Saturday, August 22, 2015

tricky technique

Oh oh, I just love how this outfit turned out. I'd been playing with the idea of trying to wear more of my dresses in a more casual way, and happened upon a chambray knotted over a dress somewhere on the internets. I've since worn several fancier dresses this way and am loving the result (the Mr. is not a fan, but he also doesn't like skinny jeans AND ankle booties. so, please discuss fashion and style with myself).

The only thing I don't love about this layering technique is that tying up my chambray causes it to sit just above my natural waist, and sometimes a dress can be a little shapeless right at that point (not always); and instead of looking like a skirt, it looks like I wore a chambray over a dress. Which is a truth fact, BUT the idea is to make something I already own look like something else. That's called "mileage," or decreasing your "cost per wear," or something.

But, in conclusion (so that you may go about continuing to enjoy your weekend), I like this little trick. And I intend to keep repeating it. And I hope you like seeing it on my blog.

And isn't my Olaf handsome?

dress (er, I mean skirt): Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
chambray: thrifted
metallic wedges: thrifted

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  1. I love tying l chambray over dresses, it is just a lot of fun to layer and get more use from a dress. Lovely look!
    Rachel xo
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    Garay Treasures

    1. right?! chambray + a dress = boom. thousands more outfits.

  2. I love converting dresses to skirts! It also me to create even more outfits and plus stay a little bit warmer in the fall and winter months! Thanks for following my blog!

  3. Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. I just recently had a post on wearing dresses as skirts .

  4. Haha. You look adorbs! I love how the men in our lives have a lot of opinion about what we should and shouldn't wear. My fiance does that too! And I'm always like "yeah, as if you know a lot about women's fashion trends". :) Love it!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. right?!! I feel the same way - "what do YOU know about womens' fashion?"