Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Reasons why I need girlfriends



Since its 80 plus degrees here, I figure its officially swimsuit season. My original plan was jus to a really cute coverup and sit on the beach in my cutest-thing-you've-ever-seen-coverup-so-it-doesn't-matter-
how-many-cookies-I-ate, but...somehow I haven't been able to find that one. I love being married and living with a man's man (aka, non shopper guy), BUT sometimes you just need a girl's opinion.

Like which color do I buy of the Land's End Tugless Tank? Cause I need something to strap in all of my womanly figure. And I should add that I think cleavage is repulsive...wait...no, mostly just "I've had three babies, can't you tell" cleavage especially. So we want none seen...so there I find myself at the Land's End modesty department of the swim suit.

Black?

Tangerine?

or Dark Azure?

Which one would make me look hip and fun and not so frumpy and can a color really change you that much?

My mother always said it doesn't matter what you look like in a swimsuit, cause if you aren't self conscience, no one else will be. I never her believed her. Not for years. But now I do. Cause I think its all in our heads. Or I hope if for reals is true cause I was prancing all over the beach last weekend with my stark white legs. Jiggling. But kids don't care and they just want a fun mom. And I want to have fun too.

And I gave my friend a big lecture when she was saying self-hating remarks about her body (you know who you are!). And seriously she is beautiful. And why do we woman torture ourselves? Cause really as long as I can run 4 miles, I would rather eat ice cream than be crabby. Maybe two bowls sometimes. Heaping.

Cause really the one I want to buy is this one? But is it too hoochy? This is what I need a girlfriend for. Would you wear it in front of your in laws? Or your children? Am i a dork or what? Don't worry, I won't have anymore crazy swimsuit posts....we'll stick to the kids. :) Is that sheer in the middle part? Maybe if I just didn't stand like she is it might work. You'll have to see me on the beach.

21 comments:

cori said...

i like the black one. and i say yes to cleavage. not the hoochy type cleavage, just the proud to be cleavage. the kind that can't be helped because we are women. and do you forgive me, for not dropping my drawers on the beach that one time? because now i feel really guilty. i promise, i can be fun. i am all about fun and self concious. whaaaaa.

christy said...

I like one piece swim suits with an empire seem and a halter type top like the bottom swimsuit(which i do not think is too hoochie) because it holds the boobs up better and you don't end up with a uniboob belly combo thing. you know it all get's mooshed together in plain one pieces. I think what's best is what ever keeps you from falling out though so you can play with your kids and not worry. I have decided on wearing a tankini with short board shorts and sometimes even a rash guard shirt depending on the temp. I don't feel self conscious that way, i know i won't fall out, i don't need a brazilian wax,it's easier to go to the bathroom in a 2 piece, i look kind of sporty like the surfer chicks, and mostly i don't worry and just have fun.

christy said...

oh, and i usually get dark colors or black b/c i feel it's more slimming and i don't have to worry that it might be see thru when it gets wet.

Bailey said...

I definitely like the black ruffled suit. Not too hoochie at all. Target actually has some really cute one pieces right now. Or so it seemed the last time I was there. You never know until you actually try them on whether they will be cute or not right? I'm in the market for a good modest suit now that I don't have the perfect tummy anymore.

gay said...

brooke i'm going to be honest with you, the first choice of swimsuits look absolutely boring. you'd have to find a REAL cute coverup if you are wanting the suit itself to make any kind of statement. the last black one, on the other hand, has personality. it is cute, conservative, yet makes a statement. if there is one word that does not describe you, that would be boring. so don't get a swimsuit that says boring when you are not boring. also, look at shadeclothing.com. they have some cute suits!!

pam said...

check out mymodbe.com. they have really cute, modest suits.

Renee said...

I totally agree with all of the above. I really like the last black one. I definitely don't think it is too hoochy. And I would definitely wear it in front of my in laws. As long as your not hanging out, which it doesn't look like this will, then you will be fine. Looks like VS. Did you see the one I told you about that I just got? Looks like it's unanimous. Just get it!

Chani said...

For myself, I am a huge fan of the black, and yes, for the slimming benefits. I am also a huge fan of a tankini....not to be mistaken for a bikini! For some strange reason, I look better naked than I do in a one piece...just not flattering on me!!!!!! I found a great one at ModBe that I love...it's a darling torquise top with a brown bottom...yes...very cute.

mist said...

You know exactly what I am going to say. Hoochie...not at all. It is cute...you will look hot...and if you feel cute in it that is all that matters. As for the cleavage thing..really? You know if I had any I would show it. Right now I would have to duct tape starting at my stomach to get any cleavage. As Darby would say, "Those are cute." If you buy that suit Jason will take you to the beach every weekend. I hope you are enjoying the orange pinesol. I just used it 10 minutes ago. MMMmmm good!

beth said...

I like the black and the tangerine. I also think the bottom one is totally cute and fine to wear in front of family, etc. Check out the modest websites, too. I remember that Shade had some nice swimsuits last year. I think DownEast and Layers does too, but I'm not sure. You are a hot mama, and you're so right that kids don't care and you don't wanna miss out having fun with your kiddos at the beach b/c you're insecure about the jiggles.

I love that it's beach season. YAY!

English Garden said...

Amen to Gay, get the last one, its a one piece after all, but if you go with one of the top 3 I would do the black. I often wish I had someone to go shopping with, at least you have your sister.

Crazy Lady said...

I have bought a layersclothing.com swimsuit and was very disppointed with the lack of support...i had uni-boob definitely. I think pretty much all the LDS modest clothing lines are built for the flat chested. Prove me wrong.

Cori, You were great at the beach, I'm talking about those who don't even want to go. You are a beach bum.

I love all the suggestions, I love them.

I love my orange pinesol

Chani said...

I'll send you a picture of me in Hawaii and prove you wrong!!!

THE VEA DUO said...
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THE VEA DUO said...

the last one! It's still completely modest but with more personality. It also has cinching below the chest so it'll bring your waist in AND the ruffles will also draw eyes upward...which is also great. Oh, and I agree with your Mom. Confidence is key. Before Jon and Kirs came to visit...I kept telling Chris I need a great swimsuit so I can just relax and have fun...(although it never happened. the swimsuits in this country are horrible)

Crazy Lady said...

I should add that the boring one is $45 and the better black one is $124...isn't that how it always is :)

Amy Y said...

I was going to vote for the black one...until I saw the price. Oh well, I still like the black one way better!

Crazy Lady said...

But I forgot to mention the bottom black on is a miracle suit :) which my friend Sarah says actually work and suck you in :)

gay said...

$124 seems cheap for a miracle. i'd take it.

beth said...

Depending on your $$$$ situation I don't think $124 is too bad if it's an investiment and you'd wear it for like, the next ten summers. :)

You'll look hot no matter what!

Nash said...

OK Brooke, have you tried MODBE? I think I am going to get mine from them. I never buy suits, so I feel like they are expensive, but I know I'll use it for years.
The last swimsuit I bought was at ROSS in Provo, 5 + years ago. It was the end of the season, and it was UGLY, still is!
SO, having never seen you, black is always good and I really like orange, but not so much on that suit. I think the turquoise is good. However, I like the one with a "little" cleavage, especially if it sucks you in.
Oh, I have not yet tried on a modbe suit, but my cousins love them and they have HUGE BOOBS! =)