Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Dresses

         I have to admit, once the weather starts getting cooler I tend to choose pants over dresses. I hate getting out of a nice warm bed in the morning and freeze while I put on a dress. My legs always rebel and ask that I kindly cover them up and keep them warm. However, I recently saw two dresses that could convince my legs that wearing dresses in the cooler months would be accetable. Originally I saw this J Crew Paneled grey and black dress in the catalog and I loved loved loved it. But I worried that it would be made out of that stretchy sweater material that is not very flattering on my frame. 
          This weekend I popped into J Crew and tried it on and I fell in love all over again. The dress is very structured and very flattering. The black side panels is very body slimming and the dress doesn't completely grab your body so it looks really great. Since my birthday is a month away its officially on my list. I especially love that it can be a work dress but also dressed up with a pair of heeled booties for night time.

        While in J Crew I also skimmed the clearance rack since they were having a big sale and I saw this navy and white crepe dress. I'm not going to lie, when I first saw it on the rack I thought it looked a little matronly. But then I saw it on the mannequin paired with a navy calf hair belt and a pair of Etta pumps and I thought to myself, "What a great outfit, that's not matronly at all."  So it gave me another lesson of not judging a book by it's cover. 

** Side note: I am on a very strict no shopping until November diet, which means I can look but not buy since my funds are running a little low. Make sure you hold me to it and yell at me if I tell you I buy anything!** 

Have you ever pre-judged a style and then changed your mind?
Once winter comes, do you still wear dresses?

All 3 items I featured are on sale!


  1. Ohh! I love your header and background! And those dresses? So cute!

    The Preppy Student

  2. I really hate wearing pants, so I love dresses with tights in the winter. I have the opposite problem in that I need to push myself to wear more pants!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

  3. I love these dresses :)


  4. Those are wonderful dresses. I love the black and white one.


  5. love the first one so much. Can we follow each other? Let me know
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  6. That first dress is such a pretty fall dress! Love it!

  7. I really like the first one! Wonderful post!


  8. I'm not usually one for block prints, but that J.Crew dress looks so comfy and cozy!


  9. I really love all of your picks! I find that it's hard to really know if something works until you try it on. Sometimes, you think a piece is perfect, until you get it in the change room, and other times, you're pleasantly surprised.

    I'm also more into pants when the colder weather comes, even though I love dresses as well.

    xoxo Jackie

  10. I love sweater dresses for fall, I just got one similar to the first of your picks. I usually prefer pants when it's cold too, but sometimes my legs are down with tights.

    Kristina does the Internets

  11. I am searching for the perfect sweater dress for this fall/winter. I got a JCrew giftcard for my birthday so I am definitely looking into these dresses


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