Old Navy Striped Linen-Blend Shift Dress, Embroidered Dobby-Pattern Shift Dress

I made a few purchases over the last few weeks from the Gap group when they had some great sales going on. I even included some items for The Boy, that I’ll have a review of later this week. I’ll start this morning with two dresses from Old Navy. I find that this Summer I am not even venturing into my main closet in the guest room. I have stuck to shorts and tees and easy Summer dresses, like the two below.

~ Striped Linen-Blend Shift Dress, Navy Stripe, Small ~

This dress looked like a sack online so I sized down hoping that would help with the shape a little. Not only does it still look like a sack on me, it is too tight in the arms/upper chest area. I would need a Medium for that to be a little looser. But doing that would make the body of the dress even bigger. The material is a Linen/Rayon blend and kind of felt a little potato-sackish. The material was a little rough. It might soften with some washes but wearing it against bare skin would be annoying. This was returned.
~ Embroidered Dobby-Pattern Shift Dress, Black, Medium ~

This dress reminded me a little of the Madewell Embroidered Stitchtake Dress. I thought I would try it out to see if I would be satisfied with it enough to not pay full-price for the Madewell dress. This dress also comes in Bright White with red embroidered trim. I really liked this dress. I ended up taking these pics and then keeping the dress on for the rest of the day. It’s comfortable and super easy to wear. The Medium is a nice fit and the material is 100% cotton. The material has an allover diamond pattern and I like that the embroidery isn’t substantial. No pockets on this dress but otherwise, it’s a great little dress from Old Navy. 
I also like these casual dress options from Old Navy. 
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Old Navy is not really a store I frequent too much these days but for what I’m wearing this Summer they are a good, inexpensive option. 

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