Unexpected Tiers


transitioning seasons: tiered and ruffled dress

I had an OMG moment when I spotted this dress on Banana Republic’s website. I loved that it was tiered. ruffled. layered. whatever you want to call it, an expected twist to a very structured-looking shirtdress. Even though I’m not the ideal model of what a petite person looks like, my height and smaller frame do end up causing issues when I’m shopping for clothes so I do appreciate when a brand offers sizing in regular and petite (and tall for those with opposite problems). Lately, I’ve been really impressed with BR’s pieces and I absolutely love how trendy and unique so many pieces are. But while I find myself browsing their site more and more, I do realize that not everyone loves the new redesign they’ve gone through.

How about you guys? Are you loving the direction the company is going in as far as design change goes or do you miss the old styles, colors and traditional BR wear?

If you haven’t entered Friday’s exciting giveaway (free clothes!), you can do so here!!

transitioning seasons: tiered and ruffled dress

transitioning seasons: tiered and ruffled dress transitioning seasons: tiered and ruffled dress transitioning seasons: tiered and ruffled dress

Banana Republic Tiered Dress (on sale + 40% off with code BRSALE)
Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody
Joe’s Jeans heels (this season)
TJ Maxx rings
c/o Kendra Scott Hanna Bracelet (on sale!)


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  1. September 28, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    I’ve actually been really loving their selection lately! I’ve been shopping at BR more lately than I have in the past few years, and bought about ten different items in the last few months. I NEVER do that at a store! This dress is so adorable, and the ruffled hem definitely sold me, too. It looks incredibly comfy!

    • September 29, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Oh my gosh! Me too – I’m actually tracking my order of 6 items right now. I’m curious to see what you end up keeping – I had a hard time controlling myself 🙂

  2. Ashley White
    September 29, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Too cool, lady- and the pumps are perrrrrfect with it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • September 29, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks!! Those heels have definitely made their fair share of blog appearances.

  3. September 29, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Thank you! I think the color is perfect!

  4. September 29, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Aww that’s sweet of you Monica! I will have to look into their plaid shirts as I’ve never bought one from them before.

  5. September 29, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    You totally should! It’s so much fun!

  6. Monika
    September 29, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    I like the new direction of BR a lot better. Maybe because I like things that are a bit different and a little less classic. You look great and I also appreciate when they have different sizing options too.


    • September 29, 2015 / 7:55 pm

      Same here – I’m not a huge fan of classic “business” pieces, though I do love some classics like trench coats, pumps, etc. So glad BR has taken a different turn…

  7. September 29, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Thanks Marinella! We were excited when we spotted it and knew it would make a great background 🙂