Friday, September 07, 2007

now i get it

I never understand when people say they hate shopping. I love it. I would say shopping is one of my best things. Tonight though...I think I got a clear understanding of the evils of shopping. I went swimsuit shopping. Cali and I both went. In a couple of months I am going on two different trips. 5 weeks of vacation. On the book of Mormon tour there will be a lot of swimming...and of course the trip to Mazatlan. In Maz we spend about 80 % of our time in swimsuits. Since I have spent the last couple of summers (not including this) pregnant or nursing, I don't have a lot of swimwear...let me rephrase that...I have no swimwear. Now as most of you know I am a tall lady. Now I love being tall but it is times like this I just wish my torso was half as long and wouldn't make every swimsuit super french cut...and every tankini more like a half shirt. Nothing fits. Arrrrghhh. Cali and I didn't even find one suit that didn't make us burst out in hysterical laughter. That is sad. I mean don't swimsuit designers know that they are supposed to be flattering. I am pretty skinny...how can I not find something that looks good?? Another problem is all the swimsuits out there are soooooo low cut. I just think it is too immodest for a woman like me with "huge tracks of land" to wear any of the swimsuits I tried on. I mean...I have to go on this trip with my parents...and my brothers for crying out loud. So we returned empty handed. I don't know what to do. Have swimsuit designers ever met women before??? I seriously could make really cool swimsuits...if I only knew how to sew.

Even though we didn't find a thing, it was still great to be out together. We were so giddy! I don't think there is anything like trying on a bunch of ridiculous (another one of the words that is hard for me to spell) swimsuits with a sister. Cali and I are NEVER EVER together without our six kids...so we felt pretty footloose and fancy free. So thats all. I know I am one of those people that gives too much information. Hahahaa. Sorry.

7 comments:

allison said...

I hear your pain about swimsuit shopping....I don't know a single woman who enjoys it. Sounds like you'll have to try something like the ModBe suits or Shade or one of those other "mormon-woman-in-mind" type of brands. My 6 foot friend just got a really cute one there...not cheap, but at least they fit!

Tera said...

I can totally picture you and cali being giddy and laughing so hard, probably because I've been with you guys in similar situations. i just keep picturing you throughing your head back and laughing with your eyes shut and doing the crazy legs.

Samantha said...

haha. that's funny. that last comment was from YOUR SISTER SAMANTHA. Not tera. That would be more freaky. haha

ali degraff said...

oh so true. i would look into shade or modbe. I am 5'11" and those tops are soooo long. almost too long.

at least you're skinny. I have what I lovingly call my "dunlop" hanging out over every bikini bottom. not attractive.

good luck in the search.

ashleyboice said...

Ali...I said I was "pretty skinny"...not skinny. I used to be skinny now i am pretty skinny. hahaaa

sam that is so funny...you know a lot of people out there have seen me acting crazy and doing crazy legs. So I thought it could very well have been tera. But it does make way more sense coming from you. :)

Adri said...

I bought a swimsuit from Layers that I like. I'd think being in Utah you'd have more "modest" options. I also have been pregnant for many a summer (both my babies were born in August). I hated swimsuit shopping as well. So I bought mine online!

Scott & Tami said...

I so had the same experience one summer trying to find a dang suit....long torsos just aren't good when you want a modest suit. Anyways, after trying to find a cheaper one, I finally bought one from Modbe and I love it!!!! It's dang expensive, but it's all I've found with this long ol' torso. Good Luck!