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July 24, 2018

ONE-PIECES FTW

Details: (old) Kate Spade floral one-piece via Marshalls, see similar styles below | Time and Tru via Walmart White Tie-Front Cover-up below |

It’s hard to believe that July is nearly over, which means summer is almost over. Why does it feel like the winter lasts for far too long and summer is so short and sweet? I’ve spent the majority of my summer on the beach, and I plan to do so for as long as possible. Last summer, I bought so many bathing suits that I didn’t feel the need to buy so many this summer. One of my favorites is this Kate Spade pink floral suit that I scored at Marshall’s last year. Can you say AMAZING find!? I’ve recently started loving one-pieces, the only problem is I like to get my stomach tan since it barely ever sees the light of day. I wear one-pieces when I feel like like I’ve gotten too much sun the day prior, and I’m ready to give some part of my body a break from the rays.

I genuinely miss the days where I would walk around the beach with my belly out, beach pail in hand and not a care in the world. I also miss when my 9 to 5 job consisted of combining just the right amount of wet sand with just the right amount of dry sand to create as many meatballs as possible. Now, my beach activities consist of reading as many books as possible, soaking up all rays possible and drinking a pina colada…oh AND this only happens on the weekend…not 9 to 5, Monday through Friday.

What are you most comfortable wearing to the beach and what are some of your favorite beach past times?!

xx
Jackie
June 21, 2016

JAMAICAN ME GROW

IMG_7303DSC_0360editedIMG_7229 (1)DSC_0472editedIMG_7205 (1)IMG_7391 editedIMG_7280editedFullSizeRenderIMG_7377 (2)Details: Forever 21 keyhole white and pink one piece bathing suit, similar style here | H&M black and magenta bathing suit, here |

Josh and I just spent a week in Ocho Rios, Jamaica at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande and I have to say it was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever been on. Whenever we go on vacation together we always come back with a new set of inside jokes that we continue to talk about long after we leave the resort. It’s fun to have those memories to hang on to especially when you have to return to the office. This is the second all inclusive resort I’ve ever been to and the food was delicious, the drinks were strong and the room was beautiful. Last summer we went to Cancun and while we absolutely loved the fish tacos and all of that resort’s amenities, Moon Palace definitely has it beat. It offered various activities right on the resort so there was no need to travel anywhere else. For instance, we swam with the dolphins and since we were staying there 5 nights, we received a certain amount of ‘resort credits, leaving us only having to pay 16% of the ‘swimming with dolphin’ fee of $149, which came to $43–I was  shocked by this and was sure there would be some type of catch. I’m still holding my breath, but when we checked out there were no additional fees (fingers crossed). We even went on a sunset catamaran cruise for $23–unreal right!? The best part was that we didn’t need to waste half of our day driving to catch the boat because the pier we were instructed to meet at was AT the resort–everything you could ever want was all right there! Aside from our excursions, we spent the majority of our days hopping from the pool to the beach sipping on pina colada’s and cracking jokes. We also took part in the free paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing they had to offer. Oh, and Josh would definitely want me to mention the Flow Rider surfing simulation thing that he became a pro at–I even tried it! For those of you that know me, know that I’m not big into activities, especially if it interferes with my beach bum time, but I did some things that were a bit out of my comfort zone this vacation and it felt amazing. I included a photo of me in crow pose because it was one of the poses that took me the longest to accomplish. I hit my head on the floor a half a dozen times until I got it down. But you see, that was in a dark yoga room where no one else but me could really see my failures (they definitely heard them though).  I’ve always been fearful of what others might think of me if I messed up or fell face first and this fear has severely interfered with me wanting to try new things. That’s what I love most about Josh, he doesn’t care about what anyone thinks. He fell so hard about a dozen times on that Flow Rider and every time, he popped back up laughing and smiling. By the end of our trip, he was just as good as the instructors. It goes to show you that by embracing your failures, whether it’s with a belly flop or a nose dive into your yoga mat, you’re sure to come out on the other side a much stronger and more well-rounded person, maybe even with a new trick or two under your belt.  So while all of you thought I was bellying up to the bar and baking in the sun without a thought in my mind, I absolutely was, but I also learned a bit more about myself in the process ;).

xx

Jacqueline

June 6, 2016

A ONE-PIECE COMEBACK

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A week from Tuesday, I’ll be on my way to Jamaica for a week. I’m super excited, especially because this rainy weather has been bumming me out. In gearing up for vacation,  I try to get one or two new bathing suits and I always seem to find a one-piece that I can’t live without. It’s funny, because when I was younger I couldn’t wait until I was allowed to wear a string bikini, but the trends seem to take us back to our younger years. During my sand mudpie making days you couldn’t pay me to get me out of my one-piece. I mean, when you think about it, a one-piece is the perfect beach companion. You don’t have to worry about losing your top while crushing the ocean waves, you can let it all hang out if you please and they’re super comfy. I’ve obviously moved on from my multi-color Limited Too bathing suits and am onto low-cut multi-color ones. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be abandoning my bikinis for the summer, my tummy deserves some sun too, but for any upcoming beach/pool parties a one-piece can make for the perfect outfit. It’s like a waterproof bodysuit and everyone knows how much I love a bodysuit. I’m just about all set for my vacation, all I need are a couple cute cover-ups and I’ll be golden!

Happy summer!

xx

Jacqueline

June 10, 2015

VACA RECAP II: SWIMSUITS + SHRIMP TACOS

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I spent a beautiful four days in Cancun, Mexico last week and I really have to share it with you because if you haven’t already gone to Cancun you absolutely NEED to. My boyfriend, Josh and I stayed at Fiesta Americana Condesa All Inclusive, and we were fortunate enough to have an ocean front room. The view was breathtaking and really can’t be beat.  Aside from the ocean view, the infinity pool and one of our favorite restaurants, Kambù was also in our direct line of sight.  Kambù served a variety of Mexican, Asian and American cuisines. They also were one of the two restaurants that offered a buffet breakfast, so much food and too much goodness. Although we loved all that Kambu had to offer, Josh and I both agreed that restaurant El Mexicana was our favorite–something we can agree on! The food was amazing and we experienced the best service there, with a friendly and attentive wait staff. We didn’t end up leaving the resort since our time was limited, so we spent the mornings by the beach and afternoons at the pool bar…OH and the Cevicheria is open from noon to 8pm and is hands down THE BEST lunch spot—their fish and shrimp tacos were honestly incredible, I really think I need one a day for the rest of my life—I wish I was kidding, the struggle is real. Like I mentioned, on vacation bras are optional and while I did like to dress up at night, I felt most at home in my bathing suit. I decided since most of my days would be spent in one, I decided to bring a variety. One of my favorites is this high neck neon mesh bikini; it’s fun and sporty (a little out of character for me) I love the high neck and neon color–it was definitely a game changer. I think the last time I wore a once piece was when I was in 4th grade, had a buddha belly giving zero effs playing Marco Polo with my cousin. However, this summer I decided to jump on the one piece band wagon and purchase this (not so innocent) sexy braided one piece from Victoria’s Secret. It’s super comfortable and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on the sexiness of a bikini. So I’ve basically prepared you for a trip to Cancun, with a place to stay, food to eat and the best suits to bring…HELLO! start packing!!

xx

Jacqueline

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