Turquoise & Blue Watercolor…

Happy Humpday Loves! Thanks so much for all your lovely suggestions and sweet words on my last post! With all those ideas, I’m totally keeping the skirt! So, today’s look is an example of how I revamp older clothing styles into something a little more current. This dress is about two years old, do you remember the dresses made to look like they were a skirt and tank? Well I still love this dress and its fun watercolor print, so I decided to add a thick nude belt to divide the outfit for some balance. I threw on my turquoise bubble necklace, over sized clutch, newly favorite nude sandals, and I was out the door for dinner 🙂 
Today I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Rolled Up Pretty, and A Little Bit of Lacquer so head over to those lovely blogs to see what other bloggers wore today. I love looking through link ups for inspiration, who doesn’t love to be stylishly inspired? Enjoy the pics! 🙂
Style Tip: Adding a chunkier belt to a dress with two different colors/prints on the bottom and top half, instead of a skinny one, will give you more of an hour glass silhouette in an otherwise shapeless dress. 
Photo Credits: Diana A. 
What I Wore: | Dress: Target (old) | Sandals: Old Navy | Clutch: Vintage | Belt: H&M | Jewelry: Various boutiques, thrifted, and JCrew | Mani: Sally Hansen-Mellow Yellow | Pedi: Essie- Lovey Dovey | 
Thanks so much for all of your continued comments and support loves, it means the world to me! 
PS. Stay tuned for a cool fashion collaboration post with one of my blogger girlfriends on Friday! ;o)
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  1. June 20, 2012 / 5:02 PM

    You look fab–I really like this look. Makes me wish I'd never gotten rid of a dress I had similar to this.

    • June 21, 2012 / 3:14 AM

      thanks Mandi! You can always try a tank with a skirt and belt it for a similar look 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog!

  2. June 20, 2012 / 5:18 PM

    You are so beautiful! I LOVE how you accessorized this already pretty dress!

    ~CP, ladiesinnavy

  3. June 20, 2012 / 5:37 PM

    You look amazing Chioma! Those blues are perfect with your skin tone and the contrasting heels look fantastic! This look is so chic and polished.

    • June 21, 2012 / 3:17 AM

      thank you Bonnie! I've been loving blue and teals lately, you're so sweet 🙂

  4. June 20, 2012 / 5:45 PM

    Hi Chioma! Saw you at WIWW (Pleated Poppy). I love your outfit, and that necklace adds the perfect touch!!

    • June 21, 2012 / 4:17 AM

      aww hi Jeanine! yayy! I love that link up and meeting new people! thank you so much and thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • June 21, 2012 / 3:18 AM

      thank you Yi-Chia, can you believe its really a dress? 😛 mission accomplished lol!

  5. June 20, 2012 / 6:43 PM

    Such a cute pairing and that skirt is just lovely!

  6. June 20, 2012 / 7:10 PM

    EXACTLY my style! I love it. And I think you've convinced me that I really MUST get that necklace.. every time I see it I love it! Great outfit love!
    Distinctly M

  7. June 20, 2012 / 7:36 PM

    We really like how you styled this, the accessories with the dress – perfection!


  8. June 20, 2012 / 7:57 PM

    Hello! Speaking of layering, I LOVE that accessories shot second from bottom. Everything you've done here is so much fun! You really have the sweetest face. Your hair, cheeks and lips… Just so happy and fun! Thanks so much for visiting, so I could find your site!
    Best, Whitley @ the Queen City Style

    • June 21, 2012 / 3:22 AM

      aww thank you so much Whitley! I Love your blog and style and i'm so glad you came by! I may or not be blushing lol. thanks so much! 🙂

  9. June 20, 2012 / 7:58 PM

    Love the colors of the skirt part of the dress, looks perfect with that necklace!

  10. June 20, 2012 / 9:10 PM

    You are too cute!! Love your springy outfit. That clutch is Everything!!! Found your blog via Style and Poise. Now following you 🙂


    • June 21, 2012 / 3:24 AM

      aww thank you so much Ashley! That makes my day. Welcome to the fun, I'll be over to check yours out!! 🙂

  11. June 20, 2012 / 9:11 PM

    Luv this look….. Fab hair and makeup and that clutch is amazing

  12. June 20, 2012 / 9:20 PM

    Love the necklace. So lovely!

  13. June 20, 2012 / 11:14 PM

    I love the necklace! What a pretty dress-good idea to hang on to it!

    <3 your nail color as well.

  14. June 21, 2012 / 4:38 AM

    Such a cute outfit and there's that necklace that I've been seeing EVERYWHERE! Love it!!

    • June 21, 2012 / 3:59 PM

      thank you Jodi! lol yea it is everywhere! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. June 21, 2012 / 6:59 PM

    This dress is super cute on you! I really like the bib necklace too 🙂 x

  16. June 21, 2012 / 10:31 PM

    This whole outfit is on point! You look fabulous!