Mode Monday | Poolside

helen jon cover up

helen jon resort caftan

helen jon plumberry resort caftan

splendid takini

resort caftan c/o helen jon // splendid tankini c/o swimspot

My blogging buddy Jessica Turner wrote a powerful post earlier this summer called “Put on that Swimsuit,” encouraging moms to put aside negative self image in favor of creating summertime memories with our kids. Swimsuit season is tough. Whose body hasn’t seen better days? I don’t even like to wear sleeveless clothing but I wholeheartedly agree with Jessica’s sentiments and am never one to miss out on a good time. Besides, there are endless swimsuit and cover-up options to flatter all body types.

I chose my swimsuit again this year from SwimSpot. I love the selection and being able to see the models walk in the suits gives me a better idea of how they’ll fit. I’m two for two and still wearing last year’s too. This splendid tankini can be worn as a bikini or with a racerback tank for when I want more coverage, am playing with the kids, etc. PS: it’s now on sale.

The gorgeous caftan is from Helen Jon and I’ve literally been living in it all summer. So much so it’s not holding up as well as I would like but I would buy it in a heartbeat because it’s lightweight and just the perfect summer piece. I’m thrilled to discover Helen Jon’s unique line of swim and resort wear. Really chic stuff. Please someone buy this one-piece!

What have you been wearing to the beach/pool this summer?

Have a glamorous week!

{Linking up with #MondayMingle #RealMomStyle #WIWW}



  1. You look great, your tankini & caftan are so pretty! I have to admit I fell into this trap this year for the first time after my having my second. Thanks for this great post!!

  2. i sell MANY a printed caftan like this to clients…PERFECT beach/pool wear. I have been going a little risque this summer with see through this and that and bikinin here and there…but I REALLY NEED a cute tankini like yours..for days when I am JUST being crazy mom…I cannot lie, my bikini top almost CAMe OFF the other day at the pool. Preston untied the top when I was holding him and didn’t notice..WHAT WHAT! That would have been quite the let down for the men at the pool, hahahaha.

    Looking gorgeous as always. CANNOT wait to see you in a week!!! Speaking of, do we need any details????

  3. I love this cover up! Great colors!

  4. Beautiful beach/pool look! Love that the suit has two options depending on the occasion!

  5. That caftan is just plain glorious. I could live in them. I love caftans so. And that tankini rocks the house! Just picked up two more myself! xo

  6. Janise
    Twitter: mamainheels_

    You look gorgeous in this caftan!

    Mama in Heels
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  7. I wore a bikini for the first time since I’ve been a mama. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It took a while for me to let go of the cover up though. :)

  8. Always glam and gorgeous Jill, pool isn’t excluded. Love the cover-up and sunglasses. =)

    Happy Wednesday. <3 Ada.

  9. Poolside is the BEST look! You are gorgeous, lady!

  10. Your caftan and bathing suit are so pretty! I can totally understand why you are living in that caftan. It is the perfect summer piece!

  11. Love the print of your kaftan, great sunglasses. Looking so stylish!

    from the link up, jess
    please stop by

  12. This is cute. I want a caftan that I can wear away from the pool as well. :)

  13. Love it! So colorful and comfy, perfect poolside wear.

  14. So pretty, love that caftan. :)

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