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Summer isn’t over yet, get the bathers you need now!

Truth time.Β  Not long after I had Anna, our 3rd and last baby, I started going to the gym heaps, running a fair bit and lost all my baby weight and was looking quite good and feeling it too. Fast forward a year, I injured my knee and stopped everything. Obvs the weight piled on a bit and I started feeling quite uncomfy. Not uncomfy enough to do anything much about it, just enough that I refused to wear bathers anymore.

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Last summer, as in that of 2016/17 I didn’t actually go swimming once. I didn’t don bathers of any sort as I was feeling all sorts angsty about how I would look in them and thus just sat on the beach watching everyone else have fun in the water. Even when we went to Western Australia December just gone I didn’t take bathers either. And people it’s kinda warm over that side of the country! The kids didn’t say too much when we hit the beach being used to it, hubby just rolled his eyes as usual but my sis got stuck into me. Why wasn’t I going swimming, why wouldn’t I wear bathers? My reasoning was met with a bit of an unsympathetic response which whilst I got upset about a bit at the time, did send me straight down to the shops where I purchased a pair of bathers. After all, what was I showing my girls if I was so self conscious about my perfectly fine body that I wouldn’t wear bathers at all and have fun with them?The bathers I bought were a plain black one piece. I generally have issues with one pieces as I have a long torso, but they do provide more coverage and that was my main priority. Since buying them, I have actually been swimming with my babes every time we’ve gone to the beach which is pleasing them no end. And I am trying really hard to not be so self conscious. My body is what it is. I could improve it with a better diet and more exercise but for now this is what it is and it’s not terrible.

ok, so being super brave here & sharing an actual pic of me in my bathers cos I want my babies to have no body hangups so I really need to get over mine

Now I have this one pair of bathers, I’ve been looking at more (naturally, a girl likes options!) and when SurfStitch launched their latest sale, I knew it was a match made in heaven…or the ocean πŸ˜‰ Simply spend $100 and SAVE 40% on sale items!!!! So get already reduced pieces for even less #brilliant Get two pairs or get a pair with a skirt or coverup for next to nothing! Here are my faves bathers wise…

bathers rosalie
Rosalie Floral One Piece by The Hidden Way $53.99 Pretty floral <3
bathers afends retro
Pam One Piece by Afends $87.96 Splendidly retro <3
bathers surf suit
San Lorenzo Surf Suit by Rue Stiic $100 great coverage for cooler days &/or surfing with the kids!
bathers floral simple
Kauai One Piece by Swell $67.99 the simple cut of this is perfection
bathers black
Plains One Piece by Swell $47.99 the cut of this is AMAZE, check out the back!

Now, because the deal is spend $100 to save 40% and the majority of these bathers are well under, I’ve picked a few other bits and bobs that you may like to get your mitts on. I’m so helpful like that!
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bathers towel option
Animal Beach Blanket by Swell $32 imagine lounging on this in the black one piece…glam or what?!!!
bathers towel option 2
Stevie Towel by Billabong $47.99 how pretty is this?! Perfect for picnics <3
bathers hat
Straw Visor by Swell $20 keep the sun off your face in style
bathers denim skirt
Womens Step Mum Skirt by Ziggy $76.30 great summer colour & fab shape
bathers dress
Cabana Maxi Dress by Rusty $53.99 basically screaming buy me with it’s 70’s vibes

iconObviously, if you want to get hubs some new clothes, or the kidlets some new togs, the sale has both those things too. Surfstitch has an amazing array of clothes, shoes and accessories for the whole fam bam and they also offer AfterPay so you can really make use of this amazing sale. The sale finishes at 3am on Feb. 7th so don’t contemplate for too long, be bold, make your decisions and snag many a bargain! And I’ll see you at the beach in your new bathers, I’ll be in mine (which ones do you think I’ve picked?) and we will play and swim and generally have a ball being all self confident and stuff xxx

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