Watermelons!

I got watermelons on my bottom!

American Apparel Watermelon Swim || South Beach

This is a high waisted watermelon bottom-- so I was somewhat hesitant to wear it out in public, let alone take pictures with it. But the minute I saw this stunning retro number on KTR Style I knew I had to get it. And I am totally in love with it!

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Thankfully my captain was able to accompany me on this quick beach day before my class and before his charter. So I didn't need my tripod.
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American Apparel watermelon bathing suit


Bonus points for me: Channel 10 happened to be in the first area we were in, interviewing people on the recent controversy over South Pointe's off-leash area for dogs. Nestor had to take a phone call and left me staring at the water for a while, so the journalist came over to me and asked if I would mind sharing my thoughts for the camera. Thinking back now I could've said more, but it happened so quickly I was caught off guard!

At the end, camera guy said, "Oh, she loved your bathing suit." To which she replied, "Yeah, I love that it's high waisted. I haven't seen those anywhere." Camera guy jumps back in, "She said it was very retro, very 50's style. Very nice." Made me •‿•.  So I told her to check out American Apparel because they had a ton, including solid color ones. Then I completely forgot about it and didn't tell anyone or watch the news myself, so I have no idea if I came out or not. Haha.

Linked up with:
I Feel Pretty
What I Wore Wednesday
Three-fer Thursday
Favorite Fashion Friday


Blouse: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21(similar)
Top: VS Swim (similar)
Bottom: American Apparel
Bandana: Modcloth
Bag: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (similar)

38 comments

  1. Your swimsuit is so pretty!
    And I like your hair :)

    http://relocatewonderland.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Oh thanks! Looked better the day before, so I'm glad you still liked it here. :)

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  2. That's a great suit! Looks amazing on you!

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  3. This entire beach outfit is super cute! I love the bathing suit on you :) I've always wanted to wear high waisted swimsuit bottoms, but I always think about what my tan lines will look like. Maybe I should just get over it ;)

    I read that article on your link. That's so interesting! As an artist myself, I would be devastated to think about dogs running around peeing on my artwork. LOL! But at the same time, it is a public sculpture. Once you finish a public piece or sell it, you don't really have control over what happens to it. Especially if it's sold to the state or a corporate company. That's why I was surprised to read about that Federal law that protects artwork. How cool is that? Thanks for sharing the link...I learned something new :)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I had the same concern over the tan line. I wasn't there for long that day so I came home without a weird tan line, but yeah, you would definitely get one if you stay longer.

      Glad you enjoyed the article! I had the same thoughts; I'd feel sort of belittled and disrespected as an artist if I had designed that! But there's really nowhere else in that park that can be designated a leash-free area.

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  4. love the swimsuit so pretty :)

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  5. I love the swimsuit Naty! Omg now I want to get the lemon one lol

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  6. Those are precious! Love the print and style.
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  7. amazing swimsuit!!!

    so cute

    kisses

    http://beharrean.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. Hi Nathalie, This swimsuit is super cute I love it! Red is one of my favorite colors and I've gotta say it looks amazing on you! Its a defiantly a "Nathalie color" that's for sure! and those cute lil red boat shoes go perfect with your outfit! Thanks for stopping by my blog now following you on bloglovin xx

    http://jessielovesjake.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Aww, you are too sweet! Thanks so much! My prom dress back in 2008 was red and ever since I get people telling me red is definitely my color. :)

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  9. I think you look fab!!! Love the swimsuit. :)

    Amanda
    Goat & Lulu
    goatandlulu.blogspot.com

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  10. You look so cute and retro, love it.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  11. This is so cute :) I love your sperrys too :P I think the bottoms are lovely, they're a great statement piece <3

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    1. Thank you! The shoes are actually Steve Maddens that I got like 3 years ago!

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  12. i Like it! :) this bikini high waisted suits you so well (y)

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  13. Love the suit! You look fab:) And what a pretty blog design - love it!!

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    1. Thanks Katie! Check out Joyful Outfits for great style and blog design!

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  14. Girl, you make me want to go out and get some retro bottoms. These watermelon pair? TOO. CUTE! Its awesome, and haha, how cool they commented on it :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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    1. Haha, do it!! They are so much fun. Lots of stares, but I'm getting slightly used to it.. Lol.

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  15. you look so cute in this watermelon bottom and im really loving this high waist trend
    Delightful Ideas
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    1. Me too! Gotta have high-waisted everything!

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  16. Such a fun swimsuit, I love the retro styles! Thanks for sharing your look with Three-fer Thursday :)
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  17. Hope you have a fab weekend! Please check out my newest posts at www.loveolia.com!

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  18. I am in love with that suit! gorgeous girl

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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    1. Oh and LOVE the header! Correction: adore!

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    2. Thanks Tiffany!! I've gotten lots of compliments on the new design, all thanks to Joyce of Joyful Outfits! :D

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  19. OMG! I in love with your bottom! You look great on it! Let me know if you want to follow each other! :)


    www.lalalapatricia.info

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  20. Beautiful, just beautiful Nathalie! Thank you for sharing, I know how hard it can be for some (myself included!) to post bathing suit photos online. This suit is so unique and I just love how quirky and flattering it is.
    www.the-lifestyle-project.com

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    1. Yes!! This was actually my first swimsuit post on here, in a year of blogging. Granted, I don't go to the beach/pool that often. Thanks for the encouragement! :)

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  21. love the swimsuit, such a great retro/vintage vibe to it! the print is so cute and love the cut, very flattering and fun design. lovely blog as well, would love it if we could perhaps follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin'? please feel free to check out my blog and let me know if you'd like to.

    xoxo
    http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  22. That swimsuit is so cute!!!!
    I just found your blog! I am excited to now be following! Can't wait to keep up and get to know you through your blog!!
    xo
    Christina
    pieceitalltogetherx3.blogspot.com

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  23. This watermelon bikini is soooooo cute on you! You are SUCH a babe!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  24. That bathing suit is so totally cute! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  25. I think I need that swimsuit now; so fresh and wonderful for summer (which is coming up where I am in Australia). Thanks for introducing me to them!

    x Abbey

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