Packing for a vacation can be exhausting. Packing for a beach vacation nearly five months after having a baby can be both exhausting and nerve wracking.
I’ve told you about my struggles with my postpartum body image and while I’m still trying to find peace with it, there are times when it will almost get the best of me.
I wasn’t looking forward to wearing a bathing suit at the beach due to my extreme self consciousness, but I tried to have fun with it and make the best out of the situation.
I went shopping for a new swimsuit and new dresses to wear while on vacation. Turns out that shopping can cure nearly anything. I picked out outfits that accentuatd the areas of my body that I’m happy with and hid the others that I want to work on.
I felt more confident in myself than I have in a long time and it was a feeling I would like to welcome more often.
Check out my postpartum beach style after the jump!
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