Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Too Darn Hot (See Jane Barely Wear)

Rory Beca dress (old, but newer version here), F21 shirt (similar), Pour la Victoire wedges, Super sunglasses, Mulberry bag (now on sale)

The best way to re-use a semi-formal dress?  Put a shirt over it and knot it.  The best way to keep cool on a summer day that hits a record high?  Wear said semi-formal dress to work because it's the lightest, most breathable silk ever (and put a shirt over it, because said semi-formal dress is backless).  Check out how I topped this dress with chambray last summer.



52 comments

  1. Beautiful bag and sunnies!

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  2. I love the way it looks with the shirt knotted over like that! And your Mulberry Alexa is just the prettiest colour!

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. Great idea!! Very inventive. ;)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  4. looks like you have if all g+figured out :) looking great in neutrals!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  5. oh gorgeous mulberry bag!!!! love the outfit too! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  6. what a petty outfit! I love your top and your bag!

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  7. I'm in love with your bag! x

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  8. Looks like you figured out how to stay cool. This is a very cute outfit and a great idea. But what I really like about this look is the Mulberry bag. Love it!

    Natasha
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  9. funny you should post this today.... i am wearing a semi-formal cocktail dress with a very light linen blend cardigan over it. said dress has quite the low neckline, and all sort of "overflowth."

    love the simple champagne colors.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  10. this is beautiful! i love the neutral pallet for summer

    latrDAYS
    - katie

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  11. this is beautiful! i love the neutral pallet for summer

    latrDAYS
    - katie

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  12. lovely outfit! love the color palette! xo

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  13. So versatile, I love it! Looking great in this hot, hot heat :)
    xo K
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  14. love this color scheme!

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  15. love how you made this outfit causal

    xoxo
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  16. Such a smart idea!! It has been SO hot lately...but I've mostly been inside, ha ha...
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  17. girl, your legs are amazing!
    and i love the idea of popping a shirt on an old dress.
    god knows my closet is full of em.
    xothe egg out west.

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  18. Fashion is so hard when it is hot. I love this outfit and it looks perfect to wear when it is so hot out.
    Creamy

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  19. Love how you just knotted the shirt to give the silk dress a super casual vibe! Great idea.

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  20. That bag is so cute! and the outfit looks great too!

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  21. Awesome idea. I'll be doing that this week, for sure.

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  22. i love the knotted blouse look right now, btw great bag! happy hump day!

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  23. Totally with you on this! I've been wearing a lot of fancy-looking, chiffon-y dresses to work lately because they are the coolest, lightest things in my closet. My co-workers probably think I'm overdoing it. And I love freshening up an old piece by knotting a shirt over it. This is so pretty!

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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  24. Totally with you on this! I've been wearing a lot of fancy-looking, chiffon-y dresses to work lately because they are the coolest, lightest things in my closet. My co-workers probably think I'm overdoing it. And I love freshening up an old piece by knotting a shirt over it. This is so pretty!

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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  25. SO loving the bag.

    xo,
    http://www.annacbie.com

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  26. girl i hear ya, i'm in Milwaukee and just sweating my arse off... but you look gooooood! :)

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  27. Thanks for the tip! You look great :)

    -April
    http://pieceology.com

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  28. Brilliant! PS so jealous of your wedges...

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  29. Totally agree with you, the weahter is just too darn hot. This outfit has inspired me, I've got date night and now I think I finally have an outfit weather and event appropriate! So, thank you. Great post! X

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  30. I hear you, it is too darn hot here too. But you soft pastel colours, I'm sure are helping. :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  31. I really like how high you tied the shirt, shows off your waist so nicely!

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  32. Too cute! Absolutely love this look!

    Laura @ A Little Bit of Lacquer

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  33. LOVE the wedges!

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  34. The tied top looks great with the high waisted skirt!

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  35. Jane I just discovered your blog, new follower :)

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  36. You look so summer pretty....love the blush pink color theme!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  37. Phew, looks nice and cool!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  38. Such a great idea Anna... it's been so humid here too! You look darling as always! x

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  39. This is what I consider effortlessly chic!New Follower!

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  40. Love the tied blouse detail! It's easily becoming my new favorite way to wear a button down

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  42. Oh my gosh this is such a great way to style a formal dress again! I have such a hard time figuring out how to wear my formal dresses more often.

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  43. What a great idea! Looks awesome

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  44. Cute way to make a dress casual. Love the tied shirt.

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