Ruffle Hem Dress + Hunter Boots | Asheville, NC

The sweetest floral ruffle hem dress you need in your closet this fall! 

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | Dress with Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

location: Asheville, NC

dress | denim jacket | boots | c/o watch | cuff | sunglasses | c/o lip gloss: cherry flip

Kicking off my Asheville looks with my absolute favorite! Mainly, for the amazing leaves in the background, I mean that orange hue {EVERYTHING}. But, also because I am obsessed with pairing dresses with hunter boots {you can see here and with skirts here and here}. The combination of feminine + sweet with outdoorsy + casual is just so fun and unexpected! 

So here I am with the pairing again! This time with the cutest dress for fall that you absolutely need in your closet. It is one of those items you can easily dress up or dress down. In fact, I’ll be sharing a dressed up styling of the dress later this week or early part of next week. So stay tuned! 

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | Fall Dresses | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | How to Style Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | How to Style Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | Dress with Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | Dress with Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | Fall Dresses | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | How to Style Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | How to Style Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

J.Crew Ruffle Hem Dress in Floral Paisley | How to Style Hunter Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

dress | denim jacket | boots | c/o watch | cuff | sunglasses | c/o lip gloss: cherry flip

Also, if you’re in the market for a denim jacket {I finally replaced mine after three years, eeek!} this one is so great! The darker wash is perfect for both fall and winter + when you roll up the sleeves there’s preppy stripe fabric. Such a cute touch! Oh, and it’s just over $50 – can’t beat that price! 

If you switch out the hunter boots for simple ballet flats or booties, this look would be adorable for Friendsgiving or a casual Thanksgiving with your family. Can you believe Thanksgving is next week!? 

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34 Comments

  1. Courtney wrote:

    That outfit is so cute! And Asheville is such a nice fall location. I went there last year in the fall time and it was so pretty.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
    • Aw thank you Courtney! Yes it is!!! The town is beyond beautiful during the fall season. Glad you were able to experience it as well.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  2. This outfit is so cute!!!!

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  3. dominique wrote:

    Such a gorgeous smile! That dress is perfect on you! Love the styling with the boots too!

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
    • Aw you’re so kind gal! Thank you so much for saying that!! I can’t get enough of these hunters. I’m addicted haha. They’re just so much fun to wear.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  4. julia bradbury wrote:

    I am so happy that you like to team your Dresses and Skirts with your Hunter Wellingtons they go really well together.
    Julie

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
    • Yes ma’am! Can’t get enough of the combination. Glad you agree they’re a nice match.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  5. Danielle wrote:

    Too cute! Loving it with those green hunter boots!

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  6. Hunter boots are so versatile! Love your outfit in these fall colors!

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  7. Stephani wrote:

    So so cute!! Love your dress with the hunTer boots and what a gorgEous fall setting!!

    Xo, steph

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
    • Aw thank you lady!!! So happy you like the combination. I was hoping people weren’t getting over hunter boots with dresses + skirts. Aren’t the leaves amazing?! I could not get over how beautiful they were.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  8. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    So envious of your Asheville foliage. We went during peak season but it was still so green!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
    • When we visited The Grove Park, they said the peak season was delayed about two weeks this year due to the higher temps. Hate y’all missed it but it looked like you were able to see the turning of some of them. You’ll just have to go back next year!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  9. LuxMommy wrote:

    Love this OOTD and those hunter boots are the cutest with that dress.

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  10. Super cute dress. Love the fall leaves.

    Kara aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
    • Thank you gal! It’s one of those items that’ll go from one season to the next. Aren’t they amazing?! Wish they were like that for longer.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  11. Feyi wrote:

    You look amazing with those boots! I love the dress!

    Posted 11.15.17 Reply
  12. Sarah K Tripp wrote:

    Love how you paired this with your Hunters!

    Posted 11.16.17 Reply
    • Thank you gal! I try to wear them as often as I can. They’re one of my favorite style of boots.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.16.17 Reply
  13. Azanique wrote:

    This outfit is so cute girl! I love Asheville, too 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 11.16.17 Reply
  14. Morgan wrote:

    I love this combo so much! You style your Hunter’s so creatively!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 11.16.17 Reply
  15. JOJo wrote:

    Loving your sunglasses. You look like youre having a blast!

    Posted 11.16.17 Reply
    • Thanks lady! Definitely was having so much fun with the leaves. Like a little kid haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.17.17 Reply
  16. Love the green boots! Super cute
    Xo Mindy http://www.amxiofmin.com

    Posted 11.20.17 Reply
  17. This dress couldn’t be any cuter on you! Love how you styled it with the hunter green boots!

    Posted 11.21.17 Reply