A New Green Skirt

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This is my second post about transforming cocktail dresses into new pieces (you can see the first post here).  I bought this green, embellished dress for New Year’s this year  because I loved the color, but after dry cleaning the dress it hung back up in my row of cocktail dresses.  And this is the way it has always gone after buying a new dress for a specific event. That is why I decided to challenge myself to change some of my most recent dress purchases into something new! I transformed my lace dress into a lace turtleneck to wear to work and for this post, I transformed my New Year’s dress into more of a green skirt, although with this gray shirt, the embellishment of the top shows as well, so I pretty much just layered over my dress.  This is another going out look, but far from a cocktail dress.  I added my big black belt and zipper heels for some fun! I think I know what I’m wearing out for St. Patrick’s Day now!

Green Dress – Lulu’s (Old)

Gray Sweater – Express (Old)

Black Belt – Primark (Old)

Gray Tights – Younkers (Old)

Zipper Heels – Jessica Simpson (Old)

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Green Skirt


Lbd dress
$74 – aliceandolivia.com

Organic by John Patrick slim t shirt
$82 – lagarconne.com

Jacqueline ferrar high heel shoes
$40 – jcpenney.com

Nina clutch hand bag
$61 – zappos.com

Kate Spade gemstone chandelier earrings
$98 – couture.zappos.com

Mango black waist belt
£18 – johnlewis.com
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    antonella c'est moi
    March 10, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Love this skirt…like it…like it..like it

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    Fashion By Alicia
    March 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Love how you restyled this look! The embelishment showing is a great detail. Love it!

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    March 11, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Fabulous remix, Rachel! I love that you are doing these posts, they are inspiring me to remix more. Dresses as skirts are such a great way to get more wear out of clothes. And I love that you can reuse the green for St. Pat’s 🙂

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    March 12, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    This is such an amazing look! I love the transformation you’ve done, so beautiful!

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    March 12, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    i love that skirt, gorgeous.

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    Multi-Color Dress | Rachel's Look Book
    March 12, 2012 at 4:27 AM

    […] of those pieces! I found this dress on Lulu’s when I bought my green, New Year’s Eve dress and I had to get it for all the color in it! It is super comfy and easy to throw on for any sort of […]

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    March 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Love your restyled outfit!! Green and Sequins, love! I need to do this with some of my dresses too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    March 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Wow! Way to many a “fancy ONLY” dress way more versatile. It looks great!

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    March 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Wow! At first glance I never would have guessed that this is a cocktail dress. What a creative way to make it into a day-wear item. – Katy

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    March 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    I thought the skirt looked like something I’d seen before, and it was a dress I used to have! Great idea turning it into a skirt, I love how you’ve used the sweater over top! Love this outfit!

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    March 14, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    I love the beadwork of the dress peeking out from your top..so cute 🙂

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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    March 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Love the whole ensemble!! What a great way to re use the dresses!!! 🙂

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    Cathy@Vanity of Vanities
    March 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Love that green dress and gray sweater combo. The belt and shoes are fab too. 🙂 You look absolutely chic and pretty.

    Cathy@The Easiest Jobs Ever

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