Although I am a sucker for a cute swim suit, it doesn’t mean I’m crazy confident in swimwear – I mean who is? Let’s face it, parading around at the beach, half wet, half naked is just plain awkward – and honestly that’s probably never going to change but Today I’m talking about my insecurities and sharing a few tricks you can try to make this wet/naked situation a little more bearable and a a lot more fun.
Honestly owning your flaws is one way to kind of get over them. Owning them, or even announcing them (thanks for letting me do that here, you guys rock) to a friend or your blog following (lol) not in a fishing “tell me I’m pretty” way but in a really honest, “Hey I have Cellulite and it’s okay” way, can change everything! Flaws and insecurities only have power because we let them have power, so take that power away… and BAM everything’s different.. Oh and Hey, by the way, I have Cellulite (really weird ribs, big legs and other weird things about my body that I’m not going to pick myself about because whatevzz) and It’s totally okay
Looking good leads to feeling good right? Right! So obviously the first tip for feeling awesome in swimwear is get a crazy cute suit. Something with bows or melons or both should do the trick! These are actually two suits that I mixed & matched and they kind of don’t go together, but I like it! You can also try to take a risk! I hate hate hate hate tub tops on me, but I love bows so I decided to roll the dice and give this top a whirl, totally outside of my comfort zone but that zone is for boring people, and you guys are nothing close to boring, so break the cycle!!!
Work with what you got! Everyone has things they hate about their body, especially sans real clothes, BUT if you find the parts that you do like and play them up in a suit, some outhouse bad bits won’t feel so, well bad! Learn to dress for your body type. If you’re kind of curvy like me, but can’t put down the donuts (hello pooch) and are therefore not exactly beach bod ready – take advantage of the high waisted swimwear trend and give that tummy a little tuck! This is also a good fix if you’re just feeling crazy bloated or ate a few too many sprinkles the night before (P.S. there’s no such thing as too many sprinkles).
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BLACK BOW BIKINI – Get it here / similar here
ALSO LOVE THIS BLACK BOW ONE PIECE VERSION
MINT MELON BIKINI – Get the top (also a bow) here / get the bottoms here
KAREN WALKER SUPER DUPER SUNNIES – Get it here / here
PINK PIGEON LIPSTICK BY MAC – Get it here
Finally – Fake it till you make it! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it 40 trillion more times until you become the crazy awesome super woman (or man? hey guys 😉 ) you ARE and were born to be. If you’re not confident in your body, just fake it. Honestly, this is the best trick for feeling insecure, to smile through it and pretend like you’re not stressing about your insecurities. Eventually you forget about whatever you were obsessing over it and begin obsessing over keeping up the confidence kick, which usually intern comes naturally – funny how things work out like that eh? But seriously, try it! I promise you’re secrets safe with me.