From Work to Weekend: Banana Republic Mad Men Collection

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Me: Banana Republic dress c/o, Louboutin pumps, Burberry trench (similar), AT clutch
Nick: Banana Republic blazer, pants and tie c/o, Cole Haan shoes, DIY pocket square

When Banana Republic asked me to style my favorite piece from their Mad Men collection, this printed silk shirt dress was an easy choice. The colors are vibrant without being too retro, and I saw it as a great candidate for serving double duty as a blouse. Inspired by Khatu’s stylish husband, I also encouraged my boyfriend to take a break from behind the camera and join me for this post. Nick’s always been a fan of slim cut, tailored pieces, thus gravitated towards this subtle plaid wool suit and silk skinny tie.
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These photos were taken by Dave Salafia, who is a talented (and rather resourceful with limited spaces) Boston-based photographer. I’ve admired his work and was excited to be his subjects. A big thank you also goes to our friend Matteo, who let us take advantage of all the nooks and crannies in his beautiful loft.
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Me: J.Crew wool mini (altered), Coach court bag & no-brand shoe clips from eBay, AT pumps

We decided to show our favorite pieces styled for a more formal workplace, as well as for a weekend date. Nick dressed down his blazer by swapping out suit pants for comfy chinos, and replacing the white button-up with casual chambray. For me, I still wanted to let the silk print shine. I paired the dress with a soft ivory mini, and added personalized touches using beloved pre-owned finds.
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If anyone is interested in this dress, I can review the fit and show un-styled photos later this week. I am wearing a 00P here with no alterations. The dress is shift style, cut straight up and down with a self-tie belt that you can use to play around with the length. The natural length hits right above my knees (rode up a bit in the sitting photos), and I have it tucked into some shapewear when paired with the mini. The colors of this dress in-person are a coral orangey-red, true navy, and a very light taupe. banana republic mad men3
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Readers – Did you pick up any pieces from this season’s Mad Men collection?

89 thoughts on “From Work to Weekend: Banana Republic Mad Men Collection

  • Mary Ann March 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Super cute photos, Jean – you and Nick look so cute! I love the blouse/dress, too. 😉

  • ERIKA March 18, 2013 at 12:46 am

    You are absolutely adorable Jean!!! The last picture is cute, definitely frame-deserving 😛

  • Loretta March 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Nice man! =)

  • Wendy's Lookbook March 18, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Amazing photo session Jean! Great styling and photography!

  • Alice Lee March 18, 2013 at 1:06 am

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  • Vivian March 18, 2013 at 1:09 am

    That's a really nice dress… I've always been into solids, but I think this would be a great piece to slowly add into my closet for colors and prints. You and Nick looks so nice!

  • Anonymous March 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

    You both look amazing!

  • Anonymous March 18, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Great looking couple! Nick is such a hottie.

  • newpetite March 18, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Beautiful pictures and the last one is my fav! Love it the way you have styled it with the skirt.

  • Judy March 18, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Your use of the dress as a top is brilliant, as are those navy shoe clips! The top/ivory skirt/navy shoe combo may be one of my favorite of yours yet. Great shoot!!

  • lifebyappointment March 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

    We've been wanting to feature the hubbies in a future post but have been met with some resistance. Hoping this post will encourage them to get in front of the camera!

  • sarah March 18, 2013 at 2:42 am

    What an awesome shoot!! You both look so polished and dapper. Loving how you showed how certain items could be reworn in different looks. And also how you match but aren't too matchy-matchy. So cute, you two!!

    sarah <3

  • Sydne Summer March 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

    What gorgeous photos! These need to be on the Petites section of BR. Love it!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife March 18, 2013 at 2:54 am

    um, ok….CUTEST couple ever!!! i am in love with the dresses in this collection!!! the fit/styles are so much more my taste this time around!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Ana March 18, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Wow! You two look so sharp! I love Nick's suit and since I know that Banana Republic offers tall sizing (for men) I might have to take a look at the men's collection for my husband. I love your dress, too, but I am trying to channel you this weekend already at a wedding and it would into stalker territory to also grab this dress! 😉 Congrats on this campaign, you both look fantastic!

  • Rachelle March 18, 2013 at 5:33 am

    you both look great and so sharp.


  • Tathi March 18, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I wish you all the happiness in the world! You and your boyfriend look so cute!

    Kisses from Brazil


  • TaraMixandMatch March 18, 2013 at 7:31 am

    What awesome photos…you two are perfect together!

  • Fauxionista March 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Of all the pieces, the dress that you picked was definitely my favorite. I didn't buy it coz of the price but am hoping to score one when it hits the sale rack! That looked like a fun shoot and good to see Nick in it, too. Perhaps there'll be more in future? 🙂

  • m March 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

    you both look amazing!

  • bettina March 18, 2013 at 7:43 am

    What a beautiful shoot. You and Nick make a handsome couple 🙂
    Can't believe that dress is tucked into the mini.. it looks like a blouse – brilliant!

  • Anonymous March 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Loved the pictures. Great shoot! You had a great team.

  • Manon March 18, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I was going to buy the same dress, but decided against in the end – I'm not brave enough to wear such bright colours >.< Manon

  • R.L. March 18, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Absolutely stunning!! Stunning photography and styling! I hope Nick will join you more often in photos, you guys look so great together.

  • Jane March 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Awesome post and awesome photos. You guys are such a cute couple and you look amazing as always =) greetings from Toronto!

  • Fabulous Petite March 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I adore this photos. Great styling and photography.


  • pretty little things March 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I love these mad men inspired photos — you both look fab! xo

  • Col March 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful photos– you both look so stylish!

  • Elissa March 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I didn't love the collection but you both look great!

    xo Elissa

  • Olyvia March 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    The photos are beautiful ! Perfect outfits and posing! These photos look better than most engagement photos I've seen, haha!

  • lisacng @ March 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    You two are such a stylish couple! Love the photos!!

  • Candice March 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Cute couple! =)

  • Kathleen Lisson March 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I love your couples style! My husband is a big fan of red pants, too!

  • tasha March 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Yall look great. I need to go to BR and check out the collection.

  • FashionEdible March 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Great post!! Fun shoot and I love that geometric top.

  • Christie March 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    This is such a stylish look. So chic and sophisticated!



  • Alma March 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    You're such a cute couple! That dress it's worth a trip to Banana Republic… I'm also curious about the rest of the collection.

    Btw, your alterations make me want to learn how to sew… you're a truly inspiration!

  • countrygirlcityfashion March 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! I love Banana Republic, and Mad Men styles.

  • andrea March 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful photos…love the outfits!


  • Kholá March 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats on your BR shoot! Its very nice.

  • Stephanie Lam March 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I actually went to BR to look at the pieces but I didn't love any one in particular! But they look so great on you!! I'll def have to go back for another look!


  • Anonymous March 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I am the opposite of petite, but I still read your blog every day. I am so inspired by the way you put things together. This was an especially beautiful post. Your boyfriend could be a model too.

  • Suzie Q March 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Great photos, you two look great! Love how you both styled your outfits. The loft made a great backdrop to the styled pieces!

    Suzie Q

  • Michelle March 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Jean, this photoshoot is so special! You both look great…especially love Nick's date look! Also, your friend Dave did a great job! I am sure you will hear this countless times, but you two should be featured in an ad/catalog for Banana (or any company that you support). A real life couple that many people "know" would be fun and relatable.

    If you choose to do a follow up review of this dress, I would be interested in knowing how you wash the dress. "Dry clean only" is usually a deterrent for me. I know some people that use laundry bags, and I am thinking it was you that suggested using a pillow case?

  • Giovanna March 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Such a fun shoot! Loving y'alls looks! That multicolor tie is amaze!


  • minnieyao March 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Ohhhh my those shots are amazing, it definitely looks like an ad!!!!

  • Avenue Ahline March 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    O! M! G! you guys together look amazing .. i just adore the photoshot ..
    what a great post.


  • Jessy March 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    LOVE! I like how his pants matches your outfit in the end too!

  • Julie_San March 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I love the collection and you both look great in the pieces! Also love the photo shoot setting. Banana Republic was right to ask you to style their pieces because I don't think I would have looked at it twice without coming here to see how it looked on.

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