This post was sponsored by Speedo USA. I received Speedo products as compensation.
It’s that time of the year, bird are chirping, tulips are popping out of the frozen ground , snow is melting, weather is warming and I have the think about swimsuit season!
For most of us, shopping for a swimsuit is not fun. Over the summer, I spend almost every single day at out town pool with our neighbors. While this might sound like an ideal situation – lounging at the pool for endless hours, reading a book, sipping on a cold drink, chatting with neighbors. It’s not all you are imagining. My pool experience with a preschooler consists of getting in and out of the pool several times, being cold and wet and while in the pool being tugged on in all directions, bathroom runs, swims in the deep pool with Thomas grabbing onto me and the best part having to chase him all around the pool with nothing on but a swimsuit suit! Not a good look!
This season, I’ve teamed up with Speedo USA to share some pretty amazing swimsuit finds that I know will be mom approved. For a summer town pool suit, I’m looking for comfort, great quality, support in the mid section and of course style. Most of all I want a quality suit that will keep up with our busy summer that includes, water skiing, paddle board, surfing and daily trips to the town pool.
Speedo has lots of options for swimsuits but I choose a couple one pieces that are comfortable and quick to throw on. The Ombre suit is my fave and is made from a Xtra Life LYCRA® fabric that resists the effects of chlorine to last longer than conventional swim fabrics. I also like that it had built in cups for shape. The Pebble Texture One Piece has extra support in the mid section a v-neck and a conservative fit. Something busy moms of toddlers and preschoolers will appreciate for sure.
When the town pool opens, we collect all our pool gear – towels, sunscreen, toys – and head up to the pool for hours. We end up meeting friends and sometimes even order pizza for dinner at the pool. A comfortable swimsuit is essential for these days and a cover-up is a must!
I encourage you to swing by Speedo USA to check out their suits. I found some great two pieces and cover-ups to last me my entire summer! Shopping for a swimsuit doesn’t have to be scary, you just have to find the right brand.
Happy Summer all!
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Luxury stroller brand, Bugaboo just released the all new Special Edition – Bugaboo Van Gogh Bee3. This is one stunning stroller that was inspired by artist Vincent Van Goghs painting “Almond Blossom”.
Thomas and I headed to the American Museum of Natural History – to see the dinosaurs. We had to take the subway to the museum and the Bugaboo VanGogh was so easy to travel with. The fold is very convenient and I could carry Thomas on one arm, the stroller on the other while walking down the subway stairs. No problem.
The seat of the Bugaboo Bee3 Van Gogh is deep and can be pulled out and up for more of a sitting space as Thomas gets older. A generous canopy practically covers the entire seat while in full recline. This was especially helpful when Thomas napped while we strolled through Central Park.
The seat is also rear and forward facing which I love and the stroller totally tackles the cobble stones or bumpy sidewalks really well.
The only note I have is that you can’t access the storage basket as easily as you would want to. When Thomas was sitting in the forward facing mode, his legs were in the way of the storage basket and there is no way to access it from the back. But whatever… small price to pay for such a fab stroller.
For a full detailed review of this stroller, here’s the review I filmed for TTPM.com
With Mother’s Day around the corner, I picked out a few of my favorite things from one of my favorite stores to shop, browse and get inspired. Anthropologie.
This one stop shop had everything you want and lots you don’t neeeed. But it’s all such great stuff and the whole store makes you feel as if you just floated your way into a dream. I obsess over the displays in the store and try to figure out how to recreate them while collecting all sorts of goodies for the home, bedrooms, kitchen, closet, shoes, bags, jewelry… all of it.
Here are 11 of my favorite picks! Everything from delicate vintage inspired frames, iphone cases, a fancy bag, mommy and me nail polish and even red strappy heels. Everything you needs for mom.. or you this Mothers Day.
and like i said…nothing you neeed… everything you want!
11 Mothers Day Gifts from Anthropologie.
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Mothers Day is coming up in a few weeks and I thought I would share a few of my favorite picks for gifting your mom, sister, friend… or yourself this year.
It’s tough to find time to go out and roam around a mall and shop for gifts. When Thomas was little, i used to spend a lot of time, in the winter months especially, roaming through the mall while he napped in his stroller. These days his little legs and inquisitive mind don’t want to still! So lazy mall strolls are out. I do love saving money and going through the sales racks… thrill of the hunt ya know!
But don’t cry for me Argentina… I’ve been swinging by SHOP AT HOME for coupon code and earning cash back at all of my fave spots.
From stores like JCpenny, Target to even my fave… Madewell. I found everything I needed. And for you… dear reader, I’ve picked a few of my favorites for gifting your mama this year!
Target Sleeveless Jumpsuit – Jumpsuits are THE thing right now. These are tres chic and also double as PJ’s. ha! I’m kidding. I love a good classic black jumpsuit this spring and summer.
NARS Blush Contour Lip Palette – This NARS kit has it all, in one sleek palette. It includes bronzer and a highlighting blush for all your contouring needs.
Alex and Ani – ‘MOM’ adjustable wire bangle – Alex and Ani makes bracelets in all kinds of themes to fit every aspect of life. A MOM bracelet is pretty special don’t ya think?
Lancome USA – A dainty perfume set for mom… classic gift for the win!
Jcrew – Jaquard zip pocket shift dress – Another MUST for any closet, a shift dress goes from work to dinner to school fundraiser, ballet recital.. anywhere your mama world takes you.
Madewell Bracelet – Imagine my utter excitement when i found my favorite store Madewell on Shop at Home. I could do a whole feature on everything you should buy at Madewell right now… with coupons and cash back from Shop at Home!
LOWES birdhouse – I love birdhouses and think they make the sweetest mothers day gift. This one from Lowes is so unique and welcoming of all the blue jays and chickadees in your backyard!
White House Black Market at the shoulder Blouson Dress – This simple dress can be dressed up or down making it very versatile for picnics, brunches or lazy strolls on weekends.
Swedish Hasbeen Debutant Cross Strap Sandals – These are my all time favorite. I think every gal, especially once you become a mama, should have a pair in their closet. These comfy shoes make everyday errands or trips to the park feel a bit fancy while still being comfortable. These come in all sorts of wonderful colors.
Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Tote – I love this yellow tote, it’s my favorite color and I just had to include it. That’s all!
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Fashionable Musts for moms on the go. From sneaks to a cashmere sweater – stay warm while staying right on trend without sacrificing any of the comfort. Welcome to the Mom Style File.
I’m excited to bring the Mom Style File back as a regular feature AND I’m going to pretend that I did not see snow flurries outside my window this morning and continue as planned in thinking that spring is right around the corner. (Don’t mention the 2-5 inches of snow we are supposed to get on friday)
Spring is almost here mamas and if you are like me, then you are ready to bury your coats and boots for good! While the temps aren’t balmy just yet, you can still stay warm while staying on trend without the bulky winter gear.
These are a few of my favorite pieces which make one versatile ” running errands” kinda – Mom Outfit – if you will. I’ve been making an effort to look somewhat put together when I’m home with Thomas. So ditch the slumpy jeans and college sweatshirt and go with a bit of a refined look. It will make you feel tons better about cleaning up toddler messes and dealing with those wackadoo tantrums!
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