At 9pm tonight, operation swimsuit goes into full effect. In October my husband and I are going to Hawaii for 5 nights- sans kids. I’m really looking forward to it. This summer we went to the beach a lot, but the beaches here in northern California are pretty cool, so shorts, sundress, light sweater, are more in order than a swimsuit. But now, now, we are going to Ha-wy-ee and a suit will clearly be in order. Possibly, even a two piece. Possibly even a bikini, not the tankini with a skirt I’ve been sporting at our local pool.
I’d like a swimsuit that says: She looks good. I know a swimsuit won’t make me look good, but wouldn’t that be nice? Just as copious amounts of black eyeliner won’t make me look like Angelina Jolie, and the perfect straight bangs won’t make me look like Zooey Deschenel. I just want to look the best I can. Not oh, she looks good for 37; or, she looks good for a mom of two; or, she looks good considering her job is making her a ball of stress, she is now getting her hair colored every 5 weeks instead of 6, her daughter just turned 2 going on 15 and her son is 3 going on 2. I want to look good. I want my husband to say ‘wow’.
So, a few pounds in 2 months and at least one new swimsuit. I’m running, I’m relatively in shape, I just need to snack less and be more mindful of what I’m eating. At least that’s the theory. What do you think? Reasonable? Also, this is in effect at 9pm because I am really craving some cheese and after today, night time cheese snack is out the window.
Also, now that it is August, I’m not seeing many suits in stores now. Best bet for finding a great suit?