I know the petite community hasn't been very fond of Banana Republic lately because their sizes aren't always petite friendly. Remember this Banana Republic blouse that I tried to shrink? Well after shrinking it 2 times, it finally fits to the point where I could wear it! It was pretty random when I found it because I haven't really bought anything from BR for several months. Just happened to find this on clearance in a 00p!
Sweater: Vince Cashmere Ruched Cardigan- size XS
Skirt: Banana Republic Grey Pencil Skirt- size 00p (similar here)
Pin: LOFT Flower Felt Pin- (Ebay)
You may be wondering if I wear any other colors besides gray and pinks/purples...I am trying to add more color to my wardrobe:) It just happens, the last several posts are the same color scheme so sorry about that! Button-up shirts/blouses are very tricky for me because either they are too big or they are too tight around the bust area for me leaving me with a peep hole near the front which is never a good thing. This top actually was too big but after shrinkage, it fits decent- not perfect but good enough or me to wear (I think).
I almost wish this skirt was about 1 inch shorter and the sides to be a bit more fitted. This was one of my first purchase mistakes back in March of this year. I got so excited that it fit it somewhat it that I just bought the entire suit! Haven't worn the suit much:(
Since there was so much grey going on in this outfit, I threw on my Vince purple cashmere and cuffed up the sleeves. My Ann Taylor Perfect Patent skinny belt in XS is my FAVORITE belt! I can't believe it fits on my waist and on my hips! I tweeted about it on Saturday night when it popped back up in XS online and then it was sold out again.
This top also comes in pink and white, which I sort of regret not getting. I got it for
$24.99 with 25% off so it total was around $18. It's really well constructed but the funny thing is that it looks really drab on the model online:
I would never have bought just seeing this online. Looks a bit blah and almost depressing or is it just me that thinks that?
It looks way better on the body then it does in-store or even online.
To create this look:
1. Top: Banana Republic Ruffle Blouse -this is the new version of my top
2. Sweater: Dolman Purple Sweater- Same color but 1/4 of the price as my Vince Cashmere
3. Skirt: LOFT grey pencil skirt- (tiny sizes still avail plus 40% off)
4. Belt: Perfect Patent Skinny Belt
5. Shoes: Grey Felt Pumps- (not suede but so super cute)
6. Pin: Express Flower Pin- (on sale)
Here is to show you the fit w/out the cardigan. It still has a bit of bunching so that's why I prefer to wear it underneath a sweater.
This belt is from my H & M camel skirt belt and since it matched my Aldo shoes so well, I thought I'd get double usage out of it :) I rolled up the sleeves even though I can wear them un-rolled and it fits pretty nicely but it looks much better with them rolled and cuffed.
Yes I have glasses! I hardly ever wear them but use them occasionally. I bought some new Chanel frames from a scandalous company online and they ripped me off- more on that later!! I look like dork but thought I'd show another side of me!