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Well hello there, dyed stripes!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words.

While I’m mostly a solids girl, I do love stripes.

Especially navy and white stripes.

They make me weak in the knees.

Happily, there’s a lot out there right now in the way of stripey things, but one irritating thing I come across frequently are stripes that are printed rather than dyed/woven into the fabric.

(You can tell whether they’re printed or not by looking inside the garment.   If the stripes are just as bright on the inside, they’re not printed.)

The trouble with stripes that are printed is that they fade/crack/become weathered, and I just hate paying good money for clothes that won’t last.

lands end striped dress

(Dyed stripes! Love them.)

I especially have trouble finding good stripes for my girls…it seems like printed stripes are more common in the kids’ section.

(Kohl’s, I’m looking at you!)

So, when I got a Lands’ End sale email a few weeks ago, I decided to order a striped dress (not an affiliate link) for Sonia since I knew Lands’ End wouldn’t carry printed stripes.

I also saw some some dyed-stripe dresses at Target just the other day.   And oddly enough, we do have a few dyed-stripe kid dresses from Old Navy too.

(Although we’ve also found and passed up plenty of printed stripes at Old Navy.)


P.S. I ordered Sonia’s dress several weeks ago using a coupon code, but just yesterday I got an email letting me know that if you sign up for email from Lands’ End, you get 30% off 1 regularly priced item.

So, if you’re gonna buy something from Lands’ End, be sure to get your coupon first!   And go through Ebates or TopCashBack to get a little extra moola back as well.

(This P.S. contains affiliate links, which help keep the lights on around here at no extra cost to you.)

P.P.S. Joshua has some more pictures up from his CA trip…the Sequoias, specifically.

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Paul @ Patio Heaters

Thursday 4th of June 2015

We all get caught up with the big stuff, and forget how it's the small things in life that keep us happy. A great way to remind ourselves of how lucky we really are. Thanks for the reminder.

Friday 29th of May 2015

I love lands end. Their prices can be higher, but they make great clothes. My son was very slender when he was younger and lands end slim fit jeans were the best!

Anna Chan

Thursday 28th of May 2015

I hate to be nit-picky, but did you mean to write "girl" instead of "gifts" in the above post?


Friday 29th of May 2015

Goodness yes, I did! Thanks for letting me know.


Thursday 28th of May 2015

I buy most of my winter clothes from Land's End and all the summer t-shirts/tanks shopping(although I'm not a big shopper). Getting on their email list and shopping the sales is a great money saver.

Another option for kids' clothes: Hanna Andersson. Their regularly priced clothes are very expensive (but great to find on consignment) but their outlets are amazing. Several times a year 70% off sales. A month ago they had girls bike shorts for $5. So if you live near an outlet it's totally worth exploring. I just checked the website and the sale prices aren't as good as the outlet, except perhaps the price when they first arrive, which are still high in my opinion.


Thursday 28th of May 2015

And if you have to return your Lands End order, go to Sears with your Lands End items. No return shipping fee.

Also if you have a Sears with a Lands End shop, if you order through their kiosk in store you don't pay shipping either.

Lastly Lands End guarantee rocks, even if you have it for six months or more, if it rips, fades, anything just call them and they will replace or send you a gift card if they no longer have the item available.


Thursday 28th of May 2015

Yep, that's what I did! I ordered the dress in several sizes and took the unwanted sizes back to a Sears store.

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