October 28, 2012

Banana Republic Haul from 40% off weekend sale

Here is a quick review on my haul from Banana Republic's 40% sale (10/27-10/28 in stores only). Did you get anything or are you planning to visit in store to check out the sale this weekend?

Banana Republic Grosgrain button cardigan (product no. 323435) and Bella Silk Scarf (waterfall knot)
Grosgrain button cardigan (product no. 323435) and Bella Silk Scarf tied using the waterfall knot
Banana Republic Bella silk square scarf in navy (product no. 232951)
Bella silk square scarf in navy (product no. 232951) with my MaiTai scarf ring

 I've been on the lookout for this scarf since I first spotted it in tan at end of July on BR's IG account.
I'd love to get it in tan too but I loved the navy more. It also comes in a burgundy color.
Aside from the great color selection it's also a bigger size so it makes it easier to tie in fun knots.
Banana Republic Grosgrain button cardigan (product no. 323435), in regular XS
Grosgrain button cardigan (product no. 323435) in gold orchid
I usually wear petites but I purchased this in regular XS. I think the sleeves and length are already petite friendly on me.
This is also my first mustard piece of clothing. :)
Banana Republic Pinwheel Necklace (product no. 905741)
Pinwheel Necklace (product no. 905741)
This necklace appears to be an older item since I noticed that another Pinterest user pinned it 25 weeks ago.
It happened to catch my eye in the jewelry section before checkout. :)
Banana Republic Striped lightweight open cardigan (product no. 327499), in sz XS
Striped lightweight open cardigan (product no. 327499), in sz XS
Unfortunately I noticed there's some rayon in this. :(
From my experience rayon clothing can shrink a bit even if you wash in cold water and air dry.
If you have any care tips (aside from dry cleaning) please share!
Banana Republic Shawl Collar Open Cardigan (product no. 195920), in sz. Petite S
Shawl Collar Open Cardigan (product no. 195920), in sz Petite S
This is so cozy and I love the drape so much even though this pictures is meh.
I originally tried it on ivory but I found and preferred the grey color.
Banana Republic Flats
Super comfy flats! I can't say enough good things about these babies.
Purchased all in sz 7 and I think they fit TTS. It feels like you're walking on Cloud 9.
 I have foot/ankle issues so I try to wear flats over heels if possible.
Banana Republic Breanna Bow Ballet Flat in Sahara, in sz 7 (product no. 228821)
Breanna Bow Ballet Flat in Sahara, in sz 7 (product no. 228821)
Banana Republic Abby Ballet Flat in flame red, in sz 7 (product no. 230422)
Abby Ballet Flat in flame red, in sz 7 (product no. 230422)
These are also my first pair of red shoes ever!
Banana Republic Abby Ballet Flat in black, in sz 7 (product no. 230422)
Abby Ballet Flat in black, in sz 7 (product no. 230422)

It was very busy/crowded in the Copley store due to the sale so I ended up grabbing a few things that caught my eye (including a very shiny/pretty necklace) before checkout. I always try on what I pick in the comfort of my own home to make sure they are keepers. I'd love to know what you think. Do you think I should keep them all?

In full disclosure, I caved today since there was no limit on the number of items you could purchase. However, I probably should have waited to buy some of the newer items. I've been sitting on a stackable 20% off coupon (click here to see why I received this special code) and I anticipate a 35% off sale across all three Gap Inc. stores (this usually happens some time in November). Combined with the stackable coupon my total savings would be close to 50% off.

As an aside, all pictures from today's post were taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS ('free' after trading in our credit card points). Based on today's use, I think it takes such nice pictures that I don't have to edit them which is a bonus for me because I'm a lazy picture taker. e.g. Uploading them from the camera to my computer to online is already too much work.
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7 comments :

Stylish Petite said...

Okay let's try this again....was so mad my comment this morn from my iPhone got deleted. Great haul Jess. I love everything you got- are you keeping everything? My favorites have to be mustard cardi, scarf, bow flats. It's so funny- when BR posted those flats on IG- I was going to tag you because I thought they were so adorbs! Please demonstrate how to do your scarf like that!

Stylish Petite said...

Oh I forgot and I love the pinwheel necklace- sooooo cute!!!

Jess L said...

Thanks Annie!



I haven't worn pointy pumps/shoes in so long I think the bow flats make my feet look big?


MaiTai did a video tutorial on how to tie the waterfall knot and I linked to her post. Let me know if you think it'd be helpful to explain it coming from me. Her scarf rings are very nice too. :)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I
love the mustard cardigan. My sister has one and I always love it on her. Great
fit for a "regular" size. Love how much fun you have with scarves!
I'm also loving that gray sweater! Good choice on the color! My fave flats are
the ones with bows. So cute! Great pair of simple red flats too!

Jess L said...

Thanks Lisa! MaiTai's site has some really helpful scarf tying tutorials.


I'm actually thinking of returning the bow flats. (gasp) They are a slightly different color than pictured and in real life I think I don't love them on me as much even if they appear photogenic/flattering in my pictures above. lol

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I trust you since you saw them IRL!

Jess L said...

:) I'm giving myself until Saturday to think about it.