With today being the first “official” day of summer, I wanted to take a minute to tell you about my swimsuit.
Yeah. I’m going there.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I talked about National Swimsuit Confidence Week? I got caught up in the flurry of activity and discount codes and free shipping, and I ended up buying a couple of suits from Lands’ End.
Best. Purchases. EVER. Let me show you what I bought:
Suit #1 is from the Beach Living line – the Floral Bandeau Tunic Top and the Mini SwimMini, both in Bright Berry. The tunic top is the greatest thing that has EVER happened to a swimsuit. The convenience of a two-piece, yet my belly is nowhere to be found. LOVE IT. My husband even commented about how I looked good in my suit, and you know why? It’s because I was confident in it. Every body part that brings me insecurities? Covered, locked and loaded. I can’t express to you how much different I feel in this suit, and that’s because 1) It fits like it’s supposed to, and 2) It’s made well. And, well… 3) It’s just a cute suit!
As a sidebar, if you do go with this suit, other bottom choices that would match the top would be Blackberry, Petunia Rose, Bright Coral Bloom or Black. I didn’t realize how prominent each of those colors are in the suit. I love how versatile it is!
I also bought a second top to go with it, the Sweetheart Tunic:
I *like* this top, but I think it’s going back. It’s just so… plain. I prefer the print on top with the solid bottom. The solid top-solid bottom combo just isn’t doing it for me. If I were to keep this top, I would pair it with black bottoms to at least add a LITTLE interest. The cool thing about ordering from Lands’ End, though, is that you can return things to your local Sears store. I love when online stores make it easy like that!
Suit #2 comes from the Shell Beach line.
The top is the Adjustable Tunic Tankini and the bottom is the SwimMini with Tummy Control, both in Island Orange. I have to tell you – if you like this combo, keep your eye out because the orange sells out frequently (there is a blue, which is also nice, but I really wanted the orange). I fell in love with it after Lands’ End (smartly) sent me a catalog, and by the time I went online to order, it was completely sold out. I, however, am a swimsuit stalker because I literally checked for it multiple times each day for online replenishments. My persistence paid off because I found both pieces in my size one day. WHEEEE!
Truth be told, I haven’t even received this order yet. But assuming that the pieces fit the same way that Suit #1 fits, I can already tell that this suit will be a favorite this summer.
Ladies, the bottom line is this: Yes, you’ll pay a little more for these suits. But having the ability to walk around the pool without scurrying for your towel or coverup? PRICELESS. I highly recommend.
Disclosure: I bought these suits with my own moola, and was not compensated in any way for this post. However, Lands’ End, if you’re looking for a new spokesblogger, you just let me know, mmmkay?