Friday, August 17, 2012

The End

Friends, I have some sad news.

While I was talking to my mentor, she mentioned that the new principal did not want us wearing jeans on Friday.

I KNOW! :( It's so very sad. Let us all take a moment of silence to mourn non-jean wearing on Friday, and to honor those teachers that have never had the opportunity to celebrate Jean Friday.

Okay. Deep breath. Since I now have to think about actually putting together an outfit for Friday, I realized I needed more clothes/options. So, I went shopping! :) (hey, something good had to come out of not wearing jeans on Friday, right?!)

First stop: JC Penny. I really like JC Penny for dress clothes. I love their new pricing, as it makes it easier for me to figure out how much I am spending before I get to the register :) Most of my bottoms are from there, and they have a fairly decent petite section (since at 5'2", I qualify as petite!).
 I got a pair of pants, a black pencil skirt, and a cute mint cowl neck sleeveless top. I was also looking at an emerald green pencil skirt, but I wasn't in love with it (although I may go back for it).

Next stop: Maurices. This is a new store for me. I pinned one of their sweater's on Pinterest, and I checked out their website and saw that they have a store in my area! They are a little more expensive than JCP, but they still had some cute stuff.
I got two wrap sweaters (one teal, one gray) and two open cardigans (the pink one is the one I pinned). I felt more comfortable getting tops from them, as I have a hard time finding bottoms (as I am short, and most of my weight is settled around my waist/stomach area), and I didn't like the way their bottoms fit me.

I still want to get a few more bottoms, and a couple pairs of new shoes. But I'll keep you updated on the progress :)

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. What!? No Jeans!? So sad. I'm glad you got some new clothes out of the deal though. :)
    The Teaching Thief

  2. We lost our jean Fridays several years ago! I feel your pain!

  3. I'm afraid that I may encounter the same horror. Our new superintendent implemented a no jeans policy for the staff working during the summer. We are unsure if this applies to the school year. I hope not. I will definitely need to do some shopping if we can't.

  4. Oh no! I am so sorry! I hope that never happens to me! We can wear them any day of the week:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  5. Super cute clothes! I really want an emerald green pencil skirt too-- I have seen a few, but none have been perfect yet. I have never worked at a Jeans Day Friday school yet-- I am hoping my new one is :)
    ☼ Kate
    To The Square Inch

  6. I went shopping today for back to school clothes. I told my husband that shopping/getting a pedicure almost makes it worth starting school on Monday! VERY cute finds! :)

    Sensational Seconds

  7. That happened in my district awhile back too. I too, took it as a shopping challenge & went for it. I actually don't miss it now, I found some great new clothes in the process! Happy shopping!


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