I was extremely determined to get swimwear from Liz Lisa this summer! I missed out last year because I was convinced that the prices would drop, but instead the listings just disappeared lol. Luckily, I liked the designs this year as well, so nbd lol.
There were three different swimsuit designs available for summer 2014, but I decided that I liked the Gingham floral swimsuit set best in pink! (141-9916-0) (I waited so long to do this post that I think the link no longer works, sorry!)
pink floral gingham towel anyway, so it made the most sense to get this one. The set is a little expensive at retail price (around $170), but it does come with a bikini top and bottom + a matching OP in the same material. I was lucky enough to snatch it at around 30% off during a 20% off sale and using a coupon that gave me an additional 20% off.
As it turns out, everything fits pretty well imo! The OP is not too too short where my butt is peeking out (too much), and the bikini itself fits about as well as I could ask for for something that only comes in one size lol.
This post is so late wtf, but I really wanted to get some pictures of the set being worn in a real setting. The problem is that I don't go to the beach much lol. The other problem is that when I'm outside, I actually need someone else to shoot the pictures for me, (I usually just use a remote to take my blog pictures myself,) and my bf kind of sucks at taking decent pictures of me/I just suck at having flattering photos taken of me by someone else lol. Also, during the times we're at the beach (and because of which beaches we're going to) the sun has never been at an ideal angle for photos wtf. There was a lot working against this blog post lol.
It's been like 5 months since I started drafting this blog post, and despite numerous tries, I could not get satisfactory pictures of me at the beach in the swimsuit set (besides the 4 above), so I decided to just shoot how I usually do - in my room. It looks really out of place, but at least I'm getting pictures I at least semi-approve of/would actually consider posting, and I really did want to share full body photos of how the set looks worn on a "real person" (not just the stock photo model) so please pardon the fact that I'm wearing a swimsuit in my room lol. I was going to a pool party after though so it wasn't totally random?? If I can get photos in a better location later, I will substitute them in lol.
The OP worn over the bikini set -
with my matching gingham floral towel -
without the OP -
with my go-to beach bag (Liz Lisa S/S 2013 happy pack bag)
(Sorry that I'm unrealistically wearing heels and a wig in all these photos, but I just feel like my legs look 5x better with them on, and also my hair was pretty limp that day.)
I have to say, I am really, really pleased with this swimsuit set. It was worth every cent. It fits as well as I could hope for, and I love the print and the style. I also love that it comes with a full OP cover up which happens to be a great length for me (in my opinion lol). I'm also glad that I was able to snag the towel which somehow makes the set 10x better haha. And wearing this makes going to the beach like 100x more appealing lol. I'm definitely considering purchasing another next year.
As a small reminder (and I'm sure those of you who actually read my posts are tired of reading these blurbs, but I am constantly getting blamed for not warning people of this, so here I go again) - I am extremely uncomfortable with my personal photos being used for the profit of others especially without a simple source link. In general, I would prefer for my photos not to be reposted without my permission at all, but if you feel the extreme need to do so, I simply ask that you just include a simple link back to my original post. Regardless of whether I watermark every single photo, I do still own the copyright to these pictures and you finding them on Google Image does not mean I do not own them anymore?? (There has been some confusion on that front apparently. And to be clear, Google does even warn you when you click on a photo that the image may be subject to copyright, and Google does not sever the photos from their original pages, so it's easy to find their source if you choose.) I do not blog and post these photos so that others can sell their products that are not associated with me in the slightest. And the response I get when I just ask for my photos to be sourced really discourages me from sharing and continuing to blog. I mean this in the least aggressive way possible, but I'm not just going to throw 80 smiley emojis in this to "soften the tone" because I am serious, and I honestly feel like you should be able to read a paragraph like this without emoticons and not be offended by its message.