Swimsuit season is upon us here in sunny southern Utah. I’ve always loved summer time, but in years past, I would dread any occasion where a swimsuit would be the appropriate dress code. Which happens a lot for my family because our in-laws have an amazing pool and backyard and my little boy loves spending time at the Washington Rec Center.
I’ve been asking myself a lot lately why this swimsuit season is so different than others and I think there are several reasons…
1. I am not working (outside the home!) and am able to stay home with Westin and hopefully fill this summer with tons of fun memories and experiences. I don’t know why this makes the thought of getting in a swimsuit more enjoyable, but it does. I know, it also doesn’t make a whole lot of sense 🙂
2. I am not afraid of the sun. Read my blog post here to find out why. Being that I’m not afraid of the sun anymore, I am able to tan. When I am able to tan, I am also able to look ten pounds thinner because it’s a fact that a tan person looks thinner than a pasty white person. 🙂
3. I might possibly be coming to terms with my body. It doesn’t hurt that curves are “in style” nowadays. Also, I work really, really, really hard at Crossfit and I guess I don’t look totally gross. And after being super motivated by ChickenTuna (ChickenTuna blog link) I am going to work really, really, really hard on eating as healthy as possible all summer long. It’ll be a lot of fun to find healthy summer snacks to munch on while hanging out by the pool! 🙂
4. There are soooooo many adorable, cute, fun swimsuits available now that are also so figure flattering! Which brings me to the whole purpose of this post!
Here is my swimming suit wish list!
I’ve included all price categories in my swimming suit wish list. I normally don’t spend a lot of money on a swimsuit, but I might splurge this year since I plan to spend a fair amount of time in it! I’ve spent a lot of time online looking at suits and Dillards actually has a great swimsuit selection! I love that I can return it to the store as well if I don’t like the way it fits. Also, all of my choices are in the 1-piece category because I have the tendency to get horrible stretch marks any time I gain weight…and I gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant. Besides, I wouldn’t want to be like this mom…
Betsy Johnson Beauty Mark Swimdress
I love this Betsy Johnson swimsuit! It is priced at $148 on Dillards website. I would wear For Audrey by China Glaze on my nails if I had this suit. 🙂 A French Manicure would be pretty as well.
Coco Rave Practical Magic Swimdress
Coco Rave has adorable swimsuits! I love these two styles. They are both priced at $94 on Dillards website, although I think you might be able to score a great deal on eBay. If I buy either of these two suits (which are my top choices right now) I would end up getting the black color, which is great for pool/summer nail color options! Anything goes awesome with black! I would do a bright coral one week, bright pink the next, sophisticated nude after that….the possibilities are endless!
Victorias Secret Beach Sexy Swimsuits
These two suits are from Victorias Secret and they are adorable. I really, really, really want the crisscross back suit, but am nervous the ruched bum won’t have enough coverage. I love that it’s a full coverage front but super sexy as well. However, I am afraid I will cross the sexy line and just look downright trashy, like the unassuming mother pictured above. Do I order it and return if I don’t love it? What to do, what to do? They are both reasonably priced, under $60, which is a nice feature, and they both come in black. I am tempted to order one in black and one in turquoise though! I believe turquoise is the loveliest swimsuit shade of all the swimsuit shades to swim in…ever! 🙂 I also believe I would wear OPI My Chiahuahua Bites with the turquoise suit, possibly with a gold glitter fade. 🙂
Target has great swimsuits as well!
This Clean Water swimdress is sold on Target.com for $39.99! You can’t beat the price and it’s absolutely adorable. It also comes in four different colors. I love this turquoise shade–it would look fabulous with a light pink nail polish such as Essie Luscious Lips.
I would LOVE to hear from my readers which swimsuit is your favorite! I love them all, but am leaning towards the Coco Rave or Victorias Secret suits. However, if I bought the Clean Water suit from Target I could maybe get two suits, or get a new maxi coverup as well. Descions, descions….
Whichever suit I decide on will be adorable and maybe I will even be so bold as to post a selfie in my new suit! After my tan is good and tan…everywhere…and I’ve been eating really well for a few weeks…and I’ve taken a shower and applied a lot of makeup…and my nails are freshly manicured…and I look decent enough to be on the world wide web in nothing more than a swimsuit! 🙂
Maybe I can even get my wonderful sisters to model their new swimsuits! (We are in a race to find the cutest suit! I think I’m winning…)
As always, thank you so much for reading! I hope you are enjoying your week!