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

Daily Covet: World’s Greatest Bra Tops

Bra tops.  Can’t live without ’em.

Bra tops are perfect by themselves with fuller skirts or boyfriend shorts.  Perfect layered under zip-up hoodies.  Perfect for layering under sweaters and denim shirts when the weather turns cool.

Probably 15 years ago, I purchased a black one and 2 white ones from Victoria’s Secret.  They are the best I’ve ever had, and the black one is still standing.  The built-in bra is supportive enough to hold A-C cups up without additional support, and the stretch is the perfect amount.  They’ve also updated their bra tops in a newer, longer length for those lower rise jeans we all seem to wear… some better than others.

So, when I was shopping for replacement bathing suit bottoms, and got the memo (ok, pop up) that these bra tops were 3 for $33, I couldn’t wait to add them back into my wardrobe again.