Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ooo la la & Omgoodness

First of all, let me say I am already breaking one of my 2021 resolutions of no self-shopping.  Secondly, I don’t care – Mama has worked hard and I will be rockin’ a new suit in my hopefully toned body.  It has been so hard finding the right swimwear this year, on top of the fact that it's normally hard finding a swimsuit that fits right.  You would think with all the options out there I would find a suit that I like.  Well, finally I did.  Hooray! I was scrolling through Instagram and there it was - the swimsuit I have been looking for.  Come to find, out one of my favorite clothing brands was launching swimwear in a matter of weeks.  I was ecstatic.  I loved it so much, that 2 nights before the launch I had a dream that it sold out before I was able to order.  Woke me up out of a dead sleep.  I'm still giggling about it.  I blocked off my calendar because these products seem to sell out in a matter of hours.  I had looked over the measurement guide and knew exactly what size to get in each, I was ready to pounce.   

They were launching at noon on a weekday, so I made sure to leave work at just the right time to make it home in time.   Because I had a dream that they sold out within minutes, I didn't waste any time.  At noon I refreshed my screen put the sizes in my cart and checked out by 12:02 pm.  Guess what?  By 12:13 pm my sizes were completely sold out, as well as 3 other sizes.  It is such a beautiful suit, I knew it would fly.

My next purchase was a dress for a May wedding I am attending.  The wedding will be hosted in one of my favorite places in all the world – Nashville, TN, and I am counting down the days.   AH!  The excitement is so intense!  You will be tired of seeing the happiness on Instagram I can tell you that for sure.  With all this in mind here are some of the shops that I am regularly stocking.  My recent fashion obsession is cut-outs.  The designs with it in just the right place to add that "Ooo la la" 😲 without the "omg" 😳.   


My beautiful bathing suit is from here.  This is Jessie James Decker's clothing line and I love how it's unlike anything else.  I've window/screen shopped for years, but never actually bought from them until I saw the swimsuit.  Her line is just what you'd think Kittenish would be.  It's cute, playful, and country but yet still has a great deal of sex appeal. The fanbase followers to her line are growing quickly, and she usually sells out multiple items hours/days after launching them.  The good news is that she has a Nashville, TN store and one close to Destin, FL that remain fully stocked.  Here are some pieces that I haven't bought, but I really like (mostly because, you guessed it..sold out). 


Another online retailer that I have screen-shopped for a long time and never purchased.  Also, they sell out quickly as well.  They have daily drops - DAILY - which is why I love following them.  With so many selections, it's hard not to find something that fits your style-personality.  There really seems to be something for everyone.  They've got a brick store in Nashville,'s on my list to visit. 


Southern Alternative 

This retailer has to be my favorite.  I've been following them for almost a year now, and today was the first time purchasing from them, and I am stoked to receive the item in the mail.  Southern Alternative takes a twist with a sweet & southern style and mixes it with sultry.  A lot of open back tops during the summer, plunging necklines, cutoff shorts, crop tops, and everything else that pushes the envelope while still holding onto southern-class.  If you watch them long enough, you will also find out that they are months ahead of trends.  Just scrolling through their Instagram they were posting outfits last summer. that are currently starting to show up in stores    They are simply amazing.  I don't know why it took me so long.  I have so many pieces that I wish I had purchased that are completely sold out now. 

I decided to finally purchase this dress when I realized after a day of unsuccessful shopping that this was the look I was hoping to see.  I'm am nervous about the color, yellow tones can be all over the map. Yellow is normally considered a 'warm' tone but a lot of yellows are mixed with cool undertones that can throw my skin color sickly ill.  I do believe the best way to handle any yellow is a nice coat of darker self-tanner.  Yellow is a color of summer, and usually, tanned skin accompanies & compliments.  Here are some past styles that I wish I had added to my cart.  Cheers to better luck this season. 

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