Looking Back, Looking Forward: Old Navy Ruffle-trim Dress

Today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward revisits my Old Navy ruffle-trim tie-belt dress.  This red dress with tan polka dots was a favorite, frugal find from the summer because of its comfy-chic look.  But, get this.  My dress shrunk after washing/drying.  Perhaps I should’ve dried it on the delicate spin cycle?  Oddly enough, I prefer the current length.

For a chilly Fall day, the dress is worn with a denim jacket, brown tights, and cognac boots.  Yesterday was so cold in the Lou that I had to wear a coat, so I reached for my purple wrap coat.

Dress—Old Navy | Gap alternative
Denim jacket—Gap Outlet | similar, similar
Coat—Calvin Klein via Marshalls | similar CK wrap coat
Bag—Michael Kors ‘Hamilton’ tote via Macy’s
Boots—BP ‘Runway’ boots
Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls | similar


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  1. November 28, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I have the same dress. I hung mine to dry and it was fine. I knew this by the way it felt after I pulled it out of the washer.

    • November 28, 2012 / 4:29 pm

      You were smarter than me, girl! I will definitely hang it to dry this time around.

  2. November 28, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I'm in love with your coat. I'd love to find a fun one like that.

  3. November 29, 2012 / 3:07 am

    Really cute!