Just two days after I wrote about how I want to want less, I end up with a big Banana Republic haul. (I did just drop off a big bag of old clothes and shoes at the local Goodwill, so I have followed the 1-in, 1-out rule… technically).
Most BR sales run out of the small and petite sizes first. Fortunately, this sale seemed to have bucked that trend. Most of the XXSP, XSP, 0′s and 00′s are still available. So if you are a petite lady like I am, you might see something you like.
To get the most bang for your buck:
- Use Ebates to get 6% cash back from Banana Republic. If you are new to Ebates, please consider signing up using my referral code, I’d appreciate it.
- Use the code BRWINTER30 for an additional 30% off until January 23.
- Remember, there’s free ground shipping for orders over $50.
Here are the 3 items I picked up for a total of just about $100 including tax. Add in the 6% cash back, I’ve “only” spent $94 for three solid quality, workplace appropriate pieces. How’s that for rationalizing?
($29.99 sale, $20.99 with 30% off)
I have two Banana Republic pencil skirts (one in black and one in gray), and they are both workhorses in my professional wardrobe. I think this piece will be too – I like the zipper and ruffle detailing, it’s a stylish twist on the usual pencil skirt silhouette, but not too edgy for a day at the office. Last I checked, sizes 00P, 0P, and 2P are still available. I think there was a 10P as well.
(sale $49.99, $34.99 with 30% off)
One reviewer said this sweater reminded her of Chanel. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but I think this is a good piece for the price. Sweaters with structure = comfortable wear + polished appearance. This sweater is 100% merino wool with ribbon trim. Sizes XXSP, XSP, and SP are available.
(sale $49.99, $34.99 after 30% off)
My favorite pair of work pants is a pair of Martin fit pants that I purchased back in 2006. It has held up remarkably well through almost 5 years of wear, two run-ins with guacamole, and a few loose hems. I bought my first Martin fit for the full $98 price, but I think I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth. I hope this pair will serve me just as well. Plus, it’s fully lined (as wool pants always should be).