Wednesday 26 April 2017

Beachy Bombshell - Knock it off tour

When I signed up for this blog tour, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to create. Shortly after that, we booked our trip to LA in October for hubby's birthday. This means I need some new HOT beachwear in just a few short months. I like to joke that i'm "built for comfort" but that's mostly because i like to throw on my clothes and head out the door. Who needs to do their hair? Who needs makeup? Not this mama. Well, you'll be happy to see that I actually put on makeup and put some beach bum hair goo in my hair for this photo-op. 

Pictured left below, you'll see my initial inspiration photo that I found on pinterest. I think I actually nailed the look pretty closely. I love the idea of a romper but i've never actually worn one before this. I thought it would be a fun and easy beach coverup but still easily transition to a coffeeshop or casual lunch. After trying it on, i've realized this romper will quickly become a weekend staple during my Canadian summer too. It will be a perfect farmer's market, park, coffee shop, festival, or just about anything else romper. Bring on Summer! (As I write this on April 22, it is quite literally snowing outside.)

For this knock it off look, I used a bamboo/lycra tie die knit that I found locally at Marshall Fabrics in Edmonton. I actually used the fabric reverse of the grain because I like the stripes best this way but since it is almost equal 4 way stretch, it would have worked out either way. For the pattern, I picked up the Riviera Romper from Winterwear Designs for $4USD during a one day sale recently. I like the Riviera Romper design better than the RTW version but I did want it strappier so I did make a few slight changes. All in all I can't be happier with my new Romper and am glad to be apart of the other super hero mom's in this blog tour. Lastly, I had hoped to make a halter style bikini top to wear with my new romper but #momlife. So look forward to that in a future post hopefully in May.

As always, come find me on Instagram where I post much more often than here.

Cheers! Michelle

Come Check out the rest of the bloggers on the tour!!!

Monday, April 24
Tuesday, April 25
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, April 27
Friday, April 28


  1. Love this! you can really see where you got your inspiration but your really made it your own!

  2. Oh, I just got that pattern and I wondered how it would work out. Glad to see it looks great on you! :)

  3. Love this, Michelle! Yours is so much nicer than the rtw one. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Super cute! I'm debating trying out a romper this summer! It's already hot down here!

  5. I love this!!! I'm a total romper girl! They're great for looking cute but still being active outside with my kids :)

  6. absolute amazing version of the pattern!!! Love it!!! And I love your tweaks on the straps, so fun and perfect for the beach and every day summer life ;o) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love how you changed up the straps. The romper looks great on you!