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Crystal Renn for Gottex Spring 2011

Crystal Renn strutted her stuff down the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week catwalk for the Gottex Spring 2011 line today. There’s no doubt she’s a beautiful woman, but has our poster girl for plus size models lost her plus size appeal?

In my honest opinion, if she’s happy with the way she looks and she is comfortable in her own skin, then I’m happy for her and anyone for that matter; regardless of their size. I guess compared to the size 2 on the runway she is still a plus size model. And Gottex does make extended sizes in their swimwear line. The coral swimsuit is AMAZING!

I want to know what you think.
Do you still consider Crystal Renn a plus size model?

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Gottex Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Gottex Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Gottex Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Gottex Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Gottex Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)

Cover It Up!

Summer…Summer time!! Ok…I’m not going to get into that Wil Smith song, but I am more excited than usual in this hot weather. I am writing this post before I head to the pool and I’m staring at my ugly old cover-up. It has come in handy, but I think it’s time to move on and I’ve found a few replacements. I don’t want anything too flashy, just simple and classic. And I love the Avenue prices!!

Alisi Swimwear=Love

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I never thought it would be possible for me to fall in love with swimwear. I mean, I’ve always HATED my body in a bathing suit. Well, I guess Alisi Swimwear has given me a reason to LOVE again. I’m head-over-heels for these swimsuits! Gorgeous! They come in Australian sizes 12-24. That averages to US sizes of 10-22 (make sure you check out the size chart).

I would wear any one of them proudly in all of my curvy glory! Alisi is an Australian company, but they do ship internationally. You can even find them on these US and UK web sites, but it looks like sizes go pretty quickly. So get on it!

Let’s make a day at the beach or just lounging by the pool fashionably classic.

Beach Chic on a Budget

I’ve definitely been craving a day at the beach. I just want to grab my favorite magazine and a book and just lounge! When I was packing for San Diego last week, I realized that my entire beach outfit cost less than $35! That’s swimsuit, sun hat, and flip flops.

Well, you must know I’m a budgeting master. And just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look chic on the beach, right? Well, the entire look I put together (below) was only $95.83! This is definitely a look that will carry you through the entire summer.

Hurry up Simply Be!

Will UK’s Simply Be please hurry and come to the U.S. already! I’m drooling over here! I know they will be here this summer, but this shopaholic is getting impatient.

Look at this Simply Yours swim wear! I can’t stop staring at the Panache (polka dots) Swimsuit. I am looking for a cover-up too. Something that isn’t boring and a waste of money. Why is it always so hard to find a decent swimsuit?

Have you found your summer swimsuit yet?

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  1. Panache Swimsuit
  2. Beach2Beach Swimsuit
  3. Simply Yours Bikini Set
  4. Beach2Beach Bikini Set
  5. Joe Browns Cover-Up
  6. Joe Browns Beach Dress
  7. Joe Browns Beach DRess

New Glamour Cover!!

The new cover for Glamour magazine’s June 2010 issue is out! You’ve heard the hype over this issue! It features three beautiful women: Crystal Renn, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Brooklyn Decker.

They are wearing the summer’s hottest swimsuits and share their “confindence-boosting tips.”

I can’t wait to get my issue! I still haven’t found my swimsuit, maybe this will help me. {fingers crossed}

“Women will accept themselves when they see more [body] types…. This is the new normal.” -Crystal Renn

A gorgeous cover indeed. Some say Crystal is losing her curves? Does it really matter?

What do you think of the lovely ladies?

{all images are from glamour.com}

Swimsuit Hunting

Ok…it’s time to start looking for a swimsuit. Here are my requirements:

  • Classic
  • Tasteful
  • One piece
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great quality
  • Sturdy chest support (lol)
  • Comfortable

That’s not too much to ask for, right? I picked a few below, but some of them are pricey. I’ll keep looking.