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Monday, February 17, 2014

Manic Monday: Floral dress remix

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Welcome to yet another Manic Monday! Hope you had a fantastic time celebrating Valentine's Day with your loved ones and gorging yourselves on sugar and sweets. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see my chocolate shoe! How perfect for me, am I right? 

One of my most favorite things to blog about and read about are remixes. I love finding new ways to wear old things and creating different looks with different pieces. I loved the brocade leggings collaboration on Friday because Jenna was so completely dressed up and I was exactly the opposite. I was almost embarrassed to post my look next to hers - kind of like being the most underdressed person at a party! But it just proves how versatile your pieces can be with just a little bit of tweaking and creativity.

A great part of remixing is wearing something differently - as in... it's a dress, but what would it look like as a skirt, or as a top? That's what I decided to do today. Even though my overall look is similar to when I originally wore this - winterizing the florals with black to ground the outfit - I tucked it into a skirt to re-purpose it as a top instead of a dress. Knee high boots and chunky jewelry help edge-ify the overall feel of the outfit, while my original look let the dress speak for its girly self.



Dress: J Crew Factory (option, option)  | Necklace: Express (option, option) | Skirt: Francesca's (option, option, option)   |  Bracelet: Tasha (option) | Bag: Kate Spade (option) | Tights: DKNY | Boots: Christian Louboutin

Your homework assignment this week is to wear an old piece in a new way! I would love to hear and/or see what you come up with, so please come back and share it with me! The possibilities are endless!


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54 comments :

  1. Love this remix, Carylee! Of course, I am dying over your Loubies boots. Lucky girl =) Have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Thank you! The boots were a birthday gift to me two birthdays ago! They'll be with me forever!!

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  2. I think I would be wearing those boots every single day of my life! They are gorgeous. I will have to show you one of my recent remixes. Once I wore my Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt with LONG sleeves for winter weather. And then on a warm day, I ROLLED the sleeves! VOILA!! REMIX!! :)

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    1. Hahahahaha! Gosh I love you!
      And these boots are basically case in point why you should never ever try things on unless you have intentions of buying them. because if you try them on "just for the heck of it" who is going to tell your heart that you can't have those butter soft boots that were made for your calves?! I certainly wasn't. Alas. They became mine. :)

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  3. I would have never of thought of tucking a dress into a skirt to create a new look...fantastic idea! I'll sometimes throw a sweater over a dress leaving the bottom exposed as a skirt, but not the other way around...brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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  4. A lovely remix like this is always a winner in my style book.......it certainly brings out our creative side. And cant take my eyes off those boots!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Creative is great for when you feel like your closet is stale, isn't it?!
      And thank you! My boots thank you, too!

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  5. Those boots!!!! I love how you tucked the dress into the skirt. Genius. The colors in that dress are so pretty and then the black is the perfect compliment.

    Tracy Its Mostly About Fashion

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I need to wear this dress again when there is NOT snow on the ground!

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  6. That top is soooo pretty! I love how it stands out with that skirt!

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    1. Thank you! I fell in love with the color of this dress - it's just so bright and fun!

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  7. Ahhhhh, love how you made the dress into a shirt with this fun skirt!!! I am all about remixing...because let's face it...money doesn't grow on trees in my parts! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Shanna, and for the sweet note! Layering dresses is the best - especially when it's unexpected!

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  8. Love remixing! Your outfit is stunning! The boots, that mini Kate Spade, ahh major envy!! <3

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy I landed this lil kate spade bag! It was a flash sale right after the Phillip Lim collection came out at Target. This bag reminded me of that collection, but well, I'm a Kate Spade addict so fell in love with this. And the color is unique and fun!

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    1. Thanks, Leah!! I wish I also had it in a blush color!

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  10. Love that floral dress and your boots are to die for.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. Thanks, Rachelle! Yes, these boots are my prized possession for sure!

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  11. Your floral dress is gorgeous Carylee. It is beautiful on its own but even as a Colorful Floral Sweatshirt looks fun with that gorgeous Tulle Skirt. And those Boots - WOW!!

    My pleasure linking up with you gals, today. Come take a peek at my Wintery Layered Outfit. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you! Finding the perfect tulle skirt is so hard - I never would have thought so! Glad I have this in my closet!

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  12. Beautiful look! I love the floral print!!
    xoxo
    Kendra
    http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Kendra! Winter florals are the best!

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  13. i love skirts over dresses....totally creates a whole new look! (ps: i'm drooling over your boots) :)

    Rhea, Et Cetera - ProFlowers collab: floral-inspired outfit

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    1. It's great! Glad you appreciate it also! And yes, the boots, they get attention - but they deserve it, I just love them!
      Thanks for the note!

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  14. Girl, don't be silly! I loveddd your look and will be borrowing inspiration from is as soon as I have enough purple in my wardrobe :)
    xoxo
    jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

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    1. Aww - well thanks! And I can't wait to see you style it again!!!

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  15. I love that you wore that dress as a skirt! Such a great idea! I really need to do that more. Remixing is probably the best thing ever - I swear it makes me feel like I have new clothes!

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    1. Yes, remixing is the best! Especially when you're on a self imposed shopping ban!!

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  16. Those boots are everything!! Love how you remix and wore a dress as a top! Thanks for hosting this great link up :)
    xo,
    Monica
    http://glamvolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Monica! Always great to see you back!

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  17. I am totally obsessed with your bag! I've had my eye on the pink one, but the blue is gorgeous too! I love how you remixed this. So pretty :)

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    1. Oh the pink one is great, too!
      Thanks so much!

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  18. So pretty! I love this floral with the black.

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    1. Thanks, Ginny! I'll need to dress it for summer next time and nix the black!

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  19. oooh, those boots are killer! Love the floral remix, funnily enough I've linked up a post on wearing florals too, and am looking forward to remixing mine soon! Thanks so much for hosting.

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Yay! Great minds! Thanks for linking up!!

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  20. I love the dress paired with the skirt and boots! I also really liked the brocade leggings from the last post...I've never bought any by HUE but they always do cute stuff. P.S. I know it's hard standing next to tall people...especially when they have on heels and u have on flats...lol

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    1. I've only bought Hue tights and socks, but these were my first actual pair of leggings. I was actually quite pleased with them - I used to hate on them way back in the day. Guess I'm eating my words now!
      Oh yes. I hate being the shorty next to long legs!!
      And thank you so much!!

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  21. I loved both of these looks! What a great way to remix your dress, I will have to try this out some time!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you do try it and I hope you like it! A shift dress like this is perfect for it!

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  22. Oh I love the way you used the dress as a top and paired it with a skirt! And of course, I'm drooling over those boots.

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. I hope it gives people inspiration to try new things! And thank you!!

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  23. I have yet to try wearing a dress as a top - but you do it so well! Love the gorgeous bag too <3

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    1. Thanks! It takes the right dress, but it's fun when it works out right!

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The dress with a skirt is such a cute combination! Love those boots too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren!!! I was really happy with how this worked out. Sometimes it looks better in your head than in real life!

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  25. Loving the look + the Kate Spade bag, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I was pleased with myself for coming up with this without Pinterest's help! :)

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  26. Love how you made it into a bright fun top and that bag is GORG!!
    Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Aww - thanks Jessi! It's a dainty little bag, but makes me smile!

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  27. I love the dress both ways, but I think I like it paired with the skirt best! And those shoes and that bag...so jealous!! Thanks for linking up :)

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