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Brocade Brigade

Dress: TopShop // Jacket: William Rast // Heels: Sergio Rossi // Clutch: Judith Leiber, similar here // Sunglasses: Dior // Earrings: Kate Spade // Ring: TopShop, similar from Ariella // Nails: Essie’s Sole Mate

I love afternoons where you can explore new things in your own city.  I drive past the San Francisco Opera everyday and decided it was finally time to catch a matinee in a pretty dress–and orange heels to support the San Francisco Giants of course!  The War Memorial Opera House is one of the most beautifully decorated buildings in San Francisco and I wanted to celebrate my afternoon by wearing my TopShop jacquard dress to play off of the house’s rich upholstery.  The brocade print looks like a fine tapestry, and the playful cut–nipped at the waist and flowing into a full skirt–couldn’t be cuter!  After all, skirts were made for twirling!

Happy Halloween!  Be safe, spooky, and stylish!

Photos by MHM Photography




  1. Mallory
    October 31, 2012 / 8:57 am

    The dress is incredible and the shoes are absolutely to die for!!! Definitely loving all the little accents as well. Looks like a fun afternoon! 🙂

    XOXO Mallory

    • Jennifer
      October 31, 2012 / 3:20 pm

      Hey Mallory! Isn’t this dress fab? Its also a really thick fabric which is nice once it gets a little bit colder out. I’ll just add some tights and I’ll be set!


  2. TerrysTwoCents
    October 31, 2012 / 9:14 am

    LOVE the dress, LOVE the sunnies, and LOVE the shoes. <3


    • Jennifer
      October 31, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      I’ve got to add a little orange to the ensemble to support the San Francisco Giants, right? 😉


  3. Christina Storm
    October 31, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Love this look! That dress is beautiful and I love it paired with the jacket!

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

    • Jennifer
      October 31, 2012 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Christina! I got this leather jacket years ago and its always fun to pair it with something more dressy!


  4. Erin Kutz
    October 31, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the silhouette and the dramatic print! And it was so smart of you to not pile on the accessories and just let the dance shine on it’s own!


    • Jennifer
      November 1, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      Hey Erin! You’re totally right…I was trying to be minimalist with this look because the dress is the stunner on its own. I didn’t want to add a lot of extras and take away from the special-ness of it. I love the look of tons and tons of arm candy–but to be honest–its a total pain to wear and lug around on your arms…right?!?


  5. Just Another Shopaholic
    October 31, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    I am in LOVE with that dress.

    • Jennifer
      November 1, 2012 / 2:11 pm

      I’m in love with it tooooooo!


  6. Lisa
    October 31, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Beautiful dress!

    • Jennifer
      November 1, 2012 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you Lisa!


  7. Ani
    November 1, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Jenny, how beautiful is that dress. It’s pattern is so glamourus and I am glad you didnt overload with any accessoires and let the dress be that main character. Super cute clutch too.


  8. Paris
    November 3, 2012 / 9:02 am

    Perfect dress! You look amazing! xx

  9. Nic
    November 6, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Believe it or not I almost bought this dress. I’m pretty sure I have it on pinned on Pinterest. I love the rich colors and details of it and the color looks great on you! Normally I’m not a huge fan of Judith and her clutches 😉 but I surprisingly like this one. It’s really lovely! What’s not to twirl about? 🙂


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