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{outfit} Prepping for Fall with Banana Republic

  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,, 
This past Friday I "hosted" an event at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets Banana Republic store. When I got the email asking if I was interested I almost had a heart attack. I'd never hosted an event before because I'm super shy and feel really awkward talking to strangers. But in an effort to be bold and stop being so scared of things I said yes. I had so many butterflies before the event but once there I was mostly okay. I still felt awkward walking up to people asking if they needed help, but I assisted a few shoppers find some pieces they were looking for, so I feel pretty good about it.

Banana Republic is currently having their Friends and Family sale! Today is the last day to take advantage of the extra 40% off prices that are already up to 70% off! And if you have a Banana Republic/Gap card you get another 10% off! Talk about deals!

I arrived early for the event so I could shop for a new Fall look to wear showing off the collection with $100 that Banana Republic gifted me. I ended up getting 2 pairs of pants, a sweater, top and some linen shorts. The weather wasn't cooperating and it was already getting dark by the time the event was done so I only did outfit photos for one look for now. I'll wear the other when it gets closer to Fall.

How amazing are these cherry blossom print pants?! They are the "Ryan" pant which comes in more colors and prints. I probably could have gotten a size smaller but I'm not used to wearing slacks so I was nervous about them being too tight. I decided to pair them with this beautiful teal peplum sweater to bring out the lighter blue in the pants.

I also picked up the Sloan pant in purple, ruffle sleeve shirt in teal and a pair of gold/tan linen shorts that aren't on the website anymore. The shorts were a whopping $8 thanks to being on clearance AND using the 40% off.

Sweater c/o Banana Republic, Pants c/o Banana Republic, Studded Suede Sandals: Lanvin (Net-a-Porter), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Natural Selection Mini Messenger Bag' (Saks Fifth Avenue),

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. That's such a fun opportunity - I bet you did brilliantly!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. It's always good to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and your look beautifully represents the fun fall styles I know everyone is looking forward to!
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. So glad you did it ! Sometimes when we push ourselves is when we realise what we are capable of.
    Great trousers-


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