There were taken earlier in the week when it was somewhat mild out (although as soon as I was done taking pictures, I immediately put my coat back on!).
I was browsing around the Banana Republic site today, and I was surprised how many of their tops were made of polyester. Don’t get me wrong, polyester is fine for F21, Joe Fresh, and Old Navy, but from Banana Republic I expect to see better quality fabrics. What baffles me more, is the pricing – BR is still charging the prices they would have charged for silk 1-2 years ago. Case and point: this SILK ruffled tank top. I bought it from BR last summer. I believe it was priced at $78 in Canada. Compare that with this POLYESTER ruffled tank top for $85 that currently on the Banana Republic Canada website. With the exception of some pleating, it is the exact same top, for more-or-less the same price, but this year’s version is made out of polyester, not silk. I am not impressed. If they are trying to pull polyester over my eyes, I am definitely going to complain (and possibly take more business to J.Crew instead).
for some reason I sized this picture smaller than the rest – only 299×480 instead of my normal 400×640. If I stretch it out, it gets a little blurry, so…
Silk blouse: J.Crew (similar)
Jeans: Yoga Jeans by Second Clothing (made in Canada!)
Scarf: Joe Fresh (similar)
Bag: Steve Madden ‘Berkeley’ messenger bag
Cuff: Lulu’s (similar here and here)
Glasses: Armani Exchange
Boots: Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’ boots (or also sold here)