As soon as the winter thaw begins, Johnny and I start talking summer vacation. We both love the sand and sun so, if at all possible, a yearly trip to the beach is a must. For me, sometimes this also means a new swimsuit is in order. Even though I already have a couple of suits that *technically* work fine, after a couple of years, I feel the need to switch things up. I broach the topic with Johnny a bit like this:
So, before our vacation this year, I have to find a good swimsuit.
What’s wrong with the one you have?
Well, it’s a couple of years old, and I just don’t really like the style anymore. And it’s not super flattering. Plus, I really want to try a one-piece this year.
Well, how much is it going to cost?
Ugh… always the cost! The problem is that, even on sale, the swimsuits I’m looking into aren’t cheap. I’ve never been one who feels comfortable showing much skin, so a tiny two-piece from Target isn’t going to cut it for me. And, let’s face it, I no longer have the body of an 18-year-old because, well, I’m no longer 18. So finding something that’s flattering is a tad more precarious. I want coverage and support and the cute factor (of course), and that don’t come cheap.
Men’s swimsuits, on the other hand, are a dime a dozen. They’re shorts that you wear in the water. And Johnny hasn’t gotten a new pair in at least five years. So I try that angle.
You know, you could use a new swimsuit, too. We should both get one!
True… I do need one. But you get one like every year.
I didn’t get one last year, actually. You don’t know how lucky you are…
And then I explain to him that many women have several different suits for each day of vacation. And all I’m wanting is one new suit for the year. Of course, this tactic never works. He thinks about it and then says, “No, I don’t think that’s true.”
But back to the price.
So, Johnny, with 25% off, plus free shipping at J.Crew, the total comes to $90.
$90?! I was thinking it would only cost $70 at the most.
So, who’s side are you on? Am I crazy to spend $90 on a swimsuit? Or does Johnny not understand that you really can’t put a price on feeling good about how you look?