Hello ladies, Marlen from Messages on a Napkin here! I don't think I've ever worn an outfit before that made me look like I was stuck in a black and white movie, but I LIKE it! If you scroll through my posts you usually see a borderline abrasive explosion of color, but when I received this dress from Marisa of The Shades of Monet Chronicles, I instantly knew I didn't want to mess with that monochromatic thang it's got going on.
So instead I went with my second love and piled on the patterns. One of my favorite things to do with dresses is to layer on a thick-strapped tank over them to give them some dimension, and I think the spaced-out polka dots look really fun against the tight checkers of the dress. This particular top is for sale in my store, Bear and Twine, and you can find it HERE. And can we talk about the details of this dress? Just check out the rigid collar and the flared sleeves. Le swoon.
Marisa opted to leave the dress the center piece of the outfit (and who can blame her?), accessorizing with a sweet head wrap for some vintage flair, and slipping on some retro heels. She's the total master of sweet, retro looks! And she wore this outfit to her sister's wedding rehearsal, which I think makes this outfit even sweeter :)
Dress- borrowed from Marisa of The Shades of Monet Chronicles
Vest- American Eagle
Sandals- H&M (old)