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Dress: c/o Sway Chic   Jacket: thrifted   Tights: Walmart   Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes   Ring: c/o RMS   Earrings: Rue 21



It was one of those rare coincidences where the weather decided to work with what I wanted to wear. I've been ready for fall for a while now, and when I received this leopard print dress from Sway Chic, I knew immediately I'd want to pair some tights and a military jacket with it. Also, I'm certain these combat boots will be making a lot of appearances once it gets consistently cold. Because what better way to stay functional for all the slick surfaces and still look stylish?



This dress is pretty clingy, which made me realize I better stick to my running! Haha, I've been so worn out with school and work that I've neglected going on jogs. My excuse has been that I have dance and volleyball working me out twice a week, but the truth is, I definitely could squeeze in at least one or two more work outs of my own. Ugh, I really don't want to become a Freshman 15! Have you heard of that term before? Its a joke that college freshman usually gain 15 pounds during their first year. I can totally see how that would happen too!


If anything, this dress will ensure I avoid that...aha, it definitely fits like a second skin! I like it though.It has a swingy skirt that makes it fun to move in and twirl around.



Yesterday was such a long day. I went to school from 11-4, then worked 4-10:30. Ugh, I hate closing hours! But I talked to my manager and he said he'll put in a word and see if he can get me Friday's off, because even he disagrees with the scheduling and how that was done.
Anyway, when I got off work I was solely focused on getting into my car and going home. I unlocked my door, tossed my stuff in, and was about to climb in myself when I heard a familiar voice say, "Hey there."

I feel like this picture probably shows the expression I had on my face xD

I whirled around and did a double take. Patrick was parked right beside me! Haha oh man, I don't even know how I missed his car, but I was really out of it. He got a kick out of my shocked expression. Apparently he'd closed at his job too, and since he works just down the street from where I do, he'd decided to surprise me. And did he ever! Talk about being oblivious. It was like I had blinders on.


But yeah, that was a pleasant surprise. I swear we only were talking and catching up for about half an hour, but when we checked the clock it was almost two hours later. Yikes! Thankfully it's the weekend, so it was no problem.
Hope you all have a good one!



101 comments

Tori said...

Love those boots!
-Tori
www.fashiontrendsmore.com

Mish Rendon said...

love that dress! <3 and your shoes are so cool! :)

XO, Mish
http://starmishie.blogspot.com

Jessi said...

Aw that's totally cute he surprised you like that :) love your ring and you look great in that dress
-Jessi
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Girl and Closet said...

Love your thrifted jacket and it looks SO perfect with that dress! Great outfit, girly!! Aw, and how sweet that Patrick surprised you, that's the best!! Happy weekend, lovely lady! xo V

Brae Lu said...

The leopard dress looks great with the army green jacket! And the boots totally pull it all together.
Freshman 15 is totally no myth! Especially if your uni has an all you can eat buffet.. Hah.

Ravishingly

Anouka said...

Leopard is my favourite animal print without a doubt. What a nice surprise by Patrick. The more I read about him, the more perfect he sounds!!

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Raji said...

Gorgeous look
I love that dress, and how you've paired it with the jacket, such a great combination
Your photographs are so adorable

sip-n-wear said...

Aw what a sweet surprise!
Love ur oufit!

Margarita said...

Ohhh, I want your jacket so much!
GReat pictures!!!

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Haylee Mae said...

Wow love this look! I really love the boots, you ROCK this outfit!!

xo
Haylee

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The Chic Sheet said...

Cool boots ;)


XX,

Miranda

Sparkle said...

u look so cute!
love that dress.

xo

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Allison said...

Love the leopard! And the jacket adds such a fun touch!
:)
Allison
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Heidi-likes said...

Amazing jacket and jewellery x

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Elana said...

Weird, I just clicked to write a comment on this post and I got an email saying you had commented on mine at the exact same time! Great minds :) Anyway, this is such a fun outfit! This dress and jacket were made for each other. I just got an army-type jacket in the mail today and I can't wait to wear it. On an unrelated note, try not to overwork yourself or stress yourself out too much with school!

jamie-lee said...

It nice when the weather decides to cooperate! Loving the outfit, tha army jacket ties it together nicely :)

Lara Takahashi said...

That's one great way to wear a leopard dress! It doesn't have to be glittery or glam, as most people think :).
This post makes me think I could actually wear a leopard dress too ;)

xxx Lara

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Adeola Naomi said...

Beautiful Look!!
I love the ring and dress

Rory said...

I LOVE this dress! :) looks so good on you. It's funny, I just posted a sway chic review on my blog too today haah! STYLE SISTAHS <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com

Cindy C. said...

LOVE this outfit, again! :D the leopard print goes amazing with the army green and tights! And you definitely don;t need those extra jogs- your body looks great already! <3 And Patrick sounds too sweet (; Have a good one! (:

xoxo,
Cindy C.
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Lisa said...

I love how the colors work together! The leopard print with the color of jacket is a nice contrast to the black boots!

-Lisa
The Lovely Memoir

Sam said...

Hi dear, i think the dress fits great! I never thought of combining animal print and army green before, it looks really chic.

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

love the dress and ou styled it great with the boots and jacket!
x


♥ Ellen
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Fashion Lookbook said...

Those boots are amazing! Love them.

Ali Hval said...

The freshman 15 is such a myth, and it won't happen to you. I mean, I've been a healthy eater and daily exerciser, but people around me who weren't didn't ever gain any weight... in fact, they lost some! Unless you're like, stopping by donuts for breakfast every day on your way to class, you're not gonna get chub chubs, girl. haha!

But gosh, that dress is SO CUTE. Like so cute. I love this whole outfit and it might be my favorite of yours so far? Yep, maybe! Those boots are functional, too. It's funny because I had a pair of black combat boots like that that I wore out during my freshman year, too!

JANICE G said...

nice prints!!! and the boot~!

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cecylia.com said...

wow militarya nd leopard! 2 trends in one- well done!! Love the boots too!

Meanz Chan said...

Love the leopard dress. It looks fabulous on you!

Daisy Nguyen said...

WHAT a GREAT dress!

XOXO
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Jessille said...

amazing look. love your boots
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Sara said...

That dress is uber cute on you!
Aww your boy is so cute! I love it when my Jim does that too!

SaraM
http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

oomph. said...

I like the dress and LOvE the jacket! I have been a little obsessed with finding a military jacket!

Thanks so much for stopping by...sure, happy to follow each other.


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rxforfashion said...

Love the storyteliing/lookbook style of this post! Very interesting!
I love this whole look. lace up boots , leopard print and military jacket put tpgether equals perfect outfit post!
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Sabrina Musco said...

beautiful outfit!!!

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Amy said...

great outfit!

amy

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Jodie said...

love the dress- looks fab on. god i never heard of the freshman 15 before but i can see some truth in it. all my friends who went to uni put on weight their first year (i put on 2 stone!)
the boots are fab and i too will be bringing out my boots once the weather gets a bit more chilly and they wnt come off again until spring
thanks for the comment on my blogg- the wedge sneakers are AMAZING! ive worn them all week they go with almost everything
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Sandra Leiva said...

Cute dress! I love leopard print <3

Maiken said...

leopard print is definitely one of my favourite prints and it's always exciting to see how others wear that print. and your dress looks lovely!
btw, what an awesome contrast with those boots! pretty brilliant ;)

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Hanna & Christel said...

we love your dress!

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Bea said...

i love your jacket! and great photos :)

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Plami said...

you're gorgoeus! Love that you're not scared to wear a leo dress! Fab!

XoXo
Plami

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Marta said...

amazing outfit <3


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Jacynta Walsh said...

I love your dress!!!

and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! would you like to follow each other? I'm now following you via GFC :)

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Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

Gorgeous dress!

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Mona said...

looks so cute and casual. Nice :9
Have a beautiful day,dear <3

Hanna C. said...

this is definately a fall outfit! it's getting colder here as well...which means it's time again for boots and jackets!


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Mica said...

How sweet that Patrick surprised you after work! :)

You look great - love the printed dress with the military jacket and boots! :)

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Chezka said...

Oh I love this look, very military chic! Love the leopard dress and those boots! I so want tough leather boots =)

- Che

style-che.blogspot.com

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You look amazing! I'm lusting over your jacket- looking for a perfect military jacket! x

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Mia said...

great look garl. :D

xx m

thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

Stella Lunardy said...

omg love the outer and boots!<3<3

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Mia said...

Darling love so much this dress, you look amazing :)



Have a nice day.
With love, Mia

Sabrilett said...

Oh that is such a lovely dress! And I really doubt you'll be a freshman 15 haha, you seem like a really active person working and studying and keeping a social life, that really helps to stay fit. Love this whole outfit, the military jacket is awesome, a perfect complement to the combat boots <3

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Stylish By Nature said...

Thats a wonderful dress !! Love the way you styled it :)

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-------------- said...

envyyy,,, you have fall and I have summer all yeaaaar, hahahaha.. LOL
love your coat dear <33

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Sam said...

Thanks for your comment, hope you had a good weekend!

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indie by heart said...

Cool boots ! ^^ Lovely outfit, and that ring looks so precious :) Cute!

Satu
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Helen said...

Love the military jacket! Looks great with the leopard print dress and combat boots too :)
Thanks for commenting on my blog! Loving yours, you've just gained a follower!
Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

Tian said...

Great look! The ring is gorgeous.

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Avi said...

Yes girl, you're ready for fall. All the military combination is flawless and perfect ;D

I know you're not going to be a Freshman 15, don't worry you are active person.

See ya!

Jessica said...

im not ready for cold hahah but i love this look! you look bangin in this dress! it is super flattering!

Jessica
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Alexandra said...

Such a perfect look for kicking around, the hint of leopard gives that little dose of glamour!

Alex xo

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monica said...

love the military theme

Justina said...

LOVE the boots + dress!

xx,
J
www.abentpieceofwire.com

ps. new follower! :)

Amanda said...

oh that dress is super cute =)

Mónica C. Welton said...

cute jacket
Love,
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Danny said...

That dress looks so good on you!!

Frank Vinyl said...

thank you! this outfit is so perfect. love that jacket with leopard and the boots!! i want

India said...

so nice! Love your dress!

April Cheung said...

omg. i love your lace up boots! They look so awesome. great styling :)

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Jenny said...

Looks like you have a found a great pair of boots just in time for fall! Anything that is practical AND cute is a double bonus to have in your closet.

xo Jenny
[archi]dress

erica marie said...

It's finally starting to cool down a bit over here, I can't wait for fall weather...such a cute outfit! Makes me excited for days of layering and wearing tights.

xo erica

Joyce said...

I love this edgy outfit, the combat boots and the surplus jacket looks amazing with the leopard print dress (and ooo it does look swingy!) And haha I am so jealous that the weather is cold enough, I have been waiting impatiently to be able to wear my fall outfits :P And oh my, you and Patrick can talk for so long, which is awesome :D

Frances Davila said...

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Allie said...

I love this, you look amazing! The jacket is so cute. Can't believe you thrifted it!

xoxo,

Allie

www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

Kelinha said...

Nice look. Would you like to follow each other?*

Hannah said...

Fabulous outfit, love the jacket and who doesn't LOVE leopard print!
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Wynne Prasetyo said...

Sway Chic definitely has some great dresses!





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Wardrobe Girls said...

oh my gosh, boots and military jackets. Fall is finally here!

xo,

cate
Wardrobes I Met and Liked

OctoberSong said...

love this kind of look on you linda, it's kinda different but i really like it. don't worry too, you wont gain anything with the amount of running around, working and blogging you do!.. and theres always patrick to cheer you up anyway:-)

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I'm normally not a big fan of leopard but that dress is perfect and looks great on you! Plus I love that you paired it with the military jacket, you look stunning!

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the leopard and utility jacket combo! really great for fall!

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Pop Champagne said...

haha love your leopard top, and that is a pleasant surprise!!

Nieszka said...

Oh I'm so glad leopard print is back in style. I used to be obsessed. This dress is so cute on you. Looks good with the tights. I got some leopard print tights today and can't wait to wear them this fall :)

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The Braided Bandit said...

I love the jacket and the boots with that dress! I wear my combat boots about 5 out of 7 days in the winter time, they are preeetttyy beat up looking! Love pairing them with my army green jacket too over a more feminine dress. You look adorable!
xo Hannah

Mlle W said...

fab boots and love the leopard. Your photos have such happy vibe, me likey

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Rebecca said...

Love that leopard dress & how highly remixable it can be!!

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Kat said...

ooh you look sooo good in leopard print!! love this look so much :D

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Jenee C. said...

I love the leopard with the olive, such a great combo. Those boots are gorgeous by the way. Don't blame you for wearing them nonstop.

xx Jenee C.
http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

Sara Shoemaker said...

thanks for your comment! you have a sweet smile, and I love your accessories!



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melissa said...

perfect jacket and boots combo. very concrete jungle!

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Tessa: said...

Love your outfit, that dress in combination with those combat boots is amazing!

Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

Lovely outfit!

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Jodie said...

thank you for the lovlely comment on my blog- i have completely changed my mind towards halternecks and giving them a go now
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DORIS said...

I really like your ring, it's so unique! You look great, I like the casual outfits like this one.

-Doris

Raquel Cotty said...

Love the boots! They add the perfect amount of edge to your outfit.

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Elma Schukking said...

Love your leopard dress! Really cool combo :D x Elma

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Caro * said...

Perfect style !! I love your jacket ;)

Julia said...

Aww that's a cute surprise! Good thing to lighten up a long day.

And WOW that ring!! That is some serious ring power right there. BAM!

Julia

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