Banana Republic Factory

Back to school… I gotta be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with those three words. While I can’t wait to get into my new classroom (I moved btw!) and meet my sweet 4th graders, I am not thrilled about giving up my late mornings and free schedule. If there’s one thing that gives me a little thrill about the season, it’s back to school shopping. I’m sure all of you teachers can agree. What’s not to love about a new fall wardrobe and a cart full of colorful supplies?

This August, I did my B2S haul at Banana Republic Factory because of their fabulous educator discount. Hello 20% off! First of all, BR Factory has all the deals. I love shopping there because I truly feel that the aesthetic is up to par with retail Banana, yet the prices are much more teacher friendly. Add to that to the educator discount, and BAM! I’m walking out of the Factory feeling fabulous. If you are located in Northern California there are locations in Folsom, Vacaville, and Napa Outlet malls.

One thing I love about Banana Republic is that it’s a store where I can shop for all occasions. Their classic fits and styles make me feel sophisticated yet on trend, no matter where I’m headed. Here are some of the items from my recent haul and how I plan to style them for the W’s… work, weekend, wedding, wherever! 😉



Top: Chambray Boyfriend Shirt– love this top. I plan to wear this as a weekly staple with any color pant.

Pant: Sloan Slim Fit Ankle Pant– Factory has the same ones as regular Banana in store but for a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, they are sold out online. Check in stores.

Shoe: Target dupes or Steve Madden– Let’s be real, I’m not wearing these in the classroom… and obvi I got them from Target.



Top: Poplin Boyfriend Shirt– This is such a classy look that I adore and could totally see myself wearing out to dinner in SF. Hair up and buttoned slightly down makes it a little sexy and totally date night appropriate.

Pant: Skinny Jean

Shoe: Peep Toe Sandal



Dress: Midi Dress 



Top: Classic Poplin Shirt – What teacher doesn’t love polka dot? So many other cute prints available.

Skirt: I fell absolutely in love with this jean skirt. I debated for about 3 seconds if it was too 1996, but clearly thought otherwise. It was in the clearance section so unfortunately wasn’t available online. But lucky for me, with discount and everything it ended up costing  $7. Here’s a similar one from Gap Factory.

Discount Info

From now until August 31st, teachers will receive a 20% off discount on everything except clearance when presenting teacher ID or pay stub. Take advantage this B2S season. Year round, Banana Republic and Banana Republic Factory offer 10-15% off for teachers, students, and military families. Speak with sales associates for further details.