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]