I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping recently. Maybe it’s the cold weather…or stress relief (we’ll be moving to a new house soon and I’ve got so much planning to do!). I already blogged about my Sigma order. Other recent purchases include: 4 swimsuits (I only plan on keeping 2), silk pillowcases and a purse organizer.
I have a hard time shopping for swimsuits (who doesn’t?). I want a suit with a cute print that covers my cleavage, tummy and bottom. But most swimsuits have a trade-off – if they cover your bottom, they are really low-cut in the chest….or they’ll cover your cleavage but will bare your belly. In an ideal world I’d order this swimsuit from jcrew:
But since I’d have to order it from the US it would come to around $120 with shipping and duties – not really worth it for something I’ll use to splash around in waterparks! Also, if it didn’t fit, I wouldn’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping it back.
I’ve purchased Old Navy swimwear before – they fit well and the colours don’t fade. My local store mainly carries bikinis, so I had to order the suits I wanted online. I checked their policy – and as long as the hygiene strip is intact, they accept returns on swimsuits (free shipping back or at my local store). They currently have a 30% online coupon code (ONCAN30 for Canadian shoppers) so I purchased these 4 suits to try on.
|Blue suit – includes bikini bottoms and board shorts ($39.55 plus tax). Pink suit ($31.50 plus tax)|
|One piece ($24.15 plus tax). Brown tankini ($28 plus tax)|
Most of their tankinis are halter tops – which I REALLY dislike – it always makes the back of my neck sore. Luckily, I’ve found an easy way to fix this. I take the halter strings and sew them down to the back of the suit as straps – it takes 10 minutes and is SO much more comfortable and secure.
I ordered silk pillowcases after watching this video from LanaIndiana. Apparently they are great for preventing wrinkles and keeping your hair healthy. I purchased the pink one first – and I LOVED it – it feels so cool and lovely against my skin. I often find hubby using my pillow! I offered to get one for him – but he prefers not to use a pillow when he sleeps (except for when he steals mine in the middle of the night!). Since I have to wash pillowcases frequently (to keep my skin clear) I purchased this beautiful aqua blue one as well. I got mine on eBay from this seller – they ship SUPER fast.
My last purchase was the “Purse-to-go” organizer in Large. I switch my bag frequently (at least twice a week) and I thought having this product would make it easier to move everything over without forgetting any important items. Also – it would make it easier to find the small items that keep getting lost at the bottom of my bag. I ADORE this organiser- it is so well made! It’s very light, flexible and reversible so you can have the pockets facing in or out, and it has Velcro bands to adjust the size to fit in smaller bags.
I’ve placed it my small Le Pliage bag – and velcroed the edges to make it fit neatly in the base. There are so many prints and varieties to choose from – I’m tempted to order a few more!
Which swimsuit do you like the best? Do you use silk pillowcases or purse organisers?
DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with any of the retailers listed and I paid for all of these items myself.