outfit | plus size swimwear

Finding the right swimsuit is hard on anyone, but add to it being plus size, the difficulties can become tenfold. Though we are finally afforded more options, picking through them can still be daunting.

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When I shop around, I have to keep in mind my style, the colours and patterns that appeal to me, cut, sizing { as every place is different }, how comfortable you feel in a suit, price point, seriously, the list can go on!

But the things I absolutely have to have in a suit are:

  • comfortable to wear
  • east to get in and out of
  • enough fabric and support for my girls
  • pattern/print/texture { I’m very particular with my prints }
  • affordable

I’m loving all the fatkini’s/bikinis babes I’m seeing, but hadn’t found one that works for me as nothing checks all the boxes in my criteria { especially in the boob region wear I need a lot of extra fabric and support }.

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crop – f21+ | jellybean suit – Love this Sunday | cat ears – Cool Gal Blue

I was gifted this jelly bean suit by Love This Sunday last year, but couldn’t bring myself to wear it as a suit as it was too short in the body for me. Like, my boobs would literally pour out. But the print was so cute I couldn’t bring myself to let it go. { just so you know, I am a wearing the 3x and it was small on my 18/20 US body } then I came across this article written by Ready to Stare designer Alysse for Bustle on the history of the “fatkini” and was reminded that I am one crafty bugger!

The next morning I woke up and decided to snip that tank suit into a bikini. I figured the worst that would happen is I would be left with only one half of a bikini, but at least it would be one that is now getting use.

I measured three times and snip snip snipped! I then added a white elastic band to finish off the two pieces. Both worked out perfectly! I do admit, I have to still wear a bra under the top, but it’s still cute as all hell! And look how cute the bottoms work with a black crop!!

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Goddess Cutout swimsuit – f21+ | hat – Ardene | kimono {old} – f21+

I personally have always been drawn to one pieces, black ones at that, but I still want a lil somethin’ special. Details are important!

Now this suit is one I have had my eye on for almost a year. I just never got around to ordering it and the next thing I knew it was winter and swimsuits were placed at the bottom of my clothing priority list.

Luckily, the suit was still kicking around in the sale section of Forever 21 so I nabbed it up so I would have it for my upcoming camping trip!

This suit ticks almost all of my boxes. It’s comfortable to wear, it has detachable/adjustable straps so I can change up the configuration of the suit and it has a saucy little cutout with gold detail.

My only complaint is the straps don’t like staying completely in the hooks. But it was only $22, so its something I am fine with dealing with for now. We’ll see how I feel after a week of wearing it in and out of a lake!

I have to admit earlier this week, after I had converted the jelly bean suit into a bikini, I wanted to share my accomplishment on instagram. I was instantly seized with a terrible nervousness of posting the image, even though I loved the pic, I was scared poopless to post it on such a public platform.

I learned there is absolutely nothing wrong with that though. Because I did it anyway, despite my fear. As my friend Slade said, it shows I’m still pushing myself forward. I’m trying new things and it felt really good!

This post is actually part of an #untamedstyle theme for June, but we all got too busy or hung up on life to post on time, so we agreed to post twice in July to make up for it.  So I’m going to link to each ladies blog and I’ll add the proper link to each post once everyone has theirs posted! { I know Linda has hers up! }

Linda up in the nuves zadry curves a la mode Pia mixed fat chick michelle zaftig times vanessa sweetleigh cid style files aarti curves become her

Go give these lovely babes some love!

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july wishlist // forever21+

forever 21+ wishlist // margot meanie

This wishlist is a BIG one!!  Since I’m not currently working, my spending budget has been nil and it’s kind of been killing me a little bit.   This is generally a time of year that I’m refreshing my summer wardrobe and bringing in some sorely needed new pieces {like swimsuits!!} but alas, I am stuck drooling at the {online} window.

If I had money right now, these would all be one their way to me already!

top row left to right

// Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

// Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses

// F2009 Half-Frame Sunglasses

I have a thing for sunnies and I especially have a thing for cat eye & heart shaped sunnies!  I like to keep a collection as they all work so wonderfully with different outfits and I find they can really change the tone of a look.

2nd row left to right

// Poetic Dream Crochet Blouse

// Dynamite Sheer Gathered Top

// Raglan Crop Top

I kinda really need some new tops, some of mine are beginning to look a bit shabby.  The navy blouse is super cute, especially with it’s crocheted yolk.  The breezy, sheer, gathered top would work well with tonnes of items I have, not to mention as a great cover up for the swim suits and I’d love to get a nice basic black crop for a lot of everyday looks.

3rd row left to right

// Classic Straw Boater

// Chic Open-Knit Bowler Hat

I’ve been craving a natural straw boater hat for a few months now, this one is perfect and cheap!  I’m always on the look out for cute bowlers as well, I like this one in straw, so it’s not too hot to wear in the summer heat.

4th row left to right

// Nouveau Deco Bodycon Dress

// Retro Dot Surplice Romper

//Mesh-Trimmed Bodycon Dress

I’ve been aching for the deco & mesh trimmed bodycon dresses for a while now, especially after seeing them both on fellow bloggers.  They’re fabulous for evening occasions & the playsuit is perfect for day!

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// Geo Faux Leather Cuff

// Subtle Geo Midi Rings

// Cutout Crescent Necklace

I love the gold & faux leather cuff, as I generally love geometric patterns, especially in jewelry, but I also already have the matching earrings! I really like the simple shapes on this set of midi rings and that bib necklace is AWESOME!

6th row left to right

// Goddess Cutout Swimsuit

// Polka Dot Bow Shorts

// Midnight Mesh Swimsuit

Last but not least for summer, swimsuits and shorts!!  I am severely lacking in both as of right meow.  I really love all the fatkini’s going around, but for myself, personally, I still like a one piece and these two black numbers are right up my alley!!  They’re both classy, but each have a special feature on each one.  I also like black swimsuits {or darker, solid colours} as they’re a bit mysterious and sexy as well!  And, how CUTE are these shorts?!!  Polka dots…bows…high waisted…I want them so BAD!!!

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