Infirm Of Purpose

This is a remix post, but part of me seems to be stuck in repeat. Last year around this time I bought a sleeveless little black dress from UO and I wore it to death (literally, it's rather faded now). This year, I just bought an incredibly similar little black dress from UO and have already worn it twice (here and here). Little black dresses are rather notoriously easy pieces to wear and style, so this remix wasn't much of a stretch! Still even when an item is easy to wear, it's nice to find different ways to wear it and keep it feeling fresh.
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details: scarf I stole from my mother, customized Girly Girl shoes
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details: vintage cape, DKNY heels via Gilt
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details: lace top, UO belt (gift from my sister), We Love Colors tights, Jeffrey Campbell heels via Modcloth
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details: vintage feather fascinator, H&M vest, UO socks, Seychelles booties
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details: really old Banana Republic sweater, Old Gold Boutique scarf, secondhand belt, Target tights, UO wedges
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details: vintage fascinator, vintage skirt, Miss Sixty heels via Gilt
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details: crown by Sarah's Loft, H&M cardigan, Target tights, Knock Your Socks Off Brogues c/o Modcloth

CONVERSATION

72 comments:

  1. I really like all these remixes. If you didn't post them together like this, I wouldn't guess they were all with the same dress.

    I also really love the horse socks :)

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  2. love it with the crown and sparkly shoes... adorable!

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  3. My favorites are the first one, the denim vest and the belted scarf look. It's fun to put all the looks together and see the versatility :)

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  4. I love the scarf in the first post, and I'm pleased to see an appearance from your equestrian socks ;D Those sparkly shoes are something special...
    A girl can never have too many black dresses, despite what people tell you. They're just classic pieces.
    Inspiring, as always.

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  5. i love the remix posts.

    im a big fan of the look with the old gold boutique scary and the crown--very cool!

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  6. great mixes! i LOVE the vintage cape!

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  7. I heart your remix posts like WHOA. Super-cute styling! (though I am very partial to the red sweater/crown outfit)

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  8. Oh wow - thanls for the remix post with so many ideas on how to restyle and make fresh outfits from just 1. Yay!

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  9. L O V E
    LITTLE BLACK DRESSES.

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  10. i just love it when everything old is new again (especially in your remixes!)

    ~bb

    p.s. my favorite has to be the banana sweater and scarf.

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  11. oh these first heels are gorgeous! i love the way they match your complexion

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  12. that dress is perfection on you. it fits you perfectly! I love all the different outfits you created with it.

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  13. wow i can't believe that was all the same dress!!! those were such good ideas on how to remix clothes you already own! fantastic!! very inspiring.

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  14. I especially love the one with the teal tights and the lace top. I really liked this remix!

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  15. Why are all your posts truncated in RSS readers now? do not want :(

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  16. Very cute looks! Love the versatility.

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  17. gorgeous post! so many wonderful and creative ideas for one little dress! love it!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

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  18. you've managed to find so many ways to wear it! I can sometimes only style one thing in a particular way for some reason...looking at photos like these give me ideas on how to switch things up!

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  19. very creative and EFFICIENT.. love every look~ XD

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  20. such a cute number... love how you mixed it with other rad pieces!

    xx
    http://couldihavethat.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love those posts like this. Really good ideas for mixing the same basic always different. Like all your matches. Especially the first one with that turban-like headband.

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  22. I love how you styles all the looks so differently! :) my faves are the last one with the red cardigan, the one with the scarf and the shoes from the first look! :) awesome styling keep it up!

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  23. they're all fabulous. thanks for the inspiration. i think you could seriously make a career out of being a stylist.

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  24. I love when you do these, because it inspires me to head into my closet and try everything to see if it looks cute! :)

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  25. i just LOVE when you do remix posts! you're so good at making an item look totally different in each photo. i think my fav is the one with the white lace layered over the dress. i also love the dress all by itself- it's a perfect shape. i think it might be a seasonal fashion rut time, because i've been the same way lately- wearing a few items all the time. this post makes me want to try making it a little less obvious though! ~joelle

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  26. nice outfits! very fresh
    violaine
    http://www.2girlstonight.com

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  27. The belted scarf look and the horsey sock look are my favorite of these. Not that I don't love them all. But these two especially. The belted scarf look is just so perfect with the striped top! Wow. Love it.

    You do great remixes.

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  28. Its amazing what accessories can do!!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  29. all the looks are amazing, you have such style and are great at mixing things up!

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  30. you are the best .. youy literally just inspired an outfit out of my own forgotten UO black dress

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  31. why do I still not own an lbd? lol

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  32. Love all the different layerings and color combos. You always look so cute in these pics!

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  33. I'm so in love with the second pic. it's so cute. I love yellow ;p

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  34. I really do love that last look! Can't beat a crown (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  35. I really like yor remixes. They are very imaginative!

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  36. Oh, I soo love it with the yellow vintage cape, pretty!

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  37. Love these looks!! fabulous my dear :) esp love the look with the denim waistcoat and feather headband.

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  38. i really do love your style. it's so quirky and original with much evident vintage inspiration! and as always, i am in awe of your long locks on hair! :)

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  39. I am IN LOVE with yr shoes in the last pic.

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  40. Really enjoyed the illustrations of historic women's fashions of the 19th century. The hats and hairstyles have so many details.

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  41. I love to read your remix-es post!
    Its very inspiring and just goes to show that we don't need excessive amount of clothes to look come up with a different outfit.

    Especially like the third and second last outfit!

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  42. you are incredibly amazing! i love how you took one dress and changed it up! you even made it look like a skirt or top at times. i am impressed :)

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  43. Loving the denim waistcoat look and the big stripped skirt!
    http://daisymay-dayz.blogspot.com

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  44. They're all so great, I can hardly choose a favourite. I do really like the simple look of the first one. But then, I am a sucker for head scarves.

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  45. Loving all of these looks! So so great

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  46. I would have never known one dress could take so many shapes. Thanks to your creative genius. :0

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  47. I love that dress and all of the remixes and outfits with it. I might have to go out and get one myself.

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  48. omg i LOVE THIS POST!! you have sooo much style!!!! my favourite would have to be the one with the lace top!! but i love them alll!!

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  49. Your remixes are one of the things I love most about your blog.
    I love how you wear dresses as skirts and tops as well.
    I always try to, but it never looks right. How do you pick what pieces will work with your dresses to make them into skirts/shirts?
    Belle

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  50. you are totally inspiring me to remix my black dresses.. i have too many in my closet and somehow i feel that i have a hard time styling them to look different each time.

    thanks for sharing these..
    Animated Confessions

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  51. Love love LOVE those Teal Tights...

    PS having an ASOS giveaway on my blog - dress would look just DARLING on you! Tangerine dream :)

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  52. PS North by Northwest? One of my top ten fav movies... actually Hitchcock takes up HALF of that list :)

    Would love to meet someone called Roger Kaplan someday...

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  53. Aww you look so regal with the crown and sparkly shoes! (:

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  54. It's really interesting to see that after years of low waisted items of clothing (inc. but not limited to jeans which showed the underwear), the high waist is back in fashion.

    Otherwise, it's all about the accessories, really! They make the outfit, don't they?

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

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  55. no mistakes, you get it right every time. that is why you are a true fashion icon :) <3

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  56. I always love your remix photos! The last outfit is really cute XDD

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  57. I love all of these remizes as always. That lace top in the third one is beautiful I want it! My favourite is the fifth one though.

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  58. found you on weardrobe.com.. htbui.blogspot.com "favorite wedges" if you love my shoes please feel free to "heart" me for weardrobes shoe contest!! thank you! =) btw love how you paired the black dress with the yellow cropped top! =) cute

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  59. I also heart your remixes. Skirt on top of dress makes me smile. Where is my little black dress, I realized?

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  60. I love items of clothing like this! It's always very deceiving; it's possible to go out every day looking like you've bought a completely new outfit, but infact it's just a clever recreation of an old classic. I love all of these, especially the first vintage yellow cape!

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  61. this seems like the perfect black dress! its so versatile!!!

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  62. loved this little remix thing going on ! its always great to be able to find a nice investment piece you can wear the whole time..

    you should check out this dress by an indonesian local brand called cotton ink, i think it'll provide you a nice alternative to this black dress :)

    http://cottonink-shop.com/display_item_details.php?id=73

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  63. wow! love love love what you did here! i really like seeing all different ways of wearing one look.

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  64. I love this remix! Honestly though, you're not in a rut or anything... little black dresses are a staple item - the more the merrier I reckon!

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  65. What a lovely dress!! I really must do more with my little black dress...

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  66. The scarf in the hair is so cute! How do you tie it? Mine always comes out a mess.

    http://www.goshgeegolly.com/

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  67. I love your re-mixes. They're brilliant

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  68. This is deffinately your best post! Firstly I love the dress its absolutely adorable and I actually want it! Loving that lace top and my favourite I think is the black and red! This post proves why your blog is so successful.. inspirational!
    - Adele
    MOLTOCURIOSA.COM ♥

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  69. You look like royalty in the crown! Yay! So glad you're wearing it! :D

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