Saturday 24 July 2021

Beach Days & Bathing Suits

Hello friends!!!  This is just going to be a quick post because my BFF is arriving any minute for our annual family lake extravaganza!!!!!  So excited!!!

If you've been a long time reader, thank you and adore you, you know that each year I post about what I am wearing at the beach.  I have had some really honest posts regarding my insecurities when it comes to my beach body and how I've come to embrace it, read HERE.  I usually add at least one bathing suit to my collection each year and this year I scored a sweet one from Shein of all places.  To be honest I've been rather hesitant to buy things from them but after my teens talked me into ordering some spring wardrobe pieces and bathing suits for them and it working out 100% , I decided to give it a try too.  I only ordered one, took my measurements and then read reviews left by others on sizing.  I was between a small and medium but decided to size up.  Honestly, I think the small may have been a slightly better fit but the medium is just fine.  I like the high waisted bottoms and what I really fell in love with is the marble, tie-dye, print and the colors.  There was nothing like this anywhere else, plus the selection at Shein was unbelievable compared to anywhere else, not to mention that it's cheap!  The only thing I don't love, and this is across the board this year, is that the bottoms are cut in a little too narrow for me.  I really enjoy feeling like my butt is all covered up so that when I move I don't have those insecurities popping up, but I've tried to embrace the style and the more I have wore them, the more confident I have grown in them.  So maybe it's not such a bad thing to push ones self out of their comfort zone.  I also have a couple of cover-ups for the beach but mostly I have adorable little dresses that can take me from the beach to the market to a mid-day lunch visit with a friend.  I love simple little sundresses like this stripped one.  Doesn't it give you all the nautical vibes?

We spend a lot of time as the beach reading, sunbathing, swimming, visiting, boating and sometimes we even bring along card games or Spike Ball.  Summer is truly a magical time for our family as we spend up to 6 weeks at the lake.  We have a lot of friends and family come to visit, and it's fun to share our special little place with the people we love.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer thus far, there is still lots of it left so don't jump right into fall mode too quickly, lol.  Tell me, did you buy a new bathing suit this year?  Where?  What kind?  Do you love or dislike bathing suit shopping?

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Allover Print High Waisted Bikini (lots of colors; $15)


  1. That Tie Dye is ADORABLEEEEE

  2. Such a cute suit and photos!! I love high waisted swim bottoms. I also have been hesitant to shop from Shein, but this suit is so stinking cute! I love the print too, and it's full coverage, which I always appreciate.


  3. That is a super cute suit; I ordered 2 from Shein this year too and while I also wish the bottoms were cut just a bit wider I was pleasantly surprised by how well made they were for the price.

  4. What a cute swimsuit! I love the colours and it looks so good on you! that striped dress is really nice as well! :)

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a nice weekend :) Ours is going to be a quiet one at home.

    Away From The Blue

  5. Bo, this suit is so adorable and it looks absolutely fabulous on you. I love these fun photos, too! You can tell that being at the beach is a very special place for you. You are glowing! I bought a new fruity print swim top this year thinking I had solid bottoms to match. Which I do, but they are too big! So now I need a new bottom half. Haha.


  6. Your suit is darling and I love these beach photos! It sounds like you are having a fun summer!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Marble tie-dye - love it. What a soothing, pretty color palette and print. And girl, you wear it so well. You look beautiful coming and going in that cute suit!!

  8. Thank you for sharing your interesting life.