TROPICAL PRINTS AND STRAW PURSES

Jul 28, 2014

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Monday morning has my brain all foggy, so instead of me writing to you let's let someone else do it. I hope that you take the time to be happy today:

“Promise yourself, to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

— Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them


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And while we're marinating in the feeling of how wonderful this Monday is going to be (because we're amazing), let's also die a little inside over this outfit. Tropical prints plus straw clutches equals my power outfit. I feel unstoppable in this. It is my new belief that every girl should own swishy pants and a vintage wicker handbag, just so they can feel as happy as I do walking down the street. If you're looking for a shop that has them- as well as a heck of a lot of other vintage delights- I'd recommend New Old Fashion Vintage. I have a ton of dresses and skirts from them that are seriously my go-to favorite items, so if you're in a shopping mood hop on over and say hi to Amelia (the brains behind the operation)! And to give you an idea of the summery goods they have in stock right now, I chose three of my favorite items below- enjoy!


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PANTSUIT: Zara

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45 comments :

  1. I love the print! It's so summery and the bag is such a nice touch too! I love the style! <3
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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  2. Girl, you do look powerful in this outfit!!!

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  3. What a perfect summertime combo!

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  4. I agree that a girl needs a pair of swishy pants, but she also needs a good swingy skirt if she's a bit girly. OH MY DEAR LORD YOU ARE ENABLING MY VINTAGE ADDICTION!! That Etsy shop is to die for.

    Theatricality by Mariah

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  5. THIS WHOLE LOOK!!! LOVE IT! this jumper is totally killer and i love the tropical print. also that purse soooo adorable! I saw this woman walking down the block the other day with a purse that looked like a little picnic basket. I so want one now.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  6. Mondays are made better by fun jumpsuits!

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  7. I really loved the positive energy you put into this post. Mondays are often described as a drag so I love how you made me want to take a more positive attitude.
    Plus, you look AMAZING in this look. Truly!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  8. Loving that quote, Marlen - thanks! May all the positive vibes be coming your way too. Ps, love the wicker bag!

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  9. Okay Miss Marlen, I must say you look perfect. Literally.

    xx.

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  10. Beautiful jumpsuite...love that the print is green, natural and fresh, so lovely!! You have a really beautiful blog, I enjoyed it a lot ;D keep in touch!! kisses

    http://caprice-by-elirosu.blogspot.com.es

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  11. I'm massively into bold prints at the moment, so this is right up my street! I recently bought a brown safari-style wrap shirt from Karen Millen that has a very similar print to the one shown in your outfit.. and I adore it! So, needless to say, I feel the same way about your look :) I can't thank you enough for sharing Christian D. Larson's words, I've saved them to my computer to look at (very) often.. how inspiring! Have a lovely week (and thank you again for the quotation)!

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/
    - I follow back on bloglovin' -

    x

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  12. This print suits you, you look happy and I love the positivity wooing from you, your words and the post! Thank you for the bday wishes, I had a gresat time now back at work ;) xx
    M

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  13. This outfit is Am-Az-ING! I love it... it looks so runway and chic! It fits you perfectly and I'm obsessed with tropical prints right now... what a happy print!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  14. Holy crap.. I love this!! So much fun and you pull it off perfectly!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow- you look like a million bucks. I love your ability to see the art in wearing something like this when all I'd have seen was something not worth a second glance. You transform things into the most amazing looks.

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  16. nice:)) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  17. FABULOUS! You are a tall, slim, powerful woman.

    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  18. That is some power outfit! I'm a huge fan of the tropical print on that jumpsuit, and I'm always a sucker for straw bags.

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

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  19. DUDE, you totally look powerful here. Like I definitely wouldn't want to mess with you. It's got the power of a pantsuit but the youth and vivacity of a baby coconut. Yeah, that was a sassy comparison and I am damn proud of it. In fact I'm saving it right now.

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    1. Yeah, that was a pretty uber epic comparison! Mad props, girl!

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  20. Marlen - I just copied this quote into my Moleskine. It's a great reminder to be happy! Thank you for sharing this!
    Also, your jumpsuit makes me happy. Seriously. I want it in my closet! The print is so fabulous!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  21. Ok this is certainly one powerful and beautiful print. You can totally see a shift in your demeanour in these photos, like your alter ego has stepped out to play and she's a secretive agent! Most probably one of Charlie's angels in fact! I'm also adoring that quote. God damn that was exactly what I needed to hear and be reminded of. Especially about bringing joy to friends and to show them the good in them. I think in todays society we forget to do that and I would really like to do this for those I love.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com
    GIVEAWAY NEWNESS, CHECK IT

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  22. You look amazing in the outfit! What a killer print to wear, too.

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  23. Damn I wish I could rock a jumpsuit as well as you! I love straw purses for summer.
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  24. My brain when I realized the amazing tropical printed piece on your body was in fact a jumpsuit: "KAPOW/BOOM/*insert explosion noise here*
    Um, you look flipping amazing. LOVE

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. hahah that's how mine went when i saw it hanging in the sale section ;)

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  25. Oh I LOOOVE this overall, the print is perfect for summer, and they are so comfy!
    And the bag is really really cute ♥︎♥︎

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  26. Nice words of Larson :) Now, talking fashion, you look so powerful in that jumpsuit! You look stunning, the print is awesome!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog
    xo

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  27. I love this look:) What a great print.
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  28. Ummm, can you please find me one of these in every colour and pattern ever? You are looking insanely flapper-chic and I love everything about it. Rock on, baby coconut, rock on!

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  29. Great idea on the outsourced writing. I can completely relate. Beautiful post and "dat jungle print doh." Love.

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  30. What a lovely quote! Exactly what I needed amidst this particularly hectic and stressful week. And that tropical print? Absolutely fabulous on you, Marlen! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  31. This jumpsuit is amazing! You look great!

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  32. Dang, if this outfit doesn't scream for a beach and a fruity drink, I don't know what does. This summery look is so fresh and classic without being humdrum at all!

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  33. the jumpsuit is so cool
    love your sense of style
    x
    ediot

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  34. Oh wow look at that amazing print on that jumpsuit, don't you look amazing in it! Great post!

    http://www.sarahprowse.co.uk/

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  35. Such a gorgeous jumpsuit, very Summery! xx

    www.hannahhearts-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. OMG, I love this outfit! Love the print. Love everything! Looking stunning, Marlen! xx

    www.blancheneve.com

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  37. i'm crushing so hard on this outfit! i've never even attempted the whole jumper look (i feel like i'm too short to pull it off), but this makes me want to try!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  38. This print is so luxe! You look so great.

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  39. Lovin' that jumpsuit. Always love stopping by your blog for vintage and indie fashions.

    The Style Boro

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  40. Absolutely love this quotation! It really hit the spot for me :D
    And adore this tropical treasure! I love the wide legs, gives it more edge, and omg this bag is so cute,I NEED!!!!

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