My Old Navy Obsession


Years ago my go to brand was J Crew. I owned half of the outlet store, with every color cardigan and v neck sweater I could get my hands on. Now, I’m not suddenly anti J Crew by any means, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve accumulated bills and miscellaneous expenses outside of pearls and pastel button downs and it has made me more frugal. This has directly contributed to my Old Navy obsession.

*This post is not sponsored, these are my honest opinions (but Hey Old Navy! -or others- if you’d like to work out a sponsorship you can @ clearingpreppysname@gmail.com)

After work today I had a “treat yo-self” moment. I got in the car, drove to Starbucks and splurged on an Iced Chai Tea Latte, and then went to Old Navy. One of the reasons I enjoy Old Navy is because I can do things like buy an overpriced beverage elsewhere and then go there and spend the same amount on a t-shirt -_-

 

I have a Banana Republic card and truthfully I redeem my rewards and use the “GAP Insider” benefits at Old Navy significantly more often than BR. 

I love the transitional nature of most of their pieces. I’m OBSESSED with t-shirt style dresses (think LulaRoe Carly, without the price tag). They’re perfect for wearing alone in the summer, with a scarf in the fall and bundled up with a chunky sweater in winter (or highly air conditioned office).

During my most recent Old Navy adventure I purchased a Classic Tee in black (it was less than $5.. something my iced chai was not), a hunter green polka dot vintage inspired dress, soft and comfy cream sweater and burgundy tunic tank.

Of course I used a coupon with my purchase! The code SAVE provided me an additional 10% off everything. I can’t shop at Old Navy without another discount.. it’s against my religion. In retrospect I should have checked my rewards balance from my Banana Republic Card, I had $10! But because I spent $50 today (#sorrynotsorry) I also got $20 in SuperCash. They totally take advantage of my need for a steal.. and you bet I’ll be stacking my reward with my $20 SuperCash and LUXE promo code (free shipping with a GAP Inc card).

Old Navy clothes just fit me better. The Rockstar jeans have legging-like spandex, but still leave enough to the imagination. The pixie pants have enough stretch to accommodate my curvaceous thighs. The dresses are long enough so I can still do daily activities without being ~too prim and proper~ I literally played tennis with my sister in an Old Navy dress today.

I like having a go-to place to shop for my body type. The older I get the less a trip to the mall is as enjoyable and more frustrating and painful (for both my wallet and my self esteem). With Old Navy it’s just different. And they just got their fall collections in stores.. So I’m sure this won’t be my last purchase for a while.

Which brands are you currently obsessed with?

Blog sophistication


Sometimes, as I drool over other people’s very decadent blogs I realize what mine may lack. Today.. I decided it was sophistication.

Therefore, I came to the conclusion that clearingpreppysname’s page theme should be different.

I’m entering a new time of my life, one unlike the frivolous high school days that have passed. The light pink bubbly background was perfect for then, but shouldn’t my blog reflect these life changes?!

Burgandy is such a gorgeous fall color that just oozes elegance and sophistication in my humble opinion.

What’s your opinion of the new blog set up? The color tones? I’m still figuring it out. Feedback is great! Along with the new set up though, I also added a badge from Fashion Parkway Online Magazine. You can find it at the bottom of the home page :).

This is where you come in… I need your help. I’m part of a blog hop, and there is a list.

AHHH! The pressure :O!!

The list ranks popularity of the Fashion Parkway bloggers according to the Alexa traffic bar. My personal blog? It’s lagging. Yesterday, I ranked 2nd on the list. Today I’m ranking 15th. I want the lowest score possible.

So….

TELL YOUR WIFE, TELL YOUR KIDS..

(a play on hide your wife, hide your kids…)

okay, that’s a bad joke.

But spread the word to everybody and anybody about http://www.clearingpreppysname.wordpress.com!

It obviously can’t survive without you!

And its author, yours truly, is expanding her online locations because of the recent success! Writing for Fashion Parkway Online Magazine has been a great way for me to meet new bloggers and expand my horizons. Why stop there?

I’ve found Image 34! Another online magazine, this time based out of the UK! I’m going to writing fashion segments for them starting in September. This new phase of my life should inspire new styles and new reasons to gush about all things fashionable.

Once I’m away from a town with a population of 5,000 I really think it would be hard not to find inspiration.

Today’s finger nail polish inspired my blog change. The possibilities are endless!

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The question is.. now that my finger nail polish has been so life changing, what colors should I paint my toes?!

Allison