I can’t believe how fast this weekend flew by. Did you do anything fun? Any Easter celebrations??
Saturday was nasty in Boston – rainy, cold, just miserable… but I did do something really fun. I went shopping for a bathing suit and summer dresses and did really well!
Tiffany and I started with Express which had insane sales and we came out with a loot for very little money. I now have lots of simple cotton dresses that I can wear to the pool in Vegas (coming up in less than 3 weeks!!) and a really cute blazer which I have yet to find an occasion for but I’m certain will come in handy soon. And then it was time for the dreaded bathing suit shopping. Oy.
Last time I purchased a bathing suit was in the spring of 2004 – yup, SEVEN years ago (I bought 2 actually). They still fit but I was bored with them. It was time for a change! I’m not going to lie, though…. I’ve been thinking about wearing a bathing suit in Vegas for months now and more often than not, just the idea of it makes my chest pound and my eyes water. This was an important purchase and I’m really glad I had a friend with me for mental support!
We started with J Crew and I nearly had a panic attack. None of it was appropriate for my body…. this was not a good start! And then it hit us – if anyone knows how to flatter nearly naked bodies, it’s Victoria Secret. And Ms. Victoria totally came through. I checked my ego at the door, refused to focus on my extra “curves” and ended up happy with every single thing I tried on!!!!
[Yup, that’s the one. No, I do not look like that 😆 ]
Now instead of imagining models circling me by the pool and me feeling small (figuratively) with my pudgy self, I’m picturing myself enjoying the sun with a kindle in one hand and a margarita in the other – curves and all… and feeling good! Bring it ON, Vegas!
This was a major step towards body acceptance and I could not be more excited!
When was the last time you purchased a bathing suit? Any emotional attachments to the process of buying or wearing one?