May 19, 2010

poolside, here i come

Some of my friends jokingly refer to my parents house as a resort. I must say, they have a pretty nice set up. Pool, lake, hot tubs, boats... yep, pretty nice. Now that the weather is warming up I hope that Ry and I can spend a good deal of time soaking up some rays.

The thought of wearing a swimsuit has presented a dilemma for me though... even though they are nothing horrible, carrying a baby has left me with a few stretch marks. The darkest ones are on my hips, 3 one inch long lines on the side of each hip. I also have two lighter ones on my stomach, a few inches long each on either side of my belly button. The hole from my belly button also developed a small scar by it (I actually cut it while shaving my pregnant stomach, but that is a whole different story). So although I really can't complain about what I've been left with, I wouldn't say it is something I really want to share with the world.

So my first thought? Bring on the tankini. BUT, I hate when things ride up, and I feel like a tankini would ride up on me. So my only other option is a one piece. I found a few online that I think are pretty cute, and not too 'momish' (I'm only 24, I still have to try and look somewhat hip, right). Unfortunately most of the ones I like are upwards of $150. One can dream right?





For now, seeing as it is my parents backyard, I might just be brave and wear one of the about a dozen bikinis I have in my drawer. But if you are one of my friends and joining me by the pool, don't judge. Ok? Thanks.

7 comments:

Hanna said...

I think you should splurge and get the teal/green one. It would look great with your gorgeous red hair. I can't wait to pics of Ryann in her cute little swimsuits :)

Anne said...

I think you should wear whatever you think you will be comfy in!

The Barkemeyers said...

I love one piece swimsuits, I think the ones like you have picked out are so classy looking. But of course, I will love you no matter what you are wearing :)

Megan Elizabeth said...

I have a black one that's exactly like the second one. Mine was 50 and from "La vie en rose". I think "La vie en rose" only has stores in Canada though :(

Anonymous said...

Where is that green one from?

Ashley said...

The top two swimsuits are from Anthropologie, the red one is from Victoria's Secret, and I can't remember where the last one is from...

Mrs. S said...

I have the pinkish red one. I ordered it online at Ebay for 40 dollars and I love it! Here's a link to a lot of them:
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=Jantzen+Black+Vamp+Retro+Ruched+Swimsuit+