Bathing suits are great… until about 10 minutes before I have to put one on. Having let my winter body get a little out of hand this year, our trip to Tulum came out of nowhere. It’s just starting to be warm in Chicago so my body is all out of whack. While I work on getting that in check, I’m leaning on swimwear that is a little more forgiving: one piece swimsuits.
All the tall girls might want to continue reading. Don’t count this cute one piece out just yet! This bathing suit was the first one I found with adjustable straps. That meant that I didn’t have to order up a size only to find out it was too big in other directions. Or even worse, that it still wasn’t long enough for my giant torso (definitely have done that multiple times before). There is tons of room in the straps to shorten too which makes this suit great for all heights.
That also means, it fits better too. When you’re baring it all, the fit is important. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your own skin. Literally. With summer just starting, I’m grateful for these forgiving styles that don’t make you sacrifice style either. I mean, this lace up side detail? It visually slims and looks cute. Hallelujah!
I talked about cover ups in this post as part of Day 14 in my A Dress A Day series too. I don’t know anyone that prances to the beach without something covering them. Why not make it cute? So if that post didn’t give you enough options, here’s one more from Modcloth. Matt and I met Ashley from Dressed to Kill and her husband at the beach one day and a compliment on this cover up was the first thing out of her mouth! Approved by two bloggers? That’s legit.
While cover ups are great for both the beach and the pool, there’s still one more fun accessory you might want to pick up for this summer. A floatie! You’ve seen all the ridiculously cute ones lately and I found a ton at Modcloth before I left. I opted for the cactus one because I hadn’t seen one before and I liked the flower on it!
Years ago, Matt and I rented a house for our wedding party to stay in during our wedding. The house was in Temecula’s wine country and had a huge pool in the back. I convinced Matt that of all the other wedding things we needed to have, a collection of floaties needed to be added to the list. So a flamingo, a donut, and two very very patriotic innertubes (we got married on July 4th so that was a cheeky nod to the holiday) were acquired. Ever since, they’ve sat in our closet unused but now that we have a pool in our building, I can’t wait to break them out! Along with this cactus!
*In partnership with Modcloth.