Vix Swimwear Middle Loop Bikini

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

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

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

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

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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:

Vix Swimwear

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

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 //

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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

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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

Bikini Season

Bikini Season
one // two // three // four // five // six
Besides being addicted to cowboy boots and nail polish, I also happen to be slightly addicted to bikinis.  Since I grew up in Florida I can honestly say that I was in a bikini at least 75% of my childhood, and until I was about 6 I didn’t wear tops (one pieces were never an option in my book either). I still continue to be in a bikini 75% of the time when I’m home but clearly I wear tops now. Summer or winter it doesn’t matter the season — as long as the sun is out! I love nothing more than soaking up the sun and getting vitamin D.
After all getting a tan is the best medicine around!
Hope you enjoy my favorite bikinis!
xx,
ss