Put a Denim Jacket Over It

I cant believe it is already Wednesday. This week and this month are just flying by so fast!! Pretty soon it will be Christmas and my birthday. Not that I’m counting…but there only 73 days until Christmas! For today’s blog post I am sharing a great way to transition your little summer dresses into fall. My favourite way to do this is to add a denim jacket over it. Pretty simple…but it works for me.  🙂


This dress (which is super affordable) has a fine pattern of brown and orange, making it the perfect candidate for fall. The back is open  with small straps, which made it a great summer dress.

I have several denim jackets and they are pieces that you can wear year after year because they really don’t go out of style. I have linked up a bunch of favourites for you below.


I just added these Tory Burch flats to this outfit. They were an investment purchase for me and I adore them. I know I will be able to wear them for a long time because they are a great neutral colour and a classic. Once again, I can say that my Rebecca Minkoff tassel bag was an investment piece for me, but I don’t mind spending a bit more on bags and shoes. Plus…who can resist those tassels!?! 


When in doubt, wear denim.


A big thanks so my gorgeous friend Ali Bordt for doing my hair.   Also, let’s all just take a minute and appreciate how awesome Thomas Bullock is for taking these killer photos! ❤


These photos were taken at the end of August (yes, I know…I take forever to get things posted on the blog) and I can see that my tan is completely gone. I am back to the super pale version of Bella again. The struggle…


Love is like denim, it is always in. ❤


| Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Tory Burch via Shopbop | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop | Jacket: J Brand (similar via Shopbop) |  

Shopbop has a big sale that is just starting today.  Spend up to $500 and get 25% off or if you spend over $500 get 30% off! Use code MAINEVENT16 at checkout. ❤ ❤




I hope you all have a wonderful day. Today I’m busy busy busy !!! I need to start drinking more coffee…I don’t think 6 cups a day is enough!! 

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  • Ashley Zeal

    Such a classic look! Your hair looks so good like this & I love your makeup! XooX

  • Love this look on you sweetie!





  • Jen Dang @ Skirt The Rules

    You are just the cutest! Love how you styled this summery dress for fall!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  • Candy Kage

    I couldn’t wear this dress but I still think it is great looking. Loving the tassel purse.

  • Can’t believe there are only 73 days until Christmas! I love this dress and how you’ve styled it with the jean jacket, so cute.

    Lee Anne

  • Ashley Hargrove

    You’re the absolute cutest!! And your hair looks amazing!

  • Anna Hubbard

    So cute, Bella! Denim jackets are probably one of my favorite transition pieces to fall!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • mckenna bleu

    I love the denim jacket! This look is so adorable and looks great!

  • Such a great look! A denim jacket is an absolute must for transitional weather!

    xo Lacey

  • This dress is amazing! With and without the jacket.


  • you’re so right, the tassels on that bag are irresistible!

  • Nicole Parise

    Your photos are so cute! Love the jacket, it makes a great transition!
    xx nicole

  • Love this outfit on you Bella! I think I need to get that bag.

  • You look so beautiful! Ali did a lovely job on your hair and your pics are stunning! I love the denim jacket to transition with cooler temps..I actually have way too many denim jackets but love them all! Obsessing over that adorable Rebecca Minkoff purse-I need it!

  • Sarah Lindner

    I love your hair babe! You look super chic in this look. I dont know why I dont own a denim jacket yet!

    Sarah Lindner

  • your hair is gorgeous like always!!

  • That Rebecca Minkoff tassel purse is gorgeous!!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  • Laina Turner

    I love this idea. A denim jacket can make an outfit look totally different.And it’s not a pricey item. AT least it doesn’t need to be.

  • The whole outfit looks great together! I especially love the dress!

  • Sydney Power

    That is very cute dress! I love the back but the island has gotten so cold I just freeze! But you look just fabulous!

  • Rachel Golden

    Oh my gosh, if I drank 6 cups of coffee a day I think I would die!! hahahah, I tap out at one cup 🙂 But this outfit is seriously adorable. I’ve been meaning to invest in a nice denim jacket, but I have yet to get around to it.

  • Greta Hollar

    Denim jackets are the best this time of year! I love that sassy dress too!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Amy

    I need to get a denim jacket… can’t believe I haven’t owned one yet! This looks so cute on you and love your hair!!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Elise

    Loving this outfit on you!! you look so happy too. Need that denim jacket – it cuts perfectly across the back and would look good over anything. Thanks for sharing!

  • I absolutely love this dress with the jean jacket! Such a great fall look!


  • Love adding a denim jacket to dress down a fancier look! It’s also handy when it gets chilly lol.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Someone’s been doing arms at the gym. DAMN. xo

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Girl you look amazing! Love the back details in that dress!!!

  • Love that dress, the back is beautiful!! And, yes a denim jacket is a great transitioning piece!!

  • Angelle Marix

    You are beautiful!! I love a classic denim jacket. You styled it perfectly.


  • Tram-Anh Tran Poprik

    You are adorable! Your style is perfect. I love the denim jacket over that awesome dress!

  • This dress is so pretty! My denim jacket is one of of my favorite pieces! You styled this very well as usual, and have a wonderful team behind you!
    Ashley | http://ablondeandabriefcase.com/

  • Victoria Stacey

    A denim jacket is such a staple! Love the look 🙂

  • You know, I’m not really a huge fan of denim, but you sold me on this! It is ADORABLE on you!!

  • Amanda K

    The denim jacket completes this look and that tassel bag is the cutest! I have the same one except it’s from Summer.

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Carrie Colbert

    I really really love this! So classic.



  • Itzybellababy

    You can never have too many denim jackets.. I have some from the 80s still.. ok.. I don’t still wear them.. lol BUT maybe my daughter will some day.


  • Not gonna lie but I always secretly wonder how you do your hair. Looking flawless as always!
    xoxo Jasmine | http://www.mysuitcasejourneys.com/

  • I loooove denim! I seriously tie a chambray blouse around my waist with everything these days!
    Living in Color

  • Such a cute look Bella! I love the back of the dress and your braids always have me swooning!

    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com