Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on a different story

If you've read my blog enough or know me in person, you'd know that I like to stretch my dollar as far as I can.  Firstly, this skirt's a dress.  I wore it maybe twice.  Bought it around 4 years ago and didn't really know how to style it properly.  Why buy a skirt you don't know how to style?  Because it was under $10.

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) comes to Toronto every August and I've been going every year with my family for about as long as I can remember.  In recent years, we've been finding a new motivation to go.  Do we go for the rides, games, performances, food, etc? Well, that's all dandy, but we go for the shopping. A few stores do an end of season clearance where their stock is sold at the venue.  This is where I stock up on the basics.  Things like 3 for $15 shirts? Yes please.




 

Wearing skirts as dresses is my new favourite.  Not only do I get good use out of it as a skirt, but I get even more now that I wear them as summer dresses.  And I save money by not buying actual summer dresses.


What I wore:
-Blue printed dress (skirt)
-Tan wedges from Joe Fresh
-Black double buckle belt from mom's closet
-White cardigan from mom's closet

23 comments:

  1. i'm a huge fan of wearing dresses as skirts too!

    http://thelittlebrunettemermaid.blogspot.com/

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  2. Cute! I really love that skirt/dress!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  3. I used to wear dresses as skirts ALL the time! It really comes in handy, especially when layering!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  4. I am guilty of buying things just because they are on sale, too.. just like this, I bought a skirt to wear as a dress, but it's too loose on top and looks weird. I like your idea of putting a cardigan over it--that might fix the problem!

    xx, Melanie

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  5. i love how u wore the skirt as dress...definetly gorgeous!! u look lovely
    xx

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  6. cute outfit :)
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  7. very lovely dress!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  8. You have a really beautiful blog! I adore the color palette here ^^ and what a cute skirt-dress! I love it with the white cardy :) there's nothing a cardy can't solve! x

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  9. Wow, looks great! I wouldn't know this is a skirt if you hadn't told ;)

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  10. The skirt as a dress looks so fab, love that you added the cardy ...and hello, adorable wedges -great look hun. Hope your day is a terrific one. xx veronika

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  11. This outfit is super cute - I adore your dress :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  12. This one I like on you: I mean the skirt worn as a dress unlike the others that we have been talking about on Twitter...
    Kisses,
    MV
    http://crashingred.com

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  13. Great idea!! It looks really cute as a dress. :)

    xox Courtney Michele
    Breakfast in Wonderland

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  14. Love how you wore it as a dress.

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  15. Great dress! I'm so glad I came across your blog, following you now! :)

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  16. how creative! everyone is getting creative will all their clothes these days!!

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  17. pretty dress!:)

    http://mestizay.blogspot.com/

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  18. Magnifique petite robe ;)

    Alizée
    http://ledressingdalizee.blogspot.com :)

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  19. cute dress! love this outfit!!! :D
    check out my blog too if ud like: http://etbreadandbutter.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  20. Hi Sabrina !
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment :)
    Your blog is great and you have an amazing style !
    You are very pretty in that blue dress <3
    Can't wait to see more.
    xxx
    http://lovely-melody.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love the belt and the last combination with the white. Your hair's cute too.

    http://sassycasual.blogspot.com/

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