During one of their promos last week, I got 30% off my Old Navy purchase and didn't hesitate to peruse the new arrivals. When I spotted a red blazer (was originally thinking of getting the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer here, but maybe this will do?), I ordered it to see how it would compare.
Old Navy Linen Blend Blazer, Red Chili, XS (buy here)
The first thing I noticed was the length - this is a longer boyfriend-styled blazer than the J. Crew cropped blazer. The color IRL is more of a reddish-orange with a little bit of a faded effect. The sleeves are rather long but since I usually scrunch them up anyway, it doesn't matter to me. The torso fit is pretty decent for me. Overall, I still prefer the J. Crew version - it just seems more crisp and classic. The decision at hand now is to figure out if this is good enough.
Verdict: Undecided - what do you think? Keep or hold out for J. Crew?
Old Navy Utility-Pocket Chambray Shirt, XS, (buy here)
After seeing Ping rock her ON chambray shirt, I decided to order one and see how I liked it on me. The fit is a little loose in the torso and a little tight at the bust (I'm wearing a sports bra to prevent the gaping which is more representative of my typical size after I stop nursing Baby E). I think this shirt is cute but not necessarily "me"
Verdict: Hmm, I think this is a return
Old Navy Hooded Button-Jersey Pullover, XS (buy here)
I saw this in store in the lounge section and fell in love. I don't think I've worn a hoodie since college and I know I can't wear this to work, but I think this is perfect for those play-dates in the park with the kiddos.
Curb Link "necklace" and Horsebit Bracelet (buy here)
I found this curb-link chain (made of plastic) in the trim section of my Joann store and bought 18" to fashion into a necklace. For $6, it gives you the look of a real necklace which is good enough for me!
The Horsebit Bracelet was a random find late one night (courtesy of Baby E) from an Amish website. The leather is nice and thick featuring an adjustable strap with 2 settings. The tightest setting is approximately 7" and the loosest setting is 8". I purchased 2 - one in orange and one in navy blue.
You can also choose from brass or silver hardware. I love these bracelets and they were such a good deal! Like Jean was saying, I love how these bracelets evoke a Gucci-esque feel.
Verdict: Definite keepers
Talbots Driving Gloves, Luggage, Sz 6.5 (no longer available online)
Thanks to Jean of Extra Petite, these leather gloves were only $15 with free shipping! Thank you Jean for tweeting about the discount! The 6.5 fit pretty well but of course there is still room in the fingers. See Olyvia's review here.
Verdict: Keep - what a great deal!
Any fun purchases lately? Yay or nay on the red blazer?