Fashion Friday – Black Swing Dress & Fitted Denim Jacket

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Fashion Friday – Black Swing Dress & Fitted Denim Jacket

Happy Fashion Friday!

This week has been super hectic for me.  It’s crazy how all my commitments can cluster into one week, but that seems to be what happened this week.  Luckily this is the first weekend in a while that is pretty much commitment free.  I’ve really enjoyed spending time with friends and family over the past month, but it will also be delightful to have a little quiet time for the next few days.  I really need that to recharge.  I think the highlight of the weekend will be getting sushi tonight with the Hubs!

Did you miss this?

The weather here as been so wonky, it’s been hard to figure out what to wear.  I’m pretty sure many of you are in the same boat, so I put together a great look that work through early spring until it’s dependably warmer.

It’s all about classic simple layers with this black swing dress and denim jacket.  If it’s chilly outside wear this with black leggings or tights!

Let’s first talk about this jacket.  So yes…  I already have way to many denim jackets in my closet but I could not resist this one at the LOFT last week.  It’s just fitted enough, adorably cropped AND super stretchy so you don’t feel constricted.  The sleeves also cuff really well.  This is a must have piece for spring 2017.

I’ve got a feeling I’ll be wearing this on repeat until it warms up for good.

The black swing dress is another Old Navy find.  They had a couple years of not so cute clothes, but seem to have found their stride again because I’ve been loving their stuff.  This dress is by far the most comfortable and versatile piece I’ve bought in years.  You can look put together without even trying.

And finally the boots… yes I realize the time for cowboy boots has passed for much of the world… but I’m a country-loving girl from the South so they are staying :-)!  I’ll say it 100 times, I believe in being true to your own sense of style first!

If they aren’t your jam, pair this with flats or cute ankle boots.  I made some notes of other shoes I thought would work in the links at the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this look.  You can recreate it with the shopable links below.  Have a beautiful weekend everyone.  As always, I’d love to hear what you are up to this weekend in the comments below.

Shop the Look:

Jacket: LOFT

Dress: Old Navy

Necklace: old, similar here

Earrings: old, similar here

Boots: old, similar here or here.  These peep toe ankle boots (budget friendly option) would also be cute as well as these flats (budget friendly option.)


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for Things I’m Loving Lately.

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I’m linking up with: Weekend Wear LinkupNicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

Cowboy boots? yay or nay?

What are you doing this weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:50-04:00 March 10th, 2017|Casual, Fall, Fashion, Spring|26 Comments


  1. Kristy from Southern In Law March 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute outfit! I have been looking for the perfect denim jacket for SO long as I love pairing them with dresses!

  2. [email protected] health March 11, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

    This is totally my style. I love cowboy boots. I have 3 pairs of cowboy boots in my shoes collection. And denim jacket is so suitable for the weather in my place.

  3. Edye March 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Those cowboy boots are so cute! I haven’t had a pair in years! It’s kinda hard to find them since I live in the mid-west.

    • JulieWunder March 11, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

      I bet! I got mine in Nashville in one of their fun boot shops, so they feel extra special.

  4. So cute! I have an old jean jacket that seems to come back into fashion every couple of years. Why mess with success?

  5. 70 yesterday and snow today who knows what to wear these days?! Love the cowboy boots 🙂

  6. Emily March 10, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Yes that jacket is just perfect for you Julie; it’s got a western flair with a really cute tailored look. 🙂

  7. Eydie Merwitzer March 10, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Tights this weekend! Winter’s back. Love the look!

  8. Carrie thisfitchick March 10, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh you and those boots!!! Girl, you can totally rock those! You look so cute– perfect weekend outfit!

  9. Heather @Lunging Through Life March 10, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    It was 60s yesterday and snow today. Like, a lot of snow. What the heck! I really need a denim jacket. I’m putting that on my list for this fall when I’m not pregnant anymore!

    • JulieWunder March 11, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Our weather is wonky too. 70’s Thursday and snow tonight :-((((.

  10. Mary Beth Jackson March 10, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    My jean jacket is a definite staple in my wardrobe! Love it! Have a great weekend!

  11. Susie @ Suzlyfe March 10, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

    I love swingy dresses but I’ve not had one in forever. In my mind, denim jackets were made to go with jersey. Have a great weekend, Julie!

  12. Blane Sherer March 10, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

    I like that jean jacket for you.
    It will be interesting to see how much snow
    we get Sat night into Sun morning. I’ll wait
    and se what traveling I do this weekend
    based on that.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  13. [email protected] March 10, 2017 at 5:38 am - Reply

    I was just thinking the other day that I need a Jean jacket so I do not have to keep wearing my pea coat now that it is not as cold as it has been.

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