Sometimes, I enjoy buying the kids clothes more than I do for myself. This is always true of bathing suit shopping. Like, Max doesn't have any cellulite concerns whatsoever.
Every spring, I stock up on swimwear from Lands' End. This year, the company sent gear for the kids to model (for keeps), and also offered up a $100 Lands End giveaway for two readers. The swimwear fabric is great quality and doesn't pill; the styles are cute, colorful and comfortable; and there are a ton of tops and suits with UPF 50, recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant (basically, a great backup for sunscreen). Plus there's always some sort of sale happening.
Miraculously, Max chose colors other than purple. However, he demanded a new Lightning McQueen remote control car as his fee. Sabrina asked if her photos could go on the Lands' End site, and while I couldn't arrange that, she loved her photo shoot. The only hiccup was when her agent demanded that she be provided with a limo fully stocked with cheese crackers and craft supplies, including glow-in-the-dark rubber bands. Also: Both kids would like to be known by their first names only, a la Gisele.
Sabrina: Girls' Short Sleeve Graphic Rash Guard and Girls' Elastic Waist Solid Swim Shorts, both in Green Mist; Max: Boys' Short Sleeve Solid Rash Guard in Blue Lagoon and Boys' Nautical Print Swim Trunks.
Boys' Short Sleeve Solid Rash Guard in Flame, Boys' Solid Board Shorts in Cobalt and Youth Action Closed Toe Sandals in Classic Navy
Girls' Smart Swim Colorblock Tankini Set in Island Blue and Girls' Sport Mary Jane Water Shoes in Deep Marine Blue
Girls' Smart Swim Colorblock Tankini Set in Wild Violet
On Sabrina: Girls' Y-back One Piece Swimsuit in Classic Navy; on Max: Boys' Short Sleeve Colorblock Rash Guard in Lime Cooler and Boys' Solid Swim Trunks in Lime Cooler
Girls' Shoreside Printed One Piece Swimsuit in Light Turquoise Fish
Girls' Short Sleeve Graphic Rash Guard in Turquoise Sky and Girls' Terry Pull-on Shorts in Liberty Blue
Enter to win a $100 Lands' End giveaway!
Lands' End has generously donated two $100 shopping sprees; winners can pick their choice of clothes, and get free shipping. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway will be open until May 29, 2014 at 11:59 EDT. Winners will be announced here. Open to legal residents of the U.S. For the full rules, click "Terms and Conditions" below.