You carefully research the style you're after from the lovely glossy catalogues they give away in the swim suit shops. The Husband often helps me with that side of my research. He is very, very thorough. But reality hits when you actually attempt to try them on. Because quickly you realise that THOSE models haven't had 3 children, nor are they 5ft 2. Nor are their thighs dimply and they don't have cankles.
This year, my favourite purple bikini is a light lavender colour from years of washing and chlorine.
So I'd love to think of an excuse why I thought it was a good idea trying this on....
...when I don't even own a video camera or a gold cuff.
And when my thighs don't look like this.....
And while I'm on the subject, why would anyone think this is a good idea...
it just looks sore, and you'd have to be right up to date with your waxes.
But the fact is girls, it's not about having the perfect figure, it's about having the perfect attitude. It's all about having a "goddamn, I am one hot sexy mama" attitude. It can be as simple as pulling your shoulders back and working it. Because nothing oozes sex appeal more, than a happy and healthy attitude to how you're looking. Humour me for a moment - pull your shoulders back... it looks better right? And I bet most of you have heard partners say how faboosh your body looks, and you murmur excuses. Well they are right!!!! Now is the time you'll be looking at your finest girls. Believe me I am looking down the barrel of middle age'ness, and for me this is it. This is my summer for rocking it. For saying my bod isn't perfect, or even close to, but this is it. Make a choice to love this body.
Be confident, be proud, be amazing (just don't choose the orange swimsuit above, because there is nothing I can say to help you with that one).
I think I might try the frills on again.