Jackie and Marilyn | What Season Is It Anyway?

I recently moved (read: am still moving) and have been trying to keep some seasonal clothes set aside in a suitcase so that I can easily access them while everything is still packed. The problem? I don’t know what season it is! We have been having unseasonable highs in the 60s, we had some snow and freezing temps yesterday and this Halloween is promising to be a mild again. The rollercoaster of Midwest weather! So I decided to be prepared for a little bit of everything!
sweaterweather1This maxi skirt is something I would normally wear in the spring and summer as it is light and floral, but it is the perfect amount of warmth for a 60-degree day! I slapped some tights on under it for when it was almost 20 degrees cooler in the morning, but by the time I got home from work they were ready to be set free!
sweaterweather2I’m a big fan of the button up sweater from ModCloth because it’s not that warm. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good warm sweater, but the knit in this one leaves a lot of ventilation and is perfect for those in between days. I only had a tank top on underneath it, so I was happy and comfortable in leaving it on all day.
sweaterweather3I wanted to wear my pretty lacy boots one last time, as I’m sure I will be trading them for a more rugged pair soon! It is nice to have a boot that your feet aren’t overwhelmingly hot in for times like these, though!
sweaterweather5I played up the whimsy of this outfit with a butterfly belt I got at a local garage/vintage sale. I’d say, with out the faux fur on my sweater you would think this was a spring outfit! Maybe we could just skip winter and go straight to spring? I’ll start up a petition!
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What I Wore:
Skirt: Forever 21
Sweater: ModCloth
Boots: ModCloth
Belt: Garage Sale
Earrings: Thrifted
– Melissa

Marilyn Style: Rabbit Fur Coat

Usually the only Rabbit Fur Coat I like has to do with Jenny Lewis (most things I like have to do with Jenny Lewis). I’m more about faux fur myself but I do make an exception for this vintage/gifted sweater. I acquired it at a garage sale – along with many many other vintage goodies. Just before I left the lady who was gladly selling me all her teenage clothes also gave me this sweater. She had shown me a picture of herself wearing it and a dress I had just purchased and she thought I needed the whole outfit. I wish I could’ve kept the picture – we had strikingly similar features!
 2IMG_6432I wanted to keep the rockabilly/50s theme of this outfit going with some vintage-styled newer items that have popped up in this blog before. I love love love this salmon-colored top from ModCloth, but I had yet to dare wear it in the winter. Since I was going to a concert that I knew was going to be nice and sweaty, I figured this was the best time to try!
2IMG_64422IMG_6440I styled this shirt with my crinoline skirt from Eshakti and hid some warm leggings underneath for good measure. I love that this skirt sits on my exact waist and doesn’t float around as some waist skirts do. I guess that’s the point of custom ordering with your own measurements but it does blow my mind sometimes!
My new favorite shoes I bought on a whim from ModCloth during a recent sale. Normally my proportions don’t quite shine with knee-high anything, but these boots are slouchy enough to adjust to your standards and roomy enough to keep your calf from sweating away! Plus they are warm! What more could you want?
I tried to keep the accessories subtle – a black bow, some pearl earrings and a pink belt. That’s as subtle as I can get 🙂
What I Wore:
Sweater: Garage Sale
Skirt: Eshakti
Boots: ModCloth
Belt: H&M
Earrings: Target
Bow: Forever 21

Marilyn Style: Date Night

For the first time in our relationship, my boyfriend and I went on an official date. Yes, we’ve been together for a while and even live together, but since we are so spontaneous we have never made the planned effort to go out together. Last weekend we decided to give this whole planning thing a go and went out for sushi and a movie.
dIMG_5774For the first time in our relationship, I was nervous about what I was wearing. My boyfriend has always been supportive of my “out there” style and even takes most of the pictures for this blog, but actually putting effort into an outfit for him was weird. “Is he cool with your…flair? ” my mom asked me when we first started dating. He is, so I decided to keep letting it show.
dIMG_5779I got this neat backwards-buttoned shirt at Goodwill recently. I love the collar and the puffed shoulders. It’s so feminine and sharp at the same time. Incredibly hard to put on, but that’s how it goes sometimes. It reminds me of a colonial woman churning butter, but not on the wings of an airplane.
dIMG_5787dIMG_5783dIMG_5788I got this crinoline skirt from Eshakti.com, that great customizable clothing store from India. Every time this skirt has come in to stock it has gone out the same day, so after six months of waiting for it I finally have it! I think it’s perfect for the holidays and I’m excited to see how it looks with a crop top when summer comes back around.

dIMG_5775I completed my look with a pearl necklace, pink feathered earrings, pink belt, purple leggings and some pilgrim-esque high-heeled boots.
dIMG_5794dIMG_5795“Are you ready to eat sushi with a pilgrim in a faux fur coat?” I asked as we left. Well he didn’t say no, so I guess we are okay.
What I Wore:
Shirt:  Goodwill
Necklace: Target
Earrings: H&M
Shoes: Cotton On
Tights: Target
Belt: H&M