this was the first time i wore this dress. i remember thinking i was being REALLY daring to wear yellow shoes and such a chunky necklace.

this is the second time i wore this dress. i thought it was really dorky to tie up my shirt, but i struggle with layering and really wanted to wear this dress as a skirt. obviously getting more comfortable with chunky necklaces and even added a bracelet.

and finally…the third times a charm. i’ve improved my layering skills and adding bold accessories now feels totally normal.

it’s been a while since i’ve linked up for FBFF. this week the topic is about the “one-time use” phenomenon with fashion bloggers. the above pictures are an example of how starting this blog has taught me how to layer more and take more risks with my clothes. i learned how to remix from this gal and am forever grateful. so i guess i’m a better remixer than i thought. i think?

“the one-time use phenomenon. i’ve been reading a number of posts lately about only wearing something once and how many bloggers are accused of this. seems a good topic for us”. ~ katy, modlychic

1. are you a one-time wearer? not really. when i love something, i will wear it over and over which is why you don’t see a ton of ootd posts on here. i mean, how sick would you guys be of seeing me in my garage sale jeans…lol!

2. do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event? absolutely. when i was younger (and single) i ALWAYS had to have something new to wear out. you just FEEL great in a brand new outfit. since starting this blog, i have way more clothes than i need (literally am turning my office into a wardrobe room) yet whenever i have somewhere special to go, i still feel like i have NOTHING to wear.

3. re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish – are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? why? i would say i am a re-mixer. i used to seriously put one outfit together and that would be the only way i would wear it. since starting this blog, i have learned to remix through all of the fabulous blogger inspiration.

4. do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer? i am a TOTAL impulse buyer. lately, i’ve been trying to just put things in the cart and then think about it. and then i get paranoid that my size will sell out. and then i buy it thinking…i can always return it. and then i don’t. and then i wear it a few moths later and am usually glad i bought it. is that crazy? =)

5. do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently? no, i don’t. i wish i was one of those bloggers who have the gift of layering and making outfits seem completely different.

be sure and stop by modlychic to see how everyone else answered these questions.

TOTALLY unrelated: so i’ve seen a lot of people in the blogosphere rant about people who don’t REALLY wear the outfits they post on their blogs. and then go on to say that they are any better because they DO. just want to be clear here (again) that i OWN every single piece of clothing i wear on this blog (obvi). and though i do NOT wear these outfits to playdates or to the grocery store, i do wear them. but most of the time, i tone it down. and sometimes i just like to play dress up in my fun clothes that i don’t get to wear out as much as i used to. and now all of my non-blogging friends think i am a complete weirdo. =)

40 Comments ( Reply )

  1. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I love this skirt, you always look fab in it!

  2. Alela Sirah
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    I love the 1st look and I love to remix my clothes it makes your wardrobe go so much further!

  3. Cathy
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    Well, your blogger friends love you, girl! Keep doing what you’re doing 🙂 Btw, that is my favorite dress…and here I always thought it was a skirt…lol.

  4. Anna
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    fabulous post, love. And thank you for your super sweet comment. The shower was such a blast. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear what you think of my latest Rachel Zoe dress. xo

  5. Nanne
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 1:23 am

    You’re doing a great job remixing, and I love that dress! It was fun reading your answers:)

  6. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 3:27 am

    SO glad you added that last paragraph, Jen! Alot of my looks lately have been more dressed up and it’s because I don’t get to work in an “office environment” where I have to do that and it’s fun to use my blog as a way to wear nicer clothes more. But, that being said…it is a mission of mine to try to do more casual posts too so my readers are given weekend outfit inspiration (like today’s)!

  7. Annie
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    That skirt is SO pretty! Loving all the ways you styled it – especially with the green & yellow – such a fun color combo 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Kenzi
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    I love this post! I’m guilty of putting an outfit together and getting really excited about it and ONLY wearing it that way from then on till I’m completely burnt out on every single piece of it and don’t want to wear any of it again. I’m also an impulse buyer (especially when I’m afraid my size will sell out). I’ve also downloaded the new “Poshmark” app (which is awesome if you haven’t checked into it!) where people buy & sell clothes and you can find awesome deals. I’m a sucker for a deal. I just got some adorable Michael Kors booties the other day for $35!! And a Foley + Corinna purse for $60. I’m addicted.

  9. Joyce
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    What a fun skirt! All the outfits look great!

  10. Jenn.Z.
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    As one of your non-blogger friends, I have to disagree with your statement about us thinking you are a weirdo. I now look to you for inspiration and advice about my own waredrobe and style choices. I enjoy reading your blog and your “blogger BFF’s” as well. I won’t be blogging anytime soon, but I do enjoy the read, so thank you ladies!

    • jennifer
      Mar 30, 2012 @ 7:45 am

      HOLY COW…so is this what it takes to get you to leave me a comment? =) thank you…and i will always think you are more stylish than me! if only i could get you to start blogging…xoxo.

  11. Colleen McCloskey
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I liked seeing the evolution of your dress to start this post. It was fitting.

    There are times I don’t go anywhere fun so I don’t get to wear my fun outfits. I think playing dress-up is just fine. I wish I had more time for it.

  12. Emily
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    I have this same dress and I have never thought to layer and add things to it. You have been an inspiration. I love every look! have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Katy
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Love the little addendum you put. I tend to wear exactly the outfit posted as is but there is the occasional thing that I might tone down a notch or two in order not to get weird looks while running errands. By the way I LOVE that first pic of you in the striped skirt. I’m thinking it’s time for another Frequent Flyer guest series with you as one of the featured guests. – Katy

    • jennifer
      Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

      i would LOVE that Katy! just let me know what you need from me…xoxo

  14. Nnenna
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    That dress is so cute and I love all the various ways you’ve worn it! I definitely agree, blogging has pushed me to try new things with my wardrobe and I think I’m definitely getting better use out of my clothes!

  15. krista
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Love these looks – all three are pretty, but the last one is definitely the most fun (I think). Love all the layers!

  16. Tara @
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    I still buy something new every time I have an event- most of the time it’s with the same people so I have no choice! But I love to anyway so it works out!

  17. Lisa
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    I love that dress! You did a fab job remixing it not once but twice. Thanks for your honesty in your last paragraph. 🙂

  18. Heather @ Glitter and Gloss
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    That skirt is fabulous!!

  19. Tara
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    That skirt with the pink and green accents is amazing!

  20. fashberries
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    That dress is gorgeous and so versatile

  21. Jenna
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    That dress is pretty fabulous. I LOVE your bold accessories… especially those yellow shoes!

  22. Fabrizi
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Such a great post, I really like it, these pics are so nice!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

  23. Maribel R.
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Never thought of how I only wear certain items once. I love the idea of using a dress and adding layers to it.

  24. Kimberlee
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Exactly! If you love a piece you’ll wear it over and over again. And like you did, you’ll find great new ways to wear it 😉 I love that you own all your own clothes and it’s totally fun to dress up!

  25. Tamera Beardsley
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Jenn, my favorite fashion posts are the real life ones…seeing a piece used in different ways , by real people…you do that and add in such personal beauty…thank you for sharing your style!

  26. julie
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Totally cute! Love the skirt. We are having a giveaway on our blog! Check it out and enter!

    xx Julie xx

  27. Mandy
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 2:59 am

    Oh wow, you are absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful! Love all your outfits – indeed, you are such a stylish housewife! 🙂

    Just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely adore all its lovely content and pretty layout!

    <3 Mandy xx

  28. Sandra
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 3:04 am

    That is such a pretty style! I love the skirt.

  29. Clara Turbay
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 3:56 am

    i like so much the way you do your bob here simple and fun!

  30. The Fashionable ESQ
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I don’t listen to any of the ranting – if I like your, or the outfits you put together, I visit your blog. Simple.
    It’s obvious that some people don’t wear what they feature, and others do. Whatever, right?
    I wear my black skinnies wayyyyy too much – and I noticed it last week on the blog. Need to be better at remixing.

    The Fashionable ESQ

  31. Julie Khuu
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Stripes are so dang versatile for spring! Love the layered looks, denim chambray is my fave! Simple and chic with pops of color! Perfecto!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving awesome comments, hope to see you back soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


    Apr 01, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Great answers! Clothes are made to be worn, so I totally remix some of my pieces too. Buy it, wear it, love it. Your skirt is fab, love the stripes. 🙂

  33. miu
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    So lovely outfit!! 🙂

  34. alyson
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Actually really love the first look! So many great options here, and I agree… I’m not one to tie up my shirt but it looks so cute when I see others do it (you included). Loved your answers… I can’t imagine how some bloggers can afford to buy all the clothes they wear… must have pretty cushy jobs. Love your style.

  35. Shelby
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    I just found your blog, and I am so glad! You have such a cute style and I love what you did with this dress all 3 times. Fabulous!!!

  36. Shelby
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    I just found your blog and you have such cute style. I LOVE this dress and what you did with it each time. FABULOUS


  37. andrea grace
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    What a cute dress and love how you remixed it!

  38. Evelyn
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    He there! Really like your blog and the environment you’re living in! I also like your blog design. xo!