Two Timing

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 172 0

Dress: H&M (new). Skirt: Topshop. Hat: H&M. Both Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Handbag: Gucci. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I’m definitely a dress girl.  I just love the femininity and ease.  If a dress can be worn in multiple ways, say as a top or skirt, I’m sold.  So I guess you could have predicted that I would fall in love with this beautiful H&M shift dress.  I not only love the fabulous floral print and baseball sleeves, but I was also attracted to its surprising versatility.  Do you try to get the most from your dresses by wearing them as tops or skirts?

 

 

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  • Kendall
    August 14, 2012

    Obsessed with this post, love how incredibly different these looks are, but both classics!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thanks Kendall! You’ve put a smile on my face to start my day!

  • Annie
    August 14, 2012

    What a gorgeous, versatile dress! Looks great both ways 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so much Annie!

  • Krista @ Blonde Aest
    August 14, 2012

    What a gorgeous dress! Some dresses I do, but I find others flare out too much to look right when another skirt is layered over it. Clearly this is a sign I should buy more shift dresses, right?

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Krista! Yes, totally agree, it depends on the style of dress!

  • Joanna
    August 14, 2012

    LOVE this look! Such a perfect, versatile dress! Am meeting a friend for lunch at Yonge and Bloor today so will have to pop over to H&M to pick this one up! It’s great for transitioning into fall!
    xo
    http://www.piesandpearls.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Yes, this is a great piece for Fall! Thanks Joanna! Have a great lunch!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    August 14, 2012

    That is truly a wonderful idea Jenny….I would also be sold on a dress that is truly remixable!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so much Rebecca!

  • Maria
    August 14, 2012

    I love how versatile this dress is. It looks great both ways and you look fab in hats!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thanks Maria! I have so many hats but never wear them. I’m trying to get more use out of them.

  • Sarah
    August 14, 2012

    Can’t even decide what look like I like best – they’re both fantastic! And those shoes…need to get myself some Jimmy Choo’s 😉

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, that is so sweet! Thanks Sarah! Yes, I agree, every women needs a pair of Jimmy Choo’s! 🙂

  • oliviamoone
    August 14, 2012

    Ok, so.. hats look adorable on you! Its perfect!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Olivia! 🙂

  • Kristen
    August 14, 2012

    Awesome! Love how you styled it two ways! The red shoes are to die for!!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      These red pumps are definitely a favourite in my closet! Thanks Kristen!

  • allie
    August 14, 2012

    I love this dress! & you would have never known it’s a dress when tucked into a skirt – the A line hides it perfectly!

    I like how the red lip brings out the design in the dress – so classy, yet chic.

    Great look. 🙂

    Allie at alliewears.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so very much Allie! Thank you for visiting too!

  • Amy
    August 14, 2012

    Love both looks on you Jenny! Loving your hat! You look stunning per usual!

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Too sweet. . .thanks Amy!

  • Alissa
    August 14, 2012

    You are SO freaking smart with your clothing. I would have never thought about doing that with a dress!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, thank you so very much Alissa!

  • Jessica Broyles
    August 14, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE the two ways you wore this! How creative are you!?

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Jessica! It’s a simple change, but feels different!

  • Chantal
    August 14, 2012

    I love this post Jenny. I’ve never thought of doing this myself but I will certainly give it a try! Thanks! Super great idea!

    And you look fabulous! 🙂

    xo

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thanks Chantal! It’s definitely an easy way to extend your wardrobe!

  • Katherine
    August 14, 2012

    Jenny- love the dress and how you wore it as a top. You have inspired me to look for more ways to do so. Great outfit!
    Katherine
    http://www.jagstyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Katherine! It’s funny, I find myself looking for versatility in dresses now so much more than in the past. Putting photos of yourself online everyday really makes you think about the versatility of pieces before you buy them.

  • Anyelina
    August 14, 2012

    Hi girls, just found your blog, you have an amazing style, if you want we can follow each other via Facebook, twitter, bloglovin, just let me know, have a nice and fasionable day.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Anyelina.

  • Elena
    August 14, 2012

    The floral print on the dress is beautiful!!!! Amazed how you created totally different looks with one dress- awesome!!!!!
    Kisses
    Elena

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Elena! I love looking for new ways to wear pieces!

  • CRAVING FOR BARNEYS
    August 14, 2012

    What a great idea! Love it! Btw, you look fab both outfits!

    http://cravingforbarneys.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much!

  • Jess
    August 14, 2012

    Love it! And all the black & red! I have that topshop skirt in blue and LOOOOVE it! haha

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Jess! I LOVE this skirt, and wish I picked it up in other colours. It came in pink too, which I’m regretting not buying. I never saw it in blue. Too bad, I would have bought that too!

  • Megan
    August 14, 2012

    This shift dress is stunning! Looks great 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so much Megan!

  • Meredith
    August 14, 2012

    I love that you did this Jenny! Wearing my dresses as a shirt or a skirt is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I have yet to do it, but you’ve just given me some more style inspiration. Both of these looks are fabulous!
    Meredith
    http://www.createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      You should definitely try it Meredith! It really adds to many more options to your wardrobe! Thank you!

  • Manu Luize
    August 14, 2012

    Very beautiful outfits! I also love when there’s a dress one can wear in different ways.

    Have a lovely week,
    Manu Luize.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so much Manu Luize!

  • anna
    August 14, 2012

    u look great^^
    I like ur hat^^

    check out my blog and new post from Switzerland and tell what you think =)

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so much Anna!

  • Martha
    August 14, 2012

    Believe it or not, I have never done this but it’s a great idea and it works really well!
    The dress is fabulous and you did a great job on both looks.
    XOXO

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, you need to get on that asap Martha! 🙂 You’ll be surprised at how many more outfits you can create! Thanks so much!

  • nancy @ adore to ado
    August 14, 2012

    Love the double up here! Great combinations! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so much Nancy!

  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    August 14, 2012

    omg..if you have been following my blog, that is all I have been talking about and doing lately..today it’s a jacket as a top :0
    Love what you did with this..looks great with the skirt!
    great minds think alike1
    Sheree x
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, definitely. . .stylish mind think alike! 🙂 Thanks Sheree!

  • Always Maylee
    August 14, 2012

    I love it as a dress and I love it even more as a top! You look gorgeous! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    a href=”http://alwaysmaylee.com”>Always Maylee

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Oh thank you so much Yi-chia!

  • Sarah
    August 14, 2012

    I always WANT to wear a dress as a top or skirt, but then I chicken out because if it’s a dress I really like, it makes me sad to cover up half of it. Am I weird? (Don’t answer that.)

    Sarah’s Real Life
    P.S. Are you going to do my outfit challenge?? Pretty please? 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Sarah! I totally understand where you’re coming from!

  • Brenna
    August 14, 2012

    I do the same thing! It gets you twice as much wear out of the same piece. I especially do this when traveling! It takes the right dress to wear as a skirt, but when it works it looks great.

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Yes, what a great idea for travelling! Thanks so much Brenna!

  • maria@cardigan_crew
    August 14, 2012

    What a fantastic idea! I need to try it asap.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, yes, try it soon! You’ll be hooked!

  • Pier 39 Prep
    August 14, 2012

    That’s such an amazing dress! And ohhh definitely, versatility is important to me. Whenever I decide to purchase something, I think about if it can be paired with many types of other clothing in my wardrobe. 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      I totally think about that before I buy something, especially now with this blog. I don’t have unlimited funds so it’s definitely important to get extra mileage out of pieces.

  • amy
    August 14, 2012

    perfection. You’re a natural, rub some of that off on me!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thank you so much Amy!

  • A's Fashion Files
    August 14, 2012

    Love those floral prints from H&M! I have a shirt from the same collection!!
    🙂
    Allison
    A’s Fashion Files

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      I saw that blouse too! I almost bought it also!

  • Christa
    August 14, 2012

    Brilliant again. I’ve never considered wearing a dress as a top. I’m definitely going to have to try.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      You should definitely try! Thanks Christa!

  • katie @ hems for her
    August 14, 2012

    I can’t decide which look I love more. This is one of the BEST dresses I’ve seen in a long time. I love the print so much I just want to marry it! As always you look outstanding. Your fashion sense is second to none!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha ha, you are too funny Katie! Thank you so much for your amazing words and support!

  • Bonnie @MiniMeStyle
    August 14, 2012

    I adore both of these looks! That dress is fabulous and you look so glamorous!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thank you so very much Bonnie!

  • Izabiela
    August 14, 2012

    You’re amazing ! Look is so chic !

    If you’ll like my blog, please follow me

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so much Izabiela, and thank you for stopping by!

  • Trinnah
    August 14, 2012

    First of all, gorgeous dress! I love it. It’s amazing and I love how you remixed it.
    To answer your question, I do try to remix my dresses and wear it as a top or as a skirt. I’ve just started doing it a lot more now that I’m on a shopping ban. LOL.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, yes, it’s a great way to save money and double the size of your wardrobe! Thanks Trinnah!

  • kiwifashionblog
    August 14, 2012

    You are such a dress and pump girls! I wish I could wear pumps lol my toes are skinny and long so they always get sqeehed in the closed toe shoes!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha, yes, I’m definitely a dress and pumps girl! 🙂

  • Jennifer
    August 14, 2012

    Yeah, its a great way to instantly double your wardrobe buy turning dresses into tops. Although I haven’t really tried it yet since I’m worried that it might make me look a little puffy?? Eh, whatever! 😉 I’ll try it out

    xoxo
    Jennifer

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      I think the trick is finding dresses that are made of a thin enough material to not add bulk. Plus, I think you might be surprised how great it looks on you once you give it a shot!

  • thehautecookie
    August 14, 2012

    thats so ingenious how you tucked it into a skirt- such a different look and i just LOVE it!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Awww, thank you so much!

  • Evani
    August 14, 2012

    I adore it paired with the skirt! How versatile of a piece, what a winner! You look great!

    Evani

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so much Evani!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    August 14, 2012

    I love the idea of putting a skirt over a dress! Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      So glad I could help! Thanks Kacie!

  • Clare
    August 14, 2012

    What a great way to double the outfit! I love the dress, now I’m going to have to explore my H&M! Looking good Jenny!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Clare! 🙂

  • Mrs C
    August 14, 2012

    WOW! I THINK WITHOUT THE SKIRT THIS DRESS HAS A BIT OF VINTAGE FLARE TO IT AND WITH IT BECOMES RUNWAY CHIC! WELL DONE!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      That is just so nice. . .thanks Mrs C!

  • Paula
    August 14, 2012

    two great outfits, awesome! Love the heels, great choices!

    xoxo
    Paula
    blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so very much Paula!

  • becks
    August 14, 2012

    lovely! so pretty as a dress but so chic as a shirt too!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Becks! I’m not sure which one I like more.

  • Kathleen
    August 14, 2012

    wow I love what you did with this beautiful dress! Super creative and you look amazing! I need to try!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Kathleen! Definitely give it a try!

  • northern style
    August 14, 2012

    great photos! love the dress both ways! such great styling

    http://www.northernstyle.blog.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thank you so very much! 🙂

  • still being molly
    August 14, 2012

    jenny if you come home one day and your closet is empty… it wasn’t me.

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks Molly! 🙂