Swim Suit Season…Don’t Panic
I know it’s only March and that in most of the country, swim suit season is the last thing on your winter-weary minds but I learned a long time ago that if you wait until the temperature rises to start shopping, you will be left with nothing but a whole lot of XXL and XXS options to dive into.
So let’s talk about J. Crew’s options, shall we? Because I think they are pretty much perfect.
I was intrigued by their free shipping and free returns policy and then extra intrigued by their adorable little designs and then super extra intrigued when a Twitter friend says she swears by their suits and that the quality and fit is great and they last forever.
I was a Juicy Couture devotee because the designs are fun, but the quality is not great and they do not last forever. Hence me shopping for a whole new swim suit wardrobe for the season.
I like to have a strapless option in my arsenal for those rare days by the pool or at the beach when I can sit in somewhat peace and work on my tan…without any lines.
I love the dots on the top design and the ruching on the second.
Ruching has been a good friend to me over the years, it helps hide away little bumps and bulges without sacrificing style.
But then I also need something with straps (that doesn’t look like a Speedo) to keep me in check when I am chasing my littles around the pool or throwing diving toys or floating down a lazy river.
Love this jade green above and the classic glamour of the below.
And then there’s the two-piece.
I pretty much gave up on it after having Kai.
Sad, I know.
But I didn’t see myself feeling confident enough to rock one again after having two babies and loving brownies as much as I do.
Well, no time like the present to take on a challenge, don’t you think?
Let’s put down the brownies and pick that two-piece back up, mamas.
After all the work your abs have been through carrying children and working out and giving you so much stress, it’s about time they had a little fun in the sun.
A little cruise down the lazy river.
A little poolside pina colada.
And if not…there are always free returns
* All images via JCrew.com and you can shop their whole swim collection here*