Fun Finds

Hey y’all! Welcome to another Fun Finds Friday! This past weekend my new Athleta catalog came in the mail and, as always, I wanted it all! For those who are not aware, Athleta is a Gap, Inc. brand focusing on fitness apparel. I have a few of their swimsuits and I like that they offer the support that I need but still look stylish. Today I’m going to share with you a few of my favorites.

*I was not compensated for this post these are merely my opinions. Click the picture to be taken directly to the source.*

First up… I just cannot get enough skorts lately. I know this sounds odd but trust me on this. I love to hike and explore and still be able to hit up a cafe at the end of the day. I feel like skorts are the solution. They’re comfortable enough for climbing over rocks but cute enough for dinner.

And I love these two simple tees.

Next up, a couple of tankinis that I thought were super cute. I’ve mentioned it before… I tend to fall into the tankini wearing category. I probably could get away with a bikini but I just feel more comfortable covering up all my bits.

I love that this bikini is super cute but still looks like it’d stay in place while you were playing a game of beach volleyball.

Here are a few bikinis I like. I especially love the bandeau top so you can remove the straps and get better tan lines. Disclaimer: USE SUNSCREEN.

Also, here are two cover-ups I liked. You KNOW how I feel about covering up. Ladies, no matter how good you look no one wants to see your junk when they’re walking into a restaurant. Plus, the lime green one has UPF 50!

Finally, if you’re still interested, here are a few tank-tops I thought were cute and definitely something I could see myself wearing this summer when working out.

Hope you got some good ideas for some summer shopping!

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Fun Finds

Hey y’all! It’s FRIDAY! Of course, for all the stay-at-home parents out there Friday probably means nothing different than any other day. For those of us working outside the home Friday means that we’re approaching a state of relaxation and rejuvenation to help us tackle the next week.

Today I’m going to feature a few Pinterest finds that I think are super fun. All pictures are hyperlinked so click on them to go to the source.

It’s definitely swim season here in Florida and I have been eyeing new suits. First up, this sporty number here. It feels like you could easily play a round of sand volleyball and yet be cute sitting on the sidelines.

Next, this is another sporty number that looks like it might provide the support for more active beach-going and yet still look great.

For those who are looking for a bit more coverage but still want a fun flirty piece here are a few tankinis that are super adorable. Even though I’m not dealing with post-pregnancy belly I definitely suffer from pre-pregnancy belly (aka I really like beer) so I tend to gravitate toward the tankinis so I’m able to enjoy my beach time more and worry less about sucking in my stomach!

Also, this would never work for me because my knockers are just too large and I definitely need support, but I find this suit to be fantastic.

I love the idea of a one-piece. I know several friends who go that route but it’s just too darn inconvenient to go to the bathroom plus my torso is freakishly long and they always feel like they’re cutting off circulation. However, this one is pretty gorgeous and I’d be willing to make the sacrifice.

And if you’re a little more well endowed all around don’t you fret… there are just as many sexy pieces out there for you!

Finally, let’s wrap this up with some cover-ups. Like I’ve mentioned before, I live at the beach and I see girls walk around wearing practically nothing. It’s disturbing. I can’t understand why they don’t value themselves well enough to cover up when out in public but I digress… here are some fun and simple cover-ups for your walk to the restaurant or beach bar.

 

 

So, what have you been eyeing? Are you even in the market for a new suit? Are you a beach person or a pool person? Both? Neither? Do you have some fun plans for this summer? I’d love for you to share!

Even more spring Pinteresting

Hey y’all! Welcome back for more of my favs. Don’t forget to check out the first two posts where I share some of my favorite outfits for more traditional spring weather and some favorite outfits for more southern weather and even feature a bit o’ the Irish style for ya!

Today I’m sharing with you the last of my pinned ideas for spring. You can check out the rest of my favorites over on Pinterest and remember you can click the pictures to take you directly to the original post.

Starting off… lets get ready for church, shall we? Of course any of these outfits would be suitable for work as well. I love dresses and wish I had more occasions to wear them. My workplace is business casual and at church I’m usually working with the 3-year-olds so these pretty outfits just don’t get much wear.

Here are some outfits warm enough for the springtime temperatures but have that fun spring look that’s begging for a tan! Here we are sticking with the pants but have moved into tanks and warmer weather tops.

 

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this little series. I really have become addicted to Pinterest. I love the ideas and the ability to store them all in one place. Let me know your thoughts, favorites, ones you didn’t like.

A more Pinteresting springtime

Hey y’all! I’m back with more outfit ideas. If you missed it please check out the first post on more traditional spring outfits for temps in the 60s. Today I’m featuring more southern springtime outfits. We’re getting close to my birthday and my annual afternoon of celebration at the Lemon Bar and I can’t wait! Here are some ideas to help you feel more like spring. I think the time change this weekend has set me back a bit, though. I felt like a zombie this morning getting ready for work. Also, don’t forget to click the pictures to be taken through to the original post for more information.

Starting off we have more of the mint like we saw last week. This time the mint is paired with a neutral top and casual jeans. Plus, I love those crystal knotted flops from Accessorize!

Some more muted mint for you. I’m digging the sparkly flats and that top from House of Fraser.

What about St. Patrick’s Day, you say? How about we look at some lively green outfits?

First up a lovely bit o’ the Irish for you with some sweet clover earrings and that fantastic striped sweater. This outfit would be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without being too over the top.

Another casual outfit with a green vibe. This one pairs the bold black and white although it bothers me that the shoes aren’t quite the same color as the top. I think I would just stick to black flats in this instance.

This lovely green dress is a little more sophisticated and would be perfect for church seeing as St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year.

For those who are looking to add green to their wardrobe but not make it the central focus I love how they’ve paired the green with the navy striped dress. I especially love that necklace.

Here is a much more formal option for those of you headed for a night out on the town. Something that says, “Kiss me, I’m Irish (today)!” Without being too kitschy. I’m definitely in love with that dress. Here we have some awesome butter LONDON nail polish again and I want to own those earrings.

Moving away from St. Patrick’s day here is an outfit also befitting a night out on the town. Even though my sister in NYC is close to 5’10” she still rocks the heels and I can totally see her rocking this outfit. I’m in love with that sparkly sequined top!

Back to the more casual outfits this one features a neutral top and colorful handbag.

More green, I know. This outfit has a fantastic necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

I love the browns featured in this outfit. The infinity scarf and the sequined flats are favs.

This is definitely one of my favorite outfits so far. I love everything about it. I love the pops of coral and that awesome handbag.

Here we have more coral (leaning toward orange). The top is fantastic, I love the necklace, I think the handbag is great, and I want those shoes.

Finally, one last coraly outfit for y’all. This one is definitely best suited for the office. I love the caramel accessories and I really want that top. Too bad it’s sold out.

Tune in later this week as I share a few more of my favorite springtime pics!

Ready for a Pinteresting Spring

OMG y’all. I’m so over this cold weather. I know, I know, I live in Florida and have nothing to complain about. Here’s the deal, I live in Florida. Therefore, it needs to be warm. I like a cold snap just as much as the next guy. I love to bring out my winter coats and boots and scarves and I love the low humidity. However, it starts getting close to my birthday and I want SUNSHINE!

So, to distract me from the cold weather we are having and to start planning for this spring I’m sharing with you some of my favorite outfits I’ve pinned on Pinterest. First up, for those in areas where it won’t be as warm in the spring like it is here I’m sharing some choices that are good traditional springtime weather outfits (click on the picture to take you to the page). Next week I’ll share more traditional Florida warm weather favorites.

I absolutely adore this jean dress/ scarf/ boots combo. I especially think this outfit would look adorbs on my tall beautiful sister who currently lives in the fabulous NYC. She would look uber cute in this!

This outfit is something I could wear here in Florida (this week the highs are in the 60s) but would work just as well anywhere else this springtime. I love the giant oversized scarf and would kill for that watch (pardon the weird hand attached to the jeans).

Here we have a lovely purple combo. I like the colorful but muted scarf and how all the accessories pull from those colors however even if you were to take off the scarf the outfit would look just as put together.

This outfit is borderline warm weather and edging out of springtime. The tank-top makes it a warm 60s outfit and not so much a cool 60s outfit or you’ll freeze your tatas. Unless you’re from Canada in which case you’ll probably be wearing shorts when the rest of us have on our winter jackets still. My favs are the bracelet and the pops of mustard.

Back to the cooler temps and a bit more with the layers. I like how the little mustard tank pops out beneath the top. I love the bag, of course, and the nail polish from butter LONDON.

Oh how I love green. Mostly because it’s my eye color and therefore I look great in green. This celery/lime combo is especially nice. This will be a super cute outfit for my trip to NYC and I’m digging that bag.

Again with the green. I love those open weave flats. I like the green sweater and how the accessories tie the outfit together.

Some mauve here in this bunch with that beautiful scarf and again the open weave flats.

Now we’re getting a little brighter with more fun springtime colors. I love the nail polish! The pops of pink and mint really speak spring to me.

Finally we end on more muted springy note. Again the awesome butter LONDON nail polish. I love the pink flats, pretty Roberto Cavalli ring. sequined scarf, and Marika Charles floral tank.

Hopefully this post will give you some great ideas. I know that if I’m feeling so over the cold weather that those of you living in places up north are probably more over it than I am. Spring officially begins March 20th so start planning!

Hope y’all had a great week!