I went to Old Navy yesterday with the intention of buying one, maybe two knit dresses for our cruise that's happening next week. Well, I walked out with a huge bag of stuff. Old Navy really is the best for affordable, easy to pack items. If you've ever cruised, it is pretty casual so I was looking for easy dresses that don't wrinkle easily and that I can also wear through all of this summer. I took a few fitting room pictures of my initial selections.
Ponte-Knit Tank Dress : This dress is my favorite. I have to laugh because it looks like a midi length on me as compared to the model. It's very flattering and comfortable and it was on sale for $15! Most importantly - I can wear a regular bra (I am over strapless versions). I envision wearing it to a casual dinner.
Sleeveless Ponte Knit Sheath: This is also a knit fabric and very flattering. This is another that I will probably wear to a dinner and then over and over again through this spring and summer. It is a quintessential LBD and I can't wait to try it with different accessories. It was also on sale.
Sleeveless Poplin Shift: I typically don't like shift dresses on me, but it naturally came in at the waist and is very comfortable. It also has a cute back. Also on sale.
Eyelet Patterned Sundress: This was a weird one for me. It came in number sizes which is unusual for Old Navy. I am wearing a size 6. It was a little big on the bottom but was tight at the bust. I guess I have a size 8 bust and size 4 bottom?? It was not on sale at the store yesterday, but it looks like it is on sale on-line. It's still $37.50 and I don't think worth it. I've been looking for a casual cotton white dress for summer so I guess I'll keep looking.
Ponte Knit Shift: I hated this on me. It looked like a sack even though I am wearing a small. It was also weirdly long. No bueno!
So here is where it gets good. After I tried on the above dresses, I went around the store and picked up a bunch of other things. I got lazy and didn't want to go through the whole trying-on process again. I did try them on at home, and kept everything except for a swim suit (not pictured). It fit, but I did not need another suit and it wasn't on sale. Here is the rest of my haul:
Pink Double-band sandal and Color Block Sandal: I really don't need any more sandals, but I couldn't pass these up.
Faux Leather cross body: I don't like to take a good purse on vacation, so I picked up this cute springy green cross-body.
Embroidered Dot Gauze Skirt and Denim Jacket: I was looking for a darker denim jacket and this coral flirty skirt will work with a fitted tank. I am thinking that I will wear this for one of our excursions off the boat.
Striped Tunic: Sometimes it's really hard to find longer tunics for leggings. This was on sale and will look really cute with a white tank and black leggings. I may wear this for our flight home.
Long-sleeved rash guard: We have a snorkeling excursion scheduled. This is perfect to throw on over my suit because I hate worrying about my suit staying in place when I am trying to coordinate breathing through a tube and swimming at the same time (can you tell I am not a huge fan of snorkeling?)
With our trip coming up next week, this will be my last post until after Easter. I won't even have access to a computer so I will be fully "un-plugged." It will be kind of nice.....
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