This weekend is Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start to summer - and I'm ALMOST ready!! I just LOVE this time of year - and after joining the pool this weekend, I had some items that still needed to be bought to prepare for the start of summer! My first find was the momma suit that I scored from TJ Maxx.
And, thanks to TJ Maxx, I saved $87 - yes, I only paid $29.99 for this regularly priced $117 suit. It's very comfortable to try on and I feel secure - like I don't think anything will pop out or over and I think even Addie's hands won't be able to pull anything down (only time will tell). I actually got this suit in a sea green color (similar to the font color in the picture) thats vibrant and different from my standard black.
My next purchase was made online at J Crew (currently they are offering an additional 30% off their SALE items - and they do have a lot of mom suits in this category - and free shipping on $100+ orders) where I don't do a whole ton of shopping but their beach/pool stuff is very classy and pretty reasonably priced. From there, I scored a pair of flip flops, 2 new fun tanks, a straw hat, and a beach bag. At this point, you're likely wondering if I've ever been to a pool or the beach - I mean, who doesn't already have these things?! Well, in the past - I was an early morning kind of beach/pool patron - get there with my ipod and a towel to get my tan and get out. I didn't linger and take the salt air in - I was there for the SUN and the sun only...I'm changing my ways and really hoping to make much more of a social event out of going to the pool and the beach. So...I figured I'd at least look the part to start with.
I had also picked up a cover-up from the LOFT when they had their bug 40% sale a few weeks back so I don't have to scare any innocent bystanders in the parking lot.
However, I am missing one....what I currently consider VERY IMPORTANT item...I don't have a towel for Addie! I've found a few that are cute but I'm at a loss and was hoping I might be able to get some help or ideas from ya'll on my little...what I'll call...situation. Most of the beach towels I'm finding are for toddlers and above and would be HUGE on Addie..fortunately I did find a couple of towels that could work but I'm undecided. The first is from the letter tree and its a hooded towel in various animal ensembles. I think the dolphin and turtle are super cute but I've never ordered from this company before, nor do I know anyone that has so I'm curious about the quality of their products. Anybody out there ever used them?
The second is just the miniature beach towel from Pottery Barn Kids that doesn't have a hood but the need for a hood is part of my current internal debate. I love Pottery Barn's stuff so I have no concerns about the quality - I just don't know if I need that darned hood or not. So, I'm hoping ya'll might have some insight into what you've used that worked best, already bought, or great ideas you've heard of when it comes to the baby towels. I know this seems SO trivial to be concerning myself with this but I'd like to get the towel right the first time...so I'm hoping with some advice and I can get there.
So, there you have it...everything beach/pool related thats going on in this little household in anticipation of the upcoming weekend - and....even better, I'm planning to be on vacation that week following...which makes this weekend extra exciting!