Thursday, August 18, 2022
For the first day of school, Jen and I decided to both wear our mauve Target Universal Thread dresses. I have this in black and white, as well. Jen has it in the green color, too. These three dresses may have been my best purchases of the summer. I have worn each of them at least 5 times. I found it really easy to throw on for errands or appointments. You can also throw it on over a bathing suit to look a little more put together for lunch before swimming or something of that nature.
I started off with espadrilles, then went to flat sandals, and finally ended in sneakers for rainy bus duty. Teachers get this. We often bring a change of shoes!
Do you buy multiples of a clothing item when you find something you like? I think it’s smart!
I continue to find Universal Thread to be my favorite Target brand. I often just use the filter to see what they are carrying on Target.com. The material has been great quality and the items wash well.
I don’t think this next outfit for day 2 is super flattering. The skirt is kind of big in the waist and I probably needed a slimmer silhouette with a kimono.
Friday was jeans day and boy was it a rude awakening to squeeze myself into a pair. I have some cute summer blouses that I really don’t have bottoms to match so I wanted to wear jeans with them. In the summer, I would just wear my cut offs or my short denim skirt and those aren’t school appropriate.
Monday I wore a knit swing dress and my kimono that I had fixed by my tailor.
Tuesday I wore my Old Navy dress – so impressed by the quality of this. It’s lined and the material is a nice quality. I am still debating cutting the lining out because it’s a lot, but I wasn’t hot at all. My feet were super happy in my boutique sneakers that I found this summer. Notice my headband for my second day hair?
They are by Shu Shop and Sheaffer has been talking about them recently.
I love that you don’t have to tie them. I did wear no show socks with them and don’t think I could go without.
I think I am done buying warm weather clothing, unless I see a deal to good to pass up. I visited the mall last weekend and I was super unimpressed. I left empty handed. I also visited my consignment store and had made $42 more, baby! This brings my spring drop off total to $310.
My goal is to cycle through all of my summer/warm weather stuff for school each day without repeating outfits. If there is something that I just don’t want to wear, I need to sell/donate it because I won’t want to wear it next year, either.
I plan to inventory my fall stuff and be very thoughtful about holes in my closet that I want to fill.
What have you been wearing lately?
Do you have a favorite outfit above?
Is there anything I should get rid of? Possibly the long white skirt?