Tag Archive: Swimwear


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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ }

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

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Life’s a Beach!

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie Folk!

The weather is supposed to be amazing around these parts, so I’m thinking a little beachy time may be in order. Hope you like the inspiration.

Life's a beach, so get out there and live it this weekend!

Life’s a beach, so get out there and live it this weekend!

Grab what you have and put yourself out there.

I dare you πŸ™‚

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… πŸ™‚

Cheers,

Maggie

Shake a tail folks! It's Friday!

Shake a tail folks! It’s Friday!

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

I was just thinking how it’s really freakin’ hot outside and how I loathe swimsuit shopping in general.

So very stinking hot outside!

So very stinking hot outside!

So, knowing that I would rather get a recreational mamogram, than voluntarily go through the soul crushing process of finding a swimsuit, in a style I like, in a price point that won’t kill my budget and that shows off all my attributes while camoflaging my less than pointy parts…

The fact that I’m ravenously coveting everysingle design from What Katie Did‘s Swimwear Collection should tell you plenty!

What Katie Did- Retro Swimwear

What Katie Did- Retro Swimwear

Squeee! Isn’t it retro-awesome?

What Katie Did Bikini in Claret and Cream

What Katie Did Bikini in Claret and Cream

Isn’t the deep red and cream striking in that matte fabric? I luvs it!

Now check out this “Black Tie” Swimsuit

What Katie Did Black Tie Swimsuit- One Piece

What Katie Did Black Tie Swimsuit- One Piece

I even prefer it over the super cute two piece… which is saying something because that little skirted bottom on the two piece is really, really flattering.

What Katie Black Tie Bikini

What Katie Black Tie Bikini

You know what though? That striking red and cream suit comes in a one piece that has just jumped to the front of my want list. Look at the classic detailing and lines. It’s so very figure flattering and fun… yup I’m definitely in deep smit with it.

What Katie Did 2012 Swimsuit- Psst, it comes in the light blue pictured waaaay above and also in black!

What Katie Did 2012 Swimsuit- Psst, it comes in the light blue pictured waaaay above and also in black!

Last but certainly not least we have the Classic Swimsuit in Black. I think the rear view is even more flattering than the front. What about you?

What Katie Did Classic Swimsuit in Black

What Katie Did Classic Swimsuit in Black

Could you rock these styles on a beach near you this season?

My only hold out would be due to the fact the tea-coloured water in my lake might not agree with the light coloured trim… So I would have to have one suit for dry land fun and one for swimming silliness. Doesn’t seem like a bad thing to me!

Cheers,

Maggie

This is an older picture but a great representation of their diverse and fun range!

This is an older picture but a great representation of their diverse and fun range!

IIIIIIITTTTTTTT’s Friday Swimwear and Lingerie friends!

Let’s see if I can post something this Friday without suprememely pissing anyone off!

Hmm, not really my style, but I'll give it a go, if it means not having to respond to hysterical rants mid weekend!

Hmm, not really my style, but I’ll give it a go, if it means not having to respond to hysterical rants mid weekend!

See? I can be reasonable when my free time is threatened!

Yah, I have to agree with good old Hattie. It's way more fun to just be myself... never mind. I doubt I'll do anything controversial, certainly wasn't trying to last weekend, but I won't actively avoid it either.

Yah, I have to agree with good old Hattie. It’s way more fun to just be myself… never mind. I doubt I’ll do anything controversial, certainly wasn’t trying to last weekend, but I won’t actively avoid it either.

So let’s take a look at Seafolly‘s Summer 2012 Collection.

Aren’t the designs freakin’ amazing?

I know right?

I'm all Regina George on this collection!

I’m all Regina George on this collection!

My personal favourites from the video are;

The blue V neck tunic cover-up, which I can’t seem to find a decent picture of. But it has the sweet white detailing along the V neck and is lovely deep blue shade.

The naughty nautical blue stripe boyleg,

Seafolly Pin Up Boyleg Maillot, this is the one I would totally go nuts for!

Seafolly Pin Up Boyleg Maillot, this is the one I would totally go nuts for!

the strapless bliss playsuit,

Seafolly Bliss Playsuit

Seafolly Bliss Playsuit

The stripey swimsuits,

Seafolly Summer Stripe DD Halter

Seafolly Summer Stripe DD Halter

The strapless bikini with the low rise frilly-skirted bottom,

Seafolly Mini Tube and Hipster Pant with Frill

Seafolly Mini Tube and Hipster Pant with Frill

There’s even more to love on the website like this to-die-for Longline bustier two piece in red gingham…. {eep longlines in swimwear… oh be still my beating heart!}

Seafolly Sophia Long Line Bustier, WANT!

Seafolly Sophia Long Line Bustier, WANT!

I’m definitely excited for swimming weather and wish the cottage lake would hurry the heck up and get warm!

Cheers,

Maggie

Hiya Swimwear and Lingerie fans.

I’ve come to the realization that I won’t be eligible for a vacation yet again this year and am now seriously pining for the beach.

Typical right?

In order to pacify my pathetic need to want what I can’t have, I’ve found a lovely little beach pin up for our viewing pleasure.

She has a pretty sweet little swimwsuit on {how awesome are those bottome? they look good and look comfortable too!} and I’m actually really digging her rather clompy foot wear choice, too.

I like that she hasn’t been given the Jessica Rabbit proportions favoured by some artists and instead is working her look with just a smirky little smile.

Until further notice, I’ll be pretending to be her, so if you see me outside eating my lunch on the corporate lawn, pretending to adjust the ties on my bottoms… just shrug and mark it up to a serious lack of down time.

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 πŸ™‚

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

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie Fans!!! Wahoooo the weekend is officially here!

It’s Free-for-All Friday and I was thinking about how we never really seem to focus on swimwear anymore, and by “we”, I of course mean “Me”. So very sorry about this grave oversight.

Then I started trying to think of ways to rectify such a glaring mistake and lo and behold… I had an epiphany!!!! What’s more swimwear-ish then Baywatch? And I’m talking classic, super music-video-esque early Nineties Baywatch too!

Now get your popcorn ready and thank your lucky stars that retro swimwear seems to have abolished these ridiculously high-cut legs. If these women can’t make them look good, then it’s pretty safe to say that no one can!

So, with no further delay, I present you Baywatch doing what Baywatch does best… “The Montage” {and it’s set to one of my favourite artists too! Gotta love Enya!}

Great way to start off the weekend right? I know! Big shout out to my main man David Hasselhof! You rocked every single episode my friend! Well done on ya!

Cheers,

Maggie

Bra Comedy A La Maggie

Happy Thursday my dearest darling swimwear and lingerie friends.

The weekend is so close, you can almost smell it! Or is that my bra? I’ve had a bit of a slow down in the laundry department lately and quite frankly, recycling may be good for the planet, but not when it comes to your under-jubliees.

For Fitting Tip Thursday I thought we would start a Jeff Foxworthy type of segment.

Got the idea? {I just adore the way he does the “Huuuueeeieeee” sound… I can’t do that, I try and fail big time. Maybe I just need to practice more, but I think it may have something to do with geography too}

Then here we go!

Yeeooowwww, does that look painful or what?

Yeeooowwww, does that look painful or what?

When you bend over to hug your kid or partner and they scream out in pain, because the center gore of your underwire bra just poked out their eye…

Ow... my eye! Their booby trapped... Hey,,, do you think that's where the phrase started?

Ow... my eye! Their booby trapped... Hey,,, do you think that's where the phrase started?

{Say it with me dolls!}

You might need a bra fitting.

Thank you folks, I’m here all week, don’t forget to tip your waitress πŸ™‚

Cheers,

Maggie

Happy Friday my darling Swimwear and Lingerie buddies!

We made it!!! Wahoooo! Yippeeee! Tra la la la! Let’s do a happy dance now!

Seriously! You just can’t watch that without grinning ear to ear!

I have a little swimwear humour for us today, although when I say humour, I think it falls more under the cruelly sardonic category more than anything. Frankly, I think she looks lovely and if she’s comfortable then she should wear the darn outfit with pride!

But I might be a bit sensitive about size. {and maybe about age too…} I think I need a little more Carlton to make me giggle again. He’s just awesome πŸ™‚
Cheers,

Maggie

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You’re welcome πŸ™‚