Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Styling a 'Too Short' Dress as a Top











TOP / DRESS: Tularosa | DENIM: J. Brand (under $100 here) | HEELS: Rebecca Minkoff (wanting to order these!) | EARRINGS: Kenneth Jay Lane (similar styles in tool below) | BAG: Chanel Boy Bag (large) (dupes HERE & HERE) | RINGS: Cartier, Natalie B | WATCH: Michele | BRACELETS: Hermes,David Yurman (herehere, my fave is here)| SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (highly recommend... or try the dupe HERE for $12) | LIPS: 'Nude 1' + 'Undressed'

So, on Friday John got off work at 5am and he came home, we packed up and drove to Dallas. (We took turns... kind of... lol I contributed an hour so he could nap!) But we got to Dallas and I had a meeting at 11 and he and Fitz went to play at the park... after that we went to our room thinking we would just eat our In & Out Burger (!! umm the fries were not good!) and rest for a few minutes... but I fell asleep and so did John & Fitz! I woke up at 530 and got ready really fast so we could run to the mall & get dinner. I had just gotten this 'dress' in the mail so when I put it on and realized how short it was I was so annoyed! I really wanted to wear it so I paired it with the white denim I had packed. I felt like I had not planned well and was kind of annoyed with myself but it was comfortable and we didn't have any special plans. Anyway when we got to the mall & to dinner I had quite a few people stop to ask about this outfit. So much so that john was like 'okay so I think we need to shoot this outfit tomorrow!'. So voila.. here we are! 

This is technically a dress - Tularosa runs large so I ordered a small thinking it would be longer.... but no! It was way too short for me (I'm almost 5'7). FYI if you want it as a top - size down for sure! I wish I had the XS. Cold shoulder tops and dresses are on trend for this spring & summer, btw. Also, I know shopping for white denim can be tough depending on your body type and if you've followed me for long you may know these are my FAVES. I've had them for over a year and wear them weekly. I definitely would recommend these! :) 

Also, I'm linking some fun accessories below - many of them are affordable and will amp up your spring outfits.

Oh ok this is long haha but I'm so excited - our couch is supposed to arrive today! We ordered it before we even closed on the house so we have been patiently waiting for it for a couple of months now. 



54 comments:

  1. so so in love with your blouse
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  2. Love these white ripped jeans. Definitely need a pair too this summer! <3

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  3. Oh that very nice..I love multi strand beaded necklace and white jeans.Surely gonna try this in summers :-)
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  4. Oh my, oh my! You are such a stunner! Love your flowy blouse!!

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  5. Such a cute dress/top (lol). I could totally see how you would want this as a dress but you pulled it off so cute as a top too!

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  6. This is so cute!! It's funny how little annoyances can work out well sometimes-- in this case resulting in a totally adorable outfit! You totally have me craving some polka dots for summer now....

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  7. That dress works amazing as a top! Beautiful look! =)

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  8. This "dress" is absolutely gorgeous. I'm also 5'7 and a small frame so understand the frustration of a too-short dress in a small size. You styled it perfectly!

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  9. That's always a great option to do when a dress is too short! Love this look!

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  10. I seem to always buy dresses that are far too short! Great way to style this dress! Love it!

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  11. Love this story and love how you made this dress into a tunic! super cute!!!

    XO

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  12. You styled this so cute! I love your distressed jeans! :)

    Rachel
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  13. great tips and styling! Also loving those turquoise earrings with the orange!

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  14. love this top

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  15. Too cute!! I definitely have a couple of those (ones that have been stuck in the dryer by accident or I thought looked good, but border on inappropriate each time I wear heels). Such a fun way to style it all!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  16. Such a great idea to wear the dress with a pair of pants :) The dress look really chic as a top, and I love how you added a contrasting color with your earrings, making the look so fun!

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  17. Wow!!! Me encanta la blusa!!!! Estas preciosisima!!!! Un besazo

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  18. Great idea! It's always so frustrating his outfit when things don't quite fit as advertised but I think this outfit looks fantastic on you!

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  19. I constantly have the problem of dresses being too short! Great tip thanks!

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  20. Hi Emily

    This would be Style "by chance". :)
    Looks awesome. And really something to think about.
    xo
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  21. I love this! I often see "dresses" and wonder how on earth I'm supposed to wear this! But You make a great solution! I adore the bright colors in this one!

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  22. Love your top! You look amazing!
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  23. What a darling top! I love it paired with those earrings.

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  24. Such a pretty look! Love your earrings!

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  25. I think this top actually looks better as a dress than as a shirt! I love the way it pairs with white jeans! And those shoes are stunning!!

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