Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Public Service

Oh My.

You may have noticed that I love online shopping. I buy a lot, but I honestly return most of it.

Old Navy is running the Stuff n Save event right now, so I tried to pick up some staples.

First up, the Women's Slim Stretch Capris

They look cute enough. They are a basic wardrobe staple and they were 12 bucks after the coupon.

I must warn you, move your fingers away from the "add to bag" button. When they say slim, they must be referring to the fabric. Literally, a tiny pimple on your leg would show through these puppies. They will be going back.

Up next, the madras dress.

I knew what I was getting into when I ordered it. I mean, it even looks kinda shapeless in this picture, but I decided to give it a shot.

Umm no.

The lining is like 6 inches shorter than the dress hem and it is not flattering. In fact, there is significantly more fabric across the waist then across the chest. I'm not well endowed in the boobage area, and this was even tight on me.

Lastly, was the linen ruffle dress.

I think that the model looks damn cute in this dress. I was really hoping that this one would work out-- but it didn't. The material is really flimsy and stiff. Plus, it makes you look pregnant. If that isn't enough, it's actually a faux wrap dress. Unfortunately, if a slight breeze came your way there is no doubt in my mind that you would flash at least one person. I had it on for 5 minutes-- in my wind proof house-- and I flashed my cats twice.

Has anyone found anything decent at Old Navy-- or anywhere for that matter-- lately?


KLC said...

oh man, I saw that ruffle dress online at and thought it was SOOO CUTE!! I'm bummed that that pic is misleading, but thanks for sharing because I was seriously considering ordering it!

Lis said...

I bought and returned that ruffle dress too!! I haven't really found anything fabulous there this spring besides some comfy saturday-ish bermuda shorts.

Kaitlin said...

I bought my daughter a really cute pair of khaki shorts from Old Navy. She's 15 months.

Lexilooo said...

Awww! I just saw that ruffle dress about a week ago and was planning to buy it for a June wedding I have to go to! It is so adorable! Booo! I'm glad I peeked at your blog from Always a Northerner's!

I did order from ON/Gap about a week ago and found cute ruffled cardigans for $10 each, so I got a black one. Gap had some cute things too.

Jackie said...

I got two pairs of capris from Gap a couple weeks ago and they are fabulous. Good quality fabric with a kind of high waist so I'm not flashing my thong at the kiddies :)

Anonymous said...

I haven't shopped there in a while, but I will say that last year I bought probably 5 pairs of shorts from them, and I LOVE them. That was last year though. I DO like how the size that I have to buy there is a lot smaller than sizes elsewhere...maybe that's why I bought them...