I’m conflicted about Old Navy. I never used to shop there when I was in high school. The store was too loud, too busy, and too colorful. I preferred the laid-back blue and gray tones of the Gap. But, over the past few years I’ve wandered in and found some things I like. I like their lounge pants, for one. But, you have to be careful to not dry them; otherwise, they will shrink at least 2 inches with each drying. That’s the complaint I have with most of their clothes – they are inexpensive for a reason – they’re cheap. No matter how awesomely they fit when you first put them on, if you dry them, they morph into a boxy, short, bastard version of their original selves.
So, I shop there with caution. But I found some shorts I liked there last summer, so I went back last month to get some more. I discovered 2 gems.
1. I have a hard time finding pajama bottoms that I really like. Is it just me, or do other people have issues with PJ bottoms that ride up while they sleep? Maybe I am a really active sleeper. I roll over a lot or scooch up and down the bed. I don’t know. I just know that the wrong pair of shorts can give you a mean wedgie. You cannot get a good night’s sleep with a wedgie. So, I thought I would try out the Women’s Jersey Lounge Shorts – for $5 if they didn’t work out, no harm no foul.
But, work out they did! They are awesome. They are the perfect length, super comfortable and very cute. At least Tim always tells me I look cute when I wear them. I liked them so much that I bought too more pairs. Best…PJ…shorts…ever.
2. I also love these Mid-rise Zip Pocket Shorts. The hem around the bottoms pulls in the legs of the shorts so they don’t flair out and make one’s hips look even bigger. They are a great length – not mom-long and not hoochie-short. They also have nice, deep pockets that will fit a cell phone. I went back to buy them in additional colors, but of course they now only have sizes 0, 4, and 16. Online they are out of size 10s in every color but white. I am not a person who wears white below the waistline. That is my other HUGE pet peeve with Old Navy. They are always out of my size. Whatever I look at there are racks of miniature sizes and huge sizes and nothing for the plethora of us girls who are an average size. Super annoying. Hopefully Old Navy will bring these back next summer, so I can get some more then.