7qt / what I'm loving at walmart vol. 2

Let's play another round of cheap yet moderately fashionable wardrobe add-ons!

1 / high neck swing tank

Nice modal fabric, a high neckline, a long-ish length AND A RUFFLE. Never have I clicked "add to cart" so fast and paid $7 so willingly. Date night. It's out of stock in everything but white right now, but I'd bet it gets restocked soon, based on how popular it was online.

2 / toddler girls knit dress

Gus has been living (and climbing, and digging in mud, scaling the wood pile, etc.) in this $5 cutie of a cotton dress. The stripes nicely camouflage the mud (and the jelly, the cheetos, the neon popsicle drippings...)

3 / woven skort

I am now that person who wears skorts (provided they have the skirting in the front and back). Confession: I love them. Cute as a skirt, practical as shorts. YesI am an SNL skit come to life. : /  This one comes in "railroad stripe" and it costs a whole $3 and fifty cents. Come. On.

4 / inflatable pool

The beauty of a walmart: short skorts and inflatable pools all in one cart. This is an audience poll: are inflatable pools any good? I bought 3 of the plastic shallow kiddie pools last summer, all of which acquired quick holes from Amby throwing rocks in/at them. Think an inflatable might be any tougher? Or is the answer that I've got to make Amby stop throwing rocks in the pool? (Please say no.)

5 / ozark stainless steel tumbler

My beloved plastic travel coffee cup developed a big crack in the lid, so I'm considering going the stainless route. This seems like a winner, purely based on the 3,200 5-star reviews... and considering it's $7.74.

6 / swim shorts

I need to revisit and update my ode to the swim dress post from a few years back, but this is the first year in many moons that I get to wear a non-maternity (and dare I say non-nursing-friendly) swim suit. I prefer the coverage of swim shorts and skirts, regardless.

"Taking Four Kids to the Beach" should be the title of a kick-butt cardio Crossfit-style workout at every gym, because it would contain six hours' worth of:
- deep squats
- resistance running through sand
- treading water
- carrying 40-lb weights (that scream and kick) through blistering parking lots
- kettle bell swings with the toddler as she screams "AGAIN!! AGAAAAAAIN!!!"

A friend sent me this imomsohard video tonight on swim suits and it is EVERYTHING.

7 / real shorts (levi's signature high rise shortie)

I ordered these a size up so they'd sit lower on my waist and thereby not be so... short. But I have a feeling I need a bottle of spray tan and a pair of booties to pull them off. Or maybe a trip to the returns department.

Go forth and shop thriftily!

Linking up with Kelly for 7 quick takes.


  1. Love that top!!! So cute!

  2. A) the modal top is similar to what my friend sells from Agnes and Dora (it's like lularoe) but it's $30+! I'm going to have to take a gander!
    B) Did you purchase everything online or in store? That skort is tempting 😁

    1. A) you're adorable :)
      B) I've always wanted to go to a LLR show but haven't yet, so Walmart tops for me instead I guess, haha
      C) I usually buy online and so site to store pickup for the free shipping!

  3. Love that top! I am 5"11 and cannot find a pair of good shorts that are long enough (but not too long) for ANYTHING! Inflatable pools last a week at our house. Tops.

    1. Ahhh, the great shorts-length debacle is the worst!! I'm liking the denim shorts from above, even though they're a wee bit shorter than I'd like.

  4. Okay. . . that skort is super tempting. Great finds!!

    1. Thanks!! Let me know if you grab it and if you like it :)

  5. The fact that the tumbler is the most appealing thing to me tells me I need to abandon my "daily active wear" and actually get out and get active.

  6. These are all awesome! I'm so tempted to try those shorts too! PS, it was so refreshing to see someone promote Walmart. I feel like they get left in the Target dust and I'm kind of over Target.

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