Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another Way to Wear a Dress







Dress: French Connection (on sale!), last seen here
Skirt: J.Crew (on sale!)
Clutch: Zara, old
Shoes: Zara, old
Bracelet: Bauble Bar, C. Wonder, old
Necklace: Boutique Find
Earrings: C. Wonder

I hope everyone's week is going well!  Since starting this blog, I've definitely been more creative in trying to find new ways to wear the clothes in my closet.  Going out and buying new clothes to photograph every weekend for the blog was never in the cards (credit or otherwise)....  

I love this dress, which I've worn by itself (here) and layered over turtlenecks in winter.  However, I wanted to find more ways to wear it.  I never have enough tops in my closet (I don't know why I rarely buy them...), so I decided to turn this dress into a top and pair it with one of my trusty white skirts.  Thankfully, the skirt is thick enough so that the pattern of the dress didn't show through and it was surprisingly comfortable to wear skirt a skirt over the dress.  I will have to see how many other dresses in my closest I can turn into tops....

Have you guys styled a skirt over a dress before?  


35 comments:

  1. Very creative Nicole! I love those shoes!!!!!!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. I love everything here. The mixing of colors are so are nice and the clutch is so cute!! Very creative way to wear a dress :D. I have something very similar and this post give me an idea :D.

    Kreyolas Journeys

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  3. love rewearing dresses as tops - works especially well with midi skirts!

    The Style Scribe

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    1. Thanks Merritt!! I will have to try this with a midi skirt.

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  4. What a gorgeous dress that is Nicole. WOW! I love it. I am wearing the same colors today: Cobalt, Black & White. Loving the addition of your Magenta Clutch too.

    I'd love for you to support my blog by following as well. Thanks so much. Happy Hump Day, Ada. =)

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    1. Thanks Ada! I'm following you on Bloglovin'.

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  5. I love this! For some reason I haven't tried a dress as a top, but I really need to! I love thinking of new ways to wear clothes. You look lovely!

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  6. That dress looks really good tucked in! What a great idea. And I love the bright accessories, especially the shoes. Cobalt is my favorite color right now.

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  7. Love the blue shoes! Thank you for linking up to WIWW. Please add the badge or link to your post!

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

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    1. So sorry! I wrote your name down as Elle on the links above(don't ask me why!), but have corrected it now.

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  8. LOVE this idea! Such a cute "top" and skirt combo and those shoes are perfection :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  9. Window pain print and blue, perfect mix!

    xx Cara

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  10. I love the print of your top/dress, such a great idea to put a skirt over it!

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  11. Beautiful ensemble - well put together! Thanks for stopping by SLS - have a great day!

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  12. This is fabulous Nicole! So creative!

    StushiGal Style
    http://www.stushigalstyle.com

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  13. Great way to stretch the closet! And I LOVE those pumps!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  14. What a fun idea to put a skirt on over top of this dress! You are so clever... And you look great!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  15. That's such a clever idea! I'll have to try that sometime! Stopping by from Working Girl with Style :)

    Alex @ Undergraduate Style
    http://undergraduatestyle.blogspot.com

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  16. Your dress is so pretty with that bag!

    beck daily

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  17. i love this dress as a top and those blue shoes are amazing!

    cute & little

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  18. I'm sad that those cut out heels aren't available or else I would've purchased them up right now. The color accents that you chose for this black and white outfit are spot-on.

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  19. thats a great idea! i love how you paired the black and white with the cobalt blue shoes! you look great!
    Delightful Ideas
    Teeth Whitening Kit Giveaway

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  20. Dying over those cobalt shoes!!! SO GORGEOUS! Great look... Will definitely have to pair B and W with blue. I paired aqua with red over on my blog today. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  21. Looking lovely in this :-) xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

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  22. Hello, gorgeous! Everything about this outfit is just perfect, the color the styling and your smile and plus points for remixing the dress as a top too. :)

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love that windowpane dress.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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