It’s now been ten days since the official start of summer, which means we are only a couple of days away from the Fourth and what always feels like the real start of bathing suit season. Normally, this would be the time when I’d break into a bit of a panicked sweat, considering this curvy Cuban body doesn’t play nice with teeny bikinis. But today also makes ten weeks since Lucy was born. And pushing a small person out of your body tends to make you see it quite differently.
Granted, I still have my hangups and I know I have a long way to go in terms of personal goals. But I also understand that these bumps and curves are a little more pronounced because, well, I made a baby. And that’s pretty damn fantastic. So I’ll bask in this new self-confidence as long as I can and hope it lasts long enough to get me through bathing suit season (and the rest of the year in Miami). In the meantime, I’ve picked out some one-piece numbers that actually feel pretty sexy. Take a look and let me know what you think.
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Tanee GIVEAWAY and Swimsuit Wishlist after the jump.
GIVEAWAY: To celebrate the start of the season, I have two free samples of Tanee Tan Line Corrector to give away this week. Tanee works with any skin tone and lasts for a week, so I’m game to give it a go. I’ll be trying it out for myself, so you can try it out with me and let me know what you think. Rules are simple:
1) Like Bubbles & Ink on Facebook.
2) Leave a comment on this post telling me what you’re most looking forward to this summer.
3) That’s it! Winners will be chosen at random tomorrow, July 3rd at 5:00 PM EST.
Maybe it’s the new mom status, but lately I’ve been after a one-piece swimsuit that’s a little more young, classy mom, and a little less frumpy pre-menopausal cat lady. (Am I the only one who ever had an aversion to one-piece suits?) Luckily, these suits have come a long way from what my mom used to wear (sorry, Mom). I came up with these six from Ted Baker, ASOS, Motel, and Seafolly, ranging between a respectable $47 and a not-entirely-awful $193. Would love your thoughts on these. What are you all wearing this summer?