Vix Swimwear Middle Loop Bikini

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Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

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// bikini: Vix Swimwear (size small) // cardigan: Mott 50 // sunglasses: Ray-Ban //

Summer days are official over for me! I’m finally in NYC and settling in…missing the beach more than anything though! I’m so glad I got to team up with Vix Swimwear to embrace my last day at the beach in one of my favorite swimsuit lines!

I picked the middle loop bikini because I love that it’s like a classic triangle top but also wraps around you and ties which makes it look trendy. Obviously, I chose it in my favorite color…GREEN but it also comes in  yellow, white, pink and black!  You can also tie it in the front like a bow but I preferred wrapping it around. I paired this bikini with my favorite Mott 50 cardigan that has SPF in it (even though it’s not sunny in these photos). This cardigan is a great staple piece to have in your beach wardrobe to protect you from the sun!

how to with your middle loop bikini:

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Now…

I will admit, that after being in college for 4 years I put on weight from bad eating and drinking habits. Although, I was attending multiple Pure Barre classes weekly for 2 years, my body continued to look the same and not lose weight because I never altered my diet properly.

Not to toot my own horn, but I am giving myself a pat on the back…finally!

For the last 30 days I’ve dedicated hours daily towards working out and focusing on living a healthier lifestyle since I have finished college. My hard work has paid off, I’m feeling confident about my body inside and out!

I owe a big thank you to Samantha Lynch, certified nutritionist, who coached me along my journey to eating healthy and helped me love my body. Now, I’ve learned portion control, the right workouts for my body type and to moderate calorie intake from alcoholic beverages!

Partnering with Vix Swimwear made me so excited to show off my new body in one of their gorgeous suits! This was an exciting and life changing challenge for me, and took a lot of courage to write this post.

I still have a ways to go to be 100% happy with my body if that is even possible but until then I’m content and can’t wait to continue with this new lifestyle 🙂

Thank you to everyone for the support and following me as I reached my summer goals! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

xx,

ss
p.s. I’m eating a bag of cookies while I write this….sorry Samantha!

p.p.s shout out to my sweet mama who took these photos in the sand with a fractured ankle…I love you!

this post is sponsored by Vix Swimwear but all opinions stated are my own

Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun on Shotguns & Seashells

| romper | straw clutch | bikini | hat | sunglasses | flip flops | beach blanket | necklace | iPhone case | bracelet | pool float |

I absolutely love summer…like freaking LOVE it. I love being hot, walking around in my flip flops and having a bikini on. I wish it was summer year round…so it must be a good thing that I’m from Florida. Something about summer though…and I’ll just leave it at that. Hope y’all enjoy my current summer MUST HAVES!

xx,

ss

Three Islands Clothing

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 Here’s a little color to brighten your day! Miserable rainy day here in Tuscaloosa…I’ve spent it laying in bed sick catching up on homework. Having a total case of the Mondays! But I figured this adorable Three Islands Clothing dress could bring in some colorful happiness. I paired it with my favorite basic neutrals: Kendra Scott Earrings, Gigi New York Clutch and Rebecca Minkoff rock studs. I have on the Julie Dress in Gulf Green Plaid it’s the MUST HAVE dress at only $76! It has an elastic waist band..notice in the pictures and an adorable v-neck with a lot of stretch! It’s going to be a great summer dress!

Hope y’all have a great Monday!

xx,

ss

White Romper

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I wasn’t kidding in my instagram when I said I’ll be in this romper all summer long…and the sandals too. This romper is going to be perfect for going out or even wearing as a beach cover up…and the sandals. I’ll probably wear them out in a month because I will wear them nonstop. Plus, they are $125 and SO CUTE. I’m deciding on if I should get the pair in black too!

Be sure to check out the Wednesday link up below!!



Hope y’all have a great day
xx,
ss

Spring Break 2015 Essentials

Spring Break Essentials by Shotguns & Seashells

 // hat // sweater // colorful bikini // espadrilles // white bikini // sunglasses // earrings // maxi coverup // flip flops // bag // nail polish // lipstick // button down cover up // towel //

I don’t get to go on a tropical Spring Break this year with all my friends because I’ll be in NYC doing interviews for my internship this Fall. I’m basically bummed out that I won’t be able to spend it with my friends but I know I’m going to have a blast in NYC (hoping it will be kinda warm). Just because I don’t get to enjoy the warm tropical weather doesn’t mean I can’t obsess over the SB essentials. I do get to go home the weekend after Spring Break so I will get a little sunshine in!

🙂

xx,

ss

Must Have Swimwear

Must Have Swimwear 2015 by Shotguns & Seashells

I’m dreaming of bikinis, warm weather, sandy beaches and fruity drinks! Honestly, what could be better than that? So…since I was in one of those moods I decided to round up the hottest swimsuits for 2015…and ones that I’m dying to get my hands on!

Think warm thoughts!

xx,

ss

Ending Summer In Mink Pink

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// top: Mink Pink // bottoms: Mink Pink // gladiators: Dailylook, similar // sunglasses: Ray- Ban // earrings: J.Crew Factory //

// dress version: Mink Pink // 

Here’s my final look for the summer, a cute two piece by Mink Pink! Sorry it’s selfie version but now that I’m back at school it’s hard to find someone that is available to take pictures of me that will fit both of our schedules. Bare with me for a little while…

Also, you can get this ENTIRE look for under $115…minus the sunglasses. Everything is ON SALE!

xx,

ss

 

hot pink + white

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top: Necessary Clothing // shorts: Necessary Clothing, similar // gladiators: TJ Maxx, similar // pouch: Gigi New York // bracelets: Chan Luu and Taxidermy // earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // lips: Candy Yum Yum //

So, sometimes life gets hectic and I forget to post outfits..so please forgive me. This was just a fun little look I wore out to dinner with my parents one night! Perfect summer outfit and summer colors.  You can never go wrong with white and hot pink and in this heat..shorts are the key!

What is your favorite summer look?

xx,

ss

 

Navy Days with Genealogy Boutique

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|| jumpsuit: c/0 Genealogy || necklace: c/o Genealogy || bracelet: c/o Genealogy || sunglasses: Ray- Ban || lips: Candy Yum Yum ||

One Word: Necklace. Yep, when I got it in that mail I thought it was amazing but once I put it on with this jumpsuit my jaw dropped. I am in love with my new statement piece! It looks great paired with the color navy or white. Not to mention, this jumpsuit felt like I was in pajamas..so incredibly comfortable I didn’t want to take it off..but obviously I had to because I got soaked at the beach.

This is a perfect summer outfit!

xx,

ss

First Day of Summer with The Mint Julep Boutique

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romper: c/o The Mint Julep Boutique // sandals: Sam Edelman // clutch: JCrew (ON SALE!!!!) // earrings: KEP Designs  // bangles: Bourbon & Boweties // rings: H&M // sunglasses: Ray-Ban //

How adorable is this romper for the first day of summer? The photos just don’t do the justice. The color is stunning and the lace helps beat the heat! I’m kinda obsessed with rompers and when I saw this one I knew it was going to make a perfect addition to my summer wardrobe! Paired off with a cork clutch and sandals and I was ready for the night.

When you sign up for The Mint Julep Boutique mailing list you get an automatic $10 off — so be sure to sign up and get $10 off this romper 🙂

xx,

ss