So by the time you guys read this, I will be prepping for my big social media event in Philadelphia tomorrow {Mom Mixer}.  Banana Republic seems to be my go-to anytime we have a Mixer (really, you would think they were a sponsor at one point with the love I give them – they aren’t – I just adore their clothes!).

I’m going to end up wearing the Gemma Dress ($98) in either the Royal Violet (pictured below) or Everglade.  I bought both!  Decisions, decisions. (And First World Problems….)

But I just love the versatility of the Gemma dress (this will be my 4th!) and I felt like either of those colors was fun for a spring event.

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But beyond the color, I’m such a huge fan of the wrap dress.  The versatility is definitely undeniable.  It can be for work, for day time running errands (it’s THAT comfortable) or for evening dress up.  There’s just so many things you can do with a wrap dress – even the SAME wrap dress can be worn several times and no one will know you’re wearing the same one when you pair and accessorize it with different things.

Look #1:  Boots & a Scarf 

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This photo is from our Holiday Mom Mixer in 2012 and I actually had on – you guessed it – a Black Banana Republic Gemma dress!!  I paired it with a scarf I had gotten from Piperlime that had a cool brown animal print that matched my overpriced Frye boots.   When to sport this look:  daytime, work, lunch out with friends

Look #2: Add a Pop of Color

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Depending on the dress you are wearing, it can stand to have a little color added in, especially in the spring!

This picture may officially make me the worst blogger ever as it’s a terrible example of a wrap dress since you can’t see it all that much but hopefully you’ll get the gist!  This was my cousin’s wedding a few years ago.  I was wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress that I borrowed from my sister that was just gorgeous. But the wedding was in the day and I felt like it needed *something*.  BOOM!  I added this pink pashmina for daytime during the outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hours.  Later as it got dark and I got my drink & dancing on, I got rid of the pashmina.  When: anytime depending on your jewelry and shoes!

Look #3. Add a Blazer

I just love how something as simple as a comfortable wrap dress can turn into a professional work piece with a blazer.  (The dress can be fine on it’s own too in a work environment but I think it’s extra snappy looking with a blazer!)


When: work.  But also consider doing a denim jacket just for evening when you’re chilly and a fun casual look.  One of my favorite place to find blazers is White House Black Market (that’s where the one pictured is from, purchase circa 2013)

Look #4:  Heels & Chunky Jewelry


‘Nuff said.  When: Great for work or a wedding/evening affair!

Look #5: Flip Flops for the casual look.


Seriously, another example of how you can do just about anything with this dress!  I’m beach ready! This is arguably more comfortable than jeans and a tee – works for being out and about running errands (and how cute!) or anything daytime that’s casual.


  1. I don’t have a wrap dress (gasp) but I love how versatile they are. I am big on buying pieces that work a variety of ways because mama don’t have time for anything else! 🙂 The royal blue with the chunky gold necklace is my favorite.

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