July 8, 2009

Cheered

I just placed a super-fun order. I'd written over at Milk and Cookies about two-piece swimming suits for little girls, and the heartache of that post was that I'd found the PERFECT suit (two-piece for easy peeing, but almost as much coverage as a one-piece, and also very pretty) but it wasn't in Elizabeth's size: she's a 4T and the biggest size was 3T.


Encouraged by a comment from Heather about L.L. Bean sizes running large, I considered ordering the 3T and hoping for the best---especially because Elizabeth is long-torsoed and needs a 4T mostly for the LENGTH, which wouldn't be an issue with a two-piece. So I went back to look at it and consider, and they HAD THE 4T IN STOCK. At $8.99 down from $24.50! So I bought that right the heck up.


Well, but I had a coupon for $10 off any order of $10 or more, and $8.99 is not $10 (see? math medal). So I did a little browsing just to see if there might be anything else I'd like to have. And I found this adorable fox sweater, $10.99 down from $26.50. That's still a little high for a sweater, since it's common to find sweaters post-season for under $5, but we have an interesting-to-us-but-boring-to-everyone-else fox appreciation that makes anything with a fox on it highly desirable.


And while I was browsing, I found these great tights, $6.99 for 2 pairs, down from $14.50. I can't tell from the photo, and the different color names probably mean NO, but it LOOKS like the coral tights might go perfectly with the sweater.

So I feel a little less irritable than yesterday. Now I'm going to write a bunch of postcards for Postcrossing, which always cheers me up too. I haven't yet had a repeat of my Postcrossing fantasy, but it could happen ANY DAY!

12 comments:

Marie Green said...

I am TOTALLY with you on the two piece- much easier for peeing! The ones my daughters own don't even look like a two piece, or at least not like a bikini, but they can manage them easily in the bathroom.

Also, we have that sweater only with a ladybug on it. One of David's sisters buys alot of LL Bean and Lands End, so when she needs a giftie for one of our kids, that's what we get. Also: we get all of her daughter's hand-me-downs. Those close, while more expensive than I usually spend, last FOREVER!

Marie Green said...

close, hahahahahah, I mean CLOTHES

JEN said...

Awesome adorable and great job on the deals - from one good shopper to another :)

Snarky Lady said...

I "reviewed" the cup. If you still want the nitty gritty lowdown on it. ;)

Summer Nicklasson said...

Great deals and C-U-T-E sweater! I love it!

Mom et al said...

Wow, you are a shopping GODDESS!!!

Saly said...

I was against the whole 2-piece bathing suit, because, well hello, my daughters are not TROLLOPES!! But very convenient and also, TEH Cute.

Kathy said...

My only daughter is two, my older (potty trained!) children are all boys. I have to admit that I never considered that a 2-piece suit makes peeing easier. *embarassed*

Whimsy said...

The tights are just killing me with cuteness - especially with the sweater!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great finds. That fox sweater is too cute.

Alice said...

CUTE! i used to think i was anti-two-piece suit for little girls, but then i realized that i'm actually just anti-BIKINI for little girls. 2 piece suits like this are MIND NUMBINGLY ADORABLE, and not at all skanky. win!

Stimey said...

Oh, the fox sweater! It is adorable! Frankly, I would wear it.