The countdown is ON. Countdown ‘til school’s out. Countdown ‘til summer vacations. But first, we are weeks away from neighborhood pools and country clubs opening and spending hours at a time poolside with the whole fam.
Trips to the pool look a whole lot different than they did pre-motherhood. Back then you threw a towel, sunglasses and maybe some sunscreen in your bag and headed out the door at a moment’s notice. Now, you spend an hour packing the cooler with a TON of snacks and lathering the kids up in sunscreen before you even think about what you’re going to wear.
I think it’s easy for moms to cringe when they hear the word “bathing suit.” Sure, it can be a scary thing to prance around half-naked post-partum, but it’s worth it to play mermaids with your girls or judge a cannon ball contest. Some of my favorite memories as a child are by the pool and I hope one day my babies can say the same!
It’s no secret we live in a photo-crazed world. And I am guilty-as-charged. I’ll be trying to re-create these cute snaps with my own babes.
How sweet is that last photo? And that little lady is totally on trend with her nautical look. Let’s use her style to inspire some fun pool outfits for the family cooler-packers, sunscreen-appliers and lifeguards: Moms.
A comfortable cover-up is a must for me. I’m wiser with age, and also more sun-conscious. I also love these striped flats. So much more fun than the expected flip-flop.
And finally, raise your hand if you haven’t bought yourself a fun purse since diaper bags became a necessity in your life? Yep, I’m with you. But the tide is changing after seeing this nautical bag – I must have it!
This trend is everywhere, so you should have no trouble snagging similar looks. I’d make Anne Taylor Factory Store your first stop.
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Hope you guys are as excited as I am for pool and beach trips this summer! I’ve had our youngest in baby swim lessons since February to prepare. Happy AND safe swimming!