Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fingers Crossed

If you know me then you know my tendency to hate on myself: my body definitely takes some verbal beating on a daily basis. I know it could be worse and that I'm not actually fat, just fatter than I'd like. Chubby, really. Anyway, all of that to say that I'm proud of myself. I did something today that I haven't done since...gosh, I can't be sure how long...early college? High school?

I bought bikinis.
Yep. Me. The pale whale. I did it.

Why, all of a sudden? First of all, the one piece I have doesn't flatter me (I got it for free in a blog giveaway years ago). Second, the only other two piece I have is a tankini and that makes me feel like I'm 16. So when I saw that Old Navy was having a ridiculous sale I thought, "what the heck? If they don't fit, returning is easy!" So today on payday I spent about $50 on three suits. Yep, only $50 for all three! Unbelievable! I hope at least one looks somewhat decent, but if not, there's a store two blocks from work. If I only get store credit then so be it. Mama can always use a new necklace or two.

Here are the goods!

Fingers crossed they work out and that I'm brave enough to wear them!!

Have you found any good deals on swimwear?

6 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

Love the little ruffles on the black one!

Rachel T. said...

Awesome deal! I spent a fortune on 3 bikinis from VSback in April for the honeymoon :-/ And you're beautiful!!!

Bibi Lobo said...

so cute! I think you are going to look amazing. You've worked hard and you need to stop hating on yourself--every time I see you or a picture I see a beautiful woman. Can't wait to see you in them! Take to the cottage for the weekend! Love you bunches

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

I got a bikini from Macy's the other day for $15!! Total steal.

And when I start to get critical of my body, I try to remember back when I really was extremely tiny and how insecure I felt then. I try to remind myself that 10 years from now I may be ENVIOUS of my body I have today, so might as well appreciate it now and end the body-image-self-hate!

Also - get some good bronzer :-) A good tan can take your self esteem to high high places!

Jenn said...

I really love the purple/magenta one! I hope one or all of them work out!

Susan said...

I HATE swim suit shopping. With a passion. I tried to go out this year to find a new one and it was horrible. Seriously horrible. I ended up sticking with the my two go-to suits that I have had for years and years. Not sure what I'm going to do when they magically vanish...