Daily Covet: Huit Swimwear

It’s only early March, but I’m already thinking about the summer I’m going to spend by the pool with my three boys.

Why would I subject myself to this before spring even hits? Why would I subject myself to this at all?

You see, I’m on a major quest to look somewhat decent fabulous in a new suit. And the new bathing suit is my motivator. I’ve promised myself a sleek new bathing suit, if I can reach my goals by the time pool days roll around again.

Oddly, searching out the best option to reward myself with has also been a huge motivator. It gives me a visual every day when I am scouring the Internet for the perfect suit.

So far, these two suits from Huit have been my faves. No surprise they are both blue too.

The tops are very structured, which I need because this mom of three boys rarely gets to just sit and lounge by a pool. Instead I’m getting in and out of the “deep end” and reapplying sunscreen and digging for snacks and whatever else my brood needs during the day.

So while the strapless versions of these suits are really adorable, you can bet I’ll not be removing the removable straps. Between the two (here and here), I prefer the boy shorts. In the past, this hasn’t been the best style for me because of my pair shape and short legs. While I can’t do anything about my short legs, I am hoping to eat, sweat and lift my way to smaller hips so that I can finally wear boy shorts with confidence.

We’ve got approximately three weeks until summer rolls around and I’m just one week into my 12-week plan to build more lean muscle and shed some baby-induced (ok everything-induced) pudge.

Wish me luck!

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Swimwear: What to buy and how for every body

While I should be writing on ways to save up for $1250 Louboutins, I’ve actually taken to the swimwear search.  Check out today’s blog on Momaha.com for what swimsuit styles to buy and how for every body.  Your curves (or lack thereof) will thank me!

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Bikini

Bikinis?

My family is tossing around ideas about what to do for Spring Break.

My son asked if we could go on a Disney cruise, and followed that up with a trip to Mexico.

While I don’t see our expectant-baby budget taking us on an exotic excursion, we are trying to find someplace warm and inviting stateside.

This means I’ll be on the hunt for warm-weather clothes that will be pool (or beach) ready by March!

I found this J.Crew bikini today.  And while I’m not super thrilled about my baby bump in a bikini, a beige baby bump is better than a white one once summer rolls around, right?!

Plus, this bikini from J.Crew has a fabulous print in two of my fave colors… blue and more blue!

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Daily Covet: Black double side-tie bikini bottoms

I have this black bikini from my pre-baby days that I adore, even though the top got a little skimpy post baby.

I still love the bottoms, but bought a replacement top with more coverage, and have mixed separates that I also like to mix and match.

With that said, the bottoms have become a little played out… the elastic is losing it’s elasticity. The strings on the sides are starting to poke through their black fabric covering.  And the once shiny, black material is losing its luster.

So I am on the hunt for a new pair of side tie bikini bottoms that will fit me, whether I am wearing a halter-style top, a tankini or other separates that I feel like throwing on that day.  Here are a few I’ve found so far… but fit, fit, fit will be the key.

I hope I can replace them!

Notsostring Bottom, Athleta.com $42

Women’s Mix & Match String Bikini Bottoms, oldnavy.com $12.50

Beach Sexy® Double String Bottom, victoriassecret.com $18

Ralph Lauren Blue Label – Side Tie Bikini Bottom, saksfifthavenue.com, sale $30

tie bikini, gap.com $33

Freya Swim Cha Cha Rio Tie Side Crochet Bikini Brief,
figleaves.com $40

Style Sleuth: Title 9 Tankini

Before swimsuit season got underway, I received an email from a friend.  She was shedding a little extra weight from having a baby not long before.  She took up running to do it, and was training for her first half marathon to give herself a reason to stick with it.  I gave her a few suggestions, but ultimately thought of Title 9 for their athletic-friendly swimwear.  The bottoms are full coverage, and the tankinis and bikinis have great support.  See her email below:

Another quick question for you…

Because you’re so amazing regarding fashion, any thoughts on where I should start my swim suit hunt?

I’m really anxious about buying online because I sort of feel like suits need to be tried on in person…but if you have thoughts…I would be so appreciative.

Thanks!

And here is what she found on Title 9.com!

Daily Covet: Chloé bikini in my dreams…

It’s not bloody likely that I will ever wear a white bikini.  It’s a good day when I will put on one at all – which is to say when my children are the only ones at the pool to see me in it.

But if I were to regularly wear a bikini.  And if it did happen to be white.  I would be wearing this Chloé one with the gold scalloped trim!

If Chloé makes one more thing that I adore and can’t afford, I will JUST die!  Luckily, for life’s sake, a white bikini is probably never in my future.  So I will live another day.

But isn’t it cute?!