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the elderly sales clerk won't eye us with suspicion

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coincidence or fate: just as i'm beginning to shake off my bad habit of making impulse buys, i realize that i should have just bought a certain piece i've been coveting the first time i saw it, because it's no longer available for purchase.

somehow i missed the "we won’t be taking orders for this range after feb 2nd" bit on the we are handsome site until just the other day, but with merchandise so stellar, i suppose it's not all that surprising that i wasn't focusing on the fine print.

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i've never been a fan of bikinis - something about their overall scarcity of fabric leaves something to be desired in terms of design. that said, those little fabric triangles are by far the most prominent type of swimwear on the market, and i'm always looking for a one-piece suit that doesn't fall under the 'sporty' or 'plain' heading. since i lean towards styles that have a vintage feel, i fell hard for we are handsome's graphic interpretation of that vibe.

whether it's a west coast airport runway at sunset, a quaint and colorful guide to bird species, or a christopher kane-esque image of a lion's visage mid-roar, these cheeky limited edition images are a welcome departure from the all the suits i've become accustomed to. unfortunately, all of this admiration does me no good, since i can't get my hands on them anymore.

damn this newfound self-restraint of mine.

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[via we are handsome]

15 comments:

Rūta said...

those swimwears are really amazing, especially second one. i allways wear bikinies but i would love to find some nice one-piece swimwear for a change.

STEFANIE said...

Love these too! Too bad they aren't available anymore!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Those swimsuits are fantastic! I only just started wearing bikinis myself; though I'm always worried that there will be some sort of swimsuit malfunction while out and about that will leave me mortified!! :)

rebecca said...

yeah im also quite against bikinis. they just arent very flattering on me even though im quite skinny and come on, you need to leave some things to the imagination!!
these swimming costumes are amazing, i really want one!
im going to gibraltar in a few weeks and im quite sure its gonna be beach weather so im currently hunting down a good swimming costume/tankini. love to hear if you find any good ones like these x

Kristin said...

I had to give up bikinis after my munchkin was born. Thank goodness there are so many gorgeous retro inspired one pieces!

¶ Michelle said...

ohhhh I'm really loving those swimsuits! I want my own collection (: hehe

whatiwore said...

Zomg, I do that too! I impulse buy things I don't need, and then when I really do want something, I pass it over in an attempt to shop less. I must be cursed.

Amy T said...

:o those swimsuits are so cool. i want one!
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Nubiasnonsense said...

I love the second one, So pretty I would love to wear it

The Man from Amsterdam said...

wow amazing bathing suits!! love the prints.

F Blog said...

ahh i've been loving this for awhile now.. so sad that they aren't taking orders anymore!

Elaine said...

So awesome!! I'm glad one-pieces are getting more attention!

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UnoCosa said...

ready for summer, xx

chaoticsense said...

what a great collection of swimsuits !

Vanessa said...

oooh those swimsuits!
I love how the first one gives a totally new dimension to the photo and the wearer

vanessa