September 24, 2017

Salty Mermaid Swim Review


A couple months ago I came across this Florida based bikini brand - Salty Mermaid Swim and instantly fell for their vibrant colors and flattering cuts. With a little more investigation I found out that they also give $10 on every purchase to the rainforests of Brazil! Bikini's that not only look good but do good for the world are my favorite! I just had to get my hands on some Salty Mermaid Swim so I went with the MERBABE + PINEAPPLE sets.

MERBABE FRONT KNOT ITSY FIT SWIMWEAR
TOP - One size // BOTTOM - Medium
I love the versatility of this MERBABE top! Pictured I am wearing the straps off my shoulders and the bottom tied. This top is extremely versatile and can be worn on the shoulders with or without the bottom knot tied as well. Since this top is only available in one size I was curious to see how it would fit and was pleasantly surprised to see that, with the tie of the knot, it can really fit a wide range of sizes. I hate bikini tops with padding so I was happy to see that this did not have padding and was double layered on the front making it very comfortable for all day wear. The bottoms fit like a glove and are extremely flattering. They also have a seamless waistband making them just as comfortable as the top. I would say the bottoms run a little small and I am glad that I went with a size medium. 

SALTY N’ SASSY – PINEAPPLE ME CRAZY TRIANGLE FRINGE BIKINI
TOP - Small // BOTTOM - Medium
When I saw the Salty Mermaid Swim PINEAPPLE bikini I knew I had to have it. I have been looking for a bikini with pineapples on it for a couple of years now and this one is perfect. It's triangle top is a classic cut with a fun twist on the back with an adjustable/removable fringe option. Another great thing about this bikini is that the top and back straps have adjustable clasps instead of long tie strings. I think this is great because the extra tied strings take forever to dry and are extremely uncomfortable when sitting/laying on the beach. Both the top and bottom are double layered with lime green material to match the top's straps so there is no chance of anything showing through when this bikini is wet. WIN. The bottoms are an extremely cheeky and flattering cut. They are seamless which I love and that makes them extra comfortable for a long day of wear. 

SIZING TIP
I would recommend ordering your normal top size and going a size up on the bottoms for a more relaxed and comfortable fit. Most of the bottoms are a cheeky cut so going up a size will provide a bit more coverage without compromising a flawless fit. 

Happy (Salty Mermaid Swim) Shopping - Feel free to email me (heymsetter@gmail.com) or DM me on Instagram @stylingchaos with any questions you may have! I love helping all you bikini babes with your questions / purchases. :) 

August 27, 2017

Marysia x Bikini.com Review


Some exciting news - I have joined forces with bikini.com as a brand ambassador! As part of the #realbikinibabe squad I received this epic BIKINI T-shirt and let me tell you it is incredibly soft! A perfect T that can be worn 24/7 - on and off the beach. One of the perks of joining the #realbikinibabe squad is the inside scoop on the newest launches and collabs available to share with YOU! Bikini.com also sells some of my favorite bikini brands including Marysia (wearing bottoms in the shot above)! You can check out all the Marysia Swim bikini pics on my IG @stylingchaos.

MARYSIA - SANTA MONICA TOP
(size medium)
I went with a size medium in this top because the straight across style can sometimes cut in weird way on me, so I figured it would be better to try a medium. I am glad that I did because the front of this bikini is a perfect fit (height wise for desired coverage)! The quality of this, and all, Marysia bikinis is amazing and I highly recommend them as an investment piece that will last you years to come! A couple notes on this top - The back is a gold clasp that is not adjustable. It was a little loose on me so I actually took it in on each side to create my preferred snug fit. If you have a larger bust size but a small frame I recommend buying a size up and then taking in for a custom fit! 

MARYSIA - ANTIBES BOTTOM
(size medium)
I also went with a size medium in these Marysia bottoms. I have found from my online research that Marysia pieces run small so if you are purchasing your first pair I recommend considering sizing up. I love the scalloped edges on these bottoms and these are my go-to bottoms when I am in a more conservative beach setting since they are full coverage! They are a comfortable fit and do not cut in on the but which is a huge plus. 

Happy (bikini.com) Shopping - Feel free to email me (heymsetter@gmail.com) or DM me on Instagram @stylingchaos with any questions you may have! I love helping all you bikini babes with your questions / purchases. :) 

June 13, 2017

TOBI Bikini Review



I have been on the hunt for the perfect little red bikini, specifically for  July 4th, and found this one at TOBI and knew it was meant to be! When I got my package I was really impressed with the quality of the suit and how soft the material was. It was also such a good price! They usually have 50% off for first time orders so I felt like I got both pieces for the price of one! SCORE!!!

TOBI CLOSER TO YOU RED BIKINI TOP 
WEARING SIZE SMALL
I went with a size small which is usually my go-to. After looking at the size chart I figured out that I would be a size small. This top is extremely comfortable and I think I could have gone with a size extra small top if I was looking to do more summer activities with a slightly tighter fit. But for the 4th of July, this top in a size small is perfect! It also has a really secure metal back hook and eye closure and fun criss cross back straps that match nicely with the fun extra straps on the bottoms. Another thing I love about this top is the fact that there is NO PADDING. I hate padding and so this was perfect. The cut of the front of the bikini is super flattering and in general the top is extremely comfortable and you cannot beat the price!! :) 

TOBI CLOSER TO YOU RED BIKINI BOTTOMS 
WEARING SIZE SMALL
I also decided to go with a size small for the bottoms. I always go between a small and a medium in bottoms because I hate bottoms that cut in on my hips. Bikini bottoms, in general, are getting a bit cheekier so going with a medium usually just means that it is a couple inches wider around the waste but the actual cut on the bum is still flattering. Once I put these bottoms on I was really impressed with the back cut and how flattering they were. (keep an eye out on my IG for the back view coming soon - @stylingchaos). They are very slightly cheeky that hug instead of cut in on the bum. These bottoms also have fun straps around the waste that I wore together but they could be separated high on the hips or worn like they are just part of the top of the bottoms - really versatile which I love! 

I also decided to get 2 new black cover ups from TOBI that I am obsessed with! These cover ups are really comfortable and are double lined so that they could be worn on or off the beach. I ordered both in size small.