I love swimming! It’s cooling, refreshing, just an all out relaxing time. During the summer I usually hit up the store to struggle through try on after try on of swimwear. Believe it or not, I’m actually more of a modest person when it comes to my swim gear. I don’t like to show a lot of skin so there’s an extra challenge when it comes to carrying a baby and trying to find a swimsuit.There are several problems when one is in full belly mode and wants to find a decent bathing suit.
1. Most maternity swimwear is online only. This sucks because there’s the potential that it won’t fit AND I have to wait for it to be shipped. (That wasn’t an option for me. I needed a swimsuit like yesterday).
2. Maternity swimwear is specialty so it gets those lovely specialty prices. I’m looking at price tags of $70+ for something I won’t even wear but a couple of times.
3. A lot of maternity bathing suits I found to be heavily one pieced and very few high waisted options. For us non bare skin belly gals with long torsos, one pieces are a gamble when not pregnant and the high waist I mostly found, again, online only. Womp!
What’s a gal to do?????? Well I’ll share what I did. I looked at a couple of things to help me find a reasonable solution. What is swimwear? Usually a suit made up of spandex and nylon. You know what else is made up of nylon and spandex???? Underwear. Yup! You can literally go to any store and find plain black high waist briefs or boy shorts and they will be just as good and probably less expensive than regular swim gear and no one is the wiser. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any that would fit my belly at the moment but best believe I will be using that hack!
Another thing I thought of was the dynamic. If I HAVE to wear a 2 piece, I just need the top long enough to cover my belly. I can still wear the bottoms and feel no shame. Enter Old Navy. I found a really cute luxe tank made from mostly rayon that fit the bill. Rayon is another synthetic fiber you will see a lot of swimwear made from. My tank was on sale for $12 so I snagged it up.
I wanted to have a fun mix and match texture to my top so I headed to Target to find some bottoms. I ran across a very cute pair of black and white stripe swim bottoms for $18. Black and white is perfect because it can go with so many different items. This was exactly what I was hoping for.
Within the hour I had a complete modest maternity swim set that I was able to purchase in store for $30! Not bad for a first attempt. I’m so happy with my hack and glad that I’ll be able to wear the tank even postpartum. Hope this helps anyone out there that might run into the same dilemma. Always remember there’s another less expensive way! Happy shopping 😊
Oh this post has been a loooong time coming. I LOVE Poshing. Nothing brings me more pleasure than to sit down with a warm cup of tea and chill on my phone Poshing away.
However, on several occasions, I have started to notice the larger my audience, the more challenges I face when just dealing with people whether buyers or sellers. Since no one in particular asked the question: “Hey Kim, what are some things I want to avoid while being on Posh?”. I’ve decided to ask and answer of my own merit lol!!! Let’s jump right in! Continue reading “Poshiquette: Etiquette For Dealing On Posh”
I want to cue you in on something, no one ever needs more than three (that’s right three) handbags. The classic tote, cross-body, and clutch work just fine. Now ask me why I decided to get a Vintage Louis Vuitton Petit Noé Bucket Bag and I’ll say this doesn’t count because it’s a want, not a need 😜. Continue reading “Louis Vuitton: Petit Noé”
A lot went down while I was out on Poshmark. Behind the scenes I was mostly filling my days with sleeping, eating, and dealing with constant nauseousness from being in the first trimester of pregnancy. I tried my hardest not to let too much time get in between me and one of my favorite things to do, but even so, I just wasn’t able to hang on all the time. Continue reading “Let’s Talk 50K”
Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I haven’t blogged in forever and I must say I genuinely miss writing. It has been entirely too long since I’ve mentioned a food post, a fashion post, or an adventurous post….and I’ve been hearing it from all sides too lol! I had to wait until I could be consistent so for the last few months I’ve been collecting photos in hopes of catching the blog back up. Now I believe it’s FINALLY time.
Continue reading “It’s Been Too Long”
Being on Poshmark is a lot like being in high school. There’s lots of community, drama, and excitement. As much as I enjoy selling and shopping the app, there are times I’ve also gotten frustrated; when I feel like I’ve been treated unfairly as the buyer or the seller. On this and the next few posts I want to talk about challenging experiences and what to learn from them. Get ready, it’s about to get deep!
Continue reading “Case Closed: Valuable Lessons From Poshmark As A Seller”
A few weeks ago I was out looking for a cool jacket to wear for the Fall/Winter season. I didn’t want anything major, just something to throw on when I go for a jog or a grab and go in basic casual settings.
While frequenting Clothes Mentor, one of my favorite spots, I came across this Lululemon Fleecy Keen Jacket and let me tell you, I got it for a steal!
Continue reading “Feelin’ Fleecy Keen”
When I started paying attention to my poshing at the beginning of this year, I still didn’t have everything right. I was sharing like crazy, I was on Posh much more than I had been in the past, and I still didn’t see sales fly out the door. After some discussion and encouragement from a fellow PFF I decided I needed to do an entire closet revamp. Continue reading “Zero to One Hundred: A Closet Revamp Gone Terribly Right”
So a couple weeks ago I co-hosted my very first Posh Party. It was so much fun and tons of prep work (for weirdo’s like me who gasp in excitement at words like “plan” and “prep”).
I learned a bunch and documented a lot of my process on my last blog What It’s Like To Host A Posh Party. Now that it has come to an end, I wanted to revisit and dive a little deeper into the process of choosing those ever elusive Host Picks. My goal is to help bring awareness to those who might have had trouble in the past getting attention for Host Picks and to hopefully help them get noticed by providing insight into how I chose mine :D.
Continue reading “Pick Me: How To Get Selected For A Host Pick”
Who doesn’t love a Posh Party? You scroll through your listings sharing your items, shopping other amazing closets, and singing praises to those who have been fortunate enough to land a host pick. But what happens when you’re the one hosting? I’m about to give you the inside scoop on what happened during my first time as a Posh Party Host as well as some tips and key takeaways. Continue reading “What It’s Like To Host A Posh Party”