From Dress to Tunic

From dress to tunic - Bold Bliss

Ivory dress and white skinny jeans - Bold Bliss

Big jump wearing tunic and white jeans - Bold Bliss

Distressed white jeans and Sam Edelman petty boot - Bold Bliss

Leather saddle bag on all white outfit in the countryside - Bold Bliss

Asos Jeans (similar here and here) | Lisa Maree Dress (similar here, here, here and here) | Sam Edelman Petty Boot (also available here and here) | Vintage Bag from Etsy (similar options here, here, and here, inspired by the famous Chloe Marcie Bag)


As I’m nestled in front of my computer, high on fresh berries of all varieties and colours from my garden, I’m hoping to persuade you to try the following… Nearly everyone has a long forgotten dress gathering dust because it’s too short or too much see-through at the bottom. That at least is what your adult taste tells you in complete disregard of your revolutionary high school standards in that respect. Well, why wouldn’t you for once go back to your sweet or rough high school days when all these flaws were an amenity instead of a drawback. Dig up this disfavoured dress, restore its dignity by bringing it back to the realm of daylight, revamp it into a tunic and pair it with a skinny jeans. Dress it up with a saddle bag or tote, ankle boots or wedges, and some sprightly bangles.

I’m quite a proponent of the white on white (or ivory) look, which in my view works lovely with tan coloured accessories. However, other colour combinations are possible as well! I don’t wear distressed jeans that often but in the case of white jeans, I prefer them over regular ones. I suspect regular white jeans remind me too much of the clean white leggings I and all my peers wore with our dresses on the occasion of our Holy Confirmation at age 12. It’s odd how, riding on the back of old memories, notions of meekness and good-girlishness with all their connotations slip into our heads and mischievously deform our style preferences…



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  1. Puja July 16, 2015

    Oh yes! We’ve all been there and done that with the short/see through at the bottom dresses! This is a great idea to change it up and I love the colours you have gone for! The cream and white colours work well together! Hope you have a lovely day! <3

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  2. NGOC LAN July 15, 2015

    Pairing the see-through dress with white jeans is a perfect idea. I like your vintage bag too.

  3. Zarrah July 15, 2015

    Oh so pretty look.
    Love this

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  4. Joanna July 15, 2015

    I love the idea of converting a see-through dress into a tunic, I’ve just realized I have one that’s too short. I was about to sell it, but maybe I’ll give it a new life. Thank you!

  5. jess July 14, 2015

    great outfit!

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    Jess |

  6. Lauren July 14, 2015

    This is absolutely stunning! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  7. Jenny Lane July 14, 2015

    My dear Mary Grace,

    My name is Jenny Lane. Not Penny Lane.

    Jenny Lane

  8. Mary Grace July 14, 2015

    Right, Jenny Lane! And isn’t it a wonderful thing that old things are recycled for the benefit of those who cannot afford new ones?

    Mary Grace

  9. Yasmin July 14, 2015

    I’m always wary of wearing a dress with jeans. When done wrong, it can look so wrong. But I love the way you paired them in this look. Great leather satchel too!

    xx Yasmin

  10. Jenny Lane July 13, 2015

    Your plea in favour of the ‘ivory look’ tunic sounds quite convincing and is supported perfectly by the photos.

    Jenny Lane


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