I finally found a two piece swimsuit that I like. I wanted something basic so that I can mix and match the top and bottom with other sets. I found a really cute tropical bottom at Target but couldn’t find a top to go with it. When I saw this set I thought I can use that top with different swimsuit bottoms, the same goes for the bottom.
I’m feeling adventurous these days, a few months ago I wouldn’t dream of putting on a bathing suit much less a two piece style. My body isn’t where I want it to be but I’m proud of myself for trying to regain my confidence and love for myself. When I go with a two piece, I definitely go for a higher waist to help tuck everything in a accentuate my waist line. As a matter of fact I this the higher waist is perfect for curvy girls all around.
The top gives a sporty look to the set, I’m super picky about tops because I have scars here & there that just haven’t faded much from the different surgeries. When I’m shopping for swimwear I keep all of that in mind. I don’t want bottoms that don’t fit properly or tops that don’t offer good coverage. What are some things that you take into consideration when looking for a swimsuit?
Swimsuit: Buy it here
I just couldn’t pass this one shoulder swimsuit up! It’s rear that I find a swimsuit that I love as much as I do this one. When I saw it, I wasn’t sure about the one shoulder because I knew it would show the scaring from radiation. I burned really really badly from radiation. My skin completely peeled off on the right chest wall. I’m so surprised it’s healed as much as it has. I’m always lathering up the area with coconut oil to help fade the scar naturally. The area once felt like leather and it bothered me so much to show it. In fact I avoid certain necklines for that very reason.
I’ve come a long way…really proud of myself! I find so many nice pieces but I just couldn’t stand the way the discoloration. I loved the swimsuit so much and it fit great. It would be a plain old swimsuit without the ruffles. I was sold on that part of the design alone plus it covers another scar and my chemo port. I was at the pool for hours, my son can’t swim but he can’t wait to jump in. I’ve arranged for him to take swimming lessons at our local YMCA.
It got in the upper 90’s this past weekend and I decided to cool off at the pool. It was a good opportunity to rock this swimsuit. When I first got it in the mail it seemed too big. The size I’m wearing is 3x, I think I saw the size and immediately thought it wouldn’t fit but it’s Chinese sizing, which typically runs small so it worked out for me. It was so darn humid, I just couldn’t do the afro so I braided my hair with some braiding hair for fullness and did this halo braid. I told you all that this halo braid style is here to stay for the summer because it looks so neat and pretty.
There are a few other styles that I hope to try. I’m letting my sides and back grow back so the styles will look good when I attempt them. What do you are some ways you stay cool in the summer? Enjoy the pictures and the rest of the week!
Swimsuit: Buy it here
shades: TJMaxx find similar here