Banana Republic: White Eyelet Short, Silver Pleat Skirt

While making a few quick purchases for The Boy for Prom I found myself in the dressing room with a few items. I have the J Crew Pleated Short in Structured Cotton in Ivory from last year (this year’s version, Factory version) and have been wearing that and the Black quite a bit so far this Spring. I started looking for another pair of white shorts* as a back-up and the White Eyelet Short are perfect. I love the eyelet detail and they are a true white with a 5-inch inseam.

The Silver Pleat Skirt was right when I walked in the door and immediately caught my eye. I tried on the size 8 and it was a perfect fit. I am going to play around with it to see what kind of outfits I can come up with.

The store had 30% off regular-priced items. The current collection is a neutral palette which is refreshing from all the brights. Also, if you spent a certain amount, I’m thinking $100-150, you received nail color high-lighting the Marimekko Collection coming May 22. All these colors are great for Summer.  
One thing you can count on with Banana Republic is that there will always be a promo off full-priced items. In fact, to encourage me to shop the new Marimekko Collection I was sent a 25% off card, to use just for the Collection. 

More of the new Collection I am drawn to.

Have you seen the new Neutral Collection at Banana Republic? Are you interested in the new Marimekko Collection?

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*Laundry Confession – I had the same pair of white shorts and washed them in the machine on delicate (front-loader). I thought they came out fine and I laid them flat to dry. Once dry I noticed a large yellow stain on them. I know I didn’t put any bleach in the wash, nor in the load before that one. I tried to blame the cat having an accident on them but they were high up on the machine so it’s really not likely. I was, again, lucky enough to find them on a pop-back and have been dry-cleaning them ever since. This is seriously so embarrassing. I would suck as a 50s housewife.