Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love at first stripe

Dress:  Banana Republic
Necklace:  Banana Republic, old
Shoes: Tahari
Animal print patent leather belt:  Ann Taylor
Ever run into a dress and know you absolutely HAD to have it?  That's how I felt about this stripey, silky lovely.  The colors, the silk material, and my obsession with stripes made it a must-have!  The major problem I have been having with Banana Republic for the last year or so is the store is starting to do more and more garmets in polyester rather than silk...yet still charging the same prices.  If you're reading this, Banana Republic marketing crew, for shame!  (haha, fat chance I know.)  Blame it on one too many episodes of What Not to Wear...I just greatly prefer natural fibers.  So when I saw this little silk dress, and had one of my Wednesday 40% off coupons in my hot little hand a couple of weeks ago, (Banana knows how to draw me in like that)  I ran and snagged the last size 6 in Cincinnati.  Apparently everyone else in town liked this dress too.  I ended up throwing a coral cardigan over the dress as it was cool outside today.  But that didn't lessen it's stripey goodness for me. 
I enjoy a tiny bit of pattern mixing...like this little animal print belt with my stripes...but I think a little goes a long way.  How do you feel about pattern mixing?  Thanks for visiting! 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. Got the same one with same size today. It was the last one here n california! I'm just browsing for what shoes and accessories to wear with it. I like the shoes and necklace.Thanks for posting!