Wednesday, April 25, 2012

77 kids - Review and Giveaway!

To be honest, I had never shopped for the boyz at a 77kids by American Eagle before.  But when I was contacted to post about their spring trends, I figured I would give this new store a shot.  Ultimately, it was Eldest who reaped the benefits.  I just can't justify buying Middle and Baby new clothes when they get soooo many hand-me-downs (not just from Eldest but also from a friend of mine).

The store itself?  Is an experience.

I mean, seriously.   What child isn't gonna love a basketball hoop in a store?!  And bonus for me:  it kept Frick and Frack totally occupied while Fruck Eldest grudgingly shopped for new clothes.

Even the fitting rooms are cool by Boys Who Hate Shopping standards.  Look, I even got a smile!

As a mom, what I loved best about 77kids was their sizing.  It was consistent and accurate.  Eldest was a perfect Size 10 in everything he tried on.  And if you have boys, you know that getting them to Try Stuff On is a huDge pain.  So it was nice that we didn't have to keep trying various sizes.

First up, bathing suits. Of course, Eldest picked the one I would have chosen last.  Not a cute and preppy striped number, oh no.  It was the floral purple skulls.  He loved it.  And I bit my tongue.

Next? Shorts.
(He's been wearing these constantly.)  Not pictured:  a cool pair of plaid ones we also got.

And then, some comfy pants:

(Awkward modeling pose for your viewing pleasure.)

Have I convinced you yet that 77kids is definitely worth checking out?  Maybe this will help:  A $25 gift card to the store!

Simply leave me a comment below by Monday, April 30th and I will draw a random winner.

Happy shopping!

I was sent store gift cards to facilitate this review and giveaway.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

Shame on Jane jewelry

I am a big fan of Shame on Jane, and especially their Reminder Rings!  (My new current motto:  Stay Motivated.  Need to get a ring that says this, stat.)

Guess what?  Just in time for Mother's Day, Shame on Jane is running a fun contest:

Enter the ShameOnJane Mother's Day Contest and Win a $200 Shopping Spree!

And guess what else? I get to be one of the contest judges!

The person who comes up with the winning message will snag a $200 shopping spree on and the ring with their winning message!  Second and third place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate for a little retail therapy.  

Well, what are you waiting for?  Go enter!