Wednesday

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You-Bathing Beauty Part 2

Welcome to "Sincerely (Humiliated) 'Fro Me to You!" You can read all about this crazy carnival here.


I'm so glad you're here, especially after last week (Want to know why I'm sharing these terrible photos, read last week's post).  You may rethink your decision to stop by after you see this week's Bathing Beauty photo. But I am here, as your humble servant, to make you smile, laugh, roll-on-the-floor.  

It's good for your health.

I thought I would end summer with a bang. 


Let's talk about this photo, shall we:

1. The Black Bar-I used my mad photo editing skills to cover up the inappropriate cleavage produced by my eager elbows. This is a family show, after all.

2. The Hair-It's ghastly, but my 'dookie' roll is in fine form.

3. The Expression-I remember posing for this picture.  I was going for sultry, sexy, stunning!  I look thoughtful, don't you think?  

4. The Bathing Suit-It was one of those one-piece bikini's. Remember them?  My Aunt bought it for me at Miller's Outpost and I felt very grown-up in it.  Look how tiny my tummy is!  When my 35 year old tummy saw my 15 year old tummy, it wanted to throw up! 

5. The Hole- See the little hole cut out in the fence post behind me?  My ingenious Daddy did that so our little toy poodle could leave the patio area and go potty in the grass.  We call that Southern Engineering and while it doesn't have anything to do with me modeling my gorgeous swimsuit, I thought you'd like to know. 

You are welcome.

Now, you, go:


43 comments:

Tammy said...

I must commend you on your excellent editing skills.

At 15, I would have looked the same in the swimsuit coming or going! I'm not sure my elbows would have helped much in my case.

Love the hole in the fence for the doggy duty.

D... said...

I do remember those bathing suits! Yeah, I'm afraid you do look more thoughtful than sultry. But I'm sure you could rock that sultry look now. ;)

Joanna said...

Looking thoughful! I didn't even notice the little black bar there...

I had a swimsuit similar to that one.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Hey at least you had long hair....I'm on a kick again about hair, go figure!

As for those suits I had one ...and when I find those pix I promise to post my own redition of the "sultry sexy in my own world of thinking pose"...trust me..your will look toned down when I do!

It's been fun!

Bubba's Sis said...

I'm jealous you had cleavage. I still don't have any!

I did a bathing suit pic this week, too!

LifeatTheCircus said...

I totally remember the days of trying so hard to pose like that. So funny to look back on now. I commend you for the swimsuit edition these past two weeks. Brave girl you are. Way to set the standard for all of us!

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

Yeah, my about-to-be-30 year old belly looks at my 15 year old belly and gets nauseous as well. At that age I had a girly little six pack from flute-playing, karate, and soprano-singing. These days - notsomuch. On other hand, I didn't have cleavage until I got pregnant. :P

Once again I commend you for your bravery! And by the way, I think your 15-yr-old self is adorable. Love your editing skills, too, by the way.

The Apron Queen said...

I remember those swimsuits! Thought I was quite the sexy thing in mine too. What a dork I was! And still am! :)

My post this week includes my daughter in sunglasses that would put Paris Hilton to shame. Can't wait for the blackmail in a few years!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Hey there! I thought you looked like Julia from "Party of Five". Remember that TV show? What is that actresses name?
Take care,
Julie

jennifer said...

You brave woman! If I had looked that pretty I would post pics too! I remember the funky two piece. I just couldn't pull that look off!

Oh. And I think you NAILED sultry.

Jen

Domestic Spaz said...

You sexy thing, you!

I remember those bathing suits, too! I think my sister had one and she trotted around thinking she was hot all the time. :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Oh, man, you are FUNNY! That is a great picture! Thank you for the black bar.

I thought you might like to know the correct term for the swimsuit (I had a red & black one that I thought I looked quite fabulous in myself) - it was called a monokini - yup, it's true, kids!

Crayl said...

Sexy look or "I am so sexy it bores me " look? Paris H makes that one quite often.

MoziEsmé said...

Oh for those 15-year-old tummies again!

Muthering Heights said...

I think you look beautiful in this picture!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

You looked great! I loved those suits-which they'd make a come-back. Not that I could wear it though! My belly would stick out the hole!!

Valarie said...

I think I had that same swimsuit!

Oh my goodness but this is a lovely picture! :) I like to call that look "pondering".

Carol said...

Monokini! *snort*

I wore a bikini age 15, these days I'm looking for swimsuits that are knee-length,turtlenecks....

The Source said...

Ah...I'm so glad I'm not 15 any more!

My mom's friend was a photgrapher and they somehow taked me into posing in my bathing suit...I remember doing the same thing...trying to look "smoldering"...I looked like an idiot!

Dawn said...

Your teenaged version of sultry is great. Would have helped if we'd known what sultry really was back then, right?

You are one brave woman, Kristin. I've burned my bathingsuit pics. And I'm stickin' to that story!

Mrs. N. said...

My admiration: You have it...not sure there is anything you can do to lose now. I love how you described this photo and I was laughing out loud...almost gave me away...hubby thinks I'm getting ready to go to the store...I read Julie's comment about Party of Five...you do resemble Neve Campbell a tad in this photo...but to me, you scream Ally Sheedy and back when this photo was taken, I'm guessing that would have been a good thing.

Bina said...

I LOVE it! And yea, I remember my 15 year old tummy, too. I wish I had her back. I miss her.

Jennie said...

It's probably God's grace that we have those bodies before we know what to do with them, huh?

Biteofpunkinpie said...

a great photo! i'm sharing one of my 13 year old self lovin' up some new kids on the block and mall bangs... good times!

mama wants more said...

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Steph said...

Oh how well I remember doing those "sultry, sexy" poses at 15 or 16. Were we clueless or what? To think I didn't even really know much about that S-E-X stuff then...hee hee

It really is entertaining to look at those old pictures...when we thought we looked so stylish.

Come see what I was up to back then...

Blessings!

proudgrits11 said...

Oh, Lord, I'd forgotten about those one-piece bikinis!!!! And, yes, more thoughtfull, less sultry!! :) My post today is bad glasses--classic!!
Tabitha
Roots & Wings

Suzie said...

You are too funny

TJ said...

Oh yeah, I had some of those suits, but without boobs, the tops always came up when I jumped into the water!

You were lookin good!

Carrie said...

I love this carnival - very funny!

You have almost inspired me to pull out my old pictures, but I'm too afraid. A childhood spanning the seventies and eighties contains too many outfits (and hair) I would rather forget.

Cheri-Beri said...

Of course I remember the one piece bikinis. I never thought I was skinny enough to wear them. I look at my 15 year old self now and want to drop kick her. Helllllllooooooo??? Since when is a size 6 FAT???

Cuddle Cottage said...

Oh, how funny! As a self-involved 15-year-old, I loved to stand in front of the mirror and perfect the sultry pout, while visions of being 'discovered' as the next supermodel floated thru my head. . . (cringe)
PS: Do stop by my blog, you have an award waiting for you:)

On The Verge said...

This is a really funny post!!! I really enjoy your blog.

I gave you an award on my last post. Put it on your blog and nominate 7 more.

Misty said...

I'm dreaming of my 15 year old tummy, too; but if I had to grab my 15 year old wardrobe and hair... well, my mommy belly's looking okay, right now! Great picture and I admire the confidence!!

Lisa J said...

That is just too darn cute. It is not fair either that a 15 year old tummy has to flaunt it back to your 35 year old tummy. Tell your tummy you still love it! No wonder you are such a beautiful woman, you were a BEAUTIFUL young lady!

Lynn said...

You are too fun for words. I'm lovin' this!

Kathleen said...

That black bar is the best! When I first saw the picture I said "No she didn't!" but then I read your post and said "Yes she did!"

Stop by my blog tomorrow because you've been mentioned by my Friday Featured Blog blogger, CanCan of Mom Most Traveled. The post will be up at midnight tonight.

thediaperdiaries said...

I think I had this bathing suit. Was it by OP? Remember OP? I think it is back and at Walmart. Why must we bring back EVERYTHING from the 80s?

Kelli said...

Thank you, humble servant. I laughed out loud at that one. :)

CanCan said...

I can tell you are TOO COOL even for that hopelessly hip swim suit. I see it in your teenaged eyes.

Colleen said...

Woot-whoo! Sheckshy!!! ;o)

Rena said...

Well, life took over and I missed 'fro again! Shucks!

But this makes it all better! Oh, I remember the one piece bikini. If it's what I'm thinkin'...I had a red and white striped one with those plastic connectors on the sides...much like on a booksack today.

The sad thing for me is that I still had it when I was pregnant with my first child. I was almost 21. I wore the thing to Biloxi with my family. I was over 8 months pregnant. Picture that! A large, pregnant belly poking out of a bikini linked together on the sides with plastic thingys. Yea...proud moment.

Too bad no pic.....but we have your very thoughtful expression! ;)

Rena

Happy Mommy said...

I am catching up on 4 days worth of blog reading and I need a good laugh, You are a very funny girl!