Thursday, November 13, 2014

Banana Republic: Reviews and Rejection.

I've bought quite a few things from BR's fall collection and have also returned a lot more. Sometimes you just can't know if something is good until you can try it on with your own stuff, you know? (Also, I would like to kindly request that Banana slow down a bit with the mixed media "business in the front, party in the back" tops. While it's fun to have one top that's two different materials, do they ALL have to be like that? And handwash-only tees? Stop that, BR.)

Here's what I've liked and kept:

Drapey Utility Blouse
This blouse. I have two of them. I've professed my love already.

Mixed-Media High/Low Pullover
This sweater (business/party!) which I really like so far. It's just the right amount of boxy/drapey to wear with jeggings and boots. It just balances things out really well. My only issue is finding the right sheer, v-neck shirt to wear under it. The front is wool, so I can't wear it without an underlayer.

Mini-Stripe Long-Sleeve Tee
This striped shirt. I should probably buy a back up, I like it so much. They only have the white version left on the website but the black/white one is still available in-store.

Abby Ballet Flat
I did not buy these flats, but Nina swears by them and bought a backup pair when she found a really good deal. Just FYI.

Recently tried on and/or ordered and returned:

Slubbed Easy Tee 
I loved everything about this tee - drapey, thin, nice deep v-neck,  but the bottom hem sticks out all funny on the sides. I might buy one when they get marked way, way down.

Piped Luxe Tee
Meh. This one was weirdly tight in the arms and it's just a black tee. Nothing special.

Side Zip Open Cardigan
This sweater was SO nice and cozy and I love the zipper detail but the sleeves were miles too long on me.

Soft-Wash Herringbone Military Shirt 
This blouse seemed so promising but was just all wrong on me. Also, the white buttons were kind of weird and it looked like it would require a lot of ironing, which is always a negative.

What about you? Have you bought anything from the BR fall collection that you love/hate? Also, I'd be a bad blogger if I failed to inform you that currently BR is offering 40% off your purchase today only with code BRSAVE. (Also, 2.0% back with eBates.)

1 comment:

  1. 'Handwash' should be outlawed. Ain't nobody got time for that...