This month’s Ping Pong Post has expanded. We have two guests joining Samantha, Anna, and me: Sheela, who you already know from The Fab 40s, and Greetje, the author of No Fear of Fashion. That means this green shaggy dress (yes, it’s a dress!) has traveled to four destinations until it was returned recently to its owner Anna. So, I did style this dress originally as a dress, but after taking a look at the pictures, I ended up blending into this backdrop as a big tree. The thing is I love, absolutely LOVE, the color of this dress/scarf. Also, the texture is honestly and utterly quite shagalicious! Basically, I wanted to get this dress as close to my eyes as I could in order for them to turn green–my eyes do that according to what I wear. Sometimes they’re more blue; other times they’re more green. Here, they are definitely green, and I like them! I usually don’t wear green opting instead for my favorite color blue, but thanks to Anna, I have seen that maybe it’s time to start incorporating more of this forest color into my wardrobe…. Keep scrolling down to see what everyone else did with this, eh hem, shaggy item:
Anna from Anna Island Style
I am really, really beginning to admire how Anna just mixes anything. I would have never, ever thought of adding the elements of surprise that she has, but she showcases textures, prints, boldness, and colors expertly. It’s amazing how well put together everything looks. I’m learning a thing or two about mixing things up from Anna. She’s started such a great collaboration, and it has been really fun to have two more included this month. (Anna, can we do that again!?)
Greetje from No Fear of Fashion
I’m always talking to Greetje about her legs; I have to remind her to add the hashtag #legsfordays. Seriously she has some amazing pins! And, luckily she always knows how to style them. See how tiny her thighs and calves are?! She treated the dress like a tunic, and it worked out perfectly. My original styling was similar to this except I had tried wearing the item as a dress. Like Anna up above, I’m taking note that not all dresses need to be worn in that way!
Sheela of Sheela Writes
I have to laugh–Sheela and I were texting each other back and forth. She would tell me she had no idea how to style this item–she was swimming in it for one. But, wow! Did she ever find a solution! I often nickname Sheela “Queen She,” and in this version of her styling you can see why. She’s all gladiator. She’s gonna take on the world. And she’s definitely gonna take it on in style! And now I need a leather top just like that one. Or hey, Anna, maybe we could convince Sheela to pass that one around the world….
Samantha from Fake Fabulous
Ok, this is how this green shaggy dress is supposed to be worn as a dress. Boom! Samantha totally nailed it in its appropriate intention, and she did it with mega glam. Again, I’m taking note because this was how I tried to wear it. But see, she used a cardigan to slim the silhouette of this shaggy item. Like Sheela she must have been swimming in this oversized item, but Samantha really knows how to dress her figure. And, I’m grinning because those beautiful red lips Samantha, they are the perfect bow to this stunning look on you! Wink wink. Can you believe you never used to wear that color? I can’t. It belongs to you!
And Me, Kremb de la Kremb
After I had paired this dress with the same white blouse, some kitchy sneakers and a foxy bag, I wasn’t happy with the look. After taking a look at the first set of pictures, I knew I needed to take another shot at styling this item. Again, Sheela and I were texting back and forth when I jokingly sent her a picture of this green shaggy dress as a blanket. It really is that cozy. But, that’s when it came to me–why don’t I wear the item as a shrug. I grabbed the dress, draped it around me, and pesto–op! I mean presto. I knew what I had to do. Fall shorts with my fall booties and fun bling along with my jungle bag to bring it all together. I was much happier with the way this styling turned out. But, perhaps I’ve piqued your curiousity. Here’s the original styling: