My Bathing Suit Lust List

I’ve tried to go swimming four times in the last month and have yet to succeed. Four separate times where I put on a bathing suit and left my home full of hope and sunscreen only to be let down by some unforeseeable force that wishes for me to never float to my heart’s delight again. Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic. BUT GUESS WHAT? It’s almost pool party season. I’m planning on how to snag an invite to as many parties as possible, designing beautiful coverups and eyeing all the new swimsuits that have been released. So, I am putting together this list of lust worthy swimwear to put on your beautiful bod and wait by the pool, any pool, just like me. (Click each photo if you’d like more info.)

I’m just going to start off with this by saying ARE YOU KIDDING ME, GABIFRESH? I just don’t understand why you’re messing with my emotions this way. Did you slip into my dreams while I was enjoying a restful slumber and pull this design from everything good I could ever imagine? I know the cup sizes start at D but Gabi has stated that all the soft cup pieces will fit smaller cups. I’m also willing to lose the under piece and let it all hang out for this perfect grid/palm print.

HOW DARE YOU, TORRID? This isn’t right. This swimsuit is so cute that I have literal tears in my eyes. That’s right. My eyes are wetter than my body as I sit here in my underwear on the couch, crying over swimsuits in between bites of budget spaghetti, instead of gracefully floating in a public pool.

More palm fronds you may ask? And the answer is “Please get off my back.” I always want to wear palm frond print and walk around my tiny 500 square foot apartment pretending that I am living in this shoe box ironically. I like to imagine that I actually summer in Cannes or Fiji or wherever the hell rich people go to count their money on a yacht. In reality the closest to “summering” I’ve ever gotten was working for minimum wage on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. But I digress…

You probably already know that I like the 80’s and extremely loud prints. I’m not a very subtle human. I border the line of fun at parties and total nightmare. So, my clothes should probably match for continuity’s sake.

I’m circling back to the Gabifresh collection because I want every single piece. Why the hell am I not on a luxurious Mediterranean vacation with all my friends while wearing these swimsuits? Yes, I know you need friends and a passport for that to actually happen. But otherwise, WHY???



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Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like me then virtual window shopping is a pastime of yours. I was searching online for unique gift ideas and decided I would put together a guide of lovely things that might brighten up the day of your loved ones. I was aiming more towards small gifts for stylish friends under $60. I ended up choosing items from etsy sellers because I was looking to spotlight makers. Take a peak and let me know what you think. If you have suggestions, leave them in the comments!

Marble everything, please. I, like many, have had a love of marble print lately. I did some marble print pieces at knockout pdx this past September in my collection because I can’t get enough. It’s timeless and chic. Plus, it’s so fun to mix prints. These pouches (found here) come in a choice of white or black with the option to monogram. Hello! I feel like having a monogram pouch is a level of adult I would like to reach.

Planters are a great gift for your loved one with a green thumb. Personally, I am still working on my ability to keep a plant alive for more than a few months but so far, succulents are the way to go. These lovely handmade succulent planters (found here) are sure to brighten up your friend’s office or home. It’s a unique gift, that will last. I especially love the roughness of a handmade ceramic item. It’s delicate and unique.

Flower crowns have been everywhere for a few years but your friend needs something better: a CRYSTAL crown. This crystal tiara is customizable as far as the wiring option. You can even do a rose gold. It’s just what is needed to get through these cold Winter months as the beautiful ice queen we all deserve to be. Snag it here.

Have a friend that loves Drake? Or just never calls you on your cell phone anymore? This banner is perfect for them. Find it here. You can also check out the shops other banners if this one isn’t what you’re looking for.

I’m not actually sure why I don’t own this pin yet, are you? Pink champagne with overflowing bubbles? CHECK. Grab this cute and affordable pin for your best bubbly babes here.

Oh. My. God. How cute is this ring holder/catch all dish? I had my eye on a similar dish on asos which sold out. Luckily, you can find almost anything on etsy. Bonus: you’ll be buying from the maker directly! This is such a sweet and thoughtful gift. Check it out here.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found some goodies.



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