Fit and Flare Sweater Dress

This dress is so cute you’d never guess I found it on the clearance rack– a perfect find for the last few weeks of winter. Styling a fit and flare sweater dress that is totally appropriate for the office, a lunch date, or happy hour with the co-workers. Keep reading to see how I gave this under $10 dress major style.

Since my last style post was layers + dress + OTK boots I wasn’t sure if I should share back to back.  And even though there has been some snow flurries today, I am hopeful the days to packing away the winter boots is in my near future. Plus this look is so different- a bit more preppy so I am sharing anyway.

I found this A New Day Fit sweater dress on a Target clearance rack for about $8 in February. I had hopes to do a Valentine’s look or maybe even wear it on Valentine’s Day but that fell through. Pretty certain I never changed out of red VS Knockout tights that day.

I really like the cut of the fit and flare dress. The material is a good thickness for warmth but not add bulk. Seeing it on the model, I agree with the reviewers that it is more short than pictured. Which is okay with me because I wanted to wear OTK boots and this top with this dress. While in store I thought about layering it with this ancient dress shirt bodysuit from (back when Vicki’s sold clothes) and my black OTK LC Lauren Conrad boots. If I was still employed this outfit I would wear to the office. Now a-days it’s an outfit I would wear to meet my husband for lunch or meet him for a happy hour with his co-workers. It is a perfect balance of professional and trendy!

Dress: A New Day for Target (sold out but available in Plus online)
Shirt: Victoria’s Secret (similar)
Boots: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s (sold out; similar)
Watch: Apple
Nails: Jamberry


Fashion Find: Recent Buys Vol. 1

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Layering for Late Winter

This time of year in the Midwest we get all the seasons sometimes in one week. A tease of a beautiful warm 70 degree day followed by snow showers a few days later. Layering for late winter can be a challenge but also fun. It is a time to mix some pieces to create a style to reflect the mixed up weather. One of my favorite SoCal bloggers layered a t-shirt dress last month with a cardi for some insta-style. I wanted to create a similar look using pieces I own at that are Midwest temperature appropriate. I paried a […]

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Pretty Frills Brings all the Feels

Textured and soft, a little lace, and a chiffon bow; a top with pretty frills brings all the feels as winter drags on. Gals, I have been in a little bit of a rut lately and I sortof want to blame it on winter? As much as I love a good pair of boots and a great sweater- about this time every year I’m over winter weather. I have been sticking to workout leggings and a sweatshirt as my #ootd because, well, it’s cold. When I do put the effort of wearing something other than exercise clothes I have picked […]

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4 Gifts for your Galentine Under $15

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The Warmest Crop Sweater

Crop Sweater with Maxi | Style In Shape

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#ONREPEAT: Three Pieces for Winter

3 Pieces for Winter | Style in Shape

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Mixing Textures for Winter

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Sequined Skirt Dressy or Casual

Sequined Skirt Two Ways | Style In Shape

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Shop Small Saturday + Dayton Local Giveaway

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