SOMETHING BORROWED

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Top: Missoni (borrowed). White Jeans: 7 for all mankind. Shoes: Tory Burch. Bag: Market in Venice. Sunglasses: Super Duper Karen WalkerJewelry: Anthroplogie, Alex Monroe, Lily and Laura, Michael Kors Watch. Nail Polish: Essie Turquoise and Caicos.

It's a problem we all know too well. You find an amazing designer treasure at a vintage store or on consignment, but there is something about it that needs tweaking before it can be outfit ready. Such was the problem with this vintage Missoni skirt acquired by my friend Kathryn*. After much debating, we decided that if it wasn't working as a skirt, why not turn it into a top? Et voilĂ ! Fashion problem solved. They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Have y'all ever had to get creative to make an outfit work?


*Kathryn is what I like to call my fashion soul sister and an original SideSmiler. Our obsession with and bond over all things relating to fashion runs deep. We both have a complete mental catalogue of each others wardrobe and are constantly swapping clothes back and forth. At any given time half of the clothes in each of our closets belong to the other. 

31 comments :

  1. Yeah I know that problem. Sometimes there is a piece I want desperatly to wear but someting is not right (weather, no matching shoes ..) and tehn I have to think about a good solution. But mostly i find a good one :)

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  2. Well Look at you miss ingenuity, it looks amazing as a top, love the whole outfit!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  3. easy summer style! love the necklace!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and google friends connect)? let me know!
    see you around!

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  4. So pretty!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  5. lovely look :)

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  6. I love that you re-created the skirt and found a good use for it!

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  7. That skirt definitely works well as a top !

    - Shubana
    -- CoeurDecors

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  8. I love how you turned the skirt into a shirt! Such a great idea!!
    I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  9. Love that you turned that skirt into a top, very cute!

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  10. Very clever, it looks great as a top xo

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  11. Love the skirt worn as a top! It looks good :)

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  12. Beautiful outfit :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  13. Great blog! Love how you are wearing the skirt as a top!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/
    ps. Thanks for the comment on my blog. We should follow each other :)

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  14. I love this outfit on you, Ashley! I own an american apparel top/skirt/dress that can be worn as literally whatever. It's kind of intimidating...so it just stays in my closet.

    A Southern Drawl

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  15. I know usually we need to add a modern twist to vintage clothes. Love your skirt it looks amazing.
    x
    cammi
    http://www.cammilicious.com

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  16. Love your top!!! How adorable!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  17. lovely outfit!

    <3

    ps. you can now win a $50 giftcard from The Dark Horse Jewellery on your blog!

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  18. I was browsing through your blog and I have to say - very inspiring! Thanks for dropping by my blog :) I follow you!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  19. Happy I found out your blog!!! Thanks so much for comment on my blog! You have a great style! I like your blog! I gladly follow you on GFC(follower 202) BLOGLOVIN(follower 47) and FACEBOOK(follower 811)!! I'm on all this sites too!!! So if you want to follow each other it would be a pleasure!!!
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  20. It looks fabulous as a top - way to get creative!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  21. Ok seriously, how cute are you! LOVE the skirt as a top, just adorable.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. great look and top honey, i love ittttttt

    xx

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  23. Love how you turned the skirt into a top! So cute! Such a great find!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  24. you look so fabulous :D
    I love how you mix and match your clothes, you did it! Great :D
    Im following you ~ Mind to follow back? Kisses :*

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  25. Very nice outfit :)


    http://sakfashion.blogspot.cz/

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    hope to see you there, and thanks so much!!
    Xo, Emily

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