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Are you swimsuit ready?

How many of you want to deck me for titling a post that way? HAHA! I’m sorry, but here in Florida, swimsuit season is just about here and mama’s not ready! Where did winter go?!? I’ve been meaning to seriously commit to getting in better shape and after several days of temps in the 80s, I’m now fully inspired! I think my reward for all the workouts I plan to get in will be a new tropical vaycay worthy ensemble. Oh, and I need to work on convincing the hubs that we have the time and funds for that tropcial vaycay. The outfit might be more realistic. Just sayin’.

You may remember me professing my love for the color orange the other day…Well, it’s not limited to handbags. I’m really diggin’ this juicy J. Crew swimsuit! Orange is a major color force this season! Finally, my Gator gear is in style. Woot woot!

j crew bandeau swimsuit

Where would a swimsuit be without its coverup? I’ve made it no secret that stripes are my poison. How cute is this Splendid number? Am I the only one who’s forever tempted by Shopbop’s lovely stock?

splendid striped suzy hooded cover up dress

Espadrille wedges…I’ll never stop loving them. Every spring I want a new pair! These Steve Madden beauties that I found at Macy’s just might be the winners this year!

steve madden fantastik wedge

What are y’all looking forward to rockin’ this swimsuit season? And more importantly…how are you getting or staying in shape for it?

And while we’re on the subjects of tropical vacations, make sure you join us over at the Frugal Living Community for Travel Week! Ebates will be giving away a seven day all inclusive Club Med vacation for two! You can find out the details in the live chat tomorrow and at the Twitter party on Thursday!


p.s. Thank you SO much to all of you who have been voted for us in The Lovelies awards! There are still a few more hours left to “like” us and/or leave a comment under BonBon Rose Girls over there. Y’all rock!

The Lovelies

  • Viktoria

    I just posted about my swim suit choice! I love J. Crew’s solid ruched femme tank!

    February 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm Reply
  • Kayla

    Oh I am so not ready for a swimsuit. But I’ll take those wedges.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

    February 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm Reply
  • Jen

    The striped cover up is really cute!

    February 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm Reply
  • Gracie

    We are moving out of summer here but the weather is still scorching so I’m sure I will be rocking the swimsuit for awhile longer.

    Love the stripy cover up.

    February 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm Reply
  • jillian

    LOVE the espadrilles! i hope they have them in my size.. i have a macys gift card that i can use! xoxo jcd

    February 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • K-Line

    Man, I just looked at that title and felt a little sick! Count me out 🙂

    February 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm Reply
  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    Cute cute cute! A wise friend once said, “ALWAYS be ready for swim suit season.” 😉

    February 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Mmm yes, perfect beach outfit!! I want a new bathing suit now :p

    February 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Vegas Fashion Stylist

    I also am having an obsession with stripes and navy so far this spring, and I agree taking my ass to the gym 4 times a week has become a must for pool season

    February 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Holly Embry

    I adore the orange J. Crew swimsuit! It’s slightly reminiscent of something you’d see on a pinup girl. Very cute. 🙂

    February 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Kori Donahue

    Um hell to the no am I ready for swimsuit season!!! LOL. Are we ever ready though? That first suit is adorable. I voted for you! Good luck honey! Kori xoxo

    February 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Jess

    Love that dress/cover-up! SOOOO cute! And bring on the swim suit weather!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Uggh…I have been trying to get ready…me and Jillian, daily…but I also have my daily sweet tooth to contend with.

    February 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    I love that orange suit! Vintage-inspired one pieces are my absolute fave!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • fuyume

    LOL swimsuit season sometimes never arrives in the UK so i’ve got forever to prepare haha!

    February 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • twenty something

    This makes me want to go to the gym! Haha. But I loveee the color of that bathing suit, so cute!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • Marianne Strong

    I would like the orange suit, the stipe coverup and the shoes…okay,everything!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • ae

    I really like that orange swimsuit!!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Haha, it’s definitely a good thing that I have tennis season to tone me up before the swimsuits come out of the closet! That J. Crew one piece is so cute; I’m kind of liking the idea of wearing one of their yellow bikinis this year.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Christina

    Just liked you! Love the color of that bathing suit. And espadrilles are a weakness for me too!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • grace - stripes and sequins

    I am not ready – luckily I’m starting working out with a trainer on Weds. Time to get back into shape!

    In the meantime I love love love that cover up! Fabulous pics as always!

    xox grace

    February 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Elle

    hmmm such adorable picks. I’m jealous- I wanna be there in that weather! 🙁 too bad I’m not home in Florida till mid may. not really for swimsuit season in particular but I have been hitting the gym today. Finally getting the hang of the rowing machine…. killer workout.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • jenn @ peas and crayons

    Oh nooo not you too!? why are all my bloggy buddies gator fans.

    I guess we can’t be bffs now… but we can still be friends! haha =)

    I’m not ready to don a swimsuit yet! I need more time! and more spinning class!!!!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Sorry Kristin, as cute as that suit is I kind of want to smack you for mentioning swimsuits.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Johanna

    I’m sooo ready for swimsuit season (even if my bod is not!)!! High of 80 today…it’s supposed to snow next week! AHHHHHHH!!! Bring on the sunshine! Might have to pop down to my ol stomping grounds in Tampa to get some sun on mace! *muah*

    February 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • sandy@oohlafroufrou

    I’m sooooooo loving the juicy tangerine colors of spring right now …. simply delicious!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm Reply
  • ashley

    loving all of these 🙂 We went to the beach this weekend and I could use a few more hours in the gym!! I’ve been running for a month now!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Kinsey Michaels

    You’re so lucky that it’s already getting to be swimsuit season where you live Kristin!
    It’ll be a long while before we feel the heat in the Boston area 🙂 But I’m loving the cut of that suit. Usually Victoria’s Secret is my go-to spot to get sexy suits.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • Marie

    UGH, don’t want to think swimsuits at ALL! But love those espadrilles!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge Super cute necklace giveaway!

    February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    I’m loving the orange suit!! Maybe I’ll pick up something similar for my vacay this summer 🙂

    February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Jill VT

    I sort of wanted to slap you with my flabby, white, c-section tummy when I read that title. But I didn’t. 😉

    February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    OH girl those wedges are fabulous. I think I may have to go check them out 🙂

    February 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm Reply
  • Kristin @ Ellie-Town

    J. Crew swim is my fave. I might go for it with a tankini this year. Yikes!

    March 1, 2011 at 12:19 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I am soooo not ready but, man, that suit is calling my name big time. I love that you post one pieces. I only wear those and I love to see them all fashionable.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    ahhhh i am sooo NOT swimsuit ready!! im going to a bachelorette party in miami in a few weeks too, eeks, kinda freaking out here!!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:08 am Reply
  • natalie

    LOVE how you worked orange + blue into the swimsuit post! I’m not beach ready yet, but may just have to buy the suit & coverup you found!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:24 am Reply
  • hi-d

    I agree with you…love the color orange and I want to deck you! hahaha…just kidding…but I’m definitely not ready to be sporting a swimsuit. 🙂

    March 1, 2011 at 2:25 am Reply
  • Krystle

    Hey ladies!! I just found you through Colette’s Twitter Tuesday!! Your blog is fabulous and I look forward to going back to see what else you’ve been posting lately! Speaking of swimsuit season, I am a new blogger {style} and have added a segment featuring my other passion called “Be Fit | Live Well | Have Fun! Obviously that’s about fitness and healthy living. If you stop by you will see an ab workout tutorial from Sunday. This week I will be posting a couple more “how to’s” on ab workouts. Feel free to shoot me an email if there’s anything you’d like to see on that segment in coming weeks! I’m loving the striped cover up by the way! so cute

    March 1, 2011 at 2:58 am Reply
  • Josie

    That Splendid coverup is adoooooorable! So cute. And the color of that J.Crew suit is to die for.
    xo Josie

    March 1, 2011 at 3:52 am Reply
  • Kristin

    Oh, no! I am not ready! The stress of the move made me paste on some extra pounds even though I have been running… so yesterday I began Yoga again… Will need to remember to breath!!!
    Have a fabulous day!

    March 1, 2011 at 4:28 am Reply
  • allison

    I want to win that vacation! (regardless of whether or not I’m swimsuit ready!)

    March 1, 2011 at 4:29 am Reply
  • Sherin

    It’s still too cold to think about swimsuits!! I wish it was warmer. I do love the orange one though!

    March 1, 2011 at 4:36 am Reply
  • Maria

    That orange swimsuit is gorgeous! I found the perfect bikini the other day…sadly I won’t get any beach holiday this year though! (moving into a new house, just as exciting, but I will miss the beach)

    March 1, 2011 at 5:21 am Reply
  • jasna

    Aaaah we are having another heat wave in Cape Town, so I am swimsuit ready all the time, lol,its the only thing to keep cool.
    Happy Tuesday hun xxx

    March 1, 2011 at 5:52 am Reply
  • Collette Osuna

    LOVE the orange suit….wish it was warm enough HERE to wear it, lol:)

    March 1, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply
  • Jenna

    All three picks are adorable! I think my fave has to be a sailoresque cover up!


    March 1, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply
  • Courtney

    Love that orange suit! I really need to invest in a new, stylish suit.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    March 1, 2011 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Pearls @SexeMamas

    I LOVE the wedges, but I’m not loving the weather yet!! I’m hoping by Memorial Day I can take a dip!

    March 1, 2011 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Nicolette

    That orange one-piece is the greatest! Love it…

    March 1, 2011 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant!

    I’m loving that bathing suit cover up, it’s too cute. I think bold stripes are just what I need for the beaches of southern spain this spring! And i’ve never been into espadrilles, but I’m considering a pair for my trip. they look so comfy!

    March 1, 2011 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    SO not ready Kristin!! Good thing we get a few months extra up here to prepare!!

    March 1, 2011 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Yes, here in CA, it is also right around the corner… and no, I’m not ready(!), but the boot camp workouts are getting me there… much sooner into the season than usual! My session ends on Friday, which means, Goodbye boot camp, Hello Jillian.

    (love those wedges… a friend of mine just bought a pair… slightly jealous =)

    March 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • Perpetually Engaged

    It’s adorable! You should do it…right now.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    Well, you know I’ve been doing Yogalates. I’ve been going 3 times a week but I’m STILL not swimsuit ready. It was 85 yesterday so it definitely won’t be long! I did buy a really cute coverup this weekend.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Nicole @ Help! Mama Remote...

    You’re mocking me aren’t you?! LOL

    March 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • oomph.

    i’m in seach of the perfect wedge espadrilles! i had (my) perfect pair, but the finally broke! they go with everything!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Moosette

    Urrgghhh… I dont know how I always seem to let myself fall out of the ‘swimsuit ready’ zone! I have been putting extra time in at the gym trying to expediate the whole process 😉

    March 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply
  • betsy

    not ready for swim suit season at all!!!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Jennie

    haha Working on it!! Still on track since January only a few slip ups! But Being in Florida Also that Swim suit season is practically here! I am very much tho for the wedges!

    March 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I don’t think I could rock orange but I love the style of the suit and the striped sundress is gorg! I am so jealous of your nice temps, we’re in the 30s here today 🙁

    March 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • Fabulous Finds Studio

    I am definitely NOT ready but hopefully will be by May. I love all your choices, especially the cover up!

    March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Shea

    Umm, can I have the whole look please? Come on summer–I’m ready for you!!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Jules

    Swimsuit season is going to be coming a lot quicker for me this year since we leave for vacation at the end of April. I need to get to the gym more than 2 days a week…LOL!

    That suit from J. Crew would look mighty fine with the coverup from Splendid!

    Good luck with the lovelies 🙂 I voted last week.

    March 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Madeline

    Haha! After baby number two I don’t think my body is swimsuit ready at all!

    March 2, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Kelly

    I’ve been thinking the same thing! Although it’s still pretty cold up here in NJ I just started getting my butt in gear to get swimsuit ready!

    March 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Trianna

    I have a swimsuit that is just like that!!!! Am I swimsuit ready?…Never. Hoping to be this year though! Love the espadrilles!

    March 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply

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