Who Says You Can’t Buy Swimsuits in the Fall and Winter? Not Us! (Giveaway)

by Sheryl Bone

 

Looking for the perfect swimsuit?  Look no further than Bleu by Rod Beattie.

I wore the Let’s Get Graphic Bandeau top and skirted bottom from Rod Beattie’s latest collection on a family vacation to Florida.  I was thrilled with the fit, style, and function of this swimsuit.  Comfortable enough to wear all day, this swimsuit exceeded all of my expectations.

Bleu by Rod Beattie was launched last year.  Beattie describes the line as having clean contemporary lines, brilliant saturated color and a bold graphic approach. “My customer is modern, sexy and wants a great fitting swimsuit whether it is a maillot, tankini or bikini,” says the designer.  “She is a chic woman… of any age.” As a middle aged mother of three, I was skeptical about being able to pull this suit off.  I don’t usually feel chic or sexy in a bathing suit. I am delighted to report that I felt good in this suit!

 

 

A swimsuit for a mom has to be good looking and functional.  I gave this swimsuit a workout.  I wore it to the beach, where we swam in the ocean and played in the sand.  The fitted bottom of the skirted suit stayed in place and provided perfect coverage, even when bending to examine shells. The skirt provides the right amount of coverage without looking frumpy.   After the beach, I hit the pool in my Bleu by Rod Beattie swimsuit.  I played “lemonade” and lost an underwater handstand contest.  The top stayed in place, the ties didn’t come loose or undone, even underwater and upside down.

I spent an entire day boating in the swimsuit.  I jumped on and off the boat, grabbed lines and pulled up the anchor. I walked across a sandbar at low tide, watching my son pull up critters. The swimsuit kept up with me beautifully.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the comfort and function of the Let’s Get Graphic bandeau top and skirted bottom.  If this style isn’t for you, don’t worry.  The newest collection from Rod Beattie has many beautiful options that will give you the same comfort, style and function.  Visit the New Looks section of the Bleu by Rod Beattie website to explore the options available.

Rod Beattie swimsuits are high quality. The colors and prints are bold. The fabric is beautiful, soft and dries quickly.  The Let’s Get Graphic Bandeau and Skirted bottom features decorative silver grommets.  They did not scratch or smudge, despite lots of activity and sticky, sun screened hands.

Fit can be a major concern when selecting a new swimsuit.  I typically buy my swimsuits one size larger than my clothing.  I followed my usual formula and the suit fit like a glove.  If fit is a concern, Rod Beattie’s website has a Style and Fit Tips page to help you chose the best suit.

If you need a new swimsuit, visit Bleu by Rod Beattie.  Check out my favorite, or find the perfect one for you. You won’t be disappointed.

 Enter to win

One winner is going to get the swimsuit of her choice from the New Looks Section. To enter this giveaway, visit the new Looks Section and tell us which suit you love the most.

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

I received a swm suit in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.



Email Author    |    Website About Sheryl Bone

Sheryl Bone is mom to three kids: Max age 14, Ella age 12, Clayton age 10 and Chewy, the family mutt. When she isn’t chauffeuring kids to school or sports, she is a school volunteer, literacy activist and community arts supporter. She is also an online professor of developmental education and holds leadership roles in professional education organizations and presents nationally at conferences on topics related to adult learning theory and developmental education.

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1 LT November 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

I like the Lets Get Graphic retro halter maillot in Black!

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2 Chuck November 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

Very nice suits.

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3 ellie November 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

Retro Halter Maillot in Black. Lovely.

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4 pearl November 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Shirred Maillot in Indigo.

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5 Nicole-Lynn November 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I like the Mixing It Up Underwire Twist Top with Bottoms in the blue/white combo. Thanks for the opportunity!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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6 Tammy S November 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I like the Double Trouble :fit & flair” maillot in Onyx.

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7 Anne November 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Maillot in Red.

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8 latanya November 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

double trouble mailliot in onyx

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9 diane November 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Lineup Maillot in Indigo.

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10 christine jessamine November 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

i love the shirred maillot in onyx!

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11 Kristen M. November 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I like the “mixing it up” shirred maillot.

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12 sohbet odası November 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

nice photos blog thanks

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13 Amy B November 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I like the double trouble fit and flair maillot in onyx. it is so cute!!

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14 Amber November 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Let’s get graphic retro halter in black is super cute!

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15 Anne Lehnick November 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I love The Midas Touch swimsuit in Marine. Stunning!

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16 lana November 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

beautie for cruise

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17 Christine Jensen November 26, 2012 at 2:37 am

I like The Midas Touch

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18 Daiva November 26, 2012 at 6:44 am

I like the Gold rush

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19 Jennifer B November 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

Beattie for cruise!

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20 Chava November 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

I love the “Let’s get Graphic”

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21 June November 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

A one piece in black would be my choice.

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22 Vickie Couturier November 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

the double trouble fit an flair Maillot in onyx

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23 Seyma Shabbir November 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

The Gold Rush Banded Halter with retro shirred bottom in onyx

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24 Missy November 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Retro Halter Maillot in Black.

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25 Tammy J. November 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Double Trouble Fit & Flair Maillot in Black

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26 Fabs November 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

My favorite is Moraccan Madness! I love the vibrant colors on all of these suits!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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27 Jennifer Rote November 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Double Trouble Retro halter top w. retro shirred bottom in onyx.

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28 ANGEL JACKLYN November 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm

TOTALLY CRAZED ABOUT THE “DOUBLE TROUBLE FIT & FLAIR MAILLOT IN OYNX! SO CUTE! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!

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29 Patty Bowlin November 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Would love to have the Gold Rush Banded Halter with Retro Shirred Bottom in black!! Classy!!

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30 Judy November 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

My daughter-in-law would love a new swimsuit. These are so pretty.

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31 dawn November 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Mixing it up shirred maillot in turquoise, blue, white – love it!

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32 Erika November 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Love the “bleu rod beattie” bikini.

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33 Laurie November 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love the Retro Halter!

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34 Mimi November 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

so many beautiful options. Not exactly sure how to explain the one(s) I like, but I love the Lined Up Banded Halter and side tie banded bottom in garnet.

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35 Rae November 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Oh I love the Double Trouble “fit & flair” maillot…so cute!

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36 Stephanie November 27, 2012 at 12:29 am

Love the Fushia One piece!! Couldn’t figure out its actually name:)

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37 LaVonne November 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

I love the shirred one piece maillot in onyx.

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38 Chip November 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

My wife would love to pick one out.

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39 Katherine November 27, 2012 at 6:52 am

I like the Rod Beautie the Black mallot

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40 kim lazor November 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I liked the Midas Touch U turn halter one piece in black

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41 Staci A November 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I like the shirred maillot in onyx.

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42 Milly B November 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Making an Entrance in Onyx

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43 Erin Dumont November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

They’re all gorgeous! I think double trouble would suit those of us who are a little more “mature.”

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44 Van November 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Too hard to decide right now.

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45 gaitha November 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I like the midas touch in black alot!

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46 Maria November 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I like the Midas touch

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47 Natalia November 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I like Double Trouble suit in onyx.

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48 Sandy November 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

LOVE the Double Trouble Retro Halter suit!

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49 Misty Dawn November 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

I like the Gold Rush!

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50 Teresha November 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

Mixing it Up in Indigo!

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51 Claire McKeon November 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would love the Shirred Mallot in Onyx

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52 LV November 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I like the Midas Touch in Navy. So cute with the belt!

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53 carole November 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

lets get graphic is my choice
thanks for the chance

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54 rebecca williams November 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I like the Retro Tankini top in Ruby and the solid shirred hispster bottom in Marine! Hard choice!

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55 Brittany November 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I like the Lets Get Graphic retro halter maillot in Black

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56 One Frugal Girl November 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I can’t decide. I like the Line Up as well as Mixing It Up.

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57 Audrey griffis November 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

i like the black full bathingsuit with the v/veck halter

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58 Elaine Bolduc November 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

i would take the black halter for this sexy mama

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59 Angela England November 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I like the Making an Entrace in Ruby or the Gold Rush in Ruby. Pretty!

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60 Sarah Burger November 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I love the Moroccan Madness halter top in blue, would love to win it since me swimsuit from last summer got stretched out over my pregnant belly.

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61 Christine November 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I like the Bleu/Rod The Midas Touch Halter in Black.
Thanks for the chance!

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62 CMC November 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

LOVE the Sunset on the Sahara suit!

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63 christy davis November 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Double Trouble :fit & flair” maillot in Onyx

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64 Leona November 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

My favorite is the mixing it up Shirred maillot Im not sure the color choices but the indigo is beautiful anyway. Thanks!

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65 clarissa November 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

i like the shirred mallet in the black

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66 MageeMommy November 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I like the double trouble fit and flair suit. I think this would work for my non figure. LOL

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67 Mozi Esmes Mom November 29, 2012 at 1:57 am

Double Trouble Fit & Flair…

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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68 Carrie November 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love the Mixing it up shirred mallot in indigo

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69 Garrett November 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

We like the one piece swim suit in black.

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70 Jennifer Pellicone November 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love them all! They’re all so unique. I love the Bleu/Rod Beattie for Cruise 2013 the most.

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71 Belinda A. November 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

I like both Making An Entrance and Mixing It Up!

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72 Francine Anchondo November 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

i like Morrican madness

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73 McKinney Mommas November 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

Midas Touch U Turn in Ruby!

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74 Cindi November 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

I really like the “Double Trouble Fit and Flare Maillot” Suit!
Many thanks, Cindi

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75 Molly Bussler November 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I love the Midas Touch Halter Belted Maillot in Black

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76 Heather November 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The Midas Touch halter belted maillot in black, it’s cute.

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77 Tokekmise November 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

These are beautiful suits. I wish I could wear a bikini but the marks from my four kids would not allow it, I have lost 40 lbs. this past year and would love to go on vacation sporting the Mixing it Up Shirred Maillot suit in blue.

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78 genesis November 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

the morracan madness halter with skirt is my fave

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79 sindy murray November 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

retro halter maillot in Black!!

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80 Tabathia B November 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

i really like the bleu/rod beatti for cruise 2013

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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81 nannypanpan November 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

i like the midas touch underwire with belted skirted hipster
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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82 Kat November 30, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would get the Entrance Retro Halter in Sapphire.

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83 Cindy B November 30, 2012 at 3:27 am

Let’s Get Graphic retro halter maillot in black!

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84 nicole November 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

Those are great suits! I really like the The Midas Touch.

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85 Stacey B November 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love the black one piece with the halter strap!

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86 Cori Westphal November 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I absolutely love the Bleu/Rod Beattie for Cruise 2013! What a great and comfy way to wear a suit!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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87 Lori D. November 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Like them all, a lot.

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88 Jordan Y December 1, 2012 at 2:16 am

I love the Mixing it up shirred maillot.

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89 Don December 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The Retro Halter suit in black.

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90 Sarah L December 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Midas touch will be nice to wear.
Thanks for the contest.

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91 jeanne conner December 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Classic Mallot in black

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92 Angela E. December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I’d pick the midas touch suit also.

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93 maggie December 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

They are all great, I would say the best fit for me would be the Double Trouble, “fit and flair”, although I like the cover up too.

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94 Sadie December 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I like the Hide and go sleek in brown

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95 Lisa bolduc December 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

TIME like the blue beatie for cruise

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96 Narathip Wall. December 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

Shirred Maillot in Indigo.

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97 Erin December 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

I like the Midas Touch underwire w/ belted skirted hipster bottom in Black!

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98 charity perry December 2, 2012 at 5:43 am

the double trouble fit & flair maillot in onyx

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99 Jeanette Jackson December 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

I know you say bathingsuit but I don’t think any of them would flatter my figure but maybe I could wear the Midas Touch pop-into dress/cover-up

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100 Stephanie Mulherin December 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

Need a new one my last one got all stretched while I was pregnant.

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101 Tracy Allen December 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Moroccan Madness – but they are all beautiful love the bikini with the roses especially too!

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102 Amanda S. December 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I like the Double Trouble Retro Halter Top with retro shirred bottom in onyx

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103 Angelique December 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I dont htinl I have bought a swim suit for myself in the past 10 years. i would love the chance o pick one out for myself! The designs are gorgeous and with my birthday coming up I can show it off in Reno :)

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