Oh! I saw this shirt in an ad in Harpers Bazaar while flying to France and knew I had to have it!
Editorial aside - I know that the first sentence sounds like something that you would hear one of the Kardashian sisters say to the camera, but in my defense, it has been 4 years since I have left the North American continent! Now that I have absolved myself from the absolute snootiness of this sentence, I feel I can go on...
Here is the ad:
Oh perfection! I even wanted to the ballet slippers!
Luckily, by the time I arrived at the hotel, drank half a bottle of a lovely rose, ate some runny cheese and baguette, Gap was good enough to have a friends and family sale. I would not say I am a family member of the Gap; until this past year, I found the styling and quality kind of blah. That definitely put me in the friend category, kind of an old friend who remembered happier days in university, wearing Gap clothing and going to bars and dancing all night...Could we rekindle our friendship?
It was like we had never been apart! This shirt arrived and was all that I had dreamt of, and more. It is perfection. The cotton is flannel-y soft and divine! I sized up to a large from my typical medium as I wanted to wear this shirt in a loose way. The shoulders are slightly large on me, but not noticeably so. I felt like I was putting on a shirt that I had worn forever!
I am sporting them here with my new aldo leopard loafers. How cute are they? I must say, as soon as I put this outfit on I felt very Janet-ish - our beautiful Janet from the wonderful Gardener's Cottage blog. It is a simple, chic look.
A bit of a closeup of the shirt, which is a camp shirt. It is completely unironed here; I simply had no energy to iron last evening!
I checked on the gap canada web site and the white is completely sold out. I imagine they will get more soon. There is a lovely lilac colour which I am actually going to order this morning, since they still have a 25% off sale going on.
At $41 CDN, these are a wonderful deal and I see myself living in these shirts this fall. In fact, if another white one becomes available, I am snapping it up!
I just checked gap.com and there is also a lovely soft pink colour and the whites are available for order, but are back-ordered until October.
I cannot recommend these shirts enough! I ordered a couple of more gap items to try on for fall casual wear and hope to have those reviews later in the week.
As an aside, a close-up of the leopard loafers for those who are interested:
Inexpensive and fun!
Despite my best efforts, I could not get the size 6 Valentinas to work. I realized that the leopard ones I had were size 6.5's, and those i had to put heel grippers and arch cushions in so that I could wear them. Frankly, for this much money, this would be too much bother to make them "do". So they have gone back, too! I am assuming that the universe prefers me to only get the black dressy boots!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!