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More On That Mom Bathing Suit (And Books)

I love that so many of you got a kick out of the Mom bathing suit video I posted Friday (this one).

My mom even texted saying she'd watched it a few times. I wrote her back saying I wanted to be friends with those girls. I mean, really!

Well, now it's my turn to face the swimsuit dilemma. Ian and I have a little tropical getaway around the corner and I opened my overstuffed swimsuit drawer the other day. It was filled with a combination of mommy tankinis and pre-baby triangle tops. I need the good stuff in the middle. The stuff where I feel covered yet pretty, held in yet not busting over the edges of the suit like a baked golden popover.

I'm officially done nursing Charlotte now, and let's just say that if I turn to the side, it's not the prettiest. My tummy tends to stick out further than anything else (HA!). Awesome. So I need a suit that gives some lift/support at top and has some sucking-in power with the bottoms.

I ordered a new bikini (HERE) on Amazon this morning but am 97% sure it won't look awesome on me. For that three percent chance and free shipping/returns, I decided to give it a go. I checked out the real-life pics of some of the commenters and it's somewhat giving me hope. And it's inexpensive.

Tempt Me Women Two Pieces Clear Sexy Floral Print Crop Ru... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9A5ZI9/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_e5Tizb45NFEGN

I'm nervous that the off-the-shoulder feel will drive me nuts, but it's not like I'm going to be water skiing in it, I just need something fun for laying poolside and sipping on a cocktail. I think the ruffle will give a nice optical illusion of a good shape. 

In non-bathingsuit news, any book recs? My girlfriend who reads a TON is sending me some suggestions. One that she recommended to me yesterday is The Couple Next Door. Anyone read it?


So, book recs and bikini recs. Hit me up below! GO!

15 comments:

  1. Most any book by Elin Hildebrand and I really loved The Secret of Midwives. The Couple Next Door was pretty good, too!

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  2. I love the aqualuxe suits from Athleta. I need a 'toddler proof' swim suit since my kiddo loves to pull on my top in the pool. I love the coverage on the bottom too! It doesn't scream Mom Suit, but I feel covered.

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  3. You can order Cupshe bathing suits on Amazon Prime -- just got back from a week at the beach chasing a 1 and 3 years old and I LOVED the higher waisted ones -- they have some retro inspired ones that held me in but didn't make me feel frumpy.

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  4. The Couple Next Door wasn't my favorite. If you like suspense, Behind Closed Doors and The Girl Before are both super good. For a light hearted read, I love Mary Kay Andrews!

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  5. The couple Next Door was good but not great. I would still give it a read. I really think you would enjoy Beatriz William's novels (not suspense but fantastic reads). I am sure you are getting very excited for your getaway!

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  6. The Couple next door was pretty good! A great beach read for sure. But you might also like "Nine Women, One Dress"!

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  7. I'm sure the suit will look adorable on you! I'm so glad you're giving it a try!

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  8. That suit is so pretty! I have not read that book, but I have heard it is very good!

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  9. If you are looking for a twisty suspense novel, try The Dry by Jane Harper

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  10. I am also on the hunt for the perfect mom suit! I copied Beth and ordered this laser cut one piece from target (super inexpensive so didn't feel bad if I didn't love it) but I think it's cute, not frumpy for a one piece. Still want to find another one piece and a bikini that works for toddler chasin'! So excited for your getaway! http://www.target.com/p/women-s-laser-cut-high-neck-one-piece-merona-153/-/A-51341770

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  11. I have no recommendations (because I'm in the same boat), but I was dying laughing at "For that three percent chance and free shipping/returns, I decided to give it a go." Good luck, and let us know what you find because we're going to the beach this summer and I'm just...yeah...my body after two babies isn't the same!

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  12. I liked The Couple Next Door. I'm reading The Girl Before now and just got done reading Marriage Lies.

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  13. Total beach read but My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella was breezy and adorable.

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  14. I love this suit! It fits great and looka great. Some of the patterns are even on sale! ☺

    BANDEA Women's Bikini 2 Piece Padded Halter Tankini Swimsuit High Waist Swimwear, Red Flower, Small https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GNXOZ7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mlJjzb2HZ7NZZ

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  15. Girl I seriously just got the CUTEST bathing suit at Cupshe. Highwaisted bottom with a peplum top. It sefinitely hides the "just had a baby 3 months ago" belly and supports up too. And only $28!!! https://www.cupshe.com/collections/high-waisted-fit/products/cupshe-bottomless-sea-falbala-bikini-set

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