9.04.2012

Improvise



Dress (Mercer & Madison find at Marshalls); Shoes (Target);
Necklace (Helen Ficalora "S" charm)

This dress is one of my favorite finds from Marshalls this year - the top is cotton and the bottom is linen, which means this dress is extremely comfortable. After putting it on, I felt like it needed a little something.  So I grabbed a black ribbon that was meant for another dress and voila! The perfect finishing touch.  I used to always get rid of the belts/brooches/buttons/and other random accessories that came with certain items... until I started finding uses for them with other pieces.  And I couldn't even tell you what dress this ribbon belt was intended for... Hopefully it enjoyed the new home :)

45 comments:

InĂªs de Castro said...

The dress is lovely, no wonder it's one of your favorite finds :) The black ribbon was a great touch and I love the shoes too!

Amy said...

Loving this dress!

Amy
Leopard and Lillies

Jacquelineand.... said...

A great, classic, look...with the improvised belt and shoes giving it a fresh twist.

You're always beautifully put together!

Beauty Follower said...

Love blue!

Outside Looking In said...

LOVE that dress and I love it with the leopard shoes!! Pretty braid too!

tiny dancer said...

Colorblocked perfection! I seriously thought it was a skirt + tank :) Lovely.

Tasia

feH said...

You look cute :D

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My Vintage Curves said...

Cute as usual, I pinned it on my Pinterest account!

Kultur und Stil said...

This dress is so beautiful!!! A very cute outfit! I also love your flats!

xxx Anita

Krystal said...

i also like the shoe choice!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your find! Great color blue, it's just perfect for your coloring!

xo Mary Jo

Rebecca said...

I also do that a lot Heather....switching stuff from 1 outfit to another haha!! I must say you got a nice deal here for that lovely dress!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Always Maylee said...

Love this dress, it's so cute on you. The black ribbon looks like it is part of the dress, great improvising! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Christine T said...

Likin' all these blue hues! :)

Thanks for stopping by btw. so when people ask you about blogging you don't really explain much to avoid them looking at you like you are wasting time? haha... or do you just not explain it at all? :D

God bless,
christine
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Angie Ang said...

What a great find, super cute dress!
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TheTinyHeart said...

Such a cute colorblock dress, Heather! The ribbon looks like it came with the dress :)

-Sharon
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For All Things Lovely said...

Super cute blog! Love your style! xo.
Meg

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Katie Aman said...

Wow, I would have thought the ribbon came with the dress! It looks great defining your waist that way. And I would never have had the idea to pair leopard with this...but the shoes look fabulous! A great bit of interest to your lovely ensemble :)

Cambria said...

Cute colour blocking! And I love the black and blue together, looks like it was made for each other :)

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Milana - FashionStyleAdvice said...

You look so pretty and elegant! I really like your style :)

Julia said...

I am loving the simplicity here! The blues are gorgeous. Very cute my dear! :)

Julia

Antonella Leone said...

lovely outfit <3<3

Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

Ooo! I love the simplicity yet chic-ness of this dress!

Shea Sayers said...

I love the way the ribbon belt looks on that dress! I never use those belts for their intended purpose either. I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!

smk053078 said...

Love this! And I do the same thing all of the time...I have a basket full of belts and ties from other dresses and always find a way to remix them. Well done! And love the pop of leopard!
Shanna

Rachel Lynne said...

Definitely the perfect finishing touch! What a gorgeous dress and I LOVE the leo addition :) So cute!

Are we doggie-dating this week ;) :) I am totally open Thursday! Where would we meet?!?!?!

xoxo,
Rachel
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Niki said...

I am in love with this dress! I like to change up accessories too - it makes me feel like I'm wearing something new!

Daniella said...

You look great sweetie!! Love how you added the bow to this dress, its a great touch! I am also loving your shoes! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Renae said...

hi -- I am back.

My post today explains.

Your sense of style and your cuteness are such a nice combo!

have a pleasant day.

Stephanie @twenty-something said...

I love that you added the ribbon to the dress, it gives it something extra! I used to get rid of everything that came with dresses/skirts too, but now I keep all of those items and pair them with other things all the time. Love this dress on you!

Stephanie
twenty-something

Katie said...

that dress is beautiful! i love it!!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

It looks comfy AND beautiful.. i love the fabrics, and the colors! So pretty!

xo everything-pretty.com

Wardrobe Girls said...

i love helen ficalora! glad to find someone else who does too :)

xo,

cate
Wardrobes I Met and Liked

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Nice dress, love the colours especially the top blue.

Kristian said...

Never would have guessed that ribbon originally went with something else; it fits perfectly here!

Emily grapes said...

I think it looks so good with that dress!! I love finding great pieces at Marshall's!! And that dress looks great!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Whitney Cosgrave said...

very cute! I love marshalls/tj maxx, all that. good find!

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I do the same thing with random odds and ends. I love the mixed fabrics of this dress. Makes it so much nicer than a plain sleeveless dress.

newpetite said...

Beautiful dress!

Miss Top Ten Image said...

Nices dress and color. It fits you really well honey!!
xoxo
Patricia

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Stesha said...

ohh i am love loving that beautiful skirt!

xx
Classic & Bubbly

Laura said...

Adorable dress! I love it with the belt, especially because there are so many variations you could pair it with for different looks!

Alisa Marie said...

Love this dress! I always have trouble finding dresses at discount stores, great find!

Inez said...

Your dress is really cute. Love the black belt. It looks really good with the dress.

Dose of Glam said...

cute outfit
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