Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best of 2011















 Taking a moment to look back over the past year really helps us remember and concentrate on all the good, accomplishing and validating moments. 
There are moments, memories and stories that I have with each of my posts. This year has been a learning year, a growing year and I want to thank all of YOU, my readers, for sharing the journey with me.  
The positive community we have is remarkable. 
I also want to thank all of the people in my life who help make this blog possible. 
I could not do any of this without you. 

Here's to 2011 and an even bigger cheer for the new year to come.

xx Marie-Louise

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

in my heart







Here I am again mixing feminine pieces with masculine pieces. There must be a balance to everything. 
A balance in outfits, in food and really, in life as a whole. 
Here's to the holiday season when hopefully we all get a second to slow down and evaluate our lives to make sure we're keeping ourselves in a good balance. And if by chance we are a little out of sync, thats what new years resolutions are for! 

xx Marie-Louise

arc and co dress, mgnt boots, vintage coat, goorin brothers hat, Marie-Louise scarf, thrifted pin
photos: P.C.H

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Floral





Oh baby its cold outside....
In-spite of desperately trying to get into the holiday spirit, I fell for this thirfted skirt. The skirt is the perfect bohemian balance to my loved black leather moto jacket. You can never forget black leather. And as for the pin, that is my attempt at holiday spirit!

Enjoy your hectic week before the holidays!
xx Marie-Louise

h&m leather jacket, Nava stripped shirt, Marie-Louise scarf, thrifted skirt and pin
photos: P.C.H

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1x3: Max lengths


Some of the best piece are the pieces that can transition from season to season. This Threadsence maxi dress is just that kind of piece. I started the summer wearing with a floppy hat and some studded sandals but as fall started coming along I threw a light knit over it. Now that its become much colder I've added a heavy knit sweater and a oversized scarf to keep the maxi dress in business. When the snow comes all that this dress with need is some wool tights, boots and a big jacket. 

Its like a recycling program but for you own closet. 
Count me in. 

xx Marie-Louise

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Double Take


When I buy shoes, or anything for that matter, I want to make sure they are as universal and as applicable as possible. The more I can wear them with, the better. With these amazing Mngt boots, it was like getting a two for one deal. Check out the two ways they can be worn. Lace them up for the super cold days and fold them down for a chic winter ready look!
Either way, I am keeping warm!

xx Marie-Louise

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Keeping warm







Its getting so cold and all there is to do is layer up! Stacking my scarves, thick (but cute of course!) socks and heavy coats! What are your solutions for the cold and nippy weather?
Stay warm and cozy! 

xxMarie-Louise

Missimo jacket, h&m dress, UO scarf, Juicy sunnies, mgnt booties
photos: P.C.H

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

City Haze


Wearing big sweaters over a quaint dress has become my go-to this winter. Remember this post? 
I really need to find some more GIGANTIC cardigan sweaters to throw over out-of-season summer dresses. I love pairing it with some winter boots and an oversized scarf. Scarves are pointless unless they are oversized. 

xx Marie-Louise

JCrew sweater, FreePeople tunic dress, Calico sunnies, MGNT booties, Marc by marc bag, Marie-Louise Scarf
Photos: P.C.H

Monday, December 5, 2011

Grey Scale




When I really think about it, majority of the clothes I own are super comfortable. Now, to be very honest, its basically the art of looking put together and chic while still feeling like Im wearing my pajamas. This outfit is a perfect case in point.

 Cheap Monday Minimalist knit sweater = Sweatshirt
Threadsence Maxi Dress = Pajama pants
Double Strap Nude flats = Slippers
Oversized Marie-Louise scarf = portable pillow

And well, I threw in the red leather satchel for good measure. 
Enjoy your pajama day, everyday. 

xx Marie-Louise

Friday, December 2, 2011

American Girl


Have a great weekend!
xx Marie-Louise

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gentlemen, Gentlemen





My favorite outfits always have an element of masculinity to them. A pair of wingtips, a solid blazer, hats, leather satchel bags.. anything to add some balance to my feminine pieces. 

And for anyone who's wondering.. Yes I'm still quite infatuated with these Topshop animal print trousers. I will wear them till they die. I can safely say that I don't find any reason to wear clothes that don't make your heart flutter. This All Saints sweater had me from the moment I saw it on the hanger..Im still quite in love. 

Life's too short not to be in love with what's in your closet. 

xx Marie-Louise
All Saints sweater, Kirra tank, Goorin Bros hat, Topshop pants, D&O flats

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage Silk






I love pairing my vintage or thirfted blouses with modern pieces. This amazing silk blouse I was able to find in my mom's closet from the 80's! From the patterned silk to the billowed shoulders, its perfection that you don't find in blouses these days. 

xxMarie-Louise

photos: P.C.H
vintage blouse, Marie-Louise Scarf, Calico sunnies, zara basic jeans, thom brown wingtips, marc by marc crossbody bag. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

1X3 Style Series: The Bow Dress


Scored this bow dress at the start of summer on a whim search through H&M. 
I loved how it was fun and flirty but so easy to throw on. 
It was about to be put away with the rest of my summer dresses but it started working with the transitioning weather. My favorite variation of this dress actually might be how I styled it for the cold weather with a chunky knit and nylons. I am definitely going to transition some more of my summer staples in the same way!

xxMarie-Louise

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1X3 Style Series: Cargo Skinnies


You know the feeling when you try something on and you know you cant leave without whatever it may be you are trying on because you know in your heart it will hold an irreplaceable spot in your frequent rotation? Just explained the moment I had in the dressing room when I put these amazing cargo skinnies on. Yesterday I just sewed a couple holes I had because I just CANT.LET.GO!
Too bad I never had the chance to blog them in the summer when I paired them with thin white tanks and beaded sandals. 

xx Marie-Louise

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Midway







Spent the day braving the cold weather in some thick knits and hefty boots. 
Nothing beats a weekend exploring new places and finding good caffination spots. 

When I think about my style, I definitely always like to keep a balance between feminine and edgy.
I like to pair soft pieces with tougher items, like these boots, which are my go to when I want to stomp around town. 

xx Marie-Louise

Cheap monday sweater, Marie-Louise scarf, AA sunnies, h&m cargo skinnies, Chelsea boots, Marc by Marc Bag, target cuff, Calico ring, Threadsence ring

photos: P.C.H