I know I talk a lot about DIY in the home, but there are times when I DIY some of my clothes, too.
Like many other girls my age, I loved watching Sex and the City. I found Carrie Bradshaw's wardrobe to be incredibly inspiring - not just because she wore gorgeous pieces, but because of the innovative way she dressed. So much of how they dressed Carrie was a DIY project in itself. Her character would take something simple and wear it in a way it wasn't meant to be worn. Carrie would wear a sleeveless or backless cocktail dress paired with a very bold, visible bra underneath. Or she would take the simplest t shirt and wear it with an elaborate skirt and heels. She wasn't afraid to push the limit and show a little belly or wear a ridiculous headpiece. I wished I could dress like that and get away with it.
Also, I think we all should acknowledge that Carrie Bradshaw was years ahead of the whole ombre hair trend.
This week I did my own little mini DIY to my outfit. I've been seeing Maxi skirts everywhere and while I've been loving the trend, I have yet to jump on the bandwagon and buy one for myself. Now I have about a dozen maxi dresses from when I was pregnant and pretty much wore a maxi dress everyday that I wasn't in leggings.
Years ago I bought this maxi dress from Urban Outfitters. I love the print and have worn this dress dozens of times. Who doesn't need a good black and white dress?
While I love my maxi dresses, the strapless and opened back isn't really suitaut to wear a cardigan or blazer on top.
I decided to do two things: 1. wear the dress that I love in a way that's appropriate for work, and 2. create the look of a maxi skirt that I craved without going out and buying a skirt. To do this, I simply folded the top of my maxi dress in at the empire waist paired my dress with a simple v-neck gray t shirt and fitted waist belt. ble to wear to work. And because it's been so unusually warm this past week, I wasn't abo
Maxi dress: UO; v-neck T: F21; necklace: F21; belt: gift
Sure this isn't that crazy and innovative, but it was wearing something in a different way than it was meant to be worn. I'm vowing to be more creative and thoughtful in the way I dress. I still think that I missed out on a good 6 months of fun clothes when I was pregnant and now I'm making up for it!
While I can't ever say that I don't repeat outfits, I do try my best to re-wear certain pieces in different ways and pair them with items I wouldn't necessarily think to at first. I hate to take staple item and wear it the exact same way with the same pieces each time, no matter how much I love the outfit. Call me crazy but I think a really good outfit should only be worn a handful of times before it's been overdone.
It's 6:00 and it's still gorgeous out! Jordan and I are off on a date night tonight, then enjoying family time all day tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!