Oh boy, I really went overboard this past weekend! I am still recovering from yesterday. I don't even know where to start, there is so much to share! Let's start with Banana Republic factory.
Jean tweeted about it on Saturday. I have been waiting for this since last year! When Kelly introduced the petal front shell, I was too late and only found the XSP in the same color but it was WAY too big so it got returned. I have been wanting this forever! So a HUGE thanks to Jean for letting us all know. I think every petite has picked this up via phone. I ordered every color (I got 6 colors except blk) immediately via phone except for black. And picked up the petal front shell in both winter white and pink. I happened to spot the black chiffon front ruffle tank at my local AT factory in an XXSP and was thrilled. It is super pretty in person so I bought that too. You can never have too many shells and it's PERFECT for me because I wear blazers and cardigans everyday to work and always am in need of pretty shells to go underneath.
snakeskin is genuine leather, the purple and porcini are not BUT they do hold up really well and you can't even tell they are not real leather. My gray one I got back in Winter has been holding up really nicely. I was so pumped when I saw the matching porcini belt that goes with my AT pumps so I couldn't resist. These are the only belts that somewhat fit w/out having to punch holes.
On the way back from the outlet stores, I stopped at Ann Taylor regular store and found the "genuine" leather porcini patent skinny belt on sale for $12!!!! It's a small but it actually is about the same size as the XS factory belt. (Kelly found this out too in her recent post).
I scored a really nice leather wallet at Barney's for $25 (I won't bore you with pictures but it's so soft and pretty) and hubby scored an Italian leather briefcase (reg. $1000) for $275. It actually came from the Barney's store just 2 days ago. And he treated himself to 3 suits (Brioni- reg. $5000- on sale for $350) and 2 pairs of Italian shoes at Saks outlet.
What did everyone else get?