OK, Banana Republic, you win. Just take my money, all of it. I surrender.
Earlier this month I lamented to a friend that Banana Republic’s fall collection lacked a certain je ne sais quoi and she glibly agreed. Who knew how wrong we were?
In spite of my enthusiasm for the new collection, there are two things holding me back: the unavailability of petite sizes (would buy this sweater in a heartbeat if it came in petite) and potential for new colors.
For example, this Cobalt Wool Coat, with those puff sleeves, that nip in the waist, spot on on-seam pockets, is a notch above other outerwear options I’ve seen this fall. But if this were made available in a dark green? I would want to kiss the head of BR’s womenswear design for his/her gift to the world.
There’s also this cute bow skirt that would be so incredible in hot pink.
In the meantime, I am just going to sit patiently on my hands, with my wallet locked away. BR, razzle dazzle me.
Take 40% off purchases of $200+ or 35% off purchases of $150 with code BRMORE.
Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Extra 30% off sale items with code SHOPNOW
Picks: Origami Bow Dress (now $70 after discounts), No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Maple Tweed, Linen Skirt, Ponte Peplum Top, Collection Peplum Jacket, Leather Plaque Belt, Grande Crystal Drops Statement Necklace, Cashmere Cardigan in Wide Stripe, Ratti Pineapple Mini, Ratti Pineapple Dress, and Chunky Cable Sweater.
|Left: Goodwinn Purse | Goodwinn Tote | Goodwinn Hobo
Right: Claremont Clutch | Claremont Purse
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Bottom: 1 | 2 | 3
Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: 30% off full-price purchase with code FALLCHIC and 50% off sale items, no code needed.
Picks: Manor Coat, Peplum Sweater, Estate Pave Link Necklace, Jacquard Mosaic Sweater, Embellished Collar Sweater, and Estate Shimmer Necklace.
My last Ann Taylor order yielded only one keeper, the Crepe Wrap Top. The rest (Lane Striped Blouse, Silk Blouse, and Zig Zag Stripe Scarf) didn’t excite me as much as I thought they would (I’ll have pictures next week).
|Ann Taylor Crepe Wrap Top | Petite XXS|
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I placed a giant H&M order earlier in the month but ended up returning everything because, despite how affordable everything was, outerwear is one area I don’t think I should skimp on. The designs were interesting but the material just felt really cheap, which I should’ve expected.
|Wool-blend Jacket | sz 2 | $19.95|
|Double-Breasted Coat | sz 2 | $29.95|
|Cape | sz XS | $59.95|
Happy shopping, all!