all the new spring arrivals are always so pretty! just before a new season starts, I always check out my go-to stores and go through their new collections. I edit it down to my top 12 choices or so and keep them in my virtual cart so that they’re all in one place, making it easy for me to check back now & again to see if anything has gone on sale. it’s a great way to stay on task & budget – I don’t bother looking at anything other than my top picks. I figured it would be a fun little series on the blog that could also be helpful to some of you. first up: banana republic. they’ve really stepped up their game in the last couple of seasons, and I’m loving their clean, modern offerings.