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christmas/after christmas loot


i got some really beautiful clothes for christmas, thanks mainly to jenny and doug. doug paid very close attention to my christmas list, and jenny picked up a beautiful steven alan shirt from the sample sale she went to. i couldn't love my new clothes more.

i also happened to stop by the gap this week while they were having a big after-christmas sale, where everything on clearance was an additional 40% off. after browsing for a while and scoring some gap holiday candles on super discount (also on my christmas list), i decided to try some things on thinking that my gap dressing room experience would end in it's usual way - me putting everything back. however, i was faced with a moral dilemma when everything fit really well. i have a really difficult time making good decisions when something is on sale, but i also have a very difficult time finding clothes that actually fit me. after walking around the store for a while, i decided to get three things: a really thick shawl collar sweater (i opted for the navy instead of the usual grey i'd pick), a chambray boyfriend shirt (i was on the fence with this one - wasn't sure the fit is right for my body, but this girl LOVES herself some chambray), and a pair of bright yellow corduroys. i'm especially excited about the corduroys. it's always good to have something that brings a little pop of color in the middle of winter.

btw, i'm loving the recipe suggestions from my last post. feel free to keep sharing - i need to build up the baking section of my recipe box.

8 comments:

rennes le ch√Ęteau said...

Hehe, I had the same problem , I went into the gap after christmas, and was like, oh, I'll just try a few things on. Then that turned into walking out with a few sweaters (I mean, they were so cheap!), including the navy cardigan you got - it's so soft and fuzzy, and I haven't taken it off yet :)

Stina said...

I love the yellow corduroys you got. I wish we still woud have some the gap shops in germany!!
Happy 2010!!

Helen said...

I adore your outfit posts, and so look forward to them. You have such a unique eye for personal fashion.

kristen said...

your so cute!!! i love all your outfits and i am also a girl who loves some chambray!! its just so easy and comfy. i cant stop wearing my button down one. hope you had a wonderful christmas and new years!

a friend to knit with said...

okay. my daughter, libby, and i just ewed and awed over your outfits. liking each of them more than the next. SO SO cute!
you look absolutely adorable!!!

pillarboxpost said...

what a lovely display..it's like a "ten ways to wear it" article in a magazine. My favorite is the bottom left.

Kateri said...

elly...i love all of your outfits that you put together! i especially love the gray toggle sweater coat on the bottom left. where, may i ask, is it from? you have such great style:)

gnoriep said...

Very nice, all of them!