It's that time of year when those little reminders of summer start popping up for this native California girl - the smell of Coppertone, the end of the school year, the trying on of bathing suits . . .
. . . it's that last bit that makes the prospect of summer a bit (a lot) more terrifying, isn't it? I may have switched modes from beach bunny to poolside mama, but I still want to look chic - ok, ok, let's realistically go with presentable - at toddler swim class.
|Splendid "Carnival" Halter Top & Boy Shorts - enough coverage for toddler chasing without sacrificing the cute|
Enter Swim Spot, an online retailer specializing in not just women's swimwear for some of my favorite designer swimwear brands - Ella Moss, Splendid, and Reef, for starters - but also finding just the right swimwear for your body type.
When Swim Spot contacted me, I was immediately struck by this common sense, yet all too rare, approach to swimsuit shopping. As a "pear shape" who struggles in conventional stores to find a bathing suit that fits both my (little) top and my (less little, ahem) bottom, I especially love their "Fit Specialist" advice and videos tailored to different body shapes. The videos accompanying many of the suits, which allow you to see how each one looks on an actual person, are an incredibly helpful tool too.
On that figure friendly note, many of the two-pieces are sold separately - another outstanding feature for those of us who may be two different sizes for top and bottom - with the "Bikini Builder" feature:
There are so many fun Swim Spot choices . . . I'm definitely ordering that Splendid suit up above, but here are a few more of my absolute favorites Pretties. Yes, I've basically translated my sailor tee Mom-O-Flage to a similarly colorful, be-striped poolside look:
|Nautica "Schooner" Halter Top & "Belted Retro" Bikini Bottom|
|Splendid "Carnival" Bandeau Top & Bikini Bottom - oh, to be in my beach bunny twenties again . . .|
|Nautica "Under the Sea" Tunic|
|Splendid "Carnival" Tunic|
Rules for Entry:
1) Follow me via that Google Connect thingy to the left if you haven't already;
2) For one entry - leave me ONE COMMENT, and one comment only, including an email address or other valid means of getting in touch with you;
3) For one additional entry - like Swim Spot on Facebook; include the fact that you've liked them in your one comment
Entries will close at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 27th. A winner will be selected via Random.org, and I will announce the winner here on Tuesday, May 29th and put you in touch with the Swim Spot Pretties then. Whatever else I've forgotten to mention here, I'll make up the rules for in my sole and wildly unreasonable discretion. Thank you for understanding.
Don't forget to also check out the Swim Spot giveaways happening on two of my favorite blogs, Shasta Anne and Diary of a Domestic Failure - cute swimwear for all!
That's it. Easy - almost as easy as predicting that I'll order something from Swim Spot involving stripes. Happy Memorial Day weekend, and good luck!