Monday, June 23, 2014

Vintage Dusty Pink Roses

stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman

stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman

Rose printed top (similar here, here, here)
Taupe jacket (similar here, here, here)
Glittery bow shoes (similar here, flat option here)

For me, fashion is supposed to be fun, frugal, feminine and of course, modest. In terms of frugal AND fun, it means being fashionable is about being creative. It's about mixing, matching, making do, and wearing what you've already got. You can refashion, like when I refashioned my skirts into maternity skirts and turned my old jeans into skirt. You can repurpose, like what I did here with this vintage-looking rose printed halter dress. Yep, it's actually a dress, but I wore it as a top. 

Think of ways how you can wear the pieces in your closet in different ways. Trust me, you can create a full new wardrobe from the things you've already got in your own closet. I haven't purchased any new office clothes for, well, two years, maybe, and I still have fun shopping around in my own closet. I incorporate casual clothes for work, and vice versa. That way I can have more usage and mileage from each piece of clothing.

Back to the rose halter dress. Last year, I wore it alone for Hubby's birthday lunch. You can read the post here. I forgot what I got him as a present, but I do remember that it was a wonderful birthday lunch with our son. ^__^

Oh, speaking of birthdays and presents, what girl doesn't love presents? This girl certainly does! I love chocolate, and Hubby knows it. Again, he also knows that very rarely I would indulge myself in buying rather expensive brand of chocolate, I almost always opt for cheaper brand, so he got me this! This is not high end brand of chocolate like Godiva, but it's more expensive than the brand I usually buy. I feel so spoiled. I loooooove this kind of "just because" gifts! Isn't he sweet or what!

And this is a closer look of what the rose dress looks like, worn as a top with this black wrap skirt for work. Not bad, huh.

stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman

stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman
The Guess tote is thrifted, a secondhand purchase from a friend.
stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman

stylish mom, fashionista mom, what i wore to work, working mom, career woman

I'm linking up to these wonderful Ladies:




Shannon said...

I absolutely love this outfit, its beautiful xo

JES said...

I love the floral and feminine look! I also appreciate the frugal but fashionable :) Thank you for linking up to the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Please join us again next week!

Claire said...

You look beautiful as always, thanks for linking-up with Little Miss Monday! ;)

God bless,
XO, Claire

Carly said...

The print on that dress/top is lovely!

Nikki said...

I love a good floral top - this one is great because you can wear it to the office and out on the town! :)
Nikki at

Jessica Jannenga said...

Lovely rose top! Right up my alley! I love the jacket and the bag makes it all put together.
from the link up, jess
please stop by

Faded Seaside Mama said...

Such a pretty dress and great idea to use it as a top! A tip I'm sure I'll be using!

Janet Camilleri said...

Love the tote - and the top - would never have thought of doing that with a dress! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the printed floral top. Joxx

Alexandra Stella said...

Ah, I did this with a dress as well. I just folded it under at the right length.

I am considering cutting it off tbh as it works well as a top but is a bit tight for my taste as dress

Alex - Funky Jungle

Your Beauty Fix said...

Love that floral top! Its so summery :)

Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

Darcy said...

This is so pretty!! I love your look!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

There is nothing like a great jacket and a cute bag! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

Janelle said...

That top is to die for!


Dawn Lucy said...

Beautiful blouse and I want that bag!! :D
Dawn Lucy

Katy Dial said...

Great outfit! I completely agree with you that fashion is all about mixing, matching and making do. Glad to have found your blog via Mummy's Got Style's #FashionFriday :) x

Anonymous said...

So smart! Skirt over a dress. You look great!

Katie @ Cup of Tea blog

Jessi said...

Love that top! It's the perfect pop of color and pattern with that blazer and pencil skirt
Visiting from the link-up :)

New Jersey Memories said...

What beautiful clothes! I love this look. : )

Mummy's Got Style said...

Gorgeous, pretty look! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

Annie {} said...

Thanks for linking up with MidWeek Muse! I've been out of town, and I'm just catching up on the muses. I love the florals, and I'm all about repurposing. Can't wait to see what you come up with this week! xo

Chic California said...

That is so clever to use a dress as a top! I am going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing on Chic California Be. You. tiful link party! Can't wait to see more outfits!

Morgan Farr said...

I also write about modest frugal clothing. I am currently writing about modest maternity clothing. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Shea Coleman said...

I agree fashion should be frugal and creative!! That's the fun part about it!!

Lovely look my doll!!

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