Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Remix Week: Summer Dress in Fall

 Dress - All Saints
Jacket - Sisley, thrifted
Boots - farylrobin, ebay
Bag - Red by ecko, thrifted

So technically this isn't today's outfit. Hubs and I decided we needed a little date night, so I got all gussied  up last night to go eat at Cracker Barrel (hee!). I wanted to give this dress one last wear before storing it with my other summer-only clothes. Some people love to have all their clothes available all the time, but I find it easier to have some stuff that works on certain seasons. That way when you turn around, it's like shopping without spending money. You just gotta make sure those items don't become like Tuesday's. Bring those seasonal items to the front when needed.

And speaking of spending money, these Farylrobin booties were an impulse buy. Snagged on ebay as a BIN. I'm usually drawn visually to high heels, but my knees know better than to wear anything with a rise difference that's too great. (And I'm a big listener to my knees) I took a gamble and was pleasantly surprised. Look out Sunday for the full low-down. I'm so happy to be able to pull these out now.

A tan jacket and ankle booties are great methods for autumn-izing a summer dress. This jacket is the best. I'm not-so-secretly thinking about putting elbow patches on it.

Have you been watching our participants this week? Gained any new ideas? Participants, don't forget to send Keely an image of yourself to include in a roundup!

In the interest of disclosure, this dress is only down to a $20 PPW. Thankfully the good quality and unique design should have me wearing it for a long time. Not to mention when I get bored I can dye it. And I maybe entertain ideas of dip dying the skirt of this dress a bright pink. I don't even wear pink! Maybe a dusty blue. Hrm. Check out other ways I've styled this white dress:



22 comments:

  1. I remember seeing this awesome dress over the summer! It looks fantastic with the blazer and the boots! It would look cool dip dyed for sure! The pink would look like Gwen Stefani's wedding dress :)

    Ha, I thought I was the only one who got all gussied up to go to Cracker Barrel, LOL!

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  2. I love a simple white dress as part of a summer wardrobe. You can find some many ways to remix it. And you've proved that it can even be versatile into the fall season with the right accessories. Loving those ankle boots too - oh so adorable. Definitely a cute outfit for a date night!

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  3. What a great LWD to style up for fall! I love the addition of the blazer. I am one of the gals that can't hibernate my clothes. I have a real attachment problem I think. Hope you had fun on your date night!

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  4. Those boots are lovely. I have to store my summer clothes away for winter, since my closet is small.

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  5. I love how you styled your dress, I really want a tan blazer for the fall season. You look great :) I did this challenge today...come check it out!


    erica
    seaofbloomingdreams.blogspot.com

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  6. Mmmm...Cracker Barrel. I love the random candy and toys in the front store. I have a tan blazer too! I have to try pairing it with some of my dresses now. Love the bag and booties.

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  7. I think I'm in love with those boots. Seriously. I love them.

    You look gorgeous in that dress and I love it with the blazer and the one button. Perfect! Hope you had a great time at Cracker Barrel! I love that place. :)

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  8. This is a lovely outfit, and so versatile! Kudos...
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  9. Love this. And those boots are to die for! You have the most unique, interesting shoes. They are just so cool. I really like elbow patches on jackets. I have one plaid jacket that I particularly love. I will have to pull it out soon as it will be getting cool enough to wear soon.

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  10. Those boots had me double checking to see if they were pumps and socks, or whether they were boots! What's BIN? An eBay term, or "Because I Need"

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  11. I love this dress and how you've remixed it! So pretty!

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  12. Oh my how I love this outfit! I never tire of seeing you in that dress and I am so jealous of your booties! They are amazing!

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  13. Fabulous was to make the white dress work for fall! And those boots! So cool!

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  14. It's a lovely dress, but I can't tell if the lighting is bad, or the lack of real color by your face is washing you out. Hmmm....

    Or am I just unused to seeing you dressed so subtly?

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  15. @ lawyerdoll - probably a little of all three. It was pouring rain for two days straight, this was actually taken during a drizzle. Oatmeal/tan isn't the best color on me, bright white alone is better, i usually stick to darker/more saturated colors.

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  16. Oh yes I do love this outfit indeed- those boots are amazing and yay for white after Labour Day! (I love breaking fashion rules like that!) I'm like you, I rotate my wardrobe according to season which means I'm always finding new things!

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  17. Such a fab look, Megan! Brava for stretching out your summer dresses!

    Oh, and serious drool over those shoes! Love Farylrobin!

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  18. Gorgeous gorgeous! You look amazing in that dress. All Saints makes such interesting and unusual cuts of dresses - this will always be a unique piece in your closet!

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  19. What a great job re-mixing, it looks totally different in each of those pix.

    Love those boots.

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  20. This is really really cute -- I think it's my favorite way that you have worn this dress! Love the booties and the jacket with it. Really like it. I think it's one of my favorites of you period.

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  21. I like to keep reminding myself that it's still TECHNICALLY summer. Ha! I won't be rushed into fall. You can't make me!

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  22. great remix of the white dress! you've changed my mind about wearing a white dress in the fall. i especially love those boots!

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