and perhaps more likely……
You be the judge.
You see, I’m doing a swimsuit post.
And I’m actually wearing said swimsuits.
On the blog.
But before we get started…let’s just take a moment…
BECAUSE TODAY STARTS TRIPLE POINTS AT NORDSTROM!!!!!
When Nordstrom asked me to talk about women’s swimsuits, they only asked that I do a collage.
A collage? Sure! That would have been super easy and not anxiety producing at all.
I knew that it would be much more helpful to actually see a real person (instead of a model) in the swimsuits, so I decided to put my big girl
panties bikini tankini bottoms on and show some of the swimsuits on me. A real life person. In her early 30s. WHAT?
So let’s insert a little disclaimer:
I don’t fancy myself a swimsuit model, and you shouldn’t fancy me one either.;)
Before we begin, here’s something you need to know about me.
I’m not a bikini girl.
I wish I was.
But I’m not.
Never have been really.
I don’t see ANYTHING wrong with wearing bikinis, I just don’t like them on me.
If you like rocking a bikini, then go on with your bad self!!!! 🙂
So, for me it’s tankinis or 1 pieces.
I do have a couple of one pieces I love, but I usually prefer a tankini because it often feels more youthful (although still totally age appropriate), and I prefer to have on a tankini when going to the bathroom at the pool. Because DUH.
Yanking down a wet swimsuit in a pool bathroom isn’t good naked.
Let’s Get Started!
This first one I’m showing is my personal favorite of the day!
Click HERE for the striped tankini top.
For size reference, I’m wearing a 6.
I actually already had these black bottoms, so I thought I would save some $ and try to just order a top to go with them. However, if you don’t already have a pair of black bottoms, you have a bikini bottom option HERE and a swim skirt option HERE.
And listen up girls, if you deal with National Geographic boobies if they aren’t properly supported (welcome to the club), then this suit is for you! They get lifted and separated and look perky!
I don’t feel like my girls will pop out, the cups are fully lined, and I just love the bold stripes!
I even shot this one from the back.
Brave or stupid?
The above suit is from La Blanca, and they have several other tankini tops and a cover-up that I thought were all so cute! Click on what you are interested in!
For the next suit, it’s a tankini, but the fly-away cut makes it a little bit sexy too.
Click HERE for the top.
I sized up in this top and am wearing an 8. The 6 was way too small up top.
I’m wearing THESE light pink studs.
Other options from the same swim designer:
I also tried a couple of cover-ups…this one was my fav!
Click HERE for the white perforated swimsuit cover up.
I just received this one in the mail a couple of days ago, and I really like it! It’s very stretchy and comfy, and I think it would look great thrown over any swimsuit! For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small in the cover-up. I was wearing a 6 in the one piece.
Click HERE for the one piece I was wearing under it.
I really liked the suit too, but I accidentally erased the pictures I had of it.
Reef flip flops HERE. Coral studs HERE.
Get the look for yourself here:
Next up I’m featuring a Tommy Bahama suit and cover-up that I gave you a sneak peek of last week.
And I’ve gotta say, Mr. Bahama knows what he’s doing when it comes to swimwear. 😉
anchors away tankini top HERE / hipster swim skirt HERE /
or high waist navy bikini bottoms HERE
The top does have a strap that you can attach, which I often find necessary when you have little ones you are taking care of at the pool! And I actually liked the skirt! It’s got some serious coverage, but I think the side ties made it cute and not grandmotherly. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 😉
For size reference:
I was wearing a small in the top, but I think an x-small would have been better. It was a little too roomy for my liking.
I was wearing an x-small in the skirt and it was good.
And I’m wearing my cobalt studs found HERE.
For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small.
Other options from Tommy Bahama:
And here are some bikini options for those of you brave enough to go there!
Or maybe you need a LBSS (the swimsuit equivalent of a little black dress)! If you like that idea, I have some fantastic options for you!
So, that’s it for swimsuits today girls.
Hope it was helpful to you to see a real person in the suits.
And even if it wasn’t, just act like it was….m’kay? 🙂
Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
Here are some fun pool/beach accessories:
And if you still haven’t ordered anything for your mama….never fear!
I’ve got some last minute options for you!
Even if you order today, all you have to do is pay for 2-day shipping (Only $15 extra dollars!), and your items will be delivered before Mother’s Day!
I tried to include items at every price range, but if you want to spend more than this, you can always combine from different price ranges to get to the amount you have in mind!
I have the beauty blender, the stud earrings, and the blardigan and I HIGHLY recommend them all.
I also had several comments about the Alex and Ani bracelets making wonderful gifts and the Philosophy cleanser being “the best cleanser EVER”.
See you all back here on Friday for Friday Favorites!