14 April 2011

Norma Kamali "Try Before You Buy"

One of the things I dread most each year is finding a new swimsuit. Up until we joined a yacht club (not as boaters but for the lovely pool overlooking the Hudson) I wasn't too fussed and could get by with my two standards. But now that we're there more often than not, I need a few more to switch off. Since losing weight the old standards are now drooping in places you really don't want droopage, so the hunt began.

I've always loved Norma Kamali swimsuits and over the years have had many (I think I still have a vintage 80s one somewhere!) I love how she incorporates vintage styling with modern fabrics bringing the looks to a new level.

So yesterday I went to her website to peruse the offerings. There on the front page was the *exact* style I wanted! And at a fabulous price! It's the $98 Bill swimsuit available in red, black, acid, olive, and white. I was torn between red and white, but decided to go for red and placed my order.

Just hours ago the lovely Fed Ex man delivered my package!
It arrived with a pre-paid Fex Ex bubble wrap envelope in case you need to return. How easy is that?

Too excited, I tore open the package and tried it on asap! Perfect style, perfect fit! We've got a keeper! And the best part was not having to traipse from shop to shop trying on goodness knows how many suits only to settle for something that fit but wasn't really the style I wanted!

For those ageists out there, this is what a 51 year old woman, who's lived a full life, had a child at 40 looks like. (Okay, not my best angle!) Excuse the turban and shades, I was just out of the shower! Hey at least I smeared on some red lipstick and my flame Tributes!

I will definitely use this service again! And this baby is a keeper!!

XXX

12 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. You gorgeous, gorgeous woman!!! Holy hell you look 20 years younger - what an amazing figure - more, more please!!!! I LOVE the turban, shades, SHOES and lippy - the suit is going to see you through summer my dear but you are gonna draw some major attention from admirers of all ages!! NK should be paying you to model this:)))) xoxoxo

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  2. You're too sweet! I just get so angry at the ageists that think no one over the age of 30 can look stylish. You and I blow that theory right out of the water! Here's to older, hot, stylish women!
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    Suzanne

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  3. You look amazing! I love the swimsuit!!! XOXO

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  4. Thanks Jasmin! Look a few posts back I nominated you for an award!
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    Suzanne

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  5. Thank you ever so much! I do love this style so, it's such a classic. I even have one from the 40s or 50s as well -- hides a multiple of sins and always looks glamourous and sexy! Men seem really like it too, which is odd since I think most women think men love bikinis more. I hope I can find even more! (greedy much? Heehee!)
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  6. You look great! I want to have a child at 40 seeing you makes this look good.

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  7. Thank you so much! Women are much healthier so having babies in your 40's when you're more secure & confident makes sense! Just don't let the docs or midwives bully you. They want you to take all kinds of genetic testing then tell you your chance of having a child with birth defects is only a slight percentage more than that of a woman in their early 20's! (Unless of course there are genetic issues to consider.) I was very lucky, and my daughter is in the literal sense of the word a miracle baby! She's the best and I with the same for you when the time comes!
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    Suzanne

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  8. You look fantastic!. I just saw the suit in MORE magazine today and I am going to order one too but I am having trouble figuring out which size. I am 5'8 140. right in between med and large. What do you think?

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  9. Thank you so much! I would call or email. I spoke with Carmen as I needed sizing advice as well. She was so lovely and got back to me right away. I think it really depends on your figure -- the M might be perfect if you want a little nipping in at the waist, while the L may be more comfortable if you have a large-ish bust. What colour are you getting? Good luck, I'd love to see you in yours when it arrives and hope you're as happy as I am with mine! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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    Suzanne

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