tee: old Old Navy // skirt: Old Navy // booties: old American Eagle (similar) // purse: vintage Coach via Prototype Vintage // short necklace: gift // long necklace: The Land of Salt // ring: c/o Limbo Jewelry
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
I'm sure literally none of you are surprised that I'm wearing Old Navy again. Over the last year or so, my whole closet seems to be filled with their prints, basics, and seasonal trends. This midi skirt is the newest addition and you should expect to see it lots. I went into the store on my lunch break last week to try on a pair of the high-rise Rockstar jeans, which they didn't have in my size, and I couldn't walk out empty-handed sooo here we are.
Old Navy was one of the first stores I started shopping in when I had a job in high school and didn't have to depend on my mom to take me somewhere if I wanted new clothes. A lot has changed since those days, most notably the quality and cuteness of what they sell. It seems like every time I hang out with one of my girlfriends, I compliment a top or skirt or sweater and mention that it must be from Madewell or J.Crew, and then they inevitably tell me it's from Old Navy. I can't tell you how many times this has happened in the last year!
I want to be one of those girls who shops are fancy boutiques all the time and has a closet full of one-of-a-kind pieces, but that's just not how I shop. I do have some unique items I've picked up thrifting, and once in a while I grab a lucky find from a boutique sales rack, but mostly I like shopping somewhere I know I'm going to find things that fit in my closet, fit in my budget, and fit on my body. Shopping is a big part of my self-care (you can decide for yourself how healthy that is, I suppose), so it's important to me that my time spent shopping is as positive as possible.
Especially as a blogger, I like being able to show how I style pieces that you're able to purchase and style too! It may not always be Old Navy (and, honestly I would love to branch out more -- the Old Navy is just so easy to get to on my lunch breaks!), but I do love sharing pieces and outfits here that are obtainable and re-create-able.
What stores do you find yourself shopping in again and again? How else would you style this skirt (because I've already worn this outfit three times since I got it!)?