I am happy to formally introduce you to...
I stumbled across this Etsy shop last year while I as looking for 100% cotton beach wear. Trying to find a 100% cotton bathing suit in a normal store has been impossible in my experience. I thank my stars for the internet AND Etsy. Etsy allows you to talk to small shop owners which is great. A lot of the time (as in this case), the owner can custom make stuff for you.
Pita Pata Vintage Boudoir custom makes cotton bikinis, and other vintage style bathing suits and saucy little items. They also have a new product on the horizon:
Co-ordinating ALL cotton French knickers that may be worn
- over the top of the Pita Pata Diva bikini panties as ' cover up ' by the pool or at the beach,
- on their own as French knickers
- as super cute pajama panties ...complete with ruffles and bows
- Maybe worn as a matching set with the Pita Pata Diva Bow Bandeau top
** Available in matching fabrics to any current collection.
** New combinations and colors coming soon.
Pita Pata's suits are usually lined with a synthetic fabric, but Pene (the awesome and ever-amazing owner) can put a 100% cotton lining in for you. She also covers the elastic which I know a lot of people are looking for. I always opt for the elastic to be covered if that's available - it's easier on my skin.
Well, since the weather's getting warmer.... I got myself my very own bikini!! I haven't worn a bathing suit in FOUR years because of my allergy to synthetics. It's weird knowing it's been so long... I am SO excited :-)
Here's what I got:
A bow bandeau bikini! Pene, the owner, was incredibly kind enough to send me TWO bottoms. Now I have 2 suits!! And the smaller green and navy pieces are for the middle strip of the bow. You can swap them out with the yellow one to mix and match :-) I'm in LOVE with the bow tops. They also have halter straps attached! That means I'll be able to do a lot of different looks which is awesome since this is my only suit right now.
When I made my first order to Pita Pata, I must have measured myself wrong because it was a weeeeee too small! It was an extra small, actually. At this point, I'm more of a small/medium.
AND... my mistake has resulted in... your gain!
I'm giving away that same SUPER adorable bikini set:
If you don't win the bikini set for yourself, win it for someone else you know! It would be a great gift :-)
You'll also get this cute little Pita Pata Diva lip balm:
Here are the ingredients:
Not a bad deal, eh? Pita Pata Diva also has a LOT of other suits that are really cute. There is something for everyone! Not all of them are 100% cotton, but like I said, each one is custom made, so she will work with you no matter what and try to find something that works for you.
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AND I have a 10% coupon code you can use on any purchase made in her store through April 14th at midnight CST!
The code is: PITAPATA
**The code expires at the end of day on 4.14.14**
I send a big thank you to Pene, the owner, for being so incredibly sweet. Messaging with her back and forth has been fun. She's actually all the way in Australia! It's just a liiiiittle ways away from my home in Chicagoland. And the surprise of two bottoms for the price of one was AWESOME. I can't wait to hang out at the beach this summer in my new suit(s)! :-)
To enter the giveaway, fill in your name and email address in the form below!
The giveaway ends April 14th at midnight CST. The winner will be notified via email.