a 4 year favorite gets a new look.......

this dress......the love for it grows stronger everyday. there is something about it that just makes me happy. the elephant print is just beautiful. this dress goes on a lot of trips with me because i always feel good in it and there are a million ways to wear it - year round.
but, today i decided to layer it....a lot.
since the dress is semi sheer i wore the ultimate opaque tights from commando and their mini slip. the boots are over the knee chocolate crushed velvet boots from rachel comey. she does this boot shape a lot and i always want it. sometimes in a bootie (check this pair our - on sale!) and this pair - love. then, i threw over the wilkins in mole in our classic weight cashmere. the bottega wrap in paprika and the cindy kirk belt in terracotta
my new janessa leone supersize hat that i got for christmas and just love. since the wilkins has a wider neckline i pulled it off one shoulder so you can see the elephant pattern on the dress. this color combo is one of my favorites for this time of year because it's almost time to put the harvest colors away. however, there is so much orange for spring/summer i think i will get along just fine.
all these pics are going to force me to get out my hat brush more often! close up details show how all the colors and layers play together. my rings are from elliott yeary gallery (yes, big surprise but i love their selection!) you can find similar rings here or send them this pic and they can order for you.
so the takeaway here is layer your dresses with some cute sweaters over them. this 80's style sweater layering was on the fall '19 runways so start playing now. 
this year this dress comes in a solid (and comes with a slip.) i think it would be a beautiful spring layer with our crop kehle or wilkins (shown in photograph above) over  it. shoes for spring i'd do flip flops, sneakers, wit d'orsays or these sandals. and, the belt i'd go lighter in color and for a scarf i'd choose from karen mabon. her prints are so fun and since the dress and sweater are solid it'd be fun to play with print. 

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