Shopping: Prepping for the Pool with The Orchid Boutique

The unseasonable warm weather the last few days has made me especially excited about the start of pool season. And while I’m pumped about long weekend days spent with my feet in the water (and hallelujah, a cocktail in my hand) – I’m not quite as excited about the journey to get back in bathing suit shape post -baby.

That being said, it’s definitely one of my top priorities. I’ve even had some weird dreams lately where I am enjoying a really long run. Clearly something is wrong with me if I’m dreaming about running but that’s neither here nor there.

Thankfully, my motivation is no longer just relegated to dreaming – it came in the mail a few weeks ago from The Orchid Boutique in the form of a bright pink bathing suit (top left below – and no, i don’t think i’ll look anything like that model anytime soon but it’s worth trying). It’s been sitting in plain site every since it was delivered and I’m letting it provide a constant reminder to focus on 1. making it through these last few weeks of being pregnant 2. motivation for post-baby 3. getting excited for pool days.

I know a bunch of you are already pool ready though so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from the site, to help you pick out a suit to celebrate the start of summer (I feel like getting a new bathing suit for the summer is similar to the way you used to go shopping for new school clothes in the fall).

I love this site because they have a bunch of options that aren’t the same old same old suits you see everywhere. Lots of prints, lots of bright colors and a lot of options (without being too overwhelming). Extra bonus, they’re giving you 15% off your purchase with the code LouWhatWear15 – so hop on over there and get your shop on. My tip: order a few options, try them on in the comfort (and forgiving light and skinny mirror) of your own home, then keep the winners and return the others.

summer suit
Vitamin A Neutra Cassis Bikini | Vitamin A Palm Springs Wrap Bikini | Tori Praver Gina Storm Bikini
Maaji Swimwear Darling Bella Bikini | L*Space Sunsetter One Piece | L*Space Plummage Underwire Bikini
L*Space Savasana Bikini | Sabz Luxury Go Navy Pin-Up | L*Space Colorblocked Demi 

Need a little cover-up, hat or bag….

Disclosure: This post was not paid for but The Orchid Boutique did provide me with product in exchange for a review. As always, I would never post about anything I didn’t truly love and want to share with you all. All opinions are my own (for better or worse).

2 Comments

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    The Kentucky Gent

    May 12, 2014

    I’m in the same boat, doing a detox as I prep for Florida in just 2 weeks. I’m definitely not beach body ready.

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    Marisa

    May 12, 2014

    Great post! 🙂 We know how it goes getting beach bodies in shape. Especially since Miami is predominantly warm all year round. Extra cardio to fit into our suits!

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