Voda Swim

Let’s talk sexy swimwear. I was gifted a bikini from Voda Swim by Eighty Six South and I checked out the site and I loved the sets. I always want to be honest with my readers and only promote pieces that I really did enjoy. What I loved was the number of different styles they had as well as tops that have great hold. It was hard to choose, but I opted for an all-black suit because you cannot go wrong with that! Also, I needed a new plain suit for the summer.

When I tried it on, I loved the hold and the subtle design It’s like a LBD, there are so many different black suits but each is a little different. You know those swimsuits that look pretty but you would be worried if a wave hit you a the beach because your top or bottom might slide off? Not this one. You can actually go swimming in this one. And what’s more important than that?

They have cute one-pieces, halters, hip huggers, and high w

aist suits. They range from sexy to sweet and everything in between. I like how they can fit multiple fashion styles and girls with different body shapes.

What do you look for when shopping swimsuits?

Check out a few more of my faves below and click on the picture for a direct link to shop the suit.

Sustainability in Fashion

Fashion’s Newest Pivot – Fashion as an industry as seemed to be becoming more increasingly sustainable in recent years. I think that is partly due to the COVID crisis, more fashion houses and brands, in general, are taking more steps to pivot and develop new ways of doing things. They are considering what is new and now in fashion and I think that sustainability is one of them.

 

It is something that we hear over and over, a new brand is eco-friendly, and while it is not exactly a breaking news story, what is a bit more newsworthy is that the fashion world as a whole is making moves in the right direction. At last year’s SXSW, I attended a panel with representatives from Levis on how they make efforts to being ecofriendly and how it is a huge part of their mission.

Higher-end brands such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Nanushka all have their feet dipped in the sustainability pool and have several notches under their belt when it comes to eco-friendly.

The Fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and is responsible for 8-10% of the world’s carbon emissions.

“Sustainability is not just about wearing an organic t-shirt, it has to be a way of life.” – Bandana Tewari

While I am all for this I still find it a bit tough to be completely sustainable but I think as long as you are being conscious and making a real effort that is what counts.

Links to resources :

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/could-coronavirus-spark-a-sustainable-fashion-awakening

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/correction-eu-fashion-sustainability-issues-story-68119669

Top 13 Sustainable Fashion Designers Making a Change in 2020

White Turtleneck Suit : NastyGal // Waist Belt Harness : NastyGal

 

Book Club : Fashion Reads

I’ve gotten a lot more time on my hands because of quarantine of course and besides taking a few simple online courses, I have grown my love for the fashion industry by reading a few promising titles. I recently started a book club, and while we are not reading these titles, I thought it would be interesting to read these in my free time out of pure interest. I never really liked self-help books, but I love both fiction and non-fiction.

What is your go-to genre?

This is not a Fashion Story by Danielle Bernstein : If you know about WeWoreWhat (who doesn’t) then you’re family with Danielle Bernstein. I love her platform and I just had to read. I am almost done with this one and let me tell you it has re-inspired me to hustle with my blog and my own digital platforms. It is all about her journey to becoming a macro-influencer and some juicy life details along the way.

The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley : I was prompted to read this one by one of the many articles that mention the many fashion secrets spilled in this read. I just had to be in on the gossip when it came to these huge name drops!

Clothes.. and other things that matter by Alexandra Shulman: I love reading memoirs, especially one that touches on Vouge. I love to hear advice and different paths to success so this one is on my must-read list.

The Woman I wanted to be by Diane Von Furstenberg : I read an excerpt from her book that was published a few years ago and I thought it was very interesting. All I had really known about her before was from her show on E!

Older, but better, but Older by Caroline de Maigret : This title was actually recommended by my former employer. After her recommendation I listened to a podcast with Caroline de Maigret on the book and I also wanted to add How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are which is her first book.

Loungewear Round-Up

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have never bought so much loungewear in my life as I have recently! I usually just wear a big shirt to sleep but I have changed up my content to reflect the time. Click on the product images for a direct link to where to buy.

I recently did a review on SKIMS which you can see HERE but, this is one of my top places for a sleek look that is super put together. The only issue is that it is usually always sold out.

 

 

Another go-to for cute loungewear has always been Forever 21. If you want a cute pj set with eggs and bacon or come smiling avocados, F21 is your place. But what I have really been wanting for the absolute longest time is terrycloth shorts. These are the typical shorts you have for so long you forgot where you even bought them. I love the color and they even have pockets.

 

 

Lastly, I did a DIY on this set as you can probably tell! I took a plain pair of black joggers from Walmart and bleached them, then cut them up to create shorts and a top that I saw Brittany Xavier create on Tik Tok. It’s a fun and easy DIY.

Skims : Worth the Buy?

Let me start off by staying I have been buying more loungewear than I ever have in my entire life during this quarantine time period. (I’ll be doing a round-up of that ASAP) I wanted to do a quick review of the two pieces that I ordered from SKIMS. First off, can I just say how good that name is?! I definitely am a huge Kardashian fan even though that is a very loaded statement as there are lots of things that I do not particularly agree with. But when it comes to fashion and style and showing face, their stylists, decorators and publicity team got it down.

Back to Skims… I did not have high or low expectations but I knew I would get use out of this set because my first impression is they are cute and easy to just throw on after a post-workout shower because when I put on a matching set, I automatically feel more put together.

I purchased both of these items for a total of $82.27. The bralette was $36 and the boxers were $35 and you have to add in taxes and shipping. I do think that the final cost is a bit pricey, but this collection always sells out FAST! They do restock, so sign up for emails because that is how I got my set.

My opinion is only on this set of course, but based on the quality I really love what I received! The package came in a thick brown envelope and the garments come in a biodegradable package that clearly states that it is NOT plastic. Now thinking back, I am a bit happier to pay for the extra taxes and shipping if the company is making more sustainability efforts. (I’m so glad fashion as a whole is slowly taking an eco-friendly stance.)

I love the quality and I highly recommend. I love how the material is quality and thick, but not too thick to where you feel constrained in any way. It is so comfortable and such a soft material, it truly is the perfect loungewear.

Quarantine Haul

LINKS:

Madewell

Gold Hoops : https://www.madewell.com/chunky-medium-hoop-earrings-AM831.html?color=ED0747#q=gold%2Bearrings&lang=default&start=35

Bandana : https://www.madewell.com/bandana-F2308.html?dwvar_F2308_color=EB1888&dwvar_F2308_size=ONE%20S&cgid=accessories-scarves#start=2

LuluLemon

Sports Bra : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/w-all-bras/Up-For-It-Bra-MD/_/prod9280334?color=0001

Shorts : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/women-shorts/Fast-And-Free-Short-6-Inches-NR-MD/_/prod9370412?color=43608

Reversible Mat : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-and-womens-accessories/The-Reversible-Big-Mat/_/prod6750169?color=44633&sz=ONESIZE

Aila Blue

Dress : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/dresses/products/oasis-dress-silver-1

Bikini Top : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/swim/products/constance-top-peach

Bikini Bottom : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/swim/products/diego-bottoms-peach

Princess Polly

Long Sleeve : https://us.princesspolly.com/collections/long-sleeve-tops/products/unwritten-love-top-white

Mini Skirt : https://us.princesspolly.com/collections/mini-skirts/products/the-lola-mini-skirt-oatmeal

Zara

Jeans : https://www.zara.com/us/en/z1975-wide-leg-jeans-p06147072.html?v1=40162968&v2=1446471

Top : https://www.zara.com/us/en/pleated-top-p02348703.html?v1=39953828&v2=1445723

 

 

Styling Baggy Pants

I have a hard time styling longer denim since I am so short so I tucked these baggy pants into some sock booties and this is what came out!


LINKS

Pants: https://www.zara.com/us/en/zw-premium…

Sock Booties: https://www.asos.com/us/asos-design/a…

Black High Neck Tank: https://www.express.com/clothing/wome…

Hoop Earrings: https://www.madewell.com/chunky-mediu…

Cow Print Jacket: https://www.revolve.com/superdown-rox…

White Button Up: https://www.prettylittlething.us/whit…

Gold Necklace: https://mejuri.com/shop/products/bold…