The new Banana Republic

IMG_0911Sweatshirt: Banana Republic / Stripe shirt: French Connection / Bracelet: J.Crew / Jeans: Paige Denim (similar) / Watch: Tissot (similar)

Have you seen the new look of Banana Republic?  This news is a few months old but I figured I’d still chat a bit about it since the fall line is out.

It’s been years since I stepped into a BR.  To be frank, I wasn’t too impressed with their clothing options any more, I left the corporate world, and Mr. Wonderful has never been a fan of their men’s clothing quality – preferring Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren.  During that time, I had wandered over to J.Crew and declared myself a devotee when Jenna Lyons came on board (see what a creative director can do for a line?) and stayed put since then.

Since Marissa Webb stepped on the scene as the new creative director months ago, I find myself gravitating towards the store again just for another glance.


Marissa wears a lot of black stilettos, I’m venturing back to the heels, mainly nudes, but I love these Steve Madden leather d’Orsay flats – also available in gold.


It was a high pony day.  My eyebrows are growing out nicely aren’t they?  That’s for another post.


Have you checked out BR since Marissa took over?  Would love to know what you think and if you’ve bought anything.


Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Jessica

    Are you using any products to grow out your eyebrows? Curious to know!

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Jessica! I’m not right now, but thought about it! I’m seeing an eyebrow/wax specialist and I just didn’t touch my eyebrows and let them grow out for about 8 weeks so far. At the 2-3 week mark I saw her and she helped clean them up, then we continued so that has helped. It’s crazy to see how thin I let them be!

  • Mailinh

    Hmmm…I’m intrigued…
    I’ll have to take a look at the new BR–I wasn’t a huge fan of them for the longest time, but I’ll have to see the new look they have to offer.

    I recently became an avid Loft shopper (it does help when they offer teacher discounts–woohoo!).


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