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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I'm no Fashion Maven

Our fashion maven is on the road...so I am stepping in...

If you have any money saved up for a rainy day, I saw some dresses at Banana Republic online today that I must share. I feel like there are a lot of possibilities with these knit dresses:

1. They can be adapted for the changing seasons: shaved leg and ballet flat or nice sandal for the warmth, tights and a heel or tall boot for the cold, maybe add a tiny sweater too!
2. For the most part they are quite modest on their own: no need for layering or altering.
3. Flattering. Many of the cuts are flattering for us baby-making types...tiny on our waists, lots of room for those birthing hips!
4. Prints are fun.
5. Black dress options are there, and also a bolero-to help you extend your wardrobe a bit, if you have any dresses that aren't working now that you have gotten married and stuff.

Check out our maven's posts for a refresher on what and how to buy your wardrobe:
Modest Fashion News
Shop Til you Drop
What a Mormon should wear to a cocktail party

Happy Shopping!


  • It's actually a great time for the modest fashion minded. My favorite brand BCBG has SO MANY adorable things that are totally modest as well as fashion forward! Take a LOOK HERE at some looks for early fall. Nearly every one would be wearable for the garment standard girl.
    I think it fashion is SO FUN and making it work with being modest too is so great! I am so glad that I can do BOTH. Thanks for sharing the links Kage!
    posted by Blogger Rachel H at 7/31/2007 10:12:00 AM  

  • Ooh! More motivation to lost the weight and keep it off...
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 7/31/2007 10:21:00 AM  

  • oops. I meant "lose" not "lost". ~sigh~
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 7/31/2007 10:22:00 AM  

  • rachel h...loving:
    cotton bengaline whole look
    boucle sweater jacket and wool pants
    wide leg trousers: I love me some of them
    printed matte jersey top and pencil skirt

    Wow. I need to get some of these so that I can be more gorgeouser.

    It's a night for bad grammer...fashion does that to me...
    posted by Blogger Kage at 7/31/2007 07:41:00 PM  

  • sigh I only wish my budget could handle these beauties! (BR and BCBG - both sites you guys have linked to have awesome stuff!)

    I guess I'll just have to use them for inspiration as I search in the $30 range!
    posted by Blogger marian at 8/01/2007 07:03:00 AM  

  • Kage- haha! It never hurts to try to improve oneself by being more gorgeouser.

    Marian- ideas for getting the "goods" like this at reasonable prices...
    Check all the discount stores like
    Daffy's, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Filene's Basement, etc..

    Also, while they are not uaually very good quality, Forever 21 copies BCBG stuff ALL the time and has SUPER CHEAP prices!! I get a lot of one season-cheap-stylish-fun stuff there.

    You might need a fashion friend escort if you've never been in one before because it is a little overwhelming at first. But totally WORTH IT! Like you can get a cute pair of skinny jeans (trendy) FULL PRICE for less than $30! Amazing.
    posted by Blogger Rachel H at 8/01/2007 08:17:00 AM  

  • Oh, I'm fully experienced in Forever 21 and its overwhelming ways! Unfortunately, I live in the middle o'nowhere, so I don't have much shopping available to me here. But, I do have a TJ Maxx, and I do find some great stuff there every once in a while.
    posted by Blogger marian at 8/01/2007 11:31:00 AM  

  • The other thing I was going to say (but forgot) was that if anyone lives by a BCBG, they not only have amazing sales with often times a 70% off rack... I get some great stuff off ot it!

    Also, there are outlets at many popular outlet malls now and I have gotten $425 heels for $19 just last summer! AWESOME.
    posted by Blogger Rachel H at 8/01/2007 11:47:00 AM  

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