So for those of you who are following me on social media you know that I went "Adult" clothes shopping while I was home. I never really believed those people who said "don't ever grow up it's a trap" until I had to buy professional clothes. Now don't get me wrong I have age appropriate clothes that are fine for part time job interviews but I was slowly realizing that as a young adult I didn't have any industry appropriate clothes for when I hopefully get real life important interviews. My mom was kind enough to take me and my sister shopping at the Mall of America while I was home in MN visiting, I was thinking, oh i'll set aside two hundred dollars, WRONG! First of all, most of the time suit pieces do not go on sale, by most of the time I mean basically never and second of all, holy crap everything was well over fifty dollars. Now I am used to shopping at forever 21 and H&M so this was a rude awakening. My mom pointed out to me that these clothes would not go out of style because they are clean cut and classic. So began the search for clothes that I didn't hate and that I didn't feel like made me look like I was playing dress up. I was starting to lose hope as we looked around Ann Taylor, my mom had hope because she had done this before but I looked around feeling utterly lost. These were not the kinds of clothes that I was used to spending my money on, even my nice clothes don't look like the things they were selling. But we prevailed and roughly an hour later I was at the check out with two pairs of slacks, a white button down, a black pencil skirt, a wrap dress and a white skirt that was actually a size 14 but was on sale for $6. I almost had a heart attack at the register, my total was basically what I pay for rent each month, around $450. Before I could panic however the sales person recommended I open a card with them, this is the part where I smile politely and tell them thank you but no, I have a massive fear of credit card debt and look to avoid temptation whenever possible. So I was beyond shocked when my mom chimed in agreeing that the discounts I would receive were worth it, I got a student discount, the sale discount they were running, a card member discount, a discount for opening the card and a percent back in cash rewards later. It ended up cutting my bill in half, a little over $200 and I could save my heart attack for a later day. I now have a decent start to my adult wardrobe and Ann Taylor now has my customer loyalty because they really did treat me well and I would send any young professional or anyone looking for good quality professional clothing to them in a heart beat. I put together a few outfits with my new adult clothing to share with you guys. So enjoy!
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