Monday, April 15, 2013

fran all the things

This weekend I stopped by Banana Republic to make a few returns. I had ordered this pencil skirt that is super pretty but didn't fit me correctly, and decided to also return the blue version of this shirt as I decided I was only going to keep one color. I looked through the sale section (because it's the only section I can afford) and I was really excited when I found this skirt. I have been eyeing it up for a few weeks now, partially because it's cute but mostly because of it's name: the FRAN SKIRT. 

You think I'm joking but I'm not. Growing up having a name like Franziska, there weren't many things out there to buy with my name on it, so I feel this is like the sartorial equivalent of a name pen. Only better because it's cute. When I first saw it on the BR website last month it was still going for $70 which is a bit (ahem..a lot) much for me, but in stores this weekend it was $41 final sale + another 30% off, making it all of $28. score.

While I will technically be counting this skirt purchase towards my school wardrobe, I couldn't really wait until August to wear it so I was really excited when I got the opportunity to try out a few pairs of Hanes tights since in order to wear the skirt to work I would need my legs to be covered. I'm relatively new to the world of wearing tights (other than to dance recitals. woof.) so nothing like jumping right in. I'm wearing the control top silky sheer pair today. They are a control top which makes them a bit harder to get on, but once they were actually on properly the control top didn't bother me. They are very silky to the touch - ask my co-worker Emily as I made her feel them today haha. I'm 5'9'' and I didn't have any problem with them being too short on me, which is definitely something I am always fearful of. I also received a few pairs of Thigh-Highs which I haven't worn yet other than in my house. I feel a bit scandalous wearing them but I think they'll be great for this summer when I have to wear tights to school while it's still 90 degrees out and the last thing I want is another layer around my waist. Overall, I think I will definitely purchase Hanes tights in the future now that I know how they feel on and knowing that every pair can be purchased for less than $6. 
Skirt: Banana Republic [exact]
Tee: Banana Republic [adorable alternative]
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: c/o Hanes
Belt: The Limited 
Watch: Fossil [similar]
Shoes: Tory Burch [exact]
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