Concrete Catwalk // Sequins and a Shirt-skirt

January 25, 2012
Images by my Alt roomie, Meg!

I shared a little winter white inspiration with you here last week, but now I wanted to show you what I wore to the Dinner en Blanc party on Thursday night at Alt!

The top is a vintage goodie that I discovered for $6 in Kansas City and just new it would come in handy somday, and the rest of the look just fell into place at the very last minute!  I was originally planning on wearing it over a creamy-gold cotton mini dress, but when I tried it all on (not until about 5 minutes before we left the room!) it just did NOT look right at all.  I didn’t bring any other white options, and didn’t want to have to throw on my jeggings from my flying outfit the day before, so I slipped on this cotton tank top, tucked the straps up into the snug waistband of the blouse and VOILA – a skirt!

DON’T tell anyone that I don’t have any pants on, though, kay?!

Top to Bottom:
Tassel earrings – DIY (similar)
Sequined blouse – Vintage, thrifted
Tank top as skirt – Old Navy
Clutch – Gift from a friend (similar)
Cuffs – H&M, c/o Charming Charlie’s, c/o Bauble Bar
Cocktail ring – Accessorize USA (similar)
Heels – c/o Aldo (similar – only $30!)

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33 Comments

  • Reply anne m bray January 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    um, do you mean UNDERpants? TMI!

    You look adorable.
    That top is fantastic — what a prize

  • Reply BmoreLoveLeigh January 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    You look fabulous. I CANNOT believe your ‘skirt’ is really a tank top. Or that your sequined top is a $6 vintage find. Stunning!

  • Reply Johanna January 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    This is such an awesome look – I would have never known it was a tank. That sequin top is so crazy beautiful..love it!

  • Reply Lia January 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Such a gorgeous look, Jessie. I love that shirt, and cannot believe that is a tank top! You look incredible!
    xoxo
    Lia

  • Reply rachael adele // for the love of design January 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    um, apparently i need to pick your brain about where to shop in kc. that top is so good!

  • Reply Chelle Lynn January 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I can’t believe you figured that out last minute! If it was me, I’d definitely be wearing the travel jeggings…and feeling horrible all night! I would never have guessed that you were, in fact, pants-less.

  • Reply Jessica Gitler January 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    you look so amazingly stunning in this … I would never in a million years guess that is a tank top!!!
    jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

  • Reply Mary Hone January 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Great look!! Love the top and the earrings. Skirt, shirt, interesting.

  • Reply Sara January 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love your outfit!

  • Reply Be Inspired January 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    What a lovely look!

  • Reply Hope January 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Haha, I love how innovative you were! I never would have guessed. ;)

    -Hope
    http://www.aflatteringtale.com

  • Reply Megan Muller January 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Your skirt is a tank top!? Oh mylanta, how creative! I wish I could pull that off but my bottom is MUCH bigger than my top lol.

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    http://www.glamoroushustle.com

  • Reply Living in Color // Larissa January 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    awww! I love the nude colors of your outfit! <3
    xo,
    Larissa
    http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

  • Reply Jessica @shimmerkai January 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Such a cute outfit.. really love the booties & earrings! So great to meet you at the Alt mini parties :)

  • Reply Type-A(shley) January 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I’m not really sure how I’m just NOW discovering your blog:) I love everything about this post. You’re adorable. Can’t wait to read more!!!

  • Reply Melody January 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    way to get creative! It looks like a normal skirt!

  • Reply Andrea Clare January 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Wow your ring set is amazing! Lucky lady!!

    http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Flavia January 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I’m obsessing over your hair!

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady January 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    your outfit is rockin’ girl! and i love the shoes you paired it with! you are gorgeous!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Viviana January 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, I loooove your outfit!
    Found you via Mimi&Meg and am now following :)
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

  • Reply Frannie Pantz January 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    This is such a glamorous top! Perfect! And for $6??!?!?! Yes please!

  • Reply Gillian Striker January 26, 2012 at 12:29 am

    this outfit is just gorgeous – especially the first photo – it’s so retro glamour – i love it!

    -Gillian
    http://www.oystervintage.com

  • Reply MyStyleLoft January 26, 2012 at 2:22 am

    this is so pretty! one of my favorites <3
    http://mystyleloft.com/

  • Reply Mandy January 26, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Wow! I cannot believe you scored that shirt at a thrift shop! It’s amazing. The way you turned a tank top into a skirt is also really neat! Would have never thought of that.

    The Klury Report & Kini Style

  • Reply NadineisthatU January 26, 2012 at 3:58 am

    My third try. I still have that top wrapped in tissue with my old lingerie. It was from a time when my breasts were the size of champagne glasses, not flutes. Alas, now they are margharita’s and won’t fit. So when I come across it, I just ;Remember when’. Here is a link to a wonderful song with that title, (maybe as my Flash player has crashed, but give it a try ) Remember When by Alan Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnM99Z6QGZ8

  • Reply Nicole Rene January 26, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Gosh that shirt/skirt combo is absolutely gorgeous! I love love love it!!!! :)

    Nicole

  • Reply KShonk Designs January 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Gorgeous, what a steal on the fab shirt!

  • Reply The Daily Fashionista January 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    That is really creative!!! I never would’ve thought of that. Thank goodness your blouse had that waistband to tuck the straps into :)

  • Reply And Kathleen January 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    No pants!? Oh, the rumors that could have flown around if anyone had known.

    So glad to have met you, pretty (and smart) lady.

    XO,
    Kathleen

  • Reply Sweet Laundry January 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Tank top as skirt? I don’t understand. I like the idea though. I guess this would only work for baggy/oversized tanks? Love the sequin top, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply Full House January 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

    But did you have undies on?? Seriously you look fab and I was so happy to meet another friend at ALT with AZ connections.

  • Reply Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb January 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Jessie this is one of those outfits that make you go =gasp=! Beautiful!!! And so ingenius with the top/skirt… just gorgeous.

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

  • Reply Jani February 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    You look great Jessie! Absolutely love your arm candy :)

    -Jani
    http://www.funfashionfit.com
    http://www.foottraffic.com

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