February 22, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Skirt Trick

Inspiration: Nasty Gal
Same dress x 4

I wore this for a speaking engagement in Tallahassee yesterday! (It was for my VISIT FLORIDA gig.) I was craving the cobalt skirt + necklace combo, and Dalmatian print felt like the perfect print to combine it with. I only have a Dalmatian dress, and while I love wearing dresses as tops, this is the first time I've tried one with a fitted pencil skirt (I usually go for a fuller skirt, like so). The dress adds some warmth, and also gets rid of any hints of VPL, but it made my skirt a bit tighter and I had to make sure the dress stayed in position throughout the day. In the end, I could hardly tell I was wearing a dress and I don't think anyone would've ever guessed, so it's a trick I plan to try again. Do you ever wear dresses as shirts? 

Dress (worn as shirt): H&M, $30
Cardigan: Express, old
Skirt: Limited, $35 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections c/o
Shoes: Chinese Laundry c/o (same)
Purse: Michael Kors, Santa
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot 12
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 123

White House  /  Juicy Couture  /  Dillard's  /  DKNY
Calvin Klein  /  Rebecca Taylor  /  Arden B  /  Dorothy Perkins
Target  /  Eliza J  /  Dillard's  /  Wallis 


  1. Nasty gal always has great looks and amazing outfits that are really fun!


  2. It definitely doesn't look like you have a dress under your skirt, so great job making it look like it was meant to be a shirt!

  3. I wear dresses as shirts frequently (and skirts as shirts!) Dresses with a band/elastic at the hem are wonderful, because you can fold them under to create a bubble hem and adjust the length. 

  4. Love this idea and you can't even tell the dress is under the skirt. Genius! Gonna have to try it out myself. 

    CeCe @ 2mommieswithstyle.com

  5. Love how you pulled this off! I can't even tell your shirt is a dress! Look forward to doing this myself :)

  6. That's awesome! I've never done the dress as a top move, or dress as a skirt. I love the print and it does look great with the blue.


  7. Love every outfit you've styled with the dress!  The blue really pops with black and white, but I think my favorite look is the more casual one with the sandals.  Has a bit of a bohemian vibe.