Navy Crested


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.


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.


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!


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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