Tried and True

by - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family is currently going on until 4/7. Use code FRIENDS for 20% off almost all items.
- Longchamp LM white tote is my workhorse bag (read review / see bag with outfits) - small size is $124 with code, large size is $140 with code
- Burberry Marystow trench coat (see outfits - I'm wearing sz 2) - $876 with code
- Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish boat shoes (read review / see outfits) - womens is $68 with code, kids is $44 with code

I've also had past success asking Nordstrom to price-match. I would print out a copy of the item from Nordstrom's website along with Bloomie's F&F (shoot me an email if you need one) to use in stores. Or if you prefer shopping online, chat with customer service and they should be able to add the discount.
Same items from this retailer: Longchamp tote (small with short handle, large size) / Burberry Marystow trench coat / Sperry shoes (womens, kids)

On to today's outfit. One of my favorite purchases from last summer is this dalmatian print dress. Sadly I didn't pay attention to the care label and now it's shrunk to a length that's indecent to wear by itself. The only option left is to wear as a top, which happens to be a favorite trick of mine (see past examples: one, two, three, four). I normally don't mind tucking in excess fabric, but the material on this dress is on the thicker side, so I'm contemplating chopping off a couple inches.

lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
dress as top: H&M (similar)

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  1. Fantastic outfit! Love the colors!

  2. Love this outfit! The color of your pants are so gorgeous! That dress absolutely should be a top!

  3. i have my eye on a few things. not sure if i should give in!

    1. You know you want to ;) Besides, you can always return if you're not happy with them in person.

  4. I've done that to a couple items myself -- put it in the washer without checking the 'dry clean only ' sign. I'm glad that it works as a top, it looks good, wouldn't have guessed it's a dress. I haven't tried that trick yet but I hope to do so, learning a lot from your blog Cee!

    reaches the sky

    1. Thanks, Allison! Do let me know how your dress-wearing-as-a-top experiments go!

  5. LOve this outfit. Gorgeous. The polka dot top with the pants are perfect.


  6. i love that you used this dress as a top! i have it too and you've given me inspiration to do this as well!

    phiphi's blog


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