When I was first starting out as a young professional, I lived in a small town in western Kansas. So small in fact, that we did not really have any stores where I could find clothes for work. That meant I did a lot of catalog shopping (this was before the days of the Internet — yes – I am THAT old)!
My room mate and I would sit for hours with the catalogs which came in the mail and find the items we wanted. We’d order together so that we could share the shipping charges. The main catalog of choice for us? Chadwick’s of Boston.
When the catalog would arrive, we’d splurge and order in dinner and sit down and go through it together, making note of all of the items we wanted to buy. We’d each then finalize our list and order what we could afford at that time. It was like Christmas when the box would arrive and we’d have a fashion show for one another!
After moving to the city, I moved to shopping more in the stores (as I actually had stores which sold clothes). However, becoming a mom and busy with my site, the time to get to the store started to diminish. Enter once again — shopping from home. However, this time, it became the internet.
Chadwick’s was still on my mind as I always loved the clothes and the prices were always very well within my budget. So, when they reached out and asked me to complete a review for them, I knew that I was the perfect person to do that!
I looked through the absolutely gorgeous spring collection to see what they had available. In doing so, I was keeping in mind that my son was making his First Communion in April, I would want something new to wear. I decided on the Slimming Pleated Crosscross Waist Dress (in pink) and Strappy Sandals (in pink) — both pictured above.
They arrived timely and well packaged. I tried on the dress and it fit perfectly! Not only that, but I felt slimmer. So the description “slimming” was 100% on the mark. I felt beautiful, slender and so attractive in this dress. The pleats hid all of those “less than perfect” areas on my body. It hugged in the right places and hung perfectly on my body. To say that I am in love with this dress may sound a bit far fetched, but I am.
I also decided to step out of my comfort zone and get colored shoes to match! I am usually more practical and pick up neutral shoes so that I can wear them with more than one thing. However, I will now admit that shoes really can make a difference. When I buckled them up while wearing the dress, I felt so good about myself. I wasn’t just a mom – I was a woman. I felt so pretty and pulled together. I felt confident.
I have since been looking to purchase some more dresses and other items from Chadwick’s of Boston. The prices are affordable — the dress is only $59.99 and the shoes were just $29.99. So for less than $100, I have an absolutely gorgeous outfit that I will be proud to wear when we are in church together, as a family, next month.
Disclosure: I received the products for this review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by Chadwick’s or any other party.