Hello! And happy Friyay ! Spring has FINALLY sprung, and we are experiencing some pretty consistent warmish weather around here. Sophie Grace asks at least three times a week if it’s summer yet – immediately followed by inquires about whether or not the splash pads are open yet. Unfortunately I have to let her down each time..but I mean I feel that. I am definitely ready for the Summer time and all the activities that that entails!
A week or so ago Target had a BOGO 50% off sale on their swimsuits. I’d walked by the kids’ swimsuits a million times prior and thought to myself each time that I needed to grab a fresh suit for the kids before they became all picked over. SO, when Target announced the sale, I knew that I needed to take advantage and go ahead and grab some new suits for the kids. Sophie can still wear hers from last year, but Cooper had definitely outgrown his. I grabbed Coop this gray rash guard and these shark print bottoms. They weren’t sold as a set, but I thought they worked well together! Unfortunately I can’t find Sophie’s online. 🙁
Also, during Cooper’s spring break which is in about two weeks – we are going to Destin for a couple of days. I felt like that was definitely validation to grab them some fresh suits. 😉
I always try to get suits with a rash guard. It just puts my mind at ease knowing that their shoulders and chest and upper back are always protected from the sun. My babes are fair complected with freckles which means they burn so so easily. I still apply sunscreen all over them, but I know that having the rash guard on top means I don’t have to worry with reapplying to those parts of their bodies. And if you have kids, you know the struggle is real with doing those reapplications once you’re at the beach or splash pad.
We went to a pool party for one of Coop’s classmates shortly after I bought their new suits which was great because they got a test run. I have major regret about buying Soso a one piece. lol It’s sooo much easier to manage potty breaks with a two piece. I had to completely strip her down which was a major pain. But, lesson learned. 😉
So yeah, I am very much looking forward to our mini vacay and seeing these beach babes live it up in the sun and sand.
Before we go to Destin next week – I’m definitely going to purchase them a couple more suits.. for sure getting Sophie a two piece this time. 😉
Do you guys have any Spring vacations planned? Where’s your go to place to purchase swimsuits?
Hello hello! Happy Monday to you guys! I wanted to share with y’all my “Spring Shoe Capsule”, because lately I’ve decided to be more intentional about my clothing and shoe purchases. I have this terrible habit of shopping for a specific occasion with no regard for whether or not I’ll re wear the item OR I impulse buy when I see something pretty. Then, I end up with tons of shoes or clothing items that I hardly ever reuse which is just a total waste! So – because of this decision to shop more intentionally – I have started to curate a Spring Shoe Capsule that will serve me for work + play all throughout the spring and honestly even into the summer.
Birkenstock Style Sandals – this is a shoe that is a staple for me. I always have some style of knock off Birkenstock sandal for casual days so that I can easily slip them on and go. I’m not a flip flop kinda gal – and these slide sandals are the perfect substitute without leaving you looking so not put together like you can tend to look like in flip flops. 😉
Leopard Slip On Sneakers – again, this is another staple in my closet and really it’s not exclusive to Spring time. I wear my leopard slip on sneakers all year round BUT it was time to replace the ones I bought last year which meant this new purchase ended up falling under my Spring Shoe Capsule.
Slide Sandals (work and weekend appropriate) – these sandals are Free People dupes and I’m smitten. I think that they are casual enough to go great with jeans and a t-shirt but they will also look good with a more “dressed” up business casual look. I got them in black and gold so that I can match them with any outfit.
Heeled Sandals for “Casual/Dressy” occasions – these sandals are going to be perfect for nights out with my best girls or for a date night with my boo. I think that they could even be comfortable enough to wear all day at work if I felt the need to wear heels one day. 😉
Heeled Sandal for Dressy Occasions – sooo yes, another shoe in leopard. But listen, leopard is the perfect neutral and I can’t think of much in my closet that wouldn’t get great with leopard print shoes. I think that these will be perfect for dressier date nights or dressier girls’ nights out!
And that’s it! I can’t promise that I won’t buy any more shoes BUT I can’t really imagine why I’d need to! How do you guys shop for shoes and clothing? Do you do it on a whim or do you seek out specific items?