Last weekend I posted on Instagram stating that I was beginning a new chapter in my life when it came to swimsuits. I am titling this so called chapter Tankini Time.
Now, I have NEVER been the one to say the words, "I am getting to old for..." because I truly believe that none of us will ever be too old to wear anything. As long as you feel comfortable in what you put on, I say go for it.
But here's the deal, I personally don't feel comfortable in two piece swimsuits anymore, at least in public places like the beach, water parks or at our community pool. Maybe it's because most of the women my age (I'll chat about how old I am later next week in case you don't already know) with kids don't wear bikinis anymore. I kid you not, last summer I was one of the ONLY moms walking around the community pool in a two piece. I notice these types of things. I am by no means saying that I need to conform to what other people do. I just feel as though I should possibly tone it down in front of my kids and their peers. I don't know. Maybe I am looking too much into the situation. I tend to do that, you know?
I still fully plan to whip out my old "two piecers" when I am in a private setting with just friends and family around. I own an obnoxious amount to just toss out the window.
So, in honor of this new swimsuit chapter of mine, I found four suits, all from JcPenneys, that might "suit" you if you aren't feeling the bikinis this year either. They are all under $40. Score! I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the selection at JcPenneys this year. I randomly popped in one day and discovered many options for all ages and shapes. I suggest you take a look too.
I actually bought the middle two this season and love them. The colors are more vibrant in person and you can remove the halter straps for a no tan lines, bandeau style.
Tell me, what is your swimsuit style? What do you feel most comfortable in? Am I being overly conscientious with my new chapter? Be honest.
One lady friend of mine that needs to have ZERO self confidence issues when it comes to a swimsuit and far away from "tankini-ville" is Miss Erin with Living in Yellow. I mean just look at her....so not fair, right?
I am sure she is no stranger to you if you are a fellow follower of blogs. This is girl has it together like a chain link pave bracelet. Erin has become a household name in blog land. She has set the bar for so many bloggers and I look up to her and the genius ideas she conjures up in her brilliant mind.
From crazy successful link ups, to her mac & cheese obsession, to being a guest speaker at a big blog conference, to starting her own blogging consultation business and being just down right gorg and REAL...Erin knows what's she's doing.
You get a true sense of who she really is in every single blog post. It's like having lunch and margaritas with your BFF every single day.
Honestly, I can't recall how I found Erin's blog, but I am so glad I did. She is a daily read of mine and you will definitely learn a thing or two from her. I can promise you that. Need life lessons? Covered. Want to laugh? Covered. Fashion ideas? Covered. Want to be her friend so she'll invite you to her new lake house? Covered. Erin, I fully intend a lake house weekend invite in my mailbox this summer.
Ladies, go visit Living in Yellow. She will hook, line and sinker you!