Thursday, May 17, 2012

Repurposing

Dress: Courtesy of ModCloth // Shirt: H&M, $10 // Shoes: Lucky Brand, courtesy of Lucky
Magazine // Necklace: Wild Man Vintage

I have a bad habit of buying dresses for special occasions and then never wearing them again. While this frock isn't terribly formal, the strapless silhouette lessens its versatility. In an attempt to get more use out of a pretty piece, I layered it over a tee for work. Worked for me!

20 comments:

Natasha Fatah said...

That's a great dress!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Jessica said...

I love the dress layered over the tee. It looks like it was meant to be that way, and the yellow belt is just perfect.

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Jamie K said...

I have the exact same problem - I often use an event as an excuse to buy a new dress! I like to tell myself it's because you're always photographed so much at events and you don't want to be in every picture with the same dress, but really it's just an excuse to go shopping. I really like this idea and I never would have thought of it. Great idea!!!

Adrian said...

Lovely! It looks perfect layered over the shirt. I thought that's how the dress was just made. I love it! You styled it very nicely with a yellow belt. That pop of color really makes the outfit.

PS the hearts on the brick wall are so cute!

Just curious, what was the event that you wore the dress for?

xx Adrian
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EvaNadine said...

i love the dress!
and i also love how funky-fresh (yes, i just said "funky-fresh") it looks layered over the tee.
brava!

Terri said...

Love the dress, and I love it even more with the shirt!
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Jamie Rose said...

I really like how you restyled that strapless dress. It's a cool dress in the first place with the stripes, but the black t-shirt looks great under it. It looks like it's all one dress! And the yellow belt works perfectly too!

CJ said...

I love this idea! I have too many strapless dresses that deserve a day out.

Constance said...

What a gorgeous dress!

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Asher said...

What a fabulous look! I love the top under the dress! Way to make it even more chic & totally wearable on cooler days!

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Ponytail said...

you have layered the outfit smartly, looks like one single dress.

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JennaStevie said...

This dress is so awesome, I love layering strapless pieces over tee's and long sleeves. Definitely makes the piece more versatile
xJennaD

The Jones said...

Love the different widths/directions of the stripes, a great twist on a great trend.

<3 Cambria
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theM.A.D.creationist said...

Very nice dress!

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Giuseppe

Brittany said...

I'm a new reader! Well, I've been lurking for awhile. I like the layered look! At first glance, I thought it was just a single dress.
-Brittany