Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FASHION FOR LESS SERIES: THE BURBERRY & BANANA REPUBLIC TRENCH

The Burberry Trench coat has always been something I've wanted.  But, not only does it cost a lot, it's hard to find one that would fit me because I'm that tiny.  I really like the Burberry's wool trench coat with frilled hem worn by Kate Middleton.  That hem really gives it a feminine touch. You may wonder, how on Earth did this $1352 Trench coat end up in this fashion for less blog.  Well, they went on sale for $947 in Lyst.  Of course, it sold out in a heart beat.  Here's an even cheaper alternative, the Banana Republic Flare Trench.  Petite girls, we are in luck.  Banana Republic did a really good job on this jacket to fit petites like a glove!  And brownie points to getting it 50% off!

Banana Republic Flared Trench Burberry alternative petite kate spade bag
I bought it for $112.50 with 50% off ( promo code BR10, expires 3/11/14)
in case it doesn't work, 40% off with BR card (promo code March, expires 3/4/14)
Kate Spade Airel Cove Street, (Orig. 478.00) $125 at 75% off Kate Spade Secret Sale Event (similar)
extra 15% off Kate Spade if you sign up for their email list (it's a stackable coupon code!)

Banana Republic Flared Trench Burberry alternative petite
A lot of people said the belt was too long on the reviews so I wanted to show you how long it really is!  But, I like it this long because it allows me to tie a bow in the front when I button up the jacket and in the back when I keep the jacket open.

Banana Republic Flared Trench Burberry alternative petite

banana republic trench, kate spade bag, hunter rain boots, petite
                                    Hunter Lonny High Rain Boots, $47 at Nordstrom Rack

I really love this Kate Spade bag.  It is extremely functional and light weight.  It carries my laptop, and whatever I buy when I go shopping so I don't need to carry an extra recyclable shopping bag or pay extra for a bag.  It has three compartments (just like this bag) and the material is perfect for me because it's hard to scratch.  My bags tend to hit things around me and they tend to leave a mark when it's the boarskin leather material that I absolutely adore.  But, this bag probably have hit doors, cars, shelves, hangers, and not a single sign of use.  LOVE!

kate spade bag, banana republic flared trench for petite
Love San Francisco, Union Square

Here is the Burberry wool frilled trim coat!  It has not sold out yet in Neiman Marcus ^.^

YAY to my partner in crime that took these photos for me :) I appreciate his time and effort more and more everyday~
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8 comments:

  1. What classy pictures! I'd say that you give the Duchess a run for the money with your chic BR find. I especially love how you dressed it up with a scarf and a judiciously tied bow belt.

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  2. Great look! The BR trench looks awesome on you :)

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  3. That is such a cute trenchcoat! Love the frill at the bottom, and paired with the bag and boots looks fantastic!

    Bit too hot in Australia for a trench just yet haha.

    Great sale fine ^_^

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  4. Very classic look, beautiful trench

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  5. Love your images! The trench looks fantastic on you :)
    Thanks for coming across my blog!

    Brittany

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