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See that spectacular sunburn tan above my knees? Awesome, right?
What perfect timing for a little email to cross through my inbox! I was just getting ready to feature this adorable pair of shorts I picked up at a Banana Republic Factory (outlet) store last weekend, when the deal got even better. I was happy to get an extra 30% off last weekend…now the deal is an extra 40%!
These little shorts are a dark grey, small herringbone weave in 98% cotton/2% spandex, and machine washable. The fabric is thick and substantial, especially for an outlet item, and feels really well made. The cuffs are sewn up, and the belt loop has working buttons. Back welt pockets and small front pleats add to the menswear feel. Style #857089-00-1.
Size 00P fits me great right off the rack, with no waist gap…the belt is just for looks. These babies are marked $39.99, with an extra 40% off today through Aug. 7th, bringing them to a grand total of $23.99 before taxes.
You may have also noticed that new little wrist decoration on my arm. That’s a little cheapie Timex watch that I also picked up at the outlets. I remember reading a little blurb in Lucky Magazine a looong time ago about one of the editors wearing a little menswear inspired watch by Timex. It’s funny how little things like that can stick with you, because it’s always been in the back of my mind as something I’d like to eventually pick up.
Funnily enough, Timex watches are getting a little bit of a “coolness” revival. Have you seen the $195 version from J.Crew? I must say…I bought this little watch for looks…but I’m actually enjoying being able to see what time it is with just the flick of a wrist instead of fishing for my cell phone at the bottom of my handbag. Imagine that!
A little note on the watch: I have incredibly tiny wrists. I always knew they were thin, but when Jen (who is smaller than me, mind you…) compared wrists with me and freaked out over how teeny mine were…I finally knew why bracelets and watches have always been so challenging for me. My wrists are tiny! Which is why it’s amazing that this watch did not need any holes added to the strap. In fact, I still have two more holes to go on this watch strap if I want it even tighter. Crazy right? Thin wristed ladies take note! Timex watch straps are itty bitty. *UPDATE* A commenter suggested I give my wrist measurment, so here ya go! My wrist is about 5 inches around at the smallest point.
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