Thursday, March 27, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): bikini dress




dress, necklace ~ Burlington
earrings ~ Forever 21
shoes ~ Goodwill, thrifted brand new
coat ~ thrifted

I wrote a post a while ago about how I wanted to take itty bitty fashion risks this year. So far I haven't done much. I would try something at home, and then immediately feel uncomfortable and change before I went out. And these risks aren't big risks...just things that take me out of my comfort zone. Like this dress. This dress. I bought it on a whim when Chris and I were getting ready to go to a charity function for our kids' school. I like it because it's like that old bikini t-shirt, you know the ones, right? They literally have a picture of a hot bikini body on them? That's what this dress reminds me of. (Not that I need any help in the curve department, I have plenty of those.)

I felt ok when I first put it on, but as we got closer to actually going out....out with other people, I felt uncomfortable. I changed about 20 times before Chris looked me in the eye and said, "you look great, just try it." So I did ~ I tried it. I sucked in for about the first two hours, and then as the second beer kicked in, I stopped caring. I stopped worrying if you could see my belly bump or my underwear line, or if my boobs looked saggy because I could only wear a strapless bra. I stopped caring, and you know what? I still don't care. And you know what else? I like this dress, I may even wear it again. And maybe one of these days I will actually feel comfortable in an actual bikini. But in the meantime, there's always the t-shirt.

xo,
megan bird

42 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous!! Love it!

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  2. Haha I didn't quite understand the title of the post at first, but I get it now, and you're right, it's totally a bikini dress! I'm glad you decided to wear it, because you look AH-mazing!!

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  3. Hahaha, clever title. I like it and I like that dress (a lot!). It fits you beautifully and calling it a "Bikini Dress" is a proper name for it. That fur coat is all kinds of warm and fuzzy.

    Happy Thursday Megan!!

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  4. ok sexy mama! wow love the dress and obsessed with that coat!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  5. I think you look amazing! I'm glad you decided to wear this out; we are our own worst critics. Love ya!

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  6. You look so hot in that dress! Your waist looks teeny-tiny!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Cash Giveaway!

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  7. Hottie mommy! Wowza! I love that Chris encouraged you to wear it. Such a sweet husband he is.

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  8. Wowza! You look awesome. I am similar in that a dress like that is more flattering to my figure than something loose and yet I am not accustomed to wearing a tight dress. Somehow I feel I have to hide my curves and then when I do I look like a blob and feel bad about myself. No bikini in my wardrobe either, but hooray for the hot mamma dress!

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  9. Dang girl... WORK IT! You look HOTT! In a very very good way :)

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  10. Yeah, it's a risk only because it's winter!! Good for you. You look A-Ma-Zing!!

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  11. Wow i love your dress . Its look nice and elegant

    mind to following each other?
    xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  12. I think you look sexy! I think Kate Winslet wore a dress like this a couple years back, called an illusion dress because it makes you look smaller. You've got curves all day in this number.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  13. You look gorgeous!! Its an amazing dress and looks great on you.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh that was cute how you changed your mind over and over. I have a dress that is similar and I am saving it for when chemo makes me drop weight, before I wear it. It has a colorful inner section that is a print and then black on the sides sections. I got a Chico's catalog in the mail and they had a similar dress in there and when I found mine (not a Chico's brand) at Savers for ...wait for it ...$4, I snatched it up and hope I look as smashing as you look in your, when I finally wear mine. yay! ♥

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  15. Va Va Va Voom Baby! I'd call this a Jessica Rabbit dress. You look super HOT in it! I think it is proof that you need to be taking more risks and giving yourself a break. Most women would kill for those curves and the guys will be lining up : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  16. Good for you! That is the best thing about challenging yourself--surprising yourself when you gain that confidence that you didn't know you had! You DO look great! I love this dress on you so much. And I totally forgot about bikini t-shirts! LOL!

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  17. Woo, hot mama! I think you look fantastic, I'm glad Chris talked you into it! Risks do pay off!

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  18. I think you look seriously amazing! Good for you for taking a risk. I know they can be hard, but I think this one was worth it!

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  19. You look INCREDIBLE! Love, love this dress on you! The risks are completely paying off :)

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  20. What a fun "illusion" dress! I think taking this fashion risk certainly paid off for you!

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  21. I love these dresses, and your man was right! You look HOT!!!

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  22. You look beautiful! I'm totally with you on taking risks though, it can be scary!

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  23. i think the dress looks lovely, and after the second beer you probably (well, if you're anything like me) had some pink chinks to complement the dress :) i may be the only one who blushes when drinking, huh? just now realizing... but still love the dress :)

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  24. But you look so good in it!!!!! Keep being confident!x

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  25. This is such an amazing look! I love it!
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  26. Looking glam, Megan! Those great red shoes with that classic striped dress is amazing! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  27. I think you look stunning and oh so sexy
    I am sure the MR. enjoyed that part of this dress
    Brett

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  28. You look HOT. This dress is showing off your curves in all the right ways, it's no wonder Chris wanted you to wear this dress. He wanted to show off his stunning wife! Glad you decided to go for it and step out of your comfort zone because you seriously look amazing!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  29. Amazing how these dresses define the figure so well

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  30. this is really gorgeous!
    i love that the dress is that long - very classy - and that fuzzy jacket you wear with. and of cause RED SHOES!
    i´m always happy to see a woman embracing her curves in a chic and elegant style!
    greetings from germany xxxx

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  31. wow!! you look amazing in this!!!!

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  32. How fun is this dress! I am glad you took Chris's loving advice! Way to go!
    Happy Weekend to you guys! Looks like the weather is finally warming up for you all?

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  33. I’ve chosen this to be one of my “What I Love” looks for this week. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog today.

    Terry
    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  34. Love this dress, if it is out of your comfort zone, may I gently remind you to push those boundaries an itty bit! You look great, Congratulations of those sweet moments, ballet recitals one child reading to the other, this is what makes life so happy!
    Love that resale shop , and that arrow cuff bracelet, too!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  35. The dress looks great on you! I'm glad you stopped caring. :-)

    Mo

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  36. You look incredible. I'm glad you chose to wear it. If Chris is like my husband, he will tell you the honest truth especially if they like it. I know I look good when my husband's face lights up and he tells me without prompting.

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  37. It's always great to take fashion risks once in a while & this hot dress is certainly worth it!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  38. va va voom you look amazing!

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