So I did.
And Y’all Begged Me to highlight some swimsuits.
So I’m going to.
Apparently I let both Pinterest and you ladies boss me around. 🙂
I’m here to serve.
So, here’s what’s happening today.
I have a great outfit that is so simple it’s just stupid. Stupid in the best way possible of course.
Then, at the end of the post, I’ll throw some swimsuits and cover-ups out there!
The post is long today.
Just stick with me. 🙂
Here’s the Outfit:
White Tee, Leopard, and Jeans with Neutrals
So simple and super cute.
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Here’s how I made it work with things I had on hand!
White v-neck| Everlane HERE
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
Leopard Scarf| Francesca’s from years and years ago; similar options HERE
THIS one looks just like the one in the inspiration picture.
Confession: I have 3 leopard scarves.
And I don’t even feel like that’s excessive. 🙂
Brown Belt| LOFT, from years ago
Embroidered Jeans| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE and 40% OFF
THESE JEANS ARE GREATNESS. And for under $40? COME ON!
For size reference, I’m wearing a 27
Sandals| LOFT, several years ago
similar sandals HERE
Brass Earrings| my newest Stella and Dot item HERE
I like how they show up against my dark hair.
Neutral Tote| c/o Sole Society, exact tote HERE
My sandals above are from LOFT from years ago, but the cut of them is exactly like these babies.
Click HERE for all Gigi choices.
All with FABULOUS REVIEWS.
Can’t you see yourself wearing these all summer long?
Do you want to get the look for yourself?
leopard scarf HERE / White v-neck HERE from Everlane or HERE from Nordstrom
(You need a white v-neck in your closet if you don’t have one.)
embroidered jeans (from maker of the MUST HAVE jeans) HERE AND 40% OFF!
neutral patent sandals HERE/ Neutral Tote HERE
brass earrings HERE / white sequin bracelet HERE
renegade bracelet HERE / crystal stretch bracelet HERE
Do you ladies like this simple look as much as I do?
Okay! Time for another CODE PINK!
Actually, we’ve got 3 code pinks rolled into one today.
I looked at this outfit picture from earlier this week, and I realized there were 3 items that would make EXCELLENT Mother’s Day Gifts.
They are all items that you’ve seen time and time again on this blog, but today I just wanted you to think about them as opportunities for gift giving!
Kimberly Necklace HERE
This is the single most worn piece of jewelry in my closet.
Military Jacket HERE
This is one of the Top 3 worn items in my closet. Hands down. Any mama would get so much use out of this jacket! You can basically throw it on with everything!
For size reference, I have a small.
Signature Necklace HERE
The possibilities are endless with this necklace as far as Mother’s Day gifts go.
And speaking of the necklace, check out this sweet story I received from a reader last week.
I want to share with you my very special
signature necklace. It arrived today and to say I am thrilled doesn’t
say enough. To say it is just “any” signature doesn’t do it justice. You
see, it’s my Mom’s signature. And she passed away 11 years ago when I
was thirty. Before I was married. Before I had kids. I have a box of
letters she sent me over the years. College, first apartment, birthdays.
She also signed “Love” (as in Love, Mom) with a big ole Lavern type ‘L’
that I tried to include but couldn’t figure out how to join them
without looking weird. So I settled on just “Mom.” Cause that pretty
much says it all, don’t you think. I snapped a pic and emailed it off. I
wasn’t expecting to get so emotional when I opened the box. But the
tears flowed. And my heart ached. And then I put it on and smiled. As I
know she is doing, too. This is JUST the kind of thing she would be
absolutely giddy about. So, thank you, Sheaffer, for sharing a little
bit of your world with me so that I can have a little piece of my mom
with me–close to my heart! XO
This story tugged at my heart.
I think it is just so sweet and so precious that Staci is now wearing her mother’s handwriting around her neck. What a sweet remembrance.
Thank you Staci for sharing.
And I just thought of something!
According to my facebook survey, most of you wanted Mother’s Day gifts highlighted that were between $50-$100. Still, the next biggest requested category was under $50.
I realized that this scarf from the look above would be greatness!
Not only is it SUPER cute…… it is only $18.
And maybe your mama could rock a leopard scarf.
My mom could if all scarves didn’t make her totally claustrophobic.
Not even kidding. Love you mom!
leopard scarf HERE
Okay….enough CODE PINKS for now.
The time has come.
It’s okay. Breathe.
It’s just that it’s April, and I feel like NOW IS THE TIME to order a suit or two.
I don’t know about you, but having a cute swimsuit waiting for me helps to motivate me.
I might even be known to try my new swimsuit on every 5 days or so during my summer slim down program. Allegedly.
If I did do that (and I’m not saying that I do), it would probably do a great job of keeping me motivated and on track.
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He, He, He!
Don’t we all feel like that monkey when trying on swimsuits?
I’m highlighting swimsuits today from several different sources.
I believe I ended up with suits from Nordstrom, Macy’s, Old Navy, JC Penny’s, and Target.
So, the prices range from about $50 ish to about $130 ish for one entire suit.
But where swimsuits are concerned, I feel very much that it’s you get what you pay for.
I’ve had 2 Target suits that I absolutely LOVED, but both of them were done after one season. The underwear popped out of both of them in the wash. Still, they weren’t expensive, so I didn’t mind that they only lasted one season…except for the fact that I LOVED THEM.
AND GOOD NEWS.
The Macy’s suits?
Well, most of them are 20% off this weekend.
And I have to say, out of all sources highlighted today, I feel like Macy’s has the best selection BY FAR. Kudos to you Macy’s!
Click HERE to shop all Macy’s suits and use the code “EASTER” for 20% off most suits!
(Down the left sidebar on Macy’s website the suits are divided into categories, which is very helpful when trying to find a certain type of suit.)
Now let’s look at some swimsuits.
Don’t worry, you aren’t about to see me in a ton of swimsuits.
last year. I would say 75% of the people that bought it last year loved it. Tons of people said it made them look HOT and SKINNY.
The other 25% hated it. I mean HATED it.
Apparently this suit is very polarizing.
But hey, with free shipping and returns, you have nothing to lose!
Maybe you’ll be one of the ones that loves and adores it!
Click HERE for the crochet tunic cover up (comes in 3 colors).
Some from Nordstrom, some from Macy’s, some from JC Penny’s.
c) white cotton cover up HERE
You need to click to see this one closet-up! Love. Kind of perfect.
d) tie dye cover up dress HERE
e) blue tunic cover up HERE
And check this out!
A convertible cover-up HERE with 9 different ways to wear it! And it’s under $40!
I actually tried this on and really liked like 3 of the ways to wear it. But the girls (my girls, in case you were confused) weren’t in a bra or a swimsuit, and even though I took pictures of the looks, I didn’t feel it was appropriate to put them on the blog.
I did however show them to Shay and Erika at lunch one day,
and let’s just say we all had a good laugh.
Now, if you were to see me at the pool, it would be in a tankini or a 1 piece.
That’s just how I roll.
Below are some great ones!
And remember, 20% off the ones from Macy’s!
THESE NEXT FIVE SUITS ARE VERY ME:
b) tiered tankini and hipster bottom HERE
d) twist tie rouche bikini top HERE
e) fringe tankini top and bandeau bottom HERE
Basic one piece HERE ($79) / Cascading ruffle one piece HERE ($120)
These next suits fall under the category of I WISH.
In fact, I would like to title this next collage, IN A PERFECT WORLD.
Listen, I haven’t worn a bikini since high school
Did you hear me? HIGH SCHOOL!
But let me tell you this, when I dreamed about being at the beach last night, I was in the triangle top bikini below AND I LOOKED AMAZING.
About once a month I also dream I can fly.
(I was unable to save a picture of the bottoms in this suit, but they are so cute!)
I absolutely LOOOOVVVVEEEE how you can mix and match all the pieces.
You can mix and match colors, patterns, pieces, AND SIZES!
Perfect if you need a size medium top and a size small bottom!
Girls, I ran out of steam by the end of this post and kept falling asleep trying to make a collage of my favorite Target pieces.
So….you are just going to get the below picture, and I’m going to strongly urge you to just check Target out! The possibilities are endless!
Click HERE to check them out!
You’re gonna like what you see!
LOOK. HOW. CUTE.
All right friends!
That’s it for today!
Have a wonderful and happy EASTER weekend!