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Friday, August 6, 2010

Tax-Free Weekend

This weekend is tax-free weekend in Virginia. I plan to go to Richmond tomorrow to celebrate. I need to replace a summer weight suit, so I plan to hit Dillard's and possibly also to check out this number at Ann Taylor. Lately, I've been very disappointed in the new design and lowered quality at Ann Taylor, but this suit looks like it could be nice so I'll at least look it over.

And here is its matching skirt:

I also plan to head out to the Lilly shop down there to see if there are any must-haves in my size. I wouldn't mind coming across this on sale:

Other than that, I'm not sure where else I'll go browsing. I've always liked Levy's, but we'll see how much shopping I can take in one day. I do tend to wilt in the heat!

So, does anyone else have shopping planned?


  1. I didn't know it was Tax free weekend! I didn't have anything planned, but that's about to change!

    Have fun!

  2. Wow! A tax free weekend?! We don't have such a thing in Ohio - am a bit jealous!

    Here as your newest follower from the Friday Follows. Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  3. WElcome, Erin! I'll have to go check out your blog.

    And yes, Sarah Beth, it is tax free weekend in VA. Here is the state's info page as to what is exempt from tax - it's basically school supplies and items of clothing $100 or less.

  4. Have fun, VA Gal. I love the gray skirt. I so miss Richmond! One of my favorite places to get pretty dresses was Pink in Carytown. And I also loved the mini department store that was in the River Road shopping center but I think it's since closed. For the life of me I can't remember the name. I have Carlton's on the brain but I don't think that's it.

  5. Definitely agree with you about Ann Taylor! Ok and I hate how on their website it will say something is available in other colors and the other 'colors' end up being gray and taupe!

    I'm definitely hoping to take advantage of tax free shopping this weekend too!

  6. I love the look of the skirt. MS had our tax free weekend last week but I didn't get much since I am saving for vacation. Enjoy your day shopping.

  7. Hope you had/have a successful shopping trip! Did you see that Naomi Watts is doing the next ad campaign for Ann Taylor? What I saw of it looks great!

  8. Have fun and report back in as to how you did!

  9. Oh, I can't wait to here what you bought. I LOVE the print on that Lilly shift. It's one of my favorites this summer, but sadly I don't own anything in that print just yet.