Friday, February 5, 2016

#NOFOMO WITH SWIMSUIT SEASON


Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.

SWIMSUIT #1 TOP AND BOTTOM | SWIMSUIT #2 TOP AND BOTTOM | SWIMSUIT #3 TOP AND BOTTOM

Let's be real and honest for a moment. One of the biggest insecurities that I have with my body is being in a swimsuit, let alone being photographed in a swimsuit (AH!). In the past, I have missed out on hanging out with friends simply because of the fear of being in a swimsuit. Whether it's a casual pool party or taking a vacation to a tropical destination, the thought of having a major part of my body out on display was enough for me to miss out on the fun. After having a heart to heart chat with one of my girlfriends, I realized that I wasn't alone in feeling this way. Have you ever felt like this?

Life is just too short to worry about body image and what others may think of you. And life is way too short to miss out on spending quality time with loved ones. Plus, there are so many cute swimsuits to be worn and it would be a shame to not participate in bikini season and have #FOMO! Partnering with Target, I selected 3 bikinis that flatter my body type and help me feel most comfortable. It is so importable to wear a swimsuit that you feel confident in. For my body type, I like wearing a bandeau or triangle bikini top since I'm small chested. I always size up on bottoms, just so it doesn't cut into my skin... if you know what I mean.

I love that Target gives me the option to mix and match the pieces to create various looks. You can shop for swimsuits both in-store or online at Target.com. I was able to order mine online and pick it up in store because I just wasn't patient enough and way too excited to try my new swimsuits on! Although Target has a free returns policy, they fit me perfectly, but I liked having the option of trying on as many swimsuits as I'd want and being able to return what doesn't work!

This summer, I hope you'll take Target's #NOFOMO pledge with me and join the movement of women taking back swimsuit season. For me, it's about embracing the current state of my body and not letting it affect how I live my life. I've already booked a trip to Hawaii so I can live in nothing but swimsuits for a full week.

Find your style @targetstyle.

http://www.target.com/swimsuits-women-s-clothing/1/N-5xtbw

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BUMBLE BEE VIBES


With Valentine's Day around the corner, Daniel Wellington is offering free gift-wrapping, free express shipping and free returns. Plus, now through March 15th, enjoy 15% off by using "CRYSKAY" upon checkout.

Photos by Bryan Santos

Thursday, January 28, 2016

UNDER THE BRIDGE

 FOREVER 21 JACKET [SIMILAR HERE AND HERE], BLOOMINGDALE'S MENS CASHMERE SWEATER [SIMILAR HERE AND HERE], ZARA SKIRT [SIMILAR HERE AND HERE], TED & MUFFY EMPRESS OVER THE KNEE BOOTS [SIMILAR]

The perfect location and backdrop (featuring the 6th street bridge that's soon to be torn down), in an outfit that I'll be wearing again, with a photographer that I adore - Bryan Santos, hence making this one of my favorite shoots to date.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

LONG COATS


I've been accumulating longer length coats at a speed comparable to lightning. There's something about the longer silhouette that I absolutely love. Not only do I find it super chic, but I like how they create a more streamlined and slimming illusion. 

Photos by Bryan Santos

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW YEAR IN ACTIVE WEAR


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sears. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.


Hello, 2016! With the new year comes new year's resolutions and although I tend to fall off the wagon on a few of them every year... I have the best intentions when I set them. One of my resolutions for 2016 is to work out more consistently. My body just doesn't burn calories the way it used to, so having a consistent workout, whether it's hiking, yoga, running or hitting the gym, will be a part of the daily regime for 2016. To start the year off on the right foot, I went on a grueling but rewarding hike at Sycamore Canyon via the Overlook Trail. Part of my motivation in partaking in this 7-mile+ hike was being able to wear my new workout gear from Sears.

January 1st was 55 degrees and sunny, with a cool ocean breeze. I wore an Everlast Women's Athletic Top with a cowl neck and long sleeves that kept me warm during the shaded parts of the trail. The breathable mesh material was ideal for working up a sweater. When it comes to active wear, I'm a little more bold with my fashion choices and like to have fun. For bottoms, I wore a pair of Everlast Women's Pieced Yoga Pants. They feature an abstract graphic print for visual interest with a solid black stripe down the legs made of mesh. These legging pants are so supportive, ultra comfortable and stretchy, and on-trend. They gave me the flexibility and movement needed to trek uphill for 3.5 miles without feeling restricted. 

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