Spring Style Thoughts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Little by little, I'm packing away my winter clothes and figuring out what I need in order to fill out my spring wardrobe - I keep wondering why I don't actually *have* a complete spring/summer wardrobe, and then I remember that last summer I was pregnant, and the summer before that I was still working/almost never left the house (because twinfants), so seasonally appropriate was not really on the radar because of the air conditioned house!

We've got an Old Navy pretty close to our house, and the kids were all in bed so I headed out to check out some of their offerings that looked good online, and I figured I'd snag a few dressing room shots to share my thoughts with you:

I had high hopes for this linen-blend boyfriend tank, but the fabric was a little itchy and I clearly needed to size down from the small I tried. I didn't bother, since I wasn't sure I'd like the fabric better in a different size.

This navy eyelet skirt (in medium on me, only available in plus sizes online but only $18!) was basically perfect, but I already have a navy pencil skirt, so I couldn't justify getting another...

I was so excited for this eyelet yoke tank (also available in several other colors and in maternity), and the fit was good but as you can see below...

The pattern didn't match up symmetrically at the top! That drove me nuts, so I passed (and it's not available in a small online, so it has sadly eluded me...).

I liked the drape of this strappy-back top (only $15!), but I really need sleeveless tops right now because it gets so humid around here, so I passed.

I loved this lightweight plaid shirt, but the sleeves were just a little tight in the small (my arms are on the thicker side so most people wouldn't have this problem), and the striped linen-blend maxi skirt (only $20! Also available in tall and petite) doesn't look great in the picture, but I see great potential as a high-waisted maxi, so I got that one.

Last I tried on the fit-and-flare sundress, intending to style it as a skirt because the top's a little skimpy.  The good news is the ponte fabric offers a lot more coverage than your typical jersey, so it's more forgiving around the midsection than a normal jersey tress. And the bodice and straps are super-stretchy, which will make nursing a breeze! It's $26 right now, but this one looks exactly the same and is only $15 - just comes in different colors, and is also available in tall & petite. A button-down, knotted cropped tee like this one, or eyelet tee like this one would look great over it!

I think my skirt & dress needs might be totally covered for the season - I'm still on the hunt for some sleeveless shirts, and have requested some for my next Stitch Fix, but otherwise I'm happy with what I have.  
What are your staples this summer? What are you looking to purchase to round out your wardrobe?

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