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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Infirm Of Purpose

This is a remix post, but part of me seems to be stuck in repeat. Last year around this time I bought a sleeveless little black dress from UO and I wore it to death (literally, it's rather faded now). This year, I just bought an incredibly similar little black dress from UO and have already worn it twice (here and here). Little black dresses are rather notoriously easy pieces to wear and style, so this remix wasn't much of a stretch! Still even when an item is easy to wear, it's nice to find different ways to wear it and keep it feeling fresh.
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details: scarf I stole from my mother, customized Girly Girl shoes
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details: vintage cape, DKNY heels via Gilt
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details: lace top, UO belt (gift from my sister), We Love Colors tights, Jeffrey Campbell heels via Modcloth
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details: vintage feather fascinator, H&M vest, UO socks, Seychelles booties
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details: really old Banana Republic sweater, Old Gold Boutique scarf, secondhand belt, Target tights, UO wedges
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details: vintage fascinator, vintage skirt, Miss Sixty heels via Gilt
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details: crown by Sarah's Loft, H&M cardigan, Target tights, Knock Your Socks Off Brogues c/o Modcloth

72 comments:

Miss Vinyl Ahoy said...

I really like all these remixes. If you didn't post them together like this, I wouldn't guess they were all with the same dress.

I also really love the horse socks :)

monkeyandsquirrel said...

love it with the crown and sparkly shoes... adorable!

Mother of Style said...

My favorites are the first one, the denim vest and the belted scarf look. It's fun to put all the looks together and see the versatility :)

Draxi-Dee said...

I love the scarf in the first post, and I'm pleased to see an appearance from your equestrian socks ;D Those sparkly shoes are something special...
A girl can never have too many black dresses, despite what people tell you. They're just classic pieces.
Inspiring, as always.

doublysweet said...

i love the remix posts.

im a big fan of the look with the old gold boutique scary and the crown--very cool!

K*Rock said...

great mixes! i LOVE the vintage cape!

celi.a said...

I heart your remix posts like WHOA. Super-cute styling! (though I am very partial to the red sweater/crown outfit)

girlxoxo said...

Oh wow - thanls for the remix post with so many ideas on how to restyle and make fresh outfits from just 1. Yay!

Rebeka said...

L O V E
LITTLE BLACK DRESSES.

BARGAIN BEX said...

i just love it when everything old is new again (especially in your remixes!)

~bb

p.s. my favorite has to be the banana sweater and scarf.

ewe said...

oh these first heels are gorgeous! i love the way they match your complexion

M. said...

that dress is perfection on you. it fits you perfectly! I love all the different outfits you created with it.

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

love it!

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

wow i can't believe that was all the same dress!!! those were such good ideas on how to remix clothes you already own! fantastic!! very inspiring.

Diane said...

*total cuteness*

A.D said...

I especially love the one with the teal tights and the lace top. I really liked this remix!

Kathryn said...

Why are all your posts truncated in RSS readers now? do not want :(

Jeanne said...

Very cute looks! Love the versatility.

revital said...

gorgeous post! so many wonderful and creative ideas for one little dress! love it!

http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

Eli said...

you've managed to find so many ways to wear it! I can sometimes only style one thing in a particular way for some reason...looking at photos like these give me ideas on how to switch things up!

katthroatworld said...

very creative and EFFICIENT.. love every look~ XD

couldihavethat said...

such a cute number... love how you mixed it with other rad pieces!

xx
http://couldihavethat.blogspot.com/

Saskia said...

Love those posts like this. Really good ideas for mixing the same basic always different. Like all your matches. Especially the first one with that turban-like headband.

Maggie ☮ said...

I love how you styles all the looks so differently! :) my faves are the last one with the red cardigan, the one with the scarf and the shoes from the first look! :) awesome styling keep it up!

MarieBayArea said...

they're all fabulous. thanks for the inspiration. i think you could seriously make a career out of being a stylist.

Sara Lynn said...

I love when you do these, because it inspires me to head into my closet and try everything to see if it looks cute! :)

joelle van dyne said...

i just LOVE when you do remix posts! you're so good at making an item look totally different in each photo. i think my fav is the one with the white lace layered over the dress. i also love the dress all by itself- it's a perfect shape. i think it might be a seasonal fashion rut time, because i've been the same way lately- wearing a few items all the time. this post makes me want to try making it a little less obvious though! ~joelle

Vio said...

nice outfits! very fresh
violaine
http://www.2girlstonight.com

Kimberellie said...

The belted scarf look and the horsey sock look are my favorite of these. Not that I don't love them all. But these two especially. The belted scarf look is just so perfect with the striped top! Wow. Love it.

You do great remixes.

Sarah Dee said...

Its amazing what accessories can do!!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

beneath the glass said...

all the looks are amazing, you have such style and are great at mixing things up!

Damsels said...

you are the best .. youy literally just inspired an outfit out of my own forgotten UO black dress

tess said...

why do I still not own an lbd? lol

Dress up scientist said...

Love all the different layerings and color combos. You always look so cute in these pics!

Carissa said...

I'm so in love with the second pic. it's so cute. I love yellow ;p

rebecca said...

I really do love that last look! Can't beat a crown (:

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Velvet said...

I really like yor remixes. They are very imaginative!

Winnie said...

Oh, I soo love it with the yellow vintage cape, pretty!

Vicki said...

Love these looks!! fabulous my dear :) esp love the look with the denim waistcoat and feather headband.

Vanessa said...

i really do love your style. it's so quirky and original with much evident vintage inspiration! and as always, i am in awe of your long locks on hair! :)

Isabel said...

I am IN LOVE with yr shoes in the last pic.

MarieBayArea said...

Really enjoyed the illustrations of historic women's fashions of the 19th century. The hats and hairstyles have so many details.

joanne said...

I love to read your remix-es post!
Its very inspiring and just goes to show that we don't need excessive amount of clothes to look come up with a different outfit.

Especially like the third and second last outfit!

Em H said...

you are incredibly amazing! i love how you took one dress and changed it up! you even made it look like a skirt or top at times. i am impressed :)

daisymay said...

Loving the denim waistcoat look and the big stripped skirt!
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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

They're all so great, I can hardly choose a favourite. I do really like the simple look of the first one. But then, I am a sucker for head scarves.

Becca Jane said...

Loving all of these looks! So so great

Trishna said...

I would have never known one dress could take so many shapes. Thanks to your creative genius. :0

Jenna said...

I love that dress and all of the remixes and outfits with it. I might have to go out and get one myself.

Polina said...

omg i LOVE THIS POST!! you have sooo much style!!!! my favourite would have to be the one with the lace top!! but i love them alll!!

Belle said...

Your remixes are one of the things I love most about your blog.
I love how you wear dresses as skirts and tops as well.
I always try to, but it never looks right. How do you pick what pieces will work with your dresses to make them into skirts/shirts?
Belle

libys11 said...

you are totally inspiring me to remix my black dresses.. i have too many in my closet and somehow i feel that i have a hard time styling them to look different each time.

thanks for sharing these..
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Wanderlusting said...

Love love LOVE those Teal Tights...

PS having an ASOS giveaway on my blog - dress would look just DARLING on you! Tangerine dream :)

Wanderlusting said...

PS North by Northwest? One of my top ten fav movies... actually Hitchcock takes up HALF of that list :)

Would love to meet someone called Roger Kaplan someday...

bestie said...

Aww you look so regal with the crown and sparkly shoes! (:

Davidikus said...

It's really interesting to see that after years of low waisted items of clothing (inc. but not limited to jeans which showed the underwear), the high waist is back in fashion.

Otherwise, it's all about the accessories, really! They make the outfit, don't they?

http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

Electro Geisha said...

no mistakes, you get it right every time. that is why you are a true fashion icon :) <3

✿ren said...

I always love your remix photos! The last outfit is really cute XDD

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love all of these remizes as always. That lace top in the third one is beautiful I want it! My favourite is the fifth one though.

htbui said...

found you on weardrobe.com.. htbui.blogspot.com "favorite wedges" if you love my shoes please feel free to "heart" me for weardrobes shoe contest!! thank you! =) btw love how you paired the black dress with the yellow cropped top! =) cute

Lauris said...

I also heart your remixes. Skirt on top of dress makes me smile. Where is my little black dress, I realized?

Jonna said...

Stunning outfits!

Claire said...

I love items of clothing like this! It's always very deceiving; it's possible to go out every day looking like you've bought a completely new outfit, but infact it's just a clever recreation of an old classic. I love all of these, especially the first vintage yellow cape!

Claire @ Jazzpad

paulinabelle said...

this seems like the perfect black dress! its so versatile!!!

michelle_ said...

loved this little remix thing going on ! its always great to be able to find a nice investment piece you can wear the whole time..

you should check out this dress by an indonesian local brand called cotton ink, i think it'll provide you a nice alternative to this black dress :)

http://cottonink-shop.com/display_item_details.php?id=73

Tati said...

wow! love love love what you did here! i really like seeing all different ways of wearing one look.

megannielsen said...

I love this remix! Honestly though, you're not in a rut or anything... little black dresses are a staple item - the more the merrier I reckon!

Katie said...

What a lovely dress!! I really must do more with my little black dress...

Adele said...

The scarf in the hair is so cute! How do you tie it? Mine always comes out a mess.

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Christy said...

I love your re-mixes. They're brilliant

Adele said...

This is deffinately your best post! Firstly I love the dress its absolutely adorable and I actually want it! Loving that lace top and my favourite I think is the black and red! This post proves why your blog is so successful.. inspirational!
- Adele
MOLTOCURIOSA.COM ♥

Sarah said...

You look like royalty in the crown! Yay! So glad you're wearing it! :D

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