Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wardrobe Remix: Bernie Dexter Veronique in Oranges

Among other things, in 2017 I'm working on appreciating what I already have, rather than going out and buying new things all the time. To document my efforts, I'm launching a new wardrobe-remix series on the blog, where I put a new spin on pieces I already own. My oranges-print Veronique dress from Bernie Dexter was the perfect first subject for this series, since I've had it for almost a year and was recently tempted to buy the same print in a long-sleeved shirtdress version. (I resisted! Geef me compliments.)

bernie dexter oranges veronique
The last time I blogged about this dress was when I shared my bachelorette party in New York, way back in April 2016. I'd just gotten it at that point, and didn't have too many cropped cardigans yet, so I wore it with a black sweater, patterned black tights, ballet flats, the black belt it came with, and no petticoat. Since then, I've worn it with bare legs and no tights/petticoat in summer. I've also worn it to work with my go-to Bernie Dexter cleavage coverup: my kelly green cropped cardigan.

For the remix, though, I had three goals. First, I wanted to stay warm, so I chose one of my puffiest petticoats and thick, opaque tights. Second, I wanted to accent with green, so I chose my green Femme De Bloom sweater guards and a bright green belt from Amazon to go with my tights. Finally, I wanted to debut my new Voodoo Vixen cardigan, which is gorgeous and soft and perfect with a swing-skirted dress. This cardigan has the happy side effect of making this outfit work-friendly!

voodoo vixen elle cardigan
Even the fluffiest petticoat is smashed by the mighty Chicago wind.
bernie dexter orange print dress

To finish the look, I went with my elf boots (not their real name, but the name I've taken to calling them, because seriously look at them: they belong in Rivendell!) and actually took the time to do my eyebrows. I went with a rich berry lipstick instead of a screaming-hot fire engine red, ran outside to do the world's quickest, chilliest photoshoot, and was on my merry way!


So there you have it: my first outfit remix! How would you style this dress differently?

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15 comments:

  1. STOP! First, I was JUST thinking of doing something similar for my blog since I have this weird habit of thinking that I CAN'T share the same thing twice. As if people really honestly notice or remember. Ah! So great minds think alike!

    Second, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR I LOVE THIS OUTFIT SO MUCH! The green tights and sweater clips and belt - I have accessory OCD so this is HEAVENLY! It's an organized dream. A DREAM, I TELL YOU!

    This may very well be my favorite outfit of yours ever - EVER!

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    1. Oh my goodness, this is *definitely* a case of great minds thinking alike ;). I also feel like I can't really share the same thing twice, but honestly I'm beginning to think that isn't too realistic -- sharing ideas about remixing things people already have is actually a pretty useful type of post! DO ITTTTT!!

      And thank you so much! I really really really love this shade of green, so when I found the tights, it was simply meant to be! I definitely need more colorful tights, because they're just so fun!

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  2. love this dress and you look lovely! I love wearing dresses and boots in the Winter! I'd probably wear it with regular tights though as I don't have the confidence for green ones aha

    Emily x

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    1. Thank you so much <3! Boots just make me so happy -- I have quite a few different pairs and in the dead of summer, I really miss them. Green tights are fun, but you're right: they're a bit of a conversation-starter, and definitely a bit loud!

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  3. You have literally matched those greens flawlessly! And I totally love the idea of outfit remixing 😊 I love that it's a dress you can wear in all seasons so if I was to style it differently o would go for a summer look!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I'm a huge fan of green, so I had to find the right greens to work with this dress. I'm looking forward to being able to wear this without a sweater or tights, because it'll mean our brutal Chicago winter is over.

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  4. Love your dress! It's absolutely gorgeous and love how your green accents really make the dress pop! Great post!
    Tori- Legally Brunette Xo

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    1. Oh my goodness, you are too kind -- thank you! I had to go with green accessories, since green is my favorite color of all time! Also, I'm not sure I'd be interested in wearing orange tights...

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  5. Such a cute dress! Love this outfit and the idea of pairing some tights with a summery dress like that - www.teaisawishyourheartmakes.wordpress.com 💖

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    1. Thank you so much! Honestly, if I didn't find ways to winterize my sundresses, I'd have a very dull wardrobe for almost half the year! Winter lasts foreverrrrr in Chicago.

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  6. This dress is so pretty, love the design!

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    1. Thank you so much! Bernie Dexter is one of my favorite brands!

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  7. This is such a lovely idea and that dress is gorgeous! You've style it so well!

    - Amy
    www.scarielsgrotto.com ��✨

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    1. Thank you so much! I feel like I need to be a bit more practical with my clothing purchases, and make better use of what I have, so the Wardrobe Remix should help me be more diligent about that!

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  8. Love that you are trying to appreciate more of what you already have and that you are showcasing pieces which have been on the blog before! I love seeing how bloggers can take a dress and change the look of it with different pairings for it. I'm also trying to buy less this year and appreciating what I already have more too so seeing this in your blog is a perfect reinforcement for me. Super congrats on passing on getting this print in a second print! Awesome will power! <3

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