Banana Republic Sloan Ankle Pant

Banana Republic Sloan Pant

 

Every once in a while I come across a clothing item that has made quite a stir in the fit-blogger community. When Jean posted about her petite experiences with the Banana Republic Sloan pant, and I saw the plethora of positive reviews on the BR website, I knew I had to order them. I have the forrest green color on the left coming my way but if the fit is great, i’ll be putting in for a navy and cranberry pair soon enough. Have any of you tried the Sloan?

Layering A Wrap Dress + Purchases for China

Casual wrap dress

J.Crew sweater (old, similar), Old Navy wrap dress (my color is sold out, but loving this print), Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses, MAC lipstick in “Asian Flower”

Welcome to my attempt at reworking a wrap dress. I last wore this dress to my sister-in-law’s bridal shower in New York and loved it so much I wanted to find a way to wear it again. It was a bit chilly in SF on that particular day, so a sleeveless top wasn’t going to work. I quickly threw on this white sweater and in retrospect, i’m not digging the boxy shape it gives me. I feel like I sort of look like a big rectangle. But, in the interest of honesty, I can’t always show you guys just my winning outfits now can i?!

Layering a wrap dress

Reworking a wrap dress

Still loving the side braid and my fab lipstick from MAC though!

Wrap dress

How would you have styled this dress? ALSO: I’ve been doing a bit of shopping for China and wanted to share my purchases with you below. A full review + detailed list coming soon!

ASOS Floral Skater Dress

Asos Floral Dress

J.Crew shirt and necklace, Prada sunglasses, ASOS dress (under $50!), Madewell sidewalk skimmers

This year i’m just the queen of finding cheap, amazing dresses (further evidence here and here). This ASOS floral skater dress fits like a dream and is just so cute for the warm weather we have been having in SF lately. On this particular day I layered it with a J.Crew henley and added some jewels to class it up a bit.

Asos dress review

Asos summer dress

I don’t know if you can fully tell in the picture, but this dress has buttons all the way down the front. I love that added detail and also the seams that run all the way around the dress. It has a cap sleeve and a v-neck, what more could I possibly want?

Asos floral skater dress

Asos skater dress

One thing to note is that I am wearing a size 10 here and it fits perfectly over the chest and rib area. A teensy bit shorter than anticipated so size up for extra length.

Asos floral dress review

And because i’m not obsessed with floral dresses, here are a few other relatively inexpensive options I had my eye on from ASOS:

Review: BDG High-Waist Black Jeans

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Nordstrom top (similar), J.Crew belt, BDG high-waist jeans, Sam Edelman sandals (my color is sold out, but my next pair will be these)

Get ready to see quite a bit of these jeans in the months to come. I tweeted a few weeks back that I was searching for the perfect pair of high-waist black jeans and one of my lovely readers, Franziska responded with a recommendation for these BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters. I quickly went online and at $38 a pop after sale, I ordered two pairs at varying sizes to test them out. I ended up with my usual size (i’m typically between a 30-31, and went with a 31) and love them.

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They are true skinny jeans, tapering very tightly around the ankle which I appreciate. They also are very high-waisted on me, sitting about an inch above my belly button. The material isn’t as sturdy as some designer jeans, and it feels like I might have to repurchase these after a few months of wear, but i’m so thrilled to have found a cheap black jean alternative.

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The pockets are placed just a tad bit wide for my particular rear end but boyfriend gave them the nod of approval, so I decided to keep them regardless. To this day the only pair of black jeans I have found that have the proper pocket placement for me are Ann Taylor curvy slims, and those fade very quickly and don’t taper narrow enough to tuck into boots.

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 Please let me know if you check out these jeans and what you think!

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