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Target Bikini

Every year we begin to plan our summer vacations in the middle of winter. It usually starts with us daydreaming about sunshine and reminiscing about previous trips to the desert or our annual Carpinteria camping trip.  And then that dreaded thought of putting on a swimsuit creeps into the back of my mind. Why is it that swimsuits ALWAYS come out AS SOON as the holidays are over, when I’ve done nothing but eat, drink and skip out on workouts for the past month? I’ve never been big on swimsuits but this year I’ve decided I’m not going to sit back and watch my husband have all the fun with the water activities with our son! No more #FOMO for this mama!

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Target Sheer One Piece

Since swimsuit shopping is a chore in and of itself, I decided to make my shopping trip as stress free as possible. I dropped Eep off at preschool and headed to my local Target all by myself. With my Starbucks coffee in hand, I headed over to the swimsuit section. I have to say I was immediately impressed by the huge selection. There is literally something for everyone…one-pieces, bikinis, tankinis and even monokinins! But the best part is that you can mix and match tops and bottoms so you can choose from itsy bitsy cheeky bottoms, fuller coverage hipster bottoms, or boy shorts. There were also some really cute little skirt bottoms – not the kind your grandma would wear, but skirts with cute little side ruching and even crochet styles. As for tops, they had bandeau, push-up, bralette, flounce, tankini and your classic triangle string bikini tops. So after grabbing at least thirty different swimsuits, I headed into the dressing room. I was so thankful that the woman working in the dressing rooms allowed me to bring them all in at once so I didn’t have to change and switch out suits! By the way, if online shopping is more your speed, Target offers free shipping & returns so you can order and try on as many suits as you like in the comfort of your own home with no worries!

Target Sheer One Piece

Target Sheer One Piece

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Target One Piece 3

Target One Piece 1

To my surprise, I ended up falling in love with several swimsuits and actually had a hard time coming home with just these! Now that I have three cute new swimsuits, I can’t wait to go camping on the beach and splash in the waves! I might even join in on the fun at the waterpark this year! What summertime swim activities are you looking forward to? Join me and take the #nofomo pledge and share how you will be rocking your swimsuit this Summer!

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LAGOS Caviar Bracelet

Have you guys ever heard of a “Capsule Wardrobe”? I hadn’t either. Apparently it is a collection of essential clothing that includes just that…the essentials. As in classic pieces that don’t ever go out of style that you can update with seasonal pieces. I kind of feel like that is what I have done recently when it comes to my jewelry collection! For a while there I was really into big costume jewelry but lately I’ve been reaching for my “classic” pieces. You might remember my LAGOS Gold Beaded Infinity Ring that I shared with you guys a few months back (see the post here). It is my absolute favorite ring I own besides my wedding rings…obviously! But I literally get compliments on it every time I wear it. And now I finally have the matching LAGOS Signature Caviar Beaded Bracelet to go along with it. As I mentioned with the ring, it is silver and gold so you can mix and match your metals which I love. I also really appreciate that the bracelet is available in different sizes. I have teeny tiny wrists so most bracelets are too big for me, but the small fits just perfect! LAGOS already curated a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift guide, but I thought I would share my personal faves below as well (hint, hint hubby!):

LAGOS Collage

Left to Right: Diamond Stacking Ring, Enso Circle Stud Earrings, Diamond Lux Beaded Ring, Embrace Diamond Beaded Necklace

Outfit Details: Jcrew Vintage Tee, BB Dakota Cape Blazer (available here in taupe), Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans, Steve Madden Heels (also available in tan & gold), Mango Sunglasses, Teressa Lane Bar Necklace, Infinity Gold Beaded Ring and Signature Caviar Beaded Bracelet c/o LAGOS

Cape Blazer

LAGOS Bracelet

Grey Skinny Jeans

LAGOS Infinity Ring

Garnet Hill Sweater

Today I am back with another edition of #styled6ways with my girls Megan, Alex, Tiffany, Jackie & Kacie. This time around we each styled our favorite bundling up piece from Garnet Hill. I can’t even begin to tell you how warm & cozy this sweater jacket & scarf are. It’s been so cold here in the evenings that I actually wore this out for moms night out. Going out outfits sure have changed since the good ol’ days…ha ha!

Outfit Details: Novelty-Stitch Sweater Coat & Matching Scarf c/o Garnet Hill, Target Long Sleeve Henley Top, Brixton Hat via Swirl Boutique (available here in black, tan & heather grey), AG Jeans (similar), Duo Boots & Urban Outfitters Saddle Bag (similar)

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Garnet Hill

Be sure and check out how Jackie, Tiffany, Alex, Megan & Kacie bundled up in their Garnet Hill pieces below.

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Justfab Asymmetrical Dress

Black on Black

asymmetric dress

Black on Black

As most of you know, last week my blog was temporarily deactivated by my web host. They could tell me why it was shut down but couldn’t tell me how to fix the problem(s). So it’s been a bit of a nightmare trying to troubleshoot while not really knowing what it is that I’m trying to fix! And to make matters worse, my web designer is no longer in business. The good news is that I am back up & running in the meantime. But I have, however, decided to make a few changes here on the blog. As of now, I am going to be discontinuing the weekly linkups indefinitely. I am also going to be keeping less of a structured schedule here on the blog. Instead of posting on M/W/F’s, I am going to be posting when I have posts ready. I am looking forward to being excited to post because I want to and not because I have to. Not that I ever HAD to, but you know what I mean. I may even start doing some micro-blogging on my social media accounts. Who knows. But for now I am excited at the possibilities and am looking forward to what 2016 will bring. It’s not too late to make resolutions is it? =)

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Outfit Details: Asymmetric Sweater (worn as a dress) c/o Justfab, Booties c/o Justfab, Michael Kors Leather Jacket, Deux Lux Fringe Clutch, Stella & Dot Necklace, LAGOS Ring

6 Ways to Wear Winter Jeans

Justfab Bucket Bag

Free People Tree Swing Top

Free People Tunic

Six Ways to Wear

I never used to be a fan of black jeans and now I seem to reach for them before my regular blue jeans. I especially LOVE the fit of the ones I am wearing here and unfortunately they are from Stylemint which is no longer in business. They are super stretchy and so comfortable. I’m bummed actually because I wish I could buy more! Don’t you hate when that happens?!?! Today I am teaming up with my girls to share six winter denim looks to keep you inspired to remix your jeans this season. I pretty much have a winter uniform of a white tee, jeans and a cardigan so I am loving all of these new ideas! Be sure and check out Kacie, Jackie, Megan, Tiffany and Alex‘s blogs for full details on their looks.

Outfit Details: Free People Tree Swing Top, Stylemint Skinny Jeans, Shoemint Booties, Target Shearling Vest (similar), Bucket Bag c/o Justfab.