The Pea is starting middle school this year, and you know what that means -- she needs a whole new wardrobe! Not only has she outgrown most of her clothes, her school also has a dress code and I have to make sure that her wardrobe passes muster. Fortunately, Ross Dress for Less is having their annual Back to School event, with savings of up to 60% off department store regular prices. The great thing is, their store is filled with nationally advertised brands that you'd find in more expensive department stores, so our back-to-school budget can really go a long, long way.
Earlier this week, Ross Dress for Less sent me a $25 gift card and invited me to visit one of their stores to see how far that $25 could go. Their Back to School store displays are front and center of the store, with all kinds of gear from backpacks to desk organizers to dorm linens and decor. I headed straight to the junior's department, and it didn't take me long to find a ton of items guaranteed to send The Pea off to 6th grade in style.
She is totally into neon (oh, the irony: the fashions that were cool when I was eleven are cool once again, now that my daughter is eleven!), so she loved this striped neon three-quarter sleeve top ($7.99). It's a semi-sheer top that's meant to be worn with a tank top underneath, so I got her one in neon orange ($4.99). You can just see it under the pink top, but since it conforms with her school's dress code (the strap has to be at least a 2-finger width), she fully intends to wear it on its own on hot days.
I love the tunic length of this racer-back top ($5.99), because she'll be able to wear it with shorts while it's hot, then wear it with jeggings and a cardigan when it gets colder. I love the chunky pink and white stripes -- so nautical!
I didn't want to be left out of all the shopping fun -- and besides, I still had $6 left -- so I bought myself a tissue-thin grey cardigan for $4.99. That's four tops I got from Ross Dress for Less with my $25 gift card, with a dollar to spare!
The only problem is, as soon as The Pea saw my new cardigan, she claimed it for herself. I guess we'll be sharing this cardigan -- then again, on second thoughts, it's so inexpensive, I think I'm going back to Ross Dress for Less to get The Pea a cardigan of her own!
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