Something completely cool about todays' style is the fact that one piece swimsuits have come full circle.
Back in high school, they weren't oh-so-cool, nor were they easy to find.
I lived in California during my high school years, so many swimsuits were necessary to function in society. I also felt, at the time, that in order to function in society well, bikinis were necessary.
I begged, I pleaded, I practically cried to my dad about letting me get a bikini.
"I need to be cool. One-pieces are NOT cool, Dad."
He wouldn't budge.
We finally cut a deal, I could buy myself bikinis, he would pay for one-piece swimsuits.
He would only fund my modest dressing, and he even offered to buy me a relatively expensive Juicy Couture (which was all the rage during my HS years) that was a one-piece, if I promised to wear it.
I didn't bite the bait.
Even now, I own and wear bikinis. My swimsuit collection from over the years has grown to be about half and half bikini/one-piece styles.
But, I have also come to learn that one-piecers are just more functional. Especially with my body changing from a 16 year old metabolism into an adult metabolism, it is much easier to hide those flaws.
Rad Swim offers many cute and modest swimsuits at half the price my dad was willing to pay back in high school! That is a killer deal, people. Plus these swimmies are nothing to be ashamed of, they are absolutely darling!
Spencer and I are relatively poor. He works as a server at a nice restaurant downtown in Salt Lake that is enough to bring us money while he goes to school full time.
I "work" for free as a student teacher. That's right, bringing in no income.
It has actually been a really hard time for me, letting go of responsibility of any income. Even if it is only a small amount, I feel the need to contribute to the financial stability of our relationship.
Some superhuman people may be able to do student teaching and work, but I just am so incapable! I would be too tired to function.
So, long story short, we are poor, but happy.
For Christmas, with our finances in mind, we told my parents we would wash their dogs (they have 2 Weimaraners and 1 Great Dane) twice a month for 6 months. There is usually a hefty fee involved in dog washes, so we felt it was a gift we shouldn't feel embarrassed about giving, even though no money was spent.
That's how we ended up with these pictures. Saturday was spent our time out in the sun soaking up rays and giving the dogs their first bath outside for the year. This proved to be much easier than using the bathtub (they hate the bathtub because it is slippery). My rainbow fringe Rad Swimsuit was perfect coverage and comfortable to do some dirty dog washing in!
Swimsuit: gift from Rad Swim
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