Making A Statement :: LWD + boots

Friday, November 28, 2014

Go bold this season with a deviation from the ever-classic LBD. Try a little white dress complete with a daring statement necklace to standout from a sea of traditional holiday looks. Be the one who's fashionable and different. This is your year. 
Frye is known for perfecting the art and craft of shoemaking. However, their durable, leather designs are not only well made, they're also incredibly stylish and comfy. These Frye riding boots have been my favorite pair for years and I know they'll last me a lifetime. My favorite element? The strategically placed zipper! 
This. Necklace. Am I right? Yet another stunning design by Elli Morrison from her original line, Jem. Making a statement has never been easier with an adventurous piece like this, and a white backdrop allows this jewelry to take center stage.
The intricate beading is so attention-grabbing. I can't get enough of all these festive colors either! 
Texture is huge this year and I've had fun finding pieces that incorporate special details in unexpected ways. The lace pattern on this dress adds subtle elegance that speaks volumes during the holidays. 
For bracelets, I chose a brown leather band to play off my boots, a navy bracelet that compliments my statement necklace, and a silver bangle to tie it all together.
Checkout other Elli Morrison designs on her Instagram page: jewelry_by_ellimorrison. Or email her for a custom design at: jem.designs@aol.com
This mid-finger ring is one of my favorite pieces. It modernizes any look in a small yet effective way. 
 Photos by Allegra Berger of Roses + Things Photography 
[dress: Ann Taylor, boots: Frye, necklace: Jem by Elli Morrison, leather cuff: Fossil, blue bracelet: Ann Taylor, bangle: Alex & Ani]

I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Although I was not able to fly all the way home to Chi-Town, I did get to spend Turkey Day with my aunt and uncle in South Carolina, which has been delicious and wonderful so far. This year I'm more thankful than ever for my family and dear friends and I cannot wait to spend Christmas at home.

I don't know about you, but after eating way more than I thought possible yesterday, I think I'll spend my post-Thanksgiving time relaxing. But for all of you Black Friday shopping - good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor! 
My gift to you: this color chart is your perfect closet accessory when getting dressed. Don't know which tones go with which? Let this handy little sheet do the work for you. I have mine taped to my closet door! Getting dressed in color has never been easier. Let this sheet inspire you to standout from the crowd and make a statement this holiday season. 
SHOP ::





79 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! I love the white dress in the fall and the style you used for the photos is really pretty. It works so well with the look of your outfit!

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  3. Glad you had a good thanksgiving with your Aunt and Uncle, rest is always nice. I had a mix of Black Friday shopping and rest, alone time. Great outfit today, loving the texture. Rachel xo

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  4. You are so photogenic! Also love the photos effect! :)

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  5. LOVE THIS SPECIAL POST, LOVELY PICS. YOU'RE A PRINCESS

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  6. You are gorgeous!! Love the outfit

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  7. How gorgeous! That dress is so so pretty - and I love how you accessorized it.
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  8. Wow, perfect look and so beautiful pictures, love the second one so much. *__*
    Have a nice weekend...

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  9. love textured pattern pieces! this dress is beautiful, so classy and chic!


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  10. Love the lace, it is really pretty and the necklace is such a standout!

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  11. Pretty!!!

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  12. You look marvelous Kat. I love your little white dress and the booties are to die for. Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Sorry you couldn't make it home this time but Christmas is just around the corner :D

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  13. Nice pictures and gorgeous lipstick!
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  14. What a beautiful outfit! I love the simple white dress with this statement necklace. Great look!

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  15. You are so beautiful Kat! Lovely dress!!!
    Happy weekend!!!
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  16. Great outfit! Love that dress! The necklace is gorgeous!
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  17. LOVE this LWD. The lace/textures is so pretty, and I love it with the boots. You look beautiful.

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  18. Love your necklace & happy thanksgiving!


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  19. This has to be one of my favourite looks of yours! Gorgeous photos! :) x

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  20. I'm in love with your blog! You look awesome with that look!

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  21. Beautiful look Kat, I like the effect in pics, you look great hun!

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  22. You are right, a little white dress in winter is fun and refreshing. And this one with the over-sized lace looks gorgeous on you.

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  23. You look beautiful, Kat! I'm loving that necklace, you're right it is very attention grabbing and lovely. <3 :)

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  24. I like the idea of pairing white lace dress with bold necklace and boots :) Totally loving the periodic system/table of fashion! :) xx Maja
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  25. Your necklace is amazing! Thanks for the color chart and jewelry inspiration ;)

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  26. Love your sense of style! nice photos doll
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  27. Love the dress and bold lippie! :) gorgeous! :)

    xx,
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  28. Love the photos and you look so beautiful, such a gorgeous lipstick!
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  29. You are gorgeous. Your makeup looks great too. But honestly you are stunning.

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  30. That is a neat chart and helpful. thanks for sharing. I agree that necklace is gorgeous and such a statement piece. The white dress for winter is a great idea and you look so fabulous in it with that boots.

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  31. Love your dress so pretty (: your necklace is so stunning, love all the photos! x

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  32. That lace dress is gorgeous and I LOVE the boots and necklace! The photos are so nice too :)

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  34. loving your dress and that boots is a killer! great outfit as usual! :D

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  35. You look stunning in white, Kathleen! Love that dress :)

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  36. Gorgeous necklace!!

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  37. Gorgeous ensemble! I absolutely love the beaded necklace!

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  38. You loook so pretty the photos are beautifull!!!

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  39. You are very beautiful! Your look is amazing :)

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  40. I will definitely be checking Elli out as that necklace is so, so my style. Also, your lipstick is a great color!

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  41. You look so so so so beautiful! This dress is GORGEOUS on you!

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  42. Amazing ! <3
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  43. I love how you made you LWD appropriate for colder weather with the boots! And I absolutely love your necklace! It's so unique!

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  45. Those boot are SO CUTE!!! Oh, oh! Be sure to check out all of the insane ethical fashion discount coupons I have posted on my blog today for Cyber Monday! :D

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  46. the simplicity of a lwd paired with leather boots is always a stunner.
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  47. I am all about standing out in a sea of black with a white dress! Love this beautiful lace textured one and it fits you perfectly! How wonderful is that necklace, I am so loving the bead work and the detailing and it stands out so beautifully against the white. Your nails look so cool painted all different colors! Your fashion periodic table is such a great idea and great inspiration for those sad dark days!!!

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  48. Loving this LWD on you! The lace is beautiful!

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  50. Loving the lace dress, and that necklace is a gorgeous statement piece!

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  51. Happy Tuesday pretty Kat!! I can't wait to see your new post :D

    xx

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  52. you are so pretty love your blog
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  53. Loving the filter you used for these photos, gives them another dimension. Beautiful look, warm hugs from England xx

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  54. So lovely photos! :)
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  55. Lovely post! :)
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  56. Stunning photos! And what an interesting beaded necklace!

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  58. Always love your outfit especially your dress! I love your make up too! <3

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  59. you look so pretty sweety!
    happy day!

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  60. Love all the details, you look gorgeous! <3
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  61. I love that dress and your necklace! The pictures turned out amazing, so great.

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  62. This post is very colorful and i love your necklace so stunning. who took the images awesome

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  63. You look beautiful in this dress! Love the necklace too.

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  64. That necklace is beyond amazing! Great Post!

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