This week, I'm sharing a great new dress that Aventura Clothing sent to me as part of my ambassadorship. This dress is called the Leighton Dress and comes in Black or this Merlot color. I seem to be a little obsessed with a deep wine color this fall, which is a carry-over from last fall. It's flattering to many skin tones and hair colors as well.
Dress - Aventura Clothing | Boots - Bandolino | Necklace - Tiffany
I'm going to be a little frank here . . . I think this dress looks better on me in person (where it moves), than in pictures. In a still shot, you can see how it hangs straight down from my chest, not always flattering in pictures. But in real life, the dress has a lot of movement and skims nicely over any lump and bumps (it's NOT clingy). This important part, is that this dress is flattering to a variety of figures . . .it would look terrific on someone taller, someone thinner, someone with broader shoulders, an apple, a pear . . .
I paired it with tights and a pair of tall black boots. You could easily wear it with heels, booties or even flats.
I also had a little fun with some accessories Aventura sent to me - like this little black cloche that I am IN LOVE with. I feel so "Nancy Drew" when I have it on. And hats are big this fall.
I also wore it with the Ciera Jacket, as it's difficult to find a coat sometimes that works with skirts and dresses. It has a quilted nylon front and back panels, combined with the comfort of knit panels on the sides. It falls a few inches from the bottom of the dress, and has a two-way zipper to make car-riding much easier!
This whole outfit takes my usual jeans and shirt up a few notches, without sacrificing comfort. That's important to me. I love to dress up, but if I'm going to be in an outfit all day, I need to be comfortable. You could pair a great scarf with this dress too, and it's the perfect weight to wear from now, well into April or even May.
Do you have a favorite fall dress you're wearing right now?
catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy and at Jo-Lynne Shane - be sure to check it out for even more outfit ideas and inspiration.