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Old Navy Return Feedback

As I blogged about yesterday, I had a couple of returns to make to Old Navy.  I was surprised how many people were at the Tacoma Mall for a Wednesday morning!  There was a line of about 5 people at the store, so I had to wait a bit, but once I got to the counter and showed my slip and the two items (in their plastic bags with the UPCs), I couldn't believe how fast and easy the return was!  The cashier just scanned everything and told me the amount would be put back on my credit card.  And I was done!  Kudos to Old Navy for fast and easy returns on oldnavy.com orders!  It couldn't have been a better experience.  

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Review of Old Navy Tall Sizes

My Old Navy Tall Sizes order that I placed on Cyber Monday arrived yesterday!  Here's the scoop: 

The Tall Velour Pants in Dark Chocolate are comfy, fit me well, and are keepers.  They are advertised as a 36" inseam, but they seemed shorter than that.  Fine by me, since I have a 35" inseam and thought these might be too long.  Since I was curious, I took out my measuring tape, and found them to actually have an inseam of 35.25".  Perfect for me, but if you need a true 36" inseam, don't get these.  The other thing worth noting is that these fit me well in the butt and tummy.  I was worried about that, since there is no drawstring.  

The Tall Rib-Knit Turtleneck Sweater in Green is fitted and cute.  It's a staple.  The sleeves are long enough, and the body is perfect for my longer torso.  I'm keeping it.  My only complaint is that the armpits need to start up higher.  Does that make sense?  They're not super fitted.  So when I lift my arms, there's all this extra fabric that should just hug my armpits instead of forming wings.  Still, I love the color and the fit otherwise.

The Tall Cowl-Neck Sweater is not a keeper.  The sleeves aren't quite long enough, the body is a little short, and I just didn't like the overall look.  The pocket in front makes the sweater more casual and adds a thin layer of bulk where I don't want it.  I wasn't crazy about the Gentle Fawn color, either.  I'm taking this one back to the store tomorrow.  Returns are free. :)  

Lastly, I bought the Tall Boatneck Tee in Monaco Plum.  It was a little more snug that I thought it would be, and I noticed three dots of something stained on the arm.  So, I'm returning this as well.  All in all, I'm 50/50 on the order.  Not bad for trying the new Tall Sizes at oldnavy.com for the first time.       

 

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Velvet Maternity Pants

If you're expecting and looking for something to wear to holiday parties, start with these velvet maternity pants from AG Jeans.  The Secret Fit Belly and cotton-spandex mix make these pants as comfortable as they are fashionable.  In a classic boot cut and black wash, these won't go out of style.  They are made of velvet, but are completely machine washable.  The inseam is 34 inches and they're made in the USA.  Find more short, tall, and average length maternity pants at SearchByInseam.com.  

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Joe’s Petite Provocateur Maternity Jean

One of Joe's best-selling jeans is the Petite Provocateur, and petite pregnant women can now find it in maternity sizes!  The Secret Fit Belly and cotton-spandex blend make these 30" inseam petite boot cut maternity jeans comfortable and stylish.  In a medium wash, they are perfect for everyday wear.  Find more petite maternity jeans at SearchByInseam.com

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20% off Juicy Velour + Free Canvas Tote

Looking for the perfect luxury gift?  Juicy velour is your answer!  And now for a limited time, you can get 20% off your full-priced Juicy velour purchase by entering code VIVAVELOUR when you check out at shopbop.com.  You'll also get a free canvas tote bag that you can either keep for yourself or give away this Christmas!  Choose from embellished, striped, metallic-printed, or classic velour pieces.  The deal is good through December 7, 2008, while supplies last.  Oh, and you won't pay a penny for shipping!

20% Off Any Full-Priced Juicy Velour Purchase + FR

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50% off at IvyBlue

A Holiday Sale at IvyBlue.com was just announced, and it's their biggest sale of the year!  Save 50% with the coupon code: save50.  Regular and sale priced items are eligible for the discount, and only Golden Goose is excluded.  You'll find top denim brands like True Religion, William Rast, People's Liberation, Notify, Radcliffe, and Rich & SkinnyIvyBlue.com also has greatpants, tops, dresses, handbags, jewelry, and shoes.  All sales are final, and the code is good through Friday, December 5, 2008.  Get a jump on your Christmas shopping, or stock up for yourself!  

 

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Reader Tip: Long Gloves

Thanks to Laura in Allentown, PA for sharing this great tip with us!

Got long fingers to match your long legs? Have trouble with gloves? I do. Women's gloves are never long enough in the finger or wrist for me, but Men's gloves are so bulky. I found a great solution in military surplus — Nomex flight gloves. They have a great fit and feel, plus a trim tailored styling that passes for elegant and maybe even sexy. And they're extra long to keep those wrists warm!

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Old Navy Tall Sizes

I was shopping oldnavy.com yesterday because they were offering 20% off plus free shipping for Cyber Monday.  I found some great deals for my 6'4" husband (XL tall shirts) and the little 2-year-old girl we're "adopting" for Christmas this year.  And low and behold, I happened to spot the Tall Women's category!  Now, Old Navy has had women's tall jeans for quite some time, but I hadn't seen tall velour lounge pants in a 36" inseam (which I found for $8) or tall women's tops!  I scored some great tops and sweaters that were not only on sale, but thanks to their Cyber Monday coupons, I got them for an extra 20% off AND free shipping.  Love it.  I'll post a review on the tall sizes as soon as they arrive.  Can't wait! :) 

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Cyber Monday Deals

I hope you had good shopping on Black Friday!  Now, you're probably back to work, sitting at your desk, and trying to sneak in some time to find out what's on sale today, Cyber Monday.  Here's a list of deals being offered by some of our sellers.  Happy Shopping!

  • macys.com has free shipping on $75 orders + some incredible web busters
  • National Jean Company has 20% everything on the site with the code THANKS
  • Gap.com is offering 15% off your entire order plus free shipping with code GAP15
  • oldnavy.com has 20% off your order with code SAVENOW. Get free shipping on Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy orders with code ONEDAY. Codes are stackable, so add 'em up!
  • IvyBlue.com's offer of 30% off still runs through today. Use code FRIDAY.
  • shopbop.com is still offering up to $500 off, through tonight. Enter THANKS2U at checkout.
  • Amazon.com has some great Cyber Monday deals in Electronics, Toys, and other categories as well.
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