Oh my gosh, it has been a hot minute since I did a Dressing Room Diaries post. To be honest, I haven’t been shopping! So there’s that small detail, which makes it a bit hard to put these posts together if you’re not in stores. I know they are a favorite, so you all are in luck, because I’m on the hunt for a very particular style of clothing for an upcoming trip – modest, light, breezy and comfortable – which will probably have me in and out of some dressing rooms. It’s a slightly tall order since everyone seems to be wearing tank tops these days, but I’m up for the challenge. In any case, I had seen some items that fit the bill online at Old Navy, so I decided to take a trip to our local store. SPOILER ALERT: They only had 1 of the 7 things I had my eye on even though the little thing online said my store had them. #annoying Anyway, I figured I would share what I did find as well as a few total misses since they’re hysterical and we could all use a laugh.
Let’s get started…
Dressing Room Diaries: Old Navy Spring 2019
Let’s start with this adorable long line soft coat/blazer that is light pink. I don’t need a coat like this, but it was practically calling to me on the rack so I figured I would try it on. I was impressed with the quality (plus it comes in other colors), but ultimately, I felt like the fit just wasn’t quite right. I typically wear a size small and this size shown is an XS and I still felt like it looks…big? bulky? I’m not sure. If you live in a place with fall/winter it’s definitely worth trying on!
Okay moving on – I saw this shaker stitch v-neck sweater and it reminded me so much of the one I have from Athleta in cream (full post on Athleta faves here) that I wanted to try it on since it was a fraction of the price. Plus – I love the coral color. Anyway – it fits nothing like the one I have from Athleta and the quality is pretty “meh”. I’m wearing a small here and I didn’t buy it, but I would size up at least 2 sizes if you want that “oversized” look. If not, get your normal size. I will say that I think the side slit look is really flattering, particularly if you want to wear leggings!
Okay so this striped jumpsuit was the only thing I had seen online that Old Navy actually had in their store and it was at the very bottom of my list. I wasn’t wild about it on the hangar (just being honest!), but I figured since I had driven all the way there for this specific reason, I owed it to Old Navy jumpsuits to just try this one on. I was blown away by how much more I liked it on than on the hangar. It is comfortable and didn’t give me a camel toe (a jumpsuit win!). To note: It buttons at the top in the back (it’s not a v-back), but I just didn’t have it done. I’m wearing a size small and I would say it fits true to size. I actually put this in my “to keep” pile and then noticed there was a little rip in the seam and they only had one small left, so it wound up staying in the store (in the damaged pile). So sad! Should I order it online?
Before you look at these next two photos, I just want to tell you that things look WAY DIFFERENT on hangars than they do one a normal person’s body *as witnessed above*. First up, we have a dress that I thought would be really awesome for travel, but it turns out it looks really dumpy on me. And then we have the seersucker swimsuit that is just NOT OKAY. I’m going to go with..not all seersucker is created equal. YIKES!
At this point, I hope you’re laughing like I am! I left Old Navy empty handed so the quest for my travel wear continues…stay tuned!