Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make It Work

Moving will make you think about a lot of things and one of those is why do I have all of this stuff!?!?! So I've been really thinking about my wardrobe to slim it down a bit.

This chartreuse dress is one that may be on the chopping block.

Strangely enough, it's not the color that kills it for me. I like chartreuse and I think it looks pretty good on me.

The bodice never quite fit well. The design didn't lend itself to an FBA and I'm not sure I made good decisions on how to approach it.

Plus I lined it in white which peaks out a lot. :(

So I threw my favorite cardigan over it and voila! Looks great!

So I think this dress will go back in the keep pile and I'll work on some other outfits with it.

How do you make not quite perfect dresses work?


  1. Cardigans are tried and true favourte of mine there, too, as are medium to very wide belts, if the issue is too much fabric in the waist/torso area.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Same here, I'm a cardi fan. I have a couple dresses like that that don't fit so well (or that I didn't craft very well), and I agree that belts and cardis are the way to go. I might also wear a sweater over a dress so it looks like a skirt.

  3. Take it off the chopping block! It looks great with the cardi!!!

  4. I'm glad you're keeping it- it looks great with the sweater! :-)

  5. This is actually a very great idea and the splash of maroon works wonders for the chartreuse.