OOTD :: of repurposing and revisiting




picstitch(2)Hullo, Wordless Wednesday!

Thank you for allowing me to shift my Monday post to today for a word-full Wednesday instead.

Here we go…

So this top is the same top from this post.

And in true non-derivative me fashion, it’s been just that long since I’ve worn it. Yes, my friends, this top has been moldering in my closet for two years, unworn.

KS#2 has been eyeing it since then, waiting for it to be culled so she can claim it, but thank goodness I hung on to it because it’s the perfect item for Anne’s Iris theme for this week’s Pick-me-up challenge.

As we all know, I have a dearth of purple in my closet. I’ve been slowly trying to rectify this travesty, but it’s slow going because I just can’t seem to find the perfect pieces. In fact, this top was on its way out the door before I came up with the inspired idea of wearing it backwards.

It’s obvious that the unique element here are the pleats, but I felt so limited when styling it the correct way because my hair had to be worn up so as not to hide said pleats and to maximize the uniqueness. And then I ended up dissatisfied since most people only ever see the front of me and not the back so what was the point of the top?

All’s well that ends well, of course. Now that I’m not tethered to the label, I’m looking at all my tops in a different light. Think of the possibilities if you wore all your shirts backwards – you’d double your closet without spending any money! Huzzah!

To emphasize the coolness of this top, then, I paired it with the simplest of bottoms – the boyfriend jean – so the top had all the limelight in the ensemble. I did choose the fun yellow platform, though, since I can never leave well enough alone. Plus, yellow and purple are so very “iris”, aren’t they?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top  – F21
Jeans – Aeropostale
Platforms – Qupid

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy

:: Grooveshark it ::
Ex-boyfriend by m-flo featuring Crystal Kay


9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of repurposing and revisiting

  1. Patti says:

    Agreed! Front and center with the details. Gorgeous color too. xox

    • mtsedwards says:

      And now that it’s officially my only purple top (I culled the rest), maybe it’ll come out to play more often.

  2. robjodiefilogomo says:

    Lately I’ve been loving wearing cardigans backwards as a shirt! jodie
    ps…your shirt is great both ways! I love how both times you go with a yellow addition!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, I do like cardis as shirts! Maybe we can start a revolution!

      And yes, because I am woefully purple-deficient, I don’t get as creative and outlandish as I normally do. Purple and yellow worked once so if it ain’t broke…

  3. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    What Selah says!
    Wearing tops backwards adds a whole second dimension to them. But in this case, the designer clearly had it backwards from the start. Why put all that detail on the back? You’ll sit ON the pleats and get them all wrinkled! DOH!

    • Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

      Oops. Forgot to say “Thanks for linking”!
      I’ll see if I have any purple item to add to your goody bag.

      One more thing — no one entered that giveaway on the self-help book. Would you like it? We can read it together — I think you’ll make a great study partner.

      • mtsedwards says:

        “Book club! Book club! Book club!” she chanted happily.

        Of course I want it – free books are like free food; who would turn either down? Also, we need to seriously plan this meet-up now since it’s pretty much around the corner, right? So giddy! I’ll email you!

  4. The second-to-last paragraph! 😀

    In looking at both post, I thought you were wearing it backwards in the old post. The pleats, keyhole, and tulip details deserve to be front and center! And the color? Swoon!

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