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)


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