Hey everyone! I'm baaack! I placed a couple of orders at Old Navy and Forever 21 recently, and wanted to do a couple of reviews for you.
First up, Old Navy's Go-Dry Compression Crops (20") in Purple Pizazz Poly, Size Small ($22.00)
Admittedly, I am a bit of a snob when it comes to athletic wear. I mean, I don't need to wear head to toe Lululemon, but they definitely are my favourite brand when it comes to sports bottoms. About a year and a half ago, I saw these striped capris at American Eagle Outfitters and decided to give them a try. I mean, stripes? Can't say no. They turned out pretty well, I kind of have to tug them up occasionally, but other than that they are holding up strong. Over the past year or so there have a been a lot of good reviews for Old Navy's Compression Crops. A lot of them have been from bloggers who partnered with Old Navy, meaning they were either gifted the items or paid for their reviews. So, I take it with a grain of salt. Especially if the blogger in question doesn't normally wear the brand. But I digress. I saw the "Purple Pizazz Poly" print online, and decided to give them a shot! With discounts they came to $22.00 and I am very happy with them! They definitely live up to their "Compression" title, they are very tight! For reference, I am wearing a size small and am normally a 2 in ON pants.
Up next, Old Navy's The Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pant in Viney Floral, Size 2 Regular ($31.50):
I wear a lot of Old Navy's Pixie Pants (see here, here, here, here ... you get the idea) and was really excited when I saw this print pop up online. It's reminiscent of polka dots (you can see detail shots below), in great fall colours. They are slightly longer than my other Pixie's, with a 27.5" inseam. My black Pixie's have a 26" inseam, which I approximated below by folding up the hem twice:
I think I will leave the length as-is for now, as I like the versatility of being able to wear a full-length pant, and also roll them up when needed.
The chambray I am wearing above is Old Navy's Classic Chambray Shirt in Medium Wash, Size XSmall ($21.50):
This shirt has excellent reviews online, and I have had my eye out for a soft, well-fitting chambray for awhile. Unfortunately it was a bit stiff and the sleeves were slightly tight. I mean, it's fine, but I am just not in love. Part of me thinks that a chambray is just not for me!
Finally (for Old Navy), the Mixed Faux-Leather Ankle Boots in Tan, Size 6 ($42.00):
I wear my black ankle boots from Old Navy all.the.time (see here, here, here etc) and thought that a pair in another colour would add some versatility to my closet. As I expected, they are just as good as my black pair and are definitely keepers!
Okay, now onto Forever 21.
I saw this Life in Progress Wrap Belt Chambray Dress ($29.90) in-store two months ago but the line for the fitting room was way too long for just one item so I let it go, assuming that I would just buy it online and try it on at home! Well, it finally showed up in my size! Yay!
It's super cute, no? It's soft but has a nice weight. It's a bit long for my taste, so I soaked it in warm water and tossed it in the dryer to see if it would shrink. Success! I am planning on wearing it on a date night with T soon and hope to take some outfit photos for you. What do you think about wearing it to the office? Too casual?
This Buttoned Shirt Dress in Size XSmall ($21.90) is really soft and nice:
(Can't find online anymore but this one is very similar)
The dress is unlined, I am wearing a black slip underneath. The belt is mine as well. These couple of additions make the dress a winner in my book. Oh ya, and it has pockets!
Above, shown as it came (sleeves rolled up) in the box.
Whew! Well, that's it for now, I hope you found my reviews helpful - please let me know if you have any questions!