What I'm loving right now - Banana Republic sheath dress + teardrop earrings

I picked up this outfit at the Banana Republic After5 sale last week, only to find out that they are having another 30% off everything "give and get" sale starting this Thurs! I feel like the sales and coupon codes there are never-ending (not complaining of course). Here are my "success" purchases from last week:

1. BR ponte sheath dress with ruffled shoulder, size 00p. Retail $130 on sale for $44, plus extra 30% off from the After5 event = a solid $30.80 in no-apparel-tax-Massachusetts : ) I can't find this anywhere online so it must be old.

This is a nice dress for the final price. The upside to ponte knit is, it's stretchy and fitted so it works for petites. The downside to that is, it's stretchy and fitted so usually there is no lining. And when there's no lining ... bulges become evident in inconvenient locations. Had to try on about 5 pairs of undies to wear under this unforgiving material. Who knew I would have to start investing in shapewear at 22?

2. BR bow teardrop earrings, Retail $36 sale $19.99 final price $14 + change after sales and discounts. These are a heavier metal, in a nice pewter color. I love these so much I've been wearing them every day since Thursday! For anyone who is interested, these are still available online. Use BRNOV25 for 25% your online purchase of $100 or more through Wednesday, or possibly wait until Thursday for their 30% off give and get sale.
These look so lovely together!

While at BR, I also popped into Ann Taylor to try on some basic work skirts I've been long eyeing from online. Stay tuned for the results : )


  1. That is a super cute dress for a great price! I hear ya on the knits showing bulges....I wear higher-waisted boy short type undies or Spanx (which I hate to wear but does the job)for these unforgiving fabrics.

  2. Lol, Spanx is such an interesting concept! I've never tried it on in person but I've wasted hours absorbed in their infomercials, watching all those before-and-afters where huge bulges are miraculously smoothed out. Too bad it's so $$$ for everything.

  3. I have the exact same dress it is one of the only things in banana republic for petites that looks fantastic- what a good buy!!


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