It’s May! Pool season is here…well, our pool opened this weekend! Then it went from 85 degrees to a balmy 65. But, hey, the pool is open.
And, it got me dreaming. Pool daydreaming. Dreaming of a solo trip to the pool or even the beach where I only have to pack for myself. (I love the family, I love the girls, but let’s face it, a trip to a place where an artificial or real body of water exists is pretty stressful for mom).
If I had to pack a pool/beach bag all for myself and I could only put me things in it, it would be crazy. But, I tried to put it together. What would go in my bag?
Of course, I would start with a super cute bag. If I’m going all me, I’m going cute! I would start with a great cover up. I spent a pretty penny on it so I hope to get a lot of use out of it.
And sunscreen. Have you seen this skin? I need an SPF of like a million right now. Don’t forget the eyes, either. I have to squint if it’s overcast, so a sunny day requires some super dark shades.
With sun comes the warmth and the sweat, so I’ll pack my large water bottle for hydration. (Although, I’d be tempted to fill it with frozen margaritas!) I would throw in my sandals with extra foot squish because these mama’s feet are tired! I can’t forget a towel, either. This one is feminine, large and squishy.
I would probably spend most of my time laying in a pool chair with my kindle in hand loaded up with a couple new books.
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What pool or a beach trip isn’t complete without a swim suit? This one is from Figleaves.
Yes, it’s a two piece. I’m crazy like that, right? But, here’s the thing, I can order the pieces separately and get the top and bottom to fit just my size. Since I’m breastfeeding, I’m not really proportionally-sized, so I was so thankful that they offer bra-sized tops (cup sizes AA-GG) and clothes-size bottoms to ensure a perfect fit for all body types. I like that the bottom has little hints of lace on the sides that coordinate with the top while still having classic lines
The pieces each came in their own separate bag, so it was easy to exchange the top. I ordered the size I thought I needed and it was a little small, but it was shipped and replaced very quickly!
They also offer other suits in a variety of styles from classic one-piece swimsuits, to fashion-forward bikinis, to chic tankinis. In addition to swimwear, Figleaves.com offers 200+ designers of lingerie, swimwear, apparel, sleepwear and more – from popular designers such as Vix and Aguaclara, to private labels and exclusive items from brands like Midnight Grace, Just Peachy, and the eponymous Figleaves label.
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Okay, my beach bag is all packed and I’m ready to go! Where should I go?