DC Rooftop Pools

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Man oh man. This past weekend in DC sure as heck felt like summer and this young lady right here is grinning from ear to ear! The 90 degree humid air begged for lounging at a rooftop pool and thank goodness DC has a plethora to choose from! On Saturday local designer, Maria-Alejandra Avellaneda of Mars Vida launched her new swimwear line and all the dc fashionistas and “nistos” were there to shop, soak up the sun and celebrate the beauty of these suits. I made the trip down 95 with my roll dawg, Teena of breakfast for lunch  Fashion for Breakfast and we met up with the 3rd piece to our group, owner of DC’s best vintage shop, Kizzy! The 3 of us together is always a guaranteed great time and to add to a great Saturday morning, fellow Baltimoreans Raven and Deanna came to splish splash at the Embassy Row Hotel pool with us. No joke, I am comtemplating getting a membership to this pool! Not only is it walking distance to my job but it was everything and more in ambiance, diversity of people and decor. I am low-key obsessed!

While I was editing these pics, I realized that I am far “thicker” than I ever thought I was. I guess I have a vanity mirror permanently in my head that does not showcase my cellulite or back rolls but these pics of me in my suit perfectly captured all my imperfections. Instead of trying to airbrush or “fix” them, I have decided to just let it all out in all its glory. I may not be completely happy with my shape at the present moment, I also know that I am doing nothing to change it. The only cardio I seem to get lately is shopping and the only strengthening routine involves lifting my fork to my mouth. Ahhhh I love to eat!

retro bathing suit- comme cocoIf you watched any of my past snapchats, you would know that I absolutely adore where I work. We have awesome perks and my favorite one is our Summer Fridays. We have the opportunity to leave work at 1pm every single Friday during the summer season, no questions asked. So last Friday, I left work and scampered over to Georgetown to do a little window shopping… oh ok I lie, to do some shopping and fell in love with these high waisted side slit bathing suit bottoms from Forever 21. I rarely wear matching suits so I knew I would have a top to pair them with once I got home. I am all in all pretty pleased with how this worked out!

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I do not have anything against photo-shopping or image alterations, I just chose not to. I want everyone to be proud of whatever shape they are in at this precise moment and not stress over the superficial. As long as you are healthy, who cares what little bumps and lumps you may have… we are all BEAUTIFUL!!!! cute summer hairstyles- comme cocomars vida pool party- comme cocomars vida swimwear launch- comme cocovintage and retro- comme cocostreet art dc - comme cocorooftop pool dc - comme cocopink bikini - comme cocobeautiful black women dc- commecoco

Bikini Top: Forever 21 {old} | Bottom: Forever 21 | Maxi Skirt: Forever 21 | Sandals: Forever 21 | Sunglasses:shop in San Diego |

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12 Comment

  1. Marquita C.
    July 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Your swimsuit is super cute! I really appreciate your transparency! I’m in between sizes right not lol, but still plan to love the skin I’m in while I work towards getting to my goal!

  2. Laura
    June 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I am now in search of DC pool parties and some new sunnies like yours! Your post show that everyone had fun! Love the sunnies that everyone had and the suits!!!

  3. Nicole
    June 9, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Yass!! Ya’ll better werk it. Loving that suit. Looks like such a great time. #BLMGirls

  4. Bijee
    June 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    First, I am super jealous about that job and your summer Fridays, and second, I want that darn swimsuit as it is sooo cute but they are out of stock!

    Thick or not you are BEAUTIFUL! totally rocking it. Have a great summer!

  5. Carsedra
    June 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Looks like a fun time, cute bathing suit!!!


  6. dee dee
    June 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Jen you and the crew look fab! YOLO-perfection is never attainable. We women should not be fooled by IG and these other social media websites.

  7. Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    June 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love this post, I work in DC and I’ve never been to any of the roof top pools. I’m clearly not hanging out with the cool kids. I love your swimsuit, the colors were nice and vibrant and the styles were cute and flattering on your body type. We all have flaws but like you I embrace mine as well. #BLMGIRLS

  8. Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out
    June 3, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    1. I love those swimsuit bottoms
    2. I’m super jealous of your job’s summer Friday policy


  9. Miss Vannette
    June 3, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I love this! You are fabulous!

  10. Anonymous
    June 3, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Hi Jen, I’ve been coming to your blog for a couple of years now but never commented buy today I couldn’t help it. I just wanted to say thank you for this post. I’ve suffered with eating disorders and poor body image since about 12 years old (I’m 31 now). You have no idea how your transparency and willingness to be you, at this present moment, has inspired me. You being comfortable in your skin helps me to be comfortable in mine. So I just wanted to say thank you.

  11. Lila
    June 2, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Beautiful post, you all look fantastic!! Thank you for being your authentic self and spreading a positive message!!

  12. Maria
    June 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your pictures! Thank you so much for coming out to our rooftop summer preview. It was great to finally meet you! And you look amazing – if you got it, flaunt it right?? Xoxo

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