Endless Summer

All I need is an endless summer sun to be happy forever more.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MADISEN MAHONEY
@MM.FOTOGRAPHY
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POST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CM BEACHWEAR
http://cmbeachwear.com

 

First, I want to say that I don't have a perfect body. Well; I do, but not in the way that we see every day on many media sites. I am perfect because I'm perfect for me; I'm extremely healthy, a great weight for my height, and I work hard to maintain the degree of fitness and wellness I have achieved this year with a combination of balanced, diligent diet and workout routines. But I've honestly been so afraid of this shoot, because I've never considered myself "skinny." I would never condemn any that are since that's their own natural body type, but just as the internet is a great tool for inspiration, it is also a dangerous one when it comes to comparing your own image with the image and especially body type of others. 

I believe in working hard for personal fitness, I believe you can achieve the kind of body and health that you want, but I also believe in believing in yourself. Only with true self acceptance and self love will you ever be able to convey your own beauty to the world.

I have thighs, I have hips, my stomach isn't flat (but it's close!), I'm curvy, and I love it.
Work with your body, don't torture it, don't shame it, or hurt it, 
But nurture it.
It's the only one you have.
 

Swim is in session, and as the last weeks of summer slip slowly through our hands like sand, it seems that I'm not the only one trying to catch a few more waves before that summer sun sets for good. With so many different brands and styles of swimwear out there, it can be difficult to navigate what designs fit your body and personality best. Today, I'm showcasing three beautiful styles from CM BeachWear, each one more different from the next, with a tiger striped bikini (TOP) + (BOTTOM), highwaisted wrap two piece (TOP) + (BOTTOM), and a gorgeous retro inspired one piece with gold detailing that seriously makes me feel like young Marilyn (SHOP IT HERE). I am so in love with all of these beachwear designs, each with such a unique but perfectly flattering fit, I've been wearing one a day lately--- let me know your favorite swim style in the comments below.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful end to the perfect summer.

Find my swim styles as well as many more beautiful pieces online at CMBeachwear.com
 

XOXO

Olivia