Daily Archives: August 17, 2012

Gap & Refinery 29 Do Chicago


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Last night the Gap and Refinery 29 hosted an event at the Lincoln Park Gap location.  The premise? Modern and vintage looks with a side of cocktails and shopping.

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I walked into a busy store filled with music being played by a DJ, passed hors d’ oeuvres and my choice of cucumber vodka, cosmos or white wine (all you could drink!).

The stylists from the Gap and Refinery 29 had put together three outfits complete with an assortment of vintage accessories.  After entering for my chance to win one of the assembled outfits seen above I started browsing the store.  Considering the polka dot and striped outfit was my favorite I knew I wanted to find that top.

But there were so many other cute things!

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Seriously, I could have spent so much money.  As it was, we got 30% off one full-priced item.  So, I grabbed a few things and headed into the dressing room.

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Ponte academy blazer in dark heather gray (loved this!!), perfect dot shirt in blue dot, and original fit jeans in worn salvage wash (needed a smaller size)

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Canvas military jacket in gartland green (too big but a fun idea)

After oogling so many other items (this jacket, these pants, these shoes to name a few), I decided to stick with one item.  And which item was that?  The polka dot shirt I loved from the second I walked in the door.

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The gals from Refinery 29 were super nice and it was lovely to meet them.  I didn’t do much mingling otherwise, though, because it seemed as though everyone else who was attending came with another person.  Still, it was a lovely event.  I’m glad I went even if now I want to spend all of my upcoming paychecks at Gap.

P.S.  Don’t forget that you want to win $15 in free clothes or accessories