Friday, June 15, 2012

Swimsuit Shopping

We are on a little vacation this weekend with my side of the family.  My sister sent me a text message Wednesday night telling us to bring swimsuits.  Well, crap.  The last time I bought a swimsuit was about 12 years ago and I was in high school.  There was no way I was putting that bikini on post baby.  Plus, who knows if it would even fit.  I haven't put on a swimsuit in about five years.  I bet those of you living in sunny places are currently thinking "how is that possible?" but it's pretty easy to go that long around here.
It became my mission yesterday to find swimsuits for both me and Pearl.  I didn't have the ability to find a cute one online since I needed it the next day so we went around town.  Pearl's was easy.  I needed to go to Target anyway and they had the cutest little suit in the baby section.  One down.
Then I headed home and googled all of the local stores I could think of to see what they had as options for me.  I wanted a one piece that covered as much of my stretch marks as possible while not making me look like I totally gave up on life.  Most of the one pieces I found were pretty serious "mom suits."
I finally came across Popina Swimwear online.  They had a ton of suits that looked cute and fit my criteria.  They were a little above what I wanted to spend, but when I only buy a swimsuit every 12 years I figured it wasn't too bad.  So we got in the car and headed down to the NE location.
The store was amazing.  I found a huge selection, a super helpful staff, and some of the nicest dressing rooms I have ever seen.  They even offer you drinks while you try stuff on.  Awesome.
I found the perfect swimsuit.  I've never been excited about swimwear before this purchase.  I highly recommend Popina.
-Kira

11 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I needed a new swimsuit this year, too, but I actually took one of my mom's hand-me-downs. She has good taste, luckily. I love your "without looking like I had totally given up" sentiment. Haha! ;) Hope you have a great time!

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  2. so cute! i swear, growing up, i was forced (haha.) to wear a one-piece and i hated it because i could never find a cute one. now-a-days? they're everywhere! they're taking over! haha and i love it. because mamas who've had babies need something cute to wear!

    this one is no exception :) and that baby suit is just darling!

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  3. I love the polka dots! And anywhere that will give you drinks while you shop is a good place. :) Glad you found a good suit!

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  4. yay!! I hope you take pictures of yourself in it!!

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  5. i LOVE Popina. they have really cute things and are super helpful and friendly. love the one you went with!

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  6. Cute swimsuit choices for you two :] I really love the polka dots! Swimsuit shopping can be stressful. Popina sounds like a nice place to shop.

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  8. oh my gracious, it's gorgeous! i'm so glad modest, beautiful swimsuits are back in style. what took so long?! they are beyond beautiful!

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  9. OMG it's perfect! I bet you look absolutely fabulous in it, good find girl! Hope you had a great weekend away!

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  10. I love the bathing suit you got from Popina!I'll have to check them out.

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  11. I love it! It took me a long time to find mine, too (I have a similarly styled one that's black the cherries on it... very retro-ish) and it was also more than I wanted to spend. But like you, I hardly ever buy them so I ended up getting it. :)

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