A few days ago I ventured all the way out to Tyson’s Corner for the new Banana Republic x Marimekko capsule collection.
My trip took three hours by metro. It would have been less had I not stopped for Chipotle.
The Tyson’s Corner shopping center is a.may.zing. There is an ENTIRE Banana Republic store for Petites.
I was really really excited about this. I always end up scrounging around the clearance racks at BR for people’s petite items that they have returned. Haha.
I was so overwhelmed by my Tyson’s Corner shopping center experience that I excitedly told the BR Petites employee that I traveled all the way from DC for their new collection.
She didn’t say anything.
I really don’t get out much.
When life hands you lemons, you wear them. Obviously…
Lemon Print Fit and Flare Dress (not br x marimekko)
I wanted to buy this dress. But … of course … I didn’t. The cute lemon print is also available as a skirt.
On to the Marimekko stuff:
For some reason, the Marimekko items were sized down a lot…at least 2 sizes from my normal BR size. Yowza. The Kivet Pleated Dress was cute, but not for $140. Sorry, BR. A girl’s got to be budget-conscious.
The Kivet dress was probably my favorite of the dresses. LOVE the geometric print.
Then I tried on the peplum tops, which were made of an oddly thin fabric like something you could buy at Walmart. So I passed.
Then I tried on some shorts. I ended up leaving with the hampton short in Siirtulopuutarha print. Very unique and I know I will wear them all summer.
I always really look forward to designer collaborations and capsule collections because it’s a lot easier on my budget than trying to save up my money to buy designer.
Plus I have a tendency to destroy fancy clothes… aie.
I did some internet sleuthing to find some more designer collaborations to look forward to:
Altuzarra for Target – September 14
Alexander Wang for H&M – November 6
Are you waiting patiently for any designer collabs that I don’t know about (i.e. most of them)?
Have a great weekend!