A few weeks ago, I came home to one of my favorite surprises- a package at the door from The Gap as part of my participation in their Brand Ambassador program. Every now and then they send me new stuff to try out and leave it up to me what to say about it, or if I say anything. Little did they know I was planning a beach getaway, but inside was a cute little bucket and shovel and what I thought was a pair of jeans until I opened it up. Instead of jeans, it was the softest, thinnest faded-est denim jacket I have ever held in my hands:
Now, to be honest, I’m not much of a faded denim girl. I tend to take the standard “What Not to Wear” advice and stick to a nice dark wash that goes day into night. But this particular jacket was soooooo light, I figured I take it out for a spin on happy hour night with BC. He can always be trusted to affectionately mock bad decisions. And it did look really cute over my summer sundress once I had it on. I headed over to the bar and was so glad I had the jacket when I hit the ice-cold air-conditioned bar stool.
And BC entered, walked over, sat down, looked over and said, and I quote: “That’s cute.”
And that’s a good enough endorsement for me.
If you want one of your own, they’re on super sale right now so grab one up. (PS- Gap’s not paying me anything to sell the sale, and gave me the jacket for free, but I hate to skip out on a bargain!).
It’s heading with us to the beach tomorrow to throw on in the evening when it gets chilly after I spend the day in the sunshine trying to get my freckles to grow together into something resembling a tan.
We’ve spent the summer trying to do a lot of the things we always say we’re going to do every summer:
- an outdoor concert (Roseanne Cash)
- skipping work to ride rollercoasters at Kennywood
- having a picnic in the park (with some forbidden cold beers… shhhh)
- watching 4th of July fireworks on a rooftop
- drinking champagne on a Saturday afternoon
- and now, our getaway to the diners of south Jersey and the beach
So, because the Gap was kind enough to think of you all… I’ve got a gift certificate to give away to a random commenter. I’ll just use the random number generator to ensure fairness and justice all around. And because I want more ideas for the rest of my summer, all I want from you is a comment below with one thing you’ve done this summer or a summer activity I shouldn’t miss adding to my list between now and the fall. You’ll need to enter an email address you check for your email when you comment, so I can let you know when you win. Enter any time between now and Thursday the 12th at noon EST. When I get back, I’ll fill you in on the beach and let you know who the big winner is.