See what I did there? Made a pun in the title. Get it?
Slip dresses have been a major trend this past fall.. I’ve always been the type of girl to always wear pants when it came to the colder months. The thought of exposing my legs to the cold weather and wind, its just a hard core no… until I saw this slip dress. There are so many ways to wear it and the best part is that you can layer this look.
Today I am wearing an outfit that was inspired by something I saw on Pintrest. Recently I got these over the knee suede boots, which are the knock off to my coveted Stuart Weitzman lowlanders. I found these beauties in DSW, what gravitated me towards them is that they were wide calf.. something that tends to be rare in stores. Although they are suede and the fabric has more give compared to leather, the other suede over the knee boots that I had tried on were more fitted, even with a pair of jeans on. I didn’t want to cut of the circulation in my legs so I decided to go with the wider calf pair which I couldn’t walk away from.
This slip dress was a nice find from Urban Outfitters… for a long while I have been looking for a nice slip dress. A friend of mine had ordered one online and when it arrived it did not look the same on her as the model in the photo. So I knew this was something that I had to truly take my time in searching for. Unfortunately throughout all of the stores near me I could not find anything that was close to what I had in mind. I was getting to the point where I was going to buy a slip from the lingerie sections of the stores. It shouldn’t have been that difficult to find, a simple black slip dress with lace accents. And then. Shay Mitchell came the rescue, just as her character Emily has done many times in Pretty Little Liars.. she made my life SO. MUCH. EASIER…. and the end of the 2 month long search for a slip dress. She posted this in her winter look book and even shared where it was from. Perfect timing since it was right before Black Friday. It was $30 which isn’t a terrible price, especially because I had seen it on a person.. and she was moving around. I saw how it fit and how it moved. The detail in this slip dress also caught my eye.. the cut on the side of the dress added a bit more of a sexier feeling to the look, plus it had the lace detailing at the bottom of the dress that I had been looking for without breaking the bank. End of search.
This slip dress trend doesn’t end there though.. there are so many different kinds of slip dresses you can purchase. Velvet, suede, satin, silk, lace, etc. What everyone has been doing is layering with these dresses. So if you feel more comfortable with a t-shirt underneath this dress then go for it. If you want to layer it with a sweater you can too.. layering for the winter months is definitely key for staying warm.. and fashionable. I do recommend being able to try on these slip dresses. Although I ordered mine online, I did see it on a person before I got it. This was a bit of a difference, at least to me.
Since I like to wear all black I added my go to Forever 21 cropped leather jacket and my all time favorite Ray Ban sunglasses. The choker I got from Dynamite earlier this season, it had been awhile since I had worn this and since I’ve been wearing more scarves lately its hard to show off a choker. This also help accent the gold in the hardware of my jacket and my bag. I don’t know how many times I’ve shown off this bag, but it really was worth the investment in getting.
- Urban Outfitters Slip Dress
- Charles by Charles David Gunter Wide Calf Over The Knee Boot
- Forever 21 cropped faux leather moto jacket (closet archives) Lulu’s option, Make me chic option, Nasty Gal option
- Dynamite Wrap Choker Necklace
- Soul Sisters Best Friend Arrow Necklace (gifted from my best friend – she has the other half)
- Ray-Ban Original WAYFARER
- Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag
Side note: I finally was able to use my fancy camera for these pictures! Still learning about how to work the camera but I hope these photos are better quality than my previous ones. HUGE THANKS to my friend Alison who took all of these pictures for me. She’s so much fun to shoot with, always knows how to keep a girl laughing!