Gap & Refinery 29 Do Chicago

Shopping

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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

8 replies on “Gap & Refinery 29 Do Chicago

  1. kilax

    Cute blouse! It’s really interesting that GAP would host something like this! I bet the people randomly shopping there thought it was fun 🙂

  2. Katie of An Alaskan Weredork

    Ooooh, I’ve been eyeing that blazer on the website, but now that Ive seen that lovely polka dotted shirt, I may have to add it to my basket and see if Gap ends up having a good sale. (The blouse looks amazing on you by the way!) It looks like this was a really fun event to go to, it’s like one big shop party. 🙂

  3. SmartSavvyStyle

    love this! That top is adorable, and I am really into the military style jacket that was too big on you. If I would have known, I would have gone with you. We could have been mingling together! 🙂 Hope you have a great week!
    – Heather

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