By the end of May we always feel bombarded by this diet-weight loss-beach murmur. And it might make us feel a little bit nervous, annoyed or even hesitant, in the sense that we should have probably lost the extra weight though the winter. No! Don’t even dare to fall into this I-have-to-be-skinny, rough, even hysterical, I’d say, state of mind. Long gone are the days that every woman should look identical, that every woman’s body had to lose its femininity and that everyone should fit a size up to 2-6. Don’t look at the “bible” on your coffee table! Look at the women on the street, ask your boyfriend, ask your dad or whoever you trust! Women have to be feminine, curvy and that’s all that makes you sexy as hell! Not to mention, that it makes you self-respective and not self-punishing. And for that women, that love their bodies, their curves, and their femininity after all, Torrid offers the hottest styles with the hottest deals!

Summer is almost here, and fabrics have to be softer & lighter, styles change from strict to playful and our mood is so lifted that we can’t wait to hit the beach! And to save you some time and money, I’ve picked up for you 3 adorable styles that will make you welcome summer in vogue!

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The first one, which I would call work-morning meeting style, starts with the season’s hottest trend; a leopard print peplum top that can be worn day and night and its fit is absolutely flattering. You can match this one with the Torrid cropped skinny jean in black, a piece that will get you through many spring/summer occasions and because of its length it can be combined with any kind of footwear (sandals, heels, flats, pumps). For a morning casual outfit, I would add the crochet lace slip-on flat which is so comfortable but at the same time so hot, you’ll definitely stand out in the office! And how about getting this complete, super fashionable outfit while saving big with the 10% off Torrid promo code? Cool huh?

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Then, for an evening cosmo with the girls, I’d definitely go for the floral chiffon hi-lo dress. And let me justify myself here. First, I think that hi-lo designs are the hottest style you could get. Second, tank tops with a high-waist skirt design flatter your curves as much as possible. Third, hi-lo designs can be worn with flats or heels without making your legs looks short. In other words, just go for it; you’ll love it! Now, if you want to flatter your waist even more, then you should add a belt. For shoes, since we are talking about a cocktail and not a tea, I’d propose the 4-buckle gladiator wedge sandal. Finally, to complete this hot outfit you should add accessories. What about the mixed metal multi-chain layered necklace and the pave gemstone wing earrings? Gorgeous! And the Couponology exclusive BOGO 50% off Torrid promo code? Even better!

torrid 3No self-conscious woman goes to checkout in late May without a new bikini. None! And this year, we’ve seen all around that vintage swimwear is a must. Especially when you have curves to die for. Speaking of which, you should try the peek-a-boo striped swim top + bottom which is super-hot and also, because of the combination of vertical and horizontal lines it adds or fades the parts you want to show off or not! Together with it, you should get the striped button front swim skirt. You know, for the time you need to get off your sunbed and head to the bar for another mojito! OMG! I can’t wait for that drunk-on-the-beach moment to come!

And since I’d like to dream of the beach for a little bit now, I’ll stop here. But one last advice before I go. Hurry up! Because deals and styles like these go fast! Here you go: click here!

 

It’s not you. It’s all of us. After a holiday, a short vacation or just a crazy night out we feel sad it’s over. And you have every right to feel that way–who doesn’t like a couple of days off anyway- but there is a quick and easy way to get over it and cheer up! Just do some online shopping and your post-holiday sadness will be absolutely gone! I swear to my brand new sandals! A new tee, a pair of shoes, a huge hair bow, or even a new mug for your morning coffee, can absolutely make your week (or your day, for the shopaholics among us). If you think my idea will uplift you but give your wallet the blues then you are wrong. You can brighten up while saving big time, but only if you choose the right store, in other words Hot Topic. The place to be when you want to update your wardrobe, your flat or even your fragrance, while saving with unbeatable discounts plus our Couponology exclusive $10 off Hot Topic promo code. That easy!

swimYou might be surprised but I decided to start with accessories rather than clothes. To make matters a bit stranger, I also decided to start from summer essentials–a new pair of sunglasses, a hat, or maybe a swimsuit. But before I start, let me share my speculation. May is just around the corner, and that means that summer is almost here. No, it’s not that we don’t have much time left, it’s just that even preparing for summer can make you as happy as looking at your calendar and realizing it’s the 1st of June. My favorite for the season is matching Misfits gear. So, for her, I chose the Misfits Fiend Skull Flounce Swim Top for less than $20, resonating the latest flounce (or fringe) bikini top trend. For him, I chose the Misfits Swim Trunks, lightweight and simple to make enjoying your favorite watersport that much easier! sunglasses

When you prepare your daylight outfits, there is one thing you can’t leave aside, your sunnies. And as it happens with most women (and men in some cases) we have different ones for the beach, the pool, the party, the working days, the car, vacations and so on. For that very reason, you can’t spend a fortune on every single pair. You can do it on one or two (perhaps the pair you bring on a cruise vacation), but not on all of them. And in comes Hot Topic, to rescue you from the embarrassment of having one hundred selfies with the same sunnies! With less than $13 you can get two pairs that are super fun and in vogue (I would never want you posing with last season’s styles)! For example, you can get the Mint Clear Front Retro Sunglasses for her, in an all-time classic design and the hottest summer color: mint. For those looking to adopt a trend-setter attitude (and pose of course), opt for the Pink Glitter Round Sunglasses, the season’s round and bright must-have! For the guys, I picked up 2 simple, classic styles. First up are the Black Soft Touch Aviator Sunglasses and the second, much more modern option, the Two Tone Faux Wood Retro Sunglasses. You can get both of them for less $16. Unbelievable, huh?

After browsing Hot Topic’s summer accessories and Couponology deals, don’t tell me you aren’t ready to jump in your car and drive to the nearest beach. Just don’t forget the sunnies!

The 3 Best Swimsuit Styles for Mom

On April 17, 2014, in Featured Merchants, Spotlight, by Couponology
Guest post by Betty Pabon of SwimwearForMe.
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As Mother’s Day quickly approaches and the weather gets warmer there is no better time of year to find the perfect swimwear gift to show your appreciation to the mother figure in your own life.  Perhaps you are planning a vacation with your mom or know of her future Summer plans to travel. Now is the time to find the perfect swimsuit to make her feel a little bit more confident and sophisticated at the beach or pool. At SwimwearForMe.com we listed the top 3 swimwear styles loved and praised by mothers. Combine these with the 25% off coupon code, or 70% off sale styles from Couponology, and you’ve got yourself a steal.   
 
Style 1: Classic One Piece
 
Whether you are at the local pool, water-park, resort, or tropical getaway, our one pieces are the perfect balance of fashion-forwardness with a hint of modesty. One piece suits are figure flattering in several different ways:  sweetheart necklines always provide great bust support, while halter v-neck swimsuits show off your curves, side ruching, fringe, ruffles, draping and built-in liners always help slim the torso and you won’t feel the need to tug or adjust your swimwear while having fun in the sun. Our suits are known for their comfort, lasting wear, and fit. You can never go wrong with a solid colored or bold printed one-piece swimsuit.
 
Style 2: Tankinis
 
Personalize your water ready look by mixing and matching with our versatile tankinis easily worn with shorts, skirts, or matching bikini bottoms. Diversify your look throughout the summer by pairing prints with solids. Give your look some flare, and dare to wear our trendy tribal and floral prints of the season. For the woman who wants a fun and carefree style without the bare all look of a traditional bikini, the tankini is your swimsuit must try this summer.
 
Style 3: Swimdress
 
No need for a cover-up here, our popular swimdresses allow for full coverage for the woman who wants a bit more slimming fit around the thighs and hips. The high empire waist to flared skirt from a print to solid black color visually slenderizes the mid-section, while enhancing your curves.
 
SwimwearForMe.com carries a wide selection of missy and plus size fashionable swimwear at unbeatable prices. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite looks this Mother’s Day and enjoy your time with the mother figure in your life this holiday!
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Summer is the best period to stop spending your precious weekends in town and letting yourself and your family enjoy some time away from the city frenzy. The best way to take advantage of the best 48 hours of the week, is to plan a weekend getaway somewhere near your city- you don’t want to spend all day in your packed SUV.  As you already know, we are based in New York so I can’t but propose a couple of ideas with NY as a starting point. So first off, if you wanna enjoy the beach but also have some Chardonnay or Merlot, you should visit Long Island’s North Fork, where you can start from the beach –swim, sunbath or rent a kayak to go around- and continue with a wine bar. Now, if you wanna head east, you can visit Lakeville which is a 2-hour drive and of course is popular for the lake –where you can spend the day swimming or just enjoying the view. Lakeville is also a good destination for campers. Finally, if you are not that much into water and prefer the mountain scenery, you can visit Woodstock where you can go hiking or for those of you who just wanna relax, you can spend the day at a spa.

But no matter where you decide to go, you can even get in the car and just leave with no specific destination, the most difficult part is to prepare your luggage on Friday night. After a week’s tiredness and loss of sleep, it would be perfect if somebody could do it for you, can’t you tell? But, you have me! And you know I always wanna help you out! Especially when it has to do with clothes and vacations –obsession! I’ll tell you the way to prepare your stuff in 4 simple and absolutely quick steps. The only thing you’ll have to do before I start, so that you can follow, is to get online at Eastern Mountain Sports and then follow me. Oh! And of course don’t you dare to think that I’m gonna lead you to spend a fortune! I look after my wallet too, and I have just for you the best way to save a ton! Just choose among our unbeatable EMS coupons and be happy before even getting into the car! And remember, with EMS you can enjoy free 2-day shipping, so there is still time for this weekend!

Step 1: First of all, you need a bag to start packing and when a girl says a bag she always refers to the largest size. That being said, I propose the EMS Camp Duffel Large which comes in 3 colors so that you can get one for you in red and one for your other half in blue or black! This duffel is too practical, with a side pocket and adjustable shoulder strap. You can now get this one for less than $40, because yes (!) it’s on sale!

Step 2: When we pack for summer, we pack for the beach. Even if you are gonna visit a mountain, you have to be prepared; as we said before, you might visit a spa. So, all you need is some hot swimwear styles. For women, since we are talking about canoeing and other activities, I would go for the NRS Women’s Hydrosilk Rash Guard made from the perfect fabrics for all-day-long comfort and quick drying. You can combine this one with the EMS Women’s Sessions Shortie Shorts which comes in 2 colors- I chose the limeade print. This piece is water resistant but also super soft and comfortable. You can now get this one and save more than $10. For men, my favorite piece is the O’Neill Men’s John John Board Shorts which comes in green and blue; both colors look great! If you wanna avoid the sun, you can match this one with a t-shirt which you can choose for yourself since the choices are endless!

Step 3: As it goes with swimwear, you can’t leave your house in July without a pair of sandals! And since in most cases, you are gonna engage in activities, you need a pair of sandals that are comfortable but on sale too! Ha! So, that’s why you need something from EMS again! J And since we are speaking of footwear, I’ll give two choices for each one of you! This time I’ll start with men, and the Chaco Men’s Hipthong Two Ecotread Sandals that come with a $16 discount. A beautiful sandal that supports your body and offers maximum comfort. A second style I’d propose it the Rainbow Men’s Premier Leather Flip-Flops which you can get for less than $40. Also, both styles are so cool that can be worn in the city too! For women, I suggest the Rainbow Women’s Flirty Braidy Flip-Flop which comes with a $10 discount. A great pair that can be matched with almost every color! And for the most adventurous of you, there is the Chaco Women’s Z/1 Vibram Yampa Sandals that come with an amazing $20 off discount. A top quality, lightweight and fast-dry sandal that can be part of any outdoor adventure!


Step 4: No bag is complete without a couple of accessories! For summer, accessories can range from swim goggles and snorkels to sunglasses and bands. At EMS.com you will find all you need for any kind of travelling or any kind of sport! For me, a prerequisite before you head to the beach is a pair of sunglasses and then a hat! For example, you can get the super cute Life Is Good Women’s Love Ripstop Chill Cap for $17.60 or if you love bigger hats, as I do, you can go for the Peter Grimm Hasselhoff Hat for just $12; and remember, hats are unisex no matter what the label says! Ha! For men, I’d suggest the Outdoor Research Swift Hat, nice and simple and with a price less than $20!

Did you follow well? Good job! And now, if you think that’s all you need for your weekend, then you are wrong! If you think that I’ve shared all the best deals from Eastern Mountain Sports, then you are absolutely mistaken. There are so many choices, brands, deals and for so many sports, that whoever says so, he/ she is lying to you. But look, if you have the above, then you are still absolutely ready for a spontaneous getaway! It’s summer and we all know that a piece of swimwear and a pair of sandals are more than enough! So, all you need is to put some fuel in your car and… Bon Voyage amigos!

Do you remember what your top New Year’s resolution was three months ago? Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the very top but it was definitely in the top three: Exercise and get the fiercest body on earth! And now, regardless of whether or not you stuck to that (maybe overly ambitious) goal, it’s time to move on to the next step–finding the most flattering swimwear for your body! We owe it to ourselves to get the hottest swimwear because after all, we need only the best pieces to cover- even a little bit of- our super fit and sexy body! Thankfully, it is so much simpler to flatter your body with a strategic swimsuit than with a TRX workout! At least, it was for me! I just went on SwimSpot.com – as I did last year too – and chose the most gorgeous swimsuits. However, with SwimSpot’s gorgeous collection, choosing a piece or two can be just as difficult as choosing the best workout at the gym! I bet you know what I mean!

Rock the Pool Party 

Sunbeds, loud music, sun, hot bodies, swimming pools and colorful cocktail glasses filled to the rim with chilled goodness. Close your eyes and go there. Now open your eyes and since I’m the one who is doing the “talking” here, I’ll tell you what you saw. You saw a stunning woman in a luxurious swimsuit with soft, unforced-sexy curls, walking around the pool seducing everyone with her aura. I saw her too, but to make it real I bought the Luxe by Lisa Vogel Pandora Sway Tankini Top in black with a laser cut eyelet overlay that’s the latest catwalk trend! This top can be combined with the seamless Opening Night Tab Side Bikini Bottom from the same line or if you prefer to mix colors – as I do – you can wear it with any color. This set is the perfect choice for all shapes–thanks to its overlay, it doesn’t require model abs to make you feel as sexy as you undoubtedly look! You can get this gorgeous set and save big with the Couponology exclusive 25% off promo code. With this swimsuit, you’ll be the star of any pool party, whether it’s opening night or not!

 

From the Beach to the Club

One of the things I love the most about summer is the ease of dressing up and getting from the beach, to the restaurant, to the mall or even to the club. You just add or remove a couple of items and you are ready in minutes! However, there are also some pieces that can be worn all day long and still look fabulous! For example, the strapless Athena Bali Bandini Top in a black and white floral print is one of those items that can offer the same adornment on the beach as it does at the summer party at the club. In fact, this bandini top provides elegance – as every black and white piece of clothing – but also flatters your body in a stylish way. Then, you can add a hot pair of pants or your favorite white/black shorts and your high heels for a cool and fine style on your night out! Swimming and partying in almost the same outfit, how convenient is that! Oh, and don’t forget to use the sitewide 20% off SwimSpot promo code from Couponology.

Let your Athletic Side Shine

Are you one of those women that love water sports but can’t stand wearing the not-so-sexy wetsuits that are designed exclusively for this reason? If you do, then look what I found just for you. SwimSpot has the one and only piece for all of you who love being stunning even on their boards–the Next Sup Good Karma Zip One Piece swimsuit in black with a hot long zipper on the front. This piece provides functionality and performance for every woman that loves water activities. It can also be the perfect swimsuit for fun times on the boat with your friends since it protects you from harsh summer sunlight but is so comfortable that helping with the sailing is a breeze, too. Finally, if you want to add some color to your outfit, you should definitely go for the Reef Tropic Vibe Fold over Short in the super summery coral color. Get the complete outfit and save with the SwimSpot $25 off promo code.

 

Sweet & Fashionable

Last but not least, SwimSpot has the most trendy, cute and beautiful collection of bikinis. So for all of you who can’t live without their bikinis, I’ll share my two favorite ones. First off, if you really want to get all eyes on you, you should definitely shop for the Splendid Farmers Market Bandeau Bustier Top and Bottom. This bikini is playful, cute and flirty and because of its detachable swim strap it allows you to swim comfortably while avoiding tanning marks on your shoulders when you are sunbathing. The low waist bottom comes with a twisting front that gives a special touch to it, distinguishing it from the usual floral bikinis. And finally, if you are into a more simple but stylish bikini, have a look at the Splendid Ginger Eyelet Crop Top & Bottom. It comes in a bright yellow that will make an amazing contrast with your tan and because of its eyelet overlay it adds movement but also volume for those who need it. Get online and choose the bikini that suits you most, and I guarantee you’ll show off this girly side of you to the maximum.

To sum up, for those who haven’t yet started working on the aforementioned hot-body resolution, don’t worry! Get online now at SwimSpot.com, get yourself one (or maybe more) piece of swimwear and I promise you, it will become your greatest motivation to start exercising as soon as you get it in your hands!