Last week was the much-anticipated BlogHer Conference in San Diego. As I had mentioned in a previous post, I attended the Cheap Sally Party on Friday night as an ambassador for Sears Style. We had such a blast all together at the party! Even better – earlier that day I was able to take two of my girlfriends on a fun shopping trip to a local Sears where we shopped and shopped – almost until we dropped!
Well, at least until we had to switch to flats and not heels. Ouch.
I will be the first to tell you that I was beyond pleased with the selection at Sears. I literally had so many items that I wanted to try on that my arms were aching from carrying it all. We had a mini fashion show in the dressing room – I’m sure the other customers were thoroughly confused – if there had been loud music blaring and lights flashing you would have sworn it was a runway show.
Oh also, not many other customers had a photographer following them around to document their shopping trip. To make myself feel special, I like to think of it more as paparazzi. Thanks, Sandy – you were a great paparazzo and a huge help to my ego. ;)
I had no idea there were so many different clothing lines at Sears – Apostrophe, French Connection, Bongo, and now the Kardashian Collection, just to name a few. I was like a kid in a candy store.
We hit the dressing rooms in a hurry – we had so many different looks to model! In the span of about 10 minutes I suddenly felt like I was back in college, trying on clothes with my sorority sisters – flipping sizes over the door to share, giggling, and giving delicate, but honest feedback.
You know what I love most about the clothing at Sears? It’s made for real women. Like, y’all, I have curves. We’re all ladies here so I can share – I’m a bit busty, and definitely have a small waist with, you know, HIPS. Real women do. Well, real women and Kim Kardashian.
Oh hey, she has a line at Sears, now! Did you hear?
I love synergy.
One of the biggest compliments that I have been given lately was the one given to us by Jennifer — the Sears rep who was on the shopping trip with us. She took one look at us in our new clothes and said “You guys look better than the models!”
And you know what? I agree! We ran the gamut of body types, but all three of us are built like REAL women and I loved that the clothing just fit us. It is so nice to try on something for once that is not made for a sample size, but is made for a real woman. Not only that, but was cut in a way that allowed me to wear a size medium, even with me being a bit busty. The cuts all allowed for me to have a waist, hips, boobs, (ok, and maybe even a little leftover baby belly – 4 years later) but was still tailored in a classy way to fit the lines of my body.
I have no shame. I’m in the store hamming it up for photos with a GIANT RED TAG and sensor hanging off of my dress. Have no fear. I bought it and wore it to the party later that night.
Ooooh, and check out my pretty shoes from the new Kardashian Collection. I fell in love with them. I had to have them.
They cost more than my dress.
They were worth every penny.
Of note, these shoes, like most heels, are not meant for superfluous amounts of standing. These are “8 blockers”. Meaning that after about 8 blocks, you’re done. Plan accordingly. After about 3 hours of standing in them, I switched to flats, though I did whip them back out for people to take photos of them a few times. Because, and let’s be honest, those shoes are HOT.
What I don’t have a photo of is my fiance’ suggestively raising his eyebrow at me when he saw these shoes. Trust me, he totally did.
All in all, partnering with Sears Style has been a match made in heaven. We had the best time on the shopping trip together and I can’t thank the entire Sears team enough for such a great opportunity! I hope that we had the opportunity to say hi that night at the party and that we had a chance to talk about the fact that I was dressed in head-to-toe Sears.
Leave me your thoughts – have you checked out Sears Style yet? What are you waiting for!?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sears. All opinions are 100% mine, and always will be. That’s how I roll.