Friday, June 24, 2011

Banana Republic Embroidered Shell review, plus a surprising find.

In the midst of my crazy 2-job schedule, I managed to find time to do some shopping (there's always time for shopping, right ladies?). I heard there was a sale at Banana Republic, so I anxiously headed over to the mall to find this pretty embroidered top that I had fallen in love with there a few weeks ago:
When I first saw it, I knew I should wait a few weeks until it went on sale, since Banana Republic ALWAYS has sales. Sure enough, today I found it for 40% off! I was sad, however, to learn that BR no longer combines discounts. :( Oh well. I couldn't be happier with the pretty little shell, which fits very well:

Shell: Banana Republic, sz. 00P (buy here)

It is rather see-through, so I need to wear a camisole underneath. The length is perfect and the armholes are just the right size- well done, BR! I've found they're pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to accomodating narrow shoulders. I could've actually worn a size or two bigger than this one for a more boxy vintage feel, but decided I like the length as it was. My mother told me that my oh-so-fashionable grandmother wore a top just like this one in the 60s, which makes me happy. :)

I also stopped by New York & Company to pick up a pair of cheap sunglasses for camp (note to petites- their frames are great for small faces!) and ended up buying a shirt there as well. I wasn't expecting to find anything there, since they usually run quite large. However, I couldn't pass up trying on this shirt since it was such a good price, and in my favorite color:

Top: New York & Company, XS (buy diff. pattern here)

Shocking! My only problem with it is that it's synthetic fabric (I tend to stick to cotton), but that's not a big deal. Another surprising find for petite fit!

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I'll be heading to Southampton in a few weeks, so I'm saving my shopping until then! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!


New England Prep said...

What a beautiful top from BR!!! It seriously looks adorable on you!! Have fun in Southampton :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I LOVE that top and might have to stop by Banana soon to check out the sale!