I'm heading down to the Beach Barn with my parents for a couple weeks and was in desperate need of some clothes that fit which don't consist of compression workout capris from Old Navy (I'm not throwing shade, beloved compression pants- you just aren't poolside attire).
1. New Suit-
Check out my new "bandini"- I'll be wearing it with the halter strap for safety/slippage prevention. The outer layer and print nicely camouflage my post-baby pooch, and the color is great! Pleasantly surprised, as I have been dreading bathing suit time.
2. White Jeans
I loved both pairs which I ordered form Loft last week- and since they were reasonably priced, then 50% off, I decided to keep both. I've gone wild, I tell ya.
First the Modern Straight Cuffed Jean-
These will be my more casual pair. They fit a little looser, but have the perfect amount of stretch, aren't see-through, and are flattering.
Even more flattering are the Modern Boot Cut Jeans-
These are one of those items that you try on with a sigh of satisfaction- super flattering, the perfect length for flats for me (I'm almost 5' 4" and I ordered petite), and just darling all around. Plus they were less than $30!
Note- if you want to order anything, I would wait a day or two when Loft inevitably runs a huge sale.
3. Maxi Dress
I was a little late to the maxi dress party (my legs are generally my thinnest feature, so why hide that light under a bushel?). I tried this one on while at Sears (it's Land's End), and ended getting it in a stripe and a paisley. It's soft and comfy- perfect for children chasing while looking cute. Machine washable, nursing friendly, and hits me at my most narrow point? My needs are completely met!
4. Cover Up
Like many of you, I was lusting after that adorable J. Crew cover up with the pom pom trim. but just couldn't justify spending cash on a cover up when I need actual clothes. Picking up some flip flops at Old Navy, I happened upon this number-
Morgan started dying laughing when I opened this up. He remarked that we could fit Buddy, Dell Harper and Deeds inside. I primly replied that I have to haul a lot of shit now. Oh, the days when a single thing of sunscreen and a trashy novel were all I needed. This will do quite nicely. Once again, Land's End, on sale.
I need to stop hauling around my ginourmous purse/diaper bag when I go out in the evening. This clutch from Loft will be just the inducement to do so- isn't it fun? It will really jazz up all my basic navy.
So my summer wardrobe is now complete. Thank goodness for online shopping, free shipping and great sales! My clothes may be a shadow of my formerly super stylish self, but I will look decently cute. And I will be out of my yoga pants, so you know, baby steps.
I'm linking up with the Five on Friday ladies (and am looking forward to seeing Natasha down at the beach while sporting some of my new gear).