Thursday, March 31, 2016

Favorite Finds: Spring & Summer Shopping Edition

The ideal time to shop for new clothes is definitely not right after you have a baby. However, there were too many great sales going on this past month for me to not get some spring and summer shopping done. Oh, and the fact that it was all online with free shipping made the shopping even more convenient and justifiable.

So first up, I took advantage of the BOGO 50% sale at Target.

I needed an Easter dress with a little "give" in the mid-section and one that wasn't too short. I'm 5'6", which is not all that tall, but Target's dresses tend to be really short on me. ...Or maybe I'm just getting older and more mom-ish without even realizing it. ;)

Whatever the case may be, I found these two dresses that I absolutely love! They both fit perfectly... and by that I mean they covered the post-baby belly and booty without looking like they'll be big after the baby weight is gone.

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The first one I wore for Easter:

and the second one I bought as a future cocktail dress option. ...Since I go to so many cocktail parties.
But hey, I needed two dresses for the BOGO. And it's super cute, right?!

Next up, I did some shopping at Old Navy, and Gap Factory. Did you know Gap Factory has an online store now too just like J Crew and Banana?! The only downside is returns can only be done at the factory stores, or shipping back for a a $5 charge. Here's what I found at those stores:

Old Navy

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This swim cover up is super cute on. I actually ordered the one in white also, but the pink one looks much better in person in my opinion. The white one will be going back. 

I also bought some things for Ryan from Old Navy- great sales on swim trunks, water shoes and flip flops, and sun glasses. ;)

Gap Factory

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This top is SO comfortable! I actually bought it in emerald green and love it, but that color is unfortunately sold out. 
I guess this isn't the best view of the top, but you can see the length here at least.
Can you tell I'm not a fashion blogger?

They have it in four other colors right now. You can check it out here.

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Okay these sports bras are the most comfortable sports bras I have ever worn. I love the thin straps and subtle padding that keep you from looking like a man. I bought them in pink and green.

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It could be that I'm too close to just giving birth, but the idea of wearing a bikini again feels way far off... as in may never happen again, hah. So I found this super cute top that fits just like the picture (definitely not always the case)- a little give in the belly but fitted up top. And I love the pattern!

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This little beachy dress is great for a casual summer outfit or even as a swim coverup. I love wearing dresses in the summer- no matching required and only one thing to throw on.

Next, I need to find some good gold flats and other sandals for summer. Here are a few options from Target I'm eyeing- each of these come in multiple colors:
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So that's it for today!

Tomorrow I'm hoping to share my goals for March and a recap of what went down in February.

Tonight, we're taking Ryan to Daniel Tiger Live and leaving his sister with Matt's mom. This will be our first little outing with just him since Natalie was born. And he LOVES Daniel Tiger, so we're planning for a fun night ahead!

See y'all tomorrow!



  1. Looks like you found some great pieces in the wardrobe department & if you're looking for opinions on the sandals, my vote is for either the 1st(top- in fawn) or the 3rd(bottom in cognac) both those colors seem neutral enough to go with just about any summer outfit one could come up with I would think.

  2. Kohl's recently had a big sale. I'm not sure if its still going on, but it was awesome! I got some great deals, I need to share on the blog as well. :)

    Those sports bras look amazing! I need some of those and maybe another pair of sandals or two. I definitely need a new pair of tennis shoes.

  3. Bless you for sharing that Gap Factory now has a website. Fingers crossed Loft and Ann Taylor hop on board, too!