Outfit du Jour: Half of the Time

My idea today for wearing summer clothes in fall is to layer dresses to create interesting hemlines. Today I wore a purple, sleeveless jersey, leopard-print dress underneath this black and gold party dress. I folded the lining of the black dress up and pinned it under so that the leopard print showed through the lace of the black dress instead of the plain black lining. I think it turned out pretty well. I also added a long black sweater jacket and gave it an empire waist with a gold and black jeweled belt I thrifted last weekend.

There are several ways to layer dresses, the most simple being to put a long dress underneath a shorter one, but you could also play with adding dresses with straps under strapless dresses. For more ideas on how to wear summer clothes in fall, see my original post,
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Black Dress: Hot Kiss, apx. $5.

Purple Leopard Print Dress: Bisou Bisou, apx. $12.

Black and Gold Belt: Thrifted, $3.

Black Sweater: Love by Design, apx. $12.

Just a detail shot of how the leopard print looked under the lace...

Purple Sequined Beret: F21, $4.

Purple Feather and Gold Earrings: Charlotte Russe, set of three for $4.

Black Seed Bead Bib Necklace: from JCPenney's, $20.

Glittery Zebra Print Bangle: I got this as a gift last Christmas, so I can't tell you much about it. The brand is Natasha, but that's about all I know. I really love it because of its odd shape and how it changes color in different lights. Sometimes the glitter looks brown, sometimes purple and sometimes silver. I figured it didn't matter what color it looked like today; I love to mix and match animal prints.

Gold Plastic Ring: F21, $3.

Gold Clutch: Thrifted, $4.

Black and Wood-Toned Platforms: F21, $10.


  1. Ooh! Three of my favorite colors!! <3

    Very fun look!! I love your long cardigan and belt! I love the look of belted cardigans. :D

    Keep up the good work!

    ~ Katie

  2. Hey girl!! I just joined the group on IFB!!
    I love this post! Such good content and I am dying over that purple leopard print dress!
    I also have that sequins beret in black! It is time to bust it out!!


  3. Thanks! This was a really fun outfit to put together! Purple, gold, and black are some of my favorite colors too. They are always working their way into what I'm wearing!

  4. Yet another great outfit! I love the lace over leopard. It's so creative :).

    - Nandi ,

  5. Thanks Nandi! I put this together on a whim and really loved it. I'm sure I'll wear it again soon!