Tuesday, April 26, 2011



I've never been shy about admitting my love for Spanx. I've grown so fond of them that when I don't have them on I feel kind of naked.  So when they came out with swimwear last year I was thrilled.  Could I really find a swimsuit I loved as much as my Spanx?  It seemed too good to be true.  And it was.

This isn't a new phenomena.  Swimsuits made to hide things just aren't cute. Let's face it, for us truly overweight girls the Miraclesuit wasn't much of a miracle. Though they've definitely improved over the years, most of them shout "I'm fat and I'm trying desperately to hide it."  And how many of those models even had one pound to "conceal" let alone 10 or more? NONE. 

So back to Spanx....

I am, admittedly, on their mailing list because I'm a bit of a fanatic and if they offer a coupon I am certainly going to jump on it (Higher Power = no muffin top!).  So when I received the e-mail touting their new swimsuits this year I was skeptical, yet curious.  I didn't want to, but I just had to click on the link.  The picture actually looked quite cute- could it be true?   

Well, it was true.  Several of the new Spanx swimsuits are really cute.  Only problem?  They were $200!!!  For something made of a yard or two of spandex?  I'm sure this is some type of fat discrimination, though after buying the $40 tights, $50 underwear, etc (again, I admit I love the stuff!) I don't have the extra cash to hire an attorney to fight it.  $200 for a not-ugly-but-not-super-cute swimsuit? Sorry, Sara Blakely, as much as I adore you, I just can't go there.  

And since we're on the subject - Spanx for men? Really? Hmmm...maybe the Spicy Chicken needs to hear about this!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break

This was me on spring break last year

This was me on spring break this year