Ruched Dress

"As I work through a problem, I move closer to my goals."

I love the soft, comfortable style of the ruched jersey dress. It's something which can easily be dressed up or down, and with our little heat wave coming to an end this weekend, I think this dress would be really cute with sneakers and a denim jacket.

I found this dress on over the summer and paid next to nothing for it - there is an identical one on the site right now and it's less than $10! Over the weekend I went through my closet purgatory bin and packed up the entirety of its contents to send to - while the consignment payouts of my last box didn't average more than $4 a piece, any money is better than none and I can work on freeing up more closet space.

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The Rundown
Dress Express via similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Tilly Tote Matine
Filmore Earrings Rudiment via Rocksbox
Chandler Ring Ava Rose via Rocksbox
Freesia Pendant Necklace Aster via Rocksbox
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Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie



  1. Any money is better than done and closet space is a precious thing - some might even call it priceless! I have a very similar dress that I absolutely love (which is saying something because I'm not always that comfortable in dresses.) I don't even remember where it came from anymore, but it cost hardly anything at all and considering how much I've worn it, it seems like it was even more of a bargain. I have to say, I love the jewels you paired it with in this look, too, especially that gorgeous ring. (I seem to be having a lot of ring envy on your blog this week, and it's only Tuesday!)

  2. Honestly $4 a piece is better than what I was getting through thredUP. I used to love their service, but their buy out money keeps going lower and lower so I end up just donating my clothes instead. It isn't worth it. It sounds like might be better. That dress you got is gorgeous on you! The ruched sides always make things more flattering!

  3. I really need to do a big closet purge - I have tons of things that don't quite fit right anymore and then lots of pregnancy pieces that are now too big. I've been postponing really getting in there and getting things organized but I've got plans to do some shopping in the coming weeks and so I need to make space for new pieces.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. I think this dress is can totally be dressed up or down and it fits you so perfectly!!
    I haven't heard of may need to look into it, as my closet is getting way too full!!

  5. That dress looks so cozy! And I love the ring!
    I agree, if the stuff has been sitting in a box waiting to go for months then any money is better than nothing!

  6. The swap concept sounds like something I'd be into if i lived in your neck of the woods.

  7. U have been wanting a dress like this for such a long time. I think yours so stunning on you!

    My Vogue Style |

  8. The dress is so cute and suits you so perfect.
    Love the pictures. Have a nice day.

    Love, Esther

  9. I really like this dress and necklace. The dress is so classic and perfect for work!

    Nicole to the Nines

  10. Ooohhh I haven't heard of swap before. Sounds like something I'd like! I love this dress and it looks amazing on you!

  11. I love this style dress! I bought a non-maternity one and wore it while pregnant and now also while not pregnant. So versatile and flattering.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. You look stunning in that dress:) xoxo

  13. Ooh I'll have to check out, that's one I haven't tried! I've given up selling my clothes on ThredUp--the payout is so low! I love shopping there though :) That dress is a great find too.

  14. Love this dress and ruching has been a favorite of mine right now as I work off this baby weight. It's great for camouflaging my tummy! I have a dress very similar to this I got from TJ Maxx.


  15. Your dress looks really cute dear. I love the fact that it comes with sleeves, really perfect for fall.

    Jessica |