ordered a few things way back when Banana Republic had their “After 5 Style Event
” for 30% off, and I’m excited to announce…I will be keeping a few of them! Yay! After all the Ann Taylor dissapointment in the last week or so, this picked my spirits back up. So, without further ado, here are my new BR items:
I loooove sweaters, I wear one almost every day. Even in the summer (I’ve been known to wear sweaters in both Hawaii, and Costa Rica…both very hot, humid places…) because I’m always cold…or will quickly get cold once I enter a very air conditioned place. This one caught my eye because I loved the maroon color, and I thought the striped ribbon detail on the inside of the button placket was a fun detail to add interest to an outfit.
Here is the sweater in size Petite XXS:
Top: Paul Smith Button Down, size 38
I really like this sweater. The merino wool is soft, not scratchy, and the color is beautiful. There is also a gray
I have my eye on…but I’ll play the waiting game and see if I can snag that one on sale. The sizing is also much better, as this sweater fits like an XXS. I’ve had a lot of BR Petite XXS sweaters swamp me completely. Also, take note that wool sweaters shrink when you wash them, so even though this sweater doesn’t fit tightly on me now…I expect it to fit beautifully after I wash and air dry it.
Next up, this silk skirt:
Here is the skirt on me in size Petite 00:
Top: B.P. from Nordstrom, size XS
This skirt falls at the top of my hips, which is lower than it is intended (it looks to fall near the waist of the model), but that’s fine by me. Because I have a shorter torso, I generally don’t like tucking shirts into my bottoms, so by leaving my top out, I look more propotioned anyways. I’m loving this maroon color right now, and the whispy silk of this skirt falls nicely. I’m thinking holiday parties! Bling this up with some fun sparky jewelry, and you’re ready to go! Maybe even a flower brooch
I should note here I also bought this top in size Petite XXS:
Pfff…this is no XXS…BR, what were you thinking! I didn’t even take a picture of myself in this one, because I wanted this post to be full of positivity. But if you’re thinking about this one…don’t even bother. It’s a tent. Literally. I could fashion a little teepee out of it and live under it if I wanted to. Okay, maybe it’s not that big…but it certainly didn’t fit.