Swimsuit Shopping

I enjoy swimsuit shopping and I typically use it as a post-Christmas winter treat while planning a warm weather getaway. This year, however, is a bit different. I mean, summer is almost here and this is definitely the longest we’ve ever gone without traveling with absolutely no plans in the books. Still, I decided to treat myself to my yearly swimsuit shopping ritual because TRADITION IS TRADITION. And even though the only place I will probably wear this in the immediate future is my children’s blow-up pool, that’s good enough for me! It’s not like I don’t know how to make a margarita at home. 🙂

Two pieces // 

I love a high-waisted two piece and it’s forever been my go-to! They are so flattering and easy to wear.


Something trendy //

I think swimwear is a good place to experiment with trends, color and patterns you wouldn’t normally wear. I mean, why not?


Pro tip: If you get a swimsuit that has zero lining but you still love it, wear these under your suit. I have a ton of swimsuits with zero lining and these make me feel a little more comfortable.

The one piece, AKA “mom swimsuit” // 

To me, a “mom swimsuit” has nothing to do with wanting to cover myself up or feeling insecure, and everything to do with finding a style that my children can’t rip off my body. My kids are INTENSE in the pool (lol) and if it’s possible for them to expose my bare boobs they 100% will. Nobody needs that. So for certain places like family trips, hotels, or the good ole YMCA, I prefer a swimsuit that really stays put. It has a place in my swimsuit collection for sure.



Kiddo swimwear //

I have a few tried and true favorite shops! Rylee + Cru (my top choice for a boy suit, but I also saw a few cute kiddo trunks at Target) also makes women’s suits if you want to match. Hanna Andersson has my absolute favorite swimsuits, especially if you are looking for a cute rash guard style (I probably buy 50% of my kids total wardrobe from this shop—it’s very sweet!). I also love the kids suits from Kortni Jeane.



Other pool stuff // 

Shop my favorite sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and more below:



Happy swimsuit season! xx- Elsie

  • Who makes the suit your wearing in the top picture? It’s sooo cute!

  • If you’re crochet obsessed like me “Anna Kosturova” on Ebay or Poshmark. Cheaper and look how cute this one I just scored is https://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Anna-Kosturova-Crochet-Regatta-String-Bikini-Top-Hipster-Shorts-Set-sz-M/323793860975?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144 🙂

  • I wish they would make a bra/swim top combo. Some of us need lots of support and I haven’t found a swimsuit that does a very good job. I’m covering up with shorts and a long sleeved shirt, anyway- I just want a swim like bra! (And I know that some people try. I have not found one that is really, really good for a well-endowed woman. Or a buxom Buccaneer as we used to call ourselves.)

  • Such a cute selection ! Loving all this inspiration for this summer

  • All these swimsuits are so so cute! Definitely grabbing several!


  • Gorgeous swimsuits! I don’t always feel comfortable in a bikini, so I nice swimsuit is the ideal these days

  • I love Swimsuits For All for my own shopping, I’ve gotten a swimsuit for “real” swimming (i.e. hold everything in) there but this year I managed to get a bikini from the newest Gabifresh collection before it sold out! Sfa has such a great selection and is so size inclusive too. Normally I get my kiddo suits at Target but this year I did matching suits for my girls from Primary since they were having a sale!

    • I absolutely laughed out loud when you said your kids would expose your bare boobs in the pool because that was ONE HUNDRED PERCENT my experience last year and I about died. This year I looked for tops that legit zipped up the back so there would be no slips ? I never thought I’d wear a mom suit but I learned the hard way why they can be necessary. Your picks are so cute and I will have to check out some of those brands!

  • This is a fun post! I love scallops and I’ve been eye balling some tie dye suits this year. I felt validated to see them both represented here! I love the idea of using swimsuits to try new trends.

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