Happy 4th of July! It's my second favorite holiday!

Nothing says 'Merica like white crochet? Or maybe that's just my opinion.

I love this suit so much.

I love that it has that crochet look and it's stretchy and not too revealing. I paired it with a little white sheer swim skirt that ties.

You know what goes great with the 4th and fun? A big floppy hat.

I'm loving the vacay vibes, how about you?

Hope you get to catch some fireworks. They are my favorite. And celebrate your holiday safely!

While the kids may have Superman or Little Mermaid, it's time for mom to have a grown up beach blanket. They are fun and, this year, you need something to sit on!

This blanket is from Cupshe but you can find cute round beach towels even at the Dollar General. While some keep out the sand and others are made to dry off, be on the lookout for a cute one for you!

This printed Boho-inspired cover-up I am wearing is actually a dress. I love thrifting for stretchy knit dresses that work as a cover-up. If you aren't finding one you like, try searching for a dress!

At one time I got to enjoy being a magazine mom at the pool but with a little one, I am now back to fulltime lifeguarding.

Some day again, ladies! Some day!

I have written a whole post about how some of us women don't want all their cheeks hanging out of their swimsuit. And another about what kind of suit flatters which body type. If you're looking for something a little funny and a good laugh, here's a post I did when pregnant and looking for a swimsuit, with a video from The Middle.

But to really make your day, and to celebrate turning 42, here is a video from Jen & Kristin from iMomsohard about swimsuits. I was lucky enough to see these ladies in person and they are hilarious. (And Husker fans.)

I'm stalling, I know. So, without further ado, here is me in my little swim dress. It really is an amazing option when you don't want all of that out there. I've had junk in my trunk since the 8th grade. I am a self described expert at this point in bum camouflage.

I wish I could say there were heavy filters involved here but that's all me. Did I mention it's my birthday? Please be kind.

What I love about a swimdress, it covers. The one I am wearing is a navy Jessica Simpson and has a little cut out below the bust line. It also has a really fun texture to it and that gives it a retro vibe.

So if maybe you don't want a string bikini at this age... No? Oh that means you're NORMAL. I mean no shame to anyone who is wearing one. Kudos to you! But please don't be that girl that is always wearing the swimsuit in group pictures trying to throw shade at all the other girls. Don't be that girl. No one else is wearing the swimsuit in the picture, okay?

So if you're nervous about wearing a suit, this is the starter kit. I don't care if you're a size 2 or 22, this look will flatter. You don't have to overthink it. The point is, get out there!

And age is just a number, right? Cheers!

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