Banjanan Babe.

I’ve featured select pieces from this brand a number of times, but I have to tell you — I am head over heels for this label! I finally ordered a lovely dress of theirs, this tiered flamingo-print dress I’d been eyeing forever. I had been looking for something to wear for our NINE YEAR anniversary tomorrow and though I tend to wear white for the occasion, this just felt right for this chaotic but fun time in our lives. (Bonus: it comes in a coordinating mini size at Maisonette.)

For expecting mamas: a chic girlfriend of mine wore this dress of theirs while nine months pregnant and ROCKED it. It works with a bump!

For bargainistas (but aren’t we all…): Saks has a bunch of Banjanan pieces on sale, including this maxi for $135 and this stunning wrap.

For those averse to trends: You can rent select pieces of this label from Rent The Runway, like this chic dress! A sharp reader recently asked what to do about trendy pieces that have strong patterns/prints, as she feels she can only get 2-3 wears out of them before retiring them since they’re so noticeable/recognizable. I mentioned that, first, I often wear statement dresses multiple years in a row so I get a few uses out of them and genuinely don’t care if they are last season’s style! If I love something, I love something. I will also invent occasions on which to wear them (i.e., “let’s go out to dinner and get dressed up…just because!”) BUT. Rent the Runway is a good way to get a little dose of a trend for a special occasion without the commitment.

And, also — a couple of other boldly printed pieces I’m loving right now:

THIS SHIRTDRESS (I OWN AND LOVE THIS — CAN’T BELIEVE THE MARK-DOWN PRICE HERE!)

THIS PLEATED MIDI

THIS BORGO DE NOR

THIS PLEATED MAXI

THESE PAPER BAG SHORTS IN THE BLUE PATTERN

THIS ISOLDA DRESS (!!)

P.S. I mentioned recently that mini loves nightgowns, and I found this one on sale at J. Crew plus an extra 40% off! More updates on motherhood and the gear and musings that come with it here.

P.P.S. My favorite new beauty product. It’s v. good. Might need to update my all-time favorite roundup to include it.

P.P.P.S. Just put down the baby and little pockets everywhere.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the Banjanan recommendation! It is such a lovely, unique, and quality brand. I love wearing pieces that are not so heavily advertised on social media, etc. I already bought 3 maxi dresses and a skirt…

  2. Bananjan pieces have such a fun vibe! Love them. Congratulations on your ninth wedding anniversary!

    Crewcuts is one of my favorite sources for kids’ clothes! I find that some of their girls’ pieces run small (especially the bottoms) but they’re pretty cute and you can’t beat the sale prices sometimes!

    xx

    1. Thank you! YES – crewcuts does really run snug. Mini outgrew 2T when she was scarcely 18 months.

      xx

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