One of my fave finds, from last weeks Sip + Swap clothing exchange, was this green DVF wrap dress. Seen in the video clip, from last weeks event, HERE.
There is so much about this dress to love. The gorgeous color, wrap styling (my fave), it’s DVF (love her!), it was previously loved by my dear friend Susan (love her too!), and it was my size. Well almost my size. Truth be told it was a size bigger than I normally buy, and shorter. Being a more midi/knee length kind of gal, I would have been more comfortable had it been a bit longer – especially this time of year.
I have always been one to make my own trends. I follow current trends as a guide, but adjust them – to make it work for me. My mom could tell you, I’ve done this since I was a kid!
Wanting to wear the dress, but not wanting to show so much leg, I styled this dress with crop pants found over at ASOS, and viola, a whole new look!
By adding a pant, I could wear my block heel sandals and not feel like I was baring the amount of skin; saved for tropical vacations – when I have a tan.
This fun clutch?
Also a swap find, one that previously belonged to a girlfriend, with a past in the handbag design biz – this fab suede clutch was one of her original samples – it was love at first sight!
Outfit details: dress (DVF) | crop kick flare pull-on pant (ASOS) SIMILAR, now $30.00 | block heel sandals (Kensie) Nordstrom Rack, SIMILAR HERE | watch Michael Kors ‘Darci’ HERE | bangles Gorjana HERE, Alexis Bittar neon yellow double band lucite liquid bangle (last year), SIMILAR HERE, SIMILAR at NORDSTROM RACK ($60.00!) HERE, exact in black and on sale (LOVE!) HERE, and clear lucite HERE (over 50% off!!)
This is not the first time I have worn a pant with a dress. I have done this for work, when a more conservative look, is what I am after.
With this trench dress:
Purchased at Ann Taylor last year. I felt it was a bit short, for work.
I added a wide leg silk pant from Theory.
And with a beach caftan – over white skinny jeans,
Another find I picked up at the swap, was a pair of wide leg white pants. I have plans to pair them up with a black trench dress, stay tuned, I’ll be sure to share how it goes!
Have any of you tried pairing a dress with a pant?
Do you have dress you wish you could wear, but it’s a bit short?
Do you ever remix your wardrobe, and tweak it to work better for you?
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Have a great week!