Monday, May 18, 2009

Currently Crushing on: BR Monogram's Pleated Dress

Happy Victoria Day my fellow Canadians :-)! To the Vancouverites (I'm still getting used to referring to myself as one again!), I hope you made full use of the past weekend's beautiful weather! My New York Bar exam materials from Barbri arrived in the mail last week: two boxes of books and a box with an iPod with recorded lectures. I spent some of last week after they arrived getting a head start on the MultiState preview stuff and then found it impossible to do so once the weekend and beautiful weather rolled around!

A quick Social Studies lesson, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Victoria Day (in French: FĂȘte de la Reine), colloquially known as May Two-four, May Long, or May Run, is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on 24 May, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. It has been marked since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated across the country on a fixed date and in various fashions, also being considered an informal mark of the beginning of the summer season. As a federal holiday, Victoria Day is a holiday for Quebec; however, the government of Quebec, in 2003, made the same day concurrently National Patriots' Day.

As Victoria Day is sometimes referred to as the beginning of the summer season, I think it's the perfect time to start shopping for summer clothes. I'm currently loving this BR Monogram Pleated Silk Dress available only at Banana Republic in the United States. I wish they'd bring the BR Monogram collection to Canadian stores too!

BR Monogram Pleated Dress $225 at Banana Republic


  1. Gorgeous dress! It's always a letdown to find something gorgeous on a website and find out it's only available in the US, isn't it? :(

    Happy Victoria Day! Hehe your comment on my post today about Facebook-creeping cracked me up.

  2. Ah, Barbri, I remember it well...

    Love that dress!


  3. Very beautiful dress! Love the fabric and the color! Have a great day! :-) xxoxoxoxo

  4. That is the most perfect dress for summer! Dress it up or down, weddings, showers, it! XO

  5. Such a nice dress =)
    I've no time to make a hair tutorial, maybe in summer... but it's very simple, you just have to tease your hair by locks, beggining from the center to the locks abowe your ears, and hold all of them with hairpins in the back of your head.

  6. Thank you for your comment!
    I also still love to wear black when it is warmer!
    And this dress is just gorgeous!!


  7. Love this Banana Republic dress, so beautiful! Hope you have a lovely day, much love: Evi

  8. Cute dress! Did you try looking in the store? They do carry BR Monogram I believe. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, I'll add you to mine! I'm not sure where your blogroll is? haha

  9. I just bought this dress!! They have several size 8 in stock on walnut street in philadelphia PA for just $69.99!

  10. I have this dress and it is just as gorgeous in person!

  11. That Banana Republic dress is absolutely stunning. Wish to have similar one in my wardrobe.

  12. The fashion are the best way of life. I think that the dressses are so beautiful and the blog is very good.Brands are my addiction and I would like to buy a lot.

  13. She is gorgeous and she looks even good with that dress but the problem is that she isn't sexy enough.