Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You Spent How Much on a What?!?!

Yes, it's true. I spent $86 and some change on a new swim suit. I know, not very frugal. My old swim suit was a size 18 and it had to go because it was no longer wearable. I had every intention of taking my time, but summer vacation and the warm weather caught me by surprise last month. I knew I needed a swim suit but I wanted one that was durable and not flimsy, a two-piece that wasn't a bikini.

Let me back up. We don't have a pool so I purchased a summer swim pass to our local high school's swimming pool through our Parks & Recreation department. The boys needed something to do and swimming is perfect. Our local high school's "aquatic center" has two pools: a beach entry pool that goes up to 3ft, and a competition-size pool that goes up to 14ft with diving boards. Niiiiice.

After purchasing the swim pass, I had every intention of taking the boys to swim...until I realized that I didn't have a swim suit. Doh!! I panicked. I had an hour and a half before summer school was out. Keeping my swim suit criteria in mind I desperately tried to think of where to get a swim suit. As much as I love Target and Kohl's, they did not have what I was looking for. Then it hit me: Land's End. While their stuff may be spendy, it's also usually pretty good quality. I have some Land's End shirts that are over 10 years old. I raced on over to Sear's to their Land's End department and found this cute combo. Every time I put it on I feel like I should be getting ready for a tennis match. Of course, each piece is sold separately so it was pricey.

I realize that if I continue to lose weight then I won't be able to wear this next year. That's precisely why I'm taking every opportunity to go to the pool this summer. It's a bit spendy, but the fit is terrific and the quality is awesome. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase and more importantly, I'm using it.


  1. I bet you look great in it. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and spend a bit more. I figure I am frugal so I can splurge a little when I need to. Enjoy your suit it's pretty.

  2. As I get older (cough), I find that I'm looking for quality things that will last. At least that's what I tell myself. :-)



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