Do you know what the most depressing month of the year is? January. Is that surprising? The holidays have come and gone, the weather is cold and dark, new year's resolutions are starting to fail, motivation levels are low... and did I mention it's just plain cold? Blech.
The solution? One of two things. One, sit back and close your eyes and mentally get into the mindset that spring will be here before you know it. Or two, start planning a vacation! Depending on where you live, you can hop in the car or grab a flight and get somewhere with a beach and the sun in no time at all.
The only decisions to make are which lovely location, whether or not to take the kids and, gulp, is there a bathing suit in the closet somewhere that isn't too worn out or ill-fitting that could be brought along. After figuring out the first two answers, the third can easily be solved simply by finding exactly the designer swimwear that you're looking for at SwimSpot.com.
The #1 online swimwear boutique, SwimSpot.com carries women's swimwear in the trendiest names and hottest styles for every body shape and personality. Whether you are browsing for Tommy Hilfiger, Athena, St. John, Hurley, Ella Moss, Guess or many more, SwimSpot.com has everything from teeny bikinis to slimming shapewear to comfortable coverups to suit your style.
But as well as being free to browse the huge selection available, SwimSpot.com is right there when you need them if you'd like help choosing the perfect swimsuit for your body. Knowing that shopping for swimwear isn't always a woman's favorite pastime, a great place to start in reducing the hassle and stress of it is right at The Fit Specialist Program.
You can scroll through seven different body types to help find the look that is right for your shape or, and this is where SwimSpot.com's customer service rises above the others, you can call or email their specialists with information about your body type, dimensions and brand or style preferences and they provide you with personalized support.
Who better to suggest the perfect swimsuit than an expert?
Or, if you're more of a bikini person (you and I aren't friends, by the way), SwimSpot.com does more than just offer a wide variety of tops and bottoms to choose from, they have a Bikini Builder to find the mix-and-match separates that you like best.
By letting you play around with the tops and bottoms from four major brands (Athena, Hurley, Next and Splendid), you are able to select more or less coverage, patterns or solids and more. This is a great way to make shopping for a bikini a little more personalized than simply picking a pre-matched set even if you would rather have a skirted bottom or a tankini top.
If chatting with a Fit Specialist or building your custom bikini aren't what you're looking to do, browsing through SwimSpot.com is still easy to do. You can choose to search by designer, style, trend, body type and more, all helping to narrow down their large selection to your favorites.
I did wish that the Price category had a few more options (right now you can choose All Prices, Under $90 or On Sale) because some of the prices are on the high end and those ranges seem a little vague, but other than that, I could almost hear the waves of the ocean while I shopped...
Made even better by the fact that SwimSpot.com offers free shipping, free exchanges and free returns - including free return shipping! So you never have to worry that if your new swimsuit arrives and isn't quite right, you'll have found that out in the privacy of your own home and then be able to send it back for FREE.
Ready to hit the beach this spring break? Or just look good hanging out by the pool with your kids? (Speaking of kids, SwimSpot.com has a new line of Hurley Girls swimwear that's perfect for the little fashionista in your life. They're really cute!) Thanks to the generosity of SwimSpot.com, one person will have one more reason to look forward to warmer weather, because...
One lucky person will win a $50 gift certificate to SwimSpot.com!
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A big thank you to SwimSpot.com for providing a $50 gift certificate for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.