SUMMER SWIMSUITS AND MAUI

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

Summer Swimsuits, Bikinis, and One Piece

I know that summer is basically over, but I have to talk about a couple of my favorite swimsuit trends of summer 2016.

My favorite swimsuit this summer, hands down, is my interchangeable suit from Beach Gal Swimwear! Their unique suits, in my opinion, are genius! They are really high quality, come in great colors, and have over eight beaded attachments for your tops and bottoms to choose from! Being in Maui for seven days and spending almost all of my time at the beach and the pool it was awesome to get more than one look out my bikini! Each swimsuit is easily designed to mix and match for any occasion, mood, or festivity! Who doesn’t love options?!

One of the biggest summer trends was one piece Swimsuits! I LOVE this white one from Forever 21! It was great for hanging out by pool, and so easy to just throw on a pair of shorts for running back to our room, or going to grab a quick lunch!

While in Maui we stayed at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa on Kaanapali beach. It was a beautiful resort! They have so many different pools and hot tubs and it’s great if you are staying with kiddos! Our room had a great kitchen for extended stays! If you are wanting to save money I recommend stopping by Costco for groceries to avoid eating out for every meal. We mostly ate at Duke’s Beach House at our resort for the simple fact that the food and service was AMAZING! I highly recommend eating there if you are in the area. The one thing we did not make in our room was coffee! The coffee everywhere is way too good! We loved the Cafe across the street, Java Jazz, and Bad Ass Coffee! My biggest “complaint” about our room was the lighting in the bathroom! Don’t laugh! I basically was in the dark (pun intended) about how I looked everyday!

It really was one of the best trips ever for me! Lounging with my husband and having no plans really made it great!

Hope everyone is ready for Fall!  I know I am.

ORANGE BIKINI: Beach Gal Swimwear | WHITE BATHING SUIT: Forever 21 | BLUE AVIATORS: Nordstrom | PINK SUNGLASSES: Sammy Dress, similar here | COVERUP: Target, old, similar here, and here

 

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CHIC BOHO DRESS PERFECT FOR FALL

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing

 

This boho dress from Bailey Blue Clothing was one of my faves for our Maui trip! I love the boho print even more than I thought I would, and it’s perfect for transitioning into the fall season! Accessorizing with boots or booties and a hat would look so cute. The most exciting part of any dress is learning whether it has pockets or not… and this one does! Yay! I am wearing a size small, if you are torn between what size to get I would size up. I think this boho dress would look cute a little looser and flowy, I probably could have went with a medium.

We woke up early to explore the iconic Front street, it was so cool! We went to the Peter Lik gallery, oh my word, it was so amazing! Some of the most captivating photography I have ever seen. You’re not allowed to take photos or else I would have! After brunch, (I don’t think I could ever get tired of banana macadamia nut pancakes!) we checked out all the cool tee shirt shops and got gelato! The one thing I wished I would have got was shave ice! My best friend said it’s amazing!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

DRESS: Bailey Blue Clothing c/o | SHOES: Nordstrom, similar here | CHOKER: Free People | SUNGLASSES: Sammy Dress, similar here | BAG: Amazon, similar here and here | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELET: Etsy | TURQUOISE RING: Kendra Scott, sold out, similar here and here

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BACKLESS MAXI DRESS

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

 

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

BACKLESS MAXI DRESS by Fashionjunkee.com

I have a thing for backless dresses, my wedding dress was backless, and I loved it! I like how long this Fashion Junkee backless maxi dress is! I hate when a maxi dress is too short, I don’t like my ankles to be showing, it makes me feel like the dress is too small.  This one fit all my expectations of the perfect Maxi Dress. The lace detail around the bust is so pretty, but I did have to use some double sided fashion tape just so I didn’t expose anything when I leaned forward. I did wear my adhesive bra, it’s perfect for outfits like this! The skirt is double lined (woo-hoo!) so no need to worry about about it being see thru! For reference, I am wearing a size small and it comes in different color options! They have a ‘mocha taupe’ color that is amazing! This is second item I’ve received from Fashion Junkee and I really like their company! Check them out!

Next week is Porter’s birthday! I can’t believe he is going to be three! He has successfully chosen an ice cream cake with Star Wars decor. No word on what he specifically wants for a gift, still just every toy at Target.

DRESS: Fashion Junkee c/o | SANDALS: Target | NECKLACE: Kate Spade

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TASSEL OFF SHOULDER TOP

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

shop juliana’s tassel off shoulder top

I’ve seriously worn this Shop Juliana’s tassel off shoulder top all week! I love the baby blue color and the pink stitching detail! It makes it look so summery! One of the best details though are the tassels (obviously), anything with tassels this summer has my attention! Sometimes off shoulder tops don’t have separate sleeve holes for your arms, and the top will come up over your shoulders when move too much or put your arms above your head. I really love this top because it has those separate sleeve holes! It just makes the top even more comfortable and easy to wear.

My nephew had a baseball tournament in Sacramento so we made a quick trip to California this week! It’s been 112 degrees there! Ugh, it was miserable! Thankfully we had a nice pool to keep us cool. Porter loved swimming and jumping in the water over and over! I am a total sun, warm weather lover, but 112 is too much!

Before I left, my friend had her baby so I’m anxious to get back so I can go see her!! We are missing our dogs pretty bad too!

Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying the warm weather!

TOP: Shop Juliana’s c/o | SHORTS: Sold out, similar here | SHOES: Target, similar here | BAG: Eonjoy | WATCH: Michael Kors | EARRINGS: Sold Out, similar here

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