Swimsuits for Summer 2012

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i’m going tubing this weekend, which means it was time to break out the swimsuits! my favorite one at the moment is from torrid, and it’s a high-waisted bikini bottom that i’m pairing with an older halter bikini polka dot top that i’ve had for awhile. my current faves for what’s out there? check out the mini shop below! do you love any of these styles? have you seen any swimsuits out there that you want me to try out? what are the issues that you find when shopping for a plus size swimsuit? i hate that there aren’t a LOT of bikini options out there for us that makes sense. like … who really looks good in those side-tie bikinis that hit just above the crotch line? high-waist or get out for me! read more

The Latest Round Up Ever


watch the round up to hear about why i’m so late this week.

1. mia amber’s death – there are lots of posts addressing this topic, including here on my blog and on beyond sizes.

2. kelsey olsen shoot – plus model magazine

3. city chic giveaway – weesha’s world

4. city chic + damn you alexis = crazy awesome – madison plus

5. asos curve & shorts! – lips hips and fatshion tips

6. lane bryant swimwear – five favorite things

7. ootd for the weekend – saks in the city

8. blazer and boyfriend jean style – madison plus

9. rose dress – curvy girl chic

see you all very soon again this week. promise.

xoxo nettaP


Let’s Go Surfing / Swimming Now!


i got a request from a lovely young lady desperately looking for bathing suits that wouldn’t make her feel like her grandma. not that grandma can’t be stylish, too, or anything ;)

of course, some of my fave bathing suits available out there now are in my shop in the section dedicated to swimsuits, but i thought i’d whip out some other faves that i’ve seen out there for you. let’s take a gander, shall we?

YES – i am totally all over the retro look for swimsuits. i have a swimsuit from lane bryant in this same color from last year … it is SO attractive. and HOW stinkin cute is this suit?!

i’m loving this halter swim top from avenue. if you’ve got a smaller bust, like i do, this sweetheart neckline with pink details is perfect for you because it accentuates and brings the eye up. double win! oh, and it’s cute. would go with any kind of black bottoms if you’re a mix and matcher like i am.


whatup mega cute giraffe / animal print bandeau top swimsuit?! this one’s by beach belle.

how CROOT is this top? *salute* this is from avenue, it’s nautical inspired, and it’s got tummy control if you’re looking for that kind of thing. grandma would NOT rock that little ring at the bust.

i’m also liking this pink coverup. first of all, it’s in the coral family – hot color for the season! and it’s got cute little bead details on the shoulders. great coverup and will look cute if you hit the bar before going home to change.

if you’re interested in a 2-piece, and you’re top heavy, there are some special spots on the internet that will likely have something that will fit you well. try figleaves.com. or try monif c. plus sizes.

this is monif’s capri. she’s got great-fitting one pieces, as well. dorothyperkins.com may also be a good choice for you, depending on what body type you have as a plus-size woman. i certainly cannot wear the bottoms on dorothyperkins.com, but some taller plus-size women will have the shape that is required.

so – where’s your favorite swimsuit from this season?

xoxo nettaP


Plus Size Round Up – May 7 2011


*phew* i’m sliding into home base with this one! here’s the round up for the week:

so, what’s in it? well … here are the details -

1. the royal wedding plus size style – the fat apple

2. 2011 wedding guide – madison plus

3. color block it out OOTD – love brown sugar

4. crop top + maxi skirt OOTD – love brown sugar

5. pattern mixing OOTD – god’s favorite shoes

6. bikinis in vegas!! – young fat and fabulous

7. ballerina top OOTD – frocks and frou frou

8. rachel pally with the most amazing maxi dresses EVAR – curves and chaos

9. missphit and other new items on the rader – dramatis personae

10. juicy! – le blog de big beauty

11. kiyonna: old hollywood swimwear – my lipstick on her collar

12. PRINTS for spring – frocks and frou frou

13. how to be sexy in white – stylish curves & curves and chaos

enjoy love bugs – see you next week!

xoxo nettaP


Monif C Customer Appreciation Bathing Suit Photo Shoot – Behind The Scenes


soooo, i definitely have a big mouth. i mean i like to tell people all kinds of interesting stuff – i love to talk. but, i can keep a secret. i had to keep my participation and these photos from the monif c customer appreciation bathing suit photoshoot a super secret until monif & crew was ready to release it. the photoshoot is offish-al and has been completed and posted, and i’m excited to finally show you the behind the scenes!

as you can imagine, i was absolutely FLOORED to be asked to be a part of the shoot, and i’ve tried on almost every swimsuit that monif makes, and now i’m the proud owner of two of them. with that said, if you haven’t purchased anything from monif, please trust me when i tell you that it’s worth the ducats $$.

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want to know how i’ve styled a monif c bathing suit in the past? check out this video of me in the pink bathing suit with the fringe!

of course, i ordered the bikini. so, which one are you ordering?

xoxo nettaP