One of my 30-ish Before 30 goals was to “Get a Grown Up Wardrobe”. I’m 29 years old and feel like so much of my wardrobe is that of a 19 year old. I’ve got the random few cute things, and then the many T-shirts to wear with jeans. I think Don and I both feel the same way. We both want to start dressing a bit more…mature isn’t the word…but something like that.
I feel like I’m finally making a dent in the whole wardrobe area. I’m not one to spend excessive amounts of money on clothes. If I had the money to burn, yeah, that’d be different. But for now, I’d rather make smart purchases. Since my birthday was just a couple weeks ago, I had quite a few gift cards as well as some cash on hand to make some wardrobe purchases. I think I did rather well. I got all of the below and still have some birthday money and gift cards left.
This was my first purchase of the shopping day. I headed to LOFT by Ann Taylor (one of my favorite stores in the world!) and took back one of the dresses my mom got me for my birthday. It was a cute sailor-ish dress…but it just didn’t look right on me. (She also got me a really cute magenta cotton dress with an embroidered neckline. I love it and have already worn it!) Anyway, I found this sundress and couldn’t pass it up. It was practically an even exchange with the dress I took back!
Then I headed over to NY & Company. Another of my favorite stores. I found these awesome shirts. The white one looks great on! And the yellow one (I’m actually wearing today) is very flattering. Don really likes the fit.
I’ve been searching for a pair of casual-ish khaki pants. Someone, I can’t remember who, told me to check out Old Navy. I’m not one to shop at Old Navy. I’ve always thought their clothes are cheap (not made well) and I really just can’t stand going in there. But, I bit the bullet and went. I’m really glad I did, too! I did find a pair of khaki pants that fit well and look pretty good. Since I had a gift card, it worked even better! While in there, I also headed over to the Maternity section (for future reference) because I heard Old Navy had a decent selection. while there, I found a black tank that I plan to use in all of my “baby bump” pictures whenever I do get pregnant since it will grow with me.
After my trip to Old Navy, I headed to American Eagle since I had a gift card and they were having a sale. I ended up finding a few scoop neck shirts. I have a lot of V-neck and thought I could use some regular Ts. Here’s what I ended up finding.
Finally, I headed to Target (oh how I love Target) and found some shirts and a skirt! The skirt below isn’t the exact one I got, but it’s close enough to give you the idea. I’m really happy with how lucky I got and how much I was really able to find.
I still have another gift card for Express to use. We’ll see what I can get with that. I’m so excited because I got such great deals and was able to bring my wardrobe up in maturity. Here’s hoping for more deals in the future!