La Blanca one-piece swimsuit in bubble gum (comes in black and ice blue too) / La Blanca white tunic (comes in black and ice blue too) / ‘Summer Daze’ straw tote (ONLY $49!; check out ‘Pick me’ straw tote) / Hat (old; similar here and here) / Tkees flip-flops (I just ordered this color) / Sunglasses / Towel / Sunscreen for body and face / Self tanner before you go
I know what you’re thinking. She has to be out of her mind to be willing to shoot in a swimsuit. Honestly, that did cross my mind. But then I realized we all feel this way. No matter what your size, shape and age, women dread swimsuit season. So I decided to partner with Nordstrom to tackle it and bring you the best swimsuit selections!
Let’s be real. At this point in my life I no longer look for the cutest bikini. My first inkling is to find the most beautiful cover-up and then work on the one piece swim suit selection. After all, you walk around the pool and beach in the cover-up. If you are like me, you sit down on the chaise lounge chair and quickly remove the cover-up so that you don’t draw attention to yourself. I would be horrified if a wardrobe malfunction happened or anyone caught how much jiggling was actually going on.
Fortunately, Nordstrom has plenty of great selections for everyone, even those who still enjoy the bikini. What I look for in my swimsuits is lycra content. I have often joked that I wish I could wear Spanx with everything, including swimwear. There are some brands that actually perform this with a high lycra content. Look for brands like Miraclesuit and La Blanca for that level of control. This beautiful twist front bandeau one-piece is from LaBlanca and has a removable strap. It comes in pink, ice blue and black and fits true to size (I always size up one size in a one piece). I also love this pink one. I really got out of my comfort zone by selecting bright pink as I would usually purchase a black one-piece swimsuit. But I really love it! The La Blanca white cover up is the perfect length to cover everything in case you head to lunch at the ocean front restaurant. But be sure to check out this romper, longer cover-up and this beautiful tunic too.
I found so many great pieces that I am linking everything below by category. So whether you are planning your trip to 30A, the Caribbean, the country club or just hanging out in your own pool and back yard, I’ve got you covered (pun intended!). And don’t forget the sunscreen!
Happy weekend! Memorial Day is only a week away so get your swimsuits now. xoxo – Tanya
P.S. I thought about leaving the cover-up on for all the photos but then that wouldn’t be honest.
Beach bags, Hats and Sunglasses
Photo: Mary Hafner
Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All selections and opinions are my own.Tags: beach, cover up, fashion, memorial day weekend, nordstrom, ocean, summer, sun, swim, swimsuits, vacation