Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1 dress, 3 ways, part 1.

HELLO, and Happy Halloween!! And more than that, Happy Rue-Day! That's right, the new issue of Rue is out today... and it is good! Trust me- we worked our little tails off [that's why I was missing yesterday], and are so proud of this issue. We hope you enjoy!!

Next... I am excited to bring you a new little series on Leopard and Lavender. When Levi's approached me to participate in their Around the World in a Levi's Dress program, I couldn't say no! Having long been a fan of Levi's, my fondness has only grown since living in the Bay [they're based here]!! Their clothing is high quality and timeless, and such a staple in my wardrobe. 

When it came to styling the Gingham Check Dress, I couldn't choose just one way. So, I styled it three ways- which is actually code for "I love this dress so much, I wore it all weekend long." So as not to overload you with 5 billion photos [like I always do], I'll break it up... and you can pick your favorite! 

First up... my Saturday in San Francisco. After grabbing lunch with friends, we wandered over to Fillmore St. to get coffee, do some shopping, and enjoy the beautiful weather before the Halloween madness ensued. At Fillmore & Broadway, my favorite view, the sky was clear and we could see all of the cute little sailboats in the Bay. 
dress // shirt // belt // shoes, similar // sunnies 

I kept the dress casual with a basic brown belt and my favorite leopard flats. Living in San Francisco, layers are essential, but cardigans get boring fast. I layered my chambray underneath the dress for a different take and extra warmth. The gingham print of the dress went perfectly with the texture of the chambray, and I can't wait to pair this look with a scarf and boots when the weather gets a little colder.

Check back tomorrow for my other two looks... one of which, I'm pretty sure, helped the Giant's win the Series. ;)

Happy Halloween!!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Levi's, but my opinions are solely my own.


  1. Love! I can't wait to try this new version of layering, every time I look at a cardigan lately, I seem to go in the other direction!

  2. What a creative way to layer! The chambray even looks like it belongs with the dress. Way to go!

    Happy Halloween!
    Understated Classics

  3. Love that dress. It looks great on you. Can't wait to see how else you styled it.

  4. Love how you layered it! So cute

    xo Emily

  5. Love your dress and love your layers, so pretty :)


  6. So cute! I love how you layered the chambray underneath it. Can't wait to see the other combos too! What a fun challenge!

  7. Your dress is so cute and just perfect for SF! Also, what an amazing view in those pictures:)
    xo, Chelsea

  8. cute dress! I've loved the sneak peaks from your Instagram stream! =)
    AND I'm currently perusing Rue now! =)

  9. I love this look! Perfect for a day out! Can't wait to see the others :)


  10. So cute. Love it with the belt.

  11. I LOVE that dress -- it's absolutely darling. And putting the chambray underneath was brilliant.
    xo Josie

  12. Cute! Love how you layered it with a denim shirt, probably wouldn't have thought to do that.

  13. Love the shirt under the dress! xx

  14. I absolutely love how you styled this dress. So simple and fitting for this Fall season :)
    xo TJ

  15. Love the new issue, it looks SO great!! The way you styled this dress looks so cute, absolutely love the gingham with chambray underneath! Can't wait to see the other ways you styled it :)


  16. Such a cute dress! Love how you wore the chambray underneath! Can't wait to see the other combos!


  17. Loving that dress on you! Can't wait to see the other ways you style it :)

    Alexandra xo

  18. I freaking love that dress!!! And the chambray under it!

  19. Just stumbled upon your blog and am loving this outfit! I love that you layered the chambray shirt underneath - I so hear you, I am always freezing and sometimes you just don't want to wear a cardigan/blazer! Super cute look!


Thank you for reading! xoKelli