Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Going Bananas


Last season J.Crew had this graphic printed tank of a bunch of bananas. I wanted and loved it, but couldn't bring myself to pay the "J.Crew" price for a simple summer tee. Last weekend, when I was flying solo, I popped into J.Crew Factory and there it was, on a table, folded neatly, 40% off and one left in my size. Score. 

That's the beauty of J.Crew, most of my favorites always make their way to the factory store for a fraction of the original retail price. Typically I am not a patient person, but sometimes it pays off to cool my jets and tap my toes for a few months. 

J.Crew Factory Banana Tank (on sale!!) // JcPenney Denim Jacket // Old Navy Polka Dot Shorts (option here and here) // Chuck Taylor Converse // Target Crossbody (option here and here) // Zara Sunglasses (option here) // Alex & Ani Bracelets c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Kendra Scott Ring 

Plus, with a name like Shanna (aka Shanna Banana) this shirt and I were kind of meant to be together. Don't you think?

On another note, please remind me not to wear or post a denim jacket again on this blog until September. If I do, call me out on it. It is too dang hot to think it's okay to layer anything when it comes clothes. Unless it's raining or we get some sort of crazy "cool" front, meaning 80 degrees, you will not see this one again until the fall. Gotta love summers in Texas.


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Shanna

73 comments:

Rachel said...

Such a fun shirt!!
Love the patterned shorts!
Gorgeous as always, Shanna :)
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110142693793485377328 said...

Love that tank! Sadly, we don't have J. Crew here - which is both awesome (for the wallet) and terrible (uh, for obvious reasons).
And I love the jean jacket -as always!

MorganizewithMe said...

I love this look! So summery and bright. J Crew is awesome.

Eva Halinor said...

Awesome look! Such bright colors! Love green and yellow - together they look perfect!

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E Mamakli said...

Isn't J.Crew Factory store amazing? I always sing their praises exactly for this reason too- if you can be a bit patient their products will show up at the factory stores sooner or later :) That tank is beyond adorable, whimsical and just perfect with the polka dot green shorts. What a lovely outfit for any summer day. Have a fab week Shanna <3 XOXO, Elif
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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

This outfit is so fun, love all the colors.

xo
​PinkSole​

Alexandra Stella said...

That's a great top!

Alex - Funky Jungle

Please may I? said...

Loving the green shorts, its one of my favourite colours.

X x

Susan Jeffries said...

I love J Crew Factory! Their tees and shorts just fit so well!! And their prices are great too! I linked up with a style your vanity post today! It is my dream vanity(: Happy Wednesday Shanna! Susan

Victoria Mason said...

I have an obsession with J Crew Factory! I just bought a sweater for $13 and some pink fuchsia plaid shorts there that I was eyeing earlier this summer at the regular store. $60 vs. $16! YEAH!

Cute look too!

Linking up with you for Whatcha wearing Wednesday!

L,
Vicky
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Doused In Pink said...

Such a fun tank! The items I love at J.Crew always seem to make it to the factory store either by the end of the season or the next season! The problem is you have to be patient!

Jill
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

The cut of that tank is really cute! But what I really love? THOSE SHORTS! Those shorts are DARLING, and I love how you styled the outfit with the converse. So cute! (And listen, it can be 120 degrees outside and if I'm going indoors somewhere, it's still very possible that I also have on a denim jacket.) :)

My Rose Colored Shades said...

I'm seeing a lot of green and yellow color pairings and I love it! This is the perfect summer look. Love the bananas graphic. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

Danavee said...

I always get excited when I own something you post! Green polka dot shorts!!!!! Thanks for the idea on a color to pair it with!

Inge Jane said...

This tee is just perfect with those shorts! And I love how you made the yellow really pop with that crossbody. (Which is seriously a great little bag, isn't it? I have the same in a bright cobalt color.)

Taramixandmatch said...

Such a cute tank, so adorable with the polka dots!

Stacey said...

That is adorable and so cute with the green shorts!

Erica Zar said...

This look is so cute!! Love the polka dotted shorts!!

Hope your week is going well thus far! :)

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Paige Flamm said...

Loving the print of those shorts!!

Paige
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Kimberly said...

Yay - I have this same top...isn't it fun?! My daughter is always asking to borrow it :)

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Daily Express said...

Wait. A. Minute. Your name rhymes with "banana?" In my head I've always said "Shane-uh." Mind blown. In other news, SO TRUE about the J Crew things you love ending up at Factory. I've learned that le$$on the hard way. Your outfit today is adorable and I appreciate the "no more layers" disclosure!!
Gina -- On the Daily Express

LV said...

You just look like a ray of sunshine in these colors. Love the shorts and your bag. Very cute summer look.

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Those shorts are the cutest.

Rebecca said...

OMG I've literally gone bananas over your cute look today Shanna!!!!

Rebecca
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Adri Lately said...

I know I certainly won't be the one to tell you not to wear a jean jacket in summer because I totally try to do it all the time! Love this fun colorful summer look!
xo Adri
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Ally said...

Absolutely love this tank! Such a fun print for the summer.

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TheTinyHeart said...

The tank is so fun paired with the polka dots! It's too hot here also for a denim jacket, so I can only imagine how hot it is in Texas!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

That tee is such a fun print! I love it with you bright shorts!

Kacie Firkins said...

This top and polka dot shorts look so cute together! I love fun, printed tees!

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Danielle Arsenault said...

Good things come to those who wait! That shirt is adorable! I love how you've paired it with those green polka dot shorts - toooo cute! xoxo Danielle @ www.fortheloveofleopard.com

Charnele Michel said...

Ok I'm obsessed with this tank!!! It screams summer

Xo,
Cha Cha

Lewis Lane said...

very summery and cute outfit

Lindsay Truax said...

I love that top! Cute outfit.

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Gwen said...

What a fun, whimsical outfit! I had to laugh at the denim jacket comment. It is way too hot, but they're so cute!

willfullyelegant.com said...

I lvoe your polka printed green shorts Shanna! With the printed tee, this outfit is so effortlessly chic, comfy and cool! You keep rocking!

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

love the colors/patterns in your tee and shorts! such a cute summer look!

Darcy said...

It is definitely a sign when a piece you want is on sale and in your size!! Also, I felt the same way about my leather jacket! A jacket is such an outfit completer piece... I just can't help myself sometimes!
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Merrie K. said...

Love the shorts and shirt on their own, but they are adorable together! I haven't been to j ,crew factory in a while, but looks like I'm due again :)

Helene in Between said...

this top would have been perfect for the concert I went to this past weekend!! i love it and the jacket adds the perfect touch!

Rachel Lynne said...

Cute banana tank! I just got a pineapple tank that I can't wait to wear!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

This outfit is so happy - I love the bright colors and the denim - even if as you said it's hotter than all get out right now in the South! I feel you girl, 100%.

Angela said...

This outfit it super cute. I think I'd go banana's for those shorts.
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Because of Jackie said...

LOVE this bright and colorful outfit on you, that bright green and yellow is so cute! I also love scoring a deal, I find I typically spend way more than I should because I want it RIGHT NOW, which is not good;)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Such a fun top!!! Totally meant to be! And I have my new nickname for you...Shanna Banana. Simmuh Down Nah.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Setarra said...

Love your polka dot shorts Shanna! And I had no idea the J.Crew factory store even existed until you posted about a huge sale they had going on a couple of weeks ago so thanks for that haha. I check out the site almost every other day now :)

Sarah said...

What a fun shirt and love those green polka dot pants. Love anything with polka dot on it though :)

Johanna said...

This outfit could not be cuter. Seriously. The shorts are the perfect match!

understatedclassics.com said...

I can't call you out on the denim jacket! It's the perfect summertime coverup for "blast-the-AC-too-much-I'm-surprised-the-energy-bill-is-even-somewhat-affordable places!" Plus, I am guilty of always carrying around my denim jacket. I think it works here. And even if you have to snap a few pics and just let the sweat happen, hey, you look good doing it!

Clare
Understated Classics

Rachel said...

I was just thinking..."How in the world is she wearing a denim jacket? Isn't it a billion degrees there?" Then you wrote pretty much the exact same thing. Haha. Come visit me in Connecticut and you can wear your denim jacket all summer long. :)

StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie said...

Your t-shirt is too cute!
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Nicole Layne said...

Love that top! It is so cute!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Brianne Bracco said...

Hahahaha!! When I saw your pictures I thought, "So cute! But how is she not sweating buckets in a denim jacket..in Texas..in nearly July?!" ;)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Haha Shanna Banana. I love it!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Dying over this shirt!! It's seriously the greatest and so perfect with your shorts!

xo,
Angela

Country Girl's Daybook said...

Those shorts are adorable! I love polka dots. :)
Country Girl's Daybook

J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

I love love love the banana shirt! And the shorts are perfect with it!

Caroline said...

Gotta love J.Crew Factory - especially when they have those additional sales on top of normal sales! It's like they're paying you to shop there! :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I absolutely adore this outfit. I also love JCrew factory, we now have one ten minutes from my house. Dangerous would be an understatement....

OccasionallyAJ said...

J.Crew Factory is my lifesaver!! I'm with you on the J.Crew pricing, if I can't catch it on sale, I wait (not so) patiently for it to come to JCF!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Shannon Arielle said...

What a cute outfit! I especially love those shorts! I think you styled the pieces well. I might have to find this J. Crew Factory and see what deals I can find! :)

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Ashleigh said...

So fun! I love it.The shorts totally make it though.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Jennifer Colgrove said...

Obsessed with these shorts! The yellow and green are fabulous together! Great look Shanna!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

Alice Warren said...

I have been going bananas for this top! I am headed to the factory store on Friday and I am keeping my fingers & toes crossed that there will be some there.

Love Love Love this look!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute shirt! Makes me think of my girls... they love to eat sliced bananas drizzled with chocolate syrup. :D Hope you and your girls are enjoying the summer!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

That tank is fabulous! And you paired it perfectly with the polka dot shorts.
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

this is one super cute outfit, lady!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Kayla MKOY said...

What a FUN summer top!!! I love it!!! You're so cute, and those shorts?! Work it girl!

Kristina said...

This tee is freaking adorable!!

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Super fun summer tee! It's so hard to wait for things to show up at the Factory store but worth it in the end!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I don't know that I would wear this, but it all looks so cute together.

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

Love the shirt, I'd never think to get a graphic tee like that but I love the way you styled it!

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