Daily Outfit: 9/22/10

Gray wool dress, Banana Republic
Cognac boots, BCBGeneration Doris
Wood bangle, thrifted
Necklace, Dana LeBlanc
Studs, gift from Cal

This dress is at least three years old. I walked into Banana Republic, saw it on the hanger, and felt something akin to actual lust. I didn’t have the money at the time and had to borrow from my savings account to nab it, but I’m so glad I did.


My one complaint? A cap-sleeved wool dress has about a 3-day window for wear here in Minneapolis. At least, on its own … I can certainly layer. But I prefer the dress unencumbered by sweaters and blazers and scarves.

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25 Responses to “Daily Outfit: 9/22/10”

  1. LAP

    That dress is totally covetable even with a mere 3 day window of wear! Is it wool jersey, or a woven? It looks soft and luscious like jersey, but it's not too clingy, which makes it just great. LOVE.

  2. Sal

    LAP: Thanks, lady! It's not as stretchy as a jersey, but definitely more flowy than a true woven. Actually, come to think of it, I've never come across a wool quite like it!

  3. HGGirl

    I think a colored cardigan would be lovely with this when the weather gets more chilly. đŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous

    You could always put a light/tissue type long-sleeve tee underneath! In a bright color! I think that would look great!

  5. Melissa

    That dress is so simply beautiful on you. It's so flattering but you make IT look good, too!

  6. Megan Mae

    So cute! It reminds me of the sleeveless turtle neck tunic sweater I had. It was lovely in just-so weather, but left me too cold layering it or too hot.

  7. Rad_in_Broolyn

    I am also a little bit in love with the dress too.
    If it's less stretchy than a conventional knit but not quite a woven, it may be a double knit wool (I've been them in stores), which is probably the most perfect kind of wool!

  8. Anwen

    I think it'd look gorgeous with a lightweight purple or teal (long-sleeved) sweater underneath, then you'd still get to see the cuteness of the dress, but with added warmth and purple/teal both look lovely with grey.

  9. Future Lint

    I have a wool cap-sleeved dress too and it is infuriating! It is so pretty on it's own and there are VERY few fall days I can wear it that way. This is such a sophisticated palette of neutrals today!

  10. K

    I love that necklace with the dress Sal. And the boots are so richly colored. Kudos! đŸ™‚

  11. Kelly

    This dress is perfect on you, Sal. So glad you borrowed from savings for it – and that you took advantage of the small window to wear it like this!

  12. RoseAG

    I have a professional position where a jacket/blazer at the ready is a requirement. I love knit dresses because they're comfortable and easy to care.

    I have a wool knit and a heavy cotton knit.

    One thing I have discovered is that the patch pockets on the front are a bit limiting as they don't always behave nicely if you belt the dress.

  13. Rebecca

    It's hard to imagine a more perfect fit! It's simplicity lets all the beauty of your smile & face shine through!

  14. Jeannie

    oh, you look adorable in this outfit! I love the way the boots look with the dress, and the dress seems to fit you really well.

  15. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Love the dress. I have similar styles and normally wear my long-sleeved tops underneath so it doesn't disturb the line of the dress but still adds a bit of warmth.

  16. Between Laundry Days

    I'm so glad it's a piece you sprung for. It's positively phenomenal on you.