I spent last Wednesday helping my friend Megan style her tables at The Big Fake Wedding in NYC. I loved being able to be creative just because, plus it’s always the best when I get to spend the day with friends I don’t get to see very often. I also sometimes experience waves where I feel as though I am the only one on an island within my industry. It’s definitely not the case, and the reminders that it’s not true always happen at the times when I need it most.
As a way to check my phone to determine the best train times and not have to feel panicked about who was standing by me the entire time in the middle of one of the busiest areas in NYC (#justcallmeparanoid), I decided to pop into Old Navy. I made the decision right then and there that I needed to wander around the store and not be so concerned about leaving the city because spring was a season that was happening as a result of their new arrivals. Y’all. I wanted everything. Bright colors! Preppy patterns! SPRING AND NOT SNOW! A few things I loved, still want, and…purchased:
The spring and summer are admittedly my favorite times to purchase new clothes. The colors are bright, prints are finally fun again, and I tend to want all of the things. But, I’m picky with what I purchase. I have to be blown away or at least realize that I don’t own a number of other items that are super similar (striped tops!). And, Old Navy definitely wins. I haven’t truly loved anything there for a long while, but I ended up purchasing the “Life is a Beautiful Ride” tee, floral sneakers, floral and striped infinity scarf that I cannot find online, and mint jeans. If I had a spring or summer wedding to attend, I would absolutely be purchasing the floral maxi dress! For just under $40, you cannot go wrong.
Do you see anything that you love? Oh, and some of these pieces might not be new arrivals. But they’re new to me, so hopefully they’re new to you too. Now to go back to not spending money or shopping… ;)