Monday, March 7, 2016

Mix and Match for Spring

Spring has arrived in Florida! It's sunny and bright and very pollen-y. Grr! My allergies have been going haywire but it could be worse. I'm in Florida after all!

This outfit is a new combo that I've been loving lately. And I actually did a bit of sewing for it but no new pieces.

If you think this checked blouse looks familiar you're right! It started out life as a late 1940s dress (which you can see here). Since I have decided that I like war era 40s better, I decided to shorten the length of this dress a bit to help it fit an earlier look.

 A bonus of this is that the dress is short enough for me to throw a skirt on top of and wear it as a top. Surprise!

Layering does not have to be limited to your top half. This is a great way to get extra looks out of your wardrobe. Just be sure that the waist band covers the waist seam on your dress and no one will know the difference!

I also took this opportunity to bust out my Erstwilder Toucan. He is so cute and definitely adds a fun factor. A great novelty brooch is an excellent way to add personality to even a modern outfit.

I love having a wardrobe full of things that I love to wear! These shoes are one of my favorite pairs. They match pretty much everything and are so comfy. So you'll probably see them again and again but that's ok.

Mixing and matching pieces is a fun wardrobe challenge. And very make do and mend on top of it! :D

 And I'm getting super excited about my hair grow out process. It's coming along although I still have a few months to go. It seems to be growing faster this go around. Not sure if it actually is or if I've just been busy with other things (Konmari....) and it doesn't bother me as much.

 Hope you all are starting to thaw and see peeks of spring!


  1. Really charming outfit! I love your green skirt (and totally want one like it, too) and how perfect it feels for spring. I'm beyond ready to see actual, new growth greenery outside again. Maybe it's just me, but it feels like it's been winter for about a decade.

    Very cute photos. I really like the one where you're holding both of your arms out in front of you. What a fun shot!

    Have a terrific week,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Such a cute outfit! I love it when you can mix and match, and layer, unexpected pieces like you did.


    the Middle Sister and Singer

  3. Layering on top of a dress, is a pretty cool idea. I never would have thought that, I might just have to try it. Also, I love your skirt, it's beautiful.