Monday, February 18, 2013

Outfit Tricks

Forever 21 jacket (similar), sweater (love this similar one), skirt (similar), belt, Bip & Bop necklace (c/o), ILY Couture bracelet (c/o), Target watch, sequin heart clip (c/o), Charming Charlie sunglasses

I wore this outfit awhile back but just got around to snapping some pics with Miss Bettina last weekend. This skirt is actually one of those sheer/short-slip underneath type skirts (originally seen here) and I've never been super crazy about how it looked on me. When I thought of this outfit, I knew I wanted to wear this skirt, but needed to figure out a way to not make it half sheer. Plus it was pretty cold so I needed to be warmer as well. After a few failed ideas, I finally thought to try my long black maxi dress on underneath to act as a slip and an extra layer and it totally did the trick!

I was pretty proud of my invention, not gonna lie. I always love when I'm able to think outside of the box when putting together outfits because it reminds me that my clothes don't have to be limited to just one way of being worn. Are there any fun, inventive ways you've re-purposed your clothing in order to wear it in a new way?

Photos by Miss Bettina

Sara B

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  1. I really love that jacket paired with the long skirt, so unexpected but beautiful!

  2. I love that idea! I have turned down skirts because they were that awkward long/short length, now I just feel silly.

  3. This is so cute! It looks so comfy and effortless but still totally pulled together! You wear the maxi so well!

  4. love this look! I never seem to be able to pull off a maxi skirt but they're so cute!

  5. I love this look! I wish I could find a maxi skirt that would work on me...I'm short so all of them look long and ridiculous. No fun!

    The Glossy Life

  6. Love this outfit, especially the skirt. I finally bought a maxi dress. Can't wait to wear it!!!! If you get a chance please like my facebook page Vodka infused lemonade.


  7. This is adorable, I love the jacket!


  8. Definitely a great outfit - and it looks great on you! I wish I was more creative with my clothes, but you have definitely planted a seed in my head to be a bit more adventurous, thanks!

  9. You looks great! Love the addition of the military jacket. Too cute!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  10. love this look and that jacket is amazing :)

    C's Evolution of Style

  11. you look like a cute little madewell model! dying to find one of those utility jacket (and the perfect striped maxi dress), so i'm having serious envy over your outfit right now.

  12. I mean, such a good idea! I had no idea it was the same skirt!

  13. What a brilliant idea! Love the way it turned out, great outfit!

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  14. Such a cute look! I love maxis for cold weather and this outfit is just perfect!

  15. I really like this outfit. Wish I had a skirt like this.


  16. That skirt looks great! Love it with the stripes too.
    I get so nervous wearing long skirts like that cause i'm short {5'3"}.
    How tall are you - if you don't mind? ;)

    1. Thank you! Don't mind at all! I'm 5'5" :) xo

  17. love this maxi skirt -- this is a great look for once spring finally rolls around! xo

  18. Oh my gosh - thanks for this! I always get so disappointed with F21's maxi skirts because they're SO cute but SO short (the slip is, anyway). This is a great idea!

  19. Love finding new uses for dresses, whether it be as a slip or a skirt! Great outfit!

  20. Great outfit! I love the skirt.
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