I've always considered Banana Republic my go-to for classic, work-appropriate staples. I am not exaggerating when I say that at least 60% of my work wardrobe comes from Banana Republic.
I was interested to see how things would change with Marissa Webb taking over as creative director. The new collections seem to be edgier and more contemporary. I had kind of gotten bored with what I was seeing at Banana Republic and this dress is actually the first thing I've bought there in a long time. I like the pretty floral pattern and the subtle high-low hem. I also like the material, which is kind of like a fancy sweatshirt and is super comfortable in addition to draping really nicely.
This dress is sold out, unfortunately, but there is a similar dress in black and white floral which is on sale for 30% off. The black and white version is made of a textured cotton silk blend so it feels a bit more formal.
Dress: Banana Republic (sold out, similar)
Cardigan: Banana Republic, old (similar on sale)
Shoes: Aerosoles, old
Purse: Lanvin Trilogy (on sale)