Monday, November 5, 2012

how to turn a dress into a skirt + a giveaway!

{thrifted blazer, J. Crew fisherman sweater, VS dress, Nine West boots, Vanessa Eves key necklace c/o, Fiat Lux rings c/o, Milani polish}

There are often beautiful dresses that should become skirts, and beautiful skirts that I wish were dresses.  While I can't usually make the latter happen the former is super simple. It's all about layering. The polka  dotted dress I wore (originally looks like this) was a good base to start with especially with that great print, but because the fall weather warrants something a bit warmer I threw on a great classic fisherman cable knit sweater over the dress, and topped it all with a shrunken blazer and a beanie! And when it really starts to get cold- out will come the opaque tights and fur stole. 

And just because it's Monday- I've got a fabulous giveaway coming at you all the way from the United Kingdom! The lovely Vanessa Eves- a blogger and Etsy handmade accessories shop owner, has generously offered up the same key necklace I'm wearing in this post! Follow her blog for laughs and inspiration from this gorgeous Kiwi. And follow the below rules to enter the giveaway. Good Luck!

-Must be a follower of ATV on GFC + follow ATV's Facebook page

Extra entries (each counts as one entry): 
-Follow VanessaEves on GFC
-Follow VanessaEves on Twitter @WhatVanessaDoes
-Follow me on Twitter @alergic2vanilla
-Tweet: "I'm this close to winning a sweet @WhatVanessaDoes necklace #giveaway on @alergic2vanilla! Try your luck too at www.allergictovanilla.com."
-Follow Allergic to Vanilla via Bloglovin'

**For each entry action please leave one comment. Giveaway open worldwide, and ends on November 19th, 2012. 



35 comments:

  1. Love this outfit and all the little touches, especially the key necklace. I hope I win one!

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  2. Great way to style this dress, such a cozy sweater!
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  3. you're always inspiring me with your styling! BESOS

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  4. Whoop whoop!! It's an ATV & VE bonanza!!
    So happy to be able to offer this to your readers, good luck everybody! :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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  5. Oh yeah baby. Fall is all about dresses, knits, and boots. You are dead on. I'm inspired to visit my fall wardrobe and see what fits.

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  6. I love this. I feel that this was the perfect dress to turn into a skirt.
    I love that you mixed dots and stripes! my two favorite trends this fall :)

    you look lovely, truly.

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  7. Gorgeous! I often wear dresses as skirts-it's fun! Love that necklace,it's so cute!
    Did everything asked for giveaway! Hope I'll win !

    e-mail: harrystyleshipsters@hotmail.com
    Fb:Una Kavazovic
    Bloglovin/GFC: Devil-wears-Gabbana
    Twitter: @evanescencebaby

    www.devil-wears-gabbana.blogspot.com

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  8. Love that jumper such a pretty coloured blazer too!

    http://lu-lu-nicole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. You look fabulous in this ensemble of mixed textures!
    x.o.x.o

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  10. I am so tall so oftentimes dresses are waaaay too short on me so I turn them into shirts! Love the versatility of it all! I looove Vanessa! She is just the sweetest gal around and so talented! Thx for the giveaway!!!!

    xx
    
Holly Foxen Wells

    GlamourMash

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  11. I love this necklace.

    Kanae at www.pearlsandpeacocks.com

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  12. Since I did 5 of the things, here is another comment.

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  13. Love you hat as well!!!!!!!!

    This is such an awesome blog by the way.

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  14. I also love the way you have turned your dress into a skirt. Quite clever

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  15. Last comment of the day for my 5 acts.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Adorable. I love this look, so flirty and girly!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  17. Lvoe ths outfit! I am obsessed with that necklace! I did evertything you asked on all of the above!

    Hope I win!!!


    xo
    Deanne

    http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/

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    1. and her is my e-mail: myfashavenue@gmail.com

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  18. I follow ATV on GFC (Jennifer Dysart) and facebook (jennifer.dysart.3)

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  19. I follow ATV on twitter @412_jenni

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  20. VanessaEves on GFC as Jennifer Dysart

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  21. Follow VanessaEves on Twitter as @412_jenni

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  22. Tweeted https://twitter.com/412_jenni/status/269613107251404800

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  23. I follow ATV on Blog Lovin' (Jennifer Dysart, jenni_412@yahoo.com)

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  24. -Must be a follower of ATV on GFC + follow ATV's Facebook page

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  25. Follow VanessaEves on Twitter @WhatVanessaDoes

    DONE

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  26. -Follow me on Twitter @alergic2vanilla

    done

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  27. https://twitter.com/BBabushka/status/270707046196867072

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