Casual Friday/If It Fits….

TGIF all!

On Tuesday I was selected for jury duty which instantly threw me into a funky mood.  Eventually  I had to suck it up and perform my civil duty  (Grrr!).  The upside to serving  is that I can sleep an  extra hour and wear  casual clothes  which leads me to the dress I’m wearing today.  I tried to stay away from getting  another striped dress but I couldn’t let this baby go!  The dress is from Banana Republic (yes, Banana Republic!).  When I usually go into their store it is  to browse for accessories because I told myself I couldn’t fit their clothes.  While checking out a necklace there a few weeks ago,  this maxi dress  beckoned me over.  I knew I had to have it but I wasn’t sure if I could get into an XL (which is their largest size).  After going back & forth, I decided to try it on and …IT FIT!  Now does this mean I can wear Banana Republic’s clothes, probably not but it does  show that you shouldn’t stop yourself from  trying  on “straight” size clothes. The only thing that can happen is that it doesn’t fit!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Dress: Banana Republic

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Necklace: Old Navy

Bracelet: NY & Co.


  1. May 31, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    You look beautiful! Love the dress. And I know what you mean about Banana Republic. Ridiculous sizing….again.

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:57 am

      Thank you so much! Its funny b/c I have a size 20 Gap dress that fits weird & this XL dress (a size 16) fits perfectly! LOL

  2. May 31, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    That is too cute! Yes sometimes you can find a gem in any store. I really like that dress.

  3. Sabrina
    May 31, 2013 / 12:53 pm


  4. Linda
    May 31, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    The jury finds you guilty of being super cute today 🙂 Absolutely love the dress.

    • Zenaida
      May 31, 2013 / 6:30 pm

      Linda took the words out of my mouth! You look absolutely wonderful. Case dismissed!

  5. Kimmie B
    May 31, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    I love this…Banana Republic, another place for me to check out, thanks….I think?

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:53 am

      Try Banana Republic out! They have some amazing pieces!

  6. May 31, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    That dress is perfection!

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:52 am

      Yes it is! I cant wait to pair it with more colors!

  7. Sally V.
    May 31, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    Hi – that dress looks lovely on you. Can I ask what size you normally wear? TIA.

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:52 am

      Thank you! Im an 18/20 and the dress is an XL which is a 16 at Banana Republic.

  8. May 31, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Gorgeous! I certainly agree with you. For years, I would go into Old Navy and other stores with my daughter and buy things for her, thinking there was no need in embarassing myself and attempting to try on their clothing. One day I ventured over to the clearance rack and purchased a blouse thinking that if it didn’t fit, no big deal…I’ve lost less than five bucks. It fit and was actually too big. I’ve been shopping in regular stores ever since. 🙂

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:51 am

      Thats so awesome! Im glad you decided to put aside your beliefs and try on the blouse. That is how I felt about this dress!

  9. May 31, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    You are beautiful in that dress!! Yes it’s true, we must not be negative about items on a rack. I purchased several tops in the Juniors department at Macys and enjoy wearing them. “So what if I don’t like it.. there is no law that says I can’t return it”. Enjoy your Life.

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:49 am

      I completely agree with your philosophy! Fashion is all about taking chances!

  10. May 31, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    I love this dress! I’m glad you took a chance at tried it, because it looks perfect on you! Have a great weekend!

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:49 am

      Thank you so much! Im glad I took a chance too!

  11. May 31, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    This dress is tooo cute!! love it!!

  12. Pumba
    June 1, 2013 / 12:31 am

    This is one of my fave outfits I have ever seen you in.
    That dress is perfect and super flattering aswell.

    • June 1, 2013 / 1:48 am

      Thank you so much! Im so glad I decided to try it on!

  13. June 1, 2013 / 3:01 am

    Man, this dress is awesome and looks amazing on you! I’m bummed they aren’t selling it anymore, cause I want one!

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I knew the XL would sell out! 🙁

  14. June 1, 2013 / 4:11 am

    Glad you decided to give it a shot, because that dress is super cute. I think the hem and the flutter sleeves keep it from being just another striped dress. I still don’t know how I’ve managed to avoid jury duty, but I’m happy to continue to do so!

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you! I too used to not get picked but I knew eventually they would get me! LOL

  15. June 1, 2013 / 9:39 am

    I’ve been selected for jury duty twice in my life and both times was dreadfully dissapointed that I had to get out of it for work commitments. I just couldn’t afford not to, and work just couldn’t afford to let me go. Now as far as your dress goes, I LOVE it. It is sooooo funky and awesome. But I know what you mean – there are many shops that I don’t even set foot in because I no longer fit into their regular sizes. Plus, I hate it when I fit a 14 or 16 in Target yet a 22 in their shops doesn’t fit.. only they only go up to a 14… lol

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you! I wish you couldve served instead of me! I would have happily traded places with you!

  16. June 4, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    I’m a sucka for a striped dress and this one has me falling all over it!

    • June 5, 2013 / 4:13 pm

      I know what you mean! When I first saw it I knew I had to have it. It was like we were soulmates! LOL

    • June 6, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Im surprised to hear that! I think you would look fab in a maxi dress!

  17. Ereka D.
    June 5, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    OMGoodness! I LOVE this look, GREAT dress! <3