Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer at the Office

For years, Banana Republic has been my go to store for most of my work clothing needs.  It has also been a great resource for beautiful handbags and fantastic jewelry and shoes.  One of the things I love the most about this store is that the pieces are classic, but still on-trend.  Also, they have fantastic sales, where I can often find items at 40% off the original price.  

Living in the Bay Area, we have many microclimates.  My office recently moved from a city on the bay to an area much more inland, meaning I had all of the wrong clothing to wear for a summer on the job.  I work in a business casual to dressy casual (think jeans and a blazer) type of environment, and as the season has gotten warmer, I have realized that it is time to do some wardrobe updating.  So I threw a couple of things in my virtual (read, pretend) cart.  I may need to do some whittling down (my current cart total is $1493.84...eeek).  

1)   Mirra wedge  $79
2)   Stretch pencil skirt  $69.50
3)   Lace overlay shell  $39.50
4)   Leather rhinestone bracelet  $19.50 (I am currently waiting for this to arrive)
5)   Semi-precious necklace   $69.50
6)   Nylon zipper tote  $59.50
7)    Moto snap jacket  $130
8)    Marcia knot flat sandal  $79
9)    Silk print sheath  $150
10)  Cropped cardigan  $49.50
11)  Mayle t-strap heel  $120

OK, I actually stumbled across this bag on Piperlime (but hey, it is the same 
company).  I am more than a little bit obsessed.

12)  Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Baby  $398


Susan said...

I love all your choices, but that Marc Jacobs bag is to die for!! Love it!

The Hue Smiles said...

I love the Mayle t=strap heel, the MJ bag is cute too but would defiantly break my budget
Forever Chic,

Cindy said...

I particularly like the sheath dress! Really aim for you need updated in your wardrobe. Maybe that'll help you narrow down your pretend cart to a more reasonable price. Lol!

And I like Banana Republic too! Though honestly, I'm more of a Gap kind of girl. lol.

OneCraftyFox said...

I'm a Banana fan too, great post!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oooh really good picks! Those wedges are FABULOUS. My go-to work outfit is a sheath dress with a cardi and round toed nude or black heels... simple and sweet with layers are the best for me!

PS. LOVE the Petunia pool pics below! So precious : )

Sizzle and Zoom said...

My comment didn't stick. I said I like all your choices. It's too hot here for the cardigan.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I am a new follower and must admit I love your blog name. So cool!

Ps. Thanks for the comments you left on mine

Anonymous said...

Such cute things! I love that Marc Jacobs bag.. sigh... one day I will invent some crazy As Seen On TV product and make a million dollars and then I will buy it. :)

You have such great style!


I love all of the shoes and that yellow bag is amazing! Kiah

akiko said...

I love the marc jacob's yellow bag too. You got so many cute stuffs here and makes me want to visit any shopping website..!!

Grace said...

I love Banana Republic! So glad you shared this, the mustard colored handbag is a keeper for sure ;)

thanks for the comment on my blog!

Michelle Lee said...

love 1, 6 and 9 :)

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