This past weekend we made a quick trip to visit my family in upstate New York, a quiet respite from the city. My parents showed us this trail with this quaint covered bridge over a beautiful pond, right around the corner from our house. I’ve been home so many times, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t come across this gem before!
This vibrant tiered dress from Banana Republic gives off the most beautiful movement as you walk. It has a slight bohemian vibe with the gathered tiers, and buttons down the front center. I like it unbuttoned to show a little leg to amp up the look, and can also see this worn into Autumn, fully-buttoned with a cropped jacket and scarf. With flats it’s casual enough for everyday activities, yet the drama of the skirt makes it appropriate for dressier occasions too.
This dress in size 00p measures about 50″ long, 17″ across the bust, and 12.5″ across the waist. The length is in-between a midi and maxi, and required no hemming on me in my usual size with flat sandals. Two details that I love are the side skirt pockets, and the snap buttons hidden underneath the shoulders to keep your bra straps out of sight! These are features that I want in pretty much every dress, yet the latter one is so rare to find. I wanted to accentuate the waistline here, so borrowed Nick’s belt and tucked the excess end into a pretzel loop.
I just saw Banana Republic is currently having a promo with extra 50% off sale items, no code needed at checkout. The dress I have on in this post doesn’t qualify, but below are a few suggested items still available in small sizes. Their dresses in petite sizing usually fit me well without any alterations.
– both the classic striped blue shirt and V-neck fit & flare dress that I wore in this post
– chambray ruffled-neck dress that I thought looked darling on a friend
– costume jewelry including this adorable gold pineapple brooch or these tassel earrings