Good Morning! I used to share a (Shopper’s) Therapy Thursday post every week, but fell out of the routine a while back & am thinking about bringing it back again – thoughts? First off, please know that I do NOT shop a lot & when I do, you better believe there is a sale or I have a discount code, etc. I follow lots of (lucky) ladies who seem to shop constantly – this is not me! While it’s no secret I love a good Nordstrom trip, if there’s not a sale, I stick to some of my budget-friendly-mama-favorite stores like: Target, Old Navy, Gap, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Hautelook, Jane.com (my online go-to), and several boutiques around Indy (Dottie Couture, Blue Peppermint, Karisma…..to name a few!) That said, in these Thursday features I’d love to share reviews of any purchases I’ve made and/or highlight any new stores from which I’ve purchased clothing/shoes/ accessories. Mark my words – these items WILL be budget-friendly! You won’t catch plugging a pair of $800 boots & telling you all to rush out and buy them because they are “perfect for every day!” Haha! That said….I have 2 reviews to share with you this morning! Ready?
Cupshe Swimwear – If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you know that 1. I ordered 2 swimsuits from this company about a month ago and 2. I’m traveling to FL for a few weeks with my family this summer (so I NEED a few swimsuits for our trip). I saw a Facebook ad for Cupshe & thought the suit in the pic looked cute, so once I realized that several of my girlfriends had liked the page, I went to check it out! I had been looking at a few suits online (all ridiculously priced – like who wants to spend over $100 on a swimsuit?) and was trying to convince myself that this would be the only way to find a “good” swimsuit (spend a ton of money). I was FIRST excited to find a palm print one piece suit on Cupshe’s website. I’m obsessed with palm print! And, if you haven’t noticed one piece suits are HOT right now (thank GOD)!!!! I don’t know about you, but when you are busy on the beach or in the pool with young children, a 2 piece is just not your friend! I had it in my mind that I’d rock some really cute one piece suits this summer (hello comfort!), so seeing a lace up, strappy palm print one piece just made my day. I quickly added it to my cart – it was only $24!!! Then, who can resist a black suit? You guys know I LOVE black, so I found another lace up black suit (also cut really cute – not a typical “mom suit” – trust me) & added that to my cart. Two CUTE swimsuits for UNDER $50 were headed my way! The black suit arrived relatively quick – but the lovely palm print got held up in customs, so it took a little longer (no biggie – I have until June!) Of course, when I finally had both suits (to try on), I was just recovering from my surgery, so it was NOT a good time to be seen in swimwear! Haha! Now that I’m feeling better (and my “pot belly has gone away), I can report that I’ve tried on the suits (like WITHOUT A SPRAY TAN or MAKEUP…yikes!) & LOVE them! I feel like they fit true to size (I got a comfy medium in both b/c that’s how I roll for just about everything!) & are NOT “mom suits” at all! The lace up / cut outs and the general shape of the suits is flattering & lets you show of your “best assets” in a tasteful way! I love these two & will definitely order a few more before our trip in June!
THIS Wrap Maxi Dress from Jane.com – Who doesn’t love a good maxi dress? I had been eyeing this dress (featured on Jane on and off for a few months) & finally pulled the plug on the navy print while sitting on a school bus on a field trip with 3rd graders! I figured I needed a reward for spending a morning with 60+ 9 year olds – right? As with any Jane purchase I’ve ever made, the dress arrived quickly & the print is beautiful in person! What I loved most about seeing this in person was the fact that it really doesn’t “wrap” with all of the usual long ties/sashes. It’s cut like a wrap & then has the tie around the waist – genius! I finally had an excuse to wear this the other day when my family attended my nephew’s adoption ceremony (yay!)!!! It was perfect as I still had some tenderness from my surgery (in my belly) and nothing about this dress would rub against my incisions. Despite the fact that it’s a tad too long (nothing a good hem session can’t fix), it’s an amazing dress! I worried about the deep V-neck staying put, but it didn’t budge! Perfection! If you shop Jane – def. consider this dress! It would be perfect for Easter!
Here’s a pic from our family’s big day (I’m standing next to my sister-in-law….in the dress!)
The other quickie review I have is on those CUTE Lucky Brand open toe booties I purchased about a month ago (again….with a coupon AND discount promo, so a GREAT deal for less than $50 at DSW)! I wore them for the first time on Tuesday (again, for my nephew’s ceremony) & that must have been my “break in” period b/c my feet hurt by the end of the day! I gave ’em a whirl yesterday when I went back to work & they were great! Great spring purchase! Super cute with skinny jeans!
Okay…now that you’ve read this – get online & get shopping! Happy Thursday (before Spring Break) friends!
xoxo – Jamie
P.S. Did you guys take advantage of Gap or Gap Factory’s “Friends & Family” sale last week? You know I did! I scored on some GREAT things for the kiddies (for Easter & summer) and also picked up another suit (navy & white halter-style), my fave “Always Skinny” jeans & a long gray cardi (because a girl can never have too many cardigans, right?) Here’s a look at our “good mail day!”