I rarely go shopping anymore. But when Schweser’s (neighborhood clothing store) advertised a 134th Anniversary 75% Off Sale – who could resist? And hubby decided to give me an early Mother’s Day/Birthday present -- $100 cold cash to buy some new duds. That pretty much sealed the deal.
I could definitely use some summery business casual clothes—not to mention some cool and comfortable duds for an upcoming cousins’ reunion (June 27-29) in South Dakota, and my trip to DC/NH in mid-August. It’s bound to be HOT in DC that time of year!!
So—Sunday after church I decided to see what I could find. I ended up with 7 versatile pieces for under $90. SCORE!! I still have change in my pocket that I think will go toward a pair of comfortable summer flats in a light, neutral color.
Excuse the poor photo. I’m taking my long-awaited photography class on Wednesday night. Bbut here’s what I found (left to right):
The cute pinkish coral top with white trim will be great with white capris or my new white slacks. I can’t wear it to work, but it will perfect to pack for my trip to DC/NH.
Dark purple 3/4 – sleeve top. I just love purple, and ¾ is my FAVORITE sleeve length – a very forgiving length for my old arms. I can pair it with black and a statement necklace for work or with my new white pants and white accessories --or maybe a floral scarf -- for summer. The back hem is longer than the front to help camouflage my pear-shaped hips – at least from behind.
The funky print top may not look like “Me”, but I need something to wear on casual Fridays – and this will pair nicely with my khaki and olive green crop pants. AND the ¾ sleeves cinched that deal—80% off.
My FAVORITE purchase is the aqua and white twin sweater set. The sleeveless top with matching ¾ sleeve sweater will be perfect for work and travel.
Creamy white pants: I have a feeling these will be my “go-to” pants for work this Summer. AND, they’ll be great for the reunion and for my trip.
The colorful sundress was a bit of a splurge. My hubby says it reminds him of 60s tie dye --- so maybe my Inner Flower Child was attracted to this one for that reason. It’s brighter than anything in my wardrobe, but I loved the colors and the funky hemline ---and it will be cool and comfy for my trip to DC.
Do you have any trips planned for the Summer? Any tips for traveling light, wardrobe-wise?