A Bright Idea


Good morning! I hope you had some fun this past weekend and could relax a little before the busy work week. I imagine many of you spent some of your free time looking for items featured in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I always get excited when I buy a great piece at a reduced price. Who doesn’t?

Speaking about sales, on today’s post I am sharing one of my favorite tops that I purchased at a discounted price at Bloomingdale’s some time ago. This top was once a Kate Spade dress. When I saw it hanging on the sale rack, I loved the bright color and the fabric, but not the style of the dress itself. Given the fabric and design of the dress, plus the greatly reduced price, I decided to try my luck (and very limited skills!) in an attempt to make a top out of this dress. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even considering starting a blog at that time, so I don’t have a picture of the original dress. I can only tell you that it was a straight dress with 3/4 sleeves, and now it has become my favorite bright top. I’m happy to report that I have received many compliments while wearing this top.

I  hope you have an enjoyable and productive week!

Thank you very much for reading!




Top: Kate Spade dress (altered); similar hereherehere, and here

Pants: United Colors of Benetton (similar herehere, and here)

Shoes: Steve Madden (similar hereherehere, and here)

Necklace: Ann Taylor (you can find it in stores but not online); similar here and here

Bracelet: Ann Taylor

Handbag: Louis Vuitton

Sunglasses: Chanel (I also like these and these; both pairs are featured in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale)




  1. July 22, 2015    

    Love the detailing on your shirt! This entire look is perfection:)!

    xx Julianna

    • Danielle
      July 24, 2015    

      I am glad you liked it! Thanks, Julianna!

  2. MC
    July 22, 2015    

    Very chic outfit! That color looks great on you!
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    • Danielle
      July 24, 2015    

      Thanks, Meghan!

  3. Eni
    July 21, 2015    

    Wow!!! Nice work my dear! Your ex dress is a really nice top! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),

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    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Grazie, Eni!

  4. July 21, 2015    

    Wow very sophisticated! Love the top :))

    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thank you, Zuleika!

  5. July 21, 2015    
    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thanks, Amanda!

  6. July 20, 2015    

    Awesomeness. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    


  7. July 20, 2015    

    Love this red top on you! Looking great!! Perfect pants!!



    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thanks, Danielle!

  8. July 20, 2015    

    Such rad pants, I need to add more flare into my wardrobe!! They are my favorite!


    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thank you!

  9. July 20, 2015    

    Such a chic look! I always love a red and black combo
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    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thanks, Carly!

  10. July 20, 2015    

    Gorgeous! I love that top on you, the color is stunning!

    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      I am glad you liked it. Thanks!

  11. July 20, 2015    

    Pretty outfit, looking fab!

    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thanks, Nina!

  12. Carine
    July 20, 2015    

    Gorgeous outfit!

    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  13. July 20, 2015    

    Oh so classy chic look,
    Love the pants

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    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      Thanks, Zarrah!

  14. July 20, 2015    

    That is incredible you made a top from a dress! It looks beautiful on you!


    • Danielle
      July 22, 2015    

      The design and fabric of the dress made it easy to transform it into a top. Thanks!