BCBGMAXAZRIA knit vest (diff. color), size xxs :: Old Navy sweater, size xs :: AG Adriano Goldschmied Cigarette Stilt Pants, size 24 (needs a hem) :: Cole Haan suede pumps (similar), size 5 :: Chanel East/West :: Sterling Silver bangles :: Honora pearl necklace & jet bead necklace
I love fall merchandise, and after a long spring and summer, I finally feel like I can shop happily again. I’m taking this opportunity to step away from the tried and true petite favorites of Ann Taylor, LOFT and Banana Republic, and explore a few brands that I rarely shop. One of these is BCBGMAXAZRIA, and frankly, I’m not sure why I ignored them for so long!
BCBGMAXAZRIA makes petite dresses that can be found in stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Zappos, as well as size xxs that can be found in their namesake stores. Even in size xxs I find structured items like jackets to run too large in the shoulder, and too long in places like bust and waist details. But, where this brand is spectacular is in knits!
This little knit vest is my first from the brand, but I’m already thinking about what styles I want to pick up next. On this particular piece, I like the drapey soft cotton/modal, the shoulder epaulette details, and the well made pockets (welted pockets on a knit!). I plan to layer it underneath jackets as the weather cools, and over t-shirts when the weather warms up next spring.
I wore this shopping the other day, except with denim skinny jeans. I switched it up with these wine pants today, since I’m loving them lately. My apologies if you’re tired of seeing this Old Navy sweater. As you can see, I may be loving it a little too much as well. :P
BCBGMAXAZRIA can be pricey, but I’ve seen decent deals during major sale time, or you can do my personal favorite, hit them up at the outlet mall (where I found this little knit). I have my eye on a few little wool belted sweaters that hadn’t quite made it to a good enough discount for my liking, but I’ll be checking back at the outlets after Thanksgiving (be aware of their final sale policy on some items!).