Polished Fall Classics – Penny Pincher Fashion


I haven’t been doing very much shopping this season, partly due to all that we’ve had going on in my family, but also because I’m finding that my wardrobe is becoming more complete and I simply don’t have a need for many extra pieces. I’ve been gravitating towards more timeless styles, so when I do make new purchases, I am trying to focus on classic staples that I can wear for years to come. Often this means investing in well-made pieces & patiently waiting for sales.

I’ve been a Banana Republic fan for two decades & used to shop there almost exclusively for workwear when I was going into the office each day. I do feel like their prices have risen quite a bit over the last few years, but I’ve never had an issue with quality, so I typically wait for a promo code to buy something. I picked up this sweater & skirt earlier this month and wanted to share them with you today because they’re both half off! They just launched their Friends & Family Event, where you can get 50% off everything with code BRFAMILY – the best part is that there are no exclusions for this sale, which only happens a few times a year!

I’ve been needing a new ivory cable knit sweater to replace an old one that was ready to be retired. I’m super-sensitive to itchy fabrics, so I wanted to find something that wouldn’t irritate my skin. This one not only has a flattering fit & soft finish, but it also has a bit of stretch to it, so it holds its shape really well. This is a beautiful basic that you can wear a million different ways (I went with my usual size).

I love the tailored fit & double-breasted buttons on this a-line skirt, which will go with any sweater or blouse in your closet. Because I’m 5’8″, I ordered it in the Tall and the length is perfect for me. I found this to be true to size – it’s fully lined & also comes in petite & regular. Side note: it’s machine-washable, which is a huge plus (just don’t put it in the dryer). Check out more of my favorites from this great sale in the scrolling bar below!

What I’m wearing:
H&M Coat (similar here or here), Banana Republic Sweater,
Banana Republic Skirt, Similar Boots ( here or here),
Express Bag (similar here or here), Similar Scarf, Zara Earrings