This is the Heathered Faux-Wrap dress from Banana Republic. I love so many things about it! The color, the fit (very flattering because it’s fitted at the high waist – smallest part of a woman – and it’s gathered loosely around the hips) plus it’s SO comfortable. Soft as a t-shirt.
Usually I don’t love fitted t-shirt type dresses on me because they are too tight in the back – I’ll just put it out there and say that my butt is anything but small and flat. Baby Got Back anyone? ;) But this dress actually has a looser fit and gathers on the sides so it’s much more flattering than similar styled dresses.
This picture of it on Banana Republic’s website also shows how it’s a bit longer in the back than it is in the front. One of my all time favorite dresses and I have been living in it! (True to size and it’s on sale!)
I just wore it a couple of weeks ago to church with my girls. (Shared this pic on Instagram). I seriously can’t believe these two are going into 4th and 6th grade! Pass the Kleenex. And then some more.
The shoes I’m wearing are Vince Camuto’s Ankle Strap Sandals in beige. They come in other colors but I bought the beige sandals last year because I needed a good neutral shoe to go with all of my navy and blue dresses. I have been surprised at how much I’ve worn them! Really comfortable for a high heeled shoe and a great dressy neutral.
Quick sidenote about my girls. They tried out for another play a few days ago and we just found out tonight that they both got parts! So proud of them. Not sure I’m ready for the next few months of craziness that will follow because of said play, but I’m so happy that they are so happy. :) The good news is that this play will be done mid October BEFORE the holidays hit so things shouldn’t be quite as insane as they were when the girls were in Annie. Knock on wood.
I also wore my comfy faux-wrap dress one night of the Haven conference in Atlanta. I had a blast meeting so many of my blog friends in person! Regardless of what topic you share on-line, blogs are so personal. You really get a feel for what people are like in “real life” so it’s always a bit surreal to meet on-line friends and feel like you’ve known them forever. One of my all time favorite things about blogging! Pictured above: Sam/Megan/Jen/Me/Jen (so in love with her sweet baby girl! We all wanted to hold her!) /Jen/Gina I kid you not – three Jen’s in this group! Too funny. :) Absolutely love these girls and their blogs! I met so many more amazing bloggers at Haven. It was a weekend I’ll never forget!
These two are close friends of mine and were my roommates at Haven. Gina (left) also lives in San Diego and we met through my blog! She has read it for years and commented once in a while. We started chatting through e-mails and then ran into each other for the first time at none other than the Container Store. Go figure. :) We have been close friends ever since! Jen (right) I met through Instagram and we connected immediately. Like I said. The relationships made through blogging are my favorite! Moral of this story is: if you ever run into me in the Container Store please say hi. We’re probably besties and just don’t know it yet. ;)
Another friend of mine I met through social media. Bre from Rooms for Rent! Love her blog and Instagram feed. I’m getting a bit sidetracked, aren’t I? Back to the fashion! This outfit above I shared a few weeks ago. Got it all at the Nordstroms sale (you can read details here) and it has been on repeat ever since.
Here’s another fun dress also from Banana Republic I wore at Haven that is similar to the faux wrap dress. It’s a gray t-shirt dress but with the exact same fit. Slim through the high waist and looser around the hips. Very flattering! I’m wearing it with a Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Stone Tassle Pendant necklace. Whew! That’s a mouthful. :) Love these necklaces so much! I borrowed this coral necklace from Gina because the one I ordered wasn’t in yet.
My exact grey dress must be sold out because I can’t find it on-line but this is a very similar dress only sleeveless. Really cute and fun to dress up with a sweater or cute jacket in the Fall. It’s the Ruched Jersey Long Dress and it’s only available in black right now but I’m debating getting it too because you can always use a good basic black dress! It has great reviews and if it fits like my other two dresses I know I’ll like it.
One more grey dress from Banana I’ve been eyeing. This French Terry Shirtdress is adorable! A fun, casual every day dress and I think it would look darling with my Cloud Gray Converse Sneakers I shared in my last Fashion Friday post. (This dress is 40% off right now!)
My Kendra Scott Tassle necklace finally came in btw. Isn’t it pretty!? Did you know I was a fan of this color? Ha! ;)
I think this exact color sold out during the sale, but of you go through the colors available at Nordstroms there is one similar and they also have one in mint! These necklaces go so well with everything. One of my favorite staples for Fall!
I just wore my new necklace and gray dress last weekend out to dinner with my family. They all came to San Diego to surprise my husband for his upcoming 40th birthday! Such a fun weekend. He had no clue they were all coming! I was so tricky and even kept it a secret from my kids. It was just as much fun surprising them before my husband came home from work! It was the first time I’ve had my whole family together at my place since we moved into the new house. 15 people total and for the first time since we moved here 13 years ago we fit everyone comfortably. ;)
BEST weekend ever. Love these two so much.
Aside from dinners we spent most of the time in our backyard and pool. I cried when everyone left! Wish they all lived next door and we could have weekends all together like this more often. I wouldn’t let anyone leave until we had our next trip planned. :)
Sorry! Sidetracked again. This post is a book (what is it about Fashion Fridays that make me ramble so much!?) Bought this adorable bracelet and necklace for a friend’s birthday gift and wish I would have picked them up for me too! I’m usually not that into jewelry but lately I’ve been wearing more and loving it! This is a Chevron Pendant Necklace (similar on-line here) and the Half Moon Cuff Bracelet from Brass Plum. SO inexpensive and cute! (Only 10 bucks for that cute bracelet!) I really love this $8 arrow bracelet too.
Speaking of arrow bracelets, one of these Chevron Cuff bracelets will be on my Christmas wish list this year! They cost a bit more but are so beautiful in person. Loving arrows right now. They are all the rage in home decor too!
K I’ve rattled on long enough! I know I’ve been heavy on the Fashion posts lately but Fall Fashion is my favorite! Excited for what’s ahead. In fact, aside from a play orientation meeting for my girls we are heading into a low key weekend at home. I may or may not get out some Fall decor and start playing around. I know I know. It’s too early! Or is it? Our weather doesn’t change here so it really wouldn’t be that big of a deal if a few faux pumpkins started popping up.
Just a few?
Enjoy your weekend everyone!