Red, White, and Blue with a bit of Polka Dot Too!

Updated on Jul 03, 2015
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Post originally appeared on CozyReverie.com

You may or may not have noticed, but this is the first time I have worn a swimsuit on the blog. That's because I had never found one that I was comfortable in until now. And because I'm scared SH*TLESS to do so.

Now, this is a big deal for me because I am not a tiny gal. Short? Yes. Tiny? Not anymore. Oh, and it's not because of the babies either. I have been battling with my curves since the Freshman 15. Hey, man, when you aren't playing four sports in high school anymore, all those double-western-bacon cheeseburgers catch up with you. 

I have never been able to wear one-piece suits (my top half is much smaller than the bottom half of my body), so I have to go with two pieces. Bikinis are extremely out of my comfort zone, so the search for the perfect swimsuit has always been daunting. Well, not anymore! This two-piece vintage inspired suit is from Unique Vintage and I love it. The high-waist hides any insecurity I have about my abs, while being incredibly comfortable. I was lucky enough to snag it up during their big 50% off sale a couple months ago so it was super affordable too.

This isn't to say I'm totally comfortable in my skin. After a couple of weeks, I was actually thinking of reshooting this post because I was starting to nitpick how I looked. Self-image is a tricky and scary subject, especially for bloggers that photograph themselves, like me. But you know what? At some point, you gotta say frack it. I love this suit! It's totally my style and I refuse to hide behind a beach blanket all summer. I may not fill a swimsuit like models in a magazine, but I'm pretty sure 95% of the world doesn't either. So here it is: me doing one of the bravest posts on the blog to date! I'm pretty darn proud of it. :)

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hazelkrisferrando
hazelkrisferrando on July 04
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