Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hi, I'm a New Mom and I Bought a Bikini

Someone needs to smack me or send me to a 12-step program.

Let's start with the premise I love a good deal. I LOVE a good deal. On anything. It's like a high for me. (Vices could be worse, right?)

So I stumbled across this new site that has designer sales, and some of them are just fantastic, killer deals. I signed up for the email...thinking, okay, we're on a budget at the moment because we're still recuperating from the reno. But they have kids' stuff, accessories...everything. I'll behave and be very selective if I purchase.

So a few days ago, I got a sale alert, and I bought a Syla swimsuit--a two-piece tie bikini. The one on the right. Except like a deep coral color (actually, the color I want to paint my front door). I figure, oddly enough, the tie bikinis usually work on me because you can adjust them, as I am somewhat short-waisted and it doesn't "cut" into any tummy or hip, since you tie it. Two pieces with fasteners never work because they are never tight enough under my chest based on my "size".

It's small. Let me fits, I chose the right size. It's just a small bathing suit. It didn't look that small on the model.

But then, the model doesn't have my tush. And probably hasn't had two kids.

I suppose it will provide sufficient inspiration for our upcoming vacation in Aruba. I guess I know what I need to work on.


pve design said...

Good for you - I love bikinis. No sandy bottoms in a big ole one piece. Easy to add a sarong or pareo and sunglasses, sandals, hat and feel like a "Hot Mama" I know you must look gorgeous in that color coral with 2 glorious children!

Kwana said...

Good for you! I haven't had on a bikini since I was like 9. You are my hero! I know you look amazing. Aruba? Sweet!

Mary-Laure said...

As the others above have said: god for you! Enjoy it. Nothing's as beautiful as happiness, it makes one radiant.

Fifi Flowers said...

Bikini days for moi are gone I fear... how sad!