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Review: Figleaves Retro, Nautical Swimwear

I’m in love with the trends right now of retro styles, and nautical stripes. I found an online boutique called “Figleaves” with a new swimwear collection that highlights both trends in a new “Nautical” collection, featuring halterneck ties and high-rise briefs that add a retro twist.

You can mix and match the tops and the bottoms, so you can get a bigger size on the top/bottom, pick the perfect styles for you, or even mix prints if you’re adventurous. I was nervous about ordering a suit online because I wasn’t sure if it would fit, but their online sizing chart is right on, and my suit fit like it was custom made for me! I think it’s actually my best-fitting suit that I’ve ever owned!

It’s not just swimwear either. They have clothing, nightwear, lingerie, baby, mens, etc. — all with really great prices. Also, as I’m writing this, I noticed that the suits are even less expensive than when I ordered them a few weeks ago! So, now is a great time to buy!

Santa Maria Fold Bikini Brief (on sale for $21.60)
This Santa Maria Fold Bikini Brief is styled in classic stripes. Crafted from super soft fabric, this bikini brief is designed to flatter and features a comfortable folding top so you get two looks in one with a low-rise look, or a high-rise brief look!

Santa Maria Non Padded Underwired Halter Bikini Top (on sale for $33.60)
This Santa Maria Non Padded Underwired Halter Bikini Top is designed to flatter and support. With underwiring to lift your bust, this bikini top has non-padded cups and halterneck straps.

Check out pics I took in my new suit below!

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Me in my new Figleaves Santa Maria Non Padded Underwired Halter Bikini Top!
Suit with bikini brief up and unfolded


FashionCincy Hosts Spruzzi 2013!


Peak into The Penthouse for a look into this season’s hottest swimwear and summer fashion! FashionCincy, who recently styled our Night in White Event, will be hosting this fabulous event to showcase this summer’s latest swimwear trends and must-have coordinating accessories!

The event takes place at July 7th from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Participating boutiques include:

  • Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel
  • 45/46
  • Rise Clothing
  • La Silhouette 
  • Curate Boutique

Get ready to dive into a night full of fashion, fun, sun, music, drinks, raffles and an amazing view of Cincinnati in the gorgeous and historic Mt. Adams!

To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, click here!

New Swimsuit Styles to be Cool at the Pool

Let me preface this post by saying: I’m definitely NOT a swimsuit model but I took a deep breath… got in a suit… in front of a camera… just for you. 🙂

Why, you ask? Well, it all started with Amy Tobin asking me to help her do a “How to be Cool at the Pool” segment for her radio show and blog. So, I did my homework and got in a few samples from various suit companies to try them out for myself before I could truly recommend them.

Amy and I ended up putting together a great segment (click here for all the tips and trends!), but there was one suit in particular that I ended up LOVING and keeping. It’s this bronze bandeau suit by Guira. It has a little padding, which is nice regardless of your cup size. I like the extra padding because it offers a little lift and helps hide when I’m cold, if ya know what I mean. 🙂 The straps are convertible, which is nice so you can wear them however you want, or not at all to avoid the tan lines! Also, the bottom gives great coverage. I have a little extra junk in the trunk and suits don’t usually do a good job of staying put and keeping everything in — this suit does a great job of both!

I wanted to feature this suit (and the great matching cover-up) because it’s a rare occasion to find a swimsuit that fits well and actually makes you feel MORE confident in it!

So, make sure you click here to check out all my stylish swimwear tips and trends (including a Cincinnati-native swimwear designer, accessory ideas, and even ways to look geek chic at the beach!) and enjoy these pics our Cincy Chic photog Neysa Ruhl snapped of me in my new suit and cover-up!

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The matching coverup from the “Pool Party” section of Guira’s site!

Happy Birthday to MEEE!!!

Hello from the Bahamas! It’s my big 3-0 birthday today and my hubby whisked me away to Freeport Bahamas for a few days to celebrate! It’s BEAUTIFUL here! We just landed, and are about to head to the pool! I can’t wait to wear my new Voda Swim bandeau bikini I got after we ran this story about the designer in Cincy Chic! Maybe after a glass of wine I’ll take a pic and post it for you! haha! (you need a little liquid courage to post pics in bikinis… but I’ll do it in the name of fashion!) 🙂

I just wanted to check in, say hello and post the first blog of my thirties! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!