In Bloom With Banana Republic

Floral Suit By Banana Republic

Like many women, I juggle a number of lives every day.  I can go from a corporate business meeting to a casual lunch to running errands and then a dressy event in the evening. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the clothing budget to have a different ensemble for every facet of my life.

This is where having a split personality comes in handy.  I look for pieces that can play as many roles in my wardrobe as I have to in my life.  And that doesn’t just mean a pair of black pants or navy blazer that goes with everything.

Floral_Blazer
Floral Print Suit By Banana Republic
White Strappy Heels

This year floral is in fashion.  And I live in drought-ridden California where only the fake-grass is still green.  So I’ll take flowers wherever I can get them.  Which is why I gravitated to this amazing print at Banana Republic.  Look how versatile it actually is.

Here I paired the blazer with the pants but added their monotone (but with a great silver sheen) sweater. The button-up collared shirt underneath really pulls the outfit together as a formal suit.

Later I removed the blazer and shirt, leaving just the sweater and crop pants. It’s casual, sporty and fun.

Banana Republic Floral Pants
Floral Slacks
White Leather Tote

I wore the same earrings with both outfits (“cat’s eye” stones!  Need I say more?  They had me at “cat.”)  Changing up my hairstyle took the looks from reserved to relaxed.

Banana Republic Cat Eye Earrings

I find it ironic that the store is called “Banana Republic” which was a phrased originally used to refer to a country that relies on only one exported crop to survive.  The actual Banana Republic store has such a wide range of attire and their pieces can be used in so many different ways. That’s not one crop – that’s the entire produce department!

OK, maybe I don’t technically have a split personality, but I am starting to sound bananas…

Heidi Nazarudin for Banana Republic

Shot on location at the beautiful Culver Hotel Los Angeles Photographer Sabrina Hill.
Makeup and Hair by the talented team at StyleBee  What's your favorite Banana Republic piece?



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  • Margaret W. says:

    You’re looking great in florals, Heidi, I love it!

  • Angelique says:

    You don’t sound bananas at all, Heidi. Far from it. And by the looks of things, you’re way too gorgeous to even look bananas. Love the blue on you!

  • Bethany Lynne says:

    Oh goody! If it were me, I wouldn’t be able to pull this off. I’m not quite fond of prints and flowery dresses, but this blazer and pants combo look really gorgeous. I gotta hand it to you for having a great fashion sense and fab style! 🙂

  • Shauna says:

    Blooming in blue, indeed!

  • Helga says:

    Looks good in you. I personally think black or grey colored pants and blazers are boring. Prime colors, plus a bit of pattern, are definitely visually enhancing. I love the floral prints!

  • Franchesca Diaz says:

    Wow, gorgeous! I am liking the whole outfit, especially the pants, it could go well with my other blue shirts/blouses, too. And the earrings, too, very classy *meow*… I also love love love your white pair of shoes!

  • Sue Cooper says:

    I just wanna say, you look much younger with your new hairstyle 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    Spring is here, so flowers are in season and in bloom. Looks good on you Heidi 🙂 I actually have a floral strappy dress from Banana Republic, too.

  • MJ Walters says:

    Stunning! I know I won’t look half as decent if it was me wearing these gorgeous florals, but with you, oh, you slay it!

  • Taylor says:

    you’re looking great Heidi. I got that Banana Republic floral wear too and I love it.

  • Pauline Ambrose says:

    This is a great combo. The pants can be paired with any top you want and you can look semi-formal by just adding the blazer. I love this style.

  • Gabrielle Swift says:

    Nice blue combo, I love love love it! You look beautiful, as always, Heidi 🙂

  • Olga Fischer says:

    I find it always exciting to mix and match some of my clothes. If I got a floral vest like that from BR, I can wear a simple white tank top inside it and still look fine, without showing skin.

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    Banana Republic has a lot of new things to offer this spring. I like this floral ensemble though 🙂

  • Misty says:

    You look lovely Miss Heidi!

  • Gianna Bernard says:

    Gotta love this blue floral, very pleasing to the eyes, and perfect for spring, too! By the way, I notice your blue toenails, too and it looks great with your white stilettos. Beautiful overall!

  • Carmencita says:

    Now that’s the kind of look I want this season. Perfectly beautiful on you, as always Heidi!

  • Ericka Villa says:

    That’s a great summery look, if I may say so. You look gorgeous as always Heidi 🙂

  • Bella Jones says:

    Heidi, you look awesome in florals and blue! I love all clothes by BR actually 🙂

  • Melissa M. says:

    Oh I love this blue shade with flowers!

  • Maryanna says:

    Wow, I’m in love with these blooms! Looks great on you Heidi 🙂

  • Jennifer Clarkson says:

    So lovely!! Love the florals and blue combo!

  • Rhianna Quinn says:

    Love that floral ensemble. I can see myself wearing it soon! Perfect for this season.

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