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