Seeking Inspiration

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After being cooped up sick in bed all week long (I’m sorry for my lack of posts!), I sat to write this post and suddenly found myself falling short on inspiration. Due to most of the hours of my days this week being spent sleeping, my cold and my time spent in a dark room left me feeling rather dull.

I finally turned on a light and reached over to the stack of untouched magazines on my desk that have built up over the past week – Vogue Paris, InStyle, W, and best of all, the Winter Escape edition of Porter. “Perfect,” I thought to myself – a winter escape (and an escape from my state of gloom) was just what I needed! I grabbed my glossy and curled up back in bed, ready for some fresh new inspiration!

Of course, that’s exactly what I found! And oh so much of it too! Porter’s fashion memo in this volume is perfection. It was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits and focus on sunnier days ahead. According to Porter, winter escape’s new mood is:

“Let’s embrace 2016 with EXCITEMENT, CONFIDENCE and a hit of COLOR, celebrating the new, while welcoming back some old favorites. This season resort collections have MOOD-LIFTING powers: feel BOLD and BEAUTIFUL in stripes, COOL and CLEVER in color blocks, and unexpectedly ELEGANT in luxurious sportswear. Each look is design to BRIGHTEN your day and get you in the mood for spring – it’s the ultimate in FEEL-GOOD, LOOK-GOOD fashion.”

After being in sweats for the majority of this week, these words (and gorgeous images) were music to my ears! Bright colors and spring-time dreaming? Yes, please! Bring on the resort wear! Speaking of which, I’ve updated my Luxury List in my sidebar to include my favorite pieces for resort season. Now I just need to get over this cold and pick somewhere tropical to go!

Photos by Ryan Sides


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    • 16 January 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you so much! Enjoy your weekend! xo – Marianne

  1. 17 January 2016 / 11:38 am

    Love the layering in this outfit and the pattern on your dress. So chic and perfect for winter! So happy I found your blog and hope you’re feeling better 🙂

    xoxo Nicole

    • 17 January 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet words Nicole!! xo – Marianne

  2. Siffat Haider
    18 January 2016 / 8:13 am

    I can’t believe this is the first time I’m visiting your blog considering how long we’ve been following each other on Instagram! I absolutely love this look, the dress looks like it was made for you, and your hair is to die for!

    • 18 January 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by! Your recent photos from Bangkok are amazing!! xo – Marianne

  3. 18 January 2016 / 9:29 am

    Love this turtleneck under this dress. It’s has such a cute mod vibe.

    Shae @ Current Habits

    • 18 January 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you Shae! That’s exactly what I was going for 🙂 xo – Marianne

    • 18 January 2016 / 3:11 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Sabrina! Glad you stopped by 🙂 xo – Marianne