Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward is back.  I started the Looking Back, Looking Forward series in 2007 because I think it’s always important to take stock.  And, Wednesday, the middle of the work week, seemed like the perfect day to stop, and take a moment to look back and look forward.

The series was initially dedicated to featuring a vintage or modern classic piece from my wardrobe.  It has since, however, also been used to show remakes of older looks whether that be modernizing an older item by infusing current trends or just wearing an outfit in a new way.

So, today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward feature takes my Kay Unger denim dress and makes it Fall-2011-ready.

Looking Back

Here’s how I first wore the Kay Unger dress when I bought it at the end of Summer 2010.


Looking Forward

Today, the Kay Unger dress gets new life.  It is worn with a bright pink blazer from H&M, and the Missoni for Target infinity scarf.  Patent croc leather pumps, an old favorite, complete the look.  You may also notice that the dress is shorter now.  I had it altered because I prefer my dresses to fall just above the knee.

Since it’s pouring today, I pulled out the DKNY umbrella
that I received after participating in a Nordstrom Fits America
event last weekend.  See photos from the event on Facebook.

Dress—Kay Unger New York via Marshalls
Belt—Dooney & Bourke via Apres Vous
Scarf—Missoni for Target
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls
Umbrella—DKNY via Nordstrom (free swag)


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  1. September 14, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    Love how you changed this look, I love your style!

  2. September 14, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    Love it! I showed hubby your post on Missoni yesterday and we LOLed at how stark bare the shelves had been picked. Oh and I was gonna use my DKNY umbrella today but God blessed me with atypical covered parking. See you tomorrow! 🙂

  3. September 14, 2011 / 11:41 pm

    @LocalCeleb: Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by!

    @Glamazini: Jealous…about the covered parking that is. Ha! Wasn't it unbelievable how St. Louisans cleaned up that stuff! I was watching the local news today and this local woman was interviewed about the $700 she spent on Missoni items. Anyway…see you tomorrow…can't wait!

  4. Kimmie6992
    September 14, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    LOVE this look!

  5. September 15, 2011 / 1:19 am

    Wow, what a fabulous dress!!!! Love all the ways you styled it.

  6. September 15, 2011 / 9:46 am

    Ooooh, I like the Look Back/Look Forward idea, and I love what you've done with the dress. I am a big fan of reworking dresses in multiple ways.

    And you lucked out with a Missoni scarf. Way to go!