Updated: February 02, 2012

Buying a bathing suit has always been nerve-racking for me. So when I was shopping recently, I decided to try to make the experience as pleasant as possible. I headed to the mall on a Saturday morning while James and James Wilson were at Tae Kwon Do-that way I wouldn't feel rushed. I also took a little extra time getting ready: I put on makeup and wore my favorite pair of earrings. Standing in front of a full-length mirror under fluorescent lighting can be tough on the ego-I wanted to feel my absolute prettiest! And it worked. I was relaxed and happy as I tried on a variety of styles that flattered my figure. I'll never fear swimsuit shopping again!