Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shades of Grey.

Leopard and Lavender

Leopard and Lavender

Leopard and Lavender

Leopard and Lavender

Leopard and Lavender

Leopard and Lavender
dress [worn as skirt] Max and Cleo [old, but this TopShop one is great!!], top Old Navy, necklace Anthropologie, clutch Francesca's [similar], shoes BCBGeneration

I love taking pieces from my closet and making them something they're not- even if it is as simple [and painstakingly obvious] as a dress to a skirt. It is so silly all of the times I think I can't wear something because it is too fancy [AKA this dress screams "New Years Eve"], when really- the solution is to throw a cute tie-waisted top over it. This one is from Old Navy [and on clearance!!] and has become quite the staple piece this spring. Of course- you can use any old button up for this! I'd love to add some bright color to the metallic pleats for an entirely different outfit all together.

For my hair, Miss Dez did a bit of a forties look- which I've never done. I loved it! I also loved that Nicole paired the lines in the skirt with those of the Capitol building.

Hopefully this little ditty inspired you to re-purpose something [fancy or not] in your own closet!

[photos c/o Nack Photography, hair & makeup c/o Deseree' Garcia

24 comments:

  1. Hey Girly - such a cute outfit - I'm loving all of it :)
    Krystin
    Suburban Faux Pas

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  2. Love how you remixed your dress! Can't wait to pull out this look with some of my dresses!

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    1. it is the best thing i ever, embarrassed it took me this long to figure it out :)

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  3. Classy, sophisticated and stylish- just awesome! Looks super fab on you doll :)

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  4. Loving this post! Killer accessories. That necklace is beautiful

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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    1. thank you, Kira! It is one of my favorites!

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  5. Love the grey pleated skirt!

    hellofashion123.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, love- doesn't compare to your post today!

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  6. I really, really love this look. It's something I see myself wearing. Glad I came across your blog. Now following.

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    1. thank you! it is SO easy to pull off :)

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  7. I love the classic look and the soft colors! :)

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  8. That is my new favorite thing!! Making a dress a skirt... it like doubles your wardrobe!! SO happy to have found your blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I am glad you like it!

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  9. These are seriously so lovely! You're really a style icon Kelli!

    Love that you're also throwing in some face shots nowadays.:)

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    1. i had to cave in at some point... ;-) and you are SO sweet. thank you!

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  10. You look great! I love the pleated skirt and your vintage hairstyle as well. I am now following. I would love it if you came to visit me on my page and followed back:)

    <3 Marielley
    www.lusciousmarielley.blogspot.com

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  11. Loving this outfit - that skirt/dress is SO pretty, and the gray and navy combo looks great :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  12. I had no idea this was a dress! great idea! you look super cute!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this photos! Your outfit, hair, makeup..while everything looks gorgeous!

    You have a great blog, and I'm now following. Would love for you to check out mine as well

    xo
    Dana
    http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

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  14. I adore this look. So glad I found your blog, definitely coming back.

    xo, -Elizabeth

    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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  15. I am more than obsessed with pleats....short skirts, maxi skirts, dresses....anything! Love this outfit.

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Thank you for reading! xoKelli