We are going to Costa Rica in a few weeks and it hit me that I have nothing but the most basic of bathing suits and that since this is my first tropical vacation, I should at least try to look the part. So I turned to that most trusted purveyor of beach wear, J Crew, to see what's hot this century because the last time I was excited about buying a bathing suit was circa 1996.
To my delight, almost everything was on clearance!
So I went a little nuts and ordered 17 separate pieces, planning to return a bunch, figuring that since they were $9.99 each it was well worth the shipping cost.
goodbye, basic black!
Fast forward to yesterday when the box arrived at my cubicle and I actually opened it right there at my desk to paw through all the pretty patterns and sexy shapes!
I just want to pause and give a shout out to my 15 year-old self.
I just wanted to let you know that by now, we actually feel good in a bikini. We still want slightly larger breasts and slightly thinner thighs, but for the most part, on most days, we feel pretty great about what all 5 feet, one quarter inch of us can do and we promise to keep doing what it takes to stay that way. It's not always easy, some days are harder than others. But just know that it will get better and eventually you will be 29 and happy with yourself. Oh, and I know how you drool over the J Crew catalog every night and that mom only let you get that one pool blue, underwire bikini, but don't fret, when you're 29 you can have whatever you want. And by the way, I still have your NP sweatshirt and the quilt from your bed. Now go study, because it's not Thanksgiving break quite yet and I'm pretty sure you have a Pelkey test on Monday.
Love, Tera 2.0