Versatile Style by Tracey

Tax Free Weekend Shopping Finds

Posted on: August 3, 2013

Our First stop was Burlington Coat Factory  where Dear Daughter concentrated on tops!  She must have tried on 30,but was very decisive and had immediate No’s , Maybes and Definite Yes ones.

 I am not going to do individual pricing on these because quite frankly I am too tired….I began editing these photos at 6:30 am on Saturday morning after a crazy wake up call with barking Canine dogs and policemen shouting in my side yard, right outside my bathroom window at 5:30 a.m.  They apparently caught a shirtless teenager who my son thinks he knows.

So , yet another night of too little sleep… Today’s going to be a nap day.  

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DD declared, “This fit is to die for!”  after trying this one on! Navy studded and shirred top, right up her alley. 

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I bought her a white one like this last week. She recently bought Cobalt Pumps.

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Stripes and side shirring were the appeal here.

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SShhh! Don’t tell her I have this in bright orange….

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Every Irsih Gal needs a geen top! 

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Happy to see she got something other than a solid or stripe. 

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Black sweater with side shirring… She is starting from scratch so basics are necessity! 

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She has purchased and I have thrifted a few cardigans lately…

The total Cost for these Items at Burlington were $106. 

These Next three are from Kohl’s 

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Lauren Conrad for $20… after the 20% off coupon I found online

So Jealous as I have been wanting one like this, but gotta say her body totally rocked this one! 

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Chaps top clearanced for $10.40 after coupon

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Navy blue is well represented…

Our Final stop was a place she first discovered while at colllege in  Farmville and ultimitaley purchased her graduation dress.

That wonderful store is CATO where she had great success.

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And I had success too, this is my new denim vest for $21.00 and my only purchase of the day! 

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Great Layering sweater!

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Surprise , surprise,, the girl who rocks jewel tones chose a pastel! 

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Apparently DD has a boho side!

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Grey straight leg pants in tuxedo style with lace… Not much to love about pants in her opinion, but with these details strong like! 

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Lighter dress pants instead of all darks..

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Lace peep toe booties!  

Total Spent at Cato was $120

Dear Readers, all my conversations in the three days leading up to this abou ther attitude seemed to work and we had a delightful day!

I did my part to by walking away during the picking out phase and only participating in the fit part, and of course hanging things back up…

I was quite proud of her choices and realized three new things about DD from this trip…First , I already mentioned she has a boho side, second that she is more a minimalist and third that although similar heights we are opposites,,, I can wear petite tops but not pants… She can wear petire pants,but not tops…  She also bought several basic tank tops for layering and even went home and ordered more from Kohls since her small size was not represented in store.

Now, she still needs skirts and a few more pants and jackets ( she only has one).  Her other requests are for Mary Jane Pumps, a great workhorse shoe, tights and belts. She also has a desire for a lace top in creme.   

She does have several  other tops that we purchased over the last year for her internship. 

What I feel is missing is prints which may be able to come in with the skirts and jackets. 

And the best part of all is that she still has $100 in the budget I allocated to the day.  Over the next few months we can fill in any holes she discovers.  Just a reminder she had nothing but jeans and tshirts for college life prior to this.. Welll not quite true she loves dresses and has about 8 to 10 fantastic ones!   This wardrobe is to take her to the next level of subsitute teaching for this next year and on to grad school the follwing year, so we have lots of time to refine it.  

Dear Readers, If you made it this far, thanks for joining my journey with my one and only daughter!

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5 Responses to "Tax Free Weekend Shopping Finds"

What a wonderful and productive shopping day! I am also the designated “hanger-upper” when I shop with the girls, but they do the same for me; they want to make things go faster. My 20 yr old found a pair of jeans at JCP marked down to $5 yesterday, and she was so excited! She’s thrifty like that, but not when she just had to buy a pair of Vans that she’s been wanting! How did you start your “attitude” discussion?

With the truth, that her brain is not done growing and her responses are common for her age group, but lacking in common decency to others. I also told her that she thinks she knows everything and the minute someone tries to tell her something diffrerently she gets stubborn and puts up a wall. I gave her specific examples of this and she was able to see how she had ignored the info others had tried to impart. I think it helped tremendously when that exact scenario came up where she imparted info and I didn’t block it and zi was pointed that out to her. I treated her with the upmost respect while not tiptoeing around the truth. I am so grateful to my younger brother who reminded me that this goes away by mid 20s and to hang in there when it was happening with my oldest!

Whoo, big shopping trip! I love the minty aqua top you chose for youself and also those black lace booties, which I think were DD’s.
I have discovered that I have happened to purchase several petite pants while thrifting, but I don’t think I can wear petite up top. I always find it amusing that I’m wearing “petite”. haha

The only thing for myself was the denim vest… the mint top was for DD and a surprise because she tends to choose jewel tones… I am surprised that you can wear petite pants….

Gee… I guess for how large I am it’s somewhat shocking, huh?

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