Swimsuits I Love

It’s officially swimsuit season! I wanted to share some of my favorite brands + styles with you in case you’re looking for a new suit. I typically only buy 1-2 suits per season since my suits from past seasons have held up beautifully! Favorite Swimsuit Brands Throughout the years I’ve owned suits from several different brands. The brands listed below are ones that are great quality and really flatter any body type. Bond-Eye These suits are made of such a cool thick, crinkled material that stretches to fit any body type. They’re ridiculously comfortable! I bought their black one piece (which can also be worn as a top under jeans or skirts) and red two piece last year in Santa Barbara. Loving their pink bikini and red one piece as well. Hunza G Hunza G is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s favorite swimsuit brand. It’s made of an identical material to Bond-Eye – it’s thick, crinkly and stretchy. Swooning over this beige one piece! Marysia Marysia’s scallop swimsuit is timeless. I have the strapless version in black and white. Missoni It doesn’t get more La Dolce Vita than a Missoni swimsuit! I have several and although they aren’t ideal for swimming in since they’re made of a delicate knit, they’re perfect for sunbathing or backyard BBQs. FYI their suits run small, so always size up. Eres Eres suits are made of the softest material! I have one that I bought in Capri years ago and it still looks brand new. This one piece is super sexy and flattering. Vitamin A I have several Vitamin A suits and love all of their cuts and styles. They have tons of different options to mix and match. L*Space Another swim company that I have bought several suits from over the years. This white one is going into my shopping cart! Tory Burch I’ve never personally owned a Tory suit, but I have many friends who have and they rave about the quality and fit. They love that the suits aren’t too sexy and offer great coverage, but also still look young/fun. More Swimsuits I Love below!
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DIY Hat Wall

I’ve always had an affinity for hats! Particularly wide brim straw hats. Though beautiful, they are a total b*tch to store LOL – they’re huge and take up a ton of space! So, over the years – I decided rather than storing them on a shelf somewhere, I would hang them as art around my home! Here’s exactly how to create a hat wall… DIY Hat Wall In order to create a hat wall, you need to buy these hat hooks. Do yourself a favor and do not order cheap adhesive hat hooks advertised on Amazon. I made that epic mistake in my NYC apartment and it ripped the plaster and paint off the wall when I removed them! These simple white metal hat hooks are PERFECT for any size hat and very easy to add or remove. Where to Hang Your Hats I love the look of hats in a cluster or straight line along one side of an entryway wall, bedroom wall, office, or hallway. Even in a bathroom could be fun if you have a big empty wall! I would limit hanging hats in a home to a max of 2 walls total so it doesn’t look cluttered. When you’re ready to create the layout, gently rest the hats you like together on the ground. This will give you a sense of which shapes, sizes and colors pair well, and how far you’ll need to space out your hooks. Once you’ve done this, you can start hanging the hooks one by one, adjusting as needed. TBH I’ve eye-balled every hat wall I’ve ever created and they’ve turned out just fine, but you can always use a pencil and measuring tape as well. You can absolutely overlap your hats rather than perfectly spacing them out – I think the overlapped look is really fun somewhere like a beach house. Choosing Hats While you don’t have to have all of your hats be the exact same color, I would recommend sticking to a general color scheme and overall theme. For example, I wouldn’t hang a dark winter felt hat alongside a summery straw fedora. If you’re looking for hats to wear and hang – I recommend this one for under $20 (just remove the suede cord), this one from Janessa Leone (legit all of her hats are incredible), and this one from Lovely Bird. Hats from top going clockwise: Janessa Leone c/o, Lovely Bird, Janessa Leone c/o, Janessa Leone, Rag & Bone (sold out)
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A Summer Picnic

The weather has been so gorgeous here so Thomas and I have been spending most of our time in his backyard. We set up a little picnic with wine and cheese the other night and it was so romantic! I wanted to wear something light and breathable so I threw on this chic kaftan. Thomas’ mom and sister saw it on me and loved it so much they each ordered one too! It’s selling out fast, so I highly recommend snapping it up before it goes! Summer Kaftan This summer white kaftan has the most beautiful eyelet details and a drawstring waist which makes it great for any shape or size. I’m wearing the S/M here and added my own slip underneath. It’s ideal for day or night with a slip, and also would be perfect as a pool/beach coverup. It comes in 4 colors; white, red, blue (LOVE!), and black. It’s from the Scoop collection at Walmart Fashion which has so many great dresses for summer. Chic Pieces For Summer A few other dresses I ordered from the Scoop line at Walmart Fashion, are this easy strapless white dress, this off the shoulder eyelet dress, and this floral ruffle sleeve dress (I also have it in pink.) If you’re looking for a new white blazer, you can’t go wrong with this linen one. And I’ve said it before, but I can’t get enough of this white eyelet cardigan. Walmart Fashion recently added this tan peasant blouse to the site – and I immediately ordered to wear with white jeans. Affordable Accessories If you’re in need of a coverup – this pink tie dye sarong is quite fun. Also really love this straw hat (FYI it’s an oversized fit.) I modified it by cutting off the cord so it’s more simple and streamlined. If you’re looking for a gold gladiator style sandal – these simple lace up ones are SO comfy, have a padded sole and also come in black. Shop the entire Scoop collection at Walmart Fashion below!
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Best of Beauty: May

It’s already the end of June and I realized I haven’t done a Best of Beauty for May roundup. Better late than never right?! I’ve been testing quite a few new products, and using some old favorites on repeat lately, so I wanted to share everything I’m loving. Goop Face Oil I’ve raved about this face oil before and have been using it a lot more now that I have a Gua Sha tool. I dab a few drops on each cheek and run the tool along it to help with jaw tension and puffiness. I love the texture and smell, plus it’s super nourishing. Gua Sha This is such a great tool for sculpting your face and de-puffing. It’s so easy to use – just run it along your jawline with face oil. I use it about 3-4 times a week. Skin Medica Eye Cream I’ve tested hundreds of eye creams and found about 5 that I actually like. This is one of them. The consistency is really nice (not too thin, not too thick) and it absorbs really fast. It brightens the skin under your eyes and really hydrates the fine lines. Honest Beauty Mascara I’ve been wanting to find a clean mascara for years and am beyond impressed with this one. At first I was annoyed that you have to use the primer before applying it, but it takes 2 seconds and really does add length to your lashes. This is pretty much the only mascara I use now. Iluminage Eye Mask If you’re looking for an eye mask, look no further. I’ve used this one for years and it’s so comfortable. It’s wider than most masks and also adjustable. Supergoop Glowscreen I LOVE this sunscreen. It’s super light, sheer, and has just the right amount of highlight/tinted moisturizer/SPF coverage. I wear this everyday now. Foot Spa Bath Thomas’ mom bought us this spa pedicure foot bath a few weeks ago and we’ve been using it a ton. Since I haven’t been able to get a pedicure in months, this really does the trick. So relaxing. Lancome Juicy Tube Remember Lancome juicy tubes?! I used to buy these religiously in high school! They just came back so I ordered a few….and I just LOVE the way they look on. They give your lips a super high shine and smell amazing.
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