Beach Ready with Summersalt

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Beach, Be Honest

Nothing makes me happier than being in close proximity to an ocean, river or lake. In a perfect world, I’d wake up to the sight of sun beams bouncing off of water and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing against the sand. It’s interesting because as much as I love immersing myself in nautical spaces now, they’ve historically been a source of deep anxiety for me. As a plus-size teenager in the early 2000’s, I used to dodge pool days like the plague because the swimwear available to me was never half as cute as the options available to my peers. The scarcity of options for my body made me feel like I wasn’t worthy of taking part in the fun and I, in turn, spiraled down a rabbit hole of bad self-image. Since then, two interesting things happened. The first and most important thing was that I learned how to love my body. The second thing was that options for plus-size women gradually began to increase. I am grateful for both of these developments because fear and insecurity no longer prevents me from living my best life. In fact, I now open myself up and share my experiences on this platform to instill confidence in people who are going through the same inner struggles that I once went through. This post is a testament to the power of learning how to love yourself and the importance of inclusion of all body types across coveted brands like the one I’m wearing today.

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Beach Ready!

Never underestimate the power of high quality swimwear. I am my most confident when I know that my swimsuit has my back, and I mean that figuratively and literally. There’s nothing I hate more than wearing clothing that makes me uncomfortable - especially at the beach - so I’m really excited to share my thoughts on the suits that I’m wearing today. Before I jump into my review, I would like to note that while this post is sponsored by Summersalt, all thoughts an opinions are my own as always.

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The Summersalt Tea

I own a lot of cute swimsuits, but none of them compare to the quality of the Summersalt looks that I’m sporting in today’s post, and that’s a fact. After trying six styles, five of which are featured in this post, I can say with confidence that purchasing a Summersalt swimsuit is well worth the $95 investment and here’s why. Summersalt get’s everything right. The fabric of each suit is made with sustainable materials and offers sun protection of UPF 50+, which is increasingly important as our ozone layer continues to deteriorate. All of the styles provide me with full coverage, which is no easy feat when searching for plus size swimwear options, and each suit is never more than $95! I can honestly say that Summersalt is now my go-to swimwear brand, because no other brand is providing this level of quality and fashion for such a fair price.

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Photography by  Victoria Saperstein

Photography by Victoria Saperstein

Until Next Time Babes

I hope this post has inspired you to do two things. The first is refusing to allow insecurities from holding you back in life, and the second is to step out of your comfort zone while wearing something that makes you feel beautiful. Remember, life is too short to spend it living in irrational fear. You’re beautiful and there’s so much of the world to see and be apart of! The time is now. For more swimwear inspiration, click here and here. Until next time babes!

xoxo Charmaine

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