Restyling a Marc New York Print Dress

Don’t you just love all the inspiration in the style blogosphere?  Yesterday, I spotted Ailyn of Jane Squared rocking a beautiful blue poppy dress with an orange cardigan.  Her dress reminded me of a Marc New York dress I own, but don’t wear often enough.  I was immediately inspired, then, to recreate Ailyn’s look. 

I decided to pair my dress with an orange tee instead of a cardigan because it is sizzling hot here.  I was concerned, though, that the ruffle detail on the dress would look bulky under a tee, but surprisingly, it didn’t.

I rarely use self-tie belts.  I decided to try the one that came with this dress as a sash on
my tote.  After I saw this photo, I removed it though.  Ha!

Tee is knotted in the back.

This is the dress prior to the restyle.

Dress—Marc New York via SmartBargains (similar Marc New York dress)
Tee—Michael Kors via Marshalls (similar)
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton tote via Macy’s
Earrings—Kendra Scott ‘Danielle‘ (pink agate)
Watch—Michael Kors Two-tone watch via TJ Maxx (similar)

Again, big shout-out to Ailyn and Aili, the sister duo behind Jane Squared, for providing the inspiration for today’s look.


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  1. June 21, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Cute dress and as a skirt. I really like the pattern.

  2. June 21, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    BTW, those shoes are wicked cute on you!

  3. June 22, 2012 / 9:30 am

    Love the tee with the dress! 🙂

    I really like the belt tied onto your tote bag too, I thought it looks great!

  4. June 24, 2012 / 4:40 am

    Thank you for the shout out! We love your take on orange & blue floral. 😀

  5. June 25, 2012 / 1:41 am

    I just noticed you have great legs! Love that bag.