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.