This summer a friend of mine sent me a link to this video called "The Evolution of the Swimsuit." (Thanks Ryan!) The video is posted below and in my opinion, is truly fascinating.
I am use to rockin' a standard bikini or one piece when I head for large bodies of water in the summer sun. Like most stylish women, I secretly wish all my swimsuits were vintage inspired delights from Anthro or ModCloth, but they are just so darn expensive that I end up settling for something from VS or Target. However, Jessica Rey's passion and vintage inspiration for creating her gorgeous (and tasteful) swimsuit line was so inspiring to me. If you are someone that is looking for fashion plus a little more fabric than the average suit (but not something made for a grandma), Jessica has hit the nail on the head.
Here are a few of Jessica's suits, inspired by Audrey Hepburn and other fashion icons. This suit is my FAV... Ah! Adorbs!
|(Macys, Guess? kids)|
|(Amazon, Seafolly kids)|
Our Allie has a heck of a time with bug bites and subsequent scarring from scratching the bites. Her poor arms and legs are spotted with wounds. This summer I discovered she was scratching in her sleep which explained why they take so long to heal! My friend Christy told me about these two products that have made a huge difference in our war against the itch.
I also have almost fully transitioned to using Arbonne skin care and make up in an effort to use cleaner and healthier products. Arbonne uses:
Our family is constantly surrounded by music as I am sure you can imagine. Ha! Zach is always playing or singing something and it's not unusual to find Allie or myself singing along. This... living in a state of music is normal to us, but I recently realized it has caused me to actually listen to music a lot less. However, this past week I came across a new artist that has rejuvenated my need to listen/dance/and go into a music trance and his name is Dillon Hodges. His southern indie folk music is on repeat in my mind and playlist.
This song makes me wanna take a road trip. With the windows down. And with a glass of lemonade.
And summer wouldn't be summer without some tasty treats. I have mentioned them a few times before, but King of Pops has recently rocked my world (thanks Amy!).
their website or follow them on Instagram. A few flavors are also available at WholeFoods if the pop man and the pop stand are unavailable. :)
My friend Brenae also sent me a lovely care package of gluten-free mixes from Front Porch Sweets, a gluten-free bakery run by a mutual friend Courtney Lee.
|photo from Front Porch Sweets|
And now for something decadent. Before the summer is over I hope to whip up a nasty treat called chocolate cake waffles.