Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sailboats by the Sea















Hello there! I feel like a whole new girl after a beautiful, sunny, warm, breezy day by the sea. Isn't it glorious what a difference the sunshine can make? I sure hope this weather lasts. It was so nice and peaceful being at the beach early in the morning on a weekday- I only saw about three other people. And all the different shades of green and blue water playing off the light were mesmerizing. I waited weeks for a day like this, to go out and photograph some nice seaside images, and getting a new swimsuit made me even more excited.

You guys...I am really picky with swimsuits...I buy one, like, once every four years and wear it until it falls apart. I never like how they fit me, I rarely see a style that excites me, and I usually just buy a top and wear it with some generic waterproof skort thing I pilfered from the swimsuit bin at my parents'. I am so. excited. about this swimsuit. It is olive green, first of all, instead of a tacky neon 'summer' green, and I feel like a nice neutral coloured swimsuit is hard to find. It has a cute, simple print. Sailboats, people. It has unique details, like the grecian style single strap, and the fact that the strap is a braid that runs across the bodice. AND it fits perfectly- the bottoms are a great cut and the torso is just the right length.

When DownEast contacted me about reviewing an item from their store, I was very excited to find out that I could pick anything, even from the swim section- and once I came across this one I was completely smitten. Once it arrived and I tried in on and took it out to the beach I was even more enthralled. I don't think I've ever actually been so excited about an overall swimsuit design. it's the perfect mix of interesting, fun, unique, and elegant.

swimsuit- downeast
sunglasses- beacon's closet


  1. This seriously looks like it was specifically made FOR you! These shots make me reminisce about home, I grew up in a small coastal town in New Jersey but moved to Colorado two years ago! If you ever want to take a little road trip from NYC, I highly suggest the little beach town of Ocean Grove- very quaint and lots of character!
    Happy Thursday,
    xo Hannah

  2. wow looks so pretty where you are, where are you actually? I can't wait for July it will be my turn to be on the beach in Santa-Monica! Love the swimsuit ;)

  3. Wow that suit looks really great on you. The cut is perfect!! And I'm with ya on the green color issue, I definitely prefer a more neutral green as opposed to that bright summer great as far as swimsuits go.

    Cup of Tea

  4. very cute!! you are adorable... no doubts about it!

    love, polly :)

  5. These photos are lovely. I'm especially smitten with the last one. That one looks like it belongs in an ad for a fun clothing company. :)

    Et tu, tutu?

  6. Wow, the swimsuit really suits you! You have such a great figure too! Love the last photo!

    Ash :o)

  7. now THAT'S body confidence! You're beautiful :-) x

  8. what an amazing suit! love the single strap and you look just wonderful in it!

  9. I have been dying over that swimming suit. I love that you did a post on it, it is wonderful. You look great! Have a great weekend!

  10. Oh wow! You look great! Love the swim suit on you so much. Also thanks for your video tips. Saved me a lot of research trouble. I think a fancy smart phone will be the perfect option for me.

  11. wowee, you look beautiful, love! the swimsuit really fits you well and it's so flattering on you. i'm glad you got a day of sunshine - it really does make all the difference!

  12. that IS a pretty amazing swim suit. You look lovely in it

  13. These photos are so pretty! you look so sweet and effortless! It's refreshing!
    Thank you for the school related comment you left on my blog! I feel your pain and it's nice to hear others opinions and thought on the matter!

  14. gorgeous bathing suit! Love the pictures ;)

  15. Lovely pictures. You look amazing in the swim suit - it's such a pretty design. Ah, these photos are making me impatient for the holidays - I'm longing for a sunny day at the beach! X

  16. Kathryn this bathing suit was such a great choice, the print and cut are lovely. Gorgeous photos too, so awesome you had the beach pretty much to yourself.

  17. I love this bikini so much!

  18. what a fun bathing suit! i like its one strap and asymmetrical-ness. looks like so much fun on the beach. i discovered you on chictopia today and just wanted to say hi on your blog! :)

    it would make me happy if you visited too!
    pandaphilia style

  19. Nice swimsuit and your pictures are beautiful ! :)

    Kisses :3

  20. It looks like so much fun! I love the swimsuit.

  21. That last picture is absolute perfection. And the swimsuit top style is so unique.

  22. What a great swimsuit and really pretty pictures too. I love the unique color and the print on it. It looks fantastic on you!