My non member friends would raise eyebrows too, but in a "You're telling me this Whyyyy?" manner.
I own a bikini.
I bought it at Target for $3 a piece each for the top and bottom on supermegaultra clearance. If you are wondering, it is a string bikini with pink, blue, and yellow plaid stripey things on a white background. It has little ruffles on the top. Heh heh.
I have never actually worn it in public. I bought it on a whim one day when I was driving around town without anything better to do.
Thats right. I bought a bikini out of boredom. So sue me.
Let me tell you something.
If I told my mormon friends, whether at school or the like, I would be severely chastised. I do find this hilarious. I mean, honestly? You have nothing better to do with your time than tell me I should be wearing an extra quarter yard of spandex? Ohhh, I am SOOOOOOO sorry. I forgot how much this personally affects you.
Oh wait. Thats right. It doesn't.
This may sound conceited: I have it because I feel sexy in it. Like, super sexy. Now you may say, why not just chill in your bedroom in you underwear? Its pretty much the same effect, right?
Negative. I can't quite explain it, which is why I sound like a crazy person a little bit, but it really is not the same. I think its more of the allure of the idea that potentially, people would see me wearing it.
I'm not gonna lie, I do have a pretty hot body. Like I said, I'll probably sound somewhat conceited here. But hey. If you got it, flaunt it and all that jazz. But like every other female in, um, pretty much the entire world, I don't remember that a lot of the time. So why not take a minute and remind myself that, hey, I am kind of beautiful? No negative there, my friends. None there.
I'll be honest with you. I'm probably going to wear it to the beach or something at least once this summer. And no, I don't consider it the start of my descent into the layers of Hell. I'll likely just wear it once or twice to lay out. Ehh, whatever.
So feel free to judge away, Mormons of the World. Go freaking for it. :)