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.
But seriously, these Ann Taylor sandals scream “SUMMER!” and I’m so ready for warmer weather – especially with a foot of snow on the Midwestern ground.
I love the pale gold color that would look great against summer-tanned feet. There’s a small heel for comfort mostly, and some metal detailing up top too… really a perfect spring break or summer sandal!
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?)
I love totes. I’d rather carry a tote during the summer than almost any other bag. They are ideal for stashing flip flops when you want to start out wearing high, wedge sandals. Store sunscreen, snacks and drink pouches for the kids. Or toss in your cardigan for all the places that are highly air conditioned on a hot, summer day.
This Meredith Wendell Curved Tote is perfect for the “tote of the day” job. Of course, it’s in my favorite color, and the “braided” in handles are a cool, contrasting navy. Interior pockets, with and without zips, let you stow those smaller objects, which tend to get lost in oversized bags. And the flat bottom means you can set them upright without everything dumping out.
This cute bag also comes in gray with salmon-colored handles and an apple green (a close 2nd favorite!) with honey-colored, natural leather handles.