A Dress Styled Over Skinny Jeans | Aspire Style

Over 40 Fashion: A dress over jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb

This dress layered over skinny jeans is what I wore at the weekend and is also a style challenge entry.

As you lovely readers helped me win one in April, I was hoping you’d vote for this outfit too…! I simply need as many “Likes” as possible on the Aspire Style Facebook competition page πŸ™‚

I was contacted to see if I wanted to take part in a dress styling competition for the brand – five bloggers have been challenged by Aspire Style to create an outfit based around a dress from their site. I chose the Louche Zaza tropical bird print dress which is a great piece for layering over skinnies and has a gorgeous print – the black floppy hat and the strappy heels are the perfect finishing touches. I feel more than a touch Rachel the Hat in this outfit; I think I was subconsciously channelling the Welsh beauty when I put this together!

So if you like the way I’ve styled it…

Click here to see my outfit on their Facebook page and “Like” to vote!

The winning blogger will receive a £250 Aspire Style wardrobe that I’ll be offering in a giveaway as a thank you!

Click here, then click on my photo and “Like” to vote!


Patterned tunic dress, floppy hat & skinny jeans

Patterned tunic dress, floppy hat & skinny jeans

Skinny jeans, patterned dress, red bag & strappy sandals

Black & gold rings

Patterned tunic dress, floppy hat & skinny jeans

Black floppy hat & black patterned dress

Don’t forget – if I win, I’ll host a £250 giveaway to spend at Aspire Style! Thanks everyone <3

Catherine x
Shop my look!

Dress (includes belt): courtesy of Aspire Style, Jeans: Zalando, Hat: Primark, Heels: Debenhams, Bag: Debenhams, Black ring: Asos, Gold rings: Asos, Gold fingertip rings: Asos, Bracelets: Debenhams / H&M, Toenails: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Watermelon

Aspire Style kindly gifted me this dress. All opinions are my own, however, and 100% honest.

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  1. August 12, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I think you look fab! love the hat, the dress and the skinnies. oh & the accessories!

  2. September 2, 2013 / 10:47 am

    you look gorgeous! love everything you're wearing too.

  3. September 2, 2013 / 3:27 am

    Beautiful ensemble, and of course I voted for you! You make the bird print dress sing, with skinnies topped off with the wide brimmed hat. Thank you so much for linking up with Hat Attack in all of your splendor.

  4. August 15, 2013 / 11:20 am

    You look SO fabulous Catherine! Love love love how you paired that dress with skinny jeans, and that hat is too cute on you πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. August 15, 2013 / 1:01 am

    This is so gorgeous! I love how you styled the dress as a top!

  6. August 14, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Love this! It's so sophisticated. I voted for you!

  7. August 14, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    love love love that outfit. You look gorgeous!

  8. August 14, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Really gorgeous and not something I would have put together and I have all those items. Love this look! I voted for you too.

    Show off your look, get inspired and link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! http://www.themummychronicles.com
    xo, Vicky

  9. August 13, 2013 / 11:41 pm

    Hi Catherine; thank you ever so much for visiting and commenting on my blog was lovely to hear from you!
    I absolutely love this outfit; the layering works so well and you've accessorized brilliantly! I've always wanted a floppy hat they're so sweet! Voted for you; all the best with the competition love.
    Followed you back with gfc and followed you on bloglovin as well, I look forward to reading your future posts:)

    Alex x

    • August 14, 2013 / 2:11 pm

      Alex you're most welcome, and thank you for coming to say hello and your vote!!! Keep in touch hun xoxo

    • August 14, 2013 / 2:10 pm

      :))) I know I can always count on you, Courtney!! Thank you x

  10. August 13, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    I like this dress and definitely love the way you styled it. Definitely a versatile dress to style it in many different ways.
    I'm all in to give my full support and had clicked on the LIKE icon in Facebook just for you =)

  11. August 13, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    You look radiant in this colourful outfit. I love the print and those cute shoes as well. Sounds like a fab competition. I voted! πŸ™‚ /Madison

  12. August 13, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    You're the only one to have really "styled" it!!

    • August 14, 2013 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth – that's exactly what I was trying to do, so that means a lot!

  13. August 12, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Ah – VERY Rachel the hat! Love this look! That dress is amazing!

  14. August 12, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    Done! This is a cute outfit, really like that bird print.

    • August 13, 2013 / 4:18 pm

      Hehe glad you liked that, sweetie :))) thanks for voting x

  15. August 12, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    As always perfect. love the way you styled it. And now I also know what I am wearing tomorrow haha.

  16. August 12, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    voted my gorgeous friend…love love love this super colourful beautiful outfit catherine. Infact i've pinned you as would love to replicate! xxx

    • August 13, 2013 / 4:16 pm

      Rachel my dear: I now know you didn't see the bit where I mentioned you. That's so lovely – the outfit was influenced by you and yet you've pinned it and want to replicate it!! Bless you for not seeing how I was totally influenced by you :)))

      And thank you thank you xx

  17. August 12, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    I'm going to be honest with you,
    I hate jeans and dresses together.

    And yet you've literally just converted me.
    This looks STUNNING, You look amazing
    Its young, fun and really classy as well.

    I can't believe how much I love something I usually hate

    Best outfit I've seen today πŸ™‚
    Deffo got my vote!

    • August 13, 2013 / 4:13 pm

      Haha glad I've converted you, Kelly :)) Thank you so much x

  18. August 12, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    FAbulous look – I voted for you! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xoxo

  19. August 12, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    you look wonderful..adorable..all of the above and I , of course, voted! Good luck love!
    sheree xxx

    • August 13, 2013 / 4:12 pm

      Always know I can count on you Sheree – thanks my little lammie xx

  20. August 12, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    Love the hat! This layering style is very popular in India, I will be doing it later this month!

  21. August 12, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    You are so good at taking basics wardrobe pieces and making them look cool. This outfit is great! Easy peasy comfy looking and super chic! Voted. Good luck!

  22. Adrienne Shubin
    August 12, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Cute look! I voted for you…hope you win!

  23. August 12, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    Aww I love your outfit, the black and red go together great with your jeans :)love the bird print, just voted straight away…

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays and share your style Saturday πŸ™‚

    • August 18, 2013 / 8:38 pm

      thanks again Catherine for all your support in the hops, featuring and pinning this week at Creative Mondays…

  24. August 12, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Very nice! Not a look I've ever been able to pull off!

  25. August 12, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    That is a really cute outfit! The floppy hat and the color of the print remind me that September is sooo close! πŸ™‚

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