Monday, February 22, 2010

Maillots...

(french for Bathing Suit... right, er, I think!)

It's hard not to think about bathing suits, warm sand, cool pools and the suns rays when we are getting pounded with yet another huge snow storm today. They predict just under a foot to fall. In all seriousness, if I didn't love West Michigan with all my heart I would be out like Seacrest. But, alas, it's "home".

So until then, I will dream about new swim suits for this summer season. I am more of a one-piece gal. Or at least I like to have one of each - a bikini and a one piece. However, after a RATHER unfortunate "wardrobe malfunction" on the shores of Lake Michigan last summer - which still makes me shiver with embarrassment - I will likely be sticking JUST to one pieces this year. The shame of it lies in how hard I work my abs in pilates and otherwise. All that work for nothing! But seriously, it was THAT bad.

Here are a few I have my eye on. One pieces seem to be pricier... must be the extra fabric. But for the most part I find they last longer. Hmmm... any thoughts on this?

I am ga-ga for this one. I mean, really. How cute? Coming in at just under $100, it's a bit pricey. But it is definitely tempting me! (Zig Zag Maillot, Anthropologie, $99.95)


This one is not too sexy for the kid-infested and overly chlorinated local pool... but still quite fashionable, I am digging the deep v. The price is right on it too! (Ruffled Swimsuit, Old Navy, $29.50)


I am seriously crushing on this suit. Although at it's price it seems more suitable for some exotic island... than mere Lake Michigan. It's definitely worth mentioning though. Isn't it just gorgeous? (Jersey Ruffled Tank, JCrew, $175)


This suit is feminine, a great bold color and not too strappy in the neck region (I like to mind my tan lines... not too many please!). It also comes in a slew of other amazing colors. (Scalloped Underwire, JCrew, $80)


What is your "suit" style? Any styles you are dreaming of?

10 comments:

Jess Constable said...

So cute! Of course you know I'd love the chevron suit (in a bikini, if possible). I actually just bought a chevron beach towel by Tracy Reese for Plenty on HautLook.

So predictable :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I'm just dreaming of having a body worthy of ANY kind of swimsuit! ;)

p.s. - I received an email from a good friend of mine, Anelisa. She said she's asked for a wardrobe consult for their upcoming family trip to Paris. How fab, huh? I'm so excited she contacted you, and can't wait to see what great stuff you put together for her - she's a designer's dream - tall, thin, and beautiful!

Maria said...

dying over the black ruffled one, would love to own it!

Moosette said...

I absolutely adore the first one from Anthro! Love the pattern and the color! Definitely got me itching for warm spring weather!

Elaine said...

Oh, these are SO adorable!!! I love the third!

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Magchunk said...

I LOVE the first one. OMG.

I have quite a few runs ahead of me before I even think of trying on swimsuits. I'm a one-piece girl too... because I burn too easily! Keeping that pasty skin under wraps is my best bet :)

karen said...

Love this one! I hate finding swim suits on my own, and I am right there with you with not wanting to cover up my "I have had 4 children but I cannot stop doing pilates & that's why I can wear a bikini so ha!" stomach. HOWEVER, there is something to be said about a cute modest one piece when surrounded by little boys at the pool. So thanks for posting your finds. You're the best!

passport in my pocket said...

cute bathing suits! I really like the black ruffled one. I'm so over this winter!

Kotori said...

Loving that Old Navy one piece... and the price is perfect!

paula said...

I am crushing on the j crew suit too. Definitely need to live on on the beach to justify that price.


 

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