Miss Lori reveals her best self for Swimsuit Confidence week

May 23-27 is National Swimsuit Confidence Week. No, you don’t need to run out and buy a card, you need to run out and buy a swimsuit. Stop sweating, it doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. In fact, if you get a swimsuit from the Lands’ End website like I did, it most assuredly won’t be. Granted it took some serious time for me to page through all of their styles, checking and re-checking their size charts, after digging around my own house for a tape measure. (NIGHTMARE!) But the search is worth the time and energy because a swimsuit is the most important clothing item of Summer, no matter what age you are.

But, admittedly when we spend time, as I certainly have, looking in the mirror and not taking pleasure in the image we see reflecting back at us, the thought of stripping down and suiting up makes our heart palpitate. I’m here to tell you, a great deal of that anxiety rests solely in our minds. It’s mind over matter. (IE the fleshy matter that is layered over our skeletons.)

We are so much more than out reflections. And our reflections present so much smaller when we let the inner beauty of our hearts fill the image instead of our fears and self loathing. You know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you just have to let it hang out, with a huge smile on your face of course!

It’s time to throw caution to the wind, (and those cover ups for that matter), because you are beautiful!

It’s time you live as though you believe it!



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Miss Lori can be found Musing from her Minivan at MissLori.TV , Wearetherealdeal.com , YoungChicagonista , ChicagoMomsBlog , and ChicagoMoms.com. You can also see her Activating to Be Great at Miss Lori’s CAMPUS on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

I am pictured in a Lands’ End All Over Control Slender Grecian Swimsuit, size 18DD, Purple Sunset

Special thanks to my son who took all of these pictures, which are completely untouched. You can see the full photoshoot on my facebook fan page.


Join National Swimsuit Confidence Week and Save The Week to Tweet

Celebrate women of all shapes and sizes and inspire them to have fun this summer by taking part in National Swimsuit Confidence Week.  Lands’ End together with 21 real women from Curvy Girl Guide (www.curvygirlguide.com), will launch the first National Swimsuit Confidence Week May 23 – 27, 2011.  You can be a part of this nationwide effort to inspire women to get off the beach chair this season with confidence.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Get the Twibbon – Go to http://twibbon.com/join/I-Have-Swimsuit-Confidence-2 and display the “I have swimsuit confidence!” Twibbon on your Twitter profile photo.  Send a tweet to @LandsEndPR proclaiming “I have swimsuit confidence!” #landsend for a chance to be entered to win a $500 Lands’ End gift card – winner announced May 27.
  • Participate in a Week of Tweets – Mark your calendar each day May 23 – 27, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDST so you can join in the series of National Swimsuit Confidence Week events on Twitter. Follow @LandsEndPR and tweet at #landsend.  We will be announcing exclusive swimwear promotions, giving away great prizes and inspiring women to embrace their swimsuit beauty.
  • Bloggers Join the Movement – On May 23, 2011, 21 women from Curvy Girl Guide will show off their swimsuit confidence by posting a photo in a 2011 Lands’ End Swimsuit.  You can join in by posting your swimsuit photo on May 23, 2011 to inspire your followers – send a link to libby.schmeisser@landsend.com for a chance to win one of five $100 Lands’ End gift cards.



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  1. Wow…. she is really looking just awesome. And I am really highly impressed by her. And the blue lady is really looking just fabulous and exceptional in this post. Thanks for sharing some inspirational pictures.

  2. Miss Lori says:

    Thank you Cynthia!


  3. Miss Lori says:

    Thank you. My son was the photographer. Made it extra special.


  4. Miss Lori says:

    Thank you for the compliments Katherine. I bet you look AWESOME in your suit as well!


  5. Miss Lori says:

    You are always ready with a kind word. Thank you.


  6. Miss Lori says:

    Yes you will Ms. Carissa. Our daughters, whether they like it or not, often pattern their own confidence off of ours. We owe it to them and ourselves to shed the fear.


  7. CarissaRogers says:

    You rock and you have PIZZAZZ!!!!! The flower cover up is awesome of course.

    I don’t think I have swimsuit confidence.. I’ll work on that this summer huh? :)

  8. Cyn Flowers says:

    Simply beautiful!

  9. Shop with Me Mama says:

    You look wonderful!! Love the way you did your photos, too cute!

  10. You are brave and look amazing. I got my first Land’s End suit last year and love it!

  11. You are brave and look amazing. I got my first Land’s End suit last year and love it!

  12. Miss Lori says:

    You look radiant in your pic. Congrats!


  13. Miss Lori says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  14. Miss Lori says:

    Thank you!