Wednesday, June 3, 2020
I wasn’t sure if I should continue with my regularly scheduled/promised fashion post today. I haven’t talked much about fashion here since February because it wasn’t a priority when dealing with much serious issues, like a pandemic. It still isn’t my top priority as I see our racial tensions come to a head in this country. I have much to learn, of that I am certain. I have been a public school teacher for 26 years and I am currently in an extremely diverse school. I have been blessed to teach kids from many different backgrounds. I also get to talk about cultural differences because I teach Spanish. It’s a great forum to open that discussion and build bridges of understanding. I want to be a better teacher next year for my minority students. I want to read more books to help me understand and I want to listen to more stories. It saddens me that we haven’t come farther in 2020. My city is on night 5 of a 10 day curfew of 9:00 p.m. This is like nothing I have ever experienced. I pray for safety from violence and Covid. Can you recommend any books?
My new sandals:
Have you heard of the Sam Eddelman Audrea as seen here? Many bloggers have been wearing these. I wanted something with a little lift that could be dressed up or down and was comfortable. The price was reduced and I ordered them from Nordstrom. I also think they will make a good teacher shoe if we get to go back in person. They kind of remind me of those slides that older men in Florida wear? That was really specific!
I promised you I would show you my TJ Maxx purchases. I returned my chair last Friday and picked up a couple of things. I didn’t even look at the clothing. All dressing rooms are closed. They are accepting returns which is nice. I just didn’t want to be in there for long, so I did a really quick look in the accessories and home goods areas.
These were a total impulse purchase because I had already ordered new Reefs. These are C & C California brand and they were on clearance for $8. They are quite comfortable with a really substantial sole.
I knew I wanted to look at sunglasses and they have great ones. These were $9.99 by Jones New York. I love the tortoise and the blush combo.
And, that was that for TJ Maxx. It was surreal and sad to be in there. All of their Easter stuff was 75% off and it reminded me that Easter was at the beginning of the quarantine.
These are my Reefs. I love this brand and these were I think $22 with 20% off from a Memorial Day sale. I ordered directly from the Reef website.
So, I probably did not need two new pairs of brown flip flops but I don’t really like my last year’s models and I wear flip flops most days in the summer. I just love to buy sunglasses, as you know. And, the Sam Eddelmans hopefully will turn out to be a good purchase.
I would really like to do a shopping ban for the rest of the summer. I’m not positive I can pull it off. It just seems like a great time to do one. I am not going many places, therefore it’s hard to shop. I’m also not going places much to wear clothing! Where do you stand on taking breaks from shopping?
When I do good places, I am feeling the white top and denim bottom vibe. I have a light denim skirt, denim cut offs, and denim slightly nicer shorts. And, you know I have lot of white tops. What is your “summer uniform”?
Thanks for reading, thinking of you and hoping you are staying healthy,