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1 Dress 4 Ways

The Spy In Me

Collage of 4 different poses with mint scarf & shoesWhen I was a little girl I wanted nothing more than to be a princess or a spy. Though the prospects of becoming a princess were virtually non-existent I could still be a great spy. So I took to WikiHow to pick out 3 of the top qualifications to become an agent.

  1. Stay squeaky clean – with the exception of a parking ticket I have no criminal record. I wonder what the statute of limitations are on parking tickets? Note to Self: Check on getting this expunged.
  2. Learn other languages – I was just saying to myself the other day “I think I’ll learn a new language, maybe Mandarin, Farsi or both. Another Note to Self: Check out Rosetta Stone.
  3. Be physically fit – Ok granted I’m no Jillian Michaels but when in the face of imminent danger I can run like lightning.

Collage of 3 poses with denim jacket/cream heels.

In addition to the above qualifications, domestically I could wear the heck out of a black pant suit, crisp white shirt, Louboutin heels, shades, fancy earpiece and hidden mic in my sleeve. On an international assignment I could whip up any manner of ensembles depending upon the mission. From an undercover literary genius attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum to seductress or race car driver, I am all over espionage.

As you may have gathered I’m a bit of a dreamer and because of my love for all things covert (well maybe not all things) but you get the point, I’m thrilled when I can make ordinary stuff do double duty. When it comes to my wardrobe this is oodles of fun because I get to break rules without any legal ramifications.

Collage with 4 poses cream scarf/black heels.

The khaki green maxi dress with left breast pocket, that I’m wearing in today’s post  is an example of how you can take accessories, shoes, and other pieces of apparel and create a different look. Since I typically like wearing this dress with flat sandals, because it is so long, I simply knot it on the side.

Collage of 3 poses white tee, belt & leopard heels.

The Looks:

  1. Cream Shawl | I’m wearing a cream-colored cami under the dress and using the sheer shawl (a statement piece by itself with bead covered fringes that glimmer when the light hits them) as a scarf and wrap. Black heels (Chinese Laundry Side Kick Pump | DSW), and silver & turquoise accented necklace, earrings, and bracelet complete the outfit.
  2. Denim Jacket | What I love about jackets are the added dimensions they give to an outfit because you can leave the sleeves down, roll them up, if it has closures you can wear it open or closed – endless possibilities. I wore a mint colored cami under the dress, denim jacket, cream-colored heels (LifeStride Sonya Pump | DSW) and crystal accented necklace, earrings, and bracelet.
  3. Mint Scarf | Mint is such a calming color that I wish I had more of it in my wardrobe. For this ensemble I wore a cream cami, with fringed mint scarf and mint d’orsay pointed flats (Qupid | Modcloth) similar (HERE). My accessories include a silver cut-out cuff bracelet, necklace and earrings.
  4. White Tee | For this outfit the dress is not knotted or knotted it’s not. I wore a white tee under the dress and added a brown braided belt. The only jewelry I wore with this were a pair of earrings and a bracelet. Leopard heels (Franco Sarto Trish Pump | DSW) finished off this look.

The dress described in this post is one of my favorite maxis because it is so very comfortable on especially a hot day. One thing I didn’t mention is that I have worn it without cami, tanks or tees.

In summary, using all the tools in your wardrobe arsenal can give you many options beginning with one main piece.

“Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”  ~William Dement

8 thoughts on “1 Dress 4 Ways

  1. Great post,loved it! I love your mint shawl! =)

      1. You’re most welcome! =)

  2. loved the mint scarf! You are gorgeous. 🙂 I envy your confidence 😉

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