Wednesday, February 24, 2010

COTPG Swimsuit Issue

It is officially swimsuit season. With C heading to St. Thomas in a mere 8 days (!), and me to Boca Grande in 23, it is seriously time to buckle down and find a fab swim suit for vacay.

I started my hunt for the perfect Spring Break suit a few weeks ago and ordered this scalloped suit in antique violet from J.Crew.

As you know, J.Crew typically is my go-to for my entire wardrobe, and swin suits are no different. . .except in this case. I tried this on when I received it in the mail and oh my gosh! It looked hideous on me! I even brought my roomate, E into my bedroom to take a look at how unflattering this suit was on my body. In the photo on J.Crew's website, the scallops look cute against her bikini line. Not when you actually put it on (at least on me)! The scallops got all scrunched up and kind of cut into my leg, making my thighs look like they were suffocating in the bathing suit bottoms - not a good look. Ugh and don't even get me started on the top. I don't have huge rack or anything, but the way the suit is cut made me look like I was spilling out of it! Woof. I have to say, this is the first time J.Crew really led me astray. Alas, in the 12 years that I have been wearing the J, it was bound to happen at some point. . .
I will not give up on J.Crew suits forever becuse of this mishap! Look at this super cute Thicket Floral suit - I love it! I am really loving all things purple right now, so this will fit right in!

You really never can go wrong with a Lilly suit. . .like this Boardwalk Bikini. Though I think I'd get it in Turquoise Lock Me Up.

Victoria's Secret is one place that I have never bought a bathing suit from, but I have a few friends who swear by their swim line. I browsed their 500+ (!!!) suits last night, and this Beach Sexy Bandeau Top and Cheeky Bottom was definitely my favorite. The mismatch top and bottom is fun and perfect for Kadima on the beach!

Looks like I have a little online shopping to do today - my favorite!



1 comment:

  1. nooo — i loved that scalloped j.crew bikini! i'm sad to hear it didn't work out. i do like the floral one too though. love your blog!