Sunday, January 11, 2015

Brooks Brothers: A skirt and some shirts

The Brooks Brothers love continues. As I mentioned, I enjoy trying to discover some new retailers every once in a while. I'm finding the fit pretty consistent and am really appreciating the qulaity difference. I've needed some new shirts for work since a lot of my old ones are not quite fitting and I've enjoyed checking these lovelies out. 50% off doesn't hurt either.

Multi Check Shirt (size 4)
Ordered this on a whim and I love it. the colors are gorgeous and I love that when you turn the cuffs up they are white! Also white inside the collar. There are roll tab sleeves and beautiful darting at the waist to actually show off your figure. This shirt is a win in every way. This is one size up from my usual J Crew size and this pretty typical for me at BB. Their shirts are so well tailored that I usually find that I have to size up.

Tailored Fit Cotton Shirt (size 4 and 6 respsectively)

This is a liberty print that they had at J Crew last year. Something Eve Floral - I can't remember exactly. It's a beautiful shirt although a bit sheerer and less vibrant than I was expecting. I would definitely need the 6 in this one because it is so fitted. If you love liberty, this is a good time to snag this one at around $60.

 Cotton Pleated Skirt (size 2) - $44
This is not my usual style of skirt but I think it's so lovely and classic. Nice little waistband, gentle pleating at the front and a plain back. Pockets that don't bulk - yahoo! I feel like this is a classic that will never go out of style. Some online reviews said it ran big but I'm finding it fairly true to size. That being said, it's not like my waist is exactly perfect post-baby :)

There are lots of items to love over at BB right now:

Cotton Cashmere Crewneck Sweater - how cute and simple is this little number?

Plaid Cape - I'm really looking for an excuse to buy this. Love a good cape and it's waterproof!

One-Button Black Watch Wool Blazer - J Crew did this blazer a few years back. Lovely!

Full Circle Skirt - how swishy, feminine and adorable is this?

Merino wool Skirt - tempted by this little adorable skirt. Fair isle? Yes please.

Hooded Tie Front Jacket - simple, understated, navy.

Black Watch Wool Pants with cuff - If you love black watch and missed out on these a few years ago at J C here's your chance.

Shawl Collar Cardigan - This looks so cozy and yet chic.

What do you think of Red Fleece?


  1. Hey there! I have a quick question for you-- did you notice any sizing difference for button-downs between regular Brooks Brothers and their Red Fleece line? After seeing your great reviews I'm thinking of placing an order, but I'm not sure..... the sz.2 fits perfectly in their regular line, but I don't have experience with Red Fleece. TIA!

  2. HI Egyptomaniac, thanks for stopping by. I would say Red Fleece is similar in size and if anything might run SLIGHTLY bigger. HTH. Let me know how it turns out!