Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Black and White

I know this isn't the most exciting outfit but it's all about the kimono. It's the most delicious filmy, gauzy material and the fringe is too fun, even if it does go all over the place. And of course, it protects my pale Irish skin from too much sun exposure. This 'outfit' was my go-to for hanging by the pool in Thailand. The resort we stayed at had a bar in the pool, which was a first for me. In my humble opinion, every pool should have a bar (complete with snacks, too!)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Belly Dancer

I got this crop top at a clothing swap and have been wearing it ever since; I'm obsessed. I want it in every color. First off, I love that it has a high neckline so I don't have to worry about showing belly skin and cleavage. Secondly, I love how high it ties because it makes the focus on my shoulders. Since moving to Singapore, I have been busting my butt swimming every morning to firm up a little. After the first few months of seeing noticeable results, it's kinda slowed down. Except my shoulders and arms; I'm starting to get traps as big as the Hulk and honestly, I'm okay with that! 

When I wore this crop top out the other day, a friend was commenting how much she loved that I wore crop tops because… and then she stopped herself. I started laughing because I knew what she had intended on saying. I encouraged her to just go out and say it, I wasn't offended. She basically wanted to say it was refreshing to see a non-model size girl rock a crop. But I told her and I'll tell you, too - YOU can wear one! Regardless of what size you are. 

To "get away" with wearing a crop top and not having a 6-pack, I wore this high waisted (and elastic!) maxi skirt. Have you noticed it has SEQUINS AND MIRRORS ON IT??? I'm sparkly and shiny. But it doesn't stop there, my friend. THERE IS A BELL ON THE WAIST TIE. I sparkle, shine and JINGLE. The sequins keep falling off so there's a trail behind me whenever I wear it. It's sad that I'm shedding part of the specialness of the skirt (even though I'll still wear and love it without) but I do like the idea of my own glamorous bread crumbs, sorta speak. 

What are you wearing with your crop tops this summer?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bubble Gum Bohemian

Y'ALL. This dress. This dress. This dress!! That is all I really have to say on the matter. It's bubble gum pink tie-die and it has the largest bell sleeves everrrr. I got it at a boutique in Bali and have been dying to show y'all. It was the perfect thing to throw on and run out to gorge ourselves on yummy Thai food (the dress conveniently having an empire waist). Bonus: except for the deep V in front, it covers up a lot of skin which is a MUST for this pale gal. 

Summer Words

Last week my boyfriend graduated from his Master's program (which he totally kicked BUTT IN; so proud. Waaaaahooo!!!) so we dashed over to Thailand for a long weekend to celebrate. This is the balcony of the resort we stayed in. The grounds were so gorgeous and we could see the turquoise ocean water from the balcony. My favorite part of the resort was listening to the waves crash as we fell asleep; much different than the noise from our Singaporean bedroom window! My favorite part of the trip was both of us turning off our phones for three days and just relaxing together.

It's also fun just to wear a swim suit for 3 complete days. I threw this oversized tank top and bright skater skirt over mine on our first day to the pool/beach. I don't usually get to show off my tattoo so I was excited to wear this outfit in Thailand - a place where people go purposely TO show off their ink! I got mine my first year in Korea. It says in French "one vie passionnante" which means a life of passion.   Pair it with the "love is blind" tank and "art as canvas" tote (what does that mean…?) and I got a lot to say as I walk down the strip! ;-) 

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