Birthday Goodies

Today is my birthday. WOOOHOOO! Though I don't love the fact that I found a gray hair on my head the other day (sigh), I am definitely celebrating turning the big 2-7 by doing a little sale shoppin'. Actually, I did it on Monday...I just couldn't resist. haha! Want to see what I found???

First stop Banana Republic. I walked into the store because they had a giant sale sign that said take an additional 40% sale items. How could I say no? I ended up finding a denim shirt on sale for $24.99, bringing the total down to $16. WOOHOO! Unfortunately, online they only have it on sale for $49, so check out your local store.

Then I headed over to my all time favorite store, J.Crew. Of course, I had the best luck there. :) I found several fun things on sale with a bonus of an additional 30% off all items.

1. Awesome slim boyfriend jeans on sale for $19.99. For all of the years I worked and shopped at J.Crew, boyfriend jeans have never appealed to me. Recently, the came out with the slim boyfriend pant, and I love them! I'm normally a 6/8 and I had to wear a size 4 in them, so keep that in mind if you order them. I also LOVE the light denim wash. It's going to be pretty popular the rest of this year. Online they are still full price, so head into your local store.

2. I also got the Silk Sophie Blouse in dark slate. It actually has a hint of green in it. It's sooooo pretty, comfortable and a great piece that will transition into fall. In the store this blouse was on sale for $25.99.

3. Wide-rib wool tights in heather gray. They were marked down to $4.99, so I basically got them for $3.00. What a steal?! I can't wait to wear them this winter.

I also found a blush colored leather belt for $6.50. Unfortunatley, you can't find it online.

Great way to start off 27 don't you think? ;)

Menswear Monday: Whatever Happened To Banana Republic?

When I graduated from college, I joked that I was able to make the leap from Old Navy and Gap to Banana Republic. Having a real job meant more grown up clothes, and BR seemed like the easiest route. I don't think I'm alone in this progression; after all, the reason that I started shopping at Banana was that most of my co-workers and friends did, too.

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