Thank god for the internet. No longer are my bikini options the racks of roxy and billabong at boathouse. Don't get me wrong, they are totally cute but swim wear is such a perfect time to show off your daring style! Throw on the right one piece and your instantly chic and glamorous.
The fashion gods have not been nice to me in my previous swim wear choices. I don't go swimming often now but I really do want too. When I was about 14, I decided a overpriced juicy couture swimsuit was something I absolutely needed. I blew $300 on a pink terry cloth bikini that was about three sizes too big. Let this be a warning to you, do not be blinded by labels youngsters! I wore my ill fitting investment to the beach..with a pair of lace up pink high heels and a matching pink cowboy hat. Kay the cowboy hat worked at the time but the heels. Just.Why. Excitedly arriving at the beach, I was horrified to realize my wet butt was soaking up the sand. My butt soaked up about a pound of sand. I tried as much as I could to get it all out but the bikini was forever sandy, discolored and gross. Worst purchase ever!
Here is my friend wearing it. It fit her alottt better then it fit me but the butt was super saggy on her. I'm guessing by her adjusting the top in this photo she also had issues with it! That thing must have fit like a bag on me! The best part was what the label meant to her. She walked around her trailer park in it with my fake gucci sunglasses on making fun of everyone because they shopped at wal-mart. I almost got killed because of this stupid bikini!
It also blows my mind that I once thought the metallic stripper bikinis and one pieces at guess were "cool". I'm happy to announce I am in a much, much better place. Just avoid metallics in swim wear this season.
l*space - women's dolly bandeau top - $69.00 USD
stussy - women's ruffle baneau top - $53.00
I am so in love with this!