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What I'm Wearing: Banana Republic Olive Silk Twist-Strap Dress

To help get the word out on their new spring offerings, Banana Republic recently gifted me with a silk dress from their spring line. I wore it out the very first chance I got, which was this past Friday evening when the weather actually climbed into the 50s!

While it's not something I would have picked out for myself because of the empire waist, it's surprisingly flattering and fits like a glove (size 4). I love the unusual hemline - short in front, longer in back - and the muted olive color. As much as I love brights on the rack, I feel more at home in neutrals and black. I tried styling it a couple different ways and found it to be a real wardrobe chameleon, equally chic dressed up or down. Can't wait to wear this dress with sandals when summer arrives.

My Olive Silk Twist-Strap Dress is $175 and you can find it at here. If you can find this dress on sale, scoop it up!

Outfit details: Banana Republic dress, Modern Vintage leather jacket c/o Gilt, Hype handbag via T.J. Maxx, Via Spiga heels via Lori's Shoes, House of Harlow sunglasses c/o Gilt

Cute! I love the way you toughened it up! And you're hair looks great!
#1 Elizabeth on 2011-03-15 08:07 (Reply)
You look great in this outfit! I love the dress with the jacket and shoes.
#2 Angela (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 08:21 (Reply)
You look awesome!! Love the dress and the sandals.
#3 twentysomething (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 08:27 (Reply)
Looking gorgeous, as always, lady! The dress is, indeed, a lovely one.
#4 Sally McGraw (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 09:29 (Reply)
JUST bought a silk dress from Banana this weekend...was trying to think of a way to "toughen" it up a little I love that you posted this today! You did a terrific job!! It looks great1
#5 Nikki on 2011-03-15 09:44 (Reply)
LOVE how you styled the dress! Can't wait to see how it transitions to spring/summer!
#6 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 09:55 (Reply)
LOVE IT! It looks great on you and with that jacket, it's perfect!
#7 cadrommy on 2011-03-15 09:59 (Reply)
You look fantastic! I wish you would do more of these "What I'm Wearing" features..they're so inspiring!
#8 Shannon (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 14:39 (Reply)
Work Dianna! You look great and I love that jacket.
#9 Alissa (Homepage) on 2011-03-15 15:12 (Reply)
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