I've had a checkered past with Old Navy. I always liked the low prices, but issues of pants fit, sweater quality and inconsistent sizing always held me back. However, in recent years, especially this season, things are gettin' fashionable up in thur!
Old Navy has started doing Knock Offs of J.Crew items. Anyone who knows me knows that I love J.Crew. Hell, most people I know love J.Crew. J.Crew is awesome. And hella spendy! So, Old Navy knock offs are not only tantalizing and stylish, they are practical!
I have the J.Crew version of this dress. The J.Crew one has a higher quality fabric, but it was a lot more expensive, and they really look exactly the same, especially in person.
This of the moment dress is truly lovely...I kinda want to either a) buy it or b) just snuggle with it for a bit:
And, shoes. Old Navy shoes really are pretty comfortable. And these are just SO cute!
Also, Old Navy has started some good sales in the past couple years. My favorites are when they have 50% off existing clearance. You can get t-shirts for $1, sweaters for $2, etc. They have especially good clearances for men! I know some people who have gotten most of their wardrobe from those clearances. And they look pretty darn good all the time!
So, today, my brother-in-law was in town. And we went to Old Navy. And I figured out the key to not getting anything...Don't *really* LOOK! Because, let's face it, when you go shopping, you have to LOOK to find the things you want. So, if you just put blinders on, and ignore the in style J.Crew knock offs..everything goes well. I've seen cute items on my classmates and in commercials, but without looking for those items in the store, I really don't WANT those lovely sweaters and ruffled shirts.
So, tell Old Navy hi for me. And Old Navy, you and I will look at exchanging some goods for money in about 312 days!