Saturday, May 11, 2013

Polka-dotted remix

I have a lot of "statement pieces" in my closet.  Even though I'm drawn to really interesting, unique and special items, I find that I sometimes wear these items in only one way, because they're so eye-catching and I often let the creativity of the item itself be the star, rather than the way I wear it or what I pair it with.  I think this works well a lot of the time, but I have a suspicion that I don't get as much use out of all my clothes as I could when I only wear them one way!  ModCloth is having a contest right now for their customers (in conjunction with their Style Gallery) where you can show off the different ways you remix one piece, and that inspired me to try remixing this retro polka dot playsuit!

Outfit Details:
Sun Speckled Afternoon Playsuit: ModCloth (Available directly through Vintage Suits by Mary)
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
The Best of Times Heel in Noir: ModCloth
Faux Leather Bow Stretch Belt: Go Jane

I love the pin-up feel of this, despite the fact that it's almost obscenely short... but there are cute little sewn-in bottoms underneath the skirt!  It's still only appropriate for a beach party or something, though.

Then I decided to make this piece a little (read: a lot) more versatile by adding a skirt, changing my shoes and throwing on a hat...

Outfit Details:
(Playsuit, remixed as a halter top) 
Red skirt: Amazon
Heart necklace: ASOS (sold out)
Doo Bee Doo Bee Shoe Heels: ModCloth
Boater hat: River Island

All of the interesting clothing details just happen to be in the chest area.... whoops.
This outfit makes me feel like I'm one of the singers in Disney World on Main Street, USA or something.  I don't hate it.

This remixing thing has been something I've admired on other blogs; so many bloggers have an amazing ability to come up with an infinite amount of new ways to wear their pieces, and I so envy that quality!  This has definitely inspired me to look at the items in my wardrobe differently.  There's so much temptation for me to keep adding new things to my closet, and I should really just try to get as much mileage out of what I already have.  This was a fun challenge, actually.  Maybe I'll make it my goal for the rest of May to not buy new things for the sake of adding, but to come up with new ways to make use of my existing items.  A shopping ban for creativity's sake, maybe.

I'm spending my Saturday at a wedding with Steven.  I hope you have a lovely, fun-filled day!

xox Sammi


  1. I love playsuits, but I hate that they're not appropriate to just wear around because of the I really love the way you remixed it! Layering is definitely a good remixing trick. I've dabbled with remixing, but I still wish I was better at it. I too am always tempted to buy new things. There's just such joy in buying a new pretty dress!

    1. Oh yes, I know that feeling of gratification and excitement all too well! I'm not really good at remixing either, especially with dresses... which is why I have way too many of them! :)

  2. I love how you styled this both ways, I especially love that red skirt. I want it! I also have to say that you have one fantastic body! You are gorgeous ♥



    Southern (California) Belle

  3. That is so cute. Very nice. Have a great weekend.

  4. You look adorable, as always! I love this paired with the red skirt- such a cute combo!


  5. I love the polka dot pattern. But I like it even better with the skirt!

  6. very shory dress wow! you have great legs :)
    amazing outfits, you're the best!

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  7. these photos are so so lovely!¬ i love how you put the red skirt on top!

  8. I adore! shall we follow let me know xse

  9. Very cute outfit. I like it better with the red skirt! :)

  10. Really like all the things you have! Lovely!
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  11. You look incredible! I love this.

  12. Love these! Especially the last one, I adore the polka dot top and the hat!! xx Tallulah

  13. wow love that playsuit!! i agree, definitely made for a beach day or backyard party because it's pretty short, but you pull it off! good job remixing it with the red skirt. definitely makes an impact item more versatile :)


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