Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

I have been trying to buy less items in exchange for buying slightly nicer ones, but I was at the mall helping someone else find something and couldn't resist a visit to H&M for myself. This lacy, fitted dress was too versatile to pass up. The little black dress is always a classic and amazingly easy to remix. A good remix is all about the accessories which can channel every style from bohemian to retro housewife.
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details: H&M jacket, We Love Colors tights, Jeffrey Campbell heels via Modcloth
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details: UO jacket, vintage fur collar, Cynthia Rowley tights via Gilt, Miss Sixty heels via Giltfuse
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details: vintage fascintaor, vintage skirt, Girly Girl heels
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details: vintage feather fascinator, H&M vest, Seychelles booties
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details: vintage cape/shawl, Jeffrey Campbell heels
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details: vintage fascinator, vintage spectator heels, Modcloth necklace

CONVERSATION

76 comments:

  1. ooh yeah, I saw this in h&m the other day - it's really cute!! love the remix :) xxx

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  2. ow ow! Hot dress! I like the look with the denim vest.

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  3. the first remix is my favorite: those red tights are wonderful!

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  4. all looks are so great! i would have never in a million years been able to dream up all of these different styles for one dress!!

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  5. looks like a good purchase to me!

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  6. I love all these looks! my fave is with the red tights!

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  7. Such a great dress! And so many great looks as well! Love your remixes, as always

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  8. Definitely a worthy piece, so versatile! Love it with the denim vest especially. (:

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  9. Great post! I love that you not only remixed it, but you completely transformed it from Bohemian to house wife, like you said! Are these different days or did you remix it just for fun?

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  10. ooo i heart remixes because it really helps me see how versatile each piece can be. ps: i love anything lacy so that dress is automatically a great investment in my book!

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  11. i love all the different outfit combinations, very creative :)

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  12. okay, I LOVE your remix! My favorites are number one and number five :D *squee* you just have the best outfits...okay, I'll stop gushing now XD

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  13. OMG!!!

    I love your look's!!

    A very very very fashion girl <3

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  14. I really admire the way you are able to make so many pretty outfits out of one dress!

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  15. Great combinations! The first one is my favorite :]

    -Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

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  16. Very cool! I love the first look most, but they're all so great and varied.

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  17. beautiful!!
    love the second pic.
    xxxx

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  18. Such a good post! Your dressing up skills amaze me.
    I've got a lot of love for you! x

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  19. That is certainly one versatile dress! I love the outfit with the blue bowtie, black and blue are gorgeous together.

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  20. Great dress... and you're really really good at mixing it. Love all the remixes..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  21. i really love the blue and yellow striped skirt - the shape is so flattering and ladylike.

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  22. I love the dress in all of these remixes, and it's great on it's own. Fits you perfectly.

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  23. Awesome!! Love those outfits.. Especially the first and fifth :) x

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  24. oh man every single outfit is beautiful!!

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  25. that's a very nice dress! I really like how you styled it in the first picture, and it reminds me of the first season of Gossip Girl.
    x

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  26. That dress is lovely, I was eyeing up the nude version the other day, but couldn't quite pull it off, you look lovely though!

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    x

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  27. This remix is so wonderful The simplicity of the black dress acts as a perfect backdrop for the whimsical accessories.

    :)

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  28. Yay, a remix post! I always love these - I'm inspired by the different ways you re-imagine a 'simple outfit.' Great photos!

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  29. The first one is my fave but all of them are amazing =) Sucha nice dress.
    xxx

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  30. Loving first Jeffrey Campbell heels and the last blue bow: it is fantastic <3

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  31. I absolutely love the 3rd remix! The skirt and heels are amazing!

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  32. I think the first outfit remix is perfection! It's by far my favorite...the jacket is just perfection. Oh, but can I just say how cool it is that you may or may not have been channeling Stevie Nicks in the cape/shawl remix--it's completely Stevie inspired, whether you meant to or not.

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  33. Love the remixes! I think my favorite has to be the first one (I'm a sucker for the color red) and the fifth one (the shawl is really cool!).
    Lovely. :)

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  34. I love each and every one of those remixes!
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  35. Remix posts are so fun. Definitely inspiring. Love the headpieces especially. 1st and 4th looks are my favorites.

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  36. I love your remixes. It's totally inspiring every time. I especially like the fourth look with the denim vest and feather fascinator.

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  37. Your remix posts are always such an inspiration!

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  38. I love it when you do your remixes, so much inspiration in one post, cheers.

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  39. This is such a great post, Rebecca! I love that shawl and the bright tights. xo

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  40. such a great dress! and once again your vintage hat collection leaves me green with envy ;)

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  41. H%M really can suck you in....you sometimes find the most interesting things there.

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  42. I need you to style not just my wardrobe, but my life, man are you great at remixing!

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  43. What a fantastic piece! The last thing I need is another LBD, but now I think I might need this dress. Ha!

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  44. My cousin has the same dress! I love it on her & you! So super fly. My favorite is the penultimate outfit with the lacey cape.

    xo Jenny

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  45. I love the last one, with the simplicity and pop of colour. great dress!

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  46. Oh wow, I love all the looks! I think that fringed shawl is fabulous!

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  47. I am in love with your vintage shawl and h&m dress! And your outfit combinations are amazing :) xo

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  48. niiiice dress!

    i feel like your poses have gotten sassier since you started blogging! i love it.

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  49. What a great versatile piece: a great closet building block! LLgxx

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  50. Love it, it looks wonderful on you!

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  51. well done, i had to scroll back because i thought they were all different outfits!

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  52. i havent gone shopping in such a long while that seeing a lovely find such as that lace dress makes me feeeeel soooo deprived. i might have to head down the nearby vintage and thrift store asap. hehe..

    xx

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  53. i just love your remixes. they make me want to be more creative with my own wardrobe

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  54. what great remixes!! i love that lace dress!!

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  55. I love these remixes Rebecca. I'm yet to own any lace clothing. I know, but Australias so far behind in fashion, they've only started bringing lace out here now. My favourite of these looks is the one with the vest.

    By the way, I've featured you here http://butterflycupcakesanddaffodils.blogspot.com/2010/05/brown-and-beige-trench-coats.html, hope you don't mind. :)

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  56. You look amazing! I can't decide which look I like best. Your remixes are always fantastic.

    Just wanted to let you know, I dug up some of my own childhood pictures and posted them on my blog: http://www.thehifashionsite.com/2010/05/little-leia.html :)

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  57. how do your tights stay in such impeccable condition? mine always ladder on the first day of wearing them!

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  58. oh dear, i absolutely love your remixes in general and this one particularly!! i find them so inspirational, especially for those of us who wish to reduce shopping and wear their old pieces in a more creative way!! keep up the good work*

    thecommonsuspect.blogspot.com

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  59. I really love all of these! Especially the first one and the one with the denim vest. It always amazes me how different a pair of coloured tights makes something look.

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  60. I like the first!! C'est super mignon !

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  61. cute dress - def. gets you some good milage!

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  62. that very first outfit is probably my favorite one of your's I've seen. very simple yet extremely eye-catching!

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  63. wow, all of those ensembles are so different and unique - way to invest in a super versatile, beautiful dress!

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  64. You look so lovley! i love your choice of outfits!!

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  65. A wonderful illustration of what a little closet creativity can do. Great find, better outfits!

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  66. I love how you remixed this. It looks amazing!!

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  67. Totally lovin' the Girly Girl heels! I need me some o' those! Your animation with them is wonderful :D

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  68. These outfits are gorgeous! Love the vintage bow hat, it suits you perfectly my dear
    ...and of course your shawl looks fantastic on you too!!
    xxx

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