Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A Dip in the Pool

One thing that you may or may not know about me is that I don't wear bikini's. That has, however, opened up my world to a lot of cute tankinis and one piece swimsuits.

When Swimwear365 offered me a swimsuit for my holiday, I was so excited. The website is filled with a lot of cute styles and different colours, so there is something for everyone, from gorgeously printed bikini's, to fashionable cover ups and accessories. What's perfect is that you can get a swimsuit in your normal size (eg 10, 12 etc), then you can add your bust size, making it an absolute perfect fit.

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(Panda eyes: that's what happens when you go swimming in make up!)

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I settled on a really cute black tankini. I love the ruches at the front and the halter straps give it a perfect vintage feel!
It's really comfortable and flexible as well, making it perfect to swim in. I'm not one of those people who just sits by the edge of the pool; I like getting in the water, ruining my hair and maks up, and do some proper full on intense laps, before taking a break and doing it again. That's why I need something that I can really move around in. This tankini set is definitely perfect for this, and also looks great on. Stylish and practical: that's what I like!

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The picture above is me at my happiest. Chilling in the pool; the sun in my face; a cool pair of Ray Bans; and a good book (I, Lucifer). I will eventually switch to some kind of an e-reader, but this is why I love real books: I can have them in the water, without being worried about damaging them. So what if it get's wet! 

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Don't worry, I know that my jeans weren't on properly. And I'll tell you this: it's not easy switching from sunglasses to normal glasses on a sunny day. My choices were to either see clearly, but get blinded by the sun, or have the sunshine muted, but have everything blurry. I should probably invest in prescription sunglasses...or find contacts that can be worn underwater.

What would you wear by the pool?

Sherin xx

23 comments:

yiqin; said...

you look fab <3

Nidhi Mahajan said...

You look great! Conatacts that can be worn underwater seems like a great idea! ;)

Johanna said...

Lovely swimwear :) It definitely has a vintage feeling to it, and it looks great on you :) xoxo <3

Lizzy said...

I love the slightly retro feel of this cossie, but the effect is understated and really cool. Perfect! I'm no good at relaxing by pools - I'm always the one mucking about and splashing everyone trying to sunbathe :).

monica said...

love the tankini, especially since it pulls double duty as a tank

Laura said...

OH, YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!:x

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love your swimsuit - the ruching is adorable!

I'm all about bandeau top bikinis in bright colors lately! :)

✿Cathie✿ said...

Glad to see there's another girl who refuses to wear bikinis! ;) Your tankini is so cute, although they wouldn't look good on me.

agu-incredible said...

nice one :)

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

You look great! It has a retro look to it ;) I don't like bikinis either.

And that's ONE of the MANY reasons I love books as well!

Elle Sees said...

Love the vintage look of this

Aniqah said...

Lol I so have this problem with seeing when I swim - I'm just completely blind!=D..lovely tankini x

Natalie Leung said...

great day at the pool! looking very sweet! now following <3

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Wow, this brand looks incredible - and I love the sizing idea! I need stuff I can actually swim in every day, as every day I do lengths in the pool!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is an adorable suit!! I love the tankini idea. I think I need one this summer!

Clare said...

Such a chic suit!! It is youthful but still modest and classy :)

Camelia said...

So cute! Black swimsuits are so chic. I have a cute bathingsuit with a ruffle and one shoulder. I want a retro high waisted one, they're so cute. You look like you're having a lovely time! :)

xo,
camelia
whateverismarveloustoday.blogspot.com

Jai'me said...

Panda eyes? *laughs* You look fine and the tankini looks great on you! Looks like you are having a pretty good holiday - must feel good to enjoy some real warmth!

Ria said...

I've been looking for a swimsuit like this for ages. I don't really go to the pool, I prefer the sea! I wear my sunglasses, bathing suit and a sundress usually.
You look gorgeous!
xx

Karen said...

Very pretty! If you ever want to wear a bikini, check out Swim Shells cover ups that can be worn in the water! Cute and comfy! http://www.swimshells.com
Karen

Maria said...

I do like bikinis but recently I have been really drawn to swimsuits, they jyst seem to be so glamourous!

Maria xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

That's such a cute tankini! I think my bikini days should finally be over... but I kind of hang on to them. xoxo

Ocean Dreams said...

Okay silly question...is there such a thing as wearing contacts under water? That would be so cool - I have the problem too!

Love your suit and cute jean shorts too...I just bought a one piece that I really like and I plan on wearing it when I go to AZ to dog sit next week. A tankini suit seems like a great suit to wear too.

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