I tried to update the earlier thread but my post got eaten:


We had a successful shopping trip yesterday to build a capsule for DD's first job starting tomorrow as a middle school TA. See photo!

We started at Macy's and found her a jersey sleeveless belted polka dot dress. It hits her at the knees, not above as in the model pictured. Momma revelation: my DD is not an IT. She's an hourglass!

We then went on to LOFT and scored the rest. She runs hot so we focused mostly on sleeveless blouses that can be layered with a cardigan as the temps cool. The one long sleeve blouse has a cute rabbit pattern which tickled DD's fancy.

She loved the LOFT pants and we want to duplicate in black, but they didn't have them in in stock so will have to order. The skirt shown is an approximation of one she already owns from her internship (and she wore for her job interview).

Everything was fully tested for modesty, machine washability, and ability to flex, bend and move.

She still needs another pair of shoes and we could use help here! She's fussy with shoes -- does not like straps or high vamps or shoes that rub on the back of her ankles. She lives in Tom's but not sure those are teacher appropriate? She does not need a ton of arch support, or so she claims right now. She says she cannot wait for bootie weather as she prefers booties.

Recommendations for footwear?

Did you notice she likes patterns as much as I do? The banned book tote she already owns.

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