Banana Republic Leather Patch Pocket Jacket

Remember that gorgeous Leather Patch Pocket Jacket I bought with the Give & Get 30% promo at Banana Republic? The one that apparently was sold out and got canceled? Well, guess it was fated for me to have this jacket. I continued stalking the BR site, thinking I’d catch a return. One day it popped up in a Small; now I originally wanted it in a Medium because well, it’s a jacket. I need a bit more room under there for Fall/Winter. But thinking what are the odds that the right size will pop up, I snagged the Small. It came, I loved it, but it was clear I would be happier with slightly more room. I immediately called BR up and was told nope, this jacket is sold out across the entire company, both online and in stores, in all sizes. Boo. I settled on the Small. Then one random night, I decided to stroll into BR at Rockefeller Center. I literally have not been to a BR brick & mortar in like a year and I have no idea what made me want to go in there that night. Guess what I saw? A whole rack of these jackets in all sizes. And I found out they were having an extra 40% off promo for cardholders. What are the odds??? Long story short, I finally got my jacket, at a greater discount and in the right size.

Banana Republic Leather Patch Pocket Jacket

This jacket is frickin’ gorgeous. If you have not tried it on or touched it, do so immediately before these suckers are sold out. You will fall in love. I almost guarantee it. The fit is so cute and feminine, the inside is so soft, and the leather feels amazing. I don’t know how they can sell this jacket for such a low price, as all the other leather jackets I’ve seen online have been significantly pricier. It is also very warm, so it’s perfect for this chilly weather.

Banana Republic Leather Patch Pocket JacketBanana Republic Leather Patch Pocket Jacket

I’m wearing: Banana Republic Silk Lace-Front Shell, Loft Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt, Naya Irina Clogs

I love it, I love it, I love it. I pet it almost daily while I wait for the weather to cool down enough to wear it out. I don’t know why I’ve always had the impression that leather jackets are very matronly and …”butch”…but this one is the opposite. It would be so cute with a skirt and clogs this Fall, or even over a flowy top and jeans. It would be hard to resist this one if you just try it on. Again, I never pictured myself to ever wear a leather jacket, but this one proves me wrong. I really can’t wait!

Keep checking online here for popbacks. I just saw a Small pop up yesterday at the sale price of $239 so definitely keep stalking! Or check out your stores if you’re near one!

Banana Republic Silk Lace-Front Shell

I’m so not a girly girl by nature, which is why I sometimes find some ironic amusement in dressing girly. If you’re like me though and you don’t want to go full out with the girliness, a touch of lace can do the trick. That’s where the Silk Lace-Front Shell from Banana Republic comes in. Not exactly a silk ruffle top, but close enough and also different enough from the ones I already have.

Banana Republic Silk Lace-Front Shell

I love that this top can be dressed up and down, that it can look fancy but then you can also throw it on with jeans. Here’s what I didn’t love…boob smashing!!! Gahhh. Is my body just so weirdly disproportionate that either my arms don’t fit or the girls don’t fit? I don’t understand. I first got a Small and it fit perfectly…but the girls were so smashed I could barely move. I exchanged it for a Medium, seen here, which STILL smashes the girls but at least it’s wearable.

Banana Republic Silk Lace-Front ShellBanana Republic Silk Lace-Front Shell

I’m wearing: Loft Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt, Naya Irina Wedges

I will just have to wear this layered…maybe under a cardigan or blazer. Probably not a stand-alone for me. This top is sold out in the color online, but there’s plenty in stores. The black version is also very pretty.

Get it here from Banana Republic for $44.99.

Loft Tipped Belted Cardigan

*Cough* I’m sick! Ugh, I hate this transitional period between seasons. I never know what to wear. By the looks of people on the street, I’d say I’m not alone. Some people are in tanks and flip flops, others are in coats and boots. Inevitably around this time, I always catch a cold or at least a sore throat because I lean towards being underdressed than overdressed for some reason. Anyway, I realized today between my coughing fits that I forgot to post about this cute Tipped Belted Cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft.

Ann Taylor Loft Tipped Belted Cardigan

I’ve seen tipped cardigans a lot this season. I think it adds an interesting but not detracting detail to what would have been an ordinary cardigan. There’s also a lot of room to play around with the colors. This particular cardigan is rather thin and running slightly small for me…particularly in the arms.

Ann Taylor Loft Tipped Belted CardiganAnn Taylor Loft Tipped Belted Cardigan

I’m wearing: Loft Multi-Tier Shell, Banana Republic Paper Bag Skirt, Tory Burch Julianne Wedges

Still super cute, especially now that it’s on sale for $39.99 (in case you missed the latest Buy 1 Get 1 50% off promo).

Get it here from Ann Taylor Loft for $39.99.