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Thursday, July 21, 2011

From shirtdress to trenchcoat

July 19 (1)
July 19 (2)
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July 19 (4)

When: Tuesday July 19, 2011

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Plaid skirt: Birthday present from my parents
Purple shirtdress: Conway (Panama)
Black belt: El Costo (Panama)
Black pumps: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Work + Had a family movie night to watch Harry Potter 7 Part 1 in preparation to watching the last Harry Potter movie tomorrow.

I don't know if you have noticed, but I don't wear REALLY short skirts or dresses very often. Somehow I feel uncomfortable showing so much leg. So dresses (like the purple shirtdress I have on today) that are super short usually don't get worn very often. But this purple shirtdress is definitely an exception!
July 19 (5)

I have managed to wear this dress in different ways without showing much leg... Let me explain: If I wear it as a dress, I add a skirt underneath so that the dress seems a little bit longer:
July 19 (6)

Sometimes I wear it like a trenchcoat or vest of some sort:
July 19 (7)

And now that I think about it, I could probably wear it with tights or leggins as well! See?! A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to under-used items in your closet.

Do you ever try any of these tricks?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this purple shirtdress:
07 July 19 (1)
07 July 19 (2)


  1. I think I like it best with the jeans, but with the skirt in this post is fabulous too! I love your creativity with it!

  2. i love seeing all of the unique ways you wear different items in your closet!  and those fall leaves in that one picture are so gorgeous!  can't wait for that season!

  3. I think you have wonderful legs and you should show them more often! You look great. :)
    Cute jacket/vest too.

  4. I love all the ways your wear and i love your modest dressing sense. It is so rare these days. I do not mind when young girls where short skirts but very often they continue this till they are in their middles ages and then it becomes very age inappropriate and this i really dislike.
    Coming back to your look, i am going to copy wearing a skirt under a short dress !! Love how reading this blog gives me so many ideas.



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