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Monday, August 12, 2013

Tweed & Denim



I love getting the most use out of my dresses by layering shirts or sweaters over them (exhibit a & exhibit b).  And since my search for the perfect little black flared skirt has thus far been unsuccessful, I decided to "create" my own with a dress I've had sitting in my closet for months.  It was an easy solution for happy hour with friends & the ideal pairing for this new BaubleBar necklace - my absolute favorite yet from them!  With a cool vintage feel, it's great worn alone against a simple tee for daytime or layered with other pieces for an evening-worthy statement (bonus: it's under $45!).






What I'm wearing:
J. Crew top (this season's colors here and here), Oasis dress (worn as skirt - similar herehere or here), TinselTown Denim Couture Jacket (similar), c/o JustFab Anais Heels, ASOS clutch (in blue here or in black here), c/o BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Necklace, Vintage bracelets, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Cotton Pink

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35 comments :

Kimberly said...

What a cute outfit and I love that necklace!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Kimberly said...

You look gorgeous (as always!) That necklace is the most perfect thing ever for this outfit. You always have the best accessories!


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Kimberly said...

I adore you for being so ingenious at following trends via what you have in your closet.....everything about this look is so chic yet so comfy!


Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kimberly said...

Woah....disqus just threw me off...ha ha! LOVE this top. I FINALLY found a flounce/flared skirt that I LOVE from Anthro! =) And that necklace is AMAZING.



XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Kimberly said...

Did you pin the shirt up? I always love the way you re-purpose dresses as skirts but I never seem to have any luck when I give it a go. I'll have to keep trying, but do you have any recommendations for what generally does and doesn't work?

Kimberly said...

Great shoes and skirt! You look so pretty!

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Kimberly said...

Love the touch of casual with the jean jacket.

Colour Me Classic

Kimberly said...

I love that tweed top from J.Crew... almost picked it up myself and might have to go snatch it on second thought!
Classy Chic & Chardonnay
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Kimberly said...

For this top, I just folded it under & it worked because the tweed-like fabric stayed in place. You could definitely try pinning it or use a belt and then blouse the top out over the belt so it's hidden. Hope that helps! :)

Kimberly said...

Obsessed with that little woven clutch...what a great bag to have to wear with multiple looks!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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Kimberly said...

Love that you can't even tell it is a dress! I can never quite figure out how to make this work for me though haha

Kimberly said...

I'm definitely into layering. Now that fall is so close I can do it more and more. Love this look!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Kimberly said...

I love the mix of textures with the tweed, denim and rhinestones. Great layering!

Kimberly said...

That necklace is stunning!!

Kristina does the Internets

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great bag too
Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Kimberly said...

love the bag! I'm so glad you got disqus, easy right?

Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Kimberly said...

Caught a glimpse of this on my Pinterest feed this morning! LOVE it!! : )


Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Kimberly said...

That's too funny, I almost threw on a little black flared skirt this morning! I was on the hunt for one big-time last fall, and I found mine at Target (I believe it's Merona) and Forever 21. Now I have a more casual outfit idea for mine! Also, I looove that J.Crew top.

Kimberly said...

I think I know the Target skirt you're referring to - I saw it in store yesterday but they didn't have my size in the black so I bought the burgundy instead! :)

Kimberly said...

This is such a great outfit. I love the idea of layering a shirt over a dress.

Kimberly said...

BaubleBar keeps making better and better necklaces! Hard for me to resist :) Such a great outfit! I LOVE the tweed + denim look!

Kimberly said...

Amazing look <3 I'm in love with your simply but so chic sandals!

Xxx

Carolina

www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Love the idea of making a dress into a skirt. Can you post how you make the shirt look so streamlined over it? And when you find the perfect flared skirt, I can't wait to see it!

Kimberly said...

I usually pick sleeveless dresses that are more fitted on top so there isn't added bulk when layering over and this particular shirt was a little long so I just folded it under so the proportion was right. Hope that helps! :)

Kimberly said...

Totally love this, and wishing even more that this shirt fit me better... it was so boxy. And agree with PearSHapedGIrl -- need to do the dress trick more often!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com



ps: welcome to disqus!!

Kimberly said...

I agree with you - even though I got the XS, the fit is pretty boxy on me too. I keep thinking I might take it into my tailor on my next trip! :)

Kimberly said...

OMG that clutch is SO good!


xoxo
Lacey :)
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Kimberly said...

Perfection!! That tweed top paired with a casual denim jacket is a brilliant mix. And that necklace, a definite staple!!

Kimberly said...

love, love, love!!!!

Kimberly said...

I have this top, and I am so going to throw a denim jacket over it!!! It looks so cute!

Kimberly said...

I love the shoes! You look perfectly casual!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Kimberly said...

Love this tweed and denim look! Your caged bag is especially cute!!

xxKim

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Kimberly said...

That definitely helps. I think I'll have to just get a bit more inventive.

Katie Coppens said...

Love this look! So smart to use the dress as a skirt. You look gorgeous!

Katie :: www.classicwithatwist.me

Kelly Kren said...

I love it when someone is clever and creative enough to make whatever it is they cannot find like you did with this dress/now skirt. Perfect solution! This tweed top is one of my current faves from J. Crew right now. They also have a fluted skirt in double crepe that you might like. Enjoy!

xo,
Kelly from Chic Saturday

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