I'd like to give a major shout out to Old Navy. Old Navy was always one of those stores that did not get much attention from me. Maybe it's because of it's terrible, cringe-worthy ads, but, I was always under the impression that the clothes there just weren't all that great. In the last couple of years I've started popping in now and then and I've discovered a plethora of adorable clothes.
You might not find amazing fashion forward pieces that totally blow your mind but, if you're in the market for cute, reasonably priced basics, Old Navy is a great option. Every wardrobe needs a good foundation of basics. Basics add maturity and dimension to outfits and can make a good outfit really chic. Mixing in some great basics to your show stopping pieces is just like adding salt and flour to your sugar and butter when baking cookies. You just have to do it or it doesn't turn out right.
The place where I have to give Old Navy the biggest props is in their sizing. Not only do they have a plus size range but, their regular size goes up to a 20 and the sizes are quite generous. It's really awesome of them to offer so many options. Both this dress and the chambray shirt, for example, were from the regular line and neither has any fit issues. I usually have to size up with button up shirts because I find the sleeves too tight and the buttons always gap at my chest. Not the case here. Great fit all the way around. I know I'm always on the quest for perfect button up shirts, something that doesn't gap or feel to tight but is fitted and shapely. That's a tough order to fill and this one does just that.
The dress is so comfortable and versatile. I can see a hundred spring/summer outfits as well as fall outfits since the color is light yet slightly grayed. I can already tell you these are going to be two of my favorite pieces this year. So, let's all give some love to Old Navy for being so awesome!