Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Print Dress

I stumbled upon the poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird recently and it sparked the idea for this post, which will serve as a Fashion Thesaurus.

Here’s my Banana Republic Annie Faux Wrap dress worn in thirteen different ways.

By the way, when I started the photo shoot for this post, I had no idea what the looks would be. It was so much fun, though, exploring new possibilities for items already in my wardrobe.  My restrictive fashion choices do indeed encourage creativity.

1.  Jacket—Gap Outlet, Sandals—Kana via Marshalls,
Earrings—Kendra Scott “Danielle” in turquoise,
Sunglasses—Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack

2.  Belt—TheLimited, Shoes—Tahari via Upper Bid,
Earrings—Kendra Scott “Danielle” in purple agate

3.  Sweater—Mercer & Madison via Marshalls,
Wedges—Max Studio via Marshalls

4.  Sweater—Loft, Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls, Belt—Ann Taylor

5.  Studded Belt—Destination Style NY by Patricia Field via HSN,
Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains

6.  Cardigan—Loft, Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls

7.  Jacket—Vertigo Paris via Marshalls,
Shoes—Michael Kors via Macy’s

8.  Jacket—Live a Little via resale shop, Shoes—Kana via Marshalls

9.  Scarf—Nordstrom Rack, Shoes—Tahari via Upper Bid,
Belt—The Limited

10.  Scarf—Jones NY via Marshalls, Shoes—Tahari via Upper Bid,
Belt—The Limited

11.  Blazer—Banana Rebublic Factory Store,
Shoes—Franco Sarto via Marshalls

12.  Blazer—Banana Republic,
Shoes—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls

13.  Blazer—Calvin Klein via Ross, Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls

*Update (3/23/2012):  A new supply of the Annie faux wrap dress is available online.  Find it online here.


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  1. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    All I have to say is I hope you get commission on what I buy because you feature it! I love your taste and styling and looks like this wrap dress will be next on my purchase list! Keep up the great work, I adore your blog!

  2. March 20, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Versatile indeed. I like how it can be brightened up with cardigans, scarves and jackets.

  3. Julie
    March 20, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    I'm new to your blog and have been inspired by your outfits and your look. This is a great post. Very creative. I especially like how a sweater pulled over a dress can give it the look of wearing a skirt. Cute!

  4. March 20, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    love all the looks!!!!!!

  5. March 21, 2012 / 11:27 am

    I love how many different ways you can wear this dress! You're so inspiring!

    I can't wait for the weather to be cooler so I can try the sweater and dress combo – you make it look so good! 🙂

  6. March 21, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    Well look atcha! I love it, that is awesome!!!!

  7. March 22, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    I just taught this poem in my American Literature class last night so i was excited to see a blog post based off of the idea. I too have a faux wrap dress by BR so I was interested to see your variations. I think my favorite would have to be the orange sweater and the wedges, but there are BUNCH of great looks.

  8. March 23, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    @Anonymous: Hahaha. I wish! I do use affiliate links in some posts and receive payments when you click on them. Thanks so much for your kinds words!

    @Sing: Yes…and brightening up is crucial sometimes.

    @Julie: Welcome, Julie! So glad you found the blog. It's so much fun getting creative with what we own, right?

    @Sandie: Thanks for stopping by!

    @TaraMixandMatchFashion: That's right…mix and match fashion 🙂

    @Shoe Bell(i)e: CPW has got to be approaching zero soon. And, I got this dress on super clearance. So worth it.

    @Mica: Aww thanks. Aussie weather is still cool huh?

    @Local Celeb: Ha. Thanks.

    @Mad14Kt: Thank ya! This post was so much fun to do.

    @Terri: How fantastic! My husband is a Lit Prof. too. That's why I'm always having to talk about poetry. Lol.

  9. March 23, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    You are so pretty and stylish! Just wanted to add that I love the way your hair looks up in #11.

  10. March 24, 2012 / 12:42 pm

    I love how you did this. It shows how you can have different looks by adding to one main piece. You look beautiful and I love how you styled the dress every time.

  11. Anonymous
    November 9, 2012 / 2:06 am

    I love all your pictures. You inspired me.Continue posting thank's