Thursday, July 22, 2010

Swimsuit Amore

While thrifting a few months ago, I stumbled across this amazing black & white polka dot sweetheart neckline & mesh bathing suit from the 50s or 60s.  It was originally for the shop but once I tried it on, I knew it belonged to me (how many times have you guys heard THAT story?).  I don't wear it all the time (we are a beach city, so I try to go to the beach as often as possible!) because I want it to stay in top condition for as long as possible, but it really is my favorite.  I know there are creepers online so I obviously didn't want to post bathing suit pictures, so I actually wore the bathing suit as a bodysuit, thew on a skirt & heels, voila! 
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thrifted bathing suit, Urban Outfitters skirt, thrifted shoes, thrifted earrings

I've been lusting after the Esther Williams suits all summer, but summer is quickly coming to an end & I suppose I will just save extra next year.. I really want a red classy one piece. Do any of you guys have an Esther Williams suit? Any thoughts?
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Well, I'm off to hunt for my perfect pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers! After going back and forth, I decided a new pair of sunglasses is ESSENTIAL before vacation! We leave in exactly 13 days...!!!


  1. That is so cute that you wore your bathing suit as a top! I have a really cute suit that is bandeau style and have wanted to wear it for the longest time as a top but wasn't sure if people would notice it was made out of swimsuit material or not, but these pictures look great!

    Also I don't have an Esther Williams swimsuit. I actually haven't heard of that brand so I'm off to check it out!

  2. Pretty pictures! I love the classiness and simplicity of the suit, and you look stunning in these pictures. I need to find the perfect suit before I go to New York later this summer -- we're thinking of going to Fire Island!


  3. It's amazing, you finding that swimsuit. It's difficult to find vintage bathing suits like that. Heaven knows I've tried a thousand times! I'm constantly looking through the swim sections for 1950s one-pieces, but I still haven't found a one. You look really great in the swimsuit from what I can tell, and I like the whole ensemble in general, you definitely made it work!

  4. Cute outfit! I love that neckline. Super flattering on you too:)

  5. Good luck finding the perfect shades. They're such statement pieces for me, especially living near the water like you do.

    And a vacation coming up!! Lucky lucky.

  6. Ooooh, your bathing suit looks so cute and I love how you made it wearable for the everyday.

  7. its been a while since i've visited your lovely blog (due to my INSANE schedule :/) but i'm glad to be catching up!

    your outfit is flirty and adorable! love the fact that you added a skirt too - no need to entice creepy online guys, haha!



  8. So clever to wear that as a top, it looks fantastic! Your hair looks great like that too...I bet you are so excited and counting down the days until Seattle!!

  9. First on your blog and I think yuor photos are gorgeous!


  10. nice pics! love the spoty dress!

  11. That swimsuit is so darling!