Poolside Ready With Sears

Poolside Ready With Sears

Poolside Ready With SearsYou know those people that go around thinking all those positive thoughts because they believe it will make their lives more positive? Yeah, well I’m becoming one of those people. Every morning I wake up and think today is the day that Mother Nature will realize that it’s Spring NOT Winter! She’s not cooperating, yet. But that doesn’t stop me from amping up my Spring and Summer wardrobe so that I can be ready for these warm weather days that are sure to come… eventually.

One thing I definitely needed to add to my wardrobe was some new swim wear. The last time I bought a bathing suit was about two years ago. I was pregnant with my little Bubba and I was. freaking. HUGE. Not to say I’m small now, but I’ve definitely dropped a lot of weight since then. I wasn’t sure where I would buy my suit this year, but I have been hearing a ton of positive stuff about Sears lately so I gave it a shot.

I haven’t been to Sears in many years. It’s so much different than what I remember, in a good way. I was able to go to shopping by myself that day and I enjoyed wandering all around the store and seeing everything Sears had to offer. If you want to see more about my shopping adventure, take a look at my Google+ story. 😉

Now when it comes to bathing suit shopping you really need to be aware of your body and your comfort level. I didn’t go into my shopping trip thinking I was going to be walking out of the store with a hot little bikini. Um, no. I knew I didn’t want to expose too much on top and I knew there was no way of hiding my giant hips and thighs. I decided I’d accentuate the positives: my shapeliness, and conceal the negatives: my belly. I knew my best bet would be to try a ton of different options, so that’s just what I did. Poolside Ready With Sears6

This would be failed Option #1, there was also failed Option #2-8. But I’ll spare you from having to see them. 🙂 The issue with this particular suit was that the bottoms were high waisted and they cut me off in an awkward spot of my stomach. The top was nice, it was a trim shaper so it was meant to suck you in, but I wasn’t totally gaga over it so I passed.


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This one was actually the winner. Purple is my favorite color so I was instantly drawn into this one. The top portion does a great job of concealing (not that I have much to hide haha). And this is a trimming and slimming type of suit, so it sucks me in and shapes me. Win-win! It’s super comfortable and it has more of a youthful feel than those other types of suits that cover your thighs. I mean, whether my thighs are covered or not… they’re still BIG. No amount of material will change that.


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I’m still not super comfortable just walking around in a bathing suit  so a coverup was a must. Sears has a big selection of coverups, something I was very thankful for. I ended up buying one that felt really nice and looked even better. The hem ended a few inches below my butt which was perfect. All in all, #ThisisStyle don’t you think? 😉

Now, here’s the shocker. Can you believe that the swim suit was marked down from $88 to $34.99? And the cover up was marked down from $40 to just $15.99! Plus by using my Shop Your Way rewards card I was able to accumulate a ton of points to help me save money on future purchases.


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And because I saved so much money I decided I’d pick up a new pair of sunglasses. These little babies were on sale too. The second I put them on I felt like I needed to go lounge by a pool. Now, if only Mother Nature would get her attitude in check and warm us up a little.

I had a pretty great experience shopping for my poolside gear at Sears. I can honestly say that I will definitely be going back in the near future. I was pleasantly surprised by their huge variety and the fact that everything seemed to be on sale.


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  • Reply Ashleigh April 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Loving this swimsuit! I need a one piece for this summer and I’ve been afraid to look because they’re usually gawdy but this is beautiful.
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    • Reply Rae April 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks for reading! It really is a nice suit. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle April 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh such a cute suit, and I LOVE the coverup. I’m with you on both the weather and the sunglasses calling you to go lounge. Good call!
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  • Reply Sandra @ The Sensible Mom April 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I think I’m going to have to make a trip to Sears soon! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Sarah!
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  • Reply Ashley April 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I love that cover up…when I went to Sears for the shoppertunity they didn’t have that one!
    Great job!
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  • Reply Robyn Wright of Robyn's Online World May 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Great post and pics! I love the purple suit too!
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    • Reply Rae May 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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  • Reply Daniela Castro June 14, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I really love that sheer cover up. I’m wondering if you could tell me the brand’s name or whatever the tags says, so I can find it in-stores or online. Thanks.

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