Monday, July 19th, 2021

Category: banana republic

That One Predictable Outfit – TBMD

I’m nothing if not predictable. The obvious is the blazer and girlfriend jeans combo that is on the verge of uniform territory. But wait! I almost always like to mix in something “new” (Bottega...

More Cognac, Please

A month ago, I wore this top and skirt combo with “summer” accessories. As the seasons change, so do the accessories. I probably went a bit overboard piling on all the cognac colors from...

An Ode to My Favorite Designer of 2019

A quick preface before diving into today’s post: there will be lots of fangirling ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have a handful of favorite brands that I constantly browse for new...

A (Slightly) Updated Uniform

Casual but slightly dressed up outfits are my forte. I’m a tomboy at heart, and as I’ve matured over the years, I’ve found that adding adult touches (aka heels) is an easy way to...

Stripes with a Textured Midi Skirt

I feel like my style has been all over the place this year. There’s been a decent number of experiments (some good, others ehh), bold color choices, some arm-baring, just to name a few....

Embroidered – TBMD

I still remember the first time I wore this embroidered top. I paired it with white, wide-leg cropped pants and thought I looked so chic because everything was flowy! Upon further inspection, it was...

Summer Work Style in a Linen Sheath Dress

I’ve styled this dress two ways thus far — paired with a wide belt the first time, then now with a skinny belt. You’d think the dress came belt-less (or perhaps just ugly) given...

Silk & Tulle – TBMD

Sleeveless in the summer?! Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is such a rarity for me, but sometimes when the humidity is suffocating, there just aren’t many ways to stay cool. Note that...

Summer Classic in White & Navy

Summer is officially here! That means out comes the short-sleeves, especially if I’m spending the majority of my time outdoors. Though this sweater tee has good weight, so it also works fairly well in...

Everyday Casual: Peplum Edition – TBMD

Hydrangea season is upon us! Per annual tradition, one who does not have a green thumb shall partake in the festivities by documenting with photos. Is it possible to feel under-dressed in the presence...

Double Breasted Blazer & Girlfriend Jeans

Today’s outfit is not quite the segue to a long weekend. I meant to post earlier in the week, but that pesky thing called work got in the way. Anyhoo… the last (and first!)...

Classic for Spring – TBMD

Classic is a term I definitely overuse on this blog *ducks head* Am I referring to something that stands the test of time? Often repeated? If so, that also begs the question — does...

Business Casual: Blazer & Wrap Skirt

With skirts that fall past the knee, I typically try to balance out the proportions by wearing a top that is tucked in (see exhibits: one, two, three, four). For today’s outfit, I experimented...

Pretty in Pleats – TBMD

I’m so, so behind on blogging it’s not even funny. Thank you all who are still hanging around here willing to put up with my sporadic, weekly-at-best posts. A recurring theme every spring seems...

Pretty in Pleats – TBMD

I’m so, so behind on blogging it’s not even funny. Thank you all who are still hanging around here willing to put up with my sporadic, weekly-at-best posts. A recurring theme every spring seems...

Spring Vibes in Pink & Olive

Skinny jeans will always be a staple in my wardrobe. However, for this spring season, I’m all about thinner, drapey materials in varying styles. Wide legged, ankle lengths, and cropped versions are just a...

Bring on Spring – TBMD

When I saw the forecast calling for spring temperatures this week, I knew I wanted to wear these pleated wide-leg cropped pants (the rest of the outfit TBD until the night before). The months-long...

A Mismatching Winter Uniform

Today’s one of those days where the top priority was to be comfortable first and foremost, then way behind was not looking too schlubby. I had a couple yikes moments as I added on...

The Jacket of Choice – TBMD

What’s your one piece of clothing that instantly elevates an outfit from drab to chic? For me, hands down, is a leather jacket. Leather jackets have that way of upping the coolness factor for...

Prep Meets Menswear

When it comes to wearing statement pieces, I typically alternate between two options: 1) with head-to-toe neutrals, 2) go matchy-matchy on the colors. For today’s outfit, I went with the latter to center around...

Spotted (Again) in a Sweater Skirt

There are some outfits where a color palette just works. The last time I wore this black sweater + leopard midi skirt combo (both items on sale!), I accessorized with more black and camel....