Ruffled Dress

Have you ever seen a dress online, on a mannequin, or even on another person and thought, “Cute dress but that would never look good on me.”  Well that’s exactly what I thought about this dress. When my friend Lisa shared it in this post I thought it looked so good on her! I even clicked on the link she provided and scoped it out on Loft’s website but I thought there was no way it would look good on me. All those ruffles would make me look like a wedding cake and I haven’t gotten very serious about losing my Summer weight so there’s that too.

Imagine my surprise last week when I stopped in Loft and saw the dress! It was the last one hanging on the clearance rack. Since I’d only seen it online I picked it up to check it out. Reluctantly. Because during the Hurricane Irma debacle I ate with wild abandon! I was pleasantly surprised that it fit and not only that I liked the way it looked on me! It’s actually a better deal online because the price I paid in store was slightly higher.  Last I checked it was on sale for $54.88 with an additional 40% off!  Whoa!  Thinking of ordering it? I’m wearing a size small.

Take a look at all the ways I can wear this dress right through Fall. With the exception of Winter I can wear this dress all year, that makes a great deal even better. And once you see how you can change it up by swapping out layers you’ll see that you need this dress too! In honor of the First Day of Fall I am wearing my favorite new Tom’s open toe booties that are under $75!

Of course it can be worn alone. However, I’ll be adding a light cardigan at work because when the a/c is working I get cold. I bought my lightweight cardigan (similar)a few years ago on Groupon, it’s not my favorite of all time but it serves a purpose because of the color and the fabric.

I love it with a denim jacket too! The blue really picks up the color of the flowers in the dress! Similar jacket here and plus size option here.

If you don’t already own a utility vest GET ONE (under $30). These vests are so versatile! I love how just throwing it on completely changes the look. It’s casual but a little edgy (at least from my 49 year old perspective).You’ll see me wearing my military vest alot as the weather cools.

If you’re looking to go a little dressier, switch pumps for the booties and add a sleeveless blazer! Of course a regular blazer would work too.

This dress is a great staple because it can be worn so many different ways. From casual to dressy it looks great! To wrap things up I have one final way I styled the dress, with a cable knit sweater! Now how’s that for different? You know what? I think I really like it this way even though I was absolutely roasting! By adding the pull over sweater the dress looks more like a ruffled skirt.  I could almost wear it in Winter but I think my legs would be cold.

I had so much fun styling this dress so many different ways, just by mixing a new piece with old pieces I now have lots of ways to wear this dress. Hopefully you’re inspired to try new ways to wear items in your closet. It sure helps to get you out of a rut and it’s fun to feel like you’re never wearing the same outfit twice!

Have a wonderful weekend friends and if you enjoyed this post please share it with a friend! Check out all the blogs I link up with by clicking in the upper right hand corner of this page, I promise you’ll find some fabulous blogs to further inspire you!

xo,
Kellyann

XO,
Kellyann
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22 Comments

  1. September 22, 2017 / 4:44 am

    That are a lot of options! I love it with the denim jacket. I Always love denim jackets on dresses! Have a great weekend dear!
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    • Kellyann
      September 22, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks Nancy, yes, nothing beats a denim jacket! Enjoy your weekend friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Andrea
    September 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Yes, Yes and Yes!! Girl, you just gave me all the ideas how to style it! WOW, you look amazing!! I got so many compliments on it yesterday!! LOVE it, never even thought about the peep toed booties…so so cute!! Here’s hoping your weekend is relaxing and joyous gorgeous friend!!

    • Kellyann
      September 22, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks girl! I like that you wore it with a navy cardigan – can you believe I don’t own one in navy? Ha! I am so glad you got it and love it too, you’re a beauty so I have no doubt you got tons of compliments! Have a wonderful weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Jaymie Ashcraft
    September 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Love this dress! Looks great everyday you styled, with the denim jacket is my fav!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      September 22, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      Thanks Jaymie! Oh yes, the denim jacket is a keeper for sure!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. September 22, 2017 / 10:36 am

    It could be cute with navy tights and boots or booties in winter to pick up on the blue tones in the dress more? I love all the ways you’ve styled it though. The denim jacket and sleeveless blazer are probably my fav! Definitely two outfits I would wear! It’s such a great dress!
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    • Kellyann
      September 22, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks Laura! Great idea with the tights and booties, I hadn’t thought of that but I might just try it. Have a wonderful weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. September 22, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I’m so happy you got this dress!!! I think it might be my favorite dress EVER!!! I love all the ways you paired it. I already had in mind with my jean jacket and my blush circle cardigan. We are going to wear this one to death!!! You look beyond adorable in it. When I wore it the first time (in Nashville of course) and my friend Elizabeth saw it she said I want to try that on. She did and ordered it for herself too. We can be triplets (except she’s a brunette?). Happy Friday and Happy First Day Of Fall gorgeous!!!! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      September 22, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks so much sweet friend! It really is such a great dress,I am so glad you bought it and paved the way for the rest of us. You’ve started a movement, lol! Have a wonderful weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. Erin
    September 22, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I bought this dress on sale and when I wore it to work I received multiple compliments. Great accessory ideas here too Kellyann. Dress works for all ages. LOL

    • Kellyann
      September 23, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      I am so happy you have this dress Erin – it is so pretty! No doubt you received multiple compliments, so much goodness wrapped up in one dress. Gotta love Loft!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. September 22, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    You are just the cutest thing in this dress! Seriously. I kept thinking to myself, oh the denim jacket is the BEST look. Then I saw the utility vest (and the green really compliments the color of the dress) and that sweater over it is cute and a unique idea! I also love it with the booties!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      September 23, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I knew it would look great with the denim jacket but I really wanted to do something different and unexpected. My favorite really is the pull over sweater. I appreciate your kind words!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. September 24, 2017 / 1:47 am

    I just love this dress, and all the ways you styled it! I almost bought it, but I think it would be just a little short on me. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
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    • Kellyann
      September 24, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Thanks Lana! It’s a little scary if you have to order something and there are no returns or exchanges, too risky,I get it. I wouldn’t have ordered it myself because I was so sure it would not look good on me. Although it’s available in Tall they rarely have those in store so I think you did the right thing. I’ll never understand why there’s such a thing as no exchanges or returns, ugh!!!
      Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. September 25, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Oh yes, Mrs R!! Loved it in the changing room, adore it outside your house, all styled up. Wow, you’ll get so much wear out of that honey of a dress, and you’ll look and feel fabulous with every single wear. Great buy, sista! Hugs, x.
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    • Kellyann
      September 25, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      This dress is terrific and I can’t wait to wear it to work this week. Such a steal! Glad you liked it, some things are just meant to be, right? I mean really, the last lonely dress hanging on the rack in my size? Fate I tell you,fate.
      I hope your Monday was fantastic and lucky you, you didn’t have to work – enjoy, enjoy,enjoy!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      September 26, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks so much Jacqui! Thank goodness those ruffles hung just right or I’d look like a wedding cake – ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      September 27, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks Ruth! I’m all about a great sale and when it’s something as good as this dress it’shard to pass up.
      xo,
      Kellyann

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