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July 2015 archive

Rainbow Perfection + Beach Necessities

IMG_7186 IMG_7190 IMG_7194 IMG_7250 IMG_7261 IMG_7209 IMG_7217 IMG_7230 IMG_7332 Towel: Urban Outfitters (love this & this) | Sunnies: Free People | Sunnies Pouch: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Headphones: Frends (love these & these!) | Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen (LOVE THIS ONE TOO!) | Banana Boat Tanning Oil IMG_7322 IMG_7296 Cover-Up: Wildfox (similar) | Bikini Top: Bikini Lab | Bikini Bottom: Bikini Lab | Sunnies: Free People | Hair & Wrist Elastic: Anthropologie (similar) | Neck Tattoo: Flash Tattoos | Towel: Urban Outfitters (love this & this) | Headphones: Frends (OBSESSED WITH THESE & THESE!) | Lippie: MAC “Ruby Woo” + Liner: MAC “Boldy Bare” | Nails: China Glaze “Sweet Hook” + Essie “Bikini So Teeny

This is the last batch of California photos for me. Krystal braided my hair for these photos we took on Laguna Beach, she’s a braiding wizard I tell you! This is hands down my favorite hairstyle for a beach or pool day, just make sure to protect your part with sunscreen! I used Hawaiian Tropic, a brand I’ve been keen on for a while now, especially this one with the shimmer effect! It makes your skin look flawless and sparkly in the sun, kind of like a vampire from Twilight, but better. But NOTHING smells more like summer to me than Banana Boat tanning oil with its coconut, banana and carrot extract! I’ve been buying this stuff for years, and I’m convinced nothing can complete at that price point. I dig a good rainbow bikini, and this one by Bikini Lab was a saucy mix between candy striper and ’70s roller disco babe! I love the flutter detail and the bow cut-out on the back, the devil is in the details folks.

Nothing is quite as relaxing as listening to the waves rolling in on the shore, but when you’re at a crowded beach, you need some help drowning out the conversations around you. Cue the headphones, another beach necessity! Have you guys heard of Frends? I’ve been seeing this brand everywhere, and it’s no wonder why! They produce quality sound AND look cool with the simple and sleek designs. I’m sort of obsessing over these, plus they come complete with a pair of BaubleBar earrings! However, in keeping with the technicolor theme here, these oil slicked babies also hold a place in my heart. I hope you enjoyed my beach attire and thanks for reading! 🙂

xx

Justine

Bikini So Teeny

IMG_7035 IMG_7036 IMG_7037 IMG_7051 IMG_7056 IMG_7089 IMG_7087 IMG_7088 Bikini Top: Bikini Lab (in black) | Bikini Bottom: Bikini Lab (in black) | Hat: Forever 21 (similar) | Sunnies: Wildfox (in tortoise) | Earrings: Towne & Reese | Bracelets: Alex & Ani (also here, here & here) | Rings: Stuller, By Boe, Ariella Collection (love these, these & these) | Lippie: MAC “Morange” + Liner: MAC “Boldy Bare” | Nails: China Glaze “Sweet Hook” + Essie “Bikini So Teeny

How gorgeous is the blue on this bikini set? And the crochet? So fun! I love bikinis that are little more intricate and fancy, it makes them perfect for lounging on a beach chair rather than swimming. But I’m kind of weirded out that July is half-way over already! Where did this summer go? Oh I know, Hawaii, Mexico, and my brother’s wedding! Yes, my little brother got hitched last week, and all the festivities that surrounding that was time-consuming but in the best way possible! There isn’t anything better than spending quality time with family especially when it’s pertaining to such a happy event, like love! I’m so happy for him, and I absolutely adore his new wife, Ashley! She is a such gem and the perfect match for him and our family too! My husband’s schedule has been absolutely nuts. He’s been working full-time on top of taking five classes and I’ve been applying and interviewing for jobs. Needless to say, we don’t get to spend as much time together as I would like, so we might be going to Mexico in a couple of weeks once my husband is finished with summer school! I hope it works out, Rocky Point is one of my favorite places and I’m craving some authentic Mexican food!

xx

Justine

Neons

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This look is chill, laid-back, funky and bright! Those are the three key things I try to incorporate into my suitcase when packing for a beach vacation. I know I already did a post with this sweater in another color here, but the looks are polar opposites. One is a dark, moody grunge while this one is technicolor and preppy. I love playing with my look, and sometimes just switching up the color palette alone is enough. I’m not suggesting you go all out goth one day and then be decked out in plaid and pigtails the next. People may start to think you’re suffering from an identity crisis, but hey, whatever floats your boat! Sorry for party rockin’ in these blurry photos, but I was feelin’ the vibe of this outfit and bustin’ out some rad ’80s moves. Oh, and here’s a throwback to October 2011, when Todd and I dressed as Barbie and Ken for Halloween! He really is the Ken to my Barbie.

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xx

Justine

 

Pineapple Prints

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IMG_7595 IMG_7575 IMG_7593 IMG_7579 Cover-Up: Wildfox (similar here & here) | Top: Kortni Jean | Bottoms: Kortni Jean | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Sandals: Birkenstocks (similar here & here) | Tote: Longchamp (similar) | Bracelets: Alex & Ani (also here, here & here) | Lipstick: MAC “Saint Germain” + Liner: MAC “Hip ‘N’ Happy” + Lipgloss: MAC “Saint Germain” | Nails: China Glaze “Sweet Hook” + Essie: “Bikini So Teeny

One of my many many favorite things about summer? Swimsuits! Every season I find myself craving a new one to ring in the sun-filled season and the pineapple print on these Korni Jean high-waisted bottoms were hard to resist! I love that you can mix and match the tops and bottoms to create a unique look that compliments your taste and body type best! I fell in love with the high-rise top, and think it would be so cute worn as a top paired with cut-offs and a kimono on a beach or pool day! I hope your summer is going swimmingly! I’m going to go catch up on The Bachelorette… crossing my fingers she wises up and chooses Shawn!

xx

Justine

Tassels

IMG_9751 IMG_9742 IMG_9756 IMG_9745 IMG_9830 IMG_9827 Blouse: Joie (similar) | Shorts: J Brand | Wedges: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklaces: James Michelle (& here) | Tote: Longchamp (ON SALE! ) | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Vince Camuto, Cara, ASOS, Stella & Dot (& here) | Rings: Stuller, By Boe | Lipstick: MAC “Morange” + Liner: MAC “Boldy Bare” | Nails: China Glaze “Sweet Hook” + Essie “Bikini So Teeny

The tassel obsession continues… I hope it never ends! I already have a few more tasseled tops coming my way via mail! I’ve been busy going through my apartment and gathering up clothes, accessories, shoes, home decor, etc. that I no longer use to make more space. It’s crazy how much stuff you can accumulate without actively trying. While I was in school and interning I didn’t really have time to organize and go through things as much, and it feels so good to not have so much unnecessary stuff in my space. I guess I’m not a candidate for Hoarders: Buried Alive, but my compulsion for getting rid of things might make me a candidate for My Strange Addiction. Have you seen either of those TV shows? They are completely ludicrous and yet strangely captivating.

Pink and orange are one of my absolute favorite color combinations. When I was younger, one of my counselors at camp told me those were my complimentary colors, but I didn’t believe her because I had a Hawaiian Barbie with a pink and orange get-up, and it seemed too flashy. But now, it feels like I’m mixing the best of both worlds, plus it plays off the monochromatic trend because they are so close in the color spectrum! I have to draw attention to these wedges again. I’ve talked about them before but I’m circling back because I have a funny story pertaining to them. I was shopping, more like browsing, at the Nordstrom at Fashion Island in Newport, California, when this lady comes up to me and asks, “Where did you get your wedges?” I told her I bought them at Nordstrom, but I wasn’t sure if they still carried them, so she took a picture of my feet, in my wedges mind you, so she could reference them later. I was completely flattered yet I’m also hoping she doesn’t have some secret foot fetish which I helped spur. I’m kidding, she was totally normal and she definitely asked before she snapped a picture. I hope I helped her find them! 🙂

xx

Justine