Friday, May 6, 2011


After three straight days to the pool this week and temperatures in the high 80's/low 90's, there's no denying that "summa summa summa-time" is just around the corner. In my mind, summer is the best time of the year. Everyone always has a little more spring in their step and a smile on the face when the sun is shining. Hence why I live in beautiful, sunny Californ-i-a.

So with pool/beach time on the horizon, it's time I add yet another bathing suit (or three) to my collection. And what better place to find one than my old faithful - Victoria's Secret. As I clicked on the VS website last night, I was happy to see that they currently have a Swim Sale going on until this Sunday, May 8th. Score. What did not make me happy was the brutally honest realization that my body is light years away from looking this good in a swimsuit. Thanks Victoria for the slap in the face.

As I went deeper into the pages of ooh'ing and ahh'ing over beautiful bodies...I mean cute suits...I realized I was going to tailspin into a depression (ok not really but for lack of a better term) if I wasn't careful. It was at that moment, Chase pulled me away from the computer. As I sat helping him put on his shoes, I had a much needed heart-to-heart with myself.

The conversation went something like this:

"Hailey, STOP IT. Stop comparing. Stop breaking yourself apart. Stop. You're 31 years old, have had 2 kids, don't have the time, money, nanny, cook and/or trainer to look this good so gosh darnit, buy a suit that you like and wear it with confidence."

So with that, it's beach or bust regardless of what this body looks like!

See any suits that tickle your fancy?? Hurry up - sale ends Sunday! And if you buy by today, May 6th by 11:59 PM EST, you can get a free pair of flip flops. Enter code VSFLIPOUT at checkout.


  1. um, if you are already changing out your clothes for your prebaby ones I am thinking you arent look too shabby! ;) AND as a photographer, I KNOW just how these girls are airbrushed and trimmed right into perfection. It's ridiculous!

  2. How did VS get a picture of me? I need to stop wearing my bathing suits around the house I guess :)! Ha, I look like that in my DREAMS :)! I think I am gonna go for a bikini one last time in hawaii in a few weeks, then I think it might be time for shannon to call that phase of my life a day :)!