Friday, July 8, 2011

Superwoman - Day 12

Look! Over by the tree! It’s a skirt! It’s a dress! It’s…an OUTFIT! Well, mostly, anyway.

I was quite proud of myself for coming up with this one, mainly because I came up with a way to make a dress REALLY look like a skirt. Normally, when I wear a dress as a skirt like this, I leave the shirttails untucked and wrap a belt around my waist to create shape. However, I feel like it still looks like I’m wearing a dress as a skirt, though it usually looks pretty cute. But look! I’ve solved the problem!

I tried the trick that I used with the yellow dress a couple of posts ago, only this time I used a wide, elastic belt instead of a scarf. I’m telling you, I felt like a genius. I basically tied the shirttails in a knot, buckled on the belt, and tucked everything into the belt so that it looks like a skirt.

I really liked the combination of neutrals in this outfit – I think black and brown totally go together, as long as one is in the main piece and the other is in the accessories, like what I did here. I could have done a brown belt to match the shoes, but didn’t want to be matchy-matchy or boring. So I chose hot pink instead. Yay!


Dress: Gap, swapped
Shirt: American Eagle
Belt: Imagine Boutique
Shoes: Worthington from Change Clothes Consignment
Watch: Fossil


  1. Cute. I love that you mixed black and brown, something I'm always afraid to do. I may try it out soon :)

  2. Yay! The only time I've found that it doesn't work very well is when you have a brown that's so dark it's almost black. Then the two colors almost blend (but don't), and it's weird. The lighter the brown, the better they go.

  3. They really are the best things ever :-).