Sunday, August 14, 2011

Something New

Hey everyone! I haven't blogged in almost a week, and I've missed you all.

You may remember how I mentioned that dresses are one of my new favorite things lately, so today I wanted to share a new way (at least new to me) to wear a dress. I have no idea why I never thought to wear a top over my dresses before, but it's a great way to make your dress do double duty for you! There's no reason that a dress cannot also be a skirt. What do you think?

I swear, you really do learn something new every day. Sometimes I forget that I can take risks (like wearing a top over a dress is really much of a risk... but you have to start somewhere) with my clothes, and, for the most part, no one really cares. It's fun turning dresses into skirts. I always used to love magic tricks. Who knew I'd still be transforming things late into my twenties. The fun never ends.

1) After realizing I could wear my dresses as skirts, it really made my closet seem much larger than it is. I threw on my tank from Forever21 and cinched my waist with a coral belt. A racerback over regular tank straps mixes things up a bit.

2) My aunt gave me these earrings years ago, and I realized I hadn't worn them in a while. She bought them at a small boutique jewelry store called The Silver Arrow. You can find it on the small main street that runs through Evergreen, Colorado. I lived in Evergreen for a while, and it's a really great little mountain town not too far from Denver. I highly recommend a visit to the town if you're ever exploring Denver and the surrounding areas.

3) One of my very favorite colors is turquoise, and the closest nail polish I've been able to find in turquoise is Essie's Turquoise and Caicos. I love imagining that I'm on a beach in Turks and Caicos when I wear this polish. It never hurts to dream a little.

4) I found this coral dress at Dillard's last year,
but here's a dress that is very similar: Delia's coral eyelet dress

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Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend,
and don't forget that sometimes it pays to take outfit risks.
You never know what you might learn about your favorite item of clothing. (:


  1. I love doing that! I do that with some of my maxi dresses. :) You look so cute!

  2. Never done this but your outfit turned out so cute! I will have to see what I've got in the closet. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Oh yes! Totally love this! Although I'm not much of a dress person... Looks great!

    Janette, the Jongleur

  4. So cute! I love playing in my closet like this. Doesn't make you feel like an artist?

  5. What a great idea! I never thought to wear a shirt over my dresses either. I need to go shop in my closet now. :)

  6. VERY cute Ashley! Love the colors! I've never tried layering a top over a dress (at least not that I can remember) but this looks great!

  7. Sooo absolutely precious!! You are adorable!

  8. You look beautiful, Ash! Always love remixing clothes. Girl, you really should do the 30 for 30 challenge! :)

  9. I love this! The contrast with the racerback and the tank look is so fresh! I'm so trying this... :)

    xx Katy

  10. CUTE!!! I never would have thought to throw that outfit together! LOVE!!! Hope you are doing well sweet friend!!! <3

  11. So darling! I love this idea. Taking risks in fashion sometimes totally pay off!!