Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIWW - one dress, five ways


I was so giddy when I received this dress from Shop Kempt. It is called the "Sonia Abstract Dress" and honestly, y'all, it's amazing. 

It comes with a removable belt, that I've worn with several other dresses. It's burgundy (ahem, maroon) with gold studs on it. Fab.

I love the pattern, the asymmetrical hem, the colors, the silhouette, and the kajillion possibilities for wearing this beauty! Today, I thought I'd show you several ways to outfit this dress from dressy & glam to casual & layered. Enjoy :)


In the first look, I wanted to let the dress do the talking and so I just dressed it up with some gold heels. To make it more casual, all I did was replace the heels with some oxford pumps, replaced the belt with a thicker "bow" belt, and added a scarf (made by my precious Memaw). 


For the next two looks, I wanted to show off the dress' versatility. I layered it up with tights, a long sleeved tee, and a long vest. I topped it off with a belt, boots, and a necklace (funky vintage lovely) for a casual and comfortable look. 

I used Lindsay's trick for turning a dress into a skirt by folding the top inside itself, turning it around to the long side, and pairing it with a lace tunic. I covered the "bulk" with a belt and voila


 This, of course, is my favorite look. Cozy it up with a long jacket, boots, and a scarf. Perfecto!

Check out Shop Kempt and spruce up your fall & winter wardrobe with a fun dress or skirt/top combo! 


love.

Today, I'm linking up with Lindsey for What I Wore Wednesday!

20 comments:

  1. So versatile! And I agree, the last looks is my favorite (it's the boots).

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  2. That dress is definitely a keeper!

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  3. Oh my goodness! So, so incredibly darling - every single look. I'm so inspired!

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  4. oh my goodness Kim!! I love each and every way you styled this dress!!! So beautiful!!

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  5. the dress turned into skirt looks fantastic (gooooo, linds!) and i love the cozy look too! shopkempt seriously rocks - and you just look super hot. that's all. <3 you.

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  6. How sincerely adorable! Everyone needs to experiment more with their outfits, I think we'd find just how versatile most things actually are. You are SO CLEVER!!! Darling. ;)

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  7. So cute to show 1 dress so many different ways! Great ideas!

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  8. Very cute dress but the way you change it around is even more fun.

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  9. Love the dress and how you styled it! Very cute. :-) I think the first and last looks are my favorite. :-)

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  10. super adorbs!
    i love the last look the best too!
    i love me some boots with a dress.
    great dress.
    over jeans would be sweet too.

    (coming over from pleated poppy)

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  11. I love your Cozy look! All your layering really makes each look different even though you are working with some of the same clothes, super cute!

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  12. love love love your style!!! the layered looks and ones w/ boots are my fave!!

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  13. Lindsay inspired me last week to do this to a dress of mine as well! I made mine into a skirt with a belt like in one of your outfits.

    I love love LOVE your coat though in the last one! Where'd ya get it?!

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  14. Yep, that last look is my fave. You're a doll!

    I'm so glad you posted that link to Lindsay's blog! I've totally done that before but never admitted it! I thought people would look at me like I was nuts. I didn't know I was so cutting edge! (Ha!) I have blogged before about wearing my tank tops backwards if I didn't want the decorated front or low front to show. Sounded dorky when I blogged about it, but then people were like, "Wow you are a genius!" (Not really.)

    I've been reading your blog for awhile and was so bummed when I learned that you spoke at my MOPS group last week and I missed it because I was out of town! It would've been such a treat to meet you face to face!

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  15. Love this! Totally pinning the dress as a skirt idea!

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  16. That dress is adorable - I love how you wore it as a skirt! This is such a cute post Kim - you are so stylish! :) and you have a lovely smile :)

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  17. that dress is SO cute and i love all the different looks. especially the twofer -- had not thought of that! i need to invest in more belts. and also a pair of oxford pumps... any recommendations on where to get a cute (and inexpensive) pair?

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  18. cute! love the last picture.

    Lindsay

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