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  1. mollydoll

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    My mom said she will fund an outfit for me :lol:

    I LOVE this:

    http://www.anntaylorloft.com/catalo...ack&defaultSizeTypeFromCategory=Misses#ATLtop

    It looks short on the model, but I am 5'7 and with the measurements they give, it would be ~1" above my knee, which I consider acceptable. That particular model must be insanely tall--other dresses that are actually shorter look longer on different models.

    My mom got me a cute very lightweight black cotton Calvin Klein short sleeve cardigan at Costco today. She was really taken aback by how excited I was. :lol: I have an enormous collection of black spaghetti strap tanks and camis and some halters. This little sweater will make most of them work appropriate even if it is still really hot, so it solved a lot of my wardrobe woes for the first couple weeks. I have several black jersey knit skirts, a cotton black a-line and some black dress pants. (yup, sorting my laundry is a piece of cake--just dump it all in with Woolite Dark :lol:)
     
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  3. mollydoll

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    mollydoll, those items are just as cute as can be! I love Ann Taylor clothes.

    I want a white 100% white cotton blouse and can't find one anywhere. I have one but it's just about worn out, I still like a starched white shirt.

    You have a sweet mom!
     
  5. mollydoll

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    Ann Taylor should have something like that.

    Do you have a Ralph Lauren factory store outlet near you? They always have those sorts of basics 30-50% off. I've seen 3 basic styles there: the traditional, longer tailed classic button down, the fitted, shorter, slightly flared bottom and a looser fitting blouse style (not button down). Usually they have them in a chambray/pale blue, white and broadcloth pink. Only the button down has a logo. I think some of these things they make especially for the factory stores because the selection seems consistent and they always have sizes.

    Yes, I have the best mom. She came home with purple paint samples for my office too, and she bought $30 worth of parrot food for my bird. She said she figured since she was dropping $100 on bird supplies anyway, she may as well :lol: Parrots are too expensive, especially when you consider they waste 80% of their food. :mad:
     
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    Love the dress!
     
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    As mollydoll mentioned outlets are a great way to save on clothes. I just went to one near me last weekend (Tanger Outlet ~ Myrtle Beach, SC) and the bargains are great.
     
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    Today is the last day of the Friends and Family 30% off for Ann Taylor Loft so you should get your outfits:)
     
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    Speaking of this store, did you guys know they give teacher discounts? This is the 1st clothing store I've found out about that does this. Look here:

    http://teachers.anntaylorloft.com/
     
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    This is the outfit I'm drooling over at the moment...

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    I'm trying to piece it together with thrift store finds, although I think those shoes out. I have a pair very similar in the closet, and I just don't think they are going to happen....
     
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    I read in a magazine that aerosoles gives a teacher discount too. Anyone know a code?
     
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    Don't know, couldn't find anything when I Googled it, but that's awesome! Does anyone else know of any clothing/store stores that give teacher discounts? :)
     
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    I'll try to find it. I read about 15 magazines at the beach last week so I will have to go back through them.
     
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    Those are great outfits, silver! I think jackets are so flattering.
     
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    I just went back and found the Aerosoles thing - in Woman's Day it says that you get 15% off at an Aerosoles store if you show your NEA membership and spend more than $39.99. I can't find anything about it online.
     
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    I see, thanks.
     
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    I believe that J Crew does 15% off for teachers.
     
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    Since we have "Spirit Days" everyone friday, I decided it was perfectly appropriate to buy a new pair of 7's....on ebay. My new obsession is finding big brands on ebay. It's very green of me.
     
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    Yeah, that figures, it's the places I don't really shop at anyway. Well, I do shop at Aerosoles, but not J. Crew or Ann Taylor Loft. But I like ATL. I should shop there more often. :)
     
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    And then there is the use of paint, craypas and just sitting on the floor that I worry about with really nice clothes!
     
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    I did think about that with the first one with the blue velvet blazer - I hope she isn't using a chalk board!
     
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    I went shopping today and bought a new headband (to go with my semi-new haircut) and new hair clippies, and a new short-sleeve sweater with a neat neckline. All at Ross. The total was $10! I still need ballet flats or loafers in black and brown.
     
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    Those Talbots paisley flats are so cute!! I wear very few flats, but I'm tempted by them...Add paisley to my obsessed list (different thread!!)
     

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