There aren't many times when I feel the urge to rock jeans and a dress simultaneously, but I've been eyeballing this combination in my closet for a while now, and finally just went with it. This dress, by Zara, is gorgeous, but, I don't find it's very wearable on its own—for one, huge cut outs on the sides mean I need layer something underneath or give everyone a show, and secondly, because it's a mullet dress, it's much shorter in the front, which is fine, but there's a huge split in the front, so if the wind caught me at just the right moment... you know; it's not such a great design for wearing alone, but I've always thought it would be perfect over jeans, or leggings.
These are a pair of jeans from J. Crew, which I have sliced holes into, and rolled up to give me that super relaxed, boyfriend style of denim that I love so much! Even though the dress is kind of, dressy, the drape-y, jersey fabric over jeans makes it all look so much more casual, and cute.
Since this dress is so long in the back, and the jeans are so loose, I felt like the only possible shoe I could wear would be a heel—I need the height, the last thing I want, is to look like a hobbit walking down the street. These cage heels by Shoemint are actually very comfortable, I wore them for nearly the entire day (walking around, not just sitting), and I didn't have any problems whatsoever. I love that they add a bit of a graphical element to my feet, and can either be edgy or girly depending on how I want to style them. Of course, I added my usual smattering of gold jewelry, including a pair of triangle bamboo earrings I bought for like .99 cents at a beauty supply store, when I was down in North Carolina a few months ago. I love cheap jewelry.
I love cheap anything, actually.
Dress: Zara // Bandeau: Forever 21 // Jeans: J. Crew (Men's, DIY) // Shoes: Shoemint // Rings: Etsy & Aldo Accessories // Earrings: Beauty Supply Store // Bracelet: Thrifted // Bag: Ebay // Sunnies: Ray-Ban Clubmaster (51mm) // Nail Polish: Urban Outfitters 'Mystic'