Carry My Heart As A Stowaway

I couldn't resist getting this bathing suit as soon as I laid eyes on it...in the dead of winter when it was completely illogical. So, the suit has been sitting in my dresser drawer for months while I eagerly awaited an opportunity to wear it out. Thankfully summer was inevitable. Lately, every day the sun is shining and the temperatures are so high that a swimsuit seems like the only suitable outfit to wear (the only suitable activities are lazing at the beach, or sitting on your front porch drinking lemonade). I'm a rather shy person, but this piece is so wonderful to wear that I dared to snap a few photographs in it. In fact, I like it so much that I had to order the navy velvet version as well...but don't expect any more swimsuit pictures from me this summer!

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parasol via eBay
Illamasqua nail varnish in Gamma

CONVERSATION

49 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD! TOTALLY AMAZING! This is so beautiful, Rebecca. Just- WOW.

    lovely.

    love, polly

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  2. Oh my goodness!! You are so beautiful!! And that umbrella...wowza! I've never seen anything like it! And your gifs are always my favorite. Have a great day Rebecca!!

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  3. These pictures are just beautiful, Rebecca. I can understand your shyness, but I'm glad you shared these!

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  4. I daresay, you are so darn brave, I totally applaud you.

    I could never show that much of myself on my website, I don't think.

    I love the suit. It's nice and feminine and retro and appealing, but it also has a nice amount of ruching, so that, if you do happen to eat a bit, or drink too much water, no one is going to see a bit of a paunch. :) It's a very wise choice, my dear!

    Paired with that umbrella? Breath-taking!

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  5. Oh good gracious, Rebecca, you look mighty mighty fine in that bathing suit! I was just in a cutesy, but super expensive shop in Montmartre yesterday that had tons of 50's style pin-up bathing suits (all for 250 euros or what not) and I just felt a pang of disappointment because it's such a flattering and beautiful style but woefully underused in today's world of low-rise bathing suits (maybe it's my long-torso speaking but low-rise styles just don't look very beautiful to me!) Anyway, I'm glad you shared these photos with us! They are beautiful and the umbrella is the whipped cream on top of it all.

    xx Jenny

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  6. I have this suit in the same color!! LOVE IT! So flattering. Modest, but sexy at the same time. I'm so happy that retro suits are coming back into style.

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  7. That is the perfect swimsuit :) and the lace parasol is amazing!

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  8. Cutest suit! Oh reading your blog makes me so happy! You use colour in such a balanced & artistic way. Its fantastic! Keep it up xx

    www.dearmisspretty.blogspot.com

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  9. When I was reading the text and just getting a glimpse of the picture at the bottom I was thinking "it has to be the modcloth one piece." Its completely you! And it looks lovely =)

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  10. It's hard to tell if the material would work but I would be so tempted to wear this suit as a top with a skirt over it. The colour and cut of it are so lovely!

    http://thepaperbagmiss.blogspot.com/

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  11. you have the BEST kind of bathing suit! from the style to the color :D very lovely!!

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  12. looks so great on you! and i love the blue velvet version! that parasol is really cool too.

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  13. WOW! These pictures are amazing and so is the swimsuit and the parasol! I love it all......it makes me want to get a bathing suit like that.

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  14. I feel the same way about wearing swim suits, but you look amazing!

    I definitely have to get one of those suits before my next beach vacation. and the parasol is beautiful.

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  15. Super cute bathing suit! but I am in love with that parasol! will be searching on ebay... now...

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  16. Your swimsuit is so adorable! I just love the cut. The parasol is really cute too!

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  17. what an incredible parasol! so so pretty! I've never seen a black lace one! awesome:)

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  18. rebecca it's a perfect day at beach!!
    the swimswit is amazing. i love retro style!
    xoxo
    http://lejournaldeprada.blogspot.com
    Hope you follow me :)

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  19. Oh, you look absolutely gorgeous in it. It's such a beauty.
    X

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  20. this is stunning- you look wonderful in red!

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  21. I have the blue velvet version, it's so comfy and pretty! I pretty much lived in it all last summer. I liked to just throw a skirt on over it and call it an outfit, haha

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  22. You are ABSOLUTELY stunning! I love the red!! Where did you get the umbrella?

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  23. Your swimsuit and umbrella are gorgeous and so are you. I love these!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  24. Such cute photos! And the fact that you have a parasol is the coolest thing ever

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  25. What a *fantastic* suit and parasol. Totally coveting this look over here.

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  26. That looks amazing on you! You look like a pin-up model! :)

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  27. These pictures are beautiful and the gif is super cheeky! I posted a bathing suit post last year ( a one piece, wanna keep it family friendly...) and I felt super scared to do it... but glad I did.

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  28. I love that swimsuit, and you are the perfect model for it. Those photos are fantastic!

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  29. Such cute pictures!! I love the rouching of the bathing suit xx

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  30. very pretty. i've always wanted a bathing suit in that style but in black! you look gorgeous! especially with the black lace parasol.

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  31. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I was so nervous for this post, but it's been really lovely!
    @Suri May, not to further promote Modcloth, but they do have a black version of this suit. :)

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  32. Such an amazingly cute swimsuit. It suits you perfectly. And I love your black parasol so much - lovely!

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  33. your pictures have d effect of making me happy!

    dat swimsuit was made for you..and love you in d color, too...

    I know d point of dis post is d suit but can I say I'm IN LOVE with d parasol?

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  34. I just got this bathing suit in emerald green! Seriously the best bathing suit of my life. :-)

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  35. This bathsuit is absolutely wonderful! And the parasol is so charming :)

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  36. Oh surely you knew you'd get a stream of comments spouting how gorgeous you are. Oh my.

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  37. Wow, I bought that same swimsuit during the dead of winter too!! It's just too cute to resist. You look great in it. Unfortunately, despite the fact that I live in California, the weather has not been warm enough to go swimming yet! I envy you!

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  38. I like one pieces but I'm kind of afraid of them because I need a lot of boob support. I wonder if this suit has an underwire?

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  39. @hellotampon, no underwire (ps i recommend reading the reviews on the site over what I have to say), but it is very supportive. I'm a d-cup & it works nicely for me.

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  40. so adorable. it is so perfect.

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  41. i love the swimsuit!! i saw it on modcloth but was upset it was 90.00...i found pretty much the same exact one on walmart awhile back for 30!

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  42. I super love your brolly! Can't stop staring at it and wishing it was mine!

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  43. absolutely love everything about this post! what a lovely bathing suit on you, and the parasol!!!

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  44. You look amazing with the swimsuit on!

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  45. I bought my Esther Williams swimsuit last year and love it. It's navy blue with white polka dots and it makes me feel like I live in a different decade.

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