Summer Packing List: Gingham Dress and Packable Straw Tote

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

You know a dress is really good when all you want to do is twirl in it.  I’m so in love with this gingham dress!  Perfect for summer and a fun, classy piece to transition you from day to night.

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

This gingham dress gives me life!  As soon as I put it on,  I knew it was a keeper.  The soft fabric and movement of the handkerchief hem was just flawless.  It’s one of those dresses that looks great when you’re standing still and looks even better when you’re walking.  The true test for me is if the dress is twirl worthy and I’m here to tell you…this one most definitely is. 🙂

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

The black tie sash belt (removable) really pulls everything together.  Gives your waist some definition and adds a little bit flirty flair to it. Sizing runs true to size and I’m wearing 00 petite.  The dress is fully lined and amazing quality.  Light, airy and oh so comfortable.  Love and would highly recommend!

If you’re heading somewhere this summer, this gingham dress and packable straw tote are both a MUST for your summer packing list.  Ahh..the season of long weekends.  Don’t you just love Summer?  I know I do.  From the warm summer nights, longer days and gorgeous sunsets, it really is the best season.

FYI – my lemon silk scarf will be available on 5/22!  It’s so pretty and can be worn around your neck or as an addition to any bag!

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

You know I love any items that don’t require a lot of maintenance right?  I’m all about easy and effortless these days.  I was thrilled to find out that this dress is machine washable.  If I can avoid a dry cleaning bill or ironing, it’s always a major bonus for me.  The best part? The material doesn’t wrinkle.  You can roll it up or fold it, and voila, you put it on without having to do anything.  Yes, please and thank you.

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

Banana Republic has my heart.  I’ve shopped here for so long and each year, they continue to impress me.  I love the way their petite sizing fits me.  I never have to do any alterations and the styles are so timeless and classic.  I have my eye on so many of their new Summer arrivals.  Here are my top picks:

Banana Republic Summer Favorites

I currently have this paneled maxi dress, this twist front dress and this stripe knit fit and flare dress in my cart!  Also I have the best news EVER!  My all time favorite tailored fit gingham shirt is back!  I’ve had this shirt for so many years and it’s hands down the best fitting button up shirt I own.  You need to get it before it sells out.

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

I’m all about versatility because you get more bang for your buck if you can wear an item on different occasions or pair it with multiple things in your closet.  I can see this dress worn to work with a classic cropped cardigan with some block heel pumps or wear it to brunch on the weekends with these low heeled sandals for a casual but chic look.

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

I’m so excited about this vacation ready packable straw tote because I always tend to over pack.  Bags usually take up most of my luggage.  This tote doesn’t take up any room at all.  Folds up easily and the shape remains in tact – amazing!  As always, well done Banana Republic! 🙂

gingham dress packable straw tote lemon silk scarf

Dress: c/o Banana Republic gingham racer neck fit and flare dress (size 00 petite) | Shoes: c/o Banana Republic bare low back heel sandal (size 5) | Bag: c/o Banana Republic packable straw square tote (2 colors) | Scarf: c/o Banana Republic lemon silk scarf (available on 5/22, other options HERE)


Thank you Banana Republic for sponsoring this post.

XO, Annie
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    the dress is amazing!

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