When I was pregnant, my mom and I went swimsuit shopping. I was about 5 months and at that in between phase where fat/bloated meets pregnant. It was a scary disaster. My mom kept choosing mumsy mumus while I pulled out string bikinis (like only I would!). The whole ordeal ended, reminiscent of my teenage years, with my mom walking out of the store and I bought what I wanted! I refused to look like a mom, just because I was a with child. And you know what? A few days later, I felt amazingly confident sipping my mocktail on South Beach looking (perhaps a little chubbier) but fabulous because I felt like myself!
Fast forward a year later when littleM was about 9 months when I wrote a little blog post that declared my refusal to be a mom who wears a Land’s End tankini. Again, not my style! At that point, I wasn’t quite ready for the itty bitty bikini. But I was prepared for something that showed off my new mommie curves and the Zinke Weekender was just the suit! All summer (and beyond), I rocked that gorgeous one piece and felt great. Even better? I could chase after my toddler without fear of anything moving out of place.
So, completely in honor of my love of vacation, beach, sun, and this suit in particular, byL is now selling SWIM!! The Weekender is our first suit but we will be getting another 2 piece in from Zinke in May, as well as a few fun, one of a kind options from young, CFDA extraordinaire designer Ari Dein in the next week. We also love to wear our lingerie out of the bedroom and encourage rocking that romper to the pool!
I’d love to hear from you about swim, so please send me your questions about swimwear and cover-ups to askMollie@byLangley.com. I’m as passionate and realistic about swim as I am about lingerie, lounge, or love and totally want to hear what you think/want! XOXO!