Shop With Me

Welcome to the last Monday of October and with it the promise of a fresh start for a new week.  For me, after a long weekend, I am hoping to return to work refreshed.  My weekend was a wonderful one with our oldest home from school, a little shopping, happy hour with our best friends, and family time.  Our kitchen reno is nearing the finish line too.  Today the painter comes to begin painting the interior of our home, tomorrow appliances arrive, and possibly granite at the end of the week.  We still have cabinetry to be delivered but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for your kindness, I appreciate the supportive comments from this community.  What started as a fashion/style blog has become a place to share and connect and the experience has been cathartic.  Thank you, for real!

On Friday I made my way to Old Navy.  I had placed an online order a few weeks ago and unfortunately everything I ordered was TOO SMALL.  In fact, the three dresses I ordered were so short and tight I felt like the Hulk in them.  While vanity sizing is alive and well at some retailers, I’m lookin’ at you Loft, at Old Navy the reality hit me like a smack in the face.  This right here?  Is the reason one should NEVER let the number on a clothing tag dictate self worth.

Seems I was mostly dress obsessed at Old Navy, take a look at what I tried on. Although I wasn’t really looking for a jacket I could hardly pass up this one. I wanted the cognac color but they didn’t have it in my size so I tried the wine color in a medium. It was too big. It is perfect for my climate so later that day I stopped in another Old Navy and found it! Score! It’s a bit pricey by my Old Navy standards but I did have $20 of Super Cash which made it more affordable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This dress was such a disappointment. I tried it on in both a small and a medium and they were equally horrible. Bottom line this cut is not for my body type. However, the dress is lined and seems well made, and it should be because the price tag said $54! Whaaaaat? Hello, Old Navy, yeah, $54 is unacceptable for a polyester dress even if it is lined. Please adjust the price accordingly, if I’m paying $54 for a dress I better not be standing on a cement floor in the fitting room. For $54 I better be at Gap or Banana with carpeting and higher quality hangers, just sayin’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like the cut of this dress. I’m wearing a medium. Wear it now with sandals or booties and when it gets cooler with boots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently I not only enjoy drinking wine I like wearing it as well. This dress is versatile and flattering. I look forward to wearing it for Fall and Winter with boots and scarves. I think a long cardigan or duster would be great too – stay tuned! I am wearing a medium.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next dress was one I had originally ordered in solid black in a small. It was way too short! In my store I couldn’t find a solid black so I ended up getting the black floral in a medium. I love the bright colors and the cut!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My love for plaid shirts in pretty colors runs deep and I love this style from Old Navy. The shirts are soft, relaxed fit, and wash well. I was drawn to the colors in this one, it’s green and has a hot pink stripe running through it. Again, I am wearing a medium. LOVE this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I tried on a pair of french terry joggers in heather grey, size medium. Although I didn’t buy them that day I’ll be back to get them. See? I show some restraint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw lots of other goodies at Old Navy but for some reason I was on the hunt for Fall dresses. If you’re in the market for dresses I highly suggest you take a look. Thanks for coming along with me and I hope you found my experience helpful. I always find it more helpful to see clothes on real women rather than the models online.
On Wednesday I’ll be back with a wrap up post on the Common Threads Challenge. Can you believe it will be November 1? Oh my word, the year is coming quickly to a close. The good news? So is this post! See ya Wednesday friends and as always thank you for stopping by. I am participating in some link ups – check the top right corner on this page to see where and with who!
xo,
Kellyann

22 thoughts on “Shop With Me”

    1. Thanks Nancy! I’m always self conscious with shorter dresses but sometimes I just say what the heck and go for it, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  1. Oh my gosh…You are so funny! Apparently our parallel universes continue. I went in Old Navy Friday too but on a pants expedition. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of the sizing and my self worth definitely took a hit. I’m a year and a half into the whole menopause debacle and about to decide having a little fluff around my middle is just my new reality. Seriously, so depressing. Unless I totally give up all the good stuff it’s just not possible to keep these few extra lbs off and I don’t want to spend the rest of my life deprived. Of course I also don’t want to spend it with my jeans being tight. What’s a girl to do??? You on the other hand still have abs my friend! Fist bump to you!?? Those dresses are cute as can be on you and the plaid shirt too. You should definitely get the joggers. I tried those on a while back and think I might need them too. (Especially since I can’t wait to get out of my jeans at night???). I’m so happy your weekend was filled with so much fun. Nolan looks so much like you it’s crazy! What a cutie! I’m getting so excited for the holidays and knowing it means time with the kids and I’m sure you feel the same. Okay, enough rambling from me. Have a beautiful Monday friend. You look fabulous!!! XOXO

    1. Dear Separated-from-me-at-birth-sister,
      Ha! Of course you were at ON on Friday – how funny! I have decided I am not going to be a slave to dieting or working out but since I feel better when I do both I am going to choose to do the best I can but I absolutely REFUSE to deprive myself. The funny thing is I usually let my guard down on the weekends and then my stomach feels so sick. I may have to eat healthy just to avoid feeling sick, isn’t that horrible? I don’t have abs i have flabs – hahahaha! Seriously my belly has always been my problem area but it’s just gonna have to be that way, I think I’m doing all I am willing to do.
      This weekend was so good for me, it’s been awhile since we just had fun. All this house stuff has had us going crazy! I always thought Nolan looked like my husband but now I do think we look more alike – maybe the hair and the glasses, not sure but we definitely act alike! I love spending time with him and can’t wait to see him in a few weeks.
      I’m sure you are busy getting ready for your big trip tomorrow!!! I am super excited for you, have the BEST time, eat all the yummy food and be beautiful!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. I was thinking the same thing at Old Navy, I literally have been getting mediums in everything. Crazy sizing but that wine dress and plaid top, oh so cute!! I LOVE the joggers on you, I am still on the fence about them but you, cutie pie, make me want some! Yay for having Nolan home..crazy to think Thanksgiving break will be here before we know it! Love ya, hope this Monday is off to a great start!!

    1. Thanks Andrea! I’m not sure I’m ready to wear the joggers anywhere but at home, lol. I really need a cute top to wear with them otherwise I’ll be wearing them to lounge around in. That can be dangerous because if I spend too much time in stretchy clothes then I have a hard time buttoning and zipping my other ones, ha!
      It was so good having Nolan home and I am counting down the days until Thanksgiving break! I hope you and your mom have a wonderful trip, how special.
      Love ya girl!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Glad I am not the only one with issues at ON! I swear there’s such a huge difference between one size and the next, makes me crazy!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Oh, so many fab ON finds! I am loving wine shades myself and can’t get enough of them this year. That moto jacket and the plaid shirt are my favorites. I have been trying to avoid Old Navy, but I can see a trip in my near future. 🙂

    1. Thanks Jennie, yes ON has some great stuff right now and since there’s always a sale there’s always a deal to be had! Can be dangerous for sure!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Oh thanks Laura! I was surprised at how nice it was! I ended up getting it in the cognac color but the burgundy was so pretty!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks so much Carrie! I was surprised at how much I liked the print, I had really just wanted the dress in black. The colors are nice and vibrant and it’s lightweight enough to wear into Spring. I so appreciate your kind comment, you made my day!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. I feel like everything is super short at Old Navy. I’m only 5’1 and I had on a dress that looked like a shirt. So I feel your pain!
    Those joggers are super cute and I think I need them for this cold weather we are having!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    1. Oh yes, short is definitely how I’d describe ON right now! The joggers were crazy comfy – perfect for cooler weather!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Jodie, I wouldn’t buy half the stuff I buy online if it weren’t for all the bloggers I follow – my guess is that sums up the majority of us! Things look so much better on real women. I’ll be headed back to get those joggers soon, not sure if I’ll wear them out of the house or not. They were so comfy! You should grab a pair and style them with your mom and step mom – I think that would be awesome. My mom is in her 70’s and refuses to wear them! I think she’d be inspired if she saw some more mature women rockin’ them!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. I love the wine colored dresses and that plaid shirt! That wine jacket I could think of a million ways to wear. I was thinking the other day I need to stop by ON this fall and check out some of their clothes. $54 seems really high for ON and for polyester? C’mon!! Maybe it’d be reasonable once it went on sale, or I know sometimes they do dress sales. Glad your kitchen reno is winding down!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    1. I bought the jacket in the cognac color and now I’m second guessing myself, maybe I should have gotten the wine? Ugh. I’ll decide soon because I have returns to make, bought my son some jeans and they’re too small. The price of the dress was ridiculous, even on sale it’s a little crazy in comparison to some of their other dresses. I don’t know how they decided on that price point!
      Our appliances got delivered today and the new cabinetry arrived but hasn’t been installed. We’re getting closer to the finish line! Woo hoo!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. I am shocked with two things: vanity sizing at Old Navy (because usually their sizes run big, though I did find those flannel shirts on the smaller side) and much higher price tags. $54 is steep for an everyday dress at Old Navy. I guess the most expensive dress I have seen there up until this point was 45 bucks. But thanks for this thorough review. I did buy 3 of their flannel shirts lately and love them. All the dresses you have on are so cute. Old Navy always has such pretty florals.

    Looking forward to seeing your Common Threads Roundup. I will do mine next week as I will wrap up posting all my outfits from this challenge by next week, since I am super behind. And I cannot wait to see your new kitchen, either.
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    1. Thanks Ada, isn’t that price on the dress crazy? Ugh! Old Navy really is one of my favorites, I usually love their pricing and their Rockstar skinny jeans are my favorites.
      Our kitchen is nearing completion and I am so ready to put my house back together! What a mess!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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