Thursday, June 13, 2013

Optical Illusion

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Wondering about the title of this post? Let me explain.

So, the top portion of this dress is actually a scarf. Yes, a scarf. An infinity one from Ooh Baby Designs to be exact.

If you live in Texas, you know it's scorching hot right about now, so scarves around my neck are a no go, but around my bust, why not?

All I did was wrap this pretty printed scarf twice around my neck, bring it down a few inches and voila, an optical illusion added to this maxi dress from Sass My Style. Talk about stretching your wardrobe....or maybe it's getting creative with style. Whatever you want to call it, it's fun. Even though I may not have been blessed with the upper portion of my body, this scarf has enough length to wrap around any size.

While we are on the subject of Ooh Baby Designs, they have the cutest scarves and totes. Totes? Nope, I am not talking about the slang being thrown around these days, but actual totes, ones that you can carry stuff in. I own this one and it has already gotten some serious use this summer. It's perfect for packing snacks at the pool or for work day lunches. Ooh Baby Designs has an array of sizes whether you need something for the beach, a carry on for air travel or something smaller for the kiddos; you will discover one you can't live without.

So, the question is...What optical illusion have you created lately? Fashion related or not.

Shanna

57 comments:

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

What a cute idea! I never would have known! And now I am totally inspired to try it! =)

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Rachel said...

I saw the part that said "scarf" and scrolled back up to see where the scarf was! Clever idea and it looks really cute! Probably wouldn't look that great on me, but I love the look on you!

Amy - Louise said...

That looks great! I'm not blessed either unfortunately I always struggle to keep strapless tops up, maybe this will work better for me as you can tighten it as much as you want! Definitely going to try this, thank you :) x

mariaajohnson said...

I love love love your necklace. Super cute!

Cat Flynn said...

Beautiful outfit x

Kisses from Ireland x

Cat

dropsoffashionthread.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Great idea Shanna ! I did the 7x7 closet remix challenge yesterday and I used a maxi skirt as a dress. I just hiked that baby up:) I actually liked it. Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

So so so so SO CUTE! I can't believe that's a scarf! You're a little big genius. :)
You know what you need with that dress right? THE DENIM JACKET!!!! :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

What a creative idea Shanna! Now you have your own custom, unique dress that is also super adorable :)

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

I feel ya... It's pretty warm here in NC, I can choke on the humidity! blech!

Cute idea with the scarf!

Lauren said...

This is such a creative idea! I would have never guessed the top was a scarf. You look adorable!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Tiffany Ima said...

Love ti! Wouldn't have guessed it was scarf either!

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I thought this was all one dress. Aren't you so stinking cute and creative! Love this!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Alyssa @ Sweet Shangrila said...

I never would have thought of wearing a scarf that way! Love your hair in these pictures SO much!

Danavee said...

Impressive!!!!!!!!!! Completely thought that was a dress!!!

I have a scarf from her shop and love it too!

Because of Jackie said...

Seriously, I am going to run to my closet RIGHT NOW and try that! 105 degrees in Florida and scarfs are a no no as well:) You look amazing!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I'm so in awe right now! How did you get the scarf to stay up? You are so creative!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Samantha Curtis said...

What a great idea! So smart girlfriend.. love it!

Chloe said...

Wow you're so creative - This looks perfect on you and I can tell you love it! Those outfits always turn out the best! Texas girls are fabulous!

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Always Maylee said...

Look at you! That is the cutest idea ever and I would have never thought of it. Love how it all came together, you look so beautiful. The colors in this outfit are just so fun and summery. LOVE.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow girl! you are soo creative!!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

TheTinyHeart said...

How creative are you?? I totally thought it was a pattern mixed dress!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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pearlsandpixels.com said...

Wow, the scarf goes so amazingly well with your skirt! You look fab!

kate said...

i love the scarf around the bust! what a cute, unique idea!!!

Helene said...

I adore what you did!!! So pretty! I just took a skirt and tired it into a maxi dress- I'm so short! It worked!

Rachel said...

These patterns are so unique- I love it!

Ladies in Navy said...

you look so great! this is an awesome look!
http://www.ladiesinnavy.com/2013/06/man-of-style-with-sears.html

Katie said...

what a great idea!! I have a scarf like that and need to try it!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You made a one of a kind outfit. Love it! You look primed for summer.

I like your wrist gear too!

Lindsay said...

This looks so adorable on you, but when don't you look adorable?

Niki Caron said...

That is such a great idea! You are a genius. I so need a wardrobe makeover and I'm coming to you for a virtual consult soon!!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I thought it was part of the dress! Never would have thought it was a scarf! Cool idea!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Cece said...

Super creative! I thought it was part of the dress too. I seriously need a maxi dress!!

J and A said...

Now that is genius! LOVE it!!

Ashleigh said...

That is a great idea! You look so summery and fun! I really need a printed maxi dress.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Megan Maddison said...

What a great idea and never would have known. I love the pattern mixing you've done in this outfit.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Beautiful colors in that dress! So creative to use a scarf around the top!

Misty said...

A scarf? Very clever, my friend!

Carly said...

You are a genius!!! I love this look!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Melanie said...

Gorgeous dress!! I love it!

Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought to have done that! And that scarf works well with this dress like that- the colors really make the pattern of the dress pop! Good job!

Clare
Understated Classics

Naomi Peffer said...

Love this idea!

Patterned Love

Rebekah Bradford said...

Love the idea of using a scarf as a top to a dress! And I love the print mixing here!

Valerie said...

Mind blown! I can't believe that is an infinity scarf..what a great idea! You've started a fashion revolution--genius lady!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

sergio castaño peña said...

your purposeas, as gorgeous as always!
hope you like mine too, I stay here! <3

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Sergio,

Chelsea Oliver said...

Clever, clever...someone's a seasoned fashion blogger ;) lol cute!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I loooooove it! You are so creative! I definitely never would've known that it wasn't just one piece. It's so pretty! :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Um, yes, I was quite confused! What a neato idea :)

I'm loving your hair in those pics. A little bit of fluff!

Head to Toe Chic said...

The scarf is such a good idea! Love the mixed prints lady!!

xo,
Angela

Style-Delights said...

Genius idea!! You are a rockstar Shanna!!:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Alice Warren said...

What a clever idea Shanna! Love the pattern mixing.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Allison said...

You my dear are a styling genius. This is amazing...I never would have guessed that was a scarf.

Alissa Kelly said...

Shut the front door! I never would've known the top was a scarf! LOVE!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Amber said...

I have never thought to do this! Thanks for the inspiration :)

fleurani said...

What thats a scarf. You do magic Shanna :-) LOVE IT SO MUCHO :-)

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I love this!! It's so different!

Elisabeth said...

What a beautiful blog you have, you've just got yourself a new follower from Helsinki, Finland!

xxx
E from Helsinki
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

anoddgirl said...

gorgeous dress!
xx
http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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