Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sincerely ‘Fro Me to You—Bikini Style




In honor of me being at the beach this week, I have pulled out an oldie and a goodie.

This is probably the last time I was seen wearing a bikini. People who have seen me at the beach this week, you should say thank you. I at least have sense enough to keep it covered, unlike some folks. A protruding abdomen is cute on a 6 year old, but not on a 56 year old. Words to live by people.

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I would be the hot babe on left wearing the floral ruffly ‘kini. Is that purple and orange?! And that would be my twin sister in the highly fashionable faux zebra print. How about the inflatable pool is just screaming the ‘70’s!!

For more ‘Fro Me to You fun, click on over to Kristen’s place at We are THAT Family, it IS "'Frotastic"!

27 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

I didn't know you were a twin too! Very cool. I love the bikini shot and thanks for sharing your beach wisdom. Do go ahead and rent one of those airplanes that fly over the beach with messages attached to the tail. Because a lot of people need proper attire!

Have fun!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh girl you are WORKIN it. And I so totally am feelin you about the 56 yr old in a kini.

Just cause you can buy it in your size, doesnt mean you should!

Twice Blessed said...

Tammy..you are just way too cute in this photo. I love the pool - wish I could get one just like it for T&R.

mjgolch said...

you and your twin look cute!
Hugs and Blessings,That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

LifeatTheCircus said...

You guys looks adorable!! Hope your having a great time at the beach!!

Muthering Heights said...

What a couple of cuties!

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Happy Mommy said...

I love your pool! Purple and Orange what a beautiful combination!

P.S. He loves you... said...

aawwhh what cuties!

Heather said...

Love the pool! Can't say the same about the swimsuit :) But you were sure a cutie!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Very cute! My "Fro'" post today also features me as a kid in a swimsuit!

Joanna said...

So cute! It brings me back to those days of bikini wearing! : )

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, that is funny! The protruding tummy part! So true! I think people feel like they are on their own private beach or something.

The photo is adorable!

TJ said...

You both look adorable!

And it still amazes me today that I was able to marry and have children after the beach scene I saw in California. My suitemates and I were walking down the boardwalk in Malibu, and happened to see the late 50's early 60's year old guy change. Oh yeah, swim trunks off and bent over in front of us. All of us being the innocents that we were (we were at a Christian school, so we weren't at a party college) swore we would never be able to have ess ee exx after that!

Jerralea said...

Awww, that photo is adorable!

You are so wise on swim attire. Wish we could make people read yur words before they could be on a public beach!

Big Hair Envy said...

You are SO cute!!!

I had a similar bikini at that time. It was orange, purple AND hot pink! Oh, the possibilities!!!

Rambling Round said...

Hey, we had pools like that back in the 50s and 60s! It's not just a 70s thing! Y'all are really cute.

So, you are a twin too! Twins must be genetic in Alabama. I'm a fraternal twin, and I have fraternal twins. There are twins across the street and twins next door!

insertgracehere said...

Hi Tammy!
I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and...yes, SHINY...those dresses were shiny! Tinfoil...that's what my girls say.

I love your pic....I've been here before...your blog! Love it... I'm longing and praying for the beach as I type now....

Rena Gunther

Kendrawolf said...

Oh you are sooo cute there! I think the last time a wore a bikini was when my hubby and I went on a cruise to the caribbean and that was easily 40 lbs ago! And even then I felt very self conscious. 2 piece swimsuits are definitely for the the young and sexy.

Valarie said...

That is just the cutest thing!!

Crayl said...

Too cute! And that pool could be back in right now, you know, it all comes back...well, maybe not everything.:)

Heather said...

How cute! I was going to pull out some old swimsuits photos too, but I'm just too tired to post...I'll be calling you tomorrow :)

jen said...

Too cute! I must say I LOVE the 70's flower power pool!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh, I bet you could still pull off wearing a bikini! :)

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Domestic Spaz said...

So cute. I love poochie kiddo tummies in bikinis. Can't get any cuter than those.

The mom, the robot, and the dancer said...

Yeah, what up with that belly. When exactly does that age switch from being cute to not cute at all. I'm wishing it would last past pregnancy! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oooh, my BIL is gonna LOVE your blog! (He's Greek - from the islands.)

As for the pot bellies... I think your strategy worked quite well - blind them with the purple/ orange combination. Your twin also seemed to have a handle on it: ruffles pretty much cancel out the effect of a pot belly. I so wish those 50+ year olds running around wearing next to nothing remembered those rules.