At last. I’ve been searching for a safari inspired dress all season. You may remember how my ON attempt literally fell short. I think I struck gold at the BR Factory Store with this dress, which is more my style. It is a form-fitting A-line dress with an exaggerated “jungle” print. The dress is also versatile, easily becoming work-ready with the addition of a cardigan and two-tone pumps.

Dress—Banana Republic Factory Store Cardigan—Ann Taylor Loft Shoes—Tahari via Macy’s
Print close-up


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  1. ohthatgirl
    April 10, 2008 / 4:57 pm

    Love! :O) I definitely need to make the trek to the Factory Store. I even think I may have a coupon thanks to your advice in a previous post.

  2. April 10, 2008 / 7:13 pm

    Really nice!

  3. April 10, 2008 / 8:05 pm

    Hi. I read your blog for the first time today. I love your style. Does the BR factory store mail you coupons? I am signed on their website for their regular store discount offerings, coupon codes etc. I definitely need to go to the factory more often than I do. I love BR.

  4. April 10, 2008 / 9:34 pm

    Yes, the dress is great, and with a cardigan looks also very cute.


  5. April 11, 2008 / 2:10 am

    the bright cardigan with the neutral dress…. perfection!

  6. Anonymous
    April 11, 2008 / 12:55 pm

    That is absolutely gorgoeus!….The colours are perfect for you too!…Love it…Capis

  7. April 11, 2008 / 1:54 pm

    OhThatGirl: Great! Thanks to that coupon, I got this dress at 55% (40% off + 15% off coupon). I hadn’t been there in ages either. The racks were so empty…guess there was a huge sale and/or they’re expecting new stuff.

    Sara: Thanks! Dresses cut like this one are so appealing to me.

    Nikki: It’s wonderful that you found us! The factory store does not mail coupons. You do often get that receipt with an online survey request which gives you a 15% off ANYTHING coupon upon completion. You can also sign up to get email alerts about their upcoming sales events, like the my favorite, 40% off all marked down items.

    Seeker: Thanks. I like the two together a lot.

    Heather: I appreciate it. I have been getting a lot of wear out of that yellow cardigan! I adds a nice splash of color to many things.

    Capis: Thanks!

  8. April 12, 2008 / 2:41 am

    This is a great look. I love the yellow cardigan. It adds an unexpected twist where others may have just added a brown or cream cardigan. Also I notice that you wear Tahari heels a lot. Do you find that brand to be comfortable? Just curious.

  9. April 12, 2008 / 8:53 pm


    I LOVE this dress.

    Thanks for posting the closeup of the print. 😀

  10. April 14, 2008 / 12:22 am

    Budget Babe: Cool! I know you liked that ON dress. So, I am glad you like this BR one.

    Diva: So true. I felt the browns needed a splash of color.

    I absolutely love Tahari shoes–style, detail, overall quality. All the styles I have are quite comfortable. I can go all day in them.

    Enc: Yeah indeed! Thanks again for that request for a close-up in the other post.

  11. April 15, 2008 / 12:53 am

    Awesome style!!! the dress is so cute!

  12. jazz
    May 3, 2008 / 5:34 pm

    I went out and copped this dress after your post. It is perfect!
    Keep it coming!

  13. May 3, 2008 / 7:24 pm

    Jazz: Wonderful. I am glad you found it. That dress sold out so fast in my BR factory store.

  14. May 5, 2008 / 6:49 pm

    Oasis Enterprises: Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by.