Stripes and Eyelet (+ Banana Republic Stackable Sale)July 17, 2013
If you own a Gap Inc. credit card (BR/GAP/ON), you can use code LUXE2013 (15% off) in conjunction with BRWED40 (40% off on up to two full-priced items) and BRSUMMER (40% off sale items).
Styles from the Milly x BR Collection are close to an extra 50% off sale prices with the use of two coupons. This navy Fit-and-Flare dress is $51 with additional discounts and the Colorblock Patio Dress that Jean wore here is approximately $60. Khatu's Eden Rock Printed Dress is on sale for $51. You can read Ping's review of other styles here.
I saw the Mariah T-Strap Sandal in a local store some time ago and recall being impressed by it in person. The stock photos make it look unassuming so sizes are still aplenty.
An item that I have struggled to incorporate into my outfits is this H&M embroidered eyelet skirt (whose doppelgänger can be found here). I was immediately drawn to it last summer because it bored resemblance to styles in Louis Vuitton's S/S 2012 collection, with romantic broderie anglaise lined in delicate pastel organza. When I found it hanging in the clearance section several months later, I decided to take it home.
That was nearly eight months ago and it has sat unworn in my closet until very recently. My closet continues to house similarly unloved items because they remind me, when I feel the urge to keep something that is conceptually feasible but practically not, to return everything that I have even an ounce of doubt about. This tactic doesn't work every time but every bit helps.
|Banana Republic Engineered Stripe Tee (similar here) | Pearl Necklace with Bow Clasp via eBay | H&M Eyelet Pencil Skirt (nearly identical here) | Burberry London Mottram Trench | Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote | Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch | Zara Basic Court Shoes|
Or get 30% off your Old Navy purchase when you use your Gap Inc. credit card; use code STUFFSAVE at checkout. Playful scarves can be found in abundance this season; I really liked the following: Square Floral Scarves, Sun Print Scarves, Americana-Pattern Scarves, and Green Floral Scarves.