#OOTD – A Mini Dress With Sneakers Look

2nd June

Mini dress + sneakers

Now that the sun is coming out a bit more, it’s time to get out those shorter dresses! And what better way is there than with SNEAKERS to give off a laid back vibe and keep the sexy factor in bounds?

Close up of Emily Payne mini dress

First of all, I must say that this isn’t your ordinary mini dress. If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll remember it from Emily Payne’s San Francisco FASHION SHOW last fall. In fact, I’m wearing the very same one that sashayed down that runway! Only now can I wear it with bare legs. Woohoo!

Mini dress with sneakers look

The Setting:  Madison Park

Seattle weather has actually been decent this past week! Gasp, I know. 🙂 When I start missing California, I like to visit this neighborhood. It’s called Madison Park. People say that Seattleites tend to be cold and standoffish (that “Seattle freeze” thing). But in Madison Park, strangers engage me in friendly conversation. And it borders on Lake Washington – quite lovely.

The Dress

But getting back to the dress, let me show you its back view.

Back of Emily Payne dress

It really begs to be taken out into warmer weather with the intentional rip. I know that some people might find fault with a woman over 40 wearing this style of garment. But, hey, I’m wearing a short dress anyway. And besides, I enjoy experimenting with something a little edgier.

Emily Payne mini dress with sneakers
I am sure that this dress will get plenty of play on these warmer spring days and into summer. On cool evenings here or back in the Monterey Bay area, I’ll just pop on a little black blazer. I love the contrast between a serious blazer and ultra casual sneakers.

Hope you like this mini dress with sneakers outfit. As I was taking the photo shoot, a couple of Madison Parkers commented on how “Picasso-esque” the dress looks. I think that its unique, edgy design and fabric makes it go even better with sneakers. What do you think?

Adding a blazer to the mini dress sneakers outfit

I was wearing:  Emily Payne dress / Nike sneakers / Furla handbag / Tissot watch / Balenciaga sunglasses

xo, janea


22 responses to “#OOTD – A Mini Dress With Sneakers Look”

  1. Nancy says:

    The dress with the black jacket and the black sneakers looks very nice!

  2. Hadasah Love | Style To Love says:

    You’ve got Style to Love! I love your blog!!!
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  3. Eleni says:

    The dress is to die for! How playful and how girly in a way. Love it!

  4. Yvonne says:

    The dress is lovely and a very nice colour. I love the way you paired it with the sneakers!
    xo Yvonne

  5. Laura says:

    Oh I love the dress/sneaker combo on you friend!


  6. Gemma says:

    Loving dresses with trainers too! You look lovely!

    Gemma x

  7. Ashley says:

    I am loving sneakers with this dress, babe! So cute + fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Amy Arnold says:

    Love the sneakers with your cool dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Dominique says:

    Loving the colours in this dress! Gorgeous xx


  10. Jeanne says:

    I’m a fan of sneakers any day!



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