2.09.2011

Daily Threads: Dotty

{Mossimo Polka Dot Dress (similar), Belk Drape Cardigan (similar), Mossimo T-strap Wedges (similar)}

I considered swapping this dress out for a different one - I'm honestly not crazy about it. It's so cute in my closet, but as soon as I put it on I was confused. I haven't worn this in about three years (yikes, I know), but I've kept it for some reason - so he's getting his face-time now. I have another way to remix it, but I also have a little face-lift/DIY in store for this dress. I can't decided which will win... either way, I can't wait to do it and share!

In other clothing news, all three of these pieces are making their 30 for 30 Winter Edition debut. I have several items in this remix that haven't been worn - which makes me feel better. I really need to put all these pieces together in my closet (yeah, I haven't done this yet) so remixing might get a little easier. Note to self. 

Notice anything new about these pictures? They are photoshopped! I've been googling, youtubing, and searching blogs with tutorials and also just been playing around in the program to learn my way around. I am no where close to knowing what I want to know, but this internet thing sure does help out! I put a few color layers on these photos via Sydney's tutorial. I'm loving this look!

40 comments:

Gertrude said...

The editing looks lovely! The dress is cute, it would look gorgeous as a skirt as well! x

Bows and Pearls

SherryB said...

Linley- I love these shoes!! I want some!! I love reading your blog. You always have something fun going on and look really cute while doing it. Congrats on photoshop- your pics look great. I wish I had photoshop and knew how to use it!!

Sherry B
http://theburnettlife.blogspot.com

Eclectic Flair said...

This dress looks great on you! And the photos look great, just wished there were a few more posted. I need to work on my photo quality. I don't have an slr or even photoshop yet but it's something I'm working towards.

Please share any other cool photo tricks you learn!

amber said...

i think you wear this dress very well! glad you decided to give it a try :)

Jenna said...

I think the dress is adorable!

ellie said...

You've got to try actions! There are TONS of free ones out there for photoshop and PSE (which I use) and they are such a help. You can get Syd's look with just a few clicks instead of having to do it all yourself! It's super grea. Also, used your fishtail tutorial on my hair this morning and have already received compliments! Thanks!

kileen said...

what a cute dress and i can't wait to see your DIY! and great job learning your way through Photoshop. it's looking great!

cute and little

LIZ said...

Interested to see how you style {or DIY} this little number in the future. For the record, I think it's adorable {as are you}. But I know how those pieces can be {cute in your closet, not so much on your body}. Hopefully this challenge gives you some addition inspiration to style the be-jezus out of it!

ps, love the photoshopped pictures!

Bethany said...

I actually really love that dress! It looks really cute on you. Aaaand I love your blog :) I don't however, love Syndney's editing style - it's hard to see what the true colors of the clothes are! But it's sometimes fun and does make for a pretty picture. :)

Pearl Girls said...

I think this dress is adorable right now, but it would be really fun to see what you do with it.

-Elizabeth

Natasha said...

I not too sure what you don't like about the dress...I think it's quite cute!

Both times I've done the challenge I made sure to include items I had never worn so I was forced to try something new.

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The Suburb Experiment said...

I think the dress looks cute on you. Sometimes you don't "feel" an item in your closet though - I'll be curious to see how you reimagine it.

Jenn

Brandy said...

Cute outfit! I love the whole thing, and your new editing is awesome!

Sarah said...

one of my faves!

Elisabeth said...

Very cool photoshop filters. I tried Sydney's tutorial once and I liked the way it turned out, I just don't have the patience to do it on a regular basis.

Morgan said...

Nice work! I've yet to figure photoshop out!

Laura said...

The editing is awesome! Sydney's tutorial is majorly helpful. I can't wait until I can get photoshop one day! We had it in college and boy do I miss it.

I love this dress! But I totally know what you mean about something looking cute in theory, and not as cute on. However, I think this looks great on you. Can't wait to see what you do with it next!

Ashley said...

Good job photoshoppin' girl! I love the dress! It is so fun!!

Ash said...

I love the outfit....and the shoes!!! OMG, I'm in love with the shoes!! <3

JennaStevie said...

I think this dress looks very cute on you!! I love the colours of it, you look lovely!
xJennaD

Carrie said...

Cute look! Love the dress and shoes!

Carrie
www.tootsypops.blogspot.com

Bethy said...

Are you thinking of chopping it and making a skirt? Or a blouse? (Or both?) Looking forward to seeing the DIY!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

so fun with the editing! love the dress and cardi more!!! :)

ABBI said...

Your dress is really cute! The belt helps it from being sack-like. Cute outfit for the middle of February!

kelseywilliams said...

Ooh, I'm eager to see your DIY!

I want to get back at photoshopping my photos again. I just need to sit down and play with it!

Sophie said...

Love the new editing and cute dress! I really need to edit my pics, but never try. Yours look fab :)
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Thoa said...

I love the editing! And the strap wedges OMGGGG. I've never owned T-strap shoes before but it looks like I should start...

I think this outfit looks really good. I would never be able to wear such a spotty dotty colorful dress.

I've only been following for a short time but I'm sure you don't have kids yet right? Because I think it'd be illegal for you to have kids and legs like those... *jealous*

Cathy said...

I am trying to figure out photoshop too! UGGH! I only have element 9 and I am mind boggled! :) Good luck, love this look!

www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

Oh Linley, you always wear the prettiest shoes. Ever.

Today's are particularly dreamy, I love :)

Cara-Mia said...

I dig the PhotoShopping. :) Also love this dress!

Teresa Life & Style said...

I too am playing around with photo editing. Maybe I live under a rock, but I just found out about Picasa, its free and its a great editor for photos... granted Adobe offers MUUUUCH more, but for cheapos like me Picasa is where its at!

:)
Teresa
www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

srochelle said...

You seriously can't say that it doesn't look good on! That dress is adorable!

What a better time than a 30x30 to figure out how to wear it too :-)

Rochelle

Savannah said...

I really like the dress on you! So cool to remix pieces you've had forever. I'm feeling good about the 30 I'm wearing all pieces that haven't been showcased yet so it's a good feeling.

savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

Giedre said...

I really like the dress! The fabric is awesome - I feel like I can never find a really cute dress in a patterned material. Everything I always find is solidsolidsolid. :/ Good luck with Photoshop! Playing around with it and just constantly googling "how do I do this" is the best way to learn! :)
-giedre
www.walkingdotblog.com

woodycakes said...

but it's so pretty! the dress i mean.
also, i love your loose bun. you look wonderful ;)

megannielsen said...

I love that dress on you! I think it's really cute - though if you do decide to do some DIY magic, i reckon it's make a super cute skirt too!

mk said...

i really like your dress, and i'm totally envying your legs. just sayin'.

www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

You did a great job with the editing, I barely know how to sharpen a image so the layers are a no-go. This dress is so cute, I can't wait to see how your going to remix or diy it.


ps. The dress would be cute as a tunic too! :)

Holly said...

love the polka dots!

Amy Z. said...

I can't believe you were going to swap out that dress! I LOVE IT! And your photo editing looks awesome.