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Closet Confection: Tricky Dickey

{Guess Coat via Burlington Coat Factory (similar), J. Crew Frenchie Sweater (also in love with this little guy) & Colorblock Check Skirt, Forever 21 Lace Collar Bib/DickeyUniqlo Hat, Zara Ankle Boots}


  1. A false shirtfront.
  2. A folding outside seat at the back of a vehicle; a rumble seat.

While a rumble seat sounds like tons of fun, today’s outfit centers around the first definition.

I’ve had this sweater for a while, but I really wanted to wear it with another shirt layered underneath.  Unfortunately, this sweater is rather thin, so it just wound up looking bulky and weird. Fortunately, I had a eureka moment and remembered an old standby from my days in grade school: the dickey!  At first I wondered if they even sold those things anymore.  A brief web search pulled up some doozies (and elicited some horrified looks from my husband), but my perseverance paid off when I finally settled on this lace-collared number from Forever 21.  I’ll admit, when I first put it on, I immediately recognized that it wasn’t the sexiest thing in the world.  But once I put my sweater on over it, I was pretty much sold.

Stay tuned tomorrow as I further my descent into granny-chic territory by extolling the virtues of pantyhose.

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  • respect_the_shoes January 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    What a fun look – it is preppy, a little retro, girly, chic. Happy New Year!

  • Sofia January 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Great outfit on you.

    If you get a sec, checkout my latest post New Year and Sequins.

    Happy New Year!



  • dotty January 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    the little lace collar (even with its ridiculous name) looks AWESOME!

    dash dot dotty

    • ClosetConfections January 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      ha! yeah, it does sound kinda ridiculous when you say it out loud.

  • Anonymous January 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    awesome look! love your skirt ! Happy New Year!


  • Erin Michelle January 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Hope you had the safe search option enabled :). Brilliant solution, though! I love the chic schoolgirl feel of this outfit.



    • ClosetConfections January 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      I know, right! There were some questionable links for sure, lol!

  • Molly Miller January 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Have you ever considered thrifting a collared shirt and just cutting the arms off along the shoulder seam? Might be a good way to give this a shot on the cheap without having to go on a dickey hunt.

    • ClosetConfections January 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      No, I have not… but that’s a BRILLIANT idea! I’ll give that a go and see how it turns out. Thanks! 🙂

  • Meghan February 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Make your own frenchie sweater!
    Check out my tutorial on how to make your very own jcrew inspired frenchie sweater. http://happinessiscreating.com/ciy-frenchie-sweater/