Saturday, July 28, 2012

Beachy Keen!

The summer season is now under way, and with summer comes vacations, and with vacations comes beach trips, and with beach trips comes bathing suits. 

*Disclaimer:  I saw this swimsuit in an ad for a French plus size site.  Unfortunately, it gave no details on what retailer carries this suit.  I would  LVoe to have it.

Earlier this summer I took a quick trip to the western coast of Florida and hung out on the Gulf of Mexico.  It was magnificent.  The sand was white and the water was sparkling blue.  As I was planning the trip, I knew there would be an official "beach day".  I realized that I needed to invest in some new swimwear since I hadn’t bought a new swimsuit in YEARS.  So of course I started my pursuit of buying the perfect swimsuit.
I ended up going with this simple black ruched-bandeau swimsuit from Old Navy.

I was quite happy with this suit which can be worn with or without the straps.  Although it does come with molded cups, I found that this suit didn’t offer my DDs the support I desired. If you’re smaller in the bust, it will work better for you.  This suit can be purchased on for $50.00-52.00 (price depends on color) and is offer in orange, black, purple, and teal in sizes ranging from 1x-4x.

In a month, I plan to return to the Gulf of Mexico for another getaway and this is the next suit I will be wearing on the lvoely Bradenton Beach:

This suit is bright, colorful, and the animal prints make it funky.  This halter suit is currently on sale for $52.50 and can also be purchased from  It is currently only available in sizes 2x-4x.
Surfs up! 
Happy Shopping, ~The Plus Size Shopaholic~ Muah!