Navy Crested

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This vintage crest brooch was waiting for me when I got home from New York, but thanks to some oddly warm weather at the moment, I haven’t been able to wear it on a blazer lapel like I’m itching to do. Finally, tired of just staring at it collecting dust, I put it on a chain and wore it as a pendant.

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Also of note is Banana Republic has improved (in my opinion) the fit of their dress shirts and I’m loving it. Combined with their recent 40% off Wednesday promotions, I’ve been picking up a few here and there to improve my dress shirt collection.

This navy sateen shirt is part of their new “tailored” collection, which fits a little looser in the torso than the “fitted” shirts, so works for a more relaxed look. The “fitted” shirts have received a tweak in the fit at the bust, which can be distinguished by the addition of a button near the collar which wasn’t there in the last version of the shirt.

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The old version of “fitted” shirts fit too tight in the bust on me, and had too low of an armhole, so arm movement felt restricted. These new extra-button versions are cut differently in the bust and arm hole, which fits me much better. I’ll be stocking up!

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Outfit details – Banana Republic shirt :: J.Crew sequin shell :: Rag & Bone jeans :: Manolo Blahnik shoes :: Valentino handbag :: Ann Taylor belt:: Vintage brooch as pendant (bought from Vintage Sparkles on Etsy) :: Vintage turquoise ring ::  Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) (also in silver) :: pearl bracelet

Altered – Kate Spade watch has a shorter strappearl bracelet has been shortened

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