8.13.2012

Reviving a Classic




Dress (Loft); Shirt (Target); Shoes (Tahari find at Marshalls) ; Watch (Fossil);
Earrings (Nordstrom)
Ryan Seidel Photography

I love this dress. It's flowy, romantic, and satin... the perfect little red dress.  However it's also sleeveless with a deep V-neck, which instantly eliminates it's office appropriateness.  Typically this dress gets worn maybe once a year.  Adding a button down and tying it was the perfect solution to getting this dress some much needed fresh air.  After tying it - the look was still a bit undone, so I tucked the loose ends.  And now my little red dress has a new lease on life, and we're taking full advantage :)

52 comments:

Amy said...

Love the dress! Looks beautiful, great color on you!

Amy

Leopard and Lillies

Dana said...

Classic and chic... Love the shoes!


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XOXO Dana

tiny dancer said...

Super cute! It makes a great skirt - such a fabulous red :D

Tasia

My Vintage Curves said...

You styled it perfectly, everything you wear become instantly chic xoxo

Mom Fashion World said...

Liking this outfit. So classy!
I like your pictures too!
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Pictures are so pretty and clear!

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Tara Marie said...

What a great idea to expand your closet! You look beautiful :)

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Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

What a darling outfit!
I just came across your blog & I must say it's so lovely!
You got a great sense of style!

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Ali Hval said...

Tucking it in a little bit definitely made it work! It's funny how sometimes such tiny little details like that can make your outfit feel a bit more complete, isn't it? :) Oh, silly fashion.

FashionCherry said...

That Loft Dress is to die for!

:)

You look beautiful

xox
Charlene

Annie said...

Love how you tied the shirt over the dress - so pretty!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Bravoe Runway said...

I Love how you styled this dress for the office, and you didn't use a blazer! And it's nice that you can get more wear out of it!

Alissa said...

Only once a year? It looks so good on you!

Pao said...

Red definitely looks amazing on you! Loving the outfit combination!

HippieChicPao

Thesmallnoble said...

I love the watch! The outfit is beautiful! You look great!

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TheTinyHeart said...

Love how you made it work appropriate, Heather! The leopard shoes are a fun touch.

-Sharon
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That chambray top goes perfectly with it! Love that shade of red on you. So pretty Heather! Have a great week!
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Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty, I just love red on you! The chambray is perfect.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Amy said...

I def. think this could work in the office now. And I always think red+leopard is a total DO!

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the creation of beauty is art. said...

Such gorgeous pictures! I really love the colour of that skirt!
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Renae said...

once upon a time I had those exact clothes, but not the shoes and I wouldn't have in a million years thought of wearing them together. But, I love them on you!! It looks so nice all together, especially with the shoes.

Thanks for you comment, too! Heather, have a good day, k?

Juneli said...

This is a perfect example of adding wear-value to a clothing item! Loving the chambray shirt on the dressy dress!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

I so love the leopard print! These pictures are so pretty too :-)

newpetite said...

Thats a gorgeous dress! Love how you've paired it with the button down and made it office appropriate! You look gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Adorable! I love the trick of a button up over the dress- doubling your options of things to wear!

smk053078 said...

Way to remix!! I am loving it!! And girl, your picture locations lately are AHHHH-mazing!!! High five!
Shanna

two birds said...

way to go! i love it.

The Jones said...

Chambray, red, leopard...perfect mix!

<3 Cambria
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Elle Sees said...

A pretty combination I need to try

Daniella said...

Love how you have made that dress day appropriate by styling it with the classic shirt! Gorgeous :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Chris Ed said...

Hello, lovely blog, Renae from simplesequins.com just showed me your blog. Beautiful look, I like the shoes and the dress together:D I follow you now via gfc and bloglovin/86, follow back if you like:D
xx chris

Genie said...

Ingenius solution! I want to try this with all of my dresses in the fall. Hopefully, I'll be able to pull them off as successfully as you have here :)

xoxo,
Genie


www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Gotta love the transformation of a dress into something office appropriate! What a great idea! I would have never thought it was a dress :) SO CUTE and those shoes, I seriously want to steal them every time I see them... ;) And no worries about this weekend, I actually had a lot of laundry to catch up on and I'm just starting to feel back on track at home after getting the little one :) I know Emma is excited to make a new friend!

Diana Marks said...

chic and classy look! Love it!

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Shea Sayers said...

I love the way a knotted shirt can give a dress a whole new look! This came together beautifully, and now I want to steal it :)

Gloria said...

What a clever way to hide a plunging neckline! I'll have to remember this!

Chris Ed said...

Thx dear, for being nr. 400:D I´m glad I found your blog!
xx chris

Jacquelineand.... said...

You look gorgeous; fresh and lovely. What a wonderful way to re-think how to wear this dress.

Kristen said...

Love restyling my favorite dresses as skirts. So cute. Love the denim.

Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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Katie- Hems for Her said...

For the record, Heather, I will be copying this! I love red with leopard print and I just ordered a new chambray top, so you will be seeing this on my blog. However, I do promise to give you credit!

Katie said...

love everything about this outfit!! tied chambrey shirts are my favorite!!

Outside Looking In said...

You look great in red and that is the perfect way to wear the dress---the shirt looks great! LOVE the leopard shoes too!!

Rhonda said...

Great lease on life now! I never would have thought that this was a dress! I thought it was a skirt for sure!

Maca said...

Beautiful combo and a great way to shop your own closet! Love the leopard in the shoes too :)

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

What a great idea! I should try this with some of my own dresses. And those cheetah print heels absolutely make the outfit!

Jenee C. said...

Ah the old shirt over dress trick, it works everytime. I love the pairing of the chambray with that shade of red. Those leopard flats are a nice touch too.

xx Jenee C.
http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

becks said...

amazing! great styling x

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Diwata Luna said...

I love this pairing! You inspired me for a look for my new red mullet skirt. :)

Nico Saich said...

More excellent styling tips! I just got a nice red party dress and have been wondering how to dress is down, this option is perfect!

-Nico

www.SatinAndSalt.com

still being [molly] said...

heather this look is so chic. i love it!

Sara Shoemaker said...

oh this outfit is fantastic. I love how you paired those fun shoes with the solids. great combination of solids and prints!



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Amy Higg said...

Love this outfit! And a great location too!

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