Faux Skirts

I’ve decided that I’m very much a dresses and skirts kind of girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I definitely wear pants, but I love the easy freeness of throwing on a dress or the flowiness of a skirt.  Lately, I’ve been into wearing faux skirts, as in wearing something over a dress so that it looks like a skirt.

sweater, dress- forever 21, tights, shoes- target
black cardigan, red sweater, dress- forever 21, tights, shoes- target

I was looking up thrift stores in town because I haven’t yet done any thrifting since I’ve been home and apparently there’s this great consignment/antique store downtown.  I definitely plan to check it out today or tomorrow!

Also, I started a new knitting project, a late Christmas present for my godmother.  It’s a red ruffley scarf (I’ll put up pictures when I’m finished) and hopefully I can finish it soon so I can give it to her before the new year!  Do you guys have any late Christmas presents that you haven’t yet given to the giftee?

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  1. Maria wrote:

    It's great how you can pull off different looks with a couple of pieces,nice :)

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  2. Veronica wrote:

    so girly!

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  3. Courtney Thomas wrote:

    It's a great way to way a dress in a different way!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  4. Noodles and Waffles wrote:

    I love the striped shirt with the red dress. And let's not talk about presents that haven't been mailed to the giftees yet. Ugh.

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  5. brittany wrote:

    Love the dress, I love the second look with the stripes its so cute!

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  6. Chelsea wrote:

    such a fun idea! I love that black sparkly dress :)


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  7. Theothersideofthepondmydear wrote:

    Great versatility. I know what you mean, I much prefer dresses and skirts, they're so much more comfortable.
    Thanks for your sweet comment, hope you had a lovely holiday.


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  8. Toni wrote:

    Read looks nice on you. Happy Holidays! :)

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  9. Britt_visje wrote:

    thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  10. Ashley wrote:

    I LOVE that dress with the sweater! You look great in it. Can't wait to see pictures of the scarf. I absolutely love that you knit. I wish I could.

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  11. Allisterbee wrote:

    so cute!!! i love wearing dresses. i hardly wear pants to the point that when i do, all of my co-workers will comment on my 'pants-wearing'. it's quite funny. i love dresses and i'm in love with the red one that you're wearing!!

    ? allister bee blog

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  12. Fashionchampagne wrote:

    love the sparkles in the 2nd look xxxx

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  13. pop champagne wrote:

    lovely red dress, and yes I agree skirts and dresses are fun! though where I live it's pretty much pants for 6 months or else you freeze! hahah. great blog btw, I followed you :)

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  14. Jenny wrote:

    im a skirts girl too! so much more versatile. happy new year!!

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  15. Anggayasti wrote:

    so in love with that sequin skirt/shorts!!! and your dress is perfect, I love red color this season!!

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  16. Bsbarton wrote:

    Oh you look so cute dear! <3

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  17. Kathleen wrote:

    i loove all the red and black! edgy chic ;). and def have to say i loove thrifting too!! it's def oneo f my fav hobbies. i hope you have a happy new year btw girl!! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  18. Audrey Allure wrote:

    Love the first dress, so versatile!

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  19. meagan wrote:

    I love the idea of wearing something over a dress so that it looks like a skirt. I need to do that more often!

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  20. Megan wrote:

    looking good as usual :)



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  21. Thatgoodtimes2 wrote:

    Yes! I love wearing dresses as skirts lol :)

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  22. Tamerastake wrote:

    I love dresses too! They're so much easier than any other outfit bc you just put one on and you're done!
    Thanks for sharing! I love how you turned your dress in to a skirt by putting a sweater over it! Clever.
    Tamera xo

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  23. Harunaharry wrote:

    Love your red dress! Beautiful :D
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog x

    Haru x


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  24. zarna wrote:

    great looks! i can't wait to see your new knitting project!

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  25. The Stylish Nomad wrote:

    That's a great touch adding a sweater over a dress!


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  26. northwest is best wrote:

    Nice looks! I'm also a fan of wearing something over dresses.

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  27. Laura wrote:

    mmm yes, faux skirts are great (:

    and yes, you must get your thrifting fix before you go back to school!!

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  28. Kcomekarolina wrote:

    hope your NYE was unforgettable! thank you for your sweet comment! you can reach me also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)so cu soon! and have amazing new year!!!

    xoxo from rome

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  29. Fashionbit wrote:

    love your skirt!!! :)



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  30. Josie wrote:

    You look great! Love that first look. I'm a big dress girl.
    xo Josie

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  31. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Toni! Same to you :)

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  32. Nnenna wrote:

    thank you Maria!

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  33. emma wrote:

    I like to wear a jumper over a dress to give it a new look as I tend to wear my dresses only a few times. Its a very clever idea :)
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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