Lately, Banana Republic has not been offering items that has caught my eye. It was a brilliant idea when they jumped on a Mad Men collection. Unfortunately, the only piece that I wanted was the cream sleeveless lace top. I held off buying because I already have an Aritzia version with sleeves. When BR put the collection on sale, I knew I had to place my order before they were all gone.
XS were all gone so I went with next best - small - and hoped that my tailor can fix it. I also bought it in XS in black just to compare the fit. I showed my tailor the black one and she agreed that she can work with the cream to make it fit well.
The shoulders were pulled up about a half inch and the back neckline was reshaped. She also took it in along the sides. Cost $18.
I kept it in the closet before taking it to my tailor. The return date was looming near so I finally had to decide whether or not to keep. She was also deluged with back-to-school alterations so it took a while for me to get the top back.
I'm glad I kept this top even if I had to spend a little more for alterations. I know I will get much use out of it for years to come.
I've seen what other bloggers previewed from the Mad Men collection. It was a lovely collection but either the fit was off or the material was not likeable.
What did you think of the collection?