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?

 

 

172 Comments
  • Lindsay
    August 14, 2012

    Love how you styled this with a skirt as well! I need to get better at that..

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Lindsay! It definitely took me some time to master these tricks. I still struggle, but it’s getting more fun.

  • Jen the Librarian
    August 14, 2012

    Literally gasped out loud and clapped my hands when I saw this post! Lovely, lovely, lovely, both looks. And I have totally pulled the dress-as-top trick, especially with shorter dresses that I feel are too short for work. And being a sunglass lover like me, do you ever look at pics now of you without sunglasses on and sort of startle yourself? It’s like I’ve forgotten how I look now without sunglasses! 😉

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Ha ha ha, you just made my day with your comments Jen! I agree, I think I look weird without glasses now, which is both good and bad!

  • jewel
    August 14, 2012

    I love the print on the dress! I love how you paired it with the skirt too. I’m planning on trying that.. Xo -Jewel
    ps. Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog Jenny and the twitter follow. 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      You are so welcome! Thank you so much for your support also!!!

  • Maca
    August 14, 2012

    That is a beautiful dress and I love how you wore it as a top too! I have actually never done that but I think I’ll try!

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Maca, and thank you for taking the time to comment!

  • Ashleigh
    August 14, 2012

    Love the skirt! xo

    http://www.thedaileigh.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks Ashleigh.

  • Inés
    August 14, 2012

    I love dresses, and yours is no exception, it looks romantic, modern, feminine and also completely wearable…

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Totally agree. . .thank you so much Ines!

  • Jen
    August 14, 2012

    I love this post!! Great way to show two looks with a dress and you look fantastic.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Thanks so much Jen!

  • Head to Toe Chic
    August 14, 2012

    Loving this dress! It looks amazing both ways and the print is so pretty.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 14, 2012

      Oh thank you so much Angela!

  • Rachel
    August 14, 2012

    I ABSOLUTELY love both of these looks, they’re so different. I must say the hat top its off though. just adorable!

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much for your sweet comments and for stopping by!

  • Danielle
    August 14, 2012

    I love the versitility of this dress. The colors are also beautiful and look great on you. Love the shoes and hat too! : )
    I can’t wait to see what styles you have for Fall ~

    Danielle xo

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks Danielle! I wish I could go on hiatus until next summer because I really don’t like dressing for Fall and Winter. I should definitely be living in warmer climate. Oh well, I guess it’s about time I embrace dressing for the cold.

  • Alice
    August 14, 2012

    Love this dress. I am going to need to stop by my local H & M and check out this dress. I am a sucker for dresses as well.

    You look fab!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Definitely hit up H&M! Thanks Alice!

  • megan, tfdiaries
    August 14, 2012

    loooove these
    Xo Megan

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks Megan!

  • Natasha
    August 15, 2012

    Gorgeous outfits! I love versatile pieces like this 🙂 the black skater skirt is so cute. Following your blog now! x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks so much for the support Natasha!

  • Alison
    August 15, 2012

    Love how you tucked the dress into the skirt! I love both ways that you styled this:)

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks so much Alison!

  • Mindy
    August 15, 2012

    Wow! That is so clever! I never would have thought to wear a dress as a top with a skirt! I’m going to have to try it!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks Mindy! Yes, you should try it! 🙂

  • anyelina
    August 15, 2012

    Hi Jenny, thanks for commenting on me, following you on Bloglovin, keep doing an excellent job.

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Of course! Thanks Anyelina!

  • beth
    August 15, 2012

    The look where it’s tucked into the skirt is so chic. I’ve never liked shift dresses though so I’d probably only where it like that and those red Choo’s bring nostalgia they’ve got such a 90s look with the extra long point! ha

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Beth!

  • Alwand Blog
    August 15, 2012

    great idea, love it

    http://alwand.co.uk/

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Dress and Dish
    August 15, 2012

    Love the versatile looks! Pretty.

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks so very much!

  • jadore-fashion
    August 15, 2012

    I love everything about this post. You make me want that dress–love the pairing with the skirt–gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Stella

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Awww, thank you so much Stella!

  • Ally
    August 15, 2012

    Oh I love this dress! Both looks are great and the red shoes are fab!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks so much Ally! These red pumps are one of my faves!

  • Jenny
    August 15, 2012

    Love both combinations, Jenny! The dress is really gorgeous and you definitely want to wear it in any way possible! I haven’t tried a dress as a top, but definitely will! And you look very stylish, as always!

    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Awww, as always, thank you so much Jenny!

  • Jenee C.
    August 15, 2012

    This post was so much fun to read. I’m really loving how you wore it with the black skirt. Wearing that way really compliments the style of the dress. Once again I am incredibly jealous at the lack of H&M in my town.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Jenee, that is just so nice! Thank you!

  • Ileana
    August 15, 2012

    LOVE the both ways u styled this dress…. I saw it the other day at H&M but was too lazy to try it on 🙂 Looks great!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Ha ha, I’m usually too lazy to try things on too!

  • Miranda
    August 15, 2012

    I have to say, I’ve never actually tried to wear a dress as a top, but you pulled it off flawlessly! I have to try this now! Thanks for always being a style inspiration!

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Awww, thank you so much Miranda! So glad I could help!

  • Giovanna
    August 15, 2012

    Too cute! Love how you tucked the dress in for a completely different look! Love how blogging gives you so many options to try out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

    • Jenny
      August 15, 2012

      Totally agree. . .blogging has really forced me to be creative. My style has evolved so much in only 3 months. I love it! Thanks so much Giovanna!

  • WestmountFashionista
    August 15, 2012

    I LOVE how you styled this! Both looks are total perfection and both look so distinct!
    xx
    Jessica
    http://westmountfashionista.com

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks so much Jessica!

  • Jules
    August 15, 2012

    Your Gucci bag is stunning !!

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks Jules! It’s definitely a staple in my closet!

  • joyshana
    August 16, 2012

    You look gorgeous, love both looks

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks so much Joy!

  • Ani
    August 16, 2012

    Jenny, you look wonderful. Such a gorgeous shift dress! It really depends on the dresses because sometimes it flares out too much to look right when another skirt is layered over it. I am a skirt/dress also and I did a dress transition in my latest blog post., just loveto experiment. I like the versatily of this shift dress and think it’s perfect for fall transition as well 🙂

    <3 Ani

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks so much Ani! Yes, if cut right, shift dresses can be so versatile.

  • Kathleen Lisson
    August 16, 2012

    You look wonderful in this hat!

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks so much Kathleen! That means a lot coming from the queen of hats!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    August 16, 2012

    i LOVE how you styled this 2 ways!! now i want this dress!!

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Sandy!

  • Nic
    August 16, 2012

    I’m trying to do more of the skirt/dress mixing. It really does expand your closet possibilities. Both looks are really great and I think the hat is just adorable. After Outside Lands I think I finally realized I need some hats in my life. I don’ t know what took me so long hah!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.om

    • Jenny
      August 16, 2012

      Ha ha, you would look so good in hats Nic! Thanks so much!

  • Hannah
    August 17, 2012

    I think I wear my dresses as skirts or tops more often than just as a dress. I am obsessed with this shift dress girl!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

    • Jenny
      August 17, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Hannah!

  • Inez
    August 18, 2012

    Striking dress. Love it both ways. You look fabulous!

    • Jenny
      August 18, 2012

      Thanks so much Inez!

  • April
    August 19, 2012

    love love love this! 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 19, 2012

      Thanks so much April!