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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Girlfriends' Style Funday - Poolside Style

 




Being a water baby at heart, bodies of water instantly put me in a good mood. A beach, a creek, a river, a bay, a lake, a waterfall, a pool - even a bathtub filled to the brim brings me joy.  So what better way to spend a beautiful sunshine-filled day than by having an easy-going good time with good food, good drinks, and good girlfriends and a pool all to yourselves.

Me pretending to be the lifeguard
#SQUADgoals
As much as I enjoy being in water, I have to admit that putting on a bathing suit comes with a moment of anxiety.  The more years I get under my belt, the less I care and the shorter those moments become but to be honest - they still come. I don't know many women who put on a swimsuit without feeling some kind of way about some body part that is being revealed. Even the most confident woman has tugged self-consciously on a bikini bottom or wondered if the plunge on her one-piece is a bit too deep. Our pool party was more than a fun get-together; it was proof that we girls are much too hard on ourselves when it comes to our swim attire.  My girlfriends come in all sizes, heights and shapes and despite their insistence otherwise, everyone looked so amazing in their suits.  The more we laughed and drank, ate and talked, the less anxious we became and soon enough everyone was in the pool.


 

The Pretty Girl Gang
These lovely ladies have given me permission to show how pretty they were in their poolside style. As our Sunday Funday Pop-up pool party did for us, I hope this blog post will help to reject the notion that women have to look a certain way to wear fashionable swimsuits and lessen the anxiety that comes when you simply want to enjoy a body of water and work on your tan.


And really, who cares about conforming to someone else's idea of getting "beach body ready" when you are surrounded by women who are fun, confident, sexy and intelligent?  Do we look bothered?
Unbothered and enjoying fruit-popsicles 
Unbothered selfie time
Here's to body positivity and changing the beauty standard rules - one pool party at a time!




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  1. Unbothered, beautiful and happy!
    Love the post - need a beach or a pool in my life - start!😎

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    1. Thank you Kai! And who doesn't need a beach in their life STAT! 😘

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  2. Loooooove this! You are an amazing encourager and always quash my negative body comments and make me feel like I'm the hottest broad in town. Clearly, you're magician in your social life☺...just as you are in your styling.

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    2. You ARE the hottest broad in town πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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