January 04, 2013:
If you have children, you will know the lengths that one must go to to ensure that a sleeping child is never woken. I just stripped off my stack of arm candy because it makes too much noise when I type. Hell, typing is making me break into a cold sweat as my sweet lil angel sleeps on the sofa in my office. School is still out for him and he's been coming to the office with us because we are trying to cram as much in before the 8th as we possibly can. The 8th you ask? We are jetting down to Mexico for a lil RnR. They have wifi. Thank god.
I made the harrowing trek to the swimsuit shop with my stylist & friend Robin Craig this past weekend. Normally, I slip a hip flask in the bag to self-medicate through the torture but being considerly less heavy than I was a year ago, it wasn't as bad as it has been. Having a stylist along to help choose the right silhouettes & guard against a sudden moment of delusion was key. Robin quickly grasped my requirements and appreciated the shapes/lines/needs that are unique to my body type. I've forever and a day fought against stylists and sales associates who like to tell my what looks good on me or what's trendy. Umm, I'm 40. I know what suits me I just need you to help me find it or push me out of my comfort zone after you've earned my trust. Robin helped me find not one not two but THREE looks that were killer though I only bought two of the 3. One had the best sweetheart, ruched neckline in a Jade Meets Teal Meets Emerald suit but the bottoms had a roll top that wouldn't stay rolled. I didn't want to have to fuss with the bottoms when the other two suits were so easy and chic.
I am so pleased with the results, you may see shots of me in said suits on instagram in the days to come.
Thank god for filters.
Here are some inspiration shots that guided us through the process....