Last week's post had me thinking about one-piece swimsuits. I only own one that I bought several summers ago while I was nannying, immediately after discovering the kids liked to pull down on my bikini bottoms for leverage! It's just a simple black tank I scrounged up at Old Navy, and I don't think I've worn it since that summer.
But, even though I generally prefer a two piece (easier to fit, easier to pee!), there are some days that wearing a bikini around all those 19 year olds at North Avenue Beach do not work for me. So, here are a bunch of one-piece bathing suits that don't feel Grandma-y* and feel more like a styling choice rather than a cover-up job.
*There's one little romper in there that leans a little Grandma-y if you consider it a swimsuit. But it reads more like a scandalously short romper than can get wet, to me. You don't even need a cover up!
I'm posting this outfit on April Fool's Day because a style blogger in Uggs is a bit of a joke. Out of desperation for something to wear to/from Bar Method in the winter, I bought a pair of $14 purple faux-Uggs. I quickly wore those out - and it was definitely not because I was working out a lot! It pained me to spend real Ugg money on such ugly shoes, but I finally bit the bullet. AND NOW I CAN'T TAKE THEM OFF. My black Uggs paired with Magic Pants is my official uniform until Spring. Sorry not sorry.
Remember when I said I was on the lookout for a velvet tuxedo blazer? Well, the shopping gods were in my favor on the day I found this beauty at a suburban Ann Taylor. I was returning some boots I ordered online, and while Jill was making her own return, I perused the large sale section. I squealed and shouted across the store my delight! (I could've gone for a size down, but this was the only one in the whole store.) Success!
I bought this ridiculous "diamond" necklace as an option to wear during my bridal shower/bachelorette weekend. I didn't wear it, and I figured it would eventually go into the costume or giveaway pile. But something about this simple jeans and tee outfit was begging for some interest. And in some inexplicable way, the necklace doesn't seem so ridiculous here.
I wore this outfit several times (usually with my velvet combat boots) before I finally got around to photographing it! This dress is an insanely flattering/comfortable sample from friend of a friend Brooke's line Blank Nation Apparel. Brooke's clothes are all cool pieces that are both comfortable and affordable (holla!).
Blank Nation dress (on sale for $20!!!!) // Forever 21 vest // eBay necklace // ? fleece tights // Kenneth Cole Reaction boots
This is what's on my radar this week: high rise jeans (like, right below the belly button, not up to the bra!), super comfortable summer shoes, and a sophisticated, flattering bathing suit option for those days when a bikini is just not happening.