Making Your Clothes Work for You

I love this dress.  I love it so much I looked past the fact that it didn't work for my body type and I bought it anyways.  It was too good of a deal to pass up.  Then I saw myself wearing it in photos in two separate occasions...and I looked terrible.  I hate wasted outfits.  So I thought I would try something out.  I decided to make the dress work for me.

I partnered my dress with a short sleeved cardigan and cinched my waist with a belt.  I needed a solid color to break up the pattern that just was not working for my body.  Enter in flattering outfit.

I do not recommend buying items that don't work for your body in hopes of making it work.  But perhaps you are like me and have a few impulse buys that you already ripped the tags off of and threw away the receipt.  If that is the case, give it a second chance.  Fall is time for layering and I bet with a little creativity you could make it work!

Dress: Target clearance // Sweater: thrift // Belt: Charlotte Russe // Shoes: Target clearance


  1. I bought the same dress, and same thing!!!!! Have to pair it with something to make it work!! You look SO cute...

  2. you are certainly making it work now, love it.

  3. love it! you def made it work :)

  4. Adorable outfit! Great advise, too...I'm working on styling my outfits more and being creative. I think I need some cardigans....I just have trouble finding them...and now my clothing budget has run out for the time being :o(

  5. What a cute dress on you.. love the cardigan and belt. You dressed it up perfectly for your body!! Great job, Ashley!!


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