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Braids & Crochet

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Jumpsuit: BECCA by Rebecca Virtue (similar) | Swimsuit: Bikini Lab (love this, this & this!) | Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (similar) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Necklace: My Name Necklace | Earrings: Nordstrom (similar) | Lippie: MAC “Rebel” + Liner: “Magenta” | Nails: OPI “Cajun Shrimp

This is my last batch of pictures from Mexico! It’s bittersweet. Bitter because I don’t get to reminisce on this glorious beach vacation. And sweet because I still get to talk about this gorgeous white crochet jumpsuit from BECCA by Rebecca Virtue! I’m a sucker for all things crochet! I just love the vintage 60s/70s vibe it gives off, especially in white! I paired it with a colorful bikini set from Bikini Lab (sold out unfortunately), white DV by Dolce Vita sandals my mermaid Ray-Bans!

Braids at the beach are pretty much essential for my long, wavy hair. I NEVER bring any heated tools when I’m on vacation! My locks get curlier in humidity, so there’s no point in trying to tame it and force it to be a certain style. This is the time to let my natural waves take center stage and experiment with braids and top knots. Why spend hours curling/straitening/blow drying and DAMAGING your hair, when an hour later it falls flat and turns frizzy? Plus, it takes less time to throw it up in bun or a few braids, which means more time frolicking in the ocean and soaking up the sun! 🙂



Sporty Comfort


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Happy Hump Day! Here’s another look from my Spring Break in Mexico! It’s taking me a while to get through these photos, sorry about that! I’ve been so caught up in school, preparing for graduation and my internship that I haven’t had much time for anything extra lately! Which, unfortunately, includes my favorite thing, this blog! But don’t worry, I only have one more outfit post from Mexico left! Although, I’ve sort of loved going through them painfully slowly because then I can re-live those memories that seem oh so long ago! (sadly only three weeks ago) Time flies! Side note: I just picked up my tassel and chords for graduation today… Surreal! I don’t think it has quite hit me that I am going to be done with school forever yet. And it’s no wonder I feel that way because I’ve been going to school consecutively for 20 years!

I’m digging the jogger with sneakers look right now! It’s uber casual but still put together, and these ones from Fevrie are obsessable. Yes, I know that’s not a word. And yes, I did just make it up! Impressive, I know. I’m just full of surprises, that’s why you should stick around. You never know what I’m going to come up with next! By the way, I just thought I should officially announce it here that this is going to be my last post because I no longer want to be a part of The Desert Mermaids. To be honest, I actually despise writing and fashion.




Pinker Than Shepard’s Delight

IMG_5106 IMG_5074 IMG_5094 IMG_5036 IMG_5079 IMG_5044 IMG_5071 IMG_5103 IMG_5096 IMG_5086 One-Piece: BECCA by Rebecca Virtue | Kimono: BECCA by Rebecca Virtue | Shorts: J Brand | Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita | Hat: Forever 21 (similar) | Tote: LABela Bags | Sunnies: Wildfox (similar) | Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Necklaces: My Name Necklace, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: John Wind (similar), Vince Camuto, Tasha |  Rings: Ariella Collection (similar) | Lippie: MAC “Happy Go Lucky” (similar) + Liner: MAC “Hip ‘N’ Happy” | Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

Wondering about my title? Well, I’ve been listening to the new Marina and the Diamonds album on repeat since Spring Break, and this is a line in one of my favorite songs, “Froot!” If you haven’t heard of her, I first must ask: Have you been hiding under a rock? Do yourself a favor and give her a listen NOW and come to the light! Every time I play this album I am immediately transported back to the beach. It’s incredible the way your five senses can trigger such strong memories!

I’m a crochet fiend and this one-piece by the BECCA by Rebecca Virtue line fits right in with my growing collection. The stretchy nylon and spandex combination make this one really comfortable and not as restricting as some I have tried on. This kimono works as a swimsuit cover-up, but I think it would look so cute over a dress or with a tank and distressed jeans too! Speaking of jeans, I’m obsessed with these jean shorts by J Brand. They are hands-down my favorite brand of denim. I know, I know, that’s a bold statement! But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s like they were MADE for my body. When you find something that fits tailor-made, you don’t question it. Also, my LABella Bag made an appearance yet again! It is basically an extension of my arm at this point, and I’m not mad about it. What’s really cool is that these unique handmade bags are from Guatemala and made of huipils, which are Mayan blouses. And it can take the Mayan people weeks to create just one huipil! I love when things have a story behind them, it gives it that sentimental value and makes it that much more special! 🙂



Because I’m Happy









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5 reasons why I’m happy:

1. I have unconditional love from my Savior, he is definitley a #1 in my life without a doubt. 🙂

2. Being with family, I have quite a large one and it may not always be easy, but it is so worth it. With family there is always love, even in time of disagreement. I think these quotes say it the best:

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

3. Setting goals and attaining them! The goal I have set most recently is buying a home and it is a thrill to know that I am on my way to reaching it. It makes all my hard work pay off. I love that feeling!

4. Getting packages in the mail. I can’t even describe the feeling when I get a package in the mail, that is why I love online shopping! 🙂

5. Having a few days off work! The thought that I get to sleep in for a few more hours makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

What makes you happy?



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