It’s only early March, but I’m already thinking about the summer I’m going to spend by the pool with my three boys.
Why would I subject myself to this before spring even hits? Why would I subject myself to this at all?
You see, I’m on a major quest to look somewhat decent fabulous in a new suit. And the new bathing suit is my motivator. I’ve promised myself a sleek new bathing suit, if I can reach my goals by the time pool days roll around again.
Oddly, searching out the best option to reward myself with has also been a huge motivator. It gives me a visual every day when I am scouring the Internet for the perfect suit.
So far, these two suits from Huit have been my faves. No surprise they are both blue too.
The tops are very structured, which I need because this mom of three boys rarely gets to just sit and lounge by a pool. Instead I’m getting in and out of the “deep end” and reapplying sunscreen and digging for snacks and whatever else my brood needs during the day.
So while the strapless versions of these suits are really adorable, you can bet I’ll not be removing the removable straps. Between the two (here and here), I prefer the boy shorts. In the past, this hasn’t been the best style for me because of my pair shape and short legs. While I can’t do anything about my short legs, I am hoping to eat, sweat and lift my way to smaller hips so that I can finally wear boy shorts with confidence.
We’ve got approximately three weeks until summer rolls around and I’m just one week into my 12-week plan to build more lean muscle and shed some baby-induced (ok everything-induced) pudge.
While I should be writing on ways to save up for $1250 Louboutins, I’ve actually taken to the swimwear search. Check out today’s blog on Momaha.com for what swimsuit styles to buy and how for every body. Your curves (or lack thereof) will thank me!
You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what. Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…
This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.
But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy. While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.
This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!
And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!! (Are we there yet, baby?)
Summer is going fast. My darling husband’s job is demanding, and not allowing for much of a summer vacation this year.
More than ever, our family could use a little R & R. A little downtime. A little un-plugging. (Join the crowd, I know!)
I keep daydreaming of a lonely seaside home. A place where we could breath fresh sea air, sit under the stars and bury our feet in hot sand. A place where we could ride bikes and lazily read in beach chairs. A place where we could just be a family — without the hustle of activities, engagements, responsibilities.
This New England waterfront home looks like as good a place as any, right?