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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Little Leopard



One of my favorite ways to get use out of my dresses in the cooler months is to layer pieces over them, wearing them more like a skirt.  This method works particularly well with straight sheath dresses, like this leopard-print version.  It warmed up just enough over the weekend that I was able to skip the tights (please excuse my pasty white legs)...and the sweater + vest combination was just the right amount of layering so I could leave my jacket at home.  Not bad for the middle of November in New York!

Just want to say a quick thank you for all the sweet notes, emails, cards & well wishes for my birthday yesterday - it was a great day with my family & I feel so blessed!!





What I'm wearing:
Merona dress (worn as skirt; here), Ann Taylor sweater (on sale here), Old Navy vest (similar), Merona booties (here), gifted DKNY bag (via TJ Maxx; similar), Necklaces: BaubleBar (here) & Forever 21 (here), Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar), c/o Poshlocket (on sale here) & Vintage, Dockers aviators (similar), Nails: Dior Purple Mix 887

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Samantha said...

Target's been pulling so many J.Crew dupes lately! That dress could pass for the wildcat pattern and no one would ever be the wiser. I just bought a pair of plaid pants that are almost exactly like J.Crew's blackwatch plaid - I'm a happy camper :) Love your layering.

Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

jennifer palpallatoc said...

Love this girl!! You just make everything look so good no matter what you're wearing!

http://www.hauteofftherack.com

jennifer palpallatoc said...

Idk if my previous comment worked or not (these things always confuse me!) Anyway, I just said that I always love everything you wear! You make everything look so good!
-Jenn
http://www.hauteofftherack.com
P.S. You should enter my current giveaway with Amanda Uprichard! We're giving away a lambskin leather peplum top!

The Key To Chic said...

I tried on the skirt version of that dress today! In love with the print. So classic! Happy belated birthday!

Natali said...

Great vest and necklace!!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

love how you layered the necklaces! i keep reaching for my cargo vest too. it really is the perfect layering piece!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Lindsay Ginn said...

I am such a sucker for waffle-knit ANYTHING... especially when it's paired with something really girly and not-at-all casual like that skirt! Love this!

purecanesugarfashion said...

I love this trend - layers over dresses, such a great way to reuse my summer/spring clothes. The thermal sweater and the vest over this dress is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing :)
♥ xoxo Cori

www.purecanesugarfashion.wordpress.com

The Love Hanger said...

I'm in love with this look! I love that leopard print is so versatile and can be worn so many ways. I've just started layering over my dresses to make them look like skirts and it's fun making different combinations. And I'm glad you figured out how to get your hair in a top knot! :) Hope you had a fabulous birthday. <3 Woot woot, Scorpios!

toni

Styleclouds said...

Oh no, I missed your birthday yesterday! Happy belated birthday Kimberley and all the very best wishes, lots of love and happiness! :-) As for you look today, I love it! The layering over the dress looks beautiful! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Alice Warren said...

What a great outfit...love the layers without the bulk.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

happy belated birthday love! you look gorgeous in leopard :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great look today. I'm so glad to see you with a bun. You look very nice with it.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

A J said...

Super cute! I love how you have the sleeves peeking out too. And that F21 necklace is on my wish list!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Crazy Style Love said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I just love wearing layers over dresses. . .it really extends your wardrobe. Your leopard dress is perfect for layering, and I love how you went a little more casual with that vest. Such a great outfit!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Ashleigh said...

I love the layering in this. I may have to try it! It probably is a kind of dressy dress but then you pop the jumper and vest over it and it is totally casual weekend attire! Love it!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Beth said...

from head to toe just beautiful! i love the colors and the contrast of the leopard!

xoxo...beth

www.fashiondotnow.com

alongobucco said...

I absolutely love this look. I have a similar leopard dress and I would have never thought to layer it this way. Definitely doing it next time!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

You really are a layering expert! So glad I bought a green vest this year (thanks to you!). It's been my go-to layering piece!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love this look! Perfect combination of layers. I'm wearing my ON vest on the blog today too. Check it out if you get a chance!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

aparna v said...

Love this look. How are you liking the booties? I have been eyeing them lately.

J Ciriello said...

great layering. saw a similar vest at urban outfitters this week and was tempted to get it but then couldn't decide if a vest would keep me warm enough.

Not Going Out Like That

Isha Mehta said...

A dress under a sweater & a vest, that's creative! I'm going to try this.

Thanks!

Isha

Alyson said...

ok, wow, LOVE this outfit and NEED this dress. LIke NEED. So pretty and love the sleeve length. And, that vest?! We need to find one for me with the amazing waist cinch yours has. Love it. You look so great.
(ps: we can fully have a pasty legs contest, and I live in Florida. #embarrassing).

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

yesssss - this is how I stretch the life of my summer dresses too, so thank you for a fresh batch of inspiration, pretty lady!
xx
Here&Now

Emily Ah Tye said...

OMG I love how you layered all that!! So cute

xo Emily
www.bupster.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

this is some perfect layering, the balance among the formal and casual pieces is just right.

Alexandra said...

Absolutely loving how you worked that leopard skirt into a casual outfit, so stunning!

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Really great pictures!! I love it!! So nice!

Audrey said...

Love how you paired the cargo vest with that fun skirt. The combo looks gorgeous on you! xx

Tesa said...

very cute!

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

I love that vest! It looks awesome paired with the leopard! xo
Best, M.
http://fadedmstyle.com

FASHION TALES said...

Such a lovely put together look. I love the peak of leopard coming from the sleeves as well. You look great! :)

Anca said...

You look incredibly stunning! I love the quality of your photos and the layout of your blog :).

www.101FashionStreet.com

Kacie said...

I love how your leopard sleeves peek out!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Your layered necklaces work so beautifully together - and re: the layered dress, great way to get more wear out of your wardrobe!

Christine Hopkins said...

Loving those little wedge boots!

xx
Christine
www.couturebay.com

danielle317 said...

that necklace is amazeballs. i love it!
and i've been thinking this for a while but you need to do a beauty routine post because your skin is flawless.

xo
d
www.louwhatwear.com

Terry S said...

Autumn safari chic. <3

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

Erica Marie said...

I love this look! Carrying my dresses into winter saves a lot of many and combines many new outfits! Having the leopard sleeves pop out a little was such a great touch!

I was wondering if you were going to share some of your Black Friday shopping tips with us? It's only a little over a week away now and I'd love to hear your tips!

xx
Erica
http://thehoosierdiaries.blogspot.com/

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KenzeLee said...

You did it again! You always seem to find a way to mix in match in ways I can only dream!

Kudos!

xo,
Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

Chelsea Davis said...

This is a great combination! Ultra chic with rugged military! Love the bubble bar necklace!

XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving the vest! I think it's one of the best parts of the outfit!

www.gbofashion.com

Sidewalk Ready said...

Those necklaces are perfect together. Awesome combination!

p.s. I am sad I missed your birthday. Happy belated!

Kayley

www.sidewalkready.com

JennyScribbles said...

really cute look!
love the whole outfit!

xx
Jen
www.jennyscribbles.com

Mary said...

STOP IT!!! Every time I come to your blog I am more and more amazed! First the pictures are flawless but I love how you styled this! The leopard skirt with sneak of leopard sleeve. AMAZING! Daring but paid off! xx

Katie Cramer said...

Great styling! I loove the idea of wearing a dress & layering it up!
xo Katie

www.SuburbanSparkle.net

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Love how you layered over your sheath dress! Too fun! Need to try this!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Shoegal Out In The World said...

Lovely outfit, I love leopard prints...

xo, Violeta

http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com/

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is layering perfection :)

Kristin Clark said...

Drooling over the necklaces, great stack!

xo
Kristin
www.LivingInColorPrint.com

Rebecca Harasym said...

Pretty combination! I just love your skirt and accessories!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

You really have amazing style!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

christineincolor said...

I keep seeing this idea of a dress as a skirt and I love it! Just the right amount of leopard sleeve peeking out. Great layering of those necklaces, too!

http://christineincolor.wordpress.com

navy and orange said...

love everything about the outfit!

xoxo navy & orange

Shannon said...

So lovely.
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Christina Storm said...

Love this look! Isn't that sweater amazing!

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Beautiful look! I especially love the baubles!

Lily Marek said...

I love this, great way to wear a dress! Target is just knocking it out of the park lately, right?

Jamie said...

I love all the different layers to this outfit! Must try to recreate!

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

caviar taste said...

So stunning!!!
xo,
Lindsey

www.caviartaste.com

Deanne Castro said...

Great outfit!
I am obsessed with the animal print skirt!

Please check out my latest post on my blog, I would love to read your comment!



xo
Deanne

http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

Lauren Swanson said...

I love your blog! You are so beautiful!

forunendinglove.blogspot.com

Tracy Hodgson said...

Hey,

I adore your whole outfit, it's amazing!

Txx

http://fantasticfunfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

ckstayingwarm said...

This outfit is perfect! The layers are warm but you still look fabulous. Love it!

Sense and Sequins said...

Love all the layering going on here. Love how you transformed this dress to look completely different. Really amazing outfit.

vintagechic360 said...

I love this entire outfit. So cute and posh, I never thought to layer a dress in that way.

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