Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Skater dress: 2 ways

Sometimes I feel like I enjoy dresses even more in the winter because they work as the perfect canvas for layering. Right before the holidays, Boohoo was nice enough to send me a few dress options to choose from, and this one caught my eye because of its classic shape, the saturated color, and its ability to be dressed up or down. 

If you've never purchased anything from Boohoo, they're an online retailer selling affordable, on trend clothing and accessories for both men and women. I've seen them popping up more and more in my Shopstyle searches, so it was nice to finally get a chance to try them out. I was worried that the clothing may run more like juniors sizing, but the dress ended up fitting pretty true to regular sizing. Unfortunately, the wind got the best of my dress, so it looks a bit clingy to my tights, but in real life, the skirt has a great full shape and perfect movement.

You might remember this dress from my little flat lay roundup post. Since I styled it pretty dressy the first time around, I decided to do it more laid back and casual today.

Coat: Wilson's Leather | Necklace: Kate Spade | Dress: c/o Boohoo (in grape) | Gloves: Target/Neiman Marcus Collaboration | Heels: Kate Spade

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Scarf: Express (option) | Jacket: Express (option) | Bag: Michael Kors (option) | Dress: c/o Boohoo (in grape) | Fleece Lined Tights: Target | Booties: Cole Haan (option)

This outfit kind of reminds me of a variation of this one from last month. Clearly I am drawn to this combination of colors. I think I just naturally want to pair olives and leopard and cognacs with purples. This ended up being the perfect travel outfit today. The dress doesn't wrinkle, the layers kept me comfortable - not too hot, not too cold - and I'd say it's just a wee bit of a step up from the jammies and Ugg boots, eh?

Disclaimer: Although Boohoo graciously gifted me this dress, all opinions expressed are my own.



  1. with the jacket and scarf for a second I thought it was a skirt. Great remix!


  2. The purple is such a lovely pop of color! You look amazing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. Great dress...the flat lay reminded me of Hollywood glam for sure! Again, I love the color combo here and I keep saying I'm going to duplicate it...I need to get on that! Thanks for the inspo!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  4. Wow, yes, the dress is a totally different "creature" with this styling! From your first outfit set I wouldn't have guessed it could be dressed down like this! I do love this purple & olive combo and still need to try it soon.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  5. So cute! I love skater dresses and the vibrant purple of this one is so pretty and compliments you well.

    pumps and push-ups

  6. That purple is so pretty! I love it with the green jacket and leopard scarf. It's such a fun combo!

  7. Love you in purple! It's my favorite color yet I never wear it. Boohoo is pretty great, I get most of my dresses from them, for the price tag you can't go wrong.

    xo, Jasmin

  8. Love that dress! Looks like it's so fun to wear and the color is awesome. xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  9. I love both looks! I really want those polka dot heels from that flat lay! So cute! I love purple and leopard paired together. Great look

  10. Love the purple with the olive! The Express scarf is gorgeous!


  11. I love wearing dresses too for the same reasons you mentioned. The purple and leopard together is awesome!


  12. I love the rich color of the dress! It's funny because I agree about wearing dresses in the winter, skirts too. Wearing pants all the time can feel pretty dull and dresses do allow for fun layering. But I obviously live in socal where the climate is pretty mild (it's in the 70's today) lol!

  13. Such a chic traveler girl!!! Stay healthy, drink some airborn to keep those traveling far away!!! :) xo

  14. Very pretty! Love the color combo, and your accessories are perfect!

  15. Purple, animal print, and the green? Fantastic combos!!!
    - Emily @ alittlebitofem.com