I really need new swimwear. Items that I like, as opposed to something that I wear because it mostly fits. I've been wearing a rag tag collection of swimsuits since the girls were born. Prior to expanding my mid-section to a ridiculous size, I only wore two pieces because they fit better. I have trouble finding one-pieces to fit my petite torso. They are usually too long, which is why you'll often see me wearing swim shorts with a one-piece. (I just looked at the word piece for too long and now it seems weird.) Tankinis won't work for me because the zone that I need to cover is exposed with a tankini. Basically from right above where my belly button should be (that's right, I no longer have a belly button) down is a wrinkled mess. If it were simply stretch marks, I wouldn't care. This is skin that makes a shar-pei puppy look smooth.
So although I hate purchasing any clothing items for myself online (even with good return policies), I have been poking around to see what's out there. I just can't force myself to go with something like this
because no matter what, it just would not look good on me. (And I'm not really a fan of this particular look.)
I came across this top and bottom from J. Crew that I like.
It would expose the non-existent belly button but whatever.
So whilst on J. Crew's website, I took a peek at the swimwear for girls. OMG! So many adorable suits.
After looking for swimwear for the girls on multiple sites, I decided that being a fashion blogger for the night would be fun and pulled these together.
Save: Found here at Old Navy. If you take advantage of the website's 41% off one item today, you could purchase that bikini for $11.77.
Splurge: Found here at Nordstrom.
Save: Found here at J. Crew. Currently on sale for $41.25
There's a ton of cute swimwear out there this year. I could have pulled together a bunch of these Splurge/Saves but I need to go to bed. Walking away from the cover-ups. . .