Purple One Piece Swimsuit

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Currently obsessed with monogramming everything “Kim & Dan”.

Girl in purple bathing suit posing on beachGirl with beach hat

Does the hat look familiar? It’s because I brought it with me to Costa Rica! See the post here and here.

Aerie purple one-piece bathing suit Kim and Dan at the beach Kim and Dan kissing at the beach

When my mom first came to America twenty something years ago, she worked as a seamstress. From her job, she had mastered sewing to the point where she was able to make me clothes for cheaper than the store. She made everything from patterned shorts, dresses and even bathing suits for family beach trips.

As a child, my signature bathing suit was a solid purple one piece, which you could guess, my mom made for me. I wore the suit nearly every weekend to the beach. As time passed, I outgrew my special bathing suit and moved on but haven’t forgotten.

Now that one piece bathing suits have made a come back, I eagerly hopped on the bandwagon and fell in love with this cute bathing suit from Aerie. Wearing a purple one piece bathing suit again brought back so many happy memories and nostalgia, so I wanted to share my beach look with you all.

This was probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a photo shoot, because I felt so confident in my new bathing suit! Although I have to warn you, this style was super cheeky meaning you’ll get a wedgie every five seconds. With that being said, I wouldn’t recommend this suit for young girls or for any strenuous beach/sport activities.

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new bathing suit • similar in maroon lagoon • boat and tote bag (mine is large, zip top in blue)

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54 Comments

  1. July 31, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Lovely suit 🙂

  2. July 31, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Aw, Kim! That last photo of you and Dan is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day! *heart eyes for the both of you*

    I think that’s really cool your mom was able to sew clothes for you when you were younger – you’ll definitely never see anyone else with the same style, right? That purple one piece looks really nice on you! It’s funny how things come back to us… when I was younger, I saw many photos of my myself in floral prints. I grew up liking stripes more to be honest, but guess who’s starting to like florals again… me xD

    Anyways, I hope you & Dan have a lovely week ahead! ♥

  3. Keri Elaine
    July 31, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I absolutely love the story you shared about the one piece this one reminds you off. Aerie is awesome! This one piece is so flattering on you and the second from the last pic is adorable. You two make me smile.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

  4. August 1, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Really nice pics and happy you feel confident because you deserve it !
    I also love your hat 😀
    Have a nice day,
    Carolina

  5. August 1, 2017 / 8:16 am

    k it’s official. I am going to the beach this weekend. August is like, the hottest month of the year in Connecticut right?

    xoxox
    http://www.emmycoletti.com

  6. August 1, 2017 / 8:40 am

    i love it – it looks so good! i always go towards 2 piece and the only 1 piece suit i have was for when i did water aerobics in college lol. But this suit is making me rethink this and I think I might try some on next time i go shopping! I love how comfortable and soft the suit looks and i like the little holes on the side a lot!

    -Rachel

  7. August 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    That swimsuit is so cuteee. And you look so cute too together! x

  8. Gabrielle
    August 2, 2017 / 7:22 am

    You look SO gorgeous in this purple swimsuit (major bum envy going on right now, haha!) – this looks like the perfect beach day spent together 🙂

    aglassofice.com

  9. August 2, 2017 / 9:37 am

    This post is so cute! Love that custom tote and that hat!! I totally agree that bathing suits being back in fashion is great. Arie’s swim collection is definitely underrated!

    🍉 Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

  10. August 2, 2017 / 11:39 am

    What a cute memory. Nostalgia is such a great thing. And this suit is cute!
    Bathing suits that I feel comfy in are always hard for me to find. I found a polka dot one that I’ve only used once. I don’t know how to swim, so I don’t typically find myself at a pool or beach. But still, it’s nice to have one just in case.

  11. August 2, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Looks like you had lot of fun and you look cute in your swimwear x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  12. August 2, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    This swimsuit is so cute! I love the purple color, and I love the story you shared about your happy memories! Great post!

    http://roadesque.com

  13. August 2, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    This bathing suit looks breatiful on you! <3

  14. August 2, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I generally don’t wear one-piece bathing suits, but that one looks nice. I like the color.

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog if you’re interested in participating.

  15. August 3, 2017 / 10:44 am

    That’s so sweet that it reminds you of the one you had a child. I had a red one I wore all the time as a little girl. Also, loving your cute personalised beach bag!! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  16. August 4, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Such a cute bathing suit! I’ve been wanting to try a one piece because I feel like it’s becoming more and more popular and there are some super cute ones!

    That’s such a nice story about your mom making your clothes and special suit 🙂
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

  17. August 4, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    that one piece looks so good on you. That is my favorite type of swimsuit right now!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

  18. August 5, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I only get my swimsuits from Aerie, and this one is so cute! That purple color look beautiful on you, and I love the story about your mom. It’s always great when something gives us that feeling of nostalgia! x

    Kara
    http://karascloset.net/

  19. August 5, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Aw your swimsuit is so cute! I’ve been seen LOTS of one pieces here in Greece. They are so in right now! I don’t own one, because I’m not sure they suit me, but I kind of want one! That story about your mom is cute, and Aerie makes some pretty freaking cute suits. Also love your sunnies. 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend lady!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  20. Amy-Anne
    August 6, 2017 / 8:42 am

    This swimsuit is s gorgeous, it looks amazing on you! And you two are so cute together, it gets me everytime haha. Goaaaaaals right here! If I don’t have sandy picnics whilst looking with my lover in the future then I know I’m not living life right haha.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

  21. August 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    This is such a lovely swimsuit,
    thank you for the summer vibes 😀

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  22. August 6, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Your monogrammed tote bag is super cute! I know I would love to have one with me and my boyfriend’s name on it! I love your one piece swimsuit as well! The color is gorgeous and you look great in it!

    My mom used to work as a seamstress as well. Their pay is not that great and I was thankful for the things I have. I enjoyed the fact that you have a story behind the swimsuit. Your photoshoot looks legit ;)! Glad to see you all having a great time out there!!

    https://exquisitely.me

    • August 6, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      PS. You and Dan = super adorable!!!!!!

  23. August 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Lol I love this kind of one-piece swimsuit too but hate the wedgie that comes from it. :p

  24. August 8, 2017 / 6:04 am

    The bathing suit looks amazing. But it’s that beautiful because you are wearing it. I love how you look in it. Take care <3

  25. August 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

    Love that this was a total throwback for you. I’m a one piece swimsuit kind of girl. Too much going on in the middle for a bikini for me haha.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  26. August 14, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    How nice and happy are these photos. Summer is always fun especially in the beach. You look great in this purple one piece, I miss wearing one now 🙂

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  27. August 17, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I work at American Eagle and yaasss to all our one piece swim suits! But girllll, you totally rocked this!!! I wish I can rock something like that. Love the photos too <3

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