This 1st piece from Banana Republic is a classic. The Three Strand Necklace (606266) is $59. I already own a similar one with the same colors, but these stones are more defined. Definitely a must-see in person.
Now this is a real beaut. I will definitely look for the Bauble Bib Necklace (600851)to try on in a b&m. It’s $69 and a bit easier on the budget than the following showpiece from J Crew…
The Old Navy High Waist Skirt (top photo) from Summer 2008 – The item number is 483973. The original price is $29.50, but it has been on sale. The RN# is 54023 and it comes in Gray and Black. UPDATE: As of 9/19/08 it is $6.99 and will be an additional 20% if you use the code BFF at the register. You have to scour the thousands of pairs of shorts they have on sale, but it’s easy to spot the skirt.
This skirt is very similar to the J Crew Belle (2nd photo), item#97636.
Ruffle freaks…here are two very cute leather jackets from Old Navy. I saw them in b&m on 8/13/08. They retail $149 and I’m pretty sure you can get 20% with an Old Navy, Banana Republic or GAP card on their STUFFANDSAVE promo. The promo ends on 8/21. I didn’t see these on line so if you’re interested, you’ll have to check a local store. I tried the brown one on. The leather could be better, of course. However, the black one might look different on, esp mixed in a hi/lo fashion or with really nice jeans. Pretty cute.