Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Of Sales And Sails

Blazer, Banana Republic. Tee & skirt, J.Crew. Pearls, gift. Belt, Eddie Bauer. Flats, Ralph Lauren.

I generally refuse to talk about money in social circles (what is the blogosphere, after all?), but I'm going to make an exception today. This blazer is available for purchase online here for $169.99 US, but you need to peruse the sale rack of your nearest Banana store for a much better deal. In Canadian dollars, this nautical beauty was originally $240 (as opposed to the $198 US), cut down to $49.99, and then slashed another 25% off... I got it for $37.50. It's not just the overall 85% discount that made me purchase it (considering original prices, sales are subjective, aren't they?). It's the fact that a classic striped blazer made of linen and cotton, not to mention beautifully lined, can cost as little as those fun, unlined, trendy blazers at lower-quality stores. Plus, if you live in the US, you may pay even less for yours. Can you say: "Ahoy, matey?" Of course, you always run the risk of contracting sailboat envy and turning a good deal on a jacket into a down payment on a yacht. Don't say I didn't warn you.

19 comments:

The Suburb Experiment said...

It's a good thing I don't live near a BR anymore. The sales racks are so addictive to me!

Jenn

MONKEYFACE said...

I always think of you when I go into a Banana shop. I head straight to the back for the sales rack b/c I get paid McDonald's wages but ONE DAY I will score something amazing like this! ONE DAY.

Anula said...

Wow!! I love your jacket!

life full of colors said...

me too I really like your blazer perfect colors so classic ! greetings from Cyprus

Monique said...

Loving that blazer!!

Monique xx

misszuman.blogspot.com

Love at First Shoe said...

Nice job you little bargin shopper you! I always love a great deal. This jacket is amazing and super cute on you!

Leah said...

That is a great blazer, especially getting it for such a great deal! Nice work. Thanks for your comment.

xo L.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I say that bargains can always be talked about- it's like a skill to get such fashion steals! This blazer is incredible and I love how you styled it!

Baby Budget Blog said...

I love that striped blazer! I eyed it a while back and fell in love with it....hmmmm...love it even more at that sale price :) Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Follow each other?

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Jo said...

Hey Ana,

What a steal of a deal for that totally cute blazer! I love it.

Thanks also for your comment - yes, I have lost about 12 lbs :) I'm still training for my half marathon, so that has helped immensely, as well as watching my weight through Weight Watchers. That's wonderful that my hard work is getting noticed ;)

aaez said...

i have this skirt, i remember you telling me you had it when i wore it! ok enough rambling...i like how you styled it with this blazer. never thought to do that, i just may this weekend. thank ya lady.

Jenny said...

Yay - total score! Love when that happens! It looks fab on you! I have found some amazing things at Banana on sale in a big way!

closetfullofhappiness said...

Already the stars are copying you (#4) You're such a trendsetter!! :)
http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/home.php

-sierra

shealennon said...

A striped blazer has been on my spring wishlist for a while now, so I really hope my local BR can score me a deal like that! I'll probably wait another year on the yacht though.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

That sound like the childrens books "If you give a mouse a cookie" One thing leads to another and before you know it your taking out a loan to buy a yacht so you can show off your new jacket. it happens to the best of us.

Write it in Lipstick

Hayley said...

AMAZING find! I love it with that skirt(which I have as well, dont you love it?!)

Mrs. J said...

Fabulous find, it's a shame I don't live near a Banana Republic. I'll just have to stare at your cute outfit and cry. :)

Taj Acosta said...

what a great find! True a lined blazer over a cheapie is the way to go and for that price you are just too glam! xo

M & Em said...

I think that's the cutest blazer I've ever seen! So nautical! You look freakin' darling.

xoxo
Em