Roll-sleeve striped shirt dress ($59.95) – I liked this dress. I believe it’s 100% cotton. The fabric is airy. The double layers at the skirt is a nice design touch. And we love pockets! I liked the dress a lot before the bonus love for pockets, come to think of it. It fit fine thruout except the sleeves felt a little tight. If I wanted this, I would have tried a M to be sure of the fit in the arms. I have medium arms. Definitely not skinny right now. The dress also comes in white or tomato and in chambray. See the white on Ema (scroll down).
It’s to the knee on me, at 5’2″. If you are taller and cinch up the waist, it may end up being a tunic. I tend to wear drawstrings more straight and don’t cinch them because my waist isn’t very defined. This is me trying to show you how it would look w/more waist.
Mercer v-neck – Size M ($19.95) – This was a good size. Not too tight. I really prefer my whites to be opaque, not see-thru. Therefore, I’m not a fan of the slub fabric in this color. They aaaaalmost prevented that worn to the bare threads look, but I can see it in the fabric and I don’t like it. I’d rather keep passing on white v-neck tees until I find one I really truly like. Buying things like these that are almost-but-not-quite is how I end up with stacks of clothes and ‘nothing to wear.’ If it doesn’t feel adequate in the fitting room with the music & good mirrors, it’s unlikely to feel adequate at home.
Why did you wash this fabric to the point of threadbare? I want to pay for something new because it looks used? Pass.
Slim cropped pants ($49.95) – A little slipping on my part. I forgot to note the size I tried on. It’s either a 6 or 8. I also am not 100% certain that the link I’ve provided are a match for these pants. However, Gap is good for photographing their tan colors warmer than they are irl. These pants sucked anyway.
They were too thin of fabric and they tapered too much from the lower leg down. If you have skinny legs, you might like these. I absolutely hate all this wrinkling on the leg and I think it has to do with poor design & cheap sewing techniques. As in, I could probably make them myself. they felt cheap on. This is my opinion of course, so if you see them and have time, try them for yourself. You may love them.
Fitted boyfriend chambray ruffle shirt – Size ($54.95) – I was so sure I reviewed this yesterday. I think I wrote the post in my head in the dressing room and at home. In short, the size was fine. It’s thin, good for layering in that regard. If you put a v-neck over it, the ruffle still peek out from the v and also around the neck. The thin weight of the fabric made the blouse feel a bit floppy overall. It also comes in plaid and a couple other print colors. The chambray & ruffle was just a touch Nellie Olson. That’s what popped into my head as I was trying it on. I guess it would be more Laura Ingalls, but you get the picture. Another thing I was thinking is how good it is that they changed design directions. I hope Patrick is happy & thriving elsewhere. It’s fantastic to see Gap back!
Elbow patch cardigan – Size S ($49.95) – I think a XS would be better for fit. This color is in my fall/winter palette, but it’s a pass for me. It felt cozy, but all that nylon made it feel cheap. This is the first fall release so I’m not in a rush to load up. I am certain I have unworn items from last year.
I do love this burgundy and glad it’s in again this fall. The patches aren’t so bad on this one because they blend in more.
Elbow patch cardigan – Size S ($49.95) – This color will look good on people, but it was a little off to me. I can’t pinpoint why. The jeans I’m wearing in all these pics are the long and lean jeans (size 6). Size down one or take your smaller of two sizes. They fit and felt good on at the waist & hips. They were a little baggy thruout and had a flare. It was too much for me. It didn’t say 70s. It just said FLARE!
Maybe a little dull?
Or maybe these patches, which are now getting ugly to me. How do you make ugly elbow patches? They’re always cute. This one’s like a big, unattended mole that grew out of control. Better have that checked!
This tote is so cute ($19.95). I’ve seen it 3x now and keep passing. I’m thinking, only $12 after 40%. But I have a have a lot of “…only $—…” in my closet. This one looks to be in-store only. There is a cute Gap logo version ($19.95) available online.
Nautical shift ($59.95) – I have 2 of these. The maxidress was my friend during pregnancy. The shift has become my postpartum friend. I have a couple of striped dresses like this already, but I’m wearing them out. Plus the fabric on this is so great I had to go for it. It’s a medium to heavier weight. It’s not the best for scorching hot days. I’ve worn it anyway because of the short sleeves, has a skirt bottom for air to circulate and it’s 100% cotton. The maternity version is a cotton/modal blend. I tried it on with a polka dot circle scarf I have and that was cute. Speaking of maternity, this polka dot dress is cute.
This dress is an easy one play pattern mixing with.
Chambray drawstring maxidress – Size S (final sale $49.97) – First I’ll show you the bad one. Gap doesn’t sell sheets. So no, I didn’t take a queen size sheet and tuck a drawstring into it.
I had the polka dot scarf in the room, so I tried it as a sash to give an idea of what a wide belt would look like. Still no improvement.
The lining has side slits, which means you can move freely and well in the dress. No restrictions. Very smart. Pass on this for me.
Striped drawstring maxidress – Size S ($49.95 online, $49.97 final sale in-store) – It’s another striped dress. Whatever. This one’s 100% cotton body & lining. It looked massively long on the hanger, but the stripes roped me in anyway.
I was able to tuck & fold the drawstring inside. That and the pockets sold me.
How I wore it. Drawstring is tucked inside at the chest.
Graphic back-zip sweatshirt ($34.95) – I guess I missed the point of this because I didn’t think sweatshirt at all when I tried it on. I just thought heavy, thick weight tee. It might’ve been more appealing to me as a long sleeve sweatshirt. I like the Bay Area logo. However, there are cooler Bay Area tees. It also comes in a grey version & that has a small New York emblem.
It kind of fell flat w/the athletic division reference on there. I guess the graphic is supposed to be a cable car with wings? Not quite sure. And the font is a little hokey. We (Bay Area) are cooler than that. Plus, if Gap is going back to their logo roots we should continue to see some cute ones in future roll outs.
Exposed zip all the way down.
ETA I forgot to share this. I don’t see it online.
Rugby striped polo – size M ($24.95) – I like the look of these, preppy. But I’ve never worn one. M was a good fit for me. I think it runs a little slim to fitted. Nice fabric. Can’t recall if there were other colors. The grey/creme stripes Gap has is really good so this could be cute in that color pattern.
Striped crewneck top – Size S ($34.95) – I reviewed this in my other post in size M. This is a better fit and I figured for $20 I’d regret not getting it. I have a couple striped tops that aren’t as well made that I can let go of. 100% cotton. This color & the navy w/white stripes were almost sold out in the 2 stores I visited on Fri. If you order online you have to go w/30%, not 40%, but it’s still good at the lower Friends discount.
* Modern fleece dress – I forgot to try this on. It looked really short. 76% cotton, 24% poly. I need to return something to Gap, so I will look for the dress again and add a pic if I’m able to try it on.
* Striped 3/4 sleeve cardigan – I saw this online & averted my eyes even though it is cotton/nylon/silk, mostly cotton and a great price. I have enough novelty cardigans, although that green is spankin’ cute. Sew Petite Gal recommends this cardi.
* Perfect dot shirt – It comes in regular, petite & tall. I haven’t seen this in-store. It may be online only or may show up in a later release. It’s a cotton/poly blend. Too bad it’s not all cotton. Still cute. There is also JC’s Factory perfect shirt in printed cotton (on Rynetta). There’s a navy one with white dots. It’s 100% cotton and on promo online right now for $39.50.
August Gap – modern fleece dress
ETA Sun 8/12: Screen shot of email to show at Gap if they won’t take EFF40 verbally: