I was very happy to have been chosen to participate in the Old Navy Pile On The Layers Sample and Share, it seems that the going trend for this is to take my Mom, which now I can also accredit Mother/Daughter bonding to Crowdtap as well. (BONUS!)
We headed out to the Old Navy Outlet and sought out the Old Navy "Best Tees and Tanks". I say "Best Tees" because I had no idea what I was looking for, so I reviewed the coupon and learned that I had multiple options. We quickly starting pairing colors and went to and from the changing room several times. It was a huge challenge for me because I decided to step outside the box and try on color. Not dark on dark, which is generally my go to selection. If you're a plus sized woman such as myself you'd definitely understand that. Who can't appreciate black or a beautiful shade of heather gray? My first few selections were a bust, I didn't like how the tees fit or the color combo and the contrast against my skin.
While I wanted to step outside the box, my heart was calling out for darker shades! So I did I, I grabbed a darker shade of blue, paired it with a heavy orange and tried it on, my heart was very happy, but my mind was relatively apprehensive, this is my norm, this is what I do and I'm encouraged to make my layers pop....This just wasn't working! Meanwhile my mother was having a blast trying on yellow, pink, stripes, turquoise, I'm was a bit frustrated with my body, and myself.
So I reverted back to my original palate, only I flipped the colors....Yes, the smile is forced, but the happy feeling is genuine!! I found it, or did I?
Yes, I kept looking, because naturally that is what women do, I wanted to be sure of my choices. Ah, I must mention that this was the ONO V-Neck Best Tee and that the Tank was "The Tami". I originally wasn't working with the Tami because well I didn't resort back to my coupon until I was confirming my choices, and well, I found these on my way out which a whole world of difference.The Tami Tank is soft, stretchy and feels so soft and smooth against my skin, plus they fit a little longer too. With that being said, it said that the Tami maintained it's original shape and fit. A HUGE BONUS! So my mother and I quickly switched our selections to include the Tami. I also that I bought another tee combo, it's a luscious v-neck in a bright shade of yellow and I paired it with a bright fushia Tami tank. YAY! I finally did it, I stepped outside of the box which is my natural comfort zone!!! PS. I wore it yesterday and I looked fantastic!
But I digress, we've found our final selections, we wait in the long line, and are helped by a nice gentlemen. He rings up my order and I find that I'm still being charged for the tee, but the Tami tank was removed by the coupon. He sits and stares at the coupon for a while, he declares that the tees are probably not the right ones, I showed him that they were on the coupon, then I realize how they rang up... ONO V-Neck Best Tee, might there in lie the problem? But to appease me and make me a happy customer, he gave it to me anyway, only I had to pay $.01... Not too bad a deal for convenience eh?
|This is not a valid coupon just a depiction of the one I received.|
All in all I can say that my experience was a success, it has made me realize some things about myself and my comfort zone. I've learned that I do look good in color and I can wear it and feel confident. That is key. I had a wonderful experience thanks to Crowdtap offering me and a friend (or in my case, my mom) the opportunity to Pile On The Layers and try new things!!! I love being a Crowdtapper and being a part of the Old Navy Style Council, looking forward to the next opportunity!!!!