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Thrifted Paper Doll

So today is both Everybody Everywear Thrift Edition & the Paper Doll Project. I was teamed up with the lovely Bekah from Matters of Merrymaking. I gave her a dress to style that I thrifted, but hadn’t worn yet. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it despite the fact that I love it – the print is great. I am so happy with how she styled it. I wouldn’t have thought to wear it this way at all, but I love it. It’s so comfortable. Why do I always think belts are going to be uncomfortable?

With the addition of the belt & the heals, the skirt got a bit short so I am wearing shorts to protect the eyes of the innocent. I love this outfit! Thanks Bekah!

Dress: Thrifted
Shirt: Ross
Necklace: Kohls
Ring: Anika Burke
Shoes: Blowfish Gimmik

To see how I styled Bekah, head on over to Matters of Merrymaking. To see the other Everybody Everywear participants, go here.

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Here’s a list of the other Paper Doll Participants:

Divergent Musings and Maybe Someday We’ll Be Smarter
Unusual Form and Miss Vinyl Ahoy
In doctorly fashion and The Daily Dani
Matters of Merrymaking and Be Your Own Adventure
Better With Tights and I Have A Degree In This!
The Cardigan Queen and Acute Designs
Ruby Bastille and A Heart and Soul Story
From the Mixed-up Files and Stylish Year
Animated Cardigan and Snappy Casual
Miss Lulu Blogs and Elle Enchanted
The Socialite’s Closet and Shades of Sarah
My Orange Stilettos and Pull Your Socks Up!
Oranges and Apples and Not Just Mom
Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication and Pieces of {My} Earth
Toujours C’est La Vie and Never Dreamed about This


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The Paper Doll Project

I’m so excited that I am participating in the second Paper Doll Project sponsored by Miss Vinyl Ahoy. She matches up style bloggers who then get to wander virtually through each other’s wardrobes & style an outfit for one another. Each blogger suggests one item that they would like their outfit styled around & the other blogger builds an outfit. You can check out all the participants here.

I was paired up with Missy from Pieces of My Earth & it has been great getting to know her. She also got engaged during the time we were emailing back & forth – so a big congratulations to her! She’s got great style & I was excited to see what she would put together for me. You can also check out the outfit I styled for her.

I had a skirt that I had repurposed but hadn’t worn yet. I’ve had it for years in its original form, but never had an opportunity to wear it. It had a long, full skirt underneath a shear outer skirt. Then I started seeing short skirts under shear outer skirts & figured I’d probably get more use out of it that way, plus I loved the look so I got out my handy dandy scissors & a new skirt was born!

She offered me two suggestions & let me choose which one I wanted to go with. To be honest I was fairly sure from the start which one I would choose as one of the choices involved a belt & I just don’t wear belts. However, being a good paper doll, I tried it & turns out I love it! I still can’t believe I’m wearing a belt.  I wasn’t even sure I had a belt, but found one in the back of my closet. I’m not saying I’ll be wearing belts every day, but I’m planning on wearing them more often. Thanks so much Missy!

Belted!

 

Cardigan: Walmart
Shirt: Ross
Skirt: Ross (remodeled by me)
Earrings & Belt: ?
Shoes: Forever 21

Paper Doll Project