March 15, 2011

Outfit Remix


There are those certain dresses that we can wear as skirts or skirts we can wear as dresses.  Let's call them "dirts".  Get it?  Dresses + skirts = "dirts".  Or, you could go with skirts + dresses = "skresses".  Whatever floats your metaphorical boat.  Anyhoo, I'm not here to argue names.  I'm here to tell you that when you find a dirt or skress, you get two potential outfits in one.  I came across this Language Los Angeles dress I bought a few years back while I was spring cleaning.  I wanted a look that was casual to run around town to do errands but looked cute and kept me comfortable.  So I pulled this dress down to my waist, threw on a BCBG tank, FreePeople knit crop sweater, belt and tie up sandals.  To remix the entire look, and set my sights on something that takes me from day to date, I wore it like it was meant to be worn, threw on some heels, a Charolette blue knit sweater and cinched it all together with a belt.  The top of the dress is straight across, so to give it a sweetheart neckline, I tucked some of the fabric together with a safety pin, and voila!  Outfit remixed.  Katie - 1, Closet - 0.  Bam.

30 comments:

Alisha said...

Genius. ;) Rock it girl!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Gorgeous, loving both of these fabulous looks. I have a couple skresses AND lovey doing this to them, great feature hun. xx veronika

Ash said...

Love how you paired the belt on top of the blue knit sweater!

And I like dirts :)

xoxo
Ash
The Powder Room

Rissy said...

I'm going with skresses hahah

You truly look great in everything!

CarissaExplainsItAll

Young and Fabulous said...

great idea!!!

back in my skank-tastic college days, I've been known to use a skin tight tube top pulled down as a skin tight mini MINI skirt!

this is a gorgeous dress!

xoxo

Miranda said...

Great remix, I wonder if I have anything in my close that I can do this with hmmm I'll have to check.

~Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

theclassyturtle said...

LOL! You are so funny!!! Great idea!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

awesome! didn't expect it to become a skirt :) i love it equally both ways!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

how fun! i love the first look :) xoxo jcd

Married...with a Pup said...

Love it! I'm dying to know what photo editing software you use!

Chic in Vancity said...

I love it!! so sure
http://chicinvancity.blogspot.com

Sabrina Mallah said...

Love it!! I have a skirt that I wear as a top sometimes! Love this color on you!

Sabrina Says

kileen said...

i love your creativity!! great job remixing the dress into 2 different outfits.

cute & little
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Kelly said...

I did something very similar in my 30 for 30 yesterday! Sometimes it's the simplist things that really change up the remix :)

Bailey Schneider said...

Super cute :-)

Vanilla Blonde

Gertrude said...

Love this idea! Must go on a hunt for some dirts now! x

Rachael said...

That's a great idea! I've never even thought of a dress, a certain kind of dress I know, to be worn as a skirt!
And love the idea of bunching up the top of the dress for you 'date' look. Again, never would have thought of that!
Gosh, I am so clueless when it comes to even remixing! You really need a creative mind...where did mine go? As least when it comes to fashion I can't find it!
You:1
Closet:0
Me:00

MG said...

I love anything that can do double duty. This is amazing.

CessOviedo said...

What a great idea! Love the new word "dirts" I wear those a lot, know I know their names, love the boho mood on this one, as always you look beautiful!

<3 Cess O.
http://blog.cessoviedo.com

allie said...

oooohhh i really like it both ways, but i think i like it best as a skirt!! great idea and great styling!!

xo, allie
accordingtoallieblog.blogspot.com

Gracey said...

I'm wearing a dirt today!

And I love how you created a sweetheart neckline when your wore the dirt as a dress - that's so clever!

Gracey
http://fashionforgiants.blogspot.com

tickled. said...

way to go girlfriend! I have a dress in my closet that I've been wondering if I can do this same thing with ... hmmm... may have to try! :)

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

Hayley said...

My friend had a skirt that she let me borrow but had just left it on my bed without explanation. I put it on thinking it was a dress and had no second thoughts. needless to say when I showed her pictures we laughed for a while. I like both ways you styled it! SO springy!

IntoxicatedChameleon said...

Genius!!! You just made me think about spring cleaning my own mess! Ooohh! Your nails match the dress too!

http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

Nicole Marie said...

love it

Cori said...

Um, love it. The color, the pattern, how you fabulously styled it. You are a rockstar remixer. Awesome.

la vie petite

amy said...

Your blog! It's absolutely lovely.
Your sense of humor brings smiles to my teeth and your pretty outfits make me inspired

lloooove
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love amy ^.^
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Laura said...

LOVE this!! And skresses is totally my new favorite word :)

Faith said...

ooh i love it! how genius!

May said...

your hair is gorgeous!!! what is your daily hair routine??

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