Monday, April 16, 2012

Change It Up!

Tobi skirt, H&M blazer, unknown belt, Steve Madden heels

When I buy a piece of clothing, it's important that I'm able to wear it several different ways. When I purchased this skirt, I really only had one top to wear with it. (You can see that post here.) I haven't really been able to wear this skirt as much as I'd like. Yesterday, however, I decided to wear it as a dress with my new H&M blazer. Since the skirt is a midi-length skirt, it became a lovely length for a dress. You can try this with your midi-length skirts or even maxi skirts. (Maxi skirts could be tricky because if they aren't the perfect length then it would look silly as a dress.)






Finally, I was awarded the "Tell Me About Yourself Award" by Giovanna over at Olive and an Arrow. (Thanks for thinking of me girl!)


The rules of accepting the award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
2. Write seven random things about yourself.
3. Spread the love to more bloggers.

1. I am a dance teacher. I teach tap and jazz at a local studio. I also choreograph dances for our performing company. I love my dance girls so much. They make my job so incredibly easy and rewarding.

2. I have two little boys. My toddler (three) is my sweet little wild man. My six month old never stops smiling, even when he is upset.

3. I am scared of flying. You would think that by flying over fifty times that I would get over my fear. Nope.

4. I am scared of snakes. This has become a consuming, irrational fear. I'm convinced that they are going to pop out of my kitchen cabinets or just fall out of the sky. Eeeww. I'm freaked out just writing this!

5. I am bad at adding and subtracting. I panic when under pressure and I can't add or subtract simple numbers.

6. I was pretty good at delivering speeches or presenting papers in college. I would memorize the entire paper (I know you aren't supposed to do that) and I would present it all from memory. I practiced delivering it in a way that didn't seem 'rehearsed.' Don't ask me to do it today. I've had two kids and can't remember my own name most days.

7. I love Jesus.

The bloggers I picked are:

Yi-chia at Always Maylee
Shanna at Because Shanna Said So
Elle at Living in Color

36 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for thinking of me! Also, I loved that skirt as a skirt, and now I love it more as a dress! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. I love the mint dress! I'm jealous you are a dance teacher, that was something I wanted to do growing up. I danced until I was 18 and made the decision that I didn't want to be a professional so then went away to college. Sigh... For a few years I attended adult ballet classes, but it was too mentally brutal for me. I'm too old for that. LOL xoxo A-

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  3. Mint looks stunning on you! I featured it today too!

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  4. Love it! It's like a mossy mint.. beautiful pairings too! That's so cool that you dance! I wish I didn't give it up!

    xO Rachel

    glamhampton.blogspot.com

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  5. 1. Thank you so much for the shout out!
    2. Love how you wore the dress as a skirt! Genius and LOVE the color!
    3. We are kindred spirits - I am deathly afraid of flying, I suck at adding and subtracting in my head and my memorization skills are killer!

    I knew we were friends for a reason! ;)
    xo,
    Shanna

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  6. I can't get enough of mint color. It's so gergous. I love your combination of mint skirt and cream blazer. Nice.

    I want those shoes but too bad no size 5 available for me.

    xoxo
    suzana
    http://www.zlittle.com/

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  7. LOVELY PICS:) Its so nice with colours after a grey winter. If you want some swedish summertime inspiration you can check out my new post:)
    Have a awsome week.

    LOVE Maria

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  8. loving this mint colour on you. Love your new follower dani. Follow me back at www.huntinginheels.blogspot.com xx

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  9. I'm loving the mint color on you too!!!!! Perfect-o!

    XO

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  10. too cute! I love that you belted a skirt to make it a dress and the color is great on you!! xo

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  11. This dress is so pretty. I am a huge fan of this color!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  12. I love this dress, color, flow - it's perfection! You look beautiful and your hair is amazing!
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  13. That mint "dress" is gorgeous! It works so well as a dress...I never would've known it was a skirt. :) Following now!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. Wow! Beautiful!
    like to follow each other?:)

    Xoxo:-))

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  15. i totally agree! it is important to have versatile pieces so you can mix and match!

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  16. Beautiful outfit!
    Dress is really sweet! :)
    http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

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  17. That mint colour is stunning on you! And can't believe you have kids - you look amazing!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  18. I love the idea of wearing a midi skirt as a dress. I have a yellow midi skirt that I rarely wear. I think turning it into a dress will inspire me to wear it more often.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  19. beautiful outfit!!i'm following your blog!!!if you like mine,do the same!!!

    Freaky Friday

    Freaky Friday Facebook Fan Page

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  20. i love jesus too!! :) and i love the look, its perfect for work!!

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  21. Pretty Outfit :)

    Martha x

    http://marthasdiaryblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oh my gosh! This is a great outfit- I am in love with that skirt and what a great idea to wear it as a dress!

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  23. beautiful dress!

    www.beckspick.com

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  24. Love the mint dress!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  25. So cute! I love how you made the skirt a dress! i have never tried that! It looks great---I love how you added the belt! I didn't know you were a dance teacher! Love it! I danced my whole life too!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com
    Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway!

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  26. Congrats for the award!!!! Love the dress!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  27. Great choice of pieces, I love that pleated dress. The colour is amazing!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, that mint dress is amazing! So jealous that you are a dance teacher - that's always been a dream :)

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  29. That color is amazing on you. And the fact that you made it into a dress is even better. I love love love your style! So happy to have found your blog!

    A Southern Drawl

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  30. Hi lovely lady! thank you so much for choosing my blog for this award!!! I will be posting about it this week! <3 so honored to be one of the blogs you chose.
    xo,
    elle from Living in Color.

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  31. p.s. you look gorgeous in that darling mint dress!

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  32. Love that dress, I'm loving that color lately. Pairing a dress with a blazer is so classy! You look gorgeous lady! :)

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  33. i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this dress and how you styled it! you look so nice!

    Sara :)
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  34. Gorgeous dress, the colour is so perfect on you! You've styled it beautifully :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  35. love the colour of your dress
    and you look beautiful

    http://adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Now I need to find something in that color green for my closet - so Springy!

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