Thursday, June 13, 2013

better late then 7 outfits with 7 pieces remix!

I adore Audrey's amazing blog Putting Me Together, so when she posted that it was once again time for the 7 x 7 remix at Ma Nouvelle Mode I knew I had to join in this time! If you don't know what the 7 x 7 remix is, you can read about it here. And if you haven't been to Putting Me Together you need to run not walk and go check it out! Audrey is the master at remixing, and she breaks it all down into easy steps so that you can do exactly what she does. Not only that, but her style is both trendy and modest, which I love.

Everyone else participating posted their pieces/outfits yesterday, but since we already had a post scheduled for this Wednesday (our Father's Day recipe roundup), I'm a day late and posting mine today. Hopefully the blogging gods will forgive me!

So there are my seven pieces, and here is how I remixed them into seven outfits!

That was a lot of photo taking, let me tell you! I have to give a huge thank you to my little four year old "photographer," (my daughter) who was paid in ice cream for her services. She was a champ, even when her model turned into a crabby diva. For that I paid her in ice cream and rice crispy treats.

Outfit 1:

dark skinnies, striped tank, black biker jacket, nude wedges (my birthday shoes!)
To this outfit I added a big, chunky turquoise necklace, which is actually a silicon teething statement necklace! It's so cool! My amazing friend Suzzy lent it to me, because the Dude is going through some massive teething pains right now. I think it's pretty realistic as a mother of a toddler to have this incorporated into my wardrobe.

Outfit 2:

striped tank, dark skinnies, mint green t-shirt
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about wearing a tank over a t-shirt, but I have to say I kind of loved it! I really like that the tank top sort of looks like a vest, and the t-shirt adds a pop of color. Very preppy, which is a change for me. I'm already imagining what this combo of tops would look like over the purple dress...

Outfit 3:

floral cut offs, mint green t-shirt, nude wedges & black biker jacket
This was probably my least favorite combo, but I thought I'd post it to document my experimenting process. I would probably wear flats with this outfit if I wasn't limited to one pair of shoes. Something about the leather jacket/heels/shorts together isn't really my style, the jacket makes the shorts look too...short. Still, not too shabby!

Outfit 4:

floral cut offs, nude wedges & striped tank
I loved this outfit! As you all know, I've been experimenting with florals + stripes together at the same time, and so I was loving this. I think the nude stripes in the top and the bright floral compliment each other well. To bring out the mint green in the shorts I added my favorite mint green beaded necklace (that I made!). I would absolutely wear this outfit in real life. Like, tomorrow.

Outfit 5:

striped tank, nude wedges, purple dress
This was my first time ever layering a shirt over a dress. I'm not kidding. I've seen it done by a million talented style blogger (Audrey does it all the time!) and I've always wanted to try it but never had the proper motivation. Now I did! And I. Love. It. I will be doing this with all of my dresses!  I love that it gives me so many more options for outfits! All I did for this outfit was add a cute belt at the waist and I was done.

Outfit 6:

purple dress & nude wedges
This is the purple dress by itself, with just a belt over the top and that super mom-tastic turquoise teething statement necklace. Can I just say how much I love the turquoise with that color of purple? So cute!

Outfit 7:

mint green t-shirt, purple dress & nude wedges
This was my favorite outfit! Did I mention I am now addicted to layering shirts over dresses...? I love how the cute knot in the t-shirt accents my waist, and it almost looks like a whole new color blocked dress! I added a vintage wooden and plastic bead necklace that I found thrifting, and I have a cute, casual outfit. Love! 

And on a side note, do you know what the best part about layering a shirt over a dress is? When the Dude covers me in food/drool/dirt I can take off the shirt and still have a few hours of cleanliness! 

I just have to say that this challenge was so much fun, and really opened up my eyes to all the possibilities I'm missing out on by thinking inside the box about my clothes. When I decided to do it I was really skeptical about being able to really come up with seven whole outfits with only seven pieces, but it really worked! 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go raid my closet for shirts to put over my dresses now...


*We're linking up with these great parties here!*


  1. My favorites are the last two! I really like the way you've layered the shirt over the dress - I've only ever done it with a button up, I'll have to try it with a t! Love the colors you chose!

    Laura @ The Merger Journal

  2. Cute outfits, that striped tank looks so cute on you!

    1. I really Love this outfit and its have chosen a superb color combinations...its a great comfort fitted perfectly and its feels good... Van Heusen for Men

  3. I pinned this to my "Travel In Style" board on Pinterest. ( PERFECT for a week long trip! Following you now on bloglovin'!
    Teri @

  4. Love all these outfits! Now I need some floral shorts!

  5. I pair up outfits a lot of different ways too...I have a small closet so I try to buy very versatile pieces! Great outfits!

  6. Great outfits! I love those floral shorts. :)

  7. What a great remix! Your color palette is so much fun, and I wouldn't have thought to pair the striped tank with the floral shorts, but I think it totally works. I also love your last outfit with the color-blocked dress look. Thanks to where you knotted the tee, it totally accents your teeny waist too!

    1. Thanks Audrey! I'm so silly and excited that you stopped by to check out my outfits! LOVE your blog and your style!

  8. Great job! Number one and number five are my favorites.

  9. This is awesome! Love seeing these with 'real' people clothing, lol! Now my problem would be picking those 7 original pieces...thanks for linking up with us!

  10. This is super cute! I want to try this now! :D

  11. Very creative. I love the whole concept of a capsule wardrobe, which is good since we're getting ready for a move that will force me into creating one, ha! I'm going to have to explore layering tanks over dresses, too.

  12. Cute outfits! Thanks for linking up with me and Lish for Loves on a Thursday!

  13. Love your remixes! I am so glad you got the chance to link up! Thank you for linking back to me too, I appreciate it!! Such cute looks :)

  14. I love these! Such a great idea; I might have to try it out.

  15. You're so clever!! These all look great! I love that you used the dress as a layering piece - it works so well. These colours are all great together too. Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier and leaving such a lovely comment. Your blog looks like it has lots of amazing stuff here. I shall be following you too :)

  16. Love these outfits - so much fun! Hugs, Holly

  17. Your outfits are awesome! Great remixes.

  18. I love your choices! Stripes and a simple purple dress are winners in my book. You've done a great job remixing. I can't wait to see what the others have done at the link-up. Visiting (and now following) you today from YOLO Mondays. Have a super week.

  19. Great remixes! I love the purple and mint together.

  20. I totally wish I would have done this! I've seen so many cute ones! Number 7 is my fave and I love those floral shorts! You chose some great, versatile pieces.
    Visiting from My Style Monday!

  21. Cute ideas. I really only need seven pieces-I wear the same things over and over!

  22. Cute cute cute! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up!

  23. that teething necklace is hilarious. I totally needed to see this-am going on a vacation that apparently needs layered dressing, and also to mix and match. thanks!

  24. Love it. They all look amazing. Great for a trip. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. I love how you remixed the dress with the tee. Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back this week!
    Penniless Socialite

  26. Very cute outfits~especially the dress with the little belt. You look darling!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy. Thanks!

    Have a great week~xo
    Sharon and Denise!

  27. Way to go putting that many outfits together for the challenge. Come over to my blog and join the Trend Spin linkup...this weeks trend is FLORAL, so your floral short outfit would be perfect. Hope to see you there :)

    The Fashion Canvas

  28. Lots of great ideas, purple and jade, stripes with floral, shorts and heels! Pinned to my i heart stripes board!

  29. Great ideas! Now can you come to my house and dress me? :) I loved 6 & 7!

  30. Great job! I need to try layering a tee over a dress - I keep seeing bloggers pull it off fabulously, but have never done it.

  31. I love layering shirts and dresses! I do it all the time for going out because I can nurse by pulling the shirt up and the dress down and it's fairly modest. And I loved doing that when I was pregnant because I hated waist bands!

  32. Wow those are really great! I would never think of doing most of these things, but you have made them all look awesome! I think the last one is my fave! Thanks for linking up with Pin It! Tuesday! Hope to see you there again next week!

  33. Great remix! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see more from you.

  34. How cute are you. Such a fun post.

  35. Great outfits!! Now can you come over to my house? Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @
    Better With Age

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