Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Life to an Old Dress

You know that dress that you have hanging in your closet that you have already worn a million times? Yes a million times. The one that still fits pretty darn good, but the pattern or style may not excite you anymore? I have that dress. I have a few of those dresses. Being in a workplace that required me to dress up for so many years, I accumulated fashion that may not mesh with my style now.

I am trying very hard to stay budget concious. (See babe, I confessed it on the BLOG. That must mean it is real!) So I am trying to find ways to bring life to these older pieces of clothing. Especially since they still fit correctly.

Here is my first look: Crazy patterned dress brought back to life by a bold berry hue.

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Dress: Dillards {very old} | Blazer: Part of Anne Kleine Skirt Suit {very old} | Shoes: Preview International via Nordstrom Rack {old} | Bracelets: Kenneth Cole {old, but loving these new metals for fall!} | Glasses: H&M

When bringing new life to this dress I was very lucky I actually found older pieces to incorporate into this look. I guess you could call this a closet remix!

My one piece of advice for the day: Go dig in your closet! You are bound to find something that you can make work and wear it in a way you've never worn it before!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled Up Pretty

18 comments:

Sheena Rae said...

I actually just took a dress to my seamstress to fix up for me! It is beautiful, fits perfectly, and is still in style...BUT it's strapless and I feel naked in it. Fingers crossed that it works out the way I want it to!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The dress is perfect with the bold blazer!

still being [molly] said...

mia i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this. there are DEFINITELY a few dresses i need to revive in my closet. now i wanna go play!!

Makaila said...

this is DEF on my agendas these days, re-working what I already have! this dress is Adorbs!

Amber said...

I always say I'm going to do that, but then I end up going to buy something new and stuff sits in my closet forever! I love the way you styled this. The pink is gorgeous!

Style Journey said...

Adding an awesome pink blazer like that can jazz anything up! I love it paired with this equally awesome dress. Heather

Nicole said...

Very cute! Love the closet remix! Stopping by from WIWW.

Mrs C said...

YOU LOOK REALLY GOOD! THAT BLAZER GIVES A GOOD PUNCH OF COLOR, NICE!

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Katie said...

I love that dress, oldie, but goodie!

Lindsay said...

Love your advice for the day! I might have to try that tomorrow. And I love this look and I love that you made pieces you already owned work. That blazer is such a pretty color.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

INSPIRATION! I'll def take a second look at some older pieces now and see what I can mix and match!

mary said...

I love this outfit you look chic!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

It's great when you can find new ways to wear old clothes! I like the bright blazer with the black and white dress!
~Jessica
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Jenny said...

Such a beautiful dress! Love that B&W print and how you have paired it with such a bold color blazer! Very stylish and chic, but also so appropriate for an office! Totally agreeing with you about remixing, it can really be a fun journey that allow you to see old pieces with new eyes!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Katie said...

what a cute dress and I love it with that blazer!!

HallieBerry said...

Adorable Blog, and excellent advice!
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alongobucco said...

I love the berry colored blazer. You have such great style!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

MissRockwell said...

I actually like the dress. I don't think it's 'old looking' at all. It works really well with the berry colored blazer!

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