I ignored the clothing line because frankly, the models' "do me" expressions coupled with the fact that everything was unbuttoned to their navels scared me away.
Victoria's Secret clothing, I decided, was what strippers wore when they had to go grocery shopping.
A few years ago, though, I was short on cash and in need of a few cute tops that I could throw in the wash after the baby spit up on them. Tentatively, I ordered a couple of clearance tops from the VS website.
Guess what? I LOVED everything -- and I've been ordering from the site ever since. Today, I've weeded through the site's slutgear to find some cute things a self-respecting mom can proudly wear. Take a look ...
For one thing, I'm loving the Victoria's Secret Cardigan Tee ($14.99) pictured above. It's a looser fit and could be unbuttoned and worn with a cami. I've been really happy with my Victoria's Secret knits. They last several seasons and don't pill up in the wash.
VictoriasSecret.com, $14.99This Colin Stuart Anklestrap Espadrille Sandal ($14.99) is a fantastic price and comes in other trendy patterns like gold and leopard print. I adore 'em.
There are plenty more sale and clearance items to sort through. Check them out for yourself at Victoria's Secret's website.
One of the best things about ordering from Victoria's Secret is that you can always find extra discount codes if you take a few minutes to search for them online.
For one thing, between now and June 3, you can take an extra 20 percent off clearance tops (including the two pictured above) by using the code VS20TOPS.
If your order is $100 or more right now, get free shipping with the code SHIPVS10.
Now through June 11, use coupon code SP1022153 and get $15 off $100, $30 off $150, or $75 off $250 (free shipping doesn't apply if you use this code).
And get free shipping on a swimwear order of $35 or more with the code VSSWIM10.
What do you think of Victoria's Secret's clothing/shoe line? Have you ordered from it? Would you?