There are a few things you should know about me:
2. I’m cheap. Hmm..I should definitely explain that one. When I say, “I’m cheap,” I really mean that when I enter a store I head straight to the sale rack. Paying full price for things just seems silly to me.
3. I buy things to fit my body type. While I wish I could wear those ultra sexy bikinis, I know they would probably do the opposite of flatter my body.
Now that we got those things out of the way, I can start my story! Since I’m now a bride-to-be, I seem to frequent Victoria’s Secret a whole lot more. Before I was engaged I would go there for their semi-annual sale, and that was about it—I never saw the hubbub with buying lingerie. But now that I’m almost married, I can’t get enough of it. Sometimes I actually stroll around the store just to browse and look at all their Sexy Little Things.
But then, right around the “Oh My Gosh, I’m Getting Married in Less Than Three Months” mark, I started realizing that someone would get to see me in all of their Sexy Little Things. And that’s when the downfall started. It started when I bought some of their comfy PINK underwear line. Why buy just two pairs when you can get 5 for $25? I think you get the idea.
While I still go in there to (mostly) browse, I also started checking out their online store a lot more often, and when I saw their Cyber Monday 30% off one item coupon code, I couldn’t resist. I found a few pieces of wedding night/honeymoon lingerie I really liked and contemplated buying those, but then I realized I needed a swimsuit for our honeymoon.
*Side note: I haven’t mentioned anything about the honeymoon, have I?! Whoops! Look for details sometime next week. Let’s just say that when everyone is bundled up in scarves, sweatshirts, and uggs, we’ll be basking in an average of 74-degrees and sipping Bahama Mamas. Uh. Oh. I’ve said too much already 🙂
Right, getting back on track now. I need a swimsuit, but seriously? Where in the world do you find a swimsuit in the middle of winter?
I looked online at Dillards.com, but the suits on their site were very much for the…um…older crowd, and I was looking for something honeymoon-worthy. I found a few on RueLaLa that I considered buying, but they were in a Final Sale boutique and there was NO WAY I could buy a swimsuit without trying it on and then have no gaurantee of being able to return it. My other almost contender was Anthropologie, because boy do they have some cute suits out now:
The problem with Anthro was that they weren’t offering sweet deals like VS was, and if you remember, the second thing on my list up there is that I don’t like paying full price for things.
Enter Victoria’s Secret. I clicked on their “Swim” link and started feeling the anticipation grow. I love that you could search by category (bikinis, tankinis, one-pieces, and cover-ups), because that meant I could completely bypass all of the gorgeous Victoria Secret gals flaunting their hot bodies in suits I can only dream of wearing.
Anywho, I clicked on “one-pieces” and close to thirty suits appeared. I quickly bypassed a few:
I love everything about this. I love the halter (it draws the focus up to the face), the retro-like bottom, and that the description claims to “look slimmer in seconds.” I was sold.
I was ready to checkout…till I saw the price. At $158, that was more than I would ever dream of spending on pretty much anything, especially a swimsuit. But then I remembered the 30% off I saw on their homepage, and what’s that? If I spend more than $100 I get free shipping and handling?
While I debated about buying it I considered a few thigns:
1. My wedding shoes cost less than $15. Some girls spend hundreds of dollars on their shoes, so at least I saved money there. I’m pretty good on being savvy, so at least I’d be saving more than $60 on this suit.
2. The last swimsuit I bought was sometime in high school, circa 2002.
3. This suit is flattering and, I think, would be appropriate wherever swimsuits are required (i.e. I wouldn’t feel like I was showing too much around kids or other people around).
4. If it doesn’t work out, I can return it and try again.
After coming up with those four pros, I decided to go for it. The grand total (including tax) came to $117, which is still a heck of a lot of money, don’t get me wrong, but I’m SO excited for this to get here, and I’m even more excited to wear it on my honeymoon. Now you just have to cross your fingers that it’ll look great!