Banana Republic currently has a 40% off, online only, promo through tomorrow 11/20. Use code BRSMILE40 for the discount. Exclusions apply, including BR Picks, BR Monogram, Cashmere, Leather, and blazers, to name a few.

This is the same style, but in a pattern, as the Gray Flannel Fit-and-Flare Skirt I reviewed in late October. This plaid option showed up online just after my review and I knew I wanted it. I decided to order the 8 Tall to have a little more length in the skirt. At the time, this skirt was a BR Pick, and excluded from online promos, and it was on back-order. The skirt finally shipped last week but not before I also found it in one of the stores here in town.

The store did not have a size 8 for me to try so I grabbed the last size 10 on the rack. The size is perfect. The Gray Flannel Skirt was a little snug at the “fit” area, though not uncomfortable. But the 10 leaves me room to tuck in shirts and still not look like it’s too small or tight on me. I’m not necessarily saying to size up. I still think this skirt runs TTS but right now, the size 10 in this style is good for me.

It looks good with the Noir Sweatshirt I bought on sale last week but I think just ok with the Fringe Tank. I think a little pop of red on top will look great and bring this into the Holiday season.

Here are two other styling options I’ll try with this skirt. Both J Crew, the Masquerade Tee is from 2009 and the Harper Boots are from 2012, . They are so sleek and thankfully came in Extended Calf sizing. This tee is one of my all-time favorites.  

My booties are the Christian Louboutin Melisa that I splurged on last year. I have worn them quite a bit and will be wearing them frequently again soon. I’m normally a 37 in the CL Simple Pumps but sized to a 38 since these ran a little narrow. The necklace is the Radial Necklace from J Crew about a year ago. This may be my Christmas Eve or Day outfit. 

Being able to style this 3 different ways immediately is a good sign I’ll be keeping this skirt. As soon as I receive the 8 Tall I’ll be returning it. Especially since I paid full-price for it. Since it’s no longer a BR Pick you can get this skirt with the 40% off, BRSMILE40, promo.

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This next set from Madewell include some random tops.

I like the look of this hoodie on the hanger but on me I thinks it’s a mess. I didn’t feel like me or very comfortable. It has too many things going on with it. The hoodie, which I forgot all about; the front pouch pocket; the short zipper in front along with the flap you can bring up and button. Not to mention the dropped shoulders that at least have the Fair Isle pattern matching with.

I liked the fit of this flannel shirt along with the gray and blue check pattern. It was just your standard fit, TTS. I’m not really into flannel shirts and currently don’t own any but I thinks it’s a good one to get. 

Linen for Fall is still weird to me. Both Madewell and J Crew are doing it and I’m not sure why. If not cared for properly the linen will shrink to doll-size. I should know as I’ve done it plenty of times. This shirt was just ok for me in general. As far as fit, you can see how tight the arms are but they are plenty long. I’d say this runs small but then sizing up one more would make the length and arms longer. The Linen Curveball Tee is meant for someone who’s not built like me.
~ Noir Sweatshirt, size??? ~
I forgot to take a picture of the tag but I want to say this is a Small. These looked pretty oversized on the hanger. I liked not only the comfort of this sweatshirt but the price. The dark gray is a nice color too. The “Noir” I think was faux leather but I wasn’t paying attention. sorry   Adding faux leather to the collar would have been a nice touch but probably would have jacked up the price about $30. 

Currently online only, Madewell is having a 25% off  “Wear Now” styles. Of the items I’ve reviewed, only the Boulevard Skirt is included in the promo. The Charley Boot in Night Vision is that navy boot I’ve been searching for. I also like the Texturework Cardigan in Marled Black as well as The Stockholm Tour Crop Sweatshirt. Lastly, I’d add the Silk Spotlight Shirt in Warm Bluegrass to my closet. I like quick and easy tops to wear alone or under cardis or sweaters. 

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