Hey ladies! I got an alert this weekend via Shopstyle that this BR dress (below) that I've been eying for the longest time is on sale. I was super excited and went online to BR and had this dress reserved in store, just in case they sold out. You never know!! While I was at the store, I saw so many new things I liked and there were also so many things on sale. If you live in SF, I'd definitely recommend visiting the flagship store on Grant St. (parking is a biatch though). They have a huge sale section in the basement and one of the largest petite selections I've seen. More often than not, store promotions are better than the ones online (use code BRSAVE for 30% off ).
BR Faux Wrap Dress. XXSP [fits true to size | good for rectangle body]
Like I said, I was super excited to see this dress on sale. In my head, I just thought this dress was going to look and fit AMAZING (yes super duper amazing). I think I had preconceptions of how fabulous this dress was going to be and when I did try it on, it didn't live up to my expectations. Even my bf thought it was just okay and he always likes short fitting dresses. I was hoping the fabric would be more sturdy, but I guess they had used a soft thinner jersey for the dress to drape the way it does. So I'm totally not mad at them for that! What I don't like is that drapes give the illusion of a tummy and wide hips! It was a huge let down, but I'm sure this would look amazing on someone who has more of a rectangular body and wants to look more curvy. If you're interested in purchasing it, this dress does fit true to size and also comes in a grey color.
BR Swing Pullover. Size XSP [sized up 1 size]
I found this sweater in the sale section and wanted to try it on for fun! It's definitely sweater weather in SF, so I've been hoarding any kind of sweaters I've seen lately. I didn't see a size XXSP, but the one I'm wearing fits just fine. In fact, I think an XXSP would be too tight (especially the sleeves)! The sweater has a short gold zipper down the center back with a slight high low hem. I ended up not getting the cream color because there was a substantial snag, but I did find one in the navy color and got that instead!
BR Drape Jersey Top. XXSP [fits true to size]
This was another item I've been wanting to try!! Like the dress, I was quite disappointed with the fit and fabric. The jersey is super soft so I'll give them that, but it is extremely thin and clings onto the body. I felt self conscious in it and also can see this shrinking in the wash. I also didn't like the sloppy neckline which I had to keep readjusting and couldn't get it to look pretty. This was a no for me, even on sale for $30.
BR Draped Wool Coat. Size XXSP [runs large - size down 1 size]
I saw this on the hanger and thought it looked so cozy, like a huge blanket you wanted to snuggle up in on a cold day. Like a reviewer said, this is the Olivia Pope coat and I definitely thought the same when I saw it. The coat is unlined and might be too thin for really cold snowy climates (okay for SF). This coat is really oversized and it's obvious when not belted. If you have a short/slim torso, the large collars might overwhelm you. The sleeves were also very roomy and a tad long (easy alteration though). If this is something you're interested in, I'd recommend waiting for a good sale and sizing down 1 size.
BR Riviera Blouse. Size XXSP [good for inverted triangle]
I've been really into henley blouses lately and thought this was super cute in the plaid pattern! Small sizes are sold out online, but it's available in store. The shoulders on this blouse are wide and felt like it was going to fall off me and the sleeves were too long (plus anything with cuffs are a pain to alter). At the same time, the bottom was narrow and felt almost too tight for my hips (my hips are 33") and I like my tops a little more relaxed, especially in a woven fabric. If that was the only issue, I think I might have bought it though. The top would be great for someone who has an inverted triangle body (wider shoulders and small hips).
BR Soft-Washed Gingham Flannel. Size XXSP. [fits true to size]
This top, I love! It was so soft and cozy just like the name indicates. Even though it's in petite sizing, the length is longer than what I typically expect. I have a long torso so definitely don't mind it at all. The longer length also makes its great for layering under sweaters. The only issue was that the sleeves are a tad long, but I'd normally roll up my sleeves when wearing a button up shirt to make it look less formal. I'd definitely buy when it goes on a good sale!
BR Skinny Ankle Jeans. Size 24. These jeans are the jeans I'm wearing in all the pictures above. I originally needed this to try on with the tops and fell in love with how soft and comfortable they are! The fit is near perfect! I purchased this in store ($20 off original price) and then realized that I had a 40% off coupon when I got home. I'll take more detailed pictures later. Thinking about returning and then rebuying...