Haul: Banana Republic jacket + wrap

by - Sunday, October 03, 2010

A couple items I bought from Banana Republic's birthday sale last week...

First is the Banana Republic Double knit charcoal melange jacket in dark charcoal gray, size 0. I should have read the fabric content more carefully because I expected the jacket to be structured -- like a suiting jacket. But straight out of the box, this jacket puddles into a ball. In a way it's nice because it's so soft to the touch, but it wasn't what I wanted. It's also very tight in the arms and armpit area (can hardly raise my arms!), so this is going back to the store. Even on sale for $75 (retails $140), I don't think I'll exchange it even if I find one in a size up.

top, belt: Express
pants: Express (this season's version sold here)
shoes: BCBGirls (currently sold here)

The next two items I bought were the Banana Republic Solid jersey wrap in pale hyacinth and steel blue. I couldn't decide on a color and needed another item to receive free shipping (horrible, I know), so I ordered both. In my head I kept telling myself, it helps to see the color in person before I decide =P These wraps are so soft to the touch, machine washable, and the ruffles are so feminine (love!). My wardrobe has nothing in lilac/purple so that's the color I've decided to keep. Can't wait until the weather gets cold! Buy it online here.

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  1. Oh the wraps are so cute! I love the ruffle details on the end! Can't wait to see how you incorporate this into your outfits. :)

  2. Cute haul, too bad I missed the sale! :(

  3. I love the color of those wraps, I desperately need these for the fall. Thanks for the review. :)

  4. The details on the wraps are so adorable. I'd love to see how you'd style them! =)

  5. Pretty wraps! I too want to see how you'll wear them. Those Express pants look great on you by the way!

  6. Yes, can't wait to see you wearing the wraps! Too bad about the jacket, it's really nice though!

  7. Oh do not worry I will stick things in my shopping cart (that I do not need) just so I get free shipping. For some reason it feels like I win every time I do that. LOL. I'm looking forward to your next update on the fit with the blazer!

  8. I have a love/hate relationship with the "structured" knits that are all over the place this fall. On one hand I love the casual knit blazers bc they're easy and cute. However, when they're too unstructured (not lined, too thin), then they just don't seem worth it.

    And I am all about the adding more items to my cart to get FS - why spend the $10 on shipping when I can spend $12 and have a new shirt?!

  9. I love the scarves and may pick them up too! Great colours that will pretty much go with anything!


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