Friday, July 1, 2011

The Evolution of an Outfit

I thought I would do something a little different today and take you guys through my process of choosing an outfit! As I mentioned earlier in the week, dressing for work has been quite the challenge for me and I'm trying really hard to take the clothes I have and make them work-appropriate.

Exhibit A:



This pink sundress shows a little bit too much cleavage, plus the back is pretty low. Simple fix? Throw this cute striped tee on top for coverage!

Exhibit B:



Since this sundress has a full skirt, the tee looked lumpy just laying over the top of the dress, so I knotted it to give myself a little waist definition (and I love the way a knotted tee looks!). I always take a cardigan to the office because it's like Antarctica there, so I grabbed this gray ruffly one. However, I just wasn't feeling the look, in case you are wondering what my facial expression means!

Exhibit C:


Forever 21 Cardigans, Target Striped Tee, Old Dress, Forever 21 Flats

I took off the gray cardigan- ahhh, much better! Then I added this open black cardigan and tied it in front to finish off the look. Ta-da! An outfit I can comfortably and safely (no revealing any naughty bits!) wear to work! Do you guys go through a similar process when getting dressed for work?

Yay for the long weekend! Tomorrow I plan to attend a friend's graduation party, then a bunch of friends and I are making our way down to Philly to celebrate the 4th of July weekend there. It's going to be fun getting the gang together and I'm looking forward to the good ole'-fashioned BBQ that my friend has planned! What are your plans for this weekend?

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31 Comments:

At July 1, 2011 at 1:34 AM , Anonymous Gentrileeblog said...

Very cute! You are lovely!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 1:44 AM , Anonymous Aki! said...

Looks great. I go through a pretty standard decision making process! 

 
At July 1, 2011 at 3:22 AM , Anonymous Ellenreviewsblog said...

Looks great! :) Stripes and pink are match :) 

 
At July 1, 2011 at 5:06 AM , Anonymous Krystal/Village said...

haha, i like this!!! i hope your weekend rocks, it sounds like it will be good!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM , Anonymous Rosie said...

My process is normally a little more hectic and frustrating - I love your expressions here, haha. Enjoy your bbq!

Rosie x

 
At July 1, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Anonymous Fashionismyh2o said...

Ha-ha I love these pictures that is just like me in the AM :p I'm always throwing stuff on and off ha-ha I love how this outfit ended up :) super cute!

Sarah
http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
xx

 
At July 1, 2011 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous Emma said...

haha what a cute idea, love the outfit too hun

 
At July 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous sartorialsidelines said...

I love this - the facial expressions in some of these shots really tells the whole story.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

 
At July 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous girl-about-town said...

Aw, why pull the faces?  You look beautiful, I really love how you styled it! Granted, it got better and better (which was a great feature!) but at each step, it was still a great outfit!

Its a brilliant idea, I may have to do that more, in real life! I never think to wear dresses that way! Great post! 

Girl about Town XxX

 
At July 1, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Anonymous Aquí said...

I love the evolution of this outfit! Your end result looks perfectly put together!

 
At July 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Anonymous Spoilsofwear said...

Smart layering!  Can't go wrong with stripes...and PINK!

 
At July 2, 2011 at 3:28 AM , Anonymous Eve said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog:),
You have a lovely blog! Xxxxx

 
At July 2, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous All About Eve said...

Thanks for your comment.
I love being able to turn a dress into a skirt like this.

 
At July 2, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Anonymous Spinning Threads said...

i like it!  i go thru a similar process except it's probably like 10x those steps.  my husband must roll his eyes at me as i keep trying on and changing (even for some place simple i can go through a couple of changes!).  anyway, it's all part of the process!  love your end result!

Claire

 
At July 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Gertrude said...

Haha love the look on your face in the first picture! Love how you transformed the dress into beautiful outfits :) xo

 
At July 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Anonymous Lyddiegal said...

knotted striped shirt over pink skirt... yes!
I'm so doing this one ;)

 
At July 4, 2011 at 2:40 AM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

awh so fun girl! I love knotted tees!

xoxo

 
At July 4, 2011 at 6:13 AM , Anonymous tia_cherie said...

Love the final outfit that you came up with and it is so creative putting tops over dresses and knotting your tops. I need to become more creative with my outfits. I like this post, it was so fun to see your process.

 
At July 4, 2011 at 11:56 PM , Anonymous Ambersmouthwash said...

what a cute posting idea! I love this. Very creative, and oh so true!! I go through this all the time. Draining, isn't it? Very fun and cute outfit!


Amber
Ambersmouthwash

 
At July 5, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Anonymous samalamode said...

Yeah, I love your 2nd outfit better! i think the lightness of the gray still made it look a bit too casual :)

http://samalamode.blogspot.com/

 
At July 5, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

Haha.  Love your facial expressions and thanks for taking us through the process of how you get dressed for work!  I have to wear the same ol' black t-shirt everyday at work, and recently I've been throwing it on over a dress as opposed to just wearing it with jeans.  It's difficult...but it works.  Can't wait till I have a real job with a better dress code!  

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Haha, those are the faces I make IRL when this is happening, so I just had to share them =) Thanks so much!

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks! I totally felt the same way! haha =)

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks Ellen, I agree! :)

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:45 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you very much Eve! :)

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks! haha, I crack those faces all the time! ;)

 
At July 5, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!  I just felt like pulling faces and showing you a goofy side and I'm glad you liked it! :D

 
At July 6, 2011 at 12:41 AM , Anonymous Alex Elizabeth said...

That pink color is so pretty! I love the layering you eventually came up with, too. Lucky me, I have no dress code and can basically wear anything to work-- although I don't.  But if I showed up in head-to-toe Juicy velour no one would even blink.  Upside of working in fashion :)

 
At July 8, 2011 at 12:42 AM , Anonymous Monica said...

I love the stripes with the pink!
Ask the Duplex
 

 
At July 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks Monica! =)

 
At July 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Doreen said...

So creative, great ideas girl, i'll definitely be doing that to my dresses :)
stylishedforever.blogspot.com

 

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