This dress is from the Banana Republic X Olivia Palermo collection that came out in the fall. You may remember it from my Thanksgiving post on Instagram. I was wearing it showing off my favorite apple crumble that I make every year. This dress has quickly become my go to this year. I have been feeling for dark ground floral and paisley printed dresses for a few months now. And this one is my favorite. In addition to wearing it on Thanksgiving, I have worn it to dinner with my parents at Locanda Verde, to work, to the ballet and to a baby shower.
I think that is how you know the worth of a piece of clothing. Unless it is an occasion piece – because hey, most people aren’t grabbing their black tie garb on the reg. But when you find yourself constantly pulling a certain piece out of your closet to wear to a wide range of occasions, you know that it is a staple! And more often than not, that also means that the purchase was worth it!
This is a good filter to keep in mind when shopping.
If you truly think that you will wear it over and over again – it’s probably going to end up being a good investment. But you have to be real with yourself when evaluating a piece. Like, even though I would love to say that I would, the banana yellow ball gown is probably not something that I will wear more than once. And it is certainly not something I’d wear to a variety of occasions. But hey, if you think that a banana yellow ball gown is your piece de resistance and will become your uniform, I salute you (and please, send photos)!
And on that note – I’m feeling inspired to clean out my closet!
Happy Sunday kiddos! xo
Wearing: Banana Republic X Olivia Palermo Paisley Silk Dress (also comes in a top!) / Theory Camel Coat / Loeffler Randall Nellie Leopard Print Booties (obsessed with this flat version too!) / Rebecca Minkoff Hook Up Shoulder Bag / Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses (also love the Helter Skelter Sunnies) / ASOS Blanket Scarf
Jewelry: Brinker & Eliza Splatter Paint Earrings / Brinker & Eliza Up The Ante Pendant / Brinker & Eliza Borrowed From The Boys Necklace / Brinker & Eliza Perfect Chain Choker / Brinker & Eliza Watchful Eye Oval Bracelets / Roxanne Assoulin Tapestry Spectrum Bracelets / Vintage Cigar Bang ring (similar here) / Bing Bang Crystal Shard Stud Earrings / Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud / Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on Etsy / Steven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)
Photography by: Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography