Two Teens And Their Mama: Swimsuit Season Is Here

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Swimsuit Season Is Here

Let's get the bad news out of the way first.  Swimsuit season is upon us.  


Well, not "us" us - I live in Seattle, so we've got at least another month until the suits come out of hibernation.  But for the rest of the country, it's time.  

The good news is, there's no reason to panic.  Apparently, one pieces are in fashion again. Good to know - not that it really matters what's in style.  You won't find a bikini on this over-40 mama.  You're welcome. :)  There will also be no pictures of me in a swimsuit today.  You're welcome again.

Swimwear has to be comfortable, cover up the important parts (this includes my stomach), and affordable.  I won't spend hundreds of dollars on a suit, no matter how good the quality.  I change my mind too much! 

My go to bottoms the last few years have been the Fun In The Sun Swim Short from Athleta. These shorts fit perfectly and stay put whether you're playing in the ocean or swimming at the pool.  They have an attached panty, really cute pockets in the back, and come in ten fun colors.
I prefer a halter style on top, because you can tighten the neck to keep things where they're supposed to be.  The Shirrendipity Halter Tankini, also from Athleta, has a built in shelf bra and comes in tall sizes if you'd like more coverage.


This pretty tankini from Kohl's has a tummy slimmer and drawstrings on the sides.   


No visit to the pool would be complete without a sun hat and beach bag. This Rhinestone Beach Hat and Dip-Dye Canvas Tote would be perfect.  I'm ready for summer - if it would just get here already!



Also, don't forget - it's time to sign up for the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge.  The shopping list will be released this Friday, and I'm so excited to see what Alison has chosen for us.  Join us - you'll have so much fun!




32 comments:

  1. These are really cute picks! I usually buy tankini's but this year I want a one piece. I have been putting it off because the last thing I like to do is try on suits!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I hate trying them on too. Target has some really cute one piece suits - the one at the top of my post is from there.

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  2. I've bought my swimsuits at Kohls the past few years. They have good selection and the price is right. The tankini you showed is really cute!

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    1. I love Kohl's for just about everything. They always have such good prices.

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  3. Buying swimsuits is my least favorite way to make use of a moment!
    That being said, I might have to check out the items you recommended from Athleta!
    Thanks for these tips!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! That's why I keep buying the same ones in different colors :)

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  4. Love the hat and the bag! I just got a one piece last year and love it! The only thing is I wish I would have picked one with a pattern. You made some great choices!

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    1. Thanks Jordan. I think I have to get that bag.

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  5. Cute, modest swimsuits! I really like that one from Kohls. And that hat is adorable!

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    1. I love the rhinestones on the hat. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. These are adorable! Maybe a little two skimpy for me.. but if I had the body heck yeah!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love the shorts because the cover a lot.

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  7. These are great picks! Swim suit shopping is never fun, is it? Every year it's rougher. :)

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    1. It's one of my least favorite things to do - but necessary I guess! Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. I haven't had to buy a suit in years...I just don't do the beach any more. Not since suntanning became almost illegal.

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    1. No kidding :) With my fair skinned children, I have enough sunscreen for the world.

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  9. Target has some great suits this season too! Love this tote!! Susan

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    1. Yes, the suits from Target are really cute. I forgot to mention that the one pictured at the top came from there.

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  10. Love the pink pieces you featured! I'm with you about being glad one pieces are in right now.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Jennie. I love pink!

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  11. I just did a post on suits yesterday, love these options you've shown here :)

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    1. Hopped over and checked out your suits from yesterday - some really cute ones there!

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  12. Super cute suits Lana! Love the hat! It's gonna be the summer of hats for me!! :)

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    1. I love a good hat - keeps me from squinting all the time!

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  13. I feel a little scared of the fedora...but that big floppy hat is definitely on my love list. Great pics!

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    1. Thanks Deena. Not sure I can do the fedora either, but I love the rhinestones on this hat.

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  14. Great choices here! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thanks Patti. I love Visible Monday!

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  15. I can't remember the last time I even needed a swim suit. Not much water I want to fall into around here. You show some elegant suits ... hope you need one up there soon!

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    1. Thanks me too! You made me laugh about the water :)

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