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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Loosely Pinspired

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Necklace: MOD (local boutique) (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (budget option)  | Top: JCrew FactoryBracelet: JCrew | Dress (worn as a skirt): Banana Republic (optionoption) | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff (budget option, option)

This is one of my favorite maxi dresses, and if you need proof, this is the third time you've seen it on the blog - see the other ways I've worn this here and here. I love that this has more of a straight column fit than an A-line fit like my other maxi dresses/skirts. And the thick stripes are eye catching and crisp - such a fan of wide stripes.

When I was pulling this outfit together, I very loosely based it on this Pinspiration:

Left: Source

That pin of mine is probably my most re-pinned pin ever. I get a notice just about every day that it's been repinned. I've been wanting to recreate it for the longest time, but just never have. I felt like finally doing it today, but wasn't feeling my denim vest with it. Sometimes I feel like the denim vest or the denim jacket is the cliche thing to do with a maxi skirt. Not that there's anything wrong with that - especially since I just rocked my vest plus maxi here


In the spirit of remixing this maxi, I wanted to wear it as a skirt since I've already done a jacket over it, as well as simply wearing it on its own. And a chambray is the next best thing to real denim anyway. Sara's outfit did inspire me to grab my chunky mint necklace, which is something I would not have thought to pair with this dress. I also love the hint of mint peeking out from under my dress. It's great that you can pull little snippets from other's outfits in addition to trying a full on copy. Inspiration is still inspiration, right?


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Linking up for: Tremendous Tuesday#AllAboutYouStyle Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, and Stylish Tuesday.

36 comments :

  1. Love this maxi! WHat I love more is how you made it so versatile by pairing it so differently, I though it was a skirt at first.. :)
    xo

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  2. Love the bold stripes and that necklace is gorgeous, can I raid your closet?

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Yep - as long as I can raid yours too!!!

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  3. Wow, you really have a talent for putting pieces to work in VERY remixed, unique ways. It's not just the usual "change the shoes add a jacket" remix. You go all out! The chambray shirt goes great with this and I definitely think the denim vest would not look as good in this particular outfit.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. I love dresses like this that guarantee 3 ways of wear- alone, layered, as a skirt. If it were shorter, I could also do it as a shirt!

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  4. Seriously love this! I did this but couldn't knot my chambray so I let it just hang. I like the pin option with the tee! So adding this to my rotation this week!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Yay! Glad you found inspiration! Can't wait to see what you put together!

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  5. That is the perfect black+white striped maxi dress and you can't go wrong with it, adding denim on top. I still have to find a long B+W Maxi Dress, but at least I found a very similar maxiskirt. Looking awesome Carylee and I agree with Gina - awesome remix of this lovely dress. =)

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    1. Thanks so much, Ada! A striped maxi skirt is just as a great of a staple as the dress!

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  6. Loving those maxi stripes, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  7. Well done. Love this outfit. I need to try this. Love the chambray with the maxi skirt. Great outfit.


    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Aww - thanks, Agi! It's one of my all time faves!

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  8. I saw this on instagram and I couldn't wait to hop on here and see all the deets! This look is so pretty and styled to perfection! Well done! You look marvelous darling!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. You're so sweet, girl, thank you! And thanks for the IG support, too!

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  9. What a pretty maxi dress. I just love it!!

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  10. I love this maxi dress on you! It looks amazing!!! I found you through the link up and I'm obsessed!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    www.dressingdallas.com

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  11. I love how you remixed this dress so many different ways. I think this is my favorite version. That necklace is amazing!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  12. Love this, you look amazing! Great job at remixing such a versatile piece!

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  13. Love the bold stripes on this dress and seeing the different ways you styled it! Paired with the chambray is my favorite!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally agree! The necklace makes it special, too!
      Thank you!

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  14. I love that necklace....every time you wear it I like it more and more!!! Lovely outfit...like you I love a bold stripe!! Chambray's are the best, aren't they :-)
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Yes, yes, and yes! I'm so glad I found this necklace because it really does make outfits better!
      And yes - don't know how I survived without a chambray in my wardrobe!!?

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  15. Yes love this styling with this maxi, that necklace goes perfect with this look!!!
    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh, so behind on comments!
      I really am in love with the necklace and that is makes everything better!
      Thanks for reading, lady!

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  16. Gorgeous maxi! I have a striped midi one that I may just have to dig out & wear tomorrow! Ax

    http://inmamaswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That makes me so happy to read - thanks!

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  17. LOVE THE DRESS! It looks so great on you!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Tremendous Tuesday! I hope to see you next week!

    Hugs, Amber

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  18. I love that dress! It's so versatile and the pinspiration is great, such a good idea :)

    Thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou xx

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