Fall Favorites: Banana Republic Seamed Fit-and-Flare Dress

October 21, 2014

As some of you might have noticed I have taken a mini hiatus from the blog. It wasn't done intentionally but I've had a horrible case of writers block and I'd say I've been in a funk for the past week or so. I blame it on the mercury retrograde. My good friend Lynn, told me about the mercury retrograde and how it's affecting all astrological signs and that it's common to feel a bit off during this time but I guess it affecting me more than I thought. So here I am writing this as I'm on my way to work. Yes, I have a real job and I haven't mentioned very much about my personal life here because I considered this a fashion blog but why not throw some random personal things in. Here goes nothing. I'm a small town girl that travels to the big city everyday to work at a law firm. Yes, I'm one of those crazies that still wants to go to law school even though maybe have tried to convince me otherwise. However, you never know... that's the exciting and terrifying part of life you never know where you'll end up with or with whom or doing what.

I digress; Fall is officially upon on us in full throttle here on the east coast and time is flying by as the end of the year approaches. I can't believe it's nearing the end of October and 2014 is almost over. I truly can't believe it but at least I have a couple more weeks to wear some of my fall favorites before I have to pull out my heavy sweaters and L.L. Bean snow boots. Included in my fall favorites is this Banana Republic Seamed fit-and-flare dress that I purchased for only $50! Yay for sales! Unfortunately that sale is over and it's back to it's original price of $120, sorry guys :(. This sophisticated piece reminded me very much of the 1960's.

For those of you who don't know, I'm obsessed with the AMC show Mad Men. Anything from the 1960's, I'm all about it and when Banana Republic has come out with their Mad Men collections I squeal with excitement because I adore the style. In fact, my leopard shoes are from the collection from a few years ago. Anyway, I drew a little bit of inspiration from the show and that era for this outfit because I thought this dress was typical of that time. What drew me to the dress initially was the color "Sour Cherry", which is lighter purple with a maroon undertone and then the silhouette of the dress was amazing. So I obviously need to purchase it and I'm one of those people that once I see something I like, I need it, I'm determined on getting it and I will do whatever it takes to get it and if I don't get it then it haunts me forever. Nothing haunts us more than the things we didn't buy and I believe that wholeheartedly so I caved and bought the dress. The flared silhouette is so elegant and in my honest opinion some fashion trends as of late have not been so...elegant. I amped up the dress (size 2P, also available in black) with my link necklace from bauble bar featured in many previous posts, a new leopard scarf from Kate Spade and my leopard heels from Banana Republic.

This chic dress also looks great with a blazer for a more professional look or the way I wore it for date night :)

Is there an era that inspires you? Where do you find your inspiration from? Let me know in the comment section below!

Scarf: Kate Spade
Shoes: Banana Republic (old)

Xo, Maia

Photos by Sandra Christina


  1. What a beautiful dress! I love black fit and flare dress you have such an amazing sense of style I love the way you put this outfit together!

    1. Thank you, Jess! I'm glad you enjoyed the post :)



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