To Tell You The Truth :: purple dress + cowboy boots

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A bold sundress works wonders in the fall. Choose a rich jewel-toned hue and layer on warm accessories for a unique look that's both savvy and stylish. 
I love a dress with a little extra oomph. This particular frock has dainty petal-like sleeves and a flirtatious back slit, which gives it loads of personality. A back cut-out is a modest way to show some skin, but if you aren't digging the vibe? Just throw on a jacket!
An olive green trench jacket is a fall staple that I find myself reaching for on the regular. The shade is neutral but not boring while the oversized structure is ideal for layering.
Being from the Midwest but going to school in the South, I've learned to embrace cowboy boots and thus have incorporated them into everyday outfits. They add a whimsical charm to even the most preppy outfits. Down here they're  a no-brainer and worn all year round. 
These chains add a modern, edgy flair to an otherwise simplistically sweet look. They're a true focal point and look phenomenal against a solid color. The perfect way to add some pizazz to a minimalist look is through jewelry!
Photos by Dan Harper 
[dress: Urban Outfitters, boots: Very Volatile, jacket: Nordstrom, necklaces: Wildlife by Heidi Klum, bangles: Alex & Ani, watch: Fossil, earrings: boutique

Here it is, the confession: these photos were not taken this month. In fact, they were taken back in April. It's true, I like to keep a backlog of outfit photos for whenever I'm in a pinch and haven't had time to take some shots with my photographer. It's a very handy practice that most bloggers engage in and it has saved me many times! So in case you were wondering where my newly-dyed bleached hair went - now you know. Spoiler alert: it will be back soon! 

Although this outfit was photographed in spring, I always had this look in mind for fall. I knew I wanted to save these photos and post them during a chillier month because the entire look - color palette in all - has all of the essential elements that create a classic fall ensemble  From my bold, layered jewelry, to my boots and military-inspired jacket, this look is 100% autumn-approved.  

SHOP ::


67 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit,you look beautiful <3

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  2. Okay purple is totally your color. Looks amazing on you, and I love it paired with olive.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  3. I love this color on you! Check out the last chance to win a pair of Jeremy Tarian sunglasses for yourself and a friend.

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  4. Wow wow wow you look marvelous Kat! I love your purple dress and the cowboy booties are to die for. Wish you a happy Sunday pretty!!

    xx

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  5. Thank you very much for writing this beautiful post.. You are really a good beauty blogger.. I really love to read your posts.. <3

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  6. Thank you very much for writing this beautiful post.. You are really a good beauty blogger.. I really love to read your posts.. <3

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  7. So beautiful, love the color of that dress!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  8. Love the gold chains and the shade of that dress. I have a pair of designer cowboy boots from BCBG that I have not worn in a long time. I hope they come around again.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  9. Lovely Outfit! You look beautiful as always! :)

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

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  10. Amazing shade of purple.... lovely dress!!!
    Ciao bellissima!!
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  11. Hi Kathleen, you look beautiful. I'm loving your dress, hair and make up.
    Hugs!
    Dusana :-)

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  12. Lovely outfit! You look stunning!

    Kisses from Venezuela.
    Cindy González.
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  13. That purple dress is so pretty! The colour looks absolutely beautiful on you.
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  14. What a gorgeous purple dress. I love the detailing at the back. The colour is very regal and elegant.

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  15. It's funny, I'm not usually a big fan of jewel tones, but you look incredible in this dress!! Your hair is also just perfect here.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  16. Wow you are absolutely stunning! That purple dress is just stunning on you and even though your hair is different now, I just love the beautiful curls. I'm going to assume it's natural and if so, super jealous. And I say I keep a backlog of posts too but I seem to always be in a pinch so I usually don't have a backlogged post :0 good for you for being prepared!
    xo Olivia

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  17. Lovely dress. You look great in purple :)

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  18. Oh dear, your blog is quite amazing!
    Your face ist stunning beautiful, wow!
    I would really love, if we could follow each other on BL and GFC! Please let me know in a comment on my blog :)
    I follow you now, waiting for you to follow back ;)
    xoxo Colli
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  19. fantastic look ,love your necklace!
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  20. Nice dress. :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know, where (GFC, Bloglovin, Twitter) you are following, and I follow you back. :)

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  21. such a beautiful dress, you look just fantastic sweety!
    happy new week!

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  22. omg sweetie! you look so fabulous!! love the combination with purple dress!! its amazing! kisses!:)

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  23. Great idea about taking some photos ahead of time! I should totally do that too but I can usually never keep up! This look is so perfect for fall! Love the bold colored dress and that jacket layered over it is fantastic! I think those boots really make the look complete! Just so cute! I just followed you on instagram as I just started on there now!

    Rebecca
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  24. Love your purple dress!!! Gorgeous as always!!!

    *Keep in touch ;)
    ABSOkisses!!! Fanny J. ABSOmarilyn

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  25. I love these outfit! Nice dress :)
    xoxo

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  26. Nice dress! And you look beautiful as always!

    KARAMODE

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  27. Wow great look! I really love your necklace!

    xx,
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  28. Really cute outfit <3 That necklace is gorgeous :)

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  29. That purple color looks amazing on you!! I would love to start following you... I hope you have the chance to visit my blog 2!
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  30. Love this… beautiful color palette and photos <3
    Have a rocking new week!
    Borka
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  31. Hey Kat!

    All the way in April? hahah. >.< So this is one of my fave of your posts- purple is definitely your color, girl! Okay- I have been asked to recommend people to be blogger sponsored by Firmoo (part of my recent post). Do you wear glasses?

    Blessings,
    Christine
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  32. Your blog looks great! love that outfit.
    I started following you on GFC, would you follow me back ? :)

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  33. Your dress looks so cute, I love your boots :)

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  34. looking nice dear
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  35. You look like perfect porcelain doll! Amazing.
    You are so beautiful.

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  36. Purple really suits you, and you pulled off a perfect look with those cowboy boots!

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  37. The boots look really cute and adorable, the purple dress look good on you too! x

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  38. Love ur purple dress
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I'll follow back after it

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  39. You look stunning

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  40. Love the dress, purple is so pretty on you!

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  41. You look so pretty I love this purple dress and the boots!!

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  42. Wow, purple suits you so good, love this dress. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  43. Oh I am loving this color purple on you. Such a simple but chic dress. And I love the jacket with it. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  44. Thanks for your visit! can't wait to see more of your beautiful looks!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  45. You rock this outfit girl, love the colour of the dress, love the boots , love everything about this outfit !
    xoxo

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  46. haha you know what? I need to do that! I mean I have a couple of outfits I haven't shared yet but they are very summery, I need to stock up on fall/winter looks to have under my sleeve! this one you shared with us today is lovely, the purple dress looks gorgeous on you!
    XOXO

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  47. Love this… beautiful color palette and photos. Have a rocking new week!

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  48. perfect photos and nice blog lovely! xx

    Love,
    Jessica
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  49. Beautiful dress love! Purple looks great on you!

    xx
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  50. You look absolutely gorgeous! FIrst time here on your blog and I just have to say that I am envious of your hair! It looks so healthy and thick - love it!

    Melane | Pure Perspective

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  51. I kid you not, I just took blog pictures in a very similar outfit -red dress, green cargo jacket, tan boots (it will be on my blog the next week). So obviously I love this outfit! You're so stylish!

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  52. I love your pictures they are very vivid and expressive of your style! And not gonna lie i love the idea of holding off on putting up pictures on your blog for a rainy day when you have nothing to post, brilliant!!! Can't wait to see more posts, if you have time please come check out my blog!!

    With Love,
    Roxanne Carmen
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  53. Oh my i love it. The color purple is so pretty and good on you. And the color combo is smart. That necklace is very pretty. I love the mixing style that you came up with. It's not too girly and not to rugged. Just the right amount. Oh the sleeves of the dress is a nice details too.

    xo
    Sam
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  54. beautiful dress! love it paired with the cowboy boots! absolutely stunning :D

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  55. <3333 amazing pictures !
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  56. you look beautiful, nice color dress, like it

    kiss pretty

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  57. Love that jacket and necklace! So pretty!

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  58. Wow! you are pretty, I love fashion :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    follow me and I'll follow immidiately back :)
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  59. Yet another gorgeous outfit, Kat! I love your purple dress-it really makes your eyes pop even more. Confession: I also have back logged photos that save me when I'm in a pinch too! Talk to you soon, girly ;D Best, CD. ican'taffordmylifestyle

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