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Things I Love Thursday- Spanx Swimsuits (PLUS A GIVEAWAY!!)

TILT So my long time readers might recall that last year a big preggo me lumbered off to Blog Her. And before I went I lamented on Twitter that someone should really make Spanx for preggo people so I could look less like a beached whale. Under the circumstances, any slimming effect whatsoever was nothing short of a miracle.

So now, nine months post baby, I should be a lean, mean bikini machine right? Sorry, I just fell over from laughing. Three kids has possibly rendered my permanently squishy. Jillian Michaels is determined to prove otherwise, but she is in a losing battle from the inside of an under used DVD case. So as I blog from my vacation in the land of lakes, a flattering swimsuit was a necessity. I almost attempted to wade into the lake in some sort of full body wet suit, but I stick out a bit so I decided I had to buy a swimsuit. Gulp.

I turned to my trusty friends at Spanx. They sent me a lovely swimsuit that leaned way more toward “hot mama” than “used to be hot mama way before she popped out three kids and got a pouch that will not die and a bosom that is just plain sad”. You ladies know what I am talking about. So, tell me, don’t you think this suit screams “SASSY MAMA”?

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And we can all just pretend that is EXACTLY how I look in it despite the fact that some recent photos of me frolicking on the beach that indicate otherwise. Cause let’s be honest. A good Spanx suit can only do so much. We aren’t doing liposuction here. That being said, I love my suit. I feel “held in” and if I stand up straight, suck in a tad and the lighting is right, I might even look like someone resembling a skinny person. And that pesky back fat? Eliminated. That is worth more than diamonds ladies.

Can I just tell you how ridiculously hard it was to pick out a suit from their collection? I loved so many of them. They have a suit that looks like a tankini, but it really is a one piece that totally holds you in. I love how this suit can be worn two different ways. And they have two different styles of bottoms to go with their tankinis that are high rise and cover up a multitude of sins. And BEST YET? It appears that their whole site is on sale!! Now I realize these aren’t bargain suits, but honestly in my years of bargain shopping (and I am somewhat of a pro), I have found it does not pay to buy cheap suits. This is one area where you should invest in something that flatters you an makes you feel good. I have bought many a cheap suit and halfway through the summer the elastic is shot, the bum is saggy and the color is nowhere near the original shade. Then you just end up needing to buy another suit the next year anyway.

Don’t you owe yourself some sassy swimwear mamas? I’ll meet you at the beach and we can swagger along together. And lucky for you Spanx wants to provide TWO lucky winners with a swimsuit of their choice. To enter, head over to the Spanx website and leave a comment letting me know which suit you would choose. This entery is MANDATORY. For 4 additional chances (leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry):

  • Participate in Things I Love Thursday and leave a comment letting me know you linked up
  • Subscribe to The Diaper Diaries by email or RSS feed or leave a comment if you already do
  • Follow Spanx on Twitter
  • Follow Diaper Diaries on Twitter and tweet: “Come over to @DiaperDiaries and win a swimsuit of your choice from @SpanxInc: http://is.gd/djq8k”

Now, what do you love this week? Write a post about anything you love. Link up in the Mr.. Linky and pretty, pretty please link back here. Then spread the traffic love around and visit your fellow Things I Love Thursday participants. All the Things I Love Thursday guidelines are here. And thanks as always for participating.

*Spanx provided me with a swimsuit for review. The beaches of America thank them. As always, all opinions stated are mine.

Comments

  1. YAY! For a Spanx suit! I bet you’re smokin’!
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  2. so jealous! Would love one of those. My recipe is for ground cherries but I used regular cherries. Turned out awesome! After tasting them my sister in law said I should qualify for the food network. Then again, coming from a girl who lives on 100 calorie snack packs it’s not THAT much of a compliment.
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  3. Wow! That’s a great and cute suit! I too am 9months post baby….and still squishy! Might need to check out this sale!
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  4. Sherry says:

    I’ve heard Spanx are awesome! Love the suit!

    Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Jill! :D
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  5. Jessica B says:

    I’m 26 months post baby (and 2 months of beginning baby) and my pooch is so rockin, it almost hides my stretch marks. Way to fill it in, little (ahem) pooch! I own a pair of spanx panties and love them… but I don’t think a swim suit would save me. My tummy? Maybe. The rest of me? Keep dreamin. haha. :D

  6. I don’t often need a swimsuit, but if I did, I could certainly use one of these!

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  7. In my head, I double dog dared you… guess you didn’t hear me ;)
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  8. colleen says:

    tweeted your giveaway! @colleenanne29 on twitter

  9. colleen says:

    great givewaway! love the triangle top one piece suit!

  10. I adore the black swim dress… how cute!
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  11. I tweeted! :)
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  12. I now follow @SpanxInc on Twitter!
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  13. I really really like the v-one piece…the one pictured above. I promise I went to check out the others on the website though!
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  14. I would love to have the Swim Dress in Chocolate. It is just to adorable!!

  15. I follow your blog through Google Reader :)

  16. I participated in TILT
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  17. colleen says:

    following @spanxinc on twitter

  18. I subscribe
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  19. I follow Spanx on Twitter @TrishB

  20. Follow spanks.
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  21. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted about the contest http://twitter.com/TrishB/status/18034693921

  22. crystal says:

    i love this giveaway – my favorite is the mock tankini in the chocolate color – love the pink color that is in too!

  23. crystal says:

    i am following spanx on twitter

  24. crystal says:

    i tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/crystalchik1/status/18035092342

  25. erin h says:

    So many to choose from but I adore the one shoulder one piece

  26. erin h says:

    I subscribe

  27. erin h says:

    And I tweeted!

  28. I checked out the Spanx site and I love all the styles. I have a hard time with being fully covered up on top but I think the V-neck one piece would work really well for me.

    Hope I win :)

  29. I like the swim dress. It is super cute, and might actually hide my tummy!

  30. I would pick the tankini one piece in brown.
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  31. Twittered it http://twitter.com/Zaankali/status/18036244516
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  32. Yowza! Spanz makes swimwear? Awesomeness :) Clicked over and am LOVING the Triangle Top One-Piece in Teal and Chocolate brown :) Uber cuteness!
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  33. Hello, Google Reader subscriber!
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  34. I follow you in Google Reader
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  35. I subscribe to you with Google Reader.
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  36. I followed Spanx on Twitter
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  37. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the contest
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  38. I follow SpanxINC on Twitter.
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  39. Kristen says:

    I didn’t know spanx had swimming suits! That is awesome. I would probably get the deep v one piece, or the one piece tankini…i love them both and can’t decided on just one! :)

  40. I am following Spanx on Twitter.
    @kidsdecorinc

  41. Kristi says:

    Wow….I love the tankini that is a one piece!

  42. Just subscribed to Diaper Diaries by email.

  43. I really love the suit you have pictured, but looking through the site I fell in love with the Tankini One Piece. The look of a Tankini, but it holds in the extra curbes. LOL
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  44. Triangle top one piece and yes, it WAS hard to choose!

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  45. I’m following Spank on Twitter.
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  46. I follow you in google reader

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  47. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted!
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  48. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/samanthajcampen/status/18037993450

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  49. Those look great! How exciting :)
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  50. I tweeted about the giveaway
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  51. I follow you on my RSS feed :)
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  52. I really like the one piece tankini… in chocolate. We’re heading on a lake vacation in a month and this would surely be helpful!!!

  53. I participated in TILT:
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  54. love the tankini in black, i am boring! could totally use this with my 3 month postpartum belly!

  55. participated in things I love thursday!

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  56. following spanx on twitter
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  57. already subscribe on google reader!
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  58. http://twitter.com/cookingupfamily/status/18039343494
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  59. I haven’t bought a new swimsuit in AGES. In fact, the last suit I bought (3 years ago) was a maternity suit. :P The Spanx suits look really neat but I don’t think I could ever justify forking out that much money for one. I do LOVE the design of the one they gave you though…classic and sexy!
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  60. I’ve been a subscriber on Google Reader for a while now.
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  61. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the contest.

    http://twitter.com/KidsDecorInc/status/18039368909

  62. follower! (via google reader)
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  63. I am LOVING the fact that spanx HAS swimsuits! I had no idea! I like the black and white “one-shoulder one piece”, and also the pink “triangle takini top”, and also the fact that there is a “skirtini”! I need to cover up my huge hips…haha!

  64. My very first TILT :) I am linking up now!

  65. I LOVE the deep-V red swimsuit that you posted above. I also like the aqua one-piece with the ties. I’m going to have to break the piggy bank and buy one of these.

  66. I follow spanx on twitter
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  67. I love the tankini one piece – what a great idea!

  68. I subscribed my email – I really want to win a swimsuit! Oh, and I really love your blog :)

  69. Love this! My first TILT :)
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  70. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a subscriber. Sounds like I need one of these!

  71. Elizabeth says:

    I love the teal and brown tankini separates

  72. I’m lovin’ the teal tankini one piece! Super cute!
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  73. OMG pick me pick me! I love swimsuits. I went to the Spanx website and selected the triangle bikini set in black. I am off to follow Spanx on twitter right now, and I will be linking up to the Things I Love Thursdays…this blog is awesome!

  74. I really love the tankini top, mostly because it seems to have the most coverage up top. And I can’t decide between the skirtini or the full-coverage/high-rise bottoms to go with it. I have several skirts, so I’m thinking that the regular bottoms would be good, especially for wearing under shorts. And I really would like to have a solid black swimsuit, so I hope I can win! :)

  75. I followed Spanx on Twitter!
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  76. I already follow Diaper Diaries, and I just tweeted the contest.
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  77. I would love to win a spanx suit and boy do I need it after 2 kids…I would love the convertible tankini top with bikini bottoms!!

  78. jeneane says:

    I subscribed to follow you on my reader!

  79. jeneane says:

    I like the tankini best

  80. jeneane says:

    Participated in TILT!

  81. Wow! I would choose the Swim Dress. It looks really comfy!
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  82. Now following Diaper Diaries on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.
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  83. Followinf SpanxInc on Twitter, too!
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  84. I also subscribe to The Diaper Diaries by e-mail.
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  85. nicolerenae says:

    I would choose the chocolate swim dress. It’s so cute!
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  86. Andrea J says:

    Taninki one piece!

  87. nicolerenae says:

    I subscribe by email!
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  88. Andrea J says:

    I subscribe to The Diaper Diaries RSS feed

  89. Andrea J says:

    I follow Spanx on Twitter (arrrj)

  90. Andrea J says:

    I re-tweeted (@arrrj)

  91. heading to the beach soon and definitely need one of these (16 months after childbirth…so sad). i like the convertible tankini top.
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  92. Stephanie says:

    The Triangle top one piece in the teal/brown. Love the bright color by the face and dark color in the middle. As a mom of a 16 month old with plenty to hide why do they always show the skinny girls in the pictures!!!!

    I could use a new suit!

  93. Deidrea says:

    I LOOOVE the Convertible Tankini Top
    In “Flamingo” but looks like Hot Mama pink to me!!

  94. Deidrea says:

    I am a subscriber via Google Reader!!

  95. Deidrea says:

    I follow Spanx on Twitter as @HotMamaGowns

  96. Deidrea says:

    Tweet for a slimmer me!! http://twitter.com/HotMamaGowns/status/18053491601

  97. Black triangular one piece, size 10.

    I need a bathing suite SO much!
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  98. Dana VanderLaan says:

    I just wondered through Macy’s last week looking for a mommy suit! I have a huge bin of bikini’s in the basement that I dust thanks to my zebra like strech marks!(maybe some post baby pooch too!)
    I love the faux tankini in Brown or the convertable one piece!!!

  99. Dana VanderLaan says:

    I follow you on google reader and would love a new suit before I go to the Great Wolf Lodge next week :)

  100. I’m going with your pick of the “deep v one piece”. I can so see myself vacationing somewhere fantastic with that. Or maybe just improving the current fashion state of our backyard with the kiddie pool.
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  101. I like the Convertible Tankini Top…I guess that’s just 1 piece. I like how it can be worn 2 different ways and that the straps are accent colours.
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  102. I’d love a spnax swimsuit! I would do the tankini top in teal/brown and the skirtini in brown. Ooh la la!
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  103. My choice of one-piece would be the triangle top one piece, but my overall favorite would be the pairing of a Tankini Top and High-Rise Bottom. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  104. Personally, I love the name — Spanx – that say’s it all. I like the Triangle top in teal and brown. I hope I would look good in it.
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  105. I linked up!
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  106. I subscribed to your RSS feed.
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  107. I linked up! I liked up!
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  108. I am a subscriber and regular Diaper Diaries worshiper.
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  109. Kristen Maguran says:

    I love the one piece that looks like a tankini. Brilliant.

  110. Kristen Maguran says:

    I subscribe to your email! I also love the red suit you have pictured above.

  111. Listen, anything that can diminish back fat is worth it’s weight in gold. I’m loving the triangle top one piece!
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  112. I absolutely LOVE the Deep-V one piece. I’m 8 months post baby and my pre-baby suits don’t fit right anymore…(especially now that I’m post-baby #2). Would love the chance to try one of Spanx’s suits! ;-)
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  113. Subscribe via email

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  115. awesome giveaway…i didn’t even know spanx did swimwear! i love them all, but i think my favorite is the one-piece tankini in black.

  116. i’m following spanx on twitter!
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  117. now i’m following you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!
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  118. Reading you now in google reader…I’m gonna win that swimsuit yet! (and how happy to have found a great new blog to read too!)
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  119. I like the tankinis!

  120. I subscribe in google reader.
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  121. I follow Spanx on twitter.
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  122. And I tweeted!
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  123. I like the Tankini Top & full-coverage bottom!

  124. I’m following Spanx on Twitter!
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  125. I recently told a friend, “I wish Spanx made swimsuits.” Who knew? Obviously not me. It’s hard to choose which one I like best. I like the one shoulder and tankini one-pieces but the two pieces are cute, too! I’m glad a friend’s tweet sent me to this post!

  126. I just added your blog to my Google reader.
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  127. I am now following Spanx on Twitter.
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  128. Now I’m following you on Twitter and I tweeted about this post.
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  129. Jessica says:

    Ohhh! This would be great… I had a baby 4 weeks ago and am trying to figure out how to enjoy the summer in something other than capris and maternity tanks. I love the tankini tops with the different options for bottoms. Thanks for letting us know about the options…even if I don’t win ;)

  130. Jessica says:

    I am a faithful reader of thediaperdiaries via google reader! Thanks for all your info and sense of humor…love it!

  131. Love the deep V one piece!

  132. Miriam says:

    Oh, what a great giveaway – now, to win! I would get the convertible tankini top – or the tankini one piece … both look like they would hide the extra “love” on me from pregnacy/kids!

  133. catherine says:

    I like the bandeau one piece…and I love Spanx in general!

  134. Christi says:

    I love the one piece tankini! Adorable!

  135. I would probably do the high-rise bottom with the tankini top. Cute!
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