Fabulous Friday: Swimsuits

May 14, 2010

It’s another Fabulous Friday and today we’re talking swimsuits!

I’ve been putting off buying myself a new swimsuit for at least two years now, maybe three. I have friends who are lucky enough to be able to order suits online without even trying them on first, but not me! For me, heading out on a swimsuit shopping trip will most often bring on quite a bit of anxiety! Silly, but true! :-)

On New Years Day, I set a goal to lose ten pounds in ten weeks. If you’ve been reading, you’ll remember when I started talking about joining the Ten in 2010 Challenge. When I set my goal, I also decided that I would reward myself with a new swimsuit when I hit my goal weight.

I did reach my goal by March 15th, but I still hadn’t been in the mood to do the “dreaded” swimsuit shopping until last week. Right before our overnight trip to the desert, I squeezed in an hour to run into Macy’s to look for a suit. Luckily, I was able to find one on my first trip. Granted, I tried on 25 – 30 suits before I found one, but this is the fabulous suit that I came home with.

2 Bamboo Braided Halter Swimsuit

2 Bamboo Braided Halter Swimsuit

I had never even seen this 2 Bamboo brand before, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a necessity that I have an underwire top and I also have to be able to purchase the top and the bottom separately. You can’t tell by the photo, but the most fabulous thing about this suit is that the top ties in the back and around the neck. It makes a huge difference for me instead of just having a hook that you can’t adjust.

And BigSis has been working her fanny off doing radical ‘two a day’ workouts, which includes a nightly P90X workout after a lunch time cardio workout at the gym. I think she deserves a treat for all her hard work! This is the fabulous swimsuit by Kenneth Cole that she’s eyeballing!

Kenneth Cole REACTION Swimsuit

Kenneth Cole REACTION Swimsuit

This fabulous suit has a banded halter top and a ruched skirted bottom. Funny how we’re both attracted to the solid blues this year. I usually prefer a patterned or floral swimsuit. Luckily, when I got home from my shopping trip, I found a floral wrap that I’ve had for years and it matched the blue in my new suit perfectly! :-)

We’re both coming to terms with the fact that our bodies won’t ever look like we’re 25 years old again, but a 40 plus woman can still wear a cute suit, right? :-)

~LilSis