Posts tagged banana republic
i love basic mall brands

I recently read a piece in the Atlantic called Ann Taylor and the Case for Boring Office Clothes and it got me thinking about how I still love basic mall brands of the Ann Taylor variety. If you peeked into my wardrobe, about 80% of my clothing comes from a store or brand you’d typically find at a mid-tier mall. I grew up in a mall town–King of Prussia–and shopping at mall brands has been a part of me ever since, even as I shop all the new and amazing brands crushing it in the boutique and e-commerce scene. For work clothing especially, I frequently shop Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and J.Crew.

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weekend adventures & mini haul

Hi guys! Gerome and I didn’t leave the house at all yesterday (and probably still won’t today) because he’s been sick and now I’m feeling sick. It’s probably because we spent too much time out in the cold this past weekend. Feeling bored by the places we normally frequent in Boston, we explored everywhere from Charlestown to Newport, Rhode Island. Worth getting sick with the weather now getting better? Probably not, but we still had a lot of fun and did some shopping along the way. Keep reading to see where we went and what we got!

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Cute Valentine’s Day Look

I never really liked Valentine’s Day (except for the post-holiday chocolate sales) until I started dating Gerome and now I shamelessly love the holiday a lot. People always say “oh it’s just a fake greeting card holiday” or “you should love your significant other every day of the year” but I don’t see what’s wrong with having another time of the year where you can be extra lovey with your favorite person. It’s also another time of the year where you and your bae can dress up for a fancy date - what’s not to love about that? Gerome always dresses nicely (you’re more likely to find me bumming around in sweats than him) but I’m still excited for him to kick his sartorial game up a notch this weekend. I have no idea what surprise date he has planned so I’m not sure what I’m going to wear yet, but I’ve still been feeling Valentine’s vibes lately. Keep reading to see all the details (including makeup) from this 90s inspired cute Valentine’s Day look!

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Banana Republic Sale Haul + New H&M Platform Boots

The past few days I’ve done more shopping than someone whose rent is also due should have done. Thankfully Banana Republic was having a sale on their sale and that is where I did most of my shopping. Gerome and I went to three different Banana Republics the past few days and all of them had 60% off sale items. I overheard a sales associate attributing the drastic sale to Marissa Webb’s departure as the creative director (she’s now a creative adviser to the brand) and the brand shifting their style and vision once again. Keep reading to see all of our Banana Republic finds (plus my new H&M platform ankle boots)!

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