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April 15, 2008

Gap Design Editions

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This morning I headed into work early to mail my taxes at the Rockefeller Center post office, only to find out at 8:55 there was a line of about 50 people and they were not opening early to let everyone in. Instead of sticking around, I decided to just mail my taxes at lunch and spend the next 5 min running across the street to the Gap at 48th and 6th to check out the Gap Design Edition white shirts.

I should probably point out first that I am NOT a white shirt person. Too wrinkly, to stiff, and too likely to have something spilled on them. I generally live in C&C type shirt that are strechy, colorful and fitted. But I was curious to see the Gap shirts in person. I passed with the last set because they did not seem very practical, but this time there were some interesting designs.

The Gap was pretty empty at 9am, and I only spotted one other girl grabbing at the white shirts, and there were actually S and XS shirts available. I snapped up the one I liked the most online, the Bell sleeve shirt by Phillip Lim and another that looked even better in person, the Western Shirt by Michael Bastian.

I loved the Phillip Lim shirt. The bell sleeves, ruching by the back of the neck, and the covered buttons were such pretty details that turned it into a sweet and pretty top. The Michael Bastian was a little too billowy for me, and budget-wise I was limited to one shirt.

Lucky for me I discovered a 15% off coupon on my way up to the register that slightly allowed me to justify my now one and only Phillip Lim item in my wardrobe!

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