This article may contain affiliate links; if you click on a shopping link and make a purchase I may receive a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Picture 0091Picture 010Ruckus says hello. Ruckus can NOT handle me closing the office door on him when I take my picture (I swear it's like 10 seconds, hence strange angles and occasional blurry shots) so he usually comes in and makes himself at home on an old blanket I threw ont he floor as a makeshift second bed. Today he jsut wanted in on the action.
Not really a problem though, since he is so utterly cutie patootie (yes, slightly biased but others say the same about my baby).

Ivory and black print synthetic wrap dress from Ann Taylor, black openwork peeptoe heels from Steve Madden (not current), silver cuff and heels.

Hair was washed and conditioned, a chickpea-size of Jonathan Silky Dirt (more than recently, same amount from when I first got this cut and color) added while damp. Hair twirled and laid inside dryer's diffuser while I read the most recent Rolling Stone. When dry, I took large sectons randomly and twirled around the curling iron, used the iron to straighten my bangs and twired a bit around fingers for a rumpled look.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W4-5 (which is starting to get too dark for my fall skintone), philosophy's The Supernatural in Beige, Nars blush in Orgasm, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners, khaki on lid, chocolate in crease and along lash lines. Lashes curled, a few coats of DiorShow mascara in Black and on lips is Nars lipstick in Dolce Vita.

Oh, and can I just rave rave rave about yesterday's dress? I am really resisting the urge to buy it in the cranberry shade as well (currently on the site and in stores). I do have a $40 savings coupon for BR, but want to hold on for a bit for something utterly drool-worthy. But yesterday i got to work around 8am, worked until 5, went to dinner and a movie with girlfriends (Jane Austen Book Club – very cute in a go to the movies with your fave girlfriends sort of way), commute home and at 11pm this dress still looked super cute and was super comfy. So were the now-discontinued BCBGril heels (believe me, I have looked. A few leopard pairs at an ungodly high price at Zappos but otherwise NADA anywhere). Feet didn't hurt all day!

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

Did you like what you just read?

Consider tapping here to buy me a coffee in thanks. The best gift you can give a content creator is the gift of sharing. Consider sharing this article on Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you so much for your support!

Similar Posts


  1. I have this dress too! I love it–my favorite throw on looks are Ann Taylor wrap dresses. I now have 4 because I love them so much! I’m thinking of wearing red shoes with this dress? I really wish you could come shopping with me!

  2. I just discovered your blog, I really like it and your style! I was wondering does the BR dress run large or small? It is really cute. I may order the cranberry shade.

  3. Perchance can you share the name of that dress from Banana Republic? I was looking on the site but can’t figure out which one it was.

    LOVE today’s dress, too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *