bubbles and bathing suits

With every summer, comes the devilish decision of finding a "perfect" bathing suit. Many times I've tried to get away with shorts and a sports bra, but that's like settling for crackers when you're craving champagne. It simply won't do.

I can recall many June months, sobbing in dressing rooms, unhappy with my hips in some teensy bikini. Instead of cursing at the bathing suit makers and the generation of girls who don't mind pulling at wedgies, I would curse the pools and the lakes I dreamed of swimming in. Worst of all, I would curse at my own body.  As if smaller hips, or one less belly fold could make a difference. The bikinis weren't only shaped for fault finding, but the patterns were always too plain.  When you go seeking for water and freedom, the last thing you want is an ugly or uncomfortable bathing suit holding you back.

In my mind all along, was a photograph I saw when I was small. A red haired girl from the 40's wearing a midriff baring, high waisted swim suit.  Flowers and butterflies made up the pattern, but it was the shape that stayed in my mind. It wasn't until I was the recipient of an email from Simply Beach, that I was able to become the girl in the photograph, saying adieu to dressing room woes.

Simply Beach asked me to pick a lingerie or swimwear item from their online shop. Without any hesitation, it was this 40's inspired swimsuit that caught my eye. Shortly after placing my order, the package arrived.  

Remarkably, after years of dressing rooms with no success, I found my "perfect" bathing suit without trying it on first.

The Versace sunglasses were also a gift, sent from shades daddy
I never thought I'd be lucky enough to wear bubblegum pink (versace !) eye protectors...  with a retro swimsuit.....
Life is a dream, a big sweet dream.

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bathing suit - www.simplybeach.com - sponsor
sunglasses - www.shadesdaddy.com - sponsor
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27 comments:

  1. lovely pictures <3 xx

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  2. you're adorable! love the vintage style of your swimsuit, very cute and dainty! and those shades are very cute, too! <3 :-)

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  3. These photos are SO lovely and that bikini is amazingly beautiful + love those sunnies, lucky girl!! xo

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  4. Estas adorable como siempre!!
    Un abrazo linda

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  5. too adorable! what a great swimsuit and sunnies :)

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  6. I am so jealous of your swimsuit! I have been trying to find a good high waist bottom.

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  7. Fabulous sunnies!! Very beautiful photos!

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  8. You look absolutely amazing in your new swimsuit! I've been coveting other people's high-waisted swim suits so much lately, but haven't been able to find one that was in my budget range. This one really suits you perfectly and these pictures are gorgeous and super summery too.

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  9. That bikini is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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  10. Gorgeous bikini! I'm glad you found your ultimate swimsuit!

    Becky
    xx

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  11. love the bathing suit!!!

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  12. I love the suit! and you look gorgeous in in... not to mention the sunglasses!

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  13. the suit is so cute!!

    xo,
    steffy
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  14. those pictures are amazing. so wonderful it looks like wonderland, like photosession to magazine <3 amazing, love it.
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  15. Such a pretty bathing suit!!!!! And the pictures are stunning, love it!

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  16. you look gorgeous! and oh my gosh i want those sunglasses!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  17. That swimsuit is such a dream!
    I love it :)

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  18. Love the floral print!

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  19. Love vintage colors :)
    xoxo
    Evia

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  20. So happy for you finding your perfect bathing suit! I am determined to get mine next year. ;D

    Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  21. I could not agree with you more, dear. I cannot seem to find myself comfortable or attracted to any sort of bikini. I love the retro look, I've been looking for a good high waisted bathing suit for a while. This one is lovely, such a cute post. :)
    xo, Tori
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  22. Amy you are too cute!!! Love the suit

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  23. 1. Wows love your sunglasses! And amazing post :)

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  24. such an amazing post!
    your blog is cute cute
    xxx

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  25. OH MY GOSH, BEAUTIFUL!!! i loveeeee that suit.

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  26. OMG just came accross this post while looking through, and i love it ! That bikinni is gorgeous and you look amazing! Gorgeous photography :) Love the layout of where you are and the effect. I do love you and your blog!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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