A Conference, Mother’s Day, and searsStyle….OH MY!

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Later this week, I’ll be heading to Bentonville, AR for SoFabCon and I’m super excited. The only thing is, I had nothing to wear. Nothing! You can’t show up at a conference in yoga pants or shorts, tank tops, and slippers. At least I don’t think you should, but that’s pretty much all I have to wear.

Like most busy moms, I don’t take too much time to pamper myself. Heck, I skip showers on more occasions than I’d like to admit because there just aren’t enough hours in the day to take care of everything that has to be done let alone just taking some “me time”. 
With 6 kids (well 7 if you include B), someone else always needs something. Sure the oldest 3 don’t live with me anymore, but believe me, that doesn’t stop them from calling asking me to do things for them. Once a parent, always a parent (seriously…they never grow up). Then the 3 youngest are always demanding something. I have to get the girls off to school, and be at Bubby’s beck and call all day every day as I try to work. Then afternoons are filled with getting the girls home from school, prepping dinner before B gets home, shopping trips for groceries, kitchen clean up after dinner, laundry, preparing lunches for the next day, baths, tucking everyone in, then getting back to work for a couple of hours before bed. Honestly not much time for me.
BUT sometimes moms just need to take a break so they don’t burn out. This conference will be my break. I’ll be meeting up with some of my best friends that I’ve never actually met. And there’s a bonus, I took a break this weekend to pamper myself before my actual break. And B helped which was another bonus. Although I don’t need an excuse to spend money on myself (I honestly have one of those husbands that constantly reminds me to do things for myself and spend as much money as I’d like), I remembered that Mother’s Day was right around the corner so that was as good of an excuse as any. I am a mother after all, of 6, I deserve a HUGE present!
I headed to Sears armed with my Shop Your Way Rewards card because although style is important to me, so is savings. The more you save, the more you can spend. Well, that’s how it works in my head anyway. My shopping experience was fabulous. Sears fashion is amazing. The store wasn’t crowded, everything was on sale, and I found pink and sparkly affordable fashion at every turn. And B showed up after work to save me take the babies off of my hands so I could actually try my clothes on in peace.
I came home with a LOT, you know, because I was able to save so much I could spend more right? I saved a total of $147 on my Mother’s Day gifts to myself. I think my favorite outfit is my traveling outfit. I will be arriving at SoFabCon in head to toe pink. No one would expect less. I was able to score Bongo jeans, an adorable top with built in pink sparkly necklace, sparkly pink flops, a pink purse, and pink Hello Kitty sunglasses for right around $50. Beat that!
And thanks to my Sears savings, I decided to pamper myself further with a sparkly pink manicure and pedicure. Sears was very, very good to me this weekend and I’m totally ready for Bentonville now. Oh wait…I still have to pack. I might need to go back to Sears with the 2,160 Shop Your Way Rewards points I earned this weekend because I think I need a bigger bag!
Oh my pink puffy heart stars! What do you think? Am I ready to defeat the Purple Army that awaits me at the conference? I say bring it! This is pink and #ThisisStyle!
I’ll be sure to come back here to share photos from the conference where I’ll be wearing all sorts of fabulous Sears fashions. You won’t want to miss this!
In the meantime, be sure to connect with searsStyle on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest fashion trends. If you’re not already a member, be sure to sign up for the Shop Your Way Rewards program to save even more in store and get updates on weekly deals. And if you’re a mom, be sure to remember to take some time to treat yourself this Mother’s Day. You work hard and you deserve it. Happy Mother’s Day! Head to Sears and buy yourself a prize.

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