I’m back from the Frequent Traveler University, and I’m sitting here, trying to write a post about a few great things I learned over the weekend, but I can’t do it. I’m too distracted by the box of J Crew swim suits sitting on the floor a few feet away from me. Should I just try them on now and get it over with? It’s simultaneously the worst thing I can think of and the only thing I want to do.
Yep, it’s swimsuit season again. If you are traveling at all this summer, odds are overwhelmingly good that you will find yourself in a pool, at the ocean, or on a lake at some point. Probably more than once. Be honest now: do you really want the ratty old suit you have in your workout bag to be featured in all of this year’s vacation photos? I didn’t think so.
It’s time to get busy. The good suits aren’t all gone yet. YET. They might be tomorrow. Seriously, ladies, do this now. (If you are a guy and you are reading this, good for you – please keep reading so that you can sympathize with the women in your life).
I go through this drama every year; I’ve got very specific needs when it comes to swimwear. You will not catch me in anything with strings. I don’t do halters. No ruffles. No bandeau tops. Yes to a two-piece, and major yes to coverage, but no to skirts and tank tops. SIGH. I’ll just admit it: I’m high-maintenance when it comes to swim.
My solution is always to order online, try on at home, then return. This works great, if I can remember to place my order in late March. Because if I wait longer than that, my size is always sold out. Yes, I forgot to mention that I have a hard-to-find size. How is that possible? Don’t even ask.
So I’ve got a box of J Crew swimsuits staring me down. They may or may not work. If they don’t, I’m moving on to Piperlime. My last resort is Polyore, but I really don’t want to get sucked in to that site – I might never find my way out.
I’m going to end this post so I can hopefully end the drama for this season. Although I must say, a wetsuit might also be a great option at this point. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for where to find great suits – I might need them soon! And I know other readers will thank you as well.