Swim Season x Adore Me

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I don’t know about you, but I find swimsuit shopping incredibly difficult. You want the fabric to not be flimsy, the cut to be flattering, and the colours to be perfect for any vacation! Fortunately, Adore Me has swimsuits that fit all three of these categories to perfection and I can’t tell you how much I love my new blue and purple suit. One pieces have definitely made a comeback in the past few years, and this suit really shows why:

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The seaming is soooo flattering; it gives one the allusion of a perfect hourglass figure. The colours are so dreamy, and perfect for sitting by the pool or hanging at the beach. I love the dip at the top- a little bit of sexy and the perfect style accent. I will say the strap is removable, so goodbye tan lines but if your chilling in the surf you won’t lose your swimsuit if a big wave gets you.

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Adore Me’s swimsuit line ranges from XS to 3X, which means you will be able to find the perfect fit. I love that you get to try the suit in the privacy (and lighting!!!) of your own home- if you do need a different size exchanges are quick and easy. I’ve linked some of my favourite one pieces and cute bikinis below!

Do you have a swimsuit pet peeve or a go to style? I would love to hear about it!

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Shopping Saturday x Shein

These days there are so many places to shop, on and offline- and new trends pop up every other day! What’s a gal to do? I know how important it is to shop sustainable pieces, and how important it is to invest in the classics. However, sometimes there are those trends you want to try without investing a small fortune into it.

That’s where places like Shein come in, they offer the latest trends immediately and for an amazing price! I’ve listed some of my top picks from the website for today’s Shopping Saturday. I have collaborated with, and purchased from Shein several times and have always been impressed with the items I received. I understand they wont last me a lifetime, but they do last the season I am obsessed with it and then I responsibly recycle.

Do you have a place for quick shopping for the latest item you desire? Oh by the way, Shein offers 40% off your first purchase!!! So fill that cart to the top before ordering; Happy Shopping Saturday babes!

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Floral x Mixing Neutrals

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Everyone has those pieces they want to wear all the time, the ones that just work in any situation, and the ones that you always want to pair together. For me this outfit has been my go to look for so many events this spring: family reunions, birthday parties, vineyard trips, dates! I don’t know if I love the floral embroidery, or the crazy wonderful heels, or the navy/brown combo about it, but somehow it is just perfection in my book.

Speaking of navy and brown, everyone has different feeling when it comes to mixing neutral shades. I used to be solidly in the brown and black don’t work well together party, but over the past year or so my feelings. I’ve been known to put gray, black, brown, and navy all in one look! Mixing neutrals can be a hard style rule to break, but with these three tips you’ll be shaking your wardrobe up in no time.

1: Just because it’s a neutral, it doesn’t mean it can’t be your pop of colour.

Wearing an all black outfit with a rich brown purse will make the brown that much stronger and a standout! Navy and black? The varying shades will give the look dimension and depth.

2: When mixing colours, also mix tones.

All of the neutral colours come in varying light and dark tones. Pairing a light brown with a dark navy, or a dark gray with a light navy can add interesting contrast to a simple look.

3: Classic pieces.

Any time you are trying to mix patterns and colours it’s always best to choose classic pieces! Mixing neutrals, can be a very modern move so using classic styles can make the challenge way easier to accomplish.

I have to mention how much I am loving these Miu Miu sunglasses from Ditto! On my page I only highlight services, and products that I love and believe in, and Ditto is one of those services. It’s like the Netflix service for designer sunglasses, and so easy to use! For less than $25 a month, your can have an entire sunglass store at your fingertips- and use code “makeminemaroon” to get your first month free. (Which means you can try out all those designer sunnies you’ve been wanting!)

I hope that you had an amazing week, and that your weekend ahead is marvelous! My summer semester started this week, and I am going to be swimming in schoolwork for these short six week long classes. I am definitely trying to get as far ahead as possible now, in order to enjoy my upcoming vacations.

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The 90s x Updated

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I’m one of those believers that the 90s were the best! The Disney Channel movies, the pop stars, the style! Well to an extent the style- but this time around 90s style is all of the good without the icky. For instance the rhinestone bedazzling isn’t back- thanks goodness. However, spaghetti straps and chokers are, and my inner 90s child couldn’t be happier! I’m sharing a couple of tips on how to wear these two trends without looking like you haven’t updated your wardrobe from your tween years.

Chokers

This accessory seems super challenging to wear, but there are some ways to make one more practical. When picking your choker, remember the style is a standout- you don’t need a bunch of doohickeys, or thingamabobs on your choker. Simple velvet, leather wraps, a single silver strand are the ways to go with this look!

Spaghetti Straps

I’m pretty sure everyone is calling this style “tank top” right now, but they will always be spaghetti straps to me! The style is very baring up top, so remember to keep it balanced with a longer skirt length or wide legged trouser. Like everything in life balance is key!

Can you believe we’re in the middle of May?! 2016 is just flying by. I hope it’s been good for you so far! I’ve included some of my favourite chokers, spaghetti straps, and strappy heels below (including my exact pair!).

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PS: Another 90s’ trend? Baby hairs. Mine in this look come courtesy from the oven catching fire in my face a few months ago. I had to let them show for this shoot! The regrowth process has been long- at least my eyebrows came back!!!

Makeup Monday x Skincare

I love makeup as much as the next gal, but all the makeup in the world can’t hide skin that isn’t taken care of! I’ve been trying to be much better about establishing and consistently maintaining a skincare routine. I think I finally found the perfect formulas for me! They have really evened out my skin tone, diminished dark circles, and make me look way way less tired than I always am.

Day Skincare

1: Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

I’ve raved about micellar waters before, but they really are great! I love how they remove makeup at night, and also are fantastic for taking off your sleepy face and refreshing your skin gently.

2: Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Dry Skin Cocktail

I won’t lie, I initially bought this based on the name and the fact that when you shake the bottle the oils blend together like some cool 90’s toy! Wowza, it’s amazing though! It quenches my dry patches without making my oily patches oilier. Magic. Plus the vitamin C really is brightening and smoothening. I’m on my 3rd bottle!

3: Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Creme

This is not a concealer, and does not contain pigment. It is an eye cream though that makes both of those less wanted, and makeup free days possible. Smooth and the littlest bit goes a long way, this eye cream really does all that it claims!

Night Skincare

4: boscia Purifying Black Cleanser

My oily skin lovessss charcoal products! I went to the dermatologist for acne many times through my teen years, and I credit my clear skin now to charcoal cleansers (which no dermatologist ever suggested…. go figure). This one has a relaxing warming sensation that makes the day and your makeup melt away.

5: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Have you ever used a retinol? Experts say to start in your mid 20s for prevention against wrinkles and dark spots. I have nothing against showing your age, but I do love how they smooth and even out skin tone now, and if they help down the road I’ll take that too! I’ve used a couple, and they were painful- especially when combined with sunlight. This blue oil (literally blue out of the bottle) is unnerving, I thought I was going to look like a Smurf, but goes on colourless. Major awesome results, basically I’m addicted + no issues with my best friend the sun!

6: Sunday Riley Good Genes

Chock full of all the good for you skincare ingredients, I like the idea of it soaking into my skin overnight delivering magical gifts to all my cells. Since using this, the oily parts and uber dry parts of my skin have started playing nicely, and my skin is even.

7: Dr. Brandt Needles No More

Cutesy name, heavy duty product- this baby moisturizes, and when you go to bed noticing those little lines from laughing all day know that when you wake up they will be completely gone. I don’t know how, but it works!

I’m getting better about sticking to my skincare routine! Now I just have to keep working on the whole sunscreen thing…..

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PS: The Sunday Riley products are currently available as a set for less than the price of one! Check it out here.

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