Believe it or not, teachers are headed back to school next week! Of course, we start a week before the kiddies, but summer has officially come and gone. It's a bittersweet moment, really. The daytime activities, lunching out and about, and general laziness must come to a halt, but in all, a lot of us are ready to get back into a routine.
This time every year, I make a trip to the J.Crew Factory outlet to pick up a few basics for back to school, and with 50% off nearly everything in the store, this was my weekend to scoop up anything and everything I could. And ladies and gentleman, it was a success! I was able to get 1 sweater, 2 cardigans, 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of navy pants, 1 pair of earrings, 2 pairs of shoes, and an umbrella (for those afternoon showers that inevitably happen just as the buses are called)...all for the low low price of $175. Seriously! That's an average of less than $20 per item - which includes tax! Win!
I will say that I had to resist grabbing a few things that I knew I wouldn't be able to wear just yet. Like this which I have in navy from last season and literally wore two to three times per week. And I am still in dire need of an every day blazer that I can toss over anything from a tee shirt to a top. Has anyone tried this one from the factory store?
Whew - I feel better about my wardrobe already. Between my trip this weekend and my 10 under $50 picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I'd say that I'm almost set for the fall! Almost.
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