August 29, 2011

Weekend Dress Haul

Old Navy dress

In addition to the lion's share of heirloom tomatoes and other produce I bought from Farmers at the Firehouse, this weekend I grabbed an Old Navy dress I've wanted for a while. One of my fellow fashionism.org posters who blogs at overcaffeinated wrote about it originally.  It was always sold out in my size online and the fit reviews were mixed so I was glad to track one down in store. With the friends and family coupon from last weekend, it ended up costing around $25, which I think is a decent deal. For people interested in the chambray or navy version of this simple shirt dress, I've included my review below.

Although most of the clothing at Old Navy runs large, this dress runs true to size. I tried both an 8 and a 10, and bought the 10. It is especially snug across the bust and the 10 offered additional space plus a bit more length. It's kind of short, it is unlined, the buttons are a bit difficult to undo, and the fabric is thicker/stiffer than a nicer quality chambray. It doesn't have a side zip so the button functionality is important, in my opinion. But the skirt's pleats are really flattering, it has pockets, and the sleeves can button to be above elbow or 3/4 length. It is offered in navy and chambray. I view it as a more casual, slightly shorter, less poofy, and much cheaper version of the popular Reed Shirtdress from Anthropologie (see my review and posts of that here).

If you want to track one down, you can call Old Navy customer service and see if your local store is stocked. The item number (at least for chambray) is 889438. I don't know the item number for navy. If you do want to buy one in store, be sure to run a search for any current Old Navy coupons before your visit. I didn't even have to print anything out. I just showed the friends and family coupon on my phone and the sales person used her store coupon for application. Hope this helps!

Also, be sure to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway, if you've not already done so! While you're at it, enter Julie's great giveaway of $30 to itunes or Dunkin Donuts and a really cool bag at Julie of All Trades: here.

15 comments:

Adriana said...

it is very flattering on you! looks like the perfect casual weekend dress. i'm wondering if i could dress this up a bit to wear to work? 

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you! I think the navy version is definitely appropriate for work. Chambray is such a casual fabric that it probably depends on your corporate/office culture. I am hoping that when the weather cools I can pull it off for my own professional life as an academic. But I feel like it's a tad short to wear to campus without tights.

Julie of All Trades said...

I really love this chambray dress on you.  I just found the perfect chambray shirt a month ago and I've been on the hunt for a dress version.  I'll have to check out Old Navy soon.  Does it wrinkle easily?  Thanks for the helpful review!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Unfortunately, it does wrinkle somewhat easily, Julie. No more so than other cotton dresses and a little less so than linen. I hope that helps! Thank you for your kind compliment.

whatjesslikes said...

Cute dress! I saw the cord version just before I left Canada, and it totally reminded me of the reed dress too :)

Adriana said...

yes, I could see it being really cute with boots and a light jacket/sweater this fall...oh how i miss back to school shopping!! I think I'll go with navy for work (can't beat the price). thanks for the advice :)  

Marianne Canada said...

This is really flattering on you! I love it! I bought a chambray dress at Target earlier this summer and it shrank 2 inches shorter after washing. I fear this one would be too short, too. Wah.

Georgiapeach83 said...

so cute! I totally want this now

Julie of All Trades said...

Wow, thanks for the mention!  Your support is definitely appreciated!!!

respect_the_shoes said...

You look great in that dress! And you reminded me that I also have it and need to give that dress some more love!

Jenn said...

I wasn't really into chambray dresses until I saw this one.  It fits you perfectly and its so flattering.  The small little details like the flare and the waistband make it look so expensive! 

Ways2BWicked said...

Looking good Lady! That dress really suits you!

thatdamngreendress said...

I love this dress!  I popped into my ON but they only had 1 size 12 left- the cut and fabric are beautiful!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

You can run a store search via their customer service telephone number. The item number for Chambray is 889438. I hope that helps!

Saling1 said...

I bought the last 14 in my local store today and need more, It's not available online.... Any ideas?

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