April 12th, 2017
Amanda Ross

Layering Lesson

My dear friend and ex-office mate Amanda Ross Bacon is a layering pro—the La Double J dress over jeans is so good.

Hayward bag and Pologeorgis vest.


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Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop


Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat


Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule


Pleated checked wool midi skirt


Checked wool blazer


High-rise straight-leg jeans


Blanche leather ankle boots


Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag


Double breasted coat


Flared corduroy trousers


Square belt bag


Flared corduroy trousers

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  • Love this look – boho chic. Amanda Ross Bacon has amazing unique style. She adds such unexpected twists to every outfit .

    MelanieApril 12th, 2017  2:27 PM

  • It is nice to see a La Double J dress on a petite frame. I have loved watching the brand grow but typically see pieces suited for taller women. Love this dress!!

    CharlotteApril 13th, 2017  7:40 AM

  • She looks great, but for me it would never work. Which brings me to this quandary – I’m not finding tops for the Spring/Summer to wear. I’m tired of Boho, tunics, huge ruffles, etc. and also don’t want to spend upwards of $500 on an everyday top to put on with jeans. Ideas?

    KathyApril 13th, 2017  9:24 AM

  • I hear you Kathy. I have a few boho tops (peer pressure!), but on my slim, non-busty frame, it looks like I’m playing dress up in my mommy’s old ’70’s wardrobe. Have you looked at more upscale athletic lines, like Carbon 38? I found some things that work with jeans there, which are also great for travel. I’m also intrigued by TheRealReal.com. Quality high, easy to see fit in photos, returns allowed, prices more realistic.

    Tori MordecaiApril 13th, 2017  5:40 PM

  • Hi Kathy,
    There is a new line out of London called Livotte that has transformed the silk blouse into a easy to wear and chic organic cotton jersey top. There are several styles and you are sure to find one to suit your mood this season. Find them on www.livotte.com and free global shipping is available.

    BethApril 15th, 2017  7:31 AM

  • Thanks Beth and Tori! Glad I checked back.

    KathyApril 15th, 2017  9:17 AM

  • I agree, interesting tops are a tough find these days. Boho, striped tees, and button-downs are a dime-a-dozen. I’ll be on the lookout for something fresh.

    PrestonApril 15th, 2017  10:35 AM


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