Review: Banana Republic Ruffle Lace Blouse & Aritzia Boyfriend Talula Blazer


Top: Banana Republic ruffled lace blouse in arana cream- size 00P (buy here
Skirt: H & M pleated *hemmed* – size 2 (similar here or midi length)
Shoes: Ann Taylor lizard pumps in pumice stone- size 5 (buy here)
Necklace: Pearls
Ring: H & M *recent and $5.95* – size small (similar here)
As you read in my previous post from Friday, I bought the grand central green and arana cream color and couldn’t decide. I tried on the green this morning and it looked horrid on me. It washed my skin out since I am much paler now (no more sun bathing). I would recommend the color for someone who is darker than I am. It just was not flattering on my skin tone. So I am sticking with the cream! I have the green one up for grabs if anyone is interested. 
Likes: I love the ruffle and lace combo. It’s very girly and feminine. It tucks in really nicely which is a must for me since I’ll be wearing this to work. The width/cut is surprisingly narrow considering most BR tops are very wide and awkward. So this is great news for petites!
Dislikes: The arm holes are big and you can see a tiny peek of your bra. The buttons are hard to put on and take off. The v-neck shape is a bit low-cut but workable.  Near the chest area is very see-thru so make sure to wear a padded/lined nude bra.

If you want to buy this top, I would suggest going into the actual store because it’s on sale for $26.99 plus you get an additional 25% off on top of that. It’s still $49.99 online which irks me that they have different pricing online vs. in-stores.

Oh and loving my new H & M ring I got this past weekend! It’s a size small and fits my index finger but loose on my middle finger.

Shorts: Banana Republic seersucker in fatigue – size 00P (buy here)
Blazer: Aritzia BF Talula in navy – size 00
Belt: Ann Taylor perfect patent in porcini- size XS (similar here)

Here is the Aritzia BF blazer I bought from a fellow Canadian petite from AN’s forum. I decided to pull the trigger since several readers have emailed and suggested this brand to me. There have been some buzz about these blazers- check out Jean’s post and Kelly’s review on the shrunken version, and the gray version on Jessy. Jessy from TheLittleDustPrincess suggested on Twitter that I need to pair this with a really short skirt or shorts (thanks Jessy). The length is too long and the only thing I had were these seersucker shorts (see on Kelly). I sold my cream ones to a reader who had to have it but ever since regretted it. I was elated when I found this one on sale for $24.99 plus 25% off last Friday in 00P! 


I had to roll up the shorts one extra roll for the sake of the blazer because it didn’t look right otherwise.  I love everything about this blazer except the length. I am just too short to pull it off. The cut is amazing, almost like a tailored fit when buttoned. I am sadly selling this so please let me know if you are interested.
It’s been so hot in CA that I can’t even take pics outside. I have to wait until this heat wave is over:(
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  1. TBH, I don't find it too long on you at all. It looks like it hits you right at the borderline point (just at the bottom of your butt). I like it!

  2. I agree! It's not that long on you, looks perfect! Keep it, you look very chic on it! Yup, short sorts or short skirts will do the trick!

  3. i love how you styled the blazer with some shorts! and you have some killer legs, Annie!! and the blazer isn't too bad as far as length actually! maybe reconsider selling? 🙂

    cute & little

  4. Love the skirt, especially shortened like that! This is a really elegant outfit with the lace. And wow, you are seriously rocking those shorts!

  5. I really like how the blazer's cuffs match with the shorts — it really pulls the whole look together! And I also think that the blazer fits you pretty well; it doesn't look too long to me at all.

    I've been dying to get my hands on an Aritzia blazer, but it's proving so hard to find! I think you should definitely keep it 🙂

  6. I honestly don't think it's long at all. What's the point of calling it a boyfriend blazer if it doesn't have that "boyfriend" fit? ; ) It looks really good with your shorts peeking out at the hem. 😀 I think it makes a great blazer for casual outings. Are you planning on keeping it?

  7. You look so cute in the shorts and blazer, Annie!! You should definitely try pairing it with other items before you give it up completely!!

    I tried on that same top in the green…agreed…such a yucky color on me!

  8. Love the blazer and shorts look, so cute! I don't think the blazer is too long either, but of course that's more a matter of personal preference I think.

  9. You totally rock that second look. The blazer is long but you balance it out by wearing shorts. Wearing it with pants may be a bit overwhelming on petite frame. Love how long your legs look too.

  10. I love the first look! Going with the white was definitely the right choice and I LOVE the navy on you!

    Grrr. I hate it large arm holes! But at least the top itself isn't too wide.

  11. @Michelle Yeah no go on the puke green color…loved the idea of that color but looked horrid on me… and thanks Michelle – I will def try it with more items before officially selling:)

  12. Dude, you truly are my fashion inspiration. Whenever I visit you blog, I'm always amazed with all the outfits you put together. That Lace blouse is just so beautiful and looks really good on you.

    nice legs by the way :p

  13. Yep – the only time I wore this blazer was with the shorts too! And since I'm in Canada and we have about 2 months of summer, that's why I had to sell it to you. It really does look fabulous on you, specially how nice it is with the shorts!! Hope this little baby can find a happy home!!!!
    – Ramnik

  14. Annie you may be petite but you legs go on for days! Gorgeous! You keep hiding your workout secret with us! Heheheh! I love the H&M skirt! So feminine!

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