Thursday, August 9, 2012

Not What it Seems...

F21 maxi dress, top, and jewelry, Michael Kors bag, Steve Madden sandals,
sunglasses

I've had this maxi dress (yes, it is a maxi dress) for the past few months but haven't really known how to wear it. I could have worn it as is but somehow it reminded me of a maternity dress. Not that there is anything wrong with maternity wear but since I have been pregnant twice, I am trying to steer clear of anything resembling such clothing. 

I tried it on with jackets, shirts, and blazers and still nothing looked right. Before throwing up my hands in exasperation, I decided to try one last thing. Throwing a shirt over the maxi dress and pulling the skirt up to shorten it turned this plain maxi into a fun outfit.





I might just have to see how many different outfits I can create with this trick... Have a great day!





70 comments:

  1. wow this is so creative!! i love it!
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  2. What a great idea! Love it! Btw these two colors together are amazing!

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  3. adorable idea! The outfit is amazing! You look awesome!

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  4. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  5. Brillant idea Amy! Looks like the perfect outfit! Great work!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  6. What a great idea!

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  7. This is so great!!
    I am going to have to try it too!!

    Montana

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  8. That is a great skirt! I'd love to know just how many you CAN make with it!

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    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

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  9. Love what you did with the maxi dress, so cute! Now the possibilities are endless. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. you look so regal and just so elegant. I love how you wore this dress, and you are beautiful!!! xO!
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  11. The skirt came out SO cute tying it like that! Such a great idea, Amy!

    -Sharon
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  12. I can't get over how FABULOUS this is!!! Amy, it is absolutely perfection from head to toe!! LOVE!! I'm so glad you commented on my blog because now I found yours--DEF following now! :) Hopefully you stop back by mine so we can stay in touch!
    xoxo
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  13. That definitely just gave me a whole new wardrobe! Thank you! I have had so many of those "blah" maxi dresses that get so boring and frustrating, but now, I have a whole new perspective on how to wear them! Looking awesome!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  14. Beautiful color combination, and I love how you tied up the skirt!! It's a whole new piece!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  15. Such a great idea... Loving the colors!! :)

    <3 Melissa

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  16. Three cheers to you for reinventing your wardrobe ^^ This gave me a few ideas on how to style my longer dresses :) I love how you draped this maxi dress :) xo Nikki

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  17. Such a great styling idea!!!!! :) Love it! gorgeous color as well!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  18. Blue and green is one of my favorites paired together, love this!

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  19. I love how styled your maxi dress! Great styling! Where is the sunglasses from?

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  20. Genius, Amy!!! Just genius!! I love how it turned out. I think you may have just started a new trend! ;)And the colors are gorg!
    Shanna
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  21. hii! i love the colors that you've chosen for this outfit! i'm following you on gfc, please follow back? :) i think you'll like some of my outfits!

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  22. I have tried this with my skirts and even watched videos about it but it NEVER turned out as good as yours! You must have the magic touch.

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  23. Love, love, love these colors together!

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  24. totallyyyy love love the two colors together! i love color blocking!!!!

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  25. Wow, very crafty! I love this idea!

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  26. Love this color combo- its so fun! Now following you on blogger and bloglovin'!

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  27. I'm loving these colors together! It reminds me of a DVF dress!

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  28. i love those colors together!!

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  29. So smart! And I love the color combo- you are the greatest color blocker!

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  30. Wow -- look at you! I would have never thought to do that, but it looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Love this idea! Such a great trick!

    Brittany
    Belle époque
    fashionista-brit.blogspot.com

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  32. Genius!! Who thinks of this? Oh, that's right...you!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  33. Oh, I adore the bright colours in this look!

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  34. The color mix is goregous. You look stunning :d
    xo

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  35. oh what a great idea it looks really fabulous on u. i love all ur bracelets Im just crazy for jewelry great blog would u like to follow each other kisses from Dublin xx leonie

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  36. oh my gosh! this is fantastic! You are a genius!

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  37. OMG this used to be a MAXIDRESS.....who knew??? What a clever idea Amy!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  38. Love how you played around with the maxidress, and those colours are fantastic together. About Bunheads: it definitely is more a drama programme than a dance programme so far at least, although the dance that is shown is amazing. If you liked Gilmore Girls and you like dance you should watch it!

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  39. This is so cool! I would never think to do this, so amazing! I love this look - the colors look so beautiful together!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  40. love the color blocking and the way you tied the skirt! beautiful! xo

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  41. Thank you so much dear! I'm in love with that outfit!
    Lots of kisses*

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  42. Wow...can't believe the change that your tying made! I love the bright blue/green together. STylish as always :)

    <3 Cambria
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  43. I love that tying technique AND the colorblocking looks great! Such a sophisticated chic look!

    A Southern Drawl

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  44. what a great trick and i love the two colors you put together as well
    brett

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  45. Oh that is such a great trick!! It's such a great color too - so pretty with the teal. And hello, I'm dying over your bag! :)

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  46. I thought those were the Karen Walker superduper sunglasses! What a great find! I couldn't tell this was a maxi dress until you told us and I love the top you added over it.

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  47. Awesome outfit! I love the colors!

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  48. What an awesome trick! Thanks for sharing. Love the sunglasses. You look great :)

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  49. Love the color combo here and the versatility of the skirt is great!

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  50. You look amazing, love the MK bag! :)
    xoxo

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  51. What a fabulous and creative look! I LOVE how you knotted that dress, and I really LOVE this colour combination! So inspiring!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  52. love those two colors together. so pretty!
    xoamy
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  53. That is one clever thing to do! I usually turn my maxi dresses to skirts too, just fold them down but this is chicer!

     
    oxo,
     
    ML
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  54. Hi Amy... Thank you for your sweet words. This looks good! have a nice evening!
    Vicky


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  55. First off I must try that with my maxi skirts -- ingenius!! Plus gorgeous color blocking skills. Chic look for sure.

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  56. I'm loving these two colors together and the way you tied your maxi!!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  57. LOVING the House of Harlow sunnies on you! they're my favorite!! :) you look so pretty dear! as always!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  58. i love green and blue together! such a fun outfit!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  59. i like the transformation of the skirt. well done

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  60. Wow - super creative, I never would have thought of this. It looks like a dress, such a fun way to dress up a maxi. Love this!

    Stephanie
    http://twenty-somethingblog.com

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  61. So so so cute!! Love what you did with your maxi dress! I need to try this! Adorbs!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  62. What a creative look! It is very great idea!

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