Victoria's Secret

Those Last Warm Days

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Swim top and bottoms: Mint Swim | Hat: Victoria’s Secret floppy hat (similar here) | Glasses: Tom Ford Nikita cateye

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I know it’s fall and you’re probably wondering why on earth am I talking swimwear. Well, hear me out. This is the time of year when everyone’s bundled up and all the stores are releasing their winter collection. That means, all the swimsuits goes on sale! If you’re a swimsuit fanatic like me, this is the perfect time of year to grab some of those awesome deals for next year.

But before you rush out to grab that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, little polka dot bikini, consider investing in something a bit more unique: the high waisted bikini bottoms. Some people may not like the idea of bringing back a style that was all the rage in our grandmas’ days, but I think the style is quite refreshing and not all high waisted bottoms are considered “old school.” Well as you can see, this Mint Swim I’m wearing has quite the modern twist with all all over mesh design and strategically placed over-sized dots to covered up the goods. It’s really sexy yet fun, retro, classy and it’s currently on sale for $40 off. I had to quickly snagged this up before it sells out. :)

Here are a few others I have on my wishlist

1) Leopard top & bottoms | 2) Floral studded top & bottoms 3) Floral print top & bottoms

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Top: Victoria’s Secret (old, similar here) | Bottoms: ASOS high waisted floral swim | Hat: Forever 21 straw hat | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs ID bracelet, DIY rhinestone bracelets

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Some of my favorite things to do when the weather heats up is head to the beach, so I’m always on the lookout for new swim suits. I love my itty bitty little bikini bottoms but for a while now I am obsessed with the retro inspired looked of these high waisted bikini bottoms. This trend oozes glamour and is fabulous for curvy shapes or for enhancing those of with less. Here are a few of my faves!

What do you think about high waisted swim bottoms?

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1)  Python print 2) Floral 3) Leopard 4) Strappy sides 5) Polka Dots 6) Heart 7) Laced-up 8) Side Cutouts

South Beach: Girls Time, Memories & A Few New Gator Friends

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Swimsuit: Victoria’s Secret top and bottoms | Bottoms: American Apparel wide leg sheer pants | Hat and glasses: H&M

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Weekends on Miami Beach are usually filled with parties, dancing, shopping and some pretty amazing meals. Our annual girls trip included just that and a few new buddies we met along the Florida Everglades…

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Did you know that the Florida Everglades is not a swamp, but a 50-mile-wide, slow-moving fresh water river full of saw grass and home to roughly 300,000 alligators (as well as crocs)? The thought of being on a boat going down this river was pretty terrifying until we got there and saw just how beautiful this place was.

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Meet Roderick!

Our first sighting was pretty exciting and a little creepy how close we were!

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After days of research we decided to go with the Airboat in Everglades tour because they have the best reviews on TripAdvisor. I was really nervous because these tours doesn’t normally offer seat belts, helmets, life vests, a stun gun and well, a glass wall all around the boat. But as soon as we met our tour captain Chad, he completely made us feel at ease because he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and mindful of our needs and comfort.

For $50 on a semi private 1 hour tour, we saw loads of alligators up close and learned about the general wildlife in the Everglades. This was definitely a unique and fun experience that’s a must if you’re ever in Florida!

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As we get older, life can be pretty hectic especially when we have careers, husbands and/or children. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time in a day to do everything we need to do and we tend to forget about the people that has been there for us before all of this…our girlfriends! We started our “girl’s trip” a few years ago and plan on doing at least one a year to a new destination! I think vacations and quality time with friends are critical for our well being and being able to share these moments even after we’re married or have kids is also equally important. :)

xoxo, KTR