2012-02-06

Sparkle and Dot

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Shirt? Algo, thrifted  Skirt? Loft, thrifted (longer but similar here) Clutch? Thrifted 
Shoes? Ralph Lauren, DSW (here)

This vintage shirt started out as a dress with an attached pleated skirt. Sadly, the skirt was already weakened by the pleating process, so when I carefully hand washed it (I was soooo careful but it had to be done...), the skirt pretty much disintegrated. I cut my losses and salvaged the top. It looks cute with the polka dot skirt but I would have loved to have a chance to wear it in its full-on shiny glory.

If the dress had been intact, it would have been a fun challenge to style. Some would say that pleats, sparkles and a big bow have the potentail to be a bit too much but I fully endorse too much. In that respect, Donald Trump and I are similar. No one really cares what we endorse...

40 comments :

SWF_Terra said...

Let's get some cocktails, because this is a cocktails sort of getup.

briannelee said...

Aw that happened to me once too. I bought this gorgeous peach silk 60s dress and it disintegrated in the wash. At least you were able to salvage part of the dress, though. I love it with that skirt. Fancy :)

Jessica Gitler said...

love this look!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

CessOviedo said...

I loooooove it! Bet Donald T would do too, cause you look elegants, chic and it's an unexpected combination!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

jas said...

stunning!

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Natasha said...

I would have loved to see it in all it's shiny pleated glory! Since when is too much ever too much? But I'm quite glad you were able to salvage the top part...it looks fantastic with your skirt...and I can imagine you will get a lot more wear out of it as a top!

Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

Bri said...

I always appreciate your humor on top of your fabulous outfits. Such a shame you didn't get to wear that gold dress in its full glory because I too think that would be fabulous!!!

Natasha Fatah said...

I love how you reworked these pieces and put together a great look. I'm wearing sparkles today too, but I've paired them with stripes, you can have a look at www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Let me know what you think!
xoxo
Natasha

Julia said...

Love love love this outfit!

Karin said...

Unexpected, but cute combination. And I love your hair like that.

Asher said...

What a stunning outfit!! :)

Beth said...

Fabulous! Love the polka dots too.

Meg said...

seriously that is pretty much the raddest shirt I have ever seen.
-Meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

newpetite said...

Stunning!!!! Love everything about this outfit!

Terri said...

I WANT the top when you are ready to part with it. This is a SERIOUS offer.

Jaclyn said...

This is such a fun outfit. I absolutely love anything with polka dots and the addition of something sparkly makes it that much better :)

Tori said...

gorgeous pencil skirt! I adore the polka dots!

Kate said...

So cutie! I love the polka dot skirt! Your hair look adorable like this, especially love how it looks in the last photo!

Please may I? said...

loving the sparkly top, shame you had to cut the skirt but at least you have a stunning top still.

X x

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! But what happened to the old banner with the work boots in the pic...that was so cute and original!

Cassi said...

If only I had your skills to salvage such treasures...you should offer a sewing class! In the US. In Oregon. Southern Oregon, actually. I bet your class would be hilariously fun :)

Kimmielovesparis said...

All I can say is FABULOUS!

Estherina said...

Super cute!

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Jodi said...

I love the second to last photo with your long tall shadow... very vogue-ish!!! xoxo J

Bespoke Biddie said...

my two favorite things!

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Jody-Ann said...

Great combo! looove that shirt.

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GFS said...

When I see you in Austin, I'm going to have a bag full of clothes that will need to be altered by you. And because we are now family...you are obligated to do it.

Just a hint...I have a belt that I want to turn into an evening gown. But I have faith in your abilities!

I love the shimmer with the polka dots! Very "J. Crew" of you! Which is a compliment in my book every time:)

April said...

Love the shimmer...and I WANT that skirt! I'd wear that thing all the time!

kate said...

Love your outfit, but especially the bun. Very simple, yet different from the ubiquitous topknot!

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Sometimes things work out for the best. The "dress" makes a wonderful blouse and paired with the skirt... a truely lovely outfit. Socre!

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Natalya's Closet said...

I love this combo! You look so chic! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Susanna said...

So pretty! I love the unexpected combo...I would have never thought of pairing these two together but it looks awesome!

Audrey said...

Love the polka dots and sparkle :) www.casualglamorous.com

his_girl_friday said...

You look stunning. I love the polka-dot/metallic mix!

A-Dubs said...

Sa-weet. Sorry about the skirt loss. That is sad. Good thing the dots are bringing it!

Jennifer said...

So cute!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

oomph. said...

i love the sparkly pussybow top...the original dress sounds amazing, though! it would have been nice to see. i think it's fun with the polka dots, too.

[oomph.]

WendyB said...

It looks like it was MADE to be a top! Love it.

A.Co said...

I'm DYING over this skirt even though the top is getting all the love.

PS - where the f-bomb is your snow!? (jealous, ugh).

Kat said...

I'm glad you managed to salvage the top because it's adorable. This whole outfit is perfectly chic.