Retro High Waisted Swimsuit Bottoms: American Apparel.
Swim Suit Top, White Floppy Hat, Cat Eye Sunglasses, Black Wedges: Thrifted.
Even though I got eaten alive by bugs in this shoot, it was totally worth it. I do a vintage inspired swimsuit shoot every spring for the blog (this is my third one!) and this has to be my favorite one date. I've been lusting after a pair of high waisted swim shorts for years and years now and have come up empty handed in my findings. I decided that THIS year I would not come out empty handed though and searched high and low over the internet for one that was reasonably priced.
I've never ordered from American Apparel before but I was so pleased to find these perfect bottoms for only $25! I thrifted the top and I think they go perfectly together :)
To be honest though I definitely felt self conscious. I know I don't have the thinnest body but I've been trying to embrace my body type more. I mean, I have big hips and big thighs. Anyone with two eyes can see that. I know I'm going to get some snarky anonymous commenter probably telling me I look bad, fat, ect but honestly I don't care. I want to be myself and wear what I want. Be a role model for you all and show that all sorts of sizes are beautiful- big, small, and in between. Be fearless with your fashion choices whether it's simply a dress or a bathing suit. As Elanor Roosevelt would say, ' no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.'
Hold your head up high, be yourself, and embrace you and your body ❤
With much love, Lauren.