Now this is hot stuff! Eight year old Natalie; in a racy swimsuit; with wet beach tossed spiral permed hair; posed in a sultry stance; totally knowing that her picture was being taken and more than likely loving it. Ideally, the best Flashback Friday picture yet.
This picture brings back some great memories of my families trip to SoCal. I remember spending a day on Newport Beach and playing in the ocean. Seriously, I thought I was looking hot in my almost two piece - in which I clearly demonstrate in this pose:
Why are these swimsuits not in fashion any more? You get the best of both worlds: #1 you get a tan stomach and #2 there is no risk of losing your top or bottom with a huge wave. I am sure some catalog like Victoria's Secret would offer a swimsuit like this now. I should check that out.
I also was a huge advocate of the spiral perm. When I turned 8 I was allowed to perm my hair. With my birthday being in the summer, July 21st to be exact (mark your calendars now), my hair was chuck full of chlorine and when I went to get my hair permed, the salon wouldn't do it. 10 to 1 I cried. So, my mom did the next best thing... she took me up to our neighbor, Betty Petterson. The kids in the neighborhood called her "Brown Betty" - mainly because she had a tanning bed in her basement and literally, was the color of a brown leather bag. Anyway, BB also did hair.. and apparently didn't have an restrictions on who's hair she would and would not do.
This might be the only time that I EVER post a picture of myself in a swimsuit on the Internet. Just letting it be known.