Asos Flared Jersey Dress in Coral

  • dress – asos
  • belt – h&m
  • shoes – aldo

I got this dress from Asos (ASOS?) last summer and it has been a bit of a problem child for me. I love the full skirt on it and the color looks good on me, however you’ll notice that the bodice area of the dress is pretty drapey. I actually had to sew it together to create a sort of v-neck feel because if I didn’t, if I ever slouched the top of the dress would just sort of fall open. Oh well. I’m glad I kept it because once I got that sewn up right it looks great and has a great summery, flouncy vibe.

How would I make this outfit better? Again I’d have to note the lack of accessories. I think that is clearly an area of my wardrobe that needs sprucing up.  Also, I would try to discover a way to get the belt to stay in the right place. You can probably tell in these pictures that no matter how tightly I cinched it, it always wanted to slip down to my natural waist, which is just a hair lower than what this dress is cut for.

My new Steve Madden patent nude flats arrived yesterday, so these torn up old Aldo ones are officially toast.  Good riddance!



  • dress – nordstrom rack
  • bag – kate spade
  • shoes – naturalizer
  • necklace – etsy

Recently my boyfriend and I went on a huge shopping spree. He bought me this dress. I’m in love with the color and the modern fit. It’s a little baggy in the upper bust/arm area, but for the price I’m willing to overlook that. The one true problem with a dress like this is that when you sit down you get a poof of fabric in the stomach area. Not much to be done about that. Mostly I was standing the night I wore this to a post work party downtown.

The real prize of our shopping trip, though, was this gorgeous Kate Spade bag that I’m totally in love with.  I’m very into pink as a color. In general this bag just screams “joules.” As soon as my boyfriend saw it he was in agreement that it was a must have. I’ve been toting it everywhere since.