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Wednesday 9 October 2013

Get Spring/Summer Beach Ready - Win a Target Voucher

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Congratulations to NEETS

This post is brought to you by Target.

When the temperature begins to rise and the sun lingers longer in the sky I develop a wiggle in my bum and a spring in my step. I seriously LIVE for this time of the year.

Days lounging by the pool, evening beach walks and balmy twilight cocktails - I LOVE it. But the warmer weather made an early entrance this Spring and I wasn't entirely ready for it.

Within days of the school holidays beginning the kids were itching to get into the pool. So being the eager beaver I am I raced upstairs and grabbed my swimmers and ran back down ready for some belly flopping action.

What I didn't expect when I walked into the pool area, was my kids laughing at me and covering their eyes. Apparently you could see my bum through my saggy stretch sun bleached cossie and the kids made me promise there and then that I would never EVER appear in public in those swimmers.

It was time to go swimsuit shopping and if there is one thing about this time of the year that sends me into a spin, it is shopping for new togs.

Those change room mirrors - they are cruel I tell you CRUEL.

I don't ask for much, I just want to find a cossie that is the right combination of stylish and supportive, good quality and makes me look like Jennifer Hawkins. Most of all I crave a shopping experience that doesn't leave me with post traumatic stress disorder and a massive counselling bill.

You think I am joking don't you.

I honestly find the whole shopping for cossies more than a little stressful.

Until this year.

I am singing my own praises for the stress free way I dealt with this situation this year.
Yep I am done and dusted - new colourful, comfy and on trend swimmers neatly folded in my drawer and I didn't even work up a smidge of a sweat.

My technique this year was Online shopping baby! The cossies I chose from Target Online arrived in the post only days later. I tried them on in the comfort and privacy of my own home and BAM just like that I am sans saggy bum exposing swimmers and my kids haven't banned me from standing next to them on the beach.

I am loving the colourful candy hues of the beachwear that Target have in stock this Spring and I have put together my picks of the bunch for you ... you know just in case you are hiding some sun stressed saggy swimmers of your own that need replacing.

Summer 2013 swimwear

1: Shape Your Body One Piece 2: Piping Hot white Hibiscus Thongs, 3: Spot and Paisley Reversible Bikini, 4: 3/4 Sleeve Spotted Kaftan, 5: Spot and Stripe Reversible Tankini  6: Bermuda Beach Dress, 7: Shape Your Body Spot One Piece, 8: Spice Rubber Thongs - Ice Green 9: Women's Foldover Multiway Pants, 10: Assets Halter One Piece, 11: Mocha Crochet Sun Hat, 12: Shape Your Body Stripe One Piece, 13: Large Canvas Tribal Print Beach Bag, 14: Multiway Cheesecloth Kaftan, 15: Free Fusion Heart Tank, 16: Rose Print Bandeau, 17: Leather Belt

9, 10, 12, 14 and 15 made it into my shopping cart on this little spree.


My ego was damaged from the kids laughing at my saggy bum - it was legitimate retail therapy. And although I could have returned any of the products I ordered online if they weren't a good fit, there was no need - I actually got it right first time for once.

Clearly the Cossie Gods took pity on me.

I am one happy camper people.

Now how do you fancy winning a $50 Target voucher for yourself? I have one up for grabs so read on to find out how you can win.

To be in the running to win the $50 Target voucher, all you need to do is;
Tell me about your most disastrous shopping trip. 
Was it swimsuit shopping? Trying to shop with kids? 
A day you had money to burn but couldnt find anything you liked? 
Come on - spill the beans.

The Boring Bits -Terms and conditions
This competition is open now and closes 7pm AEST 23/10/13
Competition is open to Australian Residents only sorry.
The winner will be selected based on creativity and the judges decision is final.
The winner will be contacted by email and will have 7 days to contact me to claim their prize.
In the event the winner does not contact me a new winner will be drawn from the range of entries.

Don't forget to enter the various GIVEAWAYS I have running at the moment! 
If you haven't yet entered - put it on your To-Do-List immediately! :)