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My Two Obsessions
First of all, I have a public apology to make…you are going to get a glimpse of my oh-so-white legs throughout most of this blog. I would like to state that I am taking steps in the right direction to solve this problem for May. Secondly, my first intent was to talk about some of the things I am loving for spring, but I thought that that would be beating a dead horse. Yes, we get that bright colors and florals are in. Genius. I am sure these have never been done during springtime before. I am going to make an amazing prediction into the future to also say that come fall time, jewel tones and boots will be in style. I know, right?! Brilliant. In order to avoid stating the obvious…yes, it’s spring and you should wear florals and bright colors…I want to show you two of my obsessions:
- Turning dresses into high-waisted skirts
Obsession #1: Goodbye, dress. Hello, skirt.
Top: American Eagle Dress/Skirt: Kardashian Collection for Sears /Shoes: Nine West
Once again the top of this dress was simply tucked down to easily turn it into a skirt. Fortunately, with the material of the dress, I could make the part above the waist billow out to create a little bit of a ruffle.
Top: American Eagle Dress/Skirt: Banana Republic/ Belt: Forever 21
Yes, the chambray top has made another appearance, and once again you should count yourself blessed that you didn’t have to hear about my spring favorites…this top would have been discussed in a sick amount of detail. One other thing that I should mention about turning your dresses into a skirt is that it is important that the dress you are using has some sort of waist detail. That smocking or detail is going to give you a waist to work with and putting a belt over it can easily cinch your waist in if the dress waist isn’t tight enough. Would you like me to say the word “waist” one more time…because I can.
Top: Victoria Secret Dress/Skirt: Target Belt: Forever 21
And you thought my post from October was going to be the last you saw of this maxi dress…Maybe if you’re lucky, come August, I will be wearing this around my head as some sort of scarf. (I am partially kidding.) This outfit also looks great with a boyfriend blazer or a shrunken cardigan over it too.
Obsession # 2: Fun Patterns
Top: Nordstrom Rack /Leather Pencil Skirt: Express /Shoes: Aldo
All of my complaints about floral and here it is. My last pattern that I love is the floral. I vow to in no way act like this is genius to wear for spring, but I will say that there are so many great patterns out there to invest in. The more fun the better!
Final thought: Always a good plan to have husband do a 360 degree check before leaving the house in dress turned skirt. This way no straps, sleeves, or unzipped zippers make any sort of awkward appearance.