Monday, April 3, 2017

Affordable Spring Haul 2017 (part 1) :: Shoes and Swimsuits

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Happy Monday, ladies! Today, I wanted to show you things I've been collecting over the past few weeks. I decided to break it into 2 parts - part 1: shoes and swimsuits and part 2: clothing. I am still waiting on a few more pieces to arrive. I put together a video to show you how they look on me. I hope you enjoy something a little different. The swimsuit try-on part is definitely out of my comfort zone. I spent hours working on this short video. I am very new to iMovie and learning as I go. I finished editing this video around 11:30pm last night. It was uploading while I was sleeping. I didn't realize I picked the wrong song until this morning. The music is kind of depressing. I would not be offended if you mute the sound lol. At least, you still can see how the items look on me. Everything featured below is less than $50.



Shoes: If you follow my blog for awhile, then you know I am the biggest fan of Target shoes. I recently threw out 4 pairs of Target shoes and replaced them with some new ones. They served me well over the years. I've never had a single issue with their shoes. They fit and feel comfortable right out of the box.

#1: Merona Kona backless mules: They're the best dupe for the Gucci Princetown mules. These mules run true to size (I took my usual size 7). They're incredibly comfortable and so chic. I wore them to work a few times and got so many compliments. Go get yourself a pair. I promise you won't be disappointed.

#2: Merona denim sandals: These simple sandals are so perfect for spring. They go with practically everything (especially white denim). I decided to go with the lower heel version for practicality (high heel version here). They run TTS (again, I took my usually size 7). Target's shoes are currently buy one get one 50% off

#3: Steve Madden suede wedges: You probably have seen these wedges everywhere. I am glad I finally have them in my closet. I had a hard time deciding between the taupe and the cognac but ended up getting the taupe since my Zara suede sandals are in cognac. They look great with everything. They run a tad big. I got them in a 7 as well but could have gone with a 6.5. I am just too lazy to exchange. I know I will be wearing them a ton this spring and summer. Use code "NOJOKE" for $10 off (making them less than $50). Highly recommend these wedges (other similar versions here)

Swimsuits: I am miles and miles away from a beach and don't see the point of spending a lot of money on swimsuits. I've been intrigued by affordable swimsuits that I had to try them myself. Some were sent to me. Some were purchased with my own money. Trying on swimsuits is definitely out of my comfort zone but I hope it will give you a better idea of how they fit.

# 1: Zaful red swimsuits c/o (size M): *sold out - Found this suit which appears to be identical* This suit is my absolute favorite. A fair warning - It's so confusing to put on. Took me 15 minutes to figure it out. Once on, it's very flattering. It hugs you in all the right places and a black swimsuit is very chic. Online reviews suggest to size up and I did. Took a size M and it's perfect. I would recommend this suit

# 2: Zaful printed one-piece c/o (size S): The print of this one-piece caught my attention. The darling cut out details add a fun interest. However, I can only recommend this suit for short-waisted ladies. On me, the length barely fits. It has shelf bra and removable padding (which is nice)

# 3: Summer Mae one-shoulder two piece (size S): I need a filler item for free shipping and decided to order this suit on a whim. The design is unique and attractive. So happy it fits my body so well. The suit is very well made (double lining). I probably will looking into getting another color. Definitely would recommend this suit.

# 4: Soma intimates swimsuits: Soma sent this suit to me a couple of months ago as a gift. I am not obligated to post but wanted to share how they look on me. The smallest size available was a 32 B (for the top) and S (for the bottom). The suit is very well made but sadly, both are too big on me. If you're a tad bigger than I am and looking for a full-coverage modest swimsuit, definitely worth taking a look

# 5: Zaful leaf print swimsuit: I love the print and have seen it everywhere. However, the cut of the top is really weird. The band is tight on me, yet there is extra fabric underneath my chest. I would not recommend this suit. I also ordered these Vanilla Beach swimsuits from Target (top, bottom). I wanted to have a matching suit with my kids so bad. Unfortunately, I had the exact same issue with this suit so they went back

I also purchased this suit and this suit to try (non-sponsored). It's been 6 weeks since I placed my order and I haven't received it yet. How annoying is that? I am working with their customer service and hope to get my package soon.

I hope you enjoy this post. Stay tuned for part 2 of my haul =)

1 comment:

  1. Everything looked so good on you.
    I am going to check out the Target shoes and Steve Madden ones.
    Thank you for the heads up on the Target sale.

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