Summer shopping trip

As I promised in my last post, here are the details of my mini-shopping trip yesterday. Armed with a $25 gift card for Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic stores, I was on the lookout to beef up my collection of stripes. Success!

Sticking with the plan — and the sales racks — at Gap and Old Navy, I came away with the following for a sum total of $5 paid out of pocket! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Stripe love collage

Striped tank top, $20, Gap (on sale for $5)
Slim fit blazer, $60, Gap (on sale for $16)
Canvas wedges, $30, Old Navy (on sale for $9)
$30 total – $25 gift card = $5 cash out of pocket

Before buying something, I try to imagine at least 3 outfits with the new item. This is a pretty common rule of thumb, and a good one.

Here are the first 3 outfits I thought of for the striped blazer, which is quite soft in real life, almost like a thick hoodie:

Librarian for Life + Style | Striped blazer 3 ways collage

Here are the first 3 outfits I thought of for the striped tank top:

Librarian for Life + Style | Striped tank 3 ways collage

Since I like to wear new purchases right away, no doubt you will be seeing these items — and outfits — soon. 🙂 Stay tuned!

Have you been shopping any this summer? Are you eyeing specific trends or sticking to basics?

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2 thoughts on “Summer shopping trip

  1. Pingback: You Pick Wednesday – 5 Fun Ways to Wear A Striped Blazer « Loop Looks

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