I stopped at Walmart the other day to pick up some extremely unglamorous Draino for a clogged sink (which we now believe is a frozen pipe...it's not fun) and took a moment to scope out the spring fashions (or lack thereof). I've worked with Walmart's fashion PR before (more on that here
) so I know they have good stuff, but the stores in my area never seem to get any of it. What I did like were some cute cut-off shorts with crochet detailing, high-waist shorts in white, mint and coral
, the cap sleeve dress (above) that would be nice for Easter, some striped espadrille flats, striped canvas totes
($9.97, perfect for the beach) and super cheap statement earrings (they look cheap up close but could fool anyone at a dimly lit bar or restaurant). And I left with the most adorable pair of blue and lime green rainboots
($12.46, sold out online) for my little guy - I've bought a great pair of waterproof sandals for my son last summer, so I'm hoping these hold up just as well. In other news, Walmart is making headlines for raising wages
, a move that already has T.J.Maxx/Marshalls following suit.