Before I get into my Memorial Day Fun at the beach this past weekend, I have a confession to make:
This post almost didn’t make it.
It’s because I’ve come down with a serious case of the self-conscious monsters! You see, when I bought my swimsuit, coverup, and hat from Target I was in love with it all and couldn’t wait to wear it! Then, being of blogger-mind, I thought the beach would be a perfect place to get some outfit pictures in for a cute post this week! So during my outing I recruited my sister to take my pictures for me and just when I thought I was good to go, I took a look at the pictures. My first reaction was that these pictures were not going up. I didn’t like them at all and it wasn’t because the swimsuit was cute because I still love it but I felt really self conscious. I know that I fell off my fitness wagon for the past two months and haven’t been eating as well as I should – which happens when you have a million things going on in your life. But anyway, I wasn’t happy and I didn’t want to post these pictures.
Then this morning I was catching up on my blog reading and I came across two blog posts on finding sself-confidence in a bathing suit that Afrobella and The Curvy Fashionista did in which these brave women showed off their curves in bathing suits. Both of these posts reminded me that there aren’t enough women in the blogosphere to show that fashion is gorgeous in all shapes and sizes. It reminded me that one of the reasons why I started this blog was to show that fierceness comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. So no matter how much I may still be flinching on the inside to show myself in a swimsuit, I”m going to do it. No, I need to do it. How can I support and preach about the topic of self-love if I don’t do it myself?
Now that’s out, I can get into this post like I need to! This past Sunday I spent the day at Hollywood Beach with my family. Like I said before I got this entire ensemble (sans the sandals) from Target. I loved the fact they had the cutest one piece bathing suits that are so on trend this season and carry them in my size too! I normally end up shelling around $100 for a swim suit that not only comes in my size but accomodates my “girls” as well. This one I got on the clearance rack for $18! It didn’t come with straps but had the hooks inside the suit so I just borrowed the removable straps from a strapless bra I own and voila! I have all the support I needed! The coverup was super comfortable and covered up everything I needed when I was ready to walk the boardwalk. The floppy hat not only looked super cute, it kept my frizzy hair out of site and the sun out of my face. Gotta love that!
Here are a few scenic shots of the beach. It was such a beautiful day out there! Definitely one of the perks of living in South FL!
Polka Dot Swim Suit: Target
Linen Tunic Coverup: Target
White Floppy Hat: Target