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8 Jul 2013

Venturing into GAP

I remember when I used to venture into the King's Road GAP on a regular basis. A few years ago they had great little cropped blazers, pretty tops and the odd shirtdress that I loved so much I bought on sight.

I still like the simple separates - and the jeans are great - but I just haven't visited with the same regularity. I am not sure why.

Emirates Woman invited me to come back into the store and pick up some items from GAP's Spring/Summer collection as part of a global styld.by campaign. GAP realise that people don't wear their brand head to toe so want to see how items are incorporated into an existing wardrobe. I quite like that concept - it's realistic.

Of course, me being me, I gravitated towards safe and simple neutrals. And I found some really nice pieces.

The first outfit is pictured below....this was taken VERY early on a hot Sunday so I couldn't quite manage a smile. Clearly.

Can you spot my REISS shirt and Topshop blazer? :) The skirt and bag are of course from GAP. The skirt is very neutral in colour - a beige/gold mix - and very easy to mix with lots of different things. I have since worn it with a white tee and sparkly sandals for a very paired down look.



Skirt: GAP - can't find this exact copy online but the neon versions are up if you are a bit more adventurous :) Link!
Shirt: Reiss - Link! in the sale
Blazer: Topshop - Link! sold out online but in stores (probably) :)
Bag: GAP - Link!
Belt: old Hollister or GAP...not sure.
Shoes: not pictured but old Sam Edelman's
Mardy face: Model's own

See more looks of the day on the GAP OOTD site - http://www.styld-by.com/

I will post a couple of other outfits in the next couple of weeks but out of everything I saw in store my absolute favourite was a good ole stripey knit.

Not sure what's going on with my hands...




It's instantly wearable, comfortable and I think it looks pretty nice too :)

The knit has a nice chunky finish and I like the collegiate style. It's exactly the kind of thing that personifies the brand - great quality, affordable and very easy to incorporate into your lifestyle.

Sweater: GAP - Link!
Shorts: ASOS - Link!
Sunglasses: matte grey Ray Ban Wayfarers stolen from other half! - Link!

What are your experiences of GAP?

PS. We have all moved in.

It was slightly traumatic but the process of trying to unpack is nearly complete. I absolutely love our new place though - mainly because of the fact that it has a garden and outdoor space is such a luxury.

Needless to say, Roger is very happy :)

See you soon...probably with a perfume review!

56 comments

  1. I love the second outfit the most! That sweater is just perfection <3

    Your new place sounds lovely!

    x runbarbierun.com

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    1. Thanks Romila - love these ASOS shorts too as there are not too revealing :)

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  3. tehehehe Roger is so cute :) How old is he now?
    Loving the simple yet sophisticated grey and white sweater you chose! Kinda sensed a spirit finger action from your funny fingers pic haha! X

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    1. he has just turned 1! Big boy! :)

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  4. Ever since I discovered an outlet store, just outside London a couple of years ago, I have made the effort to venture into GAP more often. I have picked up quite a few basics which I love wearing... Namely a light checked shirt for Spring/Summer, striped and polka dot vests and their hoody for the Winter!
    Oh and I love the striped sweater! :)
    Xx

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  5. ahhh your garden looks amazing Laura!! I'm so jealous, really wish we had one for Millie she was allowed to go in :-(
    I used to love GAP but over the years have begun to avoid them...not as great quality and pieces...wish they stuck to the old simple jeans and tops like used to be good for instead of attempting to be ....'trendy' :-)

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    1. totally agree...too many bright chinos and neons going on but you can find the odd good gem. Yes, you need to move to where I am now :) Millie would LOVE it :)

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  6. You chose some great peices! I never think of GAP as somewhere i could find anything other than basics/lounge wear. That bag is pretty too.

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  7. I love these looks, I hadn't really considered gap for a stop on shopping trips. Think I'll go have a look now x

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. the stripey knit is really lovely. I only go to GAP for their legging jeans- have those in about 4 coulours! PS. roger is such a cutie

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    1. I love those legging jeans - 4 pairs is some good going :)

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  9. I never used to shop at Gap until I won a styling session with Peony Lim, she opened my eyes to different styles there. I also picked up a couple of great maxi's this summer & some gorgeous scarves.
    Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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  10. I used to love GAP when I was younger, I never think to shop there now. I do like the simple striped jumper though! Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. gorgeous outfit, i love the shirt (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. The bag in the first look is to die for! Great summer bag with lots of character, yet easy to match.
    Great job incorporating Gap and other brands alike.

    X
    Vestiaire Collective

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  13. Love those outfits! The second one is more my style because of the colors (I need contrast, not being beautifully tanned like you are) but they are both very well put together!
    And hi Roger! *pets*

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  14. Love that top :) I recently went back into gap to get jeans for my " in between weight" gotta say, I love them !!! Planning toget another pair to tie me over :)

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  15. I really love both outfits, and awwww at Roger's skinny paw <3

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  16. I always go for Gap when I'm in the UK, there are some Gap stores in Germany, but paying in Pound is a lot cheaper. I like how simple their shirts are, but they usually need lots of softener to be soft (yeah, well...) and Germans don't like to use softener (coming up with cliches). Anyway. Still love Gap :D

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  17. I don't really shop in Gap but they do have some cool pieces.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  18. I actually really love Gap, but starting realizing that it's way better to mix up some of their items, just as they suggested to you. I really love most of their sweaters, and their shorts!

    Bold Subtlety

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  19. So nice moving somewhere new once you forget about the stress! Love gap for their long lasting quality cardigans and knitwear that hardly ever gets bobbly! Love striped knitwear! x

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  20. I love the skirt and shirt in the first outfit. They look like great multi purpose pieces!

    Carol | Bitten Glam

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  21. gorgeous outfit, im in lov with that gray and white sweater. it looks very J crew

    Xo
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CcCrystalChain

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  22. Love that knit! I actually love the Gap for basics... their cropped black pants are a work staple for me.

    xo, alison*elle

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  23. Love the second outfit & the striped jumper :)

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  24. I fall in and out of love every year or so. Sometimes I just can't get enough and want one of everything from their new season collection, and other times I can't find a single thing I like. Their t shirts are a perennial fave of mine though. Love how soft they are!

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  25. Awww Roger is the best! I also love your outfits Laura <3

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  26. I do really like gap for their sweaters and jeans! Their skinny jeans are just the best! Xx

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  27. Yay for being all moved in!! And I love the pieces you chose...hey, they might be neutral, but you'll be able to wear them with everything in your closet!!

    Your style is so sophisticated....I adore it! Hahaha and your comment about your hand Hehe

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

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  28. I look in the Gap now and then, but all their stuff is quite plain. This is good sometimes when you're looking for staple items, I guess.

    The tote is quite cute though .. and looks fabulous with your outfit.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  29. I love GAP for their simple pieces. I seem to have acquired quite a few of their bits and bobs over the years and love some of them to death. Glad to hear that Roger is enjoying the new place!

    Lucy x

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  30. LOVE the second outfit Laura. That sweater and shorts combo- such a beaut :)

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  31. I love both outfits and will definitely be watching the neon versions of that skirt to hit the sales rack.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  32. I love your blogs. they are super cute and amazing.

    I am starting slovak bloger and I am writing my posts in english too. I will be happy if you can take minute or two to read my blog :).

    Thanks

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  33. Love Gap! Have an awesome striped blazer from them.

    www.lisaheartslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. gap is slowly becoming my favorite store again!!

    annie
    acollegeconfession.blogspot.com

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  35. Loved the outfits and that comfy sweater! :)
    http://dreamingchicandclassy.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hello there....Love the striped sweater looks super comfy....& like always love pics of cute little Roger

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  37. I just love your style! I get a little excited everytime I see a new blog post from you as your just so inspirational with you style!!! xx

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  39. I love your 2nd outfit, look total comfy.

    Is Roger's leg better? he look so adorable!

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  40. That blue blazer is absolutely gorgeous might have to nab one of those

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  41. Both outfits are very lovely! I really like the blazer in the first outfit though. And congrats on finally moving in! It could be hectic at first but I'm sure you'll do great once everything starts to settle.

    Lubna | ELLE VOX

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  42. quick question.. what size is that gray stripe sweater??

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  43. gap was a shop that my mum used to take me in when i was younger but after my early teen years (and the craze of the 'gap logo' hoodies), i stopped venturing in there and haven't really been in there since. i'm annoyed i haven't gone in there since because it means that i've missed out on the more sophisticated and grown up side to the store and some of the types of clothes you are showing in this post! your first outfit is really lovely and i really like the skirt! i'm not sure whether it will suit me as i have quite large hips and short legs but i'm definitely tempted to try it out! i also really need to get my hands on that shirt and blazer - they look amazing together! :) X

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