Last summer I lived across the road from the beach and was there nearly every day - snorkeling usually. Swimming is my thing. However, in July I moved house and I'm almost ashamed to say that I haven't been to the beach yet this summer, despite being only a 5 minute drive away! I've been to the pool quite a bit, but I usually go on my own. So please forgive my backyard swimwear posts, with stupid chickens who don't care that I'm trying to capture some glam. Also, since seeing these photos, I've decided that my boyfriend is going to have to go back to being my photographer because using the self-timer application just isn't giving me the crisp photo finish that I'm used to. I usually hate it when bloggers apologise for stuff in their photos, like: "sorry about the mess on the floor" - I just tend to think...well...CLEAN IT UP or just don't mention it all. Pretend it doesn't exist and then your readers are more likely too as well. But I really do want to acknowledge that I know these photos could be better. Hopefully you can look past it to seeing how cute this swimsuit is.
swimsuit SWIMSUITS FOR ALL (gifted) || sarong SEAFOLLY
I've gone for a bit of a pinup style, with the halter neck, polka dot and cute little skirt. It's navy blue with pink polka dots, and very comfortable! It's called the Shore Club Cotton Candy Bandeau/Halter Swimdress, from Swimsuits For All.
I've blogged a lot about body confidence and swimwear in the past, but I wanted to add a few personal thoughts I've had lately. Last summer I felt pretty confident on the beach, something I had worked very hard to achieve. However, my body has changed since then and I've had to face old demons all over again. Taking off the sarong was not easy for me. Learning to value yourself - ALL OF YOURSELF - including your body - is such a lifelong process, isn't it? As Meagan Kerr said on her swimwear post, "you can’t sit there and worry about what other people might think of you – you just have to live your life. They don’t care if you miss out on swimming with your kids or splashing about with your friends… but you sure will."
I really hope that this summer, I continue to not give a f**k.
Thanks for reading! x