Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Birthday Freebies & Get Stoked for Summer with Old Navy Shorts!

Shorts season is here! Okay...well, actually it has been here for months, but officially it is only just now the end of May. Mother Nature has decided to mix things up a little this year with some crazy weather- or at least it has been that way here in SC. I seriously don't think we ever had our winter! Boohoo! I love the cold weather, probably because the sun is not my friend. The sun is...well. Hot. LOL. My skin tends to burn very very very easily. And, then I get weird rashes from being in the heat, too. Anyway. You can see why I don't like summer very well. With all of that being said, I do have some things I like about summer. I just can't think of any right now......Just kidding! :D  I love the pool, bbqs, shorts, summer dresses, and how a cold shower feels on sun kissed skin. I used to love the time that I got to spend with family and friends, but this summer is going to suck for that as I started Nursing 101 (clinicals) last week. I'm already living on sugar-free Red Bull, Starbucks Refreshers, Mio Energy, and 5 Hour Energy and I've only had class 3 times so far! My summer will be nonexistent except for my nursing school buddies. *sigh*

Okay, so on to the shorts! Crowdtap, as most of you know by now, is one of my favoritest Word-of-Mouth sites, and I was chosen once again for Old Navy's Style Council for me and a friend to sample some shorts and review them. It just so happened this sample & share program fell right in line with my birthday, so on top of getting to spend a great day with my best friend on my birthday, I actually got a ton of freebies and got to go shopping for real (not just for the free shorts, lol).

So, to start the day off, my bestie and I went to Chick-fil-A. We decided since we had the little ones with us- it would give us a chance to talk while the kids played for a bit. Plus, apparently, you get a free dessert for your birthday, so that was pretty cool. First, birthday freebie! Next, we hit up Old Navy to do the serious shopping. There was a lot of really neat summer displays and a lot of summer outfits that were on sale. I had a hard time deciding, but in the end, I came home with quite a few new summer outfits, and most importantly SHORTS! We will get back to those in a moment, but I got more birthday "freebies" here. A email came to me for my birthday for $10 off of 50, so that was really cool to get that discount on top of the one free pair of shorts from Crowdtap. So, next we hit up my favorite girly store- Victoria's Secret! For my birthday, they sent me a $10 off any purchase card, so I went in and got some new panties in their 5 for 25 deal. What was even sweeter- my bestie and I split the deal and the leftover amount due, so we got some almost free VS panties for my birthday- SCORE! Last, we hit up the Ulta Benefit Brow Bar, where I got my eyebrows waxed for free! Of course, I left a tip, but still- free eyebrow waxing is super awesome! All in all, we had an awesome day and to top it all off, we meet my family at Chili's for dinner and I got my last birthday freebie- a brownie sundae! Yum!

How old am I? 29.99 and holding! :D 

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Okay, so to get back to the shorts (again). After trying on a huge pile of clothes, I decided to go with the Women's Canvas Printed Shorts in Caspian Sea Blue. I went with a few different tank tops to match it up with, like, Women's Crochet-Yoke Tank Tops in Caspian Sea Blue and the Women's Rib-Knit Henley Tanks in Try Wizard Teal and in Purple Mania (I also bought it in Blue Stripe to match with other summer shorts). I also purchased the Women's Perfect Khaki Shorts in Black Jack and a black and white shirt with Audrey Hepburn on the front. I also updated my Old Navy Activewear with some shorts, tank tops, and matching sports bras. And, I'm hoping these new summer additions might inspire me to get back on my exercise regimen back in line *sigh*. But, I've worn both pairs of the summer shorts already and all of my new tops from Old Navy, and I can't wait to head back up there to continue to add more of these pieces to my summer wardrobe! I love the way both pairs fit. The printed pair is a really nice length for lounging and casual wear, and the black pair are really nice feeling and longer length. These are perfect for dressing up slightly or even just casual. Thanks Old Navy and Crowdtap- you helped make a birthday girl feel special!

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