Thursday, September 30, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge #2: Wear it Now, Wear it Later

Petite Fashion Challenge #2: Wear it Now, Wear it Later has us going into our closet and creating two outfits, one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter, both centering around one item. In my case, I've selected my LOVE 21 knotted shift dress.

Bottom left is my summer outfit where I wore the dress as a top. What I love about summer is the ability to accessorize with bright, fun colors against crisp white. Oh, and of course, getting away with wearing short skirts ;)

Bottom right is my fall outfit where I wore the dress as... well, a dress :) The color itself transitions well into cooler weather. Add a blazer, tights, suede wedges, and I'm ready for work.
sash: Anthropologie; J.Crew
blazer: theory
bangles: Forever 21
skirt: Express (currently sold here)
tights: American Eagle
clutch: Jenny Yuen

20 comments:

  1. I love this post because I almost could not tell the two photos contained the same items. You changed it up so much! As pretty as this is as a dress, I am a huge fan of how you wore it for the warm weather ensemble. How come I don't see a large bulge from tucking the fabric in? That is usually what happens when I try to wear a dress as a top.

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  2. my fav of the list by far. love it!

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  3. I love your summer outfit! The sash makes it even more special : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  4. I really like the fall outfit! I like the way you wore the gray shoes over black tights, something I've never tried, and I'm gonna try now :)

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  5. Your two outfits look so different and I agree with PAG, how did you get the skirt to be so flat? I always get a bulge unless the skirt is flared.

    Anyways, I love the colorful cheeriness of your summer outfit and the transition into darker colors with the autumn one. =)

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  6. You look terrific! I love both of your outfits but especially the fall/winter one (which theory blazer is this?) The sash is such a nice touch to the fall/winter outfit.

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  7. That's awesome! The skirt in the summer outfit is quite fitting, how did you get the dress tucked in without it bulging or creating funny lines? Really, really well done.

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  8. I remember that Forever21 dress from your last post! Wow, you were so creative on this one! Most people used the dress by itself in their spring/summer piece but you chose to switch it around. I really like the bright details in your summer look and the monochromatic sophisticated colors in your fall look.
    I have to agree with the comments on the tucking .. you have got to be the master of it, where did the excess fabric go??!

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  9. Love both looks. The top is so versatile that you can wear it tucked or untucked. A pop of colorful belt is such a fun and refreshing element for summer outfit.

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  10. Great looks!! Was it difficult tucking the dress into the skirt?

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  11. @everyone who asked about tucking the dress into the skirt - It was actually not too bad! I had to reach under the skirt to sort of "straighten" the dress a bit to avoid the bunching, but I also pulled more of the dress out the top of the skirt to avoid excess fabric being trapped underneath. Alright that was so long-winded I'm not even sure if that made sense haha.

    @Elle - It's the theory Bindi blazer!

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  12. I really like your spring/summer outfit! The drape of the neck is so pretty and the material looks like silk in the first picture. Love it!

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  13. Wow you did a great job! I love your whole summer ensemble and it's definitely unexpected to wear a dress as a top!

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  14. Very creative, wearing a dress as a top. The fall look is very stylish. The color definitely works in both seasons.

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  15. The neckline to your dress is just so gorgeous and you carry it off perfectly. You definitely aced this challenge - the 2 outfits look completely different and chic!

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  16. Love your summer outfit! I like how you worn your dress as a top. Well put together

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  17. I like both outfits, though the summer one is definitely my fave! It's amazing how much of a difference styling makes!

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  18. Wow! I'm thoroughly impressed. Both outfits are super fab! I never would have thought that dress could be so versatile. Great styling!

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  19. Great dress. I love that you use it as both a top and a dress. The summer look is quite striking with the white skirt and colorful belt.

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