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J.Crew Swimsuit Lust

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie buddies.

Sorry for the late posting. Today was my penultimate day of work and my brain is a bit fried from all the loose ends that need tying up.

Today I wanted to show you the swimsuit that is currently intriguing me.

JCrew Off the shoulder tank

JCrew Off the shoulder tank

Gorgeous isn’t it?

The single shoulder is revealing and offsets the full coverage of the rest of the suit. The ruching is really flattering and as always, I love the colour :)

I just wish J.Crew would feed their models up a bit and definitely lay off of the photoshop. It’s pretty ridiculous!

Their thighs will never come close to touching, even if the models scissor their legs. Yet they have serious cleavage… riiiight. Not so much this model, but the other models on their swimsuit page. I’m a better airbrush artist than this and I only play around giving myself extra phantom arms and ears. {what? don’t judge :) }

I’m surprised people aren’t boycotting based on their marketing pictures, but there you have it. I still like the swimsuit, but I can’t buy it and support that kind of crappy female imagery.

Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy the heat and sunshine.

Cheers,

Maggie

Kiss Me Deadly Does Swimwear!

Shake a tail feather my friends... this day is worth celebrating!

Shake a tail feather my friends… this day is worth celebrating!

Hallooooo Friday! Won’t you join me in a happy Friday dance my darling Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

It couldn’t come fast enough this week, that waterpark has been gurgling my name and distracting me all week.

So, I decided not to fight it and just let myself cruise around on the internetz and see what lovely swimwear related things I could churn up and lo and behold…POOF…I found that Kiss Me Deadly has brought out a line of vintage styled swimsuits!

Kiss Me Deadly Swimwear

Kiss Me Deadly Swimwear

Gorgeous right? I Know!!!!

{on a quick side note, I love the pirate theme they’re using. Are they being cheeky or expressing their support for the FSM movement?}

Kiss Me Deadly White Bikini

Kiss Me Deadly White Bikini

Love the high waist and cute as a button bikini top of this two piece.

Kiss Me Deadly Tropical Kitten Bikini

Kiss Me Deadly Tropical Kitten Bikini

Excellent name don’t you think? Tropical Kitten?

Kiss Me Deadly Jojo Check Swimsuit

Kiss Me Deadly Jojo Check Swimsuit

Hands down my favourite of all the designs. I love the playsuit cut, the checkered fabric… this is the perfect swimsuit as far as I am concerned.

Kiss Me Deadly Hibiscus Kitten Bikini

Kiss Me Deadly Hibiscus Kitten Bikini

Lovely.

Kiss Me Deadly Delores Swimsuit

Kiss Me Deadly Delores Swimsuit

This is a strong contender for my most favourite, which is odd, because I’m usually not a fan of ruching in a one piece swimsuit. But the colour is dazzling, the halter neckline is so flattering… it just works.

I still love the Jojo Check the best… but it’s pretty close! Wish me luck tomorrow…Fingers crossed for great weather and nice, polite crowds… :)

Cheers,

Maggie

Wahhhhhh! Hate when that happens. Everyday this week too!

Wahhhhhh! Hate when that happens. Everyday this week too!

Phew, it’s finally Thursday my dearest Swimwear and Lingerie friends. Which means that it’s finally closer to Friday… and not a moment too soon!

I’m rather looking forward to this weekend. Why you may ask?

Because I get to wear my new Panache swimsuit that I bought at the end of last season and STILL haven’t had a chance to break in!!!!!

Panache Monroe Tankini

Panache Monroe Tankini

Eep, I’m so excited… does it show?

...but only when I'm really, really excited!

…but only when I’m really, really excited!

I’m going to a water park and am looking forward to not feeling completely self conscious because my boobs are in imminent danger of escaping my swim top and tragically altering my trajectory on a water side!

Wheeeee!!!!!!

Wheeeee!!!!!!

But enough about my super-fun plans this weekend, let’s get down to our Fitting Tip Thursday topic.

I'm pumped, are you pumped?

I’m pumped, are you pumped?

Today’s tip is a neat one.

Have you ever tried on a bra and felt that special pinch of your incredibly delicate underarm tissue as the underwire seems to reach around and up?

Owwwww!!! That's really painful and sooooo very uncomfortable. Don't let this happen to your poor little armpits... they get little enough care and respect as it is!

Owwwww!!! That’s really painful and sooooo very uncomfortable. Don’t let this happen to your poor little armpits… they get little enough care and respect as it is!

It’s the same feeling as when that really skeevy kid in grade two, you know the one… they never fought fair and were always pulling the really low down moves…used to pinch you for no reason at all and then somehow YOU always got into trouble by the end of the ordeal.

THAT feeling.

No pinchy my pudge!!!

No pinchy my pudge!!!

That’s not a good thing and that won’t go away with wear and tear and breaking in.

It means that the cup isn’t the right shape for your breasts and/or that the cup size is too small and the underwire is trying to cling onto breast tissue that isn’t contained within the cup or the cup size is too big for your frame (you may have a petite frame) and the underwire is trying to hold in breast tissue that isn’t there.

Try a different cup style like a balcony or demi cup and try on several different types because cup size and style is defined differently by different brands and even within the same brand.

{which makes for really frustrating shopping, so schedule a pedi for right after to take the edge off!}

Love, love, love! This image from Secrets From Your Sister

Love, love, love! This image from Secrets From Your Sister

Either, way don’t let your supportive clothing pinch and hurt. That’s not their job… it still belongs to the snotty-nosed kid that tormented you in grade two.

Cheers,

Maggie

Bettie B Dangerous Nathalie 2 Piece Suit

Bettie B Dangerous Nathalie 2 Piece Suit

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie buddies.

Can you smell that? No, not thaaaat. ew

Sponge Bob Smelly Pants

Sponge Bob Smelly Pants

Spring is in the air and right after that comes SUMMER!!!!

Wahoooo, I can’t wait my dears. I’m very excited for this warm season. I have big plans for my swimwear and it looks like they include a little bit of shopping too!

Oh... right, never mind. Can I live vicariously through your expenditures?

Oh... right, never mind. Can I live vicariously through your expenditures?

Since it’s Free For All Friday, I thought we’d take a look through the new collection from Bettie B Dangerous!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Awnya"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Awnya"

They have the best tagline too! Sweet. Sexy. Dangerous.
Bettie B Dangerous Swimwear.

You’ve seen her suits mentioned before here because she has an amazing design sense with full on, retro-girly awesomeness. I really can’t say enough about them.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Belle Orzo"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Belle Orzo"

Nikki’s new line is called the “2012 Passport to Bettie B Dangerous Collection” and it’s a pretty sweet line up of 12 different suits that are bound to attract some major attention this summer!

Bettie B Dangerous Camille 2 Piece 2012

Bettie B Dangerous Camille 2 Piece 2012

In her own words, Nikki describes the new collection as; “fun, flirty, and feminine! A look that any modern pin up would love to wear around town!!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Marie Antoinette" 2 piece

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Marie Antoinette" 2 piece

Colors range from pretty pastels to bright bodacious bolds!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Kuta"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Kuta"

They’ve even added some bells and whistles to each suit to help make the Dangerous Bettie stand out in any bash she attends!”

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Nusa Dua"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Nusa Dua"

Excited yet? Wait ’till you see the rest of the pictures :)

They're pretty cool, but let's pace ourselves with the ZOMGs Mmmmkay?

They're pretty cool, but let's pace ourselves with the ZOMGs Mmmmkay?

The designs were inspired by some of their favorite places to visit.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Bali Sunset"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Bali Sunset"

Such places as the lush green landscapes of Bali, the sparkling orange sunsets found on the peninsulas in Italy and the chic Parisian on holiday in St. Tropez.

Sadly inspired by Bali suits are the closest I'm going to get to Bali anytime soon! Either way, I'd be wearing an awesome suit though.

Sadly inspired by Bali suits are the closest I'm going to get to Bali anytime soon! Either way, I'd be wearing an awesome suit though.

They take pride in the fact that their suits are each designed and produced in limited quantity in the United States.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Clodagh"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Clodagh"

They come in sizes XS to L with some styles available in Extra Large.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Lollie"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Lollie"

She’s staying true to the retro shaping and playing with color blocking and cut outs too!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Giovanna"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Giovanna"

I think this bright yellow ruched one piece is my favourite.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Toscano Sol"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Toscano Sol"

Now that it’s warming up, have you been dusting off your suits? Figured out if you’ll be grabbing any new ones to update the wardrobe?

Any of these tickle your fancy? Let me know what you think about them, I bet Nikki would love to hear your review of the new collection too. Simply pop your thoughts into the comments section and share away!

Cheers,

Maggie

Hiya Swimwear and Lingerie freaks.

I gotta tell you, it’s been a heck of a week for me. Quite frankly, I need sleep, rest and a good belly laugh. Not necessarily in that order. So with no further ado, I give you, I love Lucy- The Ballet Lesson.

{You may be wondering how this is related to swimwear and lingerie… well, you see she’s wearing a ballet costume that looks very much like a heavily blinged out, bodysuit, super sequiny swimsuit or… bah, she’s wearing a bodysuit, close enough, and besides, she makes me giggle}

I feel a bit better now, how about you? FYI, I did try to find a sleepwear or lingerie themed episode… strangely enough they didn’t show a lot of skin back then, and anything to do with sleeping involved a lot of bedjackets, hair nets, robes, slippers and those ridiculous elf hats. I did try though.

Cheers,

Maggie

Hi Swimwear and Lingerie freaks!

Welcome to Pin-Up Wednesday. Today we have a lovely blonde beauty in a form-fitting red swimsuit with the most beautiful Victory Roll hairstyle.

Enjoy :)

Cheers,

Maggie

Hello and Happy Monday Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies.

It is a long weekend here in Canada-land and as such I only have a brief posting for you today… I’m on holiday and loving every minute of it!

So to start us off, I decided on the theme for this “Must Have Monday” post due to the need for a super comfy, totally function-able yet breathtakingly awesome piece of swimming attire. So not so much lingerie today but definitely heavy on the swimwear.

Let me show you the also-rans that I really love but weren’t quite special enough for the ultimate Must Have spotlight… I gleaned each of these beauties from Seafolly. For more information about the Australian Swimwear Line pop on over here, to get right to the visuals, read on.

Seafolly Separates D-DD Underwire Halter Bra and Twist Band Hipster Boyleg Pant

Seafolly Separates D-DD Underwire Halter Bra and Twist Band Hipster Boyleg Pant

I adore the boy leg cut of the pants and the halter styling of the top would balance my shoulders and curviness beautifully, BUT this isn’t the one I adore the most.

Seafolly Matt Separates Fixed Moulded Tri and Tie Side Pant with Frill

Seafolly Matt Separates Fixed Moulded Tri and Tie Side Pant with Frill

Now, this one really surprised the heck out of me… I generally have a fairly firm “no pink” rule on my wardrobe choices… but dang if the frills and stylish cut aren’t overruling my pink prejudice…. who knew?

Seafolly Boyleg Maillot

Seafolly Boyleg Maillot

This one was a hugely strong contender… it has the vintage swimwear styling that I love and it has a cool print and interesting construction… throw in the boy leg and it should have won… but it didn’t. Curiouser and curioser…

Are you ready for the big reveal?

Well here it is… I’m not sure why I find this swimwsuit so beguiling.

Seafolly Matt Separates

Seafolly Matt Separates

It could be the strapless nature of the top, the quasi-skirt of the bottom, it definitely has something to do with the totally retro feel of the style and the adorable print. I love the frill at the top and the structured feel of the bodice… all in all, I just really really want it… and not just because I could justify buying the wicked cool swimsuit cover-up below to go with it… though that could have had something to do with the decision.

Seafolly Hudson Dress

Seafolly Hudson Dress

Cheers,

Maggie

Ps. Have an excellent Holiday weekend if you’re Canadian… if you’re not, sorry about your luck but you can daydream while you check out Seafolly’s swimwear collection!

Halle Berry Works This Suit

Halle Berry Works This Suit

Happy Tuesday my Swimwear and Lingerie Peeps!

Yah, thats right I said “Happy” Tuesday. You know why? Because every day of the week CAN be happy, not just Fridays and I am going to keep hammering that home until we all accept it. Gosh Golly Darn It!

{Eep, look at me cursing all Amishish…Sorry for the strong language folks, I’ll try to keep my happy
passion in check}

Amish Swimwear ?

Amish Swimwear ?

…and we’re back.

{blink blink…what? Burned into your retinas you say? Surely you’re exaggerating…}

Shake it off, shake it off…stop crying… the image will fade from your mind.. repeat after me, You are NOT permanently scarred by what you have just seen! Fine… I’m sorry.

C’mon, it was either that or a dirty leprechaun in a mankini joke. I think we can all agree that I made a wise-ish choice.

For once, our Totally Retro Tuesday is a Vintage Swimwear focus rather than vintage lingerie. Refreshing right? Kinda?

Still have’t forgiven me for the mostly naked, top hat wearing dudes above, have you? Again, very sorry.

Take a quick look at our video below and you will see where the Retro in Totally Retro Tuesday comes in!

Pretty awesome pics right? I adore the early two piece swimsuits, but mostly I love the slightly naughty, definitely mischievous looks on the faces of those rebellious women! You go you bad ass chicks! Way to break down the barriers and wear whatever the heck you want!

Cheers,

Maggie

bikini

bikini

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