Beach Babes: 5 Plus Size Bikini Sets Under $75

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If you read my blog on Wednesday, you know that I love the beach and I am so excited to be going to Miami in a few weeks. And going to Miami, you knoowwww I have to get my outfits right. But that can be a bit of a challenge. Trying to find a cute two piece bathing suit that’s not a tankini, yet that doesn’t show all of my – ahem – problem areas, and that’s not a million dollars.

For this struggling 23 year old, $100 a piece is a bit much for a swimsuit. Yet that does not mean I will not entertain anything that’s ugly! So where does this land me? Searching and scouring the internet for a cute, high waisted bikini that won’t break the bank. And if you are in need of the same thing, look no further darling! Here are 5 plus size bikini sets that cost less than $75 a piece.

1) Jessica Simpson Swim Edgy of the Sea

Top: $73

Bottom:  $59

2) Fables by Barrie Merry Mariner Swimsuit

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Top: $54

Bottom: $54

3) Forever 21+ Ruched Top and Bottom

Top: $13

Bottom: $13

4) Forever 21+ Botanical Print Swimsuit

Top: $18

Bottom: $16

5) ASOS Contrast Mesh Swimsuit

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Top: $33

Bottom: $33

Do you have any other swimsuit suggestions? No. Seriously. If you have some tweeeet me!


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The 5 Must See Beaches on my Bucket List

My favorite beach on Earth is Clearwater beach, Bermuda. Can’t wait to go back! Source: Forever Bermuda

I love the beach. The warm sand between my toes. The smell of the salty water. The peace of the warming sun and crashing waves. There isn’t anywhere else where I am so calm and centered. Yet I don’t go nearly as much as I would like. (I’m seriously considering moving to a beach city! Because ‘as much as I would like’, is all the time!) And with my newly uncovered wanderlust, I’ve been researching beaches to visit – which clearly isn’t make my yearning to travel any better. So with all of that on my heart, here are the 5 beaches I muuussttt see in my lifetime!

1) Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Thailand

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This may or may not be my desktop background. Because Thailand may or may not be the number one place to visit on my bucket list. When I finally make it here, I’m doing to ugly cry tears of joy. This place just seems so beautiful. I know my mother thinks I am joking about Thailand. I am not citizens. I am not.

2) Miami Beach

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Luckily, I’ll be going here later this year for my best friend’s bachelorette party. I’m not the biggest fan of American beaches (insert nail painting emoji), but this one is tropical and beautiful enough for me! Plus, you know, the amazing culture, night life and the men of the city. *plots to be saved by Drake*

3) Rabbit Beach, Italy

This photo of Rabbit Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Located south of mainland Italy and north of Tunisia and Libya, Rabbit Beach on the island of Lampedusa was voted the best beach in the world in 2013. With interesting geography, temperate year round weather and Italian charm, this definitely goes on my bucket list. Plus it’s close to Africa :)

4) Diani Beach, Kenya

Source: Trip Advisor

And speaking of Africa… When you think of Africa, you normally don’t think of the beach, and vice versa. But with nearly 19,000 miles of coastline on the continent, you may want to rethink that. You may think that this is a shot of an ‘exotic’ island, but it’s on Africa’s east coast.

5) Playa Del Amor, Mexico

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Do I really have to tell you why I love this beach? OK. It’s a semi-hidden underground beach that reminds me of The Little Mermaid, and yet simultaneously I want to stay in the middle and pretend to beamed up into an alien spacecraft. Mind. Blown.

What places are on your travel bucket list?


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Get Ready To Lust After These 8 Luxe Spring Bags

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What can I say? I like nice things. I am not be able to afford said nice things, but I like them anyway. Fendi, YSL, Givenchy all right up my alley.

And there is just something a luxury bag. Of course there is the status aspect, but there is an artistry to finely crafted bags. The smell of premium lambskin, the shine of gold hardware. the feel of genuine croc skin all are unmatched.

The only thing that could make these luxe bags even more fab, is color! For the spring you want to swap out those boring browns and basic blacks for bright blues and punchy pinks. So you know that just the thought of a pink YSL crossbody bag makes me want to weep.

Currently, I’m lusting after these pastel colored luxury bags:

1) Loeffler Randall Medium Rider Bag

More after the break!

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OOTD: Easter Sunday

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Easter is one of my favorite holidays. It always reminds me of how much God love us all. And it’s not a bad excuse to buy a new dress. And new shoes. And maybe a bag. And of course accessories.

And this year, for the first time, I bought a hat! A floppy church hat. As a child I swore that I would never wear a “church lady hat.” Then they came in style. And all the chic New York girls were wearing them. Then Regina George wore one, so now I am wearing one.

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Dress: Bar III

Hat: F21

Earrings: H&M (similar here)

Scarf: F21

Purse: F21

Shoes: Tesori (similar here, here and here)


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Outfit Inspiration | 3 Fab Outfits for Easter

Easter is my annual excuse to buy a new springtime dress. And every single year, Easter sneaks up on me and I’m panicking at the last minute to find a dress. If you’re like me a need some last minute inspiration, here are 3 fab Easter outfits!

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For a girly girl like me, this printed Oscar De La Renta dress is a no brainer. For a Kate Spade meets Audrey look add in a fun pink and orange hat from Ashley StewartTom Ford cat eye sunglasses, and Lanvin gold drop earrings. Add a modern touch with a pink mini bag from Target, nude Topshop court shoes and a funky pastel blue mani using Butter London polish.

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If you are a more continental woman, this sleek pants suit combo is a great Easter look. Start off with crisp white pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim and a yellow Balmain double breasted blazer (with a cami ladies!) Add in fab neutral palette with gold Versace earrings, Brooks Brother calfskin quilted bag and ultra fab Casadei heels. Finish off your international look with a nude Dolce and Gabbana lipstick and spritz of Coco Mademoiselle perfume.

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For a fashion forward look, start off with geometric Oswald Helgason printed skirt and a sculptural white blouse from Alberta Ferretti (similar here.) For a modern spin on pearls, try these Dannijo earrings. Add in two hot spring trends, a Saint Laurent bucket bag and textured white mules from Gilt.

What are you wearing on Easter?


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