Bikini Top - $16 - Forever 21
My cutout bikini top comes from Forever 21. I've heard this, that, and the other about their swimwear ... but it always does me just right and does not break the bank as well. High end swimwear is extremely supportive and while I don't have any, I'd recommend it if you're looking for a flawless fit. However, I go swimming maybe 3 times annually,for a deal hunter like myself, $200 is a little steep for ANY garment, especially swimwear. I tried on all 3 sizes. My breasts swallowed the 1X whole, and the 3X was super baggy. The 2X isn't a perfect fit, but was the perfect medium. With adjusted straps, my breasts were supported and lifted. The one-size band was a little large around my waistline, a bra-like band with clasps would have made the top more hourglass friendly.
Floral Petal Hoops - $5 - Flea Market
These were purchase as my swim jewelry. They're made almost entirely of flower petals and are light/ out of the way poolside. Wish i'd gotten other colors.
Solid Bikini Bottom - Less Than $10 - Forever 21
The perfect time to purchase swimwear at the lowest price possible, ANYWHERE, is the beginning of Fall. Everyone is over the beach and the season has changed, the stores need to get rid of excess and there you have it, a full swimsuit for $20 if you insist!
I purchased this mesh skirt out of the juniors skirt section at Ross. It was meant to be an actual skirt and had a solid lining underneath that was homely and had to go! Stat. I carefully used scissors and a box cutter to remove the extra material and ended up with just this piece. Easy. Most times you won't find what you need in stores, so #DIY.
Patent Leather Flip Flops -$6 - Wet Seal
Like the bikini bottom, I bought these when it was too chilly outside to have your feet exposed, Off season shopping will keep you winning
Total: Approximately $47!