Snow & swimsuits

Here in the foothills of Colorado, it's been fluctuating between 70 degrees & snow. (Contrary to popular belief, it's quite mild all year round here; we usually register ~300 sunny days a year!)  It did snow this past weekend, so we curled up & watched Frozen for the first time.  Naturally, I started daydreaming about swimsuits (???).  Not so much trying them on.....as my friend Kelly likes to ask: "Does this suit make my butt look like biscuit dough trying to escape from its tube?"  Ironically, Kell is fit as a fiddle.

I've been trying to plan ahead for our family trip to Encinitas, CA this summer.  We'll be squeezing in surfing, beach time, friends time, & relaxing at our beach cottage rental.  So whilst ordering a couple new swimsuits for Quinn, I looked at some for myself.  I used to be a bikini wearer but quite honestly, my modesty has slowly achieved the upper hand over the last couple years.  Though I guess sucking in my stomach whilst running after a toddler is the best workout ever--just me? ;-) One piece swimsuits have come a long way (downright hot, some of them).  I'm in the market for my first maillot & I'm actually quite excited!  

A few favorites:
(L to R)
1 (with halter strap) / 2 / 3
4 / 5 / 6 / 7 (with halter strap)


I got this & this for Quinn:

I recently turned 35 & while I still snort at words like balls & Uranus, I'm obviously no spring chicken.  While swimsuit shopping, I was gently reminded of that......I sorta wanted to throw a cover-up over each one of those swimsuit models & feed them. ;-) I also thought that while my 20s were fun, I wouldn't want to relive them.  My 30s have brought about a contentment that I wouldn't trade for my youth.


I know, right.  All this from just swimsuits ;-)

Do you have any (one piece) swimsuit recs, friends?

27 comments:

  1. Agree wholeheartedly! I have no good one piece recommendations, but I'll be stalking the comments to see what everyone else suggests. :)

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    1. :) I'll be so happy to be on the beach that I'll gladly wear my jammies!

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  2. Totally agree with everything in this post. I don't even think I will buy a suit this year, instead I will just wear a giant t-shirt. Because honestly, I will probably just cover up my suit with a giant t-shirt anyway, so why even bother with a suit? Ha. But I love all your choices. And dangit- sometimes I wish B were a girl so he could wear cute suits- those ones you picked for Quinn are adorable!

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    1. Ha! I know what you mean. The last two summers I think I just wore a romper to the pool!
      And thank you, little girls' clothes are just too much, aren't they? I did see some adorable boys swim trunks!
      xoxo

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  3. I don't think I could wear that last one show as it reminds me of a Cylon or some other dangerous robot. Active imaginations can be detrimental to fashion.

    I had a swimsuit made for me. It's 40's 50's inspired and has a skirt that doesn't look frumpy like most modern ones do. A little expensive but I got what I wanted.

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  4. Love all of your choices. I got a tankini set from Von Maur that is my favorite ever. I had to take out a second mortgage on my house for how much it cost. Worth it.

    Glad to hear your take on the 30s. I'm stepping gracefully into the decade in April. I'm sort of excited. I feel like I'll actually become a real adult then.

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    1. Man, I miss Von Maur!! And I not only was gasping at how tiny the swimsuits were whilst shopping, I also got the vapors from the crazy prices. Clutching my pearls.
      You're a spring chicken!! 30s are totally the real deal adult decade. I still laugh when someone says Uranus though, which happens often weirdly enough.
      xoxo

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  5. I'm actually a huge fan of tankinis from lands end! Provide the same coverage as a one piece but still maintain the ease of a bikini when needing to use the bathroom ;)

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    1. Their suits are awesome! Why didn't I think of a tankini?! Thanks, gal. I envisioned myself doing a shimmy-jig out of my one piece every time I needed to do my business. No one should have to envision that. ;-)

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  6. Love the black and white one, so cute. Gosh, you find the most adorable clothes for Q.

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  7. Ok, I'm commenting again because... you have to see the ridiculousness that is this J. Crew swimsuit collection: https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/swim.jsp
    I mean. What?? WHY would you put moderately depressed anorexic patients in ruched swimwear, shower them with terrible lighting, and then ask them to do math while taking their picture?? (because I'm pretty sure that's what happened here)

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    1. No one should ever have to do math :-D

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  8. I am so stuck between bikinis and one-pieces. I still love a bikini and never feel really pretty in a one-piece. I have a freakishly short torso and am a bit...um...hippy?? So I always feel like they kind of accentuate the negative. But then my abs aren't what they used to be. Sigh... Maybe a nice burqa for the beach this year.

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    1. I have a freakishly long torso & no hips or butt. Can we balance each other out somehow?! Sigh. I'll meet you on the beach in your burka (I'll be the one in the mumu).

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  9. SO agree! My favorite go-to now is ModCloth (and even if you're not into a vintage-y look, some just have a hint of nostalgia to them -- and fit great). Love the Quinn suits!

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    1. I forgot about ModCloth! I love their vintage vibe, thanks gal!

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  10. Forgive me, but I just bought a bikini. A skimpy little bikini because I have worked my booty off at the gym and ummmm...I kinda want to show it off. Haha! But, I feel real hot and just so comfortable in my one-piece 50's inspired ruched suit I bought from Target online. I have had it for about 4 years now and I still love it. I even have two; red and black. I highly recommend it. I think the fact that you can wear it strapless makes me feel like I'm still showing a lot of skin in a sexy way. 😊

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    1. You rock that hot bod of yours, N!! I know how disciplined you've been, you deserve to flaunt it!! I'm just gonna move my beach towel over here & uh, throw on a caftain, for my ego's sake. ;-)

      And how did I forget Target?!? Thanks for the reminder!
      xoxo

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  11. The tiny polka dot suit is adorable!
    But the real reason that I'm here is to tell you that I loved your fess-up Friday. I think we were separated at birth. I curse too much (especially while working on a project…ear muffs), love wine A LOT and can eat cheese until I look like it ;)

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    1. Are we sisters from another mister?!? Love your blog, home & beautiful family. Quinn understood what ear muffs meant before she could talk ha! Thanks a million for your awesome comment over on my guest post, too! Can I give you an awkwardly long hug? Is it wine o'clock & cheese thirty yet?!

      xoxo

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  12. I am digging that #4 black number with the plunging neckline...I would have to wear that without kids though...I could see tragedy happen with my little guy grabbing and then...the girls pop out...xo K

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    1. LOL!! You crack me up. I did think about that when I added that swimsuit. How the girls would be in constant peril ;-)

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  13. The biscuit dough line made me laugh my coffee all over my laptop. OH that is a good one! I have been a one piece girl since my bikini top came off on one very unfortunate water tubing incident….let's just say all the guys got a nice show……JCrew always has cute suits that contain all my biscuits!

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  14. I love the black one on the top row! looks comfy and sturdy enough for surfing. and ruching is a girl's best friend. I'm on the hunt for a retro style bikini (aka a grandma high rise!) I never thought I'd find high rise attractive, but never say never!

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  15. They have so many cute one pieces these days. I love all the ones from anthropologie, but of course they aren't so budget friendly! Love Quinn's new suits too! They have the cutest ones for toddlers, I have to stop myself from buying too many! :)

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