Archive for August, 2012

This and another post will be on the topic of transforming your summer dresses so that they are appropriate to wear for the winter.  I know that we’re coming into spring, but to be honest, in New Zealand at least, our springs aren’t much better than winter.  Americans out there, you’ll be coming up to fall soon, so you’ll want to note these tips as well.

The basics: You can layer long-sleeve shirts underneath the dress.  This works very well with sleeveless dresses, like the one in this outfit.  Use a colour that complements, but doesn’t stand out too much.  The feature of the gathered sleeves on mine adds a little variety to the outfit.  Thick tights or leggings also adds the extra warmth that you legs need in the winter.  Blazers or coats are a must in the transformation of your outfit.  They add warmth, and a formal feel also.

The accessories: Scarves are an accessory that are essential for me.  I love them, they add colour, variety and warmth for the winter months.  Add a pretty pair of pumps and you’ll be away.  Oh yes, and funky cardigans can be fun too, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. 😉

If you’re trying to save a bit of cash like me, you’ll find that these tips are very useful.  You won’t need as many dresses for all the different seasons.  Just put a bit of this into action and your dresses will be set up for the whole year long.

Enjoy!

I haven’t actually worn this dress very much, but when Lydia and I put this outfit together, it held a new interest for me, and to be honest, I liked the look of this summer dress far better after it was transformed into winter wear.

Hope this inspires and helps you!  Of course, this may not work for all dresses, but have a go, you’ll be surprised 🙂

Esther

P.S.  I have a new hair cut… stay tuned… for the next photo shoot!

What I wore:

  • Retro dress – Shanton, $30
  • Black long-sleeve – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, part of a pack (cheapo)
  • Dotty cardigan – Pagani, $20 SALE

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model & Writer – Esther

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I know right!  This is such a different outfit.   What with the bright tights and cow-boy boots, I’m sporting a rather ‘country gal’ look.  This would be perfect for Autumn, but also can be pulled off in the winter.  With the addition of a few wooden and bright bead bracelets, this outfit is certainly fun and hippy.   Is that the kind of look you want to wear?  I don’t know, but I do know that it looks super cute.

This lovely knit cardigan from Glassons has a heart pattern all throughout, which I think looks lovely, and the tights bring out the p0ps of colour in the skirt.  A couple of these items of clothing have been tucked away in our wardrobe for quite a while now, but we pulled them out and put together an outfit using them.  It’s possible girls, it just requires a bit of imagination and creativity, which we hope to provide on this blog.  I had a friend say recently, that this blog has helped her put together some outfits, which is awesome!  Just the feedback we want to hear.  Hope we’re helping you.  Go bold, go bright, and replace those winter drabs with a bit of colour!

Enjoy, (I’m learning how to play the guitar at the moment!  Good times… after you get over the pain in your fingertips)

I hope you all have a good week and a fun time watching the Olympics.  I sure am.  Go New Zealand!!!  Sorry, just had to throw a bit of Kiwi patriotism in there 😉

Blessings,

Esther

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model and Writer – Esther

What I wore:

  • Skirt – Urban Angel, $50
  • Heart Cardigan – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Red Tights – Farmers, $12.99
  • Black Boots – Hannahs, $100

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