1. Hat 2. Leopard swimsuit (and this one for $70!) 3. Bangles 4. White pants 5. Sunglasses 6. Necklace (I also like this one) 7. Taupe sandals 8. Sunglasses 9. Sun Hat 10. Ivory Swimsuit 11. Cover up 12. Flip flops // Sunscreen // Self-Tanner

Summer is just around the corner, and I am super excited. Warmer temps have been creeping into this week and the kids and I are so excited for more park days! Even though we had our new fridge/freezer break this week, we’re coping with the inconvenience and all smiles for sun after weeks of rain. Above and below I compiled some pieces to pack for an exotic resort getaway or chic staycation. Style tip: a long necklace or bangle can instantly add chic to a swimsuit and coverup. Click through some of my favorite summer styles.

Which are your favorites?


Boys Rash Guard Top // Boys Shorts 

Girls Navy Suit  // Girls Ruffle Shoulder Suit

My suit // Sunnies // Necklace

We spent the day in Laguna beach after a week at Lake Arrowhead. We stopped at Whole Foods, made some turkey sandwiches, packed them in a cooler and headed off to find a good beach!

After building lots of sand castles and escaping lots of strong waves, we went to visit my aunt’s for spaghetti and fellowship! We headed home shortly after with thankfully lots of sleepy heads. The boys suits are some of my fave and are linked above. The girl’s suits coordinate though my eldest is asking for a matching stripe so I better get on that. Hope you had a lovely Saturday!

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” 

Jill Churchill



Shopping for a swimsuit is like shopping for jeans, it can be frustrating and intimidating. Today, I’m sharing a couple I love and that are flattering. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel the urge to do 50 more ab crunches before I go down to the pool, but let’s face it, I’m a mom, my body isn’t perfect after 4 kids. Hello stretched out belly button thanks to my 8lb child #3. While he did some damage, it’s obviously worth every bit and self tanner does wonders. I think we can all agree that a cute suit you love helps you feel better when wearing it. Let’s dive right in:

1. I’m wearing this ruffle bandau from Wala Swim.

2. with this stripe bikini bottom thats similar to the Topshop one I’m wearing. (sold out).

3. If you’re a one-piece girl, I’ve got you covered, I love this maillot I wore in Palm Springs.

One pieces are super flattering and its ok to have a couple to wear with a kimono.

Two pieces are super fun especially with the ruffle trend. Mix and match for beach and pool days, here are some of my favorites:

Below I added some beach or pool essentials from a cheap tote (because mine takes a beating on the beach) to a great big towel.

Are you a one-piece or two-piece girl?