Swimsuits for Every{body}

Swimsuits

This year you don’t have to dread going swimsuit shopping, keep reading to see how to look your best no matter what your body type…



Summer and swimsuit season has finally officially arrived! For most of us, that means sunny vacations, drinks by the pool, and of course swimsuit shopping! Swimsuit shopping can be stressful, no matter what your body type. In part one of this two part series, I show the best swimsuits for fuller and smaller busted girls that will help accentuate your assets and make you feel confident!

Smaller Bust: Look for tops that have detailing such as ruffles or ruching which add more volume to the area. 

Larger Bust: The key is to look for tops that have straps. The best style is typically a halter because it ties behind your head, which provides the most support!

Tara Matthews sequin bathing suit
$425 – net-a-porter.com

Melissa Odabash bandeau bathing suit
$180 – net-a-porter.com

Melissa Odabash bikini swimwear
$175 – net-a-porter.com

Miso bandeau bathing suit
£20 – republic.co.uk

Fat Face tankini bathing suit
£18 – fatface.com


Comment below and let me know what your biggest concerns are when swimsuit shopping!



xoxo,

Tee Shirt Time

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It’s summer time, and that can only mean one thing…

Any one who knows me, knows that I rarely ever wear t-shirts. Aside from my college paraphernalia shirts, I’m much more of a dress, blouse, or even tank top type of girl. I think that subconsciously I have stopped my self from wearing t-shirt because I feel that they make me look even younger than I already look. (I can’t tell you how often people mistake me for a high schooler, even when I’m wearing a suit!!) Despite this, lately I’ve been noticing adorable shirts with sayings or pictures that I just can’t stop staring at. Maybe it’s a half hearted attempt to hold on to the carefree days of school, what ever the case I’ve thrown out my old rule book and decided that it’s finally tee shirt time!!

Comment below and let me know if you still like to rock t-shirts and if you still watch Jersey Shore. 




xoxo,

Weekly Wardrobe Inspiration: Summer

Five Summer Essentials

With these five summer essentials you are sure to make allies with the sun this summer :)

 

Today is the official first day of summer (although here in Atlanta it’s been feeling like summer for quite some time now). For the majority of you it is starting to heat up where you live and you are finally experiencing my slight discomfort with wearing my usual amount of clothing. Since we can’t beat the heat, might as well join them.
Comment below and let me know what are your “summer essentials”?



xoxo,

Spiked Iphone Case DIY Tutorial

Keep reading to see how you can create the ultimate iphone weapon protection case!

I’ve been coveting the spiked iphone case for a while now, ever since I stumbled upon one a few months back, and judging from the comments on current crush post, I’m not alone. I immediately wanted to purchase one despite the hefty $50 something price tag, but had a hard time finding any in stock.

Finally I decided what the hey, I’m a pretty crafty girl, I’m sure I could find a tutorial on how to DIY this myself!

 I began to scour the internet looking for a relatively stress free and straight forward way to create this case for a reasonable price. Although one of my amazing readers linked a tutorial they found under one of my posts, I found an issue with that tutorial as well as the other similar ones I found online.

The problem with all the ones I found was that they did not actually protect your phone (the main purpose of a case). Instead most of them involved getting a rubber case and pushing the spikes through, which would inadvertently cause the spike bottoms to rub against the phone surface, scratching up your phone in the long run.

Solution…I decided to make one myself!

Materials Needed:

1. Metal Tree Spikes (can be purchased online from various websites)
2.  Hot Glue Gun ( I have an adorable mini one I purchased back in high school, don’t ask why I was a teenager needing my own personal craft tools)
3. Clear Hard Plastic iphone case (instead of the rubber soft ones)
4. Marker or Sharpie

Step 1: Lay all materials out on a flat covered surface. Place the spikes on the case to determine the design/ layout you want on your case. Once your satisfied with the look, make dots on the case with your marker where you want the spikes to be
Step 2: Plug in your hot glue gun. Squeeze a drop of glue, slightly smaller in diameter than the base of the spike onto the case and quickly push the base of the spike into the glue. (Similar to the millions of craft projects they had you do in kindergarten that all basically had glue as the one and only material).
HINT: Don’t worry if “string like ” pieces of glue are on your case as you are using the hot glue gun, these can easily be removed once your done, with your fingers!
Step 3: Repeat step 2 until you have completed your design. Remove any “strings of glue.” Since the hot glue dries very fast your case will be ready to use as soon as your finish!

Step 4: Realize that you are officially a bad ass. Congratulate yourself.

I hope you all enjoy reading this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it!! Comment below and let me know what you think of this tutorial and if you plan to try this DIY project!!!!




xoxo,

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3 New Online Stomping Grounds

Stomping grounds; 

noun: A place where someone regularly spends time; a favorite haunt.

I have to be honest, part of me doesn’t even want to write this post because I didn’t want to have to share! Before you ask, no I am NOT an only child and YES I know I sound horribly selfish, but I’m sure most of you can relate to feeling that way once in a while. However, since I love my readers, I got over it and have decided to share with you three new online shopping sites that I can’t stop looking at!! 


 

1. Wanted Vintage
Don’t you hate it when you see a friend, or worse that super smug friend of a friend that you secretly can’t stand but you have to pretend to like to keep the peace… and she’s wearing this mouth watering {insert any article of clothing} that is just insanely perfect for YOU. After complimenting her and hearing her go on and on about how great and life altering this item is, she drops the last round house kick to your heart and tells you it’s a vintage piece from her great grandmother. So of course you are pissed. As you should be! How is it fair that just because your mom came from a long line of Salvation Army donating non-hording generous people, you don’t get any one of a kind vintage pieces??!! Well luckily, that might be about to change…”Wanted Vintage is a new store that specializes in finding pieces around the world that are truly inspired by vintage designs and pieces. So basically, they do the work for you, and who doesn’t love feeling like they have their own personal vintage shopper! :)

2. Necessary Clothing
 Last summer while I was living in NYC I stumbled upon a store called Necessary Clothing. I had never heard of it before but was instantly hooked. Basically it was like a New York City only version of Forever21 and H&M, if they ONLY sold everything you love. Needless to say, I was instantly in love. It became a weekly Friday routine for me to go shopping there after work and pick up outfits for me to wear to all of my events that weekend. And since I could only bring a limited amount of clothes with me for the summer, I concluded that purchasing a whole new wardrobe from Necessary Clothing was completely necessary. When I came back to Atlanta I was constantly gushing to who ever would listen about how amazing the store was. After about a week I was already going through shopping withdraws and tried to find their online store and was devastated that they didn’t have one. From time to time I would still check to see if an online Necessary Clothing store would magically appear and as life would happen, when I checked last week my wish FINALLY came true. Needless to say I’ve been on the site everyday since I discovered it and have already created a wish list so long it will require me to purchase a new wardrobe.



3. Wanelo
This is the most recent website I’ve started stalking. My friend told me about it today and instantly I found about a million things I can’t wait to buy. It has a similar feel to pinterest except every picture you click on sends you to a direct link on where you can purchase that item. I don’t know much about this site yet, but I can already tell this site might be bad news for my wallet, and great news for my credit card company.




Comment below and let me know if you have heard of these sites or plan to check them out!!!

xoxo,

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How to wear a pencil skirt

How to wear a pencil skirt

On yesterday’s current crush post I discussed my love of pencil skirts. I thought that it was only fitting that for this week’s Friday Fancies I show you ways to wear a pencil skirt, keep reading to figure out how to wear a pencil skirt!


Click the icon’s below if you’re interested in purchasing any of the pieces pictures above



 The first look is a more casual weekend style and the second look is a more polished office appropriate look.

Comment below and let me know what you think of these two looks and let me know how you like to rock your pencil skirt! 


Have a great weekend!!!


xoxo,



Current Crush: Pencil Skirts



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Pencil Skirts

Lately I’ve been loving the look of pencil skirts. Pencil skirts are a great wardrobe investment since they are a timeless piece that are always in style.


This week I am also co-hosting the link up, continue reading to enter the link up and share with us what you’re currently crushing on!


Also look out for my post tomorrow showing you how to wear a pencil skirt!



Once again, last week’s Current Crush Thursday was a huge success! 43 fabulous ladies link up and share what they had been “crushing” on for the week.  Let’s see if we can set a new record this week and get even more ladies linked up! The past couple of weeks have been so fabulous for the Current Crush series and to celebrate, I’m going to start adding a small giveaway each week! You MUST be linked up in order to win. I’ll be using Random.org to pick a # in the Linky and that will be my winner for the week! {If you’d like to donate a giveaway prize or be a future co-host, please send e-mail me!}



 Today I’m giving away…a Guest Post on Framed Frosting

Follow your host:
Danielle from Framed Frosting
This week’s co-hosts are:
Francisca from Fancy Francy
The Rules
1. Follow your hosts
{They are the first 3 in the Linky and they WILL return the favor.}
2. Say Hi to at least 3 new people
{Or more! Introduce yourself… Its a great way to make new friends!}
3. Spread the word!
{The more the merrier! Grab a button and add it to your blog, 
Also, feel free to Tweet or Facebook about the link up.}

Current Crush Thursdays





xoxo,

PS. Don’t forget to look out for my post tomorrow showing how you can dress up or down a pencil skirt!!!

What’s Trending Now? Scalloped shorts

Scalloped shorts


Last week I showed you how to pair sequin and shorts for fun going out looks. This week I also wanted to highlight shorts, but in particular, scalloped heams. These shorts are trending this season and are so adorable! They are a great alternative to your usual every day short because they add a bit of flirty femininity to this summer stable. Comment  below and let me know if you plan to try this trend this summer! 

xoxo,

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