Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Curves Around the World: Seasonal (Summer)

Hey Everyone!
It's the middle of the week, you know what that means? "Curves Around the World," and this weeks theme is Seasonal. If you have been following our group for awhile, you know we've done this theme before. But the last time we did this theme, it was Fall season for me and this season it's Summer!


Since it's summer her in California that means 80 to 90 degree weather or even higher. Today wasn't that bad it was in the mid 80's which is really good. So I thought to myself what outfit expresses Summer and for me summer usually means dresses and skirts but I wanted to challenge myself and I thought summer means swim suits. I bought this bathing suit aka fatkini last summer and never worn it. So I decided to make an outfit wearing it because I don't feel comfortable posting a picture of myself in just a bathing suit, so this is a big step for me. 
{Kimono - Cotton On} {Swim suit & Skirt - Forever 21+} 
So let me tell you that I have a pool but I haven't been in this pool in years. I have had friends over to swim but always made up an excuse so that I would not end up in the poop because I was never comfortable to be in a bathing suit. One of the reasons was because I am what you call the big girl of the group and it was always hard for me. But you know what I've been loving myself so much more this year and have been loving my body that I feel like this is the year I will not be afraid to go in the pool with my friends. I will wear the bathing suit and rock it! Will you be rocking a bathing suit this summer? If so will you be rocking a one or two piece? 
So I've been looking for a kimono type coverup for the summer and was having a hard time finding a plus size one I could afford. So I tried a store that I don't usually shop at because I don't usually fit in the clothes there. But I thought since kimono type jackets usually run really big I might be able to fit in there large and I was happy that it actually fit me and it was on sale too! I really like the print and the fact that it's black and white is another plus. I actually was going to get a colorful one but I was drawn to the black and white one. Are you into the trend of the kimono type jacket? 
So I hope this summer you will go out there and enjoy it, don't hold yourself back from having fun. 
"You are Confined only by the Walls you build Yourself" ~Anne Frank
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week.
Now don't forget to check out the other wonderful ladies from "Curves Around the World" and don't forget to show them some love. 

Aislynn from Denmark - Aislynn's World
Kate from Australia - Sparkles and Lace
Helen from England - Everyone Should Sparkle
Thulie from South Africa - Thick Fit and Fabulous 
Olivia from Singapore - Curves Become Her
Jennifer from Germany - Dressing These Curves

XOXO ~ Nina ~
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21 comments :

  1. I love the kimono, the aztec print is literally perfect! x

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    1. Thank you Sally, yeah the print is what attracted me to it!

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  2. I'm in love with the kimono, and the whole outfit. You look amazing, and this is one of my favorite outfits of yours!!!!
    Can't wait to hear about how you rocked it at the pool this summer!! :-)

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cassie, I can't wait to rock it at the pool this summer! :)

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  3. This whole outfit is perfect! I love a kimono for a little cover up. Beautiful and flowy

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  4. As I was saying..... Good on you for getting into a bikini!! Life is waaaaay too short not to jump in the water with your friends! They all love you and are prob too worried about their own bodies to worry about your gorgeous body :)

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    1. I totally agree Kate, life is too short to hold ourselves back from doing something. :)

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  5. Super duper cute! And gorgeous pool too! Hope you'll be making a splash soon. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. hi nina :) i wish i had the same courage, i am very insecure with wearing bikinis nowadays so i end up going to the pool / beach less, which is okay but i wish i am more confident. anyway you look really good! esp that kimono i like <3

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    1. Awe you are such a beautiful girl Shayne and I really wish you would be more confident in yourself. I hope one day you can see how beautiful you are.

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  7. Way to go Nina and I ADMIRE your courage! It is intimidating for me as well to rock my swimsuit amongst friends, but not intimidating to do so in a public place amid strangers! Oh and I bat for team 2 piece ;)

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    1. Thanks Joi, yeah I can feel you on the being around friends. But yeah I'm so loving the 2 pieces right now.

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  8. kudos, nina!! you rocked it! and thanks for all of your comments!!

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    1. Thanks Elle and of coarse I love your blog! :)

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  9. If I were you, and it was that hot, I don't think you'd have an easy time removing me from the pool. I love swimming. And don't worry about your body, everyone's on the same page with one (or more) parts they don't like, best to just forget about it and have fun :)

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    1. Your right Ais I shouldn't worry about my body and have fun. I will for sure try to use my pool lots this summer! :)

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  10. I LOVE that kimono..It looks great with how you styled it. I find with open styles like this you can get away with smaller sizes and they can still look great. Im trying to find a nice one at the moment, ideally the one you have here would be so perfect and of course that its black and white! :)

    Http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Louise, yeah the style of the kimono allowed me to get away with a straight size and yeah I love the kimono and yes the black and white is perfect! :)

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  11. That's so awesome that you're going to get in the pool this year! I'm not usually self-conscious about getting in the water, but I suppose I'm self-conscious in that I always look for full-coverage suits like tankinis and swimdresses. I feel more comfortable in them; plus I think swimdresses are cute. So I have the confidence to get in the water. Now I need to work on the confidence to wear something more fun that might not be as full-coverage. Your attitude is really inspiring, and it's awesome that you're owning your body and your bikini and wearing is despite previously being self-conscious. Like you (and Ms. Frank) said, ""You are Confined only by the Walls you build Yourself."

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thanks Liz, yeah I would wear tankinis myself and then wear them with a tank top on top and then shorts on the bottom but then something happened to me and I was not comfortable even that way. But I think I needed to give myself a boost and hopefully I'll be rocking my two-piece a lot this summer! :)

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