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Monday, August 7, 2017

Pleats Please

As you can tell by my hair, these photos were taken back in June before I left for Jamaica. Plus, I'm currently out of the country visiting both Australia and Fiji. The hairstyle might be old, but this beautiful pleated bow shift dress from Banana Republic is still new. If you're looking for an easy-to-wear dress with a little something special, then this is it. It has a shift dress fit and hits at your mid thigh if you're a taller girl. Since I'm closer to 5'3", you can see that it hits me just above the knees. You definitely want to showcase the top half of this dress to really see the bow detail. The fabric is also quite comfortable, and overall, the dress is great for a summer-to-fall wedding. If you can't find it in stores yet, remember that it's available online.

And you know I had to pair it with my all-time favorite piece from Banana -- the embroidered ruffle denim jacket. Seriously, I love this jacket with all my heart. Tying everything together and bringing out the color from the dress are the pearl sandals and the rose gold sunglasses. Part of me wishes this jacket were still available so you could shop it, but another part of me is happy that it's sold out because I want to be the only one with it. And that is not something I can say about the summer It bag, which everyone (and their moms, literally) owns.

If you are still looking to get your hands on the Cult Gaia ark bag (stop reading if you're over it), you should know that the bamboo color is hard to come by. But I did link this bag in the black version below. But if bamboo is your thing, then try this Cult Gaia lilleth bag instead (the one in my Muse Must Haves picks on the homepage).
On the Muse: | Stripe pleated-bow shift dress c/o Banana Republic | Cult Gaia ark bag (in black) | Steve Madden cashmere pearl sandals | Banana Republic embroidered ruffle sleeve denim jacket (similar) | Item 8 SM.3 rose gold mirrored sunglasses |


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12 comments

  1. This is such a sweet look and this hairdo was so cute on you. Hope you are having the best time on vacay.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. How cute is that dress! I love the print and the bows!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  3. Such a cute dress, and no not over the bamboo bag just yet, it's so fun!
    Hope you are having a great trip!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. Hope your having fun on your trip! Lovely dress and bag. Cute shoes too!

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  5. Hope you are having fun on your trip. As always looking cute in this outfit.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  6. The bow detailing and print of this dress are totally adorable!

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  7. Definitely not over that Cult Gaia Bag! It's amazing. And love this lady-like look! My husband worked in Fiji for two months earlier this year. It was ravaged by a cyclone but bouncing back. Supposed to be lovely!

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  8. I hope you having fun on your trip! Your dress is cute and I think it would be great for fall too! Thanks for hosting the linkup.

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  9. This is such a great dress, had you not mentioned it was BR I could have sworn it was Kate Spade.

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  10. That dress is so cute! And I love that bag!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  11. Such a cute dress with the bows!! Love your bag too - it's so "summer"!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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