Wear It Now Wednesday: The Shirt Dress

March 12, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

sunglasses / earrings / dress / bag / bracelets / sandals

Call it a nod to America’s prepster roots–this spring’s biggest trend is “shirt dressing.” Everyone is buttoning up and we must admit we’re smitten. This look is at once comfortable and put-together. Its simplest iteration is the shirtdress–a one-step outfit in the making. This version by Gap is easy on the wallet and you’ll wear it all season long. Plus, can we just note that fabulous bag is from Old Navy!??!?! Talk about stepping up your game!

Shopping With Sue…at Gap

February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am , by

I need new jeans. Does that ever happen to you? All of a sudden none of your jeans are working for you anymore? Perhaps it has something to do with all the winter/stress weight I’ve gained, but we’ll just ignore that fact for now, ok? OK?!? Moving on…

I’ve decided to check out what the masters of denim have at the Gap. And sure enough, they have just what I’m looking for: a slightly-faded but not-too-distressed, kinda-baggy but not-too-boyfriendy, ready-to-roll-up pair of jeans.  Love it. Granted — I should get my bum down to the store to try them on — and I will, but for now let’s just look at the website and dream that they’ll actually look like that on me. I should mention that like all denim brands, Gap is making a big push for the flare. You can find lots of them here. I think they’re adorable but not for someone who is 5’1″ like me.

While I’m shopping, I think I’ll snag this cute stripey top — one can never have too many stripes. And I’ll also be picking up this navy cardigan (not pictured) because if you know me, you know a navy cardigan is my best friend. Navy with all those browns and camels, you ask? Why yes, I think I will.

A little place I always visit on is the shoe section where sometimes you can pick up some web exclusive designer shoes like these killer wedges (Bonus: They’re on SALE!). And my new favorite place on the site is the GapMag, a brand-spankin’ new blog that features all kinds of cool insidery stuff. My favorite: the outfits spotted on fashionable Gap staffers at the Gapeteria.

And since the sun rises and sets with sale prices (at least in my opinion!), you can get 25 percent off your online purchase through Feb 26! Use code GAPSAVE25. Details here.

So, tell me…how do you like my spring-ready look? Have you picked up any new jeans lately?

Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

October 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm , by

1. Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize today, in recognition of “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Liu, 54, is a literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate who is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence on subversion charges. It’s a strong statement from the Norwegian Nobel committee against China’s authoritarian government, though they stated Beijing should be commended for raising hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Here’s a slideshow of Liu, so you can get to know him better.

2. AARRgh!

After a 9-year-old budding pirate wrote Johnny Depp asking for help planning a mutiny against her teachers, the actor showed up at her London school in full Jack Sparrow garb.

3. Do You Own Jeans from This Company?
Clothing giant Gap unveiled a new logo on its website this week, causing an uproar from fans. To put it simply, it was universally reviled. Now, it’s turned into a crowd sourcing experiment: anyone can submit a logo design to the company. Here’s what Gap posted on its Facebook page:

“Thanks for everyone’s input on the new logo! We’ve had the same logo for 20+ years, and this is just one of the things we’re changing. We know this logo created a lot of buzz and we’re thrilled to see passionate debates unfolding! So much so we’re asking you to share your designs. We love our version, but we’d like to see other ideas. Stay tuned for details in the next few days on this crowd sourcing project.”

4. Stiller and Meara Join Internet
Ben Stiller decided to take a break from working in front of the camera to produce and direct a pet project: putting his parents “on Internet,” as his father terms it. There are three episodes of the web series Stiller & Meara up so far, and Gerry and Anne are hilarious discussing Lady Gaga and Jersey Shore. He’s such a good son, that Ben.