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Entries in chic maillots (2)


Sarah's Favorite Things

Image by Prinstagram.

Prinstagram love (especially the photo books).

OMG, yum. I cannot refuse this breakfast classic with a tropical twist.

Room to grow with this crisp, modern children's space.

Time to perfect your fort-making skills (and imagination) now that it's summer.

If you're not crafty, have no fear these felt play spaces will do the trick too.

Love it or leave it? I'm on the fence about this mommy maillot.

In case you haven't met, let me introduce you to Teacher Tom.

Teen Ballerina.

~ The Other Sarah


Fashion/Beauty: The Mommy Maillot

With the summer solstice literally around the corner, I have to face the facts (and the music) and accept that it’s swimsuit season, like, NOW. I wish my body bounced back from pregnancy (can I still use that excuse 20 months later?), eating on the run, and life in general like Heidi Klum, but I apparently inherited different German genes and an addiction to coconut cake pops. So instead of sporting an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini when I hit the beach this weekend, I wore shorts, a tank top, and a sweater. I swear the sweater was justified because the wind coming off the water was pretty damn cold, but the black shorts and tank were an ill-conceived and impractical wardrobe choice. I do live in sunny California where any color but black and any material that can comfortably get wet seems WAY more appropriate for a day at the beach with a one-year-old wave dodger and dirt digger.

While it’s true that I definitely wouldn’t mind having a supermodel body, I don’t know if I could ever say Auf Wiedersehen to my sweets habit or find the energy to consistently hit the gym to whittle my waist. And in reality, I just don’t care that much if I’m not perfect. The real reason I went to the beach sans suit is because I don’t have one to wear. I know you’ve heard me use that famous excuse before, but the two I once owned went missing in our move from DC to LA and I have yet to find a replacement that doesn’t make me look like Pamela Anderson or Bea Arthur. Is it really too much to ask for a someone—anyone—to create a chic maillot that offers support and coverage for the girls without it looking like a nun’s habit?

My swimsuit boobage problems are further complicated by the fact that I repeatedly strike out at bricks and mortar stores. Just last week I spent four hours at the mall squeezing into spandex only to go home empty handed. Consequently, I often have to resort to online or catalog shopping for potential suits. Yes, they’re only mere possibilities at this point. I dread this fate because I usually rack up credit card debt simply to find one decent option that isn’t frightening and then as my consolation prize I get to waste a day of my life boxing, stamping, and returning the rejects, which are many.

Sigh. What’s a big-boobed, post-nursing mama to do? And, no, cosmetic surgery and wetsuits are not an option.

What do you think about these chic maillot? Hot mama or hot mess?

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Thanks for humoring me and reading my quarterly boob post. Look for the next one this Fall.

- The Other Sarah

Images by J.Crew, ASOS, and Victoria's Secret.