Looking Back, Looking Forward

Last month, when I bought the Ann Taylor muse print dress, there was an Ann Taylor jacket that I contemplated purchasing as well.  The jacket was a perfect complement for the dress.

Trying on the blazer and
the muse print dress in Ann Taylor

I got the dress on clearance for $39.  The jacket, also on clearance, cost about $80-$90 though.  So, I passed on the blazer because I knew I had lots of items in my closet that could nicely top the dress.

Wearing the Ann Taylor muse print dress with a
black Banana Republic blazer from my closet.
See Ann Taylor Muse Print Dress for details.

Last week, on my way home from an event out in St. Charles, I decided to stop by the St. Louis Mills, an outlet mall here in St. Louis.  This mall used to be one of my favorite shopping spots when I lived in St. Louis before, but it is so far from my house now that I rarely visit. 

The mall houses a Banana Republic Factory Store.  So, I stopped in and discovered that many of the work separates there were marked down by an additional 70%.  

Blazers on sale in BR Factory Store

This blazer immediately grabbed my attention because it was similar to the Ann Taylor blazer that I passed on.  So, I envisioned it pairing well with the Ann Taylor muse print dress.  With a final price of $43.80, a price more in line with my budget, I bought the blazer.  Here it is worn with the dress.

Dress—Ann Taylor
Blazer—Banana Republic Factory Store

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  1. Addy
    October 13, 2011 / 2:26 am

    Great jacket! I love the price too…:o). Is a Banana Republic Factory Store the same as a Banana Republic Outlet store?

  2. October 13, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    Thanks y'all!

    @Addy: Yes, the BR Factory Store is its outlet store.

  3. October 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

    @Shasie: Yes. Yes. I couldn't justify the AT purchase. I still do love that blazer though.