Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Cleaning...and saving an outfit

Dress: Banana Republic (similar), Shoes: Target (similar), Pearls: Ann Taylor, Oxford: Gap Outlet (similar)

I really need to do some "fall cleaning" in my closet...the whole deal, too.  Deciding what needs to go, refolding everything, trying to create fall outfits with what I have....things like that.  I started doing this the other day, and it lasted for about 3 minutes, BUT I figured out a new way to wear this dress!

I've had this dress since before the boys were born, and it's perfect for sitting still in, but not so great for picking babies up and having them pull and tug on you.  I was about to put it in my "shop my closet" pile (my sister, Jessica and I are going to be selling some of our clothes soon!), but then I saw this pin, and remembered my own advice from this post (duh!), and decided to save it for more wear!

I'm loving all of these "transition to fall" posts, by the way.  I think this is the season for THE best fashion!  Excited for it!

Linking up with KristenShannaand The Pleated Poppy

42 comments :

Ash said...

I'm so glad you decided to keep it! You look amazing!

Susan Jeffries said...

That is an amazing outfit! I love how you paired the blouse with that red dress! Gorgeous! A keeper! Susan

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Such a great idea to layer the way you did! The dress takes on a totally different look! I love it!

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

that red is such a stunning color on u!

XO Meghan
citrus fashion

Pary Moppins said...

Looks great! Thanks for the idea, I have a similarly shaped dress that I didn't know what to do with - and now I know. :) Found you through The Pleated Poppy.

Rebecca Lately said...

I love the blue and red together! You look gorgeous :) I have some dresses like that, to -- great for sitting still but not so great for kids. I should try putting a button-up under them!

Heidi said...

It's great "rediscovering" things in your closet and restyling them! I need to do a good closet purge and find hidden gems tucked away in there.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I do a "shop my closet" pile that is for my sister to just grab everything and put it in her closet ;) I really miss living near her and her closet! Love that oxford under the dress!

Sarah said...

You are so pretty and this outfit is so cute!!

Yay for re purposing and yay for a clothing sale!!

Lee Revis-Lee said...

I love adding a shirt under a sleeveless dress! This looks great on you!
xoxo, Lee
edfbylee.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I LOVE the way you are wearing this dress. You look fantastic. I love how we can take office apparel and make it even more versatile with looks like this. I also need to clean out my closet or at least clean off the bed in the guest room from failed attempts at throwing together last minute outfits!

JaneA said...

This outfit is gorgeous! Love the chunky pearls! X Jane http://janeheinrichs.blogspot.com

Helene said...

red is your color!! omg, gorgeous!!

Chelsea Mac said...

So glad you decided to keep this dress! It looks amazing on you!

Katie said...

such a cute dress! I desperately need to sort through my clothes. i also need to take out all my fall/winter clothes which I dread going through them!

Colleen said...

I need to do the same. it's going to be a huge project for sure.

TheTinyHeart said...

Yay for finding a new way to wear the dress! This layering is so great for the fall!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Melissa said...

What a great look! I love all things chambray these days!Stopping by from WIWW!

Caroline said...

I always loooove cleaning out my closet twice a year - I find so many things I'd forgotten about! You look so very lovely in this outfit, Ashley - red's a great color on you!

Olivia Lane said...

Hey Ashley! That is a fantastic color. Glad you remembered your own advice. I have a few dresses I can try that look out on too. Hooray! (You can see my WIWW outfit at Olivia Cleans Green.)

Charlotte said...

I feel like I learn something new from you every week. I love how you styled this dress with the oxford...never would have thought of that. And those chunky pearls are the perfect touch. I love it!

Susannah said...

It looks great, girl!!! Way to wear somethign in a new way. You're so creative with clothes. :-)

Kayla Peveler said...

Welllll aren't you adorable!? Seriously hope I can rock dresses I own now after I've had two babes!! ;)

Scarlett said...

You look gorgeous in red! Love your re-styled outfit. :)

smk053078 said...

High five for saving this beaut!! It's a staple and you have reminded me that I need to layer some of my short sleeve and sleeveless dresses!! It's genius!!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Red is so pretty on you! I love this.

JP Lord said...

Just another outfit idea I'm stealing from you! LOL you look fab girl!
xo

Head to Toe Chic said...

i'm so glad you kept this dress!! i love it layered with your shirt!

xo,
Angela

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

You're my blogger style icon. ;) LOVE this look Ash! So gorgeous, you are!

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

That outfit is so great! I would never think to put a blouse like that underneath a dress but, especially paired with that necklace, it looks so great. What a pretty color red!

Cortne said...

Such a resourceful girl!
Cortne

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Red your color and the color for fall.

two birds said...

good call keeping it...you look amazing!

Emmy said...

I have several shirts and skirts that are not good if you have a little kids crawling all over you, as yea people might get a little show :)

twinkietotmom said...

That is a GREAT outfit! I would have never thought to pair those items together but now, after seeing yours, I am totally going to have to try! Love it!

ann wood said...

Smart way to wear a summer dress into the fall! Love your necklace and the blouse it perfect. You look great!

blue hue wonderland

Rachel said...

That's cute! I like layering button-ups under dresses! That's definitely a good dress for that look!

Vicki Wilde said...

I had lots of time this summer to reorganize my closet, it feels so good once it's done! I love the way you re-styled this dress. So fall appropriate!

<3 Vicki
wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is gorgeous!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Laura B said...

This is so chic! I love layering tops under dresses to transition them to fall and your pearls are the perfect touch to compliment it all!

notnormalmallory said...

What an awesome outfit! Looks like it could be a Ralph Lauren ad :)

Xx Mallory
notnormalmallory.wordpress.com

Care said...

Like I said in insta- loving this!! You are so creative and I love it!!

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