Thursday, January 19, 2012

My love for Old Navy!

(I'm not even going to acknowledge the fact that I haven't updated since November. I feel bad, but we were supes busy planning the wedding and traveling to MN/IA for J's leave. I'm back, and I really want to be more involved. We'll see how long that lasts, but I'm here now and that's all that matters, right?)

I have a renewed sense of love for Old Navy (not just for their 10% off Military Mondays or awesome online coupons-check 'em out), and when I was in there yesterday, I found SO MANY cute things. I tried on about half the store but only left with one thing (clearance sweater for $8.99-BOOYAH). Couldn't stop thinking about the things I tried on but didn't buy, so what'd I do? Hopped online to take a second glance, only to realize they were offering 30% off until today only. So then what'd I do? Order all the stuff I loved...and more. Shhh...don't tell my husband. Totally justifiable though since we're taking a vacation to Charleston in March and I needed some new "spring-y" clothes. Right? Right. Moving on...

I'm seriously impressed each year when Spring lines come out. I feel so refreshed to see bright colors and patterns, it really makes my heart happy. I especially love how this year, Old Navy took classic pieces and incorporated new colors to give them new life. Burlap covered flats with a neon yellow toe, shirtdresses in fuschia, and bright red denim jeans. I love how spring's fashions mimic nature-flowers blooming and the sun shining.

Let's dive right in, I'm anxious to show you my new faves!

Not only did they have a TON (if not all) of winter coats on clearance, they also had just brought in their new (and I LOVE to say this), LIGHTWEIGHT jackets! Springtime means no more bundling up, no wearing 14 layers, no heavy scarves, nothing. You can totally get away with a light jacket and galoshes. I really love these Cropped Trench Coats, and am especially obsessed with the "Dayglow Dina"-I mean, seriously, how perfect is that color for Spring? It's fitted, it's got cute bottoms...it's got everything. And at $39.94, how can you NOT snatch that up?

I totally bought this chambray shirt after staring at it online for awhile. I think it's the perfect top for our trip, because I can either pair it with my white jean shorts (that I live in during the summer) or jeans. It will look fab with either. Orrr, if I'm really feeling sassy, I can throw on one of my bodycon skirts and tie the shirt at the waist. Totally 80's, but totally awesome.

Ok seriously, how CUTE are these little birds on this charmeuse blouse?! The print isn't too overwhelming and the birds are simple enough, but not in a crazy cat lady kinda way (they do, however, have a shirt with cats on it if you'd prefer those). Skinnies and boots will help tone down this look if you're a little hesitant.

I also bought this dolman sleeved blouse in the imperial jade color, although I really love the red stripe print. Of course, now it's on sale. facepalm. It's fitted, but still loose, and the sleeves roll up, which I really like. It's versatile enough to go from work to happy hour, so I think it's a great piece to have in your closet.

I think I'm going back next week and buying these Colored Rock Star Jeggings. I'm in love with BOTH colors, but I think I'm more of a "blue moon" type of girl. Plus, that's my favorite beer, so that's probably a sign. Ha. Once it got a little warmer, I'd pair it with a loose tank or tee. This smocked charmeuse tank would be super adorable, you could do the imperial jade if you're feeling frisky, or just stick with the cream to keep it a little more low key. Although, I'd probably do white or black, except they don't carry either. Bummeroni.

While I'm talking about POPS! of color, let me just say how utterly infatuated I am with these cap-toe canvas ballet flats. They come in both yellow and blue oracle, but the yellow is definitely my fave. I love the different textures on them. Oh, and don't even get me started on these polka dot canvas flats, they are too adorbs for words.

Is this chiffon maxi skirt not totally MAJOR?! The raspberry punch color is so pretty and I think it's absolutely perfect for spring and summer. Springtime, it can be paired with a cardi and tank, and for the summer, lose the cardi and tuck in the tank. Perfect, just perfect. I see lots of farmer's market trips wearing that and a cute straw fedora...kinda like this (love the navy too, btw).

I would go through each dress that I love, but I seriously love them all. The prints, the shapes, the colors, EVERYTHING. I'm so in love and can't wait until this frozen tundra melts and I can actually step outside without freezing my toes off.

Before I finish (mostly because my kid is singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and it's the cutest thing, EVAR), I want to highlight one. last. thing. A scarf. That has the most beautiful combination of red, navy, and white. It's so wonderfully nautical, and just...perfect for your inner prep. And it's only $14.94, so there's really no reason why you SHOULDN'T be buying it. Check it out here. You're welcome.

I hope I've turned some new people on to Old Navy, and I HIGHLY encourage you to go to your nearest one and check them out. Happy shopping! :)

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  3. I have to be honest with you....I used to HATE Old Navy. I thought their clothes were dull & overpriced. However...while taking a stroll through the mall a few weeks back on my lunch break I just happened to see the giant 40% OFF CLEARANCE sign in the window and figured I had nothing to lose....Well....I bought about 10 things. Then I went to another Old Navy the next day and bought 5 more things. Then I went back yesterday for 30% off clearance prices and bought a few more things. And now I have 2 coupons for $10 off $20 that I can use starting tomorrow. Guess I know what I'm doin' for lunch!! I'm pretty much in love :)

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