It was over the holidays my husband gave me fifty dollar gift certificate to splurge at a local swimwear shop for our upcoming vacation. What he did not realize was that one bikini bottom costs close to a hundred dollars in this shop. One very tiny bikini bottom.
I just smiled at his kind gesture and said, “Thank you!”
Over the weekend he asked, “Honey! When are you going to use your gift certificate?”
I took that as a cue to buy myself a new bikini.
I walked into the shop over-whelmed at the prices and trying to find anything in my size on sale.
I settled for a two piece number which cost close to two hundred dollars. I thought to myself this better have special butt lifting powers…
It did not.
So in the end after trying on several costly bikini’s I settled for one flimsy cover-up that was on sale for sixty-nine dollars. I only had to spend nineteen which still felt like an extravagant splurge.
I came home to a very enthusiastic husband, “What did you get?”
“Umm. I got this.”
“That is all you got for fifty dollars.”
“Actually is was sixty-nine dollars.The gift certificate was a wonderful idea but next time pick a cheaper shop.”
He was slightly surprised by the cost and exasperated “Why are women’s swimsuits so expensive?”
” I do not know. However, that is a very good question.”
How much are you willing to spend on a bathing suit or bikini?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga