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Its FINALLY summer!  Legitimately.  We’re hitting up the beach nearly every day, since we live just a block from the beautiful Revere Beach.  Good thing we have some killer swimsuits this season!  Beach Rays so generously sent me and my son a swimsuit from their new collection, and we took them out last weekend.  We reviewed the Pamela suit in Red and the boys’ Gelato suit, sold for $119 and $36.

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I love a lot of things about this red suit.  I think the style is classic and beautiful, while still being extremely slimming.  I have a LOT of middle tummy fluff leftover from two pregnancies, but it is camouflaged quite well with this so-geniously placed rusching in the front.  After seeing for myself how this really hides and slims, I’m never going back to a flat/smooth front swimsuit again.

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Now, while I love the cut and the style, there is still a major issue that is going to inhibit me from wearing this suit again, and I think it only affects my well-endowed sisters.  In a bigger size with bigger cups on this suit, the underwire has difficulty staying in place.  The halter top straps naturally pull the sides of the suit in at an angle toward the neck, and so the underwire ends rub against eachother, usually overlapping.  There is very little structure when it comes to the bust part of this suit, especially because it is a halter with no support that wraps entirely around your body.  I hope this is just a problem for this Size 10 suit, and for busty girls.  I do think that this won’t be a problem in the smaller sizes on girls with small busts to contain.

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Rocket’s suit is adorable, though!  We reviewed a suit for him last summer, so I knew how the Beach Rays sizing ran.  Last year, we ordered a size 3T for our 2-year-old, and it was pretty snug.  This year, we ordered a size 6 for the now 3-year-old, and it fits him great, with room to last him the summer.  So keep in mind that their trunks run quite small if you have a chunk of a boy yourself.

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I love these colors together and I love the color blocking!  It makes this suit look much less juvenile in my opinion.

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The back pocket is my favorite part!  I love the contrast color on the drawstring waistband and how it makes the waistband adjustable for a perfect fit.L

There are SO many cute/fashionable/manly/girly suits to choose from on the Beach Rays site.  You could surely find favorites for the whole family at Beach Rays and look coordinatingly dashing at the beach this summer!  Check em out!

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One lucky winner will get to pick out any Beach Rays suit of their choice!

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Hapari Swimwear {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Ahhh, swimsuit season.  The phrase that can strike fear into exhausted mothers everywhere (especially me) who wish they hit the gym a few more times than they actually did.  But don’t get me wrong, we’re going to hit up the beach nearly every day this summer if I can help it, so I plan on feeling completely comfortable in what I’m wearing, lest I spend the summer in something too small/revealing/uncomfortable.  Ladies, I have found a dream suit, and I have Hapari to thank.

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First, however, have you seen their line up this season??  CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!

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These are modest, attractive, stylish, colorful, and affordable.  Can’t you see yourself in one of these?  This Palm Desert collection is full of such fun colors and prints!

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Now being a big-chested girl with a lot of post-baby tummy fluff to keep under control, I was really intrigued by these swim dresses.  I figured the long length would keep the fabric from creeping up my waist like tankinis do, and the side ruching would be extremely forgiving.  True on both accounts.  This is a VERY friendly and flattering cut, in my opinion, especially for curvy women.

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I ordered the Black Seaside Tankini and Swimdress ($59) and the Red Tummy Tuk Swim Shorts ($35), again, opting for comfort and containment 🙂

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Now pardon my camera phone pictures.  I wasn’t about to take the DSLR to the public pool.  Would you?  My opinion of both these pieces is only complimentary.  The 80% nylon/20% spandex blend is both comfortable and thick enough to feel substantial.  You can even machine wash this if you wanted.  Btw, this top is also available in Plus Size.  The shorts are fantastic.  They are exactly what I was hoping for in terms of something high-waisted that would hold in my guts.  Perhaps an inch shorter on the inseam would make them a little less “motherly” and more trendy, but I couldn’y care less.  They are comfortable, supportive, and bright with an excellent fit.

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Notice that I wore an extra black bikini top underneath my suit for a little added support, so the straps look much thicker than what is actually attached to the suit.  By the way, these straps are removable and interchangeable so that you can wear this as a halter, criss-cross or tank.  You could also let out the drawstring and wear this as a longer bandeau dress for, you know, when you get back on your cruise boat and want to hit up the buffet after your swim on the beach.  And now…

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Its true!

One lucky winner will receive a $100 giftcard to spend at Hapari.com!!

Its going to be a beautiful summer!

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40% off Swimwear Sale!

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Hitting up some vacation resort during the holidays?  Are you planning a trip to someplace warm?!  A) I’m super jealous.  B) You might need some cute new swimsuits for you or your littles.  We sure love our swimsuits from Beach Rays (and you can read my full review HERE).  They, along with two other awesome brands, WET Swimwear and VAST, are having a 40% off storewide sale right now until Jan. 1st!  That’s huge.  And it makes me a little jealous of anyone vacationing someplace warm!

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Baby-Kini {Review}

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Wait, why are we advertising swimwear in November?!  Don’t tell me not one of you is going on a cruise or atleast flying to someplace warm during the holiday break!  I’m jealous of all of you!!  But really, have a blast.  And pack your cutest swimsuits.  Does your baby girl have one?  You’re probably not packing yet, but have you thought about swimwear for her?  Think about all the pictures you’ll be taking!  Good luck finding a toddler size swimsuit in any local store this month, let alone a cute one.  You’re gonna have to start looking online, and might I save you some time and trouble and direct you straight to Babi-Kini!?

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Babi-Kini is a custom couture children’s swim wear boutique with some of the most darling suits I’ve ever seen!  I love all of these!!  I really love that they aren’t the typical baby pink with ruffles or something smothered in Disney princesses.  These have so much personality in them!

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I was sent the Charm School One-Piece to review, and I can’t get over the cuteness!  Since its a bit nippy over here in Boston, and there ain’t no way we’re having a play date at the beach anytime soon, we made a little pretend beach at home 🙂

IMG_8486All of the Baby-kini products contain a blend of top quality swimwear fabrics and trims, and are manufactured in San Diego, California.  Given the 30+ hours I spent on sewing up swimsuits myself this last summer, I can attest to the quality of this suit.  Strong knits, excellent stitching, no imperfections.

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Go check out all the cute styles and prints, and be sure to follow them on the social media sites below.  Safe travels and spend a few hours at the pool for me!

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Banz Swimwear Giveaway – CLOSED

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Banz is all about protecting kids.  Keeping them safe for sun and more!  In the past I’ve featured Banz sunglasses, Banz Ear Muffs (hearing protection), and more.  I love how this company takes care of me kiddos.  This summer they sent us some UV protection swimwear and it came in such handy.  Sure it’s wonderful for any outdoor setting of water:  pool, lake, slip n slide, etc.  In our case we headed to Lake Powell last month to spend a week on the family’s house boat.  Lots of time in the sun let me tell you!

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So…  We went aboard, found a nice beach to play on the entire week, and got into our protective swimwear!  Here’s our little goofball modeling his Banz swimwear:

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Banz even has great swimwear for the little girls:

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Toddlers:

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And babies:

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Ready to enter to win???

One lucky winner is going to receive a children’s swim set of choice from Banz!  If your child is under 2 years of age then you can opt for a one piece suit and swim nappy.

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Persona Swimwear {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I feel like showing up at a pool party wearing the same this-year’s-trend swimsuit as another girl is like wearing the same dress to Prom.  Yuck!  Your swimsuit can make such a statement and attract attention when it is a chic style in a unique print or cut.  I’m so sick of seeing the same suits out there, and when you’re limited to one-pieces (thank you, stretch marks), the options really narrow down, but when I came across Persona Swimwear, I fell instantly in love with their colors and designs!  These are all totally my style!  Eye-catching, memorable, flattering, and unique!
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Don’t you agree?  I’m LOVING the one-pieces, especially this one in the middle: The Paris Tankini.  It feels so French to me, and the black ruffles are so flirty.  What a I love about these fashions are that the one-pieces are adorably unique (and I would wear any of them in a heartbeat) and even the two-pieces are still more modest than most, and not ridiculously skimpy like the bikinis you see lately.
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Emily Sanders is the SLC-based fashion designer of Personal Swimwear.  She has been a Gallery Director, writer, designer, and professional artist for a number of years.  I read in an online article about her that she was caught streaking at Girls Camp during Fast and Testimony Meeting.  Haha, for some reason I love that!  With Emily’s extensive art experience and background, she merged the two worlds of art and fashion, and started Persona Swimwear in early 2010.  When asked where she got the name for her company, she said,
“The name Persona comes from the influence of the very purpose of clothing. Yes, we wear it as protection from the elements, but as humans we have transformed it into a statement of who we are as a person.  It’s like a little piece of theater — what we wear says to the world what character we play; in other words, we put on a persona.”
I was pleased as punch when Emily offered to send me TWO swimsuits from her line!
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I wore the Alice in Wonderland Tankini (sold for $85) to the beach last weekend, and I’ve decided that this is my FAVORITE swimsuit of all time!  And I find it interesting that of all the swimsuits I’ve owned, this one is definitely the most covering, as in showing the least amount of skin, but this is by far my husband’s favorite on me.  I agree.
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Don’t I look like a Tiffany’s box?!  I love the color, and the cute little bows give it a hint of flirty.  Having them placed on the small of the waist is a great way to accentuate the waist in a good way while directing the eyes away from a fluffy stomach.  Maybe a reason why I love it so much is because it is SO comfortable!  No tight straps digging into my shoulders, and I’m not constantly pulling and tucking at the fabric.  This is a size Medium, and so you can see that on a DDD, its a little snug, but not too bad, huh?  I think this is a GREAT swimsuit for all cup sizes and it can flatter a multitude of shapes.  The key characteristic for me is the LENGTH!  I love how it elongates a short torso and stays snug around the hips.  The shorts are super comfy and the boy cut is just right with this top–short but not ‘cheeky’ or too tight around the thigh.  I can’t keep praising this one enough!
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I also received the Roller Derby Girl Tankini, which is also so stinkin adorable!  Cute, cute, cute!  I thought I should share my wealth in fantastic swimsuits, and that this one would look fabulous on my cute sister-in-law!  Here is Holly in all her adorableness, rockin the Roller Derby Girl Tankini at the beach in Chicago!
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Here are her thoughts:
This suit offers the 3 C’s, if you will: Cuteness, Confidence, and Comfort!
This was my first time wearing a tankini and, I must say, it was a wonderful experience.  I felt cute, yet covered, but not COVERED, if you know what I mean.  And I don’t remember the last time I wore a pink swimsuit–it’s just so girly, isn’t it?!  I think those pink bows can bring out the cute in any girl!
Like Camille, I have a (somewhat) fuller-than-average body so support is always a concern for me when it comes to swimsuits.  Ladies, these suits are very well-made.  They are sturdy and will hold you in at all the right places so you can feel confident and relaxed while you enjoy your day at the beach with family and friends.
And I saved the best for last: this suit is comfy!  Camille said it and I’ll say it again–I have never worn such a comfortable swimsuit!  Just yesterday I went to the beach and hated walking home in the midday heat and humidity of Chicago.  My swimsuit’s shoulder straps were digging into my shoulders and I just wanted to rip it off!  So I was thrilled when I tried on this suit and immediately knew I wouldn’t have to deal with that today!  Gosh, it was comfy…so comfy.

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Best giveaway prize of the summer:  One winner will get to pick any swimsuit from Persona Swimwear!

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Having a full figure is a blessing and a curse.  Usually a curse, in my opinion.  I haven’t been able to buy a fitting bra from a regular store (aka Target) since high school.  The waistline on dresses always creeps up to “empire” style, and finding a button-up shirt that fits in the waist but can still button all the way up is a joke.  I’ve taken completely to online shopping when it comes to bras, and whether you’re plus size or not up top, you will find some super flattering and beautiful bras at fullbeauty, in bra sizes 32-58, cup sizes A-N!

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The same frustration comes in finding swimsuits that cater to a full figure!!  Its a nightmare trying to find something with enough coverage AND support for a mom who doesn’t want to show a heap of cleavage at the kiddy pool.  Have YOU found your swimsuit of the season?  Let me show off some way cute options from fullbeauty!  All of these are perfection in my book: they come in larger bust sizes, they are modest, and they are right in line with what is stylish and trendy right now.  Big busted women can be stylish too!

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What makes these suits so great is that they are made in larger sizes, and not just for high school bodies.  These are for the mom with stretch marks, saggy skin, and post-baby fluff!  Many of these suits feature compression fabric and built-in underwire support, along with tummy control panels in gathered side shirred styles to hide flaws.  Music to my ears.

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I’m really embracing the swimdress lately.  Oh where are the thighs of my youth?!  I was super excited to review a swimdress from fullbeauty, and I hit the beach this weekend to show it off!  This is the Nautical Stripes Swimdress, sold for $69.99-$79.99, featuring a fun fold of fabric that starts across the bust and goes over the shoulder.

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Things I love about this swimsuit: I LOVE nautical, so we were in instant match based on the colors and stripes.  The gold anchor clip on the shoulder is classic, and the fit is great.  This is not just a dress–it has a suit underneath made in powernet lining for great compression and comfort.  It has a shelf bra and foam cups, and I was surprised with the nice and thick weight of the nylon/spandex which also provides SPF 40+ UV protection.  Note that on my body, the shelf bra was pulling the swimsuit down too much for my taste, so I just snipped it out, and then it layed the way I wanted it to.

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I love it!  I think it is the PERFECT mommy swimsuit.  I’m not trying to pick up men.  I’m trying to pick up hooligan children and keep them from drowning.  I don’t have to wear a frumpy swimteam one-piece, though!  This is still so cute in my book, and I feel so confident wearing it.

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Ok, not to draw attention to my chest, but do you see how supported and shaped my (ahem) bust is?  I’ll let you in on a secret: The Swim Bra.  Have you heard of it? Fullbeauty sells this wonder for $34.99-$39.99, and when I saw it, I knew it would be worth every penny.

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Are you familiar with the feeling of droopiness and complete lack of support in a swimsuit?  There is nothing like feeling exposed and unsupported when you’re wearing nothing but stretch knit in front of family and friends.  This swim bra is my favorite addition to my swim wardrobe, and will accompany every swimsuit I ever wear.  So why is it so special?  First off, it has thin, quick-drying foam cups that won’t absorb water and make you look ridiculous.  Item #2: it has convertible straps that attach anywhere to work with every swimsuit style, regardless of whether you want to wear it with a halter top, cross-back, or even strapless suit.  Also, there are silicone grippers lining the top to provide a close and secure fit without shifting.  See?

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I’ve considered wearing this as a full-time daily bra, especially in the heat of the summer, when I’m sweating like a banshee and moisture under my clothes is so uncomfortable.  My only qualm is that the clear straps are too long, even when adjusted to the shortest length, to wear like tradition over-the-shoulder bra straps, but they’d probably be fine on a taller person, or when worn in a cross-body or halter style.  It is very lightweight and totally comfortable, and SO worth the investment.

Now go pick out your swimsuit of the summer at add a swimbra to your order!  Remember, whether you’re plus size or not, fullbeauty is stocked with beautiful lingerie styles in bra sizes 32-58, cup sizes A-N!

One winner will win The Swim Bra in their choice of size and color!

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Beach Rays {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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So did I mention that I’ve been sewing myself a swimsuit for the past few nights?  I knew it would be a good challenge, and I wanted to gain some good experience sewing with knits and elastics.  I bought a yard and a half in three different colors so that hopefully by the 3rd attempt, I would have something to wear!  After all this constructing, sewing, ripping, cutting, and trying again and again to get it right, I will SOOOOO appreciate a good swimsuit!  I feel like I could take any swimsuit off the rack and tell you if it was constructed well.  Through all of this, I just might have unintentionally made myself the perfect candidate to review swimsuits, ha ha!  Thank you, Beach Rays, for giving me the opportunity to do just that!

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Beach Rays carries some super attractive and extremely stylish swimsuits for men and women, and they’ve just come out with their new 2013 line of children’s swimsuits!  OH SO ADORABLE!

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A new year means bigger kids, and “Rocket” was definitely in need of a good swimsuit.  Golly, he’s been growing like a weed!  Here are some of the boys’ swimsuits we had our eye on:

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Together, we picked out the Aadan swimsuit, by Vroom Vroom, and he looks like a rockstar!

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There were no corners cut on its construction.  There is a velcro fly, thick and high quality laces for a snug fit, and even a functional pocket with velcro closure on the back.  Perfect length, and true to size.

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Love it.  The pattern is so modern and fun, and not too “little boy” for me.  The material doesn’t wrinkle, and I’m confident that the colors will not fade.  It is made out of 100% poly micro fiber for quick-drying.

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And then as soon as I laid eyes on the Maya swimsuit, by RayRay, and even though I don’t actually have a girl, I knew I simply had to have it!  Yup, I’m a hoarder.  I’m banking on atleast one of the next 3+ pregnancies being girl, and when she comes, she’ll be one best-dressed baby!   And oh, what a diva. IMG_4011 copy

 Everything about this is CUTE CUTE CUTE!  Oh, the ruffles!  Oh, that zebra print!  Oh, the hot pink flower details!  But really, its a very well-made suit besides all the frills.  Perfect stitching and attention to details, highest quality knit, and vibrant colors.  80% nylon and 20% spandex makes this very soft, stretchy, and comfortable.  $46 seems totally fair for this darling.

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 Take a few minutes and get a little nostalgic about beach days while you peruse the Beach Rays shop in all its glory.

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And pick out your favorite swimsuit because one lucky winner will win any Boys or Girls swimsuit of your choice from Beach Rays!!

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*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 30th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
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I really think that the difference between loving and fearing swimsuit season is whether you have a cute swimsuit or not!  One that flatters and slims and makes you look great vs. something dowdy that showcases your weakness and exposes your lack of will power all winter long!  My post-hibernation body is nothing to get excited about, but I still can’t WAIT to hit the beaches this summer!!

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I’ve been hunting swimsuits like a safari man, adamant that I can find something one-piece and doesn’t scream “Mommy”, and I fell absolutely in love with nearly EVERY single suit from Albion Fit!  Albion carries women’s fitness and swimwear, all beautifully styled and fashionably constructed.  I pinned nearly half of these swimsuits the instant I saw them.  Are these not adorable in every way?  These are sooo ME!

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But oh no, the fabulous doesn’t stop here!  Tennis anyone?  These make taking tennis classes 100% more appealing.

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While you’re drooling over Albion’s website, check out their workout clothing.

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Albion so generously sent me a Go Long Crew to review!  I opted for the Go Long Crew, Ivory and couldn’t be happier.  These tops are great because they let you transition from relaxing, to errands, to workout without a wardrobe change.  I could wear this around the house, then to the grocery store, then to the gym while feeling comfortable and cute in all three settings.  The material is so lightweight and breathable, making it a favorite for workouts, and it is totally soft enough to sleep in.  I reeeeally love how LONG it is!  Every busty girl knows the frustration of shirts in regular sizes that creep up your body.  Its nice to have my waist and hips covered in a flattering fitting top.  Many of Albion’s Go Long Crews have thumb holes, which I think is so fun and sporty!

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Here is coupon code for our readers!  dandy15 will save you $15 on any purchase of $50 or more, but this code is only good through Thursday, so shop, shop, shop!  Go get that dream swimsuit!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 23rd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Albion Fit, but all opinions are strictly my own

FINIS Reusable Swim Diaper {GIVEAWAY}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

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So here’s another thing you should know about me: I’m cheap. Or, to put it nicely, I’m frugal. But however you say it, the truth is I HATE wasting money. And the biggest waste of money in our house right now is on disposable diapers! My 18-month old still poops about 6 times a day and every time I change her diaper I tell her she’s literally pooping on her college education fund. I know that cloth diapers would be a better option both financially and environmentally, but I never had enough money to put down for the initial investment on a ton of diapers (and, let’s be honest, I never had the desire to deal with cloth diapers, either). However, when I learned that they now make reusable swim diapers,  I thought “Here’s something I can handle!”

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FINIS, maker of performance swim wear and swim products for adults, also has a great kids line. They make great goggles (at least according to some reviews on their site), swimsuits,  fins, and other water confidence products. How cute would your daughter look learning to swim in this mermaid monofin?!

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FINIS also makes awesome reusable Swim Diapers. They come in two patterned options or three solid colors ( pink, lime green, or royal blue).

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The sizing goes from 3-6 months (9-15 lbs.) all the way up to a 4T (38-45 lbs.). I chose the Pink Bubble pattern and got a size Large for my (petite) 18-month old. It fits well, maybe even a bit big, so I’d suggest rounding your child’s weight/age down rather than up when choosing your size since you want it to fit snugly against your child’s skin.  In case that made no sense, here’s a sizing chart to help you out:

FINIS_size chart

According to their website, the inside has a soft woven polyester lining and the outside features UPF 50+ to keep UV rays away from sensitive areas. All materials are Phthalates and PVC free, so you don’t have to worry about any weird chemicals affecting your kids. I took my daughter out in the pool and let her play with her water table in the diaper, and both times it seemed to work just fine. It never ballooned up like a normal diaper would, and it stayed in place and kept her protected. It fit great under a bathing suit but could be worn alone with just a rash guard for a top as well. Naturally, the girl who poops 6 times a day never did poop in the diaper when I needed her to, so I don’t know how well it holds in solid waste, but my guess would be it works just fine. I’ve washed it a few times and the colors have stayed and the elastic is still in tact. The best part is the price: $9.99 for a diaper that you can use all summer long! When you consider that a package of disposable swim diapers is around $7-10, and that maybe only lasts you through one month of summer (at least here in Southern California),  that’s a super fantastic deal! And check out how cute this little bum looks in that diaper:

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One lucky swimmer will win a Swim Diaper of your choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 13 and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by FINIS Inc., but all opinions are strictly my own.

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