Sunday, January 29, 2012
Banana Republic Review: Zoey Striped Wrap Dress + Red Handbag
Zoey Striped Dress - $98
Available in Tall, Regular, and Petite
This is the navy/white combo that is currently sold out online, but still available in many stores. I am wearing a Petite Small here. I ordered the Petite and then up-sized based on the length. I plan on wearing this into the spring and summer and didn't want the length to look too matronly. I am 5'6", BTW. I got this a while back on the 40% off promo + a bunch of rewards cards... so basically like 20 bucks.
This is a true wrap style... I usually prefer a faux-wrap around the kiddos, but this one feels pretty secure. The fabric has a nice hand-feel .... it COULD be a little thicker, but it's not see-thru or terribly clingy, so I am happy with the fabric. The neckline is low and definitely (IMO) requires a cami underneath for work. (seeing boobs and butt in the workplace is one of my biggest pet peeves!)
I am sooo looking forward to pairing red with this dress. I'd love to throw on a chunky coral necklace with this ... maybe even turquoise? The red J.Crew Mona pumps would look fab... as well as these sexy platforms by Michael Kors. I am carrying my newest handbag 'deal' from Macy's - Michael Kors bag... love! I've been looking for a red bag and was searching for a Kate Spade, but landed on this one which I snagged for about $80 with coupon - and even less with my merchandise exchange gift card I had from Christmas returns. Sweet!
Other options available from Banana with more sizes available online: