Monday, July 12, 2010

Gap Ad

Warning: don't read the following unless you are interested in grammar or (the) Gap.

The shirt and the skirt are from Gap. Or is it The Gap? I can never figure out whether I am supposed to use the definite article when referring to Gap or not. Because really, if anything, I should use the indirect article, as in: "I went to a Gap". Because the Gap in my town is certainly not THE only Gap. It is one of many Gaps.

I suppose I could say: "I went to the Gap in my town."

I could also say: "The other day, I went to one of many Gap stores in the world."

I certainly couldn't say: "The other day, I went to one of many The Gap stores in the world." That would be ridiculous.

So I think maybe I shouldn't say the the. It does, after all, only say "Gap" on the sign.

I really have never known what to call the damn store. Baby Gap is so much easier. I can just say: Baby Gap. No one ever says: "I went to THE Baby Gap." Which, actually, is another reason to simply call it Gap.

Alright! Alright! I digress!

Now I talk about clothes.

So, I went to (the) Gap the other day; and they were having a sale: FORTY PERCENT off all sale merchandise. Oh, and on top of that, another 15% off FOR ME because I am special and get their emails. So, suffice to say: good deals abounded.

And note: I was not breaking my shopping rules as my mommy had given me cash for my bday (yes, it was my bday, you may all say HAPPY BDAY).

I got this skirt and this shirt and another shirt and a cardigan from the guy's section. The cardigan (which is grey and white stripped). I intend to wear with this outfit in the fall. So that would REALLY make me a Gap ad. Anyway. That's all.

Hope you enjoyed your grammar lesson/confusion. Oh, and if anyone ACTUALLY knows whether it is "The Gap" or "Gap" and why, feel free to share!

outfit details:

shirt, (the) gap: 12
skirt, (the) gap: 10
shoes, thrifted: 12

Heart: Kimberellie

ps. I really love the puffiness of this skirt. PUFFY. What a weird word that is. puffy. poofy? wait, that's NOT a word. Pouffy? Poof? Poofy? Poofiness? Ach.

If this post makes you never want to read anything that I write ever again, I totally understand.

"Boredom is the root of all evil—the despairing refusal to be oneself." Søren Kierkegaard


  1. I think it's "pouffy" although "puffy" could work and I really think on a blog, any of them go ;-)

    I always thought it was just "Gap" - my problem with it is trying to figure out whether it's Gap or GAP

    Although I just looked at the website and it seems the correct way to say it is "Gap" - no "the" and no capitalization.

  2. I'm loving the mixture of prints in this outfit. I'm normally quite bored by Gap clothing..but somehow you seems to make it seem more apealing!
    PS Happy Birthday!!

  3. Oh man, I love this outfit so much I made a little internal distressed crying sound when I saw it. Internal because I don't know that my work colleagues would understand my crying at my desk over print mixing. Or maybe they would. I mean they're subjected to what I wear every day.
    I really, really, really, REALLY like this. It's just so perfect with the materials and the prints and the shoes and JUST EVERYTHING! In fact, I just scrolled up to have another look and make sure I wasn't over-reacting. Turns out, I'm not.

    Happy Birthday you stylish lady you!

  4. Happy birthday Sunshine!!! Hope you had a wonderful day! I love this outfit and the patterns together. And the poofiness of the skirt ;) Doh, I just got spell checked!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! i hope you have a lovely one!

    love the gap finds.... now the "the" works in that statement right??? haha!

    anywhoo... love the mix florals/prints and the way your hair brings out the pink/purples in both pieces :) i think it'd look lovely with a striped cardi over :D


  6. I called it "The Gap" for the longest time, and credited items of clothing as such in my blog. But I too was greatly confused on whether this was correct. It seemed all right when writing in the outfit details and stilted otherwise. Better than your musings on what to call the store, however, is your beautiful, bold transition: Now I talk about clothes. Ohhhh, you make me laugh. :)

  7. Happy birthday to you!!!!!

    I absolutely love this outfit. I love the two prints together. I love the brown brogues. I love love love love it.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope your day was fabulous! I've pondered the whole (The) Gap thing a few times myself and find I'm not getting anywhere in figuring it out! I like how you;ve mixed your prints together and I look forward to your gap ad with the sweater this fall! :-)

  9. I love reading your posts, they always make me smile!!
    I also love your shoes, so cute! x

  10. happy birthday!!!! hope you had a wonderful time. great pattern mixing as always. you crack me up everytime, i adore reading your posts :))

  11. Happy birthday! Gorgeous outfit, so vintage-y and girly.
    I'm perplexed with this "The Gap" stuff, there's a UK TV stylist who always refers to it as that. Odd.

  12. I haven't visited your blog in so long!! Yay for your new haircut - sorry if it's been a while. :(

    I loved reading your (the) GAP dilemma. You are very good at expressing your feelings in writing - I feel like I can hear you saying it! :))

    And the photos here are lovely! You look stunning! :)

    Erin :)

  13. I'm crying I'm laughing so hard! I've always wondered myself whether to say "Gap" or "the Gap" and for some reason I've always fallen into the latter category. No idea why. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous--love the pattern mixing!

  14. The website says Gap, but I'm prone to say The Gap, and I think that's due to the old TV commercials. Really we can blame Missy Elliot for this problem (remember her Gap commercial? For some reason I do even though I wasn't particularly her fan).


  15. You made me confused about The Gap and Gap... Hahaha! I always address the store as Gap.

    Anyway, that's a really cute and sweet outfit... I love our skirt.

    Happy birthday my dear friend! All the best... xoxo


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