Strappy Drape

Wednesday, June 15, 2016














Dress: c/o Banana Republic
Panama Hat: from Greece, similar here
Sandals: from Greece, similar here
Watch: c/o The Camden Watch Company
Chicago likes to be extreme. The weather can be extremely cold or extremely hot. It's predicted that this summer will be (more than usual) extremely hot. So dressing appropriately is a must! When I got this dress from Banana Republic, I immediately knew this is the LBD (Little Black Dress) of the summer. The polyester fabric is super soft and very lightweight. The dress has a draped front with petal a wrap which I love! It has a classic look with a slight twist.

Another thing I love about this dress is how it can easily be transitioned from day to night. I kept the outfit casual in this post by wearing gladiator sandals & a panama hat, but it is so perfect for date night too. Just pair it with a some fringe heels or suede strappy heels with a rose gold clutch and you are ready for a night out!

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xo RD
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Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
  1. That dress looks great on you and I agree with you it's the perfect style to go from day to night :)

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  2. That LBD is perfection, need to get one myself for summer!! Xx

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    1. Thank you! Definitely worth getting!

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  3. Love that dress! The draping detail is so perfect and flattering. You dressed it down so well, and I am sure it would be equally as fab dressed up.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. Strappy Sensational!!! Literally the perfect summer dress!! You look gorgeous as can be!!

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  5. That dress is seriously so chic and that draping detail is seriously so perfect! I am in love! So fun!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the hat you paired with this dress, gives it such a fun look!
    xoxo,
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  7. this outfit is hands down flawless! loove the dress<3
    www.rebelrebel.co x

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  8. The perfect LBD for summer! And it looks like it would keep you cool (even here in the Vegas heat!) Thanks for sharing - you look beautiful!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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    1. Keeping cool is essentials during the summer haha! I hope this works out for you in Vegas!

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  9. nice dress!
    xo
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  10. This dress is so perfect, I love how the fabric suits you!

    Have a nice day!

    My Vogue Style | www..myvoguestyle.com

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  11. What a gorgeous shooting location Rach! Such a pretty and versatile TBD too!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  12. So effortless and I love your sandals!

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  13. Such a beauty! Love the photos, location and your look <3
    xx
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  14. Beautiful post, you look gorgeous, love the drapes of the dress

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  15. An informal, but such a chic look! I have a hat that's really similar, and you've inspired me to pull it out and start wearing it! --Ginger
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    1. Thank you! It's seriously the best hat to wear for the summer!

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  16. Love this dress - simple but gorgeous! I just got a wrap dress & I am excited to showcase it on the blog soon!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thank you Abby! Can't wait to see how you style your dress!

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  17. This dress is so pretty!! I love the wrap detail! :)

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  18. So cute! I love an LBD, even in the summer. :)
    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  19. Love the dress! You looks so beautiful!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  20. Amazing photos, you are looking so beautiful in this style!
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  21. Extreme weather is not my cup of tea. This summer dress however is all shades of edgy, sexy and chic. You look stunning!!
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  22. Beautifully styled! I love that dress!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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  23. Cute dress and love those sandals!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  24. your posts are seriously, the cutest!! I have beach envy !!

    LOL,
    Katelyn
    www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  25. Beautiful shots!! You look so lovely in that dress!!
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  26. Such a cute beach look!

    XO
    Molly
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  27. Too pretty, lady- and perfect with the hat! Love these shots of you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. looking gorgeous as ever! Have a great day babe!
    XO JNESS
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  29. People call me crazy, but like 80% of my wardrobe is polyester or some poly blend. I swear it is the most comfortable of fabrics! You look great Rach! (:

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    1. It is definitely the most comfortable! Thanks Kiki!

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  30. I LOVE this dress, Rach! You fabulous and I really love these pics by our lakefront!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  31. The fringe heels will look good with this black dress. A Hammered Round Pendant(https://goo.gl/83FMui) with a long chain will really add more class to it.

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    1. Thanks! I'll keep the suggestion in mind!

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  32. Love these photos, and i love your black dress

    Aleksandrina

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  33. I love your dress! That hat is gorgeous. Beautiful photos!
    XX
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  34. You look so cute!! Love the dress! xo
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  35. This dress is so pretty, especially like the draping detail! Also, gorgeous location to shoot your pictures!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  36. Really cute dress <3
    Have a great Friday dear :*
    hugs
    Dili
    New post: http://www.milanotime.net/floral-maxi-dress-how-to-wear-a-maxi-dress/

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  37. What a great little black dress!!! I have that panama hat too...it's the best!!

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  38. Love the dress paired with that hat. Super cute and flowy look.

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  39. I love the simplicity of this outfit!

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  40. I love your style so much Rach. I love how you styled this wispy and chic LBD for a beach day. Gorgeous photos by the beach and I just love the fedora. =)

    A brand-new linkup is currently live. Would love for you to join with your fabulous style. Thanks, Ada. =)

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  41. I was in Chicago this weekend and I thought the same thing about the weather! It was burning up on Saturday and then a little chilly on Sunday. I love your hat with this dress!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. No way you were in Chicago! Hope you enjoyed your stay!

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  42. I LOVE this dress! I like that you paired it with the hat to give it a casual vibe. So cute!

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