find a look that is just "so me!". It really makes the outfit stand out because you feel so good in it! Love the skirt!

  4. Girrllll… looking fabulous! AND I just added a bunch of stuff to the $15 clearance section!

  5. I love midi skirts as well but have yet to find one that really suits, yeah, I'm more than a bit envious of yours.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Midi skirts make me so happy (big surprise I know) and you look so darling in this!

  7. Aw, thanks for your thoughtful comment lovey!! I'm like you, so want to get my writing just right, free writing has really helped me let go of that though... such a great way to explore my creativity and uncover my thoughts! Perhaps I'll do a post on it some time!!

    And I'm with ya, love simple outfits, and yours is perfect! xoxo

  8. wow, I loved the colors in your outfit and they look very beautiful on the white ground. <3 xoxo

  9. Super cool pics

    Awesome outfit!! Nice work

  10. This full skirt is bloody wonderful on you! I love skirts like this and wish I owned my of them. Actually, that's a lie. I wish I attended more events that deemed them appropriate!

    Corinne x

  11. super cute skirt! i just got my first midi dress. i always thought i would hate the length, but i actually love it :)
    xo jac

  12. Absolutely drooling over your skirt - midi skirts are the best!! I feel like this outfit just totally "you" - the layers, the skirt, the print of your turtleneck, and your fabulous shoes just come together in a very "you"ish way and I think it look amazing! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  13. what a versatile turtleneck! I remember you wore that underneath a sweater in a previous post! I love useful pieces like that :)

  14. So cute. I just love this turtleneck top and those shoes are so unique and cool. I can't even imagine how much you want the weather to warm up. It's been so cold up there!
    P.S. I'm so pumped for some good ol' thrifting next week!

  15. I love that full skirt and the shoes you paired it with. Great look :)

    - Gita
    Keep in touch with me on Bloglovin

  16. Those shoes! So awesome. Loving that turtleneck too. I just ordered my first midi skirt and am super excited for it to arrive haha.

  17. My style is definitely changing these days too, simpler, comfortable yet stylish pieces is what I crave! This is a great look, and totally suits you, that skirt is perfection

  18. sooo good. girl i need to see side views of those shoes, they looook awesome!

    at this volume

  19. That skirt is amazing and I love your shoes! You are so adorable and I am very fond of your ensembles. xoxo

  20. Hey Marlen,
    Awesome style!
    You got this vintage and retro look to you! I adore it so much! I wished I can pull it off as good as you can!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and I am now following you!
    Hope we can be blogger friends and follow each other<3

  21. great look! love your skirt so much and the way you styled it with the sandals and socks is great! love it!

  22. OMG OMG OMG! You're perfect! Just when I think you can't top off a perfect outfit of yours, you go on and dress like that, and leave me speechless!!!! O_O I FREAKIN LOVE EVERYTHING! This is going straight to my "inspiration folder" :D The skirt is gorgeous and those shoes, omg! *_*

  23. This is very Von Trapp Chic! Love the look! (And how you sort of turned that skirt into a paper bag waist- very awesome.)

    <3 dani

  24. I'm new here. Your style reminds me of WWII, which is interesting. I don't think I've ever seen anyone that means 40s when they say 'vintage'. Way to go!!! That skirt is amazing!!!


  25. My style did developed a bit this past year, which I'm thankful for, because I love to grow it!
    I must confess you pull out some kind of pieces I'm not brave to do it and they seem to look perfect on you, which is amazing! I love the skirt, by the way! xx

  26. Aw Marlen, this really does seem like you! I think you always stay true to your style even when you're wearing brighter, more eye-catching pieces. But these are still eye-catching to me, too. I seriously love that layering up top and that skirt is the most perfect color/cut/poof/everything. *___*

  27. Love the skirt! The color looks great on you. mywhiteT

  28. This combination feels perfect, Marlen! The colors, the mix of pattern and solids. . . it's just great. I'm a sucker for a skirt like that too.

  29. Always interesting to see your style evolve. Have been loving these prints and neutrals on you! And great lipstick choices recently too :)


  30. I love this look!
    So beautiful style and pictures!
    Have a lovely day!

  31. You look incredible, I love those boots about to check urban for them! They are so perfect. You sense of layering and the high waisted skirt with the belt is amazing, you have great style but I love that you stick to your individual style, you have used high street and vintage but you look so individual and stylish, Its great to see - I love it.

    Lucy xxx


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