SYS Blog Link Party and Giveaway from Essential Swimwear

Today’s party is sponsored by Essential Swimwear!

For those of us not being snowed on in May, (sorry Utah!) swimsuit season is here and its time to start thinking about what to wear to the pool, lake, beach, river etc. If you’ve decided to buy something new this year, you really need to consider EssentialSwimwear!

You might remember me writing about this great company last year and since then my love of their bathing suits has multiplied!!!

This is the bathing suit I got last summer:

I got this bathing suit just before our cruise and packed it along with several other swimsuits- it was a cruise, right? I had to have a variety. BUT I ended up wearing this bathing suit 90% of the time because it was my FAVORITE! Here is my review from last year:

“Not only is it totally cute (love the polka dots!), it’s slimming without feeling too snug and modest in all the right places! I love the neckline- just the right amount of coverage- I’m not covered to my collar bone, but my I don’t have to keep pulling up the top to avoid showing too much. The bottoms were a hard choice for me, but I am so happy I went with the hipsters! I wanted a little extra coverage, without feeling frumpy and these are just perfect!”


This year, when planning for our trip to Maui, I decided I was only going to bring 2 bathing suits, just in case something happened to the first one. I brought my black polka dot bathing suit (which held up all summer and still looks great) and then I ordered this bathing suit:

I immediately thought the top was fantastic, but I had a hard time with the bottom selection. The hipster bottoms I already had in black were great, but they didn’t come in the color Watermelon, so I went with the high waist bottoms and hoped for the best and I have to say they are awesome! If you want extra support in the mid section, wear the bottoms high, if you dont want an extra layer on your stomach, fold them down and they look darling! I love them, I love them! And look at this:

This bathing suit even fits over my big pregnant belly!

Essential Swimwear has a great variety of styles and colors so you are sure to find something you love!


A GIVEAWAY: Essential Swimwear would like to give one Somewhat Simple follower their very own swimsuit for FREE!!!

TO ENTER: Simply take a look at EssentialSwimwear and then come back here and tell me what you love!

FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: Become a Fan of Somewhat Simple on Facebook, follow Somewhat Simple on Twitter, or blog about this giveaway on your own blog!

Winner will be announced Monday when I highlight my favorite links from this week’s link party.


About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. I love the white twist front top. I have never seen a website with such realistic suits for real women!

  2. I became a fan on facebook!

  3. I would love to have the navy twist front top with the navy hipster bottoms!

  4. Bethany says:

    Love the Navy Twist suit! Plenty of coverage!

    I liked SS on Facebook, follow on Twitter!

  5. My favorite is the Jungle Safari Gathered Halter Top.

  6. I love the Black Scribbles Halter Top.

  7. Jill Rowan says:

    i love the exact swimsuit you have on- the watermelon twist top with the white bottoms! we just got back from vacation in mexico, and i commented to my husband numerous times that i need a new suit. too late for our vacay, but just in time for the rest of summer!

  8. Tiffany Austin says:

    I LOVE the twist tops and the fact that you can make it into a tube top swim suit. I’ve been looking for one of these FOREVER!! It’s soooo cute!!

    I also follow you on twitter, facebook and I blogged about this giveaway!! PICK ME, PICK ME!!

  9. I love love love the Ocean Waves Halter Top! Thanks so very much for the giveaway opportunity!

  10. I love the white twist front top! And the red looked great on you!! And I already follow you on twitter and facebook :)

  11. Cortney VW says:

    I love the bottoms of the suits and how you can wear them

  12. I’m a fan of Somewhat Simple on FB!

  13. I like the Ocean Waves Halter Top! I can hide my belly pouch LOL

  14. Dorangela says:

    I like the halter style top like you got in the black and white polka dot. You look adorable btw.

  15. Dorangela says:

    Already a facebook fan of Somewhat Simple!

  16. I love the ocean waves halter, but think I’d have to go with the fit of the watermelon twist and high waisted bottoms.

  17. I’m a follower on FB. Thanks!

  18. I love the Ebony Ruffles Halter Top ooh and the Black Metallic Board Shorts. I have lost 45lbs and am so getting a bathing suit this year. Haven’t bought a new one in a few years. I love the Selection!!

  19. I’m a follower on Facebook!!

  20. I love the twist top and how it can be worn 4 different ways.. its like 4 different tops :)

  21. I love the watermelon twist top most!! I’m pregnant now and desperately looking for a swimsuit for our upcoming trip to Hawaii and your pic gave me hope!! I need that top! :)

  22. I like you on facebook!

  23. love the Watermelon Dots Halter Top w/ the White High Waist Bottoms

  24. FB Fan – Maryanne Nelson

  25. @ScrappyGifts following you on Twitter

  26. Mallory says:

    I have been looking for a watermelon or coral colored swimsuit and I LOVE the watermelon twist front top and would probably choose the high waist bottoms or the black hipsters! CUTE!!

  27. Mallory says:

    I follow you on Facebook, thanks for the extra chance to win :)

  28. Jessica says:

    I love the Navy twist front top, hipster bottoms and swim skirt! So fun!!

  29. Jessica says:

    I follow you on facebook and love it! Thanks for all the fun giveaways!!

  30. FUN!!! I am so excited! I am 9 weeks pregnant (so blessed – with our first!!) and am from Hawaii. We LIVE in swim suits – but I have yet to find cute ones for the growing belly! These are awesome! I would get the white twist front top and white high waist bottoms – or chocolate, I can’t decide!! Thank you for sharing and doing a wonderful giveaway.

  31. I am already a follower on facebook!! And I had to add I would also get the white swim skirt – so cute!!

  32. Michelle from Fun On A Dime says:

    I’m loving the watermelon dots halter top and the red watermelon twist top. I’m also loving that they have the tummy control/high waited bottoms!

  33. Michelle from Fun On A Dime says:

    I follow you on facebook

  34. Michelle from Fun On A Dime says:

    I follow you on twitter! @funonadime

  35. Stephanie says:

    I follow SS on facebook

  36. Liane R says:

    Love the watermelon twist top!

  37. Liane R says:

    I follow SS on FB!

  38. Michelle says:

    I love the Starry Night Gathered Halter Top!

  39. Michelle says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  40. I love the blue speedway gathered halter top.

  41. I “like” Somewhat Simple on facebook.

  42. Morgan Gunter says:

    I would love the chocolate stripe suit!

  43. I love the watermelon twist top

  44. I love all of the twist front tops. And the high waist bottoms look super cute.

  45. A friend suggested I visit and enter the giveaway. I took a look at the swimsuits and loved them! My favorite is the candy stripe tankini top and matching bottoms. It’s so cute and has a slight retro feel.


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