My First Style Swap: No Longer Neglected Gray Sweater Dress

Hello Ladies and TGIF. Today, for the first time ever I am doing a Style Swap with the Lovely JESS from J's Style, to re-create one of her looks with my own pieces. Of course this is perfect to link up with HEATHER for "Pinned It and Did It" Link Up as well as both JENN from The Brandied Pair and GINNY from My New Favorite Outfit for their Style Swap Link Up.  I chose to re-create Jess' Gray Dress with Red Blazer Outfit which was a recent Outfit of hers when she did the 30 for 30 challenge. It ended up being her Absolute Favorite Outfit of all 30 she created and it was My Favorite too.

I basically had the same pieces in my closet waiting for me to be worn similarly. But of course this is also Neglected Items Week for me so the Sweater Dress I re-created Jess' Outfit with, had been neglected since early November 2012. These Tall Leather High Heel Boots were also ignored and I can't even recall/find the last time they were worn on the blog. I knew they were in my Boots/Winter Shoes Closet but since being pregnant and afterwards I have rarely worn heels. It is way easier as a mom strolling a baby, with Flats or at the most Wedges. I have Flat, Riding Black Boots, but I wanted the Outfit to have a little bit of a Dressier feel especially since I wore it on February 19th when Vivian was 13 months and the weather was gorgeous out too. I don't have a True Red Blazer but my Deep Berry Red Blazer worked out fine. I have a Long Pendant Circle Necklace but decided to wear my New Fish Pendant Necklace I purchased in early January to show it some loving. What do you think of Jess' Outfit and my re-creation of it? I think we both did an excellent job - sorry I am not being Modest LOL. Jess also re-created one of my Outfits today (Brown Sweater & B+W Printed Pants Outfit). Check it out here! 

I had to take some photos with Baby Viv since this day was when she turned 13 months old!
(And I wanted to show you a version with my Blazer Buttoned up. I think I like it better Unbuttoned, what do you think?)

Short-Sleeve, Medium-Gray Sweater Dress w/ Cable-Knit Crochet on Top: The Limited.
Cherry Red, Corduroy, Long-Sleeve Blazer: Old Navy.
Silver Pendant Fish Necklace in a White Silk Rope: A Random Street Vendor (it was 2 Bucks!)
Black, Medium-Opaque Tights: Old Navy.
Pointy, Black Leather, High-Heel, Tall Boots w/ Buckle Detail: Worthington (JC Penney's).

P.S. Also linking up with Allison, Bonnie+Tara, Lulu, Claire and Jenny.
Have a Great Weekend Ladies. And stay tuned for my second Style Swap, next Friday!


  1. You look so polished and put together here. Love it! Thanks for linking up :)

  2. Your swap looks perfect! Love this look!! Thanks for linking up

  3. I love this Ada! You look very polished and classy in this outfit. You can never go wrong with a bright colored blazer and dress. One of my favorites!

  4. Great idea, love style swap :) both outfits look great, love the jackets. Thanks for joining us at the weekend blog hop...

  5. This outfit is amazing! I like your spin on Jess's look.

  6. This is so flattering on you Ada! Love the shade of red with your blazer. Such a great outfit to recreate! Those boots are so nice looking, too!

  7. What a great way to style a sweater dress, Ada! I love the red blazer paired with the grey. =)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    P.S. I'm giving away a gorgeous Koret Tudor Zip Pouch! Check out Avec Amber's Koret Giveaway for details!


  8. I love your blog

  9. I really do love your version of this look!! So fun to partner up for this link up!



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