I have a sweet brand new baby boy. He’s just 2 weeks old. We added him into the mix with four older big brothers. The thought of going to the mall to find something cute and comfy that will fit my post-partum shape with at least two little ones in tow is daunting. Especially with a newborn that cries when I’m not holding him close. But my story isn’t that much different than any other mom’s story – shopping with kids along is always a challenge.
This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger. All opinions are my own.
Sears has come up with a solution that helps speed up shopping time but give you all the convenience of trying on those holiday styles before you commit to a purchase. It’s the best of shopping online and shopping in stores combined! Their new Reserve It service just started this week, and I was thrilled to give it a try first hand.
You start by heading online to Sears.com and browse any of their styles. Pick out your favorite choices – including choosing different sizes or colors as may be needed. Then, just select your local store and “Reserve It”! You’ll be able to see what is available at your local store before you head in so you don’t waste your time if your favorite styles aren’t in stock at your closest location and end up having to hop from store to store. You’ll know immediate what’s available! I reserved this cute pleated skirt and two different tops to try on in-store.
When I went into my local store, I noticed new signs introducing Reserve It right in the aisle of the Women’s department. I wasn’t sure if I’d have to stop to talk with an associate to pick up my reserved items, but a moment later I noticed clear signs above the racks near the dressing room pointing out that I could pick up my items without any extra hassle.
See this handy rack? Your reserved items will be on hold for you here for up to 2 days so you can visit your local Sears at your convenience to try on your held items. You don’t pay for any of the items up front, so you aren’t committing to a purchase. Instead, you get to skip the browsing and head right to the dressing room ready to try on the styles you already had your eye on.
Despite having a tag with my name and reservation on the items, a few of my reserved items were no longer on the rack held for pick-up for me. I assume since it’s such a new service, this rack may have been confused as an after dressing room rack that was free to roam and someone else spotted my picks. The associate went to grab my reserved items again while I headed to the dressing room with my already fussy newborn for a feeding.
A few minutes later, my picks were ready and it was time for a mini fashion show.
First, I tried on the pleated skirt and purple military styled top. The skirt was super comfy with a thick elastic waistband and I loved the texture it gave with the pleats that helped to hide my extra post-baby curves. I felt like the top was really slimming with the darts and really liked the 3/4 sleeves.
Next I tried on an A-line skirt I grabbed in route to the dressing room with the second top I reserved online. I really liked the belt and that it gave a more hourglass shape to my otherwise thick mid section. I really liked this combo together.
When I got home, I swapped out the cream top for a plum colored one I found as I was heading out of the store. It has color and little bit of bling and gives me a nice dressy but not overdone look for the holidays! I’ll be looking for a great statement necklace to jazz up the outfit a bit more before the parties start.
To learn more about Reserve It, you can check out this quick video clip with other moms sharing their experience!
If you’re looking to save time while trying on new looks for winter, try the new Reserve It service by Sears! I loved that I was able to head to the dressing room, nurse my newborn, try on my a few new styles, and then quickly head on my way onto other errands!