Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Problem Solver

So I bought this dress from ModCloth several months ago when it was marked down to about $10 and, even though I think it’s really pretty, it’s also not something that I really get a lot of wear out of because it’s very short, very sheer, and has a little sequined heart pocket on the front that is just a bit too cutesy for my liking. The solution to this little problem of mine? Layer a top over the dress so only the darling sequined collar is visible and pair it with a pleated skirt. I’m a problem solver people.




skirt: found on Amazon / dress worn as blouse: ModCloth / top: Target / tights: Marshall’s / purse: Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters / shoes: Toms / ring: Bumblebee Tuna via Etsy

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28 comments:

Nnenna said...

The sequin collar is so pretty! Now I'm also curious to see the dress in its natural state! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha, so basically you got a sequin collar for $10, which is pretty darn good ;) Gotta love finding ways to wear items you normally wouldn't wear a lot ;)
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Adrienne said...

You really made this work! Love the sequined collar :)

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

LyddieGal said...

it totally works and is so much more you!

underthewillowtrees said...

I really like the skirt, i could imagine having it as a 'go to' skirt. and love the collar too xx

Brittany said...

I adore the sequined collar, it's the little details that can make something so great! Hope you're having a great week!

Santina said...

The collar alone was worth $10, in my opinion! I love how this looks with a sweater layered over it - so cute! And, if you get sick of it, I bet that collar would be perfect for a DIY project. I can never take that plunge with items that cost much more.

Emma said...

I LOVE this look! The sequin collar adds a lot to this ensemble. I too fancy myself as a problem solver with clothing as I hate to waste money so I often improvise.

JennaStevie said...

You clever girl!! I love the dress layered under the sweater with this pleated skirt. I have to say the maroon and black are amazing together
xJennaD

JennaStevie said...

You clever girl!! I love the dress layered under the sweater with this pleated skirt. I have to say the maroon and black are amazing together
xJennaD

chillairandperfume said...

The collar of that dress is totally fabulous, and you already know I am slightly obsessed with that skirt.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Outside Looking In said...

I love the way you've styled it--the collar and the pleated skirt are perfect! Nice save! :-)


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Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Wow! Well done lady...it must be a pretty short dress to be worn as a blouse. I love the color combo here with the rich color of the dress/blouse with the black. Very pretty!

Rebecca said...

The collar is cute. Now I want to see the rest of the dress!

Daniela said...

love your pleated skirt

The Key To Chic said...

So creative and genius, that something a super stylish person would do. You are a problem solving expert, if you ask me! The final result is incredible!

Honeysuckelle said...

I love the pleated skirt, I use to have a pleated skirt... cue the violins, but I gained weight and can't fit into it anymore...

You look fetching and love your little style solutions.

<3Honeysuckelle

Sara said...

I love what you did! And it looks kinda 90's!

Elle Sees said...

I insist that ring be in every post! Love itt

Alexa said...

What a perfect fix! Love how the collar peeks out of the top!

Sarah said...

Hmm, seems like layering it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for that dress. I like it!

Sandy Joe said...

I do like the subtle sequin collar! What a great idea.

x The Pretty Secrets

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i definitely like how you're using the sequin collar from the dress as an accent piece to your outfit. at least you put the dress to good use!

Annie L said...

I loveee the collar trend, problem solving indeed!
xo Annie

Laura Go said...

your problem-solving skills are exceptional, Sherlock! ;) I wanna see the dress though! It must be adorable with the heart pocket!

Sunny & Star said...

Love your adorable pleats. And that collar is darling.

Anonymous said...

I am curios about the dress??? I wonder what other ways you could wear it. Maybe use a scarf, loose vest, or brooch to cover the pocket. Maybe layer the dress over a shift or camisole.

Marissa, After Flats said...

you're so creative! Outfit look great!

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