DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Nordstrom Rack. The opinions are 100% my own.
Lately I have been in a real funk clothing-wise. I walk into the closet and all I see is maternity clothing and plain shirts. REALLY plain shirts. Think plain gray t-shirt. And not a cute one with a flattering neckline and pretty drape to it. This is a shirt that I wouldn’t mind working in, painting in or seeing in the bottom of the trash can (hey, things end up in the garbage can and toilet and air conditioning vents when you have a one year old on the loose).
I’ve been craving some change. And not like Adam Levine kind of change. Dude looks like Gwyneth Paltrow with a two day stubble. Hello Pepper Pots stunt double. The change I am craving is color. Or pattern. Or texture. Something, anything to distract from the bags under my eyes. Those were a gift from LJ so I am not complaining but I can still call it like I see it….not.cute. My mom actually told me the other day that my eyeliner was running….and then realized that it was just my face….with concealer on. That actually happened.
So when Nordstrom Rack called and asked if I would check out their site, I was totally game. Afterall, I do have one free hand when I am sitting and nursing, so online shopping is naturally the logical thing to do. I started out picking these beautiful linen pants….and then seeing if there was anything with a little pattern or color that could match up…
I’d also buy these shoes. Shoot. I need my wallet right now before I forget.
I also got drawn to some really cute tops that looked really post-partum friendly. One of the things about having babies so close together is that my body really changed drastically in a relatively short amount of time. Not only do the numbers on the scale tell me a different story than my pre-Weston days, but my body is shaped different now. And I never really had much of a waist to start with (it’s like the curse of having longer legs)…so my midsection needs all the help it can get. I like the fact that these tops all look like they would hide or distract from my not-so-smooth middle!
And of course, while I was window shopping for me, I also had to pick out some cute things for the boys in my life (father’s day is coming up and I really think Jer would like some clothes that fit!)….
So the question I always get is…do I actually shop at these places? Do I actually love these items?
And the answer is YES. I actually have a little striped one-piece outfit from Nordstrom Rack for LJ that is waiting for him as we speak…and I got a couple maternity items (that I still wear now!) only a few months ago. I have found that the quality is great, the shipping was swift (it’s free shipping for orders over $100) and the prices were affordable! I like to shop at Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook at the same time (in fact, if you already have a Hautelook account, you can use that to log into the Nordstrom Rack account already) because there is a single checkout and I have purchased a number of gifts for other people and clothing for my own family that I just don’t have access to buying otherwise. Living out in the boonies does have it’s benefits but shopping options are not one of them. They ship to US, Canada, and Australia. And even though I haven’t used them yet…there is easy 90 day returns by mail (or by store if you are one of those urban-types!) is a great back-up-if-it-don’t-fit plan. And I like the fact that I can check them frequently and new things are added all the time. Because I nurse a lot. A LOT.
Now let’s chat…what is your closet craving lately?