Is it too early to start thinking about Swimwear? I usually start looking in January because there are so many fun styles that come out for Resort wear. We have no big trip planned this year but with a pool I always like to have plenty of suits on hand. I was able to finally buy the Tory Burch bikini I wanted from last year but I need a few more as my two favorite J.Crew ones have seen better days. My favorite one-piece is a Nanette Lepore, in this style but blue and white. It is also pretty stretched out and needs to be replaced. I have another one-piece similar to this high-neck swimsuit as well.

I know what I don’t want and like. I won’t get a white swimsuit. As tan as I look in white, I can never find one with a decent lining. Husband prefers me in black and I like prints. Anything that has mesh or sheer panels or has too many cut-outs are a no as well. The tan lines would drive me crazy trying to even them up. And any suit that is just for the pool deck and not the pool is not on my list either. Can you imagine trying to dry the sleeves on this one? I do like retro styles like this one by Oye or this Norma Kamali.

Are you shopping for Swimwear yet?

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J.Crew is having a promo off sale items with code SHOPSALE. They have a small batch in their 50% off section that’s worth taking a look at. If I knew these snakeskin boots had a wide-calf I’d order them. If you are looking for a glittery shoe that won’t leave sparkle everywhere you should try the high-rated Coated Glitter Pumps. They net $100 and are still available in all sizes. Coated glitter is so much better. I have some Kate Spade glitter pumps and you can follow my trail of glitter to find me.

I know J.Crew had a really really bad day-after Christmas with all sites and stores being down most of the day. I was a bit put off by it but am glad I didn’t chance ordering anything that day. The gift card I received isn’t quite burning a hole in my pocket yet. Right before Christmas I was able to purchase the Wolfstooth Dress, which was on sale and had a 40% off promo. I’m excited to wear that for New Year’s and then again in February for a party.

Happy Shopping!

One place I love to browse online is a little sister of Anthropologie, Terrain. If you are looking for cute antique-y, farmhouse-style items you can find it at Terrain. I’ve ordered a few things from there and always love their Christmas items each year. They rarely have promos. Even free shipping is rare. But today only, you can take 15% off your purchase with code GIFT15OFF.

I’ve purchased the Farmgirl Fresh Bouquet for MamaBella last Mother’s Day. She loved it and it was nice to find something other than standard flower shop bouquets. I have a medium sized tree that’s very slim. I don’t want to overwhelm it with chunky ornaments so the miniature bulb set is perfect. I have the Neutral colors. One of my favorite wreaths is the Lavender Fields Wreath. Take a look at a few of my other picks.

If you don’t know where to start, I recommend the Gift Guide. You’ll find something for everyone on your list, including yourself. And don’t forget, today only, use code GIFT15OFF for 15% off your purchase at Terrain.

Of course, with my new training regimen, I HAD to get new shoes. I had a random email telling me about 25% off the clearance section at Nike. I clicked on through and found so many shoes it was hard to narrow the choices down. Eventually, I ended up with the Free TR Focus Flyknit in Midnight Turquoise/Electric Green/White. I ordered my normal size, though suggestions said to size up a half size. The shoe Gods must have been watching me because my order was cancelled. My size had sold out. I quickly ordered another pair, this time half a size up in 7 1/2. That was the right size and great fit, especially since some of my athletic socks are little thicker. And these ladies make an entrance. Wow are they green!

I also realized a lot of my workout clothes, particularly sports bras, did not fit. I went to Target and found the Champion line to be really reasonable and fit well. I loved the vent Tee as it has a zip pocket on the right side big enough to fit my keys or gym card in. I also prefer longer tanks with support and this Fitted Tank Top fits well in my normal size Medium. And whether or not you exercise I highly recommend these cozy joggers. I don’t want to take them off.

Everything I’ve purchased from Target so far has held up well in the wash. Also, through tonight, all clothing is 25% off, including activewear. AND…use STYLE10 or STYLE25 to take $10 or $25 off your clothing purchase. STYLE10 must have a purchase over $50 and STYLE25 is $100. If you are in the store use the Cartwheel app to get those promos. I know there’s a text you can send but I can’t recall what that is.

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J.Crew has a little promo going on through Sunday. Take 30% off your purchase or 40% off over $200 with code PRESENTS. I made some purchases over Black Friday and then when I returned the Taffeta Skirt in Stewart Plaid.

~ Oversized Striped Turtleneck, Navy/Camel, Small ~

I really wanted this turtleneck. I liked the colors and the over-sized look of it and the neck isn’t all that tight. I took a Small as this is really big. It’s pretty reasonably priced if you can get your shopping cart to $200. That’s not hard for JCAs! Of course, there’s a similar navy/camel cashmere option.

~ Knit leggings in Zebra, Medium ~

Not that I needed another pair of lounge pants but these looked too cute and cozy to pass up. I have various colored sweaters to wear these with on the weekends or to bed. I also bought the striped leggings, in a Small. Those really stretch out so be sure to size down one. And those have a matching top.

~ Chup Santa Socks ~

I bought these during the Black Friday sale and they are also included in the current promo. They are in the men’s section and I absolutely recommend getting these. I have last year’s version in red and they kept my feet so cozy and warm. These are actually a gift for MamaBella’s stocking, so shhhhhh.

~ Elsie Pave’ Pumps in Snakeskin, size 7 ~

Wow! These shoes are gorgeous. I have other Elsie Pumps, clearly they are some of my favorites, but these are stunning. I can take a 6 1/2 or 7 in Elsie and I chose the 7 this time due to the non-adjustable strap in the front, where the pave’ “button” is. I though it would fit a little more snug there with that extra piece, and I was right. Though there’s a gap at the heel I don’t walk out of these. Unfortunately, these and the Blackwatch heel are sold out online but check the stores.

Here are a few more picks.

This is a pretty decent promo. I would love to shop for presents but everyone has asked for gift cards. I guess I’ll just have to shop this promo for me!

Don’t forget to use Ebates before placing your order. Every little order adds up.

Happy Shopping!

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