September 2, 2014

Personal Style | My Birthday Suit

Hello Beauties!

Last weekend, I celebrated my birthday at the beach.  I hadn't spent more than one day at the beach in quite a few years so I thought it would be a great time, particularly because it's getting close to off-season, to visit the beach and play in the water.  This trip was especially memorable because we had a wonderful time and I took a major risk.


I have never worn a two piece bathing suit, but much of that is because of bathing suit designs I have seen throughout the years.  Since most designs would typically have the entire stomach exposed, I never even thought to wear a two piece until this year.  Plus size bathing suits have been popping up everywhere and the designs are so flattering.



I fell in love Forever 21+'s bathing suit collection this year.  They had amazing prints and designs!  I particularly loved this red, two piece when I saw it and I immediately posted about it on Facebook.  On my birthday, I opted for this set because it gave a crop top feel with just a little sexiness.  I felt confident on the beach and I'm glad I wore it.


Side Note:  When plus size bloggers first began wearing two piece bathing suits online, there seemed to be a lot of backlash and "fat shaming."  I just want to say that regardless of your size, you should love and embrace yourself.  Your size shouldn't keep you from being happy and living a fun life.


Bathing Suit:  Forever 21+ (Similar)
Hat:  Local Shop (Similar)




What type of bathing suit do you prefer?  Would you wear a two piece bathing suit?

God bless & stay fabellis,




27 comments:

  1. You look Amazing girl!

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  2. everythingcurvyandchicSeptember 2, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    luvvvv

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  3. You look amazing girl! You are giving me inspiration to wear a two piece again!

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  4. Thanks Louida! You better go out and rock it. Plus, so many of them are on sale now. :-)

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  5. You look great!

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  6. You look great. I wore a 2 piece for the 1st time also this summer. Mine was from forever 21 also. I got the pink one. For me it was scary and I was not as confident as I would have like. Still I am proud of myself. Small steps to become my best self, including embracing my body as is even while I work on making it better and healthier.

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  7. I'll be checking out the site to see if they have any in my size.

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  8. You look so good! Way to rock it! :)

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  9. Thank you! :-) You're right. It is very much about small steps. I was nervous when I walked out on the beach, but then it just got easier the longer I was out there. I bet you looked fabulous. I can't wait to see what Forever 21 comes out with next year.

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  10. I agree 100% - embrace and love yourself, regardless of size. I haven't worn a 2 piece, let alone any kind of swimsuit in a while. Haven't been able to hit the pool/beach this summer, but I sure would be out there flaunting my curves! :-) I like them both - 2 pieces and one pieces. Whichever style flatters your body, I say go for it. Your confidence is inspiring. Thanks for sharing, sis!

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  11. You look amazing! I love that you embraced yourself and took the 2 piece plunge! I think everyone should wear what makes them comfortable!Thank you for sharing with us!

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  12. You look great. I envy anyone who can wear red!

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  13. You look absolutely amazing! I'm a thicker gal myself and I'm always rocking a two piece - it's all about confidence and girl, you have it! :)

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  14. @FabEllis you are a rock star! What a great color choice and the style is perfect too!

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  15. High five to this!!!



    Carsedra McKoy:
    www.embracingtherealme.com
    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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