Like most teachers, one of the fun parts of getting ready to go back to school is "needing" new school clothes. I admit to not being a fashion plate and at times find myself contemplating how to get on What Not to Wear. When I started out teaching, I worked with pre-K kids. My daily duds reflected the theme for the week - think Ms. Frizzle. That was me. I am part of the generation that LOVED wooden necklaces and didn't mind wearing appliqued apples on denim jumpers.
Fast forward a few years and I was working with small groups of kids as a reading specialist and moved on from dressing thematically (thank goodness I saw the light on that one!) to being more business like with hose and heels. Next I moved into a regular-ed classroom and learned very quickly the need to be polished, but practical. Then, before I knew it, I was in my thirties. The years of being "fashionable" resulted in foot surgery to correct my toes from wearing cute shoes and practicality took a front seat to everything.
A few years back I was walking through Sears to get to another store and stumbled upon the Land's End section. The things were cute, practical, stylish and matched many different things. It was almost like I had found adult Garanimals (If you're too young to remember them, here's a link Garanimals. I was shocked to know they still exist!). My closet is now full of Land's End pieces. I swear by them, as they wear well, wash well and never seem to go out of style.
Today I made my annual pilgrimage to Sears where I happened to find most Land's End items were 40-50% off! I walked out the door with three pairs of crop pants, two pin point oxford dress shirts, two cardigan sweaters, a polo shirt, a cute cotton top and a pair of jeans for $207.00! So, because I think every teacher deserves a little treat for themselves, I've decided to have a small give away. When I reach 100 followers, I'll select one of you as a winner for a $25.00 gift card to...
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