Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bikini Apocalypse

Well, it's official, the end of days is near.  How do I know???

Last night I bought a bikini.

And the skies thundered and dark clouds scurried across the horizon, and the earth rattled beneath me.  Or something like that.  ;-)

I'm pretty sure I've not worn a bikini since I was maybe 12-13 years old.  That's a long time ago, as in 20+ years.  OMG. 

I found myself in Victoria's Secret tucked into a dressing room trying on a handful of combinations, trying to ascertain which sizing combination was best suited for me, and which color I liked the most.  I eventually settled on a suit, and whisked myself home to try it on in the comfort of my own lighting and bedroom. 

I actually like it.  It's a bright coral-esque pink with a bandeau style top with a halter strap, and a ruched bottom. 

I'm not going to lie, though.  The idea of wearing this super cute suit in public scares me!  Bikinis are basically the equivalent of walking around in public in your bra and underwear, which is pretty bizarre when you think of it.  Why are bikinis okay, but underwear and bra are not?  Pretty arbitrary! 

Regardless, this suit is coming with me on vacation, along with a backup tankini in case I chicken out.  But I don't plan to.  I plan to wear it, and to fake confidence in it even if I don't feel it.  I'm going to be 35 years old in a few days, and while I'm not perfect, I look all right, and on a daily basis I feel pretty good, and that should be enough.  :-)


  1. Don't take the tankini! ;)

  2. That's awesome! I often think about why it's OK to wear a skimpy bikini and not underwear. Some of my underwear covers more than my bikinis do! Have fun! Wear with confidence!

    1. Thank you, going to try for sure! It's so cute!

  3. Do not take the tankini! Seeing your progress photo from FEBRUARY, you were bikini ready then. Since you've been hitting the gym in prep for your vacay, I think you should take the bikini, and it sounds ultra cute! Link? I love coral colored everything this summer. Bring a long gauzy tunic if you feel shy, but remember, any size can rock a bikini, its all about confidence, so fake it till you make it!

    1. I've admittedly slacked a tiny bit since then. Weather got nicer, more to do outside and about with friends, and thusly hard to get to the gym every single day! Still going minimum 4x a week, though.

      You are so right about the confidence....must keep that in mind!

      Link: I got it in the fire coral color, and I *WILL* be wearing the removable halter strap not shown in the pic. :) NOTE: I will not be sitting on the beach with my mouth hanging open all come hither like!