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


  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

  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-

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

  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

  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! ;)

  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.


  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

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

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


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

  11. This dress is so pretty. I am a huge fan of this color!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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

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

    The Tiny Heart

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


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


  16. Beautiful outfit!
    Dress is really sweet! :)

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

    Alexandra xo

  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.

    Penniless Socialite

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

    Freaky Friday

    Freaky Friday Facebook Fan Page

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

  21. Pretty Outfit :)

    Martha x

  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!

  23. beautiful dress!

  24. Love the mint dress!

    xo Ashleigh

  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!

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

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

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

  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

  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.
    elle from Living in Color.

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

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

    Sara :)

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

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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

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


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