I decided to try introducing The Boy to some short-sleeve button-down shirts to wear instead of tees and polos. I have tried this before, when he was in high-school and he was not a fan of me even suggesting it. But I brought the following three shirts home last month and he was surprisingly receptive to them. His favorite is the first one, the Secret Wash Shirt in Blue Jasmin. He even asked for more shirts like this so I decided to give Old Navy and Gap a try.

~ Slim-Fit Linen Blend Shirt, Bluetification, Small ~

The Boy is very slim and is a Small in shirts. This specific shirt is a slim-fit and fits him just fine. You can see how the shirt slightly tapers in a bit just below the chest. He said the shirt fit him well and felt comfortable on, not too itchy. 

~ Regular Fit Linen Blend Shirt, Midnight River, Small ~

The color on this is a true Navy though I captured the color badly. This regular fit shirt also comes in Just So Cerulean – a baby blue – and White. This one is a little more roomy but still fits TTS. 

These linen-blend shirts have washed and dried well in the machine already.  He’s been adverse to wearing linen shirts in the past, especially when we traveled to Italy but it seems he’s gotten over that and likes both of these. He even specially asked for me to iron/steam the solid one so he could wear it to work. That took me completely by surprise but I’m glad he has decided to step up his dressing game.

I’ll have the GAP shirts review later this evening. I think he’s humoring me with those since I went a little overboard with the prints.

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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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I stopped in to Old Navy last week to search for some random thing for my brother and saw the Ponte-Knit Blazer in Heather Gray. Jean at Extra Petite recently reviewed this blazer and I knew it was something I wanted to try-on.

My store only had a Medium and a couple of Small and XS left in the Gray. The look of it on me is not a great as Jean but I do love the fit. The sleeve-length is perfect.

I prefer the blazer un-buttoned.

It’s a knit so I will treat this more like a sweater than a true blazer. I can wear a tee or a thin sweater underneath without issue. Anything thicker will make the blazer not fit.

I also saw this cute Anchor Sweater and grabbed a Medium as well. It’s a very cute sweater and is great for those who love the Nautical theme. The fit is TTS. Old Navy is pretty consistent about that. 

I am not sure this is a keeper. It was on promo for $18 but I think it’s a returnable $18.

The Blazer comes in Indigo and Navy Stripe, which I really liked as well. I think I may go back and try a Large to see how much looser the fit is.
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After seeing this color pairing of Pink and Red from the Factory Outfit Obsessions section I had to recreate it.

I missed out on the Silk Boy Shirt in Windowpane but was happy to find it’s Factory offering in the Printed Silk Blouse. The Factory image has the Merino Charley Sweater in Maraschino Cherry but I used an Old Navy Cashmere sweater, from 2007, in Red as the perfect substitute. I replaced the Scallop Trim Mini with a J Crew oldie, the Flannel Parlour Skirt in Ivory. Because of the super cold day, I wore some Fleece Lined Leggings and my Harper Boots. 

I was cozy and warm while out Christmas shopping. I took a size Medium in the blouse and runs TTS. Gigi reviewed it here. I can’t wait to wear this combo again. I have several different Ivory colored bottoms that I can use to change up this outfit slightly.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe March is almost here. I promise I’ve been getting dressed in actual clothes most days so here are a few good ones.

I cannot remember where I wore this but I was very happy with it. I think the orange and pink great together and the little hints of leopard sort of calm it all down. I had this scarf on my Christmas wishlist but I knew it would be a popular item so I bought it for myself. It has orange, pink and green and they all blend so well together.

J Crew Elodie Sleeveless Blouse, Bright Dahlia
J Crew Featherweight Cotton Cardigan, Orange
J Crew Lolli Pants, Bright Dahlia
J Crew Wool Scarf in Orange Blossom
Prada Leopard Flats
Leopard Belt
This is what I wore to my Anthropologie visit. It was a pretty warm day and I was happy to break out my new Loft purchases.
J Crew Cece Suede Ballet Flats, Wild Berry
We had a family wedding two weekends ago and I wore my $28 J Crewlet find, the Tinsel Lace Dress. And check out my handsome boy Young Man, who is wearing his first suit. It was a gift from his Godfather and I took it for alterations that came out great. He was pretty excited about it as well. 
On Me
J Crew Sequin Scarf Cardigan, Black
J Crew Tinsel Lace Dress
J Crew Crystal Colletto Necklace
Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps, Black
On The Boy
Jones New York Navy Pinstripe Suit
J Crew Shirt
Liberty of London for Target Silk Tie
I wore this last week and loved it. This was a surprise find for me from Old Navy. I love this dress so much I bought it in Printed Black, Solid Black and Solid Red aka Crimson and Clover. This was also in a gorgeous Grape color as well but it sold out quickly in my size. I will be wearing these dresses constantly through the Spring and Summer. The fit is amazing and the dress is a soft Cotton/Modal blend. This is also my first wrap dress. I really wanted this DVF dress but I will happily settle for 4 wrap dresses from Old Navy at $25 each!
The Limited Cami, White
Kate Spade Kiki Suede Wedges, Taupe

That “wraps” up some OOTDs from the past few weeks. Have you seen/tried the Old Navy wrap dresses yet?