2 girls, 1 suit….
Today I am going to review the “Cocoship Flora Polka Vintage High Waisted Bikini Swimsuits Swimwear(FBA)” (absurd name, right?), which I recently purchased from Amazon for a whopping $23.99! Now the suit was awarded 4 Stars by 836 customers so I was pretty hopeful that it would be at least wearable. With prime, I received it in 2 business days. The suit was shipped in a clear poly bag with a simple sticker and sanitation liner intact. No frills, no tags, just a suit in a bag. Once I tried it on I was in love. I immediately sent a picture to one of my girlfriend’s and told her to order one ASAP and this last Thursday we reviewed the suit together. Let me preface this by saying that we are both in the apparel industry so we are pretty picky when it comes to clothing fit and construction. I am 5’9″, a 33in bust, 26in waist, 38in hip and around 132lbs. My friend is 5’5″, a 33in bust, 26in waist, 37in hip and 125lbs. We both ordered a size Small.
Here we are…
Let’s start with the top. While the cups are a nice shape and thickness, they are spaced much too wide. If you take notice of my top vs. Ashley’s, her’s is post alteration. She has sewn a tiny seam between the cups underneath the decorative tie to bring the cups closer together. I am planning to do the same but thought it would be wise to give you a true “before & after”. This 1 alteration does wonders for the girls if you know what I mean ; )
The bottoms. They are WONDERFUL! During the photo shoot Ashley made a comment that it feels like you are wearing sweatpants! The ruching is very flattering and the full booty and front coverage makes you feel free to dance, do cartwheels or jump off a high-dive without worrying that it will find it’s way up your bum. These bottoms are also truly “High Waist”. It is so high in fact that I even needed to scrunch it down a little to hit at my natural waistline.
The construction can be seen below and looks fairly decent. The seams are surged with little to no seam grin or loose threads.
All in all, this is a smokin’ deal! Here is the link again….go buy it. You won’t regret it. Now for a few more fun shots from Thursday…
Oh my gosh. There are only 15 more days until VLV 18! I am so stinking excited I can’t even handle it. What is VLV 18 you might be wondering? Well, as far as I have figured out… it is heaven. 4 Days of Vintage, Burlesque, Kustom Kulture bliss that draws around 20,000 to Las Vegas. At this rockabilly retreat you will find car shows, jive classes, burlesque showcases, pinup competitions, hair & makeup classes, endless concerts, bowling tournaments, a tattoo lounge and the list goes on! I discovered this event myself last year right after it ended and I knew as soon as I saw those sky-high do’s and chrome beauties that this next year I would not be missing it.
As the style obsessed person that I am, I began mulling over my closet to find just the perfect outfit for each event and this past weekend my man and I planned it aaaallllll out. I figured that each day needed at least 1 daytime outfit that was cool and comfortable and could withstand the day’s festivities as well as a sultry night piece to end the evening. Now I am going to save those planned bits for a later post but I will let you in on the steals and deals I walked away with this weekend while shopping for “the gaps” in my wardrobe…
Gap #1) Comfortable heels
- 3″ or shorter heel.
- Under $30.
- Neutral color.
- Nice cushion for lengthy walks.
Score: Ross Dress For Less $14.99.
Gap #2) Comfortable Flats
- Will stay on my feet.
- Under $20.
- Neutral color.
- Nice cushion or cheap enough to warrant buying inserts.
Score: Payless Shoesource $9.00 on clearance.
Gap #3) Flashy Purse
- Cute & Flashy.
- Under $20.
Score: Garage Sale Warehouse $3.00.
Gap #4) Nude Tights w/ Seams.
- Will work with my very fair skin tone and not make me look like I have carrot sticks for legs.
- Under $20.
- Can buy in store. (Proof that color will work).
Score: Target $10.00
Gap #5) Cateye Sunglasses…sat on my favorite pair last week : (
- Larger frame to flatter a larger face.
- Under $20.
- Unique features such as color or embellishment.
Score: Amazon, red pair & black pair $9.99 each w/ free shipping.
Gap #6) High Waist Bikini
- Figure flattering.
- Under $50.
- Unique prints or styling.
Score: Amazon $23.99 w/ free shipping! Top AND Bottom. Great reviews and many consumer photos to support.
2 Pairs of Shoes
+ 1 Purse
+ 1 Pair of Tights
+ 2 Pairs of Sunglasses
+ 1 Swimsuit
Total: $80.96 Hot Damn.
- [Photo Credit: My Eye]
The staple to any well-done pinup look is a clean cat eye. I have searched high and low trying many different mediums including pencils, gels, pens and cakes, and for the price, the NYX Cosmetics Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner is by far the best. You can find it at many local drug stores and online through companies such as ULTA.
- [Photo Credit:ULTA]
At $6 a bottle, this stuff really does the trick! The extremely thin brush works great for getting in the small gaps of your lashes. The fact that this liner dries quickly is also a plus if you tend to blink a lot while putting on eye makeup. It dries a nice dark black that is not too shiny, not too matte and lasts all day. I have tried many others like gels for instance that will keep their rich dark color but by the end of the day I was wearing ½ of it on my upper lid! The NYX liner doesn’t smudge but is very easy to remove. To clean up any unevenness just take a q-tip and moisten with a drop of water. One bottle lasts me well over a month using it everyday and for $6 it is well worth it! Give it a try and feel free to leave me your comments below.
-The Penny-wise Pinup