Banana Republic Dress


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Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: YSL, Similar Less Expensive | Shoes: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lipstick: Dolce | Bracelets: Julie Vos [c/o], Julie Vos [c/o] | David Yurman | Lash Serum: Nordstrom

Photography by: Angie Garcia

Oh another white dress, Katey. Could you have been any more predictable?!

No, seriously. It is another white dress and while that might be a snoozefest to some, this one is SO different. I swear.

First, you’ve got the eyelet details at the bottom. Cue ladylike notes.

Then you’ve got a fun lace-up neckline. Hello ’70s trends.

And then you’ve got the fact it’s a lined white dress. #PraiseGodFromWhomAllBlessingsFlow

If all my white dresses were children, this would be my first born. Mature enough for a work meeting or church [thank you lining and drop waist] and trendy enough to not feel plain. It’s also on sale! And I’m wearing an XS for size references.

Also, I have to share the funniest story from this weekend! Not sure why I’m even sharing [it doesn’t necessarily have a point] but it’s one of those, “Oh I think someone other than myself would have to think it’s funny!” Because I’ve been laughing for days over it…

Paul and I were both in Austin this past weekend, but separately with friends for some events! We ended up running into each other one evening and he came up to me and gave me a hug and a kiss then went back to his group of friends.

One of the guys in the group freaked out. He looked at Paul and said, “Man, I never really thought you’d do something like that. I’m honestly really disappointed in you. Why would you kiss a random girl when you’re married?”

Turns out this guy wasn’t at our wedding and never knew what I looked like. So he thought my husband was off kissing random girls in Austin, Texas and wanted to give him a talkin’ to.

Paul died laughing and was like, “Meet me wife!” haha!

I’m not sure why I thought it was so funny, maybe because some stranger has my back! Also because anyone who knows my husband knows this is hilarious.

So here’s to a favorite white dress and strangers that won’t let Paul get out of line!


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  1. I love this dress! I’m right there with you with the white dress obsession and Banana is one of my favorite brands so I can totally see why this one is the best one in your closet. You look gorgeous!

    I’ve also been following you on snapchat for some time now so I totally read that story in your voice!

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  2. Love this dress! I almost tried it on last time I was at the mall and now I’m really regretting the fact that I didn’t. It looks adorable on you. And the story of your husband couldn’t be funnier/cuter.

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  3. Alyssa wrote:

    Seriously, why would anyone make a white dress that isn’t lined?! Terrible idea, and every single one I love has no lining to it. This one is super cute!

    Alyssa @ Feathers and Stripes

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  4. I love the story!! Your hubby has a good group of friends! 🙂 🙂

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  5. Kathryn wrote:

    This drop waist dress is perfect on you! Love the lace-up feature of it.

    xx Kathryn

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  6. Lindsey wrote:

    I’m the same way, I always buy dresses or shirts that are similar (yet extremely different) I can’t help it! You looks adorbes, as usual 😉

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  7. I die for this YSL bag of yours every time!! <3

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  8. Banana Republic is that one store that I have no self control in lol I love this dress on you! The details on the bottom and the sleeves are so feminine :]

    Morgan Paige

    Published 17 May 16Reply
  9. Meg wrote:

    LOVE this dress. Do you mostly shop online or in stores for things at Banana? I never know fit.

    Published 17 May 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Meg! 🙂 I shop online because they always have more stock! Banana runs large. 🙂 xo

      Published 17 May 16Reply
  10. This is one of the cutest white dresses I have seen this season so far!! Adorable!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

    Published 18 May 16Reply