the ultimate swimsuit guide just in time for summer ☀

finding a great swimsuit can be hard, so I put together an extensive guide for you just in time for summer.

hello frens! today’s post is super exciting as it’s something I’ve been working on for many weeks. I’m going to be sharing a list of different brands and swimsuits for all different styles, coverage, and prices that are all super cute! I hope everyone can find at least one swimsuit from this list! I also tried to break up the text with lots of cute graphics and make this as simple as possible so it won’t take hours to read! let me know your fav swimsuit below 👇👇

Janela Bay

Black checkers high tide one piece

Mustard and white racerback one piece

black checker bottoms and dusty rose spaghetti strap top

Roolee

citrus dot one piece

isabelle dot one piece

rylee + cru cheetah bikini bottom and top

Called to Surf

lumi swim: the signature bow tie yellow

lumi swim: the color block 3 stripe

roxy: printed beach classics swimsuit

Pink Desert

mini ruffle crop peplum swim top in aqua and high waist swim bottom in polka dot

ruched one shoulder one piece in mauve stripe

laced up one piece in mocha dot

Lime Ricki

lemonade vintage tankini top and navy classic bottom

blossoms ruffle bralette and blossoms high waist bottom

dalmation cinch one piece

Pacsun

animal print bandeau bikini top and animal print wide band bikini bottom

billabong letting go one piece

rythym vanuatu triangle bikini top and rythym vanuatu high cut bikini bottom

Cupshe

yellow striped front knotted bikini

teal stripe and leaves print bikini

snow print ruffle shoulder one piece

Amazon

vintage off shoulder two piece

vintage off the shoulder one piece

yellow v neck and striped bottom one piece

Target

animal print ribbed bralette top

texture front tie bikini top

vertical stripe medium coverage one piece

Roxy

beach classics one piece

beach classics athletic triangle bikini top

to dye boardshorts

Luca + Grae

sunshine eyelet ruffle bikini top

mainland swimsuit

ibiza rose one piece

Geode Swimwear

amber one piece

ebony high waisted bottoms

himalaya top and mica high waisted bottoms


I’m honestly just so excited to have this post done! I’ve been working on it for what seems like forever and I hope you guys love it 🙂

what’s your favorite swimsuit I featured? have you purchased from any of these brands? where do you usually buy your swimsuits?

back to school outfit ideas

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When this post goes up I’ll be at school (the first day!!). Right now I’m pretty nervous but also really excited. ❤ When do you start school?

yes I know I’m one of those really weird people who likes school haha. the thing is all school year I can’t wait for summer and when summer gets here (past the first week or so) I get really bored and can’t wait for summer. it’s weird 😂

ANYWAY. Today I’m going to be sharing some back to school outfit ideas 🙂 Obviously these are if you don’t wear a uniform (I will be) but I guess you could wear them anytime.

let’s get started!
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Summer Outfit Ideas

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Summer is HERE! Though the break from school is awesome, the heat is horrible. Here in Florida it’s been feeling like 100 degrees since March. AGG!!

Today I decided to share some outfit ideas that are great for the summer but are still modest!

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I’m not really a dress person unless it’s church or something like that, but this dress makes me want to be! It would be perfect for vacation because it’s super simple but would go with everything. I love the fact that it looks really lightweight and comfy too!

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It might just be me, but I’ve been seeing shirts like this one everywhere lately and I love it! I would probably add a tank top because the neckline is a little low for me, but it would be perfect with white jeans/shorts.

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While these aren’t only for summer, I wanted to share a staple in my closet: bermuda shorts! I like this style of shorts because of their length: it’s SO hard to find shorts that are long enough.

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I know I just told you guys that I’m not really a huge dress person, but I think I *might* be changing? I found so many dresses that I would actually love to wear! This one is cute or summer/fall and I love the length – I HATE those dresses that come down to the middle of your lower leg (whatever that means)! Give me a dress that comes to my knee or my feet, but not between! (sorry for the rant there)

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Eep I actually really love this dress 😍  I love the white background/pattern and the ruffle, but I wish it was sleeveless.

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I love the shirt 🙂  This outfit is so easy but it looks great. Again, the shirt is super versatile (can you sense the trend?)!

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Let’s face it, this is what I end up wearing every day. But this girl manages to actually look good in it… HOW?! It must be the Starbucks. *nods*

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This outfit is so simple but it’s adorable! Personally, I think I would wear a shirt without the “ripped” neckline just because it’s not really my style (even though it’s not super low). Same goes for the ripped jeans, but I actually like that pair!

 

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It was harder to find things than I thought! One thing that was hard was staying off Etsy! I’m actually going to be sharing my favorite things on Etsy soon, so look out for that! 💕

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My favorite Fall looks// Fall aesthetics

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Now that it’s finally 70 degrees in Florida (yes, that is cool for us Floridians, but I can’t wait for cooler weather!) I’m proclaiming it fall. lol When fall officially started, it was still 90 degrees, so that doesn’t count, right? Today I wanted to share some cute, modest fall outfits. I credited all my pictures with links to where I found them!

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I love this look! It’s so fun and cute, I would totally wear this. Plus it’s very easy to recreate. I probably wouldn’t go with the ripped jeans, though.

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Very adorable! I love the scarf and the boots 🙂

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I love the layering! This look is so cute, and the cardigan is adorable.

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I like the dress (that print is so pretty!!) and the scarf looks comfy.

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This works for the fall that Florida gets, haha, but you could add a cardigan (turquoise would be fun, it would match that adorable statement necklace!) if you get a cooler fall.

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So cute! I am not really a fan of ripped jeans, but the purse is #goals and I love how the Starbucks drink is an accessory (plus it’s an excuse to get #Starbucks so that you can have the perfect outfit picture… who can pass that up?).

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I love this outfit! The sweater covers the back of the jeans, which is adorable and modest.

Soo… you guys know my idea of fall style now, lol. I love riding boots and little ankle boots, jeans are awesome with long cardigans, and I love blanket scarves. Such a pity that I never get to wear them 😦

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Now, I’m going to share some of my favorite fall asthetics from Unsplash. Yay!

white ceramic mug on top of brown Maple leaf inside tray

person wearing gray sock standing on stairs

winding road near mountains and forest during daytime

mug of chocolate drink on top of book beside fringed shawl

white ceramic coffee mug beside cowboy hat

Pretty sure some of these are from the same photoshoot… #whatcanisay

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Anyway, thanks for reading! This was so much fun to do 🙂

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DIY: Clothing Inspiration Board

Hello to you! If you commented on my post a couple weeks ago asking you what I should post next, I received quite a few comments saying that they would love for me to post from the Modesty/Clothing/Fashion category, so I decided that you might want to see this. I made one of these a while ago and thought it needed a little update, so I decided to show you guys how to do it. It’s really very easy and so much fun and requires little ‘maintenance’ each week. It is also a huge help for picking out your outfit each morning, haha. So… let’s start!

Step One: Go to Pinterest, fashion blogs, Instagram, or even just google to find images that reflect your style, and taste. It’s a good rule of thumb to only select 5-10 images that you have on of the main pieces for. Once you’ve selected 5-10 images, put them in a canva/befunkey/word document and resize, crop and arrange them to make a printable document.

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The supplies that I used were my printed document, scissors, magnets, and glue to attach the magnets.

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Next, cut out your images.WP_20180130_15_53_53_Pro

(Excuse my sloppy work with the glue stick… XD) As you can tell, I glued magnets onto the cutout images.WP_20180130_15_55_29_Pro

The next, and very important, step is to select the place where you are going to place your items. I suggest something near your closet/dresser/dressing area. I hung a  magnetic whiteboard on my closet door, and it works really well.

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I then spread all my images out onto the floor and selected my favorites for the week.

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If you are using something you can write on, I highly suggest writing the days of the week out onto it.WP_20180130_16_00_20_Pro

Next, I grabbed my outfits and placed them on the days of the week where I would be planning on wearing them.WP_20180130_16_02_06_Pro

I also added a small spot for all the extra outfits that I didn’t use for the week.WP_20180130_16_02_46_Pro

This is what my finished board looks like. So nice! WP_20180130_16_02_51_Pro

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Well, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy this and that you make one for yourself as well. I promise it’s really helpful.

Christina

Whoops//Changes coming up

Hey guys!

First of all, So sorry that I haven’t posted in OVER A MONTH! Seriously, that’s awful! There are a couple changes coming up on the blog, just wanted to let y’all know.

  1. Mutka (https://designpiquestudios.com/) is redesigning my blog! She’s amazing and so easy to work with. I can’t wait to get the new design up. Not sure when we’ll be done, hopefully in the next couple weeks or so.
  2. IDENTITY CRISIS!! Ahh! Okay, I exaggerated a little bit, but I’m not super sure what you guys want to see C & C (my little nickname for this blog) become. That is one of the reasons that I haven’t posted in a while; I’ve had ideas, but I haven’t been sure of what Y’all want to see.

Possible Post Examples:

And now my mind goes blank…

Books I’m reading: Do you guys want to see what I’m reading? Not sure if that would appeal to you, but it wouldn’t be too hard to post; I’ve been reading a LOT lately. 

Book Review(s): A couple of books I’ve been reading might be fun to review on here. If you want to see this, let me know!

Writing: I’m in the planning stage of my new novel that doesn’t have a title so if you want to see that journey on here, I could do that.

Modesty/Clothing/Fashion: What do you guys want to see in this category? I could post a couple ideas that I’ve used for myself and maybe you would enjoy that. Not sure, though. 🙂

Art: Warning: I am NOT an artist. This may not be the best category… LOL. I’m not SO great at art… enough said.

Organization/Minimalism/Downsizing: This has been on my mind a lot, so if you want to see this let me know.

School: Okay, okay, sounds super boring, but maybe you want to see this. IDK

 

What are some of your ideas for what C&C should become? I’d love to know, so comment below.

Christina