I was on a mission to find some clothes for my new job--I'm absolutely determined to be the most stylishly-dressed choir teacher this school has ever seen, or something.
Since hitting goal weight last year, I have started the fun-but-pricey process of filling my closet with key staples I can wear for a long time, but when you don't work every day (or "work" is sitting next to a piano showing 6-year-olds where Middle C is), it's easy to keep the wardrobe to jeans and a few cute blouses, maybe a sundress or two.
So Saturday was all about spending--I so rarely splurge on shopping sprees anymore, but I knew, going in, that some of the money I earned in my summer job was earmarked for work clothes...and then I got to Vacaville and found some great sales.
Here's my haul...we started at Kohl's:
|Sapphire Green double-pocket blouse: |
|Royal blue eyelet blouse, button-down...|
a whopping $12.80. Originally $64.00.
|Ribbed cardigan, 3/4 sleeves with flower details...|
breaking the bank at $12.99. Originally $70.00.
|For some reason, I got it in my head that I MUST have|
red pants. I will wear the hell out of these...and they
were a huge splurge at...$12.99. Originally $78.00.
Next door to Van Heusen was Ann Taylor. I love Ann Taylor. I remember shopping there with a friend back in my overweight days, and being sad I couldn't wear any of it. Well, now I can. And I will, because...
|White boot-cut slacks, orginally $59.99. I got them for|
|Cropped green pants, originally $49.99, but I paid $24.99.|
After Ann Taylor, the next place I spent money at was Nine West. Because SHOES.
|Brown loafer with a one-inch heel. So cute, and only $29.99.|
|Nude ballet flats--I adore ballet flats. $19.99.|
Finally, we went to Loft, an Ann Taylor affiliate.
|Navy blue knit top with braid detail (pictured below).|
This was a bit of a splurge, as I didn't really need more
cotton tops but fell in love with it on a mannequin. $20.99
|See the little coral stars? The awesome braiding? Isn't it CUTE?|
|Two short-sleeved cardigans, which will be cute with |
camis and accessories, $14.99 each.
|I was told, by a very hot dude, that I had a "banging" |
body, after he saw this picture.