Do you guys even know how much I had to psych myself out about this post? I was NOT mentally prepared to get in swimwear – how is it already April? Last week it was practically winter, and I was in full-on hibernation mode. Next thing I know, it’s time to start thinking about swimsuits! But this post withExpress Swim did the trick, and now, I’m so pumped up about being back in the sun!
Swimwear can send me straight into a stress-filled, veggie-only grocery binge, and it usually comes with a pretty high price tag for the cutest suits which can be a major bummer. (Can someone please explain why so little fabric comes with so many $$$?) I love the Express Swim collection because it’s budget-friendly, and you don’t have to splurge to have a super cute suit for your next pool day or vacation. I’ve gone through and chosen my favorite pieces to share with you guys today including swimsuit pieces and tanks that can double as cover-ups. And while you’re at it, click through their dresses section – I’m kinda crushing on a lot of new things!
Say hello to you your new shopping destination for your upcoming days in the sun!
It’s a pure coincidence that in today’s post, I’m sharing both the Henri Bendel Jetsetter backpack and the Yumi Kim Greek Keys romper. Just sounds like a bunch of wanderlust in one sentence right? I must have subconsciously had a getaway on the brain when I picked these two out! And good thinking because I packed both of them for Cabo. 🙂
I had been going back and forth about jumping onto the backpack bandwagon, and I finally decided that if I was going to do it, I might as well do it colorfully. I picked the turquoise Jetsetter backpack as my first backpack since undergrad because it was bright and colorful and screamed ‘Yes I am totally embracing backpack life.” And let me tell you guys, it feels good. Even distribution across the shoulders while traveling – I forgot that it was so much better than having a heavy bag on one shoulder while rolling your carry-on around desperately in the airport. I’m going to be taking the Jetsetter with me into Pedregal when we go explore too! (If you’re not sold on the color, it also comes in many pretty neutrals too.)
Side note: I totally saw someone in the Cabo airport with the very same bag in yellow!
See more of this bag and romper in today’s full post!
Jasmine from Sequin Crush and I had a blast at French Quarter Fest on Sunday shooting these festival style photos. I made it out of there without eating any festival food – how that happened I have no idea because it smelled like heaven. I love that we both showed up in crop tops and vintage – obsessed with her chambray option. I’m also pretty impressed that her shorts and belt were both her mom’s! (Um, Mom. What’s the deal? Where are my cool hand-me-downs?) Check out Sequin Crush for more of Jasmine’s style!
The fun thing about music festivals is that you see people wearing all sorts of crazy things which means you can ultimately do the same. But more specifically, I immediately think funky prints and lots of pattern mixing. Where better to look than my favorite vintage store Time Warp Boutique. Sarah from Time Warp and I had fun picking out different tops and bottoms and matching various prints together. I honestly could have stayed in there the entire day putting together outfits… but I only had my lunch break. AND did you see?! I found another B initial bracelet like the one I lost last month! Let me also point out my new bracelet stacks from Dotted Tusk. I’ve long been a fan of this line, and Dotted Tusk’s earrings and bracelets are perfect festival accessories. They pull in natural stone elements like marble and turquoise, and I love how effortless they look when piled on next to one another. The Brittney bracelet has a tassel on it – which I love and it comes in various colors. Not to mention, the Layla earrings pack a big punch when worn – in the most beautiful color. And if you love what you’re seeing from Dotted Tusk so far, you’ll want to check back tomorrow for an extra special giveaway featuring these very same pieces (yay!)…
Photos taken by Brei Olivier (Thanks Brei for a first great shoot!)