Perfect autumn dress

Lightweight knit dresses are quickly replacing airy chiffon as the chillier autumn air encroaches. This black and white leopard print number from Wallis' petite section fits the bill of everything I could want in a dress for early October.

Petite sizes are often an impossibility for me, as I'm petite in stature, and no where else, but since this dress is a knit, it is forgiving of my curves and perfect for my height.

Come winter this dress will be substantial enough to layer with tights, boots and a jacket, or it might be fun with a fur vest.

My only qualm is that the website description does not disclose that the zippered front pockets are in fact, faux. For me, pockets are a huge selling point on a dress and it was a bit of let down when I unzipped them and did not find a place to put my hand.

Other than that, it is a fabulous little dress and I intend to wear it quite a bit this season!

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The Rundown
Leopard Dress c/o Wallis
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Linger Rose
Necklace Kohl's similar
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


  1. Pretty dress dear, love so much this style.
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  2. Love this dress on you, so classic and chic!! Definitely a perfect autumn dress.
    Marta, xo

  3. Love that dress ! You look fantastic :) x

  4. So cute, I love the zippers! That reminds me, I have a leopard print short sleeve dress from ThredUp to wear! WOO! :D

  5. Such a pretty dress, love the zippers and the leopard is in black and white. You look great!
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  6. It makes sense to me why they're faux because of their placement, but they give your figure an amazing compliment. Knit dresses are the best.

  7. You are pulling out the most awesome leopard pieces lately - I love it!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. What a chic and ladylike dress! You look fabulous!
    Red Reticule

  9. Bummer about the pockets--I hate that! I love knit dresses, but I often find that they are way too short--and I'm not even tall! I'm 5'4" and most of them are like actual sweaters on me! I love the way this dress fits you, however. Gorgeous!

  10. That dress is PERFECT! So effortless, but chic!
    xo Adri

  11. I'm loving the dress and agree pockets are certainly a great feature but super cute nonetheless.

  12. I love this dress, it's stunning!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  13. I'm right there with you - petite in stature, but because I'm curvy, I have difficulty shopping petite sometimes. I love this dress! The print is great and the cut is flattering :)

  14. Fabulous fit and flatter is this dress and you can wear for many seasons. This dress fits you to a tee.

  15. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I like very much this dress and his print!!! Kisses,

  16. That dress is fabulous!!! Such a simple shift but with that bold pattern, a complete showstopper! Great mix!

    If you have a moment, would love to get your thoughts on my latest design!

    Xx- Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  17. The pattern and shape of this dress are amazing! Even if the pockets aren't real, they do add nice detail to the front!


  18. Totally in love with the print of this dress...and these pictures are stunning!

  19. Great dress. I love the zipper pockets. It's very flattering on you too.

  20. That dress is very pretty. I love the print. I agree pockets are a huge selling point for a dress. It is a bummer that yours are faux.

  21. Such a classic and stylish look. Your dress is beautiful on you plus I love your cute little winged bag. You look amazing!

  22. What a pretty dress! I love the zippered pockets!

  23. The fact that those pockets aren't real pockets absolutely broke my heart - this dress is perfect in every other way but there is nothing that puts me off more than pieces were details are included without function. Besides, where is a girl supposed to put her phone if there are no pockets? I digress. Despite the lack of storage space, this dress is such a gem and the fact that it comes in a reasonable-fitting petite size is even more of a selling feature :)

  24. Pocket fake-out--not cool! I love dresses with pockets too. Everything else about this dress though, perfection.

  25. Dying over this black and white leopard dress! The zipper detailing is too cute! Gorgeous girl!

    <3 Shannon

  26. Yep, totally agree! Perfect dress for Fall right here!

  27. This is a great dress on you! I used to be so afraid of knit being very unforgiving to the body but have learn to love it. I just have to find a knit that's not too thin and remember to use shape wear to hide all my lumps and bumps.


  28. Beautiful dress, so chic!!!!

  29. That is such a stunning dress!

    So sad about the pockets though - I'd be annoyed too to find that they aren't practical and the zips are just for decoration. Dresses with pockets are the best! :) At least this one looks pretty on you to make up for it :)

    Away From The Blue

  30. You pull off that print so beautifully! Not everyone can! You look great.

  31. Love this dress!!! thanks for coming by and leaving a comment yesterday! :)
    love your blog!

  32. Gorgeous dress! I am a huge fan of animal prints.
    I have a couple of Wallis dresses and love them all as their quality never disappointed me. I was laughing as my mum always needs pockets ;-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

  33. Oooh, I have a very similar dress and can't wait to wear it this fall! That is definitely annoying about the website not alerting us to the fact that the pockets are not real...smh.

    Thrifting Diva

  34. whoa! you look amazing! love that dress!