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The tough go shopping, part deux [Aug. 24th, 2007|06:48 am]
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OK, so despite my bag anxiety, I am all set in that department. I have my nifty dive-bag carry-on filched from Oldest Daughter (is it really filching if you just blather on incessantly about how much you love it until she just gives it to you, because that's the kind of sweetheart she is?), a large purse to throw the need-it-now stuff in, just in case the dive bag gets checked and lost, and a kicky little (although it's actually big by my little purse standards) bronze leather number to carry while I'm there. Whew.

Next on the list was bathing suit. Becuase there's just something wrong about hanging around the pool at the Bellagio in a three-year old purple nike tank from Sam's. 

Now, before I go any further, I want to make it perfectly clear that milli, kam, and annie will not care what I am wearing, or carrying, or do with my hair. I can show up bald and in burlap and they will not care. I know this for a fact, because I feel the same way about them. I mean, I might wonder why they are bald and in burlap, but not in a fashion judgement kind of way. Besides, they know me. They know I cut my own hair and carry the same old purse for years on end and only wear flats and need to lose 30 pounds. In fact, if I show up in anything remotely stylish, we will probably never find each other, because they would still be wandering around the airport two days later, looking for someone who looks like what I look like.

That said, I still felt like I needed a new bathing suit. And you know what? It's really, really hard to find a bathing suit at the end of August. I don't mean it's hard to find a cute bathing suit. It's hard to find one at all. I did finally run across a mark-down rack and grabbed anything that wasn't a bikini in any size remotely close to the one I think I wear. And then it was off to the dressing room for a little fashion show - or, as I like to call it, Cellulite on Parade.

I found out that I am between sizes. Which is worse - a bathing suit that is slightly baggy, or a bathing suit that looks like it's about to pop apart at the seams? Please say pop apart, because I went for the slightly baggy. I figure the chances of me gaining weight in the next two weeks are much higher than the chances of me losing weight. Plus, I puff up like a blowfish when I fly. There was only one that fit, so I bought it. It's a really stupid bathing suit. The bottoms have a sash belt. A sash! Belt! 

I think I might need those gold houseshoes after all.

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[User Picture]From: millimom
2007-08-25 07:22 am (UTC)
Yeah. The bathing suit thing. I'm between sizes, too. My butt is a large and my top is a small. Whatever. No need to worry about a sash - I'll be too busy trying to tuck the bottom half of my butt back into my swimsuit to notice what's going on with you and your swimsuit.

I'm just hoping we'll be blind with giddiness just being together that it won't matter one whit what we're wearing.

In fact, I'm kinda counting on it.
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From: misty_bay
2007-08-25 01:28 pm (UTC)

Ya know...

I'm so dense sometimes I forget we haven't met. It really doesn't occur to me, that you may not like me, but I know that can't be. Like you, you guys know more about me than most people who see me every day. Lucky bastards. :O)

I stress because I think I'm supposed to be California Chic, but then it dawned on me. If Britney can run around wearing her underwear, cut-off shorts, and a t-shirts with Cheez-it stains on it, I'm golden.

A sash on a bathing suit? Great. I can borrow it to tie down my hair.



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From: blissonbliss
2007-08-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute! I thought we were all going skinny dipping in the middle of the night!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-27 01:27 am (UTC)
Only if there's no moon and a power outage!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-26 02:35 am (UTC)
just to let you know, large purses are the cuttest invention ever and the flight attendents dont care, trust me there is always someone with a bigger bag then you have. especially those really really old people who pack their dog in one. as for a baithing suit you are going with your friends so you wont care what you look like or what other people think you look like, because as before there is always some one worse looking then what you think you look like. especially those really really old people who look like they shaved their dog and taped the hair all over their legs. i saw some hairy old people this summer, they are a breed of their own but they are out there trust me. anyways love ya jessie
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-08-26 11:39 pm (UTC)
The best place to buy a swimsuit is Lands End. And they still have quite a few. I recommend the Faille separates: http://www.landsend.com/pp/ProductFinder.html?inetStructNum=74424&appCode=2&catIndex=1&filter=0_593,59&expand=0&expand=1&expand=COLOR I bought this one this past summer: http://www.landsend.com/pp/MultiFloralFailleVneckSwimTop-74424_164038_593.html&cm_re=1-_-Product_Link-_-Row1_Col2&CM_MERCH=SF_COLLECTION_74424&action=order_more&sku_0=::TVY in yellow. I also bought these swim shorts to wear with an older top I had: http://www.landsend.com/pp/BeachLivingSolidNylonSwimShorts-58977_166781_593.html?CM_MERCH=SRCH

I don't care how cheap you are ;P, these suits are worth it! I don't plan to buy another suit for a few years.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-26 11:56 pm (UTC)
Love the v-neck top and the swim shorts! I don't have time to get them before Vegas, but I will keep them in mind for next year (you know, when I need a new suit because I'm a size 2 *snort*)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-27 01:07 am (UTC)
OK, you are an Offical Bad Influence. I just ordered a tank. It was on sale, though. And hopefully it will fit, because I am exactly the measurements on their "find your size" chart. My only worry is that it is a halter top, and sometimes those annoy me.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-08-28 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm only an OBI if you don't like it! If you do like it and it lasts for a few years, then I'm an OGI!
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