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On the cheap

Let’s start the week with a big-time bargain.  This cotton/Modal blend tank ($14.50) is available only at Old Navy.com and comes in a rainbow of colors including red, pink, sea green and the deep blue you see below.  Old Navy is always good for inexpensive and cute summer tops and dresses.  Granted, they may only last you through Labor Day…  But at $10 to $15 bucks a pop, who cares?  Go ye therefore and stock up!

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Image courtesy of Old Navy

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My Swimwear Commandments

In honor of today’s pool opening, I decided to do a little piece on swimwear.  Here are The Raleigh Fashionista’s swimwear commandments:

1.  Thou shalt not buy a swimsuit according to trends (unless you are referring to color or print trends).  Instead, thou shalt always always always make swimwear purchases based on what cut flatters your body shape.

2.  Thou shalt not overpay for swimwear.  Even I, horder of designer bags extraordinaire, think it’s positively ridiculous to buy designer swimwear.  It’s a waste of money, pure and simple.  They always have to be replaced every couple of summers anyway, so why bother?  In fact, two of my favorite places to shop for bathing suits are Target and Old Navy.  

3.  Thou shalt not be intimidated by horrible dressing room lighting.  Everyone looks bad under the florescent glare of industrial overhead lights.  Yes, even Heidi Klum.  But if you really think you’ll have a breakdown, I highly recommend cutting way down on sodium a few days prior to your shopping trip.  Also, go get a mystic tan.  If there’s anything worse than trying to cram your rear end into a bikini bottom, it’s trying to cram your pasty-white rear end into a bikini bottom.

And to prove my point about not overpaying, here’s a super-cute suit from Old Navy.  Each piece costs a mere $12.50!  I told you so…

 

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Image courtesy of Old Navy

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Dress week – Old Navy

I’m wrapping up dress week with a real bargain from Old Navy.  The twist front dress comes in at a very budget-friendly $29.50! 

Image courtesy of Old Navy

Image courtesy of Old Navy

 

This basic but lovely matte jersey dress will be absolutely perfect come summer.  It’s light and swingy and will look elegant and effortless whether you wear it with flip flops on the beach or with strappy sandals out for a cocktail.

I feel like this is one of those great dresses that you can throw in your beach bag, put on at the end of the day and look fabulous. 

I’ll take one in every color!

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Colorful wellies, all in a row

Somehow, I found myself at Old Navy yesterday and saw a sure sign that spring is really truly coming…

Old Navy wellies

Though the visual merchandiser in me really, really wanted to rearrange them: yellow, pink, yellow, polka dots, yellow.

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