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Monday, December 17, 2012

Crazy Stripes!

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Wednesday December 12, 2012

Today I felt pretty bold and gutsy, so I decided to wear this crazy mix of stripes! As if the pattern mix between the dress and jacket wasn't enough, I also decided to through in my crazy bolt heels for good measure. I know I look kind of crazy, but somehow I love this outfit ;)

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I know I've mentioned it before, but the story behind the dress I'm wearing today is pretty special. My mom wore this dress the night my father proposed to her 35 years ago. Every time I wear this dress, I think of the inspiring love my parents have for each other and how appreciative I am to have them as parents. So yeah, it is a pretty special dress!

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{Dress: Used to be my mom's (Similar here!)  ;  Jacket: Forever21.com (Similar here!)  ;  Heels: Modcloth.com (Somewhat similar here!)  ;  Clutch: Asos.com (Similar here!)}

BTW, I'm submitting this outfit for the IFB Stripes roundup! Check it out here!

Hope you are all having a great day!

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:
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31 comments

  1. Fashion is risky :) I love this. And the dress is so flattering!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  2. The dress is cute, but its story makes it really special. And the fabric must be good, 35 years and still looking new!

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  3. Wow,  what a special story about that dress!!  The double stripes are crazy, but good-crazy!  You make it work.

    -Sara, Road to the Heart

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  4. This is a bold look, but you look so gooooood! I think it works so well because you kept the shoes simple. The stripes don't even seem to clash! Marie, you work magic sometimes. :) And I also love the story behind that dress... how sweet is that! <3 You're wearing memories, hehehe. :D

    I hope your week is grand! <3

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  5. I love your shoes and most certainly garments with a story. How amazing that your mom kept the dress and that you can wear it today!

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  6. that is a pretty sweet story to go with your dress, and those heels are awesome!

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  7. Wow, I can't believe you actually managed to combine two striped pieces of clothing together and make it look amazing, love it! And the fact that your mum wore that dress when your dad proposed, that is an amazing story! I understand that dress is special to you <3 Seeing as they are still together, it might even be kind of a good luck charm! ;)

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  8. Love the shoes!!!

    *Besos*
    Http//:www.cmichelle.com

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  9. this shoes is amazing! love it

    http://www.passionnanteetpassionnee.com/

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  10.  Thank you so much Ashley! I'm glad to hear that you liked this outfit even though it was risky ;)

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  11.  Thank you Teresa! Yeah, I've worn this special dress so many times now and it still looks brand new. Thanks for always being so sweet!

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  12.  Thank you Sara! Glad to hear that you think this outfit works afterall, yai!

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  13.  Thank you Ali!!! It makes me so happy to hear you like this pattern mix. I was unsure of it at first, but ended up loving it in the end. Thanks so much!

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  14.  Yeah right?!?! I feel like I'm wearing history when I wear this dress. Hopefully it wil last long enough to perhaps pass it to my daughter someday ;) heheh doubt it though.

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  15.  Thank you Lydia!!!

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  16.  Hehehehe thank you Jody!! I can't believe I pulled off this pattern mix either. Yeah, I hope this dress brings me good luck when it comes to love. So far so good because my boyfriend is a dream come true. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I totally love this look, Marie. The mix of stripes and colors is really great.

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  18. I love that story. It would be so great if you showed a picture of how your mother wore it (even if its B&W).

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  19. These stripes are as joyful as you are!
    Kisses, Dia.www.peach-punch.com

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  20. These stripes are as joyful as you are!
    Kisses, Dia.www.peach-punch.com

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  21. Lovely stripes and crazy heels dear Marie! So pretty! :)


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  23.  Thank you so much! Glad you like them!

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  24.  That's a great idea!!! I remember seeing a photo of that night with my mom and dad. I'll have to look for the photo and scan it. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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  25.  Thank you Terry! It is always an honor to be featured on your blog, thank you so much ;)

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  26. That's so amazing that you and your mom held on to that dress! I still have the skirt and sweater my husband proposed to me in. It's very sentimental. :)
    I like how you paired it with another striped blazer- very bold! 

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  27. Great =) Looking forward to it.

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  28.  Thank you Heidi! Wao, you should definitely keep that skirt and sweater! I bet it is very special to you and reminds you of that special day when you wear it. Good for you!

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  29. Marie, I've loved catching up on your posts and seeing all your fun colorful outfits (as usual)! I like the way you paired these stripey pieces together, it's fun but not too crazy! Those shoes are awesome too. Also I love the story behind this dress, that is so sweet! And how nice that it's stylish looking dress :) I wore my mom's (shortened and slightly altered) high school graduation dress when I graduated from high school, and it's still one of the most special pieces of clothing I own! That's what your dress made me think of! 

    Merry Christmas Marie!









    perfectly priya

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  30. Those heels are crazy! So are the stripes, very gutsy indeed. The story about your mom wearing this when being proposed to is so cute and perfect.

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  31. Costa Rica qué me Pongo??July 27, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    esos zapatos estan realmente increibles!! los amé!!

    http://costaricaquemepongo.blogspot.com/


    te espero

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