Monday, October 3, 2011

Se Nourrir D'illusions

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. 
~ Pablo Picasso

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Outfit Details: Dress: Miss Selfridge//Hat: UO//Scarf: Vintage via yard sale//Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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This past week,  Al and Keane and I managed to squeeze in a nice lil ol visit to Ikea to get some inspiration and ideas for our new house...once we actually move. 

Being surrounded by so much color and texture (as well as the two boys I love so dearly) always manages to get me in the brightest of moods.

As for my outfit.  I continue to shop my closet as we save, save, save in the midst of purchasing a home.  Though I really don't like writing about my clothes...funny, since this is a fashion blog, I figured I'd mention the topic of shopping my closet.  A blogger friend recently emailed me in regards to this when I first posted about it here.  She wanted to know how I was doing with purchasing less and remixing more and answer is: unless given as a gift or thrifted...I have purchased nothing new for myself at all except for the dress you saw in my last post which was $34 on eBay.  Not bad, eh?

In light of remixing:

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Have you been purchasing more since the season has just changed or do you find yourself trying to work with what you have in order to save?  Inquiring minds want to know:)

Hope you're having a bright and cheery week little darlings.

Love, 



Also, thanks so much to the quite lovely Battle Gnomes who awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. She is a sweetheart that I just became acquainted with in this wonderful little blogging world.  Since I already posted my 7 things...I will direct you back to her pretty blog instead:)

37 comments:

  1. i love your style.. i wish i could come up with outfits like this!

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  2. LOVE this look lady : ) And what handsome men! I'm so happy you are having fun looking at things with Ikea. I'm so excited to see how it turns out!

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  3. you look great! i love the photo with the yellow background... such an awesome contrast. and i love your tights... they remind me of a pair i have from we love colors!

    xo!

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  4. Wow, your first picture is stunning! I love the dress with those red tights! Since living in the DR (almost 2 months) the only purchase I've made for myself was 1 nail polish. All the clothes are 3x more expensive here that i can't really afford anything, but I'm coming to the realization that 2 70 lb suitcases really is a lot of clothes! I'm learning to accessorize more to change up my outfits.

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  5. oww, what a pretty outfit! love your shoes so much!

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  6. what a lovely family. your son look so cute <3 the curl make me wanna "aww" all the time. remind me of my brother when he was baby. good luck for your new house, can't wait to hear news from you. i love your red shoes and scarf. you look very beautiful on it :))

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  7. Oh my gosh you look soooo gorgeous! I love both outfits. But seriously you look amazing in that dress. I love seeing the little man on the blog, he's SO CUTE it makes me want to squeeze him!

    I'm getting design inspiration too, and if all our plans succeed i'll be revealing on the blog just why! ;)

    OH.MY.GOSH. my closet is comppppppleeeeeeetely the same. There is seriously a few things in my closet i've bought myself, and that would be my jewelry and 1-2 pairs of my shoes. all of my clothes are gifted and thrifted! that just makes you even more amazing to me!

    xx
    lynds♥

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  8. Nice outfit!

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  9. Your photos are beautiful.
    I am in love with this blog.

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  10. Oh, what a beautiful, bright outfit! Those red tights are amazing. And good for you for not buying anything new! That's something I should try out...

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  11. IN LOVE WITH THAT YELLOW BACKGROUND :)

    xx

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  12. I adore your photos, you always look super cute!

    No matter how tired I am, your smile never fails to make me smile in return. :)

    Hope you are having the best of weeks!


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag
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  13. Wow that yellow in the first pic is stunning!

    I really love this outfit, one of my faves - it's a gorgeous dress and the way you've styled it is just impeccable! <3

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  14. You look really great in this fab dress! Come and visit my blog, and if you like it, follow me, I'll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  15. I love the bright colours, makes the photos so alive.

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  16. these colours rock! great outfit!

    xx, Sabinna and David

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  17. This is a gorgeous dress and congratulations on the purchase of your new home! I love the yellow wall in the first shot!

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  18. These photos on the yellow wall are amazing!

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  19. your family is so adorable.
    that yellow wall is perfect with your red tights.
    you are beautiful marisa.
    i have never been to an ikea but really need to go to one. :P

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  20. your surrounding are so bright & cheery, as is your darling outfit. so cute! xo.

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  21. Ah, I love Ikea, and visiting it with Moreno is always a good experience, since we're "nesting". I even found a job there ^^
    You look great (I'm loving your tights!) and I like how you remixed this pretty dress! Also, those shoes are so cute :)

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  22. Those red tights are amazing!
    And that's brilliant that you've stayed strong about not buying anything (almost). I should do that...since I have no money!
    Although I only buy things in the sale and second hand so I really don't spend a lot of money on clothes...food on the other hand is where all my money goes. Coffees and cakes... :)

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  23. Oh my gosh, that dress with those tights just made my day. You look fantastic. I love the picture of you and the little boy. So cute!!

    As far as purchasing goes, I am only allowing myself to shop at thrift stores, and spend a max of $20, so it's really been helping!!

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  24. I'm so in love with your blogging-style dear, really unique and lovely post :))

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  25. Love the yellow background, it really makes the outfit pop! I have definitely been trying to spend less, sometimes I fail at it but I am getting better each month. Now that the Australian dollar has bombed against the US dollar, it will help me stay away from all the online shops :) xxx

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  26. Red and yellow is one of the ultimate, ultimate colour cominations. And your scarf is amaazing!

    I haven't bought anything new since fall began (I do have one thing I bought in summer that I'll wear in fall, and since it's my birthday I might go buy something today). Blogging puts you in the way of more temptation I find, but I always try and separate what a really must or reallly want to spend money on (rent, obvs, and then things like going to events/dinners) and what is just pure consumerism--hello clothes!

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  27. Amazing post!i really enjoy it!By the way thank you so much for your sweet comment!!!!lots of kisses!nandia

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  28. oh, your smile and your hair are so charming! ♥ you look wonderful, I completely adore your dress, and combination of black red and white fits you so perfectly! ✿

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  29. awwww how bright and cheerful you always seem to be. i really like this outfit you put together. Your little boy is adorable.

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  30. i do not know how you do it but here it is once again! a feature filled with Marisa-isms making me light up 100watt bright. Ikea has never looked better, who'd a thunk it to use their yellow walls as a backdrop....um, brilliant you is who! with your red tights, fun scarf and Keane's cuteness this should be added to their latest splash page asap.

    good for you on sticking to your guns with the thrifty shop your own closet moves. i've only bought 2 small things since the seasons changed otherwise my wallet may have bit off my arm while attempting to reach for more ; )

    you inspire me all the time, this is a happy place and i adore you to no end. xoox ♥

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  31. just came upon your blog and I am coveting those bright red tights! very cute.

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  32. Girls, I am swooning over this look. those tights have such a pretty color! x

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  33. looking and reading your blog always inspires me! haha. i love that you're bold, and are so free in who you are. i truly look up to that! i loved the yellow background you had in your picture(s). it looked awesome!

    much love,
    leah.

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