All neutral but far from boring. The mix of stripes and python print is an adventurous take on the standard pencil skirt + cardigan combination.
Oh, I forgot to post a good shot of the shoes worn in Monday’s post. So here you go!
To be honest, I haven’t been to a Banana Republic store in years. I remember the style of their clothes to be a little boxy and outside of my price range. So the opportunity to visit the Banana Republic Factory Store was a nice reminder that it’s important to keep an open mind and to continuously step outside your comfort zone.
Two steps in I spotted red slacks. I snatched them up so quickly you would’ve thought there was a pack of pants stealing gnomes hot on my heals. In less than 15 minutes I was carrying a pile cardigans, button down shirts and colorful sweaters. I was definitely on a mission to beef up my winter wardrobe and all the sweaters were 50% off! Oh, happy day.
Despite my normal fitting room avoidance, I did try on everything. Sadly, the red pants were a no go but the sweaters were all fabulous. The best part…I had been searching for a purple cardigan (for some reason purple is a terribly underrepresented color in my wardrobe) and there it was, shouting at me to take it home (what? clothes don’t speak to you?).
I decided to pair it with the fun sequined polka dot shirt (which was also on sale), an existing black skirt and new Steven heels from Shopbop (only $59.50 right now). Topped off with some fun jewelry to add to the overall sparkle. The resulting outfit would be great for a dinner date or even the office holiday party.
If you haven’t been to the Banana Republic Factory Store lately, give it a try. As an extra incentive shop the BRFS 50% off all dresses event from 12/2 – 12/12. You’re sure to find the perfect dress for any occasion.
I know it’s Fall and we’re supposed to be embracing deep colors but many of autumns hues look terrible on me and even worse, they make me feel blah. So I hope you like this cobalt kick in the pants, Fall.
I wish you a happy and festive Thanksgiving!
I loved this blazer the moment I spotted it on Shopbop.com. It’s comfortable like a sweatshirt but has the structure of a blazer. The black collar and coordinating cuffs and pockets help to dress it up. The perfect blazer for the casual office.
Details: Pencey Standard blazer c/o Shopbop / Mossimo top from Target / 917 Skinny jeans from The Limited / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
Finally! I found a pair of pants that fit and look the way I want. These are the Exact Stretch pants from The Limited (of course). Next time they are on sale, I’ll undoubtedly by more colors.
Short term memory loss on Monday. Extremely noticeable gray roots today. There are many great things about turning 40 but those two things are not included.
I got these Ralph Lauren booties in June on super sale ($20). There was no way to pass up that kind of deal. It’s nice to finally have them in regular rotation. Generally, suede is not durable enough for me (especially in footwear) but I’m going to try to be kind to them.
The weather has to be just right for this dress. The material plus the long sleeves make it hard to wear in warm weather but the fact that it’s a dress makes it hard to wear if it’s too cold. I’m afraid it would be static cling city if I wore tights to it only comes out a few times a year. So maybe it wasn’t a practical purchase but I love the watercolor inspired pattern and the fun mix of colors.