Spring Stripes

Now that it’s March, I’ve decided that I’m going to convince myself that spring is on the way, whether or not that’s true. To me, that means no more need to wear tights, no more heavy jackets or layers, and lots of bright colors to make up for the dreary, overcast skies that I’ve been seeing almost every day.

So naturally, this dress from Banana Republic was right up my alley. It’s technically a midi dress, but of course it’s a bit longer than a standard midi on me, which I actually really like. I’m obsessed with the colors – they’re so bright and vibrant, but not in a young, childish way. I think the colors are actually a tiny bit darker than they appear online, and they just look really good together. Maybe I like it because growing up, I had a pink and purple Barbie wheelchair? But whatever the reason, the colors and the stripes/colorblocking just look really great together.

I also love the material and fit of the dress – it’s a sweater dress, but because of the pleats that run all around the dress, it’s a little bit stretchy, too. Sometimes, dresses that are just straight/shift dresses don’t look good on me because I’m always sitting, but because this one has give to it, it lays perfectly. And it’s so comfortable – it’s not a “fuzzy” sweater texture, but it’s still soft, and has some weight to it, too. I’m wearing the XXS petite size, but it’s sold in regular sizes, too.

You know how sometimes you just feel so good in a dress that it makes you feel extra confident? That’s what this dress does for me. I’m basically trying to keep myself from wearing it everywhere, all the time. I already have it in mind for a few special events coming up… so don’t be surprised if it pops up again!

Oh, and bonus – it’s already on sale, and there’s an extra 40% off through the end of the day, no promo code needed!

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