Weekend Style with Banana Republic

August 14, 2017

This post was sponsored by Banana Republic. All comments and styling is my own. #simplysophisticatedsummer #itsbanana #sponsored #ad

When I was a young teen, I would ride the streetcar after school 15 minutes away into Downtown Toronto. Located on the longest street in the world and in the heart of the city, I would make my way through the busy intersection and into Eaton’s Centre, the ever-so-popular mall, and shop. Even through my University years, I continued my old habits of shopping there. I often went with a close friend of mine and we would grab coffee and window shop. She always made sure we went into Banana Republic to take a look at the jewelry and clothes.

Banana Republic might very well be one of the most popular professional apparel brands to shop at in Canada and the United States. Always feminine, yet classic. The bases of all great style is having quality, timeless pieces, and of course, Banana Republic has always been a fantastic source for those.

In this post, I am showing two dresses I wore in the day time for the weekend. The first one is the denim dress with a bow.

A shoulder-baring dress is great for summer. Most women would probably wear this denim dress with a pair of heels, earrings and a great bag, but I went with embroidered sneakers and my fun rose framed sunglasses. When the temperature drops, I’ll be wearing this dress with a pair of wear dark wide leg jeans, high heels and statement bag.

The rose framed sunglasses I’ve had for over a year and have only shown on my Instagram. Follow me there if you haven’t because I post all my purchases there first. so they’re hard to find now. Link to those sunglasses available here.

The coral shirt dress is perfect for a day to night look at the office. I imagine many women wearing this dress on its own with jewelry, shoes and a bag, but when I saw this, I immediately envisioned 3 ways of wearing this and today I’m sharing this one.

Taking more of a weekender-style approach, I opened up most of the dress and wore it more like a dress coat with distressed denim, my pearl slides and once again my vintage Chanel bag for that city-girl street-chic look. To shop the looks, click on the links below.

I hope you enjoyed these looks styled with my Banana Republic pieces.  Let me know which one you love more. For more inspiration on style and travel, follow me on Bloglovin♥Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list for special announcements and exclusive content.



Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ.


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  • Simplement Lui August 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

    nice outfits and great dress 🙂


  • The Fashion Folks August 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    The first denim dress with those sunnies and your gorgeous hair made me think of Audrey Hepburn, like a modern style of her with the chic denim and shoes. So so gorgeous Miki! Have a lovely week, Xx


  • Esther August 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    You have styled these two outfits so beautiful.
    I love the first dress it looks so effortless but chic and summer time.
    Have a fabulous week.

    Love, Esther

  • Amy August 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I love Banana Republic! What a great partnership. Love the way you styled these looks – just perfect for the weekend! Hope your week is off to a good start babe!

    xx, Amy

  • Violette August 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I love this weekend style! I’ve never checked Banana Republic but I should! Thanks for sharing!


  • Jackie August 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Banana Republic never disappoints! I love that you styled your denim dress with embroidered sneakers, it’s such a fun look! And this fab coral shirt dress is a beautiful color on you and I’m just loving the cool city girl chic vibes. I hope you’re having a great start to the week!

    xo, Jackie

  • Amanda August 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Those glasses are so cute and flattering. I have never shopped at Banana Republic, but it looks nice.


  • Jessi Malay August 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    yesss girl! I’m loving the slider selection!!

    XO, Jessi


  • Susanne - Bag at you August 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Ohh wow, look at you!!!! SO PRETTY!! And elegant!! Really love the pop of color of the second dress and the denim dress suits you very well as well! Hope you doing great! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  • The Fashion Matters August 15, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Love your style!! looks like an amazing stylish weekend x

    Hadas | The Fashion Matters- Luxury travel and fashion blog

  • Nina Nguyen August 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I love these looks babe, gorgeous!!
    xx- Nina


  • Lindsey Puls August 15, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Oh wow! Both of these are such beautiful looks! I really love that denim dress with the bow, though – it’s so unique!


  • Olga August 15, 2017 at 10:31 am

    That dress looks amazing!Love your style:-)


  • Merel van Poorten August 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    These sandals are so pretty!! I need to get my hands on these.

    X Merel

  • The Gypsy Files August 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I’m dying over those black sandals in your second look! How cute. I need them in my closet immediately. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’d love for you to check out the latest on my blog!

  • Tijana August 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    what an amazing post, like it!


  • Deasy August 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Omg those sandals are so cute! I love BR for my work attire, especially their Sloan pants and can definitely why they’re the best in the category.


  • Luci's Morsels August 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful outfits! Love the embroidered sneakers, such a fun and unique look!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Camila August 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Banana Republic is honestly one of my fave brands and they style is always super chic. Loving what you are wearing!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Rachel Holliday August 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Both of these Banana Republic outfits look amazing on you! I love the first dress- so great for work and evening. The coral shirt dress looks beautiful over the embroidered jeans.

    Rachel xx

  • yuka August 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    banana republic is totally stepping up their game! these pieces are so cute and you styled it perfectly!


  • Deborah August 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    First of all these pictures are incredible and you look stunning in both outfits! The coral shirt dress look amazing against your skin-tone. Banana Republic is one of my favorites and I definitely need to check these out! Thanks for sharing!



  • Adi August 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Both looks are beautiful! The shoes in the first one are really cute!
    Adi xx

  • Rina August 17, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I absolutely love that you styled that coral dress shirt with jeans! Such a unique way to wear a button up and perfect for an everyday casual look. I love that you could easily eliminate the jeans and have a dressier look! Such a gorgeous color too!

    Rina Samantha

  • Isabella August 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Hi there my dear,

    I am in love with your 2 looks, they look great in that combination;)

    Hugs from Germany
    Have a nice day;)

  • Margot August 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Theses 2 outfits are amazing !
    Love thoses so much.

  • Mercy August 18, 2017 at 1:42 am

    How nice are these looks. I like your style as you incorporate being fun and trendy! Nicely done. Those rose sunglasses are the cutest!


  • Jalisa August 18, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I love Banana Republic! Their pieces are of such amazing quality and I love how classic and timeless they are with a dash of trendy. That said, these dresses are so lovely and I adore how you’ve styled them, especially with the jeans! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  • Jessica August 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I am loving all of these pieces. My favorites are your chambray dress and the pearl slides in the second look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Lisa Valerie Morgan August 20, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Both of these looks are so cute! I’m especially loving the embroidered denim and pearl slides.



  • mainou August 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Love the pieces & the outfits =)

  • Yana August 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You are so stylish! I love these two outfits. That orange coat/dress is amazing! 🙂


  • Raina Shepeleva August 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

    What a great partnership! I loved the patched jeans and the sneakers, so cute and summer-y! And I like how you styled the coat as a dress!

  • Florencia August 23, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I have my closet FULL of Banana Republic!
    I rrally like the coral shirt dress.
    I wanna get it!
    Well done 🙂 XOXO, Florencia!

  • Debbie Savage August 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Ultimate ultimate beauty!!! I really love the blue dress and the necklace is so gorgeous!

  • adele miner August 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Obsessed with these looks, you look stunning! I am so impressed with your blog too by the way, your hard work really shows with it! x