Patchwork GirlPosted: June 29, 2020 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige plaid dress, belt, blue, blue button-up, brown, brown heeled oxfords, style imitating art |5 Comments
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!
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. 🙂
What a great interpretation, Salazar. I didn’t even think of patchwork, good going. And, nice fix for the dress/skirt.
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!
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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