Ups & Downs

March 7, 2019

Maybe it’s a post-vacation thing (that weekend away was short, but it was much-anticipated and a big change of scenery/routine).

Maybe my hormones are coming back (I am prone to PMS and honestly could probably even say PMDD), though I’m still nursing and in the past that has kept everything suppressed until I stop, so who knows.

Maybe it’s just that one cannot be euphorically happy all of the time, no matter how objectively wonderful one’s life is.

(Because I am aware I have essentially nothing to complain about).

But man! This week. Let’s just say I am going to try to be nicer and more equanimous today.

On the up-side: my Trunk came! I am not sure if I am keeping anything from it. My stylist picked very fashionable items, but she doesn’t seem to be grasping the “I AM 5’1″!!” please I have sent to her and some of the outfits look like I am playing dress-up in a grown-up’s closet or something. There were 2 bathing suits which I kind of want feedback on, but I am not terribly sure I want bathing suit pictures of myself online. For better or for worse. Maybe I’ll post them and then take them down later.

For now, here is a model in the suits:

Becca suit, $118

I actually really like this one, but am not sure there is enough support up top, if you know what I’m saying.

Seafolly suit, $194

This one is cute BUT a) I feel like the high-waisted style kind of has a blocky effect and b) I feel like the waist hits at a weird area. Also c) the top might be a little small on me.

So, there you go. Some stylish bathing suits, and a lot of moodiness.

PS: I am almost finished reading Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. It was for our residency book club, but man – what a fascinating (and mildly terrifying) story. I have always loved books about mental illness, beginning with The Bell Jar and never looking back! I feel like the exploration of diseased brains provide so much insight into how things are supposed to work, as mysterious as it is. (At one point, I considered becoming a psychiatrist (vintage post evidence)! I’m glad I didn’t, but I still think it’s so interesting.


  • Reply Resident March 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    The first one-not feeling it. Looks like lingerie and cutouts look unlined which might lead to burns and make good sunscreen application annoying. The second one is ok but a lot to spend if you don’t love it and sounds like fit isn’t perfect

  • Reply Erin March 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I swear by this style of Trina Turk bathing suit. It looks low cut, but the tie back holds everything in place and is super supportive. I’ve used it in various stages of post-baby bod (nursing, post-weaning) and I swear by it. I’ve purchased from various department stores and on amazon but I would definitely shop around!

  • Reply Marci March 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Try summersalt bathing suits. I really liked them last summer and they are $95. I’m sure trunk club is fun, but sometimes i think going to the store saves time in the end and you see so much more than what they send you. Also if you can befriend a salesperson at a store, they can text you things that come in you might like!

  • Reply sassysparky March 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I really like Athleta bathing suits but I see you want something less sporty. I have tried Lands End but find them to be really unflattering and dowdy. Hmm … at this point in my life, holding toddlers in the pool, my only concern is that the tops can’t be pulled off by grabby hands, hahaha. You could always text a friend pics for opinions.

  • Reply Haya Finan March 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    The first suit I would say a definite no to. The second one looks like it could be alright but $194 seems like a lot for just alright!!

  • Reply Anne McCormick March 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    If you are looking to save time shopping for clothes… you may try the in-store Nordstrom personal shopper. You make an appointment and your dressing room is full of options when you arrive (based on your needs). Then they quickly swap things out as you go along; rather than waiting on boxes to be shipped/returned. They will even provide alterations and lingerie fittings in your dressing room. I can’t recommend it enough.

  • Reply Kelsey December 8, 2019 at 10:44 am

    It was fun to read those vintage posts! And you did get your dream of 3 brilliant gorgeous children that include 2 girls!

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