Dresses in general, are my go to for the 9-5. Simple, easy and takes the guess work out of getting dressed. Specifically, wrap dresses are my fave. However, if not tied properly, you can run into some dicey situations. A small gust of wind could flip the front panel of your dress, giving innocent bystanders more than what they bargained for. Or worst, showing too much thigh during a meeting when not paying attention to how your legs are crossed. But low and behold, Banana’s faux-wrap dress is the answer to these woes. No more thigh baring embarrassment since it’s a full skirt with what looks like the traditional split of a wrap dress. The length hits perfectly at the knees – very appropriate for the office. And I absolutely adore the ruching at the waist.
I’ve said this time and time again. As much as I get a thrill from finding all the sales and deals, nothing beats finding a piece of clothing that fits the bill for work and play. That’s what I call getting more bang for your buck. This dress is one of those gems. Stay tuned to see how I give this number the casual makeover with items and accessories I already own.
Faux Wrap Dress: Banana Republic, $58 (sale). I managed to snag this piece at $44 during the friends and fam sale!
Drop Earrings: A purchase from India!
Wrap Chain Bracelet: c/o nicole d’andrea. A very similar version, Miss Independent Platinum is available online, $32.
Nude Pumps: Banana Republic (old). Although old, here are a few options for you as every girl needs a good pair of nude pumps in their closet: (1) Loft, $128, (2) Nine West, $59.99; and (3) Asos, $62.