I teach classes on social welfare policy and at some point during the semester, my students and I talk about the socially unjust employment practices at Wal-Mart. Many of my students choose to boycott shopping at Wal-Mart, and as a general rule, I do not shop there either.
Last year around this time, I was preparing for a trip home to St. Kitts, and was desperate for new swimwear. I knew I wanted to spend very little because I rarely wear swimsuits. I also wanted a chic one-piece. While searching for a suit, I stumbled onto walmart.com and found the following one shoulder, stripe swimsuit by Norma Kamali. I believe it retailed for about $9 too. I took a chance despite mixed reviews (driven largely by issues around fit) and ordered it. This swimsuit quickly became one of my favorites and still is!
Swimsuit—Normal Kamali for Wal-Mart
Since then, I occasionally browse the Norma Kamali collection on Walmart.com. Recently, I spotted a tube skirt with a striking tribal print on sale for $9. Given my last amazing NK find, I did not hesitate to order it. Besides, Wal-Mart’s shipping is only 97 cents.
The verdict. The skirt’s print is quite striking in person, but the skirt is simply too short for my taste. So, I won’t keep it.
Skirt—Normal Kamali for Wal-Mart, Tee—Max Studio via TJ Maxx,
Blazer—Banana Republic, Shoes—Kelsi Dagger via Marshalls
Have you tried anything from the Norma Kamali or any other collection at Wal-Mart?