I found myself in the swimwear section at Dillards today while I was doing some shopping for my daughter. How that happened, I don't know, but I figured it would probably end in some serious motivation to start a master cleanse or juice diet or something drastic. But, something strange happened that hasn't happened in a very, very, very long time. I actually found a suit that I liked. And that fit. And looked cute and stylish and not like some 80 year old grandmother should be wearing it.
As I was browsing through the racks I saw the SPANX label, and I couldn't believe it, but they make swimsuits!! Yes ladies, SPANX makes swimsuits! And they were cute! And they had separates, which is what I am always looking for. It seems that one piece suits are either falling off my shoulders or riding up, so I was overjoyed to find some bottoms that were not itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny. I always wonder if anyone making separate bathing suit pieces is thinking of anyone but a 17 year old girl who has not yet earned her womanly curves. But, these fit and looked good (for me anyway)! I was ecstatic!
Then, I searched for a top that would fit and flatter and draw attenion away from the lower half of me which seems to be an eternal work in progress that I would rather no one look at. And I'll be darned if I didn't love the first one I picked up! It's girlie and cute with some little ruffles adorning the v-neck and had the cutest little matching skirt. So, I spent way too much money and bought all three pieces, but any Mother on the planet knows how nearly impossible it is to find a swimsuit that you like.
Finding a swimsuit today was a MOST unexpected happening. I really did not think it would possible at all this year, but I'm happy to know I have something I'm comfortable in to venture out in to the pool or beach to play with my kids. And, even though I know I still need to work on quite a few things so that maybe I can get back into a real 2-piece someday, at least I didn't spiral into a swimsuit-shopping-induced depression this afternoon. :-)