Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 1, Dress 91: We're Off to the Beach

Day 1 is here and I'm starting the month with the ugliest dress in my closet, but I've got something very cute on underneath so I think y'all will forgive me.

It was 95+ degrees today so I took a beach day. The perfect day at the beach, although the waves were definitely too big for my taste. I mostly wore my adorable new Monif C. bathing suit, but I threw on this cover-up so I had a dress to show you. I got the cover-up at some random cheapie store near my house and can't tell you anything about it. I can however tell you about my bathing suit.

Isn't it pretty? If you've never checked out Monif C's bathing suits I recommend doing so. They're pretty pricey but I was able to get mine using a whole lot of store credit at Re/Dress NYC - yay! They've got a lot of support, lining and are well made. I do however have a major problem with it that I'm hoping one of you has a suggestion for.

The bathing suit is lined and there is now a ton of sand trapped in the lining of my suit. Like I mentioned, the waves were really big so I just sort of sat on the sand and let the waves crash over me. I know I'm a baby, so let's move on back to my problem at hand of sand stuck in my suit. There are no openings in the lining and I don't want to cut one, but I also don't want to put on a suit with a cup of sand in it. What to do dear readers, what to do? I'm sure I can't be the first person this has happened to.

I'm also wearing Betsey Johnson sunglasses and a cute little flower pin in my hair courtesy of today's photographer/stylist Veronica.


  1. I lovvveee those swimsuits! This is one of my favorites, and I love the color. The red looks great on you! Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for getting sand out of the lining, but I'm definitely curious to see what others have to offer!

  2. Ummm....Why don't you call Monif C. and ask her. Since she made the suit, it only makes sense that she would know how to resolve your problem. She may have already received some comments about this and found a solution.

  3. You look great in that suit! Unfortunately I have no advise for you either.

  4. Thanks all and you're right, I should just call Monif C.

    I'm in love with this suit, but I have to add that aside from the pound of sand left in my crotch even after washing, the ruffles aren't the most practical thing on a windy beach. But it's so cute I can't mind too much.

    I want to do a whole post about bathing suits. I need to get cracking on it.

  5. Yay! Thanks for the photo stylist shotout! That beach day was perfect!

  6. Why not just cut a tiny slit in the lining? That's what I used to do with my daughters' suits when they were younger.