July 23, 2012  |  53 Comments
When I decided to join the Big Fat Summer Challenge I knew the most difficult part of the challenge would be to “wear a two-piece.”  I understood this for three reasons. First, I am a high school teacher, and I must be very careful about what I share on the Internet (especially when it comes to swimwear).  Next, I knew that my husband would be uncomfortable with me posting pictures of myself on the Internet in swimwear! Lastly, I didn’t know if I was brave enough to show my flaws.  It is one thing to wear a swimsuit on the beach when no one is looking, but it is another thing to post your picture on the web for people to analyze and ridicule.  I loved this challenge so much that I had to go for it, and I must say that I am so glad I did! 

I found this amazing two-piece swimsuit on Ebay.  This suit is out of stock but ebay is always a great place to look for items like this.  Here is the link, in case this seller adds any similar suits in the future.  I refused to pay an exuberant price for a bathing suit that I am probably only going to wear once!  I recommend purchasing a high-waisted swim bottom, and finding a bikini top of your liking separately.  I have seen high-waisted bottoms at many places such as Ebay, Walmart, H&M, and Lane Bryant.  One thing that I wish this bikini top had is more SUPPORT!  The top is padded, but it would have been perfect with an underwire (you can’t have it all…right).  In addition, I also had to take the bikini top to my seamstress for her to take it in because it was way to big.  I knew that I had to wear a coverup, but I still wanted my bathing suit to be visible.  So, I decided to use my sister’s scarf, that she probably doesn’t even realize I still have.  Overall, I was pleased with my “fatkini” look, and I feel very liberated and proud.  Curvy girls rock! 

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  • Kelly H.

    You look GORGEOUS!!!!

  • http://www.ontheqtrain.com/ Ontheqtrain

    I love this. The color looks beautiful on you!

  • http://twitter.com/wnicjames Nic

    you look FABULOUS!!! just lovely…


  • Taylor Brione

    girl you look great!! work it!

    Taylor Brione

  • Ticka

    Very pretty!! Your make-up & hair is on point for this look!! You werked the two piece challenge! Love it!!

  • http://www.stylechic360.com/ Inez| Style Chic 360

    You look amazing!!

  • dreaminofme18

    You look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see your confidence shining through! -Style4Curves

  • ESheaJo

    You look just amazing!! I wish I would’ve purchased a fatkini when they were available. But I think I’ll take your suggestion of just purchasing a high waisted bottom and a bikini top.

  • Calliethorpe

    Just stumbled on your blog all the way from London! You look so gorgeous if only we had a Walmart in London!!

    Really enjoy your blog!


    Callie x

  • http://www.considermelovely.com/ Rocquelle P.

    You look fabulous! I’ve been looking for a high waist swimsuit bottom, but I hadn’t thought of looking on ebay.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02768353644018797860 Pieces of Me!!

    Fabulous !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GA4S3O3AWODUCUWXESQWJCLVVQ Sing

    That is a really pretty suit, nice choice. I hate, and I do mean hate that fuller chest support for swim tops really does suck. Why cant they add underwire, it’s real simple. So frustrating.

  • http://www.fabellis.com/ Miss FabEllis

    Absolutely gorgeous, stunning, beautiful! I love it!

  • http://www.highheelsgoodmeals.blogspot.com/ Trice

    You look positively STUNNING! You’re making me want to get up off this couch…RIGHT NOW and go on a search for a high-waist bathing suit, Love it!

  • sierra

    I love this, definitely gonna look into high waist swimwear for myself!

  • Kelly Brown

    you. are. stun. ning. this is DELICIOUS.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful :)

  • http://twitter.com/CurvyCurlyTrini Maria**
  • NaturallyFashionable

    Thank you! Yeah you found it! I looked and looked!!!!

  • http://jasiferlionsclub.blogspot.com/ Jennifer/Jasifer

    you look radiant!

  • http://www.diaryofachicmommy.com/ Tyesha

    You look FAB Kim and you are working it! I’m in love with the swimsuit and I actually thought about purchasing it when I saw it, but was afraid of how it would look, but you are wearing it well. The color suits your skin perfectly.

  • IvonneStacy

    You look beautiful. Love the bathing suit!


  • Tima

    You look stunning!! Absolutely amazing and inspiring!! Go head girl lol.

    Editor & Chic

  • Joanne

    You look fabulous!

  • Tiffany McGuire

    You look BEAUTIFUL!!! That’s a PERFECT beach look! :) The two-piece is the last think I have to do for the BFSC as well…I think everyone looks great so far (the biggest issue seems to have been finding the right one for you). That gold compliments you so well! Your pics look like an ad. :)

  • Lantoinette

    You work it Boo. You are absolutely beautiful. I love your style, your hair, and most of all your confidence.

  • http://www.geetabix.blogspot.com/ geetabix

    You look stunning! It’s a great suit, I love the gold-purple combo, and your hair and jewelry and smile make it gorgeous.

  • http://www.highheelsgoodmeals.blogspot.com/ Trice

    P.S. You’ve got an award over at my blog doll!

  • Melissafff

    Stunning u are pure class

  • http://www.spicedbeauty.com/ jenn

    You look amazing!

  • http://tammie-myaura.blogspot.com/ Tammie

    You look beautiful! You should be a model!!!

  • http://right-clicksavestyle.com/ Candyce Nicole


  • http://www.fashiontorouge.com/ Jazmine Harrod

    You look amazing! :)

  • Foodie Fash

    You look marvelous honey, really and truly. You really should consider modeling, you have that it factor!

  • http://plussizesouthernlady.blogspot.com/ Timeka

    Hands down, You killed it!!!!! I am trying to get up the nerve for this challenge myself because I don’t own one swimsuit at all!!! Love this on you!!

  • http://www.ninetofly.blogspot.com/ Tavia

    You look faaaaaaaaabulous! Way to do it! I think I have the same reservations and you hit the nail right on the head. When you are on the beach we are all out there with our flaws but to post a pic on the web, you feel like you are just OUT there. lol. You look fabulous my dear!

  • yaqueen

    SO GORGEOUS! OMG – SO GORGEOUS! You look incredible and tasteful too so I hope that no one has a problem with this. Bless you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10875790330221745712 Quala

    Love it! You look great!!


  • Joey O.

    Just found your blog via essence and girl you’ve got style! I love love love this bathing suit on you and the color is fab! I’ve been looking for a high waist bottom for ever so I’m def going to have to check out those places for one. Gorgeous <3


  • http://www.facebook.com/ECPrincess Ebony CPrincess

    OMG – long time lurker of your blog (I rarely comment, sorry!), I actually read this post the other day. Today, I noted you were featured on the Essence.com list of Natural IG’ers and thought omg! After reading your reservations about posting yourself in a two piece, THAT pic was chosen for an audience like Essence? There must be some reason bigger than you could even imagine for that, I’m sure it encouraged and inspired many women who’ve seen it.

  • Shari J

    you look amazing. i stumbled across your blog and i scrolled down and saw how you looked in all of your outfits. Girl you can dress! You have killer style and you are very beautiful i love love love your pictures.
    i really like your blog like omg.


  • Anthea

    lovely golden bikini and beach cover up xoxo
    would you like to follow each other?

  • GFS

    You did the damn thing!!!!

  • http://www.theglamorousgleam.com/ Erica

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the pictures hon.

  • http://www.piece-of-my-mind.blogspot.com/ Malene

    You look beautiful! I love the bikini.

  • http://www.divadellecurve.com/ divadellecurve

    cool you look beautiful as always and you would have even without the scarf really… it’s wonderful how all this ispiration is viral, until 2 years back I would only wear a one piece and would have never had a picture taken on the beach, let alone publishing it on the net and now I posted my fatkini pictures as well!!

  • http://fromthereztothecity.blogspot.com/ Kiah

    OMG!! WERK IT BOO! You look sensational! Love the gold! Kiah

  • Candy Coated Cashmere

    You look amazing! I’m a high school teacher also so I know what you mean about being weary of what you blog about.

  • C G
  • http://ebbiemag.wordpress.com/ ebbiemag

    You look Amazing!

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  • http://curvygenes.com/ shay

    This is very tastefully done! You look amazing

  • http://www.ohotdeal.com/wholesale/bikini-swimsuit.html bikini swimsuit

    Love it! You look great!!