Fitted Boyfriend Popover Shirt in Elephant Print, $49.95, available here
I've been wanting more prints and I definitely don't mind kitchsy so when I saw these popovers in an owl, horse and elephant print, I couldn't resist. The elephant won over for the color combo (and the fact that it reminded me of a J.Crew top that I thought about buying, but didn't) and I love it. I ordered my normal size and although it is a bit roomy, I wouldn't necessarily size down. It still has some shape, I can wear it out or tucked in and I took this pic to show it with the sleeves up and down to demonstrate that both ways could work. The cotton feels nice, there is hardly any button gaping and my shoulders didn't feel constricted. Overall, this gets a big thumbs up from me. The red owl print seems to be sold out and the elephant print seems to be sold out in the regular sizes but not tall or petites. You can't go wrong with this popover, so any print would be great.
Piped Academy Blazer in Vamp Red, $88.00, available here
I've been formulating my fall wishlist and burgundy/wine anything is at the top, so when I saw this blazer, I had to give it a try. It was a close call though between the burgundy and fuchsia color. I should note that the regular in my size wasn't available so I went with petite and I also went a size up. Although it is a bit short length wise on me, this blazer is great. It's made of a stretchy knit material that has give and feels soft. The color is fabulous, deep and rich with just a hint of redness. The piping isn't distracting but adds an element of interest. The shoulders and back didn't feel tight. This comes in several colors (although the burgundy is only available in tall now) so there's something for everyone. Overall, a great blazer and I noticed it in two different magazines (O and Teen Vogue) since I bought it, so this is sure to get some attention.
What do you think about Gap's fall offerings? Are there any items on your wishlist? They have a pretty tempting collection of colored pants and jeans. That might be next on my to buy list.