A fine day for a swim

August 13, 2013

I've just returned from my European road trip so that means I'll be bombarding you with photos for the next few weeks. These snaps are from Italy where we rented a villa near Venice for a week. Luckily it had a pool because the area was suffering from a heatwave and the temperature peaked at 35°C. So I took to the water at least once every day, spending the rest of my time lounging by the poolside. On one day I decided to take some pool photos, and here they are. Wearing my swimsuit which mimics the waves of the water, I blend right in.

It's been weighing on my mind for some time, so I just wanted to share a few words about body policing. After discovering some comments made about me on ask.fm (here and here, that linked directly to my blog and showed up in analytics), I was upset and a little put off. Yes, sometimes I don't shave and no, I don't care what anyone thinks of it. However it upsets me when people are so closed minded that they are willing to spread my blog and declare my hair disgusting just to confirm their own prejudice that I'm not conforming to their strict appearance norms. But that's all I'll say, because shaving is possibly the most dull topic imaginable and I don't have the patience. No hard feelings though.
swimsuit//Kling, gift

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16 comments

  1. Completely agree re: shaving, and good on you for saying something about it. I don't particularly care for comments on my body hair. If you wouldn't bat an eyelid at my boyfriend's hairy legs and pits, you'd do well to keep your mouth shut about mine.

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    1. So true, the double standard for men and women is utterly infuriating!

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  2. Lovely swimsuit. The faux belt and bow are really sweet!
    I agree wholeheartedly. Besides, I would like to believe that people have more important/interesting things to do than waste time criticizing others about their body hair. It's ridiculous.

    I'm excited to see your road trip photos!

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  3. Your body is your fussiness and if people are going to quibble over a little hair then they're obviously not the people you want reading your blog anyway. You look stunning in this swimsuit and I'm looking forward to seeing more photos from your holiday x

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  4. Er... that was supposed to say 'business'!

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  5. great swimsuit! Free your mind from lil' brain people!
    http://theladyvintage.blogspot.fr/

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  6. I am so much loving these pictures, you look amazing! :)
    I don't think you should care about what short-minded people say or not, just do whatever you want to ;)
    -
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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    1. Thank you! It's what I try to do but mean people are so discouraging!

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  7. You look so pretty!
    I always thought it was kinda cool that you don't shave. I rarely shave my legs, and really is it THAT weird? People should lay off.

    Rachel

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  8. Ugh, don't be put off by people with small minds. I was pleased to see not only that you rocked arm hair, but that you didn't make any big deal of it, it's just there and doesn't need any explanation or discussion. So keep doing what you do.

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    1. Thanks, it never even occurred to me to mention it, I guess I'm just not a beauty blogger so these things are of little consequence to me. Thanks for your support, it means a lot!

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  9. Lovely swimsuit! It looks perfect on you!

    -Katie

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  10. What silly people, I love visiting your blog and please don't let them spoil it for you. Such a lovely swim suit, wish I had your figure! x

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  11. I don't understand how hair is disgusting... people are just crazy and mean. Ignore them >:)

    Your photos are SO awesome. Makes me want to go swimming on this cloudy cold day haha.

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  12. Ugh, people can be so rude! I think you are absolutely beautiful just the way you are. Who has time to sit around and shave all day when you're traveling all over Europe?! Your swimsuit is super cute and I love the shots of you floating on the pink raft!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  13. Ohh, we were so close to each other, we were both in venice around the same time! Haha
    I just wanted to tell you how cool these photos were, and also how cool I thought that other post was when I first saw it! I remember thinking: good on her for not always shaving her underarm hair - I personally hate doing it myself - and if it ever gets "too long" and my boyfriend complains I ask him to shave his armpits - that usually shuts him up.
    Also, is that horse MOONWALKING??

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