Anyway, next to my first two loves, J.Crew and Anthropologie, Banana Republic is probably my third favorite for professional wear. I know many fashion bloggers have complained that the quality of Banana Republic items has been going downhill for a few seasons. While I don't disagree with that, I can usually find a few good work wear items there. I admired this tipped blazer for a while before it went on sale, then when the store had one of its extra 40% off promos running I snagged it for a deal. See, it's those "deals" that get me in trouble. So hard to resist. And don't get me started on my loss of control when I see "extra 40% off.." Back to the jacket- it's quite similar to a wool J.Crew version from the winter season, but this cotton blend is much better for spring. I must admit, felt a bit like a ship-captain in this outfit, as if i should be saluting people all day or shouting "Ahoy!" But my preppy self still loved it.
Day 4 of no shopping. Really, my focus has been on planning my outfits and this blog. Maybe this really is a good thing? I'm using my free computer time to blog rather than stalk my favorite websites. A step in the right direction, for sure! Thanks for stopping by!