#HotMomSummer: Affordable & Fashionable Swim for Postpartum

Saturday, July 22, 2023


If you've been following along for some time, you know we welcomed the sweetest (and spunkiest) baby girl in May of 2021. Having a baby in the middle of a global pandemic was a literal sh*tshow but we made it out the other side, but some days, I feel like my body didn't. It's a common feeling postpartum, as most new and seasoned moms will share. 

Last summer, when we took our first family beach trip, I quickly realized that navigating postpartum swimwear was an absolute nightmare. This year, I am wiser and found some AMAZING swimsuits that not only flatter your glorious #mombod but won't break the bank either. You can effortlessly chase your active toddler without fear of your checks flashing the beach crowd! 

All items are from Target or Aerie. Target is having a buy one, get one free on most swim as of the date of this post. Check out my recommendations below. Let me know if you have any questions via DM on Instagram (@TheSassySuburbs) or via email (lauren@thesassysuburbs.com). For reference, I took a Small in everything. I am currently about 117lbs and 4'11 in height. 

Classic Black & White Look 

One-Piece Swimsuit // Cover-up // Sandals

Sage with a Pop of Color

One-Piece Swimsuit //  Sarong (similarsimilar) // Sandals

Retro-Inspired in Bright Orange (with two cover-up options)

One-Piece Swimsuit // Cover-up // Sarong (similar, similar) // Sandals

Perfect Coverage with Floral 2-Piece

Bikini Top // Bikini Bottom (high-waisted but not too high - Goldie Locks of swim bottoms) // Cover-up // Sandals

2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

My goodness, it's been SO long since I wrote a blog post. It feels great to be back at it! If you've been here awhile, you know I love Nordstrom. It's truly my go-to because of the quality of their products, price match, free shipping and free, timeless returns. The Anniversary Sale has changed significantly over the years, and not necessarily for the better, in my opinion. With each passing season, I find myself purchasing less and less, which is fine, especially when most of my days are spent chasing a toddler; however, there are tried and true staples that I always advise shoppers to purchase. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I broke down my recommendations into budgetary categories. This way, you can consider your overall investment and how you'd like to allocate it. 

Let's get into it! 

$100 Budget

All items are under $100 each, starting at $11


I own most of the recommendations I've made, and have for years, so I can truly attest to their quality. 

If you're looking for a A+ yet affordable gift, THIS BLANKET is the one to buy!

THESE LUG BOOTS were a staple for me last fall. They are ideal for a mom on-the-go because they're flats, stylish, comfortable and weather-resistant. I have them in taupe and black leather. They fit true to size. 

The holy grail beauty product under $100 is the Charlotte Tilbury lip kit. I buy one annually, and it NEVER disappoints. The shade "Pillow Talk" looks incredible on all skin tones. It also makes a great gift. 

Over $100 Budget

All items are $100-$199


Buys for Babies & Toddlers

Primarily great deals on gear!!


Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022 - Finds Worth Your Time (and $$)!

Monday, November 28, 2022

These few days after Thanksgiving can be incredibly overwhelming, so much so that I almost skipped the "holiday rush" of deals all together. I wanted to put together a quick list of stores and items that I believe are worth shopping. Most are long-time favorites of mine and recommendations I've shared throughout the year, but now you can snag them for the deepest discount! Hope you find today's post helpful. 

Abercrombie // 30% off site wide + an extra 15% with code "CYBERAF"

Recommendations: My go-to jeans (featured HERE, HERE & HERE); the best white tee; the only shorts I'll wear; great waffle boyfriend tee

Beautycounter // 20% off site wide, free shipping @ $50+, 30% off @ $250+ {if you place an order of $100 or more through the bolded link, you'll get an additional free, full-size product! BE SURE TO CLICK WHERE IT SAYS BLACK FRIDAY SALE}

Recommendations: Holy grail vitamin C kit; Best non-toxic mascara; Amazing, easy-to-use brow gel

Branch Basics // Best non-toxic, all-purpose cleaning solution // 20% off site wide

Beauty Bio // 30% off site wide with code "GloParty30"

Recommendations: The scalp set I swear by! Saved my hair postpartum (read more about it HERE)

Erin Condren // The best paper planner out there - hand's down! My fellow Hilltoppers will rejoice (IYKYK). This year, I opted for the monthly layout // 30% off site wide 

J.Crew Factory // 60% off site wide, free shipping @ $25+

Recommendations: Our holiday family matching plaid outfits (featured HERE), best layering turtle neck, gifts for men

Little Sleepies // 30% off site wide (only downside is purchases are final sale) with code "COZY"

Sizing Info: Sophia wears a 3T, and is about 30lbs. I take a x-small in both top and bottom. My husband takes a large in both as well. 

Londontwon Nail Polish // Truly the only brand I use now - all my staples (sample manicures featured HERE & HERE) // 30% off site wide (code "Lauren25" gives you 25% all the time - FYI)

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