June- the start of summer, FFF Week, Curvy Con, and Essie's Golden Confidence Pool Party. June is a very busy month for this gal, and Essie Golden's Pool Party kicks off the fun. Last year I attended the first one, and had soo much fun, that when she announced the 2nd Annual, I knew I was going. Now for such an awesome event, I knew I had to bring it, because I knew the attendee's were going to bring their A game.
What to wear, what to wear...at first I was going to wear cutout one piece, then I changed my mind, then a tropical bikini, but then I didn't want to wear that. When it comes to my day to day or even blog posts, I am quite decisive about what I want to wear, but this pool party really had me thinking hard. Swimwear is the one thing that I don't buy often, and at one time I completely avoided it. The styles were so matronly, that I refused to look for one. When Gabi showcased the fatkini, I was intrigued. I walked into a Forever 21, found one and loved how it looked. Ever since that day each summer, the options for plus size have increased tremendously. Having options is what it's all about. I love my cute swimsuits, but for the party, I wanted to bring out my inner bombshell, and I finally found the suit of my dreams while browsing online.
I saw that Lane Bryant dropped another designer swimwear collection from Lela Rose. Last year the suits were cute, but there was nothing to support the twins, so I had to take a pass. All the swimsuits this year were gorgeous, but the white eyelet had to be mine. The top came in my bra size (which I wish all of their swim was carried in a H cup- wink wink), and the brief's were high waisted which I like because it shows off my waist. The top could have been worn as a strapless, but I kept the straps on for extra support. I do wish the straps were wider so it doesn't cut into your shoulders, but all in all, I did have adequate support. I could have went with the traditional coverup, but I did that last year, and I wanted to switch it up. When I saw this crochet skirt, I said this will make my outfit complete. It's sexy, and it pulled my entire look together. I ended my look with my favorite shoes from Vince Camuto and my Christian Siriano shades. I felt the pop of color would be a nice touch.
It was great catching up with my friends, and also getting a chance to officially meet a lot of women that I met on Instagram. The women looked amazing. It's pretty powerful being in a room full of women just enjoying themselves and wearing what makes them feel beautiful. Added bonus, there was a swimsuit fashion show (my boo Darlene was one of the models), and Essie & Chante announced their upcoming swim collection from Rebdolls dropping in July. The suits are sexy and fun (there is one that glows in the dark). This was a great start to kick off the week of events. Stayed tuned, cause there are a lot more outfits and pics of wonderful ladies coming to you soon!