Patchwork Girl

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Anne Ryan’s “Number 453” (it looks like patchwork, hence my post title), I knew I’d wear something blue and something plaid, both of which I have plenty of in my closet. However, I didn’t want to wear my blue jean culottes again, and my plaid shirt doesn’t quite match the colors of the piece.

Then, by a stroke of luck, I came across this plaid dress at an online thrift store, so I snatched it up. The problem is, I didn’t realize it was an empire-waist dress (that’s the thing with thrifting online; the photos can look deceiving) and the top is too short on me. Luckily, the waist is elasticated, so I could just unbutton the top, tuck it into the waistband, and voila, I have a skirt! I paired it with my blue linen shirt, brown oxfords, and navy belt, and it’s a perfectly acceptable outfit for SIA. I thought about chopping off the top of the dress to turn it into a skirt permanently, but in the end, I decided to keep it as a dress. That way, I can wear it both as a skirt and a dress.

Don’t forget to check out Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this piece!


5 Comments on “Patchwork Girl”

  1. Mike says:

    Wow! You look great, Salazar! This is the perfect look for you! It’s amazing how you can transform your whole outfit with just a few alterations. Very clever. 🙂

  2. What a great interpretation, Salazar. I didn’t even think of patchwork, good going. And, nice fix for the dress/skirt.

  3. Kezzie says:

    I think you’ve got this spot on! Such a brilliant interpretation! The dress is really nice.
    In retrospect, you’ve made me think of another dress I had that would have done for this too!

  4. Ada says:

    You did a great job transitioning that dress into a skirt. Looks much better as a skirt too. THOSE OXFORDS too <3. They make the outfit elegant!

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  5. […] plaid-dress-turned-skirt last week was part of my quest for a summer plaid dress, which was a bit of a bust – yes, I […]


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