Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

As part of my "After 5 Event" hosting duties, I had the opportunity to style an outfit from Banana Republic's always-tempting selection. I seized the chance to snatch up a much-needed summer straw fedora and some neon stripes. Kind of fell in love with this neat little ladylike raffia purse and this military-esque vest thing, too.

In retrospect, I wonder if I'm not one pole short of some fine fishing garb, but this will have to be contemplated further at a later date.

Banana Republic straw fedora
Banana Republic striped top
Banana Republic vest
Banana Republic purse
J Brand jeans
Topshop bangles
Hermes bangle
Miu Miu heels
thrifted and various bracelets

41 comments:

Isa said...

Shoes <3!!!

The Fancy Teacup said...

You look so tailored and chic! I love the pink detail on your top, and that raffia satchel is so ladylike.

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much love.

janettaylor said...

YAY! Cute!

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From Suns To Moons said...

You did a great job styling these trendy Banana pieces.

myedit said...

Haha... one pole short. Klever. Fishing trip scheduled or not... this looks great!

Mary said...

Love the bag!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love this outfit! You did a great job styling BR pieces :D
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Anna Jane said...

i'm hosting the event in chicago and bought that vest too! you look awesome and can't wait to see the pics.

Lauren Brewer said...

Well, a fly pole and a pair of waders would really have completed the look. Seriously, though, nice outfit. I really like the juxtaposition of the little ladylike bag and the military-inspired vest.

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kileen said...

i LOVE the fedora on you and great styling of the vest!

cute & little

Eli said...

I think I need that vest in my life!

simplychic said...

cute! i plan on attending the event in SF on thursday :)

TheMadTwins said...

I adore this look :D
And it looks so great on you! I also love the pictures very much! So bright and clear =D

xxx

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Nikki said...

I am totally in love with those jeans! x

Christina said...

I love that striped shirt and vest. Very cute stuff from BR!

Storm said...

this is so inspiring, actually, you're whole blog is - the vibe is so great!
Hope you'll pass by and follow too.
kisses.

Misnomer said...

Love those J Brand jeans (i really need to buy another pair) and those shoes are tres beautiful!
p.s. stop by my blog and comment too.
Cheers,
Misnomer.

Bad Taste Toast said...

These vibrant blue jeans look amazing with the striped shirt and the vest, lovely colour combo! And you look so cute and chic with the hat :)

Gal Meets Glam said...

I love this vest! so cute :)

xo galmeetsglam.com

SoL Sia said...

hi sweetie.. found u in chictopia.. :)

you are so fabulous! i love your style.. definitely chic! will follow your blog.. :)

hope we could follow each other.. :)

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K said...

Very smart! Love the hat!

K xx

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

This is a great combinaiton. Loving how those flared jeans look on you. The neon stripes under hunter green is genius. The purse is so cute and the hat is perfect.
I had to LOL to the 'fishing pole' comment!

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Flaviana Boni said...

love this look!


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CessOviedo said...

So pretty! love the little pink stripes contrasting the utility vest, perfect accesorizing!

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LyddieGal said...

I love the clean lines of the vest, even with all those pockets, it feels very fuss-free.

and the straw fedora is just adorable.

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Melanie said...

Great outfit! I absolutely love those jeans. LOVELOVELOVE

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Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love this outfit!!! It's gorgeous! I especially love the vest and that bag (so incredible).

Carly said...

Loving the purse..so unique almost can't believe it is BR.
And the military vest is fab too!
C

Marie a la Mode said...

Love it! You have legs for days in those jeans : )

His and Hers said...

awesome look and i'm totally crushing on that adorable bag!! i'm sure you had a wonderful time at the event and made the loveliest of hosts!!

Noelani said...

Aren't you too cute? I am hosting the After 5 event in Boston and picked the same vest. Trying not to be totally jealous of how you styled it;)

jess said...

The vest is awesome. You styled it wonderfully.

Jessica said...

Gorgeous pretty lady! Love the pink stripes against the military vest. xo

Amy said...

This is such a great look! I love the purse and the striped top. It's a great spring/summer look that's styled very well.

Cheers to BR!

Between Laundry Days said...

This is the perfect combination of Banana Republic and District of Chic. Republic of Chic? Banana District?

Kimberlee said...

Love the neon stripes! You look so cute in a hat :)

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I pass by a BR on my way home from the gym and I've been eyeing this top for a while. I should pop in one of these days (maybe before my work out so I'm not covered in sweat) so I can scoop it up. Also, these jeans look amazing on you. The photo of you crossing the street - your legs look about a million miles long!

Celine said...

That vest is such a great piece!
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Vyque said...

Loved your look!

Susan said...

gorgeous look!
xo

Heather Pranitis said...

I really like the oufit!