Earlier this summer I placed multiple phone calls to local Gaps trying to locate their version of the ever popular dotted chambray shirt. After hearing over and over again that they were all sold out, I gave up my dream of having one hanging in my closet. Certainly there was the J.Crew version as an option, but at $88 it just seemed a bit too steep, no matter how adorable. Then, as I was scouting some looks for a client I stumbled upon the Old Navy version and my broken heart was made anew. (A word of caution: the dye tends to rub off on other garments and purses, so be sure to be careful when wearing and wash alone for the first several washes. On a positive note, the dye does come out of anything on which it has rubbed.)
I picked up this skirt a couple seasons ago at the bargain basement price of $5. This skirt’s mixture of gold and silver makes it perfect for the upcoming holiday season, (I love the way it looks paired with a simple black shirt and black tights.) but the skirt is also a fun way to add a little hint of sparkle throughout the rest of the year.
What I love most about this outfit, though, isn’t the adorable dotted shirt, although I am over the moon about it, or the lovely sheen of the skirt, which is totally up my obsessed with shiny objects alley. It’s actually the sheer comfort of this combo that motivated me to wear this look both Saturday as I ran errands and Monday as yet another work week commenced. Let’s be honest, sometimes what I am wearing that day is the only thing motivating me to get out of bed, especially on Mondays!
Style Notes: Old Navy shirt (summer 2012) / Loft skirt (fall 2010; similar style) / Cole Haan shoes via Last Chance (summer 2012) / Coach bag (spring 2009; similar style) /H&M necklace (spring 2012; similar style) / Kate Spade bracelet (spring 2012) / Kate Spade ring (fall 2011; similar style) / Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; similar style) / Loft sunnies (summer 2012; similar style)