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Got this dress in a cute print for $19.99. Dont know what Im going to wear under it since I cant do spaghetti straps alone, but I just loved the knit. Cheaper and cuter than I found at Target last month!

I’ve been trying to stay cool lately with my Summer Business Casual , and our deathmama is keeping us in line with What Not to Wear to the Ballpark in 103 Degree heat. Yet summer’s not over! We’re in for another week of High 80’s, which around here is hot.  And yes, I know all about “close your house up during the day” but that barely keeps us below 85 at night. We’re in for more sultry nights with a King-Sized bed full of cats and toddlers (I’ve got the only room with an a/c and no, you’re not invited).

Ann Taylor Loft (ATL) has really good summer clearance stock right now. I’m meh on ATL — display clothes look cute, but they run short-waisted (I don’t).  It’s not THAT cheap considering it’s Ann’s “value” line.  Should t-shirts you buy in a LOFT really cost $34.99?

But the summer sale is a nice surprise.  Plenty of inventory, especially in sizes 10 and 12. Cute shorts, tees, filmy little tops, and a few different cotton dresses at Target-scale prices ($9.99- $19.99).  Great colors (salmon, plum and prints) and neutrals (white, navy, and whatever we’re calling khaki these days).

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Denim capris, $19.99. Do not wear striped underwear with these

I got two tops and a pair of white jeans. I’ve been debating white denim since Spring. Some of you look damn cute in it but I’m conflicted.  Thie might relate to a bad date I had in the 80’s while wearing a pair of white Guess jeans (ankle zip). Or maybe it’s the time I told my sister I could see her striped underwear through her shorts. She rightfully got pretty testy with me, but it was kind of a lose-lose situation, because are you supposed to say nothing?  Oh and this was three years ago.

But I liked the white jeans on me, they are very fresh and clean-looking, and a killer fit that looks sexy and cute and not at all like “Laura Bush wears Lands End to Camp David,” or whatever that model has going on.

Five weeks of summer left! Don’t give up on getting dressed and staying cool.

For Aki: Lots of fine-gauge knit cardigans at ATL!

For Aki: Lots of fine-gauge knit cardigans at ATL!

Edited by deathmama: I have to do whatever Robin does so I dashed over to Ann Taylor Loft this afternoon and purchased a black tank top on sale. I know it looks like every other black tank top I own but it is really nice and I feel good in it. There is a ruching detail at the chest which I love. The cardigan option Robin posted for me was too “sweatery” for me. I did try on a grey ruffly cardigan thing that I liked but for $69 I think I can get something I like more at Anthropologie so I put it back.

are people getting sick of this same old look yet? i just love black top and denim bottom. i'll branch out soon, i swear. $14.99

are people getting sick of this same old look yet? i just love black top and denim bottom. i'll branch out soon, i swear. $14.99

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