Bathing Beauties

I recently came across Bobster855's Flickr Photostream, where I found these awesome 1949 promotional videos for Tweka, a swimwear company in Holland. He has lots of other awesome old videos too, like San Francisco and Las Vegas in the 70s, London and New York in the 60s, and more in this series as well.

It has not yet been warm enough here to don a bathing suit, but I am (for once) pretty happy with this year's selection, a two piece from Target. I mismatched the top (ruffly pink & green) and bottom (eyelet brown) using what I've learned over the years about what cuts and styles look best on my body. I so look forward to hitting up the Yuba River with my girls and our little ones as soon as possible, feeling comfortable in my swim wear!

I am seriously loving one pieces lately and therefore am also indulging myself in something I've wanted for years now- a handmade crochet one piece, from ArtIsTruth (aka ArtistRuth) on Etsy. Ruth and I somehow met online and when I realized she had an Etsy shop- that sold crochet bathing suits- I was smitten!

I "commissioned" a piece and decided on the colors ("any shade of purple mixed with a warm peachy color"), and she sent me sketches of what it will look like. I can't wait until it's done and jumping off rocks with me into the Sierra snowmelt this summer!