What to Wear on the Fourth of July Link Up

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This week, I’m partnering up with Elle from Living in Color Style and  Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis to bring to you a fun link up where we share our Fourth of July outfits while inviting you to share yours!

As for my get up, I’ve taken to high waisted skirts as of late–mainly because they highlight my waist while slimming my hips. Any high waisted shorts, skirts, pants, etc. tend to help balance out pear shapes while highlighting attributes like a smaller waist.

It’s difficult to find a Fourth of July outfit including red, white, and blue that isn’t screaming “cheesy $3 tee at the Walmart checkout” but the key here is to keep it simple. Remember K.I.S.S? There’s definitely truth in the theory–color blocking is one way to keep it simple while ridding an outfit of cheesiness. Neutral shoes and extras like this pearl chunky necklace add to the outfit without competing with the colors.

Now, feel free to link up and make some new blogger friends! Share what you will be wearing for the most patriotic day of the year!

LINK-UP GUIDELINES:

1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Elle from Living in Color Style on Bloglovin‘, Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis via Bloglovin’ and the guest host, Missy of Pop of Style on Bloglovin’ (The first three links in the link-up.)

 

2. Use the button provided on Elle or Jacqueline’s side bar or link back to the link-up on your blog.

 

3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!

 

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30 Things To Do Before 30

30 things to do before 30

 

Approaching the “Big 3-0″ can be scary to some, but I’ve decided to grab it by the reins and embrace all of the positive changes that should come with this new and exciting part of my life. After all, 30 is really just a number and numbers don’t define us. The older we get, it’s important to realize that experiences and relationships should be the things we nuture most.

So without further ado, here’s my list of things to do/accomplish prior to turning 30! (more…)

Bathing Suit Bonanza

Sunbain bathing suits

Sunbain bikini & kimono

Sunbain bikini & kimono

Sunbain bikini & kimono

 

Outfit: Bikini c/o SunBain | Kimono via Ross Dress for Less [similar here] | Necklace via Forever 21

Love it or hate it–bikini/bathing suit season is finally here. If you’re like any other red-blooded woman around you will find yourself in the inevitable bind to find the perfect suit. It’s tough enough trying to find one that fits and flatters, let alone one that fits your price range.

Lately, I’ve been into the mixed prints and looking for something unique. This paisley/striped number with cute ties seemed to fit the bill. I liked the price even better. I’ve been so used to spending well over $100 on a cute bikini that I was happy to find out for under $80 at Sunbain. With a myriad of designer options to choose from and several styles like the infamous monokini, halter, and trendy two-pieces, there’s a little something for every body & style.

Some of my favorites (above) include neon mixed bikinis, Mara Hoffman-esque colorful one pieces, and palm-printed high waisted bottoms paired with an adorable bandeau top! One of my favorite ways to accessorize is with boho extras like kimonos and layered necklaces. This particular kimono was only about $9 at Ross so I got two (another with a cute string of elephants holding tails). The necklaces were $8 for 5 and I mix and match them all the time! Definitely check out Forever 21 if you want some cute & stylish boho necklaces under $10.

Where are you buying your beach wear lately? What are you favorite styles?