summer colorblock

June 19th, 2013


It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Banana Republic’s collaborations, but this Milly collection is my absolute favorite, hands down.  When I saw this maxi dress for the first time, I immediately imagined summer nights by the pool, lazy walks out for dinner, and just generally everything beautiful and relaxed about my favorite season.  And when I tried it on?  I knew my gut was exactly right.

Summer is the perfect time for maxi dresses, and I feel like they solve that ever-present “what to wear” debate in almost every situation.  They’re dressy enough that you never look like you didn’t clean up, but so easy and comfortable to wear that you actually look forward to putting them on.  And I’ve heard that petite girls sometimes shy away from maxis, but I think that’s totally unnecessary — this wasn’t tailored at all, and I’m wearing it with a perfectly reasonable heel height (I mean, reasonable for me… you know, a mere four or five inches)!  But even with a little hemming and a chic pair of flats, this is perfect for any summer party you’re heading to!

Banana Republic x Milly dress, Mark. watch, Jimmy Choo heels.




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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 METROX Loves You - the blog // Jun 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    love the dress so much. you look pretty 🙂

    Drop by our blog if you have time.
    With love,

  • 2 Bianca // Jun 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Maxi dresses are one thing I have never tried on yet, and this inspires me to collect the guts to do so since I’m a shorty. Lol. Your sunnies are love!

  • 3 wendyb964 // Jun 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Katy. What a brilliant combination of colors! We petite gals are so often overwhelmed when wearing colorblock or long dresses. Am I wearing my great granny’s dress or trying to look 21? My heels are not the darling ones I used to wear, but I could even see it with dressy platform/wedge espadrilles.

  • 4 Lisa R // Jun 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    You look gorgeous in this dress, like it was made especially for you. Makes you look cool, calm and collected and that is a lot from just a dress, don’t you think!

  • 5 Kocevfashion // Jun 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Spring reminds us of all the floral colors and shades, but this spring those colors have change to black and white which the female gender has taken a liking to. Tights with these colors and simple design are an easy match for many combinations especially casual varieties…

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