Skirts and dresses are such a staple in summer for me…I mean, is there anything better than a summer dress on a hot day? But to get even more use out of my clothes, I’ve started repurposing a few of my dresses and wearing them as skirts or tops. 
I pinned this red and black outfit a few weeks ago because I liked the black and red combination worn for summer — since it’s usually more of a wintery combo — and then I recreated it with my Leanne Barlow skirt and a black and white shift dress as the top. Wearing your dresses in different ways opens up all sorts of possibilities, and makes your closet even bigger and more versatile! 
Also, this weekend is Leanne Barlow’s semi-annual sale — everything in her shop is 25% off with code LBSPRING from now until Saturday night! These skirts are so well made, so flattering, and such a classic piece that you’ll wear for years. Plus, the waistband is removable, so you can wear it with or without the bow. So hurry over and snag yourself one of these gorgeous Take A Bow skirts, or one of her insanely comfy maxi skirts — don’t wait, cause there won’t be another sale soon! 
target dress worn as a top


  1. Love the red skirt, its stunning.

    X x

  2. LOVE that skirt! It looks so pretty on you!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. I love Leann's skirt. I remember when she released it and thought it was the cutest thing ever! πŸ˜‰

  4. Love love your skirt

  5. I never would have thought to pair a dress under a skirt! That is genius!


  6. This skirt is so pretty, I love the flow of it. BTW – how on earth do you take pics in downtown HB and there's on one around?


  7. Dary says:

    Have I mentioned that you are my new favorite blogger?!! You are πŸ™‚

  8. Nerdy Gal says:

    That skirt is just awesome! Just when I was thinking it s wonderful, you show me that it has pockets!!!! I need to find something similar in India where I live πŸ™‚

  9. Raquelita says:

    I love that you've made red, black and white a summer combo! Looks great, and thanks for sharing the sale deets! πŸ™‚

  10. Kristina says:

    That skirt is so adorable on you, I love the bow!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  11. emandtrev says:

    I LOVE that skirt. I had my eye on the green, but that red…SO perfect!!

  12. You are my favorite blogger and my inspiration. Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. The seller answered all my questions right away and even gave me recommendations on customizing my dress to the size and length that I needed.
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  14. Brynn says:

    Ooh, Merrick, I love this skirt! It probably wouldn't be flattering on me, but it looks amazing on you…and I love the dress-as-a-top with it as well! So fun! πŸ™‚

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