That Little White Dress

Photos by Molly Miller of A Piece of Toast 

Jacket: c/o Threadsence; Dress: no name boutique find, old (Similar by Fluxxus); Turtleneck: J.Crew, old; Shoes: Zara, old; Gloves: no name boutique find (These are identical minus the studs!); Tights: SPANX; Beanie: c/o Threadsence (Black is no longer available but here is the taupe version); Belt: Zara, old (Similar); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly “Kiss the Bride”; Lips: Stila “Natasha”

This white ruffle dress has been around the block….she’s seen it all…and she has undoubtedly been with me through thick and thin.

I remember back in 2008 when I purchased her….I was visiting my mom in Fort Worth and we popped into a new boutique that had just opened around the corner from her house.  I mentioned to my mother that I had a date that night, and lucky for me, when I spotted this LWD (little white dress, duh), mom footed the bill and said, “Good luck tonight!”  Naturally, that boyfriend is long gone, but this dress has remained a staple in my wardrobe!

You might remember when I paired this dress back to neons and my infamous Spike the Punch necklace here, or even when I showed you how to transition your favorite summer dress into fall here….but now I am using this feminine dress by layering it over all back and mixing it with a fun print, like camo!  (Style tip: Investing in a great shift dress, whether its white or black, will do your wardrobe a huge favor…you really won’t believe all the ways you can mix and match it, just make sure its a fabric that you can wear 12 months out of the year!)

Anyone else out there have a favorite staple like my white dress that you can mix with anything?!


  • Hannah

    Love red black and white as a combo. Stunning on you! Would love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post! xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Kelly

    What size jacket do you have? I totally want to order, but I get nervouse not knowing how things fit.

    • Courtney

      Mine is a size 4 and fits oversized 🙂

  • Kelly

    Gorgeous Courtney, per usual! I love how you layered this look and the camo adds a really interesting twist!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Donna

    Love the pops of red!

  • barefoot duchess

    love those shoes and your makeup is gorg!!

  • I Showed Up In Boots

    I am wearing that exact same belt today over some trousers:) Great look, love the jacket!

    Remember when you posted last week about wearing an oufit over and over? I posted about that one piece in your wardrobe that just goes with everything:

  • Natalie Boenker

    Fun outfit! Which FW boutique was it? I’m a FW girl and am curious…love the blog and I’m excited for your new TV show too!

  • Chelsea

    Such a chic use of the standard camo jacket and you look gorgeous!

    Chelsea & The City

  • Erin

    What a great piece to play with!

    Currently Coveting

  • Kayla Gilbert

    I love how you threw that military jacket over the outfit.. so clever!


  • Rachel Ashley

    I love the classic, red, black and white combo with a touch of camo glam! You look stunning in these photos!

    Rachel Ashley

  • Emma

    I love that dress!!! The colour is so lovely.

  • Cathy

    You have SUCH good taste! Love every look you put together – thanks for the fashion inspiration!

  • Kodi

    Love that third picture from the top, you look amazing!

  • Jules

    Love this outfit! You look great. Want a dress like it, a little help please.

  • Kimberley

    Loving this look, camo is so lovely on you!

    Happy Holidays!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • monia


    On your last two episodes you have worn some beautiful shades of red and pink lipsticks. Would you please share what color you wear and where I can purchase them?

    Thank You

    • monia

      Nevermind, I just realized you posted that info, lol. Thanks

  • E

    Love this look. I love how youbalways look elegant even in the winter months. The jacket choice is a good one and red looks great for the gloves.