So, now that it’s officially summer, let’s talk bathing suits.
I wish I could remember how I stumbled upon Frankie Four, but let’s just say it’s bathing suit heaven for us vintage lovers! I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage suit for years, with no luck. I rarely find them and the fit has never been right. Angela custom makes vintage style suits TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS out of vintage fabric! How cool is that?
Angela is a dream to work with! She works with you on the style and fabric- I fell in love with the minty colored bikini (below, left) and she made me one similar, but with a halter top. I don’t think I’ve ever had a suit so well made, and having a custom fit is the icing on the cake!
But what about the 2nd Hand Pledge, you ask?
Right before The Pledge I ordered a few suits from different online stores with the plan to keep only one, but none of them fit right so I relinquished myself to donning old beach gear this season. I almost made an exception in the pledge guidelines that said I could by a bathing suit :)
When I found the Frankie Four website I was so excited to see the perfect suit, I tried every justification for buying it. “It’s handmade of vintage fabric!”, I told myself. “It’s almost just like buying new underwear!”, I thought. Brian saw my struggles and later told me he wanted to get it for me as an early birthday present- my birthday is at the end of August and swim season is almost over by that point! I found my loophole and I feel good knowing we supported a handmade artist!
This is NOT a sponsored post! I spent SO long looking for the perfect bathing suit and I wanted to share the awesomeness in case you are too!
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