Banana Republic is having a rare and fantastic promo through Monday, February 13th. They usually have a 40% off promo every other week but what makes this one so rare is that NOTHING is excluded!! Cashmere, Leather and Suede are all included and there’s no code needed but you do need to reach $200. Just add your item to the basket and once you reach $200 the 40% off will automatically apply! Card members will also receive an additional 15% off with code BRC15.


I bought this lovely gray suede A-Line skirt in December when it went on sale and I absolutely love it. The suede is gorgeous and I’ve worn it several times since purchasing. I ended up sizing to a 6 in this skirt. I’m so tempted by this sale to get the Leather Skirt since the suede one worked out so well.

I’ll return tomorrow to share more picks and some try-ons from Banana Republic! I love the Double-Breasted Chambray Blazer. It runs TTS and is very lightweight. I’ll share more tomorrow!

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J.Crew has a new promo today through Monday. You can take 30% off your purchase of $150 or more or 25% off if it is less than that, with code HEARTYOU. You can also get Free Shipping but for today only. Sale is also 30% off. I did take advantage of this promo and Free Shipping and bought the Tippi in Burnished Moss along with the Oversized Striped Turtleneck.

~ Striped Perfect Shirt with Eyelet Trim, size 8 ~
~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Snakeskin-Printed Leather, size 7 (review) ~

I really liked this Perfect Shirt. The collar and cuffs are scalloped and embroidered. Online it didn’t look all that great but IRL the two details together are really cute. A mannequin was styled this exact way (with a necklace) and I actually thought the pairing worked. I’m in an 8 in the top but still would feel a little more comfortable in a size 10 right now. The sleeves are fitting better in the 8 but the button at the chest pulls just a little. I still say to take your normal size in this cute shirt.

~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral, size 8 ~

I tried to tie this so it didn’t make the waist look so big but I don’t think I was very successful. The skirt is midi-length in the regular size and there is not a Petite option. The size 8 fit fine through the waist and hips. Though the Audrey Flats look cute with this skirt I would have to always wear heels due to the length of the skirt. Though it is one of my favorite skirt silhouettes I own very few pencil skirts. I did notice a couple of new skirts at Nordstrom and they are hidden on the J.Crew site so you’ll have to do a general search to find them. The Pop Stripe Skirt (and here) is so colorful but I don’t see it offered in Petite. The Wool Stripe Skirt (and here) in the Navy/Ivory is perfect for Spring. Check out these Ball Skirts in Gingham and Tulle! March arrivals are on their way and they look pretty!

~ Ornate Floral Ruffle-Trim Top in Silk, size 8 ~
~ Lookout High-Rise Garment-Dyed Crop Jean, Bright Baltic, size 29 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Snakeskin-Printed Leather, size 7 (review) ~

~ Ornate Floral Ruffle-Trim Top in Silk, size 8 ~

This is the size 8 and it ran snug across the chest (I’m a 34C). I would definitely size up in this top. Otherwise, the silk is nice and the ruffle at the neck and sleeves gives the busy print a little more detail. It’s a pass for me though.

~ Lookout High-Rise Garment-Dyed Crop Jean, Bright Baltic, size 29 ~

I loved this bright blue color and know the Mint will be too light in color for my skin-tone. The size 29 fit fine in the Lookout and the length hits me just below the ankle. I’ll pass on colored jeans though.

~ Striped Boatneck Tunic with Tie, size 8 ~

Tunics are some of my favorite tops to wear but this one misses the mark. I like the boatneck style but the shoulders drop a little and the size 8 really is too big, at least through the body and arm-length. Untied this tunic looked huge. I’d rather it had a little shape than a tie at the waist.

~ Penny Windowpane Top with Cuffed Sleeves, size 8 ~

Not only does this top run big but it’s sheer as well. I grabbed the size 8 because a square neck like this enhances the chest. I also though it would be tight across the chest but it is not. The sleeves are very loose and the shoulders are puffy. This blouse is loose and boxy through the body. You could probably get away with a nude or black bra underneath but I would really recommend a cami under this blouse, especially for work.

~ Striped Long-Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Top, Navy Ivory, Medium ~

This off-the-shoulder top seems like it will stay put even when you move around. The Medium fit well but I think I could size to a Small in this top. The end of the sleeves have a little ribbon tie. I have enough OTS clothes for the Spring and Summer but the Navy and the Yellow combo are really cute for Spring.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m being pretty picky about everything I try on. I have struggled the last month finding things in my closet that I want to wear. I have lots of clothes but right now, feel my best in jeans, a Tippi and heels or booties. Of course, the weight loss I’ve experienced is making everything I wear fit better. So YAY for that!

Some of the hidden upcoming new arrivals are included in the HEARTYOU promo. For the skirts I just did a general search for ‘skirt’ and all of them came up. They aren’t filtered in the categories. I don’t know if they’ll catch their mistake and remove them or just leave them there so it’s worth a look/search now, especially with the 30% promo.

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I really wasn’t all that impressed with this roll-out. I usually find one piece that is a must-have but this roll-out didn’t have that. I did add a few items to my wish-list for when they go on sale.

~ Tippi Sweater in Ornate Floral, Medium ~
~ Cropped Chambray Ruffle Pant, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

There’s no change in sizing on the Tippi Sweater. I still take my normal Medium though it is fitting just a little less snug in the arms. I always find the Tippi bunches around the underarm just above my chest. Anyone else? The front and sleeves of this Tippi are printed in the Ornate Floral while the back and neckline are navy. Despite the description saying this is a 27-inch sleeve sweater, this is really your standard 3/4-sleeve Tippi. I still cannot put my finger on why I’m not a fan of this print. The colors are pretty but everything in this print is going to be a pass for me.

~ Cropped Chambray Ruffle Pant, size 8 ~

Like 99% of J.Crew’s cropped pants, these are standard length on me so Petite sizing would be better for me. These did seem to run a little snug across the hips. I could sit down but would prefer a little more room. The ruffle is at the top of the waistband and the edge of the pockets. You’ll have to tuck in your shirt to show off the waistband ruffle. Personally, it’s a little much and I would have just preferred the pocket ruffle. These are also offered in Solid Chino. I do think the Chambray will be a hit for quite a few people. The waist isn’t too high or low and though this is a slim fit, the fit is still really good in this material. Not sure how it will feel or look in the solid chino.

~ Ruffle Tippi Sweater in Mermaid Floral, Medium ~
~ Martie Pant in Windowpane, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

I really liked this entire outfit. The contrasting print of the Tippi and Martie with the light pinky coral of the Audrey Flat just works. I wasn’t sure if I would like this Mermaid Print but once I saw it IRL I really thought it was cute. The mermaid does hit you right smack in the center of your stomach though. The ruffle may need a little steaming after being dry-cleaned to lift it up a little, unless you prefer it to lay flat. I think with this print, the ruffle is a little much but people will love this one too. This comes in a popover, short and bandana, which I think would be really cute for Spring.

~ Martie Pant in Windowpane, size 8 ~

The Martie Pant has not fit me in a size 8 since they first came out. I prefer the old Cafe’ Capri pant but the Windowpane fit really well in the size 8. The material is slightly thicker but not quite Winter-ish. It’s a great transition into Spring. I would have to get a Petite size to crop them. The hem has a notch that I would lose if I had these hemmed. These are definitely wish-listed.

~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

I saw a hint of these in the Style Guide and couldn’t wait to see the full view of them. The color is a light pink/coral and not a color I would normally gravitate to but I do prefer it over the suede and Liberty print. I found the size 7 to be the best fit, even with the pointy-toe and D’Orsay style. This is a completely flat shoe with no arch support. I can still walk around for hours in a shoe like this but try not to if at all possible.

The sweater promo is still going on through Wednesday and the Ornate Floral and Mermaid Print are included. Use code ZY3BU for 30% off. I also like the Beaded Tippi but my store didn’t have it when I was there last week.

Are you shopping this sweater promo or waiting for an “all-item” promo?

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J.Crew has had a few rounds of new arrivals and I wanted to share some of my picks. Other than the Audrey Flats in Snakeskin, there wasn’t anything that I absolutely “have-to-have”. I’ve actually made a few Banana Republic purchases over J.Crew in recent weeks. The Mermaid Print is really cute but I don’t care for the Ornate Floral print. I think it’s the coloring of that print. I did like the Martie Pant in Windowpane and loved the look with the Mermaid Print Tippi.


I’ll be sharing a few reviews tomorrow and Wednesday. Today through Wednesday you can take advantage of the sweater promo which gives you 30% sweaters with code ZY3BU. You can use that code to take 30% off Sale items too. Don’t forget to use Ebates before making your purchase. I usually load up my cart, then go to Ebates to click through and finish up.

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Well bodysuits are trending these days. I owned one or two back in the 90s and like the versatility of them. The ones I owned had snap-buttons on the bottom. This time I would rule out anything with lace, mesh, long-sleeve and white. If it had some visual interest like being a faux-wrap style or a print that might be nice.


I like this slouchy tee option from TopShop with the bodysuit bottom. This Eva Mendes Collection bodysuit has a very feminine style and comes in three colors: white, red and pink – all perfect for Valentine’s Day. I really like cap-sleeves of the J.Crew Cashmere bodysuit but that’s just seem too high of a price for a bodysuit. My store didn’t have any in stock for me to try so I’ll have to head to Gap or Madewell to try them on and see if I really want to invest in this trend again.

What do you think of the bodysuit trend? Are you in or out?