When it comes to buying myself clothes, I don't do it as often as I once did. It seems like a very long time ago that I used to go out shopping all the time for clothes but now with two little girls any shopping I do for clothes is typically for them. I'm all about buying Kenzie (who just celebrated her 2nd birthday on Monday!) and Kaidyn the most adorable outfits.....but for myself - not so much. I'll let you all in on a little secret. I'm very concious about my body now. After giving birth to two beautiful and healthy baby girls, as recently as 3.5 months ago, my body is no longer what it once was. I'm still working to lose the baby weight that I gained for my youngest. I'm down to the last 8 lbs. And when I say I'm "working" to lose it, what I really mean is I'm hoping it will just disappear. I mean, who has time to work out? I'm busy chasing a two year old and carrying around my 3 month old who weighs in the 95 percentile! I mean come on! Shouldn't that alone be enough to get the weight off?!?!
I know....I know. I have to work for it, if I want it to go. I'm working up the motivation. I did buy the Post-Partum workout videos. I've "looked" at them. But whenever I have time to do the workouts, I find other things to do. Like nap. People always say, when the baby sleeps, you should sleep. I still follow that rule. :-) But anyway I digress, my lack of working out is another conversation for another day....or not! ;-) What I want to talk about today is what I DID BUY FOR MYSELF!
My style is not really one of the latest fashions but more what looks cute and most importantly feels comfortable (and is easily cleaned since the chances of my little ones rubbing something disgusting on me is pretty darn good!). I especially love stores like Banana Republic, The Limited, The Loft and NY and Company who offer teacher discounts!!! Teacher discount is like music to my ears.
So I did go into The Limited today and found some really great stuff all for only $49. They were having a 40% off sale on top of their already discounted clothing. Plus I then got an additional 15% off of that (yes - they will give it to you even on sale items).
I don't typically like to put up pictures of myself but wanted to share my purchases. Just excuse the poor lighting, my super white legs and junky photography. :-)
|White V-Neck T|
|Black V-Neck T|
|Front of dress|
|Love this dress!|
A week ago, I hit the Outlet stores in Arizona while I was visiting family. I got there of some great button up dress shirts from Banana Republic and a light weight white sweater there. Also all of that for under $50 too.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my finds! Where do you shop for Back to School? Any great stores that you know of that offer discounts for teachers?