Mini Target Haul

Hi ladies! Today I’m sharing with you a few items that I purchased from Target the other day. With summer quickly approaching, and realizing I have quite a few beach days planned already, I realized I don’t have a swim suit that actually fits. So I made a mad dash to my computer and did some online window shopping. I haven’t bought a new bathing suit in quite a few years. I have been wearing old ones from years ago. I won’t say how long because it is actually embarrassing. Going into my search I knew I wanted something that fit well and had some kind of support in the chest area. I had always disliked the suits that had the under wire visible, but was actually considering it. I was also looking for a good deal. While I don’t mind spending more than necessary on an item that is actually worth it, I love a good deal. Knowing that I was going to purchase at least two suits I didn’t want to spend more than $40-$50 on each. I decided to head to Target’s website. They have a TON of options that were cute and fashionable for those of us that are a bit larger. After spending quite some time looking at the different sites and Target’s I had settled on 4 or 5 different suits. At this point I knew I was above my budget and I didn’t feel like it was necessary to purchase that many only to have to return a couple of them or all of them if they didn’t fit properly. Off to Target I went to try on swimsuits, something that I’ve dreaded for as long as I can remember.

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After spending probably a good half hour in the dressing rooms because I found more options in store that I liked than online, these were the three that I chose. The first suit is displayed as a strapless (so much for the supportive suit idea, I know), it did include straps. I found the ruching on the sides to be flattering on the body. There is also plenty of coverage in the back as well. I love the print and colors on this one, it’s not just your black with a print on it suit. The second purple suit, while I love the color and simplicity of this one, it accentuated my stomach area, which is what I want to hide! By the way there is actually coverage in the back. It looks like it has a skimpy back which it does not; just the way I laid it out and didn’t realize it until now. Ooops! While I love it, I really don’t like how it looks on me and considering returning it. The last one, looks like the typical, large gal, wants to wear black but have a “stylish” pattern on it suit. When I tried this on, I didn’t find it to be the case. Yes, it’s black and white but I think with the more updated flower print on it doesn’t make it too “old-lady” looking. This suit like the first one has ruching on both sides, also having the slimming effect. The two suits on the outside ends are my favorite and the one in the middle while I love the color and the simplicity of it may be going back to the store.

When I purchased the suits Target had a sale going on of 15% off all swimwear. Each suit full price was in the $35-$40 range, which I think is a pretty good deal these days. Originally setting out on my swimsuit adventure I was expecting to pay almost double per suit, I’m extremely happy for Target. Yay for finding good quality, priced well suits! Total I spent about $110 for all three. I found a fantastic suit elsewhere that wasn’t offering a promotion or had a sale going on and it was $90! While I loved it, my wallet wasn’t going to love it. So for a little more, I didn’t get just one but three fantastic suits.

As a side note, if any of you have not noticed but Target has a plus-size clothing line. While I hate the term plus-size, I feel that the collection that Target has released is fantastic! It’s not all big frumpy sweaters or shirts that go down to my knees (I’m 5’4″ and have that problem occasionally.) The items are stylish and good quality for the price. Before I forget the line is called Ava and Viv. There is something for everyone in the collection. There maxi dress and skirts, cute lacy tops, flowy tops, jeans, leggings, and something that I was super excited about finding, jean shorts! Yes I was excited about jean shorts. I haven’t bought a pair since I was maybe in high school or junior high, which was over 10 years ago. If you’d like to see a post on them I’d be glad to share my experience trying them on and the way they fit.

It seems that I have gotten quite carried away with my excitement for new swimsuits and summer that I will end this now. Have a fantastic week ladies! Summer is 3 weeks away!

This is not a sponsored post. I just really love Target.

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