Summer 2016 had to be one the best summers yet. I got into grad school, worked on three great campaigns, I managed to keep my hair done throughout the entire summer, and most importantly; I wore bathing suits almost every day. This is so new to me. Last time I wore a bathing suit online, I was posted on a website that shamed me every day for doing so. The fatphobia was so real that I binged on diet pills to try to look great in a bathing. Summer 2011 was a piece of shit summer.
Summer 2016 also brought me some of the best partnerships that I’ve had in my career as a blogger. One of my most treasured partnerships was with Charon Richardson of G’wan by Charon. I originally reached out to G’wan by Charon in May 2016 for the Golden Confidence Pool Party Tour. Wearing bathing suits in large crowds was never my thing. Sometimes I like a little bit of hold in my bathing suits and in the past I’ve worn bathing suits that made me feel naked. Boobs weren’t secure. Fupa leaking out on the sides. G’wan by Charon’s bathing suits are like the Ritz’s of plus size bathing suits. Not only are they beautiful, but they made me feel secure.
So to end an amazing summer and the last feature of a bathing suit on my blog for the year, I had to bring a bathing suit that I felt in love with the most: Lady Kafi Ruffle One Piece. This bathing suit provided so much coverage and support. My boobs weren’t leaking out and the power mesh allowed for more defined curves. After gaining 80lbs, I realized my shape has gone from a pear to a pineapple. Working with my new shape has been hard because I’m not too sure where my assets are (btw, you can never go wrong with a smile). I used to think my waist and hips were, but now I am learning to appreciate my body as whole. Nonetheless, the Lady Kafi Ruffle One Piece is one of those bathing suits that works with your shape and defines it. I paired it with the Chardline Cover Up and never looked back.
So what do you think? This partnership with G’wan by Charon has definitely been one for the books. I had the opportunity to showcase a two piece bathing suit, a halter bathing suit, and now a bathing suit that can also act as a body suit! Summer 2016 was not only a fashionable one, but a clear testament of how I pushed the envelope for myself. A huge thank you to Charon Richardson for making sure I felt and looked great. She always asked me “Well how does it make you feel?” It doesn’t get better than that! A bathing suit that makes you feel amazing will always make you look amazing!
Until next summer,