Swimming in Paradise

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Not gonna lie to you--swimsuit pictures are my least favorite pictures ever! I always forget how much I hate posing in a swimsuit until I'm there, on the beach and there's a camera pointed in my direction. Then it all comes back to me, the cringing and wanting to hide behind any random prop I can find and the millions of pictures I demand to be taken hoping with each new picture that I'll finally see one I like. I've only recently got comfortable wearing a swimsuit and daring to go out in a two piece (and this a pretty tame two piece!)! But with every passing year I get a little more comfortable in my own skin; on this day I actually felt good wearing my new Modcloth swimsuit down to Haunama Bay for a bit of snorkeling, but the pictures later that afternoon on a quieter beach were another story. Of course, a few hours later, in a more reasonable state of mind while editing I realized that all of my panic on the beach was unnecessary. Sure, I'm not supermodel perfect and I can find things to complain about, but really sandwiched in between the pictures of me trying to hide behind my sun hat, there are some genuine smiles as I get splashed by the waves and moments when I forgot to be self-conscious. At the end of the day I'm in a cute suit (look at those colors!) at a beautiful beach, so what do I have to complain about really? We've been having the best time here in Hawaii and are fortunate enough to be staying right beside one of my favorite beaches on Oahu--Bellows Beach. It has the softest sand and bluest waters, all framed beautifully by the Ko'oloa mountains. I'm hoping to write a few blog posts with my local favorites and this beach is definitely on the list!modcloth swim-20modcloth swim-25modcloth swim-17 modcloth swim-11-side modcloth swim-16 modcloth swim-3


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