Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Transforming that summer dress into fall- Part 2


Well, I know I normally start out happy Wednesday, but I think I will be happier on Friday. We have a little bug running through the family. I think I will be the last to get it, but hopefully it will skip me. In the mean time this week, I am working on transforming my summer dresses into fall. I wore this dress here.  These are a few things I do before trying a new look:
1. Have 2 different layering looks in mind and try on both before you plan to wear it.
2. Ask someones opinion- I usually ask my daughter. She is a kid and has no filter, so I know I will get an honest answer.
3. If you don't care what about other people's opinion go with what makes YOU feel good.



For the first layer of this outfit, I used a men's style vest. It is pin striped. Smaller prints are great mix with larger prints. Mixing prints can take a little while to get used to and might have you feeling like you don't match. Don't worry this season you are not supposed to match.

 
For my next layering piece, I added a simple black blazer. By rolling up the sleeves, adding a pair of black cowboy boots, and a cream pair of tights this look is very casual.
 

 In previous years, I have used summer dresses in the fall . But I enjoyed this recent challenge, because it gave some of my older pieces new life. Also, it helped me not to run around in the morning to figure out what I am going to wear after I get the kids ready.


Do you plan out your outfits or do you pick it out spontaneously? What you do before you try a new look?


Linking up at What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy.

15 comments:

  1. Love the vest layered over the dress!

    preethi
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  2. So true about asking your kids for their opinion. My youngest daughter is brutally honest :)

    Love both looks and this is a great dress all on it's own! Heather

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    1. Yes, I value her honesty. Thanks it is a great dress on its own and I have never layered anything over it,so definitely a change for me.

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  3. Cute dress all by itself! I like the look you have going with the vest over top of it as well.

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  4. I love how you showed this look in its different layers! It is a gorgeous dress! Great styling

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    1. Thanks so much, I trying different things this fall, normally I would just throw on a sweater.

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  5. That's fantastic! I will have to try this. There are a few of my summer dresses I would love to transition. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. So cute! I love yellow and black so this is perfect!

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  7. Ugh - girl, I feel you. We have some kind of stomach bug going through our casa for the second time in a month. BLARGH. The first time everyone got it. This time it's not quite so bad, but come ON. Enough is enough!

    More importantly, j'adore this look on you!! I think you may have the best collection of boots in all the interwebs.

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  8. I think the vest layered over the dress is my favorite version of the outfit! of course, when it's that chilly you really need the blazer, too!

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