{ acute angles }

{ forever21 sunnies, self-designed necklace, club monaco dress-turned-top (previously seen HERE, HERE and HERE), vintage belt, h+m leather skirt (similar option on sale HERE), camille zarsky clutch, zara boots }

in order to transition my wardrobe for fall without spending a fortune, i’ve been reworking pieces that have already had their fair share of wear. for example, this top used to be THIS DRESS. i felt like it was ready for a change! and i’m simply loving the look of interestingly angled layers, though it’s hard to find tops that are cropped just right. better to do-it-yourself (or have your dry cleaner do it for you, like i did).

i always like to kick off a season by rethinking what’s already in my wardrobe before adding in new duds. this time next year, don’t be surprised if this skirt is six inches shorter!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    I love the boots, and that necklace is amazing!


  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina@beancakes ★

    you look gorgeous!! i love your boots and that necklace is amazing!! p.s. saw you on the nate berkus show ~ you were lovely!!
    xo ~ ks

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02691064018205475054 Naughty Baubles

    Love love love those boots and great job reworking the dress into a top. Sometimes I get so bogged down with the mere idea of refashioning pieces within my wardrobe at home that I forget about the specialists out there whose work won't leave me with bouts of guilt (I'm still crying over adding a slit to one of my fav maxi's only to botch it completely)

    It's Giveaway Time on My Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11273792815781471892 Sugar with Spikes
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05257885604287956397 Mary Ann

    I love all the snake print!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    What a cool idea! I'm thinking of cutting one or two dresses into tops or skirts too!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15214368376224752480 Ophelia

    I love the incorporationhttp://cestlavieophelia.blogspot.com/ of python!

  • http://theextrainch.wordpress.com/ theextrainch

    I am in LOVE with all of your jewelry, especially all of the statement necklaces.

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://scentoffashion.wordpress.com Camilla

    I love the collar necklace! :-)

    Camilla, Scent of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    Once again a great look, I like the fact that the skirt is a bit longer.
    Love the snake accesories

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    Once again a great look, I like the fact that the skirt is a bit longer.
    Love the snake accesories

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10669495997679534802 M.R.

    agree- awesome necklace!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    woah cool necklace! inspired to re-work my own wardrobe!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05039446641314299287 Paula

    You look so pretty! and the becklace is to die for ^^

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07426727525149081017 Lidiya

    This outfit is so so cool, I adore the top and shirt combo, everything about it is perfection <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743070799388126410 Giada

    Simply stunnong!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14115332819260373295 The doll on fashion

    Your necklace is amazing, so talented!

    The doll on fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Great mix! Love the snake pattern and your shirt!

  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letiziabarcelona

    don't like the collar but I'm in love with the skirt and these boots oh my the boots !!


    ☆ Letizia


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  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letiziabarcelona

    don't like the collar but I'm in love with the skirt and these boots oh my the boots !!


    ☆ Letizia


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    loving that leather skirt and your self-designed necklace is gorgeous


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14872944397125997534 themodainme

    WOW that necklace is simply amazing!! Did you design and make it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03238589979626981020 Neris / Fashion Fractions

    stunning look as always! i love matching boots and purse!


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03172888838243463345 Lily

    the necklace is incredible!!

    fancy [no]pants

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    The statement necklace, with the leather skirt and python print boots make such a lovely and super chic look!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05665923494721652626 Gawgus things…

    Such a great idea to re-work clothes like this! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06358552130699971254 dinamita.paquita

    the texture and the volume is so nice!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05195209947252107326 Eleanor


  • http://www.themodisher.gr themodisher.gr

    This necklace is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    wow it is so clean i never would have guessed that used to be a dress! also those zara boots are amazing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    Wow! I love that necklace! beautiful

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    Love that top!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    I love the way you altered that dress!
    Beautiful outfit!!!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous accessories & heels!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawer
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Pretty sure I'm gonna dream of this necklace!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08596628697661505013 just tututiny

    You are rocking this outfit Kelly! I love love the boots. Thanks for sharing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03231787161844874561 Supal
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    That necklace is AmAzing and looks great under your collar!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

    Love the python print and the blows. http://inhalefashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/

  • ClosetConfections

    Nicely done! I love the idea of reworking my existing items and have been on the hunt for an awesome tailor.

    Closet Confections – A Sweet Little Style Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    I love this leather skirt Kelly! I just got the pleated mini version from Topshop not long ago! Beautiful design on the necklace!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16500631624525966640 Un coup d’aile

    i have a similar shirt, i could give it a cut!!! thx for the inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07499688773658936596 Trista

    Loving your necklace!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    Lovin' the python!!! And that leather skirt is the perrrrfect length! Your hair looks PHENOMINAL Kell!!! Did you ever see the Chloe Spring 2011 collection with all the python and yellow!!!—all yellow look with snake prints…made me go gaga goo goo! Miss u tons!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  • http://luvgmt.com/ luvgmt.com

    Lapis lazuli = love

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16316322216647814044 Emerie Marie

    This is the second time I've seen a bib necklace peeking out from under a collar, and I really love it! Unexpected and so chic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07928529242349147868 Chic in Vancity

    Gorgeous necklace! Love it!
    Bella xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17450300530372417233 F
  • http://www.fashionscar.blogspot.com Meg

    love those boots!!! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03750851461346131508 Sydney

    it looks so good! when i try reworking my things, they always look terrible after….. never would have guessed that was a dress



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    This blouse with that necklace looks absolutely stunning!! LOVE it



  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    what a fantastic idea to rework pieces you already have!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Mad For Fashion…For Less

    In love with this complete look. You look stunning!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01353501242369600411 Tanya Dempsey

    Those boots are amazing. Guys – you can get similar boots for $59 at Piperlime – check them out here.

  • http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/ Jas

    amazing look and great photography!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12918712076008877493 LadyLUX

    Loving those colors together! Great boots too. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03888931506648245126 InboxImpulse

    I'm loving the contrast from the saturated leather skirt to the snake skin boots. Gorg!

    kati | InboxImpulse

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09606827280456842787 Audrey

    fabulous and love those booties! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07617887318677859522 Camille Beaudet




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12214708536956773523 One Favorite Thing

    Fabulous as always!

    xx Breanna


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04027644906631794634 Anne

    nice nice sp nice dress-turned-top!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02149680025832574287 Laureen Gazio
  • http://www.easyandchic.blogspot.com easy and chic

    I love your necklace and the hm leather skirt!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04925982219825479559 Monroe Steele

    that necklace is amazing.

    xo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04588215135554425458 CK

    Love re-working pieces to get more use of out them. I am a huge fan of wearing skirts over dresses.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13310623910225011791 miss twinkletoes

    reworking those pieces is a great idea – and your zara boots are stunning!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14520938848031069893 Flaviana Boni
  • http://www.thestylesafari.com Stefanie

    Love the whole outfit and especially the photography- everything works together so well!

    I also love your necklace designs- check out my blog tomorrow for a necklace that I designed!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12558857169497449158 Ravenna Moreira

    A M A Z I N G
    A M A Z I N G
    A M A Z I N G.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03326939229510341570 Mery

    Adorable blog….

  • http://www.wrinkledchiffon.com Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon

    Recently came across your blog…love the name! I look forward to following…even from across the world in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! I love how you paired the leather skirt with silk and just a bit of animal print…very classic!


  • http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    Such a good idea turning your dress into a crop top! I love how it flares at the back!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15412288159766487021 Annie Love

    Lovely shoes!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10917722665685135269 Michelle

    i am all about repurposing older items to make them fresh and new – it's so eco friendly ;) haha.

    you look fantastic in this set and i really love the proportions of the shirt/skirt.

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    loved your boots and clutch…nice outfit. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie

    I love reworking old items, too! Best way to start a new season. you look amazing.


  • Anonymous

    Kelly – I LOVE your blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12162882122042197917 Meanz Chan (Koi Story)

    Well the top is lovely! I do like the asymmetrical cut! I know there are some dress and tops that would look amazing cropped! Thanks for the inspiration

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13238757677243200647 Sharla

    i think i might steal this idea and fly with it..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00065129349841787796 Tina A

    that necklace is insane! looks extra gorgeous behind that top.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14305958718157370761 Goguma

    Love the oyster shirt..and snake is the only thing on my mind at the moment!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03167007069083945957 D.R.

    beautiful outfit I<3 those shoes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07542226647399733230 Ballerina’sBun

    you look so pretty ! you remember me on keira kinghtley ! perfect outfit! xx nadine from ballerinasbun.blogspot.com

  • http://theclosetnextdoor.blogspot.com/ jennifer jones

    I love your necklace. I am all about the statement pieces. I also admire your re-purposing dress/shirt!

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