Banana Republic Tweed Pencil Skirt - Runs Tiny!

With the onset of winter, I've been keeping a keen eye out for textures in petite sizes. Tweed, boucle, basketweaves ... I want it all! Last winter I was unsuccessful in my search for the perfect basic tweed skirt, so imagine my joy when I came across these at Banana Republic (a store that I personally thought had gone downhill as of late with their petite fit).
Previously, I saw these pencil skirts on the BR website, but at $90 the price deterred me. But in person, these skirts exceeded my expectations. The tweed is a nice consistency, the metal zipper is solid and sturdy, and both colors were staple winter wardrobe colors. Not to mention, the fit is tiny! I expected the 00p to be big on me, as usual, but instead it was very fitted and showed a little too much curve for work. I wouldn't have been able to eat all day in it, so I actually opted for size 0P**:

**note...ended up sizing back down to 00P


Banana Republic Tweed Skirt in Black Combo, 0p, $89.50
(H&M black top and tights, Nine West pumps)

For some reason the waist looks bigger on this one:

Yay! Another no alterations needed purchase. My alterations bill this year has totaled great heights, so my wallet was thankful for this find. Final cost with 25% off coupon code = $67 for each skirt. To me this is still quite expensive for a skirt. I can't decide whether to keep both or just one!

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4 comments:

  1. Love love love the grey! I forsee little ol' me popping into BR in the near future.

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  2. so glad i saw this post; i'm a petite asian girl too and needed some new work clothes! i ended up going to BR this weekend and got this skirt and 2 dresses and they were having that great sale too. love it!

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  3. Nice! I'm personally staying away from BR until their next "After 5" event on Nov 5th, I believe. Got a coupon in the mail for 30% off my entire purchase that night!

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  4. I love the grey! Though I have too many black and grey skirts already, I may have to venture out of my comfort zone and get the carob chip!

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