Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Going Round in Circles

I've been a fan of Marimekko, is a Finish fashion and textile company, for quite some time now. You can definitely tell that the company was founded in the 1960s because all of their pieces have sort of a signature "mod" look to them. While pieces from Marimekko tend to be a little pricey, they have done numerous collaborations with companies such as Banana Republic and Target to offer pieces that have the same signature Marimekko aesthetic but at more affordable prices. Most recently, Marimekko collaborated with Uniqlo and produced some super colorful, not to mention affordable, pieces. I loved the line so much that I probably bought at least half the collection! Thankfully, pieces like this sleeveless polka dot shirt are easy on the wallet and on the eyes, so you don't have to feel too guilty about indulging!

I wore this outfit last weekend to see a musical and have dinner in Hollywood but I didn't have a specific location in mind for these photos. Ironically, the area where the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located is anything but glamours so it's not exactly an easy place to find a pretty location. On our way to the restaurant, we did, however, find this green-painted alleyway that seemed like a suitable place to show off my mod Marimekko look. Later, I found this fun black and white mural and, as you might know, I can never pass up the opportunity to take a photo in front of a mural! I took just a few pictures there and it just happened to be as a big double decker tour bus of tourists was turning the corner with everyone gawking at me! Oh, well, welcome to Hollywood!

Last of all, not to state the obvious, but this outfit definitely has a round shape motif going on! From my oversized sunglasses, to the big dots on my top, to my pink circle bag, the circular theme is definitely carried out throughout the ensemble! I guess it also kind of mimicked the feeling of going round and round trying to find the perfect location for the photos!

Shirt: Uniqlo/Marimekko here
Pants: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel here
Shoes: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" here
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  1. That is the prettiest top!!! I love it with your bag!! And it is such a good price!

  2. Yes, I agree Katie it has a very cool 60's vibe going on! x

  3. Such a cute top! I love Marimekko. I first heard of them back in 2004 from a friend and their patterns really stand out. Love your pics! Have a great week!


  4. I love your circle motif, that bag could not be a more perfect match! There are so many fun and colorful walls in LA! Definitely not too many of the likes in Connecticut, or I just have no idea where to find them. I enjoy some of marimekko's prints, and do recall grabbing some of the housewares from the target collab!


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