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July 24, 2007

10% off at Old Navy Women’s Plus

Filed under: Fashion,Sales — Francesca @ 5:15 pm

Old Navy is having a Women’s Plus fall trunk show! Francesca and Plumcake have the savings for you! Click here and save 10% off any purchase of $75 or more, from now through Thursday.

First, a recommendation from Plumcake:

Plumcake has plucked this little morsel from the virtual racks at Old Navy.

Salsa Magnet!

This is the sort of dress one might wear to a casual party where barbeque, salsa and festive blender drinks in colors not found in the natural spectrum will be served. It is inexpensive and as such, no great loss if you accidentally fall into the wading pool which your friend’s younger brother has turned into the world’s largest ocean-themed Jell-O shot, complete with Swedish fish and fruit roll-up kelp for authenticity (not that anyone I know has ever tried that, or has the recipe at home).

Our fabulous girl will merely slip on this dress, a cute shrug or cardie in case she gets chilly, grab her adorable candy-wrapper clutch from fair trade group Taraluna. . . candy clutch


and dance the night away, enjoying herself and looking fantastic instead of worrying whether chimichurri sauce or blue Curacao comes out of double-starched ivory linen.


Because it doesn’t.

And now, from Francesca:

Alas, Old Navy does not have a Women’s Petite department. But if I, Francesca, were just a few inches taller, I would be sorely tempted to buy this versatile pencil skirt, so perfect for showing off the shapely calves which so many Big Girls can flaunt:
Old Navy Pencil Skirt

For the coming fall days, I’m charmed by this cardigan sweater, useful and pretty for gentle Sunday hikes amid New England foliage:

Comfy and attractive sweater

But meanwhile, since much of summer is still ahead of us, you might want to consider this adorable V-neck top, which helps hide the lumps of those of us (like me) whose tummies pooch out a bit:

A little Baby Spice

Happy, happy shopping!

xoxo, Francesca and Plumcake


  1. I won’t shop at Old Navy anymore. They pulled all of their plus sized clothing out of the store. It’s only available online now. I’m not sure I want to do business with a store that actually doesn’t want me to shop there in person.

    Comment by Dr Nic — July 24, 2007 @ 5:56 pm

  2. LOVE the first three, but… is it just me or do those floaty tummy tops make everyone look pregnant?

    Comment by Jane — July 24, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

  3. Seriously? They pulled all the plus size from the stores? Oooh, that makes me mad. And yes, the floaty tummy tops make me feel pregnant. And after three kids in four years, the last thing I want is to feel pregnant.

    Comment by tracy m — July 24, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

  4. I never understood Old Navy – it sort of popped up out of nowhere, neither old nor having anything to do with the navy. And it’s just … cheap clothes, right? Like I can get at Target? Only with the words “Old Navy” emblazoned all over them. Eh. The dress and skirt are cute, but now that I hear they used to have the good sizes in the stores, and now they made a decision not to … I just can’t get excited.

    Comment by Nabushi — July 24, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

  5. They pulled maternity clothes from their stores too. I mean it kind of sucks, but I don’t think it was anything other than a marketing decision.

    Comment by Amber — July 25, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  6. So, in a completely different vein – what’s the recepie for the world’s largest Jello shot???

    Comment by Jenny — July 25, 2007 @ 8:39 am

  7. That strapless dress looks great, but personally I have given up on anything that I can’t wear a bra with straps with. It’s just not super fantastic to be always pulling up a strapless bra, or to have it so tight around the ribs that it creates a new set of boobs out of the flesh of one’s back and still doesn’t really provide good lift round the front. I’m a 34DD & find that ever since I overflowed a C cup I’m always disappointed by strapless things.

    Comment by easy_tiger — July 25, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

  8. Ooh, pencil skirts — love them. It is counterintuitive to me that something so straight can look good on someone so curvy — but you are right, they do wonders for the calves!

    Comment by in la — July 25, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

  9. Oh, and Jane, I can’t wear those floaty tops either. It’s not so much a stomach issue as a hip issue, for me — they flare out at the top of the hip (already not my slenderest part) and obliterate any difference between my waist and my hips.

    Comment by in la — July 25, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  10. And the online Old Navy won’t ship to Canada – sigh! I’d happily wear both the strapless dress and the floaty red top.

    Comment by lunadog — July 25, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

  11. I love the pencil skirt. But I always have this problem with skirts – Where on your waist does the skirt “sit”? At the navel? above? below? All high waisted skirts make my tummy look bigger, and low waiusted ones seem to give me the muffin top look.

    Comment by Sudha — July 25, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  12. I have the chocolate brown version of the Old Navy strapless dress. I basically wear it under cardigans and jackets, which means it’s work-appropriate. Now as for the decision to pull the plus from the stores, I’m still more angry at Gap for killing Forth and Towne. I’m over 40 and it was nice to have a store aimed at women of a certain age.

    Comment by OCCaliAKA — August 1, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  13. I have the pencil skirt (in black and grey) and adore it. It’s really fabulous in every way. You don’t have to send the stuff back for up to 90 days (check me on that) so what I do is get a few orders in and then send it all back in one package. It’s cheaper than driving to the store (only $5) and I don’t have to worry about trying them on in the store or not being able to find my size. I’ve always been a big fan of Old Navy and always will be. At least they’re still selling it online!

    Comment by Sue — August 23, 2007 @ 11:54 pm


    Comment by Digglit — July 16, 2008 @ 6:06 am

  15. I am one of the fortunate few who can get to wear online old navy stuff in Canada. I heard some rants that some of thelaides cant have it shipped..I used to one of those until my friend who lives in US told me about this parcel forwarding co called Shipito. You can buy anything online and havei t shipped to Shipito’s warehouse. Once they rcv it they will forward it to ppl living out of US. Hope this info helps!

    Comment by Pinkpj — December 18, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

  16. Thanks, Pinkpj! I’ll have to check it out, as I’ve often raged about companies that don’t ship to Canada, particularly Target.

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — December 19, 2009 @ 12:39 am

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