Denim Redefined :: layering + denim dress

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ah denim. What can't it do? Not only do denim pants (aka jeans) totally rock and are a basic staple for everybody ever, but now denim is looking super classy and polished in the form of, well, just about anything! From sleek pencil skirts to modern moto jackets and trench coats, denim has reached an all-time high. My newest denim obsession? An LDD (little denim dress). Welcome to the world of denim, redefined. 
A denim jumper is a redefining piece. To own such a versatile and timeless dress is truly a game changer. This is one of those purchases that effortlessly goes a long way. I mean, look at how versatile it is; the styling possibilities are endless. I can wear this piece during any season either by itself, layered with any type of shirt underneath (collared, long sleeves, sleeveless, etc.), with a blazer over it, layered under a pullover sweater, or even with any type of vest or cardigan. Eventually this baby pays for itself. Get my exact same one here (it's on sale for less than $45!)
For extra coverage and warmth, I styled a sleeveless turtleneck underneath my denim sheath dress. I love how it pokes out, adding interest and dimension to my outfit. I actually had a friend tell me I should hide my turtleneck sleeves by tucking them behind the straps of my dress. Obviously I didn't do that. It may not work for everybody but I love the unconventional, slightly unkempt look of this layering technique; it's real and and of-the-moment. 
You guessed it - more layers! These necklaces look like two peas in a pod but they're actually separate. I decided to layer them because apparently I'm really into that right now and is one ever really enough? ;)
Remember when it was sooo not cool to show your socks? I'm talking back in my middle school days, circa 2004/2007, when revealing socks - no matter what type of shoe you had on - was a big fashion faux pas. I had those super tiny socks for my sneakers and sometimes I would even avoid socks all together - I know, ew. The things we used to do for fashion! However I'm glad that in 2015 it's okay, dare I say cool, to show off your socks. Wearing boots or even sandals with socks makes a stylish and trendy statement!
These Elizabeth Cole studs are not only unique and quite charming, but they're also proudly made in the U.S.A. I love how the pearl disk shines just enough to make them visible from afar. 
Normally I wear a watch and at least one more bracelet. However I didn't want to overcrowd the look since there was already a lot of layering going on. For once I decided to keep my wrists pretty simple and I even chose to keep one completely bare! 
A plum lip instantly adds major fall appeal to any look. I have three purpley shades in my lipstick repertoire but here I decided to go with 'vivid violet' by Smashbox. It contains pink and purple tones, making it universally flattering. For me fall is all about these darker hues! 
[dress: Ann Taylor // sleeveless turtleneck: Ann Taylor // socks: Gap // booties: Sam Edelman // clutch: Ann Taylor // layered necklaces: Ann Taylor // earrings: Elizabeth Cole // gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // eyeshadow: Naked 2 palette // lipstick: Smashbox in 'Vivid Violet'

Denim will always hold a special place in my heart and now it holds (multiple) special places in my closet! 
SHOP ::


53 comments:

  1. Hi cutie! Thank you so much for your love on my guest post! Really appreciate the support! Love this LDD! It's gorgeous on its own and looks perfect layered over a turtleneck too. The black accessories and deep berry lips complete this beautiful look!

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  2. you look amazing! as always! great post!


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  3. This is a wonderful look and your layering gave it more depth. You look beautiful and I'm loving your makeup.

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  4. Simplicity and beauty in this look perfect on you
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  5. I really need to find a good denim dress...this one looks amazing on you!

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  7. LOVE this look! Such a unique and cool outfit - I need to get one of those dresses for myself

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  8. Wow you look chic and cool at the same time Kat. Love your denim dress and the cute necklace.

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  9. such a cool look, and your make up is amazing!!

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  10. Great outfit dear,love it!

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  11. This dress is gorgeous - love your socks and booties too!

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  12. This lipstick looks perfect on you


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  13. This is such a great denim dress! I love that it's in a darker wash, so it works for the cooler months.

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  14. what a great post ! beautiful pics ! keep working dear wish you all the best !

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  15. u look always so so fab, but this time u look more mature!
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  16. What a classy dress! The fit is spot on, and the turtleneck underneath is beautiful.

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  17. Nice clutch :)
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  18. Always love your outfits and those shots! Looking so chic and amazing (: x

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  19. Perfect dress, love how you styled it! You always have the best accessories!

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  20. Love the layering! The turtle necks add a lot of interest and good that u dint tuck the sleeves! Great going through ur blog after a long time! Couldn't stop!
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  22. I adore your style so much! It's super chic!
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  23. Very cool! I need a denim dress in my wardrobe!!!
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  24. You look so trendy and chic!
    Love your outfit and photos!
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  25. so beautiful,i love everything about this look
    the necklace its so pretty

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  27. Beautiful outfit, love this dress. ^^
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  28. You're beautiful :) A really lovely outfit to compliment a very pretty lady! www.shehearts.net xx

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  29. I'm obsessed with all denim everything! I love how you added the top under yours!

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  30. You make the coolest and most unexpected combinations ever, I love what you're wearing and that little twist in the shoes. Amazing.
    xx

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  31. That dress is so beautiful and it looks amazing on you, I love it. You look super pretty <3

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  32. What a great idea! Love that you used a sleeveless turtleneck as a layering piece!
    xx
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  33. What a cute dress, yes you could do a turtle neck or a cute blazer and some boots. Very nice.


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  34. this is so chic!! preppy and modern! :D

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  35. You are looking incredible in this LDD! I like how youve layered it over the turtleneck and the socks and shoes are just perfection ♡

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  37. Very cute outfit, so stylish and I love the necklace too!

    Best Wishes,

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  38. Gorgeous, love the denim dress!
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  39. You look amazing on that dress and I loved how you paired the white socks with booties :)

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  40. This is definitely a versatile dress, I can think of so many ideas for it. Love it on you and a great addition to any wardrobe.

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  42. Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. Perfect outfit! You just look so good in everything (: x

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  44. Wouldn't have thought of it but this outfit is great! -Hanna Lei

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  45. Wouldn't have thought of it but this outfit is great -Hanna Lei

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