Friday, September 12, 2014

Turning a Dress into A Skirt






Shirt: Banana Republic
Dress (worn as skirt): Target
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Purse: Proenza Schouler

TGIF!!  I apologize for being so bad this week about responding to comments.  I totally jinxed myself at work by saying things weren't that busy before I went away this past weekend, but look forward to catching up over the weekend!

Do you have those items in your closet that you like but you don't love?  This dress is one of them for me.  I last wore it on the blog here.  I love the print and it has pockets, but I don't think the top of the dress fits that well so I don't wear it as much as I should.  I don't know why it didn't occur to me earlier to just toss a nice top over it and convert it into a skirt, but I'm so happy I finally did!  I love it as a skirt!

Do you guys ever wear your dresses as skirts?  

Have a great weekend!

I'm so excited to have this look featured on Sew Sarah R today.  Check it out here!


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46 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! I rarely wear dresses as skirts but after this post I will definitely do it more often.

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  2. Don't you love those "eureka" moments? I want to try this with a sweater over a dress and boots. I'm just waiting for the weather to get a bit cooler. That is a great print and you did an excellent job with the top. I would never know it was a dress!

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  3. Love this! The print on that "skirt" is fabulous! What at great way to make an article of clothing work for you. Have a great weekend Nicole!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Great idea to get creative and get the most out of a dress! Very pretty look!
    Red Reticule

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  5. Well using it as a dress is a brilliant idea, I love it.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. Beautiful dress, and simply gorgeous as a skirt! I've been meaning to try this and just haven't worked it in yet. Great reminder, Nicole! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  7. Love this look! That dress looks perfect as a skirt! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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  8. What a good idea-it looks great as a skirt!! Very pretty & polished. Enjoy your weekend.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  9. I checked out the dress in your past post - and I love it! But re-wearing it as a skirt is not a bad idea....it turned out better!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  10. Love your look and your blog! Added you to my Fashion Friday Link Up!

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  11. Love this artisitc painted skirt! Great colors, and I think I learned the dress to skirt thing through blogs. Looks great together along with the tan bag! Have a great weekend!!
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  12. Again, it's about remixing and recycling, which you do so well. The print on the dress is so pretty and colorful and the bag goes great with it. Great way to keep the dress alive! Have a great weekend! :-)

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  13. Great post, thank you! x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

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  14. So innovative! Why don't I ever think of things like this? This converts perfectly to a skirt! I also love when you can convert a dress into a top too. So need to try this! Congrats on your feature! Love the floral and stripes combo :)

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  15. The dress looks lovely as a skirt. I feel like I've tried to do this a million times but it never works out. Teach me your secrets, pretty please! :)

    prosecco in the park

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  16. love the layering idea! so cute! the dress looks darling as a skirt!
    kelseybang.com

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  17. Yes, the print is stunning, and I love it as a skirt. I think it's gorgeous as a dress too, so if you ever decide you are done with it, you can send it my way ;)
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Love your skirt! That print is just simply stunning!

    xoxo
    Oby Grace
    http://ispyoby.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the print of this dress/ skirt! I tend to turn maxi dresses into skirts with the addition of a sweater or tee. You look really pretty Nicole!! Have a super weekend!

    X Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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  20. I wear my maxi dresses as skirts sometimes. Your post made me think that I have a midi dress that does not fit well on top that I should turn into a skirt! Love how you styled yours! You look stunning!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a genius idea!! I never thought to do that with a dress with a top I didn't like! This is such a beautiful pattern - I would totally wear it all the time!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  22. OMG this is amazing!! That skirt/dress is gorgeous! Love the print!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  23. This dress-to-skirt look turned out fabulous! I looked back at the last time you wore it and I actually think I like it better as a skirt here. Genius! And I agree with the others, really fabulous print!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  24. love it! I also enjoy making a dress even more versatile by throwing a top on over it! Looks great on you!
    xo
    Brittany
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  25. You'd never know this was a dress! I love the style here, the pattern and the colours are bold and exciting. You style is so well and look fantastic!

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  26. I really should try wearing my dresses more that way. This looks fantastic as a skirt! I would never guess!

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  27. love the pattern. I just did this same thing over on my site. dresses into skirts are the best and who doesn't want 2 for 1 in any item.

    xoxo...beth
    www.fashiondotnow.com

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  28. I've been meaning to try this out!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

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  30. I love this transformation; the old dress looks so cute as a skirt
    Xxx
    Mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  31. Love the trick of making a dress look like a skirt! Your outfit is adorable <3

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  32. Such a beautiful outfit - you look lovely!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  33. I love to wear my dresses as skirts to mix it up a bit.

    allthingsglitterandbeauty.blogspot.de

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  34. Such a good idea. I like doing things like this. Love the colour scheme and print of this one.

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  35. Gorgeous, Nicole! I do this frequently, too. It is a fab way to stretch the wardrobe. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  36. I love dresses that can be turned into skirts sooooo much! You get twice the wear out of them! A major win :)

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  37. This is darling! I have been doing that also after seeing other bloggers do it. Wish I could say I thought of it on my own... LOL. You look fabulous!

    Mary
    http://curlybyrdiechirps.blogspot.com

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  38. Gorgeous look! Love the print!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  39. I missed this post - loving that skirt. It's like a work of art!

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  40. That skirt is so cute with your bag! The colors complement each other perfectly.

    xo,
    K

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  41. I definitely make dresses into skirts, and I agree with you - I like this a lot better on you as a skirt!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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  42. That skirt is so cute! I love the detail on the bag as well

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