Sooooooo…I don’t have any beach vacations planned…but from reading y’alls direct messages, it seems that many of you do!
Because of this, even though it’s FREEZING where I am, I’ve started dreaming of warmer days with y’all.
I’ve talked about my affinity for 1-pieces in the past, and my love affair continues. I’m just not comfortable in a 2-piece. #wishiwas #butimnot
And listen, I don’t just want any 1-piece. I want a FULL coverage 1 piece. I don’t want my boobs hanging out, I don’t want cut-outs on my belly (or even on my back), and I don’t want the suit to be too cheeky either. I know wat you’re thinking… Lucky Chris. Haha! 😉
So today I have several 1-pieces to highlight for y’all! I’m thinking that on Friday Favorites this week I’ll put together a collage of 2 pieces that I would love to wear (if I was brave), so stay tuned for that!
Let’s start with 3 DARLING suits I picked up on my last trip to Target.
Target swimsuits are always adorable and always super affordable….and they are also ALWAYS picked over by the time summer rolls around. I’ve learned with Target that you have to buy your swimsuits early, so if you see something you like, go ahead and grab it today.
All of the swimsuits below are only $40, so you might even want to grab a couple! Obviously, I went ahead and grabbed all 3.
strapless floral / tie front swimsuit / toile tie shoulder
And I thought it would be fun to show you how I’ll style them.
This green suit pairs perfectly with these tropical and vibrant smocked waist pants.
This whole look is a total vibe.
Somebody hand me a margarita.
tie front swimsuit / turquoise necklace / raffia earrings / smocked waist pants / rose gold flip flops
And I of course love them with my very favorite denim shorts too.
I named these shorts a MUST HAVE probably 4-5 years ago now. They’re still available, and I still think they are a must have. I have these shorts in both a 27 and 28, and I decide which pair I want to wear based upon the look I want that day. They do have great stretch to them, so they are quite comfy. I wear these shorts alllllllll summer long with summer tops, and I love them with a swimsuit too. They look great with all 3 suits today.
tie front swimsuit / turquoise necklace / raffia earrings / must have denim shorts / rose gold flip flops
I mean, you can’t say this isn’t cute. YOU JUST CAN’T.
toile tie shoulder / tassel necklace is old / raffia earrings / must have denim shorts / rose gold flip flops
I’m not quite ready to slip into a suit, but these are helping me get my head ready.
strapless floral / tassel necklace is old / raffia earrings / must have denim shorts / rose gold flip flops
I mean, I’m ALL SORTS OF SET for summer!
And here are a couple of suits that I featured in the past, and I’ve worn the heck out of both of them.
The ruffle swimsuit has over 20,000 5 STAR REVIEWS! WOW! It comes in several solid colors (the white and black are both so chic) as well as several different color florals, AND IT’S UNDER $35. That’s an incredible deal. If you head to the link and scroll down to the reviews, there are lots of pictures of people with all different body types in the suit. Some even leave their weight, height, and bra size for reference. For size reference, I grabbed a medium in this suit. The straps are a little long for me (I have the shortest torso in the world), but the fit is fabulous otherwise.
The strapless swimsuit is a classic Anne Cole suit. I own two of these Anne Cole swimsuits already from year’s past (1 is a paisley and 1 is a floral), and I absolutely LOVE the fit of her strapless suits. I’m excited to add the black to my collection now. The reviews on this suit have pics too. For size reference, I wear an 8 in her suits.
ruffle swimsuit / strapless swimsuit
bracelet / neutral patent sandals (size up a 1/2)/ metallic gold strappy sandals (size up a 1/2) / Fake Bake tanner (2 pack) /straw tote
MORE SWIMSUIT OPTIONS…
And just for fun, I found some more great 1-pieces! Which one is your favorite? #8 wasn’t in stores yet when I grabbed the other suits, but you better believe it’s on its way to me now.
#2 is a La Blanca suit from Nordstrom. Click HERE for all La Blanca suits.
#3 is from J Crew Factory. Click HERE for all J Crew Factory suits.
1) classic black suit / 2) floral tank / 3) pink stripe tie front / 4) blue stripe triangle top / 5) orange tie front
6) neutral strapless / 7) navy cut out / 8) floral strapless / 9) green tank
These are my favorite sunglasses. They’re AWESOME and you can grab the pair for $22! They’re dupes for designer sunglasses that retail for $250!
THIS PACKABLE HAT is adorable. It has excellent reviews and it’s just under $20 right now!
This embroidered cover-up is FABULOUS. It’s expensive, but I just think it might be worth it. Do you like the black or the white better?
These are the sunglasses are from Amazon I linked just up above.
The disc hoop earrings come in a 4 pack for just $11.99! Mine are “style A” and came with this white pair, a turquoise pair, a pink pair, and a multicolor pair. They are big, but super lightweight, and they are PERFECT for the pool and beach. I’ll also be wearing them with casual summer outfits as well.
I own this cover up in both red and black. It’s one size fits all, and I don’t understand how that works, but it does. It’s so flattering, so comfortable, and such an amazing deal at under $20!
cover up / earrings / similar swimsuits / bracelets /striped tote / rose gold flip flops
Let’s talk about this bracelet set.
GET THIS: They are made out of recycled flip flops!!! Isn’t that so fun? And the set is under $13! Here’s what the site has to say about them:
- Unique set of hand made bracelets individually created.
- Fair trade sourced and made by women in Mali, West Africa.
- Made from recycled flip flops and so they are washable, durable, and soft.
- You can wear them in the shower, the pool, at the beach, or working out.
- Just roll them on and off with ease – especially with soapy water or lotion.
Click HERE if you want to check out several different colors of sets (some of them monochromatic). Click HERE for the exact set I’m wearing. I suggest you order 2 sets of the colors you like so you can really stack ’em up!
Or maybe you want to look like a movie star? If so, I have just the look for you!
Buy this caftan cover up, throw on this pair of sunglasses, and people will be asking you for your autograph in no time. The colors, the graphic pattern, the drapey fit, the cinched in waist…I LOVE IT ALL.
caftan cover up / beaded dangle earrings / bracelets / H band slide sandal
Short and sweet for today! I’ll continue to post more swimsuits and cover ups throughout the season as they catch my eye, but this should give those of y’all that are vacationing soon a nice little jump start! See you back here on Wednesday!
Shay Shull says
Sheaffer, yes, yes, YES!
I was one of the ladies who reached out for beach recommendations! Thank you for this post. I ordered 2 of the Target suits and both Amazon cover ups.
Oh yay! Glad it was helpful, Elizabeth!!! xoxo
I own that hat and it’s perfect for a messy bun and full face coverage from the sun. My bathing suits are styled a bit differently… my parents have a lake house on land that was owned by my grandparents since the late 1960’s and it is out in the middle of no where. Bathing suit coverups are old oversized evinrude t-shirts and when we come in for lunch we all put on sweats because my mom keeps the house so cold. Of course, the oversized t-shirt does not quite fit the vibe of our nice neighborhood pool so I should probable invest in a nice cover up. I like the white one better!
So good to get a review about the hat, Sandi! Thank you!!! And listen, your cover ups actually sound amazing. 🙂 xoxo
Laughing at the “lucky Chris” comment! My first suit as a married woman was a Nike racerback tankini top with shorts. I loved that suit! But my husband said “You could wear that to the gym and no one would bait an eye!” LOL We can’t all be Baywatch babes.
And I’m guessing the fact that I remember Baywatch puts me firmly in One Piece Land 🙂
We are under a Winter Weather Advisory here in Kentucky so give me all the summer dreaming!
Hi, Minda! YESSSS….looks like our school is going to be cancelled tomorrow due to ice! xoxo
What sizes did you get in the Target suits?
Hi, Andrea! I got mediums! xoxo
Thanks! One of the many benefits of always being the same size as you in everything…I won’t have to face my ghostly white, winter body in the glare of the dressing room lights! 😂
Haha! Happy to be of service!!!! xoxo
What size are you in the orange floral ruffle Amazon suit? And is it supportive with the girls? Worried I’m going to look like a porn star with my DD’s……
Hi, Brenda! I have a medium. I think it’s really dependent on your boob shape for your porn star status in this suit! Haha! 🙂 I’m a D, and they don’t fall out! Hope this helps! xoxo