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I have been very into the decorated or exaggerated sleeved trend as of lately. Details such as: tops with shoulders cut-off, ruffles, bell or fluted shapes are seen everywhere. And I can assure you that this trend does not go anywhere this Winter/Spring season.

Last weekend, I made a visit to one of my favorite office-wear stores, the good old Banana Republic, and found this cute camel trench jacket. I love how the arms are relaxed, and the sleeves are at their 2/3 length, decorated with a thick strap that can be tied into a bow. The jacket hugs me all at the right places, and I got size XS, FYI. One extra winning point is that it is made with a water-repellent material, how convenient! I love dressing up trenches. So as you can see here, I’ve styled it with the all black base outfit to keep all of the attention to the gorgeous trench jacket: a pair of pointy pumps, a pair of skinny jeans, and a turtleneck top. I thought the Gucci clutch added just the right amount of colors, and I also wore some red lipstick to match. This outfit is perfect for day and night, simple yet elevated.

Banana Republic is doing the 40% off regular-priced items and extra 60% off sale items. So I thought I’d let you know! I usually just run straight to their sale sections right away. But this time, I couldn’t find anything my size in the sale. This trench was 40% off and an extra 10% off with the Banana card, so I thought it was too good to pass. It was such a nice experience shopping there every time. I remembered I used to frequent the BR near where I lived in Minnesota at least once a week. My aunt who owns a tailoring shop does contracted tailoring work with them, and I used to help her a lot with that. I love their constant sales and consistent quality. So I’ve gotta say Banana Republic has a very special place in my heart. I hope you like this outfit pairing though! I’ve gotta head to work now! Hope you’ll have a productive week!

OUTFIT DETAILS

the trench: Banana Republic here

the pointy pumps: Vince (similar here and here)

the skinnies: Topshop Joni here

the bag: Gucci (style/model sold out, but similar here and here)

the turtleneck: Topshop here

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