Wear To Work // Transitional Trench + Penny Loafers

Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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When Fourth of July passes,  I always think that summer is almost over! I guess I’m not the only one because numerous stores already have their transitional pieces ready for the fall. Nobody wants to say it out loud, but I believe in being ready. I took advantage of summer sales and avoided frustrating sell outs by snagging this trench now.

Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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The I have been wanting a trench but have been so picky because of all the specific features that are known to be classic for the piece. When I saw this at Banana Republic, I was sold [not to mention it was was 40% off!]. To start, the color is the perfect sand shade, not too dark – what you see is what you get. 

Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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The front has double breasted tortoise buttons that run down to the hip. It also has sleeve buckle cuffs, although I’d prefer it to be leather, it does the job and no one will notice that it’s plastic.

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The sizing was a little off, I usually wear a 0 petite or XSP in Banana Republic, but when I ordered the XSP, the length and sleeves were way too short [even though it was 30 in]. I also ordered the small petite in case there were sizing issues, but that too was short in length and loose everywhere else. I decided to settle for the size small because the overall priority for me was the length, even if it meant a loose torso area and longer sleeves.

MEASUREMENTS

Length from top to bottom – 31.5 INCHES [hits at the knees when unbuttoned]

Shoulder – 15 INCHES across

Sleeves – 24 INCHES / 10 INCHES circumference

Belt – 58 INCHES

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Additional details that I love about this coat is the buttoned storm flap [a MUST for any classic trench]. Lastly, this jacket also features the epaulettes on the shoulder and gun flaps on both sides. This pieces is definitely a staple in my closet.. I even wear it now in the morning as it tends to be chilly. while walking to work.

Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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As much as I love wearing heels, I don’t wear them often unless I have meetings. My go-to have always been flats or loafers. I got lucky snagging these camel suede pair from J. Crew during their summer sale! They were originally $178 but got them for $45! I’ve linked the other two pretty pairs below!

                   


Classic Trench – sz S Runs Small // BANANA REPUBLIC [SIMILAR] • Suede Loafers – sz 6, Runs Big  // J. CREW • Pixie Pant // OLD NAVY, • White Button Up // J. CREW • Minuit Watch // CLUSE • Pearl Studs // SAKS OFF 5TH • Butter Lip Gloss // NYX

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For work, you can always find me in pixie ankle pants and a button-up or nice blouse. If you’re just reading my posts, you’ll soon find out that I don’t believe in paying full price! I got these pants for $11 and this traditional white button-up for 40% off. Aiming to be as professional as I can be, I finished the look with my favorite analog Cluse watch [the bands are changeable and come in different colors!]. So there you have it – get ready because the chilly weather is coming!

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2 comments

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I love the color of these pants. This is such a great outfit, perfect for work.

Joniamac

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Thank you love! You would look adorable in loafers and bright ankle pants. Perfect for us petites =)

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