3.30.2011

Daily Threads: One Maxi, Two Ways

My second item to swap and remix: this Emanuel Ungaro maxi skirt. I initially wanted to jump in with everything one else and wear a waist-tied chambray (which I did, scroll down), but I also wanted to do something completely different with it. So here ya go - a maxi skirt as a dress. It's been cooler out, so throwing on a cardigan and boots just made sense.  I just tied a knot to make it a bit shorter and boom.


So, um. Ignore than awkward necklace that is confused as to where he should be. 

black cardigan and chambray: target (similar)
skirt: swapped
belt: NY&Co.
boots and sandals: steve madden
necklaces: self-made (buy here)

69 comments:

b. said...

both outfits are super cute, but my favorite has to be the first one :)

x.

Gertrude said...

These outfits look so much different even though it's the same dress. Both of them are great,but my favourite has to be the second one :) xo

Ruby Girl said...

so great! love the way you styled this maxi both ways. beautiful print! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Anik Milk said...

I definitely can't define my favourute one. I think that the second one is as slylish as the first one.

LyddieGal said...

It works so well as a dress, and the color pallet is so bold and fun!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Pretty skirt! I like the way you styled it as a dress but my favorite is look #2.

Jenn

Pixie in Pumps said...

they both look fantastic on you! I love that skirt!

Laura said...

Oh gorgeous skirt and nice styling! I like it with the chambray best, but I also like that you were different from the crowd. You look so tall in that second photo!

Joy said...

Creative styling! Love both looks, the skirt looks fabulous on you -- with the hairstyle especially. :)

Liz said...

I know I already told you all of this - but that dress as a skirt thing you're doing is FANTASTIC. And of course, I love the tied shirt in the 2nd photo cause I'm rocking the same look today.

emma basilone said...

so cute! love it as a skirt! <3

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Bekah: Matters of Merrymaking said...

HELLO! You're stunning! I am filing this away in my pure amazing inspiration category! IN fact, I'm pinning it! :)
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Monique Zuman said...

So pretty Linley!! I like the second one, I recently bought a denim shirt and Im stuck on how to style it with what I have, this gives me some inspiration!!

Monique
xx

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Christine said...

Linley, you rock! How creative to try it both ways! Next try it upside-down an sideways!

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Ashley said...

Love the second look the best! (Although they are both really adorable!)

Liz said...

This looks great! I am so scared to try maxi dresses/skirts, but maybe I should swallow my fear and just do it!
-Lizzy
http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Hi! I've written a blog post about you and your gorgeous style! I really love the way you dress and will be taking inspiration from your blog when I go shopping. I hope this is ok? If not, let me know and I will remove it....
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GoodFrameofMind said...

I can barely tell that's the same skirt - I love how you've styled it in both pictures. Creative girl!

Miranda said...

Love it both ways but with the shirt it looks amazing and very unique!

Miranda
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Erin Willett said...

very cute, I like it both ways!

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kelseywilliams said...

linley, you are a genius!!! i love love love both of them!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

oooh loving both those looks, but really digging the first picture.

CessOviedo said...

Both ways so cool! Specially second one I wore similar outfit earlier this month and got the best compliments about it, you did it amazing, love you sporting the boho look!

<3 Cess O.
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GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving both of these beautiful looks, seriously fabulous maxi skirt, gorgy pattern + colours. xx veronika

Natasha said...

I absolutely love both ways you wore it...that print is amazing..
As a maxi is makes you look so long and lean (which you obviously are anyways.haha)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Tiffany said...

That is adorable! I love you made it into a dress!

Chloe Rushworth said...

Love the print of the dress :)

C x
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featherfactor said...

Love all the different ways you modeled this skirt - and love vintage Ungaro :)

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Shelly of the Daisy Diaries! said...

Super cute both ways! Love any outfit you put together. You have amazing taste!
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Hannah said...

I love this a the short dress, with he boots and cardigan it look amazing!

Francesca said...

My favourite one it the first one! Will have to try it out some time :)

Holly said...

i love that maxi skirt as a dress! so cute!

Keira L. said...

I love this post! There's nothing better than a versatile piece like this. You totally rocked it both ways :-)

Hayley said...

This skit almost looks like a Orla Kiely print!

Hayley
The Weekend File

Kelly said...

I love both outfits! But I've gotta say I love the look of tied the chambray shirt. :)

Kelly
Enterkelly.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Loving both of those looks! I particularly like how you did it as a dress with the knot to shorten. So cute.

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Natasha xoxo said...

What a great idea :)

xo, natasha
twenty-something blog

meghan said...

this is a cute maxi skirt! i want to get a maxi dress but i haven't found one so far that i love.

Katie said...

Love this both ways! I'm pretty sure this is the prettiest maxi I have seen thus far. Love the vintage flair of the design!! :)

JennaStevie said...

Ohhh I love this both ways!! Such a great idea to wear the maxi skirt as a dress. It's such a wonderfful print and looks fabulous with the denim top!
xJennaD

A Lost Feather said...

hahaha.. as a jewelry designer, i can fully appreciate that "awkward necklace" having a mind of his own! shooting jewelry can be such a pain because it really does do what it wants.. anyway.. both looks are super cute.. ugh i really need a chambray shirt in my life

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

whoa! i love this - how cool is that?!

my soul is the sky said...

oh wow this is genius. such a cute print too!

kileen said...

great styling and i need to get me some maxi dresses!

cute & little

Bethy said...

LOVE the chambray top with the maxi. I've tried on several chambray button-downs, but have yet to find my perfect fit. The search continues!

Aubrey said...

Are those the candence boots? They look great on you!!

Kendi actually did the same chambray + long skirt look and I actually happen to prefer yours... the proportions are more balanced and I like the pattern of your skirt better.

So effortlessly chic.

Alison said...

Both of these outfits are so great! I love seeing the maxi styled as a shorter dress- so creative and cute!

Bethany said...

Much MUCH cuter the first way. I just can't get into the maxi dress/skirt trend. Too prairie and I just don't find it flattering on anyone, least of all myself. Show those legs!!! :)

Lydia Marie said...

I love how you turned it into a dress, so genius!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

awww that's totally cool you can wear it as a dress and a skirt! love the print and colors!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That skirt is amazing. I love the print and how you have styled it (both ways).

Krust said...

That skirt is GORGEOUS!

Alessandra said...

Looooooooove the maxi worn as a dress - you look amazing. So cool.

Lyosha said...

both outfits are super nice! This skirt rocks!

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Aleyta said...

Very very cute!

Cara-Mia said...

Both outfits are so great! You can totally pull off maxi skirts - must be nice to not be short. ;)

Penny said...

mm i think i prefer the second version- the longer one!but you look beautiful in both!:)

Kelly said...

Loving the creativity! (My necklaces do that all the time...oops!)

Katie Dodd said...

so creative. love it! that piece is fantastic - the colors! the pattern!

two birds said...

both outfits are super cute! i love the skirt as a dress look. and the colors and pattern of that maxi are fabulous!

Julie said...

Love the two different ways you've worn that skirt! You look gorgeous is both outfits!

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Shopgirl said...

Love the chambray shirt. Keep seeing them everywhere and really think my wardrobe is missing one for spring :) Using it as a dress is a cool idea too.

Alex said...

ahh! I really do love that skirt with the tied front chambray button up... it make me want to own a button up chambray shirt and maxi skirt, actually. I don't think I own either... hmmm... anyway, I love your blog, I'm a new follower :)

Brittney said...

i think they're both great. which, if you think about it a minute, is quite possibly the lamest single-sentence one could leave in a comment, but i'm awesome like that. color me proud.
you look fabulous!
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog)

Mommy Moxie said...

What a versatile piece that you can wear two fabulous ways (jealous!). I love both, but the chambray is speaking to me and saying "find a maxi skirt and copy this look". Nicely done!

sartoriography said...

I can't decide which one I like better, but I think I'm going to go with the second. Love the tied chambray shirt and especially the indecisive necklaces. :)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

what an unusual skirt, it looks great on you and its so eye catching!

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Now that´s what I call great remixing! :) Love the skirt!
xxx

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Alisha said...

Great remix! Absolutely LOVE the second dress. Great style picks!

xoxo