Modest Swimsuits Under $100 (and not boring!)

Swimsuit season is dreadful. Not because I’m trying to get “swimsuit season” ready, but because finding a new swimsuit can be daunting. I’m not a bikini girl, I never have and never will be. But finding a one-piece, or tankini, that is modest and doesn’t show off too much of my booty, fits right, is modern & cute, and that won’t cost me too much can be exhausting. I know you can hit up places like Target or Amazon and find a one-piece, but I wanted to give you all some options of different places and styles for the summer!

Limericki

Candy Stripe One-Piece ($89.50)
Lemonade Open Back One-Piece ($89.50)

Lime Ricki is perfect if you’re looking for a simple silhouette in cute and girly prints!

Kortni Jeane

Flounce Top in ‘Oranges’ ($70)
Ruffled Around Top in ‘Blue Pineapple’ ($72)

I love the different style of tankini tops that Kortni Jeane offers, they look like an everyday top! You can mix and match these tops with their different style of bottoms and in different fun prints.

ModCloth

Lagoon Living One-Piece ($85)
Here Comes Ruffle One-Piece ($85)

ModCloth is perfect if you’re looking for a fancier/sleek kind of one-piece.

Unique Vintage

Retro Style Navy & White Stripe ($52; featured on me)
Bettie Page Multicolor Striped Sherbet ($82)
Retro Style Alaskan Blue & White Trim Ruffled One-Piece ($66)
Vintage Style Black & White Striped Spaghetti Strap One-Piece ($48)

I just happened to stumble upon Unique Vintage while on my search for one-pieces. They honestly have the best selection if you’re looking for vintage-inspired swimsuits that still look modern. I love that their swimsuits are flattering and show off your body without being revealing.

 

Happy Shopping!

Laura Loves: V. 2

Today I’m coming at you with all of my current must-have favorites, from and electric toothbrush and spray on deodorant to sparkling water. Let me know of any of your current favorites products in the comments!

♄ Laura

Fashion

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Since I picked up both these accessories I’ve been wearing them almost everyday and quite often together. The necklace is dainty and cute and the sunglasses add a chic vintage touch to any look. This style is currently out of stock but I’ve just been loving cat-eye sunglasses in general.

Urban Outfitters Vintage Locket ($18)
Nordstrom BP Sunglasses- sold out 😩

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Coconuts by Matisse ‘Cabana’ Slides ($30)

I’ve been sporting these sandals almost everyday! They’re super comfy and soft, not stiff like most sandals, and I love the silver leather. It makes more of a statement!

Beauty

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Jason Dry Spray Deodorant ($6-$7)

I go back and forth between wanting to go natural with my deodorant or just sticking with the generic. I don’t really sweat under my arms but I like having the protection and helping with odor. We all have heard about how bad regular deodorant is for us, but sometimes convenience, price, and how the product actually works will draw me to regular deodorant. Honestly, regular deodorant does work with odor and sweat but for me, they irritate my under arms and I get clogged pores from them. But, with natural deodorants to keep it short is….they’re overpriced or don’t work which sucks.

I’ve tried a few natural deodorants that were affordable but was disappointed. I decided to give this one a try and I’m really enjoying it! It’s in a spray can which means I can put it on super fast if I’m running out the door, and it goes on clear and also the price is good and I feel like it actually works. Now, the smell isn’t the best, but it’s definitely something I’m able to over look. People take their deodorants seriously and not every deodorant works for everyone, this one has just been working great for me!

BeLive Probiotic Gummies ($15.50): I’m no health guru but when I see results and my body is feeling well, why not share it! I’ve had tummy issues for so long and I deal a lot with bloating, stomach aches and all the other stuff that comes along with that, I won’t go into details. I eat gluten free which helps with a lot of my issues, but I felt like my tummy would still have it’s bad days. Since I’ve started taking these probiotic gummies, I’ve noticed a huge difference. I feel like they help a lot with making digestion easier and just make me feel better. They’re really a good thing to take and even though they’re a gummy they don’t have crazy ingredients, which I like!

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamin ($10): These vitamins are nothing new and you’ve probably seen them before. I’ve taken these vitamins before but I wasn’t consistent with taking them every day. This time around I’ve been taking them every day along with my probiotic gummies (which help with the absorption of vitamins), and there’s been a huge difference in my skin (texture and not breaking out as much) and my hair has gotten super long and strong. I don’t have any split ends and my hair is noticeably growing longer each day.

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Essence ‘Make Me Brow’ Eyebrow Gel in shade 03 ($3)

This brow gel is a super recent fave but it’s definitely going to be re-purchase! I have really thin and kind of sparse brows so I definitely like to plump them up. I use this gel over top of my Milani Brow Pomade to set everything in place and give more volume. I also love wearing it buy itself when I’m doing little to no makeup, and it’s only $3!

C.Y.O Metallic Eyeshadow in ‘Cooeey’ ($4.50)

Recently, I’ve been super lazy with makeup and doing the bare minimum. Some days I skip eye shadow and just do mascara or I’ll do a one shadow kind of look. I love this bronze shade for an all over the lid look. It adds a nice smokey look but isn’t too intense. I love how at the end of the day this color kind of fades and gives me a soft smokey look. It’s the perfect bronzy shade for summer and again, under $5!

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Fairywill Electric Toothbrush ($25.99)

I feel like you don’t see many favorites that include a toothbrush…I guess this is the grandma in me coming out. What can I say, this toothbrush makes me excited to brush my teeth. It’s okay, you can judge me.

No, but really I love this toothbrush so much. I always thought electric toothbrushes were a gimmick and overpriced. I stumbled upon this one on Amazon and decided to give it a try, the price was good and it had great reviews. I’ve had it for a about 3 months now and I still love it! I get so excited because my teeth actually feel clean. I don’t need to go into specifics about this toothbrush, but I just wanted to share it with you guys if you were in the market for a new toothbrush or curious about this one!

Food

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Sparkling water; either you love it or hate it. Mason absolutely hates sparkling water, but I love it. A lot of people are obsessed with La Croix, but I personally am not a huge fan of it (yes, not all sparkling water is created equally). I’ve been really trying to stay away from diet soda, so I wanted something to help cut the craving for a soda. I picked up some of this sparkling water and it’s been my newest obsession! I haven’t tried all of the flavors but I have tried the Raspberry Lemonade along with the Lemon Lime and I loved both flavors! I’ve been adding fresh lemon and lime to the water to amp up the flavor more, and lemon is also good for digestion.

99c7abf9-accf-48b1-8373-3acbacd22f81Skinny Sticks
My name is Laura and I’m a snacker. I love snacking and actually look forward to the times of the day I’m able to snack, but snacks can get unhealthy really quick. Obviously the healthiest snacks to reach for are fresh fruits and veggies, but sometimes that doesn’t cut it. I need something salty and chip-y. I came across these Skinny Sticks and I have to have a bag stocked at all times! My favorite is the Jalapeño Lime flavor but the Sweet Onion is good as well. Not only are they gluten free but they are vegan as well which makes them healthier and they actually have pretty good ingredients for being a snack.

 

At Home in True Religion

With life being so busy and fast paced, the perfect outfit to live life in right now is jeans and a tee.

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I’m currently in the process of moving everything into Mason and I’s new place and with life in general, I’m always on the go. Nothing is more effortless and simple, yet so cool and chic, than an amazing pair of jeans and an easy tee…and functional, which I’m all about!

These True Religion Cora jeans are super flattering (hugs me in all of the right place), and movable so they’re able to keep up with me. I love the two tone denim and the slight flare from the cropped ankle. The cropped ankle jean is a huge trend for summer denim and the patched denim adds a unique and edgy touch.

The light pink of the super soft tee is such a pretty combo with the blues and it’s a different take on the typical white tee and jeans. If I want to keep it casual, I’d pair this look with just some cool slip-on sneakers or loafers. But, if I want a more elevated version of jeans and a tee, I would add the patched chambray button-up thrown on with a pair of heels which takes the whole look to another cool level and takes no time at all. The Canadian Tuxedo is always casually sleek!

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I love playing up my denim game and True Religion’s denim is so on point and they’re not afraid to step outside of the box and be unique–which I love when brands aren’t afraid to set themselves apart and help us, the consumers, express our individuality.

Shop True Religion to find your perfect pair of denim that shows off your personality!

xoxo, Laura

*this post is in collaboration with True Religion and these items were sent to me for review, all opinions are my own.

Photos by Mason Ware

 

Cool Blue

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London Times Jaci Dress

It’s crazy that it’s already summer and this year is half over! As a kid you never understand when your parents say stuff like they blinked and they were 40 with kids. I get what they meant now. I’m 20, about to be 21 next month, getting married, and a lot of things are changing in my life. It’s such a joyous time, and I feel like people are always happier in the summer, but sometimes I catch the summer blues where I feel like everything is moving so fast and I can’t catch up, but it’s so exciting at the same time. I’m learning to embrace the unknown and “go with the flow”, as hard as that can be sometimes.

Speaking of going with the flow, the bounce and flounce of the new London Times Jaci dress dress makes for an effortless summer look. This summer I’m loving flirty dresses and this is THE perfect dress for that style. It’s such a throw on and go, yet chic and fun dress.  I love the touch of gray from my slides and neck scarf contrasted with the moody blue hues. The girly pearls on the slides add that glam touch to the boho style dress. This is definitely going to be a must-have honeymoon dress!

Get your hands on the London Times Jaci dress before the summer is over! Click here to shop this dress & more!

Stripe Paradise

 

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ZARA DRESS // HINGE HAT // ASOS FLATS (similar)(similar)

Either you look at this outfit as a fun, easy, beachy summer look or that I look like a carnival barker (had to look up what they were called). But you know, that guy that wears the red striped blazer and boater hat at carnivals. And trust me, that wasn’t what I was going for. But, I love how fun and whimsical, and also kind of vintage the look is-which is the style I’ve been going for lately.

Call Me First

There’s something so effortlessly elegant about a white dress, especially theHeidi dress from Maggy London. The fitted silhouette with the added statement sleeve takes this plain white dress to the next level. This dress is something I could see Kate Middleton wearing or a First Lady. It’s classy, but modern and unique. I added my vintage-inspired sunnies to give the look a cool retro and chic feel and threw in pops of red to add a bit of fun and sexiness to the look.

I also can’t wait to wear this dress to my rehearsal dinner which is just 2 months away! It’s the perfect non-traditional “bride” dress. Typically dresses for showers or rehearsals have lace on them and are wedding dress like. But this one, even though simple & white, the sleeves and the subtly-sexy slit give a modern spin to the “bridal look”.

If you want this dress, you better hurry! Only a few sizes left here
psst…this dress is also stunning in black

 

*this post is in collaboration with Maggy London, all opinions are my own