6 Outfits to Try This Weekend

Dec 12, 2014

Weekends are meant for playing and exploring, and when one does that she needs to dress the part. You can't just wear any old dress to that new underground speakeasy bar. And will pants or a jumpsuit work better to that one book reading you heard about last week? In the spirit of that, here's a new series offering you fun ideas to try out this weekend, as well as suggestions on what to wear to them. 

Chicago readers- these are real events happening this weekend. And everyone outside our area, go find these in your own town! I want to read all about it come Monday :)


  1. Play with contrasts by pairing flannel with an evening skirt and head to the restaurant Table, Donkey, and Stick in Logan Square for their Wine Tuesdays. This is for all you wine enthusiasts (or just people in a chi-chi mood): they let you try otherwise inaccessible wines that are usually impossibly to try, so if you like your reds and whites fancy, be sure not to miss out!
  2. Pair a maxi dress with a tailored velvet blazer and go to Wrigleyville for Comedy Against Humanity, an improv show where the audience has decks of Cards Against Humanity and play with the comics on stage. As Sosh described it: "The show works like the card game: the scene is set by a black card detailing a situation like "What are my parents hiding from me?", and the best answer from the audience's selection of white cards determines how the scene plays out. It's raucous, ridiculous, and perfectly offensive."
  3. Layer a midi skirt over a feminine peter pan collar dress and go to Katherine Anne's Confections in Logan Square for a truffle-making class. Wine is included, so don't worry if your baking attempts usually end up not-so-stellar. The drinks will ease the pain. 
  4. Pair a tartan midi skirt with a vintage beret and head to Rebuilding Exchange's holiday bazaar in Bucktown. It's a fair made up entirely of stores and businesses that repurpose materials to make their goods, giving you a chance to buy eco-friendly gifts for the Christmas tree. Tacos and baked goods will also be involved, so be sure to pencil it in for Friday, December 12th.
  5. Top a plaid skirt with a bowler hat and go to Sauced- Emporium Bar's monthly Night Market on Tuesday, December 16th. Sip on dranks, listen to music, munch on local food, and shop from vendors around the neighborhood- all under the roof of one bar. 
  6. Tuck your cardigan into your skirt and go to the comedy show A Very Merry Mother F@#$% Christmas in Bucktown on Saturday, December 20th. Filled with stand-up, sketches, and songs, this will give you some R-rated humor in an otherwise tinsely, stocking-pinning time. Last chance to get on the naughty list, any one? 


  1. You have such a beautiful style! I love all your midi skirts :)

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  2. Dying over that second outfit. LOVE it.

  3. love all these looks!


  4. These are simply adorable! You have such timeless style. (: Have a great weekend!


  5. My favorite one is the plaid skirt and bowler hat, that one is so cute. I love the plaid with gray!

    Love, Karina

  6. Just discovered your blog, and can't wait to say it out loud - you are extremely adorable, Marlen!
    And I love this post matching outfits to activities, my totally favorite would be maxi dress and velvet jacket, sold together with the show!:)

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  7. I love your style so much! Midi skirts look so great on you - I wish I could pull them off like you! Have a lovely weekend xx


  8. Lovely looks! I was trying to choose a favorite but gave up, love them all. Wish I lived in Chicago so that I could check some of these places out!

    Pink Wings

  9. Love these outfits - I agree, weekends are for playing around with what you wear (either that, or a lazy day outfit!). Adore the tartan skirt and beret outfit - that skirt is just gorgeous on you!
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

  10. I know it sounds cliché but your style is very unique. I cannot pinpoint it exactly but it's like vintage 40s meets 2014. It's a breath of fresh air!


    With Love, Banke a Fashion Blog

  11. Marlen I absolutely adore your blog! Im so happy to have discovered it through ModCloth! The first outfit just kills me. That skirt and fur collar are just an absolute dream!

    Prim & Pattern

  12. You have such an amazing style. Love all of the outfit.

    Eea P


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